August 31: International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. The churches of New Hampshire have both felt the pain of the our state’s addiction crisis and have supported a diversity of recovery-related ministries. Christians recognize not only that addiction is an illness but also that Jesus is a healer. As believers in the Gospel, Christians desire to be a part of God’s offer of health and well-being for all people.
The NH Council of Churches encourages your congregation to set aside time on Sunday, August 26 for preaching and prayer on the theme of Overdose Awareness. See NH Council of Church's website for many worship-planning resources for that day, contributed by NH clergy women.