Feeling a call on their hearts from God, Pat and Joyce Jeffrey interviewed with the “New Church Development Committee” of the Presbytery of Pueblo in March of 2001. The call for Pat to serve as Organizing Pastor of a new church development in Falcon, Colorado was confirmed, and in June 2001, they arrived with their family from Haines, Alaska.
For the first year, their mission was to get to know people, study the demographics of the area, attend church planter training events, begin to understand the needs of the community, and seek God’s guidance for how and when to begin.
Ministry to children and youth was launched in February 2002. “K.R.A.S.H.” (“Kidz Rejoicing And Serving Him”) reaches into the lives of Falcon children in grades K-5. The Youth Group is for those in grades 6-12. Open Gym Nights were sponsored for adults and youth at Woodmen Hills Elementary School.
Small groups for women, men and couples started meeting on a regular basis in the fall of 2002. In September of 2002, we began meeting together on Saturday evenings at the Heritage Centre in Latigo Trails and the name “Grace Community Church” was selected.
Sunday morning worship began in October of 2003 at the Heritage Center. It has been exciting to see how God is placing a “calling” on people’s hearts to join in the ministry of Grace Community Church. Adult Bible studies have taken place. Men’s group takes place twice monthly and “Women of Grace” meet on the first Monday evening of each month.
God is bringing together a warm and welcoming community where friendships deepen and trust grows. Newcomer’s make friends easily as they visit over coffee, attend a study group, or go on a trip such as to Water World, downhill skiing, or family hiking.
We have a building on our 35 acre property located at 9475 Grace Church View. Our first worship services at the new location were August 16, 2009 and dedication for the new building was held a few weeks later on September 13.