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
To 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!
In 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:
Midway 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.
Fair 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 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.
The 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: 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.
Buy 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.
Shop Midway: Find a unique treasure, stylish outfit, or locally-produced goodies while supporting local small businesses!
Woodford 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:
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!
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!
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
• Serve drinks
• Serve dessert
• Play host/hostess to the tables
• Scrape Plates
• Wash Dishes
BREAK DOWN CREW:
• Pack up decorations
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.