King Ave Digest - 5/15/2017

May 15, 2017

Here are the upcoming happenings at King Avenue UMC. Please scroll through this week's announcements, then check out ministry/category announcements that pertain to you. You can click on the included links for more details. Download the May Carillon Newsletter and May 2017 Calendar.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED ANNOUNCEMENTS...
Connect with Realm!
King Avenue Church is excited to launch our new connection tool. Throughout May, we will be supporting congregants in getting set up in our new system. This is a huge undertaking, but we feel it will be well worth the growing pains to streamline many of the important processes of our church family.
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Huggins Fund - Special Offerings in May
The Huggins Ministry Fund creates, develops, and sustains innovative ministries at King Avenue.  Over the years we have expanded our ministry by using the Fund to start the Welcome Desk workers, the instrumentalists at Morning Blend, and the Children and Youth minister.  It has supported musicians for cantatas and Messiah, the resident pastor, a defense fund for UM ministers facing charges, continuing education for staff, participation in the Pride Parade, the West Ohio RMN, and the creation of Stone Village Church.  
READ MORE

King Avenue Players present MISCAST CABARET  - Saturday, May 20 at 8:00pm
One night only! We're putting the FUN back in fundraiser! Join us for an unforgettable evening benefitting King Avenue Players.
Read more and Purchase tickets on EVENTBRITE.

JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH
There are many events on the very near horizon around Pride month. CLICK HERE to jump to the Spectrum section of this issue of The King Ave Digest.

 



* Worship Opportunities *
King Avenue to Host World-Renowned Bell Choir - Thursday, May 25 at 7:30pm
Hailed for its virtuosity, the Westminster Concert Bell Choir uses the world’s largest range of handbells – 8 octaves, from C1 to C9. Many of the bells are made of bronze and range in weight from four ounces to 11 pounds; the Choir also uses the large “Basso Profundo” aluminum-cast bells that are a new phenomenon in handbell ringing. e Choir supplements its handbell set with a six-octave set of Malmark Choirchime® instruments from C2 to C8 – the widest range in existence.
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* Faith Formation *

Spring New Member Classes - Beginning April 23 at 10:00am
New Member classes are an opportunity to meet others in the KAUMC community, take a fascinating church tour, learn where United Methodists fit in Christianity’s family tree, get an overview of our missions to find out where you can join in, and learn about the many ways to grow in faith through the church.
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NOOMA Class - Video Series by Rob Bell
April 30 - May 28
10:00am in the Chapel
Please join Rick Gilson in exploring the NOOMA film series by Rob Bell. NOOMA short films present ideas powerfully, using vignettes from everyday life to present Christian perspectives on issues we care about today.  
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* King Avenue Children, Youth, & Family Ministries *

Friday, May 19 from 6:00-8:30pm    
ITP Parents’ & Caregivers’ Evening Out Social Event
Got a kiddo 3 years and under? You need a break! Watch the King Avenue UMC ITP Page for details on this event to spend time with other parents of little ones and refresh for a bit. Registration will be required by May 17th through KidCheck. Registration link available on Facebook page or by contacting Erin Kendall. 

Friday, May 19 at 6:30pm        
Youth Friday Fun Night - Save the Date
Watch the King Avenue UMC Youth Ministries Facebook Page for details! 

Sunday, May 21
High School Graduation Recognition - If you have a student graduating high school this spring, please make sure that Erin Kendall knows the details so we may recognize their achievement on this day. 

Sunday, May 28    
Last Day of Worship Connections & Sunday School- Summer Break until August! (Multi-Age Sunday School will be offered June-August. Watch for more details.)

Mark your Calendars for June:
  • June 3:  King Avenue Family Day Meet-up & Picnic at Slate Run Historic Farm
  • June 9-11:  Youth Annual Conference at Lakeside, OH
  • June 17:  Columbus Pride Parade & Festival 
  • June 26-30:  HERO CENTRAL - Vacation Bible School (Ages 4-Grade 3) 

* SPECTRUM *
Get on the King Ave RALLYBUS to Washington DC!
Organizers of the Washington DC Pride Festival in conjunction with several other organizations are working to bring together the National Pride March. This will take place on Sunday, June 11 on the National Mall in Washington DC. King Avenue UMC SPECTRUM is organizing a RALLYBUS to Washington DC. We will join thousands from across the country for the Sunday, June 11, 2017 National Pride March On Washington.
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PRIDE T-SHIRTS ON SALE NOW 
Visit the SPECTRUM table following the 9 a.m. and the 11:00 a.m. service any Sunday until June 11 to purchase your King Avenue t-shirt. Plan to walk with us on parade day Saturday, June 17. Please have exact payment, cash or check payable to King Avenue UMC.
Youth sizes small - large $ 10.00    
Adult sixes small - XXXL $ 15.00

PRIDE WORSHIP SERVICE
This year's annual Pride Service for reconciling United Methodists will be held on Friday, June 16 at 7pm, hosted by Worthington UMC (600 High Street). Many of our own King Avenue choir members will be participating the mass choir. Join LGBTQI persons and allies for this wonderfully affirming event. 

