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Nar-Anon Region, Eastern PA - "A Quick Look"

Home-Group meetings by day of week . . .
This home page has the most current meeting information for each day of the week.


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:
MANY MEETING LOCATIONS ARE RESTRICTED due to Covid-19.  keep checking the website for updates.
Virtual (ONLINE) meetings are being held by some groups.  Contact someone from the group for more information on how to join an online meeting.  A statement from World Service Organization (WSO) on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the WSO homepage.



MONDAY

·       Harrisburg Doing ONLINE meetings 1st and 3rd Monday at 6:30 pm, contact AngelK0501@aol.com to be added to the meeting invite.

·       Jenkintown - Doing ONLINE meetings. Jenkintown's 22nd anniversary is planned (online) for January 18For information email  jnktwnnaranon@gmail.com

·       Gettysburg - online only until further notice. For more info email: bhunter1525@gmail.com

·       Bryn Mawr - Doing ONLINE meetings. Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our meeting, please contact: Bob L. 610-353-4806.

·       York - Is doing ONLINE meetings.  email zip22@comcast.net for information.

·       Morrisville - Doing ONLINE meetings.

·       Bethlehem – Doing ONLINE meetings.

·       Greencastle – Is now all ONLINE at 7:00 pm.  No in person meetings until further notice.


TUESDAY 

·   Willow Grove NARATEEN - Update: Narateen meetings are Tuesday Nights at 6 pm EST & Thursday Nights at 7:30 pm EST.  We will also have a step study once a month on the 2nd Monday of the month. For more information - Contact narateenepa@gmail.com    

•  West Chester - [West Chester will NOT meet on Dec 29.]

Doing ONLINE meetings until further notice.  “New members welcome. Email kmfoster224@gmail.com for info”

·       Torresdale -  Join our ONLINE meeting from 6:40 to 8 pm. Call or text Kathy at 267-414-6804 for more information. Please let us know if you are a newcomer.   Starting Tuesday, April 6, 2021- Torresdale will have a NEW LOCATION at St. Anselm Church, 12670 Dunks Ferry Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154.  No meeting at this new location until April 6th.  The meeting will start at 6:40 pm and end at 8 pm. 

·       Fleetwood - Is meeting WITH LIMITS AND PRECAUTIONS- contact FleetwoodNAFG@gmail.com or call 484-575-1851 for more information.

·       Dallastown - (Dallastown) will be changing name “Eastern York County” and moving to a new location effective January 5, 2021. Rustic Cup Shop (after hours) 50 West Maple St., East Prospect, PA 17317. Plan is to meet every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

·       Lansdale - Hybrid meeting, both in person (with COVID precautions) and Virtual.  Meeting starts at 7:00 pm. For Virtual login, contact ricklayer44@yahoo.com.  Also, our 18th anniversary is scheduled for May 18, 2021...Flyer to follow.

·       Bear, Delaware - Doing ONLINE meetings 7:30 to 8:30 pm. If anyone wants to attend, call 302-559-1010 (Lorrie) or 302-545-8982 (Edna) in advance so you can be admitted into meetings.  All are welcome.

·       West Phila/Overbrook - Doing ONLINE meetings

·       Honey Brook - Meetings suspended – until notified

·       Newtown - Doing ONLINE meetings

·       Bedminster – Will be virtual only.  Start time is 7:00 pm. Email  bedminsternaranon@gmail.com for details.

·       Aston/Media - Meetings have returned to ONLINE ONLY.  Anyone who wishes to join, contact LCON926@aol.com.

·       South Phila - Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our ONLINE meeting, please contact: spnaranon@gmail.com or 215-645-7074

·       Eastononline only at least till the end of January 2021.

·       Stroudsburg - Now through March 2021 CHANGED TO ONCE A MONTH ON 2ND TUESDAY at Stroudsburg United Methodist church at 7 pm for each monthly meeting. The following are dates for meetings: Dec 8th 2020; Jan 12  2021; Feb 9  2021; March 9  2021.  Please use your call list or contact Al M.  GSR Stroudsburg Ready to Recover 570-656-6190 for one if you need to talk to someone in the group.

 

WEDNESDAY

·       Eddystone - Doing ONLINE meetings.

·       Elkins Park - Doing ONLINE meetings.

·       Plymouth Meeting - Doing ONLINE meetings. Time is 7:30 pm.

·       Croydon - Doing in-person meetings with distancing precautions in a large space. 

