We are on the home stretch as they say — just four more days left in this journey home. I believe with all my heart that Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center embodies much of the values and priorities we have been discussing. Belonging, kindness, compassion, security, connection, communication and rest are a part of the tapestry that is Canterbury.
Every day people come onto our campus looking for something to help them in their journey, maybe just to get through the day. The kindness of the staff, the giving of themselves refreshes and refuels folks.
Because of this, I want to ask for you to help refresh and refuel us. Canterbury depends on contributions to meet our daily operational budget. If we were to charge what it costs us to provide these services, we would price ourselves out of the market we want to serve. Being in Orlando, the leading tourist destination in the world, there are luxurious resorts that I will never enter. I simply cannot afford their prices. What we charge at Canterbury will never be that high but if we functioned solely as a business it would put us out of reach for many. So we count on support from ordinary people who believe in what we do.
I’m not just asking you for money. I’m asking you to join us in a mission, a mission that offers people something needful in this day and age. We talk a lot about Canterbury as a “sacred space.” We do that for a reason. Canterbury’s forty-eight acres are carved out to be different from the surrounding landscape of Oviedo, UCF, Seminole County and Central Florida. We invite people to step back from their normal routine and enter a place where they will be welcomed and served. In doing so Canterbury becomes a place of decision, discovery, dreaming, growth, learning and exploration of all that is life.
We invite people to search for life’s purpose and meaning. As a Christian entity we promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We do unashamedly but also in a way that is inviting and open to all, knowing that all who seek will find.
So this is a direct and purposeful request for you to give. We have designed these 40 Days around three levels of giving. Please thoughtfully choose a level of giving that’s right for you:
Join us at $1.00 per day ($40.00)…Canterbury Friend
Join us at $10.00 per day ($400.00)…Canterbury Partner
Join at $100.00 per day ($4000.00)…Canterbury Champion
These contributions go directly to the Annual fund that supports our daily operation. If you have any questions you can call me directly. Jon Davis / cell: 321-436-8006. Please pray for the mission and ministry of Canterbury.
ONLINE: Click here to give now OR BY PHONE: 407-365-5571 OR BY MAIL to: CANTERBURY / 1601 Alafaya Trail / Oviedo, FL 32765
Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All donors will receive an itemized tax receipt.