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.

* * * * * * * * * *The Arlington Saturday Night 6:00 P.M. Meeting has moved to a new location. They are meeting at the Arlington United Methodist Center (formerly known as Arlington Methodist Church) at 716 South Glebe Road, Arlington. * * * * * * * * * * Upcoming Novation Topics - "Fringe (not Fridge) Benefits" articles due August 6th and "Slogans" articles due September 6th. Email to: * * * * * * * * * * As of April 1st, 2016 the Region 7 Delaware PO Box is permanently closed. Any mail sent to that address will be returned to sender. Click HERE for instructions to send contributions to OA NoVA IG, Region 7 or World Service! * * * * * * * * * *


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Fringe (not fridge) Benefits

by Sarah S., your NoVAtions editor

Excerpt from September's NoVAtions

Coming to OA has been one of the best things I’ve ever done, and honestly it has little to nothing to do with food. I have grown and become a better overall person because of program. Here are just a few of the ways OA has benefited me… and those around me!

I have better relationships. I’m more considerate without . . .  Read More


Multiple Gifts of OA

by Alan S.

Excerpt from September's NoVAtions

I joined OA 25+ years ago have been as much as 150 pounds overweight. I hated being fat and knew I couldn’t stop binging and overeating. I was blessed to find a step sponsor who guided me through OA and at the same time found the OA-HOW program that disciplined me in working a very clean weighed and measured food plan combined with a daily commitment to reading program literature, writing, sponsor calls and daily program calls (three or more a day). This led to abstinence, getting to goal weight for over twenty years (though not all back to back, the longest run was 14 years and other times in the one to two years time frame).

That said, the reason I have been coming back for so long is . . .  Read More


OA Says “OK” to Social Media

by Vicki W., Region Three Trustee

Excerpt from September's NoVAtions - Reprinted from A Step Ahead, Volume 20, Number 3

The delegates at WSBC 2016 approved an amendment to OA’s Statement on Public Media in the Business Conference Policy Manual. The statement now reads:

“While Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues, including social media, the delegates of the 2016 World Service Business Conference recommend that any OA member, group, or service body using social media for OA public information and public awareness maintain the personal anonymity of OA members.

Members of Overeaters Anonymous are anonymous. The Fellowship is not. Members of Overeaters Anonymous using social media are responsible for maintaining their own personal anonymity and respecting the anonymity of other OA members.”

This amendment specifically aims to . . .  Read More


And Now A Word From Our Sponsors

Fringe (not fridge) benefits

by Anonymous

Excerpt from September's  NoVAtions

When I think of what OA has given me beyond a healthy relationship with food, there is so much. One of the most important “fringe” benefits for me is being a sponsor. Of course there are challenges, but most things that are worth doing have challenges, so I have learned . . . . Read More


Need to find a meeting?

Here are Northern Virginia's local meetings

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Meeting Announcements

*** New Meeting - RESTON BIG BOOK STUDY ***

Starting Saturday, May 21st, 2016 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Brown's Chapel
1686 Browns Chapel Rd,
Reston, VA 20194 

Lower Level 

Please use staircase at outside entrance in back of church, facing parking lot and baseball field.

Contact : Suzanne W. (703) 475-9278,  


The Arlington Saturday Night 6:00 P.M. Meeting is moving to a new location.
As of June 4th we will be meeting at:
Arlington United Methodist Center (formerly known as Arlington Methodist Church)
716 South Glebe Road,
Arlington, VA

To enter the parking lot you may use 7th Street of Glebe Road. Enter the church through the door on the back side of the building. We will be meeting in the Moyer Room.



MONDAY Sunshine Meetings 8:00 am
Choose between two lengths of meetings:
7:50 - 8:35 am, 45 minutes (brief break out, so time to get to work)
7:50 - 8:50 am, 60 minutes (then continue on to full hour)

WEDNESDAY Hump Day Meetings
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Trinity Methodist Church
1205 Dolley Madison Blvd
McLean, VA


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OA Nova Events

Region 7 Events

OA World Service Convention
Thu Sep 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Virtual Workshops for 2016 - SERVICE and MY RECOVERY
Sun Sep 11 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Big Book Weekend - 2016
Sat Sep 17 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM


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Questions, Requests or Suggestions?

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

Sponsorship Question of the Month


What animal does your sponsor remind you of? Why? 

(For example: “My sponsor reminds me of an orangutan, because my sponsor doesn’t worry about others’ opinions, is very at ease in the world, and swings from tree to tree.” Don’t take this question too seriously—you can be a bit playful!)

 You can send answers to , or if you prefer emailing a real person directly, you can email Rachel B. at .