·       Claymont - Claymont has gone back to virtual only.  Online meeting is 7:00pm.  Contact: claymontnaranon@gmail.com  or call 302-276-8947

·       Honesdale - Has resumed meeting in person with face coverings and social distancing precautions.

·       Doylestown - Meetings will be held ONLINE only until further notice. Contact Patricia M. 215-534-7439. Leave a message.

·       Nazareth - (on hold since August 2019)


THURSDAY

·       Willow Grove - Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our ONLINE meeting please contact debbieheath0128@gmail.com.

·       Willow Grove Holiday Cancellations: [New Years Eve 12/27/20].  A Willow Grove Anniversary is planned (online) for January 21, 2021at 7:30 (log-in at 7:15)

·       Willow Grove NARATEENUpdate: Narateen meetings are Tuesday Nights at 6 pm EST & Thursday Nights at 7:30 pm EST.  We will also have a step study once a month on the 2nd Monday of the month. For more information - Contact narateenepa@gmail.com

·       Phoenixville - Has resumed all ONLINE meetings at 7:00 pm, and NO in-person meetings at the church until further notice. Also, Phoenixville will no longer be cancelling for the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

  Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our meeting, please contact: phoenixvillenaranon@gmail.com or TEXT 484-854-3202.

·       Jonestown - Meeting in a teleconference meeting each week at 6:30. If anyone is interested they can email   eicemand@aol.com.

·       Norwood -  [Cancellation for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.]  Doing ONLINE meetings. Newcomers or anyone interested contact – newbeginningsthursday@gmail.com.

·       Northeast Phila - Suspended.

·       Allentown - [Cancelled Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.]

Meetings have been changed to ONLINE meetings.  Contact Maria 610-442-0258 or email kjacker40@aol.com.

·       Hanover - Resumed in person meetings at 7 pm. Also doing online at the same time. For info on joining the meeting:  Email Elizabeth at elizabethsummermeadow@yahoo.com to get the link.

·       Tamaqua – [Cancelled Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.]

Resumed in-person meetings (with face masks) AT 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM.


FRIDAY
 

·       Wallingford - Suspended until notified.

·       Langhorne - Doing ONLINE meetings. Anyone interested, please contact:  garymfriday@gmail.com

 

SATURDAY

·       Havertown - Doing ONLINE meetings.

·       Lemoyne - [Lemoyne has DISBANDED]


SUNDAY

·       Norwood - Suspended until notified.

·       Eagleville - Doing ONLINE meetings. Contact: eaglevillenaranon@gmail.com.

Sunday 8:00
 PM
  On-line Forum Nar-Anon Support Forum Chat Meeting
 www.naranon.com/forum


Anniversaries / Special Events


SPECIAL NOTE:  Learn about online meetings at:  http://www.naranonepa.org/forum

 

NARATEEN MEETINGS [Open for ages 11 through 19]

Every Tuesday (6:00 PM) and Thursday (7:30 PM).

Step Study Meeting the 2nd Monday of the month (6:00 PM).

 

There are three active Narateen virtual meetings in our area:


Monday (2nd Monday of the month) - Step Study Meeting - 6:00 pm EST - Virtual.

Tuesday (weekly) 6:00 pm EST - Virtual.

Thursday (weekly) 7:30 pm EST - Virtual.


Contact Narateenepa@gmail for meeting information and meeting link.


EAST COAST CONVENTION 7  (ECC7)
The ECC7 convention will be held March 18-20, 2022.  This is the NEW rescheduled and confirmed date.  This was necessary due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    • Wyndham Garden Hotel Philadelphia Airport - 45 Industrial Hwy, Essington, PA 19029 
    • For the latest updates and links to register, hotel and volunteer signups, check out the ECC7 Convention page here

 

Your support is needed:  

If you would like to make a Tax deductible donation to Nar-Anon World Service Office HDQTRS, Inc. please do so sending a clicking "donation.For more information visit the World Service Office - Contact tab.

 

Service meetings:

Area 3:  TBA

Area 10:  February 13, 2021

Area 11:  No information

Area 22:  TBA

Area 25:  TBA

Area 27:  TBA

 

Quarterly, World Service Office (WSO) Outreach roundtable sessions. 12 NOON EST on SKYPE Fourth Sundays of January, April, July, October.


East Coast Convention #7 (ECC7) planning meeting, TBA – on SKYPE. 

