News & Events Highlights

Summer Service Sundays

Summer Service Sundays

  • Service Sunday - We Love Anderson
    Sunday, June 14

    Service Sunday is all about putting your faith into action! Service will target major service projects at Dove Harbor, Operation Love, Christian Center, North Kid’s Play Ground and at various locations in the city of Anderson.
    -10:00am Worship
    -11:15am Lunch in The Commons: $5.50
    -12:00-4:00 Work Sights
    Sign up at the table in The Commons or at MadisonParkChurch.org

  • Make-up May

    Make-up May

    Again this year the month of May has been designated as “Make-Up May” month.  The ministries of Madison Park Church of God are made possible because of your generous support.  Thank you for your faithfulness in providing financial resources that support kingdom work both here in Madison County, Indiana and around the world.

    • Give in the offering plate each Sunday
    • Use Secure Drop Box in The Commons
    • Give online
    • Give on the Madison Park Church of God APP
    • Mail check to: Madison Park Church, P.O. Box 2479, Anderson,, IN 46018-2479

    Hope When it Matters Most

    Hope When it Matters Most

    Summer Sermon Series through July 5

      Upcoming Services:

    • May 31: Guest Speaker: Dr. John Pistole, President, Anderson University
    • June 7 - Speakers: Ben Hodge and Stephen West
    • June 14: Summer Service Sunday - One Service at 10:00am.  When You Don’t Meaure Up
    Summer Wednesdays

    Summer Wednesdays

    5:300-6:30pm - Lighthouse Café
    6:30-8:00pm: Inter-generational Church Family Experiences

      - June 3: Enjoy a delicious dinner of Pulled Pork Barbeque Sandwiches and salad bar // Kids: Grilled Cheese & Chips, and a special time of inter-generational fellowship.
      - June 10: Pitch-in Picnic at the Minton’s, 510 S 300 E in Anderson.  - Bring food to share. If your last name begins with A-L bring salads and sides, M-Z bring desserts and drinks. Meat, buns, condiments and paper products will be provided. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy inter-generational fun, fellowship, games and activities. Lighthouse Café will not serve.

    Amazing Aging/Aging Amazingly

    Amazing Aging/Aging Amazingly

    Saturday, May 30 from 8:30am-4:30pm
    Main Auditorium

    • Keynote 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.
    • 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, includes a continental breakfast, a “Chick-fil-A” lunch, materials and a “goody” bag. Deadline for registration is May 20. Registration forms available at Grand Central.
    Register online NOW.

    Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation.

    Church of God Convention 2015

    Church of God Convention 2015

    June 22-25
    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, Sheila Walsh, 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 JesusIsTheSubject.org

    Call to World Wide Prayer
    A Church of God world-wide prayer initiative leading up to the Church of God Convention 2015. Join together in prayer and fasting for our church and the world. A Weekly Prayer Guide is available at the table in The Commons or Download the Guide.. More.

    Baptism Service

    Baptism Service

    Sunday, June 28
    9am and 11am| Main Auditorium and the Lake

    Anyone thinking about baptism or planning to be baptized on Sunday, June 28 are encouraged to attend one of the class options: Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30pm in Room 175 and Sunday, June 21 at 10:45am in Room 181. Sign up in The Commons on Sundays June 14 and 21, on the MPC website or App or contact the Pastoral Care Office.

    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.

    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

    MOPS - Mom and Son Superhero Night!

      - Thursday, June 18 from 6:00-8:00pm at 510 S 300 E in Anderson
      Moms and pre-school sons will enjoy a bonfire with marshmallows and hot dogs, create your own superhero cape, build, play games and enjoy the outdoors! If you are a BoyMom, come make connections with other BoyMoms! Donation: $5 per Mom to help support the MOPS launch in September. R.S.V.P. bu June 11 to Annie Nichols .
      - Thursday, July 9: Mother/Daughter Tea Party
      - Thursday, August 13:Fierce Festivities Dinner

    Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. MOPS groups rally women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find identity by journeying along side one another. MOPS meetings will be on the first and third Fridays of the month beginning September 4 from 9:00-11:30am at MPC. Contact: Annie Nichols and follow on facebook.com/madparkmops.



    Events Coordinator Position at MPC

    Madison Park Church Events Coordinator: A full time position, responsible for coordinating events with outside vendors/companies as well as MPC ministry events. Interviews will be held in June and July with a start date of August. Send resume to Jennifer Eviston by June 17. Contact: Jennifer Eviston, Office Manager, Administrative Assistant to Executive Staff .



    Secret Keeper Girl - The Crazy Hair Tour Returns!

    Saturday, July 18 at 5:30pm in the Main Auditorium
    This event for tween girls and the mother-figure in their lives is an energetic explosion of light, music and fun featuring a fashion show that highlights modesty, an interactive "game show" and an engaging time of God's word penetrating the girl's hearts as they learn what He says true beauty and purity really are. Gold Circle Seats (front center section) $25 each / $23 each in groups of 10 or more. Premium Reserved Seats $15 each / $13 each in groups of 10 or more. For More Information and to purchase tickets visit the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour website or call Moody Radio Indiana at (888) 877-9467. Contact: Paula Spear, Children's Ministry Pastor.



    Child Dedication Class - Time Matters

    Sunday, May 31 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, June 21 in the 9:00am and 11:00am worship services. To register for the class contact Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor.



    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.



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    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:

    • June 22-25: Hike and attend the Church of God Convention 2015 Be Bold. Reclaim. in Oklahoma City, OK. Hike at Bluff Creek Park and Martin Park Oklahoma.

