"The perfect place for imperfect people."
He loves planning and leading worship. His hobbies include, wood-working, gardening and camping. He serves as chair of the Board of Directors of ShareHouse, Inc. a treatment program and facility in Fargo.
Like many at Recovery Worship, he is an alcoholic and addict in recovery.
First United Methodist Church of Fargo partners with the mission of Recovery Worship by providing support through prayer, staff partnering and tangible resources that include the space used by Recovery Worship at First UMCs downtown site.
Our pastor is John Roberts. He is husband to Anne, father and step-father to five and grandfather to eleven. He is an ordained United Methodist pastor, having pastored in a variety of locations and served as Operations Director of a homeless shelter.
We welcome absolutely everyone!
We offer a Sunday worship service that speaks the language of recovery
We come to support, not fix, each other
We are very informal
We expect you to come as you are
We have a bookstore open on Sunday morning with recovery and faith resources
We host a number of recovery meetings
Periodically we have a short-term Recovery Worship Study
Recovery Worship came into being in 2003 to bring Christian spirituality to the recovery and 12-Step community.
We recognize that many in recovery have been estranged from, angry at or afraid of the traditional church. Therefore, Recovery Worship strives to be different and offer welcome, comfort, affirmation, hope, strength and healing.
Recovery Worship is a congregation that focuses on persons whose lives have been touched by addiction. This may be the addict themselves, or family members and friends of addicts.