Church of the Open Word Garden Chapel, St. Louis, MO

The primary purpose of our church is to help you discover the sacred within the ordinary. Every aspect of our Garden Chapel, from the architecture to our programs, reflects this vision of our faith.

The Garden Chapel is here to provide an environment where you can learn, experience and meet others who appreciate and share this way of Christian worship. You do not have to join the denomination to participate in programs and services. Our Garden Chapel is home for individuals seeking spiritual growth within a loving community.

Consider this from Grant Schnarr's new book You Can Believe

“… I encourage you to adopt this principle – that there is good in all religions – and to find what resonates within you. If something doesn’t make sense, don’t believe it. If something seems hurtful to your inner spirit, trust your intuition. If something seems right, adopt it, try it, grow with it. And if something challenges you to change, stay with it. You and I need to be challenged. Change is the way life works. If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. And it you’re not growing, you’re dying.

Embrace the challenge to live unselfishly, to strive for something higher, better, stronger, and nobler. If you begin to do this, you will soon see and feel with your whole being that you are not alone, that there is a force for good so strong in your life that you cannot deny it. This force is gentle and loving, as if you are being carried in a silent current toward all things good and blessed. It’s there for you. Just take up that bed and start moving…”

The church annual report can be found here.

As a service to our community, we offer our acoustically attractive surroundings for weddings, concerts and lectures. Contact us for available dates.

Check out The Light Project: An art installation in our old church building on Spring Avenue.

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