Spiritual Journey to Addiction Recovery Conference October 18

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The Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, Spiritual Care Coordinator at The Retreat and former Director of Spiritual Guidance at Hazelden, with Kris Kampf, CDFT, Clinical Supervisor at Gray Wolf Ranch and The Rev. Kevin M. Cross, Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church will be leading a conference “The Spiritual Journey from Addiction to Recovery” on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 502 S. Morris St, Oxford.

The goal of the conference is to provide information and create opportunity to build communities of support among church leaders and families in addressing the issue of addiction. Substance abuse is a stigmatized illness in our society. The Church must bring its message of acceptance and reconciliation to the individuals and families impacted by this disease. Particular attention needs to be paid to the toll this disease is taking on our youth. God is there with those struggling with this disease, in their suffering and in their victories of recovery.

Compassionate leadership and witness to our faith calls for us to show leadership in offering support, acceptance and healing to those struggling with this disease, without fear or judgment, as a testament to God’s message of healing and love.

To register contact The Church of the Holy Trinity 4 10.226.5 134 or htox@verizon.net Registration fee: $ 20 includes lunch Registration deadline: October 1 1.

This conference and its presenters fully support the primacy of participation in AA and other 12-step recovery programs. Funding for this conference provided by the Diocese of Easton.

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