Bridging the Gap Group

MEETING SCRIPT.

{mute all, don’t allow participants to unmute, set chat “host only”

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

Welcome everyone to the BRIDGING THE GAP ONLINE AA Acceptance 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 Men and Women 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 not sharing, and remember to unmute when you wish to share. The host may also mute the room if necessary, and ask you to unmute when its your turn to share.

We request that you put your first name on your window by clicking on the three dots on the top.

Let’s start the meeting with the Serenity Prayer. {Slide}

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

AA Birthdays & Visitors {Slide}

“The format of this meeting is to read from The Acceptance paragraph on page 417 of the Big Book to the end of the chapter. Each person reads one or two paragraphs and then tags someone to read next.

https://aa.org/assets/en_US/en_bigbook_personalstories_partII.pdf {page 141 of 155]

If you wish to read or share, please raise your hand (bottom of participants window) co-hosts may click the yes button to share.

The meeting is now open for sharing.

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

Twenty Five Minutes after 7:00

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”.

{7th Tradition Slide}

{Ask Someone to read the Twelve Traditions}.

{show 12 Traditions slide}

Now I will turn the meeting over to our Celebrations host. {Slide}

Are there any AA related announcements??

“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.

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

“Thank you all for coming!” Let us close the meeting with a moment of silence and I have asked __________to lead us in the 7th Step Prayer. {Slide} And the We version of the Serenity Prayer (optional)

{open chat for fellowship and ask all to unmute}