King Avenue Digest 11/2/18

November 1, 2018

The King Avenue Digest highlights the biggest events and those that are most close at hand. Use the link below to view the full Digest for more comprehensive happenings organized by ministry/category that pertain to you. There are LOTS of events coming up in November, so check out the website to look ahead!
 
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* Featured Announcements *  


DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK SATURDAY NIGHT!

Political Healing Service

Wednesday, November 7 at 7pm
As we watch the news, we see the political environment becoming more hurtful every day. Our country has been enduring division, worry, and pain. Regardless of the outcome of the midterm elections, our country and community are in need of healing and reconciliation. Join your King Avenue family on Wednesday, November 8 at 7pm for a worship service. We will be praying for healing for our political divide, and wisdom for our country’s leaders and ourselves. All are welcome. 

Home at King Avenue Church – Our Haven of Blessing and Peace
King Avenue is much more than a place. It’s our home and our haven of blessing and peace. It’s where we grow spiritually, celebrate diversity, gather in unity, impact our community, enjoy time with friends and family, and make a joyful noise. Something magical and holy happens at King Avenue. It’s where we are all accepted for who we are, no questions asked, and no matter what troubles or worries we carry, we find fellowship and encouragement. It’s where we can regroup from the stresses of the world and remember that we are not alone. Like a family, we all join together to support one another. THANK YOU for your pledges and gifts in support of the King Avenue Operating Fund. Your gifts to King Avenue Church make it possible to change lives in our community and the world. You are a life-changer. 
We can’t thank you enough.

Use the buttons below to help you make your pledge if you haven't already done so.

 


Confirmation Class & Youth Group
Sunday, November 4 from 4-6pm (Confirmation & Youth Group)
Sunday, December 2 from 4-6pm (Youth Group)

King Avenue Players - Annie Performances
November 8-10 evenings at 7:30pm
November 11 Matinee at 3:00pm
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30pm (childcare available)
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3pm (childcare available)
Admission is free, but a $10 donation is encouraged.

Commemmorating the WWI Centennial
Sunday, November 11 at the 11:00 Worship
Our congregation will join organizations around the world in marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I on Sunday, November 11, which is also Veterans’ Day in the United States.  At 11:00 am, King Avenue UMC’s Carillonneur, Jeff Wyckoff, will lead us in Bells of Peace, tolling the church bells twenty-one times in coordination with chimes ringing all over the world.  A witness from Judge Richard Frye will recount the powerful events our congregation experienced 100 years ago and the testament they left for generations when they commissioned the beautiful World War I Memorial window for the sanctuary.  We will acknowledge our veterans and service members, pray for peace, and consider what spiritual lessons the past might offer us today.  Angela Finney, our Church Historian, spent countless hours retrieving documents from our archives and from local news to help tell the story.  You can view some of her research displayed in the hall next to the Chapel through the end of November. 


BISHOP PALMER TO SPEAK ABOUT THE SPECIAL GENERAL CONFERENCE REGARDING INCLUSION OF LGBTQI+  PERSONS
The opportunites to hear Bishop Palmer speak that are near King Avenue are:
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, First UMC Marysville
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Bexley UMC
READ MORE

Vote for NNEMAP
NNEMAP was selected with 9 other non-profits to compete for a top prize of $20,000 and a second place prize of $10,000! That prize money can do a lot of good for people in our community. Each of the 9 non-profits created a 60-second video on why we should win. You can view the video, but do not need to. This competition is about votes! And anyone and everyone can vote 4 times EACH DAY using your email, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkdin accounts. AND the voting will go on until Friday, November 9th! As of this posting, NNEMAP is nearly 2,000 votes ahead of the next agency. Keep up the good work! Vote early, and vote often!
VOTE NOW

Our Vision Statement
“We are a community of servants called by God’s reconciling grace to open doors of sanctuary, to create new avenues of ministry, to equip Christians for discipleship, to lead reconciling ministries.” 

