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 175 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. A native of Lexington, she is a graduate of and recipient of a honorary doctorate from Transylvania University, and received her seminary training at Yale University Divinity School, in New Haven, Connecticut.
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–