News & Events Highlights
Journey to New Life
Sunday Sermon Series – 9:00am and 10:45am
March 9 — The Supper (Luke 22:13-20)
It is called the Last Supper, but in reality Jesus used it as a teaching tool. First with the washing of feet and then Jesus takes the bread and the wine to illustrate what His crucifixion will mean for those gathered at the table. Today, we too are gathered round the table and this text once again teaches us what the Cross means for us: selfless love, forgiveness, redemption, new life and eternal life.
Go Deep, Journey To New Life Small Groups
Get connected with a Small Group to go deep in our current sermon series, Journey to New Life. Groups meet at various times and locations. Contact Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation, if you would like more information about a small group.
A Look Ahead:
• March 16 — The Promise (John 14)
• March 23 — The Garden (Luke 22:39-46, John 17:1-5)
• March 30 — The Arrest (John 18:1-11)
• April 6 — The Crucifixion (Mark 15:15-39)
• April 13 — The Thief (Luke 23:39-43)
• April 20 — The Empty Tomb (Mark 16:1-8
Maundy Thursday Fellowship
Thursday, April 17 at 6:00pm in The Commons
Enjoy an all-church family pitch-in dinner followed by an evening of worship and observing communion. Bring a dish of food to place on the buffet tables. Following the meal and communion, participants will be invited to follow the Lord’s example in the ordinance of washing feet, if they so choose. This expression of servanthood can be one of the most spiritually powerful moments of the year. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Marti Euneman, Events and Volunteer Coordinator.
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 18 at 7:00pm in The Main Auditorium
Worship at the Cross with Alanna Story.
Easter at Madison Park
Sunday, April 20 at 9:00am and 10:45am
Choose from two service options:
• 9:00am — Inspirational music with a choir and orchestra
• 10:45am — Contemporary service with a praise band
Senior Associate Pastor, Rolland Daniels will speak in both services. During each service, children ages 2 through 5th grade will be treated to a special live drama and music, crafts and a snack. The nursery will be open for children birth up to age 2.
Church of God Convention
June 23-26, Oklahoma City
The Church of God Convention in 2014 will be a pivot point in the history of the Church of God, re-framing for the future and a new generation our purpose and opportunities. A live stream will be broadcast live from Madison Park Church.
Michael Thigpen, Dave Stone, Anne Graham Lotz, Diana Swoope, Marty Grubbs, Reggie McNeal and Jim Lyon.
Sidewalk Prophets, Ashmont Hill, Sandi Patty, Alanna Story and Jay Rouse.
Clocks Spring Forward
Sunday, March 9 at 2:00am
Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night, March 8.
Special Called Business Meeting
Wednesday, March 26 at 6:00pm in The Commons
A special called business meeting is being held for the purpose of ratifying Bob Marvel as a Non-Resident Elder.
Child Dedication Class
Sunday, April 27 at 9:00am in Room 178
Dedicating your child at Madison Park during a worship service is so much more than five minutes on the stage, it's a journey that lasts a lifetime! Parents are invited to attend this Child Dedication Preparation Class to learn more about the what it means to dedicate your child. The next Baby/Child Dedication Service is scheduled for Sunday, May 18. Sign-up for the class by calling the Church Office at (765) 642-2000. Contact: Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor.
Personal, Powerful Prayer
Wednesdays, March 12 - May 28 at 6:30pm in 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.
Blood Pressure Clinic
Wednesday, April 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.
Student Ministries Selling Easter Eggs
Beginning Sunday, April 6 in The Commons
MPC students are selling Chocolate Covered Easter Eggs in seven flavors. Each egg is hand-dipped in milk chocolate and packaged in a beautiful, pastel Easter box, complete with green Easter grass. The handmade 3/4 pound eggs cost $6.50. Pre-paid orders may be placed with any MPC Junior High or Senior High Student. All proceeds benefit the Student Ministries trips. Contact: JJ Perry, Junior High Pastor.
Senior Adult and Student Ministries Brunch
Sunday, March 16 from 12:15-2:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium
Student Ministries invites all senior adults to enjoy a memorable inter-generational time of food and fun. Donations accepted to help with cost of lunch. R.S.V.P. Rhonda Hollingsworth, Administrative Assistant, Student and Children's Ministries.
