The Cedar Ridge Prayer Walk gives you an opportunity to integrate prayer and reflection with a forty to fifty-minute walk around the 63 acre property. You can do the prayer in silence, or you can do it conversationally with a friend or two or three. A prayer walk guide is sitting in a mailbox at the gazebo adjacent to the barn where prayer station #1 is located. Take the guide with you along the path. » Read more
Our Property - Cedar Ridge Community Church
The sixty-three acre parcel property at 2410 Spencerville Road in Montgomery County, Maryland was purchased by Cedar Ridge Community Church in 1996. We constructed a church building and opened our doors in 1998. Since then, the clay dirt surrounding the church and the invasive filled fields have slowly developed into a beautiful property full of flowers, wildlife and opportunity. We value our property and the creation throughout it. It is intentional that we have bird boxes along our fences, and 'no-mow' meadows in our back yard. We offer a prayer walk that runs throughout our land that offers tranquility and peace in an otherwise busy metropolitan corridor. Much life can be found among the vegetation: we've spotted fox, rabbits, deer and groundhogs, and an endless variety of birds. We host honey bees and enjoy a variety of bugs and butterflies. If you enjoy the outdoors, you are invited to enjoy this land with us!
Spencerville is named after William Spencer who once owned the original 100 acres of which we own 2/3rds. We are considered a historic property having the scissor truss barn built in 1910, the William Spencer farmhouse built in 1860's and the brick silo built in 1890. These structures often make us look more like a farm than a church but we don't mind. Once a dairy barn, the Spencer-Carr marriage converted it to a horse farm and now resides as our church.
We wanted to do more with the land than mow or have it sit unused so our vision to farm started in 2008 where we decided to grow healthy food in community as a way to live out our Cedar Ridge vision and honor the gifts God has given us. Farming can bring hope and spiritual transformation as we work hard in community to serve our neighbors, cherish our land, and have fun together!
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