Green Mountain Community Christian and Missionary Alliance Church
Updated: Feb 22, 2022
The history of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in the Waterbury/Duxbury area began in February 1978 when the Waterbury Advent Christian Church, located at 1144 Waterbury-Stowe Road (Colbyville) was purchased by The Christian and Missionary Alliance and became the Waterbury Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (WAC).
The first twenty years of the twenty-first century has seen a number of significant changes. In Waitsfield, a sister church, the Mad River Valley Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (MRVAC) was worshiping in Founders Hall, Our Lady of the Snows, Catholic Church and did not have a full time pastor. Late in the year of 2003 discussions concerning a merger of WAC and MRVAC began which led to MRVAC discontinuing regular services and attending services at WAC as of January 25, 2004. On August 12, 2004, the two churches merged and became The Green Mountain Community Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (GMCAC).
Due to an increase in attendance, GMCAC began holding two Sunday morning services on November 7, 2004. The sanctuary was remodeled and a search began for a new location to worship so we could go back to one service on Sundays in October 2005.
On February 9, 2006, the Dillingham Grange #281, located 4987 Vermont Route 100, Duxbury, Vermont, was purchased, to be remodeled as our new church building.
The church building in Colbyville was sold on June 15, 2007. GMCAC began worshiping at Crossett Brook Middle School on June 17, 2007, and renovations to the Dillingham Grange were pushed forward.
In June of 2007, Pastor David Rinehart retired, having delayed his retirement to guide us through the merger and into the beginning of the renovations.
Renovations completed on the Dillingham Grange building, Pastor David Rinehart was invited back to preach on the first Sunday GMCAC began regular worship services at our new location, Palm Sunday of 2008.
On May 25, 2008, Pastor Paul Collins was called to be our pastor.
In service to the community, space in the basement was made available to The Duxbury Elf Shelf (food shelf) beginning in June 2017.
As is true with many houses of worship, 2020 has been a year of struggle due to the pandemic, being closed several weeks and then opening while observing restrictions.
We want to assist the Lord in transforming people into fully devoted followers of Christ.