OA South Bay Intergroup
The South Bay Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous serves the entire South Bay area with meetings in Gardena, Inglewood, Lakewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Seal Beach, and Torrance, California.
South Bay Intergroup is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
According to OA's Seventh Tradition "...financial support of OA is our responsibility as members of the Fellowship. We don't ask for or accept support from outside sources."* Therefore, please consider donating only if you are a member of the Overeaters Anonymous fellowship.
* ..Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 162
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.
There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.
Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.
To the Newcomer
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet in order to help solve a common problem - compulsive overeating, which includes obesity, anorexia and bulimia. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.
Please read "Our Invitation to You", check out our website and attend a meeting. Whatever your problem with food, OA welcomes you.
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For Today Meeting
Sundays, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: Christ Lutheran Church Social Hall, 6500 E. Stearns St., Long Beach, CA
This is a good meeting with which to begin your week (or end your weekend). A large room allows the chairs to be set up in a great circle, and they are nearly always filled to capacity. The leader reads a page from For Today, one of OA’s daily readers, which is then used as a topic for discussion. The leader isn’t required to read the page corresponding to the current date, but may choose any page desired which might highlight a certain topic in which he/she may be interested. It has been said that the strength of a group can be gleaned from how relevant the pitches are to the topic being discussed. This meeting earns a gold star.
The meeting has grown over the years. It began in a small basement room, then moved up to a larger room at ground level, and now it’s in the Social Hall – the largest room in the facility other than the church sanctuary.
Any discussion of this group would not be complete without mentioning that there are two members who have appointed themselves the in-house “set-up crew.” Arriving 45 minutes to an hour before the meeting, they set up all the chairs (in a perfect circle). Members of the fellowship in the Long Beach/Lakewood area owe a sincere debt of gratitude to these members who make the secretary’s job so much easier – not just for this meeting, but for a few others as well. Thank you, Bob and Laura.