TORREY – After three years we are so blessed and thankful to be a part of Torrey and the surrounding areas. We have made so many wonderful friends, new relationships and feel so welcome in this and the surrounding communities.
We have been able to share and participate in the fun of Pioneer Days events, local Christmas programs, the National Day of Prayer and were generously supported for our Candlelight Services and our own open house the first summer Grace Christian Church opened in February of 2015.
We were also so excited to have the annual local quilt show in our church this past year!! Thank you to all who put on the showing and the layout was spectacular! The quilts, their family history, the people and stories from past and present were all so incredible and heartwarming. Thank you again for the opportunity to show this great history and family tradition.
We have a consistent number of folks that attend church even in the cold of winter so we know that we are here for a reason. We are also so wonderfully blessed all year with visitors from all over the world. Some return every year to say hello and attend service even during their vacation time. We have met some wonderful people young and old from as far away as China, Australia, Iceland, Germany, Africa and from every corner of the USA. Some have even mentioned that this has been their first time to visit a small country Christian church in America.
When we first started to revitalize the little Church building in Torrey, Utah in February of 2015 we were so excited to do some needed fixing up of the structure and the grounds. Since then there have been a lot of interior and exterior upgrades.
Just cleaning up the outside has made a big difference in the appearance in a positive way. The old windows have been replaced, lawn and automatic sprinklers installed and the exterior of the building had a much-needed drink of colored wood preservative. Posts and privacy fencing have also been installed to define the area and match some of the other fencing in town.
The interior had the carpet replaced, fresh coats of light color paint to cover the dark paneling, new wood trim and lighting which has really brightened the interior up and made a warm and welcoming country feel to the church sanctuary. Thanks to everyone who helped with these laboring tasks, you know who you are.
The trailer that was behind the church had outlived its time and had many issues and so was removed and the area cleaned up for the future sanctuary addition. The original structure will still continue to stand and be used for a fellowship hall. There are currently no kitchen facilities so that will be a great addition and allow for potluck dinners and events. My wife will be really happy for that!
In the past two years there have also been some administrative changes. Currently Mike and Brenda Zirwas have accepted positions to fill two of the past resignations as board members for GCC.
Please stop by anytime during the week or on Sunday and say hello and visit the little Church building that has been here since 1984. Our Sunday Service is at 10:00 a.m. and we also have a Bible study on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.
Thank you to everyone.
—Pastor David Schuh