WHAT WE ARE!
THE GARDENCOMMUNITY CHURCHis an Open, Inclusive Christ-like Communitywhere people from many paths gather toExplore, Engage, and Seek InspirationSharing in the Transformation of the World throughthe Unconditional Love of God.
We have one service each Sunday at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.
#AllAreWelcome at The Garden
The Garden is an alternative spiritual voice of open, inclusive theology. The Garden is a leader of a forward-thinking movement, which encourages people to experience the holy in all of life, not just through the traditional format known as “church.” Those who experience The Garden find connections through common values more than through common beliefs. The Garden is: spiritual, not religious; accepting, not judgmental; seeking, not certain; inclusive, not exclusive; up-to-date, not limited by the past; and succeeds in blurring the lines between the sacred and secular. Those who are connected with The Garden are empowered and encouraged to think for themselves and to be wherever they are in their own life/spiritual journey without any expectation of a pre-determined or set destination.
The Garden is a Reconciling Ministry of the United Methodist Church, welcoming everyone regardless of religious affiliation or lack thereof, and affirms the dignity, worth and value of every person, emphasizing that we are loved and accepted just as we are. The Garden believes all faith paths enrich our world and lead to a relationship with the same Creator. The Garden calls forth the best in ourselves and others, helps people find purpose and meaning in life, and encourages the well-being and wholeness of all creation.
The Garden encourages people on their spiritual/life journey; envisions transformed people who embrace life, others and creation with kindness; and works for the common good of all by emulating the example of Jesus and other inclusive and compassionate leaders who are ultimately creating a just and peaceful world.