Outreach Programs
MARY TAYLOR MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at Mary Taylor
Sunday
 
Monday
AA Mtg./Healthcare Workers
at Wesley Center
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Tuesday
7:00 p.m.     AA Meeting ‘Closed Meeting/Discussion/Speaker’
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7:00 p.m.     GAM-ANON Meeting
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Wednesday
AA Meeting 'Open Meeting/Discussion'
Wesley Center
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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7:00 p.m.     AA Meeting ‘Closed Meeting/Discussion/Beginners’
Thursday
Fourth Thursday – Each Month
MTMUMC Community Supper
at Dodd Hall
Thu, Oct 24, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
For more information on the Community Dinner call the church
office at 203-874-1982 or click
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12:00 p.m.    AA Meeting ‘Closed Meeting/BB/Women’s’
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Friday
7:00 p.m.     AA Meeting ‘Closed Meeting/Discussion’
Saturday
 
ALCATHONS

Mary Taylor has been hosting the Thanksgiving and Christmas Alcathons for more than
two decades. Originally, the Mary Taylor Alcathons was intended only for the Mary Taylor
AA meeting members as a means of a "safe harbor" during the holidays which typically
involve dysfunctional family interaction and exposure to situations involving alcohol. In
the beginning, approximately     30-40 attended. Over time, the word spread around town
and neighboring towns of these events and the rest is history.

Each of these events runs for 24 hours, open to members of AA or anyone who has a
desire to stop drinking alcohol.  These events are not open to the public. The building is
literally "transformed" from a schoolhouse to an open space which serves hot & cold
food and beverages with a room for dinning and socializing (downstairs), and AA 12
step meetings (upstairs), where all aspects are around the clock.

The most recent estimate of people who pass through during one of the Alcathons is in
the range of 500-600. The funding of this undertaking comes in various forms. AA rooms
in Milford and surrounding towns donate $50 to run one of the sixty minute 12 step
meetings. Countless donations of food including one anonymous donor who provides
20 turkeys each year. There are donations boxes set up around the building to receive
contributions during the event. Of course, Mary Taylor offers the infrastructure at a very
nominal cost. People's Bank pays for the extra cost of trash         removal (i.e.
dumpsters).

Noteworthy, other Alcathon events use raffles to raise significant funds, but the group at
Mary Taylor respects the Methodist tradition of no gambling on church premises and
does not use a raffle. The AA Group running the event takes great pride to leave the
space as it was found, ready for inspection. This undertaking takes months of planning
and organizing by Milford AA members. If asked why people give so much time and effort
for no material gain in return, one only needs to read one of the tenants of the AA
preamble: "Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve
sobriety."

Doors open at 7:00 pm, Thursday December 31st  until 6:00 pm, Friday  January 1st.
Fun, Food, Fellowship which is open to all Alcoholics Anonymous member or anyone
with a desire to stop drinking alcohol.

The Alcathon is kicked-off with a Beginners meeting at 7pm.

Donations can be made payable to "AA Alcathon" and dropped in the Offering plate or
delivered to the church office.