The Gathering 2016 

Called to Transformation: The Church’s Response to Addiction in the 21st Century  


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Join us for the 2016 national conference of Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church at Williamsburg, Virginia, November 2-5.

Host Hotel: Williamsburg Woodlands, (888) 965-7254, Code 42032 (Book hotel reservation by following this link.)
Event Venue: Bruton Parish Church
Cost: $250 which includes guest speakers Kevin McCauley & Tom Ryan

Keynote Speaker  

Kevin McCauley

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.


Film Screening: Pleasure Unwoven
The most important question about addiction is: "Is it really a "disease?" In this video essay, filmed in high-definition, Kevin McCauley explores the arguments for and against this vital debate, reviewing the latest neuroscientific research about addiction along the way. Using the spectacular landscape of Utah's State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, Kevin McCauley turns complex neuroscientific concepts into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people in recovery feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible.


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. 


Watch this short video and learn more about Tom Ryan and what he will be talking about in the seminar.

T.C. Ryan, author of Ashamed No More from InterVarsity Press on Vimeo.

 

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