The Open Table of Christ Church will host a recovery forum called Connect 12 discussing the traditional 12 steps to recovery this Friday. Parishioner Ed Jones, who himself has been in recovery for 17 years and is very familiar with the basics of 12-step programs, will lead a discussion and lecture on the basics of recovery. The forum is free and open to the public, and Jones encourages anyone recovering from any type of addiction to attend. He also said it’s a fantastic opportunity for those not in recovery to learn about addiction and breaking the cycle.
Jones said the purpose of the forum is to break the barrier between church services and meetings for organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous, which are often held in church basements.
“People say if you want to hear the truth, go to the basement and if you want to hide from the truth, go upstairs and sit in the pews,” said Jones. “We want to break that barrier.”
The meeting will be held on Friday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Open Table of Christ Methodist Church on Kilvert Street in the Hillsgrove section of Warwick.