Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christ-centered program for anyone struggling with any hurt, hang-ups or habits. We have found hope and help to overcome our issues of gambling, anger, alcoholism, food & body image, guilt and shame, financial loss, divorce, dysfunction families, sexual abuse, drug abuse, grief, eating disorders and many more through the power of Jesus Christ.
Wednesday Nights (The Forge at Calvary)
Doors Open each week at 6:30 pm with earlier quarterly start times when our social gatherings include dinner. (Example: 6:00 p.m. Chili & Grilled Cheese or Chili dogs, Grilled Burgers & Brats, Soup & Sandwich, Pizza, Hog Roast, Fish Fry)
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Large Group meeting time begins with music followed with a 12-Step teaching or testimony for adults.
8:00 – 9:00 pm
Small Groups: After our 7:00 pm Large Group you can choose to attend any of our separate gender & issue specific groups where each person is safe to share (If they choose to share) with others.
Newcomers Groups: Mixed Gender Groups for those wanting to learn what Celebrate Recovery Alton is all about. This 20-30-minute group will also help you transition into the best Small Group for you.
9:00 – 9:30 pm
StraightUp Café – Sponsor and Accountability Partner Networking with Coffee & Dessert
Many are gonna say — recovery!!??
Yep! Taking steps to breaking the chains that have held me captive for so long. Taking the steps out of denial & giving it all to HIM. Taking the steps in accepting who I am and who HE created me to be. Taking the steps of letting go & saying YES!
It doesn’t have to be recovery in addiction to drugs or alcohol, addiction to crime or gambling, addiction to all the “typical stereotypes” we think of when someone says recovery. We ALL have something — something we struggle with. In CR we like to say Hurts, Hang-ups or Habits— we ALL have them! But when we step out of denial to those things & say “TAKE IT LORD!” — that’s where Recovery begins.
In September, I walked very skeptical into a room full of people with brokenness, worshipping like no other. That night I was introducted to a group of ladies that really cared. I stepped into a small group with other hurting women, just like me. In the weeks that followed I stepped into a Step Study classroom with 10 broken & hurting women — all with different hurts than mine.
These steps were the best steps I’ve taken in my life & I haven’t once wanted to look back — only forward to see where God will be working in healing in my life & all those in CR. So that red chip — it’s more than a chip. It’s my sweet token to a road to recovery!
Thank you for letting me share.
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Wednesday Open Share Groups – gender & topic based small group setting to share your struggles and victories with others.
For Women: Hurts, Hang-ups, Habits - Chemical Dependency; Food & Body Image; Co-dependency & Mixed Issues
For Men: Hurts, Hang-ups, Habits - Chemical Dependency; Freedom from Anger; Sexual Purity; Mixed Issues
Step Studies – a safe place to work through the Jesus-centered 12 steps in gender specific closed groups. An approximate 9 month, once a week commitment, that meets on a night/day other than Wednesdays. We annually offer both women’s and men’s Step Study groups. Contact us for details.
Celebrate Recovery maintains strict confidentiality. This promotes an atmosphere of trust and enables recovery. We are diligent about confidentiality and anonymity. Celebrate Recovery Alton is a “safe place” where you can be real and honest without fear.
Celebrate Recovery is a Community Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church