News & Events Highlights

Summer Wednesdays

Summer Wednesdays

5:00-6:30pm - Lighthouse Café
6:30-8:00pm: Inter-generational Church Family Experiences

    • July 1: Family Game Night at MPC - Cornhole, fishing, basketball and Sundae Bar.

    • July 8
    5:00-6:30pm Enjoy Beef and Noodles at Lighthouse Café
    6:00pm Incredible Outreach Experience as we go visit and interact with our older generation. 
    Madison Park teams will visit the residents at Primrose (1118 W. Cross Street)  and Bethany Point (1707 Bethany Road) in Anderson. Chose the location you would like to participate and meet an MPC leader in the lobby -  waiting for your arrival!  Questions? Contact: Rhonda Hollingsworth, Administrative Assistant, Student & Children’s Ministries

    • July 15 -  Night At The Edge: 7:00-9:00pm
    Enjoy a night at The Edge, 519 Golf Club Road in Anderson. Free swimming, games on the covered patio. 4-person Golf Scramble (Put together a team or join a team that night): Cart and nine holes for $15 (pay that night at the Edge). Shot gun shot at 7:00pm. Enjoy the game and win some prizes! Sign up for golf at Grand Central or contact Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant. Bring your lawn chairs and table games. Lighthouse Café will not serve dinner at church.

Hope When it Matters Most

Hope When it Matters Most

Summer Sermon Series

    Upcoming Services:

  • July 5: When Eternity is Just Around the Corner Sometimes, as we near the end of life’s journey, the fear of the unknown can be overwhelming. In Luke 16, Jesus shares the story of a man who was ill-prepared to enter eternity. As we study this passage, we gain some valuable insights that help prepare us and comfort us when eternity is just around the corner.
Living Proof

Living Proof

Summer Sermon Series
• July 12 - Loved by God
: Colossians 3
Have you ever noticed that something always distinguishes one person from another? Believers are like that. We are different for a very specific and important reason. Because God loved us so much, He choose us. That’s right! Our relationship to God’s Son was not imitated by us but by God Himself. We are living proof that God desires to relate intimately to His creation and it all began out of Love.

July 12: Talking with God - Luke 18-18

Explore Madison Park

Explore Madison Park

Wednesday, August 12 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.

Download the Madison Park App

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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

Holiday Schedule

The Madison Park Offices on Cross Street and the MPC Worship Site will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The worship site will open on Sunday morning, July 5 for regular scheduled activities and worship at 9:00 and 11:00am. If you have an emergency during these times, please call (765) 642-2000 and the pastor on call will be notified.

MPC Night at Victory Field

Friday, July 24 at 7:15pm

at Victory Field in Indianapolis
Enjoy a nights of baseball and fireworks and see MPC in the lights on the Victory Field Scoreboard. Lawn Tickets: $7 each available at Grand Central on Sundays, July 5, July 12 and July 19. Provide your own transportation. Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation.



Dove Harbor - Great Give

Once again SisterFitness is challenging their classes to take $5 and creatively multiply it to benefit the women and children of Dove Harbor. You can participate in the Great Give as well. Donations can be made online at doveharbor.org/great-give. Check out the Dove Harbor website for updated stories, pictures, and little miracles! Every donation helps greatly.



Farewell Celebration for Pastor Paula Spear and Family

Sunday, July 5 in The Commons
Celebrate Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor, her husband Kevin and family who will be moving to minister in Arizona. Share words of appreciation, cards and prayers for her continuing ministry. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Ali Robinson, Early Childhood Coordinator.



S.A.L.T. (Single Adults Living Truth)

All singles are invited to attend the summer fellowship and social activities.

  • Wednesday, July :1 from 5:00-8:00pm at MPC's All-Church Summer Wednesdays
    - Enjoy Barbecue Chicken & Pasta Salad, Family Game Night(Cornhole, Fishing, basketball)
  • Wednesday, July 8: from 5:00-8:0pm at MPC's All-Church Summer Wednesdays
    - Enjoy delicious Beef and Noodles and inter-generational fellowship.
  • Saturday, July 11: Concert at Conner Prairie
    - Meet at MPC parking lot at 5:30pm. Everyone is responsible for buying their own ticket.
  • Wednesday, July 15 from 7:00-9:00pm - MPC's All-Church Summer Wednesdays Night at the Edge (old Edgewood Country Club)
    - Family night of swimming, games on the patio, and 4-person golf scramble. Bring lawn games and table games.
  • Saturday, July 18: Singles game night from 6:00-10:00pm at Karl Graddy's home
    - Cost is $5 for the meat(hamburger, brats, hot dogs)
    - Everyone is to bring something to share. Last Names starts: (just suggestions)
    A thru F - drinks, vegetable or other trays
    G thru L - chips, snacks
    M thru R - salad, side dish, etc
    S thru Z - Dessert
    R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, July 15, so we know how much meat to buy.
  • Friday, July 24: All church Indians baseball game. Details to come.
    Contact: Wanda Anderson.



