Events

Christmas Lunch on Sat Dec 16th

Christmas Lunch on Sat Dec 16th

CHRISTMAS  LUNCH

Saturday December 16, 1.00pm

At: Diwana Bhel Poori House
121-123 Drummond Street, London NW 1

Indian Vegetarian Buffet
With desserts
£10

Contact Rene at
reneinrecovery@gmail.com
Seating is limited


New BDA meeting in Bristol

There is a new Bristol  BDA meeting on Wednesday mornings (1st/3rd weeks of month).  See here.

 


Steps workshop 04 Nov cancelled

The Steps Workshop due to take place on Saturday 04 November has been cancelled due to illness.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

 


Spreadsheets and PRGs Workshop 02 Dec 2017

Spreadsheets and PRGs Workshop 02 Dec 2017

Spreadsheets and PRGs Workshop

2 December 2017 from 2pm to 5pm

Westminster Methodist Hall, London
(Room will be confirmed nearer the date)

£5 contribution

Reserve by email – reneinrecovery@gmail.com

Download flier pdf


Fellowship call ‘A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business’ Nov 19, 7:00 to 8:30pm

The World Service Conference Committee of Business Debtors Anonymous (BDA) presents A Fellowship-Wide conference call

A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business

Sunday, November 19, 7:00 to 8:30pm GMT

Call  0330 998 1253  then press access code 172285#

HOW CAN SELF CARE IMPROVE MY BUSINESS? 

Speaker will address issues such as paying yourself a salary, medical insurance, prudent reserve, vacations, sick days, retirement plans, and dealing with difficult and poor-paying clients.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I PUT MONEY BEFORE SPIRITUALITY? 

Speaker will address spiritually sustainable earning, their connection with a higher power, and why money is not their higher power.

HOW DOES GRATITUDE CREATE A PROSPEROUS BUSINESS? 

Speaker will focus on how a mindful shift to an “attitude of gratitude” affects all aspects of our business, including putting our needs first and creating more clarity with our business. This call will include three speakers, each sharing their experience, strength and hope for 15 minutes on one of the above topics. After the speaker presentations, callers will be given the opportunity to participate in timed shares.

USA & CANADA CALL-IN NUMBER 712.451.0983 access code 172285# To playback the recording (speaker shares only) 712.451.1092 access code 172285#

Connect across the globe Provide participants with a local in-country dial-in number from any of the 61 countries listed below: Access Code: 172285#

 

 


VISIONS- fellowship call Sunday 29 Oct at 5pm

The WSC Fellowship Communications Committee Presents “Visions – Individual” 

DA Members Share Their Experience Strength and Hope

This Fellowship-wide call will explore the many levels in which having a clear vision can contribute to spiritual growth and our individual capacities for abundance. Many of us came into DA in a state of complete helplessness and hopelessness – stuck in a restricted life where we were constantly gasping for breath. Accompanied with the steps and tools of DA, being willing to explore and move toward our visions can result in profound displays of DA’s promises.

Come join us in to hear personal stories of visions realized, and how three members moved from a life of unmanageability to a life of dreams and visions realized. Through recovery, as we align our will with a Power Greater than ourselves, we begin to live our deepest visions, sometimes in unexpected ways, and find freedom, happiness, and serenity, beyond our wildest dreams.

Participants – Worldwide Debtors Anonymous Members at all service levels and especially Newcomers.

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Time: 5pm- 6.30pm UK Time

(1:00 – 2:30 EST)

Dial In: United Kingdom    +44 330 998 1253

Enter Access Code: 214 – 381#

Some charges may apply, depending on your phone service.  Web-based phone alternatives are available. See list below for international numbers.

To listen to the recorded calls dial (319) 527-2885 Code 214 – 382# Press #1

Upcoming FCC “Visions Phone Forums”

“Visions – Group” and “Visions – Fellowship.”

Dates will be announced once they are finalized.

Responsibility Pledge: “I pledge to extend my hand and offer the hope of recovery to anyone who reaches out to Debtors Anonymous.”

Please share this announcement at your meetings.

Please forward this e-mail to other D.A. members.

