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

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:
Most meetings are suspended due to COVID-19 and please go to the Forum.  Keep checking the website for updates to when meetings will resume.
Virtual meetings are being held by some groups.  If you are looking for your home group meeting, please contact someone in your group.  They may be able to have you placed on the online meeting list.  A statement from WSO on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the WSO homepage.

EAST COAST CONVENTION 7 – ECC7 convention will be held March 19-21, 2021.  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

NARATEEN MEETINGS [Open for ages 11 through 19]
There are 2 active Narateen meetings - 
WIllow Grove - Thursday night 7:30 & Neshaminy High School (during the summer we have been joining the Thursday Willow Grove zoom) - Once back in school - we will resume in person.  We are also looking for ideas to expand the Narateen program and are looking for committee members.  Contact via email, Melissa & Lynda - narateenepa@gmail.com with any Narateen related inquiries.

In order of day of the week . . .

 

MONDAY

·       Harrisburg - Meets at 6:30.  First and third Mondays.

·       Jenkintown meetings suspended—doing ZOOM meetings. For information email  Jnkntwnnaranon@gmail.com

·       Gettysburg has a combination of in-person and ZOOM meetings.

·       Bryn Mawr meetings suspended – doing ZOOM meetings. Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our meeting, please contact: Bob L. 610-353-4806.

·       York suspended-- until notified

·       Morrisville suspended – until notified

·       Bethlehem – Doing online meetings with ZOOM

·       Greencastle – Now meeting outdoors. 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair.

 

TUESDAY

·       West Chester meetings suspended—Doing ZOOM meetings until further notice.  “New members welcome. Email kmfoster224@gmail.com for info”

·       Torresdale meeting suspended. If anyone is interested in joining our ZOOM meeting from 6:40 to 8 pm, please e-mail Lucy T. at lucyj7074@verizon.net - Please let us know if you are a newcomer.

·       Fleetwood is meeting WITH LIMITS AND PRECAUTIONS- contact someone from the group’s phone list for more information.

·       Dallastown  will  begin in- person OUTSIDE meetings, beginning Tuesday July 21 at 6 pm at 330 Pleasant Grove Rd,  Red Lion, PA, weather permitting through the end of summer.

·       Lansdale meetings resuming with precautions and combining with ZOOM.

·       Bear, Delaware meetings suspended—Doing ZOOM 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 meetings suspended – Doing ZOOM meetings

·       Honey Brook meetings suspended – until notified

·       Newtown suspended— Doing ZOOM meetings

·       Bedminster – Start time has changed back to 7:00. Now meeting indoors in the basement. With masks and distancing precautions.  Deep Run Mennonite Church West- 1008 Deep Run Road, Perkasie, PA 18944

·       Aston/Media doing ZOOM meetings. Anyone who wishes to join, contact LCON926@aol.com.  RESUMING in-person October 6 in the sanctuary with masks and distancing precautions.

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

·       EastonResumed meetings at 7:30 at Bethel Memorial Baptist Church 715 Chestnut Lane, Easton PA 18045. 

·       Stroudsburg MOVED TO TUESDAYS (formerly Thursday) 7 PM at a temporary location Stroudsburg United Methodist Church- Starting August 25. With masks and social distancing precautions.

 

WEDNESDAY

·       Eddystone meetings suspended . Doing ZOOM meetings.

·       Elkins Park meeting suspended—Doing ZOOM meetings

·       Plymouth Meeting suspended—doing ZOOM meetings. Time is 7:30 pm.

·       Croydon (as of Sept 19) has stopped ZOOM meetings and is in-person with distancing precautions in a large space. 

·       Claymont has resumed in person meetings with proper precautions.  Zoom going on at the same time as 7:00pm in person meeting for those who are not comfortable to join in person yet. Contact: claymontnaranon@gmail.com  or call 302-276-8947

·       Honesdale – As of July 23, 2020 has resumed meeting in person with face coverings and social distancing precautions.

·       Doylestown meetings have been changed to online ZOOM meetings. Contact Patricia M. 215-534-7439.

