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Suffering Hurts, Hang Ups or Addictions?
Then Join us! On Monday evenings, starting at 7:00 pm for our weekly Celebrate Recovery meetings.
Whether you are addicted to drugs, alcohol, codependent or even food, we can share with you the Celebrate Recovery programme. This programme has helped thousands of others recover from their hurts, hang ups and addictions through the power of Jesus Christ and the well-known 12-steps.
Celebrate Recovery and Grace Church Meetings
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered, 12 step recovery program for any people who have a desire to overcome any hurt, hangup or addiction. Celebrate Recovery, or CR, started in 1991 at Saddleback Church, California beginning only with open share groups. Over 27, 000 people have gone through the programme at Saddleback Church alone and Grace Church, Canton is continuing that success every Monday evening from 7:00 pm.
Our general Celebrate Recovery group meets every Monday at 7:00 pm beginning with a short time of worship; we then follow with a Celebrate Recovery lesson or recorded testimony followed by group discussion. Step groups are held as the need arises and group activities, outside of the regular meetings – such as a shared dinner – are scheduled during the year.
Note: if the Canton School district has issued a weather warning and the students are not at school, we will cancel our meeting for our safety.
The Eight Principles
Celebrate Recovery is based on 8 principles:
Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)
“Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3a TEV
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2)
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 TEV, NIV
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
“Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5a TEV
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)
“Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8a TEV
Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires” Matthew 5:6a TEV
Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)
“Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7a TEV; “Happy are the peacemakers” Matthew 5:9 TEV
Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10 TEV