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Sermon Series

Sermon Series

Sundays at 9:00 and 11:00am
gerenous-the gracious act of giving
A study of the Biblical principles of generosity in
2 Corinthians 8-9.

The generosity of God through Jesus Christ.

November 15:  Generosity -  2 Corinthians 9:1-11
The generous church.

November 22:  Gratitude -  2 Corinthians 9:10-15
The generous life.

YULETIDE SWING…a Christmas Cabaret

YULETIDE SWING…a Christmas Cabaret

Saturday, December 5 at 7:00pm in The Commons Scott Lutterman and the Heartland Big Band return to Madison Park for their popular “can’t miss” holiday concert event! Performed “cabaret style”, join Heartland Big Band and special guest artists for a fun evening of swinging holiday classics to usher in the Yuletide season! General Admission “Early Bird” tickets $15 (Children 12 and under FREE). Tickets can be purchased at Grand Central and the Church Offices, or online at

Kid’s Learning Station and NorthKids Christmas Program

Kid’s Learning Station and NorthKids Christmas Program

Sunday, December 6 at 6:00pm
Main Auditorium

A celebration of songs, laughter and fun! Children from Kid’s Learning Station and NorthKids, Madison Park Children’s childcare ministries for children ages 6 weeks - 5th grade, present a delightful Christmas program. Come see the children sing, share, and celebrate the season. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome!

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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

Thursday, December 10 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 11–13 at 7:00pm

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

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

Saturday, December 12 at 2:00pm

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

Dove Harbor/Texas Roadhouse

Dove Harbor/Texas Roadhouse

Friday, December 18, 11:00am-2:00pm
Texas Roadhouse in Anderson

The annual Texas Roadhouse Tips Day will feature delicious food with staff and friends waiting tables. All tips will be donated to Dove Harbor. Contact: Jennie Griffis at (765) 642-1853.

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

Thursday, December 24 at 11:00pm Main Auditorium

Make Christmas Eve at Madison Park a hallmark of your holiday celebration. Invite friends and family to enjoy a festive sing-along, a re-telling of the Christmas story, and a candle lighting ceremony.

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.


General Announcements

General Announcements

Board of Elders Nominations

Every year, the Elder Selection Committee accepts nominations from the congregation for the vacancies on the Board of Elders. This year, there are two spots open. The MPC Bylaws give a detailed list of qualifications for becoming an Elder. Bylaws are available at, or at the Church Office.
The Selection Committee encourages you to think about the people in your small group, Sunday school class, your ministries, etc. Who is it that provides spiritual leadership for your group? Who helps provide direction for your group? Who, in your circles at Madison Park, do you look-up to spiritually? Those are the people that might make good elders. Nominate those people.
The Elder Selection Committee will make sure the nominated candidates meet all of the requirements and qualifications. When you are making your nomination, please describe why you believe the person would make a good Elder.
Nominations can be turned into the church office or emailed to Jonathan Trick, Chair of the Elder Selection Committee. Nominations must be turned in by December 6.

Stephen Ministry Training

Training begins on January 7 from 6:30-9:00pm
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.

Season of Giving Gift Fair

Saturday, December 12 from 11:00am-3:00pm at Mounds Mall in Anderson
Dove Harbor will be a part of this unique opportunity to honor those on your gift list while also providing help and hope to the residents of Dove Harbor. With each purchase you will receive a beautifully wrapped gift card with a description of the gift and the organization it will help. Gifts are tax-deductible and will be matched by the generous donations of local businesses. Contact: Andrea Carlile, Resource Development Director, Dove Harbor.

Surviving the Holidays

Thursday, December 10 from 6:30-8:00pm in Rooms 190-192
DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. The seminar features practical suggestions, guidance, and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care, and other people who have experienced the holidays after a separation or divorce. These people share honestly about:

    • Being prepared for surprising emotions that may hit over the holidays
    • What to do about traditions and other coming changes
    • How to survive potentially awkward moments at holiday events
    • How to help your children have a good holiday experience
    • Where to find comfort, strength, and hope in a seemingly hopeless time

Those who attend will receive a Survival Guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season.
For more information, contact Darlene Pease.
Child care is available upon request. Contact: Christi Maidlow, Interim Children's Director.

