News & Events Highlights

Calling of Senior Pastor

Calling of Senior Pastor

Madison Park Church, in a congregational vote on Sunday, August 2, 2015, has affirmed the calling of Rev. Paul Strozier and wife, Mariann, as Senior Pastor. Pastor Paul has accepted the call and will begin on Sunday, September 13. Be in prayer for them as they make the transition and we welcome them to MPC.

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Living Proof

Living Proof

Summer Sermon Series  at 9:00am and 11:00am
• August 9: Weeping with God  - Matthew 20:19-34
• Sunday, August 16: Dancing with God  - Psalm 95:1-7

Summer Wednesdays

Summer Wednesdays

5:00-6:30pm - Lighthouse Café
6:30-8:00pm: Inter-generational Church Family Experiences

    • August 5: No programming at church. Enjoy family and friends night at home.
    • August 12: Frozen Family Night - Inter-generational night to the theme of Frozen featuring sno-cones, photo booth, and a variety of fun activities.
    • August 19: Family worship together in The Commons.
    • August 26: Picnic and Praise - Celebrating the city of Anderson Sesquicentennial. 6:00pm at Jackson Park. Lighthouse Café will not be serving on this night.

Explore Madison Park

Explore Madison Park

Wednesday, August 12 at 6:00pm
Hospitality Room

Explore Madison Park provides the essential information you need to know before calling Madison Park Church your church home. The class answers questions such as who we are, what we believe, and our church membership process in a relaxed, fun, and interactive format.

Everyone is welcome! Pre-registration is not required. Contact Shelly Stottlemyer, Pastor of Connections.

Racial Reconciliation Picnic

Racial Reconciliation Picnic

Sunday, August 16 at Noon
Jackson Park in Anderson

For 14 years, pastors and churches in Madison County have come together in a Reconciliation Picnic at Jackson Park. Jesus prayed that all His followers would be one, united in heart and mind. How can we be one if we don’t know each other? And how can we know each other if we never get together? Every summer a few thousand people, representing 20-30 congregations (and many from no congregation), black/white/hispanic, have done just that: get together to eat, enjoy music from our various traditions, and take another step in fulfilling Christ’s prayer.

Miriam Project -  5K Run/Walk &                     10K Run

Miriam Project -  5K Run/Walk &              10K Run

Saturday, September 12 at 8:30am
Broadway Ministry Center

The annual fundraiser for the Miriam Project, begins at the Broadway Ministry Center, 1400 Broadway.
  • Pre-Register by September 4: FEE $25 includes Sport-Tek T-shirt; Student Fee $15 - No shirt
  • Race Day Registration will begin at 7:45am: FEE: $30 (Late Registration will not guarantee T-shirt)
Register at MiriamProject.org. Contact: Tina DeLisle at (765) 640-1580.

Baptism Service

Baptism Service

Sunday, September 13
9am and 11am| Main Auditorium

Anyone thinking about baptism or planning to be baptized on Sunday, September 13 are encouraged to attend the class, Wednesday, September 2 or Sunday, Sept 6 at 10:45am in Room 181. Sign up in The Commons on Sundays August 23 and 30 here on the MPC website or App or contact the Pastoral Care Office.

Download the Madison Park App

Download the Madison Park App

Introducing the Madison Park Church of God App!
Important Update: The MPC App provider has recently updated its application process. therefore It may be necessary for you to update your MPC App. Check the events page, if old announcements appear, i.e Festival of Tables, you need to update your version of the MPC App.
Download the Madison Park Church of God app today. Available in the App Store and Google Play. Be sure to search for Madison Park Church of God.

Announcements

General Announcements

General Announcements

Divorce Care Open House

Saturday, August 22 from 12:00-1:00pm in Room 190 or
Thursday, August 27 from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 190

Come meet the leaders, ask questions, look at materials and learn if this group is for you!
Divorce Care is a weekly seminar and support group for people separated or divorced. This is a place to be around people who understand and to gain valuable ways to heal. Divorce Care class will be held on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm from September 20 - December 10 in Room 190. Register online at MadisonParkChurch.org.Contact: Darlene Pease.



Divorce Care for Kids Open House

Saturday, August 22 from 10:00-1:00pm in Room 193 or
Thursday, August 27 from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 193

Stop in and check us out! Meet leaders, participate in a craft, ask questions and learn how DC4K may be a group for you!
Divorce Care 4 Kids is a 13-week class for kids ages 5-12. Children of divorced parents often feel alone, helpless, scared, sad, and confused. Divorce Care for Kids provides a safe and neutral place to help kids recognize and learn to share their feelings and heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce. DC4K classes will be on Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm beginning September 10 - December 10 in Room 193 .Register online. Contact: Diane Seelbach at (765)-278-5029.



