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The Bay Center is a 501c-3 nonprofit organization with a focus on personal, professional, and spiritual development. We offer programs and events that provide opportunities for support, networking, education, creativity, and joy.

Our Mission is to connect our community through programs that inspire personal and professional growth, wholeness, and well-being.

The Bay Center’s Project Self-Care offerings have encompassed a Movement Therapy Workshop with a Principal Dancer from the Washington Ballet to a Covid-19 Panel Discussion. What do they have in common? They all bring local talent, experience, and skills together, connecting our community through programs that inspire personal and professional growth, wholeness, and well-being. Explore Project Self-Care offerings.

Please join the Bay Center for support, understanding, and acceptance through the grieving process. The Grief Support Group, facilitated by a licensed professional counselor or clergy member, helps participants explore their reactions to loss within a trusting and confidential environment. Participants learn about the grieving process and develop strategies for coping to begin to integrate this change in their lives. Learn more about the Grief Support Group.

In an effort to remember loved ones who have passed, we gather together and honor their memory by reading their names and sharing a moment in time together. This annual non-denominational gathering began in 2021 – members of the Kilmarnock United Methodist Church Bell Choir rang bells honoring each name given by attendees; candles were lit Together, in Grief, with Courage, for Memory, of Love, and of Hope; there was a short reading, and the service finished with Taps. Please join us in 2022 – details will be added soon.  

Learn More about this meaningful event.

The Bay Center has joined together with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock to bring the Pledge to End Racism to the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. During two days of education and discussion on addressing racism, participants learn together and challenge one another. Moving from education to action,  participants then commit to spread racial justice throughout our community. Learn more about The Pledge to End Racism.

The Bay Center holds an annual gathering for the Helpers & Healers of our community, providing an opportunity to meet, share information, and network with others who hold common interests and clientele – those who provide healthcare, psychological, clerical, legal, spiritual, and complementary services in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. This year’s event will be on Tuesday, October 19th, from 5:30-7pm at Camp Kekoka.  Learn more about the Helpers & Healers gathering.

Our programs are supported by the Robert B. Lantz Foundation, the Agape Fund, donations from program participants, and individuals wishing to support The Bay Center.

The Bay Center
P.O. Box 938 
Kilmarnock, VA 22482

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