In eight (8) days, the Get In The Car Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will have its very first official meeting. The 14 official members of the group are excited beyond measure to begin this journey together of diving into our basic text and we look forward to sharing that journey with other A.A. members in the DFW area.
Our group conscience is pleased to share with everyone what the format of our book study will be:
– The first 164 pages of the Big Book… then Part l of the Personal Stories, “Pioneers of A.A.”
– Then, the first 164 pages of the Big Book… and Part ll of the Personal Stories, “They Stopped In Time”
– Then, the first 164 pages of the Big Book… and Part lll of the Personal Stories, “They Lost Nearly All”
One of the cool additions to our study that is likely unlike any other book study in the DFW area is that we have added a service commitment to our group called “Dictionary Steward.” As we are reading the book, if anyone in the room needs a definition to any word in the text (and if you’re anything like some of us – Bill’s choice of words will have you scratching your head too at times), you can raise your hand, ask for a definition, and our Dictionary Steward will look up that word in both the Webster’s and Big Book dictionaries and then go back and read aloud the sentence that contained the word in question WITH the definition in it. It’s just one of the many ways we hope to take a deeper, richer look at our text.
We will study these sections of the book in this order every Friday night. On the last Friday of each month, we will host an open speaker meeting where we will be bringing in speakers with personal experience on our basic text to share their journey with our members – and we will be celebrating member’s birthday in that month (if there are any that month). DOWNLOAD our group flyer to see a list of UPCOMING SPEAKERS.
B.Y.O.B. BRING YOUR OWN BIG BOOK!!!! We will have them available in case you forget yours, but…. yours is better! 🙂
Please plan on joining us for a meeting – we look forward to welcoming you to the Get In The Car Group of A.A.