The gathering

October 1-3, 2020


City: Nashville, TN

Location: Scarritt Bennett Center, 1027 18th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37212-2126. See for details.

Costs: We hope to offer registration, lodging and some meals for under $500 for the three days.

About the Program: 

I. Building on the idea of a town hall meeting

  • As you gather, you will be asked to offer topics that you would like to see discussed during the Gathering.
  • At the first session these thoughts will be collated and a list developed.
  • You will be asked to choose your top three topic choices. 
  • Once this process is completed table discussions will be decided select the most popular topics. 
  • Following this, 6-8 people will discuss a topic and report back to the whole.
  • You will be able to participate in each of three.
  • You will be able to attend 2 - 3 of such sessions.
  • Presentations will be based on your findings.
  • A report of the outcome of this work will be recorded and hence made available. to participants.

II. Additional presentations to the entire body

  • The Recovery Ready Church 
  • Attracting 12 steppers into church worship
  • Exhibits: Please contact: Susan Cooper if you have an exhibit suggestion.

III. 12 Step Eucharist with Nashville musicians in recovery

IV. A group tour of Nashville

Registration and campus accommodations: available March 15, 2020

Contact: Susan Cooper,