Celebration Ministries

Women's Open Share Groups


In order to gain the full benefits of Celebrate Recovery, participants are encouraged to attend Large Group, Open Share Groups and Celebration Café on Friday nights and participate in a Step Study group on another night or day of the week. In Large Group we hear teachings on the 8 principles and the 12 Christ-Centered Steps and personal testimonies of changed lives. Open Share groups provide recovery specific issues and solutions while step study groups provide an opportunity to thoroughly work the steps in a group setting rather than alone.

Celebrate Recovery Open Share Groups CAN: 

  • Provide you a safe place to share your experiences, strengths, and hopes with others that are also going through a Christ-Centered Recovery.
  • Provide you with a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up or habit and who will facilitate the group as it focuses on a particular Step each week. The leader will also follow Celebrate Recovery’s “Small Group Guidelines,” listed below.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to find an Accountability Partner or a Sponsor.
  • Encourage you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week. 

Celebrate Recovery Open Share Groups Will NOT:

  • Attempt to offer any professional advice. Our leaders are not counselors. At your request, we can provide you with a list of approved counseling referrals.
  • Allow its members to attempt to “fix” one another.



These guidelines are designed to provide a safe and productive meeting for everyone in both Open Share Groups and Step Study Groups. Everyone must honor these guidelines throughout the meetings. 

  1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts, feelings, and the workbook questions. Please limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.
  2. There is NO cross talk please. Cross talk is when two people engage in a dialogue during the meeting. Each person is free to express feelings without interruptions.
  3. We are here to support one another. We will not attempt to “fix” another.
  4. Anonymity and Confidentiality are basic requirements. What’s shared in the group stays in the group. The only exception is when someone threatens to injure themselves or others.
  5. Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group, including no graphic descriptions.

Friday Night Open Share Groups  

Women's Groups 

Co-Dependency- Women 

This group is for those struggling with the compulsion to rescue and take care of others. They may also have difficulty setting boundaries, controlling anger, or recognizing their own worth. Members in this group learn to express their own needs and wants in healthy ways. 

Physical/Emotional & Sexual Abuse- Women 

This group is for those who have endured past physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse. Recovery includes healing from the traumas done to us in our past, as well as healing from the influence these past experiences continue to have on our lives. 

Addictions- Women 

This group is for women struggling with Chemical Addiction, Sexual Addition, Food Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Shopping Addiction, Smoking or any other addictive habit or compulsive behaviors. If you are struggling with an addiction, you may be suffering from a problem that only a spiritual solution will conquer.

We meet every Friday night

7:00-9:00 p.m 

at...Zion United Church of Christ 

201 North Potomac Street
 Hagerstown, Maryland 21740


Email: CelebrateRecovery@CMHag.org

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