Greetings to all our Group Officers!

We are grateful for all the work you do for those in recovery in our community. We know you have lots of questions about whether the church is open for continued meetings and I would like to address that here for you.

We encourage following CDC guidelines to restrict physical contact and maintain social distance, washing hands, limiting group size to 10 individuals, etc. We too are not holding services and finding alternative ways to be together.

We support your groups’ autonomy to make important decisions for themselves. Ideas for altered meetings could be:

  • Limiting attendance to the first 10 people to arrive – those beyond that number can return to their car or even return home and phone a friend in the meeting in order to hear the meeting and share through their phone. Other means of doing this include Skype, Zoom and Facebook/Messenger
  • Checking in to virtual AA: http://www.aa-intergroup.org
  • Hold small meetings (10 people or less) in individual homes.

We expect group leaders to find their best method to embody the practices outlined by the CDC in order to maintain health and wellness among the community.

We have only one custodian doing a phenomenal job but the burden of keeping our meeting spaces sanitized to a level of thwarting COVID-19 after the volume of meetings we have is improbable.

The LATimes had an article on 12-Step meetings a few days ago https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-16/what-does-coronavirus-social-distancing-mean-for-alcoholics-anonymous-and-12-step-meetings. No definitive answers but some ideas.

To the treasurers: We will have a hiatus on rent for April. After that, we will evaluate what can be done about meetings and the requested donation to church support.

Thank you,
Kim Van Horsen,
SMCC Office Clerk


Alcoholics Anonymous

All meetings take place in the Crist Hall/Fireside Room facility at the northern part of the church campus.
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Sunday
8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
“Speaker Meeting”

Monday
8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
“Monday Night Discussion” (closed participation mtg)

Wednesday
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
“Home At Last” (closed Women’s mtg)

Thursday
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
“Early Bird Big Book” (A.A. “Big Book” study mtg.)

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
“Great Adventure Meeting” (participation mtg)

Friday
8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
“Speaker Meeting”

Saturday
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
“Agape Meeting”

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUSALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
San Gabriel / Pomona Valley Central Service Office
Serving San Gabriel / Pomona Valley and parts of Los Angeles County

For more information, please go to http://www.aasgvco.org.

 

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