Sunday, March 14, 2010

N.E.F.O.T.S.

Hello friends, family...

Just a check note to mention a great experience I had this weekend. I attended NEFOTS. For those who are not familiar, the acronym for NorthEast Fellowship Of The Spirit.

This conference is held annually in Portland, Maine - usually in the first half of March. This year was their 11th year and my second year attending. I probably should have posted something about this when it was still upcoming but it snuck up on me so fast I just didn't think of it.

The conference is based on the 12 Steps as they are laid out in the Big Book, for both AA and Alanon. They have three featured AA speakers (Fri & Sat night and Sun morning) and one Alanon (Sat afternoon). They also have one hour workshop panels on the steps usually with three speakers (2 AA / 1 Alanon) per workshop. Separate panels on Steps 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 & 12; Steps 4&5 are combined as well as 6&7 and 8&9. All very worthwhile to listen to. The AA speaker today (the closer) was incedibly powerful, as was the Sunday speaker last year. I purchased all of the cds of the panels and the speakers last year and this year.

Also throughout the weekend there are a few meetings in the hotel, a banquet and a dance on Saturday night. A great weekend of workshops, speakers and fellowship. I learned a lot last year and felt so good I immediately vowed to return this year and I did, like wise I plane to attend next year. The title of this blog is a link to their site which already has the dates for next year. Check it out if you can, or find a FOTS conference near you!

1 comment:

Gabriella Moonlight said...

We have these conferences throughout the year and state, they are such a wonderful addition to the recovery process in AA.

Glad you went, look forward to hearing more.