NOCYPAA’s Annual Bonfire Night
Saturday – May 27, 2023 – 1:30 pm – Until after dark
The University Church
4747 Hill Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43615
Come join NOCYPAA for a Bonfire, BBQ, Games, and fellowship. We will hold a campfire meeting at sunset. Bring chairs, blankets, bug spray, (#ad) suntan lotion, etc., and a dish to share / pass. There is a $5.00 suggested donation.
Day of Homecoming
“As sobriety means long life and happiness for the individual, so does unity mean exactly the same thing to our Society as a whole. Unified we live; disunited we shall perish.”
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“We must think deeply of all those sick ones still to come to A.A. As they try to make their return to faith and to life, we want them to find everything in A.A. that we have found, and yet more, if that be possible. No care, no vigilance, no effort to preserve A.A.’s constant effectiveness and spiritual strength will ever be too great to hold us in full readiness for the day of their homecoming.”
1. Letter, 1949
2. Talk, 1959
Troubles Of Our Own Making
Selfishness – self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt. So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn’t think so. Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us!