Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of AA

(410)272-4150 Office Hours Posted on Website

Week of January 3, 2021

Tell him exactly what happened to you . . .

"Stress the spiritual feature freely. If the man be agnostic or atheist, make it emphatic that he does not have to agree with your conception of God.. He can choose any conception he likes, provided it makes sense to him. The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a Power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles.... It is important for him to realize that your attempt to pass this on to him plays a vital part in your own recovery . . . Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection."

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 93 - 95

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Need literature or medallions ... the office hours are posted on the website on the Contact Us Page. To enter the office please wear face covering, and respect social distance.

Need literature or medallions ... the office hours are posted on the website on the Contact Us Page. To enter the office please wear face covering, and respect social distance.

Thanks to all the groups and individuals who continue to support the Intergroup through contributions and service. Special Thanks goes to All for celebrating their Anniversaries with a Birthday Plan Contribution. A PayPal account is set up for contributions and is accessible on the Contribute page. Contributions are also gladly accepted by check in the mail, cash or check in person during office hours at NEMDAA Intergroup at 28 Centennial Lane, Aberdeen, MD 21001.


Living Sober is Now an Audio Book! Listen for free here.

New Box 4-5-9 Published. This issue reports on some recent A.A. events: the annual IGCOAA Seminar, focusing on the important work of intergroups and central offices across the U.S. and Canada, and the 75th anniversary of A.A. in Australia.

New Sharing from Behind the Walls published. This newsletter is published quarterly by the Corrections Desk at the General Service Office and contains excerpts from inmate letters sent to G.S.O. and reprinted with the inmates’ permission. It is intended for widespread distribution to inmates involved in A.A. in correctional facilities. Past Issues Available

Area 29 Grapevine Committee is collecting old Grapevine magazines to send to alcoholics across Area 29, wherever the need might be: halfway houses, jails, assisted living facilities, or individuals. To contribute old Grapevines, contact Meryl T., Area 29 Grapevine Committee Chair

For Information about meetings use this link - How To Find A Meeting

Meeting Updates . . . To provide the most updated information for meeting changes (time, location, inside or outside, inclement weather cancellations, closures, etc). all changes will be listed on the website. If a meeting is no longer listed in the Meetings section, the meeting has closed their doors. When the meeting reopens it will be listed again. Any questions or suggestions please send us an email.

Bulletin Deadlines: Please email or call in bulletin announcements and anniversaries Fridays by noon. For current information please check the website.


Institutions Committee

Available institution commitments are listed on the website under the Service and Committee Section. If you are interested in carrying the message and want more information, send an inquiry to


Join us for Bridging the Gap Service Meeting Wednesday, January 6th at 7 PM. The first Area-wide Bridging the Gap (BTG) service meeting, for all BTG chairs, briefers, temporary contacts, and anyone interested in this twelfth step work. See the Events Page for more Information

Great Service Opportunity - Join us in a collaborative rendition of unlocking the mystery of  The A.A. Service Manual.  Areas 12, 28 & 29 are pleased to invite you to join us on Thursday evenings  from 7 pm – 8:30 pm (ET). Beginning January 7 – February 11 2021. For more information see the Events Calendar

Share Your Story. YOU can submit an article to the Grapevine! SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. Please submit an article to the Grapevine for the Prison Issue (stories due Jan. 15, 2021). Stories are needed by members about how AA brings hope into prisons and jails. Stories by prisoners and by those who bring AA meetings to them. And those Involved in correspondence service or prison sponsorship? We would love to hear your stories. Grapevine would also like to hear from Sober Seniors (stories due Feb. 15, 2021) What are some challenges you have getting older in AA? Are you in assisted living? How do you get to AA meetings? How do you stay connected to the Fellowship? Did you get sober later in life? Do you do service reaching out to senior members? Share your experiences.

Answering Service

January 4 - January 10 Emmorton 8:30
January 11 - January 17 Living the Steps
January 18 - January 24 Happy Hour
January 25 - January 31 Three Pertinent Ideas

You can reach the Answering Service Chair at


* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date
03 January
Jeff P Sunday Reflections † 19 years
04 January
Les V Emmorton Beginners † 28 years
05 January
Chris C Three Legacies † 37 years
Christine F Sisters of Sobriety † 10 years
Lacey S We Are Not Saints † 11 years
Pete N Sober By The Bay * 36 years
06 January
Ashley P North East Big Book * 7 years
Pete D Providence Group † 5 years
Tina B Joppa Twelve Step * 4 years
Tom S Bel Air Wednesday Group † 31 years
07 January
Jeannie M Any Lengths † 1 year
Macie B Bel Air Womens Big Book † 1 year
Scott K ‡ Daily Reprieve 24 years
08 January
Bob T The Point Is * 6 years
Dave A North East Friday Night * 9 years
Greg W ‡ Spesutia Group 39 years
Jonathan S Acceptance * 4 years
Rondi S Happy Hour † 20 years
11 January
Ed J Spirit of Life * 4 years
12 January
Darius K Stay Stopped Group * 13 years
Jerry D Third Tradition * 19 years
Macie B Bel Air Womens Group † 1 year
13 January
Debbie C Joppa Twelve Step * 3 years
14 January
Brian H North East 12 and 12 * 4 years
Frank M Back to Basics † 6 years
James J North East 12 and 12 * 3 years
Leonard L ‡ Sunday Reflections 6 years
Meredith J Came To Believe † 2 years
Warren C North East 12 and 12 * 4 years
15 January
Ted J Spesutia * 4 years
Tony W Acceptance Group * 6 years
Wes O Happy Hour † 2 years
16 January
Dan B Fallston Early Saturday † 4 years
18 January
Shannon D Monday Night Raw † 10 years
19 January
Bill P By The Book * 6 years
John M By The Book * 5 years
20 January
Ben G Joppa Twelve Step * 3 years
Matt B Providence Group † 4 years
21 January
Darrell B Thirsty Thursday * 1 year
Karen S Bel Air Womens Big Book † 44 years
23 January
Tim S Friends of Bill W. * 20 years
* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date

Final Thought:

"I am grateful that a drunk like me was fortunate enough to live until I arrived in Alcoholics Anonymous."

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 493

28 Centennial Lane Aberdeen, MD 21001-2498