Who We Are
Covenant Community Church supports this retreat center through the Cedar Cross Mission Group. We are a small ecumenical church offering a participatory form of worship that invites lively involvement by all members. We worship Sunday afternoons in Raleigh at the Community United Church of Christ (corner of Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail).
The mission group, which is a subset of the Covenant Community membership, meets monthly at the retreat center for a day of work, prayer, play, planning and being with friends.
The Retreat Coordinators and primary caretakers of the facility are John and Margaret Hilpert.
As a spiritual guide, John offers help with spiritual disciplines, and discernment around vocation or ministry. Otherwise he is off in the wood maintaining trails, creating reflective spaces, cooking, cleaning or doing laundry. When he can't find another excuse, he writes short stories and non-fiction.
Margaret offers guidance through faciltating creative expression, inviting people to approach their spiritual journeys through simple art exercises. Absolutely no prior art experience is needed to engage fully in this gentle art-prayer-discernment process.
Isaac is our friendly, attentive, retreat center dog. He takes his responsibilities as a shepherd, host, trail finder, and spiritual guide very seriously and joyously.
Updated: November 2015