The latest news from our Literature/Forum Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Area Assembly. Ellen C. is serving a three-year term on Panel 61. Ellen interfaces with the World Service Office’s Literature and Forum teams and shares that information with the Area’s Districts and Groups. She also encourages the display and distribution of CAL at meetings, the Assembly, and Conventions; provides information on new pieces of literature; encourages members to submit personal sharings to the WSO for use in publication of new pieces of CAL and issues of The Forum.
Our three daily readers offer a treasury of Al-Anon wisdom. But it wasn’t until my sponsor started going beyond the readers while chairing our home group meetings that I really came to see the depth and variety of our Conference Approved Literature (CAL).
If you feel like you’re in an Instant Pot pressure cooker during the holidays, you are not alone!
More than a few years ago, I bought Courage to Change (B-16) after a meeting. My husband picked up my book, opened it, looked down at a page and intoned like a preacher, “Your alcoholic is a gift from God.”
Did you know that one person wrote One Day at a Time in Al-Anon (B-6)? Our first daily reader was published in 1968, and it’s about to be given a new introduction.
Considering going back to face-to-face meetings, Ellen describes her group conscience experience and highlights several important pieces of CAL.
Ellen reflects on using Knowledge-Based Decision Making (KBDM) and the group conscience process using our literature.
Ellen C., our new Literature/Forum Coordinator for Panel 61, shares a little about herself and her hopes for the coming three years.