What is the FISH Group?
The FISH Group is the Fellowship of Integrity, Strength, and Hope and is intended to complement, not replace, other Twelve-Step recovery groups. We encourage you to attend other Twelve-Step meetings that apply to your situation. Any “Friends in Recovery” (i.e., AA, NA, Al-anon, etc.) are welcome to attend as are those with a desire to understand the spiritual power of the Twelve Steps.
Our purpose in the FISH Group is to grow spiritually – to grow in our relationship and improve our conscious contact with God; and “to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.” We are not here to talk about others, to condemn, criticize, or judge anyone. Our desire is to improve the quality of our lives by looking honestly at who we are, by learning from, listening to and sharing with each other, by placing ourselves in the care of God, and by engaging in healthier behaviors. The FISH Group is a powerful resource for merging the practical wisdom of the Twelve Steps with the spiritual truths of the Bible. It combines recovery and spirituality as an effective way to work a twelve-step program and to introduce people to Christ-centered recovery. The FISH Group is a way to let people know God as their Higher Power.
 Alcoholics Anonymou, page 77:0, lines 3-4.
The basis for the FISH Group is the Twelve-Step process. This process has helped countless individuals recover from many forms of addictive, compulsive, or obsessive behavior. The FISH Group seeks to develop one’s personal journey toward recovery. It brings together the tested wisdom of the Bible Truths and the proven effectiveness of the Twelve-Step principles. The FISH Group encourages self-understanding and emphasizes the unchanging love of God for all humanity.
The principles and traditions of anonymity of Alcoholics Anonymous are used as part of our group. We respect the confidentiality and anonymity of each person.
Meeting Dates & Time
Date - The FISH Group meets every Sunday at Cape Carteret Baptist Church.
Time - 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Where - Follow the F.I.SH. Group signs.
The meetings alternate between Open Discussion and Open Step-Study.
Working the Twelve Steps Reveals that Our Spirituality is Important
Since the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, the Twelve Steps have become a way for millions of people to change the course of their lives. People using this program find it in harmony with their own spiritual beliefs. The FISH Group seeks to help us discover or deepen the spiritual part of ourselves.
The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous stress personal anonymity as vital element of one’s recovery. The FISH Group chooses anonymity to pursue our personal growth. We understand the importance of facing ourselves honestly and placing our confidence in God. The FISH Group is not an end in itself, but is a means to developing a healthy relationship with God, with others, and with oneself. The FISH Group is OPEN to any persons from any other Twelve-Step program, or individuals seeking to find a “power greater than yourself” which will solve your problems.
H.O.W. Do We Grow Spiritually?
With God’s power, the Twelve-Step program becomes a tool to relieve our suffering, fill our emptiness, and help us extend God’s presence into our lives. All we need Honesty, Humility, Open-mindedness, and Willingness. Much of the work is done by God’s Spirit working through us. If we work the steps faithfully, we will notice improvements in ourselves: our awareness, our sensitivity, our ability to love and be free. We walk this journey one step at a time, one day at a time, with God’s help and the support of others in the program.