Impact of COVID-19 on Al‑Anon/Alateen
in Minnesota South Area

In response to the threat of COVID-19, some Al‑Anon and Alateen events have been or will be postponed or cancelled. Some meetings are continuing as “virtual” meetings, using conference calls, email, or programs or apps that allow meeting over the internet. This page will try to provide up-to-date information. If you know of other meetings or events that are postponed, cancelled, suspended or become “virtual”, please notify AIS (952-920-3961 or <alanon@pobox.com>). When a group starts to meet face-to-face again, please notify AIS. It will not happen automatically even if an end date was provided at the start of suspension.

Because of the Governor’s stay-at-home executive order, no Al‑Anon or Alateen group should be meeting face-to-face at this time. See this FAQ on the Governor’s order.

If your group is suspended or if it has gone “virtual” and it is difficult for you to join, take a look at the WSO page on electronic meetings.

Suspended meetings | Virtual meetings | Meetings in alternative location

Groups should know there are real issues of loss of anonymity and privacy with some of the services enabling on-line meetings. Before setting one up, they should carefully read the terms of use and privacy policy. Some of the most popular virtual meeting solutions state in their privacy policies that they cross reference multiple databases to identify you personally, anyone else in your online meeting, and even any contacts on your device they are able to access.

In spite of privacy and anonymity issues, many Al‑Anon and Alateen groups are conducting on-line meetings. One of the most popular providers is Zoom. We have prepared a Zoom information page which, among other things, suggests specific settings that should be changed to minimize risk to anonymity.

Here is what we know now about events:

Fridley Alano, 6279 University Ave NE, Fridley has closed and all Al‑Anon and Alateen groups meeting there have been suspended or are meeting virtually.

New Hope Alano, 7550 Bass Lake Rd in New Hope, has closed and hence all Al‑Anon groups that meet there have been suspended or are meeting virtually.

Plymouth II Alano, 610 Hopkins Crossroad in Minnetonka, has closed and hence all Al‑Anon groups that meet there have been suspended or are meeting virtually.

Uptown House, 1344 Summit Ave in Saint Paul, has closed and hence all Al‑Anon groups that meet there have been suspended or are meeting virtually.

The following groups are suspending their meetings. See the Schedule of Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings for alternatives. Some groups are going “virtual”. Check the virtual meeting list below for information.

