The Department of Spirituality would like to announce a new program being offered here at the Home Office to provide support for anyone who may be dealing with issues like addiction problems (in their own lives or in their personal relationships), bereavements (recently or otherwise) or other life problems wherein a non-judgmental ear and a safe, confidential environment would be helpful.
We will be offering five hour-long sessions for anyone who might wish to attend from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM here at the Home Office on the following dates:
Wednesday January 16
Thursday January 31
Thursday February 21
Thursday, March 7
Wednesday March 20th
These sessions will each be held in Rev Room C/D and are all independent from each other and are intended as discussion and sharing sessions. They will be moderated by Karen Veith who will be assisted by Stephen Bowling. Karen has long wanted to help people in this area as she has been personally affected by addiction issues in her own family and Stephen has training in bereavement counseling and ministry to the addicted through his role as a Deacon for the Archdiocese of Louisville.
This support group is intended to be just that – support – and is not meant to take the place of any professional help a person might need to seek. The facilitators are not licensed counselors and seek only to provide a safe place where friends can freely and confidentially discuss how the burdensome issues have affected their lives and seek comfort and solace in the sharing.
For those who may be interested in benefiting from this program, but who do not feel comfortable or are simply unable to attend, various resources and general questions and answers concerning relevant subjects discussed will be posted here on the Spirituality blog shortly after each session takes place.
Also, should anyone wish to speak privately (and confidentially) concerning issues in this area, please feel free to directly contact either Karen at email@example.com or Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org.