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A Reason to Give

A Reason to Give

Madison Park Church is reaching out to make a difference in our community this holiday season. Join in and support one or more of our A Reason to Give ministry partners. Download the PDF for details

Wednesday, December 3 at 6:30pm in The Commons
Meet representatives from MPC’s A Reason To Give initiative ministry partners and hear how you can make a huge difference this season!

The Chance of a Lifetime

The Chance of a Lifetime

Sermon Series
Now through November 23

Jesus said more about money than just about any other topic. Clearly it is an important issue – a touchy one! Deep down, we know it is not a matter of what we earn, but how we manage what we earn that shows our ultimate priorities.

Join us on Sundays as Pastor Rolland leads an in-depth study focused on the adventure of giving. As we examine the connection between our wallets and our hearts, we’ll learn how money management is a powerful tool for shaping character. We will discover how giving is as much a part of spiritual growth as prayer and Bible study and we’ll learn about the rewards of cultivating wise financial habits and generous hearts.

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.

All-Church Christmas Party

All-Church Christmas Party

Wednesday, December 17, 6:30-8:00pm
The Commons

From the youngest to the oldest are invited to enjoy an evening of Christmas activities. Begin with a delicious ham dinner at Lighthouse Café from 5:00-6:30pm followed by a variety of activities everyone will enjoy. Create a gingerbread house, make a Christmas ornament, decorate a Christmas cookie, take an elfie selfie, then complete the evening by singing Christmas carols and hearing the Christmas story. Contact: Paula Spear, Children’s Ministries Pastor or JJ Perry, Junior High Student Ministries Pastor.

Dove Harbor / Texas Roadhouse

Dove Harbor / Texas Roadhouse

Friday, December 19, 11:00am-2:00pm
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.

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University

Nine-week Class: January 8 – March 5, 2015 Thursdays, 6:30pm–8:00pm in Room 181

Powerful. Enlightening. Fun. Weekly video lessons and discussion groups. Dave Ramsey has a teaching style that is simple and easy to understand. He will change the way you think about money. Register online at Instructors: Neal Kirby and Sam Hanna. Contact: Jackie Corn at the Church Office.


General Announcements

General Announcements

Thanksgiving Schedule Changes

  • Wednesday, November 26 -- All Wednesday activities are suspended.
  • Church Office (2200 Mdison Square):
    Closed Wednesday, November 26 at 12:30pm
    Closed Thursday and Friday, November 26-27
  • Worship Site (6607 Providence Drive):
    Closed Wednesday, November 26 at 2:00pm
    Closed Thursday and Friday, November 26-27
    Note: Open on Friday from 9:00-Noon for Christmas decorating.
    Open Saturday, November 28 at 8:00am
    If you have an emergency during these times, please call (765) 642-2000 and the pastor on call will be notified.

  • Decorate for Christmas

    Friday, November 28, 9:00am-Noon
    Everyone is invited to participate in decorating MPC for the Christmas Season. Contact, Marti Euneman, Events Coordinator.

    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)


    • November 25: Closed due to Thanksgiving Holiday. All evening activities dismissed.

    Season of Giving Fair

    Saturday, December 13 from 11:00am-2:00pm at Mounds Mall in Anderson
    Give the Gift of Compassion and HOPE this Christmas! Make an end of the year charitable donation which is tax-deductible and will be matched by the generous donations of local businesses. Dove Harbor is one of nineteen local nonprofit organizations that will be participating in this wonderful event sponsored by Leadership Academy of Madison County. Contact: Jennie Griffis at (765) 642-1853.

    Blood Pressure Clinic

    Wednesday, December 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.

    2 More Announcements

    Children’s Ministry

    • Gather Around the Table
      Wednesdays - 6:30pm in the Children/'s Center

      For Elementary Age Children.
      Celebrate and give thanks together. Helping kids understand the importance of showing gratitude, to God and others. Learning how to live out Hebrews 13:16 by doing well and sharing with others.Contact: Shaiya Badgley, Elementary Age Coordinator.

