CIIG Presents Steps 8 & 9

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A longtime member shares her experience, strength and hope on Steps Eight and Nine. Bring your Big Book, your journal, and your open mind.

  • Step 8 Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. Spiritual Principle: Self-discipline
  • Step 9 Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Spiritual Principle: Love

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Zoom info

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87150116963?pwd=T1pLOEdjUlVjbkZ0N1dZbTZaem5Rdz09
Meeting ID: 871 5011 6963 Passcode: 544406
To Join via phone only: 1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

7th Tradition

Suggested Donation $5 — no one will be turned away

Use PayPal to CIIGTreasurer@gmail.com (instructions here) or
send check to CIIG, PO Box 1321, Summerland, CA 93067

For questions or more information contact Natalie G: 310 488 2893 or natalieg.oa@gmail.com.


CIIG Hosted Workshops

Channel Islands Intergroup is excited to present this series of workshops to support our Vision, Priorities & Goals based on results of our Member Survey. Workshop podcasts are available under the name OA Channel Islands on the following listening platforms: Spotify; AnchorBreakerPocket Casts; and RadioPublic.

Step 1 Presentation and Q&A – June 14, 2020
Step 2 Workshop from 8-16-20
Step 3 Workshop from 10-4-20
Step 4 Workshop from January 31, 2021
Steps 5-7 Workshop from 3-28-21

Featured

July 2021 OA Events

Events are added as announced…keep coming back for updates!

Tradition 7: Every OA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. Spiritual principleResponsibility


July 23 Fri 5:00-6:30pm PT A Spiritual Awakening the result of working the steps. Fridays in July: July 23 Steps 4-9; July 30 Steps 10, 11, 12 (July 16 was Steps 1, 2, 3 ). Each week 3 OA members will share their stories of transformation through working the 12 steps and how that step and its promises were part of their spiritual awakening. [Houston Metro IG]

self July 24 Sat 9:30am-11:00am PT Bondage to Self4th Saturday Workshop” [OA Virtual Region]

ChangeJuly 25 Sun 12:00-1:30 pm PT Change Take the Steps to Change during this virtual workshop. Register by sending an email to SoAZ.TSW.Event@gmail.com. Questions? Send email to Joy V’M at SoAZ.12thStepWithin@gmail.com. Sponsored by the 12th Step Within Committees of the SoAZ Intergroup of OA & OA San Fernando Valley. Flyer [OASFV}

welcomeJuly 28 Wed 6:00-8:00pm PT Newcomer Night | Info & Free Registration  [OA Silicon Valley]

6:00-7:00pm PT “This is OA” presentation, OA member panel, open Q&A
7:00-8:00pm PT Breakout rooms: talk 1:1 with members who can help!

July 30 Fri Advance Registration Closes for OA World Service Convention “Walking in the Sunlight: One Day at at Time.”Registration and hotel reservations are now open. Advance registration closes July 30, 2021 10:59 p.m. PDT. Attendees can then register on site at the onsite rate.

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July 30 &/or 31 &/or Aug 1 What’s Your Story? Workshop repeats—join one or all 3. Blaze the digital highway to happy destiny! Help create a 21st century, multimedia platform for telling OA stories—new content, new design, NEW name! All OA members, meetings, special focus groups, intergroups, and regions are invited to collaborate, share our stories, and create new ideas. How can we use all forms of digital media and communications to share our strength, hope, and experience? Repeating workshops: Fri July 30 7:00-10:30pm PT, Sat July 31 11:00am-2:30pm PT, Sun Aug 1 6:00-9:30am PT. Flyer [OA Virtual Region]

Step12Study

July 31 11:00am-2:00pm PT A Life of Purpose and Joy | A Study of Step 12 Whether you are a seasoned old-timer, starting out, or starting over, studying Step 12 will open you to a life beyond your wildest dreams! We explore Step 12 and discover all the gifts in Spiritual Awakening, Carrying the Message, and Practicing the Principles. Register before July 31 to be emailed a workshop packet—same day registrants will not be sent packet until after workshop ends. Flyer [OA BRIG]


