King Avenue Digest 11/18/22

November 18, 2022


  • Friday, November 18: Harmony for Hunger - We are back! Yolanda Harris from Channel 10 will emcee the 11th annual Harmony for Hunger benefit concert on Friday, November 18 beginning at 7:30pm. Trinity UMC (at the corner of Fifth and Cambridge near Grandview) is hosting the event, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital is our sponsor. We are excited to have great musicians including the OSU Men’s and Women’s Glee Club. There will be an amazing silent auction with deals on restaurants, hotels, services, products and libations! We hope you can make it this year! Tickets are $25 and will be available at the door. They can also be purchased on Eventbrite. Also, you can purchase tickets by texting 26989 and putting nnemap in the message. CLICK HERE FOR THE PROMOTIONAL POSTER

  • Saturday, November 19 at 7pm: Columbus Pride Band Concert Fall Concert - It’s amazing how with only with a few words or segments of a song we can evoke memories of our favorite things. Whether it is “Chasing Sunlight” in the park as a kid, craving that next “Willy Wonka” chocolate bar, or remembering that favorite, gentle “Lullaby” that was sung as you were tucked into bed at night. This Fall, The Columbus Pride Concert Band wants to share with you “A Few of Our Favorite Things”. This concert is a reflection of what music resonates and inspires us to create music year after year. We asked our membership what songs inspired them and that they vividly remember from their past. Our program was created from those suggestions from which these songs are part of their treasured memories. We hope that some of our favorites become your favorites too….and don’t forget…… “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens”, Brown paper packages tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things.” CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

  • Sunday, November 20: Hot Chocolate Run - Sorry for the late notice, but be aware that the Hot Chocolate Run is taking on Sunday, November 20. It is not as difficult to get to church since this event does not surround our church like the marathon does. Take a look at the COURSE MAP so you can plan your way to church, and CLICK HERE FOR ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION WITH TIMES.

  • Sunday, November 20 at noon: All-Church Thanksgiving Potluck - On Sunday, November 20th immediately following the 11:00 service, King Avenue church would like to gather EVERYONE around the table as a church family and break bread together. The church will provide turkey, beverages, and table service. If you're able, bring your favorite Thanksgiving salad, side, or dessert to share. Volunteers will be available to receive your potluck contribution anytime between 9:00 and 12:00. Desserts will be plated, casseroles will be kept warm, and salads will be kept cool until we sit down together for our meal at noon. Thanks in advance to our many small groups and individual volunteers who make all of this possible! A freewill offering is welcome, but not required. Thanks for those who already signed up, but please know that NO ADVANCED SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED... Even last-minute guests are welcome. Hope to see you Sunday!

  • Sunday, November 20 at 6:30: Transgender Day of Remembrance - King Avenue United Methodist Church is once again hosting the Columbus Trans Day of Remembrance on Sunday, November 20th, presented by T Talks, Columbus Trans Pride and TransOhio. We are also live-streaming the event on YouTube and we’ll post the link on our Facebook pages. CLICK TO LEARN MORE

  • Sunday, November 27: The Season of Advent Begins - Please keep your eye on the website for events related to Advent so that you can prepare your hearts for the birth of Jesus. You will also find a card in the pews that contains all of the events in one place. Hang this on your refrigerator or give a copy to a friend. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

  • Sunday, November 27: Young Adults Charcuterie of Thanks - King Avenue Young Adults will be getting together after Thanksgiving for food and fellowship. Sometimes the holiday season is hard, so we want to offer a space to gather in community and celebrate together. If you're a young adult (post-college - 35ish) we would love for you to bring a charcuterie board, items to put a board together, or just bring yourself; there will be plenty of food. It's like Friendsgiving, but with snacks! Nov. 27, 6-8:30ish, at Pastor Andy's house (contact him for the address).

  • Sunday, November 27: Lit Club - Join the Lit Club on the last Sunday of each month at 7pm in the Logos Lounge. All are welcome! Simply read the book of the month, and get together to talk about it. The group will discuss The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict on Sunday, November 27.

