Sunday Services

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

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.

WATCH VIDEO

Our Spiritual Care team Stan and Michelle discuss “powers greater than me” and finding spiritual connection in recovery.

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


  • Sunday Sermon: Surrender

    August 29, 2021

    No matter what you’re feeling, where you are on your recovery journey, what you believe, who you love, how we identify, no matter how we connect with the God with our understanding, all our welcome in our space.


  • Sunday Sermon: Facing the Past

    August 15, 2021

    Are you clouded with guilt and shame because of something you’ve done in the past? Are you stuck in anger, hurt or resentment? In recovery, we don’t want to erase these feelings, but we also can’t allow them to obscure our present moment. We must deal with these feelings in a healthy way so we […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Keeping a Beginner’s Mind

    August 8, 2021

    It’s important to remain child- like in our ability to take in new information and be excited about new things. Also, it’s important to not have too concrete of an understanding of the world and the way it ought to be or the way we ought to be.


  • Sunday Sermon: Facing Fear

    August 1, 2021

    Fear and shame causes a block to our spirituality. Shame, in its simplest terms according to researcher Brene Brown, is the fear of disconnection. It’s the fear that something about me is bad or wrong in some way that if other people know it they won’t want to connect to me. That fear makes us […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Letting Go of Attachments

    July 25, 2021

    The first noble truth is life involves suffering. The second noble truth is that suffering is caused by the degree of our attachments. The third noble truth is that I can reduce my suffering by letting go of my attachments. If I don’t need to have that car or that house to be happy, then […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Seeking God’s Will

    July 18, 2021

    In recovery, our disease is one of self-will and self-centeredness and selfishness so to live opposite of our disease, to be in health and remission of our disease is to live in God’s will.  


  • Sunday Sermon: The Serenity Prayer

    July 4, 2021

    Michelle breaks down the Serenity Prayer. She says for many patients, the hardest part for them is the past. The Serenity Prayer helps us to accept the things we cannot change, and the past is one of those things.  


  • Sunday Sermon: Step 3

    June 27, 2021

    Guest Alan Whitley leads the Sunday Sermon talking about Step 3. This step is so freeing to many who struggle with the disease of addiction. Finally, they are able to let go of what they tried to control for so long and gave it over to the care of their Higher Power.  


  • Sunday Sermon: Enlightenment

    June 20, 2021

    First of all, we want to wish all the fathers out there a Happy Fathers Day. We also send peace and love to those who are hurting today – whether their father has passed away, they have a strained relationship with their father, or the long to be a father. It can be a day […]


  • Sunday Sermon: The Fellowship of the Spirit

    June 13, 2021

    Sharing joys and concerns is a great way to build community and make people feel supported and welcome. When you share a joy it multiplies, and when you share something that is heavy on your heart, it lightens that load at least by half.


  • Sunday Sermon: Humility and Spiritual Growth

    June 6, 2021

    Spirituality is not just for us in moments of life when things are going really well or when we’re in a lot of pain.  Spirituality is meant to be practiced all the time. God is with us in the moments we feel chaos, disorder and struggles but God is also with us in moments of […]


  • Sunday Sermon: The Power of Step 1

    May 30, 2021

    Guest Alan Whitley presents this Sunday’s service, sharing his personal story and the power of Step 1.  

Find Your Higher Power at Cumberland Heights

We believe that faiths of all types can contribute to recovery. To learn more about the contribution of spirituality to lasting sobriety, call 800-646-9998.

Why is it so meaningful to give to Cumberland Heights?

Your gift to Cumberland Heights through our annual and capital initiates gives immediate support to patients and their families. To make a longer term impact a gift to the endowment fund will provide patient assistance funding for years to come.

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