Student Ministries Fund Raiser
Purchase something you need at a great savings. Laundry soap, comparable or similar to most leading brands are available in Regular or High Efficiency. Five gallon bucket: $45; Two and one half gallon bucket: $25. Each bucket comes with a pump for easy use. Purchase from any Senior High Youth or at the table in The Commons on Sundays February 23, March 2 and 9. Help raise money for the youth to attend the International Youth Convention in July and other trips. Contact: Michelle Frasier at (765) 228-6175.
- Looking For Children's Ministry Special Needs Heros
- 10 For Life!
For K-grade 5, Wednesday's from 6:30-8:00pm
The Bible is a guidebook for living, filled with life-giving, power packed words to give directions for life. 10 scriptures to memorize and build a foundation of Bible knowledge. Games, action, worship and Jesus - to change lives forever! Contact: Amber Rodecap, Elementary Coordinator.
- Treasured - SuperStart Pre-Teen Event
Trader's Point Christian Church in Indianapolis
For all students in grades Four and Five
Meet at MPC at 4:30pm on Friday and return to MPC at 4:00pm Saturday. Registration Cost: $70 with a $45 deposit by February 9. After February 9 cost is $80. Price includes, all programming and event materials, hotel, Plug-N-Play and transportation. Contact: Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastore.
Volunteers are needed to offer support to our exceptional children during Sunday and Wednesday children's classes. Give physical help, comfort, love and compassion. Contact: Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor.
ALL YOUTH EVENTS
- Lunch with Youth and Senior Adults - Sunday, March 16 from 12:15-2:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium
- Easter Egg Fundraiser - April 3,4,5
- International Youth Convention: July 5-8 at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee
All youth and senior adults are invited to enjoy a fun lunch and good conversation. Donations accepted to help with cost of lunch. R.S.V.P. to Rhonda Hollingsworth, Administrative Assistant at (765) 642-2000.
Register through March 18.
-Trip Parent Meeting: Wednesday, March 12 at 8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium
- Trip Team Meetings: April 14 - May 18 - June 29
- Winter and Spring Focus: ROAD SIGNS: No matter where you hope to end up, the road you choose matters!
- Sundays at 10:45am in Crossroads Auditorium
- Wednesday Small Groups from 6:30-7:45pm in Room 176-178
- Bowling Invite Night: Wednesday, March 12 from 6:30-8:00pm
- BELIEVE CONFERENCE April 11-13 at Anderson University
Packed with high-energy worship, asesome messages, small group time and tons of fun. Come BELIEVE and grow in God. - Cost: $60. Registration deadline March 2.
- Winter and Spring Focus: Worth It - Luke 9:23-25: Freedom, Mission, Purity, Purpose
- Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 in Crossroads Auditorium
- IYC Spread The Word Project: Bring offerings each Wednesday night.
- Bible Studies:
- Sundays at 9:00am in room 180
- Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30pm at Williamson's Home
- Basketball Open Gym: Sundays, March 16, 23, 30 from 6:00-8:00pm at Liberty Christian Hillcrest Gym
- Winter Jam: Saturday, March 22 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse - $10
- Indiana Pacers Game: Sunday, April 13. Pacers vs. OKC Thunder - $13.20
- Spring Retreat: April 26-27 at Camp Challenge - $50
A Look Ahead:
- Future Baptismal Dates:
- June 23-26: Church of God Convention
- October 19-22: Retreat To The Cove/CBH Viewpoint
Sundays, June 1, September 14 and November 16.
Contact Pastoral Care for more information.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Early Bird Special Registration of $95 has abeen extended until March 15. Details at chogconvention.org.
Asheville, North Carolina. Featured guest, Buddy Greene.
Registration details at CBHviewpoint.org.
Children’s Ministry Special Needs Volunteers
Caring adults are needed to offer support to our exceptional children during Sunday and Wednesday children's classes. Give physical help, comfort, love and compassion. Contact: Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor.
Support The Troops
Sunday, April 6 in The Commons
Ministers to those serving in the armed forces and their families. Register troops, families and volunteer. Contact: Linda Eaton at (765) 552-0447.
Birth Congratulations to
- Natalie and Adam Farmer on the birth of Crew Joseph on February 21. He joins big brothers Gage and Ike. Proud grandparents are Joe and Margo Royer.