Following are International dial-in numbers. Access Code: 214 – 381#

 

 

United Kingdom    +44 330 998 1253


DA Step Study by Phone - 8 week course

DA Step Study by Phone – 8 week course

A US group has set up an 8 week Step Group by phone, at a UK-friendly time (7.00-8.15pm on Sundays) from 6th August. Donations are suggested but are optional.  Email SundayBerkeleyDA@gmail.com for details.  See poster below (also attached as pdf)

Download pdf


PRG for DA on Saturday 7pm

2017 Pressure Relief Meeting  
for Debtors Anonymous
A Fellowship-wide Service Opportunity
The purpose of a pressure relief meeting is to review our financial situation, help restore manageability to our financial lives, and thereby provide support for our recovery from compulsive debting.
Pressure Relief Groups & Pressure Relief Meetings pamphlet

 

In February 2017, the Chair of the General Service Board convened an ad hoc committee to address the Fellowship’s $48,000.00 projected deficit in our FY 17 spending plan. The members of the ad hoc committee realize this situation is far from ideal.

Debtors Anonymous has recently accessed a portion of our prudent reserve to address the shortfall. Although the Fellowship has not incurred unsecured debt, we realize our current course of spending will not be sustainable.  
To this end, the ad hoc committee is asking for active participation from our Fellowship in a pressure relief-style conference call.
Date:
Saturday August 5, 2017
Time:
11:00 am Pacific | 12:00 noon Mountain | 1:00 pm Central | 2:00 pm Eastern | 6:00 pm UTC
Call-in Number:
1-712-432-0400
Access Code:
363385#

 

Participants:
All members of the D.A. Fellowship.
Suggested Prior Reading:
  • The Fifth and Seventh Traditions, 12&12&12
  • The Fourth, Fifth, and Tenth Tools of The Twelve Tools of D.A.
  • Pressure Relief Groups & Pressure Relief Meetings pamphlet
  • The Seventh Tradition: How to Contribute to Our Fellowship,
    D.A. Manual for Service (DAMS)

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Please share this announcement at your meetings.

 


17th DA UK Convention: First announcement

IT WORKS IF YOU WORK IT
DA UK Convention October 28th 2017
At Westminster Central Hall
10 till 5.30
£10 donation

Put it in your diaries – More information soon!

Visit the 2017 convention page


Figures and Steps/Sponsorship Workshops Aug-Nov 2017

Figures and Steps/Sponsorship Workshops Aug-Nov 2017

Figures workshops

Due to Success of Figures Workshop in early June 2017, Sabrina has offered to repeat this event.

This time it will be offered in 2 parts:

Part 1: Sat Aug. 5
FIGURES AND CATEGORIES
2.00 – 4.30 pm
£5 donation
At Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Part 2: Sat Sept 2
SPENDING PLAN
2.00 – 4.30 pm
£5 donation
At Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Steps/Sponsorship workshop, Sat 04 Nov 2017

This has been cancelled due to illness

Led by Daisy
2.00 – 5.00 pm
£5 donation
At Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Booking: For bookings and or info on these Workshops please get in touch with Rene at
reneinrecovery@gmail or text 07870 534748

Download flyer


Vision Board Making Party / Fundraiser event

Sunday BDA Creatives (Sundays London WC1) are holding a Vision Board Making Party / Fundraiser event
Sunday 30th April 5.45-6.45pm
Contact Anna 07746230833 for details

Meeting details here


Figures and Spreadsheets Workshop June 3rd 2017

There will be a Figures and Spreadsheets Workshop run by Sabrina on June 3rd, 1.30 – 5.30

Venue: Westminster Methodist Hall, Broadbent Room
Cost: £5 donation
Booking: Space is very limited  – just 30 seats available. Please get your ticket and book via Rene at reneinrecovery@gmail.com
Please don’t just show, up as it’s strictly only 30 with advance tickets!


One member, one action for the month of April

Dear DA members,

We are carrying on our tradition of ‘One member, one action’ for the month of April. If every member took just one action, imagine the impact it would have on carrying the DA message to the debtor who still suffer. Could you call a newcomer, sponsor a member or….

