News & Events Highlights

Faith Promise - Freedom Sunday

Faith Promise - Freedom Sunday

February 14 in the 9:00 and 11:00am Worship Services
Come celebrate God’s faithfulness as we commit to become more like Christ and actively engage in God’s mission of redemption and reconciliation locally and around the globe.

MPC Facilities Update

MPC Facilities Update

MPC Commercial Property Update

    • Scatterfield Center - the former worship site on Scatterfield Road sitting on 20+ acres;
    • Madison Square - church offices off of Cross Street sitting on 3.8 acres; and
    • 135 acres of land for development at current Madison Park worship site - one 20 acre lot zoned for Assisted Living and an additional 115 acres for development. Madison Park Church is maintaining 70+ acres for its development.

Keller Williams Commercial Realty has been retained to represent the above mentioned commercial properties. New signage will soon be appearing on these properties as we aggressively market them. If you have any questions, please call Clark Simpson, MPC Business Manager at 765-642-2000 or Sharon Thompson, KW Commercial, at 317-564-7160.

FREE: All-Church Movie Night

FREE: All-Church Movie Night

Wednesday, February 24
6:00pm
Crossroads Auditorium

Explore the transformational role prayer plays in people’s lives. War Room follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, the Jordan’s marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. Through a newly energized faith, Elizabeth and Tony’s real enemy doesn’t have a prayer. Activities for children ages birth-5th grade will begin at 5:30pm in the Children’s Center. FREE Admission. FREE popcorn and drink!

Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

Friday, February 19 from 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday, February 20 from 9:00am-12:30pm at Broadway Ministry Center, 1400 Broadway in Anderson
Give your marriage a strong start. Led by by Linville Counseling Services therapists, April Linville and Brian Daugherty, the two day class includes computerized assessment of your relationship, class materials and a light snack. Cost $147. To enroll call Robin at (765) 642-1853.



RefresHer

RefresHer

Tuesdays at 9:00-11:00am in Crossroads Auditorium - Beginning February 9
This RefresHer season we are SUPER excited to be opening our Bibles to the book of Nehemiah! It is such a great Bible story, with so much practical application for where we are today It deals with themes of stepping out of comfort into calling, bathing decisions in prayer and lives in scripture, standing strong against opposition, and reclaiming a community’s godly identity. RefresHer mornings include large group teaching, laughter and video, along with small group breakouts for discussion. Come explore what God has for you next, with a community of women who seek, pray, and walk together. Check out RefresHer on Facebook.
Childcare and Home School elementary class, K-6 available.

Click here to sign up! Instructor: Lisa Bitar.

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

MPC Annual Business Meeting Results

At the Madison Park Church Annual Business Meeting held on Sunday, February 7, Jamie Wilkinson, Sarah Trick and David Whitmoyer were ratified as Resident Elders. The 2016 Budget was approved. The By Laws Amendment was approved.



Inter-generational Fellowship

Sunday, March 6, Between the Morning Worship Services in Crossroads Auditorium
Senior Adults are invited to join Junior High students for Donuts and Coffee and enjoy their acts of service and reaching across the generations.



Camp Challenge Fundraiser

Sunday, February 14, 8:30am-12:30pm in the Children's Center
Elementary students, planning to attend summer church camp, will be selling a variety of colored long stemmed carnations. Suggested donation is $1 per flower. The goal is to sell 400 flowers to help supplement the cost of attending church camp. Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children Ministries Director.



Parent and Child Dedication

Sunday, February 28 in the 9:00 and 11:00am Worship Services
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 Ministry Director by February 22.



Battle Plan for Prayer Bible Study

Wednesdays, March 2 - April 13 at 6:30pm in Room 179
Develop a deeper walk with God as you seek the Lord for your battles first. Based on the book The Battle Plan for Prayer, the study equips believers to create their own prayer strategy and be specific and strategic in prayer. It features teaching by Alex and Stephen Kendrick on the topics of: what prayer is and is not, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, specific strategies for prayer, and more. The study book, The Battle Plan for Prayer is encouraged but not required and can be purchased in the classroom for $10.00. Pastor Shelly Short, along with an assembled team, will be leading this six week prayer bible study



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Prepare-Enrich Premarital Class

Friday, February 19 from 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday, February 20 from 9:00am-12:30pm at Broadway Ministry Center, 1400 Broadway in Anderson
Give your marriage a strong start. Led by by Linville Counseling Services therapists, April Linville and Brian Daugherty, the two day class includes computerized assessment of your relationship, class materials and a light snack. Cost $147. To enroll call Robin at (765) 642-1853.



