A.A.


"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."  1 John 1:9 (NIV)

 

Highpoint Episcopal Community Church ("HECC") is pleased to lend its facilities to two separate chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous for their weekly meetings.  A.A. is famous for its 12-Step Recovery Program.  Several of these recovery steps incorporate the very same Christian beliefs that we espouse as Episcopalians, including a belief in God, an admission of shortcomings, and a request to God through prayer and meditation to remove those shortcomings.  We at HECC feel fortunate to play a role in helping to change the lives of these men and women of A.A., by providing the facilities for them to meet each week as they seek help for their recovery.


And these wonderful folks of A.A. have reciprocated.  Starting in late April, 2017, members of the Friday night A.A. group joined forces with members from HECC ("HECC's Hard Hats") to begin the process of refurbishing the facilities of our Church to make them more inviting to newcomers and more enjoyable for all users.  The results achieved during these initial work parties have been astounding.  Hardscapes were power-washed; fresh mulch was spread in the garden beds; metal benches were repaired, sanded and repainted; shrubs and trees were pruned; and the old parish hall was repainted.  With yet more work to do, our friends from this can-do group of caring folks promised to help us continue this process in the weeks and months to come.   We sincerely thank you!


IMG Work party

                                           Lunch break during work party #2


The following note comes from an email received from the leader of the Friday night A.A. group, who has been instrumental in organizing these work parties:  "I am enjoying myself and the company of others while being of service to the Lord. Doesn't get much better than that. I appreciate your friendship and the sacrifices you and the other members of the congregation have made for the benefit of all." 


The Metro Atlanta office of Alcoholics Anonymous manages all A.A. groups in the metro area.  The central office, which is staffed by volunteers, arranges for speakers to give public information talks about A.A. to schools, community organizations, businesses, and professional groups.  The website of the central office of A.A. can be accessed at  http://www.aaatlanta.org/meetings.php.

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