It’s been an exciting fall at Cathedral Ridge! On August 24, more than 60 people gathered for an official groundbreaking of two capital improvement projects on Sage Dining Hall and Lupine Lodge. These renovations, designed to enhance guest experience, are made possible by the generous pledges to the Generation to Generation campaign.
I began my work as the Vicar and Executive Director of Cathedral Ridge at the beginning of October, just in time for Diocesan Convention. The theme “Walking the Way of Love” gave me an opportunity to present Cathedral Ridge as a place of rest and refreshment for individuals and groups alike, and I was able to offer the workshop “Rest: Reclaiming Sabbath as Spiritual Practice” to two groups of clergy and lay delegates. Renzi Ricketts, our new Director of Operations, staffed the exhibit booth, enjoying conversations exploring how Cathedral Ridge can provide a place of learning and connection for our congregations and ministries across Colorado.
The Rev. Helen and Rick Hargreaves, our wonderful Interim Executive Directors, have returned home to Arkansas. God is so good to provide just the right people at just the right time, and their wisdom and experience has been such a gift these last eight months. We hosted an open house farewell reception for them on Sunday, October 27.
Yours in Christ,
- Creating new outdoor spaces for reflection and gathering.
- Integrating indoor and outdoor dining and expanding gathering areas at Sage Dining Hall. This will include roll-up doors to outside spaces and a patio wrapping around the east and north sides of Sage Hall. The spacious new patio will be a natural gathering space that takes advantage of the summer shade and proximity to the contemplative space of Ponderosa Chapel. A new accessible walkway will connect Sage Hall to Lupine Lodge.
- Improving access to Lupine Lodge and creating premium outdoor group gathering spaces. This fall we will create a new road directly to Lupine Lodge and parking to the south and upper level of the building. This will transform the front of Lupine Lodge.
- Creating an extensive outdoor common area with fire pit in front of the Lodge. This will provide inspiring gathering spaces for groups and allow guests to savor the expansive views of the foothills.
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