News & Events Highlights

Single and Parenting

Single and Parenting

Sundays, beginning September 7
9:00am in Room 177

Single parents face unique challenges. Talk with other single parents about the issues you’re facing. Solicit advice from other single moms and dads, and pose your own questions about single-parenthood. Register online or in The Commons. Contact: Kelli McCord.

Divorce Care

Divorce Care

Sundays, beginning September 7
9:00am in Room 179

Divorce Care is a weekly seminar and support group for people separated or divorced. This is a place to be around people who understand and to gain valuable ways to heal. Register online. Instructors: Emily Kovacik and Kimberly Ritchhart. Contact: Emily Kovacik.

Divorce Care for Kids

Divorce Care for Kids

Sundays, beginning September 7
10:45am in Room 180

A 13-week class for kids ages 6-12. Children of divorced parents often feel alone, helpless, scared, sad, and confused. Divorce Care for Kids provides a safe and neutral place to help kids recognize and learn to share their feelings and heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce.

The program includes a separate adult Divorce Care at 9:00am in Room 179. Register in The Commons or online. Contact: Diane Seelbach at (765)-278-5029.

Called To Serve

Called To Serve

Sundays, September 7-October 12
9:00am and 10:45am services

During the first few weeks of fall, MPC will recognize and celebrate the many volunteer teams that serve our congregation. Each week will highlight a different team; bright shirts will help identify the team members who will be available for questions and high-fives! Tables in The Commons will be hosted to provide information and sign-ups for new volunteers.

On the final Sunday, all volunteers from every ministry along with Elders, Committee members and staff will celebrate together wearing their team colors, representing one big Madison Park Church Team!

Ancient Gates Release Concert

Ancient Gates Release Concert

Sunday, September 7 at 6:30pm
Main Auditorium

Alanna Story will present a free concert and night of worship from their new album, Ancient Gates. Experience and be blessed by the music, words and personal stories of the ministry of Alanna Story.

Miriam Project Walk/Run

Miriam Project Walk/Run

Saturday, September 13 at 8:30am
Broadway Ministry Center

The 12th annual 5K run/walk & 10K run fundraiser for the Miriam Project, begins at the Broadway Ministry Center at 1400 Broadway and follows the Shadyside Park trails. Pre-registration guarantees a t-shirt and ends Sept 5. Race day registration begins at 7:45am. Register at

Explore Madison Park

Explore Madison Park

Wednesday, September 17 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.

Do Something Anderson!

Do Something Anderson!

Blitz Week: September 28 – October 4, 2014

Mark your calendars to join neighbors and friends in city-wide service projects. All of the projects and work sites have been identified by the City of Anderson.


RETRO Live Concert

RETRO Live Concert

Saturday, October 4 at 7:00pm
Main Auditorium

Enjoy classic hits at a live concert performed by Madison Park talent. Come early and enjoy ice cream, vintage cars and fellowship.

Tickets on Sale in September in The Commons and the Church Office. $10 adults. $6 students. Complimentary guest ticket available with each full-price adult ticket; advanced sales only.

Have a vintage car you’d like to show off?
We’d love to have it on display during RETRO.
Contact John Walters at (765) 617-2986.

Mark Lowry and The Martins

Mark Lowry and The Martins

Friday, October 10 at 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:45pm)
Main Auditorium

Come and enjoy “Music & Madness” with comedian Mark Lowry and special guests The Martins and pianist Stan Whitmire.

General Admission Tickets
$15.00 – Group Rate (10+)
$20.00 – Advance purchase
$25.00 – Purchased at the door
$25.00 – Artist Circle (seating nearest stage)

Children age 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are admitted free. Must sit on a lap and not occupy a seat. No ticket required.

Purchase tickets online or call (260) 484-1029.
This event is sponsored by Trinity Communications Group.

Tickets available beginning Sunday September 7 in The Commons and at the Church Office, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.


General Announcements

General Announcements

Dove Harbor - Sweetest Night of the Year Dinner and Auction

Thursday, September 18 at 6:00pm at The Edge (519 Golf Club Toad in Anderson)
Begin with a scrumptious dinner and end with a fun and interactive fundraiser, auctioning off many fabulous desserts. Where else can you enjoy tasty treats while supporting a great cause. Tickets are $20 person available at Dove Harbor. Contact: Deanna Zimmer at (765) 642-1853.


Tuesdays, beginning September 9 at 9:00-11:30am in Crossroads Auditorium
All women are invited to grow spiritually, deepen friendship and nurture personal discipleship.Coffee fellowship, large group teaching, small discussion groups. Free Childcare. Click here to sign up! Instructor: Lisa Bitar.

Boundaries with Kids

Wednesdays at 6:30pm in Room 190. Class runs September 3-October 22
Helping children learn responsibility is a key issue. From temper tantrums and attitude problems to drugs and sex, learning limits and becoming responsible is a major part of growing up. For everyone in a parenting or teaching role. Workbooks available for $10. Contact: Cherilyn Horning.

Child Dedication Class

Sunday, September 28 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, October 19. Sign-up for the class by September 14, calling the Church Office at (765) 642-2000. Contact: Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor.

Scott Lutterman and the Heartland Big Band

The Count Meets The Duke
Saturday, September 27 at 7:00pm in The Commons (Doors open at 6:15pm)

The music of two jazz legends come together as the swingin' music of Count Basie and the styling's of Duke Ellington join forces on this evening of great big band standards. Featuring international jazz vocalist Everett Green and vocalist Karen Sipes. Songs include: "April in Paris," "Satin Doll," "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," and many more. Tickets on sale in The Commons, at the Church Office or online at

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Learning to Pray Like Jesus

Wednesdays at 6:30pm in Room 179
Introduction: September 10-October 15
Advanced: October 22-November 12
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: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Development.