Employment Opportunity at MPC

  • MPC Day Care Programs: Kids Learning Station - & North Kids
    Full-time classroom teachers and aids. Must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma. Experience in group settings is preferred. Contact Melanie Denniston, Director.



  • Divorce Care Open House

    Thursday, February 25 from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 192
    Come meet the leaders, ask questions, look at materials and learn if this group is for you!
    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. Divorce Care class will be held on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm beginning on March 4 in Room 192. Register online. Contact: Christi Maidlow, Childrens Ministries Director..



    Divorce Care for Kids Open House

    Thursday, February 25 from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 193

    Stop in and check us out! Meet DC4K safekeepers, participate in a craft, ask questions, and learn how DC4K may be a group for you! Divorce Care for Kids is a 13-week class for ages 5-12. Children of divorce or parents separated often feel alone, helpless, scared, sad and confused. DC4K provides a safe and neutral place to help children recognize and learn to share their feelings and heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce. DC4K classes will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm beginning March 3rd in Room 193. Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Director.



    Faith Promise

    Sunday, February 6
    Spotlight on MPC Missionaries
    Sunday, February 14
    Freedom Sunday/Faith Promise



    Scott Lutterman and the Heartland Big Band

    Saturday, February 13 at 7:00pm in The Commons
    SWING! Went the Strings of My Heart
    Join the Heartland Big Band for a swingin' Valentines romance featuring the standards that made Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Michael Buble', and other singers famous for their croon and swoon. Songs include Call me Irresponsible, The Best is Yet to Come, Our Love is Here to Stay, Almost Like Being in Love, Ain't That a Kick in The Head, and many more! Guest singers Sarah Scharbrough, Layke Jones, Steve Williamson, Steven Moore, and Karen Sipes join the HBB for a fun night of music you'll "L-O-V-E"! Tickets are $15. All table seating General Admission. Coffee/Soft Drinks and desserts will be offered. Doors open at 6:15. Tickets can be purchased at Grand Central, Madison Park Church Office, or online at HeartlandBigBand,org



    All-Church Movie Night: War Room

    Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00pm in Crossroads Auditorium
    WAR ROOM
    Explore the transformational role prayer plays in people’s lives. War Room follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, the Jordan’s marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. Through a newly energized faith, Elizabeth and Tony’s real enemy doesn’t have a prayer. Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation.



    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 Pastoral 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 the Church Office 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:

    • Feb 10 Roast Pork Loin & Chocolate Fountain // Kids Option: Pizza
    • Feb 17 Lasagna // Kids Option: Cheese Ravioli
    • Feb 24 Breakfast: Egg Casserole, cheesy potatoes, biscuits & gravy // Kids Option: Waffles & sausage



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

  • Wednesdays at MPC: Join other singles at a table to enjoy a delicious Lighthouse Café Dinner and fellowship.
  • Super Bowl Party: Sunday, February 7 at 6:00pm
    Hosted at the home of Don and Barb Kuhl. Bring food and beverages to share.
  • Bible Study Kick-Off: Tentative - Sunday, February 14 in Cross Roads Auditorium - 5:00pm
    Enjoy fellowship, finger food, a scavenger hunt and introduction of the Bible Study, Life Lessons: 1 Corinthians by Max Lucado​.
    R.S.V.P. by Sunday, February 7 to Wanda Anderson at (765) 620-4607
    Contact: Wanda Anderson and Karl Graddy.



  • Blood Pressure Clinic

    Wednesday, February 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.



    Children’s Ministries

    Children’s Ministries

    Divorce Care for Kids Open House

    Thursday, February 25 from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 193

    Stop in and check us out! Meet DC4K safekeepers, participate in a craft, ask questions, and learn how DC4K may be a group for you! Divorce Care for Kids is a 13-week class for ages 5-12. Children of divorce or parents separated often feel alone, helpless, scared, sad and confused. DC4K provides a safe and neutral place to help children recognize and learn to share their feelings and heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce. DC4K classes will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm beginning March 3rd in Room 193. Contact: Christi Maidlow, Children's Ministries Director.



    Children’s Programs

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

    Get Fit:
    Elementary age classes in January will feature kid-sized lessons that mirror Pastor Paul’s Get Fit series. Weekly lessons will feature the same topic and scripture passages parents will hear in the Main Auditorium, enabling kids and parents to share and discuss the topics on how to Get Fit. This is a big WIN for kids and their parents. This, along with other exciting changes lead to an incredible journey.
    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.
    Quest III
    The 5-week session will focus on Jonah. A Family Experience: Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30pm in the Main Auditorium.
    The children of TRAKs have been on a QUEST exploring Jonah. The 5-week journey will culminate with a family experience in Main Auditorium. This upbeat, interactive service includes music, worship, fellowship, and a special message from Pastor Marc. Everyone, all ages, is invited to join this FamilyXP! The next 5-week QUEST explores Jesus and will begin Wednesday, March 2. . For more information or to volunteer, contact: Christi Maidlow, Interim Children's Ministries Director.