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    Important APP 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.



    MOPS

      - Thursday, July 9: Mother/Daughter Tea Party
      - Thursday, August 13:Fierce Festivities Dinner

    Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. MOPS groups rally women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find identity by journeying along side one another. MOPS meetings will be on the first and third Fridays of the month beginning September 4 from 9:00-11:30am at MPC. Contact: Annie Nichols and follow on facebook.com/madparkmops.



    Secret Keeper Girl - The Crazy Hair Tour Returns!

    Saturday, July 18 at 5:30pm in the Main Auditorium
    This event for tween girls and the mother-figure in their lives is an energetic explosion of light, music and fun featuring a fashion show that highlights modesty, an interactive "game show" and an engaging time of God's word penetrating the girl's hearts as they learn what He says true beauty and purity really are. Gold Circle Seats (front center section) $25 each / $23 each in groups of 10 or more. Premium Reserved Seats $15 each / $13 each in groups of 10 or more. For More Information and to purchase tickets visit the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour website or call Moody Radio Indiana at (888) 877-9467. Contact: Paula Spear, Children's Ministry Pastor.



    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.

      Honduras: October 10-17 led by John Collier
      Haiti: October 24 thru 31 led by John Walters. Trip cost is $600 plus airfare. Limited to 15 persons.
      Travel with CBH: Journey to the Holy Land - Israel and Jordan. January 4-16, 2016. Sign up at cbhviewpoint.org

    For more information contact: Jennifer Eviston, Administrative Assistant to Interim Senior & Senior Associate Pastors and Missions.



    Blood Pressure Clinic

    Wednesday, July 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.



    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

    • Julyl 1 Barbeque Chicken & Pasta Salad // Kids: Barbeque Chicken & Pasta Salad
    • July 8 Beef & Noodle s// Kids: Beef & Noodles
    • July 15 No Dinner
    • July 22 Italian Spaghetti // Kids: Cheese Ravioli & Marinara
    • July 29 No Dinner



    J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

      • Thursday, July 16 at Noon- Annual Summer Picnic
      At the home of Sherry and Terry Minton (510 S 300 E in Anderson. The MPC youth will enjoy the picnic with us and share about their summer trips. Bring side dishes and desserts only. The Mintons provide the hot dogs and drinks.

    Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation.



    Camp Challenge

    Indiana State Church of God Camp for children and teens.

    • Regular Registration: April 1 until two weeks from camp start date - $225.
    • Late Registration: within two weeks of camp start date - $265.

    Camp Dates:

      Young Explorers: June 11-13 Special Registrations - $99, $110, $150.
      Senior High: June 14-19
      Junior High: June 21-26
      3rd - 4th Grade: June 28-July 3
      5th - 6th Grade : July 5-10 4th
      5th - 6th Grade: July 12-17
      Adventure Camp: July 19-23 Special Registrations - $299, $325, $365.



    Children’s Ministry

      Wednesdays This Summer
      You and your family are invited to join family friendly-intergenerational events. Regular Wednesday night children's ministry program will join with the Junior High and adult groups.

        SUMMER SPECIAL EVENTS:

        • Water Park Day: Monday, July 20 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at Sahm's Water Park - off 91st Street in Indianapolis. Bring your own lunch or concessions stand available. Admission: $4 - ages 3-17, $5 -Adults, Free- 2 and under

        • Frozen Fridays: 7:00pm
          Connect and Chill Out! Friends and family invited.

            - July 10: Snow Castle on Broadway
            - July 31: Diggity's

        • INDIANS GAME - FAMILY NIGHT: Friday, July 24 at Victory Field in Indianapolis

        • 5th GRADE VISITS TO IMPACT: at 11:00am in Crossroads Auditorium:

            - Sunday, July 19: 5th graders
            - Sunday, August 9: Move-Up Sunday

        • TIME FLIES: 5th Grade Graduation: Sunday, July 26 at 10:00am

          5th grade graduates entering 6th grade and their families are invited to a special celebration in Crossroads Auditorium Contact: Shaiya Badgley.

