The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection was organized in 1963 as a mission of the Cathedral Church of St. Mark to serve the Episcopalians in the southern part of Davis County, Utah. The first services were held in the Bountiful Jeep Posse Clubhouse. Parish records indicate that there were approximately fifty members at that time.
About 1967, the Very Reverend Wesley Frensdorff, Dean of St. Mark’s, and The Reverend Donald Mills facilitated the use of the Bountiful Community Church (BCC) facilities for worship. As a result, the Church of the Resurrection began using the small Danforth Chapel at BCC for the next 25 years. The two congregations shared facilities, budget, committees, programs, church school, and one service each month. Problems, however, developed between the congregations and in 1993 the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection decided to separate from the Bountiful Community Church. The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection moved to an empty bank building in Centerville.
In 2000, Project Jubilee purchased land for a new church building just south of the bank. Ground breaking for the new building took place in March 2001. The first service was held on Easter, 2002 and Bishop Carolyn dedicated the building on May 18, 2002.
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