Derby Talbot Lodge

Derby Talbot Lodge Campaign Reaches $275,000 in pledges and gifts! Track the progress on the around-the-lake paddle icon.

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Exciting improvements are coming to Galilee! Jill Derby and Steve Talbot have committed $150,000 to kick-start the project to improve and expand the lower dormitory. This $400,000 project will include a complete renovation of the existing facility, with the addition of a great room and outdoor gathering area. The newly renovated building, which has never been named, will now be called the Derby Talbot Lodge, to honor Jill and Steve’s generosity. They wrote:

031“ Since first attending Galilee in 1948, the world has changed in complexity, tenor and pace. In the midst of this restless and unpredictable world, Galilee remains a quiet space of enduring spiritual renewal and grace – an anchor for the soul in a churning sea. We are committed that this treasure of ground and hearts advance and thrive.”
~ Jill Derby and Steve Talbot

031The Project will: (See Floor plan)
• improve the existing building with updated bedrooms and bathrooms for greater privacy for our adult guests.
• meet ADA requirements by adding a ramp, fully accessible bathroom facilities and sufficient space in the bedrooms.
• add a meeting room that accommodates up to 25 people.
• provide an outdoor gathering place with fire ring.

Chambers Hall Named!

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Linda Chambers Faiss Amstutz remembers visiting Galilee as a young girl with her parents, Louise and Larry Chambers. Linda’s father laid out the foundation for the church at an angle that would put the snow cross on Mt. Tallac right above the altar. To honor this family history, Linda and her husband Jim Amstutz have provided the second lead gift for the Derby Talbot Lodge campaign; a $50,000 gift for the new meeting room. The room will be named after Linda’s parents and will be known as Chambers Hall, honoring the legacy of her father’s work. From the vantage point of Chambers Hall, the church, the lake, and the mountains beyond will inspire generations of people to come, as Linda and Jim have been. Click here for more of Linda’s remembrances.