The Call for Sustainability
As a Christian, I believe that God has called us to live in relationship to the natural world and to mange our earthly resources responsibly. These values led me to approach my church's sustainability team about placing a hive at our lodge.
The CCC hive offers Central Christian members unique opportunities for fellowship, missions, and education. But more importantly, the hive encourages members to experience firsthand the precision and beauty of the natural order that bears witness to God and to become better stewards of the world around us.
Check here or visit the church website for upcoming "bee events" and talks and watch for honey sales that will benefit our mission and outreach teams!
The New Hive
Our first CCC hive was gifted to the church by local beekeeper Michael Duncan who needed to relocate his hives due to his worsening bee allergy. Nesteled in a partly shady and protected spot close to woods, meadows and a creek, this hive can thrive! To learn more about its arrival at the lodge, read "The Buzz" and see our photo gallery. I named this hive Beeazzlebuzz Manor because these bees were pretty feisty and they could use some Jesus.
The Cedar Run Lodge
Built in 1947 following the loss of the former church to fire in December of 1946, the lodge recently underwent rennovations that included an updated kitchen, painting, and landscaping. The 5 acre property was gifted to the church from the Brown family, along with the trusses used to build the structure, which served as the church building for four years until dedication of the church on Mt. Vernon Road in 1951. The Cedar Run Lodge is used for outdoor worship, group meetings and rentals.