Format for MOM Meeting (make changes where RED appears in format)

Opening

Hello, my name is (put your name here), and I'm an alcoholic.

This is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous.  In support of AA's singleness of purpose, attendance at closed meetings is limited to those who have a desire to stop drinking.  If you think you have a problem with alcohol, you are welcome to attend this meeting.  We ask that when discussing our problems, we confine ourselves to those problems as they relate to alcoholism.

Welcome to the regular, closed meeting of The Meeting Of The Minds Group of Alcoholics Anonymous.  If you so choose, please join me in the serenity prayer followed by a moment of silence for the still suffering alcoholic.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

AA Preamble:

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

This is a step/topic meeting, with a tradition discussion the first Sunday of each month.  The Tradition of the month, Tradition (put tradition number here), can be discussed at any time.  This week we will be focusing on the step/topic (choose one) of (put step number or topic choice here).

Closing

Many thanks to all those who shared on  step/ the topic of (choose one)  (put step number or topic choice here).

We are reminded that every AA group ought to be fully self-supporting; that we decline outside contributions. The Seventh Tradition bag [Meeting of the Minds, PO Box 1622, Seaside, CA 93955] will now be passed.

Please join me in observing a moment of silence which may be used for prayer or meditation, for expressing the gratitude we feel at having been granted the miracle of recovery, sparing a thought, too, for those alcoholics who still suffer, inside and outside the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous.

May we now close this meeting, by saying the Serenity Prayer in unison.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Thank you.