Hams prairie Christian Church Profile 

Church Historical Timeline

1864 - Hams Prairie Christian Church (HPCC) was organized and the body of believers met in homes and in other local church buildings.

1864 - Dedication service for the present sanctuary took place during this year.

1954 - Services with preaching increased to twice a month. A basement was built under the sanctuary for Sunday school classes and fellowship hall.

1971 - Church services were held every Sunday.

1983 - The Church called the first full time pastor.

1985 - A 30'x62' education building was built with seven classrooms and a basement for a fellowship hall. Membership was approximately 105.

1999 - The Church voted to disassociate from the Disciples of Christ. We now refer to ourselves as the church at Hams Prairie.

2000 - A 70'x100' activity center/fellowship hall with future classrooms was constructed. The activity center is 50'x70' with 18' tall sidewalls with a stage and basketball goals. The fellowship hall is 50'x70' with large kitchen and dining area with restrooms.

2003 - An exploratory committee is investigating possible options for additional seating or construction of new sanctuary. Current sanctuary has seating capacity of approximately 150 with an average attendance of 120. 

2004 - Six classrooms above new fellowship hall completed. The attach drawing is the plan that the committee and the Church has chosen to explorer cost. The plan would involve razing the current sanctuary and moving the education building. The new sanctuary would seat 300 and would include a pastor's office, etc. Currently the pastor's office is in the the education building that was built in 1985.

2005 paid off building loan

2019 Concrete parking lot Phase I complete at $100,000 cash.

2022 Additional gravel parking lot under construction. Average bid to complete the reminder of the parking lot in concrete is $150xxx

There has been a steeple fund created to replace the current steeple with a professional grade version. Funds being collected from individuals and through memorial contributions.

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