Pastor Ken Reporting – January 19, 2018

I hope you enjoyed the snow! I know my kids were very excited to have school cancelled for two days this week. Our Madison Campus Elementary School principal, Dr. Marty Sutton, had a very amusing video regarding closing school. Here’s the link. We will be having church services this Sabbath at their normal times. Be sure to read “One Big Thing” for more information about this Sabbath.
The pastoral team had the privilege of attending the Southern Union Ministerial Convention in Orlando, Florida, January 7-10. The theme was “The Gospel Changes Everything.” The meetings were refreshing and thought provoking. David Asscherick led off with a dynamite presentation that I wish each one of you could have heard (if they ever post the video I will share the link) on how the Gospel and Adventist beliefs are not seperate entities but rather how each one of our beliefs makes Jesus (who is the Gospel) beautiful. One of the other highlights for me was meeting Lee Strobel who wrote “The Case for Christ” which I think is a phenomenal defense of the Christian faith. I truly appreciate everyone involved with giving us as pastors a chance to rest and be fed spiritually!
(If you don’t read anything else, read this)
This Sabbath is our church ministry fair. Our church ministries will have booths set-up in the fellowship hall that you can get information about what they do and how you can be involved. Our church service will start off in the sanctuary with a very short introduction to the ministry fair. You will then have the opportunity to tour the booths and then we will close with final thoughts in the church sanctuary. We hope this Sabbath will not only make you aware of the ministries our church currently operates, but will make you aware of ministries that we do not have that perhaps God is calling you to start.
Wanda Burks Susan Husky Roger Nelson Ken Owen
Mike Goulet David Engen Lincoln Underwood Eva Phillips
Paul Hunter Celia Mesh Julie Henderson Judy Culpepper
Elizabeth Gaines Nathan Spalding Johnson Family Charlie Cecil & Family


Our church youth will be having supper and vespers in the youth room this Friday at 6:30 pm.
Come out this Saturday night, January 20, with a team of friends for a Glow in the Dark Volleyball Tournament! MCE 8th graders are fundraising for their class trip. Registration is at 5:30 pm and the first game will start at 6 pm. The entry fee is $10 per player. Come out and eat, watch, and play!
Stay connected with your forever family at Madison Campus! Get our new church app today. With this app installed on your device you can connect with members, take sermon notes, follow a daily Bible reading plan and stay up on the happenings around the church! To get the app go the the Apple or Google Play App Store. In the search bar type in “Madison Campus Church.” The app is free.
Our very own Madison Campus Elementary will be having a “Discovery Day,” Sunday, January 28th from 10 to 11 am. The event is open to children ages 3-5. MCE’s PreK and Kindergarten will explore art, science, and more with your children. It’s going to be a wonderful time!
A group of lay members have launched an initiative to begin raising money for renovations in our church sanctuary and a few other areas of the church. As many of you are very aware, our pews are in bad shape and the carpet in the sanctuary is over 20 years old. Please simply mark “Church Renovation” on your tithe envelope. Please only do this in addition to your normal tithe and offering as we still need to meet our tithe and offering budgets for this year.
There will be a church business meeting on February 10 at 6:00 pm. If you have any agenda items that you would like considered by the church, please contact me by Tuesday at 6 pm.
The pastoral staff and elders would like to invite the entire church to read through the entire Bible together in 2018. If you have never read through the entire Bible this is a great opportunity to discover how easy it is to do and the huge blessings that come from reading the Bible consistently. We are using a Bible reading plan called, “Let’s Read the Bible Together.” The easiest way is to go to our new church app and chose the plan in the Bible reading plan section. Another option is to download from the app store the Youversion Bible app and then search for the “Let’s Read the Bible Together” reading plan. If you would prefer a hard copy of the reading plan look for the bright yellow piece of paper at the kiosks in the church lobbies.
We will be starting a new Madison Campus 101 class on January 20. The class meets for 10 weeks during Sabbath School and is led by the pastoral staff in my office. It is the perfect opportunity to get the answers to everything you ever wanted to know about Madison Campus. Ty Gibson’s “Refresh,” is our textbook and is provided free of charge.
Happy New Year!  Mission of Hope is collecting devotional books and bibles again this year to take to the Philippines.  Please bring them to the church office or library and mark “MOH” so we know it is for us. For more information contact Teresa Quirante at
On February 17 from 6-8 pm celebrate Valentines Day by spending an evening of music provided by Judson Jazz along with a tasty spaghetti dinner at the Madison Campus Elementary gym. This is a great way to relax with family and friends while supporting Celebrate Recovery, Bags of Love and other outreach ministries. What a fun way to love God, love people and serve the world! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, or $35 for a family.
Madison Academy’s literature evangelism program is adding a female leader and needs a place for her to stay from the beginning of January through the end of June. If you are able to provide a place, please contact Rocky Davis, the KYTN Publishing Director, either via  email or at 615-859-1391.
We will be having a campus-wide week of prayer February 4-10. At Madison Academy, Pastor Nacho will be speaking in the mornings, Mondaythrough Friday. At Madison Campus Elementary, Madison Academy students led by Chaplain Jamieson will be speaking at morning worships. Here at the church students and teachers from Madison Campus Elementary led by Principal Sutton will be leading our week of prayer. Meetings at the church will begin with a light supper served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. From 6:30 to 7:15 pm we will have our devotional time.
Madison Academy Knights Basketball is this Saturday January 20 at the MA gym. It is senior recognition knight. LCA vs MA Lady Knights begins at 6 pm. LCA vs MA Boys begins at 7:15 pm Senior Recognition will be after girls’ game and before start of boys’ game.
It’s a MCC game night February 10, 7-10 pm following the church business meeting.  Bring your favorite card and table games.  Popcorn and sweet treats will be provided.
We will be having a church social at Hendersonville Strike and Spare, February 24, from 7-9 pm. The address is 90 Volunteer Dr., Hendersonville.  The cost is $10 for 2 games & shoes. You can pay Jennifer at the event. Reserve your spot by Feb. 19, by contacting Jennifer Taylor at or text 615-498-3973
Jan. 28: Discover MCE kids 3-5 y/o
February 3: Imagine Nashville Event
February 4 – 10: Madison Campus Community Wide Week of Prayer
Feb. 9-11, (Date Correction) CrossFit at ICC for public campus students:  high school jr. & sr. and college and young professionals.
February 10:  Jeremy Anderson will be speaking at 3:30-5p.m. followed by a light supper at 5 p.m.
February 10: Church Business Meeting at 6 p.m.
February 107 p.m. Game Night following Church Business Meeting
February 17: Celebrate Recovery Sabbath
February 17: Heart to Heart Dinner & Music at MCE  6 p.m.
February 247 p.m. Bowling Night at Hendersonville Strike & Spare
For a detailed calendar of all MCC events click the Calendar button.

What a blessings to work with this fantastic team! Thanks to Jeffrey Hamburger for snapping this picture of our church staff. Snow may or may not have been thrown at each other. If it was, Pastor Julie threw the first snowball…just saying.
Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. 
Mark 6:31 (NLT)
Getting rest is Biblical. There is of course the Sabbath commandment, the verse I quoted above, and many other texts talking about rest. Coming out of 2018 I was feeling pretty tired. Last week I took some vacation time with my family down in Florida and then got to enjoy some snow days when I returned. It’s amazing how much of a difference a little rest makes. While we will be talking this Sabbath about service, it’s important to remember that you cut more wood by taking time to stop and resharpen your ax periodically.

Remember to live our mission. Love God. Love people. Serve the world.

God’s blessings,

Pastor Ken

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