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May 30, 2020: Louisville opens Face-to-Face and Zoom meetings

Dear Fellowship,

Please see the meeting directories on our home page for a new section of Zoom Meetings and look for "F2F Meetings (fewer than 10 people) meeting with precautions. Clink link for information!" to find the face-to-face meetings that are re-opening.

Thank you for your patience during all of these transitions.

The LMI Communications Committee

Update: More meetings being added. Please check back often. (June 2)

May 30, 2020: Region 5 and Virtual Region Conventions

Virtual Region Convention - June 2020

Region 5 Convention - October 2020

May 27, 2020: Weds 7 PM and Sat 4 PM meetings now meeting Face-to-Face

Dear OA Friends,

In keeping with the gradual and careful re-opening of churches and public meetings in Kentucky, two of our Louisville Metro meetings are now meeting face-to-face.

John K is the contact person for the Wednesday night 7 PM meeting at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 901 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville 40207 and wrote this announcement for the list-serve:

Please notice – this makes a face-to-face meeting possible for tonight!

Chris T (502 548-3155) is the contact person for the Saturday Serenity 4 PM meeting at Audubon Methodist Church, 3200 Poplar Level Road, 40218. Chris writes:

Please notice – this makes a face-to-face meeting possible on Saturday!

Thank you to Wednesday 7 PM and Saturday 4 PM for their care and concern in holding these meetings.

The LMI Communications Committee

April 26, 2020: Men's Focus, 2nd Sunday Events, 7th Tradition corrections

April 20, 2020: Corrections and Resources find_in_page

Important Please pay special attention to the time zone of our telephone meetings

Newcomers' Big Book Dual Phone Meeting is now also meeting the first Wednesday of the month.

Meeting Resource PDF Files

April 19, 2020: Recovery is here! accessibility_newaccessibility_newaccessibility_new

Greetings during this season of unusual size. Please know that recovery is possible. Recovery is available. Recovery is here.

Meetings for Recovery

Links to Recovery

We can't meet face-to-face, but there is still so much going on. Come join us for any/all. We miss YOU !!

March 20, 2020: LMI Retreat cancelled. For now. work_off

The retreat committee has recently been in contact with Mount Saint Francis. Because of changes in their construction schedule related to the coronavirus, they will be unable to accommodate our July 17-19 retreat this summer.

At this point, availability for rescheduling for Fall 2020 at the Mount is unknown. We will keep you posted as we learn more.

We are grateful for the continued connection, experience, strength and hope that our local OA fellowship is maintaining despite our current situation.

Together We Get Better.

Easy Does It.

Next Right Thing.

This Too Shall Pass.

- 2020 OA Retreat Committee

March 18, 2020: COVID-19 schedule changes continue. Updated March 21. calendar_todayphone_in_talk

Your recovery remains very important. Please see the various digital and virtual resources available below. And please let us know of any others, we'll get them posted. Together we get better.

March 14, 2020: New Telephone Meetings. Updated March 16 & 18 & 21. phone_in_talk

In response to the facility closures due to COVID-19, Louisville Metro OA volunteers have initiated multiple new weekly telephone meetings.

This is in addition to our two existing telephone meetings on Wednesday afternoons/evening. Please join us on the call!

And please don't forget about our Virtual Region: https://oavirtualregion.org/. Lots of digital resources there!

Telephone meetings are now listed at the top of our Meeting Directory

March 12, 2020: COVID-19. Updated March 14 & 16 & 18 & 21. domain_disabled

Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 9:27 PM

Subject: Alert! Some meetings/churches close because of virus. Check before attending.

Hello, All,

Today Kentucky Governor Beshear recommended that churches not meet to worship this coming weekend as a precaution to halt the coronavirus. Many churches are extending that caution to cancel any meetings in their buildings during the week, including meetings of organizations such as OA that rent church rooms.

Also, some meetings are deciding not to meet even if their meeting places remain open to them.

The communications committee will send an email tomorrow listing all the meeting cancellation notices that have come in.

Here are further suggestions to help determine what meetings will be open or closed:

Be careful everyone!

Be well!

Jenny L for the Communications Committee

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KNOWN CLOSED MEETINGS (please check back often):


Other resources

February 22, 2020: World Service Zip Code Correction mail_outlinelocation_on

Huge thanks to a vigilant member who alerted us to the corrected zip code for sending 7th Tradition contributions to World Service. Please see the Group Treasurers section of our Info page for details.

And please send us any updates, comments and/or questions any time. TOGETHER we get better.

February 21, 2020: Unity Day Event Flier, Step Study in Lawrenceburg commute

February 2, 2020: New home for Eminence, Unity Day, 2020 Events! language

OA World 2020

January 15, 2020: MLK Day Meeting Changes calendar_today

January 5, 2020: Sponsorship Workshop Flier Available group_add

Our first workshop of the year is right around the corner!

And speaking of the new year, the Time For Recovery meeting announces a special focus for the beginning of 2020: The First Three Steps.

