Grace Community Fellowship breaks ground for facility

Grace Community Fellowship
Grace Community Fellowship

Despite temperatures in the mid-30s and a strong south wind to boot, constituents from Grace Community Fellowship gathered Sunday after church services to break ground for their new meeting facility. Located just south of the city works yard, the future building (pictured at right) will be about 18,000 square feet and is estimated to cost $1.2 million. “It will be pretty modern looking, not traditional in style,” said Pastor Adam Utech. “We want people to be comfortable walking in the doors if they have been burned by church in the past.” Grace Community began holding services at the elementary school in Hillsboro April 8, 2012. “We average around 130 people every Sunday,” Utech said. “Our hope is to have the pad (foundation) finished by May and the shell of the building up by the end of June. This is a big step of faith for our young church, but we believe God will provide. It was a special day to break ground. Our hope is the building will facilitate the ministry of bringing people to Christ, building them up, and sending them out to share the gospel of Jesus.”