Employment at MPC

• Administrative Assistant for Pastoral Care. Full-time position. Submit a resume by August 5 to Jennifer Eviston, Office Manager, Adminstrative Assistant to Executive Staff, at [email protected] .

• Madison Park Day Care programs have openings for full and part time staff. Must be 18 yrs or older with a high school diploma. Experience with young children in a group setting is preferred. Interested persons please contact Melanie Denniston, Director, Kids Learning Station, North Kids and School Age Care. Please attach resume if possible.



Racial Reconciliation Picnic

Sunday, August 16 Noon at Jackson Park in Anderson
For 14 years, pastors and churches in Madison County have come together in a Reconciliation Picnic at Jackson Park. Jesus prayed that all His followers would be one, united in heart and mind. How can we be one if we don’t know each other? And how can we know each other if we never get together? Every summer a few thousand people, representing 20-30 congregations (and many from no congregation), black/white/hispanic, have done just that: get together to eat, enjoy music from our various traditions, and take another step in fulfilling Christ’s prayer. Contact: Jennifer Eviston, Missions Desk



Miriam Project 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run

Saturday, September 12 at 8:30am, Broadway Ministry Center
The annual fundraiser for the Miriam Project, begins at the Broadway Ministry Center, 1400 Broadway.

    • Pre-Register by September 4: FEE $25 includes Sport-Tek T-shirt; Student Fee $15 - No shirt
    • Race Day Registration will begin at 7:45am: FEE: $30 (Late Registration will not guarantee T-shirt)

Register at MiriamProject.org. Contact: Tina DeLisle at (765) 640-1580.



4 More Announcements

Dove Harbor - Great Give

Great Give: Click to view documentary explaining Dove Harbor and the Great Give.
Once again SisterFitness is challenging their classes to take $5 and creatively multiply it to benefit the women and children of Dove Harbor. You can participate in the Great Give as well. Donations can be made online at doveharbor.org/great-give. Check out the Dove Harbor website for updated stories, pictures, and little miracles! Every donation helps greatly.



Blood Pressure Clinic

Wednesday, August 5 from 5:30-6:30pm in The Commons
MPC Parish Nurses conduct a free blood pressure screening for MPC-goers and community friends. Contact: Sonia Smythe or Lynn Simpson.



Lighthouse Café

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm in The Commons
Enjoy freshly prepared meals including a mini-salad bar. Alternate children's meals are available.
Costs: Adults $7, Children and Student with ID $5, Family Plan $25 (up to 7 people, $5 per each additional person)

Menu

  • August 5 Summer Break - No Dinner or Activities at Church
  • August 12 Chicken & Noodle s// Kids: Chicken & Noodle
  • Aug 19 Sesame Pork, Rice & Egg Rolls // Kids: Chicken Fingers & Fries



J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

    • Thursday, August 20 at Noon- Luncheon in Crossroads Auditorium

Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation.



Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries

Divorce Care for Kids Open House

Saturday, August 22 from 10:00-1:00pm in Room 193 or
Thursday, August 27 from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 193

Stop in and check us out! Meet leaders, participate in a craft, ask questions and learn how DC4K may be a group for you!
Divorce Care 4 Kids is a 13-week class for kids ages 5-12. Children of divorced parents often feel alone, helpless, scared, sad, and confused. Divorce Care for Kids provides a safe and neutral place to help kids recognize and learn to share their feelings and heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce. DC4K classes will be on Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm beginning September 10 - December 10 in Room 193 .Register online. Contact: Diane Seelbach at (765)-278-5029.



Children’s Ministry

  • MOVE-UP SUNDAY: August 9
    All children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade will move up to the next age level class. Contact Shaiya Badgley.
    For more information, contact Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Director.



  • Student Ministries

    Student Ministries

    Student Ministries

    ALL YOUTH EVENTS

      - Combined Jr. & Sr High Event: Wednesdays, August 12 and 19 from 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium
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    JUNIOR HIGH - IMPACT

    • Teaching Focus: We Believe:

        - Sundays, 11:00am in Crossroads Auditorium. Doors open at 10:15am
        - Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm in Room 176-178

    SENIOR HIGH - IGNITE

    • Teaching Focus: THRIVE: Ephesians 3:14-21 - Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium.
      - STW OFFERING for video projectors/Church of God India project, each week at Ignite!

