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Monroe Lodge Dedication

On November 15, a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon, a Dedication and Thanksgiving service was held at Dogwood Acres.This was the final stage of completion for the new Monroe Lodge as it now takes its place in anchoring the circle of ten existing cabins in our retreat center and summer camp.

Seven members of the Monroe family were there, as well as members of the Dogwood Acres Ministry Team, presbytery pastors, friends and supporters.  Several people spoke about the ministry at Dogwood Acres and of the Monroes’ longtime involvement and support.  During the outdoor service, a Litany of Thanksgiving, adapted from the 2001 “blessing of the cabins,” was read and prayers were offered.  An open house followed, which was enjoyed by all and included refreshments, a tour, and conversations full of reminiscence and hope.