Tag Archives: Fall in Asheville

Saturday Snapshot — Fall in the Indoors

Happy first day of October, friends!

Each day brings just a little more color to our areas foliage, but there’s some Fall-like activity happening inside our buildings, too.

Just look at what some of our creative employees in the Program Department did to their cubicles!  Makes you smile each time you pass by.

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Quinn (Billy Graham’s great-grandson & Cove Executive Director, Will Graham’s son) looks very Fall-like with his bright orange shirt and his new box turtle friend.  We always enjoy when Quinn stops by the office.

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The changing colors of fall make this season one of the most beautiful times to visit our area.  Make sure to visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Saturday Snapshot – Fall Photo Challenge Begins Today


The participation in our summer photo challenge (#InTheGardenPhotoChallenge) was fantastic!  Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun.

Are you ready for another photo challenge?

We are!  And today officially launches The Cove’s 2016 #CoveFallPhotoChallenge

Here’s how it works:

Post one photo daily, using the daily prompts noted below, on Instagram or Facebook.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CoveFallPhotoChallenge when you post your photo so we can all see what each other are sharing.


Not a professional photographer?  Don’t worry, neither are we. Every photo we post will be taken by either an iPhone or a Canon camera.  No fancy equipment or special skills needed!

Need some ideas of what to share? Post a picture of the changing colors of leaves, your favorite fall tradition, a newspaper headline that makes you smile, or a photo of the special place where you find stillness with God. 

Most importantly, have fun!  Take time to enjoy the details in your surroundings.

FYI: Anyone taking part in the photo challenge may have their photos shared by The Cove and other participants. 

The changing colors of fall make this season one of the most beautiful times to visit our area.  Make sure to visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, Visitors Center, and Ruth’s Prayer Garden.  Click here for directions and operating hours. Tours are free.

Click here for a schedule of seminar, concerts and retreats at The Cove in beautiful Asheville, NC.

Saturday Snapshot

Fall has arrived! We do hope you’ll have a chance to visit us during this beautiful season.

Foggy morning trail to the overlook:

Trail at The Cove on Sept 22 2015

Foggy morning view from the overlook:

a walk in the clouds the overlook Sept 22 2015

If you’ve been here, you’ve seen the beautiful seasonal decor that one of our gifted employees, Angie, creates. She’s done it again! Look at the beautiful Fall display here on our John Deere hay loader. Where does she get her vision and gifts from? She will always tell you, “It’s all Him,” as she points heavenward.

John Deere Fall Decor by Angie September 23 2015

John Deere Fall Decor by Angie September 23 2015 2

Click here for information on a free tour at The Chatlos Memorial Chapel and Visitors Center.

Click here for a listing of all upcoming events at The Cove.

God bless you!

What’s Happening at The Cove – October

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Autumn is just around the corner and Asheville, North Carolina is one of the most beautiful sites to behold during the “leaf” season.  We hope you will come enjoy God’s colorful display and His sweet presence here at The Cove.

Check out our schedule for the month of October below.  Click one that interests you for more details and to register.

Come and Join Us!


Click on the links below for October dates or call 1-800-950-2092. 

October Personal Spiritual Retreats

Guided Personal Spiritual Retreat
 with John Parrish, October 29-31, 2014


Click on each of the links below for more information and to register.  You may also call 1-800-950-2092.

Name Above All Names
 with Alistair Begg, October 6-8, 2014

Prescription for Renewal — A retreat for Medical Professionals Only.
with Erwin Lutzer, October 10-12, 2014

An Evening at The Cove — Dinner, Concert & Meet and Greet
with NewSong, October 12, 2014

SeniorSalt Impact Concert
 with The Burchfield Brothers, October 13, 2014

Pastors’ Institute: Insourcing: Bringing Discipleship Back to the Local Church (Free for Pastors & Spouses)
 with Randy Pope, October 16, 2014

Our Future Hope: Thinking and Living Now in Light of Eternity
 with Randy Alcorn, October 22-24, 2014

Connecting the Dots in Our Lives: Seeing God at Work in Our Problems, Suffering and Pain
 with Mike MacIntosh, October 24-26, 2014

Ministry Workers’ Retreat: A Time of Refreshing
 with Anne Graham Lotz, October 31-November 2, 2014

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The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove- Aerial Shot of Fall.


October at The Cove

Be encouraged this fall with several options of outstanding events in which to draw closer to God.  

Beautiful picture of Cove in Fall







Wil Graham in Kenya June 2013Second-Guessing God’s Plan
with Will Graham
October 7-9, 2013
Click here to register.

Do you sometimes second guess God’s plan for your life? Ever wonder if missteps in your past caused God to implement a Plan B for you? Come transform your understanding of the way He works in your life as you contemplate Scripture. See how God’s perfect and redemptive plan includes the heartache, disappointments, and many challenges of this fallen world. Grasp the hope, confidence, and peace He has for you and follow Him with deeper faith as you discover what God’s got in mind is far greater than you could ever imagine.

