The following is an excellent article on the impact of Young People's Christian Endeavor Society on the early A.A. Christian Fellowship founded in Akron in June, 1935:
A.A. cofounder Dr. Bob and his parents were very active in Christian Endeavor. The particular group was aligned with the North Congregational Church of St. Johnsbury, Vermont where Dr. Bob and the entire Smith family were pillars and regular attenders. The principles and practices that Dr. Bob learned as a youngster in Vermont, by reason of his Christian upbringing, his training in the Bible, and the ideas of Christian Endeavor became an integral part of the principles and practices of the early A.A. Christian Fellowship. This is also discussed in my book, Dick B., When Early AAs Were Cured and also in my book, Dick B. Dr. Bob of Alcoholics Anonymous. See www.dickb.com/titles.shtml. God Bless, Dick B.