Posted on in Celebrating our Ministries by The Rev. David Marshall
St. Dunstan’s Church provides space for several 12 step groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Overeaters Anonymous groups. 12 step groups combine small group support, faith in a higher power, and long term accountability to provide effective support and healing for people suffering from addictions or from the behavior of addicts. The people who attend these groups may or may not be members of our congregation, but hosting their meetings is an important ministry.
All of us know someone who has been affected by addiction, either directly or indirectly, and so we all know the great cost. Using our space for something as important at these groups is a wonderful way of giving thanks to God. Our facilities are certainly among our most important gifts, and we acknowledge that they are a gift from God.
If you know someone who needs help with addiction, or with having lived with someone who is an addict, let him or her know about the groups that meet at our church. You can find out about them by looking at our calendar. The Highlands Family Al-Anon group meets on Friday mornings at 10:00AM. Release unto Hope AA meets Saturdays at 9:30AM (women only). Counterpoint AA meets Sunday evenings at 7:00PM. Overeaters Anonymous meets on Mondays at 5:30PM.
Yours in Christ,