The purpose of First United Methodist Church's Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through the Christ centered 12 steps and the 8 principles of recovery. This experience allows us to "be changed." By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal 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.