Bridging the Gap Group

MEETING SCRIPT. Thursday Acceptance



“Hello my name is ________________________ and I am an alcoholic.”


Welcome everyone to the BRIDGING THE GAP ONLINE AA meeting.


This is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are glad you are all here — especially newcomers.


(Preamble)


“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 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.”



To keep the quality of sound functional during the meeting, please mute yourself when you are done sharing or reading, and remember to unmute when you wish to share.


{Slides: Zoom Updates and Safety and Anonymity settings}


Send the Host a chat if you would like to rename yourself.


[Ask someone to read The Twelve Steps.{slide}]


AA Birthdays & Visitors {Slide}


Let’s start the meeting with 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.


“The format of this meeting is to read from The Acceptance paragraph on page 417 of the Big Book (page 449 of 3rd Edition) to the end of the chapter. Each person reads one or two paragraphs and then passes to next reader.


If you wish to read or share, please raise your hand (bottom of participants window or reactions window)


The meeting is now open for sharing. If no volunteers to share start picking people.


[Chairperson says “Thanks for sharing” after each share so that people feel heard.]


at 7:10-15 7th Tradition Slide


{Ask Someone to read the Twelve Traditions}.

{show 12 Traditions slide}


Then continue sharing.


At 7:25 We have come to the end of our meeting.


“We remind you of the tradition of anonymity. Who you see here, what you hear here, please leave here”


Chips and visitors {slides}


“Sponsorship is a very important part of this program. attendees needing a sponsor Please stay on after the meeting and we can exchange phone numbers."


“I would like to thank everyone who makes this meeting possible, and I thank _______&_______ for their service as readers.


“Are there any AA related announcements?”


Do we have a volunteer to read “The Promises” or "A Vision For You."


“Thank you all for coming!” Let us close the meeting with the

Seventh Step Prayer (Ask All to Unmute and allow everyone to unmute themselves.)


My Creator, I am now willing that

You should have all of me,

good and bad.

I pray that You now remove from me

every single defect of character which stands in the way

of my usefulness to You and my fellows.

Grant me strength, as I go out from here,

to do Your bidding.

Amen.


Change Chat to Everyone Publicly and Privately


After meeting Fellowship continues. If you are hosting and must leave, assign host to someone else before you leave.






MEETING SCRIPT. Tuesday 11th Step



“Hello my name is ________________________ and I am an alcoholic.”


Welcome everyone to the BRIDGING THE GAP ONLINE AA meeting.


This is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are glad you are all here — especially newcomers.


(Preamble)


“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 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.”



To keep the quality of sound functional during the meeting, please mute yourself when you are done sharing or reading, and remember to unmute when you wish to share.


{Slides: Zoom Updates and Safety and Anonymity settings}


Send the Host a chat if you would like to rename yourself.


[Ask someone to read The Twelve Steps.{slide}]


AA Birthdays & Visitors {Slide}


Let’s start the meeting with 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.


“The format of this meeting is to read (or play audio book) from page 85 "Step Eleven..." of the Big Book to the end of the chapter (page 88). Each person reads one or two paragraphs and then passes to next reader.


If you wish to read or share, please raise your hand (bottom of participants window or reactions window)


Now we will do a 5 minute silent meditation.


The meeting is now open for sharing. If no volunteers to share start picking people.


[Chairperson says “Thanks for sharing” after each share so that people feel heard.]


at 5:30-35 7th Tradition Slide


{Ask Someone to read the Twelve Traditions}.

{show 12 Traditions slide}


Then continue sharing.


At 5:55 We have come to the end of our meeting.


“We remind you of the tradition of anonymity. Who you see here, what you hear here, please leave here”


Chips and visitors {slides}


“Sponsorship is a very important part of this program. attendees needing a sponsor Please stay on after the meeting and we can exchange phone numbers."


“I would like to thank everyone who makes this meeting possible, and I thank _______&_______ for their service as readers.


“Are there any AA related announcements?”


Do we have a volunteer to read “The Promises” or "A Vision For You."


“Thank you all for coming!” Let us close the meeting with the Prayer of St. Francis

(Ask All to Unmute and allow everyone to unmute themselves.)


"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace that where there is hatred, I may bring love-that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness-that where there is discord, I may bring harmony-that where there is error, I may bring truth-that where there is doubt,

I may bring faith-that where there is despair, I may bring hope-­that where there are shadows, I may bring light-that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted-to understand, than to be understood-to love, than to be loved. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by for­giving that one is forgiven. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.

Amen."


Change Chat to Everyone Publicly and Privately


After meeting Fellowship continues. If you are hosting and must leave, assign host to someone else before you leave.