Women's Recovery Weekend
Diocese of Louisiana
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The Addictions Recovery Ministry of the Diocese of Louisiana announces its annual weekend for women who are or who wish to be in recovery. The weekend will take place at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center in Loranger, Louisiana, January 9-11, 2015.
The weekend begins with supper at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 9 and ends on Sunday, January 11, about noon, following a 12-Step Morning Prayer Service . You may check in on Friday after 3:00 p.m. However, you may arrive at SECC as early as 1:00 pm on Friday. On Friday night we will gather in the chapel at 7:30 p.m. to start the retreat with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required and must be paid no later than December 31, 2014.
Our Retreat Leader
Our facilitator is Polly Pistole who began her recovery journey in 1977. She has lead numerous retreats dealing with recovery and relationship topics.
The theme of this weekend is "Emotional Sobriety". Polly will share the wisdom found in some of Bill W.'s letters about Emotional Sobriety and how she has taken her sobriety to a new level by studying what Bill had to say.
Emotional Sobriety is mentioned 17 times in the first 164 pages of the Big Book. Polly will look at how character defects such as approval addiction, intolerance, resentment, anger, jealousy, fear, sarcasm, blame, and many others affect our emotional sobriety; and how practicing good habits and making them part of you can restore our balance.
“Repetition will strengthen and confirm and Faith will then come naturally.”
Our Conference Center
All rooms at the Conference Center are double occupancy (shared rooms). You may request a private room, but we cannot guarantee their availability. Private rooms are not assigned until after all registrations are received and we know the total attendance. We assign private rooms on a “first come, first served” basis; but no one will be turned away in order to provide private rooms. There are handicap accessible rooms and an electric wheelchair available. Please let SECC know if you have any special dietary needs. There are two ways to register for this weekend: (1) To pay with a credit or debit card, please register on-line at www.solomoncenter.org. There is a small processing fee for credit card payments. (2) To pay by check, please complete the attached registration form and mail the completed form and your check to the address indicated. Make your checks payable to EDOLA with “ARM Retreat” on the memo line. (EDOLA is Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana.)
The Brother James Mark Eddy and The Rev. Daryl Canfill Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Brother James Mark Eddy and The Rev. Daryl Canfill Memorial Scholarship Fund can help defray up to 50 percent of the cost of a double occupancy room. To apply, contact Lance Armstrong at (225) 315-9083.