Celebrate Recovery (CR) is for anyone with the courage to be honest about life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups and willing to open their life to healing and change. Participants learn and grow by sharing their experiences and hopes with one another. In addition, they become willing to accept God’s grace and forgiveness in solving life’s problems.
Celebrate Recovery is in 25,000 churches worldwide (most in the U.S.) and we are exciting to move into our second year of CR at First United Methodist Lake Charles.
What is Celebrate Recovery?
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the Beatitudes. The purpose of CR is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 steps and 8 recovery principles. By applying these principles we experience freedom from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups creating peace, serenity, joy and a stronger personal relationship with God and others. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to share struggles and a place where we can take off our masks. A place where you hear the words: “Nobody walks alone.” Celebrate Recovery changes lives!
MEAL at 5:15
$5 per person... $20 family max
in room Paxton Hall
What is a Hurt, a Habit, a Hang-up (3H)?
It is something that is stealing the peace God intended you to have.
Hurt — Emotional reactions to another’s behavior or a disturbing situation (abuse, abandonment, co-dependency, divorce, relationship issues, etc.).
Habit — An addiction to someone or something (alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.).
Hangup — Negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversity (anger, depression, fear, unable to forgive, etc.).
Is Celebrate Recovery for Me?
You may be thinking that recovery is just for those who struggle with drugs and alcohol. We’ve found that less than one-third of the people attending CR struggle with chemical dependencies.
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Can you answer YES to any one of these questions?
Have you been hurt by others?
Do you struggle with poor self image?
Do you yearn for others approval?
Are you a people pleaser?
Do you struggle with fear of confronting others?
Do you struggle with depression, isolation, a lack of trust?
Do you find your only true identity in your work? Spending too much time there?
Is your marriage in jeopardy?
Are you divorced?
Do you struggle with lust?
Do you struggle with Pornography?
Do you seek comfort through food, alcohol or other substances?
Are you a survivor of physical, emotional or sexual abuse?
Is a current friend or relative struggling with an addiction
If you answered yes to these, Celebrate Recovery is for you. CR is not for “those other people.”
It’s for you and me! “We all have sinned, we’ve all fallen short, we’ve all been hurt, and we’ve all hurt others.”
Everybody needs recovery and Celebrate Recovery offers a safe place to fellowship and learn from others with real-life struggles. Join us on this journey. Come as you are. Go home forever changed.
If you are currently struggling, get in touch with us immediately. We also need volunteers, leaders, and musicians in this ministry For more information, please contact Melonie Himel at the church office 436-6656.