Celebrate Recovery program started, yes, with Rick Warren and the Saddleback Church. It has grown worldwide to over 20,000 churches,
proving not its' popularity but rather its' success in helping those with hurts, habits and hangups. It starts at CFUMC on September 14, 2015.
At CFUMC Celebrate Recovery meets on Monday evenings starting with supper at 5:45 p.m., main meeting from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., small groups from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. and concludes with "Solid Rock Cafe" from 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Child care will be provided.
R in Recovery stands for the first of eight steps -- Realize I'm not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.
E in Recovery stands for the second of eight steps -- Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover.
Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
C in Recovery stands for the third of eight steps -- Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control.
Happy are the meek.
O in Recovery stands for the fourth of eight steps -- Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
Happy are the pure in heart.
V in Recovery stands for the fifth of eight steps -- Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires
This second E in Recovery stands for the sixth of eight steps -- Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I've done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others.
Happy are the merciful. Happy are the peacemakers
This second R in Recovery stands for the seventh of eight steps -- Reserve a time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.
Y in Recovery stands for the final step of eight steps -- Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words.
Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.
Click on each letter in 'Recovery' above to reveal each of eight recovery steps that constitute the basis of the Celebrate Recovery program.
Celebrate Recovery Small Groups
Small groups are an extremely important part of the overall program. Though one can benefit from attendance in the main meeting only, small groups are where real support and recovery are more easily and thoroughly facilitated. These small groups are NOT led by any professional psychologist or psychiatrist. The leader is a person who simply has and is addressing a similar hurt.
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. The leader will also follow Celebrate Recovery's "Small Group Guidelines" listed below.
- 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. At your request, we can provide you with a list of approved counseling referrals.
- Allow its members to attempt to "fix" one another.
Small Group Guidelines
1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.
2. There will be NO cross talk. Cross talk is when two individuals engage in conversation excluding all others. Each person is free to express his or her feelings without interruptions.
3. We are here to support one another, not "fix" one another.
4. Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group. The only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others.
5. Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.
Small Groups Available
Chemically Dependent For those who find that they cannot quit drinking or using. You may be suffering from a problem that only a spiritual solution will conquer.
CodependencyFor those struggling with the compulsion to rescue and take care of others, have difficulty setting boundaries, or recognizing their own worth.
Physical/Emotional and Sexual AbuseFor those who have endured past ph8ysical, sexual and/or emotional abuse. Recovery includes healing from the traumas done to us at some time in our past as well as healing from the influence these past experiences continue to have on our lives.
Adult Children of Family DystunctionChoosing to recognize and exit the modeled behaviors of alcoholism or substance abuse is the beginning of recovery for the ACFD.
Eating Disorders and Food AddictionThis groups purpose is to learn a new way of living. At your own pace, learn to trust, to ask for your needs to be met, to say "no" when appropriate.
Recovery from AngerFor men and wormen who find that anger is their first response to problems of any size. Anger may be evident as rage or less obvious in terms of withdrawal and isolation.
Financial RecoveryWith God's power, this group helps you to gain financial freedom. Address the core hurts, habits and hang-ups that led to the financial trouble.
Group for Spanish SpeakersHelp for people not fluent in English to address similar issues to those above.
Note: Group availability depends on number of people in need for each topic. This may be discussed in the "main meeting" time.