UCE ADDICTIONS MINISTRY
APRIL 14 2016
You could have golden treasure buried beneath your feet,
and walk over it again and again,
yet never find it because you don’t realize it is there.
Just so, all being live every moment in the city of the Divine,
but never find the Divine because it is hidden by the veil of illusion.
Singing the Living Tradition, Beacon Press pg.613 Source, Chandogya Upanishad
Welcome to the UCE Addictions Ministry Group. We are a group of people who have struggled with our own addictions and the addictions of others. We hope to struggle well together as we work towards finding sanity, peace, love, and healthy relationships in our lives. We will strive to spend our time together in a spirit of love embracing the inherent worth and dignity of all. We accept and respect the varied paths that our members will take to find sanity, peace, love, and healthy relationships. We covenant to to be together in a safe and confidential environment where we can explore our paths and our stories.
Our Relational Covenant
Embrace and practice deep listening
- We will strive to be respectful of our limited time and try to keep our comment focused on the issues that have brought us here.
- Experience the group in a non-judgmental frame of mind
- Build trust within the group
- Confidentiality about specifics shared or discussed is imperative for our success
- We each take full responsibility for what we share or say, recognizing retractions are acceptable as well
- Meetings will always start and end on time
Check-in and Processing of Check-In
Topic: Game Night
The power was off at the church when we arrived and their was a bit of shuffling around before we ended up in room 2.
One of our members had with them a board game that Rev. Connie had given them to possibly share with the kids in the religious education program.
There was a bit of joking and we got started with our regular format. When we got to the topic part of the meeting, which was going to be a continuation of the previous week's topic on step 4, the question was raised 'well, shall we see what this game is about'? It was unanimous so we set about unwrapping, setting up and reading instructions etc.
The game is called Webelive2 and this is a blurb I found online.
- A game board for four to six players designed to provide opportunities to share one's personal beliefs and learn about others in the process. As players continue on their journey toward home at the center of the board, they have a number of opportunities to connect with other players when landing on one of the spaces instructing them to do so. They also explore what others believe when they choose one of the fifty explore cards that asks them a variety of questions about other faith traditions. Players usually find that in-depth sharing is made possible through the game in a short period of time.
And this is a picture of the board.
It was a lot of fun and the rules and questions lend themselves to examining and sharing hopes and values.
Not something I would have expected to at an addictions meeting, but it fit us well as good fellowship always does. I won't be surprised to see this game again.
Be ye lamps unto yourselves,
be you own confidence,
Hold to the truth within yourselves
as to the only lamp.
Singing the Living Tradition, Beacon Press pg.679 Source, Buddhist