Welcome to the OA NoVA Intergroup Website

OA's Fifth Tradition states

Our Primary Purpose is to carry the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.

OA NoVA Intergroup Mission Statement

To support individuals in need of recovery from compulsive eating (e.g.: overeating, bulimia, anorexia) through empowering all meetings within the Intergroup.

* * * * * * * * * * NEW LOCATION - Monday night 8 pm meeting at Burke Gardens has moved to Abiding Peace Lutheran Church 6304 Lee Chapel Rd, Burke, VA 22015 * * * * * * * * * * Miss an OA NoVA Workshop? Listen to the Podcasts online by clicking HERE* * * * * * * * * *Upcoming Novation Topics - "To the Newcomer" due August 6th and "On Sponsorship" due August 20th. Email to: * * * * * * * * * *


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Progress, Not Perfection - Sara S., your NoVAtions editor
Excerpt from August's Novations

No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.”
~ The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

For 90 days I had perfect abstinence. I ate exactly what was on my food plan, measured perfectly. I wrote my food down ahead of time; I tracked it as I ate. It was balanced and healthy. It was perfect.



Report from the World Service Business Meeting - Dick D.
Excerpt from August's Novations

IMPRESSIONS: This was, by my count, my 6th WSBC. More than previous conferences, I felt an international flavor to our organization. There were 20 delegates from Region 9, stretching from Scotland to Israel. I had the good fortune of sitting next to the Region 9 trustee on the airplane, and she said ...



What is an OA Intergroup Representative Anyway? - Sabrina R., NoVA IG Chair
Excerpt from August's  Novations

Each OA meeting has the opportunity to "elect" a member to represent them at monthly Northern Virginia Intergroup meetings, which are held the third Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., at Hope Lutheran Church, 4604 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, Virginia, 22003. Each OA meeting's Intergroup Rep has the right to ...



Need to find a meeting?

Here are Northern Virginia's local meetings

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Meeting Announcements

New Location - Monday night 8 pm meeting at Burke Common Gardens has moved to Abiding Peace - 6304 Lee Chapel Rd, Burke, VA 22015

Friday Night, Arlington 100 Pounder and Everyone Welcome meeting has a new format!

The Arlington 100 Pounder and Everyone Welcome meeting will be a speaker meeting each week with an focus on the steps (in sequential order) on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.  Every week there will be a speaker either in person or they are featuring speakers via Skype when needed.  Come check it out....any compulsive eater is welcome!

Saturday Springfield Early Birds

At the request of the church, the Saturday Springfield Early Birds meeting must lock outside doors at 8:30 a.m.
That still gives you 30 minutes to oversleep!


Looking for an OA Event?OA Nova Calendar

Check the Events Calendar for all the upcoming events!


Looking for a Speaker? Want to be a Speaker?

Send an email to

Speakers have at least 90 days of back to back abstinence.


OA Nova Events

Intergroup Meeting
Sat Aug 15 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Our Common Welfare Should Come First
Sun Aug 30 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Sat Sep 12 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM

Region 7 Events

2015 Virtual 12 Steps Workshops
Sun Aug 09 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
“Together We Can” Retreat
Fri Aug 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM


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Questions, Requests or Suggestions?

OA Nova Hotline - 703-823-NOVA (6682)OA NoVA Info Line:
703-823-NOVA (6682)