News & Events Highlights

New Sermon Series

New Sermon Series

New Senior Pastor Paul Strozier will open his ministry at MPC with the sermon series Beginnings. Be present on Sunday, September 13 at the 9:00 or 11:00am worship and bring someone with you. 

Special Guest Speakers

Special Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers in the 9:00 and 11:00am Worship Services for the coming weeks leading up to the welcoming of new Senior Pastor, Paul Strozier:
September 6: David Sebastian, Retired Dean of the Anderson University School of Theology

Special  Events for Men

Special Events for Men

All men are invited to attend two special events hosted by MPC’s Men’s Ministry.

    MPJ1:27 Breakfast for all Men
    Saturday, September 12 at 8:00am in The Commons

    Enjoy breakfast, fellowship and a short devotional. Cost: $5. Pay at event.

    • Men’s Ministry Night at Madison Park
    Friday, September 18 at 6:30pm in The Commons

    All men are invited to a delicious Prime Rib Dinner and special Guest Speaker, Bob Hamer. Bob is a former FBI agent, with a distinguished career including the coveted FBI Director’s Award, an award-winning author, and man of deep faith. Tickets: $10 available at Grand Central. Contact: Mickey Foley, Spiritual Formation Director or Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant.

RefresHer

RefresHer

Tuesdays, beginning September 8 at 9:00-11:00am in Crossroads Auditorium
This RefresHer season gets us prepared to move into the greater callings God has put on our lives, whether for the first time, or in a new season of a faithful life. RefresHer mornings include large group teaching, laughter and video, along with small group breakouts to disucss Susie Larson’s “Your Beautiful Purpose.” Come explore what God has for you next, with a community of women who seek, pray, and walk together. Book - $10, available day of study. Free Childcare and Home School elementary class, K-6

Click here to sign up! Instructor: Lisa Bitar.

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.

Retro: Live - “Listen to the Music”

Retro: Live - “Listen to the Music”

September 26 at 7:00pm
This year’s Retro will feature music from the 60’s to the 90’s. Everything from Peter, Paul, and Mary to Chicago to Bon Jovi and lots in between. It features musicians, board members, pastors, and others from our congregation at Madison Park un-like you will ever see them anyplace else as we recreate some classic from the music scene of days gone by! Peppered with some fun give-a-ways and other surprises, it will be a great night of fun, music, and energy that you won’t want to miss!
Tickets on sale at Grand Central or at the Church Office. Adults: $10; Students: $7. With each advance ticket purchased receive one free guest ticket for a non-churched guest.

Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

Friday, October 2 from 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday, October 3 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.

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

Women’s Volleyball

Thursdays from 7:00-98:00pm in Cross Street Gym beginning October 1
Calling all women who enjoy recreation, fellowship and playing volleyball. Open to women ages 14 years old and up and all level of skills. Contact: Melanie Denniston.



A Christmas Carol Auditions

Thursday, September 24, from 6:30pm -9:00pm
Rehearsal Room at Madison Park Site

A variety of speaking, singing, and dancing parts are available. Come prepared to sing, accompanist available, read from the script and perform a few basic dance steps, if auditioning for parts requiring dance. Performance dates are December 10-13 at 7:00pm at Madison Park Church. Contact: Jill O'Malia at (765) 641-4349.



RefresHer

Tuesdays, beginning September 8 at 9:00-11:30am in Crossroads Auditorium
This RefresHer season gets us prepared to move into the greater callings God has put on our lives, whether for the first time, or in a new season of a faithful life. RefresHer mornings include large group teaching, laughter and video, along with small group breakouts to disucss Susie Larson's "Your Beautiful Purpose." Come explore what God has for you next, with a community of women who seek, pray, and walk together. Free childcare and home school elementary class.

Click here to sign up! Instructor: Lisa Bitar.



MPC Men’s Ministry Special Events

All men are invited to attend two special events hosted by MPC's Men's Ministry.

