Welcome to the Northern Virginia Intergroup
of Overeaters Anonymous 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.
* * * * * * * * Next Month's Novation Topic - "How do you use program to get through the Holidays? - Articles due November 6th. Email to: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NEW LITERATURE MEETING FORMING IN HERDON!!!! * * * * Thursday mornings 9:30 - 10:30 * * * * Click for Details! * * * * * * * * Meeting Location Change Nov 8th, Springfield Early Bird Saturday Meeting. Click for Details * * * * * * * * * * * *

Yours In Service - Sabrina R. (NoVA IG Vice Chair)
Excerpt from November's Novations

Service in OA has brought a deeper level of purpose to my life. I started giving back to the program shortly after I became abstinent over two and a half years ago, realizing that those with long term recovery were giving service. I wanted what they had, so I pledged to do what they did. I became willing to go to any lengths to remain abstinent. Service is so rewarding and brings such depth to my life that anytime a fleeting thought of that first compulsive bite comes into my head, it's quickly stomped out at the thought of having to stop giving service if I were to break my abstinence.



Abstinence is Service - Cindy
Excerpt from November's Novations

"Carrying the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers is the basic purpose of our Fellowship; therefore, it is the most fundamental form of service."

How can I carry the message? In the meetings I go to, we often say that the greatest form of service is abstinence. When I abstain from compulsive eating and attend meetings - newcomers and struggling members can see that the program really does work.



Service Through the Struggle - Bridget (Novations Editor)
Excerpt from November's Novations

I had been coming to OA for about a year when I heard that there was a need for a Novations Editor. My ears perked “up”. This was a service I could perform. Would love to perform. But… there is always a “but”, would I be able to?

A year is a long commitment and I had still been struggling to maintain my abstinence. However, when I learned that there was no abstinence requirement, I felt like . . .


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Northern Virginia's list of current local meetings
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OA Nova Events

NEW Literature Meeting - Herndon
Thu Oct 30 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Monthly Step Workshop
Sun Nov 02 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Springfield Mtg Location Change!
Sat Nov 08 @ 8:00AM - 09:00PM
Intergroup Meeting
Sat Nov 15 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
International Day of Experiencing Abstinence
Sat Nov 15 @ 1:00PM - 03:30PM

Region 7 Events

Region 7 Convention - 2014
Fri Nov 07 @ 5:00PM - 11:00AM
Call 5 and Keep ‘em Alive!
Wed Nov 12 @12:00AM

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