Welcome to the Midway Christian Church News page!
Here you'll find out about what's happening in and around our church.
For more about what's going on with Midway Christian Church and in our community, be sure to check out:
Midway Green Chalice News
Learn about our mission outreach programs and how to help on the Outreach page!
The Disciples Women meet after worship, generally on the third Sunday of each month.
Annual Disciples Women Blanket Drive!
Please bring your new or clean, gently used, blankets to the box in (under the big wooden table) Fellowship Hall. These blankets will be shared with the homeless.
Disciples Women is for all women of Midway Christian Church.
The Keenagers meet monthly for lunch and fellowship.
The Keenagers (and friends) will have a special Christmas Lunch at the home of Gloria Batts on Thursday, December 14, at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to
the church office by Monday, December 11 if you
plan to attend.
Keenagers is for anyone who is retired, or practicing retirement!
Midway Green Chalice meets monthly in Fellowship Hall.
No regular meeting in December.
The "Conversation with the Region on Local Food & Agriculture" will be held on December 8, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the new Blue Grass Stockyard in Lexington. The Keynote Speaker will be Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Visit Bluegrass Tomorrow for more information or to register.
"Standing in the Gap: Caring for God's Creation" will be presented January 11, 2018, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at
Woodland Christian Church (DoC) in Lexington. Dr. Leah Schade, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at LTS and
author of Creation-Crisis Preaching, will be the keynote speaker.
Midway Green Chalice is for all who are interested in
caring for God’s creation.
Each month, on the last Monday, the Midway community is invited to a free dinner served in Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. We proudly use locally grown meats and produce whenever available!
NOTE: No Community Dinner in December.
Because the last Monday of the month falls on Christmas Day, there will be no Community Dinner this month.
Members of the four Elders' Flocks (see list) are asked to help set up, serve, and clean up for this meal.
Flock 1: February, June, October
Flock 2: March, July, November
April, August, December
January, May, September
Midway Christian Church, as part of the rotation of other local churches, leads a worship service for the residents of The Homeplace.
Our services are held on the fourth Sunday of every other month - in January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Advent begins on Sunday, December 3, 2017
This year's Devotional "Celebrating Abundance" is available in the Narthex.
To "prepare for Christmas" in our society is to be sucked into a
vortex of indulgence, from decor to gifts to calorie-rich foods.
Layer upon layer of tinsel, lights, chocolate drizzle, and wrapping
paper create the illusion of abundance, disguising the feeling of
emptiness in our souls. The arrival of the Messiah, by contrast, is
true abundance disguised by the impression of scarcity. Training
our eyes to see through the rough stable, the adolescent mother,
and the anxious escape to Egypt, we can see in that poverty and
powerlessness the wonder of God's abundant life and grace
coming down to dwell among us.
This powerful devotional by best-selling author
Walter Brueggemann includes daily reflections on
the Scriptures and stories of Advent in order to invite
us to see beyond the world's faux extravagance
and realize the true feast laid out before us. Twelve
prayers are also included for the twelve days of
The sermon Advent Theme is "Making Room at the Manger".
O Come All Ye Faithful to the Midway Christian Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24.
The 11th annual Epiphany Dinner will be on January 6, 2018, in Fellowship Hall. A limited number of tickets will be available, and are on sale now. Get all the details here!
And, MCC members! Your help is needed. Be thinking about which volunteer of these volunteer positions work for you.
Serving Crew: Serve drinks, serve dessert, play host/hostess to the tables.
Kitchen Crew: Scrape Plates, wash dishes.
Breakdown Crew: Vacuum, sweep, pack up decorations.
Decorating Crew (needed in Fellowship Hall at 2:30 p.m.): Put linens on tables, fold napkins, set table with napkins, set table with silverware, put candles on tables, set table with glasses, put greenery on tables, and set table with programs.