Previous Events > Check Host Site for Info & Recordings

IG-UnityJuly 1 6:30-7:45pm PT CIIG Intergroup (Zoom) Meeting All are welcome! Channel Islands Intergroup’s vision is to be a high-value Intergroup that helps the still-suffering compulsive eater, serves the membership and attracts new members, and strengthens OA as a whole. CIIG’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings. Usefulness is our main product. Join us!

sharosh-rajasekher-BIR-C7RSNzI-unsplash (1)July 4 Spiritual Independence | LAIG July 4th Party It’s party time!! Join us as we celebrate spiritual independence. Four keynote speakers will share how they’ve experienced spiritual liberation.

July 4 Freedom from Food Addiction – Come celebrate our freedom from food addiction. Together we can do what we could never do alone!! Let’s explore how we got to freedom, what we have tried that hasn’t worked as well, what we maybe know we need to try but are simply not willing to do, yet. [OA RISE]

July 4 OA founder Rozanne’s story An audio recording will be played over Zoom TODAY at 5pm Pacific. In addition to listening to Rozanne’s story, long timers who knew Rozanne will speak. Zoom ID: 863 1665 1362 Zoom Passcode: 2020

July 4 5:30pm PT Young Person’s Committee Meeting – All Region 2 OAs Welcome First Sunday of Every Month See also: YP phone meetings

pi-megaphoneJuly 6 7:00-8:00pm PT Public Information Committee Meeting – all are welcome! Help carry the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers. [OAR2]

oar2-2021-conventionJuly 9-11 R2 Convention | Flyer | At-a-Glance Schedule 

R2-Freedom

July 10 Step 8 Step Speaker Series. [AD4L.info Melbourne, Australia]

July 11 What Does It Really Mean to Surrender? “2nd Sunday” Workshop [OA Virtual Region]

friday-fun-danceJuly 2 & 16 12:30-1:00pm PT Friday Fellowship Dance Party 1st & 3rd Fridays We invite you to dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA SV]

CFBJuly 17 10:00-11:30am PT Compulsive Food Behaviors | 12-Step Recovery Panel. What does compulsive food behaviors mean? How do you work a program of recovery to abstain from these behaviors? Join OAs from around the world as we hear from a panel who will share their experience, strength, and hope specifically on working 12-steps around compulsive food behaviors. [DC-Metro Area IG]

July 17 10:00am-12:000pm PT Sunlight of the Spirit | Summer Speaker Marathon. Inspiring speakers share their experience, strength and hope. Come celebrate with us! [Seattle OA]

AD4L_12July 17 3:30-5:00pm PT A Way of Life | Living in Steps 10, 11, 12 – A workshop on the daily practice of living in Steps 10, 11, and 12. [AD4L.info Melbourne, Australia]

4th-ociJuly 18 8:30am-12:30pm OA Virtual 4th Step Workshop – Please RSVP by July 11 to oasaturday12@gmail.com.

question mark rock by Ana MunicioJuly 18 11:00am-1:00pm PT Am I Worth “It”? What Is Your “IT”? Am-I-Worth-It-questionsEvent Flyer [NJIOA]

CIIG_Steps8-9July 18 1:00-3:00pm PT Channel Islands Intergroup Presents Steps 8 & 9 Workshop A longtime member shares her experience, strength and hope on Steps Eight and Nine. Bring your Big Book, your journal, and your open mind. Flyer [CIIG]

cropped-rise-small-1-300x116-1July 18 1:00-4:00pm PT God – Contempt Prior to Investigation [OA RISE]

June 2021 OA Events

Events are added as announced…keep coming back for updates!

Tradition 6: An OA group ought never endorse, finance or lend the OA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose. Spiritual principleSolidarity


Check host site for recording or more info

pi-megaphoneJune 1 7:00-8:00pm PT Public Information Committee Meeting – all are welcome! Help carry the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers. [OAR2]

IG-UnityJune 3 6:30-7:45pm PT CIIG Intergroup (Zoom) Meeting All are welcome! Channel Islands Intergroup’s vision is to be a high-value Intergroup that helps the still-suffering compulsive eater, serves the membership and attracts new members, and strengthens OA as a whole. CIIG’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings. Usefulness is our main product. Join us!

June 5 Big Book Workshop | Doctor’s Opinion & Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 Hosted by Melbourne, Australia OA “A Design for Living” A workshop presented by OA members with long term recovery who share their experience, strength and hope, through the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. 5+ hours Recording will be posted

June 6 5:30pm PT Young Person’s Committee Meeting First Sunday of Every Month – All Region 2 OAs Welcome See also: YP phone meetings

June 6 ​​Remembering Our Powerlessness RIDING the WAVES…working your program in good times and bad times. Hear members share their experience, strength and hope. Writing opportunity & small group sharing. [Connecticut Intergroup Recordings ]

June 6 Growing My Faith & Strengthening My Spirituality [OA RISE]

June 12 Avoiding PRE—lapse: How to Nurture Continued Abstinence Relapse generally begins well before the compulsive food behavior or the first compulsive bite. Isn’t it time you learned to recognize the signs of impending relapse? Join us at this enlightening workshop to learn how to avoid a PRE-lapse and develop skills that are needed to nurture continued abstinence and recovery from compulsive eating and compulsive eating behaviors [OA Silicon Valley] Recording will be posted here.

June 12 Same Steps. Same Tools, New Beginnings (registration) Meditation, Speakers, Workshops – Dallas Metroplex IG Convention & Fundraiser | DMIOA Convention Flyer

June 12 Experience the Traditions in Daily Living – A Journaling workshop – flyer – Discover how the Traditions relate to OA as a whole, learn about using the Traditions to improve your personal relationships, and learn strategies to use the Traditions to deal with the inner “committee” [SouthBay IG]

June 13 Sponsor-Sponsee Connection Zoom ID 891 6554 0024 pw: 120912 [OA Virtual Region]

June 13 6:00-7:00 pm PT Chat with the Region 2 Chair on Zoom. Topics: Anything regarding OA Region 2 Assemblies, Intergroups, Meetings, Service, 12 Traditions, 12 Concepts of Service, etc. Just call in and ask your questions! [OAR2]

friday-fun-danceJune 4 & 18 12:30-1:00pm PT Friday Fellowship Dance Party 1st & 3rd Fridays We invite you to dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA SV]

Sponsor-SponseeJune 19 Sponsorship: The Ultimate Experience OA speakers from the USA share their experience, strength, and hope. Whether you are a sponsor, want a sponsor, or want to sponsor, this workshop is for you! See & Share the Flyer [OA Peninsula IG]

  • Main Session: 12-Day Sponsorship & Other Tools
  • Breakouts: How to Sponsor Habitual Relapsers | Finding the Right Sponsor | Types of Sponsorship | When and How to Change Sponsors | Using the Tools in Sponsorship | How your Meeting Can Support Sponsorship

June 19 Carrying the Message Workshop – Learn the “Elevator talk” | (Everyone’s doing it) | Interesting Scenarios Posed | Share the Message Concisely to anyone—including your doctor or random encounters | Breakout Rooms to Practice | Fears Addressed. Questions? Email CarryingTheMessageWorkshop@gmail.com [Region One Public information Professional Outreach Committee On Zoom]

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June 26 Anonymity as a Spiritual Principle [OA Virtual Region]

Big BookJune 26-27  Find Abstinence Through the Big Book 16th annual webcast. Speaker go into detail on actively working all 12 steps. The Step 4–9 inventory process is taught with hands-on real-world examples. Registration required. Suggested donation $5.00. For more info please see Unity Intergroup or email Bob at bonasachs@gmail.com.

TriggersJune 27 Know Your Triggers Two speakers share their internal & external triggers. You will have an opportunity to identify your triggers and write an action plan to manage them. Event Flyer | Internal Triggers Handout | Triggers Mgmnt Handout [NJIOA]

May 2021 OA Events

Events are added as announced…keep coming back for updates!

Tradition 5: Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers. Spiritual principlePurpose


Previous Events—Check Host Site for Recordings

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May 1 A 12-Step Workshop on Body Imageflyer: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…through whose eyes do you see your body? Bring a writing journal, AA Big Book, AA 12×12, and OA 12×12. Suggested donation $5. [Southbay OA]

May 2 “How I Found God”flyer: Six Speakers | Breakout Rooms | Q & A From Sea to Shining Sea: A Special Workshop hosted by The North Jersey & Los Angeles Intergroups of OA. Join us for an interactive virtual workshop to strengthen your relationship with God. Fellows from around the country will share their experience in making conscious contact with a higher power of their understanding. See & Share 

love-togetherMay 2 Sponsoring Chronic Slippers: A Big Book Workshop for Chronic Slippers—those who are slipping themselves AND those who want to be of service to those of us who have slipped for years and are still struggling to get abstinent. We’ll discuss how love and forgiveness can support abstinence. [OA RISE]

pi-megaphoneMay 4 7:00-8:00 pm PT Public Information Committee Meeting – all are welcome! Help carry the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.

IG-UnityMay 6 6:30-7:45pm PT CIIG Intergroup (Zoom) Meeting All are welcome! Channel Islands Intergroup’s vision is to be a high-value Intergroup that helps the still-suffering compulsive eater, serves the membership and attracts new members, and strengthens OA as a whole. CIIG’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings. Usefulness is our main product. Join us!

May 8 “Day of Sharing > Asking for Help” – speakers from Tallahassee (host city) and St. Paul.

forgivenessMay 8 Forgive and Live Forgiveness Workshopflyer [Inland Empire IG] 

May 9 “Relieve me of the bondage of self” – Losing our ego and realigning our will. [OA Virtual]

May 9 6:00-7:00 pm PT Chat with the Region 2 Chair on Zoom. Topics: Anything regarding OA Region 2 Assemblies, Intergroups, Meetings, Service, 12 Traditions, 12 Concepts of Service, etc. Just call in and ask your questions! [OAR2]

May 13 Help! I’m a Sponsor—Now What? Central Indiana Intergroup hosts a sponsorship panel with speakers, Q&A, and support to help you learn everything you wanted to know about sponsorship but were afraid to ask.

tim-mossholder-DZcZ4Kskq6U-unsplashMay 16 Doing the Do, Being the Be. A workshop where together we will observe the unmanageability that brought us to the rooms and doing the do & the being the be of the program. We will discuss the fruits of the 12 steps and utilize the tools. Then take a look at the possibility of reflection, being, and allowing rest and how that can assist our doing of the do. I am excited to share a safe space with you. [OA Rise]

friday-fun-danceMay 21 12:30-1:00pm PT Friday Fellowship Dance Party 1st & 3rd Fridays We invite you to dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA Silicon Valley IG]

May 22 9:30-11:00am PT “Service and Recovery” – 4th Saturday e-Workshops [OA Virtual]

Recovery_BMSMay 22 Recovery of the Body, Mind & Spirit Workshop Come hear three speakers share about their recovery for each different area: mind, body, and spirit. The suggested donation is $5 but no one will be turned away. [Sac Valley IG]

May 29 Abstinence No Matter What Learn the difference between abstinence and a food plan and so much more! – Flyer  [San Fernando IG]

May 31 Memorial Day Phone MarathonSpiritual Principle of Tradition 5- Purpose ~ How Do I Carry  the Message of Recovery? Meetings run every hour from 5:00am-9:00pm PT around regularly scheduled meetings. Marathons are on the Pacific Sunrise OA meeting phone 712.432.5200 with pin 4285115#.

April 2021 OA Events

Tradition 4: Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or OA as a whole. Spiritual principle: Autonomy

Check host site for event recordings.


friday-fun-danceApril 1st & 3rd Fridays: Friday Fellowship Dance Party We invite you to dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA Silicon Valley IG]

spiritualApr 4 Struggling in Program: Trudging the Road of Happy Destiny Two members share experience, strength, and hope around struggle within Program. They talk about abstinence, struggle, relapse, and recovery in their lives—and about the actions that help them deal with life’s challenges on a day-to-day basis. Time for questions and feedback from listeners. [OA RISE]

April 6 R2 Public Outreach Service Monthly Public Information call (7:00pm-8:00pm PT): support, brainstorming, training, collaborating in all things Public Outreach. [OAR2]

Big Book Step StudyApril 11 A Spiritual Toolkit (Zoom info on flyer) Hear from 3 members for 10 minutes each; Questions for the speakers and open sharing time to follow. [OA Virtual IG]

April 11 6:00-7:00 pm PT Chat with the Region 2 Chair on Zoom. Topics: Anything regarding OA Region 2 Assemblies, Intergroups, Meetings, Service, 12 Traditions, 12 Concepts of Service, etc. Just call in and ask your questions! [OAR2]

taylor-heery-GiTCeEq0pwY-unsplashApril 17 The Joy of Living Six Speakers share on how they’re experiencing JOY as a result of practicing the program of recovery outlined in our literature. There will be time for 3 minute pitches. [OA LAIG]

Spring-into-RecoveryApr 16-18 Fri -Sun Spring Into Action! Virtual Weekend Retreat.
Two invited presenters will share their experience living the OA 12 Step Program of Recovery. Two different tracks to participate in with workshops on topics such as: Stop eating your feelings; Developing a Plan of Eating/Action Plan; Living in Recovery: Steps 4-9 as a Trauma and/or Abuse Survivor; and Carrying the Message in All Our Affairs—plus specialty workshops on Meditation, Yoga, etc. Registration is $28.16 USD. See Event Flyer and Registration Site for more details and contact Sonoma County OA Intergroup with any questions. 

balanceApril 18 Flexibility Alongside Discipline
Initially beginning a disciplined relationship with our primary love object, our food, seems similar to starting any other diet. Later as the body and mind clear and we grow along spiritual lines, we learn about mindful eating, portion control, and leaning in to longing as well as joy. Then we are moving toward establishing a more moderate relationship with food and life becomes more balanced and food plans become more moderate. Do you agree or disagree? Want to learn more about this from longtime members? Join them to discuss and develop organic and sensual experiences to continue living a recovery centered life with less fear and more joy. [OA RISE]

April 24 After Relapse…Recovery Is Possible – flyer

April 24  Let’s Make a Meal” Bingo – Fundraiser for San Fernando Valley IG – tickets $12 or $20

Apr 23-25 Serenity Retreat :: The Big Book Comes Alive for OA [OASV] See & Share Flyer

  • Find Serenity :: Over the course of 3 days and 5 spiritually uplifting sessions, you will get the opportunity to rework the Twelve Steps and reawaken your heart to the experience of happy, joyous, and free!
  • Fit Spiritual Condition :: Join us for an experience that will help to strengthen your abstinence and grow your recovery to live a more expansive and abundant life through working the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. 

recovery-connectedApril 25  Super Sunday Recovery During COVID-19: Physically Distant But Socially Connected – Flyer – Suggested donation $6 but no one will be turned away. Sponsored by St. Luis OA Abstinence First/Newcomer Meeting

March 2021 OA Events

Events are added as announced…keep coming back for updates!

Tradition 3: The only requirement for OA membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.
Spiritual principle: Identity


CIIG Zoom Meetings Contest

All month! Click for regions & contest info


Outreach Service OpportunitiesMarch 31 Wednesdays 6:00 pm -7:00 pm CIIG Outreach CommitteeWe need you to join us in fun and fellowship to get outreach projects from concept to reality! Currently meeting Wednesdays as we get started. Please reach out even if you can’t attend the meeting—you can contribute ideas & project work outside of the committee meeting! Click here to learn more


