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Upcoming Small Groups

Here’s plenty of chances to connect with some other church members, use your gifts, and make some new friends.

Wholeness Group meets at 6:30 PM on Wednesday in the Disciples Room. We are still on Chapter Five of Gerald May’s “Addiction & Grace”. The conversation has been good, and it’s a nice small group of folks with diverse backgrounds. Join us!

The EDCC Bell Choir meets at the same time on Wednesday for practice in the Sanctuary. Newcomers are definitely welcome, regardless of whether or not you have ever played a bell. It’s a great group.

The Book Club is back to meeting once a month and will get together at 7:30 PM that evening in the parlor. They pick up a different book each month to enjoy, so you can drop in and find out what is coming up for next month.

And a reminder, pub ministry is off this next week for the September 11 string concert in the Sanctuary at the church. Stay tuned for more details up ahead.


Wholeness Group this evening

Addiction & Grace by Gerald May

Our new Wholeness Group is still in its infancy. We are meeting for the third time tonight, looking at chapter two from Addiction and Grace. There is still plenty of time to catch up and join in the conversation. I still have about three extra books for anyone who needs one.

Remember, this group is less about recovery and more about finding balance and healing. We are not trying to fix anyone in our sessions together. There is opportunity to share stories, struggles, hopes, and ideas.

The two big keys for me out of the reading for this week are these two lines, both on page 31:

“First, although God calls us all toward more perfect life, we cannot personally achieve the state of perfection. … Second, we need to recognize that the incompleteness within us, our personal insufficiency, does not make us unacceptable in God’s eyes.”

Struggling with our addictions, whether they are chemical, relationship, work, or whatever, is about realizing our limits. We can’t fix ourselves. We can’t easily solve this addiction. And that fact does not make us less lovable. We are still loved. God still finds great value in us. There is always hope. Once we admit that we cannot simply overcome these issues, the more likely we are to begin the path toward healing.

If you know someone who is looking for a safe place for this kind of conversation or if you need an informal, supportive group of folks to vent about your struggle to find wholeness, join us this evening, 6:30 PM in the Disciples Room at East Dallas Christian Church (629 N. Peak St., Dallas, TX).


Wholeness Group

Addiction & Grace by Gerald May

Tonight, we are organizing our first gathering of a new wholeness group here at the church. This is a new small group that is about encouraging participants on a journey to wholeness, especially a sense of spiritual health. It’s not a recovery group, but we expect to have some folks in the church and our neighborhood participate who struggle with addiction of various kinds, know family members and friends who have battled such challenges, or need a place of support and encouragement. We will read Gerald May’s Addiction and Grace together as food for thought and reflection. Everyone is welcome to join us for this first meeting at 6:30 PM in the Disciples Room.

Shoot me an email if you have questions.


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