In Sympathy with
- Lacey and Jillyan Jackson on the loss of their father, Bobby Jackson on January 29.
- Kimberly and Kevin Majeski on the loss of her nephew, Logan Watkins on January 30.
- Sonia Smyth on the loss of her father, Maurice Haase, Sr. in Hartford, Connecticut on February 2.
- Jerry and Betty Sipe on the loss of his mother Mae Hester in Hickory North Carolina on February 7. Grandmother to Donna Sipe and Becca and Tory Buchan and great-grand mother to Ariel, Alexa, Avery and Ashlynn Buchan.
- Phyllis Burnet on the loss of her brother, Don Myer on February 8.
- David and Rise Singer on the loss of his son, Jeffrey Michael Singer on February 15.
- Dan and Debbie Schoger on the loss of his mother, Pauline Simms on February 18.
- Mickey and Amanda Foley on the loss of Mickey’s sister, Julie Kappeler on February 20.
- Debbie and Ron Harmening on the loss of Debbie’s brother-in-law, Carl Wagner on February 20.
- Dave and Joe Evans on the loss of Dave’s father, Floyd Kenneth Evans on February 22.
- Diane and Ron Lawther on the loss of Diane’s grandson, Jeremiah Martin on February 26.
Behind the Scenes
The advancement of technology has had an enormous impact on the world and has become significantly important in worship and communication. Technology is another way of reaching into our community and the world to communicate, build community, evangelize and effectively fulfill our mission as a church. A variety of technology is used behind the scenes of MPC to inform, educate and reinforce faith principles and provide a welcoming environment for worshipers and those new to the church both in the building and the MPC website. Communication is a key thread in the fabric of life and the church. More.
Church of God Convention
The Church of God Convention and General Assembly in 2014 will be a pivot point in the history of the Church of God, re-framing for the future and a new generation our purpose and opportunities. The leadership of this Movement will challenge the church to earn the right to speak to a hurting world about the transformational power of the gospel, in the same way that Jesus proved his right to speak by the way he changed the world with every step he took. More.
Why Givers Give
Threads recently talked with several generous givers to find out what motivates them towards tithing and giving. Their spirits are encouraging and motivating. Read a compilation and be blessed!
What does giving to the church look like through your eyes?
When we were saved the church taught us immediately that tithing is in obedience to God’s command. More.
MPC Students are Serving Well
They’re everywhere! You know they are in Crossroads Auditorium, gathering in Main Street or in the Kid’s wing but they can also be found in classrooms, working in mission camps at home and around the world, making delicious goodies in Holy Grounds, leading worship, singing or playing instruments, praying, mentoring, helping at Dove Harbor projects, the Christian Center and various other areas of need in the community.
Who are they? More.
2013 In Pictures
MPC Valets: That’s a Fine “How-You-Do?”
The first impression of MPC is found at the front door and catching immediate attention are people running around in bright neon colored vests, eager to make people welcome and comfortable. In rain or shine, hot or cold, they take their place, with hands outstretched to open the car door, help with a wheelchair, and park their car.
The Valet Crew started on the first Sunday at Madison Park. Steve Gaar was on that first crew and continues to feel excitement about the team’s ministry as he serves in the leadership role. “It allows me to get to know lots of people in this church. I may not know everyone by name, but I know their keys and their car!” More.
Caring for the Family During the Holidays
MPC missions encompasses needs in a world away through support to work in Haiti, Russia, India and other global areas as well as the mission field in our own community. The MPC Missions Team works closely with local agencies to provide physical and monetary support to their ministries. Neal Kirby, Executive Director the The Christian Center shares about his heart burden and ministry, especially at the holiday season.
If you are like my wife and I, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season is an extremely busy time of year. Planning and preparing our home for family visits and even traveling for visits with others are at the top of our “To Do List”. Some days it just seems like there are never enough hours to get it all done. More.
Philippines Disaster Relief
The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan is estimated to exceed 10,000. Church of God Disaster Relief is partnering with World Relief and the Wesleyan Church for an immediate response, including distribution of food and water, and possible staging of work camps.
We are in contact with Eddie Viray and other Church of God national leaders in the Philippines who are continuing to meet the needs of thousands already devastated by the November 11 typhoon. More.
