WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A TYPICAL PA 12 STEP MEETING?

ZOOM MEETINGS

Once you sign up for the weekly newsletter (sent Wednesdays or Thursdays) which contains meeting links, new meeting announcements, group activities, group trainings and a robust resource list you will be able to access zoom meetings.

1-click on the link for the specific meeting you want to attend. Meetings are usually open 10 minutes before the meeting for fellowship and questions. Folks will just be chit chatting and saying hello. You can participate or just sit quietly and listen.

2-once it’s time for the meeting the MEETING LEADER will start the meeting. they read a format and introduction to the meeting. they will identify (name, how they are alienated, kids age, time alienated) and then read the balance of the format.

3-the leader turns the meeting over to the secretary for 2-3 minutes of house cleaning rules and announcements. the secretary will ask new comers to identify if they want (name, how they are alienated, kids age, time alienated. there will be plenty of time later to share your story) and then turn the meeting back over to the leader.

4-the leader shares for 3-5 minutes, makes another couple announcements and then the meeting is opened to anyone that wants to share. Sharing is voluntary only. You will usually have 3 minutes to share and then a 1 minute to wrap up.

5-if there is extra time in the meeting the leader will put a question/prompt in the chat so that there will be an additional topic to share on.

6-the leader closes the meeting with some announcements and anyone that wants participates in the serenity prayer to end the meeting.

7-we then have 10 minutes of fellowship to continue some conversations, ask questions or anything else that comes up.

PA-A at a glance PDF

PA-A Facts PDF

PA-A Newcomer Booklet, to share with new comers at every meeting PDF

How to start a PA-A support group meeting PDF

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