Sharing OA Copyright Material

Please read the letter below from the OA World Service Office about the sharing of OA copyrighted material in virtual meetings. Basically, WSO is instructing all meetings to stop sharing all OA copyright material immediately except for a few documents that may be freely downloaded from Even with those documents, the OA copyright notice must be included.

WSO Letter on Sharing OA Copyright Material

Virtual Intergroup Phone Marathons 2021

712-432-5200 – Conference ID 4285115# 

Meetings every hour from 8:00A to 12 midnight ET with regular scheduled meetings. There is no abstinence requirement to moderate.

For more information contact or call 828-620-0521.

To sign up  for service:

Events on Facebook: 


Friday, January 1 – New Year’s Day ~ Every Day is a Fresh Start with Step 1

Saturday, January 16 – OA’s 61st Birthday: Spiritual Principle of Step 1 – Honesty ~ Celebrating Honesty

Monday,January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day ~ Recovery is Worth Working For

Sunday,February 7 – Super Bowl Sunday: It Is A We Program ~ It Takes Fellowship to Work the Steps

Friday,February 12 – Chinese New Year: Spiritual Principle of Tradition 1 – Unity ~ Together We Can Do What We Cannot Do Alone

Sunday,February 14 – Valentine’s Day ~ The Sweetness of Recovery

Monday,February 15 – President’s Day: Spiritual Principle of Step 2 – Hope ~ How Do I Sustain My Hope?

Tuesday, February 16 – Mardi Gras ~ What Are You Craving?

Saturday, February 27 – OA Unity Day: Spiritual Principle of Tradition 2 – Trust ~ How Am I Willing to Act on Faith?

Wednesday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day: Spiritual Principle of Step 3 – Faith ~ What Does Letting Go of My Self-Will Feel Like?

Saturday, March 27 – Passover Begins: Spiritual Principle of Tradition 3 – Identity ~ How Has My Identity Been Transformed in OA

Friday, April 2 – Good Friday: Spiritual Principle of Step 4 – Courage ~ Do I Have the Courage to Be Me?

Sunday, April 4 – Easter – End of Passover ~ What Does Renewal Look Like in My OA Program?

Tuesday, April 13 – Ramadan Begins ~ Is Every Day A New Beginning for Me?

Sunday, May 2 – Orthodox Easter: Spiritual Principle of Tradition 4 – Autonomy ~ How Am I Taking Responsibility For My Own Actions?

Sunday, May 9 – Mother’s Day: Spiritual Principle of Step 5 – Integrity ~ How Does Integrity Show Up In My Program?

Tuesday, May 11 – EID al-Fitr – Ramadan Ends ~ Day to Day Living in Steps 10, 11 and 12

Monday, May 31, Memorial Day: Spiritual Principle of Tradition 5 – Purpose ~ How Do I Carry the Message of Recovery?

Sunday, June 6 – Gay Pride Day: Spiritual Principle of Tradition 6 – Solidarity ~ What Does “First Things First” Mean To Me Today?

Saturday, June 19 – Juneteenth: Let Go, Let HP ~ How Do I Work Step 6?

Sunday, June 20 – Father’s Day: Spiritual Principle of Step 6 – Willingness ~ What Am I Willing To Do To Go to Any Lengths Necessary To Work My Program?

Sunday, July 4 – Independence Day: Spiritual Principle of Step 7 – Humility 
~ What Do You Do When Food Thoughts and Cravings Occur?

Saturday, August 14 – Sponsorship Day: Spiritual Principle of Step 8 – Self Discipline ~ The Rewards of Being and Having a Sponsor.

Monday, September 6 – Labor Day: Spiritual Principle of Tradition 7 – Responsibility ~ Am I Contributing My Share At My OA Meetings?

Tuesday, September 7 – Rosh Hashanah: Spiritual Principle of Step 9 – Love ~ How Do I Show I Care About Myself and Others?