·       Nazareth (on hold since August 2019)

 

 

THURSDAY

·       Willow Grove meetings suspended—Doing ZOOM meetings. Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our zoom meeting please contact debbieheath0128@gmail.com.

·       Willow Grove NARATEENThursday Willow Grove Narateen meets on ZOOM. Please email Melissa & Lynda - narateenepa@gmail.com for more information.  Narateen Zoom meetings are Thursday nights at 7:30 pm for teens only. 

·       Phoenixville meeting OUTDOORS-bring a folding chair and a face covering also using ZOOM.. Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our meeting, please contact: phoenixvillenaranon@gmail.com or TEXT 484-854-3202.

·       Stroudsburg MOVED TO TUESDAYS 7 PM at a temporary location Stroudsburg United Methodist Church

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

·       Norwood doing ZOOM meetings. Newcomers or anyone interested contact – newbeginningsthursday@gmail.com

·       Northeast Phila suspended – Final ZOOM meeting is 8-20-20

·       Allentown suspended – Doing virtual meetings

·       Hanover Resumed in person meetings at 7 pm at Hanover First Church of God.  Also doing ZOOM simultaneously with same group ID and passwords.  Contact someone from the group for information.

·       Tamaqua – resumed in-person meetings (with facemasks)  July 2. 7:00 to 8:15pm

 

FRIDAY

·       Wallingford location suspended meetings until notified

·       Langhorne suspended – doing meetings with ZOOM. Anyone interested, please contact:  garymfriday@gmail.com

·       Havertown suspended – until notified. Doing ZOOM meetings

·       Lemoyne – Resumed July 11 in person with masks and social distancing. New start time is 12:30pm. Schedule reduced to 2nd and 4th Saturdays

 

Sunday

·       Norwood suspended – until notified

·       Eagleville suspended – Doing ZOOM meetings. Contact: eaglevillenaranon@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

 

Anniversaries/Events

 

Next Narateen Committee meeting is Oct 22, 2020 - 7:00 pm - Looking for ideas/help with Narateen. No commitment required.  The link to the October 22 committee meeting is for adult members interested in helping with Narateen.  Contact, Melissa & Lynda - narateenepa@gmail.com.


Wednesday, Sept 30 – Claymont anniversary 7 pm on ZOOM. Zoom Meeting   If this link does not work, Meeting ID is 843 1427 7938. For more information contact claymontnaranon@gmail.com Phone: 302-276-8947.

 

Virtual Event:  Oct 10, 2020 11a - 5p EDT

NY and New England Region's Virtual Topic Sessions.

They have a great day planned. We matter! Make time to join them. We need each other, we lean on each other, and we learn from each other.

Meeting ID: 898 7839 2614; Passcode: 373357


Sunday, Oct 18 – Nar-Anon 12 Traditions Roundtable. 12-2 pm EDT. On ZOOM meeting.  Submit your questions by Oct 1.

 

East Coast Convention 7 – POSTPONED Most likely will be March 19-21, 2021– (details to follow when received from hotel). Wyndham Garden Hotel Philadelphia Airport - 45 Industrial Hwy, Essington, PA 19029. 

For the latest updates and links to register, hotel and volunteer signups, go to:  http://www.naranonepa.org/events/easternpaconventionevent

 

 

 

Service meetings:

Area 3:  TBA

Area 10: November 14th at 10 am on ZOOM.

Area 11:  No information

Area 22:  11/15

Area 25:  September 19. 10 am -12 pm. Bethel Memorial Baptist Church

Area 27:  9/14, 11/2

 

Quarterly WSO Outreach roundtable sessions. 12 NOON EST on SKYPE Fourth Sundays of January, April, July, October.

ECC7 planning meeting TBA – on SKYPE. 

Note: CHANGED to ONLINE: October 3, 2020 –annual region assembly – all GSRs – On ZOOM. Starting at 9 am.

 

RSC meeting -  Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 8:30 AM. On ZOOM.


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 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 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 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 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 . . .

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