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COVID-19 Information Regarding Meetings in the Local Area

A state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency was proclaimed on March 5, 2020, and renewed on March 17, 2020, to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the state.

Since then, progress to address the health risks has been made in many respects.  These include mask mandates, safety and sanitization procedueres, and vaccinations.  As of the time of this update, the environment is rapidly changing.  Some groups are resuming in-person meetings persuant to safety and sanitization rules.  Others will reume persuant to removal of restrictions that caused their suspension last March.

Please keep checking back to this site, the List of Online / Phone Meetings at the Annapolis Area Intergroup, or you local group's information sources for updates.

You can find the latest Maryland state information on the overall Pandemic Orders and Guidance here


Meetings Returning to "in-person" ( may require masks, or other precautions)(may not be complete):

  • NEW LOCATION--Upon Awakening group has moved from Community United Methodist Church in Crofton to St. Paul’s Lutheran 1370 Defense Hwy, Gambrills. Saturdays 9:00 - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1370 Defense Hwy., Gambrills, MD 21054 Masks are required until further notice

  • Crofton Step Group Tuesdays 7:30 pm - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1370 Defense Hwy., Gambrills, MD 21054 Masks are required until further notice

  • Twilight Zone (Living Sober) Fridays 7:00 pm - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1370 Defense Hwy., Gambrills, MD 21054 Masks are required until further notice

  • Crofton Monday Night Group Mondays 8:30 PM - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1370 Defense Hwy., Gambrills, MD 21054 Masks are required until further notice

    For the above, St. Paul’s requests that all persons wear a mask. Social distancing continues.  The kitchen and use of coffee pots remains closed for now.

  • Conquered Grapes Wednesdays, 7:30 PM -Village Baptist Church, 1950 Mitchellville Rd.,Bowie, MD 20716  Masks are required until further notice



A.A. Preamble

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.

Reprinted with permission of the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.


District 42's planned activities and events,

efforts toward accommodating A.A. members and visitors with special needs,

and a list of the Groups making up District 42, appear on their respective pages in this Website. 

The A.A. groups in District 42 hold a district meeting at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church,12 Steps of AA 1370 Defense Highway, Gambrills, MD 21054




Our District

The groups in District 42 speak through the district to Maryland General Service (Area 29 of Alcoholics Anonymous) both individually and with a unified and coherent voice having far more clarity and impact than when speaking one at a time.

District 42 serves A.A. groups located in an area from Crofton and Gambrills West to Jessup and Hanover, East to Crownsville, and North to Fort Meade.

Current Topics of Interest

Lately, there has been much discussion and interest in how AA members should maintain the tradition of ananymity, in a world where social media has become such a large part of daily life.  For a look into this topic, and how AA sees some of the aspects of it, please follow this link to the "Anonymity Online" handout on the AA.Org website.

District Elections

Elections for District 42 service positions are held every two years.  District 42 jobs present a terrific opportunity for you or someone you sponsor.  You can come to any District 42 monthly meeting and volunteer for a position, or email dcm@mdaadistrict42.org for more information. 

Latest District 42 Election Results

Congratulations to District 42's new trusted servants elected at the November 2019 monthly meeting:

District Committee Member (DCM) - Diane F.

Alternate DCM - Mark S.

Secretary - Christine V.

Treasurer - Morgan J.

Grapevine Representative - Roland D.


District Support

The district is supported by voluntary contributions from the groups it serves.  Groups distribute their contributions between district, area , the A.A. General Service Office (GSO), and intergroup, according to their own group conscience.

After rent, expenses, and prudent reserves, suggested contributions are as follows:

Group Treasurers :

Please use this "Clip and Send" form to ensure your contributions go to the right place and your group gets proper credit.

For more details on how to distribute your group's contributions, see Suggested Distribution of Group Contributions.

If you prefer, contributions for District 42 may be given to your GSR to pass on to the District 42 treasurer.

The District Committee Member

The District Committee Member (DCM) chairs the monthly district meeting.  The General Service Representative (GSR) from each group served by the district attends the meeting, along with the chair of each committee that the district may form and any A.A. member who wishes to attend.  The DCM, GSRs, and committee chairs discuss issues affecting the district and its groups, plan district projects and activities, and prepare the DCM to speak for the groups at Area Assemblies and Area Committee meetings.

The DCM can be reached by email at dcm@mdaadistrict42.org , or write to:

District 42
P.O. Box 3161
Crofton, MD 21114

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