The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition invites churches to participate in the fourth annual HOPE Sunday.
The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is partnering again with more local churches across denominations to bring hope to communities impacted by issues around mental health and drug addiction.
On Sunday, August 29, all Tuscarawas and Carroll County churches are invited to participate in Hope Sunday. It is an opportunity to create awareness around areas of concern in our local communities, and an opportunity to acknowledge the vital role that local churches and community members can play in bringing hope and light to those hurting and struggling.
As part of the countywide event, The Ezekiel Project has created a new short film called In One-A-Chord. This film will encourage churches across communities to better understand the difficult issues a person might face and to reach out as a beacon of hope and light in our communities.
Participating churches will receive a 4-minute video and are asked to share it with their congregations. Churches will be provided a brief script that can be used before or after the video, along with bulletin inserts that include prayer requests around addiction and information on local resources. Churches will be given all the resources needed to share the event.
Last year’s event included participation from 100 churches across Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties. This year we hope to mobilize this effort even further. “We want to share a resonating message with the community that acknowledges that, while life can be hard, each and every person has extreme, unwavering value and purpose,” explained Jodi Salvo, Coordinator of the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition. “We want each and every person in our county to know there is help and hope when facing substance use addiction and that our community churches are a place where persons can go to find love and support.”
Churches interested in participating are encouraged to contact Jodi Salvo at (330) 440-7320 to receive more information and material.
Visit www.adctusc.org for all your information about the Coalition and different types of drug use and prevention.