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: 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.  


  • Sunday Sermon: Togetherness

    May 23, 2021

    In early recovery we move from being “apart” from one another to “a part” of the fellowship of the spirit.


  • Sunday Sermon: Step 1 & Step 2

    May 16, 2021

    Our souls and spirituality are not  intended to be held close, hoarded and kept away so that they don’t get broken or worn out. . These are things we are meant to bring fully into our lives so our souls can be resilient to anything. That’s why we should share them with the world so […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Spiritual Awakening

    May 9, 2021

    Stan talks about the concept of spiritual awakening in the context of “woke culture.” Unfortunately the dialogue in our country politically, religiously and socially is contentious. We don’t spend the time to actively listen to other people and try to understand where they are coming from and what their life experiences have been to bring […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Step 3

    May 2, 2021

    Sometimes we find ourselves under the crushing weight of what we’ve been doing for years. In active addiction we get stuck beneath the flow of life. If we are fortunate and get the chance at recovery it’s like someone coming along and plucking us out of the river. That means we are no longer under […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Liberation is Costly

    April 25, 2021

    Those of us in recovery need to bare the responsibilities and difficulties of our freedom and we must remember liberation is costly. There are things we need to give up in this road to recovery. Sadly, some people with die from the disease of addiction, but there deaths are not in vain. Their story is […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Presence of God

    April 18, 2021

    Michelle shares the story of Mary and Martha. In this story God’s message is to not allow the things we need to do to be a distraction that will take us away from being in the moment and the presence of God. We need to take time to slow down.    


  • Sunday Sermon: Hope

    April 11, 2021

    In active addiction we seem to be trapped in a loop of powerlessness and hopelessness because of the unmanageability of the disease. But if we can be honest and say, “I may have a problem” that means we can begin our shift from hopelessness to hope.  


  • Sunday Sermon: Easter Sunday

    April 4, 2021

    What does the care of God look like for you? It looks like different things to different people. It looks like the sun on Easter Sunday, it looks like the seasons changing, it looks like answers you’ve had to questions in your life, it may look like a new connection you’ve made at a meeting. […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Palm Sunday

    March 28, 2021

    Today with celebrate Palm Sunday when Jesus entered into Jerusalem and was greeted by the people waving palm branches. For Christians, it is a reminder of the welcoming of Jesus into our hearts and of our willingness to follow him.  


  • Sunday Sermon: The Power of Words

    March 21, 2021

    Our words have power. The phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” couldn’t be further from the truth. Words are powerful in almost all traditions. They have the power to hurt and to heal.  

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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