- Sunday: 9am & 11am
- Sunday: 9am & 11am
To Be Included Please e-mail Pastor Drew:
Hi CR Forever Family –
Due to ongoing concerns stemming from the potential spread of the Corona virus, Overlake Christian Church has made a decision to temporarily suspend Celebrate Recovery’s Large Group program, food service through the CR BBQ and CR childcare on Tuesday nights until the restrictions subside and we are able to return to our regular program schedule.
Because we value each person’s recovery, Join us each TUESDAY to connect together at 7 pm for a brief General Meeting Time of worship and connection online via Zoom Video conferencing. Afterwards participants will be directed to gender appropriate CR Crisis Response (CR/CR) Open Share Groups.
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GENERAL MEETING TIME, PLEASE E-MAIL PASTOR DREW AT
• CR Crisis Response online Open Share groups will be gender specific.
• CR Crisis Response online Open Share groups will be limited to mixed issues at this time.
• All CR/CR Open Share Groups will be led by a trained leader from a local Celebrate Recovery.
• All participants in the CR Crisis Response online Open Share groups are committed to being alone in the room they are in to protect confidentiality.
• These groups will be formed from existing groups from a local ministry.
• These groups will be overseen by the Ministry Leader from a local CR.
• ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE GROUP MUST USE HEADPHONES.
o This will ensure that no one else can overhear what is shared in the group.
• ALL MEMBERS MUST BE ON CAMERA, NO ONE CAN ATTEND JUST BY AUDIO ON THEIR PHONE.
o If the group leader asked, participants agree to show the rest of the group that no one else is in the room.
• NO MEETINGS WILL BE RECORDED.
If you are currently connected to CR at Overlake, please feel free to contact either your current group leader or me at to be included or for further information.
If you are new to CR or are not connected to Celebrate Recovery through Overlake Christian Church please feel free to e-mail me at for further information or to be included Tuesday nights.
Through this time we are fully committed to be available to each other in our recovery. Please understand that CR Crisis Response Open Share groups are temporary due to the current situation and that we look forward to re-establishing normal program operations as quickly as possible
If you have additional questions please feel free to contact me at:( )
With you in life and recovery,
Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to realize God’s healing power as we work through the 12 Steps and “8 Principles” of recovery together. As we do we experience freedom from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors so that we can see peace, serenity, joy and most restored in our lives.
CR is not just for those struggling with drugs or alcohol, but is perfect for anyone struggling with any number of hurts, habits or hang-ups. These are those areas that we come to realize are causing our lives to become chaotic and/or unmanageable.
It's been said, "Pain is inevitable, but suffering is an option." Many times people are afraid to engage in honest community because the don't think of themselves as "One of those people..." The fact is we're all one of those people. We all experience times in our lives where we get stuck.
If you recognize your hurts, habits or hang-ups are blocking you from peace and freedom in your life, you will find Celebrate Recovery is a safe and honest community of fellow strugglers to begin your recovery journey.
Celebrate Recovery is not about being religious or churchy, but it's about real people admitting they struggle who are willing to consider the real possibility that they can find freedom over their addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors as they embrace a real and transformative relationship with God and others.
CR is purely voluntary. If you wish to attend, you need not be a Christian, member of Overlake or any other church. There is no pre-registration or sign-ups necessary to attend. We only have one rule....No Perfect People Allowed!
Marty Flipman demonstrating the fine art of Denial!
New Groups are announced at Large Group on Tuesday nights or on this webpage.
Realize I’m not God. I admit that I am Powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
Evaluate all my relationship. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.
Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
For more information, contact Drew Chukitus at or 425.284.2512.
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is;
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
- Reinhold Niebuhr -