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Aug-2016:

This month's Distrct 42 Spotlight:

Walk In Dry Places, Sunday 6:30 PM


Join us for Walk in Dry Places, an AA discussion and meditation meeting at the West Suburban Alano Club, Sunday 6:30 PM
Walk in Dry Places
West Suburban Alano Club
17 West Quincy Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559



Spirit Lifters, Thursday 8:00 PM


Looking for a new meeting? Tired of those uncomfortable folding chairs? Great welcoming place to recharge your sobriety. Spirit Lifters will lift your spirits.
Spirit Lifters
Grace Episcopal Church
120 E 1st St.
Hinsdale ,IL 60521


Jul-2016:

This month's Distrct 42 Spotlight:

Meeting Highlight: Old Timers Tapes (Joe & Charlie)


Join us for Joe & Charlie tapes and discussion, Mondays at 7:00 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church , Downers Grove.
Old Timers Tapes
Immanuel Lutheran Church
5211 Carpenter St
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Share the History of Your Home Group!


District 42 is collecting information about the history of our meeting groups. You can help this effort by completing the attached questionnaire about your group. Please contact George C. at d42archivist@aa-nia-dist42.org for more information




Jun-2016:

This month's Distrct 42 Spotlight:

2016 Summer Assembly, Jun-11


Post-GSC Panel 66 Delegate Report June 11, 2016 Hosted by District 43 @ Lord of Life Church. Registration at 8:00 AM, Assembly at 9:00 AM
2016 Summer Assembly
Lord of Life Church
40W605 IL Route 38
La Fox, IL 60119

District 42 GSR Meeting, Jun-21 7:00 PM


Please join the District 42 Monthly GSR meeting in our new location.
June District 42 GSR Meeting
Hinsdale United Methodist Church,
945 S Garfield Ave
Hinsdale ,IL 60521

Monthly Workshop, Jun-25


Practice These Principles in All Our Affairs.
Food and Refreshments -- Sponsored by
Hinsdale Thursday Night 12 & 12
District 42 June Workshop
Christ Church of Oakbrook
501 Oak Brook Rd
Hinsdale, Illinois 60523



May-2016:

This month's Distrct 42 Spotlight:

Walk In Dry Places, Sunday 6:30 PM


Join us for Walk in Dry Places, an AA discussion and meditation meeting at the West Suburban Alano Club, Sunday 6:30 PM
Walk in Dry Places
West Suburban Alano Club
17 West Quincy Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559




Spirit Lifters, Thursday 8:00 PM


Looking for a new meeting? Tired of those uncomfortable folding chairs? Great welcoming place to recharge your sobriety. Spirit Lifters will lift your spirits.
Spirit Lifters
Grace Episcopal Church
120 E 1st St.
Hinsdale ,IL 60521




The Women's Serenity Group, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.


Come join us for the Women's Serenity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous for a Big Book meeting by candle light:
The Women’s Serenity Group
Evangelical Covenant Church
412 South Garfield Street, 2nd Floor
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

Note: This is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous specifically for women.



Apr-2016:

This month's Distrct 42 Spotlight:

Saturday Night 8:00PM Speaker Meeting has Moved!


The Saturday Night 8:00PM Open Speaker Meeting has moved from St. Joseph's Parish Center in Downers Grove. The new location is: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main St at Grant St, Downers Grove

Hey -- This is a great late night option for Saturday Night! Don't miss the next one!



New Meeting! Wednesday Night 7:00 PM -- Big Book Study Group


Learn about the basic text of Alcoholics Anonymous. See the practical way of working the steps as laid out precisely in the Big Book. For New Comers and Old Timers. Hinsdale United Methodist Church, 945 S Garfield Ave, Hinsdale

The explanation from our founders of the disease of alcoholism and the only known cure.

A Message from the District Archivist


My name is George C. I am an alcoholic. I am also the District Archivist. As Archivist, I am responsible to maintain the historical records of our District. Before I can maintain them, I have to collect them. We have been gathering and organizing a partial collection over the past year, but we are by no means done. Anyone interested in helping in this area is more than welcome.
(click here)




Mar-2016:

Please tell your AA community about your District 42 website. Print this flier and let your home group know what our Website can do for you.


    AA meetings and support can be found throughout the western Chicago suburbs. For example, you may be interested to know these interesting facts about AA in DuPage county:


  •  Towns in DuPage county that host open and closed AA meetings?

    29

  •  Individual locations where you can find one or more meetings throughout the week?

    128

  •  Number of meetings that are held each week in our area, Monday through Sunday, from 6:00 AM through 10:30 PM?

    367

  •  Districts in DuPage county serving the AA community (Districts 40, 41, 42, 43)?

    4

  •  Monthly visits to this website to find AA meetings, events, workshops, literature, and meeting materials?

    750+

  •  AA members helping each other and newcomers stay sober every day?

    Thousands

  • Talk to your home group about putting a flier for your meeting on the District 42 Website. Click here to open and print the District 42 Website flier.

You can access our interactive meeting directory on your iPhone, Android, laptop, Chromebook, PC, or any other device with a browser. Find workshops, conferences, and distict meetings. If you don't have a smartphone, call us at (630)887-8671 about finding a meeting or other AA information. We are looking forward to hearing from you!



Feb-2016:

A message from Chris T., District 42 Grapevine Chair:

"Calling all District 42 Grapevine Enthusiasts and Grapevine Group Reps!

  • Do you look forward to reading the next issue of Grapevine?
  • Have you found the data about AA history inside Grapevine intriguing?
  • Have you thought about writing a story or article for Grapevine?
  • Have you shared your Grapevine with new members?
  • Does your Home Group have a Grapevine library for member use?
  • Have you used Grapevine articles for meeting topics?

Hi, My name is Chris T. and I am the District 42 Grapevine Committee Chairperson. We have the opportunity to promote the sale of Grapevine within District 42. We would also like to create a Grapevine Presentation Display for use at conferences and other large group functions. If you are looking for service work and also love the Grapevine, I really would like to meet with you.
Please contact me regarding this opportunity grapevine@aa-nia-dist42.org
Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you.
-- Chris T."




Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.





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On this website you can find all of the AA meetings in Dupage County, IL. You can also find the Free Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (free AA Big Book), the AA 12 Steps and 12 Traditions (12 and 12), the AA Preamble, AA How It Works, AA Promises, and AA District 42 Help Line (District 42 Answering Service).