Nonprofit briefs for week of May 24

Recovery meetings

An Alcoholics Anonymous literature group is open every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Fieldhouse on East Washington Street.

Faith-based recovery meetings take place on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Faithful Gospel Church, 6881 State Road 135 North, and on Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Brown County Community Church, 2370 W. Main St. in Helmsburg.

Battlefield for Freedom addiction recovery meetings take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at New Life Community Church, 1450 State Road 135 North. They will have a 12 Step Book Study on first Tuesdays of the month.

Al-Anon in-person meetings take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Brown County YMCA, 105 Willow St.

Recover Out Loud meetings take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Faithful Gospel Church.

An Alateen group meets every Thursday at 4 p.m. in the YMCA Community Room. Call 812-345-9076 before attending to confirm meeting.

Narcotics Anonymous literature group is open every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East.

AA Grapevine meetings are open every Friday at 10 a.m. at Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S, Jefferson St., in the basement.

NA group meetings are open every Thursday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East.

Family meetings of AA/NA/AL-ANON are open every Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Sycamore Valley Senior Center, 746 Memorial Drive.

A Twelve Step-based recovery group has three meeting times and locations in the county.

The group meets at the following times and locations:

Brown County Community Church, 2370 W. Main St. in Helmsburg, first Fridays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Heart of Christ Ministries, 5181 State Road 46 East, first and third Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Faith Full Gospel Church, second and fourth Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Dinner is provided and childcare is available.

For more information, call Jim Ackerman at 812-606-7355 or Toni Brumley at 812-269-0757.

Recovery and wellness coalition

Brown County Wellness and Recovery Coalition meets on the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Salmon Room at the County Office Building, 201 Locust Lane. The meetings are open to the public.

For more information, contact Leyla Davis at [email protected].

Weekly food pantry

GNAW BONE — The Pentecostals, 60 Mt. Liberty Road, have a food pantry open every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 812-200-3136.

God’s Grace ministry

God’s Grace, sponsored by Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, has provided free clothing, linens and toiletries to Brown County since 2008. The group works with social services agencies, first responders and schools to get residents what they need.

The ministry is accepting donations of clothing, toiletries and money. The ministry is also accepting volunteers. Those interested in volunteering or wishing to donate should contact Mary Kilgore at 812-720-1187.

God’s Grace is open the first Monday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. and every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m.

Services are also available by appointment in case of emergencies.

God’s Grace is located on the second level of the Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North.

Humane society

The Brown County Humane Society is accepting monetary donations for several of its funds.

Donations are being accepted for the Medical Fund, SPOT Fund, Promise Fund and SPOT Endowment Fund. Memorial and honorary donations as well as Sponsor a Pet are also available.

These funds and donations help the humane society with everything from extraordinary medical expenses to ensuring the shelter animals are well-fed.

Those interested in donating can visit A detailed description of funds is available on the page.

Compassionate Friends

Even though the grieving process one goes through when losing a child doesn’t take a break, the South Central Indiana Chapter of Compassionate Friends will not be holding their regular meetings at the NUMC for the next 2 or 3 months.

Should you experience a loss and need to talk with someone, please contact Bill Schnackel, 765-490-0789, [email protected]; Chris Kraft, 815-814-8138, [email protected]; or Shirley Drake Jordan, 386-559-1030, [email protected]. The chapter will announce the continuation of meetings in the BC Democrat once details are finalized.