by Lisa Tome
The parish hall at North East's St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Church gets heavy use by the community.
"Four of the six nights are 12 step groups," said the church's rector, Rev. John Schaeffer.
So after thinking about it from time to time over the past six months, Rev. Schaeffer decided that once a month the church will host a casual church service geared to those in all stages of recovery from addiction. The services are geared to "help strengthen those in recovery with the message of hope, redemption, and God's grace."