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biweekly weavings of the community at Madison Park Church of God—January 1, 2014

2013 In Pictures

January-March Beneficiary: Haiti Make a purchase at Holy Grounds and a portion of the proceeds will benefit MPC’s ongoing ministry in Haiti. Come early or linger after the Sunday worship services to enjoy conversation and refreshments. Visit to view the full menu.

IMPACT — Jr. High Summer Missions trip in Cincinnati

Sundays, 8:30am-11:30am

MasterCard, Visa and Discover accepted.

Worship Services August baptism in the lake

TRAKS—Children’s Ministry Volunteer Picnic

RETRO—The Power of Love

IGNITE – Sr. High Leadership Summit Missions Trip

TRAKS—Children singing in a worship service

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SUNDAY 9:00am - A blend of traditional and contemporary music, prayer, and teaching from God’s Word. 10:45am - Features a praise band with distinctively modern edge and teaching from God’s Word. Classes are offered for all ages at 9:00am and 10:45am. Visit Grand Central, formerly the Information Center, for a complete listing of all electives or visit MadisonParkChurch. org, Ministries page.

Resolve to dig deeper at Madison Park!

Plan to attend any of the new or returning classes coming to Madison Park Church! Wednesday classes begin January 8 and Sunday classes begin January 12, unless otherwise noted. Questions? Contact: Jackie Corn at the Church Office.


College Age and Young Adult Bible Class—Room 175

Looking for a class to attend with others your age? This is a brand new class led by Jesse Wilkerson based on foundational bible teachings and our Pastor’s weekly sermons.

Discipleship Essentials—Room 182

Jesus’ own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others and allow life to rub against life. The workbook designed for this class will help you follow this pattern Jesus drew for us. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith. Study Guides available. Instructors: Deb and Roy Losch.

Divorce Care —Room 179 Class begins January 19

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. Instructors: Emily Kovacik and Kimberly Ritchhart. Contact: Emily. Kovacik,

Single and Parenting—Room 177 Class begins January 19

Single parents face a number of 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. Instructor: Kelli McCord,

The Book of Revelation—Room 178

Attend this class and unlock the mysteries of John the Revelator! Instructor: Marty Samples, martin.


Christian Growth Bible Study—Room 175

Studies of the scriptures, historical understanding from the church at large, including the Church of God Movement, and practical application for life today. Open to all ages. Instructors: Jerry Sipe, (765) 623-772 and Darrel Sandall, (765) 778-1814.

Divorce Care For Kids (DC4K)—Room 180 Class begins January 19

A 13-week class for children ages 5-12 of divorced parents. 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 separation or divorce. Register online at or sign up in The Commons. Instructors: Diann Seelback and Bruce and Karen Roberts. Contact: Diann Seelbach, (765) 278-5029.

Financial Peace University (FPU)—Room 177 Class begins February 2 Powerful. Enlightening. Fun. Weekly video lessons and discussion groups. Dave Ramsey has a teaching style that is simple and easy to understand. He will change the way you think about money. Register at Walk-ins welcome. Instructor: Neal Kirby.

Fresh Start—Room 179

A ten step ten-step discipleship journey that introduces the basic tenets of the faith in an interactive way. Study Guides available. Instructors: Cal Bloom and George Nalywaiko.

HopeKeepers—Hospitality Room First Sunday of each month

For individuals coping with chronic illness and pain. Does your condition keep you from enjoying life? Then this time together may be just for you. Family members are also encouraged to attend. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea from Holy Grounds and join this journey of Hope. Instructor: Linda Teeple, (765) 378-7838.

Law and Order on Purpose—Room TBD

Everyone is welcome to join this wonderfully unique class and discuss new subjects each week. Instructor: Sam Hanna.

Real Life—Rooms 176-178

Up-beat and informal, this class takes an honest look at every day issues through the fiber of scripture. Open to all ages. Instructor: Jim Fox, jmfx@

Worship Arts Class—The Commons Stage

A Bible Study open to all ages. Instructor: Don Vosburg,


Bible Time—Hospitality Room /The Commons Class begins January 8

Enjoy a good meal with friends in The Commons then stay an hour longer to learn more of God’s Word! Instructor: Ron Matas.


Discipleship Essentials—Room 182

Jesus’ own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others and allow life to rub against life. The workbook designed for this class will help you follow this pattern Jesus drew for us. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith. Study Guides available. Instructor: Ellen Daniels.

Men of Madison Park—Room 180

Bible study for men of all ages. Instructor: Mickey Foley,

W.O.W. (Women of the Word) Rooms 175/177

Class begins February 4

Join us we study God’s Word! Instructors: Jennifer Wilson, and Barb Collier,


RefresHer—Crossroads Auditorium Tuesdays beginning February 4, 9-11:30am

Feel like you’re too busy to have the relationship with God you want? We are exploring how to find intimacy with God in the busyness of life. Join us for a great time of friendship and faith building as we study the Bible together. Childcare available at 9:00am. Contact: Lisa Bitar,lisabitar@ MPJ1:27 — Rooms 175/177

Second Saturday of every month, 7-8am

MPJ1:27 (Madison Park James 1:27) is an outreach ministry for men with a simple model of ministry to widows, widowers, single mothers and others in distress in our church and our communit y. Application is required. Contact: Clark Simpson,, (765) 402-2753.

SALT (Single Adults Living Truth) Rooms 175/177

Sundays beginning February 14, 6pm

All singles are invited to attend! Enjoy Bible study, fellowship and social activities throughout the year. Coordinators, Don Wilson, Kimberly Richhart and Nancy Bitner. Contact: Wanda Anderson, (765) 620-4607.

