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

The Disciples Women Christmas Luncheon will be on Saturday December 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Holly Hill Inn. All women of Midway Christian are invited to celebrate with Disciples Women at Holly Hill Inn! Please RSVP to the church office or to Shela Diamond by Monday, November 26. The average cost is about $25-$30 per person (with tip) for this very special lunch. Come on, treat yourself!

No regular December meeting.


Blanket Drive clipartPlease bring new or clean, gently-used blankets to the big box (under the wooden table) in Fellowship Hall. These blankets will be delivered to shelters in Lexington to help keep the homeless warm.

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, December 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Serafini in Frankfort. Meet at the church at 11:00 a.m. if you wish to carpool. Please RSVP to the church office by Monday, December 10 if you plan to attend.

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


Green Chalice logoMidway Green Chalice meets monthly in Fellowship Hall.

No meeting in December.


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!


Cub Scouts logoCub Scout Pack 41 (boys in grades 1-5) will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first three Tuesdays of each month in the basement of the sanctuary building (use Gratz Street door).

Brownies logoBrownie Troop 2261 (girls in grades 2 and 3) will meet at 7:00 p.m. two Mondays of each month in Fellowship Hall.


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 building sketch

Plans are in the works for a celebration on July 7, 2019, to mark the 175th anniversary of Midway Christian Church which was chartered on July 20, 1844.

banner exampleTo help with a special project planned for our anniversary, all church members as well as anyone with a connection to MCC are asked to take a fabric square from the basket in the Narthex, trace your hand upon the square, cut the hand pattern out, and return it to the church. These patterns will be used to create a special banner that Melinda Whitehead has agreed to make for the occasion. The banner will be dedicated in January and used as our wall hanging for the year.

<---The finished banner will be similar to this design used by Belleview UMC in 2011.

If you have any questions or would like to help out with this project, please let Heather or Melinda know.


Save Your Bottle Caps!

plastic caps clipartIn 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.


Christmas Gift Shopping Ideas

Think outside of the mall when you do your Christmas Shopping this year. Here are some alternative gift ideas:

CookbookMidway Christian Church Cookbooks: This collection of recipes from Midway Christian Church women includes some of the delicious dishes served at the Epiphany Dinner, by Chef Ouita Michel. Cost is $20, available in the MCC office.

 

 

Equal Exchange logoFair Trade Coffees, Chocolates, etc.: Help individuals in poor regions of the world earn a living wage by purchasing Fair Trade/Equal Exchange coffees, teas, chocolates, olive oil, etc. Available in the MCC fellowship hall. Please make checks payable to MCC with "Fair Trade" in the memo line.

 

heifer logoHeifer International Ark Project: We have purchased FOUR Heifer Arks ($5,000 each Ark = livestock for poor villages) in the last eight years! Making a donation in a loved one's name for Christmas is a great way to show you care. Heifer cards are available in the MCC office. Make your check payable to MCC with "Heifer Ark" in the memo line.

 

 

Heifer logoThe Gift of TREES: Give a tree in a loved one's name to help keep the Earth alive and clean!
• Heifer International: www.heifer.org $60 will buy a full tree, or you can buy $10 shares. You may write your check to MCC with "Heifer Tree" in the memo line, and we'll send it in as a group.
Arbor Day Foundation: Every $10 donated saves 2,500 square feet of rain forest.
Nature Conservancy: Choose an area and a dollar amount to donate in your loved one's name (river restoration, migratory bird stopover, orangutan forest, and much more).

 

Blanket Drive clipartBlanket Drive: You can donate a blanket, designated in a loved one's name, to the Disciples Women Blanket Drive for the homeless. Special cards are available in the office.

 

popcorn imageBuy Popcorn from Cub Scout Pack #41: See Mary Sayre or stop by Railroad Drug to buy some delicious popcorn and support MCC's Cub Scout Pack #41.

 

 

Midway street sceneShop Midway: Find a unique treasure, stylish outfit, or locally-produced goodies while supporting local small businesses!

 

 

Woodford County Humane Society logoWoodford Humane Society: Animal lovers, give a gift in a loved one's name to support the Woodford Humane Society in Versailles. You can donate online at www.woodfordhumane.org, or send a check to PO Box 44, Versailles KY 40383.

 

You can also do some online shopping at these Fair Trade companies:
          Mira logo        Eternal Threads logo          Ten Thousand Villages logo


Christmas paty clipart

December 9, 2019

The annual Midway Christian Church Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Come for food, fun, and fellowship with your Midway Christian family to celebrate the Christmas season.

Jim Leer will cook a country ham for ham 'n' biscuits, the Care Team will provide finger foods, and Teena will tickle the ivories!

Feel free to wear your brightest "ugly" Christmas sweater or tie!


Christmas Even Candlelight Service clipart

December 24, 2018

All are welcome to this brief service at 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve as we light candles and sing traditional hymns to welcome the newborn King!


Epiphany decorations image

January 6, 2019

Midway Christian Church will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany with our 12th Annual Epiphany Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, in our Fellowship Hall. For more information and to make a reservation, visit our Epiphany Dinner web page.


Midway Christian Church members. We need your support for this dinner! Please consider which of the following ways you can help.

DECORATING CREW (be in Fellowship Hall by 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
• Set tables with programs

SERVING CREW:
• Serve drinks
• Serve dessert
• Play host/hostess to the tables

KITCHEN CREW:
• Scrape Plates
• Wash Dishes

BREAK DOWN CREW:
• Vacuum
• Sweep
• Pack up decorations


Abide in Me logo

July 20-24, 2019

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

More information at ga.disciples.org/promotion.

 
 

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Green Chalice Congregation since 2010
Certified Green Chalice Congregation since 2015
Midway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
123 East Bruen Street
P.O. Box 4548
Midway, KY 40347
(859) 846-4102