Welcome to the Branford Early Morning Zoomer’s Online Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. I am _______________, an alcoholic and your chairperson for today.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people 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 A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Let us have a moment of silence to remember why we are all here, followed by the Serenity Prayer.
This is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are glad you are all here. In keeping with our singleness of purpose and our third tradition, we ask all who participate to confine their discussions to their recovery.
For security, member to member chat is suspended during the meeting.
Is there anyone new to AA that like to introduce themselves?
Are there any visitors?
Is there anyone counting days?
Are there any AA Announcements?
If anyone needs help finding a sponsor or would like to connect with another member, please stay on after the meeting.
Our group provides free Big Books for newcomers and anniversary coins. A link is provided in the chat column to this group's website as well as information for 7th Tradition contributions.
I have asked another alcoholic to read How it Works.
(Sundays only) I have asked another alcoholic to read the 3rd Step Prayer.
We are here 7 days a week at 7:30 am and have a rotating format. Today’s topic is: __________
CHAIRPERSON'S REMARKS PRIOR TO OPENING THE DISCUSSION
During the discussion, we ask that you keep track of the time you speak. If we each speak about 2 minutes, many will have the chance to participate. Please keep your shares focused on your own recovery, be respectful of each other, and refrain from giving advice or using profane language.
NOTES TO CHAIRPERSON
At 8:15, inquire if anyone has a burning desire and would like to share.
End discussion by 8:26 to allow time to read the closing.
Following our meeting, you will be invited to join a breakout room for fellowship. You can also stay in the main meeting room.
A GENTLE REMINDER: The opinions expressed here are strictly those of the person who gave them. The things you heard were spoken in confidence and should be treated as confidential.
A few special words to those of you who haven’t been with us long: Whatever your problems, there are those among us who have had them too. If you try to keep an open mind, you will find help. You will come to realize that there is no situation too difficult to be bettered and no unhappiness too great to be lessened.
We aren’t perfect. The welcome we give you may not show the warmth we have in our hearts for you. After a while, you will discover that though you may not like all of us, you will love us in a very special way – the same way we already love you.
Talk to each other. Reason things out with someone else but let there be no gossip or criticism of one another. Instead, let the understanding, love and peace of the program grow in you one day at a time.
We have a nice way of closing (closing prayer is read by chair or another member)