Meeting Definitions

Open Meeting: Open to OA members and non-OA visitors. All meetings are considered open unless otherwise indicated.

Closed Meeting: Open to anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively or anyone who thinks they may have a problem with compulsive overeating, this includes newcomers.

Special Focus Meetings: (gay and lesbian, women’s, 100-pounders, maintainers, anorexic/bulimic, etc.) are composed of individuals who feel they can more readily identify with fellow OAers with similar attributes.

Special Topic Meetings: (Big Book Study, Lifeline, Speaker, Newcomer, etc.) have a defined topic of discussion.

NOTE: Not all meetings have a Special Focus or Special Topic.

According to the Traditions, bylaws and policies of OA, the only requirement for OA membership is the desire to stop eating compulsively. We ask each person attending to respect the meeting’s group conscience. All registered meetings welcome and give a voice to any person who has the desire to stop eating compulsively.

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Event Series Event Series: Face-to-Face Meeting

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

***During Art Fair Week in Ann Arbor (Mid-July), this meeting will gather at Veterans Park.  The park is accessible from Stadium Blvd and Dexter-Ann Arbor Road; for more specific details please call the meeting contact. ****

Newcomers are welcome at every meeting. Family members and Health Care professionals may observe any meeting designated as “open.” As a courtesy, please identify yourself as a family member or Health Care professional before the meeting starts.

This is an open meeting.


April 24
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Bethlehem United Church of Christ
423 South 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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