Sunday Sermon: The Practice of Sabbath November 3, 2019 This week, our spiritual message takes a look at the practice of sabbath day, a day set aside for rest, in both the Jewish and Christian religions. We are asked to consider how holy, set aside time, to rest in both body and spirit, can benefit our recovery. We are shown how the practice of Sabbath can teach us about both the spiritual principles of humility and gratitude on our journal towards a spiritual awakening.
We offer services to those of all faiths and none, those who are angry, those who feel ashamed and those who feel numb
Spiritual Care – Sunday Services
The key concepts of spirituality at Cumberland Heights are that you are the explorer, the one who journeys, and you define what spirituality means to you. Spirituality is about Practice. It is about those things you choose to do every day which help you feel connected to yourself, those you love and something greater than you, whatever that turns out to be.
We offer services to those of all faiths and none, those who are angry, those who feel ashamed and those who feel numb.
Our hands are held out to you.
What does Spiritual Care and Practice look like at Cumberland Heights?
We work in groups where we talk about issues like anger, resentment and forgiveness, or grief and loss, or shame and guilt, or what the difference is between religion and spirituality. We also offer individual sessions where you work with one of our Spiritual Directors.
Our spiritual care directors use many techniques including mindfulness meditation which is a kind of ‘being in the moment’ meditation practice known to decrease relapse risk and a labyrinth experience, modeled after the one in Chartes Cathedral in France, which helps you to gradually let go of all your worries on the way in, stopping in the center to relax, and taking something a little new with you as you walk out.
We also offer non-denominational chapel service with your family on Sunday morning, sober Seder with other recovering friends and monthly communion service in the Paschall Davis Chapel.