Self-Help Groups at PB UMC

Part of the core mission of PB UMC is our outreach to the community. Most of us are all aware of Project Grace (our Wednesday Night Ministry), which is one of our most visible outreaches. However what you may not know is that we also support several other self-help groups.

Big Book Step Study, Monday evenings, 7-8:30 pm
Big Book study meetings are based on following a guide which examines virtually every sentence in the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous. The program of Alcoholics Anonymous is not an intellectual challenge. It is a spiritual journey and the Big Book is the travel guide. The purpose of the study is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous, intended to impart to each person based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and the Program of Recovery. The authors want to show, exactly, how you can go from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body, to a state where you have been recovered and become happy, joyous and free!

Al-Anon, Monday evenings, 6-7 pm
Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends who believe their lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. The fellowship has a single purpose, to help family and friends of alcoholics whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. It is a mutual support recovery program based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Al-Anon is a spiritual program and it is free of charge and self-supporting through voluntary contributions. Beginning in May, weekly meetings will be held on Mondays from 6-7 pm in Room 205.

Narcotics Anonymous, Friday evenings, 6-7:30 pm
This group works a 12-step program to help recovery from the effects of addiction. 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. NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs, including alcohol. Membership is free.

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