AA Meeting Guide
By Roger C
Want to find an AA meeting?
Want to find a secular AA meeting?
Well, it’s easy these days. You can find them on your mobile device. All you have to do is download the app. And yes, secular is one of the eight types of meetings included in the Meeting Guide.
When looking for an AA meeting you can choose a location, a day, a time and a type.
The Meeting Guide is free of charge and provides meeting information from AA service organizations – Intergroup and Central Office websites – in a very easy-to-access format.
There are currently over 100,000 weekly meetings listed, and the information is refreshed twice daily.
More information is available at the Alcoholics Anonymous website.
And of course these days many meetings are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is also shared on the meeting guide app. My own meeting, held at the First Unitarian Church in Hamilton, is now closed as you can see in the bottom of the photo on the right (a screenshot from my mobile device). When you click on the meeting you get the full details. What they don’t indicate, however, is that groups are now holding Zoom meetings to replace the Face to Face meetings. That is what the We Agnostics Hamilton group is now doing on Mondays and Thursdays.
I first learned about this app from Ralph B and Bryan F, members of the Many Paths group in Langley, British Columbia. Their secular AA meetings are on the app. And all meetings in North America – that are listed with the local Intergroup or Central Office – should be a part of the Meeting Guide.
In the meantime, download and activate the Meeting Guide App! Make sure your group is listed in the Meeting Guide, and if that’s its type, that it is listed as a secular AA meeting.