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What is Celebrate Recovery?

CR is a recovery program based on the actual words of Jesus. Over 25 years ago CR was started by John Baker at Saddleback Church. It was designed as a program to help those struggling  by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. If you are dealing with addiction (drugs, alcohol, food, sex & relationships, gambling, pornography, candycrush, cell phone, ect..), anger, depression, co-dependency, unforgiveness, eating disorders, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, PTSD, or any other issue; CR is for you!

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When is Celebrate Recovery & What to Expect?

We meet every Wednesday at 6pm for dinner followed by a short message and music at 6:30. After that we celebrate our recovery with a chip ceremony commemorating our progress and victory through Jesus Christ. Then we recite the 12 steps or 8 principles of celebrate recovery before listening to a lesson or testimony. We close by saying the serenity prayer and break off into our small groups- the men have one group, the women have the other. Step-studies are offered throughout the year and occur on a different day than CR.


Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that you will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this live and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.

  Reinhold Niebuhr


Click below to go to the official Celebrate Recovery website for more information or to find a meeting near you.

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