Lakeside Church

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind.


Celebrate Recovery is a safe, confidential, and judgment-free space where you can find healing and support, with God at the centre. It’s the place where we talk about the things you don’t talk about. No matter what you’re going through, it helps to surround yourself with people who accept your struggles but don’t want to see you stay there. No matter the issue(s) – relationships, co-dependency, drugs, alcohol, anger, food, gambling, pornography, abuse etc. – we invite you to take a step towards healing. We meet in person every Monday night at 7pm at Lakeside Church (7654 Conservation Road, Guelph).

Celebrate Recovery


We meet in person every Monday night for a time of teaching and worship. This usually involves a talk or a testimony and a few songs. You are invited to engage however you are most comfortable, whether that’s singing along or allowing the words to speak to you on the inside.
Following that, we break off into issue-specific small groups, and afterwards, we connect again as a large group for a social time (because community is an important part of recovery).
If you think Celebrate Recovery might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to reach out. Each person here was a newcomer once and we remember how scary that first step can be. But we’re here for you.
Contact us today. We would love to walk you through what CR is, how it works, and guide you towards a group that would best suit your needs. You can find our contact info below (as well as a few frequently asked questions).

Find Professional Help

If you are looking for a therapist or spiritual director, we have a list of recommendations, which you can access here.


Grief is all around us and comes in many forms and for many reasons. Recently, we invited three experts to a panel discussion on grief. We invite you to listen to the replay, and we look forward to bringing you Part 2 in the months to come.

  • Robyn Ferrier, Spiritual Director, Grief Educator, and Death Doula
  • Elizabeth Lengyel, Griefwalk Program Director
  • Brian Bulger, Pastor, Grief, Addiction, and Trauma-Informed


Celebrate Recovery is for any adult who wants to find healing and freedom from a hurt, hang-up, or habit. Do you believe in God (or want to believe in God) but can’t seem to? Are there things in your life you’re trying to keep hidden? Have you developed unhealthy ways of coping when you have negative feelings? Have fear and loneliness become your companions? Are you realizing you need help to change? Is someone else’s behaviour causing you pain and uncertainty? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then CR is the place for you.

Celebrate Recovery is for any adult. In fact, only 1 in 3 people who attend is there because of drug or alcohol addiction. If you struggle with anger, codependency, food issues, pornography, gambling, addictions, or physical/sexual/emotional abuse, Celebrate Recovery is here to help.

No. Celebrate Recovery is a free program.

Every single week we welcome newcomers just like you. We all remember the courage is takes to come for the first time and we’re excited that you’re ready to take this next step. Let us know you’re coming by emailing us, filling out the form above, or simply showing up any Monday night when you’re ready. We’ll be here!

Celebrate Recovery uses a 12-step approach based on the Beatitudes from the book of Matthew.


Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.

Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3


Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.

“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4


Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.

“Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5


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

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


Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.

“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6


Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)

“Happy are the merciful.” “Happy are the peacemakers”


Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.


Yield myself to God to be used to bring this good news to others, both by my example and my words.

“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10

No problem. There are dozens of CR programs throughout Ontario. If you are looking for other programs, here‘s a helpful list of other Celebrate Recovery programs in the province. 

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7654 Conservation Road Guelph, ON N1H 6J1
Every Monday at 7pm

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