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Life Lessons

Life Lessons

Current Sermon Series
Life Lessons sermon series centers around the life of Moses and how the life lessons throughout his life relate directly to our lives. Lessons like, when you blow it, second chances, multiply your leadership, give away what’s been given to you. At every turn, we see ourselves in the life of Moses.

Planned Purity Seminar

Planned Purity Seminar

Saturday, November 1 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Crossroads Auditorium

Planned Purity is Jennie Bishop’s model explaining how purity is formed in a life, beginning with the heart and including sexual purity at the appropriate stage. A simple concept called The Five Doors of the Heart can be applied when parenting young children, and also applies to adults pursuing purity themselves.

Planned Purity is taught through five-session Saturday seminars, speaking engagements and through our resources.The book, Planned Purity for Parents, moves through the entire diagram, providing a Saturday seminar in book form as well as a resource section with scripts, object lessons, family contracts, and more.

Registration: $15 per person, $25 per couple. Includes lunch and complimentary childcare.

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Contact: Pastor Paula Spear (765) 642-2000.

Explore Madison Park

Explore Madison Park

Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00pm
Hospitality Room

Explore Madison Park provides the essential information you need to know before calling Madison Park Church your church home. The class answers questions such as who we are, what we believe, and our church membership process in a relaxed, fun, and interactive format.

Everyone is welcome! Pre-registration is not required. Contact Shelly Stottlemyer, Pastor of Connections.

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 HeartlandBigBand.org

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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

DINNER THEATRE
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.

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EVENING PERFORMANCES
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 iTickets.com. Seating is limited. _______________________________________

SATURDAY MATINEE
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.

Announcements

General Announcements

General Announcements

Dove Harbor Benefit at Texas Roadhouse

Friday, December19 from 11:00am - 2:00pm
Enjoy watching the MPC staff and special guests host and serve you! Bring family, friends and office staff groups. All tips will be donated to Dove Harbor. Contact: Deanna Zimmer at (765) 642-1853.



IWU Chorale Concert

Sunday, October 26 at 9:00am in the Main Auditorium
The Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale returns to MPC under the direction of Dr. Todd Guy. The Chorale strives to present the finest level of performance and ministry in chorale music. Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership.



Clocks Fall Back

Sunday, November at 2:00am
Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night, November 1.


S.A.L.T. Bible Study

Sundays at 6:00-08:00pm in Room 175
S.A.L.T. (Single Adults Living Truth) The discussion for the month of November is Culture Shock by Chip Ingram. All singles are invited. Enjoy bible study, fellowship and social activities. The group will break for the holidays, November 30, resuming on January 18. Facilitator: Don Wilson. Contact: Wanda Anderson at (765) 620-4607.



CHRISTMAS GIVING OPPORTUNITY - Operation Christmas Child

Now through November 16, Drop off in The Commons
Discover the power of a simple gift by reaching out to children in difficult circumstances around the globe. Fill a shoebox with items such as small toys, toiletries, hard candy, and school supplies. Drop off shoeboxes in The Commons through November 16. Be sure to include $7 for shipping and handling. More at www.samaritanspurse.org. Contact: Sandy McCurdy at (765) 683-1435.



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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

  • October 29: Chili and Baked Potato Bar // Kids: Hot Dogs
  • November 5: Loaded Baked Potato Soup // Kids: Grilled Cheese and Chips
  • November 12: Beef and Noodles // Kids: Beef and Noodles
  • November 19: Roast Pork and Dressing // Kids: Mini Corn Dogs, Mac & Cheese
  • November 25: Closed due to Thanksgiving Holiday. All evening activities dismissed.



Adult Baptism Class

Two Options: Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30pm in Room 177 and
Sunday, November 9 at 10:45am

Anyone thinking about baptism or planning to be baptized on Sunday, November 16 are encouraged to attend one of the class options. Sign-up options: Online, call the Church Office, or stop by the table in The Commons on Sundays, October 26 or November 2.



Blood Pressure Clinic

Wednesday, November 5 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 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.



Student Ministries

ALL YOUTH EVENTS

  • Fall Bowl: Sunday, October 26 from 6:00-8:00pm at Coopers Sport Bowl. $5 per person. Bring a friend!
  • Indiana State Youth Convention - November 7-9 in Indianapolis. Deposit of $60 due by October 19.
  • Christmas Caroling: December 10

JUNIOR HIGH - IMPACT

    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.

SENIOR HIGH - IGNITE

    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.

Christian Center | Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

Friday, November 7 from 11:00am – 2:00pm, 2115 S. Scatterfield Road in Anderson
The Christian Center is holding a fund raiser at Texas Roadhouse. Enjoy a delicious lunch and be served by local celebrities, including MPC's own Rolland Daniels, Shelly Stottlemyer, and Natalie Farmer. All tips support the hungry, hurting and homeless of Madison County. Contact: The Christian Center at (765) 649-4264.

Support The Troops - Preparing for Christmas

Sunday, November 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

  • Kevin and Kimberly Majeski who welcomed Maximus Logan, born on Saturday, October 11.
  • In Sympathy with

  • Carole Sorrell on the loss of her brother, Mike Maguire, on Monday, September 8.
  • Gloria Kriebel, David (Megan) Kriebel, on the loss of their husband and grandfather, James Alvin “Al” Kriebel, on Sunday, September 21.
  • The family of Adina Flynt, who passed away on Wednesday, October 1.
  • Community and Ministry Partner News

    Christian Center | Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

    Friday, November 7 from 11:00am – 2:00pm, 2115 S. Scatterfield Road in Anderson
    The Christian Center is holding a fund raiser at Texas Roadhouse. Enjoy a delicious lunch and be served by local celebrities, including MPC's own Rolland Daniels, Shelly Stottlemyer, and Natalie Farmer. All tips support the hungry, hurting and homeless of Madison County. Contact: The Christian Center at (765) 649-4264.

    Fall into Christmas

    Saturday, October 25 from 10:00am-8:00pm at Mounds Mall of Anderson
    Visit and shop at various vendor booths, silent auction, nativity set displays. Benefit for Secret Families of Madison County. Contact: Danielle Brossart at (765) 606-5466.

    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, kayoung@anderson.edu. Persons with an application on file may call (765) 641-4132 to express an interest in this position.