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Can Celebrate Recovery Help Me?

HURTS: Do you have a hurt, heart wound or painful past experience that has not healed? Are you afraid to trust God with your whole life? Do you seldom experience serenity or joy? Are your relationships clouded by conflict and confusion?

Do others not love you as you feel you should be loved? Does your life feel troubled and out of control? Do you have resentments, anger, fear or loneliness and/or persistent feelings of low self-worth, shame, and guilt? Do you have difficulty forgiving or showing mercy to those around you?

HABITS: Do you have a destructive habit or addiction that you have not been able to change or overcome? Are you behaving in a way that puts you, your spouse, your family members or your job at risk? Have your tried to change your behaviors without success?

HANG-UPS Are you stuck or disappointed at where you are in life? Do you believe your life was supposed to be different? Do you feel you have yet to discover your true purpose for being here? Are your realizing you don’t have the needed power to make the changes necessary in your life?

Do thoughts of other people consume you? Have you tried to change the behaviors of the people around you? If everyone else changed, would you then feel at peace?

If you answered “YES” to two or more of these questions, you are not alone. Celebrate Recovery may be the step you need to take to being changes you are seeking.

Issues that can be addressed at Celebrate Recovery include: addictions; pornography; lust; gambling; financial problems; grief; loss; depression; divorce; control; anger/rage; pride; abuse- physical, sexual, emotional, verbal and domestic violence; compulsive overeating – emotional eating and food addictions; relationship/family problems and much more.

Join Us Each Week

Celebrate Recovery provides a safe non-judgmental environment where your confidentiality is kept and you are free to explore the healing available through a growing relationship with God and others who share common experiences.

We start our journey together by sharing experiences, strengths and hope.

Each week we worship together, listen to a testimony or be taught a lesson from the Celebrate Recovery Curriculum. Some of the topics include Denial, Powerlessness, Spiritual Inventory, Victory, Amends, Forgiveness, Grace, Relapse and many others.

Each week we then go into small groups which are gender based. After a testimony, we then have open share which are gender based.

New Members attend a one-time orientation group on their first night called “Newcomers 101”.

What if I’m not sure what I believe?

In Celebrate Recovery, people are welcome to seek earnestly and to grow at their own pace. Asking God to direct our lives and come into our hearts even while we did not know or fully understand Him, began the transformation we so desperately needed.

Do you have to be a member of Calvary Tabernacle Church to attend Celebrate Recovery?

Calvary Tabernacle Church welcomes visitors to enjoy its services and participate in its various ministries. Celebrate Recovery does not require you to be a member of the church to fully explore all that CR has to offer.

How can I be of service in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry?

Service is a critically important component of our recoveries and is foundational to the Celebrate Recovery Ministry. Service keeps us involved, accountable, humble and working for the good of others and there are numerous ways within our ministry to help.

You are also invited to help with set up and clean up.

The Road To Recovery

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. “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3

Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. “Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8

Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6

Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others. “Happy are the merciful. Happy are the peacemakers.” Matthew 5: 7 & 9

Reserve a daily time with God for self- examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life, and to gain the power to follow His will.

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires!” Matthew 5:10


Monday Nights 6:30pm – 8:45pm downstairs in The Hall (view on campus map)


For more information please see the information on the racks in the foyer.

Contact Felipe or Megan Sostre, (518) 986-0379 (Megan) (518) 986-5796 (Felipe) (518) 370-1010 ext 32 (office).

Find more resources on the national Celebrate Recovery site.