News & Events Highlights

New Teaching Series

New Teaching Series

Sundays at 9:00 and 11:00am in the Main Auditorium
A story becomes personal with the invitation to become part of it. God has invited each of us to enter His story. We, in turn, invite others. This is how we fulfill God’s mission and share His message of reconciliation.

  • May 8 - Come and see…a Man who Sees Me - John 4:1-26, Genesis 16:13
  • May 15 - Come and see…The Son of God - John 1:34-51
  • May 22 - Come and see…a Man who Knows Me - John 4:27-42
  • May 29 - Come and see…the Resurrection - John 11:1-44

  • Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day

    Sunday - May 8
    Two Specials:

  • Have a family snapshot taken at the Photo Booths in The Commons
  • Children’s Camp Fund Selling Flowers: Assorted colored flowers will be available in The Commons: Long stem Carnation $1; Long Stem Rose $2; one Dozen Roses & Fillers $20. Proceeds will help MPC kids attend Church Camp this summer.

  • Dover Harbor Day at Culver’s

    Dover Harbor Day at Culver’s

    Dove Harbor’s Day of Giving at Culver’s
    Tuesday, May 10 from 11:00am-10:00pm at Culver’s on Scatterfield Road in Anderson
    Ten percent of Culver’s sales will go directly to benefit the programs of Dove Harbor. Support the Harbor and enjoy a ButterBurger!

    Festival of Tables

    Festival of Tables

    Celebrating That You are Loved
    Saturday, May 14, 1:00- 3:30pm |The Common
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    Enjoy a delicious luncheon with stunning décor, amazing tablescapes and fabulous fellowship. New this year: A purse auction! Invite ladies who have inspired, encouraged, mentored, and walked beside you on your life journey. Come connect with other women, making new friends and re-connecting with other.

    Theme is “Celebrating That You Are Loved.” Keynote Guest Speaker: April Linville, MSW, LCSW of Linville Counseling Services, will speak on “Mirror, Mirror, What do You See?” Sometimes, as women, we think of others before we think of ourselves, deny our worth, see something in the mirror that is totally different than what others or God sees.

    • Registration is $15 per person. Table packages are available to purchase: Whole table for 8 for $120; Half-Table for 4 for $60. (Decorating options.)
    • Includes lunch (provided by The Big Easy LLC, owner Leah Green).
    • A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Miriam Project Adoption Services.
    • Register by stopping by Grand Central or calling Brenda Dillmon at the Church Office, (765) 642-2000.

    Table Hostess’ Needed
    Invite your friends, family and/or co-workers to join you at your decorated table! Choose a favorite theme and have fun creating a tablescape that reflects your style: classic and inspiring or adventurous and exotic, it’s your choice! Contact: Brenda Dillmon at the Church Office for details.

    Baptism Service

    Baptism Service

    Sunday, May 15
    9:00am and 11:00am| Main Auditorium

    Everyone thinking about baptism or planning to be baptized on Sunday, May 15 are encouraged to attend a class on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30pm in Green Room 2, or Sunday, May 8 at 10:45am in Room 179. Sign up at Grand Central in The Commons, here on the MPC website or App or contact the Congregational Care Office.

    Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

    Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

    Friday, May 20 from 6:00-9:00pm and
    Saturday, May 21 from 9:00am-12:30pm

    Broadway Ministry Center, 1400 Broadway in Anderson
    Give your marriage a strong start. Led by by Linville Counseling Services therapists, April Linville and Brian Daugherty, 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.

    Church of God Regional Convention and CHOG Table

    Church of God Regional Convention and CHOG Table

    June 21-23
    Hosted at Madison Park Church
    The theme of the regional conventions is “Reclaim Your Neighborhood,.” emphasizing the practice of reclaiming what hell has stolen— a natural extension of the concept, “Jesus is the Subject.” The reclaim rally cry is centering on each church’s local sphere of ministry.  Six Plenary Sessions, beginning on Tuesday at 7:00pm continuing through Wednesday night, will feature guest speakers: Milton Grannum, Ben Hardman, Arnetta McNeese Bailey, Steve Arterburn and Reggie McNeal with worship leaders Alanna Story. Thursday will feature a CHOG Table—TOPIC: Immigration/Refugee Crisis. For complete schedule and to register go to jesusisthesubject.org/church-of-god-convention-2016..

