News & Events Highlights

Maundy Thursday Service

Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, April 2
7:00pm | The Commons

The Gospel of Mark comes alive with Christian actor, Alan Atwood. Mr. Atwood will recite Mark’s account of the events that led to the cross. We will pause at the upper room account and partake of Holy communion around the tables.

Following communion, men and women will separate to follow the Lord’s example in the ordinance of washing feet, if they so choose. This expression of servanthood can be one of the most spiritually powerful moments of the year.

Good Friday Service

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 3
7:00pm | Main Auditorium

Alanna Story will lead an evening of worship at the cross. Compelling music will focus attention on the atoning sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Easter Jam!

Easter Jam!

Saturday, April 4
1:00-4:00pm | Madison Park Church

Easter Fun for Everyone! Activities include an Easter egg hunt, a variety of Easter-related activities, and a special retelling of the Easter Story in way you’ve never seen before!

Easter at Madison Park

Easter at Madison Park

Sunday, April 5
9:00 and 11:00am | Main Auditorium

  • 9:00am – Features a glorious orchestra and choir.
  • 11:00am – Features contemporary worship and celebration.
  • Interim Senior Pastor, Rolland Daniels will speak in both services.
  • Child care is available for children age 3 and under.
  • Activity packets are available for children ages 4 through 5th grade as they attend worship with their families in the Main Auditorium.

The BIBLE Tour 2015

The BIBLE Tour 2015

Thursday, April 9
7:00pm | Main Auditorium

Live in concert: Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Heath and Danny Gokey.

Your favorite artists bring the Bible to life through live performances of today’s biggest songs paired with epic visuals from The Bible Mini-Series. General Admission, VIP, Premium and a limited number of group rate tickets.

Tickets available at

Baptism Service

Baptism Service

Sunday, April 12
9am and 11am| Main Auditorium

Thinking about baptism? Learn what it means to follow Jesus’ example of water baptism in a one-time class offered:

    • Sunday, April 5 at 10:45am | Room 177
    • Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30pm | Room 179

Sign-up online to be baptized and register for the class or stop by the table in The Commons on Sundays, March 29 and April 5. Contact the Pastoral Care Office.

An Evening with Chonda Pierce

An Evening with Chonda Pierce

Sunday, April 12
6:00pm | Main Auditorium

  • $17.00 Groups (10+)
  • $23.00 General ($25 At Door)
  • $29.00 Artist Circle (Reserved Section - closest to stage)
  • $50.00 VIP Experience 4:40-5:00pm (Q&A & early entry)
  • **Children 5 & under free - except in Artist Circle & VIP sections

Tickets available in The Commons and the Church Office. For more information visit

Explore Madison Park

Explore Madison Park

Wednesday, April 15 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.

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General Announcements

General Announcements

Easter Schedule Changes

All Wednesday Activities
• Suspended on April 1
Church Office (2200 Madison Square):
• Closed Good Friday, April 3
Worship Site (6607 Providence Drive):
• Closed Good Friday, April 3 until 6:00pm
If you have an emergency during these times, please call (765) 642-2000 and the pastor on call will be notified.

Mission Trip to Honduras

October 10-17, 2015
An opportunity to witness firsthand what God is doing in Honduras, an area where Madison Park Church is invested with her finances and her friends on the field. For more information contact: Jennifer Eviston, Administrative Assistant to Interim Senior & Senior Associate Pastors and Missions.

Scott Lutterman and the Heartland Big Band

Saturday, May 2 at 7:00pm in The Commons (Doors open at 6:15pm)
The Music of Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael - The Indiana Boys
Indiana has a rich tradition of musical composers. The two Hoosier composers featured on this concert penned some of the most memorable music under the Hoosier sky! Songs include It's De-lovely, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Anything Goes, The Nearness of You, Stardust, Georgia on My Mind, Two Sleepy People, Night and Day...the list goes on! Join us for a great evening of vocal and swing classics featuring special guest national artist Freddie Mendoza on trombone. Refreshments and light desserts provided by The Edge catering. Tickets available at the Church Office, in The Commons, or online at

Executive Summary Results Published

The Executive Summary for the results of the recent churchwide survey has been completed and is available for download at the link below.

