Unite! To Underscore the Area’s Need to Address Heroin/Opioid Abuse

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, Quakertown’s Park at 4th will be the site of Unite!, a community event to raise awareness and offer help to those afflicted with heroin and opioid addiction. The
festival, sponsored by the Quakertown United Methodist Church, will offer music by local musicians including Craig Thatcher and Phil Stahl, food, and games for kids, from 11am to 8pm.

Pennsylvania State Senator Bob Mensch will be present for the opening ceremony. Recovery organizations from the area will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about
resources for those in need. The raindate will be July 8.

In a recent article in The Bucks County Courier Times, reporter James O’Malley wrote, “Opioid overdoses claimed at least 140 lives in Bucks County last year, a record number and a dramatic
increase from 89 deaths in 2015. Montgomery County, too, posted record numbers last year, attributing 240 deaths to drug overdoses.” Community organizations must join the efforts of government agencies to help the people of Quakertown and the surrounding area overcome this epidemic.

Visit Unite!’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/UniteQuakertown/ for more information or to volunteer. Donations for the event can be sent to the Quakertown United Methodist Church at
1875 Freier Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951. Checks should be written to QUMC /Unite!. Profits will be donated to an Uber fund for transportation to rehabilitation appointments, job interviews, etc for those desiring to end their addiction and get back on their feet.

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From the Pastor's Desk

tom robinson bwThere is a Chinese proverb that says “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.”  Jesus was asked many questions and sometimes even asked a few questions himself.  I’m beginning a new sermon series that will lift up some questions we should be asking ourselves regularly as well as how Jesus might have encouraged these same questions in his own time and ministry.  This series draws on a new book by James E. Ryan entitled “Wait, What?: and Life’s Other Essential Questions.”  Join me in exploring how these questions can empower your life.

 - Pastor Tom