11th Step Prayer and Meditation Room

Prayer Speaks | Meditation Listens

Within the TWELVE STEPS and TWELVE TRADITIONS Bill W. writes “Prayer and meditation are our principal means of conscious contact with God. We A.A.’s are active folk, enjoying the satisfactions of dealing with the realities of life, usually for the first time in our lives, and strenuously trying to help the next alcoholic who comes along. So it isn’t surprising that we often tend to slight serious meditation and prayer as something not really necessary.”

McHenry’s SOBERFEST provides a tranquil setting for visitors of all levels seeking to know more about the practice of Step 11 through Prayer, Meditation, Yoga sessions, Informational, Guided and Open Meditations with the following Special Presentation: HYPNOSIS to RECOVER WELL presented by Dr. Denise Casey Psy.D,CADC, NBCCHT, ACH, CCT.

A detailed schedule of events will be provided to you upon arrival at Soberfest.

Volunteers welcomed, no experience required. 

Click this link >> 11th Step Prayer and Meditation Committee << to contact us and volunteer – or stop by when you arrive at the Conference.

Hours Open: Friday 5 pm-Midnight, Saturday 7:00 am-10:30pm and Sunday 7:00 am-9:30 am. CLOSED during Speakers

11th Step Prayer and Meditation Room in Loramoor A & B

CLOSED Meditations: Doors will be closed, absolutely NO Late admittance!


5:00-6:00 pm       Honoring & Remembering those no-longer with us (Candle lighting and prayer box)

6:00-9:00 pm       AA/Al-Anon Speakers (in Ballroom)

9:00-9:30 pm       OPEN prayer and reflection

9:45-10:30 pm     CLOSED Meditation (Vibration CD)


7:00-8:00 am       Beginners Yoga: with Laurie Small (Yoga Mats provided)

8:00-9:00 am       OPEN Prayer and Reflection – Positive Place

9:00-11:00 am     AA Speaker (in Ballroom)

11:00-11:45 am   CLOSED Meditation (Vibration)

12:00-12:45 pm   OPEN Prayer & Reflection – Progress not Perfection 

1:00-1:45 pm       CLOSED Guided Meditation

2:00-2:45 pm       CLOSED Meditation (Nature – CD)

3:00-3:45 pm       CLOSED Meditation (Vibration – CD)

4:00-6:00 pm       OPEN Prayer & Reflection 

5:00-9:30 pm       Banquet & AA Speaker

9:45-10:30 pm     CLOSED Meditation


7:00-8:00 am       Beginners Yoga: with Laurie Small (Yoga Mats provided)

8:00-9:30 am       OPEN Prayer & Reflection