Explore Madison Park
A Taste of Russian Warmth
This was the first trip to Russia for Steve Williamson, MPC Worship Arts Pastor. “We were very excited about going to share in this historic moment for the Chelyabinsk church. I have appreciated MPC’s missions approach to support very specific ministries with the commitment to long-term involvement. It certainly yields fruit over time!” More.
It’s a Celebration!
As the holiday season approaches—yes, ready-or-not, it IS coming—many of us are looking forward to all the celebrations that will be taking place. But did you know there’s a group of folks who will be celebrating together in a very different way. These people aren’t anticipating the celebration that comes with the holiday season; they anticipate the celebration that comes with recovery. More.
From the Board of Elders
by Dr. David Sebastian, Chair of the Board of Elders
Some of the people in our congregation have expressed confusion and concern regarding Jim and Maureen's departure from Madison Park. On behalf of the Board of Elders I want to offer some clarifying information regarding the Board’s request that Jim accept an extended period of separation from the church. More.
Checking out the MPC Stacks
A well hidden secret is a library that contains a wide variety of books, with no check-out limit, no due date, no overdue fines, and is well maintained by a group of volunteer ladies. Housed in the Cross Street MPC Office Building, the open and inviting library offers a space to browse through the stacks, and a welcoming porch overlooking the lake on which to relax and read. More.
Fall Offers New Focus and New Face
Finding the disciplines to form and develop faith, gain new and expanded knowledge of trust in Him, and experience a changed life, takes intentional planning, time and effort. Spiritual disciplines help form and transform a person from the inside-out, a renewal of thoughts, feelings and character which become who you are and how you act – and react in daily living. Thus, Spiritual Formation develops a more intimate and personal relationship with God and a stronger faith for every aspect of life.
MPC offers many Spiritual Formation classes and small groups such as Fresh Start, which offers a ten-step new believers journey that introduces the basic tenants of the faith in an interactive way, as well as Bible and topic studies to meet the needs and minds of people wherever they are in their Christian journey or issues they may face in their lives, families, jobs and involvements.
Mickey Foley, recently named as part-time Director of Spiritual Formation at MPC speaks to his development. More.
That’s the POWER of LOVE. . .
Mysterious, warm, hopeful, tragic, confusing, fun, strange, transforming….”That’s the Power of Love”…and that’s what this year’s Retro Live Concert is all about! Saturday, September 7 is a night you won’t want to miss! This year’s concert promises to be a fun-filled evening that will make you glad you came…even more…it is a perfect night to invite your friends and family members who do not have a church home to be your guest.
Each year the phenomenal Madison Park musicians rally to pull dormant clothing from storage boxes, manipulate their hair and make-up, and train their voices to re-create some of the great classic pop songs of years gone by. More.
The Great Give collects thousands for the Harbor!
SisterFitness founders Hillary Novak and Natalie Farmer had been praying about how their Zumba class could have an impact on their community. God answered in the form of a crazy idea called “The Great Give.”
They went to the bank and withdrew $700—every $5 bill the bank had. Then they held a “Great Give” class that nearly doubled their average attendance: exactly 140 people… 140 people x $5 = exactly $700. Amazing! More.
BOHO Delivers Light to Darkness
Recently, Threads sat down with Kimberly Majeski for a brief Q & A about the Butterflies Of Hope Outreach (BOHO), a ministry to the employees of Anderson strip clubs.
How long has BOHO been active?
In early 2010, the BOHO team began praying, sharing our vision, training with similar ministries in our region and securing team members. On October 13, 2010 the BOHO ministry made our first visit to a local strip club.
What exactly does the team do when they visit? More.
MPC Students Set an Example
Last week 17 Madison Park students attended the Church of God Leadership Summit held at Mid-American Christian University in Oklahoma City. Every two years, high school and college-aged students gather for an intensive, experiential, hands-on leadership development program geared towards young adults with aspirations of becoming future leaders.
“Leadership Redefined” was held July 9-13th. According to Eric Reeder, Senior High Youth Pastor, "Leadership Summit has truly redefined leadership for so many this week. It’s such a humbling experience to journey with other emerging leaders as we learn, grow and connect with each other. One of the most powerful moments of the week was on the first night at Shartel Church of God. More.
Global X - God at Work
Exciting updates on God at work in Russia, India and Christians Broadcasting Hope. Through missionary support to these ministries, Madison Park Church reaches beyond its borders to advance the Kingdom of Christ.
