From Hurting to Healing to Helping – Two New ACA-MN Outreach Initiatives


This fall, ACA-Minnesota Intergroup will be starting two unique outreach initiatives and you’re invited to join us in launching them!

September 15th @ Bloomington Alano
2062 W 98th St., Minneapolis, MN 55431

Service Work Informational Meeting 11-11:30
Join us as we discuss available service opportunities, and bring your ideas for new ones. In this half hour meeting, we’ll talk about which opportunities are available and explain what is involved, including what the activity would be and the support that will be available to you. These opportunities could include administrative support—like helping to answer emails—or working on a committee specific to any given topic.

Yellow Book Program Planning 11:30-12:30
You asked, we listened! We’ve been hearing from many of you that there is a need for more opportunities to study the Yellow Book with Fellow Travelers. Now is the time to put together a MN Intergroup Yellow Book Program. We will need a chair and a co-chair, and some committee members.
Come to this first meeting to find out more about those roles, and to bring your ideas of what a Yellow Book Program would look like. For instance, how many groups? How often should we start new groups? How often will those groups meet? Who will lead each study group?

Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others who still suffer, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Reaching Step 12 is an indicator that we’ve progressed in our recovery. The Fellowship Text’s Suggested Commitment to Service says, “I perform service so that my program will be available for myself, and through those efforts, others may benefit.” In other words, service work is critical to ACA healing, and service work is critical to the growth of ACA. When we perform acts of service, we carry the message to others who still suffer and through our actions we strengthen our recovery.