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Service Group Support Committee (SGSC)


Service Group Support for Intergroups, Chapters, and Local Service Groups (LSGs)

The purpose of the Service Group Support Committee (SGSC), a World Service Inc. committee, is to support the maintenance of current Local Service Groups (LSG), Chapters and Intergroups, and to encourage the establishment of new LSGs and assist any new Chapters or Intergroups. All efforts maintain the overarching principle of supporting FA recovery practices, strengthening existing recovery, building unity, and helping others learn that recovery from food addiction exists.

The SGSC holds virtual global meetings for anyone in the worldwide fellowship interested in learning more about service, particularly as it relates to LSGs. The agenda for each meeting includes a presentation and discussion on the topic of service and a time for Intergroups, Chapters, and LSGs to share their recent activities.

Email sgsc@foodaddicts.org to receive the following:

  • Login information for SGSC videoconference/phone meetings
  • SGSC Meeting Agendas/Notes with any relevant handouts

Join us on the following days/times:

Important Message from WSI SGSC Re: November 20, 2022 

The WSI Service Group Support Committee Global Virtual Meeting will not be held on November 20, 2022.

Instead, we encourage members to attend the EAI Service Support Weekend (SSW), November 12-13, 2022.

EAI hosts the SSW every other year in November. The theme this year is Service in Many Forms. SSW offers an incredible opportunity for FA members from around the world to connect and share about service, gratitude and abstinence. SSW is a great place to be inspired and get ideas for ways your service group can continue to work together to raise awareness about FA recovery in your communities and the digital world. 

Click HERE to view the Service Support Weekend event page, where you will find the agenda and instructions for completing the 3-step registration process.

Please make sure to prioritize the questionnaire as space is limited for select entertainment options and reservations are first-come-first-serve. Registration closes Monday, November 7th, 2022.  

The fee for the registration is $10, which will cover entertainment and technical operating costs. You can pay the $10 fee using your debit/credit card, mail in a check or use your PayPal account. 

In unity and service, 

Shirley H. 
WSI SGSC Chair 
sgsc@foodaddicts.org
207-837-8053
     

Refer to the Events Calendar for the Meeting ID and Password.

Read the current SGSC Meeting Minutes.

Review the SGSC Meeting Minutes from previous meetings.

Intergroups (IG) and Chapters

Intergroups and Chapters are regional organizations within FA that are formed to help meetings carry the message of FA recovery to others. This gift of recovery has been generously given to us as members of FA, and, in turn, we gratefully do what we can to pass it on. The goals include: to further the FA program in accordance with the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of FA, to maintain a communication center for FA groups, to provide unity, and to educate the public about the FA program.

At this time, FA has two Intergroups: Eastern Area Intergroup (EAI) and Western Area Intergroup (WAI). EAI has one Chapter in the state of Maine. The Maine Chapter is organized as a subgroup of EAI, which allows the Chapter to operate under the EAI bylaws, benefit from its years of experience, and operate as a nonprofit without the legal expense of incorporating.

Guidelines

Eastern Area Intergroup (EAI)

Chapters within EAI 

Western Area Intergroup (WAI)

Local Service Group (LSG)

A Local Service Group consists of two or more FA members from more than one FA meeting group who combine resources to do service for FA. In situations requiring a formal decision, only members with at least 90 days of continuous abstinence in FA who are working with an FA sponsor shall have a voice and a vote.

Local Service Group Guidelines and Recommendations

Questions?  Contact sgsc@foodaddicts.org