Sunday Services

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

Cumberland Heights' Spiritual Director Stan Bumgarner discusses the importance of Spiritual Healing patients need in their recovery from drugs and alcohol WATCH VIDEO
Cumberland Heights’ Spiritual Director Stan Bumgarner discusses the importance of Spiritual Healing patients need in their recovery from drugs and alcohol.

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.

Here are audio recordings of many of our previous Sunday Sermons

Angela Moscheo Benson

On this Father’s Day, I thought I might tell you a familiar story with a slightly different message…The parable of the prodigal is not a story about two sons. It is a story about all of us and how easy it is to get lost in our own point of view and our own self will. The emphasis in the story is not on the sons, but on their father. It is an unveiling of the mercy and the grace of God. The central truth of the parable is the picture of a Higher Power who wants to care for us and who is able to restore us- no matter how lost we have been. This parable reminds us that we need the initiating love of God. The father did not wait … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: The parable of the prodigal

Stan Bumgarner M. Div.

June 10, 2018: Sunday Sermon: You Have To Serve Somebody…or Something We are all worshipping something, whether we realize it or not. In this talk, Stan explores the various “Higher Powers” at work in our lives like seeking the approval of others, chasing financial success or needing to control people, places, and things and compares them to the benefits of the Gospel of Jesus, the Eightfold Path of Buddhism, and the Twelve Step recovery process.

Angela Moscheo Benson

God. Program. Family. In this talk I share a bit of my personal story and the powerlessness I felt when my husband relapsed. I had been working my own program, but when the relapse happened, my fear was bigger than my program, and my fear was certainly bigger than my faith. This tells the story of how I came to understand what surrender really means and what it looked like when I turned over my will and my life. Embracing God’s will for my life meant having faith enough to be obedient to the uncomfortable – and not just the uncomfortable but becoming obedient to the unenforceable. That’s really what living in today is all about. Can I have faith enough, just for today?

Stan Bumgarner M. Div.

May 27, 2018: Sunday Sermon: The Rich Young Man Revisited Our most treasured possessions are the belief systems we use to navigate life as we understand it. In this talk, Stan borrows from the Biblical story of a rich young man who could not envision another way of being in the world and missed out on the greatest opportunity of his life. And so it is for those of us faced with the choice of recovery or continuing to use.

Stan Bumgarner M. Div.

April 29, 2018: Sunday Sermon: In this chapel talk, Stan explores the inherent dangers of spending too much time either in the past or the future. When we’re stuck reflecting morbidly on our imperfect past, wishing things had been different, we can end up angry, sad, and depressed. And when we zoom ahead to a future that doesn’t even exist yet, we worry and suffer anxiety over things that may or may not ever happen. Time travel prevents us from being present to the joy in our lives in the here and now. The key is learning the fundamental spiritual practice of living one-day-at-a-time, twenty-four-hours-a-day, while also learning to “Let go and Let God” take care of the outcomes.

Angela Moscheo Benson

Sunday Sermon: May 7, 2017 Angela Moscheo Benson Pastor, Cumberland Heights Foundation

Stan Bumgarner M. Div.

Sunday Sermon: April 30, 2017 Stan Bumgarner M. Div. Chaplain, Cumberland Heights Foundation

Angela Moscheo Benson

Sunday Sermon: April 16, 2017 Angela Moscheo Benson Pastor, Cumberland Heights Foundation

Stan Bumgarner M. Div.

Sunday Sermon: March 26, 2017 Stan Bumgarner M. Div. Chaplain, Cumberland Heights Foundation

Angela Moscheo Benson

Sunday Sermon: March 19, 2017 Angela Moscheo Benson Pastor, Cumberland Heights Foundation

Stan Bumgarner M. Div.

Sunday Sermon: February 12, 2017 Our spiritual care Chaplain, Stan B. uses 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. Stan Bumgarner M. Div. Chaplain, Cumberland Heights Foundation

Stan Bumgarner M. Div.

Sunday Sermon: February 5, 2017 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. Stan Bumgarner M. Div. Chaplain, Cumberland Heights Foundation

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