Al-Anon & Alateen

Alabama, Northwest Florida Area 64

District 4 Meeting Times and Places

Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, and Shelby Counties, Alabama

A “Closed Discussion” meeting welcomes anyone – family or friend – who has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meetings offer a safe place where people can come and talk about dealing with the family disease of alcoholism.

An “Open Discussion” meeting allows attendance by those interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups (professionals, students, etc.). All present at an open meeting should be aware that the assurance of anonymity (Tradition Eleven) is essential to our efforts to help family and friends of alcoholics.

TimeNameLocationNotes   
Monday
12:00 PMVestavia Noon AFGVestavia Hills United Methodist Church
2061 Kentucky Avenue, Birmingham
"Support Group" side of church (west), 2nd door
Closed
Discussion
6:00 PMMonday At A Time AFG
(Please NO observers)
Gardendale Prebyterian Church
200 Tarrant Drive, Gardendale, AL
Daily Reader' Study Group
6:30 PMCrosshaven AFGSt. Stephens Episcopal Church
3775 Crosshaven Drive, Birmingham
Closed
Discussion
7:00 PMAlabaster AlateenFirst United Methodist Church of Alabaster
10903 Hwy 119, Alabaster
Enter door at portico
Alateen
7:00 PMAlabaster AFGFirst United Methodist Church of Alabaster
10903 Highway 119, Alabaster
Open
Discussion
7:00 PMCenter Point Night AFGPinson United Methodist Church
4507 Bud Holmes Road, Pinson 35126
Closed
Discussion
7:00 PMValleydale AFGShepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
4987 Valleydale Road, Birmingham

In person & hybrid
Closed
Discussion
8:00 PMVestavia Monday AFGVestavia Hills United Methodist Church
2061 Kentucky Avenue, Birmingham
"Support Group" side of church (west), 2nd door
Closed
Discussion
Tuesday
10:30 AMVestavia Day AFGVestavia Hills United Methodist Church
2061 Kentucky Avenue, Birmingham
"Support Group" side of church (west), 2nd door
Closed
Discussion
7:00 PMTuesday Men's AFGBluff Park Community Church
2269 Chapel Rd, Hoover 35226
Closed
Discussion
8:00 PMMt. Olive AFGMt. Olive Alliance Church
1270 McCravey Lane, Mt. Olive 35117
Closed
Discussion
Wednesday
12:00 PMWonderful Wednesday AFGSouth Highland Presbyterian Church
2035 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham
Open
Discussion
12:00 PMVestavia Day AFGVestavia Hills United Methodist Church
2061 Kentucky Avenue, Birmingham
"Support Group" side of church (west), 2nd door
Closed
Discussion
7:00 PMTrussville AFGFirst United Methodist Church
120 Chalkville Mountain Rd., Trussville
(house directly behind church on Linden St.)
Closed
Discussion
8:00 PMVestavia Wednesday AFGVestavia Hills United Methodist Church
2061 Kentucky Avenue, Birmingham
"Support Group" side of church (west), turn right and look for the Al-Anon symbol (triangle w/a circle in the center)
Closed
Discussion
8:00 PMVestavia AlateenVestavia Hills United Methodist Church
2061 Kentucky Avenue, Birmingham
"Support Group" side of church (west), 2nd door
Alateen
Thursday
10:00 AMPinson Day Group AFGPinson United Methodist Church
4507 Bud Holmes Rd., Pinson, AL 35126
Enter on the right side of the Sanctuary building, under the covered drive. Second room on the right across from the church office.
Closed
Discussion
10:30 AMVestavia Day AFGVestavia Hills United Methodist Church
2061 Kentucky Avenue, Birmingham
"Support Group" side of church (west), 2nd door
Closed
Discussion
7:00 PMAlabaster AFGAlabaster First United Methodist Church
10903 Highway 119, Alabaster
Open
Discussion
7:00 PMPathway to Joy AFGFirst United Methodistl Church
2200 3rd Avenue N., Room 206, Pell City
Closed
Discussion
7:00 PMOxmoor AFGTrinity United Methodistl Church
1400 Oxmoor Road, Homewood

The Fireside Room. Enter on Clermont Dr. side, go through doors with Trinity United
Methodist Church sign above.
Closed
Discussion
7:00 PMHoover AFGPrince of Peace Catholic Church
4600 Preserve Parkway
Hoover, AL 35226
Closed
Discussion
Friday
12:00 PMVestavia Day AFGVestavia Hills United Methodist Church
2061 Kentucky Avenue, Birmingham
"Support Group" side of church (west), 2nd door
Closed
Discussion
7:00 PMHuffman Open Door AFGHuffman United Methodist Church
711 Gene Reed Road, Birmingham 35235
Closed
Discussion
Saturday
8:00 AMEarly Risers AFGCanterbury United Methodist Church
350 Overbrook Road, Mt. Brook
Youth Hall
Closed
Discussion
8:30 AMBeginnings AFGSt. Stephens Episcopal Church
3775 Crosshaven Drive, Birmingham
(Cahaba Heights), enter through the portico, north side of building
Closed
Discussion
12:15 PMSouth Suburban AFGGreen Valley Baptist Church
1815 Patton Chapel Road, Hoover
Building "B"
Closed
Discussion
Sunday
7:00 PMHighland AFGHighland United Methodist Church
1045 20th Street South, Birmingham
Open
Discussion
The 12 Steps
  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps, copyright 1996 by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

The 12 Traditions
  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal progress for the greatest number depends upon unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants—they do not govern.
  3. The relatives of alcoholics, when gathered together for mutual aid, may call themselves an Al-Anon Family Group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.
  4. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.
    Each group should be autonomous, except in matters affecting another group or Al-Anon or AA as a whole.
  5. Each Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps of AA ourselves, by encouraging and understanding our alcoholic relatives, and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics.
  6. Our Family Groups ought never endorse, finance or lend our name to any outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary spiritual aim. Although a separate entity, we should always co-operate with Alcoholics Anonymous.
  7. Every group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Al-Anon Twelfth Step work should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. Our groups, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. The Al-Anon Family Groups have no opinion on outside issues; hence our name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, and TV. We need guard with special care the anonymity of all AA members.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles above personalities.

Al-Anon’s Twelve Traditions, copyright 1996 by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

The 12 Concepts of Service
  1. The ultimate responsibility and authority for Al-Anon world services belongs to the Al-Anon groups.
  2. The Al-Anon Family Groups have delegated complete administrative and operational authority to their Conference and its service arms.
  3. The right of decision makes effective leadership possible.
  4. Participation is the key to harmony.
  5. The rights of appeal and petition protect minorities and insure that they be heard.
  6. The Conference acknowledges the primary administrative responsibility of the Trustees.
  7. The Trustees have legal rights while the rights of the Conference are traditional.
  8. The Board of Trustees delegates full authority for routine management of Al-Anon Headquarters to its executive committees.
  9. Good personal leadership at all service levels is a necessity. In the field of world service the Board of Trustees assumes the primary leadership.
  10. Service responsibility is balanced by carefully defined service authority and double-headed management is avoided.
  11. The World Service Office is composed of selected committees, executives and staff members.
  12. The spiritual foundation for Al-Anon’s world services is contained in the General Warranties of the Conference, Article 12 of the Charter.

Al-Anon’s Twelve Concepts of Service, copyright 1996 by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.