J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) Crossroads Auditorium

March - November Third Thursday Monthly at Noon

Senior adults enjoy a pitch-in-lunch, fellowship and special speakers. Leaders: Jim and Eddie Fox. Contact: Esther Crnkovich, bobandesthercrnk@aol. com.

New Year’s Day Holiday Schedule Changes: All Wednesday activities are suspended on January 1. The Church Office and Worship Site will also be closed, also. If you have an emergency during these times, please call (765) 642-2000 and a pastor will respond.

News You Can Use

Children’s Ministries

10 For Life: For K-grade 5, Wednesday’s from Miriam Project: The Miriam Project, 6:30-8:00pm The Bible is a guidebook for established by Madison Park Church in living, filled with life-giving, power packed response to the need for adoptive services words to give directions for life. 10 scriptures in Madison County, provides adoption to memorize and build a foundation of Bible services to assure that all children within knowledge. Games, action, worship and the reach of this ministry are embraced by Jesus - to change lives forever! Contact: Amber healthy and loving families within the body Rodecap, Elementary Coordinator. of Christ. Become an Adoption Advocate by contributing financially on the new online Children’s Ministry Assistant Training: donation page and sign up to receive the Sunday, January 12 at 9:00am in Room 179. monthly e-newsletter. Contact: Kids completing grades 3 through 9 Thomas Horrocks at (765) 640are invited to serve as Children’s 1580. Ministry Assistants (CMA) in preschool classes. Special Men Needed for training, will equip Handbell Choir: CMA’s. Contact: Ali Sunday, January 26 Class Instructors and Robinson, Early Childhood at 9:00am. Eleven Coordinator. Small Group Facilitators men are needed for a one-time-only, Jesus is Our Quarterly Meeting all men’s handbell Superhero Night: Sunday, January 26, 10:15–10:45am at choir. Need only a Saturday, February Grand Central in The Commons. limited knowledge 22 from 5:00 - 8:00pm, of music, ringing The Commons. All kids Share teaching updates, teaching tips techniques will be have heroes! At our and concerns. Facilitators: Andy and taught. Rehearsals are Jesus is our Super Hero LuAnne Klepfer. on Tuesdays, January 7, night kids and parents 14 and 21. Contact: Tom will meet heroes worth Evans at (317) 339-2176. having. Encounter costumed Bible Hero actors, carnival Celebrate Recovery: Fridays games, crafts, and collect Bible at 6:30pm in Crossroads Hero Cards to trade and treasure. Auditorium. Eight principles based For families with children ages 3 - grade 5. on the teaching of Jesus help bring real life Contact: Amber Rodecap, Elementary Coordinator changes and provide healing from hurts or Ali Robinson, Early Childhood Coordinator. accumulated over a lifetime and freedom from destructive behaviors. Child care available. Contact: Pastoral Care. Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic: Wednesday, Stephen Ministry—Christ Caring for People January 8 from 5:30-6:30pm in The Commons. Through People: MPC’s Stephen Ministry MPC Parish Nurses conduct a free blood is a program that equips lay persons to pressure screening for MPC-goers and provide distinctively Christian one-to-one community friends. Contact: Sonia Smythe at care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and community. On November Safe Sitter Event: Saturday, February 8 at 3 in both worship services persons who have 8:30am-3:00pm, Room 175/176. Ready to completed training will be commissioned: care for children in a safe way? It is a very Heather Imel, Melanie Hendricks, Bradley important job. You need life and safety skills Duncan, Bob Gilliam. If you are drawn to help to take care of and protect children. Safe people in their time of need, please consider Sitter is the only national not-for-profit solely becoming a Stephen Minister. The next devoted to preparing sitters age 11 and up, to training begins in January 2014. If you need a confidently care for themselves and younger Stephen Minister or information about training, children when adults are not present. Lunch contact Nancy McCafferty at (765) 644-1472. is provided. Registrants will bring home a backpack filled with safety info and supplies. Learn more at Registration deadline is February 1, 2014. Cost $40. Contact: Amber Rodecap at the Church Office.

Opportunities to Serve

Wednesday, February 19 at 6:00pm in the 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. You’ll meet others who are on the same journey as you and begin the process of getting connected. Find details or sign-up in the Hospitality Room or online at Contact: Shelly Stottlemyer, Pastor of Front Door Ministries.


Support The Troops: Sunday, January 5 in The Commons. Ministers to those serving in the armed forces and their families. Register troops, families and volunteer. Contact: Linda Eaton at (765) 552-0447.

Family News To submit a threads announcement regarding a birth or death, please contact the Pastoral Care office at (765) 642-2000.

Congratulations to:

AJ and Christa Taylor on the birth of Lauren Elliana on November 19. Grandparents, Randy Ballinger, Pam and Don Talor and great-grandparents, Bob and Jeanne Ballinger. Dustin and Alyssa Laciano who welcomed baby girl, Avalynn on November 26. Proud great-grandmother is Carole Sorrell.

In sympathy with:

Danielle Brossart at the passing of her father, Sanford Kort on December 7. Geraldine Sheets at the passing of her husband, Gerald on December 7. Jeanette MacMillian, Lucille Helpling and Lynette Huth on the loss of their husband and father, Fred MacMillan on December 14. Carolyn Goldsmith and Christy Maidlow on the loss of their husband and step-father, Mike Goldsmith on December 18.

Community and Ministry Partner News 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.

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A Christmas Carol, featuring Peter Pan as the Second Spirit

MPJ 1:27— Men’s Outreach Ministry

Globalx Trip to Russia

DO Something! Anderson

RETRO—The Power of Love

ZUMBA—The Great Give


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