Have questions about when words should be changed in AA literature? Download this official letter for more information. This topic comes up during meetings pretty regularly, so you may want to keep a copy of this handy in your meeting book.
2015 OA-Approved Literature Catalog and Order Form Online
The 2015 OA-Approved Literature Catalog and Order Form are now online. See OA’s complete list of available books, pamphlets, digital products, and coins, including the new Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition.
The new Brown Book includes forty never-before-published stories of recovery by members from around the world and can be purchased bundled with the previous edition, Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, at a lower cost. The combination package of both books for one, lower cost is available only from the OA bookstore (while quantities last).
Visit OA’s online bookstore and place an order at bookstore.oa.org.
Thank You for Being an OA Contributor
Thank you OA members!
A record 112 members have become Automatic Recurring Contributors, and our contribution tree is sprouting with more leaves.
Help nurture and grow OA.
We need just thirteen more members to sign up in order to meet our 2015 goal of having 125 Automatic Recurring Contributors. We need you.
Your support helps sustain OA’s primary purpose by funding member support, free online resources, OA-approved literature, and much, much more. No contribution is too small to help OA carry the message of recovery.
NEW! Monthly Podcast on The Importance of Working All Twelve Steps
Tune in monthly to hear virtual workshops on The Importance of Working All Twelve Steps. Available for free download now: Step One. Speakers read the “Introduction to the Twelve Steps” and discuss each aspect of Step One, sharing how it relates to their recovery.
Also available: Step Zero, an introductory workshop focusing on the nature of the disease of compulsive eating and what it takes to be willing to go to any length to recover. Members talk about what gave them the gift of desperation and journal questions are offered.
Join live the second Sunday each month, 3-4 p.m. EST. For instructions, see Datebook Calendar on oa.org. Or, to listen anytime, go to the Podcast page on oa.org. Groups and service bodies are encouraged to use these podcasts in meetings.
World Service Business Conference Dates
February 26, 2015: Agenda Questionnaires due. Submit to the WSO, postmarked by the February 26, 2015, deadline.
March 13, 2015: Conference e-Documents #3, including trustee nominee applications, agenda questionnaire results, and manuscripts submitted for Conference Seal of Approval, posted on the World Service Business Conference page on oa.org. Note: Materials will not be mailed.
February 28, 2015, 11:30 a.m. PST: Unity Day. On the last Saturday of February each year, OA recognizes the strength of the Fellowship worldwide by asking OA members to pause to reaffirm the strength inherent in OA’s unity.
MORE OA NEWS
Service. Recovery. Be a Lifeline Rep!
Become a Lifeline Rep and share your knowledge of this valuable OA resource to support your fellow OA members’ recovery—maybe even save a life.
To be a Lifeline Rep, you must sign up with the WSO. Email email@example.com or call 1-505-891-2664.
WSBC 2015: Book Your Hotel Room Now
Hotel reservations for the 2015 World Service Business Conference can be made now.
Contact the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel and Spa and use group code OEA. Rooms are available from April 23 to May 7 for $157.07 USD per night, including tax. Up to four may share a room. Click here to reserve online or call the hotel at 1-505-245-7100.
Conference attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.
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A new Twelve Step Within pamphlet is available for download here. Please download it, make copies, forward it on to others and share it with your own groups.
Sharing this pamphlet with others will help our meetings and Integroup(s), it will help to make our meetings larger and help to keep members to come back. Read about how to form a Twelve Step Within committee for your Intergroup. Continue reading
OA News / December 2014
Delegate Registation Deadline December 29
Delegate Registration forms for the 2015 World Service Business Conference are due to the WSO this month, by December 29, 2014. WSBC 2015 will take place from April 27 to May 2 in Albuquerque, NM USA. Find delegate instructions and an interactive registation form on the OA website.
Hotel reservations for the Conference can be made now. Contact the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel and Spa and use group code OEA. Rooms are available from April 23 to May 7 for $157.07 USD per night, including tax. Up to four may share a room. Click here to reserve online or call the hotel at 505-245-7100. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.
Give Service. Promote Recovery.
Become a Lifeline Rep!
Being a Lifeline Rep is a simple, rewarding service opportunity. Lifeline Reps announce the magazine in meetings, take subscription orders, collect subscription funds, and send the orders and funds to the World Service Office. Continue reading
Service to Lifeline
Are you in need of ramping up your program? Don’t quite know what to do? Want to do service, but don’t know what? You can do this service from the convenience of your own home. Continue reading
WSBC 2015: Planning for the “Miracle”
“The Miracle of Abstinence!” is the theme for the 2015 World Service Business Conference, which convenes in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, April 27–May 2. The theme emphasizes OA’s 2015 Strategic Plan, and workshops will focus on abstinence. For a look ahead, check out the tentative Conference Schedule. Continue reading
NEW! Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition
OA’s new Brown Book, with forty never-before-published stories, is now available for purchase in the OA bookstore.
The book features an all-new appendix, “The Role of a Plan of Eating in Recovery from Compulsive Eating,” by a dietitian specializing in addictive and compulsive eating disorders, plus a new Foreword by an eating-disorder treatment professional. The book also includes Rozanne’s story; the complete text of “Our Invitation to You”; and the original appendices, “A Disease of the Mind,” “A Disease of the Body,” and “A Disease of the Spirit.”
Lifeline Weekly is a special, bonus piece of literature delivered exclusively to e-Lifeline subscribers.
The third edition of the Overeaters Anonymous Brown Book has been published and is now available here. OA’s third edition of the beloved Brown Book includes forty never-before-published stories by members from around the world, the complete text of “Our Invitation to You,” the founder’s story, and a new foreword by an eating disorder treatment professional with a new appendix to help readers understand the importance of using the plan of eating Tool in finding abstinence.