Pastor Ken Reporting – July 12, 2018

I am very excited about how well our 3rd Annual Block Party went last Sunday. We had 194 children registered to pick-up backpacks and school supplies. That number does not include the children’s parents or church members who came to enjoy the event. Some fun numbers of things given away at the event: 102 Swiss Gear Backpacks, 42 children’s backpacks, 27 Adventist Education shoulder backpacks, 200 school supply sets, over 300 hot dogs, and more than 400 snow cones. I was also very pleased that Pathfinders, Adventurers, Madison Academy, and Madison Campus Elementary School all reported that families were very interested in finding out more information about them.
I want to thank each of you who supported this event, but more importantly supported our mission to love God, love people, and serve the world. I want to say a special thank you to April Van Appeldorn and Pastor Nacho who coordinated the event!
ONE BIG THING
(If you don’t read anything else, read this)
We are just a little over a week away from our special series, “We All Have Hope,” by Roger Hernandez. If you haven’t registered, I would encourage you to do so. We are asking all members and guests to register, even if they are only coming for one evening. The series is every evening from July 21 through July 27, and the final meeting is during our church service on July 28. On Sabbath, July 28, there will be no first service and Sabbath school will start at 10 am with our church service beginning at 11 pm.
Roger Hernandez’s message and share cards are available in the sanctuary foyer to invite your friends and neighbors. Here is a link to register: http://www.helphopehere.com/registerforhope/.
We still need volunteers to help with the series. Children’s Program needs volunteers, please contact Kimberly King at 615-483-2567 if you are willing to help. Parking & Security needs volunteers, please contact Bill Ross at 314-374-1367 if you can help.
PRAYER LIST
Mike Goulet Paul Blankenship Roger Nelson Ken Owen
Marilyn Owen David Engen Julie Henderson Eva Phillips
Arthur Arcinas Nathan Spalding Ron Youngs Mary Bell DeArk
Addlyn Harrison
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
WAVE COUNTRY WATER PARK
Wednesday, July 18, we will be having our annual church social at Wave Country. Admission is free. Invite your friends and neighbors.
VISITORS’ LUNCH
Every week we have gracious groups of church members that provide a lunch for visitors in the fellowship hall. Generally, we have between 10-20 visitors and so we ask these groups to be prepared for that number of people. If you are a church member, we kindly request that you not attend these meals unless you are a part of the team providing the meal so that there is enough food for our visitors. If you would like to join a host group that provides lunch for visitors, please contact Rose Mays at ramays@comcast.net. Our next all church potlucks are on July 28and  August 11. For the all church potlucks, please bring enough food to feed your family and another family.
GREAT CONTROVERSY
Are you ready for Jesus to come?  Are your friends and neighbors?  MCC is providing truth to 1,830 of our Hendersonville friends/neighbors with this, our 8th order for zip 37075.   (11,704 books total, so far, or 42%.) AND yes, each mailed copy of The Great Controversy is still $1.10.  And yes, each book still has an Amazing Facts Bible study card enclosed. Please pray the Holy Spirit will accompany each of these 1,830 books.
CARE MINISTRY
To those who have been blessed by the CARE Ministry and would like to give back by joining the card ministry, please contact or text Glendyle Levinskas at 865-306-7455  “Loving people through written words of encouragement”
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Please join us in thanking God for 75 years of grace, through faith, at Elder MYRON JOHNSON’s 75th birthday party on Sunday, July 29, between 2-4PM at Madison Campus SDA Church fellowship hall, 607-B Larkin Springs Rd, Madison, TN.  Short birthday remarks by Pastor Dick Moseley will be presented at 2:30.  Everyone is welcome, no gifts please. Myron would love to see you!
SCIENCE ZONE
Ben Roy’s Science Zone at Ridgetop Elementary Sunday, July 15th.  102 King St, Ridgetop.  2 sessions 10 am & 1:30 pm with lunch provided.  $5/child for the day.  Register at 615-859-0259.
RIDGERUNNER 5K
July 22, at 7 am  http://www.active.com/ridgetoptn/running/ridgetop-ridgerunner-2018 for info or Shane Stewart 615-955-0702  shanestewart615@gmail.com  Proceeds go to Pathfinders and local charity.

CHILDREN’S CHAPEL MUSIC

Our Children’s Chapel Music Program needs Kid Musicians, Singers, and Adult group leaders.  This is an amazing program that is very important to our Children’s Ministry Program and one that we want to keep.  If you and your child are interested in being added to our rotation, please call or text Kimberly King at 615-483-2567.
GET YOUR LIFE BACK!
Nedley Depression and Anxiety Program is being offered again in our church. Introduction and information night is July 19 at 6 pm in Schlisner Hall.  The 8 week program begins on August 2 at 6 pm.  Previous graduates can come again at a reduced cost.  Call Pastor Julie if you have questions at 615-969-1287.
ADDRESS CHANGE
Naomi Fillman has returned to her home in Gallatin after residing with her daughter in Indiana.  Home address:  1053 Hickory Harbor Drive, Gallatin, TN 37066. She would enjoy receiving cards, calls and visits. Her phone number is 615-230-9901.
CHILD CARE NEEDED
Celebrate Recovery needs additional folks who could help provide child care on Monday evenings.  We have folks attending who need to bring their children with them, and the child care you can provide would go a long way toward their road to recovery.  Even if you can only help in this area one week a month, you would be making a huge impact in the lives of the children as well as the CR attendee. Please contact Dan Davis, 615-202-4839 for more details.
YOUNG ADULTS
If you’re a young adult, please remember to follow us on FB on Compass (Madison Young Adults).
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The 403 Center needs volunteers for any day Monday thru Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm or anyone that can work sporadically if you call ahead. Orientation is every Tuesday at 9:15 am.  Call Karen Baker for information at 615-516-8631.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE
Join us in reading through the Bible together as a family. Even if you haven’t done the readings so far, it would be great to have you start now. I think there is a real blessing in reading the Bible together. Hard copies of the Bible reading plans can be found at the kiosks in our lobbies. Here is a link to the online Bible reading plan for July. Let’s Read the Bible Together – July.
SAVE-THE-DATE
July 15: Ben Roy’s Science Zone at Ridgetop 10 am & 1:30 pm
July 18: Wave Country Water Park Social
July 19: Nedley Depression & Anxiety 6 p.m. Introduction & Info.  Starts Aug. 2
July 21-28: We Have Hope Evangelistic Series
July 29: Naomi’s Fellowship 2 pm Downstairs Fellowship hall.
Sept. 9: Young Women’s Retreat at Paradise Ranch
Sept. 14-15: “Secrets of the Kingdom” Bible Study Training at ICC
Sept. 21-23: Women’s Retreat at Indian Creek Camp
For a detailed calendar of all MCC events click the calendar button.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18 (NASB)
By beholding we are changed. As Seventh-day Adventists, we often think of this in the context of by beholding Jesus we become changed and that is absolutely what the text above means. However, have you ever thought that by beholding you, others become changed? When a world that doesn’t know Jesus or has a bad image of Him look at you, do they see the real Jesus shining through?
As the scripture says, “But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!'” Romans 10:14-15 (NLT)
If we want our community, our city, our nation, and our world to be transformed, the transformation must begin with us. We must behold Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to transform us. As we do this, our community, city, nation, and world will have the opportunity to behold Jesus at work in us. “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw  all peoples to Myself.” John 12:32 (NKJV)
Remember to live our mission. Love God. Love people. Serve the world.

God’s blessings,

Pastor Ken

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