Disciples News Service

Cane Ridge Day 2018 set for June 23

The trustees of the Cane Ridge historic site invite you to a day of music, fellowship and fun on Saturday, June 23. Registration begins at 9:30 am on site. Speakers will include both the Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery, president of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, former General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

The Cane Ridge Meeting House in Paris, KY, is the birthplace of the Stone-Campbell Movement, part of the Western Great Revival on the American frontier in the early 1800s. Barton Stone was the pastor of the congregation in August of 1801 when more than 25,000 people gathered at the site. The movement  grew into a partnership with others in 1804 that produced the “Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery.” The movement is the ancestor of three streams of Protestant Christianity – the Christian Church-Churches of Christ (also known as “independent), the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Church of Christ (non-instrumental).

The site opened for the summer on April 2. For more information, contact James Trader at curator@caneridge.org