Carbondale church ‘graduates’ to own place of worship |

Carbondale church ‘graduates’ to own place of worship

Staff Report

The Church at Carbondale has come a long way since its first Sunday service, held in a Colorado Mountain College classroom across from the Black Nugget Saloon on Carbondale’s Main Street 14 years ago.

Church at Carbondale now has a church of its own at 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale.

Though it began at CMC, Church at Carbondale met in Roaring Fork High School for many years, with service in the auditorium and classes in the classrooms.

“We finally graduated from high school,” said associate pastor Charley Hill during the church’s last service at RFHS Sunday.

The new church provides 12,000 square feet of space, which includes a multi-purpose area that can be used for basketball, volleyball, banquets and presentations, and will seat 500 people for Sunday services. The front section of the building is a two-story classroom wing containing an entry foyer, kitchen, restrooms, nursery and classrooms.

The Church at Carbondale bought the land for the church in 1994, began raising money in 1998, broke ground 1.5 years ago, and $1.5 million later has a church to call its own.

“It’s just a sense of home,” said Pastor Doug Self. “We feel great.”

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