What is Celebrate Recovery?
It’s a Christian 12-step support group for anyone experiencing a life hurt, a hang-up or a habit. We start with Denial and work all through the year until we finish with the 12th step which gives participants an opportunity to step into service.
What can I expect each week?
Celebrate Recovery operates throughout most of the year on Wednesday night at Chapel Hill. Participants can enjoy a family-style meal at 5:30 pm (optional); at 6:30 pm everyone joins together in a time of authentic worship and a teaching on one of the steps or principles of recovery. We round out the night at about 7:30 pm by attending a small group, where group members have a safe place to process what they want to work on in recovery. Groups include general life issues, codependency and compulsive behaviors as examples. Once open-share groups are concluded, we like to hang out afterward for a delicious dessert and some laid back fellowship time.
If I’m new, do I need to go through an orientation?
Yes, everyone who is new to CR is welcome to attend a CR101 class to help them get plugged into a group and better understand the program.
Do I need to register for the meeting or tell anyone that I need childcare?
No need to register for anything. We invite you to come as you are and bring your kids too. We have a safe place for them to spend time with other children their own age and stage of life. Childcare is available for ages 3 months through 8th grade.
Do I need to be a Christian to attend?
We have many people in Celebrate Recovery who are still figuring out who Jesus is. Everyone is welcome.
What if I have more questions?
Contact our CR coordinator. We are happy to get you plugged in and answer any questions you have.
Support Groups & Educational Classes
How do I access support groups?
A way that Chapel Hill cares well for community is by providing a tailored support group option for various issues that many face in life. All of our groups include the biological, psychological, social and spiritual approach. Meaning, we blend our Christian faith and evidence-based helping models provided by psychological research. We provide groups for grief, divorce, care of those experiencing cancer, and mental health supports including Living Hope, for survivors of trauma or Living Grace, a support group for adults struggling with general mental health concerns. We also offer programs for youth and families like VIP (value, identity, purpose), which is a mental health support group for teens in 9th-12th grade (see below). We also have an additional support group for parents who have concerns about their high schooler who has mental health concerns. For adults seeking support please contact our Care Coordinator. For help with youth, adolescent and family care, contact our Youth and Family Care Coordinator or call 253.853.0291.
VIP (Value.Identity.Purpose): VIP is a mental health support group for students in high school. Together with trained adult leaders, we share a meal together, develop community, learn holistic (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual) skills, and create a safe space to support one another. If you have questions, please contact our Youth and Family Care Coordinator.
How do I access counseling?
We offer Christian counseling services to the church and greater community. Our services include lay counseling, which is competent, caring, compassionate help from high trained laity, who for a small suggested donation can provide brief, non-clinical care to adults age 18 and older. Lay Counselors are under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor and work within a Christian counseling framework, while utilizing evidence based treatments for counselee’s. We also provide pre-licensed care with graduate students who are completing their Masters in Counseling. Under the care of a licensed professional counselor, Interns can provide care to youth, individuals, couples and families within their scope of experience and expertise. There is a minimal suggested donation for this care and is available to the church and greater community. To schedule an appointment, please contact our Care Coordinator.
What counseling services are available to me?
Chapel Hill provides professional and lay counseling for individuals, couples 18 years and older.
Lay counseling is provided by those who are highly trained and have worked through their own healing journey through Christ-centered and Chapel Hill-based trainings. Lay counseling has a limit on how many sessions they can provide and donations are appreciated. Meet our counselors.
Professional counseling is provided to adults and also adolescents ages 13 and older by our Director of Care Ministries. Professional counseling frequency of meeting and duration is dependent upon client needs. A fee is due at the time of service. Sliding scale available for those who qualify. For more information or to schedule a counseling session, email our Care Coordinator, or call at 253-853-0291.
Pre-marriage mentoring ministry begins with couples completing an assessment. Areas assessed include personality, spiritual beliefs, role expectations, money matters and other marital topics. Discussion of the evaluation is facilitated by skilled and experienced marriage mentor couples. The mentors guide the engaged couple through several sessions. Total cost is $35 for assessment and materials.
How can I get help with my financial struggles?
Whether you are a member, friend, or neighbor, we are ready to listen, pray, help whenever possible and work with you on a plan of action to thrive in all areas of life including your finances. Our Benevolence volunteers can also help refer to other resources available in the community. Call the Chapel Hill Benevolence office at 253.853.0224, Monday to Thursday 9:30am-3:30pm or leave a voicemail and your call will be returned.
How do I get food support?
For food and other basic needs, FISH Food Bank is located at 4303 Burnham Drive in Gig Harbor. They are open Monday 9:30 am-3:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, and Friday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. No appointment necessary. Visit online or call 253.858.6179 for more information.
For 24-hour emergency care:
Crisis Services for Children (17 years old and younger)
Main: 253.759.9544 or 1.800.566.9053
National Suicide Prevention
Call 988 or Text 741-741
Crisis Services for Adults (18+)
Kitsap County Crisis Line
Thurston/Mason County Crisis Line
King County Crisis Line
How do I get prayer?
Chapel Hill Church is committed to praying for the needs of one another, the community, and the world. It’s our privilege to pray for you. If you would like someone to pray for you, fill out the Prayer Request form or call us at 253-851-7779.
How do I get support during a crisis?
Chapel Hill and the surrounding community provide many services to help those who have immediate physical, material, mental, emotional or spiritual needs. Here are some resources to help you connect to services not already mentioned:
Life Threatening Emergencies 9-1-1
Suicide and Crisis Hotline 9-8-8
Pierce County Crisis Line 800-576-7764
United Way, Essential Community Services 2-1-1