Celebrate Recovery

CR 2

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery ministry that aims to bring healing to people for all of life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups. 

Celebrate Recovery, founded in 1991 and now expanded to more than 30,000 groups, uses scripture, small groups, and the 12 steps to help people enter recovery from whatever they are struggling with. We believe that Jesus Christ is the one higher power who can help people find long term recovery and sobriety. 


We are hosted at First United Methodist Church in Ashland, Ohio.

We meet every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Child care is provided for children of all ages. We have small groups available for teens as well!

A typical evening at Celebrate Recovery looks like this:

Welcome & Opening Prayer


Lesson or Testimony

Recovery Road Principles

Open Share Small Groups


If you have any questions, please contact one of our co-directors:

Pastor Jake Heskett: (740) 801-1146

Jenny Whitmore LSW: (419) 289-7551


Celebrate Recovery sponsoring churches: Christ UMC, Faith UMC, First UMC, Nankin Community Church, Paradise Hill UMC