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The Beagle Pack

Closed AA Meeting
First United Methodist Church in Ridgeland

12p Mondays - Friday
10am Saturday.


Zoom Links (password: atthepack)

12p Wednesday (id: 554843107) 10a Saturday (id: 524810651)

Greeting

Welcome to the Beagle Pack Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. My name is _______, and I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is________. Let’s begin today’s meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer.


Preamble

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. We are self supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage itself in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

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Group Conscience Guidelines

This is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous; attendance at closed meetings is limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, you are welcome to attend this meeting. In order to meet our primary purpose we ask that all persons identify themselves only by name and as an alcoholic during this meeting regardless of membership in programs that deal with “issues other than alcoholism”. We request that all participants refrain from discussion of drugs and other addictions during this meeting. The Beagle Pack does not condone profanity, please leave street language on the street! We ask that those of you with cell phones and pagers please mute them at this time. Also remember that “Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all of our traditions, ever reminding us that “who you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here let it stay here!”

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Current Announcements:

The Beagle Pack Group Conscience meeting is the FIRST SATURDAY of each month at 11 a.m. following the regularly scheduled 10 A.M. meeting. All Home Group members are encouraged to attend this meeting. Beagle Pack meeting schedule cards are in the collection basket. All meetings are closed discussion except for the Friday night Speaker Meetings (temporarily on-hold), which are open.

Unless otherwise announced, all meetings are in this room. Smoking is discouraged on the church property. If you do smoke, please use the ashtray stand on the porch. Please straighten all chairs and pick up and discard any trash at the end of the meeting.

We have AA related literature available for purchase and a speaker library from which members can check out CDs.

Members with long-term sobriety in this group feel that sponsorship and participation in a home group have been vital to their sobriety. If you need a sponsor, want to be a sponsor or want to join the Beagle Pack as a home group member please talk with me after the meeting. (Ask for a show of hands of persons willing and available to be sponsors.)

If you are not on the email list but would like to be, please fill out one of the forms in the basket that is passed around. If your email address has changed, please do this also. Please give the form to the chairperson.

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Regular Readings
(read at every meeting)



Additional, optional readings below:

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Topic & Meeting

Ask for any newcomers or visitors

  • "Is there anyone here for their very first AA meeting?"
  • "Is anyone attending this meeting for the first time that would like to be recognized?"

This is a large group, therefore we ask that you be brief in your sharing so that others may also have the opportunity to participate in the meeting. Does anyone have a problem staying sober today? Does anyone have a topic pertaining to alcoholism that they would like to hear discussed? If not, the topic that I have prepared for today is:

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Meeting

Halfway through the meeting - 7th Tradition - “the seventh tradition states we are self-supporting through our own contributions.” A Venmo donation link to @Beagle-Pack is also available online:
Venmo @Beagle-Pack

At the end of the meeting, give out sobriety chips, and then close with the Lord’s Prayer. Return books, basket, cart, etc. to Beagle Pack's room. Give collection to one of the designated people. Ensure attendance and collection are recorded in the group book. (designated people are listed in the chairperson's guide)