CENTENNIAL WEEK EVENTS
Sunday April 14, 2013 – Cornerstone Unveiling, viewing of artifacts at Madison Avenue Christian Church 10:15 a.m. prior to worship service
Friday, April 19, 2013 – Centennial Gala (Governor Steve Beshear invited), Marriott RiverCenter, 7 p.m. program begins
Saturday, April 20, 2013 – Children’s Centennial Festival, Madison Avenue Christian Church parking lot, 1-4 p.m., children of the community invited
Centennial Open House at church – 1-4 p.m. tours and archival displays
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – Centennial Worship Service – 10:45 a.m.
When the founders of Madison Avenue Christian Church formed the church 100 years ago, they couldn’t have imagined what events would happen in the coming years or what critical role the church plays for the local community 100 years later. This April, the yearlong centennial celebration will culminate in a week of events and the unveiling of the long-awaited cornerstone box filled by the church founders 100 years ago.
“We are a part of Covington’s history and its future,” says Minister Chinna Simon. “Our church family offers so much in the way of community support and friendship to people in need and this is a celebration of the larger community. We are committed to our mission and looking forward to the next 100 years.”
In honor of the church’s centennial, a $200,000 restoration project has just been completed on the four large stained glass windows in the sanctuary. There is a new protective coating on the outside of the windows that protects them as well as now allows people to see the windows clearly when the lights are on inside. Prior to the restoration, the windows were covered with a milky white protective covering to protect from damage. The unique stained glass windows are among the largest and most unique display of opalescent glass in area.
Church historian, Donn Manker, who has been a member since 1962, is completing a book that details the church’s records and history. “The legacy of Madison Avenue Christian Church is to preserve, protect and pass on the stories to the next generation,” says Manker. “From its peak in attendance during the 1950’s to the decline in attendance in the 70’s, Madison Avenue Christian Church has survived and remained a vital influence in the community.”
Now in its seventh year, the homeless meal program at Madison Avenue Christian Church has served over 60,000 hot meals with the help of church members and community volunteers. Several local neighborhood groups and churches have pitched in to help feed the poor and provide a nourishing hot meal twice a week, year round.
The church also provides Samaritan car care services, nursing care, flu shots, and personal care items. Church members are responsible for stocking the supplies.
The Church is located at 1530 Madison Avenue. To learn more, visit: http://www.Mchurch.com.