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Addiction & Grace Seminar

ADDICTION & GRACE SEMINAR

There will be a seminar on addiction and grace this Saturday, September 14th from 9:00am – 2:00pm in the café at Christ Church Overland Park.  The seminar will be led by author and speaker Tom Ryan.  He will share his personal experience along with the science behind different types of addictions (sex, food, alcohol, etc.), the spiritual component, as well as discussing a way forward.

Topics covered will be:

  • Understanding Addiction
  • Understanding the Addict
  • Understanding Recovery
  • Understanding Healthy Community

The seminar is for ALL addictions and will be helpful for both addicts and people who are in relationships with addicts.  There is no cost to the seminar.  Lunch and childcare are provided.

Please RSVP to Amanda Goin-Burgess via amandaLgoin (at) gmail.com or 913-648-2271 x100.

MERCY STREET

Mercy Street will meet this Saturday, September 14th at 5:30pm at Lakeland Community Church in Lee’s Summit.  We meet upstairs in the youth room.  During the month of September we are focusing on Step 12:

Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

As always you do not have to be “on” step 12 to attend the meeting.  No matter what step you are on, you may take what you need and leave the rest.  Everyone is welcome.

QUESTIONS?

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions.  You may post an anonymous comment below or send an e-mail to mercystreetkc (at) gmail.com.  Your information will always be kept confidential.

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April 19, 2019

Mercy Street will meet this Saturday, April 20th (tomorrow!) at 5:30pm at Lakeland Community Church in Lee’s Summit. Childcare will be provided.

During the month of April we are focusing on Step Seven:

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.   – 1 John 1:9

At first glance this step might seem too easy or silly.  Why would we need God’s help to remove our shortcomings?  Can’t we just throw them off ourselves?  We don’t even want them anyway.  Turns out its not as easy as you think.  Come to Mercy Street this weekend to find out more.

This weeks resource recommendation is a podcast called The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman.  It is a short, reflective podcast that offers a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love.  You can find it in your regular podcast app or click the link above and listen directly from your computer.

QUESTIONS?

If you have a question please don’t hesitate to ask!  You may leave a comment below or send an e-mail to mercystreetkc (at) gmail.com.  Your information will always be kept confidential.

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February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Even though there hasn’t been a post for a few weeks, Mercy Street still meets every week and will meet this Saturday, February 16th at 5:30pm at Lakeland Community Church in Lee’s Summit.  If the meeting is ever cancelled (usually due to weather), the cancellation notice will be posted here.

During the month of February we are focusing on Step Five:

Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  – James 5:16

The Events tab has been updated with several upcoming events, including the 2019 Silent Saturday schedule, meditation events at the KC Symphony and an Enneagram workshop in March.  Check it out!

QUESTIONS?

If you have a question please don’t hesitate to ask!  You may leave a comment below or send an e-mail to mercystreetkc (at) gmail.com.  Your information will always be kept confidential.

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Meeting Cancelled!

Our meeting tonight, January 12th, is cancelled due to weather.

We can continue to learn about Step Four, even though we won’t be face to face tonight.

An excerpt on Step Four from A Hunger for Healing, by J. Keith Miller:

“Working Step Four can be the beginning of lasting character changes.  We’ve committed our life and our will to God to the extent we can, and now we are going to clean house spiritually to find out why we are at war within ourselves and with the people close to us.  By doing the next few steps we can uncover denied Sin-behaviors and character defects that have blocked our spiritual growth.  This same Sin is at the root of our dishonesty and our critical, intolerant spirit and our exaggerated feelings of anger, guilt, self-pity, pain, shame, grandiosity, and jealousy. I never saw that these inner problems were what were making me miserable.  They were just “invisible” discomforts that other people sometimes saw and were affected by but that I couldn’t isolate as being problems caused by my behavior and attitudes.”

Articles on Step Four, by the NACR:

Step Four – by Dale and Juanita Ryan

Four Kinds of Moral Inventory – by James Ryan

And as mentioned last week, the Step Four video on resentments can be found here.

If you need to talk with someone please don’t hesitate to contact another group member or send an e-mail to mercystreetkc (at) gmail.com.  Recovery continues no matter the weather!

Everyone stay safe and warm tonight!