First Monthly Community Chat Scheduled For July 17

July 10, 2024 at 5:56 p.m.

By DAVID L. SLONE Managing Editor

Three organizations will be holding community chats over the next several months, with the first one set for Wednesday, July 17.
Fellowship Missions Executive Director Eric Lane said Fellowship Missions, Bowen Center and LITE (Living In Transition Effectively) are pulling the community chats together.
The first one on July 17 will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Bowen Inpatient Hospital, 9 Pequignot Drive, Pierceton.
Along with some light refreshments, Lane said they will go over some topics and “really these community chats are about discussions.”
The second community chat will be in Winona Lake on Aug. 30, with more information to be announced. The October community chat will be at Fellowship Mission’s The Gathering Place, 123 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, with the date and time to be announced later. Then in November, LITE will host the event in Milford.
The events are open and free to the public who want to come out and who are interested in getting in the conversation, Lane said.
“What we’ll have are tables that will be set up around the conversation topic, like Narcan, Peer Recovery Coaching, suicide, treatment options, things like that. That’s what we’re going to be talking about. And it’s a good time to get feedback,” Lane said.
There will be a lead person at each table starting the chat.
“The format will change each time because the main topic will change,” he said, noting that the main topic for August would be on overdoses.
Lane said all the organizations wanted to come together to do something that was more continuous, not just a one-and-done event.
At the end of the event, he said Tammy Cotton, LITE executive director and founder, will speak on how people can get involved in different areas in the community.


Three organizations will be holding community chats over the next several months, with the first one set for Wednesday, July 17.
Fellowship Missions Executive Director Eric Lane said Fellowship Missions, Bowen Center and LITE (Living In Transition Effectively) are pulling the community chats together.
The first one on July 17 will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Bowen Inpatient Hospital, 9 Pequignot Drive, Pierceton.
Along with some light refreshments, Lane said they will go over some topics and “really these community chats are about discussions.”
The second community chat will be in Winona Lake on Aug. 30, with more information to be announced. The October community chat will be at Fellowship Mission’s The Gathering Place, 123 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, with the date and time to be announced later. Then in November, LITE will host the event in Milford.
The events are open and free to the public who want to come out and who are interested in getting in the conversation, Lane said.
“What we’ll have are tables that will be set up around the conversation topic, like Narcan, Peer Recovery Coaching, suicide, treatment options, things like that. That’s what we’re going to be talking about. And it’s a good time to get feedback,” Lane said.
There will be a lead person at each table starting the chat.
“The format will change each time because the main topic will change,” he said, noting that the main topic for August would be on overdoses.
Lane said all the organizations wanted to come together to do something that was more continuous, not just a one-and-done event.
At the end of the event, he said Tammy Cotton, LITE executive director and founder, will speak on how people can get involved in different areas in the community.


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