• Russia: The Chelyabinsk Church of God celebrated Easter in their new church building, a divine answer to their prayers and a dream come true. More.
Are you looking for a way to meet new people, hang out with friends, have fun, and get some exercise doing it? Then look no further because Madison Park’s co-ed, fast-pitch softball teams offer all those things and more!
For those of you softball aficionados out there, here’s a question for you. From what sport did the game of softball originate: A) Baseball; B) Football; C) Polo; D) Tennis? If your answer was “A,” Baseball, pick again. More.
SALT: Helping Heal and Preserve
From the r12 study, to a growing fellowship over ice cream at Good’s, a ministry has evolved that adds revitalizing flavor, preservation for life and energy to the members and those they serve.
S.A.L.T.: an acronym for Single: never married, divorced, widow/widow; Adult: 30 and older, Living: spiritual growth and building relationships, Truth: transforming to be Christ-like, began with the r12 study in 2012 and has grown in size and purpose during the past year. More.
Answering Prayers with a Toolbox
MPJ1:27, a powerful men’s ministry at MPC, reaches out to widows, widowers, single mothers and others in distress, seeking to model the Biblical principles set forth in James 1:27. Thirteen teams of three or four men each provide handy-man services to those who need simple help around the house to do maintenance they are no longer capable of, and build a relationship of friendship and spiritual support.
Andrew Lyon shares his excitement and deep commitment to this ministry. More.
Out on the Open Road
People from all walks of life, with different stories and different struggles in life come together sharing two great passions, the redeeming mercy and forgiveness of God through Jesus Christ and motorcycles.
From May through October, MPC’s Open Road riders head out on the highways and byways on all makes and models of motorcycles to feel the wind in their faces and enjoy some encouraging and refreshing fellowship as they ride some of the most scenic roads in Indiana. More.
India Gospel League: Building the Church One Village at a Time
MPC has partnered with India Gospel League for over twenty years to help bring the message of Christ to unreached people. From Barefoot Pastors to digging wells, IGL exists to bring the gospel and the love of Jesus to the unreached people of India.
MPC-goers, Bruce and Karen Roberts have been connected with IGL for over eighteen years. Bruce served as Interim Director of the United States part of IGL and currently serves as a Board member of IGL North America and Treasurer of the Board.
Threads recently enjoyed hearing their electrifying excitement about the ministry and their involvement. More.
MPC-Goers Grow Deep by Serving Others
Life is not meant to be lived as a vacuum – taking in God's love and blessings and placing it in a bag. God intends for us to be as an open-ended tube that His love can flow through into all the world. God opens the door to countless opportunities to serve others and make a real difference by sharing His love. Often God’s love is shown through the little things, the simplest actions can have impacts far beyond our imaginations and are contagious. The simplest actions are powerful when God flows into and out of our lives. More.
Divorce Care Helps Ease the Pain
Divorce is painful. Difficult. Frightening. And very, very lonely. But those going through it don’t have to do so alone. MPC offers a Divorce Care class for those needing special support. Read how it has helped some from among us:
“Going through my second divorce, I had some decisions to make. Do I rely on God and his ways? How do I heal and move forward? DivorceCare was my answer for learning to rely on God and move forward. More.
CBH Makes Deep Impact
Since the 1990’s MPC has intentionally focused her international missions efforts in key areas around the world, India being one.
Home to the largest concentration of unchurched people in the world—only a fraction of their 1.3 billion population has been reached with the gospel—India has a small but flourishing church.
Christians Broadcasting Hope (CBH), an international radio ministry sponsored by the Church of God, is carried in India. Through the broadcast, Satya Jyoti –True Light, over 800 million people have the opportunity to hear of the love of Jesus Christ in the Odia and Hindi languages. The India ministry also includes retreats, discipleship training, and a variety of other efforts to nurture listeners who have questions or make decisions to follow Christ. A letter received from a listener in India tells the story of the power of God at work: More.
Mending Houses and Hearts
MPJ1:27 builds more than projects
Madison Park Church men gather for their instructions. After a time of devotion, prayer, organization and training, this band of men are released to enjoy the best two hours of their month. It all started with a seminar at an Iron Sharpens Iron conference that focused on James 1:27—“Pure and genuine religion ... means caring for orphans and widows in their distress.” Clark Simpson attended that seminar and brought an idea back to Anderson. Soon after, MPJ1:27 was born. More.
