Click here to read about the design of our sanctuary and the symbolism of the stained glass windows.

 

Crestwood Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Crestwood celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary in 2009!   A key part of our celebration was the gathering of historical information and writing the story of Crestwood’s birth.  The result of this effort, by former member Ben Cowgill who was the Chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee, was titled “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service” and can be read by clicking here.  Ben also produced a 50th Anniversary Journal Website and most of the materials included in this history section of the website is based on his website.

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Historical Documents and Photographs

The following documents illustrate the birth of Crestwood in 1959.   Many of the items are referred to in the story of Crestwood’s birth referred to above.  Click on the document or picture to view.

Central Christian Church Chimes
January 8, 1959

Page 1: “Enroll now for Charter Membership”
Page 2: “New Church Named ‘Crestwood'”

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Letter from Professor Lawrence Bradford to fellow members of Central Christian Church, January 13, 1959

“One seldom has an opportunity to help build a new church or to be a pioneer in something.”

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Letter from Dr. Leslie R. Smith to members of Central Christian Church
January 22, 1959

“You have meant so much to the Kingdom of God … and I am sure you will mean even more in the new Crestwood Christian Church”

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Central Christian Church Chimes
January 22, 1959

Page 1: “Sunday to be Historic Occasion”
Page 2: “News of the Crestwood Christian Church”

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News Article in The Lexington Herald
January 24, 1959

“Crestwood will be commissioned Sunday morning at … Central, Woodland, Lafayette and Arlington”

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Worship Bulletin, Central Christian Church
January 25, 1959

Page 1: “The newly commissioned members of Crestwood Church will leave during the singing of stanzas 1 and 2 …”

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Worship bulletin for first Communion Service of Crestwood Christian Church January 25, 1959

“All followers of Christ are invited to commune if they so desire.”

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First group photograph of the Crestwood Congregation
January 25, 1959

144 men, women and children in the Glendover gym, moments after the Communion Service

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Newly-erected sign on Glendover Road
July, 1959

“Site of the new Crestwood Christian Church”




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