Did you know the Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is celebrating its TWO HUNDREDTH birthday? In a year of recognition, Central Christian Church's ministers have geared sermons toward acknowledgement of the many parts that come together to bring about the historic two centuries of sharing bread and fellowship.
The congregation opens its doors to all; and at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, everyone is welcome at the Table. Central's focus on music in worship will be accentuated and highlighted by the upcoming Follies at the Singletary Center, when church members perform in a church-wide talent show! Check here for more details to come ;-)
From Central Christian's Pastor David Shirey, an outline of this year's landmark celebration of worship and community outreach:
200th Anniversary YearDelighted that 2016 is Central’s bicentennial year, it is worth noting that it was founded by Disciples forebear Barton Warren Stone in 1816, the Hill Street Christian Church became Main Street Christian Church in 1842, which became Central Christian Church in 1894. Central's is a grand heritage worthy of a year’s celebration.
More comprehensive information will be forthcoming, but am pleased to whet your appetite in a review of what's happened and what is to be. Our 200th year has been marked by monthly themes with one Sunday’s worship focused on the theme and an additional special event to complement the worship. We also planned for three festive shared meals—a spring banquet, a summer picnic, and a fall Homecoming Weekend.
The monthly themes:
March- Lent/ Easter
April - Music
May - Unity
June - Education
July - Outreach
August - Our Historic Sanctuary (symbols and stories)
Septembe r- Life Transitions (baby dedications, baptisms, weddings, funerals)
October - Homecoming
November- Talent Show / Thanksgiving
In November, the many talents of the congregation and staff will be highlighted at the Singletary Center for the Arts recital hall -- The Central Follies. An all-church talent/variety show to celebrate Central’s 200th at UK’s Singletary Recital Hall.
Matinee Show on Saturday, November 5, 2016