Stephen Ministers Offer Comfort and Hope
“It was a wonderful comfort at one of the lowest times in my life.” That’s how one care receiver of Madison Park Church’s Stephen Ministry describes it. “[My Stephen Minister’s] concern and words lifted me out of the dark misery I was feeling, and she helped me to find new light and hope for me and my children.”
Stephen Ministries (SM) is a group of congregation members who are trained to provide quality, one-to-one Christian care to individuals experiencing a life crisis. More.
From Burger King to Prospere
Madison Park Church of God continues to respond to the persistent call of needs around the world. Illnesses are treated in hospitals MPC has helped provide and thousands of lives touched and changed in the name of Jesus through ongoing involvement in India, Haiti, Honduras, Africa and Russia.
Threads recently caught up with Dr. Mark Fulton, local dentist and President of Mission Haiti Medical, a medical ministry and clinic in St Ard, Haiti in cooperation with Church of God missionary Phyllis Newby and the leadership of the Haitian church. More.
Kids Need Care Too
DivorceCare for Kids provides healing and fun
The experience of feeling scared, sad, confused, alone and helpless can be traumatic for children of families going through a divorce. MPC is seeking to provide a ministry through Divorce Care 4 Kids (DC4K) to help children heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce.
DC4K provides children with a safe and neutral place to recognize and learn to share their feelings in a fun and caring group. More.
India Gospel League: touching lives…transforming communities
Dear friends at Madison Park Church of God:
Warm greetings from Indian Gospel League! As a result of your donation of a Life Center, a matching gift was given by the Patmos Foundation to build an additional Life Center for Pastor T.A. Paul. We thought you might enjoy the dedication report and pictures.
Pastor T. A. Paul shared the following during the dedication service: Today is one of the best days of my ministry. God heard our prayers and enabled us to see this day to glorify Him in this beautiful church. More.
Creative Crafters on a Mission for Christ
An colorful assortment of 100 handmade hats helped fill the Christmas Shoe boxes with a personal touch. The Creative Christian Crafters (CCC) have found a way to “Do Something” for the community and the world through their talent and passion.
In 2003 Deloris Wolford prayed the prayer of Jabez, “enlarge my territory,” and found a world of opportunities for her passion of knitting. More.
MPC is DOing Something!
Enthusiastic volunteers wearing bright yellow t-shirts can be seen all around Anderson as the second year of DO Something Anderson! is in full swing.
Hundreds of volunteers from MPC and the Anderson community are tackling work projects designated by the City of Anderson. Many of the projects have not been able to be done, due to a shortage of government funds. More.
MPC Gives Great Care for Kids
Parades, water fun, good food, a boat, exciting friends. . .sounds like a great place to be! And you can find it all and more at North Kids and the Learning Station, MPC’s two family oriented childcare facilities.
The MPC Learning Station opened early in the spring of 2011 and is growing both in numbers and facilities. The large hole in the back of the MPC campus has drawn both attention and questions. More.
A Delicious Blessing
In the beckoning corner of The Commons, with the umbrella tables, high stools and bright sunlight streaming through the wall of windows, Holy Grounds offers more than a center of fellowship with a place to congregate, talk, write, read, entertain one another, whether individually or in small groups.
Over $10,000 of HG proceeds and tips in 2010 benefited mission projects at home and around the world. More.
Loving Locally: MPC Local Missions Team Builds Partnerships
Loving others right here in Madison County, finding practical ways to share the message of hope found in Jesus Christ. That’s how the MPC Local Mission Ministry Team views their work. The Local Mission Ministry Team has teamed up with several local organization/ministries to give both financially and in service to meet specific needs in our community. More.
MPC Teens “Spread The Word”
From the streets of Anderson to the rubble in Haiti, MPC youth have been the hands and feet of Jesus, reaching out beyond the walls of Madison Park Church to touch the world.
Months of planning and fundraising culminated in 14 days of ministry and mission for 37 Senior High teens and leaders. Groups split up and served different areas, both local and long-distance. More.
More Than Just a Snack in the Box
“It arrived at just a time I needed encouragement and connection with home… It gets so lonely here and sometimes we wonder if anyone at home cares." These words, recently written in a thank you note from a soldier, are echoed time and time again from those who have received care boxes from Madison Park Church. More.
