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Best. Summer. Ever!

Best. Summer. Ever!

If you want to experience the best summer of your life, don’t just work on your tan, work on your relationships!
Join us at Madison Park as we spend the summer developing spiritual disciplines to help us connect and grow in relationships with God, with each other, and with the people God misses most. After all…tans fade, but love never fails!”
...and the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13
June 26: Guest Speaker: Jim Lyon, Former Pastor at MPC
July 3: The Breath of the Spiritual Life
July 10: Community-Life in the Family of God
July 17: Generosity-Evidence of the Heart of God
July 24: Using God’s Gifts for God’s Purpose
Click to download Summer Mission Brochure.

Click to download The Discipleship Pathway.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

June 29
Crossroads Auditorium

Sign up in The Commons or online at the American Red Cross. Participants who sign up are eligible for Cedar Point tickets!


General Announcements

General Announcements

Holiday Office and Church Site Schedule

All MPC Facilities will be closed on Monday, July 4
If you have an emergency during these times, please call (765) 642-2000 and the pastor on call will be notified.

H.O.P.E. Ministry Luncheon

Sunday, July 17 following the 11:00 service in TRAKs Room 191. Holy Opportunities for Personal Empowerment (H.O.P.E.) is an inclusive ministry title for our individual support groups: Divorce Care, Divorce Care for Kids, and Single & Parenting. Our HOPE Leadership Team will meet for lunch, fellowship and planning. If you have an interest in serving on one of our H.O.P.E. support groups, please come and engage in conversation, listen to the Leadership Team, and ask questions. For further information, contact Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.

Best. Summer. Ever! Brochure

This brochure offers tons of opportunities to engage in practical ways with our congregation and community. Each one is a chance to make a real difference in the lives of real people. Click to download.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Evening

Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30pm in Room 175
Benefit from learning more about the ten signs of Alzhiemer's Disease. Enjoy the special guest speaker from the Alzhiemer's Association, discussion about beginning a Caregiver Support Group and fellowship. Sign up at Grand Central on Sunday, June 26. Contact: David Reames, Congregational Care Pastor.

MPC Softball Schedule

Support MPC's three softball teams and enjoy the great outdoors. All games are played at 38th Street Pulaski Park. The teams love a good cheering section!
Click for complete schedule.
Contact: Shelly Stottlemyer, Connections Pastor.

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Cycling Group

Tuesdays at 6:00pm, weather permitting, at the MPC parking lot
Bicyclists of all ages are invited to meet each Tuesday through October and ride from 6:00pm until dark. All skill levels and paces are welcome; no bicyclist will be left behind. Contact: Bruce Jones at (765) 602-3424.

Blood Drive

Wednesday, June 29, 2:00-8:00pm, Crossroads Auditorium
Sign up at the Missions Corner in The Commons on Sunday, June 5. Participants who sign up are eligible for Cedar Point tickets!

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 Congregational 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: Congregational Care 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:

  • June 29: Hamburger, Brats, Corn on Cob // Kids Option:Hot Dogs and Chips

  • July 6: Parmesan Chicken & Pasta Salad // Kids: Chicken Fingers w/ Mac & Cheese
  • July 13: Taco Salad // Kids: Walking Taco
  • July 20: Chicken & Noodles // Kids: Same
  • July 27: No Church Dinner

  • August 3: No Church Dinner
  • August 10: Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Slaw // Kids: Grilled Cheese & Chips
  • August 17: Southwest Chicken Salad w/Black Bean Salsa // Kids: Mini Corn Dogs/ Mac & Cheese
  • August 24: Beef & Noodles // Kids: Same
  • August 31: Oriental Chicken Salad // Kids: Chicken Strips & Fries

  • September 7: Homemade Lasagna // Kids: Pepperoni Pizza & Chips
  • September 14: Barbecue Chicken // Kids: Grilled Cheese & chips
  • September 21: Taco Salad // Kids: Walking Taco
  • September 28: Chicken & Noodles // Kids: Same

J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

Thursday, July 21 at Noon at the Scatterfield Ministry Center
All adults age 55 and older are invited to enjoy wonderful fellowship and delicious food. Guest speaker, Sam Hanna served 38 years with the Madison County Sheriff's Department. Upon retirement his legacy of service was entered into the Congressional Record. He has a servant's heart continuing to impact our community and has authored a book "Point Blank" about his life and experiences. Bring a food to share on the buffet table. Beverages are provided. Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, at the Church Office.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Wednesday, July 6 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 Ministry Assistant Training:

Sunday, July 24 at 9:00am in Room 191
Kids completing grades 3 through 9 are invited to serve as Children's Ministry Assistants (CMA) in preschool classes. Special training will equip CMA's. Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.

