Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 11am. Meeting in our church house since 1954, we are a community called to experience our lives as a journey of faith.

About Church of the Covenant

Church of the Covenant is structured with mission groups, not committees. Faith is expressed inwardly by meditation, prayer, and study; and outwardly by service to the community.

A church house, a lodge, cottages, and more than 40 wooded acres with a lake are the context for worship, mission, music, and fellowship. The Chrysalis Interfaith Retreat Center and Camp Kum-Ba-Yah also make use of the buildings and grounds.

Many service agencies and organizations in the Lynchburg area are outgrowths of the Mission Groups of the Church of the Covenant, results of the journey of faith.

The Covenant Commitment

We commit ourselves to the inward journey of prayer, meditation, silence, reflection, and study so that we continue to grow in God’s love and guidance. We commit ourselves to the outward journey as our response to God’s call to use our gifts in the service of the church community and the world. Learn More

Open and Affirming

We are an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ, welcoming persons regardless of race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and economic status.

Original Music

Hear some of the original music of the Church of the Covenant Community Listen

Our Search for New Leadership

A discernment process is underway regarding our future leadership needs. Learn More


Common Grounds Café

Open Friday mornings 8am to 11:30am.

For info, photos, and the menu, go to the  Café Page

Today’s inward / outward

Horseback on Sunday morning,
harvest over, we taste persimmon
and wild grape, sharp sweet
of summer's end. In time's maze
over fall fields, we name names
that went west from here, names
that rest on graves. We open
a persimmon seed to find the tree
that stands in promise,
pale, in the seed's marrow.
Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.
Wendell BerrySource: The Country of MarriageAdd your thoughts at inward/outward [...]

Fri, Oct 21, 2016
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