 

Regional Service Committee (RSC) meeting -  The next RSC meeting is planned (online) Saturday, June 5, 2021.

 

Annual Region Assembly Meeting - September 24, 2021.  Online starting at 9:00 am.

Help Needed – LAMP Stack Developer - Website/Forum

Need one additional technical person to assist with occasional updates to the Eastern PA Website and the Forum website.  (FYI, "LAMP" stands for: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python.)  Contact: John P.


Special Note to GSRs

GSRs and others in service in the Eastern PA Region of Nar-Anon

From: The Eastern PA Regional Service Committee

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic

Date:  4-6-20

 

Many facilities where Nar-Anon groups meet have closed their doors in efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in our communities.  Some groups are creating contingency/ alternate plans for the time period they will not be able to meet face to face. The Eastern PA regional service committee held an emergency Skype meeting on Saturday, April 4, 2020 to discuss ways to support our groups at this time.  The following suggestions are from the Regional Service Committee (RSC).

 

1.     Digital/ phone/ online meetings are a wonderful option. Many options exist and tradition 6 states that we do not endorse any outside enterprise.  That being said—some examples are:  Facetime,  Skype,  www.freeconferencecall.comwww.zoom.com.   

 

2.     If your group is holding digital meetings, please continue to keep your meeting healthy by following the guidelines and traditions as you would in an in-person meeting.  Anonymity, no crosstalk, no outside literature, etc.  The Guide to Local Services 2018 is a valuable reference and includes a sample meeting format in chapter 3.  Obtain free pdf copy of the GLS and other useful service literature at this link.  https://www.nar-anon.org/service-literature

 

3.     The Regional Service Committee (RSC) researched as much as possible and discussed at length the benefits and safety of digital meetings. Recently the FBI has issued warnings to the public about the risks posed by computer hackers/ outsiders gaining access to various online meetings where access links have been shared in public ways (social media posts, websites, etc.)  The RSC voted unanimously that at this time NO ACCESS LINKS OR PASSWORDS FOR DIGITAL MEETINGS WILL BE POSTED ON OUR REGION WEBSITE (www.naranonepa.org ). The information can be shared with trusted members via email, phone, and word of mouth.  But our website is public (available to the world.)  Therefore, the region will not be posting access links online.  If you are having digital meetings, please educate yourself on safety.  Here is an informative article on “Zoom Meeting Safety Tips.”

https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/20/keep-uninvited-guests-out-of-your-zoom-event/

 

4.     You may request for the Eastern Pennsylvania Area (EPA) region to post on the website the news that your group is having digital meetings, but it is not required.  The best way to learn how to access any meeting is to use your Group Service Representative (GSR) list and contact the meeting’s GSR and ask to be invited to the digital meeting.  Region service people receive the GSR list from the region secretary.  The GSR list is for exactly this type of service communication but the list is NOT TO BE POSTED ONLINE OR SHARED WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC. 

 

5.     Members and newcomers may use the Nar-Anon Family Groups Forum for support.  This online forum has been available to the world for many years and was created and supported by AREA 10.  There are many different topics that are discussed in detail. Plus, there are also online meetings.   After you Register – Login, you can participate in topic discussions and attend the online meetings.  http://www.naranon.com/forum/


NAR-ANON shares Experience, Strength & HOPE . . .

for FAMILY MEMBER's or FRIEND's of addicts.
Come, "Find a Meeting".  

In the NAR-ANON program, we learn that drug addiction is a disease that we are not responsible for.  The drug user needs help and so do we.  We discovered many of our efforts to control or change the situation were often actually enabling or encouraging this person to continue a self-destructive pattern.  It has been a great relief to learn more effective ways of coping with this situation, while at the same time gaining some peace of mind, hope, and help for a better way to live.

You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery.

NAR-ANON can bring new insight about our attitudes, behavior and emotions.  It can be the source for regaining our own sanity and well-being.  We learn that addiction is a family disease and we need recovery too.

There are no charges or obligations as NAR-ANON is a non-profit organization.  We are not affiliated with any treatment program or hospitals and do not discriminate about any persons race, creed, sexual orientation, religion or lack of religion.  The weekly meetings are held regularly throughout the year.  Your attendance is welcomed without prior arrangements.  You will not be urged to participate in the group discussions, but may join in if you wish or ask questions before and after the meeting.

We do UNDERSTAND how you feel. 

To locate a meeting in your area, go to our web page at . . .

"Find a Meeting" and bring a friend.