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2019 Celebrate Recovery Networking Event

This 2019 Celebrate Recovery Networking Event, is an opportunity for Celebrate Recovery Groups in Alberta (or beyond) to come together to learn some new things from one another, encourage one another, and pray for one another. We will have time to share how things are going in our groups since we were together last year.

New this year: we are planning to have a guest speaker talk to us about Codependency. This is likely one of the most common questions asked by Newcomers and is something most groups can benefit from learning more about. If you are just thinking about starting a New Celebrate Recovery group in your church, please come out to this event.

We'd love to be able to support you in preparing to launch a new group, and we'll have sessions specifically focused on starting new groups. If you've been running for a while - we need your help to share what you're doing; your successes and your challenges. Please bring as many of your team as you can, as there will be some different sessions for you to choose from. Please register by Sept 26. If you have questions, please contact

Register for 2019 Celebrate Recovery Networking Event


The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through the 8 Recovery Principles and the 12 Steps. This experience allows us to be changed. By working and applying these biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our destructive behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly a stronger relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power - Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power.

To learn more about the program, the 12 Steps, the 8 Recovery Principles, and more, visit the Celebrate Recovery website.

What to expect

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Dinner in the Cafe ($7/person or $15/family)

When you come on Friday night we invite you to have dinner with us. Starting at 6:00 p.m. we're treated to a mouth-watering meal prepared by our in-house chef. 

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Main Session in The Chapel

Every week we begin the main session with a time of worship. From there, we either have a teaching night or a testimony night, alternating each week.

8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Open Share Groups (Gender specific)

Open Share Groups are issue and gender-specific groups for sharing thoughts and feelings about the lesson or testimony topic with a trained leader, using our small group guidelines to provide a safe place to share. For newcomers, a special Newcomers 101 group is available for you on your first night.

9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Coffee House in the Cafe

We end our nights in much the way they begin, eating a delicious dessert with new friends. Community is a vital part of recovery.

child care

Celebrate Recovery has child care for your children 0 to 4 years. Have dinner at 6:00 p.m., then accompany your child/children at 7:00 p.m. to the Cruisers Room for drop off. Pick up is at 9:00 p.m. All members of our Celebration Place & childcare teams are trained individuals who have complied with CrossRoads Church Plan to Protect qualifications.

Celebration Place

Celebration Place is a 52-week children's resource, held in the CrossRoads Kids area adjacent to Celebrate Recovery. So while adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, kids discover the same truths in age-appropriate ways!

Check out the Celebration Place website for more info!