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Responding to the Heroin Epidemic
Several weeks ago Rev. Suzanne Allen wrote an article about the current heroin epidemic and offered some ideas for how your church might respond. She also asked for you to share some of the ways you've stepped up to minister to your community. Rev. Joni Manson shared these words about how Sabina United Methodist Church has responded:
 
"Sabina Church hosts an ecumenical ministry called "Arms of Hope" that is in the process of opening a storefront location in downtown Sabina to reach out to people who are addicted or affected by someone else's addiction. We've been meeting as a prayer group for 4 years and supported the Hope over Heroin event that was held in Wilmington last fall. We also host a Narcotics Anonymous meeting every Friday night and hope to start a Nar-Anon meeting soon."
 
Sabina is a community of approximately 2,500 in Clinton County. The problem is everywhere. How are you responding? Let sallen [at] wocumc.org (Suzanne) know by email at or call 513.421.2057. Perhaps what you're doing will inspire another church or group to reach out to their community!