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Portland Avenue Church of Christ–Homecoming and 137th Anniversary Celebration

by Gary Butts

Please come and join us for a historic community celebration. Our 137 year anniversary and homecoming.

Sunday March 16. 2014.

Sunday School will start at 10:00 AM.

Church will begin at 11:00 AM with special guest speaker Sonny Childs.

Lunch with massive portions of fellowship and generous sides of catching up will be served from 12:30 PM till 2:15 PM

Special guest speakers Robert Gill and Robert Garrett will give presentations about Portland Church of Christ at 2:30 PM

Special musical presentation by the Portland Christian School Choir.

Want to attend your home church service? We understand, but please consider stopping afterwards for lunch and a time of fellowship and thanksgiving.

Please like and share this invitation on your Facebook page and with those having a connection to the church or school.




One Response to “Portland Avenue Church of Christ–Homecoming and 137th Anniversary Celebration”

  1. […] HAPPY #137 BIRTHDAY!  (3/16/14)  The Portland Ave. Church of Christ was established 1877.  Charter members included J.L. Weller & P. Galt Miller were leaders in starting a mission Sunday school at 25th St. & High Ave (now Northwestern Pkwy)  2 blocks from Portland Ave. There were members or had been members of the Church of Christ at Floyd & Chestnut Sts. (downtown.) They were joined that year by members of 4th/Walnut Sts. Church who there when instrumental music was introduced.  By October of that same year (’77) they had moved to Portland Ave., according to a Sunday school attendance award dated that month. By 1884 their number had grown to around 120 members. F.G. Allen preached there in 1879-80 while editing the Old Path Guide. This set a precedent, for later ministers R.H.Boll,(1904-1956) W. Robert Heid & Alex Wilson all served as editors of the Word and Work. Continuing ministries:  Portland Christian School, Kentuckiana Bible College, Wed night Bible club (neighborhood outreach), scouts.  Supports many missionaries.  Times change, neighborhoods change, congregations wax or wane. The time has past when simply having a building and a preacher would attract people. But Jesus is still a saving Lord and sinners still need Him.   Christians need to grow in Him and to serve Him and other disciples and reach the lost too.  “Mercy drops ‘round us are falling, but for the showers we plead!”  (from 50th commemorative booklet of Louisville Christian Fellowship Week – 1997) […]



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