The HOPE Sunday Project
About HOPE Sunday
Empower Tusc Coalition (formerly the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition) and the Tuscarawas County Council for Church and Community (T4C) is partnering again with local churches across denominations to bring hope to communities impacted by issues around drug addiction.
On Sunday, September 24, all Tuscarawas and Carroll County churches are invited to participate in Hope Sunday. It is an opportunity to create awareness around substance use prevention, treatment and recovery in our local communities, and an opportunity to acknowledge the vital role that local churches and community members can play in bringing hope and light to those touched by substance use addiction.
Participating churches will receive a 5-minute video, a brief script that can be used before or after the video, along with bulletin inserts that include prayer requests around addiction and information on local resources. Churches will be given all the resources needed to share this event with their congregations.
Last year’s event included participation from 100+ churches across Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties. We hope to mobilize this effort even further this year with the video titled, “What Hope Does.” It showcases three individuals sharing their powerful recovery stories, each of which has been profoundly transformed through their personal relationship with Christ. They recount the turning points that led them to embrace faith and how it ignited a process of healing and restoration. The testimonials emphasize the importance of community support and the overarching theme of hope!
Jodi Salvo, Coordinator of Empower Tusc, encourages our local churches to participate in Hope Sunday. This is an opportunity for the church to become better equipped around the area of drug addiction and recovery. “We want each and every person in our county to know there is help and hope when facing substance use addiction and recovery,” says Salvo. “Our community churches are a place where persons can go to find love and support.”
HOPE Sunday Materials
Here you’ll find all the materials you need for HOPE Sunday in Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties. Or, you can view and download these materials and our HOPE Sunday Project Tool Kit to help implement HOPE Sunday in your community.
Pastor Invite Email/Letter
The HOPE Sunday Project Tool Kit
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NOTE: This document is currently in development and is not complete.
The Empower Tusc Coalition