Tuesday, 19 July 2011 09:48
If you, like me, like “Ole Time Religion” then meet with us every Thursday night for Celebrate Recovery at The Mercy Place located in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.
We begin with a free meal at 5:30. Then the worship service begins at 6:15 and at 7:15 we go to our preferred Small Group for support sessions for whatever is hurting us.
You do not have to go to a Small Group. You are free to leave after the worship service but the small groups are where the healing really begins. We have groups for Hurts, Habits and Hang-ups, Grief, Codependency, and others. If you go to a small group and don’t feel like participating at first you do not have to say anything but “pass.” When you feel more comfortable you can begin to participate.
Celebrate Recovery is wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about it. It is one of the best things that ever happened to our community. Everybody that comes knows they are welcome and loved and supported. You can feel the love when you walk in the door. You can feel it during the testimonies and lessons; during the worship music by The Mercy Project and when you see the trail of people going to the alter. The air is charged with the Spirit and Christ’s love.
Our meals are provided by local churches and groups and our own kitchen team works diligently to prepare from seventy-five to one hundred and fifty meals every week. That is a lot of work and they must come to the church early to get it all done. These are women who work hard all day and yet come and do the Lord’s work for another several hours. All you have to do is show up.
We have a personal testimony every other week and a wonderful lesson from the CR program every other week. We are always looking for someone to share their testimony. If you are that someone contact the church office at First United Methodist Church. We will furnish the guidelines.
Meet us at Celebrate Recovery Thursday night at 5:30 and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.