Faith Leaders Coalition

Churches in the Southtowns faith community have formed a coalition and are working together to support recovery from addiction in our community.  

 

Breaking the stigma of addiction and providing help and comfort to congregations is our focus while hosting awareness and education opportunities such as "Voices of Addiction" program, Narcan training, and mental health educational initiatives.

We encourage churches to:

  • host a Narcan training

  • host a Voices of Addiction presentation

  • host the prayer box

  • offer/participate in healing services

  • assist with Oxford House welcome totes

  • participate in Red Ribbon Sunday

  • "spark" new programming in our community

If you are a person of faith and want to get involved, please join us. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. at Sparks of Hope, 107 Main Street, Hamburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coalition member churches:

  • Hamburg United Methodist Church                          

  • Windom Community Church

  • Saints Peter & Paul R.C.C.                                              

  • Nativity of Our Lord R.C. Church

  • Hamburg Presbyterian                                                    

  • St. Mary of the Lake Church

  • St. James U.C.C.                                                                    

  • John Paul II Parish

  • Big Tree Wesleyan                                                             

  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish

  • Eden United Methodist Church                                   

  • St. Matthew's U.C.C.                                                           

  • Wayside Presbyterian Church                                         

  • Churches In Action (C.I.A.)

  • Most Precious Blood R.C. Parish

  • Trinity Episcopal Church

  • Watermark Wesleyan Church

  • All Saints Lutheran Church

  • Orchard Park Presbyterian Church

  • Ebenezer U.C.C.

  • St. George Parish

Red Ribbon Sunday

Red Ribbon Sunday

We wear red ribbons in support of substance abuse prevention.

St. George's

St. George's

Somebody is happy it's Red Ribbon Sunday!

St. George's

St. George's

Proud to be drug free.

Hamburg UMC

Hamburg UMC

Faith leader Judy Black hands out red ribbons before worship

Ebenezer UCC

Ebenezer UCC

Ebenezer UCC incorporated red ribbons and awareness into worship.

Red Ribbon Sunday

Red Ribbon Sunday

Watermark Wesleyan proudly displays awareness & resource information

St. George's

St. George's

All smiles for Red Ribbon Sunday!

Watermark

Watermark

Watermark Wesleyan distributes red ribbons

Hamburg UMC

Hamburg UMC

Faith leader Deacon Vivian Waltz and acolyte Violet proud to be drug free!

Ebenezer UCC

Ebenezer UCC

Children carry the message of living drug free to the congregation with signs and scripture.

St. George's

St. George's

Congregants at St. George's Church in West Falls supports Red Ribbon Sunday.

Watermark

Watermark

Red ribbons for all at Watermark Wesleyan.

St. George's

St. George's

Rocking their red ribbons.

Hamburg UMC

Hamburg UMC

Red ribbons and paraments mark the day.

St. George's

St. George's

Happy to be drug free.

Hamburg UMC

Hamburg UMC

Deacon Vivian, Lynda Sentz, & Reverend Nicol wear red ribbons to worship.

"Voices of Addiction"

Presented by Sparks of Hope speakers - people in recovery, recovery coaches, & parents who have lost children to addiction. Presentations are free to sponsor at your church or organization. Admission is FREE. Powerful stories of hope and healing.

Narcan Training at Sparks
Narcan training takes place six times a year at Sparks of Hope. Provided at no charge through Erie County Health Department, a wealth of information about the opioid epidemic is available. Learn how to save a life, and receive free Narcan kit.

716-649-2010

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Hamburg UMC

Faith leader Judy Black hands out red ribbons before worship