Christian Recovery Fellowship Format of Compulsve Eaters in Rhode Island - FYI
As I was reading your newsletter a few moments ago, the
thought came to me to share with both of you, the format of our meeting on
Friday nights. I wanted you to see what an impact your research and hard
diligent work has had on my life.
I am so grateful to you both,
Sandy in RI
The Good Book and Big Book Step/Study Meeting.
Welcome to the Friday night “That Power, which is GOD,” 12 Step
Christian Fellowship meeting.My name is
_____________ and I am a_______________,
and your trusted servant for tonight’s meeting.
Assigned Person reads:“God we invite you into this room”Thank you
After a moment of silence, we will recite the entire Serenity Prayer.(Pass out
The Purpose of this
meeting is to help compulsive eaters, to achieve a Recovered state of mind
and body, by studying, discussing and practicing the Twelve Steps as they are
laid out in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.In this group, we will also study the
Good Book, the Bible from where all
healing and deliverance abounds, through God, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
We will ask the Holy Spirit
for Guidance and Direction for each of us and for the group as a whole, so we
may live a life pleasing to God. We ask God to Bless us with a Vital Spiritual
Experience that will bring Permanent
Recovery from ouraddiction. We
ask God to give us boldness to pass the True Message on, so others may
walk in Freedom. The True Message is,
“That Power IS God.”
This is the original
old-school method as practiced by the pioneers of AA, before there was an
organized meeting, the big book or the 12 steps. The pioneers were guided by,
studied and Recovered with the Bible, we shall do likewise.
We warmly welcome those with
other addictions to feel at home with us and to share their recovery as well. All
can share at this meeting; however it is to be limited to actual experience and
Truth from the Bible, not opinions. We are to focus our share on what is
This is a one-hour meeting
from 7 to 8 pm. There is to be only one person speaking at a time, with no side
conversations, out of respect for the person speaking. Please hold questions
till after the meeting. Sharing ends at
7:55pm. We will close with a short
reading and the Lord’s Prayer.
Living the 12 step principles,
having daily commune with God through praying, reading the Bible, sponsoring
and being of service to others, is how we stay in Fit Spiritual condition; and is the means of permanent recovery.
(Permanent Recovery is found on page XVII Roman Numeral 17 of the Big Book.)
Tonight we will read and
study Step ______, starting on page _____, ______paragraph.The principle for Step ______ is:
Closing: It is
now 7:55pm: Anyone who has not introduced themselves, please do so at this
Assigned person read:page _______ from “His Princess”
8:00pm“We will now close this meeting with the