Addiction and Recovery Workshop in September for Congregational Leaders, Clergy

July 16, 2009

Clergy and congregational leaders are invited to a special informational event, "Understanding the Impact of Addiction and Supporting Recovery," on Wednesday, September 30, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Wesley Center Building at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church in Alamo, California.


Sponsored by the Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence (SPSARV) of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church (GBGM) and The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), it will be a unique opportunity for clergy and congregational leaders to receive the latest information, resources and strategies on how to educate and provide hope to individuals and families suffering from the impact of addiction to alcohol and substance abuse.


The event is co-sponsored by the California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), and the Alcohol-Narcotic Education Foundation (ANEF).


$35 fee includes Continental breakfast, lunch, and a training manual.


Download flyer with registration form here.


Objectives of the event are: to raise awareness of how addiction affects individuals and their families; discuss the role of clergy and congregations in offering information, hope, and recovery support; and to review the core competencies for clergy and congregational leaders in understanding and addressing drug and alcohol abuse.


Don't miss this important day of learning and resources at San Ramon Valley UMC!


The church is located at 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA 94507.