News of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pittsburgh area, counsel from its leaders, and reflections from its members.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Arbor - February 2012

The February 2012 issue of The Arbor focuses on hope—"Come to believe that the power of God can restore you to complete spiritual health."  Listen to the voice of hope in this issue of The Arbor, which continues the new pattern of focusing each month on successive steps of recovery.

Read also about new administrative materials and procedures for the Addiction Recovery Program and Family Support Groups.

Also find the latest list of face-to-face and telephone meetings of all kinds. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Counseling and Mental Health Directory

The stake mental health directory includes names and contact numbers for part-time LDS Family Services therapists, other LDS therapists in the Pittsburgh area, therapists who are not members of the Church who are acquainted with and supportive of Church standards and teachings, and a list of organizations and Web sites with mental health resources that may be helpful to bishops, branch presidents, Relief Society leaders Melchizedek Priesthood leaders, and others with pastoral responsibilities for the Saints of Pittsburgh.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Arbor - January 2012

The January 2012 edition of the Arbor features step 1, Honesty, of the Addiction Recovery Program's twelve steps: "Admit that you, of yourself, are powerless to overcome your addictions and that your life has become unmanageable."

Beginning with this month each edition of the Arbor will focus on one of the twelve steps, in succession, so that by the end of the year the Arbor will have featured each of the twelve steps to recovery.

The Arbor also gives days and times of face-to-face and telephone Addiction Recovery and Family Support meetings.  Some telephone meetings are for women only, others for men only.  A person may call in to a telephone meeting and remain anonymous, while still benefiting from participation.

Getting the most out of a job fair

A short article from MCT Information Services in the January 12 edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review listed a number of Web sites that give advice on how to make the most of a job fair:

The Career Place

Jobs & Careers

National Career Fairs

And of course, though not listed in the article, there's