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    A Tour of Cedar Cross
    The entrance to Cedar Cross rarely looks like this! Fortunately it's all down hill from here.
    A half mile down the lane, the Lodge welcomes you to your retreat. The weather changes quite quickly here!
    The Great Room provides cozy meeting space.
    The Lodge's dining room seats up to 16 people.
    Large windows in the dining room allow pleasant viewing during meals at the Lodge.
    The Art Studio is often used by groups and individuals on retreat. The upstairs Garden Loft can accomodate small group gatherings and overnight personal retreats.
    Resident artist Margaret Hilpert(foreground) is available to lead gentle art activities that enhance spiritual growth.
    The Sunny Garden provides respite behind the Studio/Garden Loft.
    A tulip and pansy bed awakens the Village Green to spring. Faintly appearing in the background is an archway to the Garden pool.
    A close-up of the archway with Cedar Cross logo, given in honor of two special friends who were married here.
    Our 10th reunion celebration was held by the Garden Pool in September 2008.
    Butterfly weed doing its thing! Many plantings on the property attract butterflies.
    A swing in the shade of dogwoods on the Village Green provides a pleasant resting place on a warm day.
    Sourwood Hillside slopes beside Sourwood Cottage, a private home for Cedar Cross residents that can be used as overflow for retreats.
    A labyrinth for meditative walking is situated in the woods and is outlined with cedar logs.
    Four and a half miles of well-maintained trails, including the Moss Trail, are available to retreatants.
    Youth on a work assignment from Loaves and Fishes prepare to cover roots on the trails.
    The New Field in fall.
    North Pond
    A rough form of gazebo, lovingly known as The Gazinga, was the first group construction project tackled by the Mission Group and friends.
    Nancy takes the kayak for a spin (literally!) on Spirit Pond.
    Heron's Nest, built primarily for 1-3 persons on retreat, overlooks Spirit Pond. It is also used as overflow for group retreats.
    The living room at Heron's Nest is a cozy spot throughout the year. All interior walls are paneled with rough sawn Cedar Cross pine boards planked on site.
    The kitchen at Heron's Nest is fully equipped for basic cooking.
    Inspired by the Stations of the Cross, the "Way of Jesus" at Cedar Cross provides a 14-station walk through Jesus' entire ministry. Each station represents an aspect of Jesus' life and teachings. Written guides are available.
    Mission Group members gather at Cedar Cross for a 24-hour retreat each month to plan, enjoy the beauty, worship, play, eat and of course, work! This is Mac staining the well house.
    A typical walk at Cedar Cross provides a view such as this one, with a sign pointing the way.
    At the end of your walk, or to begin a new day, perhaps you'll be drawn to the screened-in porch for a period of quiet. All is well.



    Updated: October 27, 2010