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Hello Oregon Intergroup (and all ACAs everywhere!)

By Group Conscience: The Portland Retreat Committee has voted to move the October 2021 retreat to the weekend of May 19th, 2022.

  This was a difficult decision to make. So many of us are feeling the effects of extended social isolation.
The annual workshop is a weekend that many of us look forward to and cherish as safe space for fellowship and deep exploration of the workshop topics. However, the unpredictability of fall weather and the continuing pandemic make it increasingly unlikely to be able to hold a large gathering indoors, especially considering that attendees will be bunking, eating, and sharing bathrooms together.
The committee has discussed having a one-day outdoor gathering in the early fall. We are looking for ACA members to help brainstorm this gathering, from where it could be held, to what kind of activities we would offer, to what date would be best to host it. The date for an upcoming meeting is TBA.
The more members we have to plan, the greater group conscience we have. If you are willing to help plan, email us to make sure you’re on the ACA retreat meeting list to take part in this discussion and planning.
You can also email acaportlandretreat@gmail.com with questions.

ACA Oregon Retreat 2021 First Planning Meeting: Sunday, January 31st, 2PM, ZOOM

At last, the moment we’ve all been waiting for– it’s time to start planning an in-person retreat!
This year, the retreat is scheduled to be at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, on October 14th-17th, a full month earlier than previous years. 
Considering the constantly changing nature of the pandemic, it is possible that we might need to postpone the retreat again.  However, we also want to plan for the possibility that it WILL be safe to gather and room together, and to have a retreat similar to previous years.   

This includes building our roster of workshop and activity leaders, fundraising considerations, and taking on different tasks to make sure the retreat happens. 

If you would like to join in, please email acaportlandretreat@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

 ACA Interplay
October 11th, November 8th, and December 13th
7 pm to 8 pm
via Zoom, free with email RSVP
This is an interactive workshop that explores how moving our bodies helps us connect to our true selves and unbury feelings inside us. Participants will stretch together, practice light, playful movements, and be prompted to share in a low stakes and spontaneous way about the thoughts and feelings arising for them.

 

More details about Interplay can be found at www.interplay.org or by emailing the Retreat Committee at acaportlandretreat@gmail.com

 

To RSVP, please email acaportlandretreat@gmail.com.

Interplay ACA

2nd and 4th Sundays of September (September 13th and 27th)
7 pm to 8 pm
via Zoom, free
This is an interactive workshop that explores how moving our bodies helps us connect to our true selves and unbury feelings inside us. Participants will stretch together, practice light, playful movements, and be prompted to share in a low stakes and spontaneous way about the thoughts and feelings arising for them. More details about Interplay can be found at www.interplay.org or by emailing the Retreat Committee at acaportlandretreat@gmail.com
To RSVP, please email acaportlandretreat@gmail.com.
The Speaker Coordinator for a Wednesday night big book study in Reseda, California is looking for speakers outside of their area.
They are hoping to find someone from Oregon willing to speak about their experience, strength, and hope.
The initial slot is for Wednesday, September 2nd, the share time is 20 minutes.
Other dates are also available, the first Wednesday of every month is altered into a speaker meeting.
Regardless, we would still love it if you joined us one of these Wednesdays!
Meeting information can be found below:
Wednesday Night ACA Reseda (Online) Meeting
Time: 7:00p to 8:30p (pacific)
Zoom ID: 97799162502
PW: 503798
Call-In #: 253-215-8782
PW: 503798
Contact Josh: hitz.josh@gmail.com

Interplay ACA:

This is an interactive workshop that explores how moving our bodies helps us connect to our true selves, our inner child, and unbury feelings inside us.

Participants will stretch together, practice light, playful movements, and be prompted to share in a low stakes and spontaneous way about the thoughts and feelings arising for them. More details about Interplay can be found at www.interplay.org

Kathleen (Event host): acaportlandretreat@gmail.com

Sunday August 23rd, 7 – 8 pm, EMAIL FOR ZOOM LINK

FREE!

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Hello Oregon Intergroup (and all ACAs everywhere!)

By Group Conscience:
The Portland Retreat Committee has voted to move the October 2021 retreat to the weekend of May 19th, 2022.

 

This was a difficult decision to make. So many of us are feeling the effects of extended social isolation.

The annual workshop is a weekend that many of us look forward to and cherish as safe space for fellowship and deep exploration of the workshop topics. However, the unpredictability of fall weather and the continuing pandemic make it increasingly unlikely to be able to hold a large gathering indoors, especially considering that attendees will be bunking, eating, and sharing bathrooms together.

The committee has discussed having a one-day outdoor gathering in the early fall. We are looking for ACA members to help brainstorm this gathering, from where it could be held, to what kind of activities we would offer, to what date would be best to host it. The date for an upcoming meeting is TBA.

The more members we have to plan, the greater group conscience we have. If you are willing to help plan, email us to make sure you’re on the ACA retreat meeting list to take part in this discussion and planning.
You can also email acaportlandretreat@gmail.com with questions.
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