Hmmm. I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve been a few more times. It seemed very “Mickey Mouse”. Apparently the coordinator was not there, so others were filling in and doing the best they could.
They recommend going six times to be sure one way or the other if it works for you. I’m going to try another meeting in another town that I’m told is much bigger and very established. And I’ll come back to this one in my town, too.
There is a LOT of God talk for a place that is supposed to be nondenominational (is that the word?). But then my friend that I was with who has been going there off and on for ten years saw my written question, and addressed it, which started conversations (which afterwards she told me bordered on crosstalk), and apparently there is a woman there who’s higher power is the OA Fellowship. I have my own issues with God right now. He and I aren’t really on the same page at the moment, so “letting go and letting God” is not something I can do right now.
Afterwards, one of the older gents came over and talked to me about God and how he will wait for me and all this crap. Um… I know. I have my own journey with Him and I’m very well educated in religion. Please do not preach to me, that is NOT what I came here for. In fact, I’m trying to find a way around that, and if you want me to never come back, you just found the key.
So yeah… I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve been a minimum of six times.