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Columbus, OH – Creativity Day! fundraiser for ASC
December 15, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Join the Gay, Joyous and Free Group of NA and create something! Whether it’s an ornament for a tree, a gift for your sponsor, an item to celebrate the winter solstice and the return of longer days, a gift for yourself, or something to ring in the American New Year (January 1st) or the Chinese New Year (February 5th, and it’s the year of the Pig), nurture your creativity and have fun with your recovery family! Potluck and creating begin at 7:15pm; food and festivities continue during the topic meeting 7:30-8:30, with more creative fun and fellowshipping from 8:30-9:30.
Saturday, December 15th, 2018
7:15pm until 9:30pm – bring a dish to share – door prizes will be given out!
Trinity Lutheran Church
404 S. Third St
Columbus, OH, 43215-5413
Free parking in the back
Contact: Steven N (614) 695-9067
This is a fundraiser for ASC. Suggested donation is whatever amount you would like to give – $5, $10, $20 – it’s all good. We will provide all the materials & space, such as a variety of arts & crafts supplies, everyday items, glue, glitter, tape, feathers, fellowship, opportunities for service and staying in the middle of the boat…
Creativity is one of our spiritual principles and shows up a few times in our literature, such as Our Guiding Principles:
From Tradition 4: To some of us, it might seem strange to find creativity on a list of spiritual principles, but our pamphlet Another Look includes creative action as one of the goals of recovery, alongside freedom and goodwill. “Creative action is not a mysterious procedure,” the pamphlet explains, “although it is an inside job…Often, it means simply listening to those hunches and intuitive feelings that we think would benefit others or ourselves, and acting on them spontaneously.” Tradition 4, Guiding Principles, pg 66
“From Tradition 7: The practical direction offered by Tradition Seven- declining outside contributions and supporting ourselves- asks us to put the spiritual principle of generosity into action. We only keep what we have by giving it away, and learning how to give responsibly and effectively may be part of our Twelfth Step as much as our practice of Tradition Seven.
We hope that another addict will receive what was so freely given to us, and we express that hope by giving generously of ourselves to help NA fulfill its primary purpose. Practicing generosity takes discipline. It does not mean giving beyond our means, or making promises we cannot keep. When we are involved in service to our local NA community, we see the value of stable, reliable contributions; we also learn that money is a very small part of what we offer.
Time is irreplaceable, and may be the most precious gift we can give. Our time, our experience, our creativity, our hope, our money in the basket, and our attention in the meeting are all expressions of generosity and parts of our contribution to NA.” Tradition 7, Guiding Principles, pg 120