Announcements

Naloxone Cabinet Placed Outdoors at Central

You may have noticed a new feature on the northeast side of our building near the Ramp Door.

We are partnering with the Macon County Health Department to make sure that free Narcan is available to our neighborhood.

Narcan is the brand name of a prescription medication called Naloxone.  It can block or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  Anyone can easily and safely use Narcan (Naloxone) to save the life of someone overdosing on opioids, including heroin or prescription medicines.

When a person overdoses, breathing will slow dangerously and may stop altogether, eventually leading to brain damage or death.

Signs of an opioid overdose may include the below, but not all these signs may be present during an overdose.

  • Blue or purple fingernails and lips
  • Unresponsive to voice or touch
  • Pinpoint pupils (center part of eye is very small)
  • Slow, irregular, or stopped breathing
  • Slow heartbeat or low blood pressure
  • Pale, clammy skin

If you suspect an opioid overdose, call 911 and get emergency medical assistance right away.

 

If you feel comfortable, the nasal dosage of Narcan is easy to administer.  The nasal Narcan spray dosage for adults and children is 1 spray into one nostril.  Another spray may be given into the other nostril every 2 to 3 minutes until the patient responds or until emergency medical assistance becomes available.

Having this lifesaving medication available to our community is another way we are tangibly loving our neighbors, as Christ taught us to do.

  

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Ministering to our college students...

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Central is looking for help to show our support to the college students from our church.  There are a number of ways to help minister to these students:

  • Please share updated mailing addresses for your college students.
  • We’re looking for donations of gift cards or small food packages (nonperishable items) to put in care packages with other items.
  • We need volunteers to assemble these care packages to send out to the students.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in some fashion, please reach out to David Martin or Gretchen Kirby.

Caring For Our Church Family at DMH and HSHS

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We strive to provide spiritual support for our church family members who are in the area hospitals daily. Our office staff call both Decatur hospitals every day to see who has been admitted, and if you have told the hospitals that your church is Central Christian Church, they will let us know that you are a patient, and we will try to have someone reach out to you, whether that’s a pastor, elder, or a member of our wonderful Hospital Caller/Visitation team.

Both hospitals have software that allows their staff to tell us if our people are there, but both hospitals have had problems lately. If you will be or are currently hospitalized at either hospital, please let us know or have a family member contact us to let us know that you are there so that we can reach out to you.

At this time, neither hospital has an estimated date for when their software will be fully operational again.

Oh, and PS… please make sure that your hospital knows that Central Christian Church is your church home (or they won’t know to tell us you’re there).

Thank you for helping us minister to you and your family!

(image by Martha Dominguez on Unsplash)

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