Louisville Christian Church celebrates 180th Anniversary
The Louisville Christian Church Celebrated its 180th anniversary on September 23 with a Homecoming celebration, basket dinner, and afternoon hymn sing. Pastor Carla Potts conducted the service which was attended by approximately 75 members and guests. Special music was provided by Howard Woods, Steve Sanderson, Roberta Hagemeier, and the Jerry Cox family. The church history was read by JoAnn Moore. The Louisville church is said to be the earliest Christian church constructed west of the Mississippi. The congregation was honored to have Alexander Campbell conduct services in its building in the mid-1800s. Confederate soldiers occupied the building and used it as an armory during the Civil War. Descendants of one of the first trustees continue to be active members.
Recognition plaques were presented to Mary Pearl Johnson Hays and Judith Johnson Liddicoat, who contributed to recent improvements to the church. Their families accompanied them from Chicago and South Carolina to attend the homecoming. The congregation has recently installed a new roof and soffit, new electrical and heating systems, and a sound system; tuck-pointed the bricks; and received donations of a piano and hymnals. Regular services are held the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.; and a Gospel Sing and Ice Cream Social is scheduled for October 21 at 2 p.m.
A group shot of everyone who was in attendance for the celebration.