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, a cottage, 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 65 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

The Chrysalis Retreat Center

A peaceful place for the inward journey of spiritual growth and for renewal – with 40 acres of picturesque forest with trails, a lake, streams, and gardens. Chrysalis Retreat Website

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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

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.