Raising The Bottom – 12th Anniversary
Thursday – October 27, 2022 – Doors open at 8:00 pm – Lead Speaker at 9:30 pm
Epworth United Methodist Church
4855 W Central Ave
Toledo, OH 43615
You are invited to help the Raising The Bottom A.A. Group in Toledo celebrate another year of helping and keeping the next sick and suffering Alcoholic find serenity through working the Twelve Steps of A.A. We will have pizza, a dessert buffet table and a special lead speaker. Bring a dessert to share if you can. Come and join us for food, fellowship, and fun. Pool and Ping Pong. Raising The Bottom is open for new members. Family and friends are welcome.
A “Special” Experience?
I was the recipient of a tremendous mystic experience or “illumination”, and at first it was very natural for me to feel that this experience staked me out as somebody very special. But as I now look back upon this tremendous event, I can only feel very grateful. It now seems clear that the only special features of my experience were its suddenness and the overwhelming and immediate conviction that it carried.
In all other respects, however, I am sure that my own experience was essentially like that received by any A.A. member who has strenuously practiced our recovery program. Surely, the grace he receives is also of God; the only difference is that he becomes aware of his gift more gradually.
Grapevine, July 1962
A.A. Thought for the Day
When I came into A.A., I learned what an alcoholic was and then I applied this knowledge to myself to see if I was an alcoholic. When I was convinced that I was an alcoholic, I admitted it openly. Since then, have I been learning to live accordingly? Have I read the book Alcoholics Anonymous? Have I applied the knowledge gained to myself? Have I admitted openly that I am an alcoholic? Am I ready to admit it at any time when I can be of help?
Meditation for the Day
I will be renewed. I will be remade. In this, I need God’s help. His spirit shall flow through me and, in flowing through me, it shall sweep away all the bitter past. I will take heart. The way will open for me. Each day will unfold something good, as long as I am trying to live the way I believe God wants me to live.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may be taught, just as a child would be taught. I pray that I may never question God’s plans, but accept them gladly.