STAHL Ministry’s Misson: Jonesville United Methodist Church celebrates the miracle of recovery and serves as a beacon of hope and support for individuals and families navigating addiction.
STAHL is a German word that means steel. Steel is made to be strong and resistant similar to the strength of stigma. JUMC STAHL Ministry use the word as an acronym: Stigma Takes Away Hope and Life. The Ministry includes within the church the Hope Living Room within the Alcoholism and Addiction Family Recovery Resource Center.
National Recovery Month JUMC events:
Jonesville united Methodist Church’s (JUMC) STAHL Ministry will display 500 hundred 14 inch high blue and yellow flags on the church’s lawn for the month of September. We hope to raise $1000.00 to enable the Ministry to continue its educational series. This is the 9th STAHL Ministry event.
The Blue flags can be purchased to celebrate someone’s recovery, or gratitude for the 2.5 million in recovery or in appreciation that their family was spared from the disease of addiction. The yellow flags can be in memory of someone who died as a result of addiction, or just to honor all those who died trying to recover. Two, road side, 6 foot, feather flags will showcase the 500 in ground flags. One of the six foot roadside flags will say “JUMC Celebrates Recovery” and it is blue. The second 6 ft, roadside flag is yellow and says JUMC Honors Those Who Tried.”
The STAHL Ministry’s mission is to eliminate the stigma associated with the family disease of addiction through education and to provide a relationship with members of the recovery community. The mission includes celebration of 2.5 million people in recovery.
JUMC’s Pastor Youngjae Jee and the parishioner’s leadership made possible for the STAHL Minsitry and its mission to thrive in less than three years.
In addition to the flag event, a member of our church and on the STAHL board, Katelyn, will officiate the entire service on September 25. She will include in her sermon the challenges of recovery when there is a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addiction. After the sermon the congregation and visitors will be invited to the church’s Fellowship Hall for cake to celebrate Katelyn’s 10 year recovery anniversary.
On September 29th, 7:00 PM, Dave from Texas will be the guest speaker. Dave is from Texas and was Katelyn’s mentor that led her to recovery. Dave is in recovery, an artist, and a professional in the field of mental health and addiction.