GOOD FOR YOU: Timberline Windsor Church celebrating its1-year anniversary on Christmas Eve
December 28, 2012
Reza Zadeh couldn't sound happier.
The pastor at Timberline Windsor Church, 360 Crossroads Blvd., is celebrating the one year anniversary with his congregation.
A year ago, the church opened its doors for its first services on Christmas Eve with six services held that day.
Zadeh, 35, recalls that 1,200 people showed up for the services.
On Monday — Christmas Eve — six services will be held again every hour on the hour from 1-6 p.m. and are open to everyone. There will be a lighting of candles and singing of Christmas carols.
Zadeh said he's amazed at the response from the congregation. Sunday services are at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and last week he said 889 people attended the two services.
"With churches, it's hard to define success. The amount of people coming doesn't always tell you you're succeeding as a church," Zadeh said. "One of the things I love about the church is how well they've taken care of one another, and really got involved in the community right away, everything from we teamed up with the Windsor Optimist Club and did the Santa's Toy Shop, the way we got involved with Orphans Around The World and foster kids in Weld County. A huge focus for us is serving those who can't serve themselves."
The church, which follows the Assemblies of God fellowship, also is involved in helping Stepping Stones of Windsor, which assists families affected by economic hardship, the Windsor Food Pantry and helping Windsor-Severance Re-4 School District families in need of educational supplies and food.
"People over and over have said thank you. They've been looking for a way to get connected locally, but then also globally," said Zadeh, who lives in Windsor. "To have a church like ours to be able to facilitate that has been great for people. The other thing that's blown me away is the church is completely volunteer powered. I'm the only one on staff there on a daily basis, and we've got incredible volunteers and leaders that come in during the week and do things. They believe in the mission of the church. That's their way of serving God and serving the community."
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