New Horizons has a long history in the Tri-Town communities. It all began in 1919 in Frederick when the community presented the then call Frederick Community Christian Church with property at 4th & Walnut. The people all came together and built the church in one day.
Then, in January 1971, the building was destroyed by fire caused by a faulty heater. Before the fire was extinguished, St. Teresa's Catholic Church and the Tri-Town Lions Club offered their services.
Tri-Towns Lion’s Club building was chosen until the church was able to provide for a new facility. In October of 1971, the Church Board agreed to purchase a 30’x90’ barracks building from A-1 Movers in Denver. The building had once been an Army barracks in Fitzsimmons Army Base. The building didn’t conform to Frederick building codes, so it was not able to be placed on the existing church property.
Clem DuFour, the Mayor of Dacono, under the cities direction, offered a clear deed to the property now known as 530 Cherry Street. The building was then moved onto the site and placed on a basement foundation on February 17, 1972. Volunteer labor progressed enough to hold Easter services in the building.
Upon moving to Dacono, the church changed its name to Village Christian Church, but was later changed to New Horizons Christian Church. In 2002, Rob Thomas, with his wife Jackie and their daughters, came to pastor the church.
The name of the church, “New Horizons” fully expresses the mission of the church and its people. For its desire is to be a church for families and the crossroads of their lives. For them, there will always be “New Horizons”.
In 2015, New Horizons moved to 701 Carbondale Drive, Dacono.
As the church expanded and needed more space for its com-munity outreach programs like the Weld Food Bank, it moved to 701 Carbondale Drive, a more prominent position on Highway 52 in Dacono. The congregation celebrated with grateful hearts during the opening at a Thanksgiving service on November 29, 2015. “The community and congregation have really pulled together, in-vesting their time, their skills and their finances to make this new location on Highway 52 a focal point in Dacono,” said Pastor Rob Thomas.
“Transforming the building from a restaurant to a house of worship has been a labor of love for all involved. The impact the new location has had already is not surprising to us, given that transformation is what we’re all about.”