Weekend Warriors will host two meetings. Saturday evenings at 6:30 – 7:30 and Sunday evenings at 6:30 – 7:30.
The Hope Spot / 419 Clubhouse
2040 S Byrne Rd
Toledo, Ohio 43614
(Next to Capers Pizza)
Open Discussion Meeting
An open meeting of A.A. is a group meeting that any member of the community, alcoholic or nonalcoholic, may attend. The only obligation is that of not disclosing the names of A.A. members outside the meeting.
This type of meeting usually ranges in size from five to fifty or sixty, and is structured around a leader, often chosen from within the group, who picks a topic and shares about it for five to fifteen minutes before opening the meeting for general discussion. Some group formats ask the leader to read from AA literature and share in context; others leave the topic to the leader’s discretion. Discussion meetings tend to lie somewhere along a spectrum of “anything goes” to solution-oriented.
Freedom Through Acceptance
We admitted we couldn’t lick alcohol with our own remaining resources, and so we accepted the further fact that dependence upon a Higher Power (if only our A.A. group) could do this hitherto impossible job. The moment we were able to accept these facts fully, our release from the alcoholcompulsion had begun. For most of us, this pair of acceptances had required a lot of exertion to achieve. Our whole treasured philosophy of self sufficiency had to be cast aside. This had not been done with sheer will power; it came instead as the result of developing the willingness to accept these new facts of living. We neither ran nor fought. But accept we did. And then we began to be free.
Grapevine, March 1962