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* * * * * * * * * * Wednesday Mclean NOON Meeting at Trinity United Methodist Church Now Meets in ROOM 302. Located in new building downstairs from the chapel. * * * * * * * * * * Save the Date: November 18th NoVA IG IDEA Day special event Stay tuned for details! * * * * * * * * * * Region 7 Convention--Step It Up! November 3-5 in Ocean City MD. Click HERE for details. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Acting Treasurer Needed for NoVA IG

The NoVA Intergroup is in need of a Treasurer for the next three months (we will elect a new IG Board in December to begin January 1). For details click HERE and read about a great way to do service!


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By Cecilia W., Co-Editor


Step 10 tells us to continue to take personal inventory and when we are wrong promptly admit it.

Continue is the operative word in Step 10.  But, if I am to be honest, continuing is not my strength.  i love to start new things.  I thrive on novelty.  I buy all of the tools, books and resources for a new project or to learn a new skill.  I feel exhilarated by the possibilities.  But somewhere along the way. . .


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Dear Friends in Recovery,

In July, Intergroup hosted an exciting brainstorming session with OA Members from around Northern Virginia.  As a result of those lively conversations Intergroup has been charged with focusing our activities in two areas of outreach: 1) exploring the use of advertising to attract newcomers and those who are in relapse, and 2) reaching out to medical professionals and facilities who may not know much or anything about how OA works.  In addition. . .


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First things, first. I planned and prepared my food for the day, which I have done daily for the past 36 years in program. I will do what I did yesterday to stay abstinent today. This morning, I took my quiet time to read For Today and Voices of Recovery. I prayed and took time for a short meditation including breathing and relaxation. I responded via email to a sponsee who is answering the questions in the For Today Workbook. Another sponsee and I are . . .


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OA Cryptogram


And here is your hint: N = L




 I recently had a spiritual aha moment: Many of us learned that a proper noun is not just a person, place, or thing, but a specific person, place, or thing, usually beginning with a capital letter. If I’m talking about a proper noun in a meeting, I’m probably referring to an outside issue (and possibly breaking the spirit of anonymity).

In The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, the chapter on Tradition Ten explains . . .

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  • I pray I may continue:
  • To grow in understanding & effectiveness;
  • To take daily spot check inventories of myself;
  • To correct mistakes when I make them;
  • To take responsibility for my actions;
  • To be ever aware of my negative & Self-defeating attitudes & behaviors;
  • To keep my willfulness in check;
  • To always remember I need Your help;
  • To keep love & tolerance of others as my code;
  • To continue in daily prayer how I can best serve You, My Higher Power.

"Tenth Step Prayer." Overeaters Anonymous Silicon Valley in California. Accessed September 06, 2017. 


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The Men's Sunday meeting is moving!!!!

On July 16th, the Men's Sunday meeting held from 8:00 am to 9:30 am will move to the American Legion Post 130 at 400 N Oak St., Falls Church, 22046.


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OA Nova Events

Intergroup Meeting
Sat Oct 21 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
December NoVAtions Articles Due!
Fri Nov 03 @12:00AM
Save the Date: NoVA IG IDEA Day special event
Sat Nov 18 @12:00AM
Thanksgiving Day Marathon 2017
Thu Nov 23 @ 7:00AM - 07:00PM

Region 7 Events


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