Meets on Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (Bill W. and Dr. Bob) in Akron, Ohio. AA states that its “primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” With other early members Wilson and Smith developed AA’s Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development. AA’s Twelve Traditions were introduced in 1946 to help AA stabilize and grow. The Traditions recommend that members and groups remain anonymous in public media, altruistically help other alcoholics, including all who wish to stop drinking, and do not affiliate AA with any other organization. The Traditions also recommend that AA members acting on behalf of the fellowship steer clear of dogma, governing hierarchies and involvement in public issues. Subsequent fellowships such as Narcotics Anonymous have adopted and adapted the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions to their respective primary purposes. Read more about AA.
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 noon
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically. Today, NA members hold more than 61,000 meetings weekly in 129 countries. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture. Find out more.
Depression & Anxiety Peer Support Group
Meets two Wednesdays at 7:00pm to 8:30pm and two Sundays at 12-1:30pm.
Call Lisa or the church office (734-721-4801) for meeting dates.
Come join us to find new friends in a safe place to share and grow through the love of Jesus. This informal support group is for people who are facing life problems and concerns and may be feeling depressed or anxious about life.
If you are interested in attending, or have questions and/or concerns, please contact Lisa Vipperman at 734-721-9495
How Do I Help Someone With a Drinking Problem
by Juliana Mecera and Art Mellor
We’d be surprised if you, a typical United Methodist reading this magazine, told us that you do not know anyone who has a drinking or drug problem. More than a third of all United Methodists have struggled with their own or a loved one’s substance abuse. We often have a wide range of feelings about this person—the ways he may have disappointed us or the concern we have for her. If you’re anything like most of us, you want to help—but you’re uncertain how to go about it. Others in your church probably feel the same way. Read more.