Friday September 13, 2019 Special Speaker: Adam Bowers

Potluck and Anniversary Celebration

 Theme: “Grateful by the Crate Full”

They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness”

Psalm 145:7

Celebrating 14 years of CR at First Free

Potluck at 6:00 pm- Room 110 (best to come in west entrance of church)

Special Speaker: Adam Bowers- Lead Pastor at First Free Church

Make your own caramel apple in the caramel fountain at Solid Rock Cafe (dessert and fellowship time)

**No Childcare Available***

Friday August 23, 2019- Lesson 25: 7 Reasons We Get Stuck

Friday the 16th we’ll have lesson 25 in the CR curriculum, which is the last lesson for the year (we go by the school calendar)

If you’re new, it’s a great time to start CR because in a couple of weeks we’ll begin all over with Lesson One.

On the other hand, if you’ve been with us throughout, please know that this does not mean we know it all, or that we are cured.  Recovery is a process of spiritual growth, and learning to apply the BIBLICAL principles of recovery, which really are the gospel of Jesus Christ, to our lives every day (theologians call this “sanctification”).

Recovery is not just a CLASS where we get a certificate of completion if we attend all 25 lessons. After doing all the lessons we may have a better understanding of the gospel and have made progress in coping with our “hurts, hang-ups, and habits”, but we still have much to learn about God, others, and ourselves. And we still must put it into action every day. The Road to Recovery is always under construction.

This repetition is not just for repetition sake; it is an opportunity to uncover the next layer that our compassionate God wants to reveal to us as He molds us into who He created us to be: dearly loved sons and daughters.

Weekly Friday Evening Schedule:

6:00pm – dinner

7:00pm – large group meeting

8:00pm – small open share group meetings (gender & issue specific)

9:00pm – Solid Rock Café (dessert & coffee fellowship)

***No Childcare Available***

Friday, August 16- Testimony: Betsy

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

I John 3:18

We hope you will join us for our Celebrate Recovery meeting on Friday evening, August 16th when we will hear a hope-filled CR testimony.  The world can argue with a lot of things in this life, but the one thing they cannot argue with or ignore is a radically changed life.   At CR we are blessed to hear one of these stories every other week.  We hope to see you on the 16th when again we will all be encouraged by a powerful recovery story!

Weekly Friday Evening Schedule:

6:00pm – dinner (optional)

7:00pm – large group meeting

8:00pm – small open share group meetings (gender & issue specific)

9:00pm – Solid Rock Café (dessert & coffee fellowship) (optional)

***No Childcare Available***

Friday July 26, 2019- Lesson 23: Give

Freely you have received, freely give.’”

Matthew 10:8

On Friday evening, July 26, we will share Lesson 23 – Give.  God never wastes a hurt and, in fact, he can take your hurts and use them to help others.  CR Principle 8 says, “Yield myself to God to be used to bring this good news to others, both by my example and by my words.  All the pain the years of your hurts, hang-ups and habits has caused, all the destruction you may have brought upon yourself and others all finally makes sense when you begin to live out Principle 8.

We hope you will join us on July 26 and that we will meet you soon at a meeting.

Weekly Friday Evening Schedule:

6:00pm – dinner

7:00pm – large group meeting

8:00pm – small open share group meetings (gender & issue specific)

9:00pm – Solid Rock Café (dessert & coffee fellowship)

***No Childcare Available***

Fri 7/12/19- Lesson 22: Gratitude

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’”

Philippians 4:6

We hope to see you on Friday evening, July 12th for our Gratitude Lesson.  The recovery journey isn’t always easy, and we’re wise to make a point to celebrate our successes along the way.  Developing a “gratitude list” is a good way to remind ourselves that we have made progress in our recovery – that God has changed our lives and that Jesus is always with us.  If you’re willing, pause right now and thank the Lord for one thing for which you are grateful, write it down and your gratitude list has begun… 

We would be grateful if you joined us the 12th and look forward to seeing you at a meeting soon!

Weekly Friday Evening Schedule:

6:00pm – dinner

7:00pm – large group meeting

8:00pm – small open share group meetings (gender & issue specific)

9:00pm – Solid Rock Café (dessert & coffee fellowship)

***No Childcare Available***

Friday July 5, 2019- Video Testimony

“No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand so that those who come in can see the light.” Luke 8:16

Please join us on Friday evening, July 5 when we will be blessed to hear another wonderful CR story.  If we want someone to see what Christ can do for them, we need to let them see what Christ has done for us.  A great way to do this is by sharing our weaknesses and victories with others who are suffering from similar hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  We hope to see you on the 5th when we will all hear another encouraging and hope-filled testimony of a life that’s been gloriously changed.

Weekly Friday Evening Schedule:

6:00pm – dinner

7:00pm – large group meeting

8:00pm – small open share group meetings (gender & issue specific)

9:00pm – Solid Rock Café (dessert & coffee fellowship)

***No Childcare Available***

Friday June 28, 2019- Lesson 21: Relapse

Mark 14: 38

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”

Join us on June 28th when we’ll hear how to maintain the progress we have been making in our recoveries and learn how to avoid the pitfall of relapse.

Weekly Friday Evening Schedule:

6:00pm – dinner

7:00pm – large group meeting

8:00pm – small open share group meetings (gender & issue specific)

9:00pm – Solid Rock Café (dessert & coffee fellowship)

**No Childcare Available***

Friday April 12, 2019: Lesson 16: Amends

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.”

Matthew 5:7

Three of the hardest words in the English language are “I am sorry.”  Most of the time we know who deserves to hear those words from us but finding the courage and the willingness to say them can be very difficult.  On the flip side, we self-righteously expect to hear those same words immediately from others when they’ve harmed us.  We hope you will join us on Friday evening, April 12 when we will share the CR Amends Lesson and begin our study of Principle Six: Evaluate all my relationships.  Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.

We look forward to meeting you and seeing you at a meeting soon!

Weekly Friday Evening Schedule:

6:00pm – dinner

7:00pm – large group meeting

8:00pm – small open share group meetings (gender & issue specific)

9:00pm – Solid Rock Café (dessert & coffee fellowship)

***No Childcare Available***

Friday April 5, 2019- Testimony: Patti

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

I John 3:18

We hope you will join us for our Celebrate Recovery meeting on Friday evening, October 12 when we will hear a hope-filled CR testimony.  The world can argue with a lot of things in this life, but the one thing they cannot argue with or ignore is a radically changed life.   At CR we are blessed to hear one of these stories every other week.  We hope to see you on the 12th when again we will all be encouraged by a powerful recovery story!

Weekly Friday Evening Schedule:

6:00pm – dinner

7:00pm – large group meeting

8:00pm – small open share group meetings (gender & issue specific)

9:00pm – Solid Rock Café (dessert & coffee fellowship)

***No Childcare Available***

Friday March 29, 2019- Lesson 15: Victory

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 1:6

Join us on Friday evening, March 29 when we will continue our focus on Principle Five: Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask him to remove my character defects, and we share the CR hope-filled VICTORY lesson.  Once we ask God to remove our character defects, we begin a journey that will lead us to new freedom from our past.  We need to be careful not to look for perfection but instead to rejoice in steady progress.  We need to seek and be satisfied with steady improvement. 

See you on the 29th!

Weekly Friday Evening Schedule:

6:00pm – dinner

7:00pm – large group meeting

8:00pm – small open share group meetings (gender & issue specific)

9:00pm – Solid Rock Café (dessert & coffee fellowship)

***No Childcare Available***