Serving Rhode Island & Southeastern Massachusetts
Upcoming Events

July 2020

July 18:  4-5:30pm (EST)
Relapse to Recovery - A Workshop
*Hosted by South Bay Intergroup*
Zoom Meeting ID: 373 820 2031
Passcode: 5162020
Call in number: 253-215-8782

July 25: 4-5:30pm (EST)
"How It Works" - An OA Workshop
*Hosted by the South Bay Intergroup*
Zoom Meeting ID: 373 820 2031
Passcode: 5162020
Call in number: 253-215-8782

July 25, Aug 1, Aug 15, Aug 22: 11:30-1:30pm
Quik Step the Twelve Steps Workshop
Sponsored by SE CT Intergroup
(See details below)

August 2020

Aug 9th : 3-4:30 pm
OA Virtual Region Workshop: 
New Sponsors
(see details below)

Aug 15: 4-5:30pm (EST)
Recovery Workshop: 
Bulimia/Anorexic Focus
*Hosted by the South Bay Intergroup*
Zoom Meeting ID: 373 820 2031
Passcode: 5162020
Call in number: 253-215-8782

August 19th: 6:30-8:30pm
"Abstinence & Recovery: 
Keeping It Simple" Workshop
(Sponsored by SE CT Intergroup)
Zoom Access TBD


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.
" It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while. But with the alcoholic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of a spiritual experience, this business of resentment is infinitely grave. We found that it is fatal. For when harboring such feelings we shut ourselves off from the sunlight of the Spirit. The insanity of alcohol returns and we drink again. And with us, to drink is to die."

-Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, p 66-  

*updated Jul 11, 2020*


"A ROOM WITH A VIEW"  (Sat @ 9:30am) 

ZOOM MEETING ID: 776 5522 4792 |   PASSWORD: 12301
DIAL: 312-626-6799 |  MEETING ID: 77655224792 |  PASSWORD: 12301

We encourage anyone who is not familiar with Zoom to log on early (9:15/9:20 am) 


"JUST FOR TODAY" (Tue @ 9:30am) 

ZOOM MEETING ID: 849 4547 4375 |   PASSWORD: 121212
DIAL: 312-626-6799 (same Meeting ID & Password as above)

IS GOING HYBRID! (beg 7/16/20)

Meeting in person (observing social distance): 
First Baptist Church (250 High Street | Bristol, RI)
CALL IN: 425-436-6331 | ACCESS CODE: 666864#
(call Diane with questions: 401.573.3489) 


As restrictions begin to lift and meeting spaces provide the option to return in-person, we ask each meeting to make decisions on an individual level in accordance with the 4th Tradition:
"Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or OA as a whole."

Please let us know about any group changes: oceanandbayig@gmail.com




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Ocean & Bay Intergroup meeting
Tuesday, August 4: 6:30-7:30pm
*Meeting will open at 6:15p* 
Zoom meeting link: 
OR - Dial by phone: 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 83110951408 Password: 247365 

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Step Seven
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
(Spiritual Principle: Humility)

"As we ask, Step Seven calls for us to adopt an attitude of humility...In OA, we have discovered that humility is simply an awareness of who we really are today and a willingness to become all that we can be. Genuine humility brings an end to the feelings of inadequacy, the self-absorption, and the status seeking. Humility, as we encounter it in our OA fellowship, places us neither above nor below other people on some imagined ladder of worth. It places us exactly where we belong, on an equal footing with our fellow beings and in harmony with [HP]."

"How do we work Step Seven? Quite simply, we take our written inventory or list of character defects in hand. With our list before us, we name each shortcoming and...express our complete willingness to have each shortcoming removed from us. We express our desire to to become more effective in serving and helping others as our shortcomings are transformed into assets."

Tradition Seven:
Every OA group ought to be fully self-supporting,  declining outside contributions.
(Spiritual Principal: Responsibility)

"Tradition Seven tells us that the financial support of OA is our responsibility as members of the Fellowship. We don't ask for or accept support from outside sources...Paradoxically, being fully self-supporting means we are now free to ask for help in doing OA service and in other matters as well. In light of the Seventh Tradition, we begin to see more clearly what our boundaries need to be. We begin to share our vulnerability with others in OA without expecting them to shoulder our responsibilities."

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:   oceanandbayig@gmail.com