In-Between Fellowship Meeting Format
This is a meeting of Alcoholic Anonymous at the In-Between Fellowship.
(Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday)
This is an OPEN meeting
(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
This is a CLOSED meeting
So please respect our members anonymity. This mean that full names should not be revealed at the public level. What you hear is told in confidence and should not be repeated outside this meeting. These sharing of experience, strength and hope are attempts to better understand ourselves and build more meaningful lives.
Chairperson identifies his or her self.
Moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer
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 to 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. Read the definition of a closed or open meeting
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
THIS IS A CLOSED MEETING OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
This is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. In support of AA’s singleness of purpose, attendance at closed meetings is limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. If you think you have problem with alcohol, you are welcome to attend this Meeting. We ask that when discussing our problems, we confine ourselves to t those problems as they relate to alcoholism.
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
THIS IS AN OPEN MEETING OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
This is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are Glad you are all here, especially newcomers. In keeping with our Third Tradition which states that “The only requirement for AA Membership is a desire to stop drinking" we ask that all who participate confine their discussion to their problems with alcohol
Have member read AA related material or How it Works
Have a member read the short form of the Twelve Traditions
Ask for any AA related announcements from the floor.
Please Make Fellowship Announcements:
Last Friday of the Month Speaker Meeting 8:15pm
If it is your birthday month, you are STRONGLY urged to attend and support this meeting. You can now sign -up on the IBF Website to receive your chip.
Business Meeting is the first Monday of the month at 6:45pm. Unless that Monday is a holiday, then it will be held the following week.
Please visit the In-Between Fellowship Website, for upcoming meeting dates, times, ID’s and passwords and fellowship FAQ’s
You do not need to be acknowledged, but it helps us to get to know you better. Is there anyone attending their 1st, 2nd or 3rd meeting or in their first 30 days of sobriety who would like to be acknowledged?
Is there anyone visiting from out of town or new to the In-Between Fellowship?
Secretaries Please Announce 7th Tradition
7th Tradition is being collected by these methods:
Mail a Check or Money order payable to the In-Between Fellowship, 4710 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601.
Please specify if any portion is to be contributed to H&I. H & I is still being collect by stating what amount you would like given to H & I, and it will be deducted from your 7th tradition donation.
A few virtual housekeeping details for this meeting:
In order to assure a safe and healthy environment for our members and guests,
we ask that all members be respectful of one another in their shares. This
means we discourage crosstalk, which is defined as commenting in any way on
another person’s share, either directly or in the CHAT box.
Please show the same respect on our virtual platform as you would show at an
in-person meeting. When people send a chat to ‘everyone’, it’s distracting, like
yelling a comment out loud at an in-person meeting. The CHAT box is to be
used ONLY for announcements, AA approved literature and sharing of contact
In order to maintain sound quality during the meeting, we ask you to please
keep yourself MUTED except when you are speaking.
We also request that members turn-off their videos when engaging in distracting
Chairperson/Speaker is to briefly qualify, not to exceed 5 minutes. Pick a precise topic. Call on three members who have experience with the Steps. When new members are present, talk about the first three Steps. Ask members to keep their shares between 3 and 5 minutes.
End the meeting with the Lords Prayer