Welcome To OA

In response to the mandatory Shelter-in-Place orders in the state of California, face-to-face meetings in the East Bay Unity Intergroup have been suspended until further notice. Instead, OA members are meeting virtually. New virtual meetings are being organized almost daily.  Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are using Zoom video conferencing. Check back here for updates.

For assistance with setting up Zoom OR if you want to set up your meeting with Zoom, please contact Steve H. at treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Meetings Happening Every Day (or Every Weekday)

Daily, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM (Epworth Church in N Berkeley)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/715433435?pwd=MHVCM1gvb1VJVGVOZXlWbDMvZXl5UT09
Meeting ID 715 433 435; Password:688829
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Judy S 510-332-5618

Daily, Sunday thru Saturday, 7:00 AM (St. Paul’s Church in Oakland)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/970584262?pwd=UmFxNlU0V3hkU0RYM21iTWVJWmtkQT09
Meeting ID: 970 584 262; Password: 454347
Dial in
at 669-900-9128
Contact: Jo 510-301-7933

Nightly, Sunday through Saturday, 7:30 PM Breaking the Isolation (Temporary Meeting)
URL
: https://zoom.us/j/829793220?pwd=eWtTVzBKVXdVR2MyVHZIV0xGWm9Udz09
Meeting ID 829 793 220; Password: 128365
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Nightly, Sunday through Saturday, 10:00 PM Late Night (Temporary Meeting)
CANCELLED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Meetings on Individual Days (by day of week)

Sunday

Sunday 7:00 AM (St. Paul’s Church in Oakland)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/970584262?pwd=UmFxNlU0V3hkU0RYM21iTWVJWmtkQT09
Meeting ID: 970 584 262; Password: 454347
Dial in
at 669-900-9128
Contact: Jo 510-301-7933

Sunday 8:30 AM (Kaiser Oakland)
Status unknown.  Please contact admin@eastbayoa.org with updates

Sunday 10:30 AM (Kaiser Fabiola)
******(For meetings starting in April)******
URL: https://zoom.us/j/783892277?pwd=NEU2M09mODJiUXVmZGFlcjB4b0EyQT09
Meeting ID: 783 892 277; Password: 592482
Dial in at 1 408 638 0968

Or: one tap mobile +14086380968,,783892277# US (San Jose)
Contact: Laura (text messages only): 415-626-7821

Sunday 6:00 PM (5:30 newcomers) (Kaiser 3701 Broadway)
URL https://zoom.us/j/829793220?pwd=eWtTVzBKVXdVR2MyVHZIV0xGWm9Udz09
Meeting ID 829 793 220; Password: 128365
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Dallas 646-334-3532

Sunday 7:30 PM Breaking the Isolation (Temporary Meeting)
URL
: https://zoom.us/j/829793220?pwd=eWtTVzBKVXdVR2MyVHZIV0xGWm9Udz09
Meeting ID 829 793 220; Password: 128365
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Sunday 10:00 PM Late Night (Temporary Meeting)
CANCELLED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Monday

Monday 7:00 AM (Epworth Church in N Berkeley)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/715433435?pwd=MHVCM1gvb1VJVGVOZXlWbDMvZXl5UT09
Meeting ID 715 433 435; Password:688829
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Judy S 510-332-5618

Monday 7:00 AM (St. Paul’s Church in Oakland)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/970584262?pwd=UmFxNlU0V3hkU0RYM21iTWVJWmtkQT09
Meeting ID: 970 584 262; Password: 454347
Dial in
at 669-900-9128
Contact: Jo 510-301-7933

Monday 12:00 PM (San Leandro)
Not meeting until further notice

Monday 12:10 PM (Berkeley)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/173007741?pwd=ZUx3S2RHbEd5cFR4L21JTk91RStmZz09
Meeting ID: 173 007 741; Password: 721670
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Or one tap mobile: +16699009128,,173007741# US (San Jose)
Contact: Mike 510-684-3696

Monday 6:00 PM (Alameda)
Not meeting until further notice

Monday 6:00 PM (Emeryville/Freethinkers)
URL:
https://zoom.us/j/452384903?pwd=bUJKWHlmQUplMzM5d1ByQ0VxWGZxQT09
Meeting ID: 452 384 903; Password: 041562
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Or one tap mobile:
+16699009128,,452384903# US (San Jose)
Contact: Jenne 510-409-8340

