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Life Lessons

Life Lessons

Current Sermon Series
Life Lessons sermon series centers around the life of Moses and how the life lessons throughout his life relate directly to our lives. Lessons like, when you blow it, second chances, multiply your leadership, give away what’s been given to you. At every turn, we see ourselves in the life of Moses.

Prepare-Enrich Class

Prepare-Enrich Class

Two-day Premarital Counseling Class
Friday, October 24, 6:00-9:30pm and
Saturday, October 25, 9:00am-12:30pm

Linville Services at Broadway Ministry Center
1400 N. Broadway in Anderson

Engaged? Newly Married? Give your marriage a strong start. Cost: $141 per couple. Includes computerized assessment of your relationship, class fee and materials. Instructors: Doug and April Linville and Brian Daugherty. To enroll, contact Robin at (765) 642-1853.

Planned Purity Seminar

Planned Purity Seminar

Saturday, November 1 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Crossroads Auditorium

Planned Purity is Jennie Bishop’s model explaining how purity is formed in a life, beginning with the heart and including sexual purity at the appropriate stage. A simple concept called The Five Doors of the Heart can be applied when parenting young children, and also applies to adults pursuing purity themselves.

Planned Purity is taught through five-session Saturday seminars, speaking engagements and through our resources.The book, Planned Purity for Parents, moves through the entire diagram, providing a Saturday seminar in book form as well as a resource section with scripts, object lessons, family contracts, and more.

Registration: $15 per person, $25 per couple. Includes lunch and complimentary childcare.

Click Here to Register

Contact: Pastor Paula Spear (765) 642-2000.

Swingin’ Christmas Cabaret

Swingin’ Christmas Cabaret

Saturday, December 6 at 7:00pm
The Commons

The Heartland Big Band brings in the yuletide season with swinging renditions of the holiday classics that will keep toes tappin’ thru the New Year!

Enjoy new music and special guest artist and jazz violinist, Cathy Morris. Enjoy classics favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Christmas Waltz,” “Let It Snow” and the ever popular Nutcracker Suite, as only the HBB can perform it. Join HBB and their guests for a great evening of Christmas music in a cabaret setting!

Tickets available at the Church Offices, in The Commons, and at

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Indiana’s longest running, live musical production of the Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale. _______________________________________

Thursday, December 11 at 6:30pm

Enjoy a festive catered dinner followed by a spectacular performance of A Christmas Carol. Reservations required. Tickets are $22.00 and are available at Grand Central and the Church Office.


Friday–Sunday, December 12–14 at 7:00pm

Admission is free. Open seating. Doors to the Main Auditorium open 30 minutes prior. An offering will be received to benefit Dove Harbor women’s shelter.

Reserved Seating Available
Gold Circle Tickets are available for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening performances. Enjoy premium reserved seating for $10. Tickets on sale: October 20. Tickets outlets: Grand Central, Church Office, and online at Seating is limited. _______________________________________

Saturday, December 13 at 3:00pm

Admission is free. Open seating. Doors to the Main Auditorium open 30 minutes prior. An offering will be received to benefit Dove Harbor women’s shelter.


General Announcements

General Announcements

IWU Chorale Concert

Sunday, October 26 at 9:00am in the Main Auditorium
The Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale returns to MPC under the direction of Dr. Todd Guy. The Chorale strives to present the finest level of performance and ministry in chorale music. Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership.

Adult Baptism Class

Two Options: Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30pm in Room 177 and
Sunday, November 9 at 10:45am

Anyone thinking about baptism or planning to be baptized on Sunday, November 16 are encouraged to attend one of the class options. Sign-up options: Online, call the Church Office, or stop by the table in The Commons on Sundays, October 26 or November 2.

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)


  • October 22: Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches // Kids: Pizza and Chips
  • October 29: Chili and Baked Potato Bar // Kids: Hot Dogs

Blood Pressure Clinic

Wednesday, November 5 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.

Student Ministries


  • Fall Fundraiser: Earn money for trips and event. Selling Krispy Kreme Donuts, Now–October 5. Distribution days: October 11-12
  • Fall Bowl: Sunday, October 26 from 6:00-8:00pm at Coopers Sport Bowl. $5 per person. Bring a friend!
  • Indiana State Youth Convention - November 7-9 in Indianapolis. Deposit of $60 due by October 19.
  • Christmas Caroling: December 10


    Fall Teaching Focus: Huge Hearts Matthew 5:43-48. Following the teaching of Jesus, students will be challenged to Love All and have Huge Hearts for the Kingdom.

    • Sundays, 10:45am in Crossroads Auditorium
    • Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm in Room 176-178
  • Christmas Party: December 17. Multi-generational party in The Commons.


    Fall 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

  • Casting Crowns/Mandisa/Sidewalk Prophets Concert: Saturday, October 11.
  • Ignite Men Chili bowl: Sunday, October 19 from 4:00-7:00pm at the MPC Cross Street Gym/Field. This event is for Ignite men/friends/dads.
  • God's Girl: Sunday, October 19 from 6:00-8:00pm. This event is for Ignite girls and friends.
  • Ignite Christmas Party: Wednesday, December 17 from 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium.

Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

Support The Troops - Preparing for Christmas

Sunday, November 2 in The Commons
Ministers to those serving in the armed forces and their families. Register troops, families and volunteer. Items are needed to send to the troops: Snacks, note expiration date. Toiletries. R&R items: appropriate books/magazines, disposable cameras, games, zip-lock bags, small plastic containers for storage, greeting cards they can send, pens, puzzle books, etc. Socks, dryer sheets, tissues, sunscreen, colorful pillow cases. Personal or convenient sized items are easier to ship. bring items to Grand Central any Sunday or to the Troop Support Table on the first Sunday of each month.A complete list of suggested items are available at Grand Central. Contact: Linda Eaton at (765) 552-0447 or Jean Covalt at (765) 643-2278.

Special Events Volunteer

Greeters, ushers, and product table volunteers are needed to serve at special events held at Madison Park. To learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities, contact: Marti Euneman, Volunteer Coordinator at the Church Office.

Connections Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to get better connected at Madison Park? Serving on one of the Connections Teams might be just the ticket! Check 'em out:

    • Greeter Teams
    • Parking Valet Team
    • Lighthouse Café Servers and Attendants
    • Information Center Team
    • Holy Ground Coffee Bar Team
    • Hospitality Host/Hostess
    • Athletics Teams

Interested? Contact Pastor Shelly Stottlemyer at the Church Office for more information.

Family News

Birth Congratulations To

  • Kevin and Kimberly Majeski who welcomed Maximus Logan, born on Saturday, October 11.
  • In Sympathy with

  • Carole Sorrell on the loss of her brother, Mike Maguire, on Monday, September 8.
  • Gloria Kriebel, David (Megan) Kriebel, on the loss of their husband and grandfather, James Alvin “Al” Kriebel, on Sunday, September 21.
  • The family of Adina Flynt, who passed away on Wednesday, October 1.
  • Community and Ministry Partner News

    Fall into Christmas

    Saturday, October 25 from 10:00am-8:00pm at Mounds Mall of Anderson
    Visit and shop at various vendor booths, silent auction, nativity set displays. Benefit for Secret Families of Madison County. Contact: Danielle Brossart at (765) 606-5466.