    MPJ1:27 Breakfast for all Men
    Saturday, September 12 at 8:00am in The Commons

    Enjoy breakfast, fellowship and a short devotional. Cost: $5. Pay at event.

    • Men's Ministry Night at Madison Park
    Friday, September 18 at 6:30pm in The Commons

    All men are invited to a delicious Prime Rib Dinner and special Guest Speaker, Bob Hamer. Bob is a former FBI agent, with a distinguished career including the coveted FBI Director's Award, an award-winning author, and man of deep faith. Tickets: $10 available at Grand Central. Contact: Mickey Foley, Spiritual Formation Director or Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant.



J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

• Thursday, August 20 at Noon- Luncheon in Crossroads Auditorium
All adults age 55 and older are invited to enjoy delicious food and wonderful fellowship. Guest speakers will be Jim and Eddie Fox. Bring food to share on the buffet table. Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation.



4 More Announcements

North Kids - MPC Day Care Center

North Kids is in need of a 30 inch electric stove. If you have a stove you would donate to North Kids, please contact Forrest Wallace, Facilities/Operations Manager at (765) 642-2000.



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.



Blood Pressure Clinic

Wednesday, September 2 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

  • Sept 2 Hamburgers, Brats, Hot Dogs // Kids: Hamburgers, Brats, Hot Dogs
  • Sept 9 Oriental Chicken Salad // Kids: Grilled Cheese & Chips
  • Sept 16 Lasagna // Kids: Pasta & Marinara
  • Sept 23 Beef& Noodles // Kids: Beef & Noodles
  • Sept 30 Pulled Pork Bareque Sandwich & Slaw // Kids: Mini Corn Dogs/Mac & Cheese



Fall Spiritual Development Opportunities

Fall Spiritual Development Opportunities

Plan to attend any of the new or returning classes coming to MPC!

Classes begin on Wednesday, September 2 and Sunday September 6, unless otherwise noted.
Questions? Contact: Jackie corn at the Church Office.

Adult Classes

SUNDAYS AT 9:00AM

    FRESH START- Sundays, 9:00am – Room 176. New to Madison Park or just starting on your faith journey? Be sure to include this 10-week class in your church experience. Fresh Start is a “back to the basics” class dealing with the foundational beliefs of our faith. If you’re new to faith, have questions, or just need a Spiritual “tune up” this class is for you. Instructors: Cal Bloom., George Nalyaiko.

    DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS- Sundays, 9:00am – Room 182. Jesus’ own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others and allow life to rub against life. The workbook designed for this class will help you follow this pattern Jesus drew for us. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith. Study Guides available. Instructors: Cherie and Phil Averitt, Annie and Jon Nichols.

SUNDAYS AT 10:45AM

    CHRISTIAN GROWTH BIBLE STUDY- Sundays, 10:45am – Room 182. Studies of the scriptures, historical understanding from the church at large, including the Church of God Movement, and practical application for life today. Open to all ages. Instructor: Jerry Sipe.

    Financial Peace University (FPU)- Wednesdays, 6:30pm - Room 181. Powerful. Enlightening. Fun. Weekly video lessons and discussion groups. Dave Ramsey has a teaching style that is simple and easy to understand. He will change the way you think about money. Register online at DaveRamsey.com. Instructor: Aaron Gardner. Contact: Jackie Corn at the Church Office.

    REAL LIFE- Sundays, 10:45am – Rooms 176-178. Upbeat and informal, this class takes an in-depth look at every day issues through the fiber of scripture. Open to all ages. Instructor: Forrest Higgenbotham.

    WORSHIP ARTS CLASS- Sundays, 10:45am – Room 180. A life-enriching Bible study open to all ages. Instructor: Don Vosburg, [email protected] Contact: Donna Nobles, dnobles@madisonparkchurch. org.