Monday 7:30 PM (7:00 newcomers) (Concord)
Not meeting until further notice

Monday 7:30 PM (Piedmont Gardens/Oakland)
Same as Daily “Breaking the Isolation”
URL:
https://zoom.us/j/829793220?pwd=eWtTVzBKVXdVR2MyVHZIV0xGWm9Udz09
Meeting ID 829 793 220; Password: 128365
Dial in at 669-900-9128

Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Monday 10:00 PM Late Night (Temporary Meeting)
CANCELLED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Tuesday

Tuesday 7:00 AM (Epworth Church in N Berkeley)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/715433435?pwd=MHVCM1gvb1VJVGVOZXlWbDMvZXl5UT09
Meeting ID 715 433 435; Password:688829
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Judy S 510-332-5618

Tuesday 7:00 AM (St. Paul’s Church in Oakland)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/970584262?pwd=UmFxNlU0V3hkU0RYM21iTWVJWmtkQT09
Meeting ID: 970 584 262; Password: 454347
Dial in
at 669-900-9128
Contact: Jo 510-301-7933

Tuesday 6:30 PM (Walnut Creek)
URL:
https://zoom.us/j/425476952?pwd=SHdwdU4yTFhBdUZGbFpqZEI1VEZkQT09
Meeting ID: 425 476 952 Password: 769573
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Or one tap mobile:
+16699009128,,425476952# US (San Jose)
Contact: Shira 707-235-0207

Tuesday 7:00 PM (Brentwood)
Status unknown.  Please contact admin@eastbayoa.org with updates

Tuesday 7:00 PM (Livermore)
Not meeting until further notice

Tuesday 7:30 PM (Piedmont)
Same as Daily “Breaking the Isolation”
URL:
https://zoom.us/j/829793220?pwd=eWtTVzBKVXdVR2MyVHZIV0xGWm9Udz09
Meeting ID 829 793 220; Password: 128365
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Tuesday 10:00 PM Late Night (Temporary Meeting)
CANCELLED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Wednesday

Wednesday 7:00 AM (Epworth Church in N Berkeley)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/715433435?pwd=MHVCM1gvb1VJVGVOZXlWbDMvZXl5UT09
Meeting ID 715 433 435; Password:688829
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Judy S 510-332-5618

Wednesday 7:00 AM (St. Paul’s Church in Oakland)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/970584262?pwd=UmFxNlU0V3hkU0RYM21iTWVJWmtkQT09
Meeting ID: 970 584 262; Password: 454347
Dial in
at 669-900-9128
Contact: Jo 510-301-7933

Wednesday 11:00 AM (Pleasant Hill)
Status unknown.  Please contact admin@eastbayoa.org with updates

Wednesday 6:00 PM (Emeryville/Freethinkers)
URL:
https://zoom.us/j/452384903?pwd=bUJKWHlmQUplMzM5d1ByQ0VxWGZxQT09
Meeting ID: 452 384 903; Password: 041562
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Or one tap mobile:
+16699009128,,452384903# US (San Jose)
Contact: Jenne 510-409-8340

Wednesday 7:30 PM (Albany) (meeting info updated on 3/31/2020)
This is a study group using the 12 Step Workshop and Study Guide. We are currently studying the 3 chapters on the 4th Step which will include reading, discussion and writing for the next few weeks
URL: https://zoom.us/j/887790801?pwd=Uml3ckVwcHRwRkpkemxLMWZudlBKZz09
Meeting ID 887 790 801; Password: 536312
Dial in at 669-900-9128

Contact: Susan C. at 510-390-1485

Wednesday 7:30 PM (Piedmont)
Same as Daily “Breaking the Isolation”
URL:
https://zoom.us/j/829793220?pwd=eWtTVzBKVXdVR2MyVHZIV0xGWm9Udz09
Meeting ID 829 793 220; Password: 128365
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Wednesday 10:00 PM Late Night (Temporary Meeting)
CANCELLED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Thursday

Thursday 7:00 AM (Epworth Church in N Berkeley)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/715433435?pwd=MHVCM1gvb1VJVGVOZXlWbDMvZXl5UT09
Meeting ID 715 433 435; Password:688829
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Judy S 510-332-5618

Thursday 7:00 AM (St. Paul’s Church in Oakland)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/970584262?pwd=UmFxNlU0V3hkU0RYM21iTWVJWmtkQT09
Meeting ID: 970 584 262; Password: 454347
Dial in
at 669-900-9128
Contact: Jo 510-301-7933

