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Web of Grace

Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church is pleased to have recently held an incredibly successful national Gathering in Buffalo hosted by the Diocese of Western New York. Our members were greeted with warm hearts and open minds as we gathered to learn about how our church can and is responding to those, who through addiction, have lost their health and freedom.  

 

Bishop Bill Franklin, in his address to the convention, helped give a name to what we hope will be our focus for the next year, creating an Episcopal “web of grace” made up of individuals from across the country equipped to support and sustain those seeking recovery.

The Diocese of Western New York is infused with innovative thinking, from the newly christened Hope Center, providing a safe  place for recovery, to the innovative Thursday Nights at Trinity recovery service, we as an organization left Buffalo filled with new ideas and new hope. We would like thank the people of the diocese for welcoming us and helping us grow, most especially Bishop Franklin, the Rev. Steve Lane and the Rev. Daphne Messersmith.

Thought to ponder: Where can I fit into recovery ministries web of grace over the coming year?

 

Gathering 2014 Report

 

 

Our Newest Initiative

Addiction: The Church’s Role in Recovery

 

Recovery Ministries is pleased to share one of our current initiatives today in video format. In our work to provide recovery education and training opportunities and to support churches in helping carry the message of hope, please take a moment to view Part I of a workshop presented recently in Memphis Tennessee, sponsored by Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church and The Recovery Commission of the Diocese of West Tennessee.

 


Addiction - The Church's Role in Recovery Part 1 from Shannon Tucker on Vimeo.

 

 

The workshop featured the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke, adjunct professor at General Theological Seminary in New York City, who pioneered a tremendously successful course of study on the Church's role in the treatment of alcoholism and addictive illness. Over the past 6 years Stuart has shared his expertise and energy with more than 350 students at the seminary and beginning this year, will be adapting that course, working to teach others how to conduct similar presentations to dioceses and parishes across the country.

 

To learn more about how to bring this program to your diocese, please contact us at info@episcopalrecovery.org


 

recovery around the web

 

 

As first presented at the 2012 Gathering in Miami

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT Page 124 Productions, watch the trailer here:

 

In Annual Speech, Vermont Governor Shifts Focus to Drug Abuse:

 

Vermont Governor, Peter Shumlin, used his State of the State Message on Wednesday in Montpelier to encourage public debate on the growing problem of drug abuse and addiction in his state. Follow the link in the photo to read more.

 

 

 

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Recovery Ministries is an independent, nationwide network of Episcopal laity and clergy, dioceses and parishes, schools, agencies, and other institutions - all with a common commitment to address the effects of addiction, in all its forms, in relation to the church's mission.

Recovery Ministries network serves as a voice of conscience to Episcopalians throughout the world, building awareness of pastoral and spiritual ministry to those addicted. The original concept for Recovery Ministries’ mission dates from the landmark 1979 General Convention resolution on alcohol.

Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church is an organization with a mission to those who, through addiction, have lost their health and freedom. Our ministry seeks to:

  • Help the addicted and those who love them connect with spiritual resources and find lasting recovery.
  • Witness to Christ’s unfailing mercy by welcoming unchurched members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-Step programs into an Episcopal faith community.
  • Raise the awareness of bishops, and other clergy and leaders, about the disease of addiction and the redemption and grace found in recovery.
  • Strengthen recovering Episcopalians in the work of their recovery and help proclaim the Gospel in the world and carry their recovery into the Church.

 


 

Through the Red Door Blog - Stories from Recovering Episcopalians

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Hope For Today

O blessed Lord, you ministered to all who came to you: Look with compassion upon all who through addiction have lost their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of your unfailing mercy; remove from them the  fears that beset them; strengthen them in the work of their recovery; and to those who care for them give patient understanding and preserving love. Amen.

Prayer 56 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer



 

 

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