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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

NOTICE: (See Zoom Mtgs. at the bottom)
Intergroup Monthly Meeting is on Zoom (ID: 970 0093 3387 PW: 880948
)
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Hybrid Meetings-What Are They?

RBI Hybrid Zoom Directions with Gear List

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

Starting 4/8 Wyomissing Group will discontinue Hybrid for in-person only meetings Thurs @ 8
Starting 4/10
Congo Group reopening in-person meetings (Sat 10am)
Starting 4/1
Bernville Group (Thurs @ 7PM) has reopened in-person meetings.
Advent Men's Group Is now in-person HYBID mtg Tue @ 8 PM, limit 25. 
Zoom Meeting ID
578 913 373  (PW 604334)
Starting 2/18- Walnut St. Rec. Group: In-person mtg @ 12 PM  (limit 25 people) & separate Zoom daily. Sunday @ 8 PM is in-person, remainder of 8 PM meetings are suspended
Starting 2/11
Sober at 6:30 Group returned to HYBRID Thurs @ 6:30 PM
Zoom Meeting ID 842 3402 8213 (PW 06101935)
Starting 2/3 Robesonia Group reopening in-person on Wed & Fri @ 7:00 PM
Starting 1/23
24 Hours A Day Group In-person mtg @ 7:30 PM Sat at Frieden's Lutheran
Church, rear of the building (Weather Permitting) See Zoom info below when weather is bad.

Starting 1/23 Oley Group In-person mtg @ In-person mtg @ 7 PM Tuesday at Frieden's Lutheran
Church, rear of the building (Weather Permitting) See Zoom info below when weather is bad.
Starting 1/23
Wilshire Fellowship Group is returning to Hybrid Zoom Big Book meetings Sat. @ 6:45 PM  Mtg ID 891 554 5652 (PW 62365) No Tuesday meeting.
Starting 1/11 End of the Line Group resumes in-person meetings downstairs on Mon., Wed. and Fri., @ 12:45 PM.
Starting 1/17
Sunday Morning Speakers will resume in-person meetings Sun @ 11 AM
Starting 1/9
Alpha Group will resume in-person meetings Sat @ 8 PM
Starting 1/7
Birdsboro Group resumes in person Hybrid meetings Wed @ 7:30 PM
Zoom Mtg ID 666 731 770 (PW 023170)
Starting 1/8 Fri Night Beginners Meeting is returning to in-person. No Zoom Fri @ 7 PM.
Starting 12/22 St Gabriels Beginners Meeting is closed and returning to Zoom Tues @ 7 PM.
Starting 12/19
YASNY will continue in-person meetings Mon @ 7 PM  Zoom on Friday (see below)
Starting 12/13 Freedom From Bondage will suspend in-person meetings Zoom Sun @ 6:30PM
Starting 12/2
Come As You Are Group has resumed in-person meetings @ 7 PM at St Paul's Lutheran on Arch Street in Fleetwood.  Bring Mask & Coffee. Zoom at 7 PM

Starting 9/26 Serenity at VII has suspended their in-person meeting Sat @ 7 AM.
Starting 11/23
Happy Hour is returning to Zoom Only, Mtg ID 111 632 565  (PW 515515)
Starting 9/21 Leesport Group has moved to a new Church and will resume in-person in-door meetings Sat @ 9:30. Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 102 Apple St. Leesport PA Flyer
Starting 9/19
Brown Bag will suspend in-person meetings- no Zoom

Starting 11/23 Language of the Heart closed in-person meetings Mon @ 7 PM. due to Church closing.  Returning to Zoom Mtg ID 835 198 5182 (PW 760050)
Starting 11/17- Women's Courage To Change changed to Hybrid meeting. Meeting at West Lawn United Methodist Church Zoom: Mon & Fri. Zoom links: Mtg ID 357 377 581 (PW 756726)
Starting 11/11 New Millennium: Hybrid Mtg Sun 7PM   Mtg ID 843 0688 7784  (PW sobriety)
Starting 11/8- Jacksonwald Group: Hybrid Mtg Sun @ 7:30 in-person inside or on Zoom
Starting 11/8-
Jacksonwald Group: In-person only Mon @ 7:30. No Zoom Rear entrance fo Church. Masks and social distancing required.

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 Tue & Thur 5:45 PM, 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 10/4 Springview Group will resume in-person meetings inside Sun @ 8 PM
Masks are required. Zoom meeting will continue.

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 9/17 Kutztown Group is returning to Zoom only...see below for listings
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 8/3 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 7/17 Gibraltar Group will resume in-person meetings Fri @ 8 PM
 
Starting 7/8 Time to Start Living Group will resume in-person meetings Wed & Fri at 6:30
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 6/15- 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 @ 7:30 PM Mtg ID 864 7701 6284 (PW  437188)

8:15 AM Meeting: Zoom Meeting daily at 8:15 AM Mtg ID: 871 5550 3164 (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)

Alpha Group: Zoom meeting Sat 8 PM  Mtg ID: 882 5745 3694 (PW Alpha)
Birdsboro Group: Zoom meeting Wed @ 7:30 PM Mtg ID 666 731 770 (PW 023170)
Boyertown Area Meeting: Zoom mtg. Monday- Friday @ 8 PM Mtg ID: 175 148 032 (PW 19512)
Boyertown Sunday Speaker: Zoom mtg. Sunday @ 8:30 AM Mtg ID:788 006 960 (PW 19512)
Come As You Are Group: Zoom Meeting Sunday @ 7 PM Mtg ID: 884 4486 3777
(PW 845053)
ESH Group: Zoom Meeting Wed @ 8 PM Mtg ID 385 423 2810 

Freedom From Bondage: Zoom Meeting Sunday @ 6:30 PM Mtg ID 257 363 394 (PW 144752) Flyer
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)
Language of the Heart: Zoom Mtg ID 835 198 5182 (PW 760050)

Live & Let Live (LGBTQ): Zoom mtg Sun @ 7 PM Mtg ID 210 7139 437  (PW 717940)
: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)
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 842 3402 8213 (PW 06101935)

Springview Group: Zoom meeting Sun @ 8 PM Mtg. ID 854 7543 4502  (PW 355135)
St Gabriels Beginners Meeting Zoom meeting Tues @ 7:00 PM Mtg. ID 833 0889 1158 (PW 12Steps)
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
859 3338 4410 (PW 063966)
Walnut St. Rec. Group: Zoom mtg. Daily 12 Noon Mtg ID 370 705 063 (PW 364095)
Wilshire Fellowship Group: Zoom mtg. Sat @ 6:45 PM Mtg ID 891 554 5652 (PW 62365)

Women Living Sober: Zoom mtg. Thurs 10:30 AM Mtg ID 948 8208 6898 (PW 198149)
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 898 4578 0831 (PW 231480)

YASNY Group: Zoom Mtg Fri @ 7 PM Mtg ID 828 5985 7501 (835686)

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)

 

Sober@6:30 13th Anniversary
Thursday, March 11, 2021

 

District 66 Workshop

March 20 2021, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Flyer

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.