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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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2020 Alcathon Information
Alcathon Schedule Page


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

NOTICE: (See Zoom Mtgs. at the bottom)
The General Service Office in NY is temporarily shut down.
Intergroup Monthly Meeting is on Zoom (ID: 881 6957 1324 PW: 231633
)

Hybrid Meetings-What Are They?

Re-opening Guidelines from Area 59

MEETING REOPENING LIST
When your in-person meeting opens again or you have a date when it will, please notify Intergroup (info@readingberksintergroup.org) and let us know when, where, and if your Zoom meetings and a digital basket will continue. Thank you!

IN-PERSON MEETING LIST BY DAY

New Group: Friends of Bill W Group meets Sun & Wed @ 5:30 PM (Flyer)
Hilltop Group
has returned to inside meetings Tues @ 6:30. Masks required
Starting 10/20
Walk The Walk Meeting will resume in-person meetings, Zoom to continue
Masks required, no food or drinks.
Starting 10/6
Reading Big Book Step Study will resume in-person meetings Tues @ 7:30 PM
Starting 10/11-
Morgantown Group: Hybrid Mtg Sat @ 8 PM in-person at New Location
The Torch Community Center,  2846 Main St., Morgantown PA 19543

Starting 10/1 Sober at 6:30 Group will resume in-person meetings Thurs @ 6:30 PM Zoom will continue as a Hybrid meeting.
Starting 10/4
Springview Group will resume in-person meetings inside Sun @ 8 PM
Masks are required. Zoom meeting will continue.
Starting 10/4
Sunday Morning Speakers will resume in-person meetings at the Rec Center
Starting 9/16
Birdsboro Group resumes in person Hybrid meetings Wed @ 7:30 PM
St Gabriels Beginners Meeting Tues @ 7 PM. 1st Step, rest discussion, Inside Masks, limit 19.
Starting 9/26
8:15 AM Meeting at Kissinger Church will resume in person Sat. Mask required, social distancing, bring coffee. Zoom to continue.
Starting 9/15
Wilshire Fellowship Group will resume in-person meetings Tues & Sat. @ 6:45
No Zoom. Mask required, bring chair and Big Book
Starting 9/12
Leesport Group will resume in-person meetings Sat @ 9:30. Bring a chair & drink.
Starting 9/17
Kutztown Group is returning to Zoom only...see below for listings
Starting 9/26
Serenity at VII will resume in-person meetings Sat @ 7 AM. 25 people limit. Mask required no food or beverages.
Starting 9/16
Brown Bag will resume in-person meetings Wed @ 12:15 PM. 19 people limit. Mask required no food or beverages.
Starting 9/14
Language of the Heart will resume in-person meetings Mon @ 7 PM. 19 people limit. Mask required no food or beverages.
Starting 9/16
Nolde Forest will resume in-person meetings Wed @ 7:30 PM
Starting 9/4
Turning Point Group will resume in-person meetings Fri @ 12 noon.
Bring your own Big Book and Mask. Zoom to continue
Starting 8/4
Shoey Group will resume in-person meetings Tuesday @ 7 PM, bring chair & drink
Starting 8/31
Happy Hour will resume in-person meetings Mon, Wed & Fri @ 5:15 PM. Zoom to continue as a separate meeting (see below)
Starting 8/23
Freedom From Bondage will resume in-person meetings at NEW Location
Church of the Brethren 2200 State Hill Rd, Wyomissing Flyer Sun @ 6:30 PM

Starting 8/3 Men's TLC Group will resume in-person meetings Mon @ 6:45 PM, masks required.
Starting 7/30 8:15 AM Meeting will resume in-person meetings. Zoom will continue.
Starting 8/5
Great Fact Group will resume in-person meetings Wed @ 7 PM. Zoom will continue.
Starting 8/2
Come As You Are Group will have in-person meetings @ 5 PM at St. Paul's Lutheran Pavilion (50 Luther Dr. Mertztown, PA) Bring Mask, Chair & Coffee. Zoom at 7 PM
Starting 7/30 
Bernville Group  will resume in-person meetings Thurs @ 7 PM in the
Parking lot. Bring your own mask, chair, and drinks. Bathrooms Available.
Starting 7/23
Wyomissing Group will resume in-person meetings Thurs @ 8 PM Zoom continues
Starting 7/20
YASNY will resume in-person meetings Mon & Fri @ 7 PM No Zoom
Starting 7/17
Gibraltar Group will resume in-person meetings Fri @ 8 PM
 
Starting 7/14 Hilltop Group will resume in-person meetings in Church parking lot Tues @ 6:30 PM. Restrooms avail. Chairs avail. or bring your own. Bring your beverages, no food.
Starting 7/8
Time to Start Living Group will resume in-person meetings Wed & Fri at 6:30

Starting 7/5 Sunday Morning Speakers will resume regular in-person meetings under
the pavilion at Laurel Run Recreation Park (3047 River Road, Reading PA 10605) at 11 am
Starting 7/18
Alpha Group will resume regular in-person meetings Sat @ 8 PM Masks required.
Starting 6/24 Robesonia Group meets in-person on Wed & Fri @ 6:45. No Big Book/Step on Fri.
Starting 6/19
Friday Beginners Meeting will meet in-person @ 7 PM No Zoom
Starting 6/18
District 33 will start meeting at the Church. No Zoom
Starting 6/8- Women's Courage To Change will resume in-person meetings. Restrooms avail. Chairs available or bring your own. Bring your beverages, no food. Monday-Church parking lot. Zoom on Mon & Fri
Starting 6/14- Jacksonwald Group: Hybrid Mtg Sun @ 7:30 in-person at the pavilion or on Zoom
Starting 6/15-
Jacksonwald Group: In-person only Mon @ 7:30. No Zoom
Starting 6/8-
Walnut St. Rec. Group: In-person mtg @ 12 PM  & separate Zoom daily
Starting 6/8-
Walnut St. Rec. Group In-person @ 8 PM, No Zoom- NEEDS SUPPORT!
Starting 6/15-
Language of the Heart Group In-person Mon @ 7 PM in parking lot, No Zoom
Starting 6/15-
Spirit of Recovery Group In-person Mon @ 7 PM.
Starting 6/15-
Boyertown Group In-person for the full schedule of meetings. No Zoom


