The New Day Club is a ministry of Hixson First Baptist Church. It is led by Dennis Wilson. Dennis is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who will celebrate 34 years of sobriety on November 2, 2017.
You may contact Dennis by phone at (423) 447-9067 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning this meeting. HFBC is pleased to provide a safe, comfortable atmosphere for these gatherings. HFBC considers Alcoholics Anonymous an effective method for helping those who are struggling with alcoholism achieve sobriety and get their life back in order.
“It’s A New Day!”
“This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
The New Day Club:
Meets: Tuesday, Beginning October 17, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8 pm
Type of Meeting: Co-ed / Open
Location: 817 Lower Mill Road ~ Hixson, Tennessee 37343
Phone: Dennis Wilson – (423) 447-9067 ~ Church Office – (423) 877-2467
Church Website: www.hixsonfirstbaptist.org
Alcoholics Anonymous® 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. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. –www.aa.org
The Basics of AA
- The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step recovery program is a free treatment program for people suffering from alcohol abuse and addiction.
- AA program participants follow a set of recovery steps to achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol. Many people use a sponsor to help them through the process.
- The program uses a spiritual approach that includes a belief in a higher power. Members define that higher power in their own way—it does not have to be God. (HFBC Disclaimer: Those attending are free to believe as they choose and will be respected. However, it is the position of HFBC that Jesus Christ is the true and living God, and the only Savior, Healer, Deliverer, and Lord of mankind.)
- Meetings are often held in public spaces such as churches or schools. Some meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend, while others are only for alcoholics or prospective AA members.
- Becoming a member is free. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking.
- You must be an alcoholic or codependent on drugs to join AA but anyone can attend open meetings.
Statement on Safety: Our group endeavors to provide a safe meeting place for all attendees and encourages each person here to contribute to fostering a secure and welcoming environment in which our meetings can take place. As our Traditions remind us, the formation and operation of an A.A. group resides with the group conscience. Therefore, we ask that group members and others refrain from any behavior which might compromise another person’s safety. Also, please take the precautions you feel are necessary to ensure your own personal safety, for example, walking to your car in a group after a meeting. If a situation should arise where someone feels their safety is in jeopardy, or the situation breaches the law, the individuals involved should take appropriate action. Calling the proper authorities does not go against any A.A. Traditions and is recommended when someone may have broken the law or endangered the safety of another person.
The Twelve Steps
Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step 7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Click the following link to download this page in a brochure format: AA Brochure