At Church of the Covenant we use the Mission Group model for doing ministry. These are small groups of both Church Members and outside participants who feel a call to a particular area of need in the larger community, who collectively work inwardly (spiritual) and outwardly (missional) to meet specific community needs.
Chrysalis Mission Group - a group who seeks spiritual growth through inward journey (study and prayer) together and are committed to the outward journey work of growing and maintaining the Chrysalis Interfaith Retreat Center.
The Haven Mission Group - a group who meets regularly to support each other's individual spiritual growth (inward journey) in context with a calling to support the mission (outward journey) of The Haven, a peer based addiction recovery program.
Unity Mission - a new group seeking out the unifying elements of spiritual practices through study (inward) and fellowship together and then seeing how to live out this spirit of unity in the world around them.
The Racial Justice Contemplatives - a new group anchored in contemplative practice(inward) are exploring how to channel social justice initiatives into the larger community, and are particularly interested in seeing the creation of a Racial Justice Center established with the help of community partners.
As the modern version of our historic Lodge of the Fishermen coffeehouse, Common Grounds Cafe continues as a safe space for people from diverse backgrounds to gather and conversate over coffee and food, though currently meeting on the patio.
Please join us on Fridays, 9-11am and 5-7pm!
The Jai Ma Yoga Studio offers regular opportunities to practice yoga throughout the week (all levels) in our historic Lodge of the Fishermen building.
It is by donation-only, and all are welcome.
Refuge: The Center for Human Growth works to develop a community where BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ people flourish by protecting and supporting the most marginalized, advocating for justice and equity, and fostering and supporting vibrant and diverse BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ cultures.
Our local Immigrant Support Network is an ad hoc group of individuals and organizations who work to help local immigrants and immigrant families with resources and support as needs arise.
Food not Bombs of Lynchburg is a mutual aid group serving fresh, delicious, vegan, and vegetarian prepared food to all for free.
Food is a human right!
Church of the Covenant is an official site for the YWCA's Amending Through Faith program working to curb gender based violence through education and awareness.
A newly formed, diverse and inclusive, Brownie troop is now meeting at the Lodge of the Fishermen on Sunday afternoons!
Worship leader Jesse Teasley also offers Tai Chi at Church of the Covenant on Sunday mornings at 8am at the Lodge for free--though donations are accepted. All levels welcome! Find out about more times and places here.
The Listening's Battle Symphony Peer-Support for young people meets regularly on campus, offering support for anxiety and depression, utilizing the arts.
Compassionate Friends is a self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child, grandchild or sibling, meeting at the Lodge of the Fishermen the third Monday of each month at 7pm.