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A Brief History of Our Church

Early in 1956 a group of Lutheran believers, many of them military families related to Ft Carson, began to meet together to strengthen one another and for worship. Then on March 4, 1956, sixty people attended the first worship service of what would become Faith Lutheran Church. Several families gathered in a small house on Hackberry Drive to take the first steps to becoming the family of Faith. Official organization was on May 27, 1956, by whichtime ground had been broken for our current sanctuary at 315 Security Blvd. When the house became unavailable, a large army squad tent was erected on the present parking lot for
services. The congregation shared quarters with spiders, grasshoppers and other of God's creatures as we worshipped and observed our sanctuary in progress. The first unit of the church building was dedicated November 18, 1956.

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As the congregation continued to grow, an education unit to the rear of the sanctuary was added in 1961, and in 1964 a freestanding building to the south of the main unit was built. In 1990 a narthex to join the two buildings was added, giving a new look to the "little church on Security Boulevard".


Faith congregation was organized as part of The American Lutheran Church, which merged with the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1960, retaining the name American Lutheran Church. In 1988 the ALC merged with the Lutheran Church in America and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches to become the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). On February 28, 2010, After deciding to change its affiliation, faith became a member congregation of Lutheran Congregation in Mission for Christ (LCMC).


Faith has a long tradition of the membership of the congregation volunteering for much of its ministry. The paid staff consists only of our pastor, a secretary, a music director and a custodian. All other positions are volunteer. In 1996 a mission statement, which summarizes the vision of our staff, volunteers, and congregation, was adopted. "Embraced by Christ, to embrace our community." It is in faith that we, as Faith Lutheran Church, move forward in Christ’s mission, believing that we are, indeed, embraced by Christ and blessed to be a blessing.

 

 

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