SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, June 5th
Winifred from OA here letting you know about an upcoming event:
Our own Mardi has graciously invited everyone who can come to her lovely lakeside home for the 10am EST meeting, Saturday, June 5th. If you can’t make it in person, the meeting will also be on zoom.
After the meeting, we will spend time together with a “meeting after the meeting” so we can catch up with old friends and meet some of our new friends in person. Feel free to bring your picnic lunch and to bring your family.
There is plenty of room to spread out in the sunshine or shade in the fresh air. Some chairs will be provided, but please bring your own if you have one.
Please contact a member of the meeting for the address.
Saturday zoom link:
Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/351672304 to start or join a scheduled Zoom meeting
CMI Presents A Day of Fun at Saluda Shoals Park
Come enjoy a day of outdoor fun and fellowship for the whole family.
Saturday, April 17th The park is open 7AM- 5:30 PM, so you can spend the entire day if you like.
We will have PawPaw Shelter rented from 12:00-2:00PM for lunch and fellowship, so bring your cooler and lunch for yourself, if you wish.
There are plenty of paved and unpaved walking trails, as well as Kayak, Tube and Bike rentals (or you can bring your own)
We will have some group walks in the afternoon, as well as a kayak trip down the river for those who want to participate.
Check out the website for Saluda shoals for activities and rental pricing.
No charge for parking, just say you are with OA at the gate. Follow the signs in the park for PawPaw shelter.
A Seventh Tradition will be taken in person, or by Venmo or Paypal, if you wish to contribute.
Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Rd
Columbia SC 29212
Finding Saluda Shoals Park
From Columbia- take I-26 West going towards Spartanburg. Take Exit #104, Piney Grove Rd. and turn left. Follow Piney Grove Road to St. Andrews Rd. and turn right onto St. Andrews Rd. Make an immediate left between Wendy’s and Aldi and proceed straight into the Park’s East entrance at 6071 St. Andrews Rd.
From Interstate 20- exit at Bush River Road. Turn west on Bush River and continue to the traffic light at St. Andrews Road. Turn left onto St. Andrews Road, then left between Wendy's and Aldi and proceed straight into the Park’s East entrance at 6071 St. Andrews Rd.
From Lexington- take North Lake Dr./SC-6 across the Dreher Shoals Dam toward Irmo. Turn right on Bush River Rd. Saluda Shoals Park is approximately 1.5 miles down Bush River Rd on the right.
*** We will be having the Saturday 10 am meeting in person there at Saluda Shoals, as well as on zoom***
Hello! Would you like a little help and structure in working the steps? Could you commit to a two hour workshop once per week for 15 weeks? If so, members of the Newcomer Committee invite you to join us Monday’s from 6:30-8:30pm, Feb 1-May 10. You are welcome to invite your friends!
You can either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can text Winifred at 803 743-3139.
For more information on the workshop, follow this link:
By the way, the first workshop I did so changed my life, I can’t say enough good things about it. Hope you decide to join us!
From Region 8:
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!
What and when is Twelfth Step Within Day?December 12 (12/12) each year is designated as OA’s International Twelfth Step Within Day. The purpose is to encourage OA service bodies, meetings, and individual members to reach out to those within the Fellowship who are still suffering from compulsive eating behaviors.
Our local Zoom group IS meeting for this holiday.
These events are from across the USA - watch for time zone differences.
International Day Experiencing Abstinence (IDEA), celebrated the third weekend in November, encourages OA members worldwide to begin or reaffirm their abstinence from compulsive overeating.
These events are from across the USA - watch for time zone differences.
Update from Overeaters Anonymous
Arizona Serenity in the Desert Intergrouphttp://www.oaphoenix.org
With the ongoing pandemic we have had to adjust to ever changing circumstances. Yet we still want to have our yearly traditions. So with that in mind we are still having our Promises by Candlelight event but via ZOOM.
The 2020 ASDI Promises by Candlelight will be held on Saturday, December 12th at 7 pm on Zoom. Meeting ID 881 1295 8296 passcode: oaunity
If you are interested/ available to speak on one of the 9th Step promises please contact Tori at (602) 679-5273 or victoria@azwoods
You can even get creative and decorate the room around you with candles during the meeting to keep with the tradition.
OA Host is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Promises by Candlelight 2020
Time: Dec 12, 2020 07:00 PM Arizona
Join Zoom Meeting
ZOOM Meeting ID: 881 1295 8296
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,88112958296#,,,,,,0#,,7349282# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,88112958296#,,,,,,0#,,7349282# US (San Jose)
We are so happy to have you join our OA meetings and we want to make sure you have everything you need.
We are offering a Newcomers Connect Session on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 5:30pm EST/ 4:30 CST/ 3:30 MST/ 2:30 PST. Your anonymity is protected and safe here. You can speak or just listen. You can turn on your camera and wave to everyone or hide your video. This is an opportunity to meet each other and answer your questions.
We have planned to cover things like:
We are requesting an RSVP for a great door prize (you must be present to win): The newest OA book Body Image, Relationships and Sexuality. Every newcomer who attends and has not received a newcomer pamphlet and/or coin will be eligible to receive them with your attendance at the session, too!
Please RSVP by 5pm EST on Sunday, August 23, 2020 by replying to this email. If you have to RSVP a regret, we are willing to offer 1:1 or 1:many sessions at other times. Just let us know about some times that work better for you.
We'd like to gather some information in advance, but only if you are willing to share:
We hope to connect with you at the Newcomers Connect Session. We will send an email to those who accept the RSVP with all the Zoom details. We can even practice Zoom with you before the meeting if you're new to Zoom. You can also attend the Zoom session by telephone (long distance minutes) if you don't have internet service where you are.
We will love you until you love yourself. In fact, we already love you unconditionally.
Wanda, Winifred & Nicki
The Newcomer Committee
Central Midlands Intergroup
Sober Eating Workshop (Hosted by the San Fernando Valley Intergroup)Sun, Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDTThe OA San Fernando Valley Intergroup shares an office with the Los Angeles Intergroup, so we would like to invite our members to join the following workshop.
Sober Eating Workshop
August 16th 2020
1pm-4pm Pacific Time
Zoom Meeting ID: 897 1270 9542
Zoom Password: promises83
Visit https://oasfvalley.org/ for more info
Let's physically distance in person for a meeting!
Our fellow, Mardi, has graciously invited everyone to her lovely lakeside home who can come for the 10:00am meeting, Saturday, July 25th. If you cannot attend in person, it will also be on Zoom.
You are welcome to bring your significant other. They can choose to participate in the meeting or frolic on their own.
After the meeting, we can swim and play in Lake Murray. If you like, you can bring your own bagged lunch or pick something up from a nearby restaurant for a picnic in her yard overlooking Lake Murray.
There is plenty of room to spread out in the sunshine or shade in the fresh air, as well as a screened porch, so distancing will not be a problem.
Chairs and atmosphere provided - just bring your own lunch and drink if you like.
The address is
229 Twin Gates Road
Irmo SC 29063
You are not alone anymore!