Doug Sibley Elected to Three Boards
United Methodist and Cal-Nevada Conference member Doug Sibley has been elected to three addictions recovery-related boards serving the state of
On February 2 he was chosen to serve on the boards of the California Council on Alcohol Problems (CalCAP), the California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion (CCAGE), and the Alcohol-Narcotics Education Foundation (ANEF). A long-time member of the
"We are vigorously pursuing this new ministry effort in order to assist local churches and congregations in addressing relevant issues in today's world," states Sibley. "Our purpose is to raise awareness, create safe places to discuss, often privately, alcohol, drug, gambling, smoking, pornography (et al) dependence, as well as possible recovery options - thereby allowing each church to become a greater place of healing. This is our way of fulfilling the church's mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our hearts, our minds, and our doors are open to all, including to those who are facing recovery from alcohol, drugs, or other addictions."
He adds, "Our Conference ministry, in cooperation with CalCAP, is applying for a Peace with Justice Grant through the Board of Church and Society. The funding will be used to assist clergy and lay leadership in understanding the impact of addiction and to support recovery efforts."
On March 26 at 9 a.m., Sibley will address the Health and Faith-in-Action Committee in the Interfaith Council office at the
CalCAP is comprised of citizens, churches, and denominational leaders who are concerned about the harmful impact of alcohol and gambling on
Incorporated on January 29, 2003, CCAGE's stated purpose is "to shape gambling policies in the State of
As a non-profit benefit corporation, ANEF is dedicated to providing educational resources for students, congregations, and the public.
For information on upcoming events and/or information on addictions and recovery solutions, visit the CA-NV Annual Conference Board of Church and Society's Recovery webpage.
For more information about the California Council on Alcohol Problems, the California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion, and the Alcohol-Narcotics Education Foundation, visit www.calcap.org.
In addition to his work as an Addiction Recovery Coordinator, Sibley is also the project manager for implementing the covenant between the Annual Conference and the California Interfaith Power and Light (CIPL). He is scheduled to speak to the Annual Conference Board of Trustees on Saturday, February 7 about CIPL and what it means to be "good stewards of the earth."