Bicycling Ministry

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) 278-9243.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Wednesday, September 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.

J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

Thursday, August 28 (the 4th Thursday) at 11:30am at South Meridian Church of God, 2402 Meridian Street in Anderson
Enjoy great food, fellowship and special music hosted by the retirees group at South Meridian CHOG. Please enter under the portico at the back of the church building and take the stairs or the elevator to the lower level fellowship hall. Contact: Esther Crnkovich at (765) 649-3323.

Children’s Ministry

    Wednesdays - 6:30pm in the Children/'s Center

    For Elementary Age Children.
    An exciting adventure to the jungles of Africa. Experience what it's like to head out on safari and learn about Mungu's wild love for kids. Don't miss this adventure. Kwaheri. Contact: Shaiya Badgley,
    Elementary Age Coordinator.

  • Divorce Care for Kids
    Sunday at 10:45am in Room 180
    A 13-week class for kids ages 6-12. Children of divorced parents often feel alone, helpless, scared, sad, and confused. Divorce Care for Kids provides a safe and neutral place to help kids recognize and learn to share their feelings and heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce. The program includes a separate adult Divorce Care at 9:00am in Room 179. Register in The Commons or online at Contact: Diane Seelbach at (765)-278-5029.

Student Ministries


  • Indiana State Youth Convention - November 7-9 in Indianapolis


  • Sundays at 10:45am in Crossroads Auditorium


  • September 3: Fall Launch
  • Bible Studies:
    - Sundays at 9:00am in room 180
    - Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30pm at Williamson's Home

A Look Ahead:

  • Future Baptismal Dates:
    Sundays, September 14 and November 16.
    Contact Pastoral Care for more information.

  • September 28 – October 4, 2014 - DO Something!
    Mark your calendars for Blitz Week! Join neighbors and friends in city-wide service projects.

  • October 19-22: Retreat To The Cove/CBH Viewpoint
    Asheville, North Carolina. Featured guest, Buddy Greene.
    Registration details at

  • Planned Purity Seminar
    Saturday, November 1 from 9:00am-3:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium
    Planned Purity shows how purity is formed in a life, beginning with the heart and including sexual purity at the appropriate stage.

Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

Support The Troops

Sunday, September 7 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.

Be The One…to change our lives!

The kids are Madison Park Church have big dreams. They want to be pilots, teachers, and pastors. They could even be your doctor...or President! Don't you want them to know God before they do? YOU can be the ONE! You can shape who they become and build God's Kingdom. They are WORTH the INVESTMENT! Volunteers needed in Nursery, Preschool, and Elementary. Contact Ali Robinson, Early Childhood Coordinator, at the Church Office.

Special Events Volunteer

Greeters, ushers, and product table volunteers are needed to serve at special events held at Madison Park. To learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities, contact: Marti Euneman, Volunteer Coordinator at the Church Office.

Looking for ways to connect at Madison Park?

Serving on one of the Connections Teams might be just the ticket! Check 'em out:

    • Greeter Teams
    • Parking Valet Team
    • Lighthouse Café Servers and Attendants
    • Information Center Team
    • Holy Ground Coffee Bar Team
    • Hospitality Host/Hostess
    • Athletics Teams

Interested? Contact Pastor Shelly Stottlemyer at the Church Office for more information.

Family News

Anniversary Congratulations

Congratulations to William and Janet Griffis, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on August 21.

In Sympathy with

    • Shari and Doug Lawyer on the loss of her father, Karl Utley on Saturday, August 2.
    • Robert and Cindy Detweiler on the loss of his mother, Ann Marie Detweiler on Saturday, August 2.
    • Family and Friends of Nancy Lou Julian who passed away on Tuesday, August 5.
    • Joe Granger on the loss of his wife, Ruth on Wednesday, August 6.
    • Hether Trennepohl, Kole and Madison Goodnight, on the loss of their mother-in-law and grandmother, Judith Trennepohl on Sunday, August 10.
    • Lori and Sam Hanna on the loss of her mother, Theresa Cunningham on Friday August 15.
    • Anne Perkins, Trudy Perkins and Gena Starks on the loss of their husband, step-son and step-brother, Eric Neil Perkins on Friday, August 15.
    • Derek and Susie Brown on the loss of his father, Robert Brown on Tuesday, August 19.
    • Chris and Tricia Brooks on the loss of his mother, Barbara Brooks on Friday, August 22.

Feature Article

Article: The “Early Fruits” of Waiting

by the Pastoral Search Committee
As Madison Park Church celebrates the end of the sixth and final week of the Season of Waiting - with celebration, and an embracing of our identity and mission, our hearts turn toward trying to grasp what we have experienced. More.

Community and Ministry Partner News

Musical Fundraiser

Wednesday, September 3 from 11:00am-5:00pm at The Pitt on The Point in Anderson
The Pitt Bar-b-que proudly sponsors a fundraiser for the music ministry of First Lady Lutrille Dixon. Tickers $7 includes chicken or tips, coleslaw and green beans. Will deliver five or more dinners. Walk-ins welcome. Call (765) 631-1094.

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 or call (765) 642-1853 to schedule an appointment.