Christmas Eve Service
Dec. 24th 7 p.m.
Live-streamed from sanctuary
Transmitted to parking
Please provide your own candle and communion elements
Tuesday, December 29 at 5 p.m.
Drive thru and delivery event
If you would like a meal delivered, please call the church office.
FAITH IN ACTION SERIES
Ohio’s recorded overdoses, already one of the highest in the country, soared nearly 30% in the first half of 2020, with over 2,000 deaths. Overdose has spared no part of the state, heavily impacting both rural and urban areas and all the spaces in between.
COVID-19 has contributed to increased isolation, stress, and financial fallout for so many of us. Many people are overwhelmed with depression and anxiety. Some self-medicate and turn to substances to cope. The dangers of drug use are higher today than ever before as many drugs have fentanyl and carfentanil. People do not know they are taking drugs that could be fatal.
This Advent, we want to invite you to consider how our faith community can take the next step bringing hope to neighbors struggling during this historically difficult time. One way is to have overdose reversal drugs on hand for anyone who needs them. This is a practical way to save lives, and something the church can do to extend compassion and love to all those who are suffering. The church can also be working to address the stigma which prevents people from seeking help for mental health or substance abuse, and prevents congregants from giving help.
Please join us on Facebook live for four Sundays at 6 pm starting on Nov 29th for a Faith in Action Advent Series. The series will include theological reflection from local faith leaders, practical information on what is transpiring today, personal testimony on how the church has helped or hurt, and opportunities for churches to move forward and help save lives. The event will be streamed on our Facebook page and will remain there for future viewing.
Registration is at www.tinyurl.com/adventohio.