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    Serving Rhode Island & Southeastern Massachusetts



Please check your meeting contact name and information on both the  local Ocean and Bay Meeting List (send changes to oceanandbayig@gmail.com) as well as the Overeaters Anonymous website meeting list and make any necessary changes.
* Please call ahead to verify meetings are taking place, especially during holidays. *
Updated Jan 2020*

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Please note that every effort has been made to adhere to OA's policy for newsletter publications.  Opinions and experiences expressed within are those of the individual writer and not OA as a whole. 

REMINDER: This is your newsletter, so please feel free to submit your writing contributions to: oceanandbayoa@yahoo.com.

You are also invited to be one of the members who provides answers for a Q&A. Again, just send us a note to: oceanandbayoa@yahoo.com.
"We are neither above nor below the rest of the human race; we're a part of it."
- Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions of OA, p 47 -  

Ocean & Bay's Monthly Fellowship Hour
Come join other Ocean & Bay fellows for a chance to get your questions answered, learn more about OA, and mingle!
  • Open to all OA members!
  • Format: short speaker share, general information about compulsive eating and OA fellowship, "ask it" basket
  • Each person will receive a newcomer packet, meeting list
  • NO 7th tradition
Next meeting :
 Feb 24, 2020 | 6pm | St. Patrick's Church - Cranston, RI
Contact Diane with any questions: 401-573-3489

Unity Day:  February 29th
This day recognizes the strength of the Fellowship worldwide. 
At 11:30am, OA members pause to reaffirm the strength inherent in OA's unity.
Updated Meeting List (Feb 2020)
Ocean & Bay Updates!

Want to learn more about sponsorship? |  Want to be added to the speaker list?
Contact Diane for more information! 401-573-3489

** Tell your Intergroup representative if you're interested in having coins at your home group! **

Step Two
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves 
could restore us to sanity.
(Spiritual Principle: Hope)
Clearly if we were to be restored to sanity, we had to find a Power greater than ourselves...We are invited to define that Power however we wish and relate to it in whatever way works for us. OA only suggests that we remain open to spiritual growth and show tolerance for others by neither criticizing nor promoting specific religious doctrines in OA meetings.

Ours is a spiritual program, not a religious one. We have no creeds or doctrines, only our own experiences of recovery. Atheists and agnostics are welcome in OA and have found recovery.

The willingness to act on faith, then, was the key to Step Two. It was the beginning of the healing process and relief from the food compulsion.

Tradition Two:
For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving Higher Power as he/she may express him/herself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants.
(Spiritual Principal - Trust)
The Second Tradition of OA may seem thoroughly impractical, but it works. When faced with a problem or challenge, we ask for Higher Power's guidance to show us what is best for the group as a whole. Then we discuss the matter carefully, we vote on alternatives, and we trust that the decision we reach together is our Higher Power's will.
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition
Ocean & Bay Intergroup 
P.O. Box 41273, Providence RI, 02940
Tel: 401-438-1301 | Email:   oceanandbayoa@yahoo.com