Pastor Ken Reports – October 4, 2019

When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God’s secret plan. For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified.
1 Corinthians 2:1-2 (NLT)
This Sabbath we begin a nine-part sermon series entitled, “Fundamentally Centered.” During this series we will be exploring the major pillars of our Seventh-day Adventist belief system and we will see how each of them is centered on Jesus.
I am grateful to Pastor Nacho for starting the series as I will be at Fletcher Academy, in North Carolina, for alumni weekend. This year my class is an honor class as it is our 25th anniversary.
You won’t want to miss this concert at Madison Campus. Be sure to put it on your calendar. If you have never heard the Nashville Praise Symphony before and would like to hear what they are like, click on the video link below.
Nashville Praise Symphony 2015 "This Is My Father's World"
I am happy to let you know we now have gift certificates that support our church renovation. These are available for purchase to give as a gift in honor of a person or a special event (birthday, holiday, accomplishments, or just as a way to say you care).
You can give a gift certificate by contacting the church office.
OPPORTUNITY AT MADISON ACADEMY: Seeking an Accounting Assistant for a full-time, hourly position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Accounts payable, Rental property management, Receipting, AR data entry, Student payroll processing. If you love working with people, are detail-oriented and a quick learner please email your resume to Interviews by appointment only.
SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Praise Symphony will be here October 20, 6 p.m.
LARRY BUSCH MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC: A golf tournament will be held on Sunday, October 6. Proceeds will fund scholarships for Highland Academy. For more information click here.
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation for Joe Chandler will be held at Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 37216 on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 1 until 2 pm at which time a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted. Final placement of his ashes will be private.
403 COMMUNITY SERVICES: Fall is here and that is “supposed” to mean cooler weather… LOL!  As you change out your summer wardrobe or replace items for your fall/winter wardrobe, thank you for remembering the 403 Center! There are a lot of people who are so grateful for the items you donate! Men’s athletic shoes and children’s toys are particularly needed at this time. Happy Sabbath from the 403!
HOMESCHOOL AT MADISON FARM: Homeschool Tuesdays at The Madison Farm on the first Tuesday of the month.
Story time starts at 9:00 am followed by:
– see what’s growing at the farm
– get dirty at the farm (dig, plant, weed, build with us!)
– parent collaboration with the farmers for curriculum application
– $3/school-aged child
For more information visit
COUPLE’S GETAWAY: Save the date November 9, 2019 at Paradise Ranch.
CARE MINISTRY: The CARE ministry sends out cards to congratulate, appreciate, reach out and encourage.  Let us know in what way we can best serve you.  Please provide name, address, and situation. If you are interested/passionate and called by God to join this card ministry, please let us know. Inform by email or text Glendyle Levinskas 865-306-7455
NAOMI’S FELLOWSHIP: Naomi’s Fellowship will meet October 6 at 2 pm in the downstairs fellowship hall.
ADVENTURER CAMPOREE: The Adventurer Camporee will be held November 1-3 and 8-10, 2019 at Indian Creek Camp. This year, we have electronic registration available for you to register your family. Please visit our website at: to register. The registration deadline is October 16, 2019. If you have any questions, please see your Adventurer Director.
DARING TO ASK FOR MORE: “Prayer is a heaven ordained means of success. Appeals, petitions, entreaties, between man and man, move men and act a part in controlling the affairs of nations. But prayer moves heaven.” (In Heavenly Places, 75, EGW)
LET’S PRAY TOGETHER Wednesday’s at 6 pm, Room #109
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY: “His Word Alive” is an inductive Bible study on the book of John. Friday mornings 9:30 am in Pastor Julie’s office. Sign up by calling Pastor Julie at 615-969-1287.
ALL CHURCH POTLUCKS: Oct. 19, Nov. 9, & Dec. 14
MOBILE TEXT ALERTS: Please sign up for our Mobile Alerts. CLICK HERE and sign up for the alerts you would like to receive.
Tithe & Offering
Tithe is the 10% of our increase that we give to God to support His work in this world. These monies are used to pay pastors, evangelists, chaplains, Bible workers, and missionaries. It also pays for the salaries of those who provide support for those people and for expenses that help support evangelism. We are behind where we were last year at this time in our tithe giving. Through the end of July, Madison Campus has returned $946,747.96 compared to last year’s $1,052,274.10.
Monies donated to church budget are to be given in addition to tithe. Our church budget funds ministry in our community such as Madison Campus Elementary, Madison Academy, Pathfinders, Adventurers, our annual Block Party, our music ministries, Adventist Community Services (the 403 Center), Bags of Love, Celebrate Recovery, and Adventist literature that can be distributed. It also pays for the upkeep and utilities for our church facility and our church administrator. Thank you for your generosity that has put our budget ahead of where we were at this time last year and helps us do ministry and keep our church open.
Church Budget Received 9/28: $ 3,678
Month to Date: $24,164
Needed Monthly: $53,200
To return tithe or give offerings click on the button below or use the tithe envelopes in back of the church pews.

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