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- The Diakonia Center
is the only Orthodox retreat center in the southeast and one of only
a few in the United States.
- Purpose and Goals
of the Diakonia Retreat Center:
The Diakonia Center will
enable Orthodox Christians of all ages will have an opportunity to learn
to live a deeper faith and apply that faith through year-round, family-oriented
programming that emphasized Orthodox Christianity through worship, education,
culture and fellowship in a natural environment that is integrated with
the beauty of God’s creation.
- We have already
completed the following:
- 300-person Pavilion
- 250-seat Dining
- Piers, floating
dock, swimming area and canoe beach
- Basketball court
- Two beach volleyball
- Playing fields
graded, seeded and established
- Challenge ropes
course designed and constructed
- New furnishings
- Landscaping and
- Equipment and
supplies for food service, athletic and arts activities, worship service,
infirmary service and maintenance
- Existing catering
- Existing buildings
stripped, stained and cleaned
- New water and
- Lake drained,
cleared of debris and refilled
- Roadways, trails
and walkways improved
need your help to continue this endeavor.
There are two programs
to help make the Diakonia Retreat Center viable. They are the
Capital Campaign and the Guardian Angel.
The Capital Campaign
is a program by which anyone who wishes makes a commitment for a specific
amount over a certain period of time. In this program there are
Special Named Gift Opportunities. You may wish to have your pledge
designated for a special component of the Diakonia Center such as the
Chapel, Amphitheater, Lake, etc.
The Guardian Angel
is a program by which anyone can join this “Company of Angels” (Hebrews
12.22), to show your appreciation of this great gift our Lord has provided
for us, by pledging $500.00 a year for five years.
Of course any and all gifts
are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please call
the Development office, Helen Burleigh, at (404) 634-9345 x 22.