Latest News – 3/2/18

General News…
 
Easter 2018-We Believe

Easter is April 1st this year! It’s not too early to begin inviting people to worship with us.  Most unchurched people are looking for a place to worship.  They are nervous about where to go.  Invite them to join you! Who knows, maybe your invitation will lead someone to Jesus and eternal life! Begin to think who you might invite. We will have two worship services, one at 9:30am and one at 10:45am.
 
Congratulations to 2 Students

Congratulations to Joselyn Damron and Joseph Holbrook!  These two students made their confession of faith in Jesus as Lord & Savior and were baptized into the body of Christ last Sunday. Please make them feel welcome, wanted & loved in our Madison Hills Family!
 
Current Sermon Series…
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!
 
Wednesday Night Believe
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.
 
 
 
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 every Monday evening from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm!! Childcare provided for a donation. Women and Kids welcome! Questions, contact Kendra Wasch-859-575-0600.
 
Sr. Adult Ministries
Sr. Adults Luncheon, Olive Garden – Mar 6th
On Tuesday, Mar 6-11:30am, we encourage all Seniors to meet at Olive Garden, Richmond Center, and enjoy a wonderful lunch and fellowship!  This is a group that thoroughly enjoys spending time together and we would like to invite you.  Come out for lunch with us on Tuesday!
 
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
High School Retreat – Mar 9th-11th
We will be taking our High Students to Huntington, WV for a wonderful
weekend at Howells Mill Christian Assembly!  The theme of the weekend
is “Questions about the Bible” and it will be eye-opening and exciting
weekend!  The weekend will cost $60 per student for the weekend. 
 
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
 
Movie: I’m Not Ashamed – Mar 18 (6pm)
We will be showing the amazing true story of Rachel Joy Scott to our
teens and parents. This movie is based on the school shooting in
Columbine, Colorado. This story is both inspiring and encouraging to those
that struggle to follow God in the world we currently live! Begin to think
who you might invite!
 
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
 
Events being planned, check back soon!
 
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.