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

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

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: Easter Service

    April 10, 2020

    Please join our online Easter Service Easter Sunday, April 12 at 6pm Message – Spiritual Director Stan Bumgarner Special Music – Kim Parent Easter Sunday, April 12 at 6pm Live on Cumberland Heights Facebook Page Click Here to Join Cumberland Heights’ Online Easter Service  


  • Sunday Sermon: Spiritual Lessons from a Feral Cat

    February 16, 2020

    Sunday Sermon: Spiritual Lessons from a Feral Cat February 16, 2020 Have you ever tried to domesticate a stray and wild animal?  This message shares the journey of trying to domesticate a feral cat and the lessons learned in the process, including: accepting life on life’s terms, patience, and gratitude for small steps of progress.  […]


  • Sunday Sermon: One Sheep’s Journey

    February 2, 2020

    Sunday Sermon:One Sheep’s Journey February 2, 2020 Shrek the sheep was found hiding out in a cave in New Zealand six years after he escape his community.  Having avoiding being shorn (having his fleece shaved off) all that time, Shrek was carrying more than 60lbs of fleece, enough for 20 large men’s suits!  This week’s […]


  • Sunday Sermon: What’s in Your Hands?

    January 19, 2020

    Sunday Sermon: What’s in Your Hands? January 19, 2020 In his video “Shells,” contemporary theologian Rob Bell tells the story of his son failing to grab onto a starfish he really wants because his hands are full of shells he has been picking up off of the beach.  Rob asks us to question, “what is […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Finding Joy in What is to Come

    December 15, 2019

    Sunday Sermon: Finding Joy in What is to Come December 15, 2019 As we mark the halfway point of the Christmas/advent season, we light a special pink candle to emphasis the spiritual principle of joy. In this message, we share about how difficult it is for us to feel joy as humans, because it means […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Advent: A Season for Anticipating Change

    December 1, 2019

    Sunday Sermon: Advent: A Season for Anticipating Change December 1, 2019 On this first Sunday of the Christian season of Advent, we discuss the spiritual concept of hope, and talk about the hope that comes from inviting God/Higher Power into our lives. As God turned the world upside down with the birth of a baby […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Gratitude: The Power to Transform

    November 17, 2019

    Sunday Sermon: Gratitude: The Power to Transform November 17, 2019 In a season of giving thanks, we take time to focus on the spiritual practice of gratitude and it’s ability to transform our minds, our lives, and our recovery. This message describes how gratitude can actually change our perspective in even the darkest situations and […]


  • Sunday Sermon: The Practice of Sabbath

    November 3, 2019

    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 […]


  • Sunday Sermon: The Promise of Freedom, Part 3

    October 20, 2019

    Sunday Sermon: The Promise of Freedom, Part 3 October 20, 2019 The Promise of Freedom, Part 3: Once we take the first step in recovery, admitting our powerlessness over our addiction and the unmanageability of our lives, we ask for help and become free from the substance. What remains are the deeper conditions of our […]


  • Sunday Sermon: The Promise of Freedom, Part 1

    October 6, 2019

    Sunday Sermon: The Promise of Freedom, Part 1 October 6, 2019 The AA Big Book promises a life in recovery that is “happy, joyous, and free,” but free from what? This message is the first in a series that explore the depth of freedom gained through the 12-step recovery process and spiritual awakening. This week’s […]


  • Sunday Sermon: Seeking out Comfort

    September 18, 2019

    Sunday Sermon: Seeking out Comfort September 15, 2019 As people struggling with the disease of addiction, we have become incapable of sitting in discomfort and vulnerability. We cover these moments of our lives by seeking out comfort in a whole host of unhealthy habits, including using drugs and alcohol. This week’s message is a reminder […]


  • Sunday Sermon: The Rich Young Man

    September 8, 2019

    Sunday Sermon: The Rich Young Man September 8, 2019 What is our most prized possession? What do we want to hold on to at all cost? Our belief system! In this talk Stan explores the Biblical story of the Rich Young Man as a way to understand why we must be willing to change the […]

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.

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