Past Events

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View by Month or List. Search for keywords. Let us know of OA related events you’d like to see posted in our new calendar. Our first two events are Unity Day 2018 and our June 2018 Retreat.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

I.D.E.A. Day 2017 – see the blog post here

The 4 PM Saturday meeting that meets at Audubon Park United Methodist Church at 3200 Poplar Level Road will focus its meeting on abstinence in honor of IDEA Day and invites you to join them.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day 2017 – see the blog post here

Special holiday meeting 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Note that the regular Thursday at 6:30 p.m. meeting will not take place on Thanksgiving Day.

June 23-25, 2017

The LMIG 2017 Retreat will be held at Mount St Francis on June 23-25th, 2017

Click here to open the event flier and registration form.


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

June 23-25, 2017

A retreat hosted by Louisville Metro OA Intergroup in cooperation with Evansville LG2 Intergroup

Take a big step out of isolation by coming to the June Retreat! Make the move from the isolation of your disease into the freedom that is recovery.

The keynote speaker is coming from the Evansville LG2 Intergroup to impart experience, strength and hope on this year’s important topic. In addition to the speaker, the retreat will offer a variety of interactive activities, including break-out sessions, workshops, one-on-one experiences, and meetings to bring diversity to the retreat experience. Whether you commute or stay for the weekend there will be time to fellowship with old OA friends, make new friends, enjoy the beautiful grounds at Mt. Saint Francis, and strengthen your recovery.

You don’t want to miss this retreat…make plans now to attend in June!


  • Sign-in begins at 5:30 PM on Friday. Mt. Saint Francis requests no arrivals before 5:00 PM.
  • The Friday night program, featuring the keynote speaker, runs from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Later there’s a night owl meeting.
  • Participants signing-in Saturday instead of Friday are asked to sign-in before 8:45 AM.
  • Saturday breakfast begins at 8:00 AM followed by the morning program at 9:00 AM then lunch begins at noon.
  • The Saturday afternoon program begins at 1:00 PM followed by the afternoon free time at 3:30 PM.
  • Saturday dinner is served at 5:30 PM followed by coffeehouse/activities/karaoke/games beginning at 7:00 PM.and wrapping-up around 9:00 or 9:30 PM. Of course karaoke and games may be enjoyed past these times.
  • Sunday breakfast begins at 8:00 AM followed by the morning program at 9:00 AM. The retreat ends at noon.

February 25, 2017

Unity Day | February 25, 2017 | St Andrew’s Episcopal Church | 2233 Woodbourne Ave, Louisville, 40205

Location details: Second floor of the Education Building behind the church. From the parking lot side of the Church, a stairwell takes you to the second floor. From the Ellerbe Avenue side of the Church, you can go in the door for the Main Office where you will find an elevator.

Thank you to the Monday 5:30 meeting for planning this year’s Unity Day, which will focus on Tradition One:  “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon OA unity.” 

At 2:30 PM, those at the meeting will join with OA members around the world to pray the Unity Prayer:

I Put My Hand In Yours … and together we can do what we could never do alone!   No longer is there a sense of hopelessness, no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower. We are all together now, reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.”

OA founder Rozanne S wrote “I put my hand in yours …” as the first paragraph of the OA “Red Book,” published in 1968.   The OA website says that the book was a guide for OA groups and is considered the foundation of OA meetings.     

Thanksgiving Day, 2016

The local OA practice that supports abstinent holidays is the annual Louisville Metro “gratitude meeting” on Thanksgiving morning from 7 AM to 9 AM.   The meeting will be held this year on the second floor of the Education Building at St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 2233 Woodbourne Ave.  The only change in this meeting from previous years is that you are asked to bring your own beverage.   Come when you can and join the circle as we begin Thanksgiving Day by sharing heartfelt gratitude.  Anyone who has been to this meeting will tell you that it is one of the best meetings of the year.

“Having a holiday plan” is a good strategy, even if it’s not an official tool!   Please take advantage of one or both of these events to help prepare your hearts and programs for the upcoming holidays.

Together we get better.

November 19, 2016

Our OA fellowship is observing  I.D.E.A. Day (International Day of Experiencing Abstinence) this coming Saturday, November 19,  with a special workshop from 2 to 4:30 at Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road.

September 24, 2016

Special planning meeting for 2017 Retreat

July 29-31, 2016

The annual Louisville Metro retreat was held at Mount St. Francis, in Floyds Knobs, IN

Click here to view and download the registration form.

Benchmarks of 12-Step Recovery <> Physical…Emotional…Spiritual


  • To set aside time for TLC for you and your program and for OA fellowship and fun
  • To identify benchmarks for physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery by relying on the basic text in the AA Big Book, the AA 12 & 12, the OA 12 & 12 and the OA “brown book” (any edition).   Bring these books with you if you own them!
  • To lift up many diverse voices as we share.

RETREAT CONTACT PEOPLE (Call us to ask questions or to offer your help.)

  • Retreat registrar and treasurer, Marcia B 502 475-4882
  • Retreat planning committee
    • Jenny L 502 645-9726
    • Martha F 502-345-5772
    • Sherrie H 502-262-7396
    • Mark S 502-936-4354
    • Lauren S 270-556-8873
  • Talent show coordinator, Sherrie H 502 262-7396


  • Address -101 St. Anthony Drive, Mount Saint Francis, IN 47146
  • The retreat center requests that you do not arrive on Friday before 5 PM.
  • Heads up! The dormitory room doors do not have locks. Plan ahead for how you will secure any valuables you bring.
  • The entry to the retreat is down a ramp between two buildings on the right as you come in.  Look for the welcome sign!
  • The campus and woods are beautiful. You may need walking shoes, bug-spray, a flashlight.

Click here to view and download the registration form.

June, 2016

Nominate LMIG (Louisville Metro Intergroup) officers

May 2-7, 2016

World Business Conference | Albuquerque, NM

February 27, 2016 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Unity Day (Last Saturday of February)

New information in the January 2016 Twelve Stepper !!

More information in the November 2015 Twelve Stepper.

January 18, 2016 | 7:00 PM

Intergroup Meeting (Third Monday) | Second Presbyterian Church | 3701 Old Brownsboro Rd, Louisville KY 40207

January 16, 2016

OA Birthday (Third Saturday of January)

December 21, 2015

No Intergroup Meeting (Third Monday) for December, 2015. After a much needed break, the LMIG meetings will resume in 2016.

December 12, 2015

12 Step Within Day

Much more information in the November 2015 Twelve Stepper.

November 21, 2015 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM

IDEA Day (Third Saturday) | YMCA | 33 State St, New Albany, IN 47150

International Day of Experiencing Abstinence | Lost in a food fog? Try this workshop opportunity: Strategies to End Relapse and Stay Abstinent. More information in the November 2015 Twelve Stepper.

November 26, 2015 | 7:00 – 9:00 AM

Thanksgiving Meeting | St. Andrews Episcopal Church | 2233 Woodbourne Ave, Louisville KY 40205

Plan to join with OA friends for our annual Thanksgiving morning gratitude meeting. We will meet in the second floor room of the education building at St. Andrews. This is a wonderful come-as-you-are and come-when-you-can meeting whose sole topic is gratitude! More information in the November 2015 Twelve Stepper.

November 16, 2015 | 7:00 PM

Intergroup Meeting (Third Monday) | Second Presbyterian Church | 3701 Old Brownsboro Rd, Louisville KY 40207

November 6-7, 2015

Region 5 Fall Assembly | Clarion Hotel 7850 Rhode Island St Merrillville, IN