Days of Hope on September 16-18

By WV UMC Admin

West Virginia Days of Hope is a time when people can come together to celebrate prevention and recovery. There’s a huge stigma surrounding substance use disorder that prevents people from seeking help or treatment. Hope is what we can offer, starting with educating ourselves, changing our language and labels, and participating in Days of Hope. 

The West Virginia Council of Churches has bulletin inserts, brochures, and worship litanies available on their website for churches to use that weekend. 

Follow this link to learn more and download resources. 

Ideas for Day of Hope:

  • Call a special meeting to access your community & plan your strategies.
  • Provide information/resources to your community.
  • Hold training events and presentations.
  • Place announcements with prevention tips in local venues.
  • Have youth speakers discuss making positive decisions & remaining drug-free.
  • Start a Students Against Destructive Decisions Chapter (SADD) or Youth Board.
  • Purchase permanent Rx drop boxes and place them in your community.
  • Advocate for policy to support prevention efforts.
  • Contact local prevention coalitions and volunteer.