Zoom Policy Change – Password Required

PLEASE help spread the word…

Effective immediately: CIIG Zoom meetings now require a passcode.arleen-wiese-82Sz6RNRFqc-unsplash

  • All CIIG meetings use the same passcode.
  • The code is included with Zoom info on the Current Meetings page and in the InterVoice newsletter.

PLEASE text, email, or call anyone you can think of who attends our meetings to let them know about this change, and reach out to any newcomers you have contact info for. Thanks for helping!

Step Two Workshop – Aug 16

Came to believe that a power greater than
ourselves could restore us to sanity.

A recovered member shares her experience, strength, and hope on Step 2. You may wish to bring your Big Book and the OA 12 & 12, plus paper and pen, as there will be exercises and time for writing. There will be time for questions and sharing. See & share Step 2 Workshop flyer.

Step 2 - Came to BelieveJoin us on Zoom:
Sunday, Aug. 16th
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (PDT)


669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 853 9258 1812    Password: 099337

OA 12 Step Workshop

Sign-ups Open! Come join a weekly workshop that takes you through the 12 Steps with fellows in a group format in 15 weeks…

Workshop meets July 25th – October 31st
Saturdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm (PT)

The following literature will be used in the workshop sessions and homework assignments:

The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
– Alcoholics Anonymous, Fourth Edition (aka, The Big Book)*
– 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous*
Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition
Voices of Recovery
For Today
*available online

Recommended:  Twelve Step Workshop and Study Guide, Overeaters Anonymous

Note: Closed Workshop for 4-12 participants; no new members after August 1. Participants commit to attend and participate in all sessions.

Questions?  Want to sign up? See the  OA 12 Step Workshop flyer.

South Bay OA | Special Events

All workshops:
Zoom Meeting ID: 373 820 2031
Passcode: 5162020
Phone: +1-253-215-8782

Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:00 to 2:30 PM PDT
Relapse to Recovery*
* Recovery : “Removal of the need to engage in compulsive eating behaviors.”
If you’ve experienced a period of relapse in your recovery or are currently in relapse, don’t miss this workshop. Join us as speakers share their stories of recovery from relapse. Relapse to Recovery flyer

Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:00 to 2:30 PM PDT
How It Works
“Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path.”–Alcoholics Anonymous, Chapter 5, pg. 58
Come explore some important messages and themes from Chapter 5 “How It Works” in AA’s “Big Book” Alcoholics Anonymous. Discover the roadmap for recovery success! How It Works flyer

Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:00 to 4:00 PM PDT
A Recovery Workshop with Bulimia / Anorexia Focus
Using the 12 Steps to find hope, joy, and fellowship. Speakers with many years of recovery. Everyone is welcome who identifies as having a problem with compulsive eating. Bulimic / Anorexic Recovery flyer

These are special virtual events hosted by South Bay Intergroup of OA (SBI). To support SBI, please see flyers for additional details. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

OA Virtual Region Workshops

OA “Virtual Region” workshops offer real fellowship and recovery…

OA virtual region

  • “2nd Sunday Series”
  • Virtual Region Podcasts – recordings of workshops including Acceptance (Jul 12), Recovery & Relapse (June 28), Recovery Through Grief & Traumatic Times (June 14), and Many Languages, One Virtual Recovery Convention with Six Keynote speakers + 25 Workshops.

Hosted by —Service Body #09911

OAsis in the Desert | Aug 7-9

Join us in an OAsis of recovery!

OAsis in the DesertThe Fall 2020 Region 3 Convention & Assembly “OAsis in the Desert” scheduled for August 7-9, 2020 is now a virtual OAsis at Home. Members of Overeaters Anonymous can participate virtually in a weekend of Assembly, Workshops, Marathon Meetings and Panels available via Zoom. See the schedule of events here.

Registration is $25 and now open at www.oaphoenix.org/register. Questions? Please contact info@oaphoenix.org.

First 12 Days – New Resource

OA World Service has a new resource for recovery & sponsorship!

“Sponsorship is a vital part of the OA recovery process, as it builds a tight-knit, trusting fellowship and invests purposefully in newcomers. To this end, our newest resource intends to bolster relationships with newcomers—and instill confidence in those new to sponsoring—by partnering those new to OA with a “temporary sponsor” to guide them through the pivotal first days of their OA journey. Stamp out feelings of intimidation about sponsorship and jump-start a newcomer’s experience with our helpful introduction to program.” —Read more at OA.org

The First Twelve Days in OA provides readings and discussion topics 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.
  • Help sponsees learn how the OA recovery program might help them to stop hurting themselves with food.
  • 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.

First 12 Days – Download PDF

Relapse Workshop

Wandering footstepsSat, Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm PT

A look at the phenomenon of the relapse cycle and how to overcome it and jump start your abstinence. Led by an OA member who is 25 years out of relapse. Meeting room will be open at 11:30 am PT and space may be limited.

Zoom Meeting ID: 775-312-453
Zoom Password: 774093

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Intergroup of OA
For all questions, please contact John K at 310-709-6255.

CAFÉ ZOOMBAY – June 27 8pm

Saturday June 27th 8:00 pm
Come join us for a night of virtual Bohemia. Cafe Zoombay. 

We will have a speaker, followed by a coffee shop style talent show. Dancing encouraged, share your gifts or curse as the case may be with a forgiving audience of your new family. Maybe you juggle, folk songs, contortionist, dramatic reading, poetry, spoons, sword swallowing, maybe just do the dishes on camera for five minutes. Prepare a five minute presentation for your fellows.  Or just come and enjoy a goofy talent show.

Zoombay Fundraiser flyer

For Zoom information: See https://oasfvalley.org/calendar/cat_ids~109/
or text Dan L 818-309-9294 or email: intergroupdev@oasfvalley.org

Fundraiser for OA SFVI