The Harbor of Lasting Relationships
The women at Dove Harbor need many things. But their most pressing need isn’t for groceries, transportation, jobs or money— it’s for healthy relationships with other women. “So much of their lives are marked with unhealthy relationships, co-dependency, manipulation, giving out of obligation, being taken advantage of, the extremes of emotional or physical abuse,” comments Cherilyn Horning, Program Manager at Dove Harbor. “They often don’t even know where to start in connecting to someone in a healthy way.” More.
Host Homes for Exchange Students
International Student Exchange is a non profit organization looking for warm, loving families who enjoy the ideal of sharing their lives with a young person from another country. Traditional families, single parents, retirees as well as empty nesters all make wonderful host families! Contact: Amy Draves at 765-610-2866.
Anderson Area Christian Men’s Lenten Breakfast Series
Saturdays from 8:00-9:30am at various locations
Men, of all ages, are invited to attend the breakfast series celebrating God's grace through fellowship, music, and inspirational Christian speakers. A free-will offering will be taken.
- March 8: Anderson First Presbyterian, 230 W. 9th Street, Anderson, IN
- March 15: Lapel Trinity United Methodist, 217 E. 7th Street, Lapel, IN
- March 22: St. Ambrose Catholic, 2801 Lincoln Street, Anderson, IN
- March 29: Cross Roads United Methodist, 2000 N. Scatterfield Road, Anderson, IN
- April 5: Park Place Church of God, 502 College Drive, Anderson, IN
- April 12: Anderson First United Methodist, 1215 Jackson Street, Anderson, IN
For more information go to the Anderson Area Christian Men's Lenten Breakfast Series website at aacmlbs.webs.com.
Annual Sheriff’s Department Chaplains Fundraising Banquet
Friday, March 14 in The Commons. Registration at 5:30, dinner at 6:15
Guest speaker, Anthony L. Hopgood, Sr. from Shelbyville, Tennessee The chaplaincy program ministers to the imprisoned in five facilities in Madison County, the victims and the employees and families of the Sheriff's department. Cost $20 per person or sponsor a table of ten for $200. Reservation deadline, March 8. Download reservation at madisonsheriffchaplaincy.org or call (765) 646-4076. Contact: Benjamin Santiago, Senior Chaplain.
Summer Resident Volunteer Opportunity at Dove Harbor
Provide ministry to the families of Dove Harbor, by providing childcare three evenings each week and on-call coverage one time monthly. This is a non-paid, summer live-in position. Applicants must be female. May-August commitment; specific date of start/end is negotiable. Apply by Friday, March 14 with a resume and letter of interest to Attn: Program Manager, Dove Harbor, 1400 Broadway, Anderson IN 46012. Fax to (765) 642-9466 or email to Cheryl Horning. For more information see Dove Harbor website at doveharbor.org.
Linville Counseling - trained and understanding counselors
Linville Services Professional Counseling provides a kind, non-judgmental and honest atmosphere to develop personal emotional relational and mental potential. For more information, visit linvilleservices.com or call (765) 642-1853 to schedule an appointment.
- The Brandisa Tour
Friday, April 11, 7:00pm
White River Christian Church in Noblesville
An evening with Brandon Heath and Mandisa. Two unique artists. One amazing live experience. Groups buy 12 or more at one time and get 2 free tickets. Sponsored by Awakening Events, WQME and Food for the Hungry. Tickets available at iTickets.com or (800) 965-9324.
- Library Technology Specialist: NIcholson Library, full-time, with full university benefit package.
- Associate Accountant: Full-time, hourly position with full university benefit package.
- Physical Plant: General Craftsman - carpentry, painting, windows. Full-time hourly with full university benefit package.
- Web Developer and Support Specialist: Full-time salaried position with full university benefit package.
- Instructional Designer: Design, develop, implement and assess instruction. Full-time position with full university benefit package.
- Classroom Technology Specialist: Provide multimedia services, technology support and training. Full-time position with full university benefit package.
Submit an application to the Assistant Director of Human Resources, Decker Hall Room 10, Anderson University, 1100 East 5th Street, Anderson, IN 46012, firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons with an application on file may call (765) 641-4132 to express an interest in this position.