Marietta First United Methodist Church

Discovering an Alternate to Addiction Through Service and Supper

-By James Tate
Somehow, I got engaged in The Extension through the church. It started with preparing and serving a meal and eating with the residents. I enjoyed the fellowship as well as the service aspect. Later, I became aware of their mission: “To facilitate a transformation that empowers chemically dependent homeless men and women to become sober, accountable members of society and to serve as a recovery resource for the community”.

Relationships were made as a result of these service opportunities and I learned that a lot of people are affected by addiction. And in a great number of cases, homelessness was a symptom of addiction. Probably my biggest lesson though was from the alumni (folks that have “completed” the program), they shared that they had learned about hope and that there is indeed an alternate to addiction. Also, I’ve found that everyone involved really enjoy the love, fellowship and the meals shared.

You can discover new ways of hope and transformation through serving supper at the extension!

For details, dates, and to sign up, click here.