TAKING OUR NEXT STEP: A community connecting to our Higher Power

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

In 12 Step spirituality, the 11th Step comes after admitting our powerlessness, facing our past, making amends where possible, and starting afresh - seeking "through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God." This one-day event will bring together individuals in recovery, members of congregations, and seekers from many backgrounds and traditions to share our hurts and hopes, offer our own experiences of our connection to our Higher Power, and learn from one another how to deepen it. We will have time for silence and music, solitude and connection with others.

Registration Fee: $79 (includes program and lunch)

About the leader(s)

Mike Clark

Mike Clark has an affinity for The Gospel of Thomas that is contagious. He is a retired pastor living in Northampton MA. For the last 17 years (2002-2019) of his active ministry, he spent much of his time learning from those who were battling addiction and seeking transformed lives. His first book, Loitering with Intent, published in 2021, describes these years. For the last dozen years, actively engaging with Thomas -- teaching classes, utilizing it in counseling and spiritual direction, and leading many retreats for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, Mike has come to believe that a heart connection with this gospel can change the way we view ourselves, our relationship to our Higher Power and indeed our understanding of Jesus.