What's New?


Food Freedom Workshop (begins October 8—new start date!)

Sunday, October 8 | 3:30PM PT/6:30PM ET/11:30PM UK (90 minutes)
The next Food Freedom Workshop will begin on Sunday, October 8, and run for eight consecutive Sundays until November 19. Participants must also commit to meeting in a Recovery Circle each week for an additional hour. Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdFk9OvYCfzsr ECzVn9QUF-tecfKCnl7nPMA949cazEy9eSg/viewform
If you need more information,please email jimwdriscoll@gmail.com.

Accountability Buddy Workshop for Secular Overeaters

Sunday, October 22 | 9AM PT/Noon ET/5PM UK (60 minutes)
Join this one-hour presentation to learn about the concept of Accountability Buddies, practice new skills, and get tips on how to find one of your own. A buddy is a great way to get more secular OA support, especially if you don’t have a sponsor yet or if you have a nonsecular sponsor. Register here BY MIDNIGHT, Saturday, October 21, for a reminder and the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/CMZLVkJrb9vnjcj46

Secular Overeaters Community Gathering

Sunday, November 5 | 9AM PT/Noon ET/5PM UK (90 Minutes)
Find out more about the Secular Overeaters Community, hear from speaker Dr Vera Tarman (Food Junkies author and podcaster), and engage in a recovery exercise to set you up for success before the holiday season begins. Register here BY MIDNIGHT, Saturday, November 4, for a reminder and the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/sJ8iLucaAyYoJ9K46
Note: Be sure your clocks are set correctly! This is the beginning of the Seasonal Time Change in the USA.

New Meetings

Sugar and Processed Junk Food Addicts 

Wednesdays | 3PM PT/6PM ET
This is a secular meeting for people who identify as sugar and processed junk food addicts. We strive to create a safe environment to strengthen abstinence from sugar and ultra-processed foods through evidence-based resources. Check the website for more information: https://secularovereaters.org/so-meeting-schedule/

The Secular OA Stories Project

The OA Secular Service Board has started a project to collect stories by secular OA members for possible inclusion in an OA-approved book. Check here for more details:

Zoom Rooms Available for Recovery Circles!

Secular Overeaters now offers no-cost 2-hour weekly Zoom Room time slots for secular members wanting to start a recovery circle.
Find out more about Recovery Circles
Apply for a Zoom Room

God-free Readings for OA Meetings

If you’re an official OA meeting, you’re supposed to use only OA “conference-approved” literature. Here’s a list of OA readings (mostly from books) that are deity-free.

Secular OA Lifeline Stories
Volunteers compiled this list of secular and god-lite OA Lifeline stories for use at secular meetings or by individuals, and they are conference-approved! Your meeting can also make a copy of the Google Sheet and add things like a column to track the stories you’ve used.

Annual Report for 2022

Read about what we’ve accomplished in 2022: Secular Overeaters Annual Report 2022

Secular Overeaters Alternative Step Discussion Is in Its Fourth Year

Join us on the third Sunday of the month for an engaging discussion of eight sets of Steps (9am PT / Noon ET / 5pm UK). You don’t need to be working the Steps or the Step of the month to participate! Check Meetings for Zoom link and discussion guide information.

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