Maybe someone more familiar with that fellowship's
literature can confirm that.
In Service With Gratitude,
++++Message 3186. . . . . . . . . . . . Re: "More will be revealed"
From: Bob McK. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/17/2006 8:32:00 AM
The October 1944 Cleveland, Ohio Central Bulletin
mentions formation that month of "The Young
People's Group." Was this the first such group?
I do not know.
In a talk in Akron, historian Ernie Kurtz said
that historians refer to the word "first" as
From the moderator: October 1944 is earlier
than the other citations we have received
from members of this group.
++++Message 3188. . . . . . . . . . . . Re: Young People''s Group- 4021
Clubhouse Phila, Pa.Celebrates 60 years
From: Tom Hickcox . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/17/2006 10:02:00 AM
At 23:22 2/13/2006 , Mitchell K. wrote:
>The October 1944 issue of the Cleveland (Ohio) Central
>Bulletin announced the first Young People's meeting:
>"Age is no barrier if you wish to participate in the
>meeting of one of the newest groups, organized in
>October. The group calls itself the Young People's
>Group and it was formed by several of the younger
>A.A.'s...20's - 30's. But they stress the fact that
>they do not exclude 'oldsters' from their meetings."
>The group met on Wednesdays at 8:30 PM in the West
>Side Evangelical Hall on West 38th Street and Bridge.
that were started but never "took" and petered out after a
time, on the order of months.
Tommy H in Baton Rouge
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++++Message 3189. . . . . . . . . . . . Re: God as we understand Him
From: t . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/17/2006 10:33:00 AM
Big Book page 12
"My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea. He said, 'Why don't
you choose your own conception of God?'"
Curious how seldom when this topic gets discussed that Bill's grandfather's
influence, from just two pages earlier, is forgotten.
Big Book page 10
" He talked for hours. Childhood memories rose before me. I could
sound of the preacher's voice as I sat, on still Sundays, way over
there on the
hillside; there was that proffered temperance pledge I never signed; my
good natured contempt of some church folk and their doings; his insistence
spheres really had their music; but his denial of the preacher's right
how he must listen; his fearlessness as he spoke of these things just before
these recollections welled up from the past. They made me swallow hard.