The Tuesday 5:30pm meeting is changing locations THIS WEEK!
St. John's Episcopal Church
2827 Wheat Street
Columbia SC 29205
Meeting format: Weekly reading of Step from the new 2nd Edition of the OA 12 & 12. Use the north door (office) to enter the building. Look for signs leading you to the designated meeting room (2nd floor or basement).
Monday, February 17, 2019 meetings:
7:15am-8:15am ~ as scheduled
2200 Lee Street, Columbia ~ 10th step inventory meeting
6:30pm-7:30pm ~ no meeting
Informal gathering at Chick-Fil-A Saluda Pointe, 4295 Sunset Blvd, Lexington.
The Thursday 5:30pm meeting is NOT meeting tonight due to expected inclement weather at that time.
Please consider other ways to get to a meeting:
Watch this post for any other updates we might receive. We also recommend calling the meeting contact before traveling to the meeting. Stay safe and dry.
Congratulations and thanks to our new CMI service board, intergroup representatives and standing committee chairs and members for 2020:
Treasurer: Barbara E.
Regional Representative: VACANT
Regional Representative elect: VACANT
World Service Business Conference Delegate: VACANT
World Service Business Conference Delegate elect: VACANT
Information Technology/(Newsletter): Nicki
Intergroup Outreach: VACANT
Lifeline: TBD/will be closed at the end of 2020
Literature: closed in 2018
Twelfth Step Within: Andrea R
Public Information(PI)/Public Outreach(PO): Nicki
Young People: VACANT
The Wednesday 6:30am meeting will NOT meet this morning due to unseasonably frigid weather.
There are many different types of meetings, all of which are available to support your recovery from compulsive eating. We welcome you to this meeting whenever you would care to attend. There are other face-to-face meetings and virtual (phone and technology-based) meetings that you may find helpful. Information about these meetings can be found on oa.org.
The Northeast Columbia meeting has announced their new date, time and location. Please share the message and support this group.
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Here are the confirmed holiday weekend meetings:
The revised and new Suggested Meeting Formats, adopted at the February BOT meeting, are now posted online and available for free download. This includes the NEW Suggested Reading and Writing Meeting Format.
Find them online at oa.org/documents under “Meeting Formats.” Here are the direct links:
Due to the tornado watch, and out of an abundance of caution for our fellowship, our Chair, Betty, has canceled today's Intergroup meeting for April.
In addition, the Sunday speaker meeting at 5:30pm is also canceled for today.
Stay safe everyone. Check on your fellows and attend a meeting online or by telephone.
Nicki for CMI
Columbia is hosting the opening rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament this week at the Colonial Life Arena and more than 25,000 visitors are expected. Practices will begin Thursday, games are on Friday and Sunday, and there are many activities planned during the weekend. You can click here for more information.
Please allow yourself plenty of time to get to and from meetings safely, as we expect an increase in traffic congestion throughout Columbia and very limited public parking in the downtown area.
Sunday, March 10, 2019, Central Midlands Intergroup (CMI), the OA intergroup for the Central Midlands, will meet from 4-5pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2827 Church Street, Columbia, to do the "business" of OA for the Columbia area. All OA members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
CMI is followed by the Sunday meeting, starting at 5:30pm, which features a speaker on CMI Sunday. This month we will hear the story of Winifred.
Our Board of four members presides over the meeting. Representatives from each meeting and committee attend CMI and present updates regarding their meeting and average attendance. Those representatives also return to their meetings with minutes and reports to share. There are service opportunities small and large for those working Step 12 or with their sponsees in search of service opportunities.
Meeting representatives: remember to bring a visitor with you, your attendance numbers, and your CMI contributions. If you have started working on a book that holds all of your pertinent meeting information, please bring that with you.
Committee chairs: Remember to bring a printed copy of your report. Also, if you are unable to attend, please secure a representative to attend in your place. If you have started working on your cross-training manual, please bring it with you.
For all meetings or workshops at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2200 Lee Street, Columbia, please immediately begin entering through the side door on the east side. DO NOT use the white delivery door. Look for the OA signs. We meet in the Pastor room just past the restrooms for meetings and in the Parish Hall for workshops.
You are not alone anymore!