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Fellowship Opportunities...
Free Community Dinner clipart 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:
Unless otherwise announced, this dinner will be held during the COVID-19 outbreak, but restricted to pick-up or delivery.
Food For the Soul clipart Food For the Soul “dinner church” is usually held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, and includes open discussion, a light supper, and a simple communion service. All are welcome!
Note: This service will be held virtually on select Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. See details below.
Disciples Women logo Disciples Women is for all women of Midway Christian Church.
Keenagers logo Keenagers is for anyone who is retired, or practicing retirement!
Green Chalice logo Midway Green Chalice is for all who are interested in caring for God’s creation
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Midway 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.


Poinsettia clipartWe will again decorate the sanctuary with Christmas Poinsettias! If you would like to purchase a Poinsettia in honor of or in memory of a loved for this display, please place you order before December 9 using the Poinsettia Order Form.

The cost is $10 each. Please make checks out to Midway Christian Church with Poinsettia in the memo line.


Advent candles clipartAdvent Theme: "The Story in the Shadows: A Journey through Advent"

“In this strange season, when we are suspended between realization and expectation, may we be found honest about the darkness, more
perceptive of the light.”
(-Jack Boozer, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral)

Our Advent theme this year is "The Story in the Shadows: A Journey through Advent". And, as with most everything else in our lives since COVID-19 hit earlier this year, the Advent and Christmas season will look a little different.

We may notice the darkness more this year and wonder, how can we celebrate the coming of God’s Kingdom with joy? There is a mix of frustration and grief found within our tidings of comfort and hope. As we journey through Advent this year, we tell a story about darkness giving birth to light, about seemingly endless waiting, and about what lies at the end of all our waiting. In our devotional "Shadow and Light", we tell the story of God’s love.

Shadow and Light book coverA limited supply of our Advent Devotional “Shadow & Light: A Journey into Advent” by Tsh Oxenreider is available in the church office.

It is also available for purchase in hardcover through Amazon (and other retailers) as well as in digital format for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and iBooks (via the Apple Books app).


14th Annual Epiphany Dinner

Epiphany Dinner decorationsThis year's Epiphany Dinner will be held on Wednesday, January 6, with modifications due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Although we cannot have an in-person, sit-down dinner as in years past, we will still serve the delicious Ouita Michel menu of Medieval fare. Meals will be available for curb-side pick-up. Stay tuned for details about pick-up times.

The cost per meal is $30 and may be pre-paid using PayPal (after November 30) or by mailing a check to the church.  Sorry, no special orders.

Epiphany hogEach carry-out meal will include:
  Shiraz bi-Buqual (Medieval cheese and walnut dip)
  Spelt bread
  Rosemary roast pork with sausages, mustard sauce
  Honey roasted chicken
  Saffron rice pilaf
  Carrot pudding with currants and dates
  Sweet & Sour red cabbage
  Salad of lettuces, fennel, mint, parsley, flowers, and egg
  King cake

A virtual Epiphany worship service will be available on Facebook and YouTube (details to be provided with meal purchase).


Wanted: Midway Christian Church Cookbooks from the Past

Cookbook clipartWe are on the hunt for Midway Christian Church cookbooks from years past. We have three of the older cookbooks on hand, in addition to the most recent one, but are in need of the remaining ones to complete the collection. The plan is to scan all cookbooks for a digital copy, but ideally we would like to have the actual cookbook to display in the Hall of History.

Those already on hand include: Selected Recipes from the Bluegrass (1923, rev. 1944), Cook With Us Again (1975) and, Christian Women's Fellowship (1986). If you have any of the other cookbooks you could donate, or loan for scanning, please contact the church office.

Your help in this project will be greatly appreciated!


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church sanctuary imageSanctuary Open for Prayer

The Midway Christian Church sanctuary will be open on Wednesdays for a time to visit. Many of you have not been in this space since our in-person services ended in March so this is an opportunity to come to the sanctuary to pray, to reflect, or to just be in this sacred space that we have all missed.

Note that the pews have been marked off to help maintain social distance while people are gathered. Since the number of people who can be inside at any one time is limited to ten, please contact the church office to sign up for the hour that you would like to visit. Also, please wear a mask when you are in the sanctuary and please wipe down the area in which you sat when you leave.

The sanctuary will be open on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m.

Front porch clipartPorch Visits with the Pastor

To help stay connected during the pandemic, a new outreach called Porch Visits with the Pastor is available. All are invited to sign up for a socially distanced visit that can be held on the breezeway at the church, or at your house.

If you are interested in having a Porch Visit, just let Heather know! You can call (or email) her to sign up!


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Green Chalice Congregation since 2010
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Midway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
123 East Bruen Street
P.O. Box 4548
Midway, KY 40347
(859) 846-4102