Celebrate Recovery leaders from North Texas visit Foreman group

Veteran Celebrate Recovery leaders and members of Covenant Church of North Texas on Sunday, April 23, visited Foreman United Methodist Church to encourage and lift up the church members and Celebrate Recovery leaders of Foreman UMC. 

Foreman UMC pastor the Rev. Kat Burchfield anoints a member of Covenant Church’s Celebrate Recovery group before the group’s motorcycle ride back to Texas.

Foreman UMC began its Celebrate Recovery (CR) ministry in January 2016. Under the leadership of Frank Timmons and the pastoral care of the Rev. Kathryn Burchfield, Celebrate Recovery continues to grow as it offers effective Christ-based healing to all struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups. 

“The most fulfilling aspect of Celebrate Recovery is getting a front row seat to lives transformed and healed from all manner of addictions, struggles and hurts,” Timmons says.

A year ago, the church had 5 to 10 people regularly attending Celebrate Recovery meetings, but now this program regularly ministers to 25 to 30 people each week. CR Foreman meets every Tuesday night at Foreman United Methodist Church, beginning with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 6 p.m.

After a day of encouragement and worship with the Covenant Church group, Pastor Kat provided a “Blessing of the Bikes” ceremony. Each rider was anointed with oil shortly before their departure back to Texas. This visit provided connections with others in recovery ministries, and will help to ensure that each church stays firmly on the road to recovery.

Celebrate Recovery is for everyone. Life can be a struggle, and there’s no need to go it alone. For those inside the church, CR can deepen your walk, giving you the advanced tools to forgive, to be forgiven and heal. For those outside the church, Christ can use CR to completely restore a lost and seeking soul. Do you have the tools you need to handle what life throws at you? If you need help dealing with workaholism, anger, shame, codependency, guilt, food issues, pornography, family dysfunction, addiction or any other issues that hold you back from reaching your full potential that God meant you to have, Celebrate Recovery Foreman invites you to visit their gathering or another one near you. 

To learn more about how this ministry could work for your mission field, visit www.celebraterecovery.com. To locate an Arkansas representative for the ministry, visit the CR Groups page of the website. One of the state representatives for Celebrate Recovery is a United Methodist pastor: the Rev. Carl Palmer of Central UMC Fayetteville (cpalmer@centraltolife.com).