Copies will also be available at Grand Central. Representatives from the Board of Elders and Search Committee will be available at Grand Central to answer questions you may have at the following times:

    Wednesday, March 25 from 6:00-6:30pm
    Sunday, March 29 from 8:30-9:00am and 10:30-11:00am

If you'd like to submit a question by email to either Clark Simpson (Board of Elders, Chair) or Lisa Bitar (Search Committee, Chair) please email the Church Office and your correspondence will be forwarded to them.

MPC Hiking Club

Enjoy the great doors, fellowship and better health - join a hike locally or special hiking adventures. Four hiking groups to choose from: Advanced, Intermediate, Weekday and Beginners. Upcoming MPC Hiking Trips include:

    April 24-25: Knobstone in Southern Indiana
    May 12-17: Appalachian Trail

Connect on Facebook: Madison Park Hiking Group. Contact: Clint Short at (765) 208-0870

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Child Dedication Class - Time Matters

Sunday, April 19 at 9:00am in Room 181
Parents wishing to dedicate their child are invited to participate in this class. Learn more about why Time Matters and connect with other parents. Child Dedication will be held on Sunday, April 26 in the 9:00am and 11:00am worship services. To register for the class contact Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Wednesday, May 6 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)


  • April 1: No Dinner - Holy Week
  • April 8: Taco Salad // Kids: Walking Taco
  • April 15: Beef and Noodles // Kids: Beef and Noodles
  • April 22: Parmesan Chicken // Kids: Chicken Legs & Fries
  • April 29: Cinco de Mayo: Shredded Beef Enchiladas // Kids: Nachos


First Tuesday of each Month, at 1:00pm at the Pendleton Library, Community Room, 595 E. Water Street in Pendleton
For individuals coping with chronic illness and pain. Does your condition keep you from enjoying life? Meeting with others who experience chronic pain may be just for you. Family members are also encouraged to attend. You are welcome and encouraged to join this journey of Hope. Facilitator: Linda Teeple at (765) 621-4607.

J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

Thursday, April 23 at Noon in Crossroads Auditorium
All adults 55 and over are invited to an enjoyable time of food and fellowship. Bring a dish of food to share at the buffet table.
Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation

Camp Challenge

Indiana State Church of God Camp for children and teens.

  • Early Bird Registration:January 1 through March 31 - $199.
  • Regular Registration: April 1 until two weeks from camp start date - $225.
  • Late Registration: within two weeks of camp start date - $265.

Camp Dates:

    Young Explorers: June 11-13 Special Registrations - $99, $110, $150.
    Senior High: June 14-19
    Junior High: June 21-26
    3rd - 4th Grade: June 28-July 3
    5th - 6th Grade : July 5-10 4th
    5th - 6th Grade: July 12-17
    Adventure Camp: July 19-23 Special Registrations - $299, $325, $365.

Children’s Ministry

  • Passport To Adventure
    Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm in the Children's Center for elementary age children
    An exciting travel adventure through many places that Jesus visited while He was on earth. Learn the stories of the many people He helped. Get ready and earn stamps on your passports.

Student Ministries



  • Teaching Focus: Obsessing: Relationships

      - Sundays, 10:45am in Crossroads Auditorium
      - Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm in Room 176-178

  • BELIEVE: Youth Conference - April 10-12. Cost $60.


  • 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
    - Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30pm at Williamson's Home
  • Spring Retreat at Camp Challenge: April 18-19

Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

Peanut Butter for Haiti

Help feed children and families in Haiti by donating jars of smooth peanut butter - a good source of protein. Donation tubs are available in The Commons and the Children's Center April 12 through April 30. Contact: Rob Fox, (765) 606-5191.

Bereavement Team Leaders

Two persons are needed to head-up the MPC Bereavement Team. The team plans and implements dinners following a funeral service. This is a vital ministry of MPC, reaching out to families at their time of need. Contact: David Reames, Interim Pastoral Care Pastor.

