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Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Church Library

What is Celebrate Recovery?

  • Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the 12 steps and their biblical comparisons and eight principals from the Beatitudes.

  • Some recovery programs deal only with alcohol or drugs or another single problem. But Celebrate Recovery is a "large umbrella" program under which a limitless number of issues can be dealt with.

  • Some of the hurts, habits and hang-ups Celebrate Recovery can help you work through are:

Alcohol Abuse


Emotional Distance








Demand Perfection


Hurtful Relationship


Need to Control


Sexual Impurity

Unhealthy Emotions

  • By working through the principles, we grow spiritually, and we are freed from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and, most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with others and our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power, Jesus Christ.

  • The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to encourage fellowship and to celebrate God's healing power in our lives as we work our way along the road to recovery. We are changed as we share our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God's grace and forgiveness in solving our life's problems. 

Celebrate Recovery Core Values

Celebrate Recovery...

  • Is based on God's Word, the Bible.

  • Is forward looking.

  • Emphasizes personal responsibility.

  • Encourages spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ

  • Utilizes the Biblical truth that we need each other in order to grow spiritually and emotionally.

  • Addresses all types of hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

  • Encourages members to also attend traditional recovery meetings as an additional outreach opportunity.

  • Can be added to any other recovery process or group that an individual is currently attending.

What is a Hurt, Habit or Hang-up?

  • A hurt, habit, or hang-up is something that hinders your walk with God.

    • Hurts - The feeling of being hurt is an emotional reaction to another person's behavior or to a disturbing situation. (i.e. Abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, or relationship issues.)​

    • Habits - A habit is an addiction to someone or something. (i.e. alcoholism, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, or smoking.)

    • Hang-ups - Hang-ups are negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversary. (i.e. anger, depression, fear, or unforgiveness.)


These life problems can be stumbling blocks or stepping stones. Healing is available through applying the principles of a Bible based recovery process in your life. 

For more information on Celebrate Recovery, please visit their website at



GriefShare meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 1:30 pm in the Church Library

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You'll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you move forward to a new normal and look forward to rebuilding your life. Although it is a thirteen week program, you are welcome to come at any time.

For more information, please contact Paul via email or Maggie via email or call the church office at 570-739-2241.

For more information on GriefShare, please visit their website at

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ReEntering L.I.F.E.

ReEntering Life is a ministry flowing from a vision of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader who decades ago desired to lower the high incarceration rate in Pennsylvania. L.I.F.E supports volunteers across Pennsylvania who seek to present a faith-based life skills program focusing on successful re-entry in to society.

Volunteers from Bethesda participate in either the weekly evening program at Schuylkill State Correctional Institute at Frackville Pa, or in a monthly book club held at both Schuylkill and Mahanoy SCI prisons. For more information on volunteering, please contact the church office via email or call 570-739-2241.

For more information on ReEntering LIFE, please visit their website at

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Bethesda Training Institute

The Bethesda Training Institute is a satellite of The Urban Ministry Institute (, which is a ministry arm of World Impact. The TUMI ministry focuses on developing leaders focused on inner city ministry who have little by way of resources and ministry tool opportunity.

TUMI offers an ever-growing selection of curriculum to resource the Church for the Great Commission.  The Capstone Curriculum is a comprehensive leadership development curriculum (16 modules), covering everything needed to prepare God-called leaders for effective ministry in and through the church.

Bethesda Training Institute is a satellite of TUMI that currently is supporting a seminary level Capstone class at Rockview State Correctional Institute, and seeks to develop more prison educational classes in our area.

For more information, please contact the church office via email or call 570-739-2241.

For more information on about TUMI, please visit their website at

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