TUESDAYS FROM 9:00-11:30

    RefresHer -- Crossroads Auditorium.. This RefresHer season gets us prepared to move into the greater callings God has put on our lives, whether for the first time, or in a new season of a faithful life. RefresHer mornings include large group teaching, laughter and video, along with small group breakouts to disucss Susie Larson's "Your Beautiful Purpose." Come explore what God has for you next, with a community of women who seek, pray, and walk together. Free childcare and home school elementary class. Instructor: Lisa Bitar.

WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30PM

    BIBLE TIME- Wednesdays, 6:30pm – Hospitality Room/The Commons. Enjoy a good meal with friends in The Commons then stay an hour longer to learn more of God’s Word! Instructor: Ron Matas.

    DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS- Wednesdays, 6:30pm – Room 182. Jesus’ own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others and allow life to rub against life. The workbook designed for this class will help you follow this pattern Jesus drew for us. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith. Study Guides available. Instructors: Robert and Tami Curts, Gary and Kathy Wessell.

    FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY (FPU)- Wednesdays, 6:30pm - Room 177. Powerful. Enlightening. Fun. Weekly video lessons and discussion groups. Dave Ramsey has a teaching style that is simple and easy to understand. He will change the way you think about money. Register online at DaveRamsey.com. Instructor: Aaron Gardner. Contact: Jackie Corn at the Church Office.

    LEARNING TO PRAY LIKE JESUS- Wednesdays, 6:30pm – Room 179. 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: Shelly Short, [email protected]

    MEN OF MADISON PARK- Wednesdays, 6:30pm – Room 180. Men of all ages are welcome to be a part of this Bible study for men. Instructors: Chris Brooks, Neal Kirby, and John Wendt.

    S.H.A.P.E. SMALL GROUP- Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm – Room 181. An 8-week Small Group experience. Explore your unique purpose in life, based on how God created you, and learn next steps to fulfill your purpose! Discover your spiritual gifts, your heart, abilities, and enjoy informal group discussion. Prerequisite: Explore Madison Park Class. Instructor: Forrest Wallace. Contact: Shelly Stottlemyer, Pastor of Connections.

    W.O.W (WOMEN OF THE WORD)- Wednesdays, 6:30pm – Room 175. Grow deeper in your walk with God and be encouraged by other women through this in-depth Bible study. Instructors: Barb Collier, Laura Collier, Nelda Ely, April Linville.

H.O.P.E. - THURSDAYS AT 6:30pm
Holy Opportuity for Personal Empowerment offers 13-week Support Classes. Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children’s Ministries Director.

    • DIVORCE CARE- Room 190. DivorceCare is a 13-week class and support group for people who are separated or divorced. A place to be around people who understand what you are feeling and hear valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. Contact: Darlene Pease at darlenepease@ aol.com

    • DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS (DC4K)- Room 193. A 13-week class for children ages 5-12 of separated or divorced parents. 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 separation or divorce. Instructor: Diann Seelback. Contact: Diann Seelbach, (765) 278-5029.

    • SINGLE AND PARENTING- Room 191. Single parents face unique challenges. Talk with other single parents about the issues you’re facing. Solicit advice from other single moms and dads, and pose your own questions about single-parenthood.

Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries

Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K)-

•Thursday, September 10 - Thursday, December 10
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Children's Center Room 193
A 13-week class for children ages 5-12 of separated or divorced parents. 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 separation or divorce. Contact: Diann Seelbach, (765) 278-502

Quest - Children’s Wednesday Program

Wednesdays September 2-September 30 from 6:30-7:45pm in the Children's Wing
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. September QUEST is created around the theme of Noah. The 5-week QUEST session will cap with a family worship service where children share and perform their knowledge about Noah. Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Director.

Time Matters - Parent and Child Dedication Class

Sunday, October 4 at 11:00am in Room 181
Parents wishing to dedicate their child are invited to participate in this special time designed to connect with other parents, as well as learn more about why TIME MATTERS. The next Child Dedication will be on Sunday, October 25 in both the 9:00 and 11:00am worship services. To register , contact Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Director.

