Celebrate Recovery



Pastor Michael has been serving Family Church for over 7 years. Together with his wife Sue, he leads our Celebrate Recovery group at Family Church.


Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. It’s a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling your life.


We meet every Thursday at 7pm. If you’re interested in attending or would like more information, you can email mmartz@familychurchny.com, call the church office at 845-361-4587, or call the CR hotline 914-420-5789.


Do you have trouble setting limits with yourself? Do you sacrifice your identity, desires, or needs to make others feel good about themselves or to keep the peace? Do you struggle feeling safe when you aren’t in control?


Do you raise your voice to get your way? Do you act kind on the outside but feel bitter on the inside?


Do you use food, sex, pornography, alcohol, relationships, drugs to cope with life problems? Do you struggle with body image? Do you love someone struggling with destructive behaviors such as drugs and alcohol?


Do you have a lot of self-doubts? Are you scared to be alone? Do you become impatient easily and get annoyed quickly? Do you blame others for your problems? Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you didn’t drink or use drugs?


​If you have answered yes to any of these questions don’t worry or give up hope. There’s a way out and we want to help support you on your journey. Stop by our CR Meetings on Thursdays at 7pm. Let’s do this together!

What to expect

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to get real about your hurts, habits, and hang-ups. You’re invited to be a part of Celebrate Recovery – Just show up to get started!


Large-group from 7-8pm

Join us for a time of worship, testimonies, and teaching on the 12 steps and recovery principles.

Small-groups from 8–9pm

At the conclusion of our large group meeting, we will break up into gender-specific small groups for more in-depth discussions. The gender-specific open-issue groups will provide a more in-depth sharing of similar struggles. Teachings from the large group meeting or devotional readings will be used to initiate sharing. Participants are encouraged to comment, read, or just listen. You are alsowelcome to come and not say anything.

Some examples of recovery issues:

  • codependency
  • chemically addicted
  • sexual addiction
  • eating disorders
  • dealing with anger
  • brokenness
  • recovery from guilt and shame
  • depression and/or loss
  • love and relationship addiction
  • behaviors and attitudes
  • adult children of the chemically addicted
  • recovery from sexual/emotional/physical abuse
  • anxiety
  • We are not limited to only these issues