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

In Sympathy with

  • Mary Fitch, Susie and Calvin, Daniel and Maddie Pleninger, on the loss of their husband, father, grandfather, James Fitch, on Saturday, March 7.
  • Carolyn and Bill Hall, on the loss of her sister, Martha Smith, on Friday, March 13.
  • Community and Ministry Partner News

    Be Bold. Reclaim. | North American Convention of the Church of God

    June 22-25, 2015 • Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City
    More than ever before, the world needs Christ. Jesus is the subject. The convention will awaken and inspire our passion for doing amazing things in His name—freeing the captives, seeking the lost, loving the brokenhearted. Together, we will take back all that Hell has stolen. Special Guests include: Author Francis Chan. Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris. Recording artists Shane & Shane. Comedienne Anita Renfroe. Award-winning recording artists Selah, Steve Rennick, Steve Southards, and Gillian Grannum. Registration: April 1 - June 14: $125, June 15 or after: $150. For more information and to register visit

    Women of Faith - Loved: The Farewell Tour

    July 31-August 1 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne Indiana
    Celebrating 20 years of laughter and life-changing messages. In 2015 the Farewell Tour brings long-time friends and exciting new additions together for an event focused on the message shared from the beginning: you are seen, you are known, you are free, you are loved. Register at or call

    Special Enrollment Period for Insurance

    March 15 - April 30 at Madison County Community Health Centers
    If you do not have health insurance or have paid a tax penalty you may be eligible for an Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Get covered, avoid the 2015 penalty! Contact the Madison County Community Health Center at 1547 Ohio Avenue in Anderson (765) 641-7499 of 1518 Main Street in Elwood (765) 552-0841.

    Amazing Aging/Aging Amazingly

    Saturday, May 30 from 8:30am-4:30pm at MPC
    Key Note Speaker and other guests include: Andrea Morehead, WTHR Indianapolis news anchor; John Pistole, Anderson University President-elect; Dr. James W. Lewis, Dean of the School of Theology; Kevin Smith, Mayor of Anderson.
    Eight Breakout Sessions to choose from plus an inter-generational service project - children and youth from local churches will pair up with conferees for a hands-on-service project to benefit local ministries.
    Sponsored by the School of Theology, in collaboration with partnering area Church of God congregations. Registration: $10 per person. Send registration to Nichele Washington, Anderson University School of Theology, 1100 East Fifth Street, Anderson, IN 46012. 1-(800-428-6414.


    • The BIBLE Tour 2015
      Live in concert: Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Heath and Danny Gokey

      Thursday, April 9 at 7:00pm in the Main Auditorium

      Your favorite artists bring the Bible to life through live performances of today's biggest songs paired with epic visuals from The Bible Mini-Series. General Admission, VIP, Premium and a limited number of group rate tickets. Tickets available at

    • An Evening with Chonda Pierce
      Sunday, April 12 at 6:00pm in the Main Auditorium

      Tickets available in The Commons and the Church Office. For more information visit

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    Employment Opportunities

    • Dove Harbor: Resource Development Director: Direct fund development and public relations activities to meet the financial, volunteer and material donation needs of Dove Harbor. Prior fundraising and management experience preferred. A 32-hour per week position.

    • Dove Harbor:Resource Manager: Manage volunteers, material donations, physical structure and maintenance needs of the building. A 32 hours per pay period (two weeks). Female applicants only.
      Dove Harbor is a Christian transitional shelter for women and women with children. Submit resume to: Doug Linville, 1400 Broadway Street, Anderson, IN 46012-2535 or email to [email protected]

    Employment Opportunities - Anderson University

    • Director of First Year Experience: Help design and implement activities and programs designed to promote the academic success and retention of first year students and improve student persistence. Master's degree in educational leadership, doctorate or ABD preferred. Ten month assignment beginning August 1, 2015. Full-time university benefit options.
    • Director of the Cultural Resource Center & Multicultural Student Services: Serves multicultural students through building relationships, programming, academic encouragement and advocacy.Full-time university benefits.

    Submit an application to the Assistant Director of Human Resources, Decker Hall Room 10, Anderson University, 1100 East 5th Street, Anderson, IN 46012, [email protected]. Persons with an application on file may call (765) 641-4132 to express an interest in this position.