  • Sunday, December 3: Disaster Relief Kits - Volunteer with the United Women of Faith to assemble Hygiene Kits and Period Packs for UMCOR. Join us on Saturday, December 3, 10 AM to Noon in the Fellowship Hall. UWF (United Women of Faith) will provide all supplies for 200 kits. The average cost is $13 per kit. To help offset cost of supplies, please donate to “UWF Umcor Kits” via check or cash. To donate on Realm, select the “UWF UMCOR” fund. Cookies, coffee and tea will be provided for our volunteers. Questions? Contact Carmen at 614-582-5470 or Gwen at 614-749-0152

  • December 3, 10, & 17: Food Donations - Dennison Place Neighborhood Association requests that King Avenue UMC once again provide the location for the neighborhood December Food Drive on Saturdays, December 3, 10 and 17. There will be a collection tub under the entrance canopy on the south side of the church early Saturday morning, and pick-up donated food at dusk. If you'd like to participate, donations are welcome. Food donations go to NNEMAP.

  • Tuesday, December 6 at 11:30: Retirees Christmas Celebration - Join the Retirees Ministry as we celebrate the Christmas season with singing, food, and fellowship on Tuesday, December 6th at 11:30 in the King Avenue Church Chapel and Parlor. Dave Bowermeister will lead us in carols in the Chapel followed by a White Elephant Gift Exchange. Please bring a gift that is re-cycled, re-gifted or purchased (no more than $10) for the White Elephant Gift Exchange. We are requesting that your gift be placed in a GIFT BAG for easy access! Following the gift exchange, we will have a potluck-style lunch. The Retirees Lead Team will provide a ham. You can provide a side or dessert!

  • Now Through December 7: Bethlehem on Broad Street - King Avenue will be working with other area churches to love our neighbors. This year, BOBS will be distributing hygiene and survival supplies. King Avenue has committed to providing 75 backpacks with hygiene supplies and 75 bags of survival supplies. You can pick up the lists and the bags in the back of the worship space and return them no later than December 7. In lieu of providing supplies, you can also make a monetary donation through Realm or by contacting the church office. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the event on December 10. If you're interested, contact Shawn Compton at If you want to read more about this event and how you can become involved, CLICK HERE.

  • Now Through December 11: Hubbard Holiday Help - The Giving Tree is back! We have the opportunity to love and serve our neighbors at Hubbard Elementary School by giving some of the students Christmas gifts. Stop by the Giving Tree in the back of the milling area to pick up tag with a Hubbard student's age and gender on it and bring back the gift (up to $25 per student) on Sunday, December 11. We will deliver the gifts to Hubbard that week. Alternatively, you can make a donation and designate it for Hubbard School to help with this ministry.

  • Sunday, December 11 at 4:00pm: HeartSong and Friends Holiday Concert – Come join HeartSong and Friends for a musical Christmas extravaganza! This season joining us are our very own organist, Andrew Willis, our Associate Pastor Andy Burns, Pam Springer and Tom Trinter. This event will benefit the children at the orphanage in Mexico. Invite friends and family to share an afternoon listening to the “Wonders of the Season”!

  • December 16, 5:30-8:00pm: Spectrum and Children, Youth, & Family Ministries Christmas Cookie Decorating and Movie Night - Come join Spectrum and the Children, Youth and Family Ministries for a night to get in the Christmas spirit! We will be gathering at 5:30 pm to enjoy some pizza together and begin cookie decorating (not baking). We will be providing sugar cookies and cookie decorating items, however anyone can bring decorating items that they wish to use! At 7 pm, we will begin “The Grinch Stole Christmas” which will last about 40 minutes. Please stay and help us clean up after! ALL ARE WELCOME! Any questions? Contact Ada at

  • Sunday, December 18, 9am & 11am: A Service of Lessons & Carols - Join our musicians and instrumentalists for a service of music on December 18 at both the 9am & 11am worship. Come in person, bring a friend, or watch the live-stream.

  • December 19-22: NNEMAP Christmas Shoppe - NNEMAP Food Pantry is gratefully accepting donations of NEW, UNWRAPPED GIFTS for children. Donors like you helped NNEMAP Food Pantry provide gifts for nearly 1,200 kids in 2021. We will probably need more presents than last year. We are seeing 50% more families than last year. While unwrapped gifts are the priority, cash donations are also helpful. We can then go out and purchase items for those age groups or boy/girl where we are running low on presents. Volunteers are also needed. The Gift Shoppe is Open December 19 thru December 23, 2022, 9am-1pm at Linden Life Fellowship at 877 E. 11th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Roy Clark at or call 614-297-0533