What Can I Expect
"Welcome Home" is not just a catchy phrase- it is truly how we want you to feel the minute you walk through the doors.
We like to think that CR is a like a home... a place where there is real life happening. A place where we can feel safe and loved by your “Forever Family”. A place where we can relax and know that great things are getting ready to happen. CR is one of the most loving and accepting groups that you can be a part of. Everyone here is searching for healing and though our issues may be different, we all are seeking God's truth in the same way. This is a safe environment where we can take our masks off and be who we are.
A typical Wednesday night for Celebrate Recovery at St.Anthony of Padua looks like this:
7-8 pm - Large Group Meeting at Margot Hall. Our large group meeting is a time of worship, teaching on the Recovery Principles and 12 Steps, or a testimony and other program related announcements and readings. The purpose of this time is to set aside the worries and stress of the day and allow music to help us connect with God. The lessons are from the CR Participants Guides and help you understand what the program is and how to work it in your life. We alternate each lesson with a live testimony showing how the program is working in the lives of those who are in the journey, and how they experienced God's grace and healing. We also offer Recovery Coins for periods of recovery, take up an offering, and make announcements.
Newcomers 101 is a group for those new to CR that explains a little history about how CR got started, how our groups work, information on resources, and what to expect the next time at our open share groups. Newcomers 101 is for first time attendees only and is held in Margot Hall right after the large Group Meeting.
8-9 pm - Open Share Groups are offered each week following the large group meeting. (We encourage you to attend the Newcomers 101 group before attending Open Share Groups.) These issue and gender specific groups are designed to allow you an opportunity to share about your struggles and victories without interruptions or comments from others. Everything shared in the group stays in the group. click for CR group guidelines . You will find the groups with their location every week in the program. We currently have men and women groups for Life issues. The Life issue groups have a wide range of issues including anger, co-dependency, survivors of sexual abuse, food issues, grief and loss, etc.
9-9:45 pm - Cross Talk Cafe . Light snacks and beverages are provided. This is a great time to fellowship, look for sponsors and network with others in recovery to build your accountability team.