Since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the need to practice CDC guidelines, all in-person SAA meetings listed on this site should be considered to be cancelled until further notice. However, several meetings have converted to telemeetings, either strictly phone dial-in or via online meeting platforms like Zoom.
All of the telemeetings have been collected in this Google Docs spreadsheet (opens in a new tab).
The Technology Committee is actively maintaining this spreadsheet. If there are new telemeetings or updates to existing ones, please contact the Tech Committee using the New Meeting/Event form.
Effective 3/24/20, Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Church has closed its meeting room until further notice. The Tues night Hope and Recovery meeting in that location has been cancelled and the meeting has switched to an online meeting.
Please contact Paul B at (928) 308-6647 (text or phone) for online meeting details.
The 7pm Sunday night Serenity meeting that meets at New Church is switching to an online Zoom meeting effective Sunday 3/22/20.
Here is the Zoom meeting info:
The 9am Saturday morning Hope and Recovery meeting that meets at Encanto Community Church is switching to telemeetings effective Saturday 3/21/20. The church building will be closed.
Members should call in at 712-770-5505, meeting code 294888#.
The North West Valley Recovery and Serenity meeting that meets in Surprise will be adding support for attending the meeting online using Zoom or by phone conference. Please reach out to the meeting contact for further details.
We are re-posting this message from the SAA ISO office sent out on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Dear Friend in Recovery,
We hope you and your family are safe and healthy during the current health crisis.
The constantly changing situation with COVID-19 is affecting our fellowship in many ways. Many meeting venues have closed or limited the number of people who can gather together, and thus the number of active face-to-face group meetings has been drastically reduced. Many affected meetings are switching to meeting by electronic means, such as a conference call, a phone social app or a web teleconference app. If you search the Internet for "online meetings and video conferencing" you can find many options. There are also some free telemeeting services.
We have had inquiries about whether ISO can change all applicable group meeting information on the website from face-to-face to their new electronic ones. Unfortunately, the work involved in changing so many meeting listings would simply overwhelm the office staff and prevent us from carrying out the usual services that we do for the fellowship.
Please make sure that the local contacts for your group are up to date on our website, so that you may inform those who contact you about any changes in your meeting status or location.
To ensure that people looking for help will contact your local contacts first, we have updated our "Find a Meeting" page with the following message:
Due to the COVID-19 virus, some SAA meetings may be temporarily suspended, have changed location, or have moved to an electronic format. Resultingly, our website list may not be 100% up-to-date. Please reach out to the listed local meeting contacts and location for each group you are interested in attending, to make sure that the group is still meeting and that they have not temporarily changed location or switched to an electronic meeting. Also, please don't forget about our telephone and electronic meetings!
Remember, there are 140 regular weekly meetings in electronic format. We are making the regular telemeetings the first list you will see on the "Find a Meeting" page. We have also added a function on our 7th Tradition page to easily donate to the ISO:
Your donations will help us keep the ISO office open during these trying times.
We all hope this situation does not last very long and our lives can become more normal. The most important thing for us to remember is to stay connected. Do not isolate. Go to one of the existing telemeetings or have a group conscience and decide how to stay connected during this time of uncertainty.
At this time the 2020 Convention in Columbus is still on schedule. We are watching CDC information closely and hope the registrations for the convention keep coming in. We have over 30 workshop submissions and all the are speakers lined up. We will update you as more information becomes available.
Please be safe out there and follow the World Health Organization's 5 rules:
Change! The Steps of Courage meeting, which normally meets Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm AZ
time (MST) at Christ the Redeemer Church, 8801 N 43rd Ave in Phoenix,
is now meeting by telephone starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The dial-in
number is 1-605-475-5950: when prompted, enter code 5260832 followed by “#”. We
hope to “hear” you there!
Due to the ongoing fluid situation with COVID-19, all Prescott SAA meetings except the Tues Night Hope & Recovery meeting are cancelled until further notice.
This includes all meetings at First Congregational Church and the Prescott House.
Please regularly check the news feed on this site for latest updates.
Intergroup has recently discussed how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) may be affecting our meetings and planned events.
Although SAA groups are autonomous and must decide whether or not to meet according to their local group conscience, here at Intergroup we are following the lead of the ISO and recommend that groups follow the CDC guidelines. You can find more information from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
At this time, none of the upcoming planned events sponsored by Intergroup are cancelled or postponed. Intergroup is closely monitoring the relevant health advisories regarding COVID-19.
Please check the news feed here on this site for any important updates regarding COVID-19.