Please also take a few minutes to “get to know” our meetings.
Please check the calendar to confirm times and whether or not we are in person/hybrid/Zoom.
The Many Symptoms, One Solution Overeaters Anonymous Group meets every Monday evening at the Good News Fellowship Church located at 891 St. Mary’s Road, in the large meeting space found on the left as you enter the main doors.
There is a convenient parking lot available for those attending and the building is also within steps of a main bus route. The location is wheelchair accessible. A popular coffee shop can be found just north of the meeting location for those wanting to bring their own beverage.
Meeting time is from 7:00 – 8:00 pm and the door is unlocked at around 6:40 pm. We have anywhere from 4 to 10 people usually attending, with some long-term members and sponsors present at most meetings.
Monday Night uses both The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous and the AA “Big Book” (Alcoholics Anonymous), completing one book and then beginning the next in rotation. The first Monday of the month is usually either a speaker meeting (when one member shares his or her OA story) or a special topic meeting (Chair for that Monday chooses).
We are pleased to welcome newcomers with stories of our own experience as overeaters, the strength and hope we have found in OA, and the reading of Step 1 if we have time.
Our meetings are open to all and we would love for you to join us!
The Hands of Hope Tuesday night meeting first saw the light of day on March 26, 2002.
Our meeting is currently a hybrid meeting. Please contact either Kim H 204-588-0056, Debbie B 204-720-4053 or Davilyn E 204-791-6419 to confirm if anyone will be in person that evening.
The meeting is held at Prairie United Church – 207 Thompson Drive in Winnipeg, just off Portage Avenue behind Underdogs restaurant. There is ample parking at night and the door we use to get in faces the parking lot. The room is of ample size for our meeting, is wheelchair accessible and is climate controlled. The group is well represented with an equal amount of men and women on most nights and is always excited when newcomers attend. The group rotates between two Big Book readings, a leader’s choice, and a literature meeting. Our meeting sees approximately 9-14 members on any given night with a good mix of newcomers and long timers, as well as a handful of members sponsoring at any given time.
Please come by and see what our meeting has to offer.
We are located at Good News Fellowship, 891 St Mary’s Rd, in the Kid Venture room. The doors are unlocked at 6:45 pm and then locked at 7:15 pm. There is a parking lot right outside the building. The building is on the #14 bus line, and there is a coffee shop nearby if you want to bring your own beverage.
The meeting runs from 7 pm-8 pm and is wheelchair accessible.
We have a strong core group that has long term recovery. We study the Big Book two weeks a month, focus on a step once a month, and have a leader’s choice discussion meeting.
If we have a newcomer, we are excited to share our stories and hear what brought them to our meeting, and then spend time answering questions. This can take anywhere from 15 minutes up to the entire hour.
Our meeting is a closed meeting, which just means that we would only like to have people who think they may be compulsive with food, or who know they are. It also means if you are joining us on Zoom we need you to say hello and identify yourself for our member’s cyber safety.
Our meeting is a safe place to share openly about your food compulsion(s).
After over forty years at our former spot, in September 2018 our group moved to our new location at John Black Memorial United Church at 898 Henderson Highway at Roberta Avenue in East Kildonan. Since the change of address we are no longer able to offer coffee or tea, so please feel free to bring your own beverage.
Our meeting starts at 10:30 and typically runs until 11:40 am. We meet in the small chapel on the main floor which is to the right as soon as you enter at the Roberta Avenue entrance. We are wheelchair accessible with a ramp outside for access. However, the only washrooms are six steps up or accessible by elevator.
Our group typically has at least 10-15 members attending. We use the OA 12&12, the AA 12&12 and the AA Big Book for our meeting format, rotating through a five week schedule of two weeks on a step (week 1: OA 12&12, week 2: AA 12&12), week 3 is on the AA big book with the topic chosen by the leader signed up for that day, week 4 is a Tradition meeting (OA 12&12), week 5 is a leader’s choice meeting where the leader can choose their topic.
We usually have two-three sponsors available, but also have members who have attended for many years.
We are on the main bus line and street parking is available on Saturdays on both Henderson and Roberta.
Currently, our Sunday meeting does not have a physical location, so our meetings are only accessible via ZOOM. We work through the 12 steps and traditions in order, using the AA Big Book, the OA 12&12 and the AA 12&12 and other OA conference approved literature, as chosen by the meeting leader. Our meeting takes place every Sunday from 11 am-12 noon CT, including all holidays. We have an average of 8-12 people at a meeting with many sponsors and members in recovery.