The Southeastern Pennsylvania Intergroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous welcomes you to its official web site.  SEPIA covers the Southeastern Pennsylvania area, including the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery.  Our primary purpose is to carry the message of recovery to the alcoholic who still suffers.  If you want to drink, that's your business; if you want to stop, it's ours. 

We can help!  Please call 215-923-7900.

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The S.E.P.I.A. Office Hours:   Monday thru Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

We will be closed on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2014 and

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015 to celebrate the

CHRISTMAS DAY and NEW YEAR'S DAY HOLIDAYS.

 

ATTENTION ALL GROUPS:  Please complete the Meeting Update form to indicate the most up-to-date information about your groups.  New directories will be printed in January 2015 and we need to have accurate information for all groups.  Click on form, print it out and send it to SEPIA as soon as possible.

Printable Group / Meeting Update form

 UPCOMING EVENTS! 

NEW EVENTS!

SHARE-A-DAY PLANNING MEETING

SUNDAY, January 11, 2015

1 pm at the SEPIA office

Come help plan the Share-A-Day activities that will be happening on Sunday, February 15 at the University of the Sciences Alumni Hall.

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ROUND UP PLANNING MEETING

SUNDAY, January 25, 2015

1 pm at the SEPIA office

Come help plan the ROUND UP activities that will be happening on April 10 to April 12 in Cape May, New Jersey.  Lots of volunteers needed to pull off this wonderful annual event.

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ANNUAL LOGO CONTEST

ROUND UP theme this year is:  Sand, Sun and Serenity

Win $150 if your logo is chosen to be on the tee shirts and sweat shirts. 

Submit your entry to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

by Monday, January 19, 2015.

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INTERGROUP NOON MEETING

will be celebrating their

14th anniversary on

Friday, January 30, 2015. 

Two speaker meeting.  All are welcome.  SEPIA office - meeting at noon, food at 1 pm.  Donations gratefully accepted.

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75 years of AA in  Philadelphia 

AA in Philadelphia will be 75 years old in March 2015.  Plans are underway to have a big birthday celebration for AA on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  Planning meetings are being held now.  Come on out to help plan this big event.  Next Planning Meeting is Monday, December 22 at 7 pm at the SEPIA office.  All are welcome to come help.  Actual event will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul at 18th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 2 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015 for the celebration and at 4 pm for food, fun and fellowship,  Monetary donations are needed at this time so please send checks payable to "75th AA anniversary in Philadelphia" and mail to C/O 75th anniversary Treasurer at P. O. Box 34024, Philadelphia, PA 19101. 

  

 2014 Round UP Beach Meeting Photo

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Unity Pitches 

Has your home group had a unity pitch?  Do you know what a unity pitch is?  The following group is having a unity pitch over the next few weeks.  Join the meeting to see what it is and schedule one for your own group soon by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Do you have an anniversary coming up?  If so, can you contribute in two ways to Intergroup for its twelve step work?  

INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS

anniversary donation form

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HELPING WITH 12TH STEP CALLS...

12th STEP VOLUNTEER FORM

  HOW TO GET A TAX I.D. #  FOR AA GROUP BANK ACCOUNTS

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 LITERATURE ORDER FORM:

For your convenience, you can view our latest Literature Order Form, by clicking here:   Printable Literature Order Form

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Group Contributions - 2011, 2012 and 2013 

NOTE:  If your records do not agree with this list, please let the office know.   

 See Current Interviews Below:

 

 

"Interviews" Newsletter Archives

 ---2015 international info S.E.P.I.A. EVENTS

 

PLANNING MEETINGS - Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 1 pm - Share A Day planning meeting that will be held in February.  Come help us plan this annual event.

 

ROUND UP PLANNING MEETING - Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 1 pm - Come help plan the annual ROUND UP that will be held in Cape May from April 10th to 12th.  Need many volunteers so come on out and volunteer to chair a meeting, or help in any way.

