Cultivate Community

Cultivating Community at The Hermitage

As The Hermitage marks its thirty-third year, we are entering into an exciting new season of the journey, anchored by familiar rhythms of contemplative practice.

Consoled by the daily manifestations of the Spirit’s work among us, the board and staff of The Hermitage extend our gratitude to you: When you support The Hermitage you make contemplative encounters with God possible! Thank you!

Read more on how you can financially support Cultivating Community.

Volunteer to Help Build the Home

We also invite you to consider contributing to this effort by volunteering your labor in helping to build the new home. Whatever your skill level, you are welcome, and there is a role for everyone, from preparing meals for the construction crew, to mixing clay and straw, to holding the project and the whole Hermitage community in prayer throughout the process. If you would like to participate, please contact David Wenger or 269-244-8696.

Activity Update

Nov. 26, 2018 – We received the property/elevation survey which our architect is using to create his plans. Once those are approved by the board they will be need to approved by local zoning and building commissions.

Nov. 10, 2019 – The chapel is now protected with a metal roof, and the door is hung. It is awaiting installation of windows and siding.

We are currently building a small chapel using the materials and techniques we’ll use in the new house.

This chapel will have 6 in. thick stray and clay filled walls. The new house will have 12 in. thick walls.

Architects rendering of new house exterior

Architect’s rendering of new house exterior

An option for the ground level floor plan