      December Christmas Schedule

    • December 3 - Preparing for Christmas: Rehearse carols for caroling party. Make ornaments to take to nursing home.
    • December 10 at 6:15pm in the Childrens Center - Caroling: All Families are invited to go with their children to Christmas carol at two area nursing homes. Enjoy hot chocolate and donut holes following. (Regular programming suspended, children must be accompanied by an adult.)
    • December 17 - All-Church Christmas Party: From the youngest to the oldest are invited to enjoy an evening of Christmas activities. Begin with a delicious ham dinner at Lighthouse Café from 5:00-6:30pm followed by a variety of activities everyone will enjoy. Create a gingerbread house, make a Christmas ornament, decorate a Christmas cookie, take an elfie selfie, then complete the evening by singing Christmas carols and hearing the Christmas story
    • December 24 at 11:00pm in the Main Auditorium - Christmas Eve Service
    • December 31 - All activities at MPC are cancelled.

    • December 27- Regular programming.
    • December 13 - Children 4 years - grade 5 will be singing in the 9:00am and 10:45am services in the Main Auditorium. Rehearsals will be at 8:20am and 10:30am in the Main Auditorium. Find the two songs children have be rehearsing on the MPC app/Media Tab.
    • December 21 - Christmas Sunday. Celebrate Jesus' Birthday in the Children's Center.
    • December 28 - Children ages 3 - grade 5 will attend worship with family in the Main Auditorium Coloring books and crayons will be available in The Commons. Childcare available for children, birth - age 2.

    Contact: Paula Spear, Children Ministries Pastor.

    Student Ministries


    • 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

    • Ignite Christmas Party: Wednesday, December 17 from 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium.

    Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    Stephen Ministry Training

    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. If you are drawn to help people in their time of need, please consider attending the Training Sessions to begin in January. Contact: Nancy McCafferty at (765) 644-1472.

    Support The Troops - Preparing for Christmas

    Sunday,December 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.

    Family News

    Birth Congratulations To

  • Andy and Kelsie Barva on the birth of their son, Maxwell James, born on Wednesday, October 29. Proud grandparents are: Dawn and Pat Green and Darla and Rick Busby.
  • In Sympathy with

  • Susie and Jim Hughey on the loss of her mother, Rosemarie Scheib on Saturday, October 25.
  • Marsha and Eric Reeder on the loss of her grandfather, William Formy-Duvall on Wednesday, October 29.
  • Frank and Michelle Amos, Jr. on the loss of his father, Frank A. Amos, Sr. on Friday, October 31.
  • Pam and RB Kuhn on the loss of her mother, Dorothy Cessna on Saturday, November 1
  • Jo and David Evans on the loss of her brother, Larry Neff on Wednesday, November 5
  • Shane and Laura Byrd on the loss of his father, Terry Lee Bryd on Thursday, November 6.
  • Lyman and Patty Fuller on the loss of his brother, Paul Fuller on Thursday, November 6.

  • Community and Ministry Partner News

    Christian Center - Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving Day from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Knights of Colombus Hall, 1225 Main Street in Anderson
    The Christian Center will be service a free Thanksgiving meal to anyone who shows up. Delivery is available for shut-ins. Call:765-649-4264. Volunteers and food and financial donations are also needed.

    Candles & Carols

    Friday, December 5 at 7:30pm in Reardon Auditorium, Anderson University
    Join us as we celebrate the 50th annual Candles & Carols. This special evening will feature familiar hymns and carols performed by the university musical ensembles, including the AU Chorale, Dance Ensemble, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Women's Chorus. Admission is free and seating is open. CD or DVD can be ordered. Contact: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at (765) 641-4450.

    Employment Opportunities

    Anderson University

    • Part Time Administrative Assistant for Student Life - Assistant Dean of Students (Residence and Housing). Part-Time (53% FTE) hourly position with limited 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, [email protected]. Persons with an application on file may call (765) 641-4132 to express an interest in this position.