You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression that "time heals all wounds."   Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.  Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church and developer of the original program, states that he has talked with people who continue to carry the hurts of 30 or 40 years ago.  He has observed that time, in fact, often makes things worse.  Wounds that have been left untended can fester and spread infection throughout the entire body.  Time only extends the pain if the problem isn’t dealt with.
What we need is a biblical and balanced program to help people overcome their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate Recovery is that program. Based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory, this recovery program is unique, and according to Pastor Warren, “more effective in helping people change than anything else I’ve seen or heard of.” 
Over the years the Holy Spirit has used this program to dramatically transform thousands of lives, and help people grow toward full Christ-like maturity. At Northwood, we are excited about this new program and fully expect to see hopeless situations changed and people set free from all kinds of sinful habits, hang-ups, and hurts as they allow Jesus to be Lord in every area of their lives. 
Celebrate Recovery is on a break for the summer, but will resume this Fall. For more information call the church office at 910.488.7474