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Celebrate Recovery Program Comes to Richmond County

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ROCKINGHAM - At one time or another, we have all experienced life’s ups and downs in our lives.

Unfortunately, there are times the stress and hurts of life can get so overwhelming it tends to push some to search for unhealthy ways in dealing with it. Some will make decisions that eventually begin to destroy their and their family’s lives. That is when help is needed. 

A new program is coming to Richmond County that will help those who have made unhealthy choices in which they have come to depend upon. New Life Church on 575 Airport Road will be launching Celebrate Recovery (CR). This is a 12-step program which is designed to help people who have deep hurts, habits, or hang-ups that hinder them from living a life free of these bondages. The program began in 1991 at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA with the goal to bring the healing power of Jesus Christ to the hurting and broken. It is a nationally recognized Christian based program that is geared towards using the word of God to promote healing to help all who attend. All are invited and are not required to attend a church or to be a Christian in order to be part of the program. CR celebrates 27 years and is a very successful recovery program which treats the whole person from the inside-out, not just the symptoms. Worldwide, over five million individuals have already completed the study which also reaches out to recovery houses, rescue missions, universities, and prisons. 

The pastor of New Life Church, Gary Richardson had the desire to begin CR in Richmond County and that is when he asked Beth Taylor and her husband Brian to facilitate the program. They agreed, as they both know all too well how the hurts can destroy a person as well as a family. Not long ago Beth was freed from seven years of severe alcoholism, depression, blame, guilt, anxiety, and ultimately attempted suicide. They have seen first-hand how the right kind of help can totally free a person from all the things that bind them. “I want people interested in the program to know we aren’t just pulling this out of some textbook, but instead this application is a nationally structured program” said Beth. There are 35,000 CR churches around the world. 

CR gets to the root of what is causing the problem; helping the person from the inside-out. “You can’t find treasure on the surface; you have to be willing to dig down deep for it” Beth stated. The program will launch Monday, May 21 2018 in the sanctuary of New Life Church beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a meal served as well as nursery provided for the little ones, and there is no cost to attend. 

For more information or to register for this event, contact Beth Taylor at 910-995-3612. All who are interested in attending are asked to please respond no later than May 16 to ensure there will be plenty of food as well as materials. To learn more about CR go to 


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