MBAIAA Newsletter – February 2018
Published on February 26, 2018
Step 2 – “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”
“The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God’s universe. The central fact our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous. He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves.”
Page 25 Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous Events To Plan For
For a full list of events see the Events Calendar of our new website!
Monterey Intergroup Birthday / Speaker Meeting
Saturday, February 24 @ 7:30
Hosted this month by Good Morning Carmel – a group that meets daily at 7am during the week and 8am on the weekends. The meetings are held at 3rd and Torres in downtown Carmel.
This is a monthly birthday meeting held on the last Saturday of each month (except for December when the meeting is held along with a holiday banquet ). The first part of the meeting includes a presentation of birthday medallions for those celebrating annual A.A. anniversaries and all are invited to participate. Birthdays are followed by an A.A. speaker who shares for 40 to 45 minutes and the meeting ends about 9pm. Coffee is typically ready no later than 7pm. Arrive early for good parking, fellowship and a great seat!
Monterey High School Cafeteria
Herman Drive at Larkin, Monterey CA 93940
A Note From Jana
I have just returned from Phoenix, Arizona. I attended the International Women’s Conference with my sponsor and some very dear friends. I went to enhance my own personal recovery, but wherever I go, I bring the MBAIAA with me.
When 3600 sober women gather, we are a force to be reckoned with.
We come together in gratitude to share with each other the joys and struggles of sobriety.
I am always profoundly moved when I attend such an event and I will tell you that what I took away from the conference this year is best summed up by a quote from the Big Book on page 68:
“We never apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator. We can laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically, it is the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust their God. We never apologize for God. Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what He can do. We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what he would have us be. At once, we commenced to outgrow fear.”
I encourage anyone to attend events like this. The benefits to our sobriety are many.
In closing, let me say that the daffodils are up and Spring is on its way (even though we didn’t have much of a Winter). I encourage you to come by the office and have a cup of coffee. We can talk about your home group, our program, or even a little baseball – Spring = Spring Training!
We Are Always In Need Of People To Be Of Service
If you are interested in being a part of what we do here at Central Office, I am always looking for office volunteers . People to be on the other end of the phone when someone reaches out for help. It is generally a four hour commitment (either 9:30 – 1:30 or 1:30 – 5:30) 1 day per week. Currently, I need a few people to keep on a list of those that are willing to fill in for these positions once in a while. Call or come by and let’s talk!
In closing, please feel free to stop by Central Office. If you are one of the ‘Trusted Servants’ at a meeting (Secretary, Treasurer,etc,) and you have any questions about the responsibilities of that position, don’t hesitate to ask what those responsibilities might be.
I am in the office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 -5:00.