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Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find support, help, and encouragement for your hurt, hang-up, or addictive habit from those who have walked the same road.

Many come to Celebrate Recovery wondering if they have a problem big enough to justify the trip. You may sense that there are areas your life is out of sync but you are not sure if it is worth working on. Here are some tips:

1.  Visit on a Celebrate Recovery night. This is a great way to see what we have been talking about. You will feel welcome and no one will force you to share openly or tell more about yourself.

2.  Go to the small group. After the large group time, folks go to the small group. Here you will learn more about how the program actually works.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY PURPOSE

The purpose of “Celebrate Recovery” at the York City Campus of the Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to “be changed.” We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our lives’ problems.

By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.

What is Large Group?
– A time of Learning
– A time to listen to a teaching on recovery principle or personal testimony

What is an “Open Share” Small Group Meeting?
Small group discussion
Gender specific
Mixed issues or issue specific group
Same night as Large Group

What is a “Step Study” Small Group Meeting?
Step studies are meetings outside of the large group gathering where through workbooks and open discussion, people initiate working the twelve steps into their lives. Each step from coming out of denial, cultivating a spiritual life, doing an honest inventory, identifying character defects, making amends and service are all looked at seriously.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY SMALL GROUPS WILL NOT:

Attempt to offer any professional clinical advice. Our leaders are not counselors and will not allow its members to attempt to fix one another.