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What is AA?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA 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. The primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

A.A.’s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.

The Episcopal Church has a historic connection with the founding of the AA movement, and Episcopal communities around the world regularly host AA groups as a way to support this important work. As noted above, AA is not affiliated with any denomination, sect, or group. Meetings are open to all.   

Ascension is proud to participate in this work. We host several AA groups, including both open and closed meetings, throughout the week. Please check the link below for times and meeting types. Questions regarding AA should be directed to AA group leaders. The clergy and staff of Ascension do not schedule these meetings. Contact info for AA groups can be found at the link below.





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