  1. Find Materials

DA Posters & awareness cards (business cards with DA info) available from meeting PI rep, Literature rep & Intergroup Literature Rep

OR Poster available to download and print from DA website http://debtorsanonymous.org.uk/carrying-the-message (you can modify with your meeting details if you wish)

  1. Plan where to go

Start local – near your meeting venue, even a noticeboard at the meeting venue. Other places near your meeting – shops, newsagent, doctor’s surgeries etc. (see list below)

  1. Think about what you’ll say

Keep it short and simple! Have your ‘pitch’ ready – something you’re comfortable with. We found something like this worked well:

“I’m from a local support group that helps people who have debt and problems with money, it’s really helped me and we want to let people know where to find us.”

  1. Go to the venues and ask them

It’s best to ask first – some locations might have a policy about what can be on view in their premises. They may let you know where you can put things up.

Where to spread the word?

Here are some ideas from DA fellows of places we could spread the word – putting up a poster or having a conversation about DA:

  • Other 12 step meeting places
  • Citizens Advice Bureau and Citizens Advice Money worries outreach sessions
  • Church, Synagogue, Mosque, Buddhist centre or other religious centre
  • Library
  • GP surgery/health centre/hospital – waiting rooms or with your GP / health practitioner directly
  • Treatment / rehab centres
  • Court / law firms
  • Debt charities
  • Personal friends
  • Yoga Venues
  • Job Centres
  • Food banks
  • University
  • Community centres
  • Counselling services / therapist waiting rooms
  • Places of work
  • On the bus …

More ideas available on DA website here http://debtorsanonymous.org.uk/carrying-the-message. The fellowship wants to hear from you, if you/your group need help with this or you want to share what your one action email pisupport@debtorsanonymous.org.uk.

Thank you for carrying the message.

PI Team


Sponsorship Pays Well- Call Sat 25 Mar at 6pm

Sponsorship Pays Well
The Benefits of Being a Sponsor and Working with a Sponsor in D.A.
This Fellowship-wide call will explore the incredible results that members have experienced from working with a sponsor and sponsoring others in D.A.
From the benefits of working through the steps to helping others with Step 1, there are great benefits to having a sponsor and being a sponsor in Debtors Anonymous. On this call a panel of three speakers who have experienced the benefits of both working with a sponsor and sponsoring others will share their experience, strength and hope on sponsorship.
It is through service that we grow in spirit, experience a remission of our common disease and watch our fellowship grow. Join us and share the joy.

All D.A. members are welcome to attend. Members interested in sponsorship as a path to spiritual growth and growth of the fellowship are especially welcome.

Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
6pm- 7.30pm UK
Dial-in Number:
0330 998 1214
Access Code:
275295#
Participants:
D.A. members worldwide, including but not limited to Group and Intergroup Representatives, Speakers/Panelists, WSC FCC Committee members, and General Service Board members. Welcome to all.
Purpose of This Call:

To celebrate the path to recovery in D.A. Tool 3:

Sponsorship: We have found it essential to our recovery to have a sponsor and to be a sponsor. A sponsor is a recovering debtor who guides us through the Twelve Steps and shares his or her own experience, strength, and recovery.

 

The Statement of Purpose of Debtors Anonymous reads:
In D.A., our purpose is threefold: to stop incurring unsecured debt, to share our experience with the newcomer, and to reach out to other debtors.
Any member of D.A. can provide service and aid in reaching the debtor who still suffers. Our communication and service within the Fellowship is a means of growing spiritually and doing important service in and for Debtors Anonymous.

Diversity Stories- Sat 18 March TIME CHANGE

Diversity
 Stories in
 Debtors Anonymous

Saturday 18 March

6pm-7.30pm UK time

Conference Call

+44 330 998 1256 (UK)
 Passcode: 864063#

The membership of Debtors Anonymous is wide-ranging. Our goal is to share member stories from around the world that illustrate the broad range of recovery experiences found in D.A.

Our hope is that the stories will reflect the rich variety of recovery found through working the Twelve Steps and applying the program tools.

The call will:

  • celebrate the diversity that already exists in D.A.
  • encourage members to share their unique recovery experiences.
  • provide a forum for members to share their experience, strength, and hope regarding our common solution.

