What is Celebrate Recovery?

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.  25 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers.

Celebrate Recovery is now in over 20,000 churches worldwide!

What time does it meet and who should come?

Celebrate Recovery at Cedarwood C.C. meets every Monday at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. There are signs on campus to direct you to the Fellowship Hall. We start out with dinner at 6pm.

Celebrate Recovery is open to anyone dealing with any kind of hurt, habit, or hang-up.

Who leads the group?

Dennis and Kelly Birmingham both got sober from alcohol in 2000 in Salem, Oregon. Drugs are also a big part of Dennis’s story. Kelly is the adult child of addicts and alcoholics. They met in 12-step meetings and were friends for a couple of years before they began dating. They were married in 2003 in Tucson, Arizona. From the beginning, they made God and recovery a central part of their marriage.

After going through tough emotional and marital times in 2008, friends in their 12-step group invited them to church. There, Dennis and Kelly gave their life to Christ and were baptized in 2009. They participated in and then led “Boundaries In Marriage” classes, and were first introduced to Celebrate Recovery. Dennis and Kelly moved to South Carolina in 2014 and continue to be actively involved in 12-step meetings for alcoholics, addicts and family members of alcoholics.

Through Celebrate Recovery at Cedarwood Community Church, they welcome the opportunity to share their experience, strength and hope. Their goal is to help others to achieve freedom from their hurts, hang-ups and habits, by working the steps of recovery and developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.