News & Events Highlights

MPC Survey: Let YOUR Voice Be Heard!

MPC Survey: Let YOUR Voice Be Heard!

Let YOUR Voice Be Heard!
Madison Park Church has begun a new chapter in our pastoral search process that invites the input of the entire church body. Everyone who considers Madison Park their church home and is age 16 or older is encouraged to participate. All input is strictly confidential.

Take the survey now - CLICK HERE.

Don’t Use Email?
You’ll have an opportunity to complete a paper version of the survey.

Questions? Contact: Lisa Bitar, Chair, Pastoral Search Committee, (765) 425-6183.

Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

Friday, February 6 from 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday, February 7 from 9:00am-12:30pm at Broadway Ministry Center, 1400 Broadway in Anderson

Give your marriage a strong start. Led by by Linville Counseling Services, the two day class includes computerized assessment of your relationship, class materials and a light snack. Cost $147. To enroll call Robin at (765) 642-1853.

Heartland Big Band Concert

Heartland Big Band Concert

Scott Lutterman and the Heartland Big Band
“Jukebox Saturday Night”
Saturday, February 14 at 7:00pm in The Commons


A new year for swing! The Heartland Big Band will perform the Pop Hits of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s highlighting many of your favorite songs from the Rock’n'Roll era, Motown, R&B and the pop hits that defined a generation. Using the big band sound as a backdrop, listen to such pop hits as Little Brown Eyed Girl, My Girl, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and many more.

Enjoy the toe-tapping beat that is provided by the swinging 17-piece big band and special guests, for an evening of great music that will keep you reliving the songs that have become classics. Tickets available at the church offices, between services at Madison Park, or online at HeartlandBigBand.org

Annual Business Meeting

Annual Business Meeting

Sunday, February 15 at 6:00pm, Main Auditorium

Everyone is welcome. All those who declare to be followers of Jesus Christ, who are age 16 and older and who call Madison Park Church their church home may vote.

Download the Madison Park App

Download the Madison Park App

Introducing the Madison Park Church of God 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

MPC Survey: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Let YOUR Voice Be Heard!
Madison Park Church has begun a new chapter in our pastoral search process that invites the input of the entire church body. Everyone who considers Madison Park their church home and is age 16 or older is encouraged to participate. All input is strictly confidential.

Take the survey now - CLICK HERE.

Don’t Use Email?
You have an opportunity to complete a paper version of the survey in The Commons. Thank you in advance for letting your voice be heard.

Contact: Lisa Bitar, Pastoral Search Committee at (765) 425-6183.



Celebrate Recovery

Fridays from 7:00-9:30pm in Crossroads Auditorium
Eight principles based on the teaching of Jesus help bring real life changes and provide healing from hurts accumulated over a lifetime and freedom from destructive behaviors. Join Celebrate Recovery to recover the real life Jesus promises. Child care available. Contact: Randy Pierce at (765) 639-1656 or Durinda Abbott at (765) 617-0744.



Learning to Pray Like Jesus

Wednesdays at 6:30pm in Room 179, beginning on February 18
Explore the teachings and practice of prayer in the life of Jesus and experience it in your own life. Dr. Leroy Quashie will cast a vision of the personal, powerful qualities of prayer as we learn to pray like Jesus. Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation.



Scott Lutterman and the Heartland Big Band “Jukebox Saturday Night”

Saturday, February 14 at 7:00pm in The Commons
A new year for swing! The Heartland Big Band will perform the Pop Hits of the 50's, 60's and 70's highlighting many of your favorite songs from the Rock'n'Roll era, Motown, R&B and the pop hits that defined a generation. Using the big band sound as a backdrop, listen to such pop hits as Little Brown Eyed Girl, My Girl, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and many more. Enjoy the toe-tapping beat that is provided by the swinging 17-piece big band and special guests, for an evening of great music that will keep you reliving the songs that have become classics. Cost $12:50. Tickets available at the Church Office, in The Commons, or online at HeartlandBigBand.org



Householder Small Group Invitation

A special invitation to people of all ages is extended by the Householder Small Group to grow through study, sharing and fellowship. The group meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 10:00am-Noon in the Hospitality Room. Contact: Liz Macklin at (765) 649-9894.



7 More Announcements

Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

Friday, February 6 from 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday, February 7 from 9:00am-12:30pm at Broadway Ministry Center, 1400 Broadway in Anderson
Give your marriage a strong start. Led by by Linville Counseling Services, the two day class includes computerized assessment of your relationship, class materials and a light snack. Cost $147. To enroll call Robin at (765) 642-1853.



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

  • January 28: Ham and Bean Soup, cornbread, slaw // Kids Mini Corn dogs with mac & cheese
  • February 4: Parmesan Chicken // Kids: Chicken Fingers & Fries
  • February 11: Roast Pork Loin and Chocolate Fountain // Kids: Mini Corn Dogs with Mac & Cheese
  • February 18: Beef and Noodles // Kids: Beef and Noodles
  • February 25: Italian Spaghetti // Kids: Pasta and Marinara



Blood Pressure Clinic

Wednesday, February 4 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.



J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

The J.O.Y group will not meet during the months of December, January and February. The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 19 at Noon in Crossroads Auditorium. Contact: Esther Crnkovich at (765) 649-3323.



