Grace Community began as a small group of Christians gathering in a home in 2012. Pastor Ken returned from a full-time duty station in Washington DC with a vision for establishing a PCA church in his hometown of Bremerton. We first gathered as Grace Fellowship, but as we grew, we wanted our name to reflect our purpose, so we became Grace Community.
We soon outgrew the living room space and moved to renting a space in the old Manette School Building from another local church (Discovery Fellowship) at the corner of 13th and Hayward Streets in Manette.
In January of 2013 we were accepted by the Pacific Northwest Presbytery (PNWP) into the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) as a Mission Church. Four short years later, in October of 2017, we were officially organized and particularized as a church by the Presbyterian Church in America.
In the beginning of 2018, a property became available that several of the Leadership noticed and viewed. But the price was too much to consider purchasing. However, it piqued the leadership’s interest and they continued to look for property to rent or purchase that would support our growing needs. A few weeks later, the property was offered at a price we could consider.
The Leadership looked at the property paying careful attention to the building’s needs and the church body’s resources. Following much deliberation, the steps to purchase the property on 10th and Veneta began, including checking the city codes and a title search. Grace Community Presbyterian Church will be celebrating it's new home in the former Memorial Lutheran Church with its worship service on Sunday, May 19th, 2019.
Grace Community is enjoying God’s rich blessing and experiencing steady growth as a church body. We believe that the design of God's gift of salvation in the life of the Christian is holiness, good works, and service for the glory of God. To this end, Grace Community (PCA) is committed and prayerfully trusting our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with His will for our future.
Touching our Community with God’s Grace
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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