News & Events Highlights

Miriam Project - Change for Children

Miriam Project - Change for Children

Get a baby bottle in The Commons, fill it with coins, paper money, or check. Return it to The Commons by June 19 to support the Miriam Project Adoption Services’ Annual Change for Children Fundraiser. Contact: Meg Scaggs at (765) 640-1580.

Indiana Ministries Benefit Concert

Indiana Ministries Benefit Concert

An Evening with Brian and Kim Tabor
Friday, June 3 at 7:00pm
Benefit for Indiana Ministries of the Church of God Financial Freedom Fund. Admission is free. Contact: Cindy Talley at (317) 733-6477.

Baptism Service

Baptism Service

Sunday, June 26
Baptism in the Lake

Everyone thinking about baptism or planning to be baptized on Sunday, June 26 is encouraged to attend a class on Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30pm in Green Room 2, or Sunday, June 19 at 10:45am in Room 179. Sign up on the Sunday Connect Card, here on the MPC website or App or contact the Congregational Care Office.

Church of God Regional Convention and CHOG Table

Church of God Regional Convention and CHOG Table

June 21-23
Hosted at Madison Park Church
The theme of the regional conventions is “Reclaim Your Neighborhood,.” emphasizing the practice of reclaiming what hell has stolen— a natural extension of the concept, “Jesus is the Subject.” The reclaim rally cry is centering on each church’s local sphere of ministry.  Six Plenary Sessions, beginning on Tuesday at 7:00pm continuing through Wednesday night, will feature guest speakers: Milton Grannum, Ben Hardman, Arnetta McNeese Bailey, Steve Arterburn and Reggie McNeal with worship leaders Alanna Story. Thursday will feature a CHOG Table—TOPIC: Immigration/Refugee Crisis. For complete schedule and to register go to jesusisthesubject.org/church-of-god-convention-2016..

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Wednesday
June 29
2:00-8:00pm
Crossroads Auditorium

Sign up at the Missions Corner in The Commons on June 5. Participants who sign up are eligible for Cedar Point tickets!

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.

Announcements

General Announcements

General Announcements

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.



Anderson Independence Parade

Sunday, July 3
Madison Park will help celebrate at the Independence Parade. MPC-goers are needed to walk or ride on the float, work at the give a-way booth, clean-up after the parade and to decorate the float. Wear your "You Are Loved - No Matter What" t-shirts to the parade and help spread the word. Participants will meet on Sunday, July 3 at Athletic Park at 7:15pm. Sign up at the Missions Corner in The Commons on Sunday June 5. #iserveanderson. Contact: Doug Linville, Missions Pastor.



Employment at MPC

Part-time employment with the Custodial Team at the MPC Worship Site.
Part-time positions, ranging from 10- 25 hours a week with shifts of 4 to 6 hours in length. Contact: Rob Akridge, Facilities and Property Director .



Miriam Project - Change for Children

Get a baby bottle in The Commons, fill it with coins, paper money, or check. Return it to The Commons by June 19 to support the Miriam Project Adoption Services’ Annual Change for Children Fundraiser. Contact: Meg Scaggs at (765) 640-1580.



Missions Corner:

Sunday, June 5 in The Comons:
Visit the Missions Corner to register for the Blood Drive and check out the Madison County Summer Mission Opportunities. Pastor Doug Linville and Ali Robinson will be there to greet you and share about Missions at Madison Park!

8 More Announcements

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!



Parent and Child Dedication

Sunday, June 19 in the 9:00 and 11:00am Worship Services
Parent and Child Dedication Class: Sunday, June 5 at 11:00am in Room 181

The parent and child dedication is a public commitment before God, church, and family. The dedication ceremony provides the parents(s) an opportunity to express their desire to lead and spiritually nurture their child in cooperation with the Holy Spirit and the support of the church, in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, so the child will develop a desire to love God and others. Parents wishing to dedicate their child please contact, Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.



Stephen Ministry Training

Training begins in June through September
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.



Sponsor an Elementary Camper

June 9-11 for grades 1-3
July 10-15 for grades 3-5
at Camp Challenge, Church of God Youth Camp in Southern Indiana

TRAKs is seeking to provide MPC children the opportunity to experience the everlasting encounter of church camp. Kids wanting to attend camp this summer are currently raising funds and building camaraderie in preparation for this life changing week. The desire is for any child wanting to attend camp to be provided the opportunity. Please consider sponsoring a camper or making a donation to the "Elementary Camp Fund." Your gift is tax deductible. You will be included in the experience via photos, social media, personal and written contacts. The cost is $220 per camper per week. Give in regular worship offerings, online or by texting. Please indicate for "Elementary Camp". Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministry Director.



