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The Turning Point group is an open AA Group that meets on Wednesday from

7:00 to 8:00 p.m.in the Church Parlor.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

 

You may call Ruby H. at 956-990-0881 if you have any questions concerning this meeting. FUMCSB considers it a blessing to provide a safe, comfortable atmosphere for these gatherings. The church considers Alcoholics Anonymous an effective way to achieve sobreity and believes in its mission, however, the church does not fund or manage these gatherings.

 

Meetings begin with the serenity prayer:

God, give us grace to accept with serenity

The things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

The Basics of AA

 

  • The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step recovery program is a free treatment program for people suffering from alcohol abuse and addiction.

  • AA program participants follow a set of recovery steps to achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol. Many people use a sponsor to help them through the process.

  • The program uses a spiritual approach that includes a belief in a higher power. Members define that higher power in their own way—it does not have to be God.

  • Meetings are often held in public spaces such as churches or schools. Some meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend, while others are only for alcoholics or prospective AA members.

  • Becoming a member is free. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking.

  • You must be an alcoholic to join AA. But anyone can attend open meetings.

First United Methodist Church of San Benito