Wesley Gardens Retreat Center: Your Haven for Spiritual Rest and Renewal
All are welcome and encouraged to visit Wesley Gardens Retreat Center. Whether you spend time enjoying the trails, taking part in a daytime retreat, or engaging with one of the many spiritual resources on site, it’s the perfect place to encounter quiet and God’s peaceful presence.
Summer Sunday Evenings at Wesley Gardens
During the summer (June through August), all are invited to enjoy a gathering and meal at Wesley Gardens Retreat Center on Moon River. No reservations are needed; just come out and enjoy a relaxed evening of worship and fellowship. Take a look at the schedule, and make plans to be there!
Ongoing Offerings at Wesley Gardens Retreat Center
Fourth Friday Retreats
Fourth Friday of Each Month
8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Coffee and tea is provided at the Memory Garden Gazebo at 8:45 a.m., then participants move to the chapel for a guided prayer retreat beginning at 9 a.m. There is time for group prayer, Lectio Divina (meditation on Scripture), discussion, and time for individual reflection. Please bring your own lunch.
Spiritual Direction is an ancient practice of the church whereby a trained director meets with an individual to listen, pray, and watch for ways the Spirit may be at work in one’s life. Wesley Gardens Retreat Center’s on-staff Spiritual Director, Christian Swails, is available for appointments.
Features and Amenities
- Deep Water Dock
- Memory Garden
- Outdoor Chapel
- Prayer Labyrinth
- Small Pavilion
- Basketball Court
What is Wesley Gardens?
Wesley Gardens is our retreat center located on Burnside Island. It sits on a forty-acre tract of land facing Moon River. You can learn more about Wesley Gardens and all of the wonderful ways to enjoy it on the Wesley Gardens website.
What is the address of Wesley Gardens?
Is there a dress code for worship at Wesley Gardens?
Please feel free to come as you are. Sunday evenings at Wesley Gardens are casual.
Is Senior Adults Night only for Senior Adults? Or is Family Fun Night only for families?
No, all are welcome to attend and enjoy every Sunday evening worship opportunity. You will enjoy learning more about all of the different ministry areas we have at Wesley Monumental throughout the summer.
Are children allowed at Wesley Gardens?
Absolutely! We encourage you to bring your children to enjoy worship at Wesley Gardens as well.
May I go to Wesley Gardens during the week?
Yes! We would love for you to enjoy the grounds. There is a deep-water dock, a prayer labyrinth, a playground, many beautiful trails, and much more at Wesley Gardens. Before you visit, please call 912-777-2863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you’ll be there.