53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:Walking with the Prodigal Child - Ministering to Families Affected by Addiction
Date:October 23rd, 2018.
Time:9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This conference for pastors, clergy, pastoral care staff and funeral directors is designed to further educate ourselves as we minister to families and loved ones who are struggling with addiction.  Guest speakers will share personal experiences and professional expertise with addiction and recovery, loss of loved ones, and offering support to others.  Sessions include:

  • Addiction and Recovery  Current science of addiction and understanding the dynamics of recovery
  • Grief and Loss  How death to overdose uniquely impacts families, loved ones and friends
  • Ministering to Families  Coping strategies for the journey of integrating loss; resources and practical supports for pastors; and, tips for ministering to families impacted by addiction and overdose death.

This is a free conference.  Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.  Please RSVP by Friday, October 12.  413-562-3627

Co-sponsored by Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center and the Westfield Drug Task Force.


Do What I Can
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
— Emily Dickinson