To educate ourselves, to educate our congregations, and to educate our conference.
Though our own church members, their families and friends are being impacted by addiction, there have been little or no productive efforts to prepare churches to offer support and care for these folks. Due to the stigma of addiction, silence is often the only response.
Comprised of both clergy and laity, this Mission Group is taking on the challenge of reaching out and being the church through liturgy, prayer, information and educational outreach. The church is called to be a stronger, more loving presence for those affected.
Click here to learn more about Who We Are and Why We Are Needed.
The next meeting of the Opioid Crisis Mission Group will be
Saturday, March 10, 2018 10-noon
at First Congregational Church of Meredith, NH, UCC
4 Highland Street
Meredith, NH 03253
For more info, please contact Susan Grant Rosen at email@example.com.
At a time when so many are struggling with opioid addiction, clergy are invited to participate in a training workshop that will increase your ability to support your congregants and perhaps even save lives.
The program is entitled "Caring for Your Congregation in the Opioid Crisis: A Clergy Training Workshop." The workshop was offered in November in Amherst, MA. Plans are underway to offer the workshop again at a NH location.
The workshop leaders are Edward Schreiber and the Rev. Susan Grant Rosen. Edward Schreiber is Director of Outpatient Substance Use Services at ServiceNet, Northampton/Greenfield. He is a therapist, program leader, trainer and author who has taught nationally and internationally. Rev. Susan Grant Rosen is a United Church of Christ minister. For the past two years, she has worked with Pioneer Valley and New Hampshire congregations around their response to the opioid crisis.
Download the workshop flyer to learn more and Stay Tuned to details on the NH offering.