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The Gathering: September 26 - 29, 2018


You are invited to the 35th annual Gathering  of The Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church at Cathedral of All Souls,  in Asheville, North Carolina, September 26 - 29, 2018. Asheville is known for culture,  cuisine,  diversity and divine scenery. Come enjoy it all  - plus  great speakers, recovery  workshops, bluegrass music, tour of the Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge  Parkway, and great food!

The program begins Wednesday evening with Compline and a 12-step meeting. Registration for the Gathering is $250 (scholarships available)

Hotel Double Tree is $145 per night, double occupancy.

See you all there…bring a friend!

Gathering Schedule

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

4–6 PM Directors Meeting
6 PM Dinner on your own; suggestions at Gathering desk at hotel
8 PM 12 Step meeting and Compline at hotel

Thursday, September 27, 2018

6–10 AM Breakfast: buffet in hotel for $13; coffee & pastries free
7–8 AM Yoga with Ginger Edwards
8–9 AM Sign In
9–10 AM Bishop's address/Business meeting
10 AM–12 PM Speaker: “The New Face of Recovery,” Twyla Wilson
12–3 PM Picnic lunch at Arboretum OR Tour of Folk Art Museum. Folks will soon have the opportunity to sign up for one or the other.
3–5 PM

Speaker: “Adolescence, Addiction, and Recovery,” Roxanne Ellington & Donna Eash

3–5 PM Speaker: “Codependency & Enabling,” Ginger Edwards
5–9 PM Dinner in Asheville
8–9 PM Workshop on Relapse with Fr. John Christopher of Phoenix
9:30 PM Open 12 Step Meeting

Friday, September 28, 2018

6–10 AM Breakfast: buffet in hotel for $13; coffee & pastries free
7–8 AM Yoga with Ginger Edwards
9–10:30 AM Speaker: “My Story,” Kelly McGillis
10:45 AM–12:15 PM Workshop: Peer Support Specialist, Chris Budnick
12–2 PM Lunch: Box Lunch and free afternoon—hiking, Biltmore, shopping in Biltmore Square, relaxing
2–4 PM

Speaker John Roberts: Addiction Medicine–Opiates & Marijuana, MD from Pavilion Treatment Center

4–5 PM Recovery/Prayer Service
5–6 PM Open Q and A on Convention and What’s Happening in the Church Regarding Impairment
6–8 PM North Carolina BBQ & Bluegrass Band
9:30 PM Open 12 Step Meeting

Saturday, September 29, 2018

6–10 AM Breakfast: buffet in hotel for $13; coffee & pastries free
8:30–10 AM Speaker: “New Face of Recovery,” The Rev. Jan Brown
10:30–11:30 AM 12 Step Eucharist: The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor & The Right Rev José McLaughlin, Diocese of WNC
11:30 AM Goodbyes, Ben Nelson, President RMEC Board

Movies being shown through conference: The Anonymous People and Pleasure Unwoven, Dr Kevin McCauley

We look forward to your joining us in Asheville for the 35 Annual Gathering.
The schedule above is as of August 1 and subject to minor tweaks. You will be receiving weekly blurbs and blasts highlighting the events with more description, suggestions on preparation such as shoes, etc. and things to further inform you. We encourage you to go on line and check out the venue, the area, and the tours we’ve planned, as we will be asking you to choose which one you want to explore. Any questions, please write: PDWodehouse@icloud.com.

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