FRIENDLY CIRCLE BEGINNERS SPONSORSHIP WORKSHOP
MONDAY JANUARY 4, 2021
7:30PM GERMANY, 6:30PM UK, 1:30PM EAST COAST, 10:30AM PACIFIC
No password required
Harry McM and his sponsor Rich H will discuss their sponsorship relationship which began in 1980 and has lasted uninterrupted for 40 years!
Following our speakers the meeting will be open for Q&A style discussion.
All AA Members Welcome – Share Your Experience!
SPONSORSHIP TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION :
- Preserving the dignity of a newcomer, showing respect
- Relating with newcomers by sharing our beginnings
- Suggestions for sponsors
- Twelve step calls
- Issues with sponsees’ relationships
- Breaking the stigmas
- Sponsorship and spirituality
- Dealing with slips
- Acceptance and tolerance
- Chapter 7 of the AA Big Book “Working with Others”
Though three hundred thousand have recovered in the last twenty-five years, maybe half a million more have walked into our midst, and then out again. We can’t well content ourselves with the view that all these recovery failures were entirely the fault of the newcomers themselves. Perhaps a great many didn’t receive the kind and amount of sponsorship they so sorely needed. We didn’t communicate when we might have done so. So we AA’s failed them.Bill W. , AA Grapevine. The Dilemma of No Faith. 1961. Vo. 17 No. 17
But the ex-problem drinker who has found this solution, who is properly armed with facts about himself, can generally win the entire confidence of another alcoholic in a few hours. Until such an understanding is reached, little or nothing can be accomplished.THERE IS A SOLUTION. AA Big Book p18