January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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January 11 is National HT Awareness Day. The United Church of Christ Synod passed a resolution in 2009 that all UCC churches should hold a HT Awareness Day on the Sunday closest to January 11 (which we have done for the past three years).

Thus, Sunday, January 13 will be Human Trafficking Awareness Day at UCC Norwell. During worship, two HT survivors will attend worship and one of them will share a "Mission Moment." After worship, people of all ages are invited to write a note of hope/encouragement to a survivor on note cards which were designed by two of our church school members. Cards to survivors can also be written during fellowship hour on Sunday, January 20.

These notes will be added to the Bags of Hope (BOH) which are given to women affected by trafficking, addiction, and homelessness throughout Massachusetts. Information will be available about items which we will collect for the BOH which will be held in Stoughton and Hingham this year.