The James Club meets Sundays 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
333 Glendale St. (Building behind Wells Church)
The James club is a fellowship of people in recovery and others connected to them. Its purpose is to provide support and growth opportunities that are consistent with Christian teachings and 12-Step programs of recovery. The James Club encourages members to be actively involved in AA or other programs of recovery.
Although held on the premises of Wells Church, the James club is ecumenical and interdenominational. Wells Church provides the meeting place as a part of their ministry.
Strict confidentiality is maintained concerning class members and expressed personal concerns.
Attendance is open to people in recovery, their families and friends. Interested visitors are welcome, so long as confidentiality is respected. Strict anonymity and confidentiality is maintained. Group members are encouraged to participate in discussion and Bible study, but are not compelled to do so. Leadership within the group is shared among members, depending on skills and interests. Recovery birthdays and other anniversaries or victories are celebrated. Social activities are scheduled as appropriate and desired.
The James Club name is based on the Book of James, a book of action and prayer:
"Faith without works is dead." (James 2:2)
"Pray for each other so that you may be healed." (James 5:16)
"The book of James was considered so important that early members of AA even suggested The James Club as a name for the Fellowship." (from Pass It On, the story of Bill Wilson and how the AA message reached the world, p. 147)