A Community Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church



Find Healing & Freedom from Life’s Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits

We invite you to get and stay CONNECTED!


Our Purpose

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christ-centered program for anyone struggling with any hurt, hang-ups or habits. We have found hope and help to overcome our issues of gambling, anger, alcoholism, guilt and shame, financial loss, divorce, dysfunction families, sexual abuse, drug abuse, grief, eating disorders and many more through the power of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday Nights (Please use Canopy Entrance during our remodeling)
6:30 pm

Doors Open each week with earlier quarterly social gatherings that include dinner. (6:00 p.m. Dinner -  Chili & Grilled Cheese or Chili dogs, Grilled Burgers & Brats, Soup & Sandwich, Pizza, Hog Roast, Fish Fry)

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Large Group meeting time begins with music followed with a 12-Step teaching or testimony for adults. 

8:00 – 9:00 pm
Newcomer Group, for those wanting to learn what Celebrate Recovery Alton is all about.

Small Group - After our 7:00 pm Large Group you can choose to go to separate gender & issue specific groups where each person is safe to share their struggles and victories with others.

9:00 – 9:30 pm
StraightUp Café  – Sponsor and Accountability Partner Networking

Got my chip!
Got my red chip!
Got my red chip to celebrate my 30day recovery!!!

 Many are gonna say — recovery!!??

Yep! Taking steps to breaking the chains that have held me captive for so long. Taking the steps out of denial & giving it all to HIM. Taking the steps in accepting who I am and who HE created me to be. Taking the steps of letting go & saying YES! 
It doesn’t have to be recovery in addiction to drugs or alcohol, addiction to crime or gambling, addiction to all the “typical stereotypes” we think of when someone says recovery. We ALL have something — something we struggle with. In CR we like to say Hurts, Hang-ups or Habits— we ALL have them! But when we step out of denial to those things & say “TAKE IT LORD!” — that’s where Recovery begins. 

In September, I walked very skeptical into a room full of people with brokenness, worshipping like no other. That night I was introducted to a group of ladies that really cared.  I stepped into a small group with other hurting women, just like me. In the weeks that followed I stepped into a Step Study classroom with 10 broken & hurting women — all with different hurts than mine. 
These steps were the best steps I’ve taken in my life & I haven’t once wanted to look back — only forward to see where God will be working in healing in my life & all those in CR. So that red chip — it’s more than a chip.  It’s my sweet token to a road to recovery! 
Thank you for letting me share. 


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Wednesday Open Share Groups – gender based open small group setting to share your struggles and victories with others.

For Women:  Hurts, Habit, Hang-ups; Co-dependence; Chemical Addiction (Drug & Alcohol); Adult Children of Family Dysfunction

For Men: Hurts, Habits, Hang-ups; General Addiction; Chemical Addiction (Drug & Alcohol); Freedom from Anger; Sexual Purity.

Step Studies – a safe place to work through the Jesus-centered 12 steps in gender specific closed groups.  An approximate 9 month, once a week commitment, that meets on a night/day other than Wednesdays. We annually offer one women’s and one men’s Step Study group. Contact us for details.

Celebrate Recovery maintains strict confidentiality. This promotes an atmosphere of trust and enables recovery. We are diligent about confidentiality and anonymity. Celebrate Recovery Alton is a “safe place” where you can be real and honest without fear.