Community United Methodist Church is located in the center of Washington Terrace which began as a war-housing project built by the federal government to accommodate people who came from all over the country to work at government installations during World War II. On June 6, 1943, with desire and vision, about 100 people in the area met for the first Protestant worship service in Washington Terrace led by a Baptist minister from Idaho representing the Intermountain Conference of Evangelical Churches. This group continued to meet for the next few years in homes and community buildings in the area. The church kept growing under the leadership of the "United Christian Ministry". The Community Church of Washington Terrace was organized on January 16, 1947 with 77 charter members.