Church Starts Discovery Recovery Program

Life hurts, but God heals is the theme of St. Mary’s expanded recovery program, Discovery Recovery. St. Mary the Protectress Orthodox Community, 1000 South Michigan Street, Plymouth, Indiana, is expanding its recovery program and ministry. Several new Christian 12-Step classes and support groups are being added. The program celebrates God’s healing power in all of our lives through working through the 12-Steps of recovery for life’s hurts, hang-ups, habits, and additions. The program is no just for those with addictions. The program’s foundation is God’s healing grace in solving life’s problems. The classes provide Christian fellowship to grow and become strong. It is supportive, respectful and confidential. The programs are a place to learn and grow spiritually and find a turning point in one’s life. Its goal is to be a safe haven of refuge and caring.

According to St. Mary’s pastor, Father Theodosius Walker, many people ask themselves who they really are when no one is around. Many people, he says, never feel they are good enough for friends and families, and often ask if they are good enough even for God.

Father Theodosius described the community as a community for people who have given up on church. Their mission is to show all people the unconditional love and grace of Jesus without any reservations due to lifestyle or religion, past or present. Participants in the program do not need to be Christian, said Father Theodosius. It is a program for people of any faith, little faith, and no faith.

The Discovery Recovery 12-Step classes are on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm; Tuesday mornings at 10 am; and Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. There are small group discussions after each of the classes. These new classes will start Sunday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 10th.
There are also open AA meetings at St. Mary’s on Wednesday at 10 am and 7 pm.

For more information about discovery Recovery at St. Mary’s, please call St. Mary the Protectress Orthodox Community at 574-540-2048.

The community is under an allegiance to the hierarchy of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church under His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas as its supreme head. The local head of the church in Malankara is the Catholicose of India, His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I, ordained by and accountable to the Patriarch of Antioch. St. Mary the Protectress Orthodox Community is located at 1000 South Michigan Street, Plymouth, Indiana. For more information, please contact the pastor Father Theodosius Walker at (574) 952-4671.


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