OA Inland Empire
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.
If you have any further questions, call our hotline at (951) 715-2080. You can leave a message and your call will be returned within 48 hours.
If you feel the need to speak with a live person ASAP, call Cathy at (909) 562-6971. In a crisis, call: Click here to see phone list
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.
OA Inland Empire serves Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, including: Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Perris, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula, Wildomar, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, Crestline, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Lucerne Valley, Ontario, Redlands, Rialto, Running Springs, San Bernardino, Twentynine Palms, Upland, Victorville, Wrightwood, and Yucaipa.
If your community does not have an existing meeting and you would like to start one, feel free to contact the 5th Tradition Representative using our web form on the Contact page.
I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone.
No longer is there a sense of hopelessness, no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower.
We are all together now, reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours,
And as we join hands, we find love and understanding...
Beyond our wildest dreams!
UPDATE YOUR MEETING CONTACT INFO
To receive important information to help your meeting thrive:
We need every meeting to identify a contact person, who will receive Intergroup correspondence and share it with their group members.
We are in the process of updating our list to make sure each meeting is receiving all necessary information to help groups grow & thrive.
We have sent a text to the listed contact person for each group. If your group has not received one, please inform us via email at email@example.com.
NOTE: Whenever the contact person changes, the group needs to notify the intergroup by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, providing the name, phone number, email address, and snail mail address of the new contact.
Anyone can be added to our email lists simply by requesting to be added via the same above email address. However, in addition, each group needs a specific designated representative.
Our main goal in sending out these communications is to keep all groups and individuals informed about what’s going on in the intergroup. Some examples of our regular communications are the Lifeboat, workshops, marathon meetings, and Intergroup meeting information to help all groups.
Slogan for the month: Let go and Let God.
Also: Cultivate an attitude of Gratitude
(The slogans have been called the handrails of the steps.)
Step of the month - Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Prayer for the month: 11th Step Prayer/Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith
where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light,
where there is sadness, joy.
God, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
In All Of Our Affairs
Service gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons the surety that we can fit and belong in God's scheme of things - these are the satisfactions of right living for which no pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.
- Bill W.