Today, the cabin and its vesper area is used for quarterly church services; special services such as Easter Sunrise and Blessing of the Pets; train displays; the center of Carol singing; and youth services. Dr. Christian, another “Paxton angel,” gave us all a unique and generous gift that continues to enhance the lives of many today.
Dr. J. Loomis Christian donated the resources to build the “Lodge” in the grove north of the church building (Cabin Hill). It was dedicated in 1950 and is a general replica of the original church being of the same size and design. Dr. Loomis wanted it to be a place for Scout and youth group meetings. Paxton’s Boy Scout Troop 59 met there until it disbanded in the late 1970’s. They meet weekly and went to Philmont High Adventure Camp in New Mexico several times. Troop Scout Masters included: Jim Pressler, Don Sener, Peter Ressler, Richard Veet, and Jay Kealey. Additionally, Pack 301’s Webelo group met weekly and had monthly “camp out’s” there under the leadership of Jeff Stinner and Norman Daniels.