The Grounds of the Church and Retreat Center

Location:1415 Boonsboro Rd., Lynchburg, Virginia 24503

Upcoming events

  • Saturday, July 6 9:00 am - Saturday, July 6 3:00 pm

    Bring your energy, your imagination and skills, your work gloves, and yard tools for an fun community work party on Saturday July 6. Let's spruce up our church grounds for all the special events taking place here this summer- camp fun, family picnics, weddings (at least one), and just pure fun, fellowship, and enhancement of the beauty. Save the date and come join us for as much of the day as you can. We'll be kicking off at 9am, breaking for lunch at noon, and wrapping up around 3-3:30pm.

    If you have any favorite quotes/excerpts on sacred spaces, ecology, being home, or community/community spaces, please send them to brad ( so we can be planful about provoking some connected introspection for each other while we work. We will share some meditations in the morning and at lunchtime while we rest and refuel, before heading back out to continue cultivating our shared space.

    We'll do mainly landscaping & building maintenance, - there is lots to do!

    Landscaping, Pruning, & Mulching:

    The Garden

    The Driveway - near and far

    Beds around the Lodge, and front and back of the church house


    Hannah's Butterfly Garden

    Memorial tree to Steirling Gordon, Bev & P. G.'s cousin (make into post for birdhouse?)

    Other ideas?



    Clean gutters (ladder)

    Repair patio molding

    Pressure wash patio

    Electrical wiring upgrade to flood light on church house

    Clean cubbies for campers

    Clean out tool shed

    Other ideas?


    Please bring some food to share::

    Sandwiches - Dolly

    Lemonade & Water - Julian, Jonah and Brad

    Fruit: Brad

    Salad: Dan and Ruth

    Side #1?

    Side #2?