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.

* * * * * * * * * *Friday Night 100 Pounders meeting will not be held 7/3/15 due to the holiday. Meetings will resume the following Friday. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! * * * * * * * * * * 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 - "Progress, not Perfection" Articles due July 6th. and "To the Newcomer" due August 6th. Email to: * * * * * * * * * *


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Give it a Rest - Sara S., your NoVAtions editor
Excerpt from July's Novations

"Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.”
~ Arvo Pärt

In music, a pause is called a rest. In large works, the various instruments or voices take rests at different times, but some of the most powerful are when all the players have a rest simultaneously. Well-placed silence can be just as moving and beautiful as the most elegant harmony or luscious melodic line.



Trustee Report: The Importance of Working ALL the Steps - Barb G, Region 7 Trustee
Excerpt from July's Novations

The 3-year focus (2014–16) for the Board of Trustees Strategic Plan is “Our Primary Purpose.” The goal for 2015 is “Increasing focus on the necessity of working ALL 12 steps.” With that in mind, I would like to share my experience on how working all 12 steps has been critical for my recovery.

Working all of the steps made all the difference for me. I had repeatedly relapsed for several years because...



Time to Meditate  - Reprinted from Lifeline Sampler
Excerpt from July's Novations

Meditation has been progressive for me. I started with prayers I had memorized as a child, adding the Serenity Prayer as a protective touchstone against eating compulsively.

After I learned the Third Step Prayer, I began to be more formal. I got up earlier and, closing my eyes, I said the Serenity Prayer, followed by the Third Step Prayer, then just talked to God as I’d talk to another person.

I learned that I could do this at other times, too, such as...



Hitting Pause by Letting Go and Letting God - Sabrina R., NoVA IG Chair
Excerpt from July's Novations

I hit pause every time I let go and let God. The solution to all my problems is simple. All I have to do is follow God and keep my eyes on Him. The journey may be long and, at times, it may be arduous. But it's easy if I just...



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!


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


OA Nova Events

Saturday Speaks Meeting of OA
Sat Jul 04 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
Sponsorship Day ! Workshop
Sat Jul 11 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Intergroup Meeting
Sat Jul 18 @10:00AM - 12:00PM

Region 7 Events


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