Zoom

New Schedule for Zoom and In-person Meetings

Starting the week of August 26th we will no longer offer Zoom for Large Group, only for Small Groups.

You may attend in person for Large Group and Small Group while maintaining social distancing during the pandemic.

To attend a Small Group by Zoom, please contact the group leader.

Contact us with any questions or comments about this new schedule.

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Using Zoom.us for Small Groups

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CR is talking about using Zoom.us for video calls to do Small Groups, with guidelines:

The online group will be gender specific. They must be led by a trained leader from a local Celebrate Recovery. All members are committed to being alone in the room they are in.

These groups will be formed from existing groups from a local ministry. These groups will be overseen by the Ministry Leader from a local CR.

The CRCR guidelines must be used every time. The leader is subject to remove anyone who is not following the guidelines.

The CRCR guidelines are:

1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts, feelings, and actions. Please limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.

2. There is NO cross talk please. Cross talk is when two people engage in a dialogue during the meeting. Each person sharing is free to express feelings without interruptions.

3. We are here to support one another. We will not attempt to “fix” one 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.

6. All members must use headphones. This will ensure that no one else can overhear what is shared in the group.

7. All members must be on camera. If the group leader asked, they must show the rest of the group that no one else is in the room.

8. The meetings will not be recorded.

Men's Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast

Our CR ministry leader Jack was able to present his testimony at the Rolling Hills Men’s breakfast this past Saturday. If you couldn’t attend in person, then here’s a chance to hear what he had to say about recovery from hurts, habits and hangups.

Prayer – Crossroads

God,
Tonight we come to the crossroads in our recoveries.  We now begin to focus on taking stock of ourselves on a daily basis – taking a daily inventory – and on the wise advice we receive in 1 Corinthians 10:12 – “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.”
May we never forget the work we have already done to get to this point, and may we be ever vigilant to never allow the enemy to gain a foothold in our lives ever again.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Bunco Night

Two weeks ago we organized our first Bunco Night, and by the looks of it, all involved had a blast. If you have an idea for a social event, then let us know about it so that we can do life together and have some fun.

Bunco night

Prayer – Grace

Heavenly Father,
We thank You and praise You for the incredible free gift of Your grace, and for the confidence we have to be able to rejoice in our weakness, knowing that Your power is made perfect in us through that weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).  May we turn to You in all things – not to our destructive former (and current) hurts, habits, and hang-ups – knowing that we can do all things through your Son, Jesus Christ, who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). 

In Your Son’s precious name we pray, Amen.

Amends

Amends

God,
Tonight we reach the point in our study where we begin to start evaluating our relationships, offering forgiveness to those who’ve hurt us and making amends for the harm we’ve done to others.  As we prepare to do this, we recall Romans 12:18, which reminds us “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
Father, we are both comforted and encouraged by the knowledge that, in You, we can, indeed, live at peace with everyone.  May we gain strength, courage and confidence from Your love, and, with You working in us, may we become “merciful peacemakers” in the lives of those who’ve hurt us and those we’ve hurt.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer of the Week

God,

Tonight, as we pass the half-way point in our annual review of the 25 lessons in Celebrate Recovery, we note with joy how far You’ve taken us already. As You prepare us to admit the exact nature of our wrongs – to ourselves, to You, and to someone we trust, we rely heavily on the promise of James 5:16 – “Confess your sins to each other, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed.”

What an incredible gift it is to sinners like us to know that, through sincere confession and prayer, we can experience the power of Your ability to heal us from all of our past transgressions. We are both humbled and grateful for this gift, and we thank You and praise You for placing people in our lives from whom we can draw the support we need to take this life-changing step along our personal roads to recovery.

In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.