Previous Events

Check host site for event recordings

March 2 R2 Public Outreach Service Monthly Public Information call support, brainstorming, training, collaborating in all things Public Outreach. [OAR2]

friday-fun-danceMar 5 & 19 New! 1st & 3rd Fridays: Friday Fellowship Dance Party We invite you to turn on your video or feel free to turn it off and just dance, shake and play. You get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that as well. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA Silicon Valley IG]

March 6 Perseverance: Working the Program Through Good Times and Bad. Five men and women from various places in North America each speak for approx. 60 min, followed by time to share for 20 minutes and then a 10-minute break. For info, contact easterniowaintergroup@gmail.com. [Promises of Eastern Iowa IG]

March 6 Young People’s Retreat “Entire Psychic Change”
Twelve hours of recovery! Topics relevant to young people in OA (defined as ages 18-30 and/or having come into OA at those ages)—however, all ages are welcome! • The entire personality change experienced as the result of working the steps • Many members, many kinds of eating disorders • Coming of age in OA: navigating college, parties, dating & relationships as a young person • What keeps us coming back: fellowship, service, home groups, and more • Higher power of your own understanding + spiritual awakening vs. spiritual experience • Emotional sobriety: What is it, and how do I get it? • Sponsoring: We can’t keep what we don’t freely give away • Threefold recovery: physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual. [Metrowest, Serenity in the Desert , and Foothills Intergroups]

let-it-goMarch 7 The Twelve Steps and Forgiveness We release the past so that we are free in this moment for all that is possible now….We are a sponsor and sponsee, both OA long-timers, who have found incredible peace through forgiveness and working the 12 Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. [OA RISE]

writingMarch 13 What Does Writing Have to Do With Abstinence? …food plans, inventories, lists, journaling, drawing, … “Putting our thoughts and feelings down on paper, or describing a troubling incident, helps us to better understand our actions and reactions in a way that is often not revealed to us by simply thinking or talking about them.” (OA Tools of Recovery Pamphlet, p. 4) [N.VA IG]

Courage-to-changeMarch 14 Courage to Change the Things I Can “2nd Sunday Workshop” Hear from 3 members for 10 minutes each; Questions for the speakers and open sharing time to follow. [OA Virtual IG]

Mar 19-20 R2 Spring Assembly: New Frontiers – all are welcome! The Assembly Packet is your indispensable “map” to the R2 Spring Assembly, including agenda, minutes of the previous meeting, board and committee reports, and important motions that will be voted on at the upcoming assembly.​

March 19-21 Let Your Recovery Bloom! Region 3 Convention & Assembly Program 
Three streams providing a variety of topics, formats and speakers.
1) Stepping through your Recovery Garden – A Walk through the Steps
2) Zoom Stream of Topic Based Recovery Meeting
3) An Open Hospitality Zoom Hangout Room, where you can find a friend to chat, play a virtual game, or find some serenity and solace as needed.

promisesMarch 21 1:00-4:00pm PT Promises, Promises – 164 pages of ‘em! At many OA meetings, a lot of members hear ‘the 9th step promises’ read before the close. What a lot us don’t realize is, that there are a whole bunch of ‘Promises’ peppered all thru the first 164 pages of the Big Book from “Bill’s Story” to “A Vision for You”! Join us as we find them & talk about where they are. The amount of hope in these ‘Promises’ thru out the BB is absolutely amazing. Guaranteed! [OA RISE]

March 27 Newcomers: A New Path to Live Two members will speak for 15 minutes each, followed by time for questions for the speakers and open sharing.  OA Virtual Regioncasey-horner-7FHN1gFyf9I-unsplash

ongoing Saturdays  Working All Twelve Steps!  Are you ready? Do you want support? Using Overeaters Anonymous. Twelve Step Workshop and Study Guide. First meeting is an introduction. [OA Virtual TSW]

March 28 1CIIG Presents: Fitting the Pieces Together
Fitting  • See Event Page for details & share the flyer: CIIG Presents Steps 5 thru 7
A Workshop Exploring Steps 5, 6, & 7 and sharing our experience, strength, and hope. You will need AA and OA literature,  note paper, colored markers, a few small rocks or feathers, colored paper, Willingness (or willing to be willing) (or willing to be willing to be willing), and Hope.

