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'Loving our community' evening on the opioid crisis

Posted by Stephen Witmer on February 21st, 2019

Next week, on Wednesday, February 27, from 7–8.30pm, we’ll host our second ‘Loving our Community’ forum. This one will focus on the opioid crisis. We’ll learn more about why it is such a crisis, what’s being done in our community and region to fight it, and how we can be involved. Our five guests will be:

Jon Kelly, Director of Operations, Communications, and IT at Trinity EMS

Chief David Scott, Pepperell Police Department

Sarah Gagne, COIN Clinician (Community Outreach Initiative Network)

Mary Morgan, Co-founder of NM Cares

A member of Narcotics Anonymous

Each of our panelists will speak about their area of service and the needs they see in our town and region related to the opioid crisis. We’ll then have plenty of time for interaction, follow-up, questions and answers.

In order to prepare for this evening, you may want to some helpful articles on the Gospel Coalition website about the opioid crisis: here, here, and here. And this new article, by my friend Donnie Griggs, is an excellent introduction to how churches can love opioid addicts.