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Fellowship a place people to gather

By JOE CENTERS • Updated Feb 23, 2017 at 3:38 PM

BERLIN HEIGHTS — Faith. Fellowship. Food.

There is a little bit of something for everybody every Tuesday night at Lakeview United Methodist Church in Berlin Heights.

Recovery Fellowship was started in November 2016 and it’s a time for people to gather together.

“Not just for addicts,” said Lindy Franzen, one of the fellowship organizers. “It’s not an NA or AA. It’s for anyboy who would like fellowship.”

People gather at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday and the event comes with refreshments. Once a month a meal is served.

A band performed Tuesday night.

“We’ve had as many as 30 per night or 10,” Franzen said. “Whoever needs fellowship comes out and joins us.”

Franzen said the program follows the book “The Purpose-Driven Life (What on Earth Am I Here For?)” by Rick Warren.

“We all know that we were made for a purpose,” Francis said. “We need a purpose and we want to teach folks that God has given them a purpose.

“We are a faith-based program and are proud of what our God is doing for us here at Lakeview every Tuesday night.”

Attendees are asked to read a chapter each week to discuss and ask questions.

Franzen said the fellowship receives a lot of support.

“We need a lot of help and we get that help here at Lakeview and the community,” she said. “Everybody is free to come. Elyria, Sandusky, Collins, Huron, Berlin Heights. The surrounding area. It’s been wonderful.

“It’s certainly been our blessing and we are confident the Lord is blessing the people that attend here avery Tuesday night.” 

There also is program held each Sunday at the Huron County Jail. There are seven people who come each Tuesday who started on the program in jail, according to one of the organizers.

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