        • KINDERGARTEN GRADUATE PARTY
          Sunday, July 26 from 1:00-3:30pm in Crossroads Auditorium
          All kindergarten kids who will be promoting to 1st grade in the fall of 2015 are invited to an afternoon of fun! Lunch will be provided. Please dress your kids in play clothes. this party is for kindergarten graduates only, sorry parents and siblings are not included! R.S.V.P. to Becky Rosenberg at (765) 642-8560.

        • MOVE-UP SUNDAY: August 9
          All children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade will move up to the next age level class. Contact Shaiya Badgley.
          For more information, contact Paula Spear, Children's Ministries Pastor.



    Student Ministries

    ALL YOUTH EVENTS

      - All Church Movie Night - Wednesday, June 24: 6:00-8:00pm
      - Night at The Edge: Wednesday July 15 from 6:00-8:00. All church pool, golf and games party at The Edge
      - Combined Jr. & Sr High Event: Wednesdays, August 12 and 19 from 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium
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    JUNIOR HIGH - IMPACT

    • Teaching Focus: We Believe:

        - Sundays, 11:00am in Crossroads Auditorium. Doors open at 10:15am
        - Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm in Room 176-178

    • engage Jr. High Summer Mission Trip
      June 29 - July 3
      St. Louis, MO - Staying at Harris Stowe State University
        Cost: $325. Includes all meals, lodging, T-shirt, transportation, work materials, emergency fund.
        Adult to student ratio: 1 adult to 5 youth.
      Required Training Dates:
        Sunday, June 14 - 6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads: Student Training and final Parent Meeting
        Sunday, June 28: Prayer in all services
      Training will include light snacks, team building exercises, discipleship and servant lessons.
  • FROZEN FRIDAYS 7:00pm Come Connect and Chill Out! Friends and family invited.

      - July 10: Snow Castle on Broadway
      - July 31: Diggidy's

      SENIOR HIGH - IGNITE

      • 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



  • Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    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.

    Christian Center

    The Christian Center kitchen serves 85,000 men, women and children a year and is need of canned fruits and vegetables, mayo, butter, spices as well as coffee, toilet paper and paper towels. Donations are deeply appreciated to enable the center to faithfully carry out this vital ministry. The Christian Center is located at 625 Main Street in Anderson. (765) 649-4264.

    Volunteer at Dove Harbor

    Dove Harbor is looking for volunteers to join the Donation Team, which exists to help provide resources to the women and children at Dove Harbor. Team members volunteer regularly between 2:30-4:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Join the team, at doveharbor.org to download a volunteer ministry application. For more information, contact Jennie Griffis, Resource Development Coordinator.

    Park Place Food Pantry

    MPC is joining forces with Park Place Church of God's Food Pantry, located in the community building behind the church on College Drive. The pantry gives food items to those who might otherwise have little to eat. It is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am-7:30pm. Volunteers are needed and appreciated to help in this ministry. Contact: Joe Womack at (765) 620-9342.

    Family News

    In Sympathy with

    • Ann and Ray Poole on the loss of her step-father, Jackie "Jake" Hosier, on Wednesday, June 10.
    • Rick and Cindy Netherton on the loss of his mother, Sandra K. Netherton on Monday, June 15.
    • Dennis and Brittany Mabeta on the loss of his brother, John Mabeta on Tuesday, June 16.
    • Judy Wells Renbarger on the loss of her companion, Aaron Oubuchone on Wednesday, June 17.
    • Darla and Roger Kinser on the passing of her mother, Crystal Pearl (VanMatre) Owens on Thursday, June 25.
    • Terri Edwards and Greg (Peggy) Carmack’s mother, Leslie Grider’s grandmother, Jean Ellen Carmack, passed away on Tuesday, June 30.

    Community and Ministry Partner News

    Women of Faith - Loved: The Farewell Tour

    July 31-August 1 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne Indiana
    Celebrating 20 years of laughter and life-changing messages. In 2015 the Farewell Tour brings long-time friends and exciting new additions together for an event focused on the message shared from the beginning: you are seen, you are known, you are free, you are loved. Register at womenoffaith.com or call 1-888-49.faith

    CONCERTS

    • The Kramers in Concert
      Friday, July 10 at 6:30pm at the Ovid Community Church
      The Kramers will share their testimony through gospel music. They have released numerous CD's and performed on the River Life Gospel Music Cruises. Scott produces and co-hosts the Good News Music Radio Program and Concert Series with Gaither Homecoming artist, Woody Wright. A love offering will be taken. Contact: Phyllis Keesling.

    Employment Opportunities