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175th logoMidway Christian Church is turning 175 in July 2019!

We will mark this milestone throughout the year, and have a special celebration following worship on July 7. Details here.

 


Disciples Women logoThe Disciples Women meet after worship, generally on the third Sunday of each month.

The next meeting will be May 19. We will discuss the 175th Anniversary celebration, and other topics.

All women of MCC are invited to these meetings to "meet and eat"! Please bring a dish to share.

Disciples Women is for all women of Midway Christian Church.


Keenagers logoThe Keenagers meet monthly for lunch and fellowship.

The Keenagers (and friends) will gather for lunch on Thursday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m. at Spark Community Cafe in Versailles. Please RSVP to the church office by Tuesday, May 21 if you plan to attend. Meet at the church at 11:00 a.m. if you wish to carpool.

Keenagers is for anyone who is retired, or practicing retirement!


Green Chalice logoMidway Green Chalice meets monthly in Fellowship Hall.

Next meeting will be May 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Weather permitting, we will work in the rain gardens and the church grounds, or perhaps sorting bottle caps for benches.


Check out the Midway Green Chalice page for more news and information.

Midway Green Chalice is for all who are interested in
caring for God’s creation.


Free Community Dinner clipartEach 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!


Brownies logo Brownie Troop #2261 (girls in grades 2 and 3) meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in Fellowship Hall.

 

Cub Scouts logoCub Scout Pack #41 (boys in grades K-5) meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first three Tuesdays of each month in the basement of the sanctuary building (use Gratz Street door).

 

Boy Scouts logoBoy Scout Troop #40 (youth in grades 6-12) is currently being formed. It now meets with Pack #41. Leaders are needed! If you feel called to help our local youth in service, community involvement, and leadership skills, please contact Mary Sayre.


Homeplace at Midway logoMidway Christian Church, as part of a rotation with 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.


MIDWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
IS CELEBRATING

YEARS

 

Midway Christian Church will mark a milestone in 2019: our 175th anniversary. Midway Christian was chartered on July 20, 1844, and on Sunday, July 7, we will mark this occasion with a special celebration following worship.

But, we won't wait to July to start the festivities!

Anniversary Monthly Mission Project
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January: Collect 175 hats and mittens for the Hope Center in Lexington.

February: Perform 175 Acts of Kindness and record them on paper hearts to be displayed in the sanctuary.

March: Collect 175 canned goods for Hope Ministries Food Pantry.

April: Collectively purchase 175 trees, or shares of trees, for Heifer International. ($60 per tree or $10 per share.)

May: 175 Things to be Done at Church. Throughout the month, we will work together to check items off this list!


A Moment in History
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This is a series of articles that appeared in The Messenger each Sunday, in the weeks leading up to the Anniversary Celebration, as a way to share and recall our history.

Read the compiled A Moment in History.


Special Hymn
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Midway University's Johnie Dean was commissioned to write a special hymn to celebrate our 175th Anniversary!

"We Answer to the Call" will be sung by the choir during our celebration on July 7.


Anniversary Banner
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A special anniversary banner, using the patterns of our hand tracings on fabric, was created crafted by Melinda Whitehead.

This banner will be dedicated during worship on July 7.


Midway Christian Church Day
at Cane Ridge
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On September 28, members and friends of Midway Christian Church will spend the day at Cane Ridge Meeting House.

Details forthcoming...!

 

Graduation Sunday clipart

June 2, 2019

Our celebration of graduates this year is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, June 2.

Please submit the names and schools of any 2019 graduate connected with Midway Christian so that we may honor them in this service.


Graduation Ceremony for
Rev. Dr. Heather McColl

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June 14, 2019

You are invited to the Lexington Theological Seminary Class of 2019 graduation ceremony when our own Rev. Dr. Heather McColl will receive her Doctorate in Ministry degree. Congratulations, Heather!

The ceremony will be held at Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, on Friday, June 14, at 10:00 a.m.


 

Abide in Me logo

July 20-24, 2019

General Assembly 2019 will be held in Des Moines, July 20-24. The theme is "Abide in Me".

More information at ga.disciples.org/promotion.


Midway Christian Church Day
at Cane Ridge

Cane Ridge Meeting House sketch

September 28, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Midway Christian Church will visit Cane Ridge Meeting House as part of our 175th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 28.

The Cane Ridge Meeting House, built in 1791 in what is now Bourbon County, was the home of the Great Revival of 1801 where as many as 25,000 people attended. Shortly thereafter, in 1804, a document was penned—"The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery"—which was the beginning of the Disciples of Christ.

In 1957, a golden limestone structure was built around the original log meeting house, in order to protect and preserve the historic log building which is made primarily of blue ash, oak and chestnut. The grounds also include a museum full of artifacts related to the birth and growth of Cane Ridge, and a graveyard with historic significance.


Save Your Bottle Caps!

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In April 2018, we joined with Northside Elementary to help them complete their goal to collect 400 pounds of plastic caps and lids to purchase a park bench through Green Tree Plastics in Evansville, IN.

After meeting that goal, and collecting enough caps for two additional benches, the next goal is to collect enough to purchase a Visitor's Table for the cafeteria.

View the complete list of acceptable caps and lids, as well as non-acceptable items.

Please bring your clean caps and lids to the Narthex.


 
 

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Midway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
123 East Bruen Street
P.O. Box 4548
Midway, KY 40347
(859) 846-4102