Recovery Advocates

11.03.15 | by Marillyn Seeberger

    As a service to Saint Michael and All Angels and the community at large, Melanie McGill, lay leader of pastoral care ministry, Recovery Advocates is introducing a new program, Lifeline: Dallas.

    This special evening, at 7 p.m. Nov. 17, in the Theatre, is not a religious service, but a gathering of people who seek to improve their conscious contact with God as they seek to deal with addictions. Spirituality has long played a role in recovery from addiction. The focus on spirituality stems from the 12-Step program, which specifically calls for spirituality in the 11th step. 

    Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand him, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out. 

    People from all walks of life become lost in addiction to substances such as alcohol or drugs or food, or in activities such as gambling, sex, or shopping, which eventually become compulsive and can interfere with work, relationships or health. 

    The one-hour meeting at Saint Michael will include a speaker on recovery, meditative music led by sacred musician Ana Hernandez, and guidance on how to pray and meditate. "The meeting is open to people from different faith traditions, as well as no particular faith... to those in recovery and those who are just curious. Lifeline: Dallas is open to all," Dr. McGill said. 

    At Saint Michael, Recovery Advocates is a group of volunteers in recovery who are dedicated to enhancing the spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of those who experience substance abuse or other addictions, and their families. Through Recovery Advocates help in many forms is available for those suffering from any kind of addiction. 

    For more information contact The Rev. Neal Hern,  or MelaniMcGill,  or The Rev. Lisa Flores Musser,