City Day & Time Location Group Name
When a group wants to be removed from this list and reinstated in the meeting schedule, it is essential Minneapolis AIS be notified <alanon@pobox.com>
Andover Tues. 7:00 PM Andover Alano Soc. Andover Alateen
Andover Tues. 7:00 PM Andover Alano Soc. Andover Tuesday Night #1
Andover Thurs. 7:00 PM Andover Alano Soc. Andover #2 Al‑Anon
Anoka Wed. 7:00 PM Knights of Columbus New Beginnings AFG
Anoka Thurs. 6:30 PM Anoka Today Alano Courage to be Alateen
Anoka Thurs. 6:30 PM Anoka Today Alano Easy Does It Book Study AFG
Anoka Thurs. 7:00 PM First Congregational Church Hope in Al‑Anon
Apple Valley Thurs. 7:00 PM Christus Victor Lutheran Church Apple Valley Thurs. PM AFG
Apple Valley Thurs. 7:00 PM Christus Victor Lutheran Church Vedrina South Suburban Alateen
Arlington Mon. 8:00 PM St Mary’s Catdolic Church Arlington AFG
Big Lake Mon. 7:00 PM Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church Big Lake Al‑Anon
Bloomington Mon. 9:30 AM Richfield/Bloomington Alano Monday Morning Al‑Anon “D”
Bloomington Tues. 7:30 PM Bloomington Alano Listen and Learn Beginners mtg
Bloomington Wed. 6:00 PM Richfield/Bloomington Alano Serenity Seeker’s Group F
Bloomington Thurs. 10:00 AM St. Edward’s Church Bloomington Hyland Thurs AM AFG
Bloomington Thurs. 7:30 PM Oak Grove Presbyterian Church Quiet Moments Al‑Anon
Burnsville Mon. 7:00 PM Ebenezer Ridges Nursing Home South Suburban Monday NIght AFG
Burnsville Wed. 9:30 AM Mary Mother of the Church Serenity Seekers Women AFG
Burnsville Wed. 11:00 AM Risen Savior Catholic Church Burnsville Wed. AFG
Burnsville Sat. 9:30 AM Mary Mother of the Church Finding Hope Beginners' meeting
Center City Tues. 7:00 PM Chisago Lake Lutheran Church Chisageo Lakes AFG
Champlin Tues. 7:00 PM Servant of Christ Lutheran Church Champlin Black Belt Al‑Anon
Chaska Wed. 6:30 PM The Goodman Group Building Fairway to Hope AFG
Coon Rapids Sun. 7:00 PM Coon Rapids Alano Three Legacies
Coon Rapids Sun. 7:00 PM Coon Rapids Alano Coon Rapids Alateen
Coon Rapids Mon. 6:30 PM Coon Rapids Alano Steps to Serenity Al‑Anon
Coon Rapids Tues. 2:00 PM Coon Rapids Alano Tension Relievers Tuesday 2 pm Al‑Anon
Delano Mon. 7:00 & 7:30 PM Light of Christ Lutheran Church Delano Monday Al‑Anon
Dundas Sat. 10:00 AM Little Prairie United Methodist Church Little Prairie AFG
Eagan Mon. 7:00 PM St. John Neumann Church Monday Night Al‑Anon
Eagan Mon. 7:00 PM St. John Neumann Church Eagan Monday Alateen
Eagan Sat. 9:30 AM St. John Neumann Church Saturday AM AFG
Edina Sat. 9:00 AM Colonial Church of Edina Free to Be Me Al-Anon Adult Children
Elk River Tues. 6:30 PM Elk River North Alano Day by Day
Excelsior Mon. 7:15 PM Mt. Calvary Church New Beginning Al‑Anon
Fridley All times Fridley Alano All groups including Alateen
Ham Lake Thurs. 6:30 PM Blaine Alano Thurs. Beginners Meeting
Ham Lake Thurs. 7:30 PM Blaine Alano Thurs. Courage Meeting
Ham Lake Thurs. 7:30 PM Blaine Alano Thurs. Serenity Meeting
Ham Lake Sun. 7:30 PM Blaine Alano Sunday Night Hope Al‑Anon
Hanover Tues. 7:00 PM St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Hanover Tuesday Night AFG
