Pastor Ken Reporting – October 5, 2018

We often think of Jeremiah as the “weeping prophet” but the Adventist Bible Commentary had another interesting descriptive for Jeremiah; the prophet of heart religion. For the next three Sabbaths we will be taking a quick look at the book of Jeremiah during our sermons. I hope these sermons will inspire you to do a deeper study for yourself of this amazing book of the Bible. May all of our hearts be changed by the only One who can truly change them.
(If you don’t read anything else, read this.)
On Sabbath, November 3, we will be having what I hope will become an annual “Homecoming Sabbath.” The purpose of Homecoming Sabbath is to invite anyone who has ever attended Madison Campus Church to come back for a Sabbath of fellowship and renewed community. We particularly would like you to invite those who may still have their names on our church books but are not attending. We hope it will be a time for reconnection.
Our church services and Sabbath schools will happen at their normal times. The church services will be planned to highlight Madison Campus’ amazing history and legacy. After church our social committee will be providing a meal out at Paradise Ranch followed by an outdoor concert and animal show for the kids. The meal will start at 1:30 pm, the concert will be from 2:30-4:30 pm, and the animal show will be from 4:30-5:30 pm. This will be a fantastic time for fellowship.
In keeping with our theme for this year, Simplify, we are trying to keep our first homecoming simple yet meaningful. Our goal is to have invitations available for you to start handing out to those you want to invite by next Sabbath, October 13. Please feel free to start right now inviting people.
The Architect’s Workshop will be presenting options for proposed renovations to our Building and Design and Finance Committees next week. These committees will be submitting recommendations to a special board meeting scheduled for Monday, October 15. Please keep this project in your prayers and specifically ask that God will lead.
Mike Goulet
Paul Blankenship
Roger Nelson
Ken Owen
LeAnn Pechonis
Nathan Spalding
Natalie Simmons
Eva Phillips
Arthur Arcinas
Naomi Fillman
Chris Thompson
Mary Bell DeArk
Addlyn Harrison
Julie Armstrong Henderson
Cecilia Garcia
Carol Rada Ramsey
Do you enjoy doing graphic design, taking pictures, writing news articles, shooting and editing video? We are looking for people with these skills to assist our communications team. Please email Justin Sharp to find out how you can help.
Madison Academy’s Student Council is hosting a late night volleyball tournament on October 13, starting at 6:45 pm and continuing until there is a winner. The event will be in the MA gymnasium and costs $10 per player to enter. To register a team call (615) 865-4055 or go to

October 6, Mary Grace will share her music and testimony at 4 p.m. Mary Grace is a gifted pianist who was born with only one hand. You will be inspired by her music and testimony.
There will be a NAD College Fair in the MA Chapel on October 11 from 9-11am
Have you heard God’s call to ministry, but you feel that your busy schedule doesn’t allow you any time to serve God in a special way?  How about a mission project where you could set your own hours?  In an effort to increase financial support for current ministries and to help support future ministry plans at the 403 Center, we would like to maximize our Thrift Store sales through Social Media Advertising.  If this would appeal to you, contact Karen Baker @ 615-516-8631 or David Bell @ 615-389-9692.


Our card ministry team, led by Glendyle Levinskas, is sending cards to those on our prayer list. If you know someone who should receive a card but isn’t on our prayer list, please email their name to our church administrator, Mona Huffman, or write their name on one of the prayer cards found on the back of our pews and put it in the offering plate. 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”
In addition to accepting donations during regular store hours Monday through Thursday, the Adventist Community Services Center (ACSC) will accept donations for the thrift store on Sundays beginning September 9, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm.  If anyone would like to be a part of a team one Sunday each month, you may come to ACSC any Sunday and talk to the lead volunteer for that day or phone David Bell at (615) 389-9692.
Labels to receive Cents for worthy projects is offered by Loma Linda’s program.  Only UPC canned good labels, no frozen food labels. $.25/label and need at least 400 labels to equal $100 to submit a form.  Go to for more information.
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.
Come stop by and meet baby Hudson on October 6 from 7-9 pm at the Downs’ home, 151 Island Drive Hendersonville, Tn. We are so excited to celebrate with Chris and Shannon Wilhelm the arrival of baby Hudson. In lieu of gifts, we are collecting money to help cover adoption fees. There will be the opportunity to sponsor a puzzle piece (picture of baby Hudson) as a symbol of our community’s support. Every puzzle piece sponsored will have the name of the donor written on the back. You can sponsor puzzle pieces at this celebration or drop off donations at the office of Madison Campus Elementary or Madison Campus Church by Friday, October 5.
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 October, Let’s Read the Bible Together.
October 13, Schlisner Hall
November 10, Schlisner Hall
December 8, Christmas Breakfast in Schlisner Hall
All Golf players are invited to the annual Larry Busch Golf Tournament held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at Country Hills Golf Course. Cost is $75. For more info:
Ridgetop Seminar
You are invited to attend a four-part seminar presented by Pastor Roy Rugless on being ready for the second coming through the Holy Spirit, November 2-3-4 at the Ridgetop SDA Church.  As a preparatory step to the weekend, he suggests you read “Steps to Personal Revival” (available for $2 at Nourish or online for free) as it lays the foundation for Pastor Rugless’ presentations.  The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. on Sabbath, and closing with a 9 a.m. meeting & prayer breakfast on Sunday.  Come join us for all four sessions and potluck on Sabbath. For more information please contact Shelley Solomon at 615.692.9465.
Chef Mark Anthony will have a Live Vegetarian Performing Arts Cooking Show Sunday, October 21, 3 p.m. at Highland Church, 100 Highland Circle, Portland, TN.  For more information call 615-325-3925
Oct. 6: Mary Grace Piano Concert
Oct. 6: 7-9 pm Wilhelm baby Celebration (Downs house)
Oct. 13: MA Late Night Volleyball 6:45 pm
Nov. 3: Homecoming Sabbath & Church Social at Paradise Ranch
For a detailed calendar of all MCC events click the calendar button.
Read Scripture: Jeremiah
This video is an excellent introduction to the book of Jeremiah.

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

God’s blessings,

Pastor Ken

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