All of our AA meetings follow a similar structure. We have found that this structure works for a wide variety of people and ensures that our meetings remain a positive, supportive, and comfortable space for people to do their healing work.
People often arrive to our meetings a little bit early to settle into the environment. During this time you can help yourself to a cup of coffee, grab a snack, and mingle with the other attendees if you choose to. There is always plenty of space to find a seat.
When it’s time for the meeting to start, the facilitator will announce that it is time to begin the meeting and begin by recommending a topic of discussion. The facilitator will share their knowledge of the topic, and their experience working with the topic and will then welcome other meeting attendees to ask questions, and to share their own experiences. This creates a sense of community, support, and hope through shared experience.
It is important to make sure that meetings start and end on time. We ask that people keep the time limits in mind when sharing their experiences to ensure that everybody gets the chance to talk and share their insights and experiences with the group.