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Meetings - How To Find Us

Below is a list of the OA "face-to-face" meetings in Bloomington, IN. If you are unable to attend an in-person meeting, please know that online and phone meetings are another way of connecting with others. Go to www.oa.org and search the "Find a Meeting" link for a phone, online, or other face-to-face meetings. 

 

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If you are interested in attending a face-to-face OA meeting, please just come. You don't need to call the contact person. Please note the difference between OPEN and CLOSED meetings:

In Bloomington, we have both open and closed OA meetings. The OA meetings listed below are open to everyone except when noted.

An OPEN meeting is open to anyone interested in learning about OA, whether they consider themselves a compulsive overeater or not.

A CLOSED meeting is limited to people who have a desire to stop eating compulsively.

 

MEETINGS IN BLOOMINGTON

  • Sunday 6:00 pm: United Presbyterian Church, 1701 E. Second St., Bloomington, IN 47401.                                     Enter through the side door on Eastside Drive. Go up the    stairs, straight down the hall past the Sanctuary.  The meeting is  in the Community Meeting Room at the far end.
  • NOTE: This is a discussion meeting.
    • [CLOSED MEETING (see definition above) except for 1st Sunday of the month.]
      CONTACT: Harriet 812-332-5433

 

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  • Thursday 8:00 am: Faith Lutheran Church, 2200 S. High Street, Classroom C, Bloomington, IN 47401.                     Drive to the rear parking lot. Go in the upper doors (far end of the building) and turn right. At the end of the hallway is Classroom C. 
  • NOTE: This is   an OA Step/Big Book meeting.
    • [ALWAYS OPEN.] (See definition above.)
      CONTACT: Kathy 812-336-9002
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  • Saturday 11:00 am: United Presbyterian Church, 1701 E. Second St., Bloomington, IN 47401.                                     Enter through the side door on Eastside Drive. Go up the  stairs, straight down the hall past the Sanctuary.  The meeting is  in the Community Meeting Room at the far end.
  • NOTE: This is a discussion meeting.
    • [CLOSED MEETING (see definition above) except for 2nd Saturday of the month.] 
      CONTACT: Harriet 812-332-5433

 

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At our meetings we share our experience, strength, and hope in OA. We have found that compulsive overeating is frequently a disease of isolation, that we tend to use food in replacement of appropriate relationships. In the rooms of OA, we can share our true selves along with our experience of recovery.

Crosstalk, advice giving, and feedback on what people say during meetings is discouraged. Only the person sharing his/her own experiences has any clue as to what is really going on. We don't even try to walk in one another's shoes. We find that the most successful groups have provided love and support to other OA members, preferring to let Higher Power and that person solve the issues at hand.