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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.


Laity Sunday clipartOn Sunday, January 24, 2021, we will celebrate Laity Sunday, which is a “great opportunity to help everyone explore and recognize the many types of ministry that members of the congregation have been uniquely gifted to accomplish.” During the service, some of our members will give a testimony about their faith. They will share with us their faith journeys and who God is for them as people of faith. We celebrate Laity Sunday because “The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are a people built upon laity and clergy working together in service to Christ. Laity Sunday is a special time to reflect upon, promote, and celebrate the many roles served by [our] congregation’s lay ministers, both inside and outside [our] church walls.” (www.disciples.org)


Lent begins on Sunday, February 21, 2021

Lenten theme logoLenten Theme: "Holy Vessels"


“He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.”
Matthew 8: 17b


Each of us is created a precious and holy vessel of embodied love. We have been through a harrowing time since last Lent that has shattered our sense of wholeness– body, mind, and spirit–like a glass vessel fractured into pieces. In this Lenten “season of recovery” for our physical, communal, mental, intellectual, and environmental health, we will explore the healing narratives of Jesus that tell of divine solidarity with human suffering and remind us that we can begin a journey toward making something beautiful from that which is seemingly broken.

Lent Devotional coverLenten Devotional: "The Cup of Our Life" by Joyce Rupp

"With a new preface and fresh design, "The Cup of Our Life is for anyone seeking a more intimate and disciplined life of prayer. Rupp illustrates how the ordinary cups used each day can become sacred vessels that connect readers with life and bring them into closer union with the Divine. She explores how the cup is a rich symbol of life, with its emptiness and fullness, its brokenness and flaws, and its many blessings. With daily devotions for six weeks, this book is ideal for individual usage as well as group usage in parish settings, religious communities, and small Christian communities."

The church has ordered 25 copies of this book so let the church office know if you would like one. It also is available for purchase in hardback, paperback or Kindle format from Amazon, and as an audiobook from christianaudio.com.


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!


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.


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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