Bethany Church Offices|1208 Brookside Road, Wescosville, PA 18106

Celebrate Recovery

Nelson Alleman

Nelson Alleman

Associate Pastor

610-395-3613 ext. 16

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Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a group that meets in order to help support one another in our hurts, hang-ups and habits. There are 5 (open share) guidelines and 8 recovery principles that the small groups follows.

*Learn the 12 steps to Celebrate Recovery here…

*Check out our Spiritual Inventory PDF or our Power Point version

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Meeting Schedule
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Connections Café (Snacks & Drinks)
  • 6:55 – 7:0 pm: Five Minute Countdown
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Large Group Meeting (Music, Teaching, Testimonies)
  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm: Open Share Small Groups (Includes gender-specific groups)
  • 9:00 – 9:30 pm: Connections Café (Fellowship)
The Five Guidlines
  1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.
  2. There is NO cross talk. Cross talk is when two individuals engage in conversation excluding all others. Each person is free to express his or her feelings without interruptions.
  3. We are here to support one another, not “fix” another.
  4. Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group. The only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others.
  5. Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.

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The Eight Principles to Celebrate 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

The Prayer for Serenity

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is;
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.

AMEN
– Reinhold Niebuhr –

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