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!
Midway Christian Chuch has a position available for Accompanist.
View the job description here. Contact church office for more information or to apply.
The Disciples Women meet after worship, generally on the third Sunday of each month.
A Disciples Women Luncheon will be held on Sunday, January 21, following worship in Fellowship Hall. Please bring a dish to share.
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 gather at Higher Grounds in downtown Midway on Thursday, January 25, at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to
the church office by Monday, January22 if you
plan to attend.
Keenagers is for anyone who is retired, or practicing retirement!
Midway Green Chalice meets monthly in Fellowship Hall.
January meeting date TBA.
"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!
The January Community Dinner is the Annual Chili Cook-off. To enter a pot of chili in the contest, call the church office (859-846-4102) by January 5. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded.
The Midway Renaissance will meet during/after this dinner.
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.
"On a Winter's Night" Midway Community Artist Showcase
January 14 - March 18, 2018
Come join the fun for an evening of acoustic music and community celebration at the "On a Winter's Night" Community Artist Showcase in Midway.
Eat Drink Breathe, 128 East Main Street will host the first two events. Food and drinks available for purchase, and there is an open jam session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The concert is from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and is also free and open to all ages. Local musicians Blake Jones and Bill & Leslie Penn will perform on January 14. The Hills and Grayson Vandegrift will perform on January 28.
Future dates, artists, and locations for this series include:
February 11: Sara Day Evans, Readings by Bob Rouse at Midway Women's Club
February 25: Open Mic Night at Higher Grounds
March 4: Midway University students, Aaron Hamilton at The Homeplace
March 18: Nathaniel Wyatt at Bruce Skeeter
Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Opportunities
January 15, 2018
Midway Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Service:
The Midway Ministerial Association invites you to a Community Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This special service will be held on Sunday, January 21, at 3:00 p.m. (rescheduled due to inclement weather) at St. Matthew's AME Church. The speaker for this service is Rev. Dr. Don Gillette, Executive Director of Kentucky Council of Churches.
An offering will be taken to benefit the MMA emergency assistance fund, which helps local people in need keep their utilities on, food on the table, etc.
Kentucky Historical Society Special Hours and New Exhibit
The Kentucky Historical Society, at 100 W Broadway Street in Frankfort, will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with special Monday hours and activities for all ages designed to celebrate King’s legacy, explore African American contributions to Kentucky history, encourage community service and promote peace. KHS also will launch a new exhibit chronicling several of the commonwealth’s African American communities during the Depression era.
MLK Day activities will include make-and-take crafts and performances by local school choirs and dancers. Younger visitors can enjoy themed scavenger hunts through KHS’s signature exhibit, “A Kentucky Journey,” and story-time readings that highlight the accomplishments of African Americans and their impact on Kentucky’s history.
In addition, a Community Engagement Fair will feature local organizations introducing ways to get involved in service, and KHS will offer tours of the Old State Capitol. The Martin F. Schmidt Research Library will be open, too.
The MLK Day celebration at KHS includes the opening of “Photographing Freetowns: African American Kentucky through the Lens of Helen Balfour Morrison, 1935-1946,” an adaptation of the Chicago Newberry Library’s exhibit of the same name. Morrison’s photos document Kentucky African American life in the 1930s and 1940s, revealing the dignity, independence and strength of the close-knit descendants of the freedmen who settled these towns after the Civil War. The exhibit will run through Oct. 20.
MLK Day hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A full listing of the day’s events can be found on the KHS web site.
February 10, 2018
The Cabinet, which consists of the Chair of the Board, Secretary, Treasurer, an Elder designated by the Elders, a Deacon designated by the Deacons, and the Team Leaders of the standing teams (Worship, Care, Admin) will gather on Saturday, February 10, from 9:00 a.m. till noon in Fellowship Hall, to finish planning our church year. If you have any ideas for special events or projects that you would like included, please share them with Heather or with Sandy.