175th Anniversary Celebration

With the continued surge in COVID cases and the recent decision to continue with virtual worship through October, we are uncertain whether our November 7 anniversary worship service will be virtual or in-person. But for certain, the Rev. Dr. Derek Penwell, senior minister at Douglass Boulevard Christian Church, Louisville, will be delivering the message at 11am. Also, County Judge Executive Houston Wells will present a proclamation designating November 7 as our 175th Anniversary Day.

Moving on through the remainder of 2021, we will continue with our projects as planned. Please watch the monthly Bridge newsletter and Wednesday Email Blast for event details and/or changes.


  • October: Begin collection of homemade plastic sleeping mats for homeless persons. Instructions can be found on YouTube for crocheting or weaving plastic bags into mats.

  • November: Continue to collect and deliver plastic sleeping mats for homeless persons. Provide monetary support to BCC Missions to purchase Christmas gifts for youth who have aged-out of local support systems. 175th Anniversary coffee/tea mugs and refillable drink containers will be available for purchase.

  • December: 175th Anniversary Christmas ornaments will be available for purchase.

We will NOT go without a celebratory gathering. In the spring or summer of 2022 (as COVID allows), we will gather at the church for a special worship service with a guest speaker, music (a commissioned piece) by the chancel choir, and an outdoor meal. Both oral and written histories along with pictures and artifacts will be featured. It may be delayed, but it promises to be a celebration you won’t want to miss!