    Student Ministries

    Student Ministries

    Student Ministries

    ALL YOUTH EVENTS

    • All Church Movie Night - WAR ROOM
      6:00-8:00pm in Crossroads with popcorn and drinks!

    JUNIOR HIGH - IMPACT

    • Teaching Focus: Get Fit.

        - 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

      February

        • Teaching Focus: Back2Back
          Friendship is important! "A real friend stick closer than a brother." It's good to know that someone has your back. God does! Friends do too!
        • IYC/Mexico Mission Trip Meeting for parents and students- Wednesday, February 10 after Ignite
          Trip updates, schedule, payment plan, fundraiser info.


      March

        • Teaching Focus: March Madness
          What does it take to keep moving forward in life and in faith even in the face of adversity? God has given us everything we need to win at life and eternity. Keep winning!
          Easter Egg Fundraiser: March 11-12: Make eggs, Sign up to work hours. SELL - SELL - SELL!
        • Easter Week Schedule: Wednesday, March 23 - No Ignite
          Maundy Thursday Service - March 24: 7:00pm Communion and Foot Washing at MPC
          Good Friday Celebration - March 25 : 7:00pm - Worship with Alanna Story at Scatterfield North Anderson


      April

        • Teaching Focus: #GOALS
          Relationship goals. . . we know you have them. Take a look at God's standard for pure relationships and how to have healthy #GOALS.
        • BELOVED: A ministry for High School and College Girls - April 8-8 at Madison Park Church. Registration $25.



    Outreach and Missions

    Outreach and Missions

    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 Mission Trip
      February 27-March 5, 2016

    For more information contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation and Missions or John Walters, CBH Viewpoint.



    Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    Volunteer / Serving Opportunities

    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.

    Adopt and Bless an Adult

    Madison Park is the home church to approximately 50 people residing in convalescent homes. Wonderful, Godly people who are almost desperate for friendship, for encouragement - to be reminded that somebody really cares. Thank you to those who have responded but there are still several names left. Here's the opportunity, would you as an individual or couple or small group prayerfully consider "adopting" a person in a convalescent home, encouraging them, investing in them, perhaps sending them cards or creatively showing them love and care? We are truly blessed...in order that we can be a blessing to others. Contact: Jackie Corn, Administrative Assistant, Spiritual Formation, Missions, (765) 642-2000.

    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

    Birth Congratulations To

    • Stephen and Ally West on the birth of daughter, Ivey Ray on January 22.
    • Adam and Cayla Truman on the birth of son, Beckett on January 25.

    In Sympathy with

    • Dana Huff on the passing of her husband, Joe Huff on January 13.
    • The Gates Family on the passing of Fred Gates on January 14.
    • Krista and Don Julian and family on the passing of her mother, Glenda Oakley on January 19.

    Community and Ministry Partner News

    The Christian Center - Walk A Mile in My Shoes

    Saturday, February 13 at 8:30am at Reardon Auditorium on the Anderson University Campus
    Walk A Mile In My Shoes is a community-wide event to help bring awareness to the plight of our Homeless and Hurting neighbors in Madison County and North Central Indiana. Participants seek pledges and sponsors or make a donation and the join community leaders to walk a mile from Reardon Auditorium to The Christian Center in a show of support and solidarity. Register on line at The Christian Center, select the Ways to Help tab, then click the Walk A Mile Fund or call Rob Spaulding, Director of Operations at (765) 649-4264 Ext. 221.

    Bethany Pointe Open House

    Saturday, February 20 from 2:00-4:00pm at The Villas at Bethany Pointe Clubhouse. Learn what there is to love about independent living at the Bethany Pointe Villas! Maintenance Free, No buy in. Pet friendly. Housekeeping included. Coomplimentary refreshments, Door Prizes, Entertainment by Paul White. Villa Model Tours. Call (765) 356-3555 for more information.

    Sandi Patty Concert

    Forever Grateful - The Farewell Tour
    Sunday, April 24 - 7:00pm
    Madison Park Main Auditorium

    Here are more promotional videos by Amy Grant, Matthew West, Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman, who are dear friends of Sandi’s Tickets available at the Church Office. Premier Seating Tickets must be purchased online. Church group rate is $18.50 per ticket (a savings of $6.50) Use the promo code CHURCH. For for more Information and to purchase tickets go to: http://oetkendesign.com/premier/sandipatty/042416-01b.html