    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

    Facilities and Property Director Named

    Although not new to MPC, Rob Akridge has a new office! Rob has accepted the position of Director of Facilities and Properties at MPC beginning on April 25. His office, located at the MPC Worship site, will be the hub for properties of MPC.
    Rob, his wife Trina, and two sons, Shane and Nolan live in the Pendleton area and have attended Madison Park for the last several months where he co-facilitates a Men’s Bible Study group. He comes to us with a wealth of experience in the custodial field. He has worked in management and sales for an Indianapolis company that contracts to provide custodial service for companies like the Government Center in downtown Indianapolis and VEI of Community Hospitals of Indiana.
    Forrest Wallace, better known to MPC-goers as Wally, has served in various leadership and volunteer positions at MPC for many years and recently as Interim Facilities and Properties Manager. He has served faithfully and tirelessly in the many Connections ministries, at Grand Central and throughout the building on Sundays, Wednesdays and in-between. As he heads into retirement it is with MPC’s deep gratitude for all the innovations and progress made in Connections ministries, facilities management, maintenance and coordination of the various MPC facilities.



    Attention Graduates!

    Madison Park Church extends hearty congratulations to all our graduates.
    • High school graduates will be recognized at services on Sunday, June 5.
    • High school graduates' photos and graduation information will be published on the MPC website and in the May 30 issue of threads.
    By May 18 please submit photos along with graduates name, parents name, school, plans following graduation and open house information. Submit information on the MPC website, News & Events Page, Submit an Announcement on the right hand side of the page. Fill in the information and attach a photo.



    Parent and Child Dedication

    Sunday, June 19 in the 9:00 and 11:00am Worship Services
    Parent and Child Dedication Class: Sunday, June 5 at 11:00am in Room 181

    The parent and child dedication is a public commitment before God, church, and family. The dedication ceremony provides the parents(s) an opportunity to express their desire to lead and spiritually nurture their child in cooperation with the Holy Spirit and the support of the church, in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, so the child will develop a desire to love God and others. Parents wishing to dedicate their child please contact, Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.



    Dove Harbor’s Day of Giving at Culver’s

    Tuesday, May 10 from 11:00am-10:00pm at Culver's on Scatterfield Road in Anderson
    Ten percent of Culver's sales will go directly to benefit the programs of Dove Harbor. Support the Harbor and enjoy a ButterBurger!Contact: Andrea Carlile at (765) 642-1853.



    Camp Challenge Mother’s Day Fundraiser

    Sunday, May 8, 8:30am-12:30pm in the Children's Center and The Commons
    Elementary students, planning to attend summer church camp, will be selling fresh flower bouquets to give to a special person while helping support a wonderful fundraising opportunity. Our TRAKs children's ministry has a very excited, energetic group of elementary students eager to attend summer church camp at Camp Challenge. Fundraising and individual sponsors are assisting campers so that all children desiring to go to camp can do so at a reduced tuition. (Camp fee is $220 per camper.) Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children Ministries Pastor.



    8 More Announcements

    Stephen Ministry Training

    Training begins in June through September
    MPC's Stephen Ministry is a program that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and community. Fifty hours of training helps equip persons for the Stephen Ministry. If you are drawn to help people in their time of need contact, Nancy McCafferty at (765) 644-1472.



    Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

    Friday, May 20 from 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday, May 21 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 therapists, April Linville and Brian Daugherty, 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.



    Shop and Donate to Dove Harbor

    Shop at any PayLess or Kroger and a percentage of your purchase will be given to Dove Harbor. Register your PayLess card for Dove Harbor at pay-less.com Click on Sign In or Register - Enter email address and password - Enter zip code and pick your store - Click create account - Enter your plus card number, last name, and click save - Enter all of the information requested and hit save - Enter 37835 or Dove Harbor, select organization from list and click on confirm. Dove Harbor - Click enroll.
    Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your PayLess card number. Members must swipe their registered PayLess card or use the phone number that is related to their registered PayLess card when shopping for each purchase to count. Any purchases made within our region, which is Anderson and surrounding areas, including Indianapolis locations within the Kroger family will count towards Dove Harbor!.



    Sponsor an Elementary Camper

    June 9-11 for grades 1-3
    July 10-15 for grades 3-5
    at Camp Challenge, Church of God Youth Camp in Southern Indiana

    TRAKs is seeking to provide MPC children the opportunity to experience the everlasting encounter of church camp. Kids wanting to attend camp this summer are currently raising funds and building camaraderie in preparation for this life changing week. The desire is for any child wanting to attend camp to be provided the opportunity. Please consider sponsoring a camper or making a donation to the "Elementary Camp Fund." Your gift is tax deductible. You will be included in the experience via photos, social media, personal and written contacts. The cost is $220 per camper per week. Give in regular worship offerings, online or by texting. Please indicate for "Elementary Camp". Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministry Director.



    Pastoral Care for the MPC Family

    If you or your loved one is facing an upcoming surgery, or is hospitalized please make the Pastors aware by contacting Pastoral Care at the Church Office. The MPC pastors want to support you in your time of need with visits and prayers. Due to confidentiality it is requested that either you or your immediate family contact the office. Contact the Church Office at (765) 642-2000.