Thanksgiving Schedule Changes

All Wednesday Evening Activities are suspended on November 25
Church Office (2200 Madison Square):
• Closed Wednesday at 12:30pm; Thursday and Friday, November 26-27
Worship Site (6607 Providence Drive):
• Closed Wednesday at 12:30pm; Thursday and Friday, November 26-27
NOTE: Open on Friday from 9:00-Noon for Christmas Decorating.
• Open Saturday, November 28.
If you have an emergency during these times, please call (765) 642-2000 and the pastor on call will be notified.

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Decorate for Christmas

Friday, November 27, 9:00am-Noon
Everyone is invited to participate in decorating MPC for the Christmas Season. Contact, Ron Woolsey, Events Coordinator.

YULETIDE SWING…a Christmas Cabaret

Saturday, December 5 at 7:00pm in The Commons
Scott Lutterman and the Heartland Big Band return to Madison Park for their popular "can't miss" holiday concert event! Performed "cabaret style", join Heartland Big Band and special guest artists for a fun evening of swinging holiday classics to usher in the Yuletide season! General Admission "Early Bird" tickets $15 (Children 12 and under FREE). Tickets can be purchased at Grand Central and the Church Offices, or online at

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:

  • November 25 - Thanksgiving, No Activities at Church
  • December 2 - Parmesan Chicken // Kids Option: Pizza and Chips
  • December 9 - Beef and Noodles// Kids Option: Beef and Noodles
  • December 16 - Christmas Celebration: Roast Turkey & Dressing// Kids Option: Chicken Fingers & Fries
  • December 23 - Christmas: No Activities at Church
  • December 30 - New Years: No Activities at Church

S.A.L.T. (Single Adults Living Truth)

  • Wednesdays at MPC: Join other singles at a table to enjoy a delicious Lighthouse Café Dinner and fellowship.
  • Saturday, December 5 – Secret Families’ Saturday – 6:30 am – Shoppers meet at Meijer – 7:30 am – Wrappers Meet at Madison Park Church - 9:30 am – Deliveries from Madison Park to Families Please R.S.V.P. by Sunday, November 22 if you are able to help and where you would like to help.
  • Saturday, December 5 – Christmas Dinner. R.S.V.P. event.
  • Thursday, December 10 – Christmas Carol Dinner Theatre at Madison Park- 6:30 pm – R.S.V.P. tp Bette Stanley.
  • Thursday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve Party.
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  • Blood Pressure Clinic

    Wednesday, December 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.

    A Reason To Give

    A Reason To Give

    • Operation Love

      Operation Love Ministries is preparing for its annual Christmas Wishes Program, sharing the love of Jesus with over 250 families in need through Christmas meal baskets, toys, and other family needs. Sponsors "adopt" a family, donate meal items or new-in-box toys. Deadline for donations is Sunday, December 6 in order to prepare baskets.
      • Christmas Meal Sponsorship $35
      • Socks (any size, children and adult)
      • Instant Mashed Potatoes, Gravy (powder mix or jar)
      Volunteers are also need to assist with the project. Contact Andrea Baker, at [email protected] or call (765) 644-2121 for details.

    • Dove Harbor Benefits: A variety of giving opportunities are available during the holiday season. Sponsor a family's "Wish List", give individual items, or specialty items.
    Dove Harbor is a long-term transitional shelter for women and women with children in crisis. Contact: Andrea Carlile at (765) 642-1853.

    •Secret Families of Madison County

      Now is a great time to give. Help sponsor a family in Madison County to provide a complete Christmas; tree, food and gifts. Names of families in need are acquired from county elementary schools. Monetary contributions are needed, it takes about $550 per family. Volunteers are also need on Saturday, December 5 to purchase gifts for each individual family at Meijer, wrap them at MPC and deliver them to the families. Stop by the table in The Commons for details or contact Danielle Brossart at (765) 606-5466.

