Grace Episcopal Church
Friday, April 29, 2016
Welcoming All into God's Peace Together
12 Step Recovery
Grace Church feels strongly that we are called to support and encourage people who are in recovery - specifically those who are recovering from addictions and their families. We feel particularly called to support people in recovery spiritually, and Grace Church is a place where people can feel safe, welcomed and embraced in their recovery meetings, wherever they are on their spiritual journey.
There are AA meetings at Grace every day of the week at various times each day. Meetings are held in a dedicated space in our Lower Lewis Hall meeting rooms. The building is located adjacent to the church and parking is next to the building with additional parking behind the church. The meeting rooms are climate controlled, comfortable and equipped with a private restroom, kitchen area for coffee and snack preparation, large main meeting room and a small conference/meditation room.
The church building at Grace is open 24/7 for prayer and meditation and all are invited to come into the church, light a candle and be at peace.
We understand that when people in 12 step programs get serious about step 11, they are often looking for some spiritual guidance and new company. ("Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.") We also understand that some people in recovery, although certainly not all, feel drawn to explore (or re-visit) God, Jesus and the Christian tradition. For those who find themselves interested, or even just curious about what our church may have to offer in terms of a deepening relationship with God, people are as welcome upstairs at Grace Church as they are downstairs. Church events of interest include a special Recovery Liturgy once a month and our weekly Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Grape juice is always offered at the Eucharist at Grace. Grace Church is an open minded and accepting place for people to show up just as they are and a safe place to ask all life's hardest and deepest questions.
Church events that may be of interest to the recovery community are always posted on the general AA Announcement board in the parish hall, as well as here on our website. Become a fan of Grace Church on our facebook page to get all the latest updates.