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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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Hello fellow travelers on this journey called Life. Just a quick note to say this website is still live and we will be updating it soon! So, check back shortly.

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Secular AA Open Meetings in the Portland Area

All are welcome regardless of belief or lack thereof Beyond Belief: Sundays @ 10:00 am, Portland Alano Club 909 NW 24th St., Portland Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm, Lutheran Good Shepherd Church 3405 SW Alice St., Portland Secular Sobriety: Mondays @ … Continue reading

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Where It All Began . . .

On Jill’s and my trip to Akron, a highlight was visiting again the Gatehouse of the Seiberling Estate where Bill and Dr. Bob had their auspicious first meeting from which blossomed Alcoholics Anonymous that today, more than 80 years later, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Recently on the AA History Lovers Yahoo Group, the moderator Glen C. Chestnut ¬†posted the intriguing article above. The article explicates that from the earliest beginnings of AA, non-Christian beliefs, other that the Christian ideology of the Oxford Group in … Continue reading

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Yet One More Secular AA Meeting . . .

This past Monday, September 7th, the first open meeting of the Love & Tolerance group met at 7:30 pm in the Little Yellow House on Third Avenue in Seaside, Oregon. In strict adherence to AA’s Third Tradition, the Love & … Continue reading

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New Beyond Belief Meeting

Wednesday night, the new Beyond Belief Wednesday meeting occurred at 6:00 pm at the ¬†Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 3405 SW Alice Street in the Fellowship Hall with an entrance off the lower parking lot. Fellowship Hall is a large … Continue reading

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Time Passes, New Growth Evolves . . .

Been awhile since I’ve posted on our little PDX Secular AA website. Been involved in lots of activity though and here are some of the things that are happening: Wednesday night, August 26th a new meeting will take place in … Continue reading

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Syd M. Shares Our Experience, Strength and Hope !~!~!

I experience great value from our agnostic/secular meetings. After attending Beyond Belief at the Portland Alano Club on Sunday, I felt energized and decided to go to another AA meeting, a very loving meeting on NE Broadway. After the meeting, … Continue reading

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Plan to go to Austin Next Year

One of the highlights of my recent on-going recovery process was attending the first International Conference for Secular AA members in Santa Monica in November of 2014. I eagerly look forward to attending the second biennial conference in Austin next … Continue reading

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