Celebrate Recovery will host Meeting Night this Tuesday at Collegeside church of Christ at 252 East 9th Street in Cookeville.

Meeting Schedule
5:30-6:00: Fellowship Meal in Christian Life Center (gym)
6:00-7:00: Large Group Meeting in auditorium
7:00-7:30: Open Share Groups in various classrooms
(Free childcare beginning at 5:30)


CELEBRATE RECOVERY is a Christ-centered recovery program designed to help people address a variety of hurts, habits and hang-ups.

What is the purpose of Celebrate Recovery?

THE PURPOSE OF CELEBRATE RECOVERY is to celebrate God´s healing power in our lives through the Twelve Steps and Eight Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God´s grace in solving our lives´ problems.

What are hurts, habits and hang-ups?

A HURT is an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or disturbing situation. Some common hurts are: Abandonment, Abortion, Abuse, Adoption, Betrayal, Dysfunctional family, Neglect, Rape and Rejection.

A HABIT is an unhealthy pattern that often starts as a perceived remedy for some problem in your life, but ends up turning into a chronic bad behavior or addiction. Some common habits are: Abusive behavior, Alcohol, Bitterness, Affairs, Critical spirit, Drugs, Eating disorders, Gambling, Gossip, Homosexuality, Isolation, Lying, Pornography, Self-mutilation, Sex addictions, Spending problems, Stealing, Unforgiveness, Wasteful pursuits and Workaholism.

A HANG-UP is a negative attitude used to cope with adversity. Some common hang-ups are: Anger, Anxiety, Codependency, Control freaks, Depression, Fear, Greed, Impatience, Laziness, Materialism, Perfectionism, Pride, Procrastination and Shame.

How does Celebrate Recovery work?
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 at Collegeside. 
  • Our Fellowship Meal is from 5:30-6:00 in the Christian Life Center (gym).

  • Our Large Group Meeting is from 6:00-7:00 in the auditorium. In this meeting, men and women participants gather for worship, followed by either a testimony or a teaching. This is a totally relaxed, non-threatening gathering where we see what recovery is all about. 

  • At the conclusion of the Large Group meeting, participants are invited to attend Open Share Groups from 7:00-7:30 in various classrooms. These small groups are a non-judgmental, confidential place to share and are grouped by men and women.

  • Also, at the conclusion of the Large Group Meeting, CR hosts a Newcomers 101 class from 7:00-7:30 in the auditorium to help first-time guests get introduced to CR.

  • Participants are welcome to attend one or all parts of Meeting Night. Anyone is welcome to attend any meeting at any time. There is no cost to participate in CR. Free childcare is provided beginning at 5:30.

We are making every effort to be responsible with everyone's health. Please see some important details below:
- Seating will be arranged to allow families to sit together while also allowing social distancing.
- Facemasks will not be required, but you are welcome to wear one if you choose.
- We will celebrate the Chip Ceremony, however those distributing and receiving chips will not physically touch. 
- Please avoid handshakes and hugs.
- Please do not attend meetings if you feel sick or have demonstrated any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- A sanitation team will prepare our meeting space before and after each meeting.
- Hand sanitizer will be made available for those who would like it.

For more information about Celebrate Recovery, contact Steve Garrett at 931-260-3202.