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Format For Get Up, Get Out, Get Sober

Good morning, my name is ________ and I’m an alcoholic. Welcome to the Get Up, Get Out, Get Sober meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, 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 AA 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 in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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Volunteer to Read “How It Works”….                                                    

Continue: This meeting is on its coronavirus schedule. We meet virtually 7 mornings a week at 7:30 am. This is a literature based meeting with a schedule of readings as follows:

Monday:Daily Reflections; Tuesday - Big Book; Wednesday - Big Book Stories; Thursday - 12 and 12; Friday - Living Sober ; Saturdays and Sunday Chairperson’s choice of AA material.

Each Friday, those who wish can also meet physically (rain or shine ) in Grant Park or at St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church.  

On the 3rd Sunday of each month, the meeting focus is on the 11th step and incorporates a  meditation practice.  Our group conscience meeting is held the last Friday of every month.  

·          Is there anyone here for your first ever AA     meeting?  * Note - for anyone new to AA make sure you let them know of the Newcomer Packet we have for them on the top of the homepage of gugogs.org.  This newcomer’s packet webpage can also be sent by email or text link to them.  

·   Is there anyone visiting from another AA group?

Let’s have a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer:  

God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change

Courage to change the things I can

And Wisdom to know the difference 

This group takes a moment to allow us to introduce ourselves by first name only. If you don’t wish to introduce yourself, please feel free to stay silent.

We will begin the reading now, followed by sharing. In this meeting we share the reading. When you volunteer to read, please read one or two paragraphs and then pass to the next person.   Our practice is to pay attention to the sharing of others and make sure that everyone in the meeting has a chance to share at least once before we offer a second share of our own (‘double dipping’). Please limit your share to 5 minutes, and avoid cross talk. Cross talk is directly addressing another person or their share. We want to hear YOUR experience, strength and hope.  Will __         ___ please start the reading?

[READING AND SHARING UNTIL 8:25 AM]

[AFTER THE READING/SHARING PERIOD:]

Thanks everyone ; it’s now time to end our sharing.  If you have something you would need or would like to discuss today we invite you to stay after the meeting.  This might include current threats to your sobriety, discussions about sponsorship, receiving text or email communications from the group, or being new to A.A. and needing some help getting started.  Some of us will stay on the call after the meeting ends.  We encourage you to join us and will be very happy to speak with you.

Are there any AA-related announcements?

Upcoming Group AA Birthdays

Does anyone need to be recognized with a virtual chip?

Will __         ___ please take us out with the ‘we’ version of the Serenity Prayer?

 God, grant us the Serenity to accept the things we cannot change.  Courage to change the things we can.  And Wisdom to know the difference