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Old Frankfort Pike at Browns Mill Road, Woodford County, KY

We’re glad you have stopped by this internet site to learn more about us.

New Union Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a hallowed place of simple beauty, located just inside Woodford County on scenic Old Frankfort Pike.    It is a pleasant and easy drive from Versailles, Lexington, Frankfort, Midway and southern Scott County.

Sundays in Ordinary Time

The regular worship service, held at 11:00 a.m.noon, every Sunday,  is traditional, yet participatory, and always pertinent to modern life.   We encourage families to participate in the entire worship service together.   Studies have shown that being part of an intergenerational worshipping community does more to inculcate faith in children than participation in Sunday Schools.

New Union Christian Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation,

and a member of the GLAD(Gay, Lesbian Affirming Disciples) Alliance.

On the first Sunday of every month, we have a fellowship time  at 10:15 a.m. in our undercroft (church basement) and would love to welcome visitors and offer this as a good  time to get acquainted with our members and faithful friends. For 183 years, this congregation has aligned itself with the progressive wing of Protestant Christianity.  Many of its pastors across its long history have been among the best educated and thoughtful leaders of the denomination, and the majority of these ministers have also had an academic affiliation with either the Lexington Theological Seminary or Transylvania University.

Since 1996, our  minister has been  the Rev. Dr. Nancy J.Kemper,  who retired  in 2009 after 18 years as Executive Director of the Kentucky Council of Churches.  Rev. Kemper will retire as minister of New Union on June 30, 2017.

The Rev. Kathryn Welsh Perry will serve as the interim minister   of New Union Church from July 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017.  Rev. Perry is a graduate of Transylvania University and Vanderbilt Divinity School.


New Union offers members and friends a thoughtful and socially engaged approach to Christian living, avoiding religious junk food and pious platitudes.   Our church offers simplicity in  its government and program; strong community within a caring fellowship; hospitality to all persons;  and opportunities for people of all ages to grow in faith and discipleship.

You will not find a paved parking lot or a choir with many voices.  You will not have to leave your brain at the doorway.  You will not be burdened with committees and meetings.  You will find a welcoming group of people  of a breadth of ages and from a variety of walks in life.  People who have joined this church in recent years have come from a variety of religious backgrounds, or have come to us with no specific religious roots.    Some of our members’  families have been members here for several generations.

Sermons and other material for reflection will be posted regularly to this website, so visit the site often.  More importantly–

come see for yourself what life in a small country church can do for your faith journey and your family