Pastor Ken Reports – November 15, 2019

“Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign LORD. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.
Ezekiel 18:23 (NLT)
It’s been a very busy week for me so my remarks here will be brief. Please carefully read through the announcements as we have some very important ones this week.
This Sabbath we continue our series, Fundamentally Centered, with a look at the doctrines on death and hell.
ONE BIG THING
Imagine Nashville is a project of the Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Nashville to find ways to work together for God’s glory in Nashville. On Sabbath, November 23, from 2-4 p.m. at the Church Street Park, 600 Church Street, Nashville 37219 area Adventist Churches are invited to worship God through serving our neighbors currently struggling with homelessness. All you need to do is bring your own sack lunch, wear warm, casual clothes, and have a willingness to serve your neighbors. Organizers will be providing meals for the homeless, various other necessities, showers, and music. Come fellowship with Adventists from across Nashville and serve those in need in our community.
OUR FATHER’S HOUSE
We are just a month and a half away from the completion of the fundraising portion of our church renovation project. From improved sound and lighting to greater accessibility for those with disabilities our church renovation is about showing our love for God by having a church that creates the greatest accessibility to worship Him. If you haven’t made a donation please prayerfully consider what God is impressing you to do. Remember, donations can be one time gifts or can be donated over the next three years. Rachelle and I have made the choice to commit to a greater sum than we could give in one year by giving an extra donation every month for the next three years. We believe this project is bringing glory to God and if you feel the same we hope you’ll join us in meeting the needs of our church.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
MARTIN YOUNG IN CONCERT: This Saturday, November 16 at 5 pm Martin Young will be having a concert (an Evening of Praise) here at the church. Martin Young is a singer and songwriter from Chattanooga, TN. He has been writing Christian music and using his voice to praise God for most of his life. Martin’s fresh and original music uplifts, inspires and conveys emotion in an open and personal way – a genuine expression of praise. For more information about Martin and his music visit www.martinyoungmusic.com.
PRENOMINATING COMMITTEE: It is time to select our prenominating committee. The prenominating committee selects the nominating committee. Slips of paper to write down five nominations will be in your bulletin tomorrow.
WINTER COATS NEEDED: The 403 Center desperately needs coats. Donate new or gently used coats today and help those who need a coat to stay warm this winter. Donations can be dropped off at the 403 Center.
FALL FESTIVAL: Madison Academy’s Autumn Harvest Festival will be November 16, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Come dressed in your fall attire and be ready for great food and activities for all ages. All proceeds go to support the 2020 Senior Class.
ANGEL TREE: It’s that time of year again and our church is joining hands with Prison Fellowship in their Angel Tree program! This program assists inmates in giving their children a better Christmas than they might otherwise have. On the Sabbaths of November 30 and December 7 we will have an Angel Tree in our foyer where you can come and pick up the information on the Angel of your choice. If you would like to participate in our telephone brigade or if you would like to reserve a specific number of Angels you may contact Gigi at (615) 945-8055. If you are interesting in helping deliver the gifts during the week of December 8 – 14 please contact Pastor Nacho at (615) 430-2729.
ALL CHURCH POTLUCK: Our final all-church potluck of 2019 will be December 14, as our Christmas brunch (8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.). There will be sign up sheets in the lobbies for food to bring.
IMAGINE NASHVILLE: November 23, from 2-4 p.m. at the Church Street Park, 600 Church Street, Nashville 37219. Area Adventist Churches are invited to worship God through serving our neighbors currently struggling with homelessness. We will be meeting their needs in various ways. To volunteer or for more information contact one of our pastors.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Mark your calendars for our Christmas Concert at 5 p.m. on December 21, here in the Sanctuary.
GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP NEEDS: We will be going to Guatemala November 22 and would appreciate donations hot wheel cars . We are in the process of raising funds to be able to purchase land for a church building for next year. Currently we are raising $20,000 for both evangelistic projects. There will be a donation box in the Sanctuary foyer. Monetary Donations can be made in your tithe envelope marked Guatemala Mission.
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 www.themadisonfarm.com
“THE POWER OF PRAYER”: These words are so familiar, yet sometimes we forget what they mean. Prayer help us find strength for today and hope for the future. Prayer is not a thing to be taken lightly or to be used infrequently.
The quality of your spiritual life will be in direct proportion to the quality of your prayer life. Prayer changes things, and it changes you. Today, instead of turning things over in your mind, turn them over to God in prayer. Instead of worrying about your next decision, ask God to lead the way. Pray constantly about things great and small.  God is listening, and He wants to hear from you now.
“The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful. ” – James 5:16
Let’s experience together The Power of Prayer Wednesdays at 6 PM in Room 109.
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY: “His Word Alive” is an inductive Bible study on the book of John. It is held Friday mornings at 9:30 am in Pastor Julie’s office. Sign up by calling Pastor Julie at 615-969-1287.
OPPORTUNITIES AT MADISON ACADEMY LAUNDRY: Allegiant Linen Service/Madison Academy Laundry is looking for:
  • A Driver (non CDL). Applicant must have a clean driving record, be hardworking, reliable and customer service-oriented.
  • A Maintenance/Mechanic for Linen Service Company. This position requires a wide verity of mechanical skills. Pay is dependent on skills and experience.
Please contact Jerry Mangrum (615-868-4646) for more info regarding these positions and/or to schedule an interview.
MEN’S MINISTRIES EVENTS:
LADIES STAYCATION RETREAT: LADIES STAYCATION RETREAT
Women’s Ministry team invites all our ladies ages 18-99+ to a Staycation one night retreat at Embassy Suites here in Nashville!! (You know you need it!!)
Be inspired to love and trust Jesus more by listening to June Price. Let your heartstrings resonate with Misty Freeman’s sweet melodies. Reconnect with your friends and sisters in Christ!
Event is happening Friday night and Sabbath February 28 and 29, 2020.
Register by clicking here.
Must Register AND reserve a room by the cutoff date:  January 29, 2020 12:00 AM.
403 COMMUNITY SERVICES: Colder temperatures are here! Time to break out the coats! Speaking of coats…the 403 Center is in need of men’s, women’s and children’s coats as well as warm blankets. The chill in the air can be difficult to handle without a warm coat or blanket. Thank you for remembering the 403 and those who receive assistance there, in your prayers.
BAGS OF LOVE: There are tags on the Christmas Tree in front of the Bags of Love display with items listed that are needed to fill the bags. Please help this ministry by taking a tag and bringing items you are donating to the baskets by the Christmas Tree.
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 glendyle@icloud.com
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 September, Madison Campus has returned $1,430,798.64 compared to last year’s $1,625,342.93.
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 11/9: $ 5,983
November Month to Date: $16,267
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.
NEWSLETTERS
Pastor Ken’s Contact Information
Office Phone: (615) 866-4776
Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 7:45 am to noon
Day off: Monday
Remember to love God, love people, and serve the world this week!

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