Principles Before Personalities Is On The Move
The Principles Before Personalities group will soon have a new home at St. Matthews Episcopal Church. We have been blessed to be welcome to hold our meetings at the Hope United Methodist Church, and for that we will always be truly grateful, however we feel it is now time to move to a venue which better suits our needs. We want to invite everybody to join us in our “new home” starting on Thursday – July 06, 2017 at 8:00 pm. We look forward to seeing both old faces, and new faces at both our 12 and 12, and open discussion meeting. Please announce this at your home groups, or other meetings you attend.
Map Directions To St. Matthews:
A Different Swinging Door
When a drunk shows up among us and says that he doesn’t like the A.A. principles, people, or service management, when he declares that he can do better elsewhere — we are not worried. We simply say, “Maybe your case really is different. Why don’t you try something else?”
If an A.A. member says he doesn’t like his own group, we are not disturbed. We simply say, “Why don’t you try another one? Or start one of your own.”
To those who wish to secede from A.A. altogether, we extent a cheerful invitation to do just that. If they can do better by other means, we are glad. If after a trial they cannot do better, we know they face a choice: They can go mad or die or they return to A.A. The decision is wholly theirs. (As a matter of fact, most of them do come back.)
Twelve Concepts, Pages 74-75