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All meeting formats have been approved by the IBF Business Group; we ask that all meeting secretaries respect our group conscience and follow the posted format. Thank you for your service!

In-Between Fellowship Meeting Format

(Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, including Friday Speaker Meeting)

Welcome everyone, 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.

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(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, except Friday Speaker Meeting)

Welcome everyone, 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 those problems as they relate to alcoholism.

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Please respect our member’s anonymity, this means 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 sharings of experience, strength and hope are attempts to better understand ourselves and build more meaningful lives.
 

Chairperson identifies his or her self as an alcoholic.

Moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer

 

AA 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 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.

READINGS:

  • Have member read AA related material or How it Works 

  • Have a member read the short form of the Twelve Traditions 

FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Last Friday of the Month Birthday/Speaker Meeting 8:15pm – online AND in-person. 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. All meeting formats have been approved by the IBF Business Group; we ask that all meeting secretaries respect our group conscience and follow the posted format. Thank you for your service!

  • 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. Business meetings are held online except for January, April, July & October, when they are held in-person.

  • Open service positions: Service enables us to carry the message of AA to the alcoholic who still suffers. If the In Between is your home group, we encourage you to support us by taking a service position. All open service positions, with the requirements and responsibilities are listed on our website on the About Us page. If you’d like to volunteer as a meeting secretary, you can sign up online.

  • You can visit our website www.inbetweenfellowship.com for upcoming meeting dates, times, ID’s and passwords, and fellowship FAQ’s.

 

Are there any AA related announcements?

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:  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?  

THE 7TH TRADITION: is being collected by these methods:

  • CashApp: $InBetweenFellowship

  • Zelle: inbetweenfellowship@gmail.com

  • Mail a check or Money Order payable to the In-Between Fellowship, 4710 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601.

  • H&I (Hospitals and Institutions) is still being collected; please specify if any portion of your contribution is for H&I and that amount will be set aside.

 

HOUSEKEEPING ANNOUNCEMENT: 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. The CHAT "TO EVERYONE" feature is to be used ONLY for fellowship announcements and information about AA approved literature. Personal messages and contact information should be shared privately. In order to maintain sound quality during the meeting, we ask you to please keep yourself MUTED except when you are speaking and request that members turn-off their videos when engaging in distracting activities. Anyone engaging in inappropriate or offensive behavior will be immediately removed from the meeting.


QUALIFICATION: 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 to 3 minutes.


END THE MEETING with the Lord’s Prayer.

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