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A Focus on Recovery: Resources for your local church

by: Guest Blogger

9/25/2019

September is National Recovery Month. Throughout this month, North Alabama United Methodists are sharing their stories on various aspects of recovery ministries and how they bring transformation to people, local churches and communities. This week’s focus is from Rev. Adam Burns, senior pastor at Church of the Reconciler in Birmingham, Alabama. Eight years of ministry at Church of the Reconciler has taught me many lessons about the disease of addiction. The most important being that the disease ...


A Focus on Recovery: Redemption and Resurrection

by: Guest Blogger

9/18/2019

September is National Recovery Month. Throughout this month, North Alabama United Methodists are sharing their stories on various aspects of recovery ministries and how they bring transformation to people, local churches and communities. This week’s story comes from Elizabeth Cook, a member of Lakeview, Pelham’s First UMC. The 911 dispatcher’s voice came on the line, “9-1-1, what’s your emergency?” Calmly, I responded, “My mother is unresponsive. There is an empty bottle of Vodka and an empty ...


A Focus on Recovery: The impact of community

by: Guest Blogger

9/11/2019

September is National Recovery Month. Throughout this month, North Alabama United Methodists are sharing their stories on various aspects of recovery ministries and how they bring transformation to people, local churches and communities. This week’s story comes from Scott Jones, the Chaplain at Brother Bryan Mission in Birmingham, Alabama. In the study of addiction and recovery, research proves that social and environmental factors carry significant weight on whether a person may become an ...


A Focus on Recovery: Transformation through leadership

by: Guest Blogger

9/4/2019

September is National Recovery Month. Throughout this month, North Alabama United Methodists are sharing their stories on various aspects of recovery ministries and how they bring transformation to people, local churches and communities.   This week’s story comes from Shan Odom, the Cheaha District coordinator for Celebrate Recovery.   I have had many people ask me why I love the recovery ministry called Celebrate Recovery, or CR. Celebrate Recovery is a street ministry that occurs inside the ...


Celebrate Recovery trainings to be offered for local church leaders in August

8/4/2017

Many congregations throughout North Alabama have found a way to reach out to members of their community through Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps people overcome their hurts, hang-ups and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. This month, there are two opportunities for local church leaders to learn more about Celebrate Recovery, who it will help, and how it can help your church. If you church has ...


Equality UMC starts first Celebrate Recovery ministry in Coosa County

4/15/2016

Celebrate Recovery, a program which provides peer group support to individuals in overcoming hurts, hang-ups and habits will begin at Equality United Methodist Church April 19. This ministry has proven highly successful in several churches in the North Alabama Conference, and this will be the first such program offered in Coosa County. “Celebrate Recovery is a ministry of reaching out to some of God’s broken children and journeying with them toward healing and wholeness,” said Dr. Gene ...


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