    • The 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.

    • Park Place Community Center

      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.

    • Madison Park Military Support Team

      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. Monetary donations to help with shipping packages. Bring items to Grand Central any Sunday or to the Military Support Table on the first Sunday of each month. Volunteers are needed to assemble and mail packages and cares. 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.

    • Operation 'Thank You"

      Operation Thank You is our way of letting the ACS teachers know what a gift they are by providing much needed supplies: Tissues (any brand), Expo Dry Erase Markers (4 pack), Fiskars Scissors, Elmers Glue Sticks, Crayola Crayons (24 pack) OR Crayola Colored Pencils (12 pack). Will you be Santa to the teachers and students at ACS this Christmas by donating to Operation Thank You?

    • Gifts for India

      The India Gospel League, MPC’s longtime partner in India, offers a gift catalog filled with giving opportunities ranging from $5 to $75,000. Available options include gifts for evangelism and church planting, discipleship, children’s ministries, adult education and training, medical ministries, rural development and skills training, animals, and Adopt-a-village. All gifts are fully tax-deductible. Choose from the Gift Catalog available at the Information Center or visit

    • Gifts for Haiti

      Mission Haiti’s giving catalog contains 40 gifts of hope for a hurting world ranging from $4 to $75,000 providing milk, hot food, vocational training, livestock and building mission hospitals and church buildings. All gifts are fully tax-deductible. Visit

    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 - Children's Wednesday Program - On Holiday break, will resume in January.
    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.
    Contact: Christi Maidlow, Interim Children's Ministries Director.

    Student Ministries

    Student Ministries

    Student Ministries


      Wednesday, December 2 - Christmas Caroling
      Wednesday, December 9 - Youth Christmas Party
      Wednesday, December 16 - All Church Christmas Party 6:00-8:00 in Crossroads Auditorium


    • December Teaching Focus: Jesus is Born.

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


      December Teaching Focus: Messiah
      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!"

    • 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 Crayola 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.

    • Travel with CBH: Journey to the Holy Land - Israel and Jordan. January 4-16, 2016. Sign up at
    • Haiti Mission Trip Rescheduled
      February 27-March 5, 2016
      The mission trip that was postponed in October due to civil unrest has been rescheduled. There are only three spots open . Deadline to sign-up for the 2016 trip is on November 15, 2015.

    For more information contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation and Missions or John Walters, CBH Viewpoint.

    Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    Blessings and Opportunities

    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. 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 order that we can be a blessing to others. Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation, Missions, (765) 642-2000.

    Special Events Volunteers

    Volunteer to serve and enjoy several holiday season special events. The success of each event depends greatly on the help of volunteers to transport decorations, costumes, the set for A Christmas Carol, set-up, decorating and serving at the Dinner Theatre, greeters and ushers. Enjoy working together and the added fellowship with other MPC-goers. Contact: Ron Woolsey, Events Coordinator.

    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

    • Evie Jacobs on the loss of her grandfather, Frank Mackenzie, on November 19.

    Community and Ministry Partner News

    Candles and Carols

    Friday, December 4 at 7:30pm in Reardon Auditorium on the campus of Anderson University
    The annual “Candles and Carols” Christmas program revives many memories for those who attend each year. Feelings of togetherness, the excitement of singing traditional Christmas hymns with thousands of friends, and hearing the familiar strains of “Silent Night” echoing through the auditorium in the glow of the candlelight encourage audience members to return to Candles and Carols each year. Candles and Carols is a free concert with general seating. More information at

    Sandi Patty Concert

    Forever Grateful - The Farewell Tour
    Sunday, April 24 - 7:00pm
    Madison Park Main Auditorium

    Tickets available at the Church Office. Premier Seating Tickets must be purchased online. For for more Information and to purchase tickets go to:

    Employment Opportunities