The growing congregation continued to meet in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center from its beginning in 1987 until 1997. In 1990 the congregation purchased a 2.2-acre parcel on East Alameda Avenue, two blocks west of Interstate Highway 225. A groundbreaking service was held in September 1996, and construction of a church building was completed the following year. The first worship service in the new facility was held on 17 August 1997, and a dedication service followed on 24 August. At that time approximately 60 percent of the 110-member suburban congregation came from Mennonite backgrounds, while 40 percent represented other faith traditions.
Peace Mennonite’s pastors include Roy Walls, Phil Ebersole, and Tim Davis who was installed on 1 August 2010. In 2010 the congregation, with 91 members/covenanted attendees, was focused on worship, spiritual formation/discipleship, community, and outreach. The church program features a Wyldlife for Teens Program administered by Young Life, and the church facility is used by Korean and Hispanic congregations.
Unrau, Harlan D. In Pursuit of Land, Health and Mission: A History of Mennonites in the Mountain States Region. Printed in Canada by Blitzprint Inc., 2007.
Address: 13601 E. Alameda Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80012
Website: Peace Community Mennonite Church
|Wally Jantz (interim)||1998-1999|
|Jane Dick (interim)||1999|
|Roger Hochstetler (interim)||1999|
|Pat Hobin (interim)||2008-2010|
Cite This Article
Unrau, Harlan. "Peace Mennonite Community Church (Aurora, Colorado, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2010. Web. 16 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Peace_Mennonite_Community_Church_(Aurora,_Colorado,_USA)&oldid=95989.
Unrau, Harlan. (2010). Peace Mennonite Community Church (Aurora, Colorado, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 March 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Peace_Mennonite_Community_Church_(Aurora,_Colorado,_USA)&oldid=95989.
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