A Spiritual Journey in Recovery from Alcohol

By Anonymous

The great success of Alcoholics Anonymous is that it is a fellowship which provides a sense of family, connectedness and safety for those who desire to live sober lives. Not everyone makes it to AA, however, for a multitude of reasons. There is no judgment upon anyone regarding a resistance to that path of recovery.

Some of us in recovery from alcohol have had this very experience in our own lives. In light of this -- and yet realizing the power of fellowship for those with the common denominator of alcohol problems in our lives, whatever they are -- we decided to start an early morning non-AA affiliated group that meets twice a month. We wanted to open a new and meaningful way to discuss the God of our understanding. We know from experience that healing from alcohol, as with most things, requires a spiritual solution, and that God is the great healer. We also know that there are many paths that lead to the Road of Recovery……..

Please join us ...
What: A Spiritual Journey in Recovery
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 AM
Where: Fellowship Hall (side door), Trinity Episcopal Church, Market St., Bethlehem

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Holiday Nonalcoholic Beverages

The Recovery Commission invites you to use these holiday drinks, download below, either as an option to alcoholic beverages or as a pleasant interlude with some healthy and tasty recipes.

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The drinks were concocted by schools of the Lehigh Valley High School Advisory Board, a consortium of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapters under the prevention program of Valley Youth House. For too many persons the holiday season is an alcoholic nightmare of abuse, DUIs, angry separations, and injuries. The Recovery Commission wants to help in the healing process and in the miracle of recovery possible for those suffering these nightmares.

Giving people options like these drinks is one way to celebrate the season free of the negative effects of alcohol abuse.

Family Day, A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children

[From the Recovery Commission of the Diocese of Bethlehem]

The Recovery Commission is encouraging parishes to participate in the Family Day, sponsored by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. In cooperation with the Commission, Bishop Paul has proclaimed Monday, September 25, as the diocesan community’s Family Day, A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children.

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