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International Overdose Awareness Day 

Sunrise Service

Tuesday August 31, 2021 at 5:45 a.m.

Scituate Lighthouse

 

Welcome Annmarie Galvin

Body Prayer Joy Kingsbury & Chris Longman

Music Birch Swart

Opening Words    Pamela Barz

Prayer of Invocation  

 

Words of Comfort Psalm 23 led by Natasha Stewart

      The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 

he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: 

he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness 

for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

  I will fear no evil: 

for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

 Thou preparest a table before me 

in the presence of mine enemies: 

thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life: 

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

Reflection Caitlin Coyle   

Music         Birch Swart

Prayer for a New Dawn Pamela Barz

 

A Litany of Remembrance          Sylvan Kamens & Jack Riemer; led by Natasha Stewart

At the rising of the sun and at its going down:  

We remember them.

At the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter:    

We remember them.

At the opening of the buds and the rebirth of spring:  

We remember them.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer:  

We remember them.

At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn: 

We remember them.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends:  

We remember them.

When we are weary and in need of strength:  

We remember them.

When we are lost and sick at heart:  We remember them.

When we have joy we crave to share:  We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live; 

             for they are now a part of us, as:  we remember them.

 

Yarn Tying South Shore Peer Recovery Volunteers

Closing Blessing  Chris Longman, Natasha Stewart, Pamela Barz

 

Leading this morning’s service are Pamela Barz, minister of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church;  Annmarie Galvin, Co-Chair of Scituate FACTS; Joy Kinsgbury of South Shore Peer Recovery; Chris Longman, pastor of Harbor United Methodist Church; and Natasha Stewart, priest-in-charge of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Grief Support on the South Shore

Please contact the meeting organizer before the first meeting to confirm.

Hope Floats is a bereavement and educational center for individuals and families who are grieving or facing other life challenges. Their mission is to help people cope with loss, support their healing, and nurture their physical and emotional well-being. There are a variety of groups including support for overdose loss, special groups for siblings, spouses, parents, suicide loss, and more. Please check the website for a complete listing. All support groups are free, but registration is required. Please call 781-936-8068 to register. Hope Floats, 4 Elm Street, Kingston.

www.hopefloatswellness.org

Compassionate Friends Meeting

South Shore Chapter meets the 3rd Monday of each month
7:00pm. South Shore Baptist Church, 587 Main Street, Hingham. A sibling support group for 18+ is also offered.

www.compassionatefriends.org

EMMAUS Ministry for Grieving Parents

In the Catholic Franciscan tradition of All are Welcome, the Emmaus Ministry serves the spiritual need of grieving parents whose children of any age have died by any cause; and help interested parents, as well as Clergy, Religious, Diocesan Staff, and /or Spiritual Directors bring this ministry to their own parishes or region.  Offers One- Hour, One- Day and Weekend Spiritual Retreats – all lead by parent companions.
www.emfgp.org

Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP) Meetings

South Shore Chapter is no longer meeting in person. For other GRASP meetings and resources please visit:
www.grasphelp.org/meetings

Matthew’s Candle
2nd Thursday of the Month in Plymouth at 385 Court Street, 3rd floor, from 7:00-8:30pm; and 3rd Tuesday of the month in Hanson at Cavalry Baptist Church, 429 Monponsett Street from 6:00-7:30pm.  
matthewscandle922@gmail.com

The Sun Will Rise Foundation
Grief Support After Loss from Addiction meets in various locations including Braintree Town Hall and A New Way Recovery Center in Quincy.  Zoom groups are also offered, including a Men’s Grief Support Meeting twice per month. Please visit website for monthly calendar: http://www.thesunwillrise.org. Contact parent founder Robyn Houston-Bean for more information: addictiongriefgroup@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/thesunwillrisefoundation/

Uplifting Connections

1355 Pleasant Street/Rt.104, Bridgewater

www.upliftingconnections.com

Scituate residents may use the free Interface Referral Service to connect with an individual mental health provider that is matched for their insurance and counseling need. Please call 888-244-6843Monday-Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm.

Narcan

Overdose prevention training and free confidential Narcan are available through Manet Community Health right after the service. Please see Kim by the resource tent.

Click here for additional ways to access naloxone.


Treatment Navigation, Family, and Recovery Support

Free acupuncture, meditation, peer and family support groups, volunteer opportunities are open to all at the recovery center at 51 Cole Parkway in Scituate Harbor. Now offering free, one-to-one coaching for individuals seeking recovery and family members. 

www.southshorepeerrecovery.com


Prevention Coalition

The entire community to get involved in youth substance misuse prevention through a variety of projects focused on providing information, education, support and policy change in the Town of Scituate. Open Coalition Meetings are a great way to get involved.

www.scituateFACTS.org The Friends of Scituate FACTS is seeking fundraising help as they work to ensure sustainability of our prevention efforts in the community. Please contact Margaret Loughlin at friendsofscitfacts@gmail.com to learn more.

Many communities have dedicated coalitions, Please contact Annmarie Galvin if you would like to connect with organizations in your area: agalvin@scituatema.gov