PRIDE MARCH
King Avenue UMC will once again march in the Pride March which takes place Saturday, June 17. Step off is at 10:30am. Stay tuned for details regarding meeting location and time. 

PRIDE Luncheon  - Volunteers Needed
On Sunday, June 25, we will end our PRIDE Month celebrations by gathering in the Fellowship Hall for a "rainbow inspired" food themed meal. Volunteer by contacting Steve Hull at expect.sh@gmail.com

When Kids Come Out” – A Four-Session Class for Parents of LGBT Children 
Wednesday evenings from May 3 through May 24
Worthington United Methodist Church
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* Young Adults *

Wednesday, May 17 - Theology on Tap
Thursday, May 18 - Open Shelter Lunch Packing
Sunday, May 21 - YA Brunch
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* Mission and Outreach *

Habitat for Humanity
We are going to be building a new house from the ground up in the Linden area.  There are 3 houses in close proximity being built at the same time, and Hilliard Adopt A House  is partnering with Anheuser Busch on this year's house.  The first day of construction is tentatively June 10, and the "wall raising" ceremony will be a week later on June 17. We are building the house for a single mother and her 2 daughters. 
Hilliard Adopt-A-House 2017 Myrtle Avenue Photo Album

Huggins Fund - Special Offerings in May
The Huggins Ministry Fund creates, develops, and sustains innovative ministries at King Avenue.  Over the years we have expanded our ministry by using the Fund to start the Welcome Desk workers, the instrumentalists at Morning Blend, and the Children and Youth minister.  It has supported musicians for cantatas and Messiah, the resident pastor, a defense fund for UM ministers facing charges, continuing education for staff, participation in the Pride Parade, the West Ohio RMN, and the creation of Stone Village Church.  
READ MORE

King Avenue is ALL TOGETHER!
"ALL TOGETHER"  is the theme of this year’s stewardship campaign at King Avenue United Methodist Church.  To show our congregation members' diversity and uniqueness and that we can work "all together", we are going to create a King Avenue quilt. 
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New Life Tuesday Volunteers
New Life Methodist Church needs a few individuals to volunteer to fill in during the summer vacation season. We prepare and serve 80-100 homeless neighbors a hot breakfast. Volunteers are at New Life UMC from 7:00 to 10:30 every Tuesday morning.  As a fill-in volunteer, you may not be needed for that entire time. You would only be called when needed. 

Contact Bill Albright at:
614-604-5398 VM/Text
Willard.albright@gmail.com

Open Shelter Lunch Packing Dates for 2017
Tuesdays: 5/30/17, 6/27/17, 7/25/16, 8/29/17, 9/26/17, 10/24/17, 11/28/17, 12/26/17
Thursdays:  5/18/17, 6/15/17, 7/20/17, 8/17/17, 9/14/17, 10/19/17, 11/16/17, 12/14/16

Serve Breakfast at Gates Fourth UMC, 8:30-10:00 - 2017 Opportunities
4-5 volunteers serve food and wash dishes on the fourth Saturday of every month from 9am-noon at Gates Fourth UMC. Gates Fourth is located at 119 E Gates St, Columbus OH, 43206.
Remaining dates for 2017:  May 27, June 24, July 22 & 29, August 26, September 23 & 30, October 28, November 25, December 23 & 30

Donate New & Gently-Used Clothes
  • King Ave ClothesShare (boxes on the first floor) - Infant and Toddle Sizes passed down to other King Avenue families.
  • Clothes for Kids (boxes on the first floor) - Children's sizes (new and gently-used) given to children at Hubbard Mastery School
  • Donations to New Life Clothing Room (boxes in the hallway between the Parlor and Chapel) - Teen/Adult sizes (new and gently-used) given to our neighbors at New Life Church

* Fellowship *
All-Church Luncheons, Last Sundays of the Month from 12:00-1:00 in Fellowship Hall
May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 31

Lit Club
May 28, 7pmBorn A Crime  by Trevor Noah
June 25, 7pm - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond 
July 30, 7pm - Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran


* The Arts *

King Avenue Players present MISCAST CABARET  - Saturday, May 20 at 8:00pm
One night only!
We're putting the FUN back in fundraiser! Join us for an unforgettable evening benefitting King Avenue Players.
Read more and Purchase tickets on EVENTBRITE.



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