From it’s beginning, Mrs. Cora Tibbet Patterson was a devoted member of Woodland Park Community Church. Cora would walk through the snow to build a fire so the church would be warm for Sunday school. Although Sunday school was always well attended, the church did not have a permanent pastor. Preachers would serve temporarily or have special meetings. So, in 1924, Cora sent to New York for John Goode from the Bowery Mission, asking him to come to Woodland Park to preach a series of meetings and to tell his story of the power of God’s love to transform the worst of the worst. Then in 1928, Cora financed the addition on the west end of the church building for a Sunday school room and helped the young people buy a bell, the same bell we ring in our church today. Cora Patterson was a sacrificial giver and an inspirational example of the people who started Woodland Park Community Church.
We are rejoicing this year in the faithful care of God! We have seen His blessing over this body of believers for 100 years, and we are counting on His faithfulness for many more. Check back here to find more updates on what is happening and to read brief stories of the work of God over the years. We want to do like Deuteronomy 4:9 says, "Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children.”