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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 – meets virtually on first and third Mondays at 6:30

Jenkintown — doing virtual meetings. For information email Jnkntwnnaranon@gmail.com

Gettysburg is online only. Email bhunter1525@gmail.com for more information.

Bryn Mawr – Meetings will be held in person starting July 5, 2021 at the newly built building at the Church of the Redeemer.

York doing online meetings. Email zip22@comcast.net for info.

Morrisville - Has resumed in-person, and online.

Bethlehem – Doing online meetings

Greencastle – Meeting online until further notice


TUESDAY 

Stroudsburg (MOVED from Thursday)s to 7 PM at Stroudsburg United Methodist Church (new permanent location.)

West Chester — Doing virtual meetings until further notice. New members welcome. Email kmfoster224@gmail.com for info

Torresdale is in-person at the NEW location Anselm Church, 12670 Dunks Ferry Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 From 6:40 to 8 pm. If anyone is interested in joining the online part of our hybrid meeting, call or text Kathy at 267-414-6804. Please let us know if you are a newcomer.

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

Lansdale - Now back to in person meetings. starts at 7 pm.  (No longer doing hybrid with virtual.)

Bear, Delaware —Doing virtual 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 virtual meetings

Honey Brook meetings suspended – until notified

Newtown suspended— Doing virtual meetings.  Anniversary 7:15 online.

Bedminster – Now HYBRID of virtual and in-person. Contact bedminsternaranon@gmail.com

Aston/Media - Will resume in-person on July 6. With social distancing and masks required if you are not vaccinated for Covid-19.  Anyone who wishes to join, contact LCON926@aol.com.

South Phila – Meeting online. Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our meeting, please contact: spnaranon@gmail.com or 215-645-7074.  Starting Tuesday, June 8, South Phila group is returning to in-person. 7:30 pm at Trinity Church, 2300 South 18th

Easton – Online only at least till the end of January

Stroudsburg—now through March 2021 CHANGED TO ONCE A MONTH ON 2ND TUESDAY at Stroudsburg United Methodist church at 7 pm.

(Dallastown) has changed name to “Eastern York County” and moved 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.


WEDNESDAY

Eddystone - Doing virtual meetings.

Elkins Park—Doing virtual meetings

Plymouth Meeting—May 19, resuming meetings at the Church on the Mall. 7:30 pm.

Croydon—As of 7-29-20- Resumed in-person with distancing precautions. For meeting info contact Croydon730@gmail.com

Claymont - will be going back to in person meetings starting June 23 at Holy Rosary Church, at 7 pm.

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

Doylestown - Meetings will be held online until further notice. Wednesday June 30, Doylestown will be having their 8th anniversary online beginning with fellowship beginning at 6 pm. For info on how to join this or any Doylestown meeting, Contact Patricia M. 215-534-7439.  Leave a message.

Nazareth - (on hold since August 2019)


THURSDAY

Willow Grove family groupStarting 8/5/21, Willow Grove is starting HYBRID of in-person and virtual.  Contact: debbieheath0128@gmail.com for Zoom login information.

Willow Grove Narateen - meets online at 7:30 pm- Please email Melissa & Lynda - narateenepa@gmail.com.

Phoenixville - Phoenixville's 23rd anniversary is planned for Sept 23, 2021.  Hybrid of zoom and in-person.  Doors open at 6:30 for coffee and cake.  Speaker meeting starts at 7:00  St John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Cir. Phoenixville PA. Contact: phoenixvillenaranon@gmail.com to receive the zoom link. or TEXT 484-854-3202.

Jonestown - Meets at 6:30 at UCC church. If anyone is interested, they can email: eicemand@aol.com.

Norwood - doing virtual meetings. Newcomers or anyone interested contact – newbeginningsthursday@gmail.com.  Starting Thursday, June 3, Norwood resumes in-person. 7 pm Norwood United Methodist Church, 315 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074

Northeast Phila - suspended

Allentown - Starting July 8th at 7:00 pm at Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 Tilghman St., Allentown, PA will be in-person 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 – resumed in-person meetings (with facemasks) July 2. 7:00 to 8:15pm

NARATEEN virtual meetings are Thursdays at 7:30 pm.  Please contact narateenepa@gmail.com for more information.


FRIDAY 

Wallingford - location suspended meetings until notified

Langhorne – doing virtual meetings. Anyone interested, please contact: garymfriday@gmail.com


SATURDAY

Havertown - Doing virtual meetings

Lemoyne – has disbanded as of December 2020


SUNDAY

Norwood - suspended. Resumes May 16 at St. Gabriel’s church 7 pm

Eagleville – Doing virtual meetings. Contact: eaglevillenaranon@gmail.com

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

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


Anniversaries / Special Events

Tuesday, May 18m 7 pm  – Lansdale anniversary hybrid (online and in person) meeting. For online meeting password, Email Rick L. (ahead of time) at ricklayer44@yahoo.com


 

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:  May 15, Aug 14, Nov 13

Area 10:  TBA

Area 11:  No information

Area 22:  June 22, Sept 12, Dec 12

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 Region Service Committee meeting is planned for Saturday Dec 11, 2021 at 8:30 am on ZOOM.

 

Annual Region Assembly Meeting - September 25, 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.  

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