Home Diversity Dear Newcomer,

Dear Newcomer,

1 min read
0
Welcome to OA. You are a valuable asset to us. Your abilities and talents will not be overlooked in this Fellowship. Do not be hesitant to jump into service work. You will not be alone. Even if you think your idea is silly, say it anyways. Remember, Higher Power is in our group conscience. You will be heard. Remember the Twelfth Tradition’s reminder to place principles over personalities. We are all human and imperfect but it’s our weakness, not strength, that binds us together. Service work for me has been a huge strength in my recovery, from picking up members

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
   
New User Registration
*Required field
  • Transformational Awakening

    What is a spiritual awakening? How do we get it? If it is the result of working the Twelve…
  • One Thing I Did Right

    I’m sorry to say I’ve had many relapses during my twenty-two years in program. But the las…
  • One Small Change

    When I first came to OA in 1985, I was blessed to walk into a meeting full of recovery, lo…
Load More Related Articles
  • Transformational Awakening

    What is a spiritual awakening? How do we get it? If it is the result of working the Twelve…
  • Reading the Steps Aloud

    Q. As a recovering anorexic/bulimic, I’ve been encouraged over the past thirty years by th…
  • Memorializing OA Members

    Our OA literature reminds us that nothing in life is permanent. Change is natural and can …
Load More By admin
  • Life Journey

    I joined the OA program in the fall of 2014. I knew I needed help. I was morbidly obese. I…
  • Core Connections

    I have been attending OA for about ten months. From a friend, I had some idea of what to e…
  • The Great Miracle

    Recently, I was asked to write a response to a newcomer’s question: “What can OA offer me?…
Load More In Diversity
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Transformational Awakening

What is a spiritual awakening? How do we get it? If it is the result of working the Twelve…