Stepping Through The Holidays
(Sober, Sane, Serene)
SUNDAY, DEC 12
9:00 AM -‐ 2:00 PM
PLUMMER PARK, Art Room Two
7377 Santa Monica Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(park on north lot only)
Please bring: AA Big Book, AA 12 & 12, Large notebook, Pen, Pencil
HOLIDAYS can be emotionally charged for many addicts. We have expectations about what’s the “spirit of Christmas” and whether we’re part of it; how, when, where and with whom I’m to share this special time. Does the celebration bring a renewed faith in our HP, feelings of being safe, loved and belonging with “good will to all men.” Or instead, are we overcome with isolation, self loathing (what’s wrong with me that I can’t do and feel what I see others are enjoying), depression and hopelessness.
FAMILY visits can also be be emotionally charged. We may have unresolved issues with other family members that trigger old pain by seeing them again in old familiar locations. We may come from a dysfunctional family where we’re the only one in recovery and they still practice the old behaviors: pitting self will, demands and manipulations against other family to get what they want. This causes other members to resist and retaliate in kind. A family engrossed in a constant collision of wills isn’t a safe environment for an addict.
HOLIDAYS and FAMILY combined can threaten our newfound sobriety or recovery. This workshop will identify the people where you feel discomfort and show you how to apply the Steps using specific suggestions from the AA Big Book and 12 & 12. You will come out with a new PLAN OF ACTION based upon the AA 12 steps instead of your old tools for coping with Family and Holidays.
The Step 6 & 7 workshop, originally scheduled for Sun., Nov. 21,
has been postponed until Sun., Dec. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,
at Plummer Park, West Hollywood. We just didn’t have enough time to get fliers out. I
will have them with me at the next Intergroup meeting, for distribution
to your individual groups.
Anyone who attends Dec. 12th is encouraged to bring their 4th Step inventory, or be familiar with it.
See you at Intergroup.
Save the date: Saturday Dec 11, 2010 at 8:00pm
Location: The LGBT Center
, 208 W
13th Street (Third Floor Great Hall)
Come see some of your friends and fellows up on
stage with a funny SCA-style spoof of Cinderella, the famous slipper.
Show starts at 8pm (runs for about 90min) with food and refreshments
after, music and plenty of fun! All for an advance ticket price of $20*. $25
at door (suggested) NEW: advance
ticket holders (including those purchased online) will get access to a
special reserved section in front: orchestra seating, set aside for
those who bought tickets early. We are a non-profit, volunteer-run, and
your donations are appreciated. Tickets are on sale now online
at www.scany.org … fliers and
printed tickets will be available early next week and available at
Want to bring friends?
Other fellowships and guests are welcome! SCA NY special
events are “open” events. Please forward this email on to
any other fellowships or interested persons.
*A very small transaction fee applies per ticket if purchased online.
Update: Amazon is now charging 99 cents for each pamphlet and $6.40 for the Little Blue Book (a 20% discount off the cover price).
FYI, there are now Kindle editions of the four pieces of literature we
have been testing in electronic format. Secret Shame has been on Kindle
for a while, the other three have just come online.
Google is expected to launch its “Google Editions” competitor to Amazon by year’s end and should have the same four titles.