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* * * * * * * * * * Thanksgiving Day MarathonStep 1 starts at 7:00 a.m. * * * * * * * * * * The 8:30 am Wednesday Manassas Big Book meeting will move to Sundays starting November 4th, 2017. * * * * * * * * * * The Friday 8 pm Arlington 100#ers and Everyone Welcome meeting is meeting at the Unity Club Friday, November 10 (Veteran's Day holiday) and Friday, November 24 (day after Thanksgiving) * * * * * * * * * * November 18th is IDEA Day!!! Get all the details HERE or download THE FLYER and take it to your next meeting to spread the word. See you there! * * * * * * * * * *

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Does Your Program Need a Boost?  Consider a Position on the NoVA IG Board or as Region 7 Rep or World Service Delegate!

A slate of eligible candidates for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Region 7 Rep(s) and World Service Delegate(s) will be presented at the November 18th meeting and elections will be held on Saturday, December 16th.

See the NoVA IG By Laws and Procedures Manual for qualifications and position descriptions.

If you want to run for a position, nominate someone or have any questions, please contact any of the current Board members. Qualified individuals may nominate themselves. Nominations can also be made from the floor at the December 16th meeting.

 

The Friday 8 pm Arlington 100#ers and Everyone Welcome meeting is meeting in a different location!!!!

On these days it is meeting at the Unity Club, Room 4 (same time, 8 p.m.).

Unity Club is at Address: 116B West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 Phone: (703) 534-9835

Parking: Public lot at Unity Club or Kaiser Permanente lot across Park St.

 

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FROM THE EDITORS' CORNER

Dear Fellow OA members,

In mid-September, I was lucky enough to attend the “A Vision for You” conference “The Power of the Big Book” in Newark, NJ. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about working the 12 steps, meet many new OA friends, and be inspired by those who have become recovered through working the program.

Every session was amazing, but the emphasis on Step 11 was extraordinary. Consider this – by Step 11, you have . . . Read More

 

FROM THE CHAIR

Dear Friends in Recovery,

As we come up on elections for the new 2018 Northern Virginia Intergroup Board, I ask that you please consider running for one of the positions. I cannot begin to tell you how much it has meant to me to serve on the Board and to expand my service for OA. I have learned so much by watching others before me. I have done it very imperfectly and I have learned that is enough--just to give what I can. It has been humbling and deeply gratifying, even, and perhaps especially, when it has been challenging. I have been given so many opportunities to lean into my growing edge, and I am grateful for all that I have learned and will continue to learn through this program of recovery.

I want to share with you my thoughts after my most recent experience at the Region 7 Fall Assembly.

When I first served as an alternate rep for the Northern Virginia Intergroup back in the spring of 2016, I said . . . Read More

 

A WORD ABOUT STEP 11

 

“…there is no one right way to do Step Eleven. ‘Keep it simple’ is a good slogan to apply here. Remembering that our goal is to develop a closer conscious contact with God, prayer is simply what we do when we talk with our Higher Power….”

When I first got abstinent, my sponsor shared with me that she writes out her problems and concerns at the end of the day and puts them in her God box so that she can get a good night’s sleep. The idea, she said, is to let . . . Read More

WE WILL HELP YOU AND REJOICE WITH YOU AND TELL YOU THAT WE ARE NOT FAILURES JUST BECAUSE WE SOMETIMES FAIL. WE’LL HOLD OUT OUR ARMS IN LOVE AND STAND BESIDE YOU AS YOU PULL YOURSELF BACK UP AND WALK ON AGAIN TO WHERE YOU ARE HEADING.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
THIRD EDITION

 

HEARD IN THE ROOMS

“This disease is mind over matter. It doesn’t mind killing you, and you don’t matter.”

“A ‘shortcoming’ is like a flat tire. A ‘character defect’ is like driving on it.”

“The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

 

STEP 11 PRAYER

Higher Power, as I understand you, I pray to keep my connection with You open and clear from the confusion of daily life. Through my prayers and meditations I ask especially for freedom from self-will, rationalization, and wishful thinking. I pray for the guidance of correct thought and positive action. Your will, Higher Power, not mine, be done.

"Eleventh Step Prayer." Overeaters Anonymous Silicon Valley in California. Accessed October 9, 2017.

 

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Meeting Announcements

The Manassas Wednesday 8:30 am Big Book Meeting is changing dates!!!!

After the meeting on Wednesday the 25th, the Manassas Big Book Study meeting will move to Sundays at 8:30 am.

 

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OA Nova Events

Thanksgiving Day Marathon 2017
Thu Nov 23 @ 7:00AM - 07:00PM
Intergroup Meeting
Sat Dec 16 @10:00AM - 12:00PM

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