Children’s Baptism Class

Sunday, September 13 - October 11
11:00am in Room 180
Students in grades 3 - 5, who have made a personal decision to follow Christ, are invited to participate in a 5-week baptism class. Parents are asked to attend the final class on Sunday, October 11. Class size is limited. To reserve a spot in the class or for more information, contact Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Director.

Children’s Ministry Assistant Training:

Sunday, September 20 at 9:00am in Room 191
Kids currently in 4th through 9th grade are invited to serve as Children's Ministry Assistants (CMA) in early childhood classes. Special training will equip CMA's as they serve in classrooms. Contact: Ali Robinson, Early Childhood Coordinator.

Student Ministries

Student Ministries

Student Ministries

ALL YOUTH EVENTS

  • Wednesday, September 23
      • See You At The Pole: - 7:00am at your school flag pole
      • NONFIRE: 6:00-8:00pm at MPC patio/field
  • State Youth Convention Fundraiser: Lunch & Silent Dessert Auction
    Sunday, October 4
    after the 11:00 worship service in Crossroads

  • Fall Ball
    Wednesday, October 28
    6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads
    Come in costume and bring a friend!

  • State Youth Convention - Indianapolis
    November 6-8
    Theme: 365>just a day - Galatians 5:13-14



JUNIOR HIGH - IMPACT

  • September Teaching Focus: Jesus is My BAE

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

  • Miriam Project Service Project
    Saturday, September 13, - 7:15 am - Broadway Ministry Center

  • Parent Meeting Coffee & Donuts
    Sunday, September 13 - 10:30am in Crossroads

  • Invite Night LOCK-IN
    Friday, September 25

  • Service Night
    Wednesday, September 30. Meet at the Church.




SENIOR HIGH - IGNITE

  • September Teaching Focus: You Gotta see This: John 1:41-42
    Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium.
    We say this all the time, whether it's a funny video, a movie or game. . .Well, we believe that Jesus is so amazing that we have to say to our family and friends, "You gotta see this!"

  • IYC (International Youth Convention) Trip Information Meeting
    Wednesday, September 30 - 8:00pm
    Parents and Students invited.

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



Outreach and Missions

Outreach and Missions

Operation Thank You

MPC is participating in Operation Thank You for Anderson Community Schools teachers. The appreciation event will be held in January - mid-year, when teachers need an extra boost, to feel appreciated. The goal is for every ACS elementary teacher to attend the event and leave with a box of supplies for their classroom. Supplies are being collected now through December. Donated supplies needed: Boxes of tissues, four pack of Expo Dry Erase Markers, Fiskars scissors, Elmer’s glue sticks, and 24 pack of Crayola Crayons or 12 pack of colored pencils. Money donations are also welcomed. Bring your supplies and place in the bins in The Commons or give your money at Grand Central or place a check money in your giving envelope in worship and designate for Operation Thank You. Contact: Ali Robinson, Early Childhood Coordinator.

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
    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

Park Place Food Pantry

A healthy male volunteer is needed to serve as a back-up driver of a 14 foot box truck (no special license needed) on some Mondays and Fridays 12:00-2:30pm to pick up donated food at Meijer, Walmart and the two Marsh stores. The truck has a power lift but some lifting (up to 45 pounds) is required. Contact Joe Womack at (765) 620-9342. Background check and current drivers license required.
MPC partners 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.

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.

Family News

In Sympathy with

  • Barb and Steven Hendrixson, on the loss of her father, Clay J. Huffman, on Saturday, August 22.
  • The family of Joe Granger, who passed away on Tuesday, August 25.

Community and Ministry Partner News

Employment Opportunities - Anderson University

  • Director of Human Resources: Serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the university, providing direction and oversight of personnel and human resources functions for faculty, staff, and students. This is a full-time position eligible for university benefits.


Contact: 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.