Coping or Thriving?
Do you ever feel like God is distant? Do you ever struggle with loneliness? Do you wish that your important relationships were better? Are you careful what you say because you are afraid you might reveal something, or say something wrong? Do you feel like it’s your responsibility to keep everyone around you happy, and that if they are not, somehow it’s your fault? Do you ever think, “If only I were a better (wife, husband, son, daughter, friend, butcher, baker, candlestick maker) then things would be better.”?
Celebrate Recovery is a place where you can find answers to these questions, dilemmas, and yearnings. It is not just about alcohol and drug addiction. Celebrate Recovery is about finding healing for all the past hurts we have hidden deep inside, finding freedom from the habits that make our lives difficult. It’s about surrendering to Christ, and developing a closer walk with our Savior and Healer. People use all sorts of strategies to cope with life. Chemicals are one way. Overworking is another. Trying to always be perfect is another. Helping others to your own detriment is another.
In Celebrate Recovery, we don’t teach you better ways to cope. “Coping” is not what God wants for us. He wants us to thrive! If you don’t feel like you’re thriving, join us on Saturday nights. We will see you for who you are, a beloved child of God, and we will be delighted to have your company on this exciting journey. Come celebrate with us!
Child care is available. Dinner is at 6:30pm in the Vesper Hall. The large group meeting starts at 7:15pm in the Sanctuary. For more information contact, FUMCCelebrateRecovery@gmail.com.