I will give you back your health again and heal your wounds. (Jeremiah 30:17)
- Do you have trouble setting limits for yourself?
- Do you sacrifice your own needs to make others feel good about themselves or to keep the peace?
- Do you struggle with feeling safe when you aren’t in control?
- Do you act kind on the outside but feel bitter on the inside?
- Do you, or someone you love, use food, pornography, sex, relationships, alcohol, or drugs to cope with life’s problems?
- Do you live with someone who abuses you or do you feel the continued effects from past abuse?
- If you answered yes to any of these, Celebrate Recovery is for you!
Thursday Evening Timelines
6:00-6:30: Pizza Pizza is served at 6 to make it convenient for you to attend.
6:30-7:30: Large Group Meeting Adults meet together to enjoy upbeat music and relevant teaching, testimony, or special topic. In one year, we work our way through the 12 steps/8 principles.
7:30-8:30: Open Share Meeting Men and women meet in separate groups. Open share groups are a time to talk about struggles and victories from the week. If it’s your first time, we have a newcomers class to answer any questions you might have and offer information about CR.
8:30-9:00: Coffee/Fellowship No explanation necessary.
Celebrate Recovery Small Groups Can:
- Provide you a safe place to share your experiences, strengths, and hopes with others that are also going through a Christ-centered recovery.
- Provide you with a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up or habit and who will facilitate the group as it focuses on a particular Step each week.
- Provide you with the opportunity to find an Accountability Partner or a Sponsor.
- Encourage you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week.
Celebrate Recovery Small Groups Will Not:
- Attempt to offer any professional advice. Our leaders are not counselors.
- Allow its members to attempt to “fix” one another.
Examples of Hurts, Habits, and Hangups
Addictions that Harm the Body: If you find that you cannot quit drinking or you have little control over the amount you consume, or the medical prescriptions are controlling you, you are probably addicted.
Codependency: Do you have a compulsion to rescue and take care of others, have difficulty setting boundaries, or recognizing your own worth? At Celebrate Recovery you can learn to express your own needs and wants in healthy ways.
Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse: Recovery includes healing from the traumas done to us at sometime in our past, as well as healing from the influence these past experiences continue to have on our lives.
Adult Children of Family Dysfunction: The family problem of alcoholism made us “co-victims”—those who take on the characteristics of the alcoholic without necessarily ever taking a drink. Choosing to recognize and exit the modeled behaviors of alcoholism is the beginning of recovery for the ACFD (or ACA).
Sexual/Porn Addiction: Celebrate Recovery offers support for those seeking recovery from lust and compulsive sexual behaviors. Celebrate Recovery offers fellowship, is a safe place to share our struggles, pain, and victories, and helps to establish accountability and mutual support among the group members throughout the week.
Love & Relationship Addiction: This group provides a safe place to deal with the depression, isolation, lack of trust, and the unhealthy use of love and relationships as a means of achieving worth, that are characteristic of Romance & Relationship addictions.
Eating Disorders-Food Addiction: We have learned, our tendency is to compulsively try to control food or to be out of control with food. At your own pace, you will learn to trust, to ask for your needs to be met, to say “no” when it is appropriate, to express your feelings, and to hang around when all you want to do is run.
Anger/Rage Compulsion: Do you find that anger is your first response to problems of any size? The anger may be very evident as rage, or less obvious in terms of withdrawal and isolation. At Celebrate Recovery, we focus on managing a God-given emotion in constructive ways.
Do you struggle with a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Change is possible. In every above item, the Celebrate Recovery curriculum has freed someone that attends the Shoreline Celebrate Recovery Group.
Just this past Thursday at Celebrate Recovery, Lisa Pray shared her powerful testimony! Many people were touched by her story and were reminded of God’s amazing love for us and His great power in our lives. Celebrate Recovery is a wonderful place to share what God has done in your own life. If you have been sober for at least one year and would like the opportunity to share your testimony at Celebrate Recovery, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting on Thursday, February 3, Celebrate Recovery’s “Gathering” will meet at 6:30 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. The Tuesday evening “Steps” study will remain at the same time.
We want to extend to you the opportunity to serve with Celebrate Recovery! Serving is very rewarding and a truly great blessing. We believe that service is a very important part of the healing process.
The Bible tells us how important service is:
“And since I, the Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow: do as I have done to you.” – John 13:14-15
“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.” – Ephesians 6:7
Please sign up or talk to the Recovery Leadership Team if you want to serve the Lord as well as your brothers and sisters in Christ. If you feel that you are gifted in any of the following areas and would like to serve in any of the following, we would love to talk with you:
-information table set-up
-coffee & room set-up & tear-down
-lyrics operation (Thursday only)
-assistant tech (Thursday only)
We look forward to serving alongside of you!
Hello brothers and sisters in Christ! We know that this last week at Celebrate Recovery was a tough one to get through. We encourage you to press forward! The rewards are so worth all of the hard work!
Here are a few scriptures for you to really meditate on over the next few weeks. Really allow God’s word to soak in and change your life.
“For God is at work within you, helping you to want to obey him, and then helping you do what he wants.” Philippians 2:13
“When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“And it is he who will supply all your needs from his riches in glory, because of what Christ Jesus has done for us.” Philippians 4:19
“Jesus says, ‘I am with you always.’” Matthew 28:20
“All who are oppressed may come to him. He is a refuge for them in their times of trouble.” Psalm 9:9
“Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
“Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.” 1 Peter 5:7
We hope that these scriptures build you up and help you move forward. We know that God’s word is alive and true! Allow the word to encourage and strengthen you! Keep fighting the good fight. We love you.