This Thursday is Diana’s Testimony!

“Almost 5 years ago now, I arrived at those doors we all came through tonight to attend my first Celebrate Recovery meeting.  I was scared to death but was needy and desperate.  Over the years, I had quit drinking but then to handle my emotions, I turned to food.  I recognized by this time that binge eating was a regular part of my life and that I could no longer control it.  I arrived at those doors physically sick, depressed,scared, needy, guilt ridden, angry, bitter, full of shame…. that was me but still pretending all was good.  I had left the “legalistic” Christianity and had been on a 5 year journey, visiting churches, trying to find whatever it was I was looking for but could not name.  I had visited South Tampa Fellowship upon the invitation of a close friend and I liked the preaching and teaching which I would understand later as full of God’s Grace.  God was becoming less of an angry God to me and I was growing closer to him as my Father but there were still roadblocks to completely trusting him.  I was curious about Celebrate Recovery and when I first started coming, I would attend large group and then bolt for those doors.  I finally made it to the newcomer’s class and decided it probably wouldn’t be too bad to try this thing called Celebrate Recovery and maybe in just a short time I could figure out what to do about my binge eating, get a quick fix.  So with that attitude and mindset, I finally made it to the small groups.  In CR, I began living less isolated……”  


Recovery Reminder

Principle 4: Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.

“Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8

Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”  James 5:16



Ready to take your recovery to the next level?  Help lead a step study.  Ideally the would start in August.  If you want to be a part of the best thing this ministry has to offer.  Click here to let us know you are interested.                                                                                                                      

– Men’s & Women’s group – The Journey Begins                                                                                 – Men’s Group – The Journey Continues                                                                        



Thursday Night’s Dinner: Cindy is cooking: Shepherds pie, sage glazed carrots,Greek salad, & rolls.

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It is our privilege to pray for you! To submit a prayer request, please complete our contact form, which can be found by clicking HERE . Also feel free to write prayer requests on the back portion of the yellow response cards found in the CR bulletins on Thursday nights.