Celebrating Recovery Support Group

St James Parish invites you to CELEBRATE RECOVERY - Catch The Wave

This Bible-based, Christ-centered group helps hurting adults experiencing addictions of any kind, divorce, abuse, and many other issues.   Meetings are every Monday at 7 pm in the Parish Center.

Contact

Larry Davenport, Jr.
402-572-8876
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What is Celebrate Recovery?  Started in 1991, CR is an international network as a Bible/Christ centered recovery ministry for addictions and hurts (i.e. divorce, separation, domestic violence, sexual abuse) to find hope with Jesus Christ through the fellowship of CR.  CR crosses denominational and cultural boundaries to help hurting people in our church and community.

All meetings/lessons are confidential.   There is no charge except we do have a freewill offering and books are available for a nominal fee.   CR will provide a newcomer’s packet for you to keep and review.  Adults age 18+.

CR does not attempt to offer any professional clinical advice. Our leaders are not counselors and CR does not allow its members to attempt to fix one another.  We’re here as a fellowship to hear from others and offer support.

Meetings are 1-2 hours as a large group and then small gender specific groups for sharing.   Refreshments will be served.

Or go to  www.celebraterecovery.com for more details and facts.  Then come join us!  You’ll be glad you did.


The 8 Principles

Principle 1- 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 they are spiritually poor.” (Matthew 5:3)

Principle 2- 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)

Principle 3- Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
“Happy are the meek.”      (Matthew 5:5)

Principle 4- 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 5:8)

Principle 5- Voluntarily submit to every change 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 5:6)

Principle 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. (Steps 8 and 9)
“Happy are the merciful." "Happy are the peacemakers.”  (Matt 5:7, 5:9)

Principle 7- 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.  (Steps 10 and 11)

Principle 8- Yield myself to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. (Step 12) “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.”   (Matthew 5:10)

Alanon

Alanon is for family members and friends of an alcoholic. The group meets at St. James every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Center

Contact Pauline
402-932-8205

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is a non-denominational group that follows the 12-Step program and meets at St. James every Thursday at 8 pm in the Parish Center.

Contact Connie                          Vernon
402-571-3692               402-571-2280