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State Street UMC becomes an official sponsor of The Holy Friendship Summit

The Holy Friendship Summit | Healing the Heart of Southern Appalachia

A Gathering of Clergy, Clinicians, and Congregants to to produce networks and share resources regarding opioid addiction in Southern Appalachia.

May 18-19, 2018

The Holy Friendship Summit is more than a conference or workshop.
It is a long-term vision to produce networks, resource sharing opportunities, and new publications.

Clergy, clinicians, congregations, educators, non-profit leaders,
recovery program leaders, and neighbors are called and are coming together to holy friendship.

“By bringing together clergy, clinicians, and members of congregations to seriously address the drug crisis, and by framing our response to that crisis in terms of “holy friendship,” this conference will be a landmark event. Where else can you go where people take equally seriously the depth of the problem, the contributions of medical and clinical expertise, and the spiritual resources of Christian communities? I believe this summit will be remembered as a turning point in the way that our society addresses one of the great challenges of our time.” – Andy Crouch

Every Christian knows the story of the Good Samaritan. But how many of us remember the man on the side of the road who needs attention?

Our region is overwhelmed by people on the “side of the road” due to addiction to opioids. We have a choice. Like the religious leaders who ignored the man on the “side of the road,” we can walk on by and pretend the problem and the people don’t exist.  Or, we can do something about it.

Christians who care about those “on the side of the road” will gather in May to learn how to help those brothers and sisters who are dying of opioid addiction. Please join us at The Holy Friendship Summit on Friday, May 18th from 9:00AM – 5:00PM and Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM at Celebration Church in Blountville, Tennessee.

The Holy Friendship Summit is more than a conference or workshop. It is a long term vision to produce networks, resource sharing opportunities, and new publications.  Clergy, clinicians, congregations, educators, non-profit leaders, recovery program leaders, and neighbors are called and are coming together in Holy Friendship.

The people “on the side of the road” are counting on us!

For more information visit the website at http://holyfriendshipsummit.com/

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