The Meeting has closed as of 10/1/21. Please visit East TN's Intergroup page for other nearby meetings
Welcome to the Keep Leaning Forward Group. My name is _______, and I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is_______. Let’s begin today’s meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer.
AA Preamble: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men & 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 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 itself in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober, and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
This is a closed meeting of AA; attendance at closed meetings is limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, you are welcome to attend this meeting. We are glad you are all here—especially newcomers. We ask that all who participate confine their discussion to their problems with and recovery from alcohol.
This group does not condone profanity, please respect by avoiding such language. When sharing, avoid cross-talk or taking responsibility for solving others’ problems. Please remember that anonymity is the spiritual foundation of AA’s traditions, ever reminding us that, “who you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here let it stay here!”
Group Conscience takes place on the last Wednesday of the month after the regular noon meeting, or as otherwised announced. The next planned meeting will be on: ____________.
The Keep Leaning Forward group feels that sponsorship and home group participation are vital to sobriety. If you need a sponsor, want to be a sponsor or want to make Keep Leaning Forward your home group, please see the chairperson after the meeting, or bring it up as a topic for the meeting. May I have a show of hands of everyone willing and able to be a sponsor or to discuss sponsorship?
Are there any other announcements?
Read How it Works from page 58 of the Big Book, or More About Alcoholism from page 30. (Click below for readings)
“Is there anyone here for their very first AA meeting?”
**in the event of a newcomer, have a 1st step meeting**
“Is there anyone visiting this meeting for the first time that would like to be recognized?
TOPIC: We ask that you be brief in your sharing so that others may also have the opportunity to participate in the meeting. Does anyone have a problem staying sober today? Does anyone have a topic pertaining to alcoholism that they would like to hear discussed?
If not, the topic that I have prepared for today is ________. (Chairpersons please choose a topic from AA conference approved literature)
Halfway through meeting, take a moment to remind the meeting that we are self supporting through our own contributions. Donations are being collected online.Donate
Any burning desires? Does anyone need to be recognized for a length of sobriety?
(24hr, 1mo, 2mo, 3mo, 6mo, 9mo, 1 year or more)