Wednesday, September 15 – Yom Kippur: Spiritual Principle of Tradition 8 – Fellowship ~ How Does My Participation In the Fellowship Help My Program and Others?

Monday, October 12 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Canadian Thanksgiving: Spiritual Principle of Step 10 – Perseverance ~ Keep Coming Back

Sunday, October 31 – Halloween ~ It’s Not What You Are Eating, It’s What’s Eating You

Tuesday, November 2 – Election Day: Spiritual Principle of Tradition 9 – Structure ~ When Was The Last Time I Read The Twelve Traditions?

Thursday, November 4 – Diwali: Celebrating Recovery: Happy, Joyous and Free

Thursday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day / Armistice Day ~ When Doing OA Service, Do I Trust the Results to HP?

Saturday, November 20 – International Day of Experiencing Abstinence (I.D.E.A. Day) Spiritual Principle of Tradition 10 – Neutrality ~ How Do I Care For, Share, Protect and Carry the Message of the Precious Gift of Abstinence?

Thursday, November 25 – Thanksgiving Day: Spiritual Principle of Step 11 – Spiritual Awareness ~ What is the State of My Spiritual Condition?

Sunday, December 12 – 12 Step Within Day: Spiritual Principle of Step 12 – Service ~ Am I Reaching Out To Fellows Who Have Stopped Coming To Meetings?

Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve ~ Have I learned there is Happiness in Helping Others?

Saturday, December 25 – Christmas ~ In What Direction Is HP Guiding You?

Sunday, December 26 – Boxing Day and Kwanzaa ~ What Promises Have I Received By Working the 12 Steps?

Saturday, December 29 – Hanukkah ~ What Gifts Of The OA Program Am I Celebrating?

Friday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve: Placing Principles before Personalities with Spiritual Principle of Tradition 12 – Spirituality ~ What Acronyms And Slogans Do You Utilize to Enhance Your Spiritual Awareness?

Saturday, January 1, 2022 – New Year’s Day: Spiritual Principle of Step 1 – Honesty ~ Surrender is Winning

Region 7 Newcomer Meetings

  • Brandywine IG:  1st Monday each month at 7:30PM – Zoom connection sent out on R7 Google groups: Meeting ID 835416098, Password 005209.
  • Greater Pittsburgh:  Sat 10:30 AM Bridgeport, WV 26330. Meeting via Zoom. Call/text Shannon P. for details at 304-808-1225.
  • South Jersey IG:  Quarterly –  Sunday March 14, 2021  1:00PM to 2:30PM
    • Zoom Link
      • Meeting ID: 989 5966 5170
      • Passcode:  newcomer
    • Contact Doris W. at 856-237-5418 or Jeff S. at 609-610-6193
  • West Jersey IG: 
    • Tuesday 7:00 PM.  Contact Karen at (908) 239-0994.
    • Wednesday 7:00 PM.  Contact Geri at (973) 992-7132.
    • Thursdays 7:00 PM.  Contact:  Karen at (973) 202-1174.

Thursday 7:30pm – 9:00pm. Contact:  ​Grace at (973) 970-4540.

For Newcomers

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating.  We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.  

Are You a Compulsive Overeater?

If you’re wondering whether OA is for you, we invite you to take this quiz to learn more. 


We have a number of meetings (virtual meetings and face-to-face meetings, depending on your comfort level) here in Central Virginia, and all are welcome, newcomers and oldtimers alike.

If you can’t find a local meeting that works for you, there are Zoom meetings and phone meetings all times of day or night around the world, and you can attend any meeting. 

What to Expect and How to Start

If you have concerns about your relationship with food, we hope that you’ll give yourself a chance for recovery in OA.  

Meetings are available in person, online and by phone.  

We recommend that newcomers attend at least six different meetings to help you decide if OA is for you.  

Below are some resources, but please don’t think you have to figure it all out at once; going to a meeting is a great first step.

​​And Your Journey Begins

​Program Basics ​​

​What is OA About?

What to Expect at a Meeting