And What A Fine Evening It Was . . .

Last night at the Wednesday night Beyond Belief meeting at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on SW Alice Street a citywide gathering of secular AA members held our first monthly Celebration of Sobriety Milestones. Some 30 secular AA members form the Portland area gathered together to celebrate recovery together.

The following seven secular AA members shared milestones, which occurred during the month of September:

  • Eli                                 1 week
  • Todd                             10 days
  • Martyn                         60 days
  • Chelsea                         6 months
  • Dan                               6 months
  • Shelly                            9 months
  • Mara                              1 year

Allie provided a delicious homemade cake and pie for refreshments, while Syd  brought a bunch of organic bananas for folks with diet restrictions.

Each of the celebrants spoke briefly expressing immense gratitude for being sober in secular AA. A common theme was appreciation for the secular AA meetings in Portland within which all feel the full fruits of the AA Fellowship among like-minded and spirited members of AA.  The days of “faking it” are over — we can each be authentically and truthfully open about our unorthodox beliefs or no beliefs at all.

October’s celebration will occur on October 28th — mark your calendars !~!~!

Thomas B.

About Beyond Belief AA

Sober since October 14, 1972; co-founder with wife Jill and GSR of Beyond Belief Portland AA meeting; attended first International Conference for WAAFs in Santa Monica, CA in November; regular contributor to AA Agnostica.
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