Service is one of the tools of our program. Any form of service – no matter how small – that helps reach a fellow sufferer adds to the quality of our own recovery. Members who are new to OA can give service by getting to meetings, putting away chairs, putting out literature, talking to newcomers, and doing whatever needs to be done for the group. Members who meet the abstinence requirement can give service beyond the group level in such activities as intergroup representative, committee chair, region representative or Conference delegate. There are many ways to give back what we have so generously been given. We are encouraged to do what we can when we can. “A life of sane and happy usefulness” is what we are promised as the result of working the Twelve Steps. Service helps to fulfill that promise.
Opportunities that you might consider include:
Write an article for the newsletter. Our submissions are its lifeblood. Send your submissions to our editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to P.O. Box 30273, Albuquerque, NM 87190-0273.
Carry the OA cell phone for a month. This service involves carrying the OA cell phone for the purpose of answering questions and giving information to any who dial our CNMI number. We ask for a one month commitment. Contact our vice chair, Kathy M. at 730-6788 to offer your services or with questions.
And, don’t forget to look at the ‘intergroup level service’ page for the currently open positions in intergroup.