Church service Wednesday regarding heroin damage

GREENFIELD — The Second Congregational Church will hold a special worship service on Wednesday, prompted by the tide of heroin addiction, for anyone whose life has been affected by drug addiction, by violence or death.

Area support groups and service agencies have also been invited to provide information following the service, scheduled for 7 p.m. in the church at 16 Court Square.

The Rev. Corey J. Sanderson wrote that the service is intended in the same open spirit in which churches opened their doors after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2012 Newtown school shootings in Connecticut.

“We have seen that the grief, loss and pain felt (due to) this growing tragedy is no less real to those affected and to the larger community,” Sanderson wrote.

The service will be a time of prayer and music, silence and words of assurance for those who have been touched by the wide-ranging epidemic of addiction, Sanderson wrote.

The service is Christian-rooted but open to anyone who feels in need of support, from individuals, friends and family to social service workers and medical professionals, community leaders and caring neighbors, Sanderson wrote.

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