Lexington Celebrating Restoration 200 on May 15

04_Restoration-Logo_JNRestoration 200—billed as a revival of unity, liberty, and love—happens May 15, 3:00 p.m., at the Courthouse Square Plaza in Lexington, KY.

The gathering will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first Restoration Movement church in Lexington. After the Cane Ridge Revival near Paris, KY, in 1801, Christians across the commonwealth shed their denominations to imitate the church of the New Testament. They said, “We are not the only Christians, but are Christians only.”

This revival of the church, often referred to as the Second Great Awakening, brought to light the detriments of separation in the church, and emphasized the unification the church under common cornerstones of Christian faith: “No creed but Christ, no book but the Bible, no name but His.”

Restoration 200 will serve as a gathering for Christians to celebrate and worship our Lord. Faith leaders from the local community, like Jon Weece of Southland Christian Church, Barret Coffman of Southside Church of Christ, and David Shirey of Central Christian Church, will share messages of Christian unity, liberty, and love. Radiant Union, a local Christian band, will lead the worship service, followed by Communion for all present.

Restoration 200 is also supporting Habitat for Humanity with a sponsored build scheduled to break ground in August. It will be one way of demonstrating a vision of unity through unified service in Christ.

Learn more about the event through the Restoration 200 Facebook page. Contact Nate Collier at restoration200ky@gmail.com.

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