Summer Camps

Indiana State Church of God Camps host hundreds of children and teens from grades 3-12 each summer.

Camp Challenge

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

Camp Dates:

    June 11-13 Young Explorers $99 $110 $150
    June 14-19 Senior High $199 $225 $265
    June 21-26 Junior High $199 $225 $265
    June 28-July 3 3rd - 4th Grade $199 $225 $265
    July 5-10 4th, 5th - 6th Grade $199 $225 $265
    July 12-17 5th - 6th Grade $199 $225 $265
    July 19-23 Adventure Camp $299 $325 $365



Children’s Ministry

  • SUPER START - Preteen Event!
    Friday and Saturday, March 6-7 at Trader's Point Christian Church in Indianapolis
    Preteens grades 4 and 5 will experience the nation's biggest Christian Preteen Event! Registration is $80 with a $50 non-refundable deposit due by Sunday, February 15. The price includes all programming and materials, lodging, Friday night pizza, breakfast and lunch plus Sky Zone. Contact: Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor.

  • Children's Baptism Class
    Begins Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30pm in room 186 of the children's Center
    "What's a Bath Tub Doing in My Church - Helping Kids Prepare for Baptism"
    Children in grades 3-5 who have made a personal decision to follow Christ are invited to participate in this 4-week class. All parents are asked to join the final session on Wednesday, February 25. Sign-up is required. Class size is limited to ten. Leaders: Kevin and Paula Spear. Contact: Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor.

  • 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

ALL YOUTH EVENTS

  • Game Night at the AU Wellness Center: Wednesday, March 18
  • Easter Egg Fundraiser: Take orders February 22-March 22. Make eggs March 26-28. Earn money for trips and events.

JUNIOR HIGH - IMPACT

  • Teaching Focus: Obsessing: Relationships

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

  • Parent Sunday: Sunday, February 1 from 10:30-11:00am. Hear about upcoming Spring and Summer Events.
  • Invite Night: Weekend of February 20
  • Senior Adult Donuts and Coffee: Sunday March 8 after first service. Join us for this time with MPC's Senior Adults!
  • BELIEVE: Youth Conference - April 10-12. Cost $60.

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
    - Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30pm at Williamson's Home
  • Pacers vs. Golden State Warriors Game: February 22
  • MACU Night at Ignite: Wednesday, March11
  • Spring Retreat at Camp Challenge: April 18-19.



Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Opportunity

Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm
Volunteers are needed for the infant, preschool and elementary classes. No preparation is required, simply come and assist the children and demonstrate Christ’s love. Contact: Paula Spear, Children's Ministries 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

Birth Congratulations To

  • Catherine and Seth Daniels, on the birth of their daughter, Raelyn Mae Daniels, born on Friday, January 9, Proud grandparents are Lynn and Chuck Staley and Ellen and Rolland Daniels.

  • In Sympathy with

  • Jama and Ryan Ott, on the loss of her grandmother, Wanetta J. Crooks, on Friday, January 16.
  • Ashley and Rob Craig, on the loss of her grandmother, Alma Mofield, on Friday, January 16.
  • Nidra Flook, on the loss of her husband, Hoadley Flook, on Saturday, January 17.
  • Mildred and Paul Johnson, on the loss of her brother, Ronnie Owens, on Tuesday, January 20.
  • Community and Ministry Partner News

    Tim Hawkins Live Concert with John Branyan

    Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm in the Mail Auditorium
    Tim Hawkins has been forging the magical blend between two comedic ideals: A genuinely funny comedy show that caters to the entire family. His stand-up material is vigorous, well-timed, and honed to perfection. His music stands on its own. Doors will open at 6:45pm. General Admission, Premium Seating Sections available. Tickets available at TimHawkins.net.

    The BIBLE Tour 2015

    Live in concert: Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Heath and Donny 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 TheBibleTour2015.com.

    HopeKeepers

    First Tuesday of each Month, at 1:00pm at the Pendleton Community 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.

    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. A 32-hour per week position. Dove Harbor is a Christian transitional shelter for women and women with children. Prior fundraising and management experience preferred. Submit resume to: Doug Linville, 1400 Broadway Street, Anderson, IN 46012-2535 or email to [email protected] .

  • Miriam Project - Marketing/Public Relations Coordinator:
    This position exists to increase public awareness of the Miriam Project through the coordination of our marketing and public relations events, materials and social media presence. A twelve hour per week position. Miriam Project is a private, Christian Adoption Service. Prior marketing and public relations experience preferred. Submit resume via email to Doug Linville, 1400 Broadway Street, Anderson, IN 46012-2535

  • Employment Opportunities - Anderson University

    • Administrative Assistant: School of Education Provide clerical and administrative support to the School Dean, Coordinator of Clinical Experiences and the Assessment, Technology and Data Manager. This is a 74% FTE position offering limited university benefits. Work schedule will be flexible over 12 months, normally ranging from 30-35 hours per week.
    • Help Desk Analyst: Information Technology Services. Provide help desk support for faculty, staff and students. Full-time position with university benefits.
    • Network Administrator: Information Technology Services. Provide high level technical skills and expertise in network administration. Full-time position with 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.