Staying Abstinent on the Day of Love

OA 24 hour Speaker-Zoom-A-thon Valentine’s Day
STAYING ABSTINENT ON THE DAY OF LOVE

February 14, 2021, 6 am Sunday ‘til 6 am Monday, Eastern Time, USA

24 HOURS packed with meetings, fellowship, a dance, OA Bingo, & solid abstinence!
Come join us and share your experience, strength and hope! Together we can get through these holi-daze abstinently! Invite your friends. Pass the word.

Suggested donation of $5 at oapinellas.org

ALL EVENTS TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM
Meeting ID: 959 959 1828
Passcode: 718863
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SOAR 8 Workshop – A New Day in Recovery, January 17

Please join us for “A New Day In Recovery”
An Interactive Workshop presented by the
Twelfth-Step-Within  Committee of Region 8

What:  “A New Day In Recovery”
An Interactive Workshop on Steps 1 through 3

When:   Sunday – January 17, 2021
Time:     2 pm to 4:30 pm (EST)

Where:  Zoom
Meeting ID: 868 2187 1530
Passcode: 121212

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86821871530?pwd=K2pna3l1NWJYd09KY05keXAxZXIwZz09

Featuring:

  • Speakers on Steps 1, 2 and 3
  • Time for writing
  • Time for sharing
  • A gentle stretching break

Please have paper and pen available and  wear comfortable clothing.

OA’s Twelfth Step Within Day-December 12th, 2020

Every December 12th, Overeater Anonymous groups and service boards around the world celebrate and plan events for Twelfth Step Within Day, a day to support the still-suffering compulsive eater within our Fellowship.

Here are some actions to take:

  • Make as many outreach calls as you can by 12 noon!
  • Reach out to a member (s) you haven’t seen in a Zoom meeting in awhile.
  • Write an article, a poem, or share your thoughts on the 12th step, 12th tradition, 12th promise, or 12th principle.
  • Use the day to reflect on the strength of your own recovery,
  • Write down twelve actions that will support your recovery and the recovery
  • Share the list.
  • Write an article for your service body’s newsletter.
  • Did you hear someone on a meeting share something that was causing them distress, or pain/struggle. Why not reach out to them after the meeting. Ask for their number in the Chat feature on Zoom.
  • Call a sponsee who is struggling with the physical, emotional, or spiritual part of recovery.

 

We can offer our honesty, experience, strength, hope, support and encouragement to a member who is struggling in program.  On December 12th, reach out and help a fellow in program who may still be sick and suffering!

 

Newcomer Brochure Now Available as e-Doc

 

OA’s pamphlet for newcomers, Where Do I Start? is now available as an ebooklet for just one dollar online. Download the pamphlet in Amazon kindle format, Apple books, or Barnes and Noble Nook format.

If you prefer a hard copy and are a newcomer or want to give one to a newcomer, please contact Eileen H, PIPO Chair.

NOW AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK: WHERE DO I START? — OA’s Newcomer Pamphlet

Temporary Sponsors: Newcomer’s First Twelve Days

Consider being a temporary sponsor for Newcomers!

What is the purpose of the First Twelve Days in OA?

• To help newcomers, returning OA members, and other members learn about the OA Twelve Step recovery program by using this personal, short-term introduction to Overeaters Anonymous.
• To help sponsees learn how the OA recovery program might help them to stop hurting themselves with food.
• To help members who may be ready to sponsor but are reluctant to do so. This is an opportunity for a member to help a newcomer in a very structured way and to experience what it might be like to be a regular sponsor.

The new Temporary Sponsors: Newcomers’ First Twelve Days is now posted online. This is new Conference-approved literature. 

Here is the direct link: https://oa.org/group-resources-list/temporary-sponsors-newcomers-first-twelve-days/.

2020 World Service Convention Canceled/Postponed

Due to ongoing public health and economic changes, the 2020 World Service Convention, scheduled for August 20–22 in Orlando, Florida USA, has been canceled.

Refunds of registration and banquet fees will be processed over the next few weeks and will be issued in the same manner in which payment was made. Please allow the WSO staff one month to complete the refund process. For those who have made hotel reservations, the hotel will cancel your reservation and send you a cancellation confirmation.

World Service Convention will be rebooked for August 2021 and will take place at the same hotel in Orlando. The tentative new dates are August 26–28, 2021.

Please check oa.org for updates and join the Convention email list at conventioninfo@oa.org. In your email, include your full name, email address, state/province/territory, and country. Your information will be kept confidential to the World Service Office.

Important Message from Intergroup

Freedom and HopeAs we are experiencing uncertain times it is important to remember what our program and our fellowship is all about:  Perfecting and enlarging our spiritual life through service and self-sacrifice for others.

As we continue to adjust to the new normal, the board has decided to suggest that face-to-face (f2f) meetings be avoided until the danger if this pandemic passes.

If you are struggling with fear and uncertainty, the first paragraph of PG. 63 of the Big Book can be helpful.  This is our goal in program and what we can share with EVERYONE!

(Please check the meeting list for special notices about meeting changes and you may want to contact the meeting contact to confirm).

Read this important information about Zoom meetings.

Please also see more information about support for virtual meetings.

Finally, it is important that we do not give in to fear (as well as any other emotions)!  Be sure to continue your step work, continue to support, reach out and encourage one another, and, most importantly, continue to allow your HP to guide you!

The board is here to help groups and individuals carry the message so feel free to reach out to us with questions or concerns.

Atlanta OA Intergroup Board

 

Navigating the OA Bookstore

Literature is an important tool for recovery! Some folks have reported challenges finding specific resources on the official OA Bookstore, so….

Here’s a guide with some quick links to key resources.

Did you know that OA even has some resources available for digital download or on mp3 files or audio CD’s?

In addition, if you like to use an e-reader, Amazon and Barnes and Noble have some books available in e-reader format. Some books are available in the library, too.

Don’t forget that public information/public outreach materials are available in the Intergroup Office in the plastic file drawers on top of the file cabinets. Let’s all reach out!