Community Groups Meeting at St. Paul's

SELF HELP GROUPS

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA SM) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse.  Members span all ages and are at differing points in their recovery process from their childhood abuse - many just starting out. Anyone choosing to come to a meeting will find a welcoming group that meets in an atmosphere of trust, support and safety.  Members give one another emotional support and an opportunity for expression of feelings, thoughts, memories, hopes, insights, and education on the subject of child abuse, with the goal being mutual support in a gentle and non-judgemental environment.  Meetings are Thursday nights from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at St. Paul's.  For more information, contact ascamnj@yahoo.com.  You may learn more about the program at www.ascasupport.org.

Alcoholic Anonymous is an international, 12 step fellowship of men and women who have, or have had, a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.  Three separate AA groups meet weekly at St. Paul's:  Monday evenings at 8 pm in the Lounge, Thursday evenings at 8:30 pm downstairs in Classroom #1/2 and Friday evenings at 8:30 pm in the Lounge.  For information, contact www.aa.org.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope are recovering from compulsive overating. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer. This newest self-help group at St. Paul's meets weekly in Classroom #3/4 from 3-4 pm on Sunday afternoons.

SA is an anonymous fellowship of men and women based on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).  SAs share their experience, strength, and hope with each other to help recover from their common problems of sexual addiction.  The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. Meetings are held Tuesday - Friday from 12 Noon - 1 pm and on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  For information, contact www.sa.org.

S-Anon is a program of recovery for those who have been affected by someone else's sexual behavior.  S-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.  The primary purpose of S-Anon is to help families and friends recover from the effects of another person's sexaholism.  Meetings are held Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm  at St. Paul's.  For information, contact www.sanon.org.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Aerobics  Classes led by instructor Liz Loia are held in the Undercroft from 6-7 pm every Monday and Thursday.

Round Dancing Led by Mary Pickett, this group gathers in the Undercroft on Monday evenings from 7-10 pm.