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Serving the Alcoholics Anonymous Community in Districts 33, 66 & 67...Berks County PA.


If you want to drink, that's your business.
If you want to stop, that's our business.

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Due to AA meetings being shut down, contributions to GSO have stopped. Remember to Contribute to GSO during this shut down here

COVID-19 Update (Novel Coronavirus)

Please note that individual landlords may choose to close their buildings to A.A. meetings on any given day, so it is possible you will arrive at a building and find that you cannot enter and that the meeting has been temporarily canceled/suspended. Look here for updates
If your meeting closes, moves or re-opens, please notify

NOTICE: (See Zoom Mtgs. at the bottom)

The General Service Office in NY is temporarily shut down.
The Intergroup Monthly Meeting is canceled
All Intergroup Service Commitments are canceled.
District 33 GSR Meeting is canceled.
Men's Spiritual Breakfast is canceled 4/4 & 5/2

24 Hours A Day is temporarily closed -See Zoom Mtg.
8:15 AM Meeting at Atonement Temporarily Closed -See Zoom Mtg.
All Atonement meetings are closed thru 3/31
Alpha Group is temporarily closed-See Zoom mtgs
Bernville Group is temporarily closed.
Birdsboro Group is temporarily closed.
Books & People is temporarily closed.
Boyertown Group is temporarily closed.
Chick Lit at Six is temporarily closed.
Come As You Are Group is temporarily closed.
Congo Group is temporarily closed.
EDI (Leesport) is closed to all but Residents
End of the Line Group has temporarily closed.
Friday Beginners Meeting is temporarily closed.

Frog Pond is temporarily closed.
Gibraltar Group is temporarily closed -see Zoom mtg.
Great Fact Group has temporarily moved.
Hamburg Big Book is temporarily closed.
Happy Hour is temporarily closed-See Zoom Mtgs.
Hilltop Group is temporarily closed.
Interview With An Alcoholic is temporarily Closed -see Zoom mtgs.

Jacksonwald is temporarily closed -see Zoom mtgs.
Kutztown Beginners Meeting is temporarily closed.
Kutztown Sober Living is temporarily closed.
Kutztown Thurs/Fri Night is temporarily closed.
Leesport Group is temporarily closed -see Zoom mtgs.

Live & Let Live (LGBTQ) is temporarily closed -see Zoom mtgs.
Morgantown Group is temporarily closed -see Zoom mtgs.
New Millenium Group is temporarily closed.
Nolde Forest Group is temporarily closed.
Oley Group is temporarily closed -see Zoom mtgs.
On Awakening is temporarily closed.
Reading Big Book Step Study is temporarily closed.
Robesonia Meeting is temporarily close.
Saturday Morn. Women's is temporarily closed -see Zoom mtg.
Seconds and Inches is temporarily closed.
Shillington Lifeline is temporarily closed.
Shoey Group & Sat night BB, is temporarily closed.
Sober@6:30 is temporarily closed.
Springview Group is temporarily closed.
Step Together Meeting is temporarily closed.
Sunday Morning Speakers is temporarily closed.
Teathyme Group is temporarily closed.
Time To Start Living is temporarily closed.

Topton Group is temporarily closed.
Walnut St. Recovery Group is temporarily closed -see Zoom mtg.
Wilshire Group is temporarily closed -see Zoom mtgs.
Woman's Courage to Change is temporarily closed.

Woman's Hope with AA is temporarily closed -see Zoom mtg.
YASNY Group is temporarily closed

Zoom Download Instructions

Meetings on Zoom (printable by Day)

24 Hours A Day Group: Zoom mtg Sat @ 8:30 PM Mtg. ID 730 285 184
8:15 AM Meeting: Zoom Meeting daily at 8:15 AM Mtg ID: 554 128 4062
Alpha Group: Zoom meeting Saturday @ 8 PM Mtg ID 457 326 229

Better Together Zoom Group: Zoom meeting daily @ 7PM Mtg ID 625 024 236
Come As You Are Group: Zoom Meeting Sunday @ 7 PM Mtg ID 178 088 824
Freedom From Bondage: Zoom meeting Sunday @ 6:30  Mtg ID 257 363 394 (PW 144752)
Happy Hour: Zoom meeting M, W, F- 5:15 PM Mtg ID 111 632 565

Interview with an Alcoholic: Zoom meet Thur @ 7:30 216 177 988 (PW 030084)
Gibraltar Group: Zoom meeting Fri @ 8 PM Mtg ID 734 991 955 (PW 605052)
Jacksonwald Group: Zoom meeting Sun. @ 8 PM Mtg ID 361 784 8640

