Pastor Ken Reports – January 3, 2020

hey are like trees planted along a riverbank,
    with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
    or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
    and they never stop producing fruit.
Jeremiah 17:8 (NLT)
Welcome to 2020! Our theme at Madison Campus Church for this year is “Thrive.” Above is our logo and theme verse. Many thanks to Corbin Rosenthal who created our amazing logo for this year.
We chose the theme of “Thrive” because it flows out of our “Centered” theme from 2019. Once you are centered, you are ready to thrive. I am really looking forward to unpacking this theme with you during 2020. We will start this Sabbath as we examine Jeremiah 17:8 and see the real reason why we need to thrive and how to go about thriving.
BIG THINGS IN JANUARY
Sabbath, January 11 is an Outreach Sabbath. Would you invite someone who doesn’t normally attend Madison Campus to attend our services? Multiple studies have shown that well over 60% of people who do not attend church regularly say that would go if invited by a friend or acquaintance.
Our worship services on January 11 will feature Cole Marcus at 8:50 and 11:20 am and he will also be featured in our youth Sabbath school at 10:10 am. Cole is a Seventh-day Adventist actor who recently costarred in the hit movie, “I Can Only Imagine.” Cole has an amazing testimony of remaining faithful to his beliefs in a Hollywood culture that doesn’t make it easy to truly Thrive as a Christian. Cole will be speaking at Madison Campus Elementary and Madison Academy Friday morning, January 10 and will be having a vespers at the Madison Academy chapel at 6 pm. We will be screening “I Can Only Imagine” at 6:30 pm Saturday evening in the church fellowship hall. After the movie Cole will be having a Question and Answer session.
January 13-18 is our annual church week of prayer. Each member of the pastoral staff will be taking a different night which will be based off our theme for 2020. There is a free supper that starts at 6:00 pm and the worship thought will begin at 6:30 pm. We will be done every evening by 7 pm. Please put this on your calendar as it is a great way to start the year together as a family.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CHURCH RENOVATION: I have had a lot of people ask me what the final number is for our church renovation. We are still receiving checks in the mail and pledges so we are not quite ready to reveal the final number. We will make that announcement on Sabbath, January 11.
FATHER/DAUGHTER BANQUET: The 2020 Father/Daughter Banquet will be Saturday, January 25th. Doors Open at 6 p.m. and dinner seating at 6:30 p.m. at Paradise Ranch, 2701 Bidwell Rd., Springfield. Suggested attire is dress for girls, coat and tie for dads. $25/person. Dads of any age and daughters from first grade through high school.
Registration online will become available next week at www.madisoncampus.org Questions: Contact Matt Demaree at 615-477-1416 or matthewdemaree@yahoo.com
DISHES ON CART: There are several dishes left from the Christmas Breakfast on the cart by the kitchen. Please pick yours up by January 18, as any remaining will be donated.
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!  The event is happening Friday night and Sabbath, February 28, and 29, 2020. Register at:
Those wishing to attend must Register AND reserve a room by midnight, January 29.
ALL CHURCH POTLUCK: January 11
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.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: 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. Happy Sabbath!
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.
Pastor Ken’s Contact Information
Office Phone: (615) 866-4776
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 am to Noon
Remember to love God, love people, and serve the world this week!

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