The Board of Directors of the Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church invites you to join us in Bloomington, MN for The Gathering, 2019. In partnership with the Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Clergy, RMEC is co-hosting the Addiction and Faith Conference. We are excited to bring an amazing lineup of speakers including Rev. Dr. Brian McLaren, Dr. George E. Vaillant, Karen Casey, PhD. And Samuel Simmons. Sept 20-22, 2019. Schedule to follow.
The Gathering is open to anyone interested in exploring the devastation of addiction and the remarkable healing process of faith. Addiction in every form, including opioid addiction, is ravaging our world. How will we as people of faith respond?
KEYNOTE & PLENARY SPEAKERS
Rev. Dr. Brian McLaren, Keynote Speaker
Dr. George E. Vaillant, Keynote Speaker
Karen Casey, Ph.D, Plenary Speaker
Samuel Simmons, Plenary Speaker
THE REV. BISHOP PENROSE HOOVER, Special Guest Speaker
COMPLETE WEEKEND PACKAGE INCLUDES
Keynote Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Breakout Sessions, Friday & Saturday Dinners, Saturday & Sunday Continental Breakfast, Saturday Lunch, 12-Step Meetings, Yoga Sessions, Conscious Contact Spiritual Drumming, Worship Gatherings, and opportunities to connect.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $300/per person! (Early Bird Special ends June 30, 2019)
$350 per person beginning July 10.
Group Discounts and Scholarships available.
For more information, visit www.addictionandfaithconference.com
Doubletree by Hilton
(Only 15 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport - FREE SHUTTLE. Also free shuttle to Mall of America)
For complete schedule, pricing and registration visit: www.addictionandfaithconference.comDownload Flyer
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 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. The resolutions from the 2015 General Convention, and Resolutions D057, D058, D0 59 from the 2018 General Convention underscore the need to strengthen our resolve.
Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church's mission is to serve all those affected by addiction who have lost their health and freedom. Our ministry seeks to:
—Prayer 56 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
Have your parish and diocese created policies
addressing the Addiction and Recovery Resolutions
of the General Convention of The Episcopal Church?