Leesport Group: Zoom meeting Sat night room opens @ 9 PM, for info.
Live & Let Live (LGBTQ): Zoom meeting Sun @ 7 PM Mtg ID 325 187 384
Morgantown Group: Zoom meeting Sat.@ 8 PM Mtg ID 979 295 3661
Oley Group: Zoom mtg Tues @ 8 PM Mtg ID
730 285 184
Saturday Morn. Women's: Zoom mtg Tue,Thur,Sat @ 10:30 AM Mtg ID 938 132 743 (PW 515072)
Walk The Walk Meeting: Zoom mtg Tue @ 5:30 PM Mtg ID 166 914 428 (PW 605122)
Walk The Walk Meeting: Zoom mtg Thus @ 5:30 PM Mtg ID 895 158 892 (PW 900910)
Walnut St. Rec. Group: Zoom mtg. Daily 12 Noon Mtg ID 370 705 063 (PW 364095)
Wilshire Fellowship Group: Zoom mtg. Tue, Sat @ 6:45 PM Mtg ID 891 554 5652 (PW 62365)
Wyomissing Group: Zoom meeting Thurs @ 8 PM, Mtg ID 807 940 0701 (PW 6181982)

Women's Courage To Change: Zoom Meeting Monday 6:30 PM Meet ID 357 377 581
Woman's Hope with AA: Zoom meeting Fri. @ 7 PM Mtg ID 257 600 160

On-Line AA Intergroup: On-line Meeting Listings
On-Line Intergroup Current Meeting List as of 3-20-2020 (28 pages of them)

Free 2020 Grapevine Access during the Pandemic

Please check the on-line Schedule first and the Meeting Guide App second for "suspended" or "temp. move" tags on meetings in the Reading area.



Reading Big Book Step Study is Moving
Starting March 3rd, 2020.

NEW BOOK: Our Great Responsibility
a collection of Bill W. Conference Talks (1951-1970)

Hand of AA Convention
March 28, 2020

Thru the Steps with Katie & Charlie P Flyer
May 8-9, 2020

August 21-23, 2020


Reading-Berks Intergroup is composed of member AA groups located within Districts 33, 66 and 67. These Districts are located in Berks County, Pa.  Reading-Berks Intergroup is one of 11 Intergroups currently existing in Area 59, Eastern Pennsylvania.
Reading-Berks Intergroup is not affiliated with any outside organization or institution. We exist as a central office to serve Alcoholics Anonymous groups in the Berks County areas.

Reading-Berks Intergroup meets as a group on the 4th Tuesday of each month at
Calvary Baptist Church, 
510 Park Ave Reading, PA 19611 at 7:30 PM

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The AA Preamble

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Copyright � The AA Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission.


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The Twelve Steps
The Twelve Traditions
The Twelve Concepts

  Circle & Triangle: AA Logo

Central (Intergroup) Offices
and Answering Services
for the US & Canada

Information on AA:
What We Do and Don't Do.

"Mikey the Bookworm" says "Read the Literature" A.A. World Services

Identification Is: 
'The Essence of our Common Bond'

The Legacy of Recovery   
Regarding Non-Alcoholics speaking at 
AA Meetings. Writing by a 
Cofounder of AA, Bill W. 

How Do You Make An Old-Fashioned
12-Step Call?
AA Guidelines from G.S.O.

Reading Intergroup is the active 12-step service arm of the Districts that it serves. Intergroup is often where the alcoholic in need first calls for help. Although Intergroups operate independently of A.A.'s worldwide service structure, it is a vital part of the local Fellowship. Intergroup is supported by the voluntary contributions of local AA Groups.

A reading from our history.........
"Cities and areas had their own special service problems. Unable to reach A.A. on the phone, alcoholics and their families got discouraged as they tried to contact us. This caused needless suffering and sometimes loss of life. Hospitals also became tired of slapdash, irresponsible admittance of patients into their institutions. This condition was not simplicity at all; it was complication. Sponsorship into these places and out of them became imperative; otherwise the hospitals might get fed up and quit. Ignoring the cries of "Let us keep it simple," and goaded by the sheer necessity of the situation, responsible old-timers in such areas would often hire a small office and a paid secretary, and would then act as a management committee for the service center. Next, the old-timers would ask the surrounding groups for voluntary contributions.

When these failed to meet the needs of the simple and inexpensive setup, they often went into their own pockets. If the newly hired secretary happened to be an A.A. member, this was a sure-fire cause for trouble. The often-frightened little gal soon learned that she was considered a "professional A.A.," making money out of it. Of course this was unfounded because primarily she was doing a secretarial job. Over the years the areas learned the same lessons the groups did. They found what was necessary to make an A.A. area function, and what was not. Out of this long travail and struggle, A.A.'s present Intergroup or area Central Offices have emerged. In scores of cities they are doing a vitally necessary job."

Reprinted from AA Comes of Age, Pages 142-3, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.