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



    Blood Pressure Clinic

    Wednesday, June 3 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

    • May 27 - Chicken and Noodles // Kids: Chicken and Noodles
    • June 3 - Pulled Pork Barbeque Sandwiches // Kids: Grilled Cheese & Chips
    • June 10 - Closed. No activities at church. See the summer Wednesday Schedule
    • June 17 - Taco Salad // Kids: Walking Taco
    • June 24 - Barbeque Chicken // Kids: Chicken Legs & Chips



    J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

    Thursday, June 18 at Noon in Crossroads Auditorium
    All adults 55 and over are invited to an enjoyable time of food and fellowship. Following the lunch the MPC Youth Ministries will have a dessert presentation and auction. Money raised will help on the upcoming Leadership Summit trip. Bring a dish of food to share at the buffet table.
    Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation
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    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

      Wednesdays This Summer
      You and your family are invited to join in a more family friendly-intergenerational events. Regular Wednesday night children's ministry program will join with the Junior High and adult groups.

      • June 3: Enjoy a favorite of chicken and noodles and fun and fellowship in The Commons
      • June 10: Pitch-in Picnic at the Minton’s, 510 S 300 E in Anderson. Bring food to share. If your last name begins with A-L bring salads and sides, M-Z bring desserts and drinks. Meat, buns, condiments and paper products will be provided. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy inter-generational fun, fellowship, games and activities. Lighthouse Café will not serve.

      SUMMER SPECIAL EVENTS:

      • Water Park Day: Monday, July 20 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at Sahm's Water Park - off 91st Street in Indianapolis. Bring your own lunch or concessions stand available. Admission: $4 - ages 3-17, $5 -Adults, Free- 2 and under

      • Frozen Fridays: 7:00pm
        Connect and Chill Out! Friends and family invited.

          - June 19: Good's Ice Cream
          - July 10: Snow Castle on Broadway
          - July 31: Diggity's

      • INDIANS GAME - FAMILY NIGHT: Friday, July 24 at Victory Field in Indianapolis

      • 5th GRADE VISITS TO IMPACT: at 11:00am in Crossroads Auditorium:

          - Sunday, June 7: 4th and 5th graders
          - Sunday, July 19: 5th graders
          - Sunday, August 9: Move-Up Sunday

      • TIME FLIES: 5th Grade Graduation: Sunday, July 26 at 10:00am

        5th grade graduates entering 6th grade and their families are invited to a special celebration in Crossroads Auditorium Contact: Shaiya Badgley.

      • KINDERGARTEN GRADUATE PARTY
        Sunday, July 26 from 1:00-3:30pm in Crossroads Auditorium
        All kindergarten kids who will be promoting to 1st grade in the fall of 2015 are invited to an afternoon of fun! Lunch will be provided. Please dress your kids in play clothes. this party is for kindergarten graduates only, sorry parents and siblings are not included! R.S.V.P. to Becky Rosenberg at (765) 642-8560.

      • 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 Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor.



    Student Ministries

    ALL YOUTH EVENTS

      - All Church Movie Night - Wednesday, June 24: 6:00-8:00pm
      - Night at The Edge: Wednesday July 15 from 6:00-8:00. All church pool, golf and games party at The Edge
      - 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

    • engage Jr. High Summer Mission Trip
      June 29 - July 3
      St. Louis, MO - Staying at Harris Stowe State University
        Cost: $325. Includes all meals, lodging, T-shirt, transportation, work materials, emergency fund.
        Adult to student ratio: 1 adult to 5 youth.
      Required Training Dates:
        Sunday, June 14 - 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads: Student Training and final Parent Meeting
        Sunday, June 28: Prayer in all services
      Training will include light snacks, team building exercises, discipleship and servant lessons.
  • FROZEN FRIDAYS Come Connect and Chill Out! Friends and family invited.

      - June 19: Good's Ice Cream
      - July 10: Snow Castle on Groadway
      - July 31: Diggidy's

      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



  • Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    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.

    Bereavement Dinner Teams Formed

    A new structure for preparing and serving bereavement dinners for our church families when they suffer loss is being formed. Four teams are being organized to prepare and serve food items. Each team will serve on a rotating basis which will spread out the work. This is a very important ministry of MPC and also provides opportunity for service and fellowship among the team members. If you would like to receive the joy of serving on one of these ministry teams contact, Sandy Baker, (76f5) 642-4609, Sherry Minton (765) 278-9564, Judy Matas, )765) 649-1562, Dawn Huguenard (317) 385-5075 or David Reames, Pastoral Care Pastor.

    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

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    Community and Ministry Partner News

    Stay Well At Home

    Free at home health care is available through Community Outreach for you or someone you know who is in need of nursing supervision. The person must be on Medicaid, which will actually cover the cost of in-home care services such as medication set-ups, periodic physician ordered vital checks, diabetic foot care, assistance with insulin injections, wound care, etc. Contact: Jeremy Adams, Director of Community Outreach at (765) 730-2334

    National Senior Health & Fitness Day Health Fair

    Wednesday, May 27 from 10:00am-1:00pm at White River Club, 1545 Scatterfield Road in Anderson
    Free health screenings, fitness and safety demonstrations and give-a-ways. Contact: Cindy Givens at (765) 640-8077.

    Be Bold. Reclaim. |  Church of God Convention 2015

    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 JesusIsTheSubject.org.

    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 womenoffaith.com or call 1-888-49.faith