NFI Events

Upcoming OA NFI Events

NFI’s Twelfth Step Within Committee is working hard to plan several events this year. Here are some local upcoming OA events. If you’d like to strengthen your program through service, they’d love your help and input.

Summer NFI Convention – Second Annual Big Book Weekend

August 23-25, 2019 Jekyll Island, GA

Jekyll Island Club Hotel 371 Riverview Drive Jekyll Island, GA 912.635.2600


Workshop in Savannah – Our Design for Living: Steps, 10, 11, & 12

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Click here for the flyer!

Florida State Convention

Together We Can…Believe, Achieve, Receive

February 22-24, 2019

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Click here for registration information: fsc_2019flyerwithlogo — VER3

Big Book Weekend

featuring “A Vision for You” speaker

New Freedom Intergroup Winter Convention

December 7-9, 2018 Jekyll Island, GA

Jekyll Island Club Hotel 371 Riverview Drive Jekyll Island, GA 912.635.2600


Click here for registration information: 2018 NFI Convention Flyer Final

Sponsorship Workshop in St. Augustine

Sponsorship Workshop Presented By The St Augustine Saturday Serenity Group and New Freedom Intergroup of OA

When and Where:  Saturday, July 28, 2018  12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Flagler Hospital, Osceola Conf. Room, 1stFloor, 400 Health Park Blvd.

St Augustine, FL 32086

Click on the links for the flyer and the itinerary!

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OA Workshop Itinerary

Living the Steps & Traditions Retreat – Marywood, May 18-20, 2018 New Freedom Intergroup

Click on this link for the flyer!  2018 Retreat Flyer Final 011918

Join us at Marywood, on the banks of the St. Johns River, as we explore the new OA 12&12, to be published in April of 2018. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the retreat, or you can bring your own. Twelve different speakers will bring our program to life, sharing their stories and experience, strength and hope for each of the 12 Steps and Traditions: how they live and breathe recovery. There will also be time for fellowship, reflection and relaxation.

Program begins at 7:30 Friday evening and ends at 11:30 Sunday morning.

“NFI Fun” Intergroup Meeting and Workshop in Gainesville!

Are you ready to come back to OA?

Come to the weekly morning meeting at 9:30 am, or join us for the fun in the afternoon – or both!

Do you want to get more involved at a different level?

The Business Meeting of the New Freedom Intergroup is being held in Gainesville (instead of Orange Park) so that you may see what occurs on a monthly basis.

Ready to have some fun and strengthen your recovery?

Join us at Noon for fun as we enjoy the Steps and Traditions of the OA Program.

Click on the flyer for more details!  OA Fun JAN 2018 rev 1

The 28th Annual Florida State Convention 

“Together We Can…Fully Rely on God”

Hosted by All Participating Intergroups

Mail-In Registration Information:

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Register on-line:

Let’s Get Spiritually Fit…Before the Holidays Hit!

Coming this October 20-22, 2017! This NFI-sponsored fall retreat will focus on the many ways to increase your spiritual fitness before the holidays descend upon us. It will be located at the Marywood Conference and Retreat Center.

Mail-In Registration Information: PDF Final Marywood Retreat Weekend Brochure – Final A (2)

Register on-line:

Past Events

We have had many successful events over the years! See below to read more.

SOAR 8 Recovery Convention and Business Assembly

Join us in celebrating the “Blessings of Recovery” in March 2017 with the SOAR 8 Recovery Convention and Business Assembly. This event will be held at the lovely Doubletree Hotel on the Jacksonville Riverfront.

Register Online:

Register by Mail: 2017-soar-8-registration

An uplifting program centered on the blessings and gifts of recovery has been planned. Of course, we’ll have the OA boutique open and special fellowship time for connecting and sharing. Register early for a chance to score a free room upgrade! See you at the OA SOAR 8 Recovery Convention!

“Equipping My Recovery Toolbox”

September 23-25 at the Amelia Hotel at the Beach on Amelia Island

This NFI-sponsored fall retreat will focus on the 9 tools of the OA recovery program: meetings, telephone, literature, sponsorship, action plan, writing, a plan of eating, anonymity, and service. Workshops will be fun and interactive. Space is highly limited and registration is open via mailed registration and online registration through Event Brite.

Mail your registration: 2016 Amelia Island Fall Retreat Registration Brochure

Online registration:

2016 Marywood OA Retreat

June 3, 4, and 5

Marywood Retreat and Conference Center
235 Marywood Drive
St. Johns, Florida 32259
(off State Road 13, 3 miles South of Racetrack Road)

The 2014 and 2015 retreats were such a success and the retreat planning committee would love your ideas for another inspiring, spiritually enriching retreat.

Retreat June 2016 Program

Importance of Working the Steps Workshop

Saturday, March 19, 2016

1pm – 4pm

Lakewood United Methodist Church

6133 San Jose Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32217


First Floor, Banquet Room

(South End of the Building by the Gymnasium)

~Together We Can Do What

We Could Never Do Alone~

Suggested Donation $5

Everyone Is Welcome

Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds

Please consider giving service if you cannot donate

Questions? Contact:

Mary T – 904-718-1302,

Carly B – 303-710-0589,

March 2016 Workshop Flyer

Please circulate this flyer at OA group meetings

26th Annual Florida State OA Convention

This year’s theme is Together We Can . . . Live a Life Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

Convention Dates: February 26-28, 2016

Location: Orlando, Florida

Hotel: Holiday Inn, Airport Orlando

Register online:

(A surcharge is added when using this site.)

Register by mail: Please download the convention flyer and mail in your registration

February 2016 Florida State OA Convention

Abstinence and Food Plans Workshop

January 23, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lakewood United Methodist Church
6133 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida.

If you’d like to know more about what will happen at this workshop, below is the link to the handout:
Abstaining from compulsive overeating is part of our primary purpose. This workshop is a great way to kick off the New Year!

2015 holiday flier

Joy Of Recovery Lake Yale 2015 retreat

Join us for the 2015 OA Retreat Weekend, June 5-7 2015 to be held at the Marywood Retreat & Conference Center.

Register now using this link to access a downloadable PDF, or visit our Eventbrite Registration page. This year the retreat is focused on the many ways to “Find Your Higher Power,” so please join us for this amazing opportunity under the big oaks on the St. Johns River!

Early registration ends Feb 11 for the Nashville SOAR 8 recovery convention and business assembly! Register HERE now!

“Together We Can…Turn Silver into Gold

Florida State Convention 2015

Orlando Feb 27– March 1

Register Now Only $25.00 Early Bird

Hurry Hurry Hurry

Buy the 4 Meal Plan —

Receive a chance to win $50.00 (5 Winners)


Holiday Inn – Airport

5750 T.G. Lee Blvd

Orlando FL 32822

1-877-410-6667 (Reservations)

1-407-851-6400 (Front Desk)

Join us for an “Abstinence & Body Image Workshop” to be held November 15, 2014 from 2-4 PM at the University of North Florida Student Union West.

The workshop will include 3 speakers who will share their experience with abstinence and body image, as well as several activities to help build a healthy body image.

2014 Idea Day Workshop <—- click here to access the PDF (higher resolution).

2014 IDEA day