Addiction affects people in every community and every congregation.
Pittsford and UCP are no exception. The opioid epidemic and drug overdoses dominate the news, but other addictions cause great pain and trouble in lives of people every day – not just people with an addiction, but their families, friends, co-workers, and the whole community in many ways. The grant we have received will be used to support a learning and ministry program for the community, in partnership with the staff of the Coffee Connection. In the winter and spring, we will provide learning opportunities for church members, and more extensive training for five key leaders. In the fall, we will host learning events for the Pittsford community, with the support of other community groups. Beyond the training and learning events, we hope some of the people will begin support groups – serving, caring, and learning together – for people whose lives are affected by addiction. Our ultimate goal is to see the transformation of lives during this time and beyond.
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COMING THIS FALL: Community Learning Events and Small Group Sessions Stay tuned!