Closed AA Meeting
First United Methodist Church in Ridgeland
12p Mondays - Friday
Zoom Links (password: atthepack)
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.
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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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”. The Beagle Pack does not condone profanity, please leave street language on the street!
We all need this program to get sober. Please help us keep our meetings free from distractions so we can carry the message of AA. Please mute your cell phones, don’t text message and if possible, please don’t get up and down during the meeting, especially when someone is sharing.
This is a large group; Please limit your sharing to about 3 minutes so that as many as possible may participate.
Please remember that “Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us that who you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here!”
The Beagle Pack Group Conscience meeting is the SECOND 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 quarterly Friday night Speaker Meetings 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.
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 available to be sponsors.)
If you are not on the email list but would like to be or if your email address has changed, please fill out one of the forms in the basket that is passed around. Please give the form to the chairperson.
The cards in the basket have a place for entering your name and phone number. Please use these cards to give your information to newcomers.
Ask the group for other AA related announcements.
Additional, optional readings below:
Ask for any newcomers or visitors
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:
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:
After the basket is passed, reintroduce the meeting topic.
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)