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Nestled within a 40-acre woodland, Church of the Covenant is a fully-accepting Christian contemplative community that believes strongly in the “love your neighbor” principle (outward journey) as a natural partner with one’s love for God (inward journey). No matter where you are on life’s path, you are welcome here.

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. We’ve met at this location for the past 64 years.

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.

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Come to the Common Grounds Café

Join us on Friday mornings 8am to 11am. For info, photos, and the menu, click the button and go to the  Café Page

Ecumenical Event


A Weekend of Journerys - October 26-28
October 26-28 at First Christian Church, 3109 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg. Sponsored by the church and by Soulforce – soulful LGBTQ+ activism. More Info

Guest Speaker


Rev. Paul Boothby
October 21

Rev. Paul BoothbyRev. Paul Boothby has been pastor of the First Unitarian Church of Lynchburg for the past eleven years. He and Rev. Dan Harrison will speak in each other’s churches on this date.