    • Bible Studies:
      - Sundays at 9:00am in room 180



    Outreach and Missions

    Outreach and Missions

    Upcoming Mission Trips

    An opportunity to witness firsthand what God is doing in areas where Madison Park Church is invested with her finances and her friends on the field.

      Honduras: October 10-17 led by John Collier
      Haiti: October 24 thru 31 led by John Walters. Trip cost is $600 plus airfare. Limited to 15 persons.
      Travel with CBH: Journey to the Holy Land - Israel and Jordan. January 4-16, 2016. Sign up at cbhviewpoint.org

    For more information contact: Jennifer Eviston, Administrative Assistant to Interim Senior & Senior Associate Pastors and Missions.



    Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    Operation Love Ministries

    Volunteers are needed for the food, clothing and household goods pantries. Help unload, sort, stock, organize or distribute donations to families in need. Volunteers are need any Monday through Thursday from 9:00-11:30am or 1:00-3:30pm (as your schedule allows). Sign up for a tour and orientation to get to know the ministry. Contact: Andrea Baker at (765) 644-2121.

    Grand Central Volunteer Opportunity

    Volunteers are need to work one worship service per month at Grand Central. Assist people by answering questions, pass out printed information and distribute listening enhancement devices. Workers are needed for both the 9:00am and 11:00am services. Contact: Trish Thomas at (765) 649-0850.

    Christian Center

    The Christian Center kitchen serves 85,000 men, women and children a year and is need of canned fruits and vegetables, mayo, butter, spices as well as coffee, toilet paper and paper towels. Donations are deeply appreciated to enable the center to faithfully carry out this vital ministry. The Christian Center is located at 625 Main Street in Anderson. (765) 649-4264.

    Volunteer at Dove Harbor

    Dove Harbor is looking for volunteers to join the Donation Team, which exists to help provide resources to the women and children at Dove Harbor. Team members volunteer regularly between 2:30-4:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Join the team, at doveharbor.org to download a volunteer ministry application. For more information, contact Jennie Griffis, Resource Development Coordinator.

    Park Place Food Pantry

    MPC is joining forces with Park Place Church of God's Food Pantry, located in the community building behind the church on College Drive. The pantry gives food items to those who might otherwise have little to eat. It is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am-7:30pm. Volunteers are needed and appreciated to help in this ministry. Contact: Joe Womack at (765) 620-9342.

    Family News

    Birth Congratulations To

    • Amanda and Jeremihua Davis, on the birth of their son, Noah Daniel, born on July 20.

    In Sympathy with

    • Gary and Layla Barcus on the passing of his grandfather, William R Howe on Friday, July 3.
    • Fred and Barbara Carter on the passing of his brother, Jerry Mac Carter on Friday, July 17.
    • Anthony and Stacy Emery, on the loss of his father, Cecil Emery, on Friday, July 17.
    • Fred and Barbara Carter, on the loss of his brother, Jerry Mac Carter, on Friday, July 17.
    • Ryan, Aaron, and Alison Sutton, on the loss of their grandmother and great grandmother, Janet Rosemary Sutton, on Monday, July 20.
    • Scott and Ayda Nichols, on the loss of his grandmother, Opal Mae Goldsmith, on Wednesday, July 22.
    • The family of Pauline Peek, who passed away on Friday, July 24.
    • The family of Betty Fair, who passed away on Thursday, July 30.

    Community and Ministry Partner News

    Branson Motor Coach Trip

    October 22-25
    Join with other friends from the South Meridian Church of God on a fall trip to Branson. Includes a deluxe motor coach, 3 nights lodging at the Ozark Regal Hotel, dinner at Lamberts, 5 shows, shopping and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Cost: $540 per person (double occupancy). A deposit of $200 is due by August 19. Final payment due September 20. No refunds after September 20. Contact: Sondra Green at (765) 642-5023 or (765) 378-7896.

    Racial Reconciliation Picnic

    Sunday, August 16 at Noon Jackson Park in Anderson For 14 years, pastors and churches in Madison County have come together in a Reconciliation Picnic at Jackson Park. Jesus prayed that all His followers would be one, united in heart and mind. How can we be one if we don’t know each other? And how can we know each other if we never get together? Every summer a few thousand people, representing 20-30 congregations (and many from no congregation), black/white/hispanic, have done just that: get together to eat, enjoy music from our various traditions, and take another step in fulfilling Christ’s prayer.