Pastor Ken Reporting – September 28, 2018

Our church was packed last Sabbath afternoon when the Pathfinder and Adventurer clubs met. Pathfinders has over 60 members and Adventurers also has over 60. That is incredible. Thank so much to our incredible Pathfinder and Adventurer staff and leaders! They are doing a terrific job!
ONE BIG THING
(If you don’t read anything else, read this.)
One of our teens has a great service idea she is calling, Kindness Kounts. She needs help from you and our 6-8th graders.  Students in grades 6 though 8 are invited this Sunday, Sept.30, from 10 am to noon to make Care Packages for those that have gone off to college and would love to hear from their church family.  Come make treats and cards to let them know they are missed and loved.  Adults, we would love to have your help by donating items for their boxes.  There will be a box in the church foyer at church this Sabbath.  Here are some ideas:  candy, gum, chap stick, beanie, hot cocoa, lotion, dried fruit, granola bars, socks, gloves etc.  Thanks so much! For any questions email Chloe Young at redchloe.1016@gmail.com.
OUR FATHER’S HOUSE
The Architect’s Workshop asked us for old pictures of our church sanctuary. Check out one of the pictures we found below. Aren’t you glad that there were those who had the foresight to renovate our church many years ago?
PRAYER LIST
Mike Goulet
Paul Blankenship
Roger Nelson
Ken Owen
LeAnn Pechonis
Nathan Spalding
Natalie Simmons
Eva Phillips
Arthur Arcinas
Naomi Fillman
Ron Youngs
Mary Bell DeArk
Addlyn Harrison
Julie Armstrong Henderson
Cecilia Garcia
Carol Rada Ramsey
ANNOUNCEMENTS
HELP NEEDED
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.
LATE NIGHT VOLLEYBALL
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 www.madisonacademy.com/vb.
GREAT CONTROVERSY
To God be the glory!  He has enabled MCC to send another 2,328 Great Controversy books to Hendersonville ( with our current order).  This will complete 50% of zip 37075.  Again, I praise the Lord!  This is His project and His truth.  Please pray the Holy Spirit goes with each mailing.  The cost remains at $1.10 per delivered book.  For more information email pamseeley16@gmail.com.
RIVERSIDE SANITARIUM HISTORICAL MARKER
September 29, the Riverside Historical Society will formally unveil the placement of a historical marker on the original site of the Riverside Sanitarium at 3 pm.  It was the first black Seventh-day Adventist medical facility and was founded in 1901 and closed in 1983.  Womack H. Rucker Jr., the last administrator and president to serve the hospital will be the keynote speaker.  The Sanitarium provided the community with 290-bed acute care hospital and was a major employer for North Nashville.
NAOMI’S FELLOWSHIP
Naomi’s fellowship will meet Sunday, September 30th in the downstairs fellowship hall at 2 p.m.


PIANO CONCERT
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.

CARDS FOR THE SICK

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”
ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICE HELP CENTER
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.
ATTENTION MCC MINISTRIES
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 www.LabelsMakeCents.com for more information.
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.
WILHELM BABY CELEBRATION
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.
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 October, Let’s Read the Bible Together.
ALL CHURCH POTLUCKS
October 13, Schlisner Hall
November 10, Schlisner Hall
December 8, Christmas Breakfast in Schlisner Hall
FREE DINNER & MESSAGE
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
HIGHLAND 5K FUN RUN
Portland, TN-Highland Academy will host the annual High Five 5K Fun Run on Sunday, September 30, 2018 starting at the Highland campus. There will be a Kids Fun Run at 1:30 pm ($10), the 5K at 2:00 pm ($35), and the one mile run at 2:05 pm ($15). However, if you register early for the 5K there are discounts (see registration info on website).  T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by September 14. For more information, visit www.highland-academy.com.
SAVE-THE-DATE
Sept. 29:  Riverside Historical Marker
Sept. 30:  Naomi’s Fellowship 2 p.m.
Sept. 30:  10-12 at MCC Making Care Packages
Oct. 6: Mary Grace Piano Concert
Oct. 6: 7-9 p.m. Wilhelm baby Celebration (Downs house)
Oct. 13: MA Late Night Volleyball 6:45 p.m.
 
For a detailed calendar of all MCC events click the calendar button.
Aren’t you thankful for Kids in Tune, our Madison Campus kids choir? They did a terrific job last Sabbath at church and are headed to sing at Dollywood later this month. They could use your financial support. If you want to help them out just put cash our check in a tithe envelope and mark it “Kids in Tune – Dollywood.”
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
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Remember to live our mission. Love God. Love people. Serve the world.

God’s blessings,

Pastor Ken

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