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.


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 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.  

  • Sunday Sermon: Impermanence

    March 14, 2021

    On our campus, there is a beautiful rebirth happening. The flowers are beginning to bloom, the birds are singing, the Serenity Trail is looking vibrant again. Spring is not forever – we know this. The seasons will change. We feel darkeness in our lives – there is at time for that and a time for […]

  • Sunday Sermon: Letting Go

    March 7, 2021

    In this message, look into the importance of letting go of things in our lives that are not serving us anymore. Letting go is allowing us to grow and get to what we truly want in life.  

  • Sunday Sermon: Dealing with Worry

    February 28, 2021

    In this message, we dive deeper into the role worry and anxiety play in our lives. When we finally enter into the fellowship of the spirit we find our worries begin to dissipate.  

  • Sunday Sermon: Ash Wednesday

    February 14, 2021

    In this message, we take a look at Ash Wednesday as a Christian tradition and what taking this moment of reflection can mean to our recovery.  Whether you are Christian or not, Ash Wednesday is a time to embrace our humility about our place in the wide universe, a time to reflect on what is […]

  • Sunday Sermon: Mindsets

    February 7, 2021

    We can be of one of two mindsets. One is a closed, limited mindset where we are unwilling to consider new information and have a set way of viewing the world. In that we are limiting ourselves. The other is an open mindset in which we are open to new information and realize we can […]

  • Sunday Sermon: Sabbath Rest

    January 31, 2021

    Many of us know Sabbath as the day of rest. But how do we interpret this? In our productivity-obsessed culture, most look at The Sabbath as a day to rest to refuel for the busy following six days. But let’s challenge that and instead look at those six days before The Sabbath as preparation of […]

  • Sunday Sermon: Step 3

    January 24, 2021

    In Step 3 we are making a decision to turn our will and life over to the care of God as we understand him. In other words, are you ready to think and act differently? In Step 3, we’ve already decided we need help and to ask for it. But what does it mean to […]

  • Sunday Sermon: Inter-dependence

    January 17, 2021

    Community is one of the foundational pieces of our recovery.  In this service, we explore the concept of “inter-dependence” and what it means to rely on others in our recovery.  If as a community we each give what we have an allow ourselves to receive from others, we will altogether thrive as “happy, joyous, and […]

  • Sunday Sermon: The Sunday of Epiphany

    January 3, 2021

    The Sunday of Epiphany marks the journey of the three wise men to visit the Christ child.  In this narrative, the story ends with the wise men “returning home by a different route.”  What does it mean that they go a different way after seeing God on Earth?  In our recovery, we too must go […]

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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