St Luke’s Church in Downers Grove is closed until further notice. The Tuesday Noon ACA Meeting is moving online. Please click the title of this post for the full text and a flyer with information on calling in or joining online.ACA_DG_ATTN_FULL_copy
At this time the rooms that we use for ACA meetings at the Fitchburg Serenity Club are still available, with the restriction that no meetings of 10 or more are permitted, however a number of meetings have moved online. If you come to a meeting at Fitchburg and there is no leader, the leader is probably leading online. Most of the regular attendees at Fitchburg have been emailed information with Zoom meeting numbers for the meetings that have moved. If you would like a list of zoom meeting numbers please send an email to your meeting contact person or to Jeff@twoforcoffee.org and we’ll send a list of meetings back to you. The meetings for which we have already created online spaces are as follows:
- Sunday: 12:30
- Monday: Noon
- Tuesday: Noon
- Tuesday: 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: Noon
- Wednesday: 7:00 M
- Thursday: 7:00 PM
- Friday: Noon
La Grange hospital has enacted a quarantine for visitors and meetings so we can’t get in to the facility to have our meeting . Please contact the meeting contact person for alternate arrangements.
A new flyer has been published with 2020 Ready, Set, GO!! Dates for 2020. A new session will be starting at the beginning on March 2. Please see the attached flyer with information about Ready, Set, GO!! opportunities for 2020. These session are held over a 5 week period and include an RSG Inner Child Workshop on the 5th week. Please click below for additional information about Ready, Set, GO! and for a flyer to share with your group.RSG-Schedule-3_2-7_11_2020.pages
After lunch at the 2019 Annual Conference, Debbie H spoke to us about relationships and authenticity. The audio file and her handout is now available in the Resources->Media section of our website or you can click here.
I am Jeff F, Corresponding Secretary for the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup (WGLACA) and the 2020 WGLACA Representative to the ACA Annual Business Conference and ACA World Convention. Today, I’ve officially registered for this event, to be held in Boca Raton, Florida, from April 23-26. This is the Annual Meeting for ACAs worldwide. The theme this year will be “The Power of Sharing.” At this meeting we will make decisions that will direct the work of the WSO for the coming year (and beyond) and have an opportunity to sit in on speakers and programs directed at ACA recovery from around the world. Some of the programs that our Intergroup has brought to ACAs here in the past have come out of speakers and programs that we were introduced to during this annual meeting in previous years.
Last year the event was held in Malmo, Sweden and Jan R was our representative. The recordings from that meeting are still available on the World Convention web site by clicking here. I guess the best bet for me will be to listen to a few more of these in the coming months to get a flavor for myself and to prepare for what is to come.
I hope to help you join me in the experience this year though this “live blog” that I’ll update leading up to and during the event and perhaps introduce you to additional resources for your recovery to which we are introduced. Stay tuned. There is much more to come, particularly, as we get closer to the date.
You are welcome to take all 12 steps in a day at the Fitchburg Serenity Club, in Fitchburg, WI on March 14, 2020 from 9 am until about 5 pm.
This one day program is a comprehensive intro to the language and concepts of the 12 steps of Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families. It can serve as a great overview if you are just getting started or a refresher if you’ve been at this for a while. Pizza will be served for lunch for a donation, the Ready, Set, GO!! workbook will be provided, and we will also explore a Loving Parent/Inner Child dialog after step 12. Click below for a flyer for additional information and to share with your group.
WHAT: Ready, Set, GO!! Take all 12 ACA steps in a day, followed by a Loving Parent/Inner Child Dialog
WHEN: March 14, 2020, 9 am until about 5 pm
WHERE: Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Rd, Madison, WI 53719
OTHER DETAILS: Lunch and Workbooks will be provided (donation accepted) RSVP or Questions to Dave S, 608-206-0442 or email@example.com. Please RSVP so we can have enough materials on hand.
Happy New Year Fellow Travelers,
We have a new meeting you are all welcome to participate in the Beginning of 2020. (See attached flyer)
What: Reparenting My Inner Child – (Central Coast Intergroup’s Workbook)
When: Starting January 4th, Every Saturday @ 10:00am
Where: Evangelical Covenant Church 7727 W. Center St Milwaukee WI 53222
Cost: Workbooks are $5 each (22 Chapters)
Support Provided: Experience the unconditional support we all deserved as children to become our “True Selves” living happy, joyous & free.
To be our own Loving Parents we need to have a relationship with our Inner Children. As our own Loving Parents, we have to reach out and make contact with our Inner Children because we are the adults. So while our focus is on communicating with our Inner Children, the skills we are developing in ACA are how to become our own Loving Parents.
Becoming our own Loving Parents is a way for us to review the past from our vantage points of adults and provide the fragmented children inside us with ways to develop
- A relationship between our Loving Parent and our Inner Child
- A solid foundation for natural emotional growth
- A complete identity
- A process for grieving to close the doors on the past
- A plan to resolve the neglect, abandonment, abuse, and trauma of childhood that stunted our emotional growth so we can complete the life stages we did not finish
In doing so, we learn tools to use and get the emotional support of our ACA family that will allow us to build healthy, happy, and functional adult lives.
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The Midwest Regional Committee is presenting a wonderful opportunity to work the “ACA 12 steps” and “Loving Parent / Inner Child Non Dominant Hand Writing” workshop on December 7th starting promptly at 9:00. (See Attached flyer for details)
WHERE: Evangelical Covenant Church, 7727 W. Center Street, Milwaukee WI 53222
WHEN: Saturday, December from 9:00am to 4:30pm
COST:$25.00 to cover your script, pizza lunch & location rental
THIS SESSION’s SPECIAL NOTES:
- NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SCRIPT WILL BE INTRODUCED, ESPECIALLY THE 4TH STEP INVENTORY PROCESS.
- Help the ACA WSO Literature Committee develop the latest version of the One-Day script before world-wide fellowship review. We will be verifying the timing of the new script.
Ready, Set, GO!! program is an orientation/introduction for those who wish to take the ACA Twelve Steps and learn about becoming your own Loving Parent. The material that forms the script is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step workbook.
This program is useful for:
- Old Timers needing a refresher course with the ACA 12 steps & “Loving Parent”
- Those interested in getting an idea of the ACA 12 Steps before doing the workbook.
- Opportunity for “Fellow Travelers” to go though the steps with others in atmosphere of mutual respect.
- Celebrate the growing ACA community across Midwest Region.
Support our “Kick-Off” session of the Ready, Set, GO! – Road Show. Celebrate “ACA Unity and Fellowship” with us in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.ReadySetGo-OneDay-Flyer-Milw-DEC2019