CALL FORMAT

There will be four speakers (sharing for 10 minutes each), followed by 20 minutes of open sharing, and 20 minutes of Q&A.

All D.A. members worldwide are invited to participate.

Join us to hear the variety of recovery stories found in D.A.

Presented by the World Service Conference Diversity Caucus in cooperation with the World Service Conference International Caucus and the General Service Board Public Information and International Committees, to enable the broadest global participation.

The mission of the Diversity Caucus is to support the Fellowship in carrying the message of Debtors Anonymous to the debtor in underserved populations and locations. We coordinate with all World Service Conference committees by developing best practices for doing service and sharing it with D.A. as a whole.


A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business: A Fellowship-wide Conference Call on Sunday 26 February

A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business
A Fellowship-wide Conference Call
WSC Business Debtors Anonymous Committee
 
Please Join Us!
Today: February 26, 2017
9pm- 10.30pm UK time

Featuring 3 speakers, bringing their experience, strength and hope to one of these topics:

What Is Spiritual Success?
A focus on solvency, good client relationships and self-care while building a successful business.
What Is a Spiritual Approach to Money?
A focus on taking attention off fear and lack; being of service versus grasping for oneself; is
receiving large amounts of money spiritually acceptable?
Why Is a Spiritual Approach Important to Our Lives?
A focus on trust and faith; overcoming vagueness and shame around money issues. How BDA helps live a spiritual life.
Each speaker will talk for 15 minutes, followed by a 10-minute Q&A
 
Call-in Numbers + Access Codes
USA: 641-552-9414 (920135#)

UK: +44 330 998 1259 (920135#)

If you miss the conference, you can access the playback of the recorded conference after it is over by calling: (641) 552-9282 access code 920135

 


DA 41st birthday celebration in Dublin on 18 Feb 2017

DA 41st birthday celebration in Dublin on 18 Feb 2017

DA Ireland are having a Celebration day – 41! Years of DA, on Saturday 18 Feb 2017, in Dublin.

There is a usually DA meeting upstairs in the Abbey Street Mission between 12.20 and 1.20pm and then we have an afternoon of Speakers and mini PRMs between 2-6.30pm at the same venue – Abbey Street Mission Hall, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 2.

Please let your groups know in case anyone is over in Dublin and fancies some fellowship!


Visions Workshop 14 January 2017

There will be a Visions Workshop in Central London on 14th January 2017

Venue: Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH
Time: 2.30 – 5.30pm
Cost: Suggested donation £5
Book in advance – numbers limited to 30 – places already going!
Contact reneinrecovery@gmail.com for tickets
Nearest stations St James’s Park (District and Circle), Westminster (Jubilee) Victoria (main line and Victoria line)

debtors-anonymous-uk-visions-workshop-2017_page_1

Poster pdf


DA Christmas dinner tickets – booking deadline almost here

Dear Festive Fellows,

We warmly invite you to share a spicy Christmas meal with us!

A special Indian Vegetarian Buffet will be served on Saturday 17th December from 2-5pm.

There are still seats left – please book as soon as possible

  • At: Diwana Bhel Poori House, 121-123 Drummond St, London NW1 2HL
  • Tube: Euston Square
  • £10 Buffet with Tea /Coffee and Desert plus tip
  • Please contact Rene or Teresa to book by 5th December
  • Rene:07870 534748, Teresa:07887 622242

Download invite pdf


DA UK Convention on Sat 15th October 2016

The annual DA UK Convention is almost upon us! It will be held in London on Sat 15th October 2016 at Central Westminster Hall in London.  More details and a flyer for the convention are available on the convention 2016 page.


DA UK Convention on Sat 15th October 2016

The annual DA UK Convention will be held in London on Sat 15th October 2016.  More details and a flyer for the convention are now available on the convention 2016 page.


DA Pimlico Summer Workshops July 2016

The Tuesday Pimlico group are hosting a series of workshops on 5th, 12th and 19th July  2016.

