Some thoughts on theology and 12 Step Programs
Originally posted on Stepstudy.org:
It is common knowledge that AA (and therefore the entire Twelve Step movement) had its birth within and evangelical Christian movement known as the Oxford Group. AA separated itself from the Oxford Group prior to the publication of the Big Book. The Big Book contains some religious language, but only mentions Jesus once, and then only in passing. This has left historians and AA members divided over some important questions. Just how Christian was early AA? Who is the God of the Big Book? Is this the Christian God, or can we really take this to mean a God of our own understanding?
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New Hope Al-Anon
Special Holiday Speaker’s Meeting
When: December 17, 2014, 6:30 PM
Where: 401 South 11th
Speakers: Linda C. – Al-Anon
Bill P. – AA
Cookies and Punch shall be served.
Please come and enjoy the fellowship.
New Hope Al-Anon began last January with one meeting a week. We now meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:30 PM. This past month we have been actively working to create a new fresh look for our meeting room.
This room restoration was completed with Al-Anon labor and material donations. Some serious elbow grease coupled with positive enthusiasm saw the job through.
For those unfamiliar with Al-Ann – it is a program for the families of alcoholics. At present all of New Hope Al-Anon meetings are open so we do not exclude the families of other addicts.
Here are a few photos of the completed room:
We have inquiries submitted to the City Manager asking for clarification on the Smoke Free Ordinance as it applies to the Alano Club of St. Joseph. The ordinance takes effect 60 days after passage so we have until June 7, 2014, to determine whether this applies to our property. We have requested a written response so there is no confusion.
From the City Web site:
Smoke-Free Ordinance Passed April 8, 2014 Voters passed the Smoke-Free Indoor Air Workplaces and Public Places Ordinance on April 8, 2014. The ordinance shall be in full force and effect on June 7, 2014. Click on the link below to view the ordinance.
The New Hope Al-Anon Family Group began having meetings at the Alano Club of St. Joseph in January of 2014.
The group began in January and now meets three days a week:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:30 PM
401 South 11th.
Entrance is from side door on Sylvanie Street