Thursday 10:00 AM (Richmond)
URL:  https://zoom.us/j/492750420?pwd=OXhITzZLOW9ySERDRHN0SW56RHNiQT09 
Meeting ID: 492 750 420; Password: 475763
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Or one tap mobile:
+16699009128,,492750420# US (San Jose)
Contact: Don 415-246-3086

Thursday 12:00 PM (Berkeley)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/173007741?pwd=ZUx3S2RHbEd5cFR4L21JTk91RStmZz09
Meeting ID: 173 007 741; Password: 721670
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Or one tap mobile: +16699009128,,173007741# US (San Jose)
Contact: Betsy 510-809-7252 

Thursday 7:30 PM Breaking the Isolation (Temporary Meeting)
URL
: https://zoom.us/j/829793220?pwd=eWtTVzBKVXdVR2MyVHZIV0xGWm9Udz09
Meeting ID 829 793 220; Password: 128365
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Thursday 10:00 PM Late Night (Temporary Meeting)
CANCELLED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Friday

Friday 7:00 AM (Epworth Church in N Berkeley)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/715433435?pwd=MHVCM1gvb1VJVGVOZXlWbDMvZXl5UT09
Meeting ID 715 433 435; Password:688829
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Judy S 510-332-5618

Friday 7:00 AM (St. Paul’s Church in Oakland)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/970584262?pwd=UmFxNlU0V3hkU0RYM21iTWVJWmtkQT09
Meeting ID: 970 584 262; Password: 454347
Dial in
at 669-900-9128
Contact: Jo 510-301-7933

Friday 12:10 PM (Berkeley)
Status unknown.  Please contact admin@eastbayoa.org with updates

Friday 6:00 PM (5:40 Newcomers) (Beebe Memorial Church, Oakland)
URL:  https://zoom.us/j/804530421?pwd=M29ERGxON1Q1akpKSWJ2WWpmYWhVQT09
Meeting ID: 804 530 421; Password: 857689
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Louis 510-846-4607

Friday 7:30 PM Breaking the Isolation (Temporary Meeting)
URL
: https://zoom.us/j/829793220?pwd=eWtTVzBKVXdVR2MyVHZIV0xGWm9Udz09
Meeting ID 829 793 220; Password: 128365
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Friday 10:00 PM Late Night (Temporary Meeting)
CANCELLED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Saturday

Saturday 7:00 AM (St. Paul’s Church in Oakland)
URL: https://zoom.us/j/970584262?pwd=UmFxNlU0V3hkU0RYM21iTWVJWmtkQT09
Meeting ID: 970 584 262; Password: 454347
Dial in
at 669-900-9128
Contact: Jo 510-301-7933

Saturday 8:45 AM (until 10:00 AM) (Newcomers 8:30) (Berkeley)
URL:
  https://zoom.us/j/715433435?pwd=MHVCM1gvb1VJVGVOZXlWbDMvZXl5UT09
Meeting ID: 715 433 435; Password: 688829
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Judy S 510-332-5618

Saturday 9:00 AM (El Cerrito)
URL:
https://zoom.us/j/492750420?pwd=OXhITzZLOW9ySERDRHN0SW56RHNiQT09
Meeting ID: 492 750 420 Password: 475763
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Or one tap mobile:
+16699009128,,492750420# US (San Jose)
Contact: Don 415-246-3086

Saturday 9:00 AM (Back to Basics, Oakland)
URL:
https://zoom.us/j/345642984?pwd=NjZ6TmhFMGpmYnNXVXlML1RsbDdPZz09
Meeting ID: 345 642 984 Password: 245227
Dial in at 669-900-9128

Or one tap mobile: +16699009128,,345642984# US (San Jose)
Contact: Lucy 925-944-0198

Saturday 10:00 AM (Pleasant Hill)
URL:
https://zoom.us/j/942358430?pwd=ZklsL3RFeTZUL0VWS0Q5SEc3N0Nldz09
Meeting ID: 942 358 430; Password: 202775
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Or one tap mobile:
+ +16699009128,,942358430# US (San Jose)
Contact: Will 925-708-1353 (cell)

