June Updates! June News!!

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:

  1. No Saturday 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. meeting on June 22, 2019 due to the retreat. Resumes normal schedule the following week.
  2. On Thursday, June 13, 2019, the 6 p.m. Big Book Step Study will move location (one week only) to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2233 Woodbourne Ave, Louisville, KY 40205 (Room 201). Same time 6 p.m. One week only. Returns to normal location the following week.
  3. A new way to explore recovery: Check out our new Speaker Meeting Directory. Many thanks to MF for contributing this helpful new tool.
  4. Speaking of new tools, we are moving away from WordPress and our new website is almost ready. Preview it here. Maintenance and updates will be much easier and security will be greater. See the latest Twelve Stepper for how to submit photo files for it.

The May Mtg Memo!

Dear Fellowship,

Please see below for news from several of our fellowship meetings and and reminder about our excellent Retreat (at the bottom).

  • No meeting in Eminence on Memorial Day, May 28, 2019. Resumes the next week.
  • The Clarksville IN Serenity House meeting has changed its day and time.   The meeting formerly met on Wednesday at 6:30 PM and now meets on Tuesday at 4:15 PM.
  • Our Thursday night Jeffersonville OA meeting has resumed. Time is 5:30 pm same location Springs St Jeffersonville rotating format, open to all COE (compulsive overeaters).
  • Retreat Reminder:

Deadline to register for the OA Retreat is June 1, 2019

Remember the Retreat dates have changed
and are now June 21-23, 2019

You can use the registration forms with the old dates
print a form from 
Google Louisville Metro OA and look for the new form on the Intergroup website.
If you have questions contact Sherrie, 502-262-7396 or Thea, 502-640-6055
Please help get the word out by announcing at meetings!
Scholarships still available.




The Louisville Metro Retreat date has changed for 2019.

June 21-23, 2019

(Arrival and program times remain the same.)

If registered but cannot attend due to the date change you will receive a full refund.
Contact Kathy C by email at mkchristianemail@gmail.com for a refund ASAP.

If you still need to register use the same form. Registration has been extended to June 1, 2019.


If you have questions, please contact:
Thea S 502 640-6055, Sherrie H 502 262-7396,

or Traci B 502 419-0524

The Retreat Committee apologizes for the inconvenience caused by this date change.
There was a miscommunication between Mount Saint Francis and the Committee.

Only the date has changed.

The times, the speaker, the content, the Recovery

and the FUN remain the same.

Retreat Registration Is Open!

Registration is open for our June 2019 Retreat.

But there is a DEADLINE: Registrations must be received, not postmarked by May 17, 2019 June 1, 2019. Mount St. Francis does not permit late registrations or registrations at the door.

Link to registration form

A Weekend of Spiritual Recovery

June 7-9, 2019

NEW DATES: JUNE 21 – 23, 2019

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality; Mount St. Francis, IN

A retreat hosted by Louisville Metro OA Intergroup.
Join us for a weekend of spiritual recovery as a trusted servant of Region 5, who shared her Experience, Strength and Hope at the 2018 Region 5 Convention, guides us through the Principles. We will focus on each Principle through a Step 11 lens. One step at a time, she will share her story on each Principle, accompanied by readings, guided reflection, meditation, writing, sharing, discussion and prayer.
In addition, the Retreat offers one-on-one activities, fellowship with friends, Night Owl OA meetings and FUN!
Whether you commute or stay overnight, you can count on time to experience step work, practice spiritual awareness, enjoy time with friends, walk the beautiful grounds at Mount Saint Francis and strengthen your recovery.


Sunday, February 24, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Second Presbyterian Church, Room 251
3701 Old Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40207

Sunday meeting’s usual room
Use entrance door marked 2
Handicap accessible entrance & elevator marked door 3


Unity Day reaffirms the love and understanding shared by members of our Fellowship – with an emphasis on Tradition One:

Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on OA unity.

Unity Day is observed by OA worldwide with a moment of silence at 11:30 a.m. PT. on the last Saturday of February in even years and the last Sunday of February in odd years.

At our Louisville Metro Intergroup Unity Day program we will pause at 2:30 p.m. ET for a moment of silence to reaffirm the strength inherent in OA’s unity. Even if you can’t attend the celebration you are encouraged to pause, too, as a personal commitment to unity and to feel connected to the Fellowship.

Bring your own beverage if desired
7 th Tradition will be collected
Hosted by the Sunday 2 p.m. Meeting

Construction updates

After much procrastination our website internals have all been updated to the latest versions. We did our best to find all the details, but please feel free to reach out to louisville.metro.oa@gmail.com if you locate anything amiss.

Our next goals include:

  • adding SSL security (aka the padlock)
  • posting Twelve Stepper files
  • updating the pictures in the header
    • to submit a picture for consideration please make sure no person’s face is visible
    • we would love to have choices from all over our area in KY and IN

New meeting starts Thursday Jan 10, 2019


10:00 am


Jeffersontown Christian Church, Disciples of Christ
10631 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

(Next to Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park where the helicopter is suspended in the air.)

Enter church from the parking lot. Use door to the left of the fenced A/C unit. It is marked ELEVATOR & OFFICE. Go to the right, go through the multi-purpose room, continue to the end of the hall. Room is on the left.

The meeting name is For Today.  It’s an open meeting

Meeting contact person:  Mary M 502-741-8548
It’s a  rotating format reading literature then discussing with option for a speaker the 2nds week of the month: wk#1 AABB; wk#2 Leader can choose to have a speaker or read/discuss any OA approved literature; wk#3 Step; Wk#4 Tradition; wk#5 leader’s choice of any OA Spiritual Principle.  In January we will start off with Step 3 and Tradition 3.  For the Step and the Spiritual Principle meetings the leader will use various OA approved literature for the basis of the meeting.

Winter Holiday Season Meeting Updates – Please check back often – UPDATED!

Winter Holiday Season 2018 Meeting Changes – And Additions

Check back often. Please send any related meeting changes to louisville.metro.oa@gmail.com


Mon-Dec 31

MEETING: 10 AM, Shalom Towers/3650 Dutchmans Ln
Door locks but someone will be there until 10:05. After that
text Thea S to be let inside 502 640-6055.

MEETING:  7 PM Mt St Francis, Indiana
NO MEETING: 5:30 PM St Matthews Baptist Church
NO MEETING:  7 PM Incarnation Church

Tues-Jan 1
MEETING: 12 Noon Token 3 Club/4014 Dutchmans Ln
NO MEETING: 10 AM Beargrass Christian Church
NO MEETING:  7 PM St Andrews Episcopal Church

NO MEETING:   7 PM Middletown

MON DEC 24 – 5:30 pm

  • The Monday 5:30 pm meeting at St Matthews Baptist Church will not be held on December 24, 2018.
  • Instead we will meet instead at 10 AM on 12/24 on Christmas Eve morning at Shalom Towers (3650 Dutchmans Lane, near the JCC).    The door locks, but someone will be there until 10:05.   If you arrive later, please send a text to Sarah H at 347 837-1207 and she will let you in.

MON DEC 24 – 7 pm

TUE DEC 25 – 9 am

TUES DEC 25 – 7 pm

TUES DEC 25 – 7 pm

WED DEC 26 – 5:30 pm

MON DEC 31 – 7 pm

TUE JAN 1 – noon

TUES JAN 1 – 7 pm