Many families are touched by addiction yet very few bring this pain to their Pastor. To fully minister to our church family now requires a strong foundation on the ways in which we can lift up those in recovery, those still battling addiction and their loved ones. Those individuals, entrenched in desperation, trying to hard to find a place to belong. There must not only be a home for them in our prayers and hearts as Christians but, also in our churches. Contemplate the fear and stigma that surrounds the opiate epidemic. The opportunity must exist in our worship to send a message to those hiding in the shadows that it is time for them to live in the light. The emotional support of a church family provides strength, giving one hope for the future. May we all consider the difference between supporting recovery by simply giving a meeting room and a key to lock up and investing in humanity and relationships.
With these ideals in mind we will be hosting Rev. F Lee McDermott at our church Saturday, October 20th, 2018 10:30am- 3Pm.
He will present his workshop: Opiates…What is a Church to Do? A workshop designed for people, who want their churches to make a difference.
This event is FREE and Lunch will be provided. Local Panel will share how churches can respond to this crisis in their communities.
To register for this Free Event: log onto Eventbrite
Presented by: The Opiate Prophetic Witness Team of EOA/WRA of the United Church of Christ in Ohio,
in Partnership with Presbyterian Church USA.
For More Info Please visit: http://eoawraucc.org/opiate-crisis-prophetic-witness-team/ Contact: Joni Christian (330) 472-3763