Info on 'Digital Basket' using Cash App
GSO on 7th Tradition Digital Basket

NEW ANONYMITY PROTOCOLS
FROM AREA 59


24 Hours A Day Group: Zoom meeting Sat @ 7 PM Mtg ID 864 7701 6284 (PW  437188)
8:15 AM Meeting: Zoom Meeting daily at 8:15 AM Mtg ID:
729 8513 0736 (PW 815815)
Zoom Big Book Meeting Sat @ 8:15 AM Mtg ID 969 5249 9596 (PW 1939)
Advent Men's Group: Zoom meeting Tue @ 8 PM Mtg. ID 578 913 373  (PW 604334)

Birdsboro Group: Zoom meeting Wed @ 7:30 PM Mtg ID 666 731 770 (PW 023170)
Come As You Are Group: Zoom Meeting Sunday @ 7 PM Mtg ID: 884 4486 3777
(PW 845053)
Congo Group: Zoom Meeting Sat 10 AM Mtg ID 847 1766 2227 (PW 399073)
ESH Group: Zoom Meeting Wed @ 8 PM Mtg ID 213 531 0537  (PW 585820)

Gibraltar Group: Zoom meeting Fri @ 8 PM Mtg ID 734 991 955 (PW 605052)
Great Fact Group: BB Zoom meeting Wed @ 7 PM Mtg ID 778 566 596 
(PW 195790)
Hamburg Big Book: Zoom meeting Thurs @ 7 PM Mtg ID 885 073 9068 (PW 491049)
Happy Hour: Zoom meeting M, W, F- 5:15 PM Mtg ID 111 632 565  (PW 515515)
Interview with an Alcoholic: Zoom meet Thur @ 7:00 216 177 988 (PW 030084)
Just for Today: Zoom meeting Thurs @ 8 PM Mtg ID 904 352 374 (PW 943191)

Kutztown Sober Living Group: Zoom mtg. Monday @ 7 PM Mtg ID 213 531 0537  (PW 585820)
Kutztown U Beginners Meeting: Zoom mtg.Tues @ 8PM Mtg ID:729 6411 0897 (PW serenity)

Kutztown Group (Thurs & Fri) Zoom Mtg ID 213 531 0537 (PW 585820)

Live & Let Live (LGBTQ): Zoom mtg Sun @ 7 PM Mtg ID 325 187 384  (PW 414985)
:Zoom mtg Wed @ 7 PM Mtg. ID 583 180 935 (PW 030453)

Morgantown Group: Zoom meeting Sat.@ 8 PM Mtg ID 979 295 3661 (PW 075236)
Mustard Seed Group: Zoom meeting Sat @ 7:00 PM Mtg. ID 828 0709 7939 (PW 097113)
New Millennium Group: Zoom meeting Sun @ 7 PM Mtg ID
843 0688 7784  (PW sobriety)
Oley Group: Zoom meeting Tue @ 7 PM Mtg ID 730 285 184 (PW 004571)
Saturday Morn. Women's: Zoom mtg Thur, Sat @ 10:30 AM Mtg ID 938 132 743 (PW 515072)
Sober at 6:30 Group: Zoom meeting Thurs @ 6:30 PM Mtg ID 898 5635 9820 (PW 932285)

Springview Group: Zoom meeting Sun @ 8 PM Mtg. ID 854 7543 4502  (PW 355135)
Teathyme Group: Zoom mtg Tuesday @ 10 AM Mtg. ID 361 784 8640  (PW 917211)
Turning Point Group: Zoom mtg Fri @ 12 noon Mtg ID 231 292 7875 (PW: atone)

Twin Valley Group: Zoom meeting Mon @ 7:30 PM Mtg ID 570 921 189  (PW 050600)
Walk The Walk Meeting: Zoom mtg Tue @ 5:45 PM Mtg ID 859 3338 4410 (PW 063966)
:Zoom mtg Thur @ 5:45 PM Mtg ID 819 0506 1508 (PW
063966)
Walnut St. Rec. Group: Zoom mtg. Daily 12 Noon Mtg ID 370 705 063 (PW 364095)
Wilshire Fellowship Group: Zoom mtg. Tue @ 6:45 PM Mtg ID 891 554 5652 (PW 62365)

Women's Courage To Change: Zoom Mtg M, F 6:30 PM Mtg ID 357 377 581 (PW 756726)
Women's Hope With AA: Zoom Mtg F 7:00 PM Mtg ID 257 600 160

Wyomissing Group: Zoom Mtg Thurs @ 8 PM Mtg ID 807 940 0701 (PW 6181982)

On-Line AA Intergroup: On-line Meeting Listings
UPDATED>>> On-Line Intergroup Current Meeting List as of 5-15-2020

Free 2020 Grapevine Access during the Pandemic

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

NEW INTERGROUP STRUCTURE MANUAL- FEB 2020

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

PENNSCYPAA XXXII
August 21-23, 2020


5th Annual (Virtual) Unity & Service Conference
September 5-6, 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.

 


For more information on the Districts that compose Reading-Berks Intergroup 
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DISTRICT PAGES   

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.