Welcome to Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church
Join us for Gathering 2016
Called to Transformation: The Church’s Response to Addiction in the 21st Century
Join us for the 2016 national conference of Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church at Williamsburg, Virginia,November 3-5.
Host Hotel: Williamsburg Woodlands, (888) 965-7254, Code 42032
Event Venue: Bruton Parish Church
Cost: $250 which includes guest speakers Kevin McCauley & Tom Ryan
November 4, 2016
After completion of medical school, Kevin McCauley, a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, joined the Navy and became a Naval Flight Surgeon. After earning his wings at Pensacola, Florida he was assigned to a Marine helicopter squadron (The Red Lions). Later he was transferred to Marine F/A-18 Hornet squadron (Sharpshooters). While working as a flight surgeon he treated pilots with alcohol and drug problems. As a physician, he advocates strongly for the rights of addicts as patients.
Optional 1/2 day seminar on Nov. 2 by
Tom Ryan, author of Ashamed No More
Seminar: Spiritual Wholeness in a Sexually Broken World
The purpose of this seminar is to help us think about how we see our sexuality, understand sexual brokenness and consider strategic ways by which we can help ourselves, each other and the Church become healthier in handling human sexuality and growing as spiritual, healthy people.
Have your parish and diocese created policies addressing the
Addiction and Recovery Resolutions of the General Convention of The Episcopal Church?
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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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: