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8 Jul 2014

Cumberland Heights Launches Breakthrough YouTube Series Initial detox segment demystifies process

Nationally recognized alcohol and drug treatment center Cumberland Heights (www.cumberlandheights.org) launched today its new YouTube series designed to speak candidly to people struggling with addiction and those who care about them. The casually shot, rough-cut videos effectively capture the emotions and challenges of addicts, while providing straightforward, honest information...

22 Jun 2014

Sunday Service June 22, 1014

*Audio of Service* We have God's promise to be with us all the way. This is the assurance that really lasts and grows, once we have accepted the promise and have come to believe it. There is no end to the presence of God, who is our power for new...

15 Jun 2014

Good & Gracious God…

*Audio of Service* Good and gracious God, This life can be so confusing, We struggle to make sense of the hurting and "brokenness". We sometimes find it hard to forgive ourselves for our faults and our failures.  How….are we supposed to forgive others for theirs?  May we learn that what the world labels...

1 Jun 2014

Sunday Service June 1, 2014

There are so many things that try to keep us down and try to convince us that we are not God's beloved children; sickness, uncertainty, anger, poverty of good and spirit, addiction….so much, so much, so much would keep us down. But they can't keep us down…for the love...

7 May 2014

Light of God…

Audio of Service Light of God, awaken us this hour to the glory of your presence in our midst. Shine among us in such a way that the darkness without and within may be pushed back, such that we might truly see what is really real. Help us to recognize...

1 May 2014

What We Gain with a Spiritual Connection…

What we gain with a spiritual connection is not an escape from the world, not a break from reality, but a sense, a conviction, that God's grace, the promises of recovery, have already intruded into and transformed our worlds. Nothing; not work, not school, not our relationship will ever...

25 Apr 2014

Easter Sunday Service

**Audio of Service** Easter is not a promise that life will be "like it used to be". It is a promise that the Power that gave you life, gave you your pulse, will never abandon you. Easter is the promise that nothing in your past, present, or future has the...

22 Apr 2014

Goodbye Letter to Addiction

Dear Addiction, We first met when I was just a boy. You first came to me in a bottle and a breath of smoke. You enticed me with glamour and elevation of mood, enriching my life experience in blind surprise. I saw you charming those I looked up to and...

16 Apr 2014

Compassionate God

**Audio of Service** Compassionate God, The wind of your Spirit is the very sign of life for all who long for you. One breath from you and we are rescued from the arid valley of dry bones. One breath from you and we are given muscles and sinews and joy with which to...

7 Apr 2014

Sunday Service: Blame

**Audio of Service** As we wrestle with the various factors that have contributed to our addictive disease, we may be tempted to blame someone- parents, relatives, peer groups, ourselves. Understanding these factors can be helpful, but blaming is always counterproductive. We may never know the exact reason for our condition. But our growth...

25 Mar 2014

Come Join Us on the Mountain

**Audio of Service** Come join us on the mountain! This week we delve into the Transfiguration story in Luke 9:28-36. In this narrative, we learn about the fear that the disciples experienced while encountering the unknown, and we can give ourselves the opportunity to enter into that feeling with them....