Spiritual & Recovery Retreat

The Joy of Living:

Action is the Key Word

2017 Joy in the Journey Retreat hosted by Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana Addiction and Recovery Commission.

"The Joy of Living: Action is the Key Word" is a three-day retreat presented by the Bishop's Commission on Addiction and Recovery. Retreat leader is John McAndrew, M.A., M.Div. More information about him can be found at his website www.sensiblespirituality.org

The joy of living is the theme of AA’s 12th Step, and action is its key word. We’ll consider how we practice these principles in all our affairs in the company of other men and women who have embraced this way of life. How do the 12 Steps work? How can I better practice my program in my relationships? How do I enlarge my spiritual life?

This weekend is designed for people who are seeking deeper engagement with their spiritual lives, partners, spouses and friends: men, women, couples, singles—all seekers welcome!

The retreat is open to AA, NA, AlAnon, and those who are interested.

Friday, September 29, 2017 (Program starts at 7:00p) to Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:00a.

Plan to arrive at Camp Hardtner between 3:00p and 5:00p for check-in and room assignments.

No dinner will be served on Friday, but heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available at 6:00p.

The program begins at 7:00p.

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Hardtner Camp and Conference Center

2393 Camp Hardtner Road

Pollock, LA 71467

Contact: Nancy Shaw

Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana at 337-488-7796 or nanshaw@gmail.com