20110719-Ash_TheCove_71911066SeniorSalt Impact Hymn Sing
with Ron Whittemore with David Gaines,
October 7, 2013
Click here to register.

SeniorSalt Hymn Sings at The Cove are a wonderful opportunity for senior adults to gather for a morning of worship and fellowship. Centered around the joyful singing of beloved traditional hymns and choruses, the morning program will also include inspiring Scripture passages and interesting stories behind some of our favorite songs. A delicious buffet-style meal in the dining room will follow. After lunch guests are welcome to stay for the afternoon and enjoy The Cove as they view memorabilia from Billy and Ruth Graham’s life and ministry, shop in Ruth’s Attic Bookstore (at The Cove), tour our Visitors Center, or simply fellowship together.

James DobsonPrescription for Renewal
with James Dobson
October 11-13, 2013
Click here to register.

World Medical Mission’s (WMM) 24th annual conference is tailored specifically for medical professionals. This weekend of prayer, fellowship, and spiritual renewal will include powerful Bible teaching, inspiring worship, and testimonies from physicians who have served with WMM. (Spouses are welcome.)

An optional Missionary Medicine Seminar, offering category 1 CME credit, is available beginning Thursday, October 10th, at an additional cost.
WORLD MEDICAL MISSION is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that arranges short-term mission trips for doctors.

Skip Heitzig 2 for 2013 smallNathan Heitzig for 2013Life Hurts! Now What?
with Skip Heitzig & Nathan Heitzig
October 14-15, 2013
Click here to register.

Did you know the painful experiences each of us face are part of God’s Divine Curriculum? Though pain is part of the human condition and a central issue in the Bible, most Christians do not have a “Theology of Suffering.” Come take a look at life through the lenses of Job and King David. Learn how to frame your adversities in the light of God’s purposes. Change the way you face hardships and go from asking, “How can I get out of this?” to asking, “What can I get out of this?”

Erwin Lutzer for 2013 smallGrowing Through Famines, Deserts, and Other Hard Places
with Erwin Lutzer
October 15-17, 2013
Click here to register.

It’s no secret that hardship—and how we respond—is a test of our character. God’s Word shows us how He uses rough experiences like famines, financial adversity, and temptation to teach unexpected lessons, test, and strengthen His people. No matter what trials we may experience, we see others have already faced the same turmoil and temptations and have endured. Come and increase your faith—know that God walks with you in even the most extreme difficulty and that you can rely on Him in the day of calamity. Arm yourself with God’s promises and confront adversity remembering that in the face of eternity, trials are short.

Phil KeaggyAn Evening at The Cove
with Phil Keaggy
October 19, 2013
Click here to register.

Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program. Overnight lodging is available at applicable rates and includes breakfast the following morning. Concert-only registration may be available for select programs.

Bob Russell for 2013Best Friends: The Importance of Christian Relationships
with Bob Russell
October 23-25, 2013
Click here to register.

Close Christian relationships usually take time, effort and transparency to develop but are invaluable to the believer. While, “bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33, NIV), godly friends are a constant source of encouragement and an inspiration to faithfulness in our walk with Christ. Scripture tells us that “two are better than one” (Ecclesiastes 4:9, NIV), “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12, NIV), and “as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17, NIV). Glean valuable insight from the diverse and meaningful friendships of David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, Elijah and Elisha, and Paul and Barnabas. Experience greater depth in your relationships and see God encourage you and those close to you in new and profound ways.

James Merritt for 2013 smallStill Standing: Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times
with James Merritt
October 27-29, 2013
Click here to register.

When life threatens to trip you up, push you over, or knock you down, do you stand tall? You can. The Bible is replete with stories of people who stood firm in their faith amidst hardship. Why? When the going gets tough, God gets going. Come get equipped with guiding principles to help you face challenges and find victory during adversity. Learn how to respond when you get what you don’t deserve, be inspired to stand for what’s right when no one else will, and be emboldened to place the well-being of others above your own comfort and security. Experience a life of freedom and joy as you discover God’s winning strategies for tackling tough times head-on.

Woman on rocking chair reading bibleGuided Personal Spiritual Retreat
October 29-31, 2013
Call 1-800-950-2092 to register.

Come experience a Cove-Guided Personal Spiritual Retreat. Once your retreat begins, a trained Cove staff member will meet with you in a small group for orientation and help you customize your PSR experience. Enjoy times of small group reflection, collective prayer, and satisfying conversations at meals to discuss how God is working in your heart. Spend time walking our mountain trails, in private devotions, journaling, and more.

To view a list of all upcoming events at The Cove, click here.

Individual financial assistance available.  Click here for information and an application.