Recovery At Ringgold will celebrate its 6th anniversary on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. The free event will be hosted by Ringgold United Methodist Church on Nashville St. in Ringgold. Joe Smith will be the guest speaker and share his story of recovery.
Recovery At Ringgold is a free program offered to anyone who is struggling with chemical dependency or compulsive behaviors. It is a Christ-centered program that incorporates fellowship, small sharing groups, and the 12 steps to help people return to productive lives. This program has served hundreds of people that needed help since the program began in October of 2013.
“Lives have been saved, families reunited, and productive lives restored,” said Jerry Smith, chairman of the Board of Directors. “It is important to understand that this program is about much more than just drugs and alcohol. It’s about helping people deal with whatever they struggle with.”
Mr. Smith, who is renowned for his involvement in the recovery movement as a minister, a counselor, a public servant, a leader and an advocate will be the guest speaker, will share his own story of recovery. He is the former executive director of YCAP – the YMCA Community Action Program, and currently the executive director of Prison Prevention Ministries.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with light food, which will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by a worship service including live contemporary music and Mr. Smith’s talk. Small sharing groups will follow the main service, beginning at 7:30 and ending at 8 p.m.
Visit the website for more information about the event and the program in general at www.RecoveryAtRinggold.com.