“I am Responsible.  When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there.  And for that: I am responsible.”

“This we owe to A.A.’s future: to place our common welfare first; to keep our Fellowship united.  For on A.A. unity depend our lives and the lives of those to come.”
      AA Maine District 6

Welcome to Maine AA District 6 serving the towns of
Bailey Island, Bath, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Five Islands,
Freeport, Georgetown, Harpswell, Orr's Island, 
Richmond and Topsham.

Welcome to "The Bath Group"

We meet every Friday at 7 PM.

Bath United Methodist Church

340 Oak Grove Ave, Bath, ME

Hope to see you there!

5:30 pm-show up earlier with food!

The regular meeting is at 7PM.


The Bath Group was registered as a group with GSO in May 1948.  After were several starts and failures the Bath Group finally got going in January 1949.  Bill S. and Clint W. were the only two members in the beginning.  In October they included Brunswick and called it the Bath-Brunswick Group.  The membership increased to an average of about 12 members.  The group was helped a lot by George K. from Westbrook.  Some of the other early members were Cy L., Bill B., Harmon E., Charlotte M., Bob D., George C., Randall D., Charles F., and Bob L.  None of these members are alive today. 

The “Cornflakes” directory for 1949 listed the Bath Group as meeting on Sundays at 115 Center Street (Lawyer D.s office) at 2:00pm.  Other records show that they met on Sunday evenings.  They held mostly discussion type meetings with a speaker now and then.  Every fourth Sunday was “Family Night” and speakers were invited in.  When the group outgrew the Lawyers office on Center Street they moved to the Winter Street Church and met on Sunday nights.  Before there was Al-Anon in Bath the women used to make coffee and cook cakes and pies at the Winter Street Church for the meeting.  At some point the meeting moved from Sunday to Friday nights.  The Bath Group moved briefly to the Chocolate Church while the United Church of Christ was being built on Congress Avenue.  The church was built in 1972 as a result of the merger of two Congregational churches in Bath, Central Church (now the Chocolate Church Arts Center) and Winter Street Church.

Other groups sponsored by the Bath Group were:  The Brunswick Group, Newcastle-Damariscotta Group, the Boothbay Harbor Group and the Wiscasset Steps of Sobriety.

 The Bath Group was originally in District 1.  At a Bath Group meeting, Carlton M., Area Delegate, told Cy. L that it was improper to serve food.  At that time the Bath Group use to make and cut up Italian sandwiches for the meeting.  Cy was disturbed by this comment and it was at that point the Bath Group elected to move to another District, District 5.  The minutes from the District 5 meeting, February 5, 1978, indicate that the Bath Group belonged to that District.  The minutes include a list of group contacts and elected servants.  The Bath Group is on the list with Cy L. as the Bath Group contact.  Currently the Bath Group is a member of District 6, which was formed in 1978.

For the last 32 years the group has met at the United Church of Christ on Congress Avenue in Bath.  The Bath Group currently is a speaker meeting on Friday night from 8pm to 9pm.  In 1991 a Big Book meeting was started on Tuesday night.  George B. first opened this meeting and the books were purchased by the Bath Group.  After a years’ time this meeting became part of the Bath Group. This meeting still takes place each Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.  Today there is also a Beginner’s Meeting from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  This meeting was incorporated around 1996-1998.  Ted S. got the idea from the Portland Group.

The Step and Traditions window shades used for the meeting have memorial plaques in remembrance of group members for Bart and Cy L.  When Bart died people didn’t know what to do and they ended up sending a lot of money to the Bath Group.  The group bought several card tables and the Steps and Traditions window shades as well as the plaques located at the bottom of the shades.

The last Friday of the month the Bath Group celebrates anniversaries.  Currently there are 30+ members in the group that celebrate their anniversaries throughout the year.  Approximately 1/3 of the members are women.  The Bath Group holds its business meeting the first Friday of the month at 9:10pm.  The group is very service-oriented and this a good reason for someone to join the group, as service is a very important part of sobriety.  As Ted S. has often expressed that “roughly 5% of the people that come through the doors of AA stay sober and coincidentally 5% of the membership of AA is involved in service work.

Get Directions To:
340 Oak Grove Ave
Bath Maine 04530