Pastor Ken Reports – June 7, 2019

Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. “And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.”
Matthew 18:2-5 (NLT)
Listening to the voices and laughter of children every morning this week has been wonderful. Vacation Bible School (VBS) has brought over a hundred children into our church and their energy and joy is contagious. The theme this year is “Jamii Kingdom.” Jamii means community or family in Swahili.
I cannot begin to give enough thanks to the VBS team that has followed Jesus’ command to let the little children come to Him. I want to especially thank Kalandra Williams who has directed and been in charge of this year and last year’s VBS. She and her team have done an outstanding job.
This week through our amazing volunteers, our children have been brought into the presence of Jesus. Yesterday, I was told about a child who has been attending VBS but whose family does not attend church who asked their parent to please start bringing the family to church. This is why we do things like VBS…to allow people to taste and see how good it is to be a part of the family of God.
Tomorrow’s church will be a little more relaxed. We have invited all those attending VBS and their families to be at church. You will see all those who participated wearing their VBS t-shirts and they will be showing you and their families the songs and lessons they learned this week. I hope to see you at church tomorrow!
ONE BIG THING
One of the things I love about summer is that without school, there is a little more time for doing things together. This summer we have a several opportunities for you to get together in a social setting with your church family. These are also great opportunities to invite family, friend, co-workers, and neighbors who don’t attend Madison Campus so they can get a taste of our amazing family. Below are a list of the activities planned for this summer and how to be involved.
June 15: Miniature Golf at Grand Old Golf at 8 pm, 2444 Music Valley Dr., Nashville near Opryland Hotel. Contact Jennifer Taylor to reserve your spot. Text 615-498-3973 email jjtiski@gmail.com $7/person; pay upon arrival.
June 30: Nashville Sounds Baseball Game. Sounds tickets will only be available until June 19, so hurry and get them as soon as possible. The game is at 6:15 pm (First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville) Tickets are $10 (Reg. $17 at the gate, the Social Committee pays part of each ticket price) You may pay for tickets at the church office with cash or check or by using the Venmo App making payment to “@Jennifer-Taylor-303.” If you use the Venmo App, please email or text Jennifer right away with your contact info (first and last name, phone number, email) so that you can be contacted regarding ticket pick up or any other game updates. Jennifer’s contact-text 615-498-3973, email jjtiski@gmail.com. Tickets will be delivered to you or can be picked up at the main entrance to the ball park before the game. No tickets will be held before payment is made. Only 120 tickets available; reserve soon!
July 14: 4th Annual Block Party, 3-5 pm in our lower church parking lot. All church members and our community are invited to enjoy food, games, music, and a giveaway of school supplies including backpacks. Be watching for more details about this great event.
July 24: Wave Country Water Park, 5:30-7:30 pm (2320 Two Rivers Pkwy, Nashville, near Opryland Hotel) Bring a towel and some friends, co-workers or neighbors. This is our main summer outreach event, free admission and no reservations are needed.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
We are curious! We want to find out what spiritual questions our community would like answered. We have printed business cards with the web address and a QR code that you can hand out. All you have to do is say, “My church is curious to find out what spiritual questions people in our community have. Would you do me a favor and fill out the survey? It takes less than five minutes.” We will use the results from the survey to help us design a two Sabbath evangelism outreach at the end of the summer.
OUR FATHER’S HOUSE
We continue to raise money for the renovation of our church facility. Tod date we have received $832,611.69 in donations and pledges. Thank you so much for your generosity as we continue toward our $2.5 million goal.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
BIBLE READING PLAN: Over the summer, we will be reading through the Gospels and the Desire of Ages, by Ellen G. White. The readings from the Bible will be matched with the corresponding chapters in the Desire of Ages. You can find the Bible reading plan on the kiosks in our church lobby. Unfortunately, this plan is not accessible through our church app.
