Big Book Meeting

Mondays @ Noon (CT)

Before the meeting, copy and paste a link of the section of the Big Book that we are reading in the chat, which can be found here (send the link https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/read-the-big-book-and-twelve-steps-and-twelve-traditions)

If there are any announcements, please post them in the chat window. On the computer, the chat button is on the bottom, on the phone apps it is under "Participants" then "Chat".

Welcome to the Monday noon closed meeting of the "Hand of AA Group", my name is _______, and I am an alcoholic. Please take a moment and ensure you are muted. We will start this meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference

"Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and 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 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."

Today I have asked ______ to read "How it Works" (send the link https://www.handofaa.com/readings/how-it-works to the person)

Today I have asked ______ to read the Twelve Traditions (send the link https://www.handofaa.com/readings/aa-traditions to the person)

7th Tradition: contributions can be made to:

Venmo Account - "MilwaukeeCentralOffice-AA"

At the Monday Big Book noon meeting we take turns reading a section of the first 164 pages of our text Alcoholics Anonymous. After each person reads, they will have an option to share something about what they just read or the can just say "pass." Please limit your sharing to 2-3 minutes. When you want to speak, type "next" in the chat window, I will call on you.

After the lead, we will share on the topic. Please limit your sharing to 2-3 minutes. When you want to speak, type "next" in the chat window, I will call on you.

(Secretary reads first)

(Then the next person reads)

(After everyone has shared)

We will close this meeting with the AA Responsibility Statement: "I am responsible… When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible."