Church News


On March 15, 2020, in-person worship services were cancelled, as were all other group gatherings and outings
(unless otherwise noted). In-person services have resumed for those wishing to be in the sanctuary
on Sunday mornings, but with some limitations and restrictions. Virtual services will continue.

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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 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.


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!


Food For the Soul

Food For the Soul services will be held virtually until further notice. We will gather each week via Zoom on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

On October 15, we will begin the video series: Race - The Power of an Illusion. This "groundbreaking three-part series reveals how the myth of race took hold".

Race-The Power of an Illusion logoEpisode 1: "The Difference Between Us," surveys the scientific findings - including genetics -that suggest that the concept of race has no biological basis.

Episode 2: "The Story We Tell," provides the historical context for race in North America, including when and how the idea got started and why it took such a hold over our minds.

Episode 3: "The House We Live In," spotlights how our social institutions "make" race by providing different groups vastly different life chances even today, 40 years after the Civil Rights Act.

Please contact the church office if you would like to participate in these gatherings, as logon credentials are required. You may access these documentary videos on your own, on the InterVarsity web site.

Much more information on this series is available at racepowerofanillusion.org.


Outdoor Worship Service clipart
Please join us for an outdoor worship service at Walter Bradley Park (weather permitting) on Sunday, October 25, at 5:00 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair, wear a mask, and maintain a safe distance from your neighbors.

Please contact the church office beforehand if you plan to attend.


Election Day Carry-out Pancakes

I Ate Pancakes stickerVote stickerYou are invited to stop by Midway Christian Churchon Election Day, November 3, 2020, for a carry-out pancake meal. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and supper from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. If possible, please contact the church the day before to let us know how many meals you plan to pick up. And don't forget to get your sticker!

Donations greatly appreciated.


All Saints Sunday

All Saints Sunday imageDuring worship on Sunday, November 1, 2020, we will remember and honor the loved ones we have lost since All Saints Sunday last year.

Please let the office know the full name and date of birth of any loved ones you would like to be remembered in this worship service. The deadline (to assure it is in the bulletin) is October 27. Also, if you wish, send us a picture of your departed loved one to be shared in a video presentation.


Christmas Wreaths

Christmas Wreath clipartCub Scouts are selling Christmas Wreaths again this year!

Support Pack 41 by purchasing a beautiful 24" wreath of fresh greenery (from Pemberton's) for $28.00, or a mini boxwood tree centerpiece for $30.00. Please us this form to place your order. The deadline November 1, 2020. Delivery is expected before Thanksgiving.


Advent begins on November 29, 2020. Our theme is "The Story in the Shadows: A Journey through Advent".  A more detailed description about our theme is forthcoming, but the Worship Team wanted to let people know about our the Devotional selected for this year.

Shadow and Light book coverOur Advent Devotional will be “Shadow and Light: A Journey into Advent” by Tsh Oxenreider. A limited supply of hardcover versions of this book will be available in the church office, so let Joni know if you would like one.

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
    iBooks (via the Apple Books app)


Sanctuary Open for Prayer

church sanctuary imageThe 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.


 Porch Visits with the Pastor

Front porch clipartTo 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