CIIG Presents: Steps 5-7 Workshop

FITTING THE PIECES TOGETHER

Fitting

March 28 1:00pm-3:00pm PT
STEP WORKSHOP 5, 6 & 7
Exploring STEPS 5, 6, & 7 and sharing our experience, strength, and hope.

Step 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Spiritual Principles: Integrity, Willingness, Humility

OA Steps WorkshopWhat you will need…

  • AA Big Book
  • AA 12 & 12
  • OA 12 & 12
  • Notebook, Journal, or Paper
  • Colored markers or pencils
  • 2 or 3 small rocks (plain) or feathers
  • Colored paper or Post-Its
  • Willingness (or willing to be willing) (or willing to be willing to be willing)
  • Hope

See & share the workshop flyer: CIIG Presents Steps 5 thru 7

Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:00-3:00 PM PST
Meeting ID: 819 3027 8561 PASSCODE: 393367
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81930278561?pwd= N3hXYlYrRXVFdW1lZ1J5NVpKUFdQQT09
Dial In: (669) 900-9128

Donation of $10 is suggested (see instructions for PayPal or send check to CIIG, PO Box 1321, Summerland, CA 93067)

Looking forward to seeing you all.


Channel Islands Intergroup is excited to present this series of workshops based on the results of our Member Survey. To listen to Step 1, 2, 3, and 4 Workshops, see the Podcasts page for options. Using the survey, we developed a Strategic Plan for the next 2-5 years, a Vision Statement, a Structure, and Goals, which you can view online in this InterVoice.

Zoom Around the World Contest


CIIG Zoom Meetings ContestFeb. 13th through March 31st
Contest winners will be announced on April 5th

The OA Channel Islands Intergroup has a challenge for you! Go to a meeting in every OA Region in the world (there are 10), keep your records on this Zoom Meeting Log, and email the completed form to natalieg.oa@gmail.com by March 31st. All completed forms will be entered in a raffle to win a copy of OA’s newly published book, “Body Image, Relationships, and Sexuality.” Start connecting with our worldwide fellowship today! Together we can… Recover!

~Please note the raffle is only open to members of OA Channel Islands Intergroup, but we encourage all members of OA to Zoom around the world. ~

If you’re up for a challenge and wish to find your own meetings, we encourage you to explore on your own by doing the following:

  • CIIG ZoomUse OA’s “Find An Online Meeting” tool to find a Virtual Meeting that uses the Zoom Platform…just enter your Time Zone and get an index of worldwide meeting options with the start time noted in your local time!
    — OR —
  • Search the Internet with these specific words: Overeaters Anonymous Zoom
    Results will display a multitude of listings for Intergroups and Regions with lists of local
    meetings. If you don’t know a specific area you want, scroll to the bottom of search and choose “NEXT.”

Remember: All OA meetings are open to anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively.

Unity Day : Sun Feb 28 @ 11:30

OA-Unity UNITY DAY
Feb 28 11:30am OA World Service Event Day
Unity Day is a day to celebrate the connection of all members and groups of OA to one another. At 11:30 a.m. local time, all members of OA are encouraged to take a moment of silence to express their gratitude for the OA Program.


UNITY PRAYER

(also known as ‘The OA Promise’ and ‘Rozanne’s Prayer’)

I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone. No longer is there a sense of hopelessness, no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower. We are all together now, reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.


