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.


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

We will be closed on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014 to celebrate the




Saturday, November 22 - Briar Road Step Group is celebrating their 36th anniversary at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2100 74th Avenue Philadelphia (19138) snacks 7 pm meeting at 8 pm.

Saturday, November 22 - Three Legacies mini conference from noon to 5 pm at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 877 Street Road Southampton (18966)  AA History, The Steps, The Traditions, The Concepts with a light lunch provided. 

Saturday, November 22 - Planning Meeting for the New Year's Alkathon from noon to 3 pm at the Falls Presbyterian Church 3800 Vaux Street Philadelphia (19129)  All groups are welcome to participate.

Thursday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Gratitude Meeting at St. Thomas Church auditorium Bethlehem Pike & Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington (19034) 9 am fellowship, 10 am meeting.

Thursday, November 27 - 2014 Thanksgiving Alkathon from 9 am to 6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 31 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ (08530).  Recovery, fellowship, and food.  8 speaker meetings in 8 hours.  Donations gratefully accepted.

Saturday, November 29 - the Hand Of God Anniversary at St. Bartholomew's Church Harbison & Cheltenham Avenue in McMahon Hall at 7 pm.  Bring a dessert to share. 

Wednesday, December 10 - the Pennscypaa Host Committee presents a Spaghetti Ugly Sweater Dinner from 6:30 pm at Delaware Valley Christian Church 535 N. Old Middletown Road, Media.  Tickets:  $10 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or


Saturday, December 13 - Grapevine Workshop from noon to 3 pm at the SEPIA office.  Food, fun, fellowship, education.  Donations appreciated. 




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 Thursday, November 20 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 March 7 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


The SEPIA office is looking for some fairly new or used desk items especially chairs for the four volunteer desks where the telephone volunteers answer the phones.  If anyone has any items to donate, please contact the SEPIA office at 215-923-7900 and arrangements can be made for pickup.  Thank you! 


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. .


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


anniversary donation form







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


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


NEW CLOSED AA ARCHIVES MEETING - on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm at the SEPIA office - a taped closed speaker meeting with 1 or 2 long-time AA members.  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.






Saturday, November 29 - the NEW CHESTER GROUP is celebrating their 43rd anniversary at 8 pm at the Blessed Katherine Drexel Church at 2nd and Norris Street in Chester (19013)  F-F-F donations accepted.

Sunday, November 30 - the NEW UPLAND GROUP is celebrating their 35th anniversary at 8 pm at the City Team 7th and Sproul Street in Chester (19013)  F-F-F donations accepted.


Saturday, November 29 - the NEW CHESTER GROUP is celebrating their 43rd anniversary at Blessed Katherine Drexel Chuch, 2nd & Norris Streets, Chester (19013).  Meeting starts at 8 pm.  F-F-F

Sunday, November 30 - the NEW UPLAND GROUP is celebrating their 35h anniversary starting at 8 pm at City Team, 7th & Sproul Strrets, Chester (19013).  F-F-F  Donations accepted.


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. 

Saturday, December 13 - the ACCEPTANCE GROUP is celebrating their 1st anniversary at 276 Keswick Avenue, Glenside.  Speaker at 10 am. 

Tuesday, November 25 (last Tuesday of eery month) - the local MONTGOMERY COUNTY ZONE Pubic Information and Cooperation with the Professional Communities 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.

Thursday, November 27 - THANKSGIVING GRATITUDE meeting at St. Thomas Church Auditorium, Bethlehem PIke & Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington (19034).  Fellowship at 9 am.  Meeting 10 to 11 am.

MANDATORY Volunteer Orientation Training from 7 to 8 pm.  In order for your volunteer status to remain current you must attend this orientation.  You must RSVP to reserve a space in this training to the following people:  Drew Deagler, Chaplain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 610-635-7244 or Gary Chesney, Director of Inmate Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 610-635-7239.  Failing to register will not reserve a spot for this training.  Failure to attend this training will prevent you from participating in any of the volunteer programs. 


Saturday, November 22 - the NEW YEAR'S ALKATHON PLANNING MEETINGS will be helf from noon to 3 pm at Falls Presbyterian Church, 3800 Vaux Street, corner of Midvale & Vaux Streets.  All are welcome to help.

Wednesday, November 19 - the CENTER CITY YOUNG PEOPLE's group turns 28 years old with an anniversary celebration from 7 to 9 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia (19103)  3 Speakers

Saturday, November 22 - BRIAR ROAD STEP group is celebrating their 36th anniversary at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2100 74th Avenue (Bria Road & 7th Avenue) Philadelphia (19138)  Snacks at 7 pm, meeting at 8 pm.  Donations gratefully accepted.

Saturday November 29 - HAND OF GOD anniversary celebration.  7 pm at St. Bartholomew's Church, McMahon Hall, Harbison & Cheltenham Avenues, Philadelphia (19124).  Bring a dessert to share.  Two speaker meeting.

Saturday, November 29 - CONSCIOUS CONTACT group invites all to their 6th annual Gratitude Meeting at 1st United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6001 Germantown Avenue (19144) Pillings Hall from 9:30 am to noon.  Special beginners' format at 10 am

Thursday, December 18 - Come help the UNIVERSITY GROUP celebrate their 44th anniversary at the 4021 Clubhouse at 4021 Walnut Street at 7 pm.  Food, fun, fellowship.  Bring a newcomer!

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):

Thursday, November 20 - 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 November -GO TO ANY LENGTH (a running group) sponsoring an Inaugural run from 8 amd to 9 am (rain or shine) at the Wissahickon Valley Park.  Running group open to anyone who wants to get or stay sober.  We welcome beginning 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.  


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:


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):


Monday, December 1 - HARBOUR LIGHTS Group will celebrate their 35th anniversary at Zion Lutheran Church, 312 Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ (08215).  Parking at 351 Cincinnati Avenue (under the water tower)  7 pm food, 8:30 pm meeting.  Donations welcomed. 


December 18 to 21 - WACYPAA Western Area Conference of Young People is being held at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Big Island, Hawaii.  For more invormation, go to


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



Online Registration continues for the INTERNATIONAL AA CONVENTION - 80 years!  To register online at 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.




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: