On Sunday, October 22, 2017, the congregation of New Covenant has pur annual historic worship service at the historic Midway Congregational Church in Midway, GA. This has become an annual event for our congregation as this is the third year that we have met to worship at this historic church building.
The Midway Congregational Church has been home to some very well-known and well-loved ministers, statesmen and poets. Among those ministers who carried out faithful and admired Gospel minstry in this church were Moses Allen, Daniel Baker (who would later pastor Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, GA) and Abiel Holmes. You can read a few bios about several of the more well-known ministers here.
"Church member Lyman Hall was sent to represent Georgia at the First Continental Congress in May 1775. One year later, joined by neighbor Button Gwinnett and Augusta resident George Walton, he signed the Declaration of Independence." The Rev. Abiel Holmes--father of the famous poet Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and grandfather of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.--was pastor of Midway Congregational Church from 1785 to 1791. Additionally, the two scientist brothers, John and Joseph LeConte, grew up in this church. John LeConte would go on to be the President of the University of California and has been called "the Father of the University of California."
Midway, GA was home to two Revolutionary War Generals--Gen. Daniel Stewart and Gen. James Screven (after whom Ft. Stewart and Screven County are named). Midway was the home to ancestors of Theodore Roosevelt and of the first Mrs. Woodrow Wilson.
The original building was built in 1752, but was destroyed during the Revolutionary War. The existing building was built in 1792.
We hope that you will join us as we gather to worship the Triune God in this place on Sunday morning, October 22nd at 10:30 AM. For directions, please see map below: