Bell tower and new covered entrance completed!
Fingerprints of Faith – Securing Today and Capturing Tomorrow
For more than 175 years, generations of folks like us have left their Fingerprints of Faith for us to see through their worship, discipleship, fellowship, and ministry. Because of their love and devotion to God’s kingdom and with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness, they nurtured Midway UMC into a church that extends its reach with the love of Jesus Christ.
Now our generation seems to be at an exceptional time in our church life. We are growing again into a new role as a missional church and beginning to live that out on a regular basis, while at the same time putting the finishing touches on the dreams of the past and maintaining with excellence the resources entrusted to us for ministry.
At times it feels like a bit of a pinch point, but the more I reflect on it, the more I see it’s really a tipping point.
I am humbled to be called to serve at such an exceptional time, one the Bible calls a “kairos” moment…a time appointed by Divine providence to accomplish something of significance, like when the Chapel was rebuilt after the 1920 tornado.
The Church mothers and fathers of that generation left us Fingerprints of Faith to mark their kairos moment. I can’t wait to see what our children’s children will see when the stain dries on our moment…I want it to be my Fingerprints of Faith.
We now have an opportunity to place our Fingerprints of Faith on Midway UMC to restore the hopes of the pioneer generations and inspire our generation with the promise of even more opportunity to extend our reach. Whether you grew up in this church and community or you have since become a cherished part of both, it is now our turn to make our mark!