    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:

    • May 11: Pulled Pork Barbeque Sandwich, Slaw & Chips // Kids Option: Grilled Cheese and Chips
    • May 18: Chicken and Noodles // Kids Option: Chicken and Noodles
    • May 25: Hamburgers, Brats, Potato Salad // Kids Option: Hot Dogs and Chips
    • June 1: Northern Italian Spaghetti // Kids Option: Pasta and Marinara
    • June 8: Oriental Chicken Salad // Kids Option: Mac & Cheese
    • June 15: Beef and Noodles // Kids Option:Beef and Noodles
    • June 22: Church of God Convention at MPC - No dinner at Church
    • June 29: Hamburger, Brats, Corn on Cob // Kids Option:Hot Dogs and Chips



    J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

    Thursday, May 19 at 12 Noon at Scatterfield Ministry Center.
    All adults age 55 and older are invited to enjoy wonderful fellowship, delicious food and guest speaker, David Reames, Congregational Care Pastor. Bring food to share at the pitch-in meal. Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, at the Church Office..



    Blood Pressure Clinic

    Wednesday, May 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.



    Children’s Ministries

    Children’s Ministries

    Children’s Programs

    Sundays at 9:00am and 11:00am
    Classes and Child Care for all ages in the Children's Center

    Quest -
    Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm in the Children's Center
    It's time to Explore, Discover, Investigate and Learn! QUEST invites preschool and elementary age children to explore a Bible person, place or story through games, multi-media, drama and music.
    Our final QUEST for this school year will discover and explore Paul and Saul.
    A family experience at 6:30 pm in Main on May 25th will cap the 5-week learning investigation. QUEST welcomes preschool - elementary age children to join in their grade level classrooms..
    For more information or to volunteer, contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.



    Student Ministries

    Student Ministries

    Attention Graduates!

    Madison Park Church extends hearty congratulations to all our graduates.
    • High school graduates will be recognized at services on Sunday, June 5.
    • High school graduates' photos and graduation information will be published on the MPC website and in the May 30 issue of threads.
    By May 18 please submit photos along with graduates name, parents name, school, plans following graduation and open house information. Submit information on the MPC website, News & Events Page, Submit an Announcement on the right hand side of the page. Fill in the information and attach a photo.



    Student Ministries

    ALL YOUTH EVENTS



    JUNIOR HIGH - IMPACT

      - Sundays, 11:00am in Crossroads Auditorium. Doors open at 10:15am
      - Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm in Room 176-178



    SENIOR HIGH - IGNITE

      Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium.
      Bible Study: 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.

    • Haiti May 5-13, 2017
    • Heart to Honduras in October 2016

    For more information contact: Doug Linville, Missions Pastor.



    Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    Dove Harbor/Miriam Project Volunteer Training Session

    Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00pm at the Broadway Ministry Center - 1400 Broadway Street in Anderson
    Information and training for volunteers at Dove Harbor and Miriam Project Adoption Services. Anyone interested in volunteering in these ministries is invited to attend and learn more information. The class is scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month. Contact: Meg Scaggs at (765) 642-1853..



    Greeters for Children’s Ministry Area

    Sunday Mornings
    TRAKs needs your smile and hospitality on Sunday mornings serving in First Impressions. Children's Ministry is growing! In the past 8-months we have had more than 100 new children/families visit TRAKs on Sunday mornings. Would you serve 30-minutes, one service, one morning greeting our new families and extending a Madison Park "warm" welcome? Contact Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Director.

    Medical Volunteers

    Medical Volunteers are need to provide emergency medical assistance during regular worship services at MPC.If during a regular worship service you are attending a medical emergency arises you would be called upon to assist in assessing the person and gettint the attention they may require. Sign up at Grand Central if you would be available. Contact: David Reames, Interim Pastoral Care Pastor.

    Adopt and Bless an Adult

    Madison Park is the home church to approximately 50 people residing in convalescent homes. Wonderful, Godly people who are almost desperate for friendship, for encouragement - to be reminded that somebody really cares. Thank you to those who have responded but there are still several names left. Here's the opportunity, would you as an individual or couple or small group prayerfully consider "adopting" a person in a convalescent home, encouraging them, investing in them, perhaps sending them cards or creatively showing them love and care? We are truly blessed...in order that we can be a blessing to others. Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation, Missions, (765) 642-2000.

    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.



    Family News

    In Sympathy with

    • Karen Zierer on the loss of her brother, Harold Cox on April 11.
    • George Williams on the loss of his wife, Cassandra “Sandy” Williams on April 13.
    • Jacquelyn and Larry Corn and family on the loss of her mother, Betty Jackson, on April 14.
    • Christine Robinette on the loss of her father, Wayne W. Ruemler, on April 14.

    Community and Ministry Partner News

    Employment Opportunities

    • Dove Harbor
      Part-time Case Manager position. 29 hours per week. Contact Cherilyn Horning, Program Director at (765) 642-1853. Complete job description at doveharbor.org/news.