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Change in the Air

The Abilene Tuesday evening group has moved to Exodus Metropolitan Community Church, 1933 S 27th Street. It has established a policy of meeting no matter what the weather may do.

The Abilene Wednesday morning meeting, as announced in the previous post, is meeting at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Vogel and will not meet when AISD cancels classes because of the weather.

Other groups are invited to establish weather rules and let the webmaster know so those can be posted on the website.

Also, Abilene is putting together a city-wide list of members with the purpose of making that available to newcomers who may want to reach out beyond the group they have attended for sponsors, for telephone contacts, etc. That list will be prepared for any of the OA Big Country locations that want to do so, and you may use this Abilene OA Contacts (blank) (making appropriate changes for the town name.) Again, email the webmaster for help with this.

Meeting Changes

Three Abilene meetings have recently made changes. The biggest one, and the one that could leave you at the wrong place, deals with the Wednesday morning 8:00 a.m. meeting. Beginning Wednesday, February 4th, the meeting will discontinue gathering at Mission Abilene and move to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3150 Vogel Street, Abilene, TX 79603. This is Group Number 47781. The location is far northwest Abilene. Here is a link to the location on Google Maps.
And here is an image of the building. 

Two meetings, Sunday morning at Mission Abilene, and Monday noon at Hinds Square have adopted a meeting format involving the use of the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Workbook. Members write answers to questions about the steps from the workshop and share their writings during the meeting.

What are other groups doing? Let us put your news here! Email


Get OA News Here!

A Step Ahead, First Quarter, 2015, is now available as a free download on Here is the link:
The issue is jam-packed with nine pages of OA news, announcements, and articles by OA trustees and members. Please let members, groups, and service boards know the new A Step Ahead is available to read and share.
Thank you,
DeDe DeMoss
Publications Manager
Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.
PO Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM  87174-4020

And Now We Have Tapes!!

You’ll note in the menu above a new tab, “Media.” This will house tapes from various Big Country Intergroup events, and those now posted include the first two Fifth Friday meetings with Wanda and Kitt speaking August 29, 2014; the Fifth Friday meeting October 31, 2014 with Region 3 Trustee Vicki W, and the Abstinence workshop the next day with Region 3 Trustee Vicki W from Nephi, Utah.

More will come soon.

A New Slate

Big Country Intergroup got a new slate of officers at the Intergroup meeting November 15th. Vice-Chair Kitt M became our new Chair, Sharon D moved from Secretary to Vice Chair, Lynne E became our new Secretary, and Wanda S accepted the role of Treasurer. The officers are working hard to make us an even more dynamic group, and they welcome your input and service. Plan to attend the next meeting on February 14, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the  Hinds Square building, 100 Chestnut Street, Suite 112, Abilene. And plan, too, to attend the Intergroup event as we bring a Valentine’s Day event to the folks at the Shades of Hope meeting. That meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. with the Valentine preparation immediately following it.

Abstinence Workshop

Howdy OA Family,
If you are making plans to attend the OA Big Country Intergroup Workshop on, “Abstinence,” the information sheets/registration forms are at the OA meeting room and can be downloaded here: BCIG-2014_Abilene Workshop.
There are three (3) ways to sign up for the workshop.  They are:
  1. 1)  Check off which meal you prefer.  Then mail your check or money order in the amount of $28.00 to:
    Nita K, Overeater Anonymous Big Country Intergroup Treasurer  (OA-BCI, Treasurer)
    1802 Castle Drive
    Clyde, TX  79510
  2.  RSVP to
  3.  call phone # 325-338-5793
By making a reservation with the above steps 2 & 3, I believe the person can pay on the day of the workshop.  OA Big Country Intergroup is trying to get a head count for material preparation.  The workshop donation is $10.00 (this includes writing materials, coffee, tea, and/or water).  The lunch is $8.00 per person.  Jason’s Deli is catering.   You are welcome to bring your lunch, or obtain your lunch via a different (health fast food) restaurant .  Please do what you need to do to take care of your needs.  This is the only way all of us will be happy.
Glad you are going! SmileThumbs upWinking smile.   I am grateful, you are “willing to go to any lengths to achieve your Recovery.”  If I can be of service, please let me know.
You are a blessing,

Overeaters Anonymous, 3rd edition

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