Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What a treat! A friend of mine, who knows of my interest in my Stone-Campbell religious heritage, gave me an authentic, leather-bound Program of the International Celebration and Conventions of the Disciples of Christ (Christian Churches). The 207-page program was published in 1909 by the American Christian Missionary Society, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The program measures about 5" x 7" and is in great shape. It was once the property of my friend's grandfather, born in 1867, and a member of the Disciples of Christ.

The Centennial Convention was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for an entire week, Monday, October 11 through Sunday, October 17, 1909. The final worship service was conducted at the baseball stadium, Forbes Field, where the Lord's Supper was served and celebrated by thousands.

The program book is an excellent addition to my library and I am absolutely thrilled to have it in my collection.