 


* Worship  *  


Home at King Avenue Church – Our Haven of Blessing and Peace
King Avenue is much more than a place. It’s our home and our haven of blessing and peace. It’s where we grow spiritually, celebrate diversity, gather in unity, impact our community, enjoy time with friends and family, and make a joyful noise. Something magical and holy happens at King Avenue. It’s where we are all accepted for who we are, no questions asked, and no matter what troubles or worries we carry, we find fellowship and encouragement. It’s where we can regroup from the stresses of the world and remember that we are not alone. Like a family, we all join together to support one another. THANK YOU for your pledges and gifts in support of the King Avenue Operating Fund. Your gifts to King Avenue Church make it possible to change lives in our community and the world. You are a life-changer. 
We can’t thank you enough.
READ MORE

Commemmorating the WWI Centennial
Sunday, November 11 at the 11:00 Worship
Our congregation will join organizations around the world in marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I on Sunday, November 11, which is also Veterans’ Day in the United States.  At 11:00 am, King Avenue UMC’s Carillonneur, Jeff Wyckoff, will lead us in Bells of Peace, tolling the church bells twenty-one times in coordination with chimes ringing all over the world.  A witness from Judge Richard Frye will recount the powerful events our congregation experienced 100 years ago and the testament they left for generations when they commissioned the beautiful World War I Memorial window for the sanctuary.  We will acknowledge our veterans and service members, pray for peace, and consider what spiritual lessons the past might offer us today.  Angela Finney, our Church Historian, spent countless hours retrieving documents from our archives and from local news to help tell the story.  You can view some of her research displayed in the hall next to the Chapel through the end of November. 


BISHOP PALMER TO SPEAK ABOUT THE SPECIAL GENERAL CONFERENCE REGARDING INCLUSION OF LGBTQI+  PERSONS
The opportunites to hear Bishop Palmer speak that are near King Avenue are:
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, First UMC Marysville
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Bexley UMC
READ MORE

Charge Conference November 20
We will be holding a Church Conference on Tuesday, November 20 at 7pm in the Chapel. This annual meeting will welect 2019 church officers, review goals and membership, and set pastors' salaries.  We shall also vote on the ministerial candidacy of Mark Beckett.

Special Offering on November 25
Across the country, the people of The United Methodist Church are serving the people God loves in Jesus’ name. We’re doing it at home, but so often we’d like to do more. 
We want to serve those in other places who are suffering, and offer spiritual words of hope and life.
READ MORE

Prepare for Sunday by Reading the Preaching Texts  
Check out the Preaching Text page on our website for listing of the scriptures to be used in sermons. 
 
Listen to Sermons  

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* Faith Formation *  

New Member Class
The next session of new member classes will take place during the 10am hour and will run from November 25 through December 16.  If you are interested in joining King Ave UMC, or in just learning how to become more involved, email colleen@kingave.org

Five Marks of a Methodist Adult Sunday School Class
Sundays, October 14 – November 14 at 10am in the Chapel
How can you tell if someone is a Methodist? No, this isn’t a joke. John Wesley believed that a person could spot a Methodist based on these five characteristics. Join us to learn what they are and how to live them out. No book or signup required.

Faith Drive Sunday School – Adult Class
Faith Dive Sunday School class meets at 10:00 am in the Logos Lounge (L1). Join us in a class with a focus on “Who is My Neighbor?”
READ MORE 


Spiritually and the Twelve Steps
Tuesdays at 10am, beginning September 25
Wednesdays at 7pm, beginning September 26
led by John Keeny and Rick Gilson
READ MORE

Book Study, If the Church Were Christian
Pastor Colleen Ogle will lead a 10-week study beginning Wednesday October 10th from 7 to 8:30 PM. It is based on the book If The Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus by Philip Gulley.
READ MORE

 

* King Avenue Children, Youth, & Family Ministries *  

King Avenue Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
Worship Connections

