Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church

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 The Gathering 2015  Click Here to Register Now

A national conference of Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church

Seattle, Washington - October 29 - 31, 2015

Host Hotel: Silver Cloud Inn - at Lake Union 1-800-330-5812 - Mention Recovery Ministries to receive the $149 rate.

Event Venue: St. Mark’s Cathedral

Cost $225 which includes lunches, dinners and guest speakers Anne Lamott & Becca Stevens

Featuring an Evening with

Anne Lamott

October 29, 2015 - 7pm

New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. But armed with self-effacing humor - she is laugh-out-loud funny - and ruthless honesty, Lamott converts her subjects into enchantment. This is an event you will not want to miss!

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with workshops led by

Rev. Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens is one of the premiere speakers in the United States proclaiming love as the most powerful force for social change. She is an author, Episcopal priest and founder of Thistle Farms-Magdalene, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction.



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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




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.



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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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