Rockland Community Church (New)

Address17 S. Mt. Vernon Country Club Rd., Golden, 80401
QuadEvergreen, 1965 (1979)
SectionS11, T4S, R71W
SourceChurch Records.
Initialdate1994-04-27 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-12-10 00:00:00-07
HistoryBuilt in 1960 on land donated by the Ralston family, the Rockland Community Church, which is a member of the United Church of Christ. Two additions in 1970 and 1990 expanded the church to more than 25,000 square feet. A full time day-care service is offered at the church. The congregation has grown the 1200. The congregation seats faced west and a floor to ceiling glass wall behind the pulpit provides an extraordinary view of the Continental Divide. Over 250 weddings are performed annually because of the view. Norman, Merle, and Strode Ralston donated time and talent to help build the minister's home adjacent to the church on Clear View Drive in the early 1960s. The residence was expanded and renovated 1996. Church members still cut an annual Christmas tree from Norman Ralston's land.