Kids Ages 4 – Grade 3

  • 9am - Big Classroom (Lower Level)
  • 11am - Big and Small Classrooms (Lower Level)
Sunday School Hour at 10am – There’s Something for Everyone! 
  • Sr. High (Grades 9-12) Donnenwirth Lounge (Upper Level)
  • Middle School/Jr. High (Grades 6-8) Fellowship Hall Classroom (Lower Level)
  • Godly Play (Grades 2-5) Big Classroom (Lower Level)
  • Godly Play (Ages 4- Grade 1) Small Classroom (Lower Level)
  • Real People Real Parenting Small Group Fireside Room (Upper Level)
Family Service Opportunities
Looking for ways for your family to serve at King Avenue? Ask Erin for more information and to get started!
  • Volunteer with Worship Connections or Sunday School (See Gwen DeRosa for more details)
  • Acolyte once a month at Morning Blend or 11am Worship (Kids Grade 4-12)
  • Become a Greeter once a month for Morning Blend or 11am Worship (All Families, All Ages)
  • Help with Morning Blend Family Tables (All Families, All Ages)
  • Participate in a Youth Service Project (Kids Grades 6-12)
  • Join the King Avenue Lunch Packing Group (All Families)
  • Volunteer at NNEMAP (All Families)
Lighting the Advent Wreath
Would your family be interested in lighting a candle and reading an Advent scripture during this year’s Advent season? I will provide everything you need, so no preparation is necessary on your part. Click on the link below to sign up.

CLICK TO SIGN UP

Real People. Real Parenting.
All parents are welcome Sundays from 10:00-10:45am in the Fireside Room.
READ MORE

King Avenue Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
Mark your calendars for October and November events!
READ MORE

Confirmation Class & Youth Group
Sunday, November 4 from 4-6pm (Confirmation & Youth Group)
Sunday, December 2 from 4-6pm (Youth Group)

Youth Friday Fun Night: “Annie” 
Friday, November 9 at 6:30pm

Parent’s Evening Out 

Friday, November 16 from 6-8:30pm
Friday, December 14 from 6-8:30pm 

Family Advent Bag & ChirstMission

Stop by the Children & Youth Faith Formation Table on 
Sunday, November 25 to pick up your Family Advent Bag filled with devotions and activities for your family to celebrate Advent together in your home. Also, visit the ChristMission Tree in the Children’s Hallway (Lower Level) to pick up your tag for this year’s Advent Family Mission Project. Our mission project will benefit the YWCA Family Center. 

Christmas Eve Service Rehearsals 
Saturdays, December 8, 15, 22 from 10-11:30am 
Sunday, December 23 at 4pm (Dress Rehearsal)

Youth Service Project
NNEMAP Christmas Shoppe Set-Up 
Sunday, December 9 from 2pm-4pm 

All-Church Christmas Caroling Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, December 16 at 12:30pm 

Family Christmas Eve Service
Monday, December 24 at 4pm 

Kids sing in worship
Sunday, December 30 at 9 & 11am 



* SPECTRUM *  

All Church Thanksgiving Dinner, Hosted by SPECTRUM
Sunday, November 18, noon

We've much to be thankful for. Join us for this King Avenue traditional meal following the 11:00 o'clock service. All are welcome around the harvest table! Please bring homemade pies for dessert.
READ MORE OR VOLUNTEER

King Avenue Hosts Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20 

Please plan to join the King Avenue family as we gather to host this annual observation in the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
READ MORE

 

* Young Adults *  

Theology on Tap
Tuesday, November 13 from 7-8pm
Brazenhead Grandview
Join us for food, drink, and a lively discussion led by Reverand John Keeny at Braznehead in Grandview. Hope to see you there!
RSVP in Facebook or Realm.

Friendsgiving Potluck
Sunday, November 18 from 5-7pm
Darci’s House
Join us for our annual Friendsgiving dinner to give thanks among King Avenue friends, new and old. Sign up for taco fixings to bring by leaving a comment below. Mexican food is the theme again this year and dinner will be hosted by Darci Mossbarger at her home in Harrison West (address in Realm).

