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  • Main Gate
    Main Gate

    Welcome to The United Metaphysical Churches national headquarters.   As you drive down Peters Creek Road and come to the intersection of Peters Creek and Hershberger Road on your...

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  • Entering the complex
    Entering the complex

    As you enter the property you will immediately feel the energy change as you drive through the lush green meadow.

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  • Serenity Bridge
    Serenity Bridge

    As you approach Serenity Bridge you will have your first realization of what lies ahead of you as you begin your UMC Roanoke spiritual journey.  It is the bridge...

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  • The waters of Serenity Bridge
    The waters of Serenity Bridge

    As you cross over “Serenity Bridge” you see the beautiful moving waters of Peters Creek.  Water in metaphysics symbolizes emotions.  As your cross over the bridge you have just...

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  • Everyone is Welcome!
    Everyone is Welcome!

    As you cross over the bridge you will see a sign that says WELCOME,  and then immediately informs you of our definition of God….LOVE!  It also assures you that...

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  • Main road and offices
    Main road and offices

    As you continue to follow the road you will pass the original spring house and the original historical farm house.  The lush grass and beautiful trees continue  on your...

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  • Friendly staff
    Friendly staff

    Remember the earth angel I mentioned?  Well, here she is fully materialized just waiting to help make your stay enjoyable, meaningful and worth-while.

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  • A bridge to peacefulness
    A bridge to peacefulness

    After being greeted by the earth angel (office secretary) as you leave the office you see directly in front of you a seating area with a small foot bridge...

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  • Relax with friends
    Relax with friends

    Here you can pause a moment to refresh yourself and absorb natures beauty and begin to anticipate the spiritual experiences that await you.

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  • Relax with us
    Relax with us

    One of the inspiring flower beds with a meditating Buddha.  Here you can experience and feel the life force manifesting in many forms.

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  • Main building
    Main building

    The main building which houses the cafeteria, the bookstore, and second floor sleeping rooms.   The long porch welcomes you with comfortable old fashioned rocking chairs as well as...

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  • A European feel!
    A European feel!

    One of the patios where you may relax, read, meditate to the sound of the water from the fountain.  As you absorb the ambiance you will see that it...

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  • A view of the rooms
    A view of the rooms

    Another view of one of the patios.

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  • The Canteen
    The Canteen

    Our modern cafeteria which provides healthful and nourishing food as well as good fellowship.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served for your convenience at a nominal price.  Snacks and...

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  • Our bookstore
    Our bookstore

    Whetzel Hall which serves as the bookstore as well as a class room.  Also comfortable seating, sofa and lounge chairs where you can read and relax.

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  • Library/Resource room
    Library/Resource room

    The library is filled with hundreds of metaphysical books as well as a reference library for study and research.  This elegant room is furnished with a palace size Persian...

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  • Sanctuary 5 (outside)
    Sanctuary 5 (outside)

    The main entrance to the Chapel.  Many have called this the “doorway” to spiritual awareness.  Thousands of people over the years have walked up these simple steps and through...

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  • Sanctuary 4 (outside)
    Sanctuary 4 (outside)

    A view of the Chapel and the main building in the background.

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  • Sanctuary (view)
    Sanctuary (view)

    The beautiful chapel is furnished with traditional pews, a Rodgers organ & Webber & Baldwin pianos.  The sanctuary is used for regular Sunday Services as well as weddings, funerals...

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  • Sanctuary 2 (view)
    Sanctuary 2 (view)

      A view of the sanctuary.

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  • Sanctuary 3 (view)
    Sanctuary 3 (view)

    A view of the Chapel Altar.  The Chapel is used for regular Sunday Services which are conducted by the local congregation, The Roanoke Metaphysical Chapel, as well as for...

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  • Toward tranquility gardens
    Toward tranquility gardens

    The path continues through more beautiful lawns towards the Alpha & Omega Gardens where the ashes of our loved-ones may be scattered.

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  • UMC Cemetery
    UMC Cemetery

    The following is a virtual tour of our gardens, facilities, book store and sanctuary. If you are planning to spend some time with us, enjoy our virtual tour and...

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  • A call to tranquility
    A call to tranquility

    An view of the Alpha & Omega Gardens in the Fall. Note the woods behind which provide for tranquility and privacy.

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  • A transitional place
    A transitional place

    Here in the Alpha and Omega Gardens are the ashes and memorial stones of members and friends who have graduated into the next world.  This is being developed into...

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  • They walk with us
    They walk with us

    The entrance to the Alpha & Omega Gardens remind us that life continues and that our loved ones and teachers literally “walk” with us daily.

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  • Beauty everywhere
    Beauty everywhere

    Beauty is everywhere you look!  The center consists of over 21 acres of lawns, meadows, gardens, a pond, a stream, and surrounded by woodlands which provide a place of...

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  • On golden pond
    On golden pond

    Murray’s Pond was originally a “rare” fish pond many years ago only to be filled in over the years with a large tree growing in the middle of it....

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  • Water babies
    Water babies

    The water lilies growing and blooming on Murray’s Pond.  The water lilies bloomed from early summer until early fall and were a source of beauty and inspiration.

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  • Roanoke by day
    Roanoke by day

    Surrounded by mountains, the beautiful city of Roanoke has much to offer.  Listed by Katie Couric as one of the most desirable places to retire.

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  • Roanoke by night
    Roanoke by night

    Roanoke has many fine restaurants, theatres, malls, museums, symphony orchestra and many fine things to do in the evening.

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  • Roanoke farmer’s market
    Roanoke farmer’s market

    The Farmer’s Market is one of the great assets of Roanoke.  Everything from fresh vegetables, meats and flowers, to many artist displaying their wares.  Not to be missed!  You...

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  • Artists in the market
    Artists in the market

    Each weekend you will find many different artists displaying their artwork and crafts.  Everything from pottery to jewelry at reasonable prices and all made by the local artist.

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  • Roanoke museum of Art
    Roanoke museum of Art

    A MUST on places to visit in Roanoke.  The Taubman Museum of Art.  The building itself is a work of art as it images the mountains surrounding the city...

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  • Wish you were here
    Wish you were here

    Roanoke known by many as “Star City” gets that name from the magnificent star on top of Mill Mountain which can be seen from all over the Roanoke area....

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About Us:United Metaphysical Churches
Srteet:1488 Peters Creek Road
City:Roanoke, VA
Email Us:umcrke@aol.com
Phone:540-562-4889
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