Celebrate Recovery Large Group Open Meeting
Saturday · 7 - 9:30PM
in The MMC Building
74 S. Grove Street, Valley Stream NY 11580
What To Expect
7 - 8PM Large Group Open Meeting
We meet together for worship and a teaching or a testimony.
8 - 9PM Small Group Open Sharing
Gender and issue specific small groups for sharing and listening.
9 - 9:30PM Coffee Café
A time to get to know each other.
Celebrate Recovery Open Share Small Groups
• Newcomers 101
• Men’s Mixed Issues Group
• Women’s Mixed Issues Group
New gender-based, recovery-specific Open Share Small Groups will be forming as the number of participant’s increases and new leaders are trained.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program designed to help men and women address a variety of hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Our Saturday evening Large Group Open Meeting format includes worship, teaching and personal recovery testimonies; small group interaction, including a special one-time newcomer’s orientation; and fellowship.
Celebrate Recovery provides a safe environment for real life change in Jesus Christ, as participants personally work through specific biblically-based recovery steps in the context of Christian community. We recognize the truth that we need each other to grow personally and spiritually.
We open the door to recovery by sharing our experiences, strength, and hope with one another. This leads to a greater capacity for accepting God’s grace and movement in our lives as we are working through our issues.
The recovery process enables us to move towards greater freedom from addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and, most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.
If all of your pursuits to find life and ease your pain have led to more pain and emptiness, maybe it is time to consider something else. We welcome you to join us to pursue together real life in Jesus Christ and celebrate the recovery only He can bring through His people and His Word!
MEN'S & WOMEN'S STEP STUDY GROUPS
The step study groups are the second type of Celebrate Recovery small groups and everyone is encouraged to join one. These groups are where participants get into the heart of the program and true healing from their lives’ hurts, hang- ups, and habits occurs. They meet on a different night of the week from the large group and open share meetings and go through the four Celebrate Recovery participant’s guides and answer the questions together after each lesson. These groups are closed (no new members) after a few weeks and the groups remain together for the next 10-12 months. Interested? Contact us.
ISSUES ADDRESSED AT CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Celebrate Recovery addresses all types of hurts, hang-ups, and habits, whereas some recovery programs deal only with alcohol or drugs or another single problem. The list below is not all-inclusive, but it gives examples of issues that can be addressed at Celebrate Recovery in gender-based groups:
Loss, Grief, Fear, Worry, Anxiety, Shame, Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Resentments, Adultery, Divorce, Loneliness, Stress, Self-Pity, Guilt, Regret, Workaholics, Procrastination, Compulsive Exercising, Lying, Cursing, Gossip, Self-Centeredness, Pride
Chemical Dependency; Codependency; Anger; Food Addiction; Eating Disorders; Adult Children of Family, Dysfunction; Love and Relationship Addiction; Sexual Addiction; Codependent Women in a Relationship with a Sexually-Addicted Man; Physical/Sexual/ Emotional Abuse; Love and Relationship Addiction