In-Person Meetings Now Available in Santa Barbara


New! In-Person, Face-to-Face Meetings in Santa Barbara

  • Starting Dec. 3rd in Santa Barbara: Sat 10:00 a.m. Literature Study download PDF
  • Starting Dec. 7th in Santa Barbara (hybrid): Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Literature Study – download PDF

Santa Barbara in-person meetings will be at First Congregational Church—2101 State Street. There is plenty of parking in the parking lot—enter from State Street and follow our signs to meeting room to join us!
Please try to arrive early. Church security requires that doors not be kept open so if you arrive late please call the posted phone number and we will open the door for you.

Ventura In-Person Meetings Also Available!

Ventura in-person meetings continue to meet at Center for Spiritual Living, 133. S. Laurel St.

  • Ventura Thurs 6:30 p.m. Step of the Month
  • Ventura Sat 10:00 a.m. Longtimers
  • Ventura Sat 10:00 a.m. Teens Only

For additional meeting info, please see Meetings page or download the Meetings PDF.


What are your meeting plans?


Is your OA meeting ready to return to face-to-face meetings?

Channel Island Intergroup (CIIG) allows your meeting to make your own decisions about when the time comes to return to in-person meetings. The prospect might be a little more complicated than before.

Here are some issues to consider:

  • Is there a device available for those who wish to continue on Zoom?
  • Is there available Wi-Fi for the Zooming members?
  • Is the format inclusive of both the remote members and those participating in person?
  • How is the 7th tradition to be handled?
  • How will phone numbers be shared between face-to-face members and those on Zoom?
  • How can we make literature and/or step study literature shareable between the remote members and those in the face-to-face meeting?

If you have any questions or need additional guidance, feel free to reach out to CIIG. 

Whatever your group decides, current meeting info will help the newcomer and returning members. Update your meeting listing on and also email meeting updates to CIIG so your meeting details will be correct on our Current Meetings List and in the InterVoice newsletter.

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!

Current InterVoice Available

The InterVoice newsletter lists 19 current  meetings for Santa Barbara county and northern Ventura county, and includes announcements and contact phone numbers.

InterVoice March-April 2011 
updated 4/7/11…read it online, or download or print a copy

The InterVoice is published bi-monthly on odd months and distributed to meeting reps at the Intergroup meeting (or it can be printed from the PDF link above).  

  • Click here for the online CIIG Meeting List from the OA World Service registry
  • For online meetings, phone meetings, and a worldwide meeting directory, click here for
  • For general OA announcements – for the Santa Barbara/Ventura areas such as upcoming workshops, conferences, room changes, etc., sign up by sending an email to

Intergroup – new location!

Intergroup has moved to Carpinteria Community Church (the Chase Bank public meeting room is no longer available).

  • Please join us the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Channel Islands Intergroup Meeting
    Carpinteria Community Church
    1111 Vallecito Road (just behind Rusty’s Pizza)
    Carpinteria, CA 93013

    From Southbound 101:

    Take the Linden Avenue exit.
    Turn right onto Linden Avenue.
    At the signal, turn left onto Carpinteria Avenue.
    Turn left onto Vallecito Road.

    From Northbound 101:

    Take the Casitas Pass exit.
    Turn left onto Casitas Pass Road.
    At the signal, turn right onto Carpinteria Avenue.
    Turn right onto Vallecito Road

    The church will be on your left and the room for the Intergroup meeting is around back.e

  • Monday Isla Vista Meeting on Hiatus

    Isla Vista Monday 6:30 p.m. Literature Study meeting is on hiatus 
    from June 8th through July 27th.

    • Meetings will resume August 3, 2009. 

    Please check the InterVoice (select category at right) for other local meetings that might suit your schedule or visit for online and phone meetings.

    New Intergroup Location

    Effective October 7: Intergroup is moving to a new meeting place.

    Join us at the Washington Mutual bank office at the corner of Carpinteria Avenue and Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria. It is across the street from the middle school. Look for the clock tower and the ATM, and you’ll see the door. It’s on the side of the building, facing Casitas Pass.

    The meeting takes place monthly, on the first Tuesday, at 7:30PM.