More details: event page; meeting listing


DA UK 40th Birthday Party invitation

DA’s Birthday Party

Sunday 17th April 2016

3pm-5pm

52A Cromwell Road, London

PDF of invitation


DA UK Convention 2016

16th DA UK Convention

This will take place on Saturday 15th October 2016 at Central Westminster Hall in Westminster

More details will appear here


European DA Convention, Italy June 2016

The second European DA Convention will be held on 03-05 June 2016 in Italy.  For more information see the convention website (https://europeanda.wordpress.com/), or see the convention page on the UK website


DA Christmas Dinner 2015 - places still available

DA Christmas Dinner 2015 – places still available

Following the DA convention, 11 people signed up for the DA Christmas Dinner, and there are now 9 spaces left.

The Christmas Party will be held in a private function room at The Red Lemon pub, 45 All Saints Road, W11 1HE from 6pm until 11pm. See poster attached, and if interested email us at events AT debtorsanonymous.org.uk

da christmas dinner 2015

 


Thanksgiving DA event in California

The Debtors Anonymous Intergroup of Sacramento have asked us to mention a big DA event in California on November 27th 2015, in case anyone is in the area.  A flyer is attached.

Sacramento flyer


DA Convention 2015 details

Details of the London Convention, to be held on 31st October 2015, can be found here


Pressure Relief Groups at the DA UK Convention 2014

On Saturday 11th October 2014, the annual DA UK Convention will take place at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster. 
 
Pressure Relief Groups will be available from 11am to 5pm at the DA Convention, with a priority to receive PRGs for newcomers, DA members attending from outside of London and/or members who live in isolated areas. There will also be some availability for any DA member, including Londoners, to receive a PRG at the convention.
 
All PRG slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
 
Can you give PRGs at the convention?
We are asking for DA members with experience of giving PRGs to offer 1 hour of their time at the convention. This will involve giving 2 consecutive PRGs (half an hour each). If you can be of service in this way, please email info1@debtorsanonymous.org.uk with your name & contact mobile number/ email – stating your availability to give PRGs at the convention.
 
Would you like to receive a PRG at the convention?
For DA members who would like to receive a PRG at the DA Convention, you can sign up on the day or you can register your interest in advance. Email info1@debtorsanonymous.org.uk with your name & contact mobile number/ email – stating you would like to receive a PRG

European Convention arranged for 2015

Details available here


DA Convention 2014

The DA Convention information is now at http://debtorsanonymous.org.uk/da-convention-2014.


Writing Workshop 08 March 2014

There will be a Writing Workshop to raise funds for Intergroup, on the afternoon of 08 March 2014, at Methodist Central Hall.  “A writer’s workshop for people wishing to tell a recovery story. One way literature gets made is by people writing from the heart. An afternoon of playful exercises and fellowship making writing more companionable than it often is.”

More information here.


DA UK Convention 2013 news

There is now a flyer for the convention that you can view and download.  See main Convention 2013 page.


PRG Day on Sat 6th July 2013 at Hinde St.

PRG Day on Sat 6th July 2013 at Hinde St.

There will be a PRG day on Saturday 6th July from 1.15pm – 5.15pm at The Hall, West London Methodist Church, 19 Thayer St, London, Greater London W1U 2QJ (Hinde St Methodist Church).  Download PDF poster.

 

 

 

 


Date of 2013 DA UK Convention

The 13th annual DA Convention will take place on Saturday 12th October at Bloomsbury Baptist Church.  Details will be posted here.


Visions Workshop 12th January 2013

Visions Workshop 12th January 2013

There will be a  Visions Workshop on 12th January 2013, 2-6pm, in the Emmanuel Room, Central Methodist Hall Westminster, London SW1H 9NH (for further information contact: events@debtorsanonymous.org.uk)


Bristol ‘figures’ workshop, 30th June 2012

The Bristol group are holding a ‘Figures Workshop’ on Saturday 30th June 2012, to look at the mechanics of record keeping and spending plans.  There may also be a session on visions.

The workshop will be held at Redland Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Bristol BS6 6BH.  Drinks will be provided, but people should bring their own lunch.

  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Suggested donation £5
  • Please bring pen & paper and a calculator

For more information, contact Sanni on 0117 944 6768 or at bda2sanni@gmail.com.


DA Convention 2012

The 2012 UK DA Convention will take place on Saturday 13th October 2012 at the Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London WC2H 8EP, from 10am – 5pm.  More information will be provided when available.