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It’s not too soon to plan for the 2014 Silent Retreat

I Offer Myself to You… To Be and Carry the Message”

September 5-7, 2014

Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House [map]

Sponsored by the McKinney Care & Share group of Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Cost –$230.00 PER PERSON (Single Occupancy) Includes 2 nights lodging and 6 meals

Print, Register, Share: Fall 2014 11th Annual McKinney Silent Retreat (pdf)

Holiday change in location – 4/17 Holy Trinity and 4/21 St Matthew’s

The 12:10 Thursday meeting on 4/17 usually at Holy Trinity and 12:10 Monday on 4/21 usually at St. Matthews are being held in a different location on 4/17 and 4/21 only.  This is a change for just these two days.

The temporary location is at East Dallas Christian Church at 629 N Peak St in Dallas.  Enter on Junius and there is a large awning at the entrance where we will meet.


What is abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous?

What is abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous? How can you use the tools of the program to achieve and maintain abstinence?

As part of OA’s strategic plan, the Region Chairs Committee has created this Abstinence PowerPoint presentation to assist your group or service body in exploring the concept of abstinence.

As you prepare to present it, you may find the following literature helpful:

A Commitment to Abstinence
A Plan of Eating
Dignity of Choice
“The Doctor’s Opinion” from Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th edition




Attend a Virtual Workshop via WSO Podcasts

From the WSO (OA’s World Service Office)

New Virtual Workshop Podcasts

In 2014 the Virtual Services Committee invited the Board of Trustees and the Region Chairs of Overeaters Anonymous to share insights on some of their favorite OA literature and on topics that made a difference in their recovery from compulsive eating. In the series OA Literature-The Heart and Soul of OA, you will hear how OA and its literature helped members move from the pain of the disease to the passion for recovery and carrying the message. In the series Our Primary Purpose, you will hear about the Disease of Mind, Body and Spirit; Plans of Eating, Tools, Abstinence, How to sponsor; the 12 Principles, 12 Steps, 12 Freedoms, Strong Meetings and Recovery from Relapse. Members share their experience strength and hope to bring the Twelve-Step program of Overeaters Anonymous to life.

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Create a new logo for our convention!

All right all of you creative types!

The DMI convention has been called “The Texas 12 Step” for some years now. Win a 2015 convention registration by suggesting a new convention name.

Send to

Deadline June 15. Good luck.

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