December 17, 2019: Holiday Meeting Changes ac_unit

As every year, our holiday meeting changes are starting to arrive. Please check back often for changes. And please most definitely let us hear from you if you know of any not listed below. (Lists updated 12/20/19)


Changes and Confirmations

All Program Holiday Marathon Meetings

December 5, 2019: Twelfth Step Within Day is almost here! track_changes

November 24, 2019: Review, repeat and respond record_voice_over

November 17, 2019: End of year appeal attach_money

November 11, 2019: Changes and Updates! ac_unit

October 15, 2019: Note These Dates! event_available

October 4, 2019: Note These Dates! event_available

Event Annoucement: October 19, 2019: Abstinence Workshop 2019 extension

The survey results are in and many of you asked for more workshops. So please come join us for our new Abstinence Workshop.

All are welcome. No preparation necessary.


The Abstinence Workshop Committee needs a few people to serve on a panel for the workshop.
You'd have 15 minutes to:
1) briefly qualify about your time in program and length of abstinence
2) share your food plan
3) share how you maintain your abstinence

The committee wishes to showcase people maintaining abstinence using a variety of food plans from structured to unstructured. If you are willing, please contact Donna R at 410-790-1439 by Sept 30th. The committee has tips/prompts to help you.

Thanks in advance for considering to do this service for the Fellowship.

Louisville Metro OA
Abstinence Workshop...Oct 19, 2019...10 am-12 noon
The Brook...1405 Browns Ln Louisville, KY 40207

August 28, 2019: Labor Day Meeting Changes! announcement

Monday, September 2, 2019

St Matthews Baptist Church 5:30pm - Location change: Will meet at Shalom Towers, 3650 Dutchmans Ln, Louisville KY 40205

(not St. Matthews Baptist Church) You must be buzzed inside. An OA member will be at the door until about 5:35 PM

Mt. St. Francis Retreat Center 7:00pm - No meeting today

August 26, 2019: New Meeting in Shively! trending_up

Announcement: Brand new Shively meeting starting on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 7 p.m. Come one, come all. All are welcome.

Shively OA Big Book Study Group meeting link

p.s. This is a really big deal you all. We are so proud to announce this.

August 6, 2019: Construction Is Complete done_all

Our 2019 tech update is complete. Thank you for all your patience. Your on-line security is very important to us (which is why this whole site looks so very different now). Please see the contact page to send updates and corrections any time. More of the older events and blog posts will be added here, bit by bit. If you need something sooner, just let us know.

August 6, 2019: Sponsorship Days 2019 supervisor_account

OA World Service added a new world-wide observance to the OA calendar. On the 3rd weekend in August, OA suggests that members, meetings and intergroups focus on Sponsorship. The event is called Sponsorship Days or Sponsorship Weekend.

Five Louisville Metro meetings will observe Sponsorship Days during their meetings, with readings, speakers and shares about sponsorship. Please join one or many, all are welcome.

  1. Saturday, Aug 17, 9:30 to 11:00 AM
    • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2233 Woodbourne Ave, Louisville, KY 40205
    • Room 105
  2. Saturday, Aug 17, 4:00 PM - The Saturday Serenity Meeting
    • Audubon Park UMC, 3200 Poplar Level Rd, Louisville, KY 40213
    • Door off the back parking lot leads to the multipurpose room
  3. Sunday, Aug 18, 2:00 PM
    • Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
    • Use entrance 3, Room 170/basement
  4. Sunday, Aug 18, 6:30 PM - The Shared Hope Meeting
    • Token 3 Club, 3439 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville KY 40220
  5. Tuesday, Aug 20, 7:00 PM
    • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2233 Woodbourne Ave, Louisville, KY 40205
    • Room 105 across from the hall from the church office

Thank you to these meetings for keeping us in touch with the world's calendar. And thank you to all our wonderful sponsors in our Louisville Metro area.

July 23, 2019: Thursday in Jeff Closing event_busy

We regret to post that the Thursday evening meeting in Jeffersonville has closed, as of July 18, 2019.

Please check out our other area meetings, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions. louisville.metro.oa@gmail.com

June 11, 2019: News and Updates for June event_note

The 2019 Retreat is almost here. I hear it’s jammed packed with excellent topics and sessions. Hope to see you there!!

In the meantime, please take note of these changes:

May 26, 2019: Giant step forward https

Our Louisville Metro Intergroup OA website is now secured with SSL. Look for the little padlock (on our main domain louisvillemetrooa.org), and know that your visit is safe and secure.

We also give many thanks for the updates and suggestions as we work hard to complete the edits on our new website. As always, please send any updates to louisville.metro.oa@gmail.com

Please see the latest Twelve Stepper article about how to submit images and pictures to enhance our new website. Looking forward to many submissions.

Very soon this under-construction content will replace everything at louisvillemetrooa.org, which means it will have the https too.

May 11, 2019: Under Construction! format_paint

During the project to provide better internet security (HTTPS) to all our visitors, we are going ahead and completely renovating louisvillemetrooa.org.

Please check back often for newly renovated content.


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