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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Step Study, Thurs. Nights 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church, 6500 E. Stearns St., Long Beach, CA
This is a unique Step Study meeting. We use three books consecutively: Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (2nd Edition); Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions; and Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book. In the Big Book, the readings are limited to those pages or paragraphs specifically relating to each of the twelve steps, one each week, with the exceptions of steps six/seven and eight/nine, which are combined because they are very short readings and closely related.
The meeting is set up with tables in a rectangle. The reading begins with the leader and progresses around the tables, each person reading one paragraph until completion. At the end of the reading, the sharing begins with the next person in line and continues around the room until all have shared their experience regarding the step.
Currently, the meeting is in its 13th round of completing all these books. Each round the attendees are given a syllabus showing the progression through the books. We have several members of the group who have been attending since the day the meeting began and have found that repeating the study of the steps is beneficial to their program. You are heartily encouraged to join us to further your recovery through an intensive step study.
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