11-3-2016 Alternative 12 Steps,Step 1

UCE Addictions & Recovery Group
November 3 Agenda

Opening Words

“If we attempt to act and do things for others or for the world without deepening our own self-understanding, our own freedom, integrity, and capacity to love, we will not have anything to give to others.” – Thomas Merton

 

Welcome

Welcome to the UCE Addiction & Recovery 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, confidential environment where we can explore our paths and our stories.

Business

Check-in and Processing of Check-in

Accountability Asks or Reporting

Quiet Pause

Discussion: The Alternative 12 Steps : A Secular Recovery Guide

We are working our way through this book, The Alternative 12 Steps : A Secular Recovery Guide.

Anyone is free to bring a different topic if they feel the desire.
For this week we read the pages 16-22

The book is available online http://aaagnostica.org/2014/07/30/the-alternative-12-steps-second-edition/ and we have copies available at the church for folks to use or buy.

Closing Words

What We Need Is Here

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.
Wendell Berry

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