Grace Community Presbyterian Church is a congregation rooted in the historic Christian faith and the Reformed tradition seeking to live faithfully as missionaries and ministers in our square inch of God's Kingdom in South Siskiyou County, California.

Because we are a smaller congregation and because we are situated in far Northern California, many years ago it seemed wise to join closely with our sister church in McCloud (21 miles away on the other side of Mt. Shasta). Pastor Nick Welch serves both the Grace and McCloud congregations and each are members of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), in the Presbytery of the Pacific NorthWest.

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  • About 1904 a group of Weed townspeople gathered on Sunday evenings for a service of prayer and song in a pine grove near the present church location. Later efforts to form a church resulted in an association with the Presbyterian Church. On November 22, 1906 the Rev. O.H. McCullagh, Pastor at Large for the Presbytery of Sacramento, organized the Mt. Shasta Church in Weed. The church building, located on a lot near what is now known as Davis Street, was completed in 1907, a manse in 1908.
  • By 1920 a growing congregation, facing extensive repairs on the small building, decided to build a new church on the lot of the present church. On November 20, 1921, the new church was dedicated. The Rev. Anderson Crane accepted the ministerial call on January 8, 1920 to the Mt. Shasta Church.
  • Sorrowfully, Grace Presbyterian Church, as it is now named, burned to the ground early on April 9, 1982. Thanks to excellent insurance coverage, work was soon started on a new church. By November 20, 1983, the new building was completed. An Open House on Saturday, November 19, was widely attended, followed by a dinner. Communion was celebrated on Sunday, November 20. The Rev. Randy Yenter preached the first sermon followed by a coffee hour.
  • Grace PC celebrated 100 years of ministry on September 29, 30 and October 1, 2006.
  • On January 1, 2013, Grace church withdrew from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and joined the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. This move was made, after much prayer and discussion, to align the congregation with a denomination whose beliefs adhere more faithfully to Holy Scripture.
  • Later in 2013, the church name was changed to Grace Community Presbyterian Church.
  • Once again, the church was destroyed by fire during the Boles Fire on September 15, 2014. The fire destroyed over 100 homes, two churches and several businesses in Weed. Many other homes, schools and businesses were damaged.
  • Plans were made to rebuild the church and groundbreaking was held in the fall of 2015.
  • After nearly two years, the first service was held in the new church facility on August 6, 2017

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