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ACA Holiday Party in Mount Prospect 12/19

The Monday night ACA group at St. Raymond’s invites you to join us for our annual Holiday Party.

Join us for pizza, potluck and desserts. Plus a great talk on CD by 12 Step speaker Fr. Tom Weston, SJ, on “Family and the Holidays”.

Please bring a dish to share and consider a seventh tradition donation to offset the cost of pizza.

Monday, December 19th, 7:00 PM
St. Raymond de Penefort Parish Ministry Center
301 S. I-Oka Ave (Corner of I-Oka & Milburne Ave.)
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Please see flyer for details on how to find the meeting room.

Holiday Party flyer (pdf download)

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Ready Set Go!! Telephone Meeting – Starts in November

Ready Set GO!! is now offered as an ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meeting

All meetings will be on Mondays, 7:00pm-8:30pm Central Time

Dial 1-712-770-8031 Code: 316354

STARTS Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Ready Set GO!! Meetings are closed ACA meetings for taking the ACA 12 Steps over a 4 week period. We will not be working the Steps. We will be taking the Steps. Ready Set GO!! is for ACA members to become acquainted with the ACA Twelve Steps and to prepare you for when you choose to do the ACA 12 Step Workbook. The recovering and discovering progresses with taking the steps by using a structured format over a four week period. The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step Workbook.

Ready Set GO!! is for the newcomer and the old timer. It requires those in attendance to listen to the material with an open mind and an open heart and in good faith with a desire to learn about ACA recovery.

It is suggested members commit to attending the 4 consecutive meetings in a row to cover all 12 steps. Ready Set GO!! will be done in 3 separate sessions.

Each session will have 4 telephone meetings on the following Mondays:

Session 1: Nov 7,14, 21, 28, 2016.
Session 2: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017.
Session 3: March 6, 13, 20, 27. 2017.

We will be using the Ready Set GO!! material. You must download the script and handouts and bring a printed copy to the meetings. (Note: The document is formatted to print out as single sheets only.)

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup website www.westgreatlakesaca.org will have information for Ready Set GO!! face-to-face meetings with teleconference call opportunities from May 2017 thru Oct 2017.

Spread the word! Download the Ready Set GO!! meeting flyer for distribution at your ACA meeting. Questions? Call Toni at 630-769-1314.

Walk & Talk – October 2016

Connect with other ACAs from the area while enjoying a walk around Lake Arlington.

WHEN: Sunday, October 30 at 9:00 am

WHERE: Lake Arlington, 2201 N Windsor Dr, Arlington Heights, IL (Map)

Lake Arlington

You are also invited to join the group for breakfast after the walk at the Honey Berry Cafe in Arlington Heights.

Questions?  Contact Kathleen A at (847) 946-0170 for more information.

Walk & Talk – September 2016

Connect with other ACAs from the area while enjoying a walk through the scenic Heron Creek Forest Preserve.

WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

WHERE: Heron Creek Forest Preserve, West IL Route 22 at Old McHenry Rd in Lake Zurich 
(South of Route 22, enter off of Old McHenry Road) (Map / Event Flyer)

Heron Creek
You are also invited to join the group for a breakfast after the walk at the EggShells Restaurant in Lake Zurich.

Please RSVP to Kathleen A at (847) 946-0170. We will provide cold water! Not able to make it?  Consider attending a future Walk & Talk event. Download the 2016 Walk & Talk schedule.

Last Call for 2016 Serenity Bookstore Orders

Summer is on the way out and Fall is soon to follow. With it comes the last Serenity Bookstore of 2016 – a great opportunity to order ACA literature and materials at significant savings.

Serenity Bookstore provides meetings a substantial discount on ACA literature and materials, making it easier and more affordable to spread the ACA message, support meetings and the fellowship. When meetings order ACA literature and materials through Serenity Bookstore, they receive a 20% discount off the entire order and pay no additional shipping charges! This discount is offered four times per year (quarterly), and is available only through West Great Lakes Intergroup, not to individual meetings. The next bookstore won’t happen until January 2017 so don’t miss this opportunity!

Placing an order is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Complete the Serenity Bookstore Order Form
  2. Mail the order form and payment to:

West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup
P.O. Box 1034
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Orders must be received by September 23, 2016

3. Pick up your materials at the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup 5th Annual Fall Conference:

Saturday, October 15, 2016
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Barrington United Methodist Church
98 Algonquin Road
Barrington, IL 60010 (Map)

Download the flyer and order form for complete details and instructions.

West Great Lakes Intergroup is thrilled to be able to support meetings with this program. We hope the fellowship will take full advantage of it!

Your humble servants,

West Great Lakes Intergroup

Ready Set GO!! Meetings – September/October 2016

Sponsored By: West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup

Ready Set GO!! Meetings are for taking the ACA 12 Steps in 4 one and half hour meetings. We will not be working the Steps. We will be taking the Steps. In taking the Steps using Ready Set GO!! material, we hope to “keep it simple” releasing some anxiety and fearfulness going into working our 12 Step Workbook later. The recovering and discovering progresses with taking steps by using a structured format over a four-week period and then working these Steps together. The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step Workbook. Some modified worksheets, and some new worksheets will be introduced to generate practical use in Ready Set GO!! This is an ACA closed meeting.

Ready Set GO!! is for the newcomer and the old timer. It requires those in attendance to listen to the material with an open mind and an open heart and in good faith with a desire to learn about ACA recovery.

WHERE: Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
Dixon Education Auditorium
(First Floor, Room A)
5101 S Willow Springs Rd (Map)
La Grange, IL 60525

WHEN: 4 Saturdays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
September 10: Overview, Steps 1, 2, & 3
September 17: Steps 4 & 5
September 24: Steps 6, 7, 8, & 9
October 1: Steps 10, 11, & 12

**Now offering a teleconference call for those who are not able to attend the face to face meeting. Dial 1.712.770.8031, enter Code 316354, announce yourself by your first name only. **

We will be using the Ready Set GO!! material. You must download the script and handouts and bring a printed copy to the meetings. (Note: The document is formatted to print out as single sheets only.)

Spread the word! Download the September/October 2016 meetings flyer for distribution at your ACA meeting. Questions? Call Toni at 630-769-1314.

Walk & Talk – August 2016

Connect with other ACAs from the area while enjoying a walk through the scenic Montrose Harbor.

WHEN: Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 am

WHERE: Montrose Harbor & Cricket Hill Area, Montrose Chicago, IL (Map)

(Off Lake Shore Drive between W. Wilson Drive + W. Montrose Ave.)

Montrose Harbor

You are also invited to join the group for a breakfast after the walk at the Golden Pancake House in Chicago.

Not able to make it?  Consider attending a future Walk & Talk event. Download the 2016 Walk & Talk schedule or contact Kathleen A at (847) 946-0170 for more information.