Latest News – 2/9/18

General News…
 
New Sermon Series has begun…
At the turn of a new year we all want to have a better year than last year. We all want to be better people. We all want a better life. The question becomes do I become that person, how do I find that life.  The answer is simply become a committed follower of Jesus. The emphasis of our ministry at Madison Hills this winter is going to be on discipleship. A disciple is simply an adherent, a student, a follower. When we become Christians we are called to become disciples of Jesus. We are going to travel through the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew chapters 5, 6, 7. In so doing we will learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus and the good life it can give us. Join us for this new series!
 
Congregational Meeting
There will be a congregational meeting between the two worship services on Feb. 11 to vote and approve the nominations for new Elders and Deacons for Madison Hills.
 
Ordination of New Elders and Deacons
On Sunday, Feb. 18 between the two services we will have the ordination
of the new Elders and Deacons.
 
Valentine Dinner and Entertainment-
February 18-6:00 to 7:30pm
The Teens will be hosting and serving a  dinner at 6pm in the newly church auditorium. Live music during dinner provided by Lauren Mink. The menu will be Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread, Desserts and Drinks. Tickets are $25 a Couple and $15 a Single. Child care provided. RSVP is required for everyone attending and tickets can be purchased starting today. This is a fund raising event for our Teen Ministry and their summer Mission Trip. For more information contact Jeremy.
 
Wednesday Gathering
For All Ages: Nursery – Senior Adults
Join us Wednesday night for a meal, friendship and teaching. We will continue to learn from one of the great teachers in America, Randy Frazee. He will lead us in a study called Believe. If you want to grow in your knowledge of the Bible, your faithfulness and your character, this is for you! The Meal will be in the Community Room 5:45-6:30. $3 a person or $10 a family. Teaching and Programs 6:30-7:15. Adults will meet in the Community Room, Teens will meet in the UTX, and Children will meet in Old Kidnect Room in basement, Nursery for infants & toddlers.
 
Refit is Back, on a Brand New Night
Refit will be meeting every Monday night, 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Kidnexion . This is a free class for women of all ages! Childcare provided for donation. Questions, contact Kendra Wasch, 859-575-0600.
 
Habitat for Humanity – Project Completed! 
  • Feb 17th, 10:00 am — Home Dedication
We have had the pleasure of being a part of this project since September, and we are excited this project complete, move in ready for a mother of 3 children!  We would like to invite everyone to a special service to dedicate this home to a wonderful family!  Special “thank you” to everyone who have prayed for this project, donated and worked on this home. 
 
Baby Dedication Sunday
On March 4, we are having a Baby Dedication Sunday to dedicate all the new babies we have had in the last eighteen months. If you have had a baby in the last eighteen months or so and would like your baby to be dedicated to the Lord, please fill out the sign-up sheet at the kiosk, email Judy Perkins at judy@madisonhills.org or call the church at 859-575-1575.
 
The Kiosk
The Kiosk in the foyer is your hub for connecting to Madison Hills. Want to make a Prayer request, want to be a part of a small group, want to serve somewhere, need to update your contact information. It is all at the Kiosk. Use it to stay connected and informed.
 
 
 
Check in, Share, Like our Facebook Page
Facebookers!
We have updated our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/madisonhills and we want to invite you to follow it.  We will be posting current news, special activities and going “live” during services and special events.   While on the church campus, open your Facebook app and check in at Madison Hills Christian Church.  We encourage you to “check in” often, “like” our page, and “share” the page often!
 
Women’s Ministries

Refit Class – Mondays, 6:30 pm

What is Refit? It is a life-changing group fitness experience that rocks your body, heart and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out. Easy to follow formula is perfect for beginners and fitness enthusiasts.
 
FREE CLASS!! Childcare provided for a donation. Women and Kids welcome! Questions, contact Kendra Wasch-859-575-0600.
 
Sr. Adult Ministries
Senior’s Trip to tour Ale-8-One plant and Lunch
On Thursday, Feb. 8 we will visit the Ale-8-One bottling plant in Winchester. We will meet at 10:15 at the church and car pool and have lunch at Hall’s on the River after our visit to Ale-8-One. Sign up in back of worship space!
 
Children’s Ministries
Easter Egg Extravaganza – Mar 31
We are very excited for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt…a program bigger and better than ever!  We have already begun working on some new elements, great learning tools and more organized schedule.  This is truly going to be an Extravaganza that no one will want to miss!!
 
Get Text Notifications
 We are excited to utilize a new tool for our Kidnection Ministry, the Remind App!  Would you like to get notifications concerning upcoming lessons, special activities, excited news about the Kidnection?  Text the word @mhcckidnection to #81010 and you will be added.  Please join us as we become proactive in using texting to inform parents about everything Kidnection! 
 
Looking for Nursery Helpers
Ashley Sawyer, Interim Nursery Director is working on the nursery schedule for the next six month rotation beginning in February. We have had enough amazing people who are willing to serve that we are now on a two month rotation. Still looking for people to sub and for Wednesday Night Gathering beginning in January. If you can do a Wednesday night or sub let Ashley know at 859-408-8967 or email her at ashleysawyer83@gmail.com.
 
Practice Begins for Easter This Week
Practice begins for the Children’s involvement in the Easter Sunday
services.  We would like as many children as possible to participate in this
special section of the service.  We will be learning sign language so we
encourage children to be at church as often as possible to learn these
meaning movements! 
 
Teen Ministries
Weekend Retreat Feb. 16-17
Middle School students (6th-8th grades) will spend time in Cincinnati at
CIY/Believe.  Register now-cost is $60 a person-sign up today!
 
Mission Trip Fund Raisers
The following are fundraising events for the teens to raise funds for their Mission Trip this summer:
Valentine Dinner & Entertainment-Feb. 18-6-7:30pm at the church
Silent Auction-Mar 4-Mar 25 at the church-100% all proceeds
Zaxbyís-Mar 5-5-8pm-10% of all receipts
Gillumís Sports Lounge-Mar 19-5-9pm-10% of all receipts
Buffalo Wild Wings-Apr 9-11am-11:30pm-10% of all receipts
Raising Caneís-Apr 23-5-9pm-15% of all receipts
 
Outreach Ministries
Grace Now Needs Your Help
Our outreach ministry, Grace Now needs toilet paper, shampoo, soap, deodorant & toothpaste. When you are grocery shopping pick up an extra item for someone else. Thanks.
 
Small Group/Class Ministries
Bible Study for Adults/Parents
Mike Ferris is leading a study from The Sermon On the Mount this Sunday at 10:45 in the community room.  The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ ultimate teaching for those who want to follow him.  If you ever wondered what Jesus expects of you as a Christian, the answer is in The Sermon on the Mount.  So, come join Mike at 10:45 am Sundays.  You will grow in your faith.  That’s a promise! 
 
Recreation Ministries
Refit Class
Wat is Refit? It is a life-changing group fitness experience that rocks your body, heart and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out. Easy to follow formula is perfect for beginners and fitness enthusiasts. FREE CLASS, Every Tuesday from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm!!  Childcare provided for a donation. Women and Kids welcome! Questions, contact Kendra Wasch-859-575-0600.
 
Prayers and Concerns
Prayer Request:  to make a prayer request email it to prayers@madisonhills.org or call 859-577-6422.  It will be directed to our prayer teams immediately and the Elders will pray for your request every Thursday morning.