UNITY DAY FELLOWSHIP EVENTS

  • Feb 28 7:30am-10:30am PT (9:30am-12:30pm CT St. Louis Bi-State IG)
    Unity With Diversity Flyer: Unity Day Diversity
    Just as it is weakness, not strength, which binds us together, so it is diversity, not uniformity, which expands our understanding and compassion for everyone in the rooms of OA. See flyer to join.
  • Feb 28 10:00am-1:00pm PT (1:00-4:00pm ET Cape Cod & South Coastal Mass IGs)Unity-2021
    Love Across the Fellowship
    Flyer: Unity Day Fellowship
    Celebrate OA Unity with Diversity! 3 Speakers and Breakout sessions.
    Join us virtually on Zoom > Registration Required > To Register, email: OASCMI@gmail.com
  • Funityeb 28 1:00pm-2:30 pm PT (Chico OA Meetings)
    P
    ersonal Recovery Depends Upon OA Unity
     Event Flyer  
    Speakers, open sharing, fellowship. Join on Zoom Meeting ID: 983 9803 7574 Passcode: 588589 Phone: +1 669 900 6833. SacValleyoa.org
  • Feb 27-28 8:00am-3:30pm PT (OA Southern AZ)
    Big Book Zoom Workshop…A Unity Day Project Info & Agenda
    Two-day Big Book Workshop
    : A speaker with 27+ years of abstinence will apply directions from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous for working the Twelve Steps to the OA experience. Saturday 7 hours + Sunday 6.5 hours with 30 min lunch break each day. | Register here | OA So Az

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February 2021 Events

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Feb 27-28 8:00am-3:30pm PT Big Book Zoom Workshop…A Unity Day Project
Two-day Big Book Workshop: A speaker with 27+ years of abstinence will apply directions from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous for working the Twelve Steps to the OA experience. Saturday 7 hours + Sunday 6.5 hours with 30 min lunch break each day. Info & Agenda here |Register here | OA So Az

OA-UnityFeb 28 11:30am OA World Service Event Day | UNITY DAY
Unity Day is a day to celebrate the connection of all members and groups of OA to one another. At 11:30 a.m. local time, all members of OA are encouraged to take a moment of silence to express their gratitude for the OA Program.


Previous Events – check host site for recordings

Feb 2 Public Information Monthly R2 Support Meeting – Learn how you can help carry the OA message of hope and recovery. Support, Brainstorming, Training, Collaboration, and a Guest Speaker. – OAR2

Feb 7 Surrender and Step One The speaker is “a grateful member of OA since June of 2007 who learned very quickly that I must surrender to a power greater than myself  if I wanted to be relieved of my binging and purging. Today I experience the beautiful Promises of this program and a life beyond my wildest dreams.” Join us to hear hope & recovery! OA Rise

chris-liverani-YBR-AWm1HQ4-unsplashFeb 14Sought thru prayer and meditation” ~Developing a relationship and an ongoing connection with my Higher Power. OA Virtual Region 2nd Sunday e-workshop  e-Workshop Playback

Loving-recoveryFeb 14 Loving My Recovery—A Fellowship Workshop Bring Some Arts & Crafts Materials, Play some games, and Come in a Heart Themed Costume! Flyer with details, phone only & pw | Join Zoom Workshop| Co-hosted by WUIG & Nassau County Intergroup!

OA R2 Chair ChatFeb 14 Chat with the Region 2 Chair. Just call in from 6p-7p PT and ask your questions! Anything regarding Meetings, Service, 12 Traditions, 12 Concepts of Service, Intergroups, OA Region 2 Assemblies, etc. Repeats 2nd Sunday of even months. Info at oar2.org

Feb 20-21 OA Virtual Convention: THERE IS A SOLUTION
Keynote speakers, workshops, interactive sessions, relay marathon. Interpreted in may languages. See full schedule here | OA Virtual Region

Feb 21 1:00-4:00pm PT Get a Sponsor and Follow Direction. The speaker  has been coming and going to program since the 80s and found recovery in 2005. Still a compulsive overeater but today he can walk and talk and breathe all at the same time! – OA Rise

Living-TraditionsFeb 21 2:00-4:00pm PT Living the Traditions: Applying the Traditions to all Relationships Inside and Outside of OA. Flyer with Zoom link | desertoa/UDDI

Feb > Saturdays 3:00pm PT Chronic Illness Focus meets Saturdays in 2021:
New ‘Special Topic’ OA Meeting – See & Share the Flyer