Belleview Community Church

Address: 12472 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton, 80127

The first meeting of the Mennonite Brethren church in Denver was in March 1955 in a Seventh Day Adventist church at 13th and York Streets. With the Reverend J.J. Gerbrandt, the committee searched for a building site. A site was found at Mexico and Alcott Streets and was purchased. In 1959, the church building was built and dedicated. It was named the Garden Park Church of the Mennonite Brethren. As the church grew in size, a search was started for a second building site. The Sisters at the Loretto Center on Wadsworth offered a meeting place on October 1, 1972. A ten-acre plot was purchased at Ward Road and Belleview Avenue on March 15, 1973. In October 1974, a building was purchased from the First Christian Church. A foundation was poured and this building was moved onto it in January 1975. On May 18, 1975, the dedication was held for the Belleview Acres Church of the Mennonite Brethren. An addition was built and dedicated on October 15, 1978, and presently another addition for a family center is being built. By 2002, the name was changed from Belleview Acres Church of the Mennonite Brethren to Belleview Community Church.
Quad Map/Date: Indian Hills, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S17, T5S, R69W
Elevation: 5800
Source: Interview - Robert Derksen, Secretary of the Board of Elders since March 1955, April 25, 1994.
Other Names: Belleview Acres Church of the Mennonite Brethren
Last Modified: Fri, February 21 2014

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