Jordan Mon. 7:15 PM Hope Lutheran Church Experience, Strength & AFG
Maple Grove Sun. 5:00 PM Maple Grove Lutheran Church Welcome Home AFG
Maple Grove Wed. 9:00 AM Hazelden Betty Ford Wednesday AM Al‑Anon
Maple Grove Wed. 9:30 AM Suburban North Alano Club Win-Win on Wednesday AFG
Maple Grove Wed. 10:45 AM Suburban North Alano Club Win-Win on Wednesday Beginners Meeting
Maple Grove Thurs. 6:30 PM Lord of Life Lutheran Church New Beginnings Al‑Anon Beginner’s meeting
Maple Grove Thurs. 7:00 PM Lord of Life Lutheran Church New Beginnings Al‑Anon
Maple Grove Fri. 9:00 AM Hazelden Betty Ford Friday AM Al‑Anon
Maple Grove Fri. 9:00 AM Hazelden Betty Ford Friday AM Al‑Anon
Maple Grove Sat. 10:00 AM Cross Winds UMC Saturday Al‑Anon
Maplewood Tues. 7:30 PM Maplewood Alano Club Maplewood Alateen
Minneapolis Mon. 12:00 PM RBC Dain Rauscher Building In Tune at Noon Al‑Anon
Minneapolis Mon. 1:30 PM Minnehaha United Methodist Church Monday Minnehaha
Minneapolis Mon. 7:30 PM Mayflower Church Nu-Life Al‑Anon
Minneapolis Mon. 6:30 PM Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Northeast Beginners Meeting
Minneapolis Wed. 12:00 PM 410 N 2nd Ave Al‑Anon in the Sky
Minneapolis Wed. 6:00 PM St. Olaf Cath. Church Circle of Hope AFG
Minneapolis Thurs. 7:00 PM Southeast Christian Church SE Minneapolis Al‑Anon
Minneapolis Fri. 10:00 AM Minnehaha United Methodist Church Friday Keewayden Al‑Anon
Minneapolis / Richfield Sat. 9:45 AM Richfield UMC Welcome Al‑Anon
Minneapolis / Richfield Sat. 9:45 AM Richfield UMC TGIS Al‑Anon
Minneapolis Sun. 7:00 PM Lake Harriet Christian Church Read to Recover Group
Minnetonka All times Plymouth II Alano All groups including Alateen
Minnetonka Mon. 7:00 PM Minnetonka Community Center Monday Evening AFG
Minnetonka Tues. 9:30 PM Ridgewood Church Living the Legacies AFG
Minnetonka Wed. 10:30 AM Minnetonka Community Center Minnetonka Serenes
Minnetonka Wed. 3:10 PM Minnetonka Middle School East MME Alateen
Minnetonka Tues. 7:30 PM West Suburban Alano Club Parent’s Al‑Anon
Minnetonka Thurs. 7:00 PM West Suburban Alano Club Together We Can Make It Alateen
Minnetonka Thurs. 7:00 PM West Suburban Alano Club Keep Coming Back AFG
New Hope All times Uptown New Hope Alano All groups
Norwood Young America Thurs. 8:00 PM All Saints Lutheran Church NYA Step Group
Prior Lake Tues. 7:00 PM Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church Everyone's Al‑Anon
Saint Paul All times Uptown House All groups
Saint Paul Mon. 11:30 AM Church of St. Stanislaus Superior Street AFG
Saint Paul Mon. 7:00 PM Virginia St Church I Y F AFG
Saint Paul Wed. 2:00 PM Episcopal Homes Compassion AFG
Saint Paul Wed. 6:45 PM Hazelden Betty Ford Our Journey Too
Saint Paul Sat. 10:00 AM Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church Saturday 10:00 am Al‑Anon Adult Children
Shakopee Mon. 7:00 PM St. John's Lutheran Church Hope Al‑Anon
Stillwater Thurs. 7:00 PM Trinity Lutheran Church The St. Croix Area Al Anon
Wayzata Tues. 7:00 PM The Retreat Pathfinders Al‑Anon
West St. Paul Wed. 7:00 PM Amore Coffee Highbridge Al‑Anon
Woodbury Thursday 7:00 PM King of Kings Lutheran Church Valley Creek Al‑Anon

