Friday, May 29, 2015- Testimony: Frank Q.

Its a new day

 

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

God’s Good News is positive, not negative.  It’s all about redemption, not condemnation.  The Bible will lift you up and show you how to walk, step by attainable step, on a path of healing and liberty from the hurts, habits and hang-ups that have been holding you back.  Celebrate Recovery is Bible-based and Christ-centered which is why it is so effective in life change.

Please join us on Friday evening, May 29 when a CR participant will tell their story and you will be encouraged to see how it was for them; the experience they went through; how they gained the strength to begin their recovery; and discover that there’s definitely hope for you!

Our weekly schedule:

6 pm – dinner

7 pm – large group (in the Chapel)

8 pm – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)

9 pm – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

We look forward to meeting you on the 29th.  See you then!!!

Friday, May 22, 2015- Lesson 19: Crossroads

crossroads

 

Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.

Lamentations 3:40

 

When we get to CR’s Principle Seven – “Reserve a daily 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.” – we’ve  come to an important junction on our individual roads to recovery.  We’re at the crossroads of our journey!

Please join us on Friday evening, May 22 when one of our participants will share the Crossroads Lesson and we’ll hear about the importance of taking regular, ongoing inventories of our lives.

Our weekly schedule:

6pm – dinner

7pm – large group (in the Chapel)

8pm – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)

9pm – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

See you on the 22nd!

Friday, May 15, 2015- Testimony by Calesta

Issues

 

They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…

Revelation 12:11a

God has blessed Celebrate Recovery, and through it has brought profound life-change to thousands of people who have struggled for years with their particular hurts, hang-ups and habits.  God is in the business of changing the lives of those who admit their powerlessness to control their hurts, hang-ups and habits and turn their lives and will over to him.

Please join us on Friday evening, May 15 when we will hear the testimony of a CR participant whose life has been changed.

Our weekly schedule:

6 pm. – dinner

7 pm. – large group (in the Chapel)

8 pm. – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)

9 pm. – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

See you on the 15th!

 

Friday, May 1, 2015- Testimony by Cheryl

CR circles

 

The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

II Corinthians 1:3-4

All the pain the years our hurts, hang-ups and habits have caused, all the destruction we may have brought upon ourselves and those we love – it all finally makes sense when we begin to live out Principle Eight: “Yield myself to God to be used to bring this good news to others, both by my example and by my words.”  We finally come to understand Romans 8:28: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  Principle Eight calls us to joyfully share the good news!

Please join us on Friday, May 1 when another CR participant delivers the good news by giving back to others through the sharing of their recovery story.

Our weekly schedule:

  • 6pm – dinner
  • 7pm – large group (in the Chapel)
  • 8pm – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)
  • 9pm – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

See you on the 1st!

Friday, April 24, 2015- Lesson 17: Forgiveness

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Tug of war

 

Do not repay anyone evil for evil.  Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.  If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 12:17-18

 Step Nine:  We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar.  First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 5:23-24

 We hope you will join us on Friday, April 24 when we share the powerful Celebrate Recovery Forgiveness Lesson.  Forgiveness is all about letting go.  Remember playing tug-of-war as a child?  As long as the people on each end of the rope are tugging, we have a war.  We let go of our end of the rope when we forgive others.  No matter how hard they may tug on their end, if we’ve released ours, the war is over.  But until we release that rope, we are prisoners of war.  Bear in mind that causing an injury puts us below our enemy.  Revenging an injury makes us even with our opponent.  But forgiving him sets us free!  We hope to see you on the 24th!

Our weekly schedule:

6pm – dinner

7pm – large group (in the Chapel)

8pm – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)

9pm – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

Friday, April 17, 2015- Testimony by Joanie S.

Hurts habits hang-ups

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4

CR Principle 8:  “Yield myself to God to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.”

Principle 8 recycles our pain by allowing God’s fire and light to shine on it, to melt down our old hurts, hang-ups and habits so we can be used again in a positive way.  Our lives can be recycled to show others how we’ve worked the principles and steps, with Jesus’ healing, and how we’ve come through the darkness of our pain into Christ’s glorious freedom and light.  Society tells us that pain is useless.  In fact, some people believe that people in pain are useless.  At Celebrate Recovery, we know that pain has great value, as do the people who experience it.

Please join us on Friday, April 17 when we’ll hear another amazing testimony of a life that was changed!  Hope to see you then!!

Our weekly schedule:

6pm – dinner

7pm – large group (in the Chapel)

8pm – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)

9pm – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

Friday, April 10, 2015- Lesson 16: AMENDS

CR Chains broken

 

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.”  Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”  Matthew 5:9

CR’s Principle 6 says, “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.”  Principle 6 is all about making amends.  Forgive me as I learn to forgive sums it up pretty well.

We hope you will join us on Friday, April 10 when we share the CR Amends Lesson and learn how making amends isn’t about our past so much as it is about our future.  Before we can enjoy the healthy relationships we desire, we need to clean out the guilt, shame and pain that have caused many of our past relationships to fail.

Our weekly schedule:

6 pm – dinner

7 pm – large group (in the Activity Center)

8 pm – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)

9 pm – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

See you on the 10th!

Friday, April 3, 2015- Testimony by Marlon W.

Name of Jesus

 

“But where sin increased, grace increased all the more.”  Romans 5:20b

At CR we share our testimonies as a way to tell how our lives were transformed by Jesus’ healing power and by applying the 8 CR Recovery Principles and the 12 Steps into all aspects of our lives.  Join us on Friday evening, April 3 as we hear a testimony of God’s amazing grace in the life of one of our participants.  Come and be uplifted, challenged, and encouraged!

Our weekly schedule:

6pm – dinner (room 300)

7pm – large group (Chapel)

8pm – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)

9pm – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

 

Friday, March 27, 2015- Lesson 15: Victory

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Proverbs 21:31 says “…VICTORY rests with the Lord”!

 

Join us on Friday evening, March 27 as we share Lesson 15:  VICTORY.  At first our old self-doubts and low self-image may tell us we’re not worthy of the growth and progress we’re already making in the program.  We need to turn off those old negative thoughts and yield to the growth.  It’s the Holy Spirit’s work within us.  Through his transforming power we’ll find the victory that keeps us from reverting back to our hang-ups and harmful habits.

Our weekly schedule:

6pm – dinner

7pm – large group (in the Chapel)

8pm – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)

9pm – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

We look forward to seeing you on March 27th!

Friday- March 20, 2015: Testimony Night

Celebrate L angle to Recovery

 

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”   2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Join us on Friday evening, March 20 as we hear another wonderful CR testimony.  Second Corinthians 1:3-4 is one of Celebrate Recovery’s key verses.  God helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups and habits so we in turn can help others gain the victory over theirs.  We start off by saying, “This is how it was for me; this is my personal experience with my addiction.  This is how I gained the victory in my recovery – and there’s hope for you as well.”

Our weekly schedule:

6pm – dinner

7pm – large group (in room 110 on the first floor)

8pm – small open share groups (issue & gender specific)

9pm – dessert & coffee/Solid Rock Café

 

We look forward to seeing you on March 20!