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 1: Northern Italian Spaghetti // Kids Option: Pasta and Marinara
  • June 8: Oriental Chicken Salad // Kids Option: Mac & Cheese
  • June 15: Beef and Noodles // Kids Option:Beef and Noodles
  • June 22: Church of God Convention at MPC - No dinner at Church
  • June 29: Hamburger, Brats, Corn on Cob // Kids Option:Hot Dogs and Chips



J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

Thursday, June 16 at Noon at the home of Terry and Sherry Minton, 510 S 300E in Anderson
All adults age 55 and older are invited to enjoy wonderful fellowship and delicious food in the beautiful outdoor setting. Bring a side dish, meat will be provided. Bring family and friends!. Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, at the Church Office.



Blood Pressure Clinic

Wednesday, June 1 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

Camp Challenge

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

    Early-bird registration (1/1/16 – 3/31/15)
    Regular registration (4/1/16 – 2 weeks from camp start date)
    Late registration (within 2 weeks of camp start date)
    June 9-11 Young Explorers $110 $125 $155
    June 12-17 Senior High $220 $250 $280
    June 19-24 7th & 8th Grade $220 $250 $280
    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 gocampchallenge.com



Summer Wednesday Children’s Programming

Wednedays 6:30-7:45pm June 15 - August 31 in the Children's Center
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 1.
Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.

Children’s Programs

Sundays at 9:00am and 11:00am
Classes and Child Care for all ages in the Children's Center

Quest -
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.
Our final QUEST for this school year will discover and explore Paul and Saul.
QUEST welcomes preschool - elementary age children to join in their grade level classrooms..
Sundae on Wednesday Celebration - May 25 at 6:30 in the TRAKs Children's Center
Practice the community of the first church as we have been studying in the Quest of Paul. Ice cream and toppings will be provided so kids can create their own sundaes. For more information or to volunteer, contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Pastor.



Money Earned for Russia

The 11:00am Kindergarten Traks class celebrated mission month in April. The kids earned $167.25 to help provide Bibles for their sister class in the Church of God in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Student Ministries

Student Ministries

Student Ministries

ALL YOUTH EVENTS

  • Project 765
    Thursday, June 16 from 8:00am-9:00pm
    A one Day service project for our community. We will team up with other area youth ministries to work on projects with local non-profits, schools and the city. Bring: work clothes, closed toe shoes, water bottle, swimsuit and towel, sunscreen. Cost: $10, covers lunch, dinner and pool party. Drop off and pick up at Eastside Church of God. Sign up by June 8. Contact: Eric Reeder, Senior High Pastor or JJ Perry, Junior High Pastor at (765-642-2000)



JUNIOR HIGH - IMPACT

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



SENIOR HIGH - IGNITE

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




Outreach and Missions

Outreach and Missions

Anderson Independence Parade

Sunday, July 3
Madison Park will help celebrate at the Independence Parade. MPC-goers are needed to walk or ride on the float, work at the give a-way booth, clean-up after the parade and to decorate the float. Wear your "You Are Loved - No Matter What" t-shirts to the parade and help spread the word. Participants will meet on Sunday, July 3 at Athletic Park at 7:15pm. Sign up at the Missions Corner in The Commons on Sunday June 5. #iserveanderson. Contact: Doug Linville, Missions Pastor.



iServe Opportunities

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

      - Sign up on Sunday, June 5 at the Missions Corner in The Commons

  • Anderson Independence Parade - July 3

      - 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 pay-less.com 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, June 7 at 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..



    Greeters for Children’s Ministry Area

    Sunday Mornings
    TRAKs needs your smile and hospitality on Sunday mornings serving in First Impressions. Children's Ministry is growing! In the past 8-months we have had more than 100 new children/families visit TRAKs on Sunday mornings. Would you serve 30-minutes, one service, one morning greeting our new families and extending a Madison Park "warm" welcome? Contact Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Director.

    Medical Volunteers

    Medical Volunteers are need to provide emergency medical assistance during regular worship services at MPC.If during a regular worship service you are attending a medical emergency arises you would be called upon to assist in assessing the person and gettint the attention they may require. Sign up at Grand Central if you would be available. Contact: David Reames, Interim Pastoral Care Pastor.

    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

    • Deanna Yancey for the passing of her sister, Saundra Ball on May 14.
    • The family of Wanda Yattaw. who passed away on May 17.
    • The family of Helen Porter who passed away on May 20.

    Community and Ministry Partner News

    Employment at MPC

    Part-time employment with the Custodial Team at the MPC Worship Site.
    Part-time positions, ranging from 10- 25 hours a week with shifts of 4 to 6 hours in length. Contact: Rob Akridge, Facilities and Property Director .



    CONCERTS

    • An Evening with Brian and Kim Tabort
      Friday, June 3 at 7:00pm
      Benefit for Indiana Ministries of the Church of God Financial Freedom Fund. Admission is free. Contact: Cindy Talley at (317) 733-6477.

    Employment Opportunities

    Dove Harbor

  • Part-time Case Manager: 29 hours per week.
  • Income Supports Coach
    This position is 20 hours per week. Bachelor’s degree in social service or related field.
    Contact Cherilyn Horning, Program Director at (765) 642-1853. Complete job description at doveharbor.org/news.