 

SATURDAY, December 20 - NEW CLOSED AA ARCHIVES MEETING - taping of a guy with 50 years of sobriety from Young Men's group - donuts wil be served. Also, on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm at the SEPIA office - a taped closed speaker meeting will be held.  All AA members are welcome to attend.  If you have over 20 years of continuos sobriety and want to be taped, please contact Brian Q (Archivist) or one of the Archives committee members. Call SEPIA office at 215-923-7900 and the office will pass your name and information out to the committee.

 

MEETING EVENTS

BUCKS COUNTY:

Newtown Gratitude Alcathon 2015 - Gracepoint Baptist Church 592 Washington Crossing Road, Newtown (18940) 6 pm Thursday, December 31 to 12 noon Friday, January 1, 2015 meetings every hour and a half (6 pm, 7:30 pm, 9 pm, 10:30 pm etc.)  Food donations gratefuly accepted.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - annual Lambertville New Year's Eve Dance (since 1974) - 49 Bridge Street, St. John's School Lower level, Lambertville, NJ.  Speaker Meeting: 8 pm; Dinner: 9 pm; Dance 9 pm to 1 am.   $10 donation.  Please bring a dessert to share.  Friends and Family welcome.  Want to help?  Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday Fun Day Group - 6 pm As Bill Sees It and 7:30 pm Speaker/Topic meeting at the Chalfont United Methodist Church, 11 Meadowbrook Lane, Chalfont (18914)  

CHESTER COUNTY:  

Friday, February 6--HONEY BROOK BIG BOOK 13th Anniversary at the Living God Lutheran Church 3200 Horseshoe Pike in Honey Brok.  Food & Fellowship at 6:30 pm; 3 speakers at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome!

DELAWARE COUNTY: 

Wednesday, December 24 to Thursday, December 25 (6 pm to 6 pm) 2014 MEDIA CHRISTMAS ALKATHON sponsored by MEDIA FIRST THINGS FIRST GROUP at the Media Youth Club 1 Youth Way.  24 hours of meetings.  Food, Fun, Fellowship.  Need help with setup, coffee, and cleanup.  Food donations gratefully accepted.

NEEDS SUPPORT:  Wednesday nights - BIG BOOK BREAKDOWN at Trinity Unity Presbyterian Church at 360 N Oak Road in Clifton Heights (19018).  Help carry the message by reading the book.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY:  

AMBLER GROUP at the Upper Dublin Lutheran Church School at Butler and Susquehanna in Ambler needs support.  42 year old meeting meets at 8:30 pm on Friday nights.  All are welcome. 

Tuesday, December 30 (last Tuesday of eery month) - the local MONTGOMERY COUNTY ZONE Pubic Information (PI) and Cooperation with the Professional Communities (CPC) committee meets at St. Peter's Church on Easton Road in Glenside at 7 pm. All interested in serving on one of these commitees are welcome to attend.

Friday, January 23 - FRIDAY NIGHT BIG BOOK MEETING anniversay celebration at 8 pm at the All Saints Church, 1325 Montgomery Avenue, Whynnewood.  All are welcome

PHILADELPHIA: 

Wednesday, December 31 - the NORTH PHILADELPHIA group is sponsoring their annual gratitude meeting from 7 to 9 pm at the East Bethel Baptist Church 1333 West Erie Avenue.  (Park & Erie)

Wednesday, December 31 - 2015 ALKATHON meetings from 10 pm to about 3 pm on Thursday, January 1 at Falls Presbyterian Church, 3800 Vaux St (19129).  F-F-F  Donations gratefully accepted.

Saturday, January 10 - TURNING POINT GROUP is celebrating their 40th anniversary at 1 pm at St. Malachy's School Hall, 1429 North 11th Street (19122)  AA & Al-Anon speakers.  Donations gratefully accepted.

