The Lodge is not affiliated with a church, nor does it promote a specific religious of spiritual practice. Yet, the Lodge encourages its members to contemplate on meaning of life issues and the common good of all human beings. The Lodge underwrites the awareness that each human being has the potential to create a purposeful and rewarding life.
Our slogan is "Celebrating Greatness in Self and Others." With that comes a commitment to nurture, utilize and stretch our potential: body, mind and spirit.
At the Lodge we believe that every human being possess the qualities to create a full and rewarding life. We recognize and celebrate greatness in one-another, starting with our own. After all, if we are not able to connect with our own magnificence, we will never be able to truly see the potential in others.
Additionally, we believe that we will be more likely to fully reach our innate potential when we go about it in a holistic fashion: body, mind and spirit. These seemingly separate domains are connected and support each other. Consequently, the Lodge offers activities that promote expansion in these areas.
Members may take advantage of a number of benefits and are eligible to vote and be elected to the Members' Council.
The primary purpose of DRA is to help one another achieve dual recovery, to prevent relapse, and to carry the message of recovery to others who experience dual disorders. The meetings are held every Thursday night at 7pm. No need to register, just show up.
Every 2nd Saturday of the month
from 2-3pm, The Lodge provides drums and an array of shakers to anyone who wants to join an exciting rhythmic experience. You don't need to be an experienced drummer, just a basic sense of rhythm. The drum circle is facilitated by Joe Sieger. Fee: $3 and $1/members.
Every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00pm we have Arts and Crafts facilitated by Connor Smith. Some of our members display and sell there creations in our Artist in Recovery display at Cafe the Lodge.
Every 3rd Friday of each month
from 6 to 8:00pm, Café the Lodge welcomes musicians of all walks of life to play and/or sing a few of their favorite songs. Bring your own instrument or borrow our guitar.
Members take weekly trips to the Bethlehem Township Community Center or local outdoor walking trails, to help reduce stress through exercise and keep fit. Cardiovascular exercise boots endorphins which can help to reduce stress hormones and alleviate mild depression. Regular exercise can improve mod and self esteem.
Share your love of gardening and discover the many rewards of joining a garden club! If gardens are beautiful to look at, imagine the pride and sense of accomplishment that the creator of such beauty can feel. Besides that, gardening is a great way to reduce stress, get a bit of exercise, be creative, and develop patience
Members vote monthly at the members meeting on community trips. Past trips have included the Philadelphia Zoo, Iron Pigs games, Sponsoring a Pet at a local shelter, Quakertown Farmers Market, Crystal Cave, Bowling, and Museums.
Thursday, October 18, 4:00-5:30pm at Cafe the Lodge (427 E. 4th St., Bethlehem) Facing Stigmas & Getting Stuck A free, public discussion about welfare policies, class prejudice, and misinformation that trap working-class families in a cycle of poverty.
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