Celebrate Recovery - Stay Connected


Due to COVID-19, CR will not have Meeting Nights or Step Studies through the month of April. That includes the fellowship meal, Large Group Meeting, Open Share Groups. A decision about meetings after April will be communicated at the appropriate time.


In lieu of meetings, we are sharing even more content than usual on our Facebook page -- all centered around the peace and hope we can find in Jesus. Just this week, we have shared multiple video devotionals from our local leadership. We plan to continue these during this difficult time. To visit the page, go to Facebook and search for "Celebrate Recovery Cookeville."

The national Celebrate Recovery program's accounts on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram are also sharing some great recovery-related information and resources.


Our hearts grieve and long for our program participants during this time we are unable to be together. We honestly are at a loss of words to know what to say. But we know many of you are scared, uncertain, and struggling – fact is we are too. Know this, the community that you have relied on to overcome your hurts, habits, and hang-ups is still here. We may not be able to assemble together, but we are still here. Please don’t fall into isolation. Connect anyway you can. Text each other, call each other, and feel free to video chat with each other. In recovery you have made many relationships with those whom you know you can trust. Continue to turn to these individuals. Turn to your accountability partners and sponsors. Turn to those you know you can trust.

Many of you have inquired about the online share groups. For the overall safety of the group, we have decided that online share groups are just not safe enough for us at this time. With a word of caution, we do encourage you to feel free to video share with those whom you have built trusting relationships. Please visit the CR Crisis Response guidelines available at celebraterecovery.com/crcr before doing so. Again, we stress that you should turn only to those you trust the most.

While the core pillar of CR has been removed for a time, the foundation remains strong. Jesus Christ and the word of God is our foundation. God is still in control. Continue to work the steps, continue to turn it all over to God, and continue to connect with each other. We are a family, and we are in this together. We can’t wait to see you, and pray that it will be soon!


Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program that helps people overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups. CR is built around the fellowship and accountability of a caring community. Participants can choose two attend one or both regular meetings: Step Studies and Meeting Nights.

A Step Study is a personal journey through the steps in a confidential group led by a facilitator who has completed a study. When you finish the study, you will have worked your hurts, habits, and hang-ups through each of the Twelve Steps. Schedules for these studies are communicated throughout the year as they become open.

Meeting Nights are held every Tuesday night here at Collegeside. Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings at any time. We have a fellowship meal from 5:30-6:00 in our Teenside area. Our Large Group Meeting is from 6:00-7:00 in the auditorium. And our Open Share Groups are from 7:00-7:45 in various classrooms. You are welcome to attend any or all three parts of the meeting. The meal is $2 for adults and $1 for kids. Childcare for ages 2-10 is provided at no cost. Every week, we have a Newcomers 101 class to help first-time guests get introduced to CR. There is no cost to participate in CR.

For more information, visit Collegeside.org/CR. Also, you can get daily devotionals and other personal inspiration at our Facebook page. Just go to Facebook and search for "Celebrate Recovery Cookeville."

Click Here to visit the Cookeville Celebrate Recovery Facebook Page
Click Here to visit the national Celebrate Recovery Facebook Page
Click Here to visit the Celebrate Recovery Instagram Page
Click Here to visit the Celebrate Recovery Youtube Channel.

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