Saturday 10:30 AM (1st Saturday of the month only) Intergroup Meeting, Berkeley
URL:
https://zoom.us/j/755248383?pwd=RWZRenQ2Rk44MHBURklXdlA5Y2NqZz09
Meeting ID: 755 248 383 ; Password: 470612
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Saturday 7:30 PM Breaking the Isolation (Temporary Meeting)
URL
: https://zoom.us/j/829793220?pwd=eWtTVzBKVXdVR2MyVHZIV0xGWm9Udz09
Meeting ID 829 793 220; Password: 128365
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Saturday 8:00 PM (2nd Saturday of the Month only) Monthly Miracle Meeting at Kaiser Hospital)
This meeting will be part of the nightly virtual meeting at 7:30pm (instead of 8pm) for the duration.
URL: https://zoom.us/j/829793220?pwd=eWtTVzBKVXdVR2MyVHZIV0xGWm9Udz09
Meeting ID 829 793 220; Password: 128365
Dial in at 669-900-9128
Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Saturday 10:00 PM Late Night (Temporary Meeting)
CANCELLED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Contact: Steve H 510-410-8426 or treasurer@eastbayoa.org

Please continue to check http://www.eastbayoa.org/ as updates are posted.  

What’s New in OA East Bay?

 East Bay Events

2020 OA Region 2 Convention

Overeaters Anonymous Region 2, which serves California, Hawaii, Mexico, and Northern Nevada, will have its annual convention on July 10-12, 2020, in Oakland, California at the Hilton Oakland Airport. For more information, click here. To help out, email events@oar2.org. 

Worldwide Event

2020 World Service Convention

The 2020 World Service Convention is happening sooner than you think. Have you saved the date? Block your calendar from August 20–22, 2020, and sign up to receive email updates about registration (opening in January), special hotel rates, the master schedule, and much more. Send an email to conventioninfo@oa.org and include your full name (first and last name) and either your US state/territory of residence or your country. Your information will be kept confidential to the World Service Office. Sign up today!

59th Annual World Service Business Conference

This is happening April 20-25, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and more details can be found here. Among the items for discussion are New Business Motions and proposed Bylaw Amendments, and we all have the chance to make our feelings known. Please review the questionnaire and the instructions and pass your vote to your intergroup representative who will tally them up. Please do not respond directly to the questionnaire.

Other Upcoming Events

Open Intergroup Positions

Visit the About Unity Intergroup page to find open Intergroup service positions. Holding an Intergroup position is a great way to support your recovery, expand fellowship, and provide support and service to our community.

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition

Created specifically as a study of the OA Twelve Step recovery program, The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous has been revised for clarity and inclusivity—with a restructured Step Four chapter to increase usefulness. Visit the OA bookstore to order the new Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition (#990-2).

Childcare Available

Childcare is available at the Saturday 9am Back to Basics Step Study meeting in Oakland (St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1658 Excelsior at Woodruff). Please call Linda W., 510-697-7342 for more information.

WHAT IS OA?

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)  is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating.

In OA, you’ll find members who are extremely overweight, even morbidly obese; moderately overweight; average weight; underweight;still maintaining periodic control over their eating behavior; or totally unable to control their compulsive eating.

OA members experience many different patterns of food behaviors. These “symptoms” are as varied as our membership. Among them are:

    • Obsession with body weight, size and shape
    • Eating binges or grazing
    • Preoccupation with reducing diets
    • Starving
    • Laxative or diuretic abuse
    • Excessive exercise
    • Inducing vomiting after eating
    • Chewing and spitting out food
    • Use of diet pills, shots and other medical interventions to control weight
    • Inability to stop eating certain foods after taking the first bite
    • Fantasies about food
    • Vulnerability to quick-weight-loss schemes
    • Constant preoccupation with food
    • Using food as a reward or comfort

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 overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.

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 overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.

Is OA for You?

Only you can decide that question. No one else can make this decision for you. We who are now in OA have found a way of life which enables us to live without the need for excess food. We believe that compulsive overeating is a progressive illness, one that, like alcoholism and some other illnesses, can be arrested. Remember, there is no shame in admitting you have a problem; the most important thing is to do something about it.

(reprinted with permission from the World Service Organization of Overeaters Anonymous)

There are more than 40 weekly meetings of Overeaters Anonymous currently being held in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. If you are new to OA and would like to join us, we invite you to visit any of the meetings listed on the meeting calendar. All are welcome!

Weekly East Bay OA Meetings