Churches

Churches

  • “ACA is not aligned with any sect or denomination, but we stress spiritual awareness as part of our daily lives. Through the Twelve Steps, each of us finds a spiritual life that works.”
  • As Step 3 states: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand God."
  • “A group needs a safe place to meet. For many this is a location free of unnecessary noise, distracting surroundings, or physical dangers. Check with local Alano clubs, churches, schools, or civic organizations that have meeting spaces.”
  • ACA meetings are held in many types public buildings including churches. ACA is not aligned with any church and has no religious message.
  • Chapter 5 in the fellowship text is entitledACA is a Spiritual and not Religious Program
  • From Tradition Seven in Chapter 19:
    Tradition Seven also reminds us of our need to pay our own way as a group or fellowship. While it is noble to turn away large gifts from an outside source, we cannot expect others to pay our own way at the group level. Refusing outside contributions means that we pay rent or attempt to pay rent for meeting space. Some churches and hospitals choose to offer such a meeting room free of charge. They view ACA as a positive addition to the community. To honor our Seventh Tradition, the ACA meeting should still make some payment for use of the room. We want to pay our own way to honor the Seventh Tradition and to show support of something we believe in. We want to be fully self-supporting so that ACA remains alive. We want ACA to be free of entanglement and to be available when someone reaches out for help.