One of the most common questions I get as a pastor is, “What is God’s will for _______.” That blank can be filled in with anything. A relationship with a loved one. A job. A house. People want to know how to pursue God’s will in life but we all feel desperately inadequate at discerning what that will is.
On Monday nights in June, Scott will lead a series of conversations that will guide us in how to think about discerning God’s will for our lives. 6:30 pm at NSC. For those of you coming from work, there will be snacks available. Show up a little early if you want to eat, chat, and hang out a bit.
On Tuesday, May 23rd, at 7:00 pm, Caron Foundation will be at NSC to present their Prevention Resources and Education for Parents (PREP) program. The event is free and open to anyone and, in particular, will be useful to any person who loves someone with a Substance Use Disorder.
Here are the stated objectives for the presentation:
- Provide information on the effects and consequences of gateway drugs and other drug trends
- Empower parents with effective communication skills when talking with their children about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
- Review the importance of establishing clear rules and consequences at home regarding substance use
- Evaluate resiliency factors that help protect kids from substance use
- Provide local resources should parents require addiction support
March 18th at NSC. 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Mary Beth Schumacher will lead a training designed to help folks who will be volunteering as an advocate for the Virginia Recovery Foundation. Anyone is invited to join. Skills will help us communicate better with others in a setting where we are trying to assist them get treatment.
On April 18th at 7pm Richard Grosse will be at NSC to present on the basics of codependency. Hope to see you there!
We'll be meeting at Bon Air Baptist today, Feb. 3, at 12:30 pm to pack lunches for the guys at the Healing Place. We'll be meeting in the Commons. From the BABC parking lot, go in the entrance that is NOT under the awning. The Commons will be straight ahead of you.
Suzanne Stabile will be back to continue her workshop partnership with NSC from March 2nd - 5th. Workshop will take place at 563 Southlake Blvd.
Details about timing, cost, and registration can be found here.
Starting on Friday, January 20th, at 6:15 pm, we'll be offering a new 11th step meeting run by Shirl. It will meet at NSC (563 Southlake Blvd). Here is her description:
We are each recovering from some thing @ some point in life:
- physical limitation,
- emotional anguish,
- mental addiction, &/or
- feeling spiritually lost.
Learning to shift our view allows the release of that which no longer serves or supports us.