"I go to CR because... at Celebrate Recovery I can be the real me!" 

"I grow closer to the Lord, and have some best friendships."

"I am a ministry leader of Celebrate Recovery, and I have been blessed time & time again! "

Celebrate Recovery meets every Saturday evening in the First UMC Fellowship Hall, sharing in dinner, contemporary praise and worship,and small groups from 6:00pm  until 9:00pm.

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program to help people overcome their hurts, habits and hang-ups. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to celebrate God's healing power in our lives through 8 recovery principles found in the Beatitudes. By working and applying these principles, we begin to grow spiritually and become willing to accept God's grace in solving our problems. Change takes place as we share our experiences, hopes and strengths with each other. We gain freedom from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, joy, serenity and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.

Celebrate Recovery has been a ministry at First UMC since 2011.

For more information, contact Nancy O'Rourke at (904) 633-9316 or contact the church office!

Visit the official Celebrate Recovery Website for the Greater Jacksonville area by clicking on the logo!

  • Our Saturday Celebrate Recovery Meetings are currently on hold until it is safe again to meet in groups!

  • We are offering a Step Study for women on Saturday mornings at 7:30am via Zoom. Please contact the church office at office@fumc-jax.org to request the meeting ID and password to join!