Saturday, January 10 - ICYPAA sponsoring a night at Dave & Buster's Midway Party Room opens at 7 pm, speaker at 8 pm.  $20 game cards available.

Tuesday, February 10 -Come help the YOUNG PEOPLE's GROUP of 4021 Club celebrate their 69th anniversary from 7 to 9 pm at the 4021 Clubhouse at 4021 Walnut Street.  AA and Al-Anon speakers.  Dinner will be serverd after the speakers. Bring a newcomer!

OTHER EVENTS (within Five County Area):

Monday, December 22 - the next PLANNING MEETING for the celebration of AA's 75th birthday in Philadelphia is being held at the SEPIA office at 7 pm.  All are welcome to help with the planning of this event to be held on March 7, 2015.  Contributions from individuals and groups are needed to make this event possible.  Please send contribution checks payable to:  75th AA Anniversary in Philadelphia C/O 75th Anniversary Treasurer PO Box 34024 Philadelphia PA 19101

 

Every Saturday in December  GO TO ANY LENGTH (a running group) sponsoring a walk/run from 8 am to 9 am (rain or shine) at the Wissahickon Valley Park.  Running group is open to anyone who wants to get or stay sober.  We welcome beginners and experienced runners.  Meet at Northwestern Avenue and Forbidden Drive in the park near Northwestern Avenue and Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill.  Beginners:  gentle warm up, 1 mile run at slow pace.  Experienced:  up to 5 mile run on packed gravel at easy pace.  After run, open sharing, with closing and then fellowhip breakfast at Bruno's.  Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Saturday, January 10 - Dave & Buster's 3rd Annual Speaker and Game Night at 7 pm at Dave & Buster's Columbus Blvd Midway Party Room and speaker at 8 pm  $20 game cards sponsored by ICYPAA.

 

February 26 to 28, 2015 - LOLLAPALOOZA will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 4700 East Street Road, Feasterville.  $70 includes registration banquet dinner, ice craem social, hotel group rate $12 per night.  Information at:  www.lollapalooza.org

 

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 75th Anniversary of AA in Philadelphia at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th & the Parkway.  Event starts at 2 pm. Food, fun and fellowship at 4 pm.

 

OTHER EVENTS (Outside Five County Area):

 

Sunday, February 8 - Second Planning Meeting for the COMBINED INTERGROUPS WORKSHOP at the Victory Baptist Church at 1 pm at 1059 Victory Circle Reading (19605).  All are welcome to help plan this event.

 

April or May 2015 - COMBINED INTERGROUP WORKSHOP Exact date & Location to be determined.

 

February 20 to 22 - NERAASA 2015 in Somberset, NJ at the Doubletree hotel, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset (08873)  A service packed fun weekend for everyone involved in General Service or Intergropu Service.  Hotel reservations must be made through the hotel.  Online registration contact www.neraasa2015.org.

 

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - Third Planning Meeting for the COMBINED INTERGROUP WORKSHOP at the Victory Baptist Church at 1 pm at 1059 Victory Circle, Reading (19605)

 

Online Registration continues for the INTERNATIONAL AA CONVENTION - 80 years!  To register online at www.aa.org go to International link for the 80th International Convention in Atlanta Georgia on July 2-5, 2015.

 

NEXT ROUND UP - SAVE THE DATE!  Friday to Sunday April 10, 11 and 12, 2015 for the next SEPIA ANNUAL ROUND UP at the Grand Hotel of Cape May.

 

  

 HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

SEPIA is always in need of volunteers to help carry the message of recovery. You simply have to show up. Most committees do not have a length of sobriety requirement. There are several ways to get involved.

  1. Volunteer at the SEPIA office. We ask one year of continuous sobriety to answer phones at the office. If you have less than a year, there are plenty of things you can do to help. For instance, we can always use help putting our newsletter, Interviews, together toward the end of each month.
  2. Get involved with one of our 12 Step Committees (Click Here). These committees meet at the SEPIA office, 444 N. 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) on the following nights: