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 →
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.