Pastor Ken Reports – December 20, 2019

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)
A baby changes everything. I thought I understood what that meant until we had our first child. People talked to me about sleep deprivation, changing diapers, the love you feel when you look at your child and a host of other things so I thought that while I might not know everything I had a pretty good handle on what being a parent would be like. Wrong.
As I held Kyla and later Eric in my arms my world was forever changed. They changed how I slept. When I ate. What I ate. I saw danger where I had never seen it before. I felt a love I had never experienced. While there are hardships, I wouldn’t ever give up my kids. They have made my life richer and made me a better person. A baby changes everything.
A baby changed everything. If you have experienced Jesus, you know what I mean. If you haven’t, I invite you this Christmas to come and experience the life changing baby Jesus. He is wonderful. He gives life purpose and direction. His power transforms us into something better. The life He gives is everlasting and that everlasting life is filled with His peace.
I invite you this Sabbath to join your Madison Campus family for a special Christmas service. Oh come, let us adore Him!
ONE BIG THING
You do not want to miss our church’s annual Christmas concert. The musicians in our church led by Madison Campus minister of music, Daniel Bondaczuk have put together a fantastic concert you will want to invite everyone you know to attend. This year’s concert is called The Light of Christmas. The program will begin at 5:00 pm on December 21, in the Sanctuary at Madison Campus Church.
OUR FATHER’S HOUSE
We are about $200,000 away from fully funding our first priority renovations which includes our improvements for those with disabilities. We would love to also fully fund our second priority renovations which would require an additional $1 million. Some of the second priority renovations include extending our platform to accommodate a full orchestra, renovating the lower kitchen, recarpeting and painting all our adult Sabbath schools, putting new paint, carpet, and blinds in our fellowship hall, and doing renovation work in our children’s Sabbath schools.
Our official fundraising campaign ends on December 31. I am so grateful for the generosity I have seen displayed by this church during this campaign and I am excited to see how God will work in the next 11 days.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The Light of Christmas Concert at 5:00 pm on December 21, in the Sanctuary at Madison Campus Church.
CHURCH OFFICE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: The church office will be closed December 24 through January 1. The pastoral staff will be taking time off for the holidays; but if you have an emergency, feel free to contact us. If you are calling, please leave a message as most of us will not be answering the phone in order to spend quality time with our families.
CHRISTMAS EVE PROGRAM: Come celebrate the true Reason for the season with members of your church family. The tenth annual candlelight Christmas Eve program will be held in the sanctuary at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24. Come sing beloved Christmas carols and hear the Christmas story read from Scripture. Hope to see you there! If you are interested in performing a musical number for the program, please contact Don or Debbie Morgan by December 19th at dmhawaiianspirit@gmail.com
SERVICE TIME CHANGE: December 28, we will have only one church service which will start at 11:20 a.m. Sabbath School at 10:10 a.m. We will not have a first service on December 28.
THANK YOU: Our family would like to thank all who participated in the Memorial for Howard Sutton; those who served and prepared food, those who played and took part in the service and for the AV team who allowed our family who could not come to view by the on line communication. There is no way we can express our abundant gratitude for all who came and those who couldn’t and held us up in prayer. Thank you again Madison Campus for loving God, loving people and serving the world.
The Howard Sutton family.
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.
WORSHIP SERVICE: January 11, worship featuring Cole Marcus at 8:50 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. services at Madison Campus Church. Sabbath School at 10:10 a.m. in the Youth Sabbath School. 6:30 p.m. “I Can Only Imagine” Film in the Fellowship Hall followed by Q & A with Cole.
January 10, Cole will be at the Madison Academy Chapel 6:00-7:30 p.m.
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
WHEN GOD’S PEOPLE PRAY: “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14-15)
It is a wonderful thing to have a friend praying for you! It is a wonderful thing to have a husband or wife praying for you! It is a wonderful thing to have a parent praying for you! It is a wonderful thing to have a son or daughter praying for their mom and dad!
It is a wonderful thing to know that someone is praying for you!
“We do not value the power and efficacy of prayer as we should. Prayer and faith will do what no power on earth can accomplish.” (Ministry of Healing, p. 509)
WE WILL MEET AGAIN FOR PRAYER MEETING AFTER THE HOLIDAYS AND WEEK OF PRAYER.
BABBYSITTER NEEDED: A family at Madison Campus is seeking childcare for their infant daughter on weekdays during business hours. They are flexible with the childcare happening in their home or the home of the babysitter. They are willing to pay $15/hr. If you are interested, please contact the Madison Campus office (mcoffice@madisoncampus.org or 615-866-4776) and your information will be passed on to the family.
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 information regarding these positions and/or to schedule an interview.
MEN’S MINISTRIES EVENTS:
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.
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.
MA SHORT FILM FEST: You are invited to participate in MA’s Film Fest contest. Video/film should be a min. of 5/ax of 25 minutes long and submitted no later than Friday, Jan. 10 for screening. $20 entry fee per film. Subject matter is filmmaker’s discretion, must be rated G or PG and appropriate for All ages. No graphic violence or bad language allowed. Contact Mr. Ramkissoon at MA with additional questions. Film Fest is Wed. evening, Jan. 22, with concessions.
RECRUITMENT/Admissions Coordinator: Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia has an opening for this position. Under the direction of the Program Administrator, this position creates and maintains proper admission files of applicants/prospective students. Under the direction of the Vice President for Advancement & Alumni this position coordinates and attends recruiting events. Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience preferred. For more information visit www.mtsa.edu/employment or call (615) 732-7674.
Tithe & Offering
As you consider your tithes and offerings please be aware that we need a strong finish to our tithes and church budget as we are currently a bit behind.
I would also ask you to consider a donation to our church’s worthy student fund that helps students with financial needs attend Madison Campus Elementary. To be on track for fully funding our worthy student fund we need $11, 500 by the end of December. Thank you so much for your prayerful consideration.
Church Budget Received: 12/14 $ 5,128
Month to Date: $23,161
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: By appointment
Remember to love God, love people, and serve the world this week!

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