The Schweitzer Church campus is an expansive space where people gather for groups, classes, worship, and prayer. This summer, we encourage you to take a walk around the campus and spend time in prayer or fellowship. There are many great places for reflection and prayer including The Courtyard, The Neighborhood Garden, and the Prayer Chapel & Garden.
We recently renamed the area outside entrance B, The Courtyard (formerly Garden Chapel). This space has benches making it easy to gather as a group, class, or individual. Spend time in prayer or reflection here.
Near the middle of our campus, you’ll find the East Stanford Neighborhood Garden with some picnic tables in the middle. This is a great space to meet farmers, volunteer, and pray for this diverse community of growers.
Just west of the Neighborhood Garden is an area known as the Prayer Chapel & Garden. Truly,
this chapel was a labor of love by the late Richard Simpson. After his wife passed away, Richard poured his heart and wood-working skill into transforming an old shed into a beautiful chapel. This “tiny chapel” features a cross, small chapel pews, and a prayer wall where people can place their handwritten prayers. There is even a ceiling fan and lights. If the building is locked you can contact the office for a code.
Outside the Chapel, volunteers tend to the flowers and plants, and a path of brick pavers makes this space even more special. During the past few years, many pavers have been added as a way to remember dearly loved individuals connected with Schweitzer. This summer, we will again open up the opportunity to have a paver engraved and placed in honor or memory of someone. Each paver costs $50; orders must be received by June 30 for placement this year. Read more about reserving a paver online at: schweitzer.church/pavers.
You are invited to join others for a time of prayer every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Prayer Room near the Schweitzer Sanctuary. The Student Center prayer room is also open for Food Pantry guests on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and throughout the week for anyone.
Schweitzer Church’s mission is to transform lives by making disciples of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19-20 We live out our mission by being a church that is Christ Centered and Community Focused. We Worship Together. We Care for One Another. We Are Engaged in Formation. We Engage in Evangelism. We Serve Out Community. We Pursue Healing.