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Penuel Ridge was created and is sustained by the generous resources of people like you. Your time, talent, and financial support is critical to supporting our mission of keeping the retreat fees modest to ensure all can experience our healing space.

Upcoming Retreats 

Penuel Ridge sponsors themed retreats which focus on contemporary topics of the day.

2023 Retreat Offerings

9.27.2023 - Quenching a Deep Thirst...a Guided Silent Retreat (on-site) held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 am - 4 pm, Penuel Ridge offers a day to engage in the restorative practice of silence. An experienced Guide will lead you through time-honored techniques to transition from daily life into the deep quenching pool of inner quiet. Bring a journal, sack lunch, inquisitive mind, and a willingness to immerse yourself in quiet, stillness, and rest. Register below: 

In order to embrace individual and collective silence, registration will  be limited to 18 people per retreat.


Check back soon to see who will be serving as the guide for the September retreat.


In the meantime, enjoy this photo of Ironweed, its purple hue currently washing the meadows and roadways around Penuel Ridge with regal color.

Your Guide for September: to be announced 

Upcoming Guided Silent Retreat Days:

October 25th - guide to be announced

November 15th - guide to be announced

December 20th - guide to be announced



Rev. Edwin C. Sanders, II will guide us in a day-long experience centered around Howard Thurman's great contribution to the 20th century. We will delve into the thought of this incredible minister, mystic, philosopher, and preacher-educator.

Together, we will gather in the idyllic setting of Penuel Ridge Retreat Center, a 135-acre natural setting designed to be quietly hospitable for the enhancement of personal reflection and spiritual renewal. Listen to excerpts from Howard Thurman's sermons and teachings, delivered in his own voice, participate in a small group interaction, and have ample time for reflection and rejuvenation.

A healthy lunch will be served. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when booking the reservation.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Location: Penuel Ridge Retreat Center – 1440 Sams Creek Rd Ashland City, TN 37015

Cost: $50 per person, a nutritious lunch and materials will be provided


Community Support is Key

You hold the key to ensure the doors to Penuel Ridge are always open. You are uniquely qualified to know the value of a Penuel Ridge experience in people's lives. Your support affirms the need for a sanctuary like Penuel Ridge today and tomorrow.


Ways to Support 

Penuel Ridge offers a variety of ways you can support our vital and unique mission to offer sacred hospitality for individuals and small groups through retreat experiences in a beautiful natural setting.

Whether a one-time or recurring financial gift, an in-kind donation from our Wish List, or choosing Penuel Ridge as your charity of choice when making purchases through Amazon or Kroger, supporting Penuel Ridge has never been easier!

One-Time or Recurring Gift

In-Kind Donations from our Wish List

A current list of wish list items can be found on Amazon by clicking on the icon above. Add one or two items to your shopping cart and they'll be shipped directly to Penuel Ridge!

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Penuel Ridge is powered by volunteers! We need people to help as greeters, landscapers, maintenance, and communicators. We are recognized as a project site for Alternate Spring Break, community service for Middle Tennessee counties, and Service projects for groups and individuals. Please contact us for our current needs.

Americorps Volunteers

Americorps Volunteers

Americorps housed these volunteers during the 2010 Nashville floods

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

Students from Drexel cleared invasive bamboo and delivered to the Nashville Zoo as part of their Alternative Spring Break.

Landscaping Volunteers

Landscaping Volunteers

Local groups often hold work days at our center



Local groups often hold work days at our center

Labyrinth construction

Labyrinth construction

Volunteers from a local college built our 11 circuit labyrinth

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