Camp Challenge

Indiana State Church of God Camp for children and teens.
Camp Dates:

    Regular registration (4/1/16 – 2 weeks from camp start date)
    Late registration (within 2 weeks of camp start date)
    June 26-July 1 4th, 5th & 6th Grade $220 $250 $280
    July 10-15 3rd & 4th Grade $220 $250 $280
    July 17-22 5th & 6th Grade $220 $250 $280
    July 24-28 Adventure Camp $270 $300 $330
    More Information and Register at

Summer Wednesday Children’s Programming

Wednedays 6:30-7:45pm June 15 - August 31 in the Children's Center
NOTE: All regular MPC activities are cancelled on Wednesday, June 22. Please join the Church of God Regional Convention evening worship at 7:00pm in the Main Auditorium.
Camp Madison is an exciting, fun and learning adventure for kids through grade 5. At Camp Madison they will learn and experience the Fruits of The Spirit. Camp Shirts will be available. Summer break will be July 20,27 and August 3.
Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.

Children’s Programs

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.
Sundays at 9:00am and 11:00am
Classes and Child Care for all ages in the Children's Center

5th Grade Visit Sundays: June 19 and July 24 at 11:00am
Kids who have completed the 5th grade and will be entering the 6th grade will visit the Jr. High Ministry activities.

  • Movie Mondays: Hamilton Town Center - $1 Show - Meet at 9:30am in the Lobby
    June 20 - The Peanuts Movie
    June 27 - Horton Hears A Who
    July 11 - Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
    July 18 - Penguins of Madagascar
    July 25 - The Sandlot

  • Mounds Park: Tuesday, June 28, 11:00am-2:00pm
    Bring a picnic lunch and join us at Mounds Park playground

  • Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour: Thursday, July 21 at Southside Church of the Nazarene in Muncie

  • Water Park Day: Tuesday, July 26, 11:00am-3:00pmat Sahm's Water Park off of 91st Streetin Indianapolis.
    Families are invited to come connect and have fun together. Bringyour own lunch or concessions stand available. Admission Charge.

  • Time Flies: Sunday, July 31 at 10:00am - Room 175-177.
    Kids entering sixth grade, and their families, are invited to this special celebration.

  • Move-Up Sunday: August 7
    All children entering Kindergarten through grade 5 will move up to the next age level class.

  • Kindergarten Picnic: Sunday, August 14 from 1:00-3:30pm in Crossroads Auditorium
    Kids graduating from Kindergarten are invited to this farewell celebration and enjoy lunch, games, and fun. Sorry, parents....only kids are invited to attend! R.S.V.P. to either Becky Rosenberg at (765) 642-8560 or Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.

  • Volunteer Celebration: Sunday, August 14
    Volunteers matter! Mark you calendar for this special event!

    MOPS (Moms of Pre-Schoolers) Play dates - 10:00am-Noon
  • June 17 - Jackson Park - Riding toys
  • July 1- Shadyside Park - Scavenger hunt
  • July 15 - Middletown Splash Pad - Water!
  • July - Pulaski Park - Balls
  • August 5 - Saxony Beach
  • August 19 - Falls Park, Pendleton - Try something new potluck.

    For more information or to volunteer, contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.

  • Student Ministries

    Student Ministries

    Student Ministries




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


      Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium.
      Bible Study: Sundays at 9:00am in room 180

    • International Youth Convention and Missions Trip
      June 27-July 5: San Antonio, Texas

        Pre-trip Party/Meeting
        Friday, June 24
        At the McCurdys (1311 N Raible in Anderson
        For all trip travelers and parents/families.

    • ONE/IYC Mexico Mission Trip Fiesta!
      Wednesday, July 6 from 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium

    • A Day at Mounds
      Wednesday, July 13 2:00-5:00pm - Start off at Mounds State Park pool
      5:00-8:00pm - Cookout/Worship/Skisms and More at Shelter
      Cost: All day - $4, 5:00-8:00pm - $2

    Outreach and Missions

    Outreach and Missions

    iServe Opportunities

  • Blood Drive
    Wednesday, June 29 from 2:00-8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium

  • Anderson Independence Parade - July 3 at 7:30pm

      - Donate candy in The Commons
      - Help pass out candy at the parade
      - Wear your "You Are Loved! t-shirts
      - Register to participate on June 5 at the Missions Corner in The Commons

  • Racial Reconciliation Picnic - Sunday, August 21

      - Volunteer from 12:00-6:00pm
      - Shifts are two hours each
      - Contact: Doug Linville, Missions Pastor at (765) 642-2000.

  • Brigade Volunteers: August 3-4-5, Killbuck Kindergarten School

      Help Killbuck Kindergarten and Teachers help students off the bus and into their classrooms the first week of school. All volunteers must have a background check from Anderson Police Department. Contact: Ali Robinson, Missions Coordinator

  • 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 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!.

    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, July 5 from 6:00-7:00pm 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..

    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

    Birth Congratulations To

    • John and Aubrey Lloyd welcome baby boy, Zachary Lloyd (11 lbs. 1 oz, 22”) on May 23.

    In Sympathy with

    • Jayne Gannon – On the passing of her mother, Ruth Holbrook, on June 14.
    • The family of Ruth Brewster, who passed away on June 15.
    • Sarah Fitzjarrald on the passing of her husband, Patrick Fitzjarrald, on June 17.

    Anniversary Congratulations

    Congratulations to John & Carol Mitchell who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Their church family is invited to enjoy an open house on Sunday, June 26, from 3:00-5:00pm at the Anderson Country Club. R.S.V.P. to Shellie Green at (407) 614-3507.

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