INTERNATIONAL SABBATH: Our third annual International Sabbath is coming up on June 22. As is our tradition please wear clothing to church from your country of origin and bring food for our potluck that corresponds to your country of origin. This is a really wonderful Sabbath and I look forward to celebrating the amazing diversity God has brought together in our Madison Campus family.
CHILDREN’ PRAISE TIME: Children’s Chapel Praise Time happens each week for Primary through Juniors. It is a time for kids to lead others in singing for about 10-15 minutes before individual classes begin. We will not be meeting in June and July, but will resume in August. We would love for more children and adults to help lead out! New teams will be formed by August. Call or text Cindy Boskind @ 615-945-2528 to form a new group or to added to a group!
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY: “His Word Alive” an Inductive Bible Study on the Book of John. Friday Mornings 9:30 a.m. in Pastor Julie’s Office. Sign up by calling Pastor Julie at 615-969-1287.
403 COMMUNITY SERVICES: The 403 Center is in desperate need of all types of donations. Also needed is a volunteer for a cashier to work one day a week from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (training available). Needed a man to receive donations Wednesdays from 9:15 to 2:15 p.m. Also needed a volunteer for the food pantry on Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
FUNERAL SERVICE: There will be a funeral service for Bernice Hassencahl this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Hendersonville Funeral Home. Please keep her family in prayer.
REMINDER SOUNDS TICKETS: Sounds tickets will only be available until June 19, so hurry and get them as soon as possible. See details in “One Big Thing.”
GREAT CONTROVERSY: Praise God! Another 2,059 copies of this Spirit-filled book will be arriving in Hendersonville mailboxes. This zip (37075) is 67% completed! Thank you MCC for your desire to build God’s kingdom by sharing His truth. The cost of delivered book is $1.10.
IMAGINE U: Women’s Ministries is sponsoring Imagine U -A one day free dental and vision clinic and much more! It will be held at the MCE on July 21. We are partnering with AMEN, an Adventist medical outreach group who supply most all equipment and more to facilitate each event. We need over 100 volunteers from across the conference! No small feat! We are very excited to see how God is going to work through this event. We are also praying this will be a pilot program that can be replicated in other areas across KYTN Conference. To volunteer go to
ALL CHURCH POTLUCKS: June 22, July 27, Aug 3, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14
MADISON FARM: The Madison Farm is beginning their 2019 season. They are located on the campus of Madison Academy, growing organic produce for the surrounding community. This season’s CSA (community supported agriculture) shares are now available for purchase – weekly and bi-weekly options available. Each share is a bag full of seasonal, local, and organic produce. *Eggs also available*
CURTAINS: The main classroom in the Pathfinder building needs some curtains. If you could help, please call Arlan Monroe at (615) 479-1657.
PRAYER MINISTRY: “If the people of God would only exercise faith, He would work in a wonderful manner to accomplish this work. Hear the words of Christ: “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven.” Precious promise! Do we believe it? What marvelous results would appear if the united prayers of this company were to ascend to God in living faith! Jesus stands ready to take these petitions and present them to His Father, saying, “I know these persons by name. Send answers to their prayers; for I have graven their names on the palms of My hands.”_ Evangelism, p. 414. Let us come together every Wednesday 6-7 pm in Room 109.
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TRIATHLON HENDERSONVILLE: New Course at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville, TN Join us for the First Annual Old Hickory Lake Triathlon Presented by the Hendersonville Endurance Athletic Team (HEAT)! Our race will feature a new course starting at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville. The SWIM course will be a time-trial start and consist of a 400-meter swim in Old Hickory Lake.The BIKE course will be a 20k out-and-back from the park with scenic views of the lake. The RUN course will be a 5k out-and back in the park and neighborhood adjacent to the park. Friday, June 28 5-7pm packet pickup at Fleet Feet Hendersonville. Sunday June 30 5am Transition & Park Access Close 7am Race start
Contact Information: triheat.com oldhickorylaketriathlon.comsuttleconstruction.com and on facebook.

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