The following groups are conducting “virtual” meetings. For reason of privacy and anonymity we are not posting information on how to join unless we have been given that specifically. Contact a member of the group such as a GR or IR for information on how to participate. In some cases AIS (952-920-3961) may have the information. If you are setting up such a meeting, you should read what it says above about privacy and anonymity concerns.

When connecting to a meeting by telephone, be aware that you may incur toll charges, depending on your calling plan. Also, in on-line meetings, whether on a computer or phone, it is essential that your microphone be muted when you are not talking. Otherwise everyone’s words will be hard to understand.

For the meetings that have " For the meetings with “Zoom” in the Instructions column, use one of the following phone numbers plus the meeting ID and password provided.

City Day & Time Usual Location Instructions Group Name
Anoka Sun. 8:30 AM Anoka Today Alano Click to join Zoom meeting or call 312‑626‑6799, use meeting ID 108 643 633 Sunday AM 11th Step Meditation Meeting
Anoka Mon. 6:30 PM Anoka Today Alano Zoom meeting ID is #170107008 Anoka Men’s Al‑Anon
Anoka Sat. 9:30 AM Anoka Today Alano Click to join Zoom meeting or call 312‑626‑6799, use meeting ID 670 335 741 Anoka Saturday AM AFG
Buffalo Thurs. 7:30 PM Buffalo Evangelical Free Church Click to join Zoom meeting or call 312‑626‑6799, use meeting ID 306 986 301 Buffalo Thursday Night AFG
Eden Prairie Mon. 7:00 PM Wooddale Church" Click to join Zoom meetingafte after 6:45 PM. For full information send email to BryantLake12x12@gmail.com Bryant Lake 12 x 12 Al‑Anon
Eden Prairie Mon. 7:00 PM City Hill Church" Click to join Zoom meeting or One tap mobile to call 646-558-8656, meeting ID 215 499 325 River Valley Al‑Anon
Edina Tues. 7:00 PM Mercy Commons Covenant Church Click to join zoom meeting or Mobile one tap to call 312‑626‑6799, meeting ID 978 845 212 Edina Al‑Anon Step Group
Maplewood Tues. 7:30 PM Maplewood Alano Contact group sponsor for connection information Maplewood Alateen
Minneapolis Mon. 5:45 PM Plymouth Congregational Church Contact group member for connection information 1900 Men’s AFG
Minneapolis Tues. 7:00 PM Linden Hills UCC Click to join Zoom meeting Into Action AFG
Minneapolis Tues. 7:00 PM Linden Hills UCC Email stl.alateen@cheerful.com to request an invitation Sky’s the Limit Alateen
Minneapolis Thurs. 12:00 PM Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church Click to join Zoom meeting during meeting hour, ID is 317 374 0632. One tap mobile to 312‑626‑6788 Lake of the Isles Thursday Noon
Minneapolis Fri. 7:00 AM YMCA Click to join Zoom meeting during meeting hour Early Risers AFG
Minneapolis Fri. 10:00 AM Hennepin Ave Methodist Church Click to join Zoom meeting or One tap mobile to call 312-626-6799, meeting ID 640 281 143 Steeple Friday AFG
Minneapolis Fri. 6:00 PM Holy Cross Lutheran Church Click to join Zoom meeting during meeting hour Southside Friday AFG
Minneapolis Fri. 7:00 PM The Pride Institute Outpatient Click to join Zoom meeting during meeting hour GLBTQ+ & Friends Community AFG
Minneapolis Fri. 8:00 PM Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Click to join Zoom meeting or Mobile one tap to call 312-626-6799, meeting ID 427 135 681 Friday Northeast Minneapolis AFG
Minneapolis Sun. 8:00 PM Lake Harriet UMC Contact a group membor for connection information Lake Harriet Steps & Traditions AFG
Minnetonka Tues. 6:15 PM Minnetonka Community Center Phone meeting
Call 605‑313‑5111, access code is 795411# during meeting hour
Minnetonka Men’s AFG
Minnetonka Tues. 7:00 PM Rojo Mexican Grill-Rojo Room Contact a group member for connection information Tuesday AM Al‑Anon
Rochester Sun. 4:00 PM Zumbro Lutheran Church Phone meeting
Call 774‑298‑9003, use access code 878575 during meeting hour
Sunday Afternoon AFG
Saint Paul Mon. 6:00 PM House of Hope Presbyterian Church Call 425-535-9032, o access code, to connect Summit Hill Monday AFG
Saint Paul Mon. 7:15 PM Midway Club Contact a group member for the Zoom meeting ID number Midway Men’s Monday 7:15 AFG
Saint Paul Wed. 5:00 PM Unity Church Unitarian Click to join Zoom meeting during meeting hour Summit Hill Wednesday AFG
Saint Paul Sat. 8:30 AM Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church Click to join Zoom meeting; to join by phone use one tap mobile or call 312‑626‑6799 using meeting ID 201 792 106 and password 727708 Saturday 8:30 am 12x12 Al‑Anon Adult Children
St. Louis Park Mon. 7:30 PM Union Congregational Church Call a group member for connection information Park Serenity Al‑Anon Step Group
St. Louis Park Sun. 6:30 PM Beltline Club Phone meeting
Call 978‑990‑5000, access code is 482267# during meeting hour
Paths to Recovery AFG

The following groups have moved from their usual meeting location.

City Day & Time Usual Location New Location Group Name
No moved groups are known at this time