Cumberland-Salem Area Service Information
Why get involved in service?
This is easy to answer as we only keep what we have by giving it away. Our greatest tool for carrying out our primary purpose is the NA group, and without individuals doing service the NA group would not survive. In our Basic Text it says that ‘our survival is directly related to the survival of the group and the fellowship. We have also found that service is an integral part of personal recovery in NA and allows us to receive the full benefits that this program has to offer. Again our literature says that ‘the therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel.
The hybrid Area Service is currently held the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5pm.
The Church of the Resurrection
186 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08360
Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines must be followed when attending this meeting.
Cumberland-Salem Area Service Members Contact List
Our First Concept States:
To fulfill our fellowships primary purpose the NA groups have joined together to create a structure which develops, coordinates and maintains services on behalf of NA as a whole’. Just as one addict can help another addict through their shared experience, one group of addicts can help another group of addicts. Because of this groups generally come together geographically to form an Area Service Committee (ASC).
This connects the groups to NA as a whole and forms unity, always remembering that the Group is at the top of the service chain. Because it is unfeasible for each member of each group to attend Area (ASC), a Group Service Representative (GSR) is elected by the groups to regularly attend Area on their behalf. At the local Area a Group can get its literature and be plugged into the needs and requirements of the local area, and also the Area can be plugged into the needs and requirements of the Groups.
Listed below are links to documents that you may find helpful or necessary for carrying out the duties of your service position.