Village Lights
Sunday, December 2 from 5-7pm
German Village
Come enjoy this hidden treasure of the holiday season.The streets of German Village are lined with hundreds of luminaries. Take a walk with us and enjoy carolers, Christmas lights, and hot cocoa. We will meet at 5pm at the statue of Schiller in Schiller Park. Festive hats, scarves, and attire is encouraged!

 

* Campus Ministry *  

GRAD CHAT - Graduate and Professional Student Lunch
Second Sundays of the month at noon in Fellowship Hall. Contact Colleen Ogle for more information. Visit buckeyemethodists.com to keep up on all the latest events.

 
* Mission and Outreach *  

KAUMC Hosts Hubbard Second Graders for Thanksgiving!
50 second graders from our partner school, Hubbard Elementary (CCS), will visit our church on Monday, November 19 for an hour of Thanksgiving activities and an early celebration of a Thanksgiving meal.  We need volunteers to help with activities, serving food, hosting at table, and setting and cleaning up!  If you are available to assist between the hours of 9am-1pm, there may be a shift for you! Please contact colleen@kingave.org to sign-up.  This will be our first opportunity to host the children in our building.  

Vote for NNEMAP
NNEMAP was selected with 9 other non-profits to compete for a top prize of $20,000 and a second place prize of $10,000! That prize money can do a lot of good for people in our community. Each of the 9 non-profits created a 60-second video on why we should win. You can view the video, but do not need to. This competition is about votes! And anyone and everyone can vote 4 times EACH DAY using your email, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkdin accounts. AND the voting will go on until Friday, November 9th!
VOTE NOW

Open Shelter Lunch Packing Dates
Tuesdays:  November 27, December 25 2018
Thursdays:  November 15, December 20
  
Serve Breakfast at Gates Fourth UMC, 8:30-10:00 
4-5 volunteers serve food and wash dishes on the fourth and fifth Saturdays of every month from 8:30-10:00 at Gates Fourth UMC. Gates Fourth is located at 119 E Gates St, Columbus OH, 43206. 


TECHIE HELP WANTED 
The Cuisine For A Cause committee needs an additional member with some mild technical expertise. 
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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    

* Fellowship *  

All-Church Luncheons
All-church lunches are generally the last Sunday of the month in Fellowship Hall at noon. It is free to eat, but a free will offering is welcome. All are welcome to the table!

All Church Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, November 18, noon

We've much to be thankful for. Join us for this King Avenue traditional meal following the 11:00 o'clock service. All are welcome around the harvest table! Please bring homemade pies for dessert.
READ MORE OR VOLUNTEER

Lit Club is held on the last Sundays of the month, 7pm, in the Logos Lounge 
October 28The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
November 25Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
December 30A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

 
* The Arts *  

KING AVENUE PLAYERS - Annie
PERFORMANCES

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30pm (childcare available)
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3pm (childcare available)
Admission is free, but a $10 donation is encouraged.

King Avenue Hosts NNEMAP's Harmony for Hunger
After hosting the first Harmony for Hunger benefit concert in 2010, King Avenue UMC is pleased to be hosting this year’s concert on Friday, November 16 at 7:30 PM. The concert benefits NNEMAP, and features musicians from many of the churches that support the food pantry. Each year’s event provides much-needed funding during the busy holiday season. Tickets are only $20.00 and will be available for purchase following Sunday worship services in November. We hope to see you there!  
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Art Exhibit for Christmas
The theme of the sanctuary decorations this December is “The Colors of Christmas.” We would like to carry that into the gallery. Bring a colorful ornament! Also if you have a favorite holiday photo, make a copy and clip it to the roping. At the end of December we would like to keep all the ornaments and photos and make a huge wreath that we can display for years to come. 
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Creating Chrismons with Kurt
Sundays November 25 and December 2
10am in the Chapel
We’re kicking off Advent by making Chrismons, ornaments made from Christian symbols. