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wellness & recovery sunday

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October 9. Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and Wellness & Recovery Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Supporting Recovery from Addiction with the Rev. Jan Brown, Deacon, of SpiritWorks Foundation. All children of God are called to work towards health in mind, body, and spirit, but addictions may challenge wellness and healthy relationships for some. Join us in welcoming back Deacon Brown to talk about the various addictions around us and ways we can find liberation. The Rev. Brown is an ordained deacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and the Executive Director of SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul, a recovery organization based in Williamsburg, VA. She holds a master’s degree in addiction studies from Kings’ College, London, and in 2015 was appointed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to the Commission on Impairment and Leadership. She is also a past chair of Faces & Voices of Recovery and a past board member of Episcopal Recovery Ministries. Deacon Brown also will preach at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services. Learn more about her ministry at www.spiritworksfoundation.org.

READY FOR A CHANGE?

Struggling with alcohol or drugs? Unable to control your thoughts about suicide or sex? You are not alone.

Addiction support and 12-step programs at Grace-St. Luke's in Midtown are open to all, and ready when you are.

There are no social, religious, economic, racial, ethnic, national, gender, or class-status membership restrictions. There are no dues or fees for membership.

For more information contact the 12-step group directly or Lucy Owens in the church office, 252-6333 or lowens@gracestlukes.org

If you are looking for an open meeting, contact the organization directly.

Tennessee Faith Based Initiative has a wealth of resources for those in recovery and recovery communities.  Check them out! And also watch the video below from Grace-St. Luke's 2020 Wellness and Recovery Sunday: A Conversation with Dr. Monty Burks and the Rev. Ollie Rencher.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m, Trezevant Hall (open meeting)

The Miracles Among Us AA group meets at GSL on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The group's primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

For more information call 454-1414 or visit www.aa.org.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Sundays, 7:00 p.m., Trezevant Hall (open meeting)
NA is a group of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. The group meets regularly to help each other stay clean. The group is not interested in what or how much a participant has used, but only in what the participant wants to do about his or her problem and how the group can help. For more information call 276-LIVE or visit www.na.org or www.na-wt.org or www.natennessee.org/west-tennessee.

SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS

Saturdays at noon.
Trezevant Hall (closed meeting)

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or S.L.A.A., is a group of men and women who help each other to stay sober. The group offers the same help to anyone who has sex addiction or love addiction or both and wants to do something about it. Composed of addicts, the group has a special understanding of the disease. The group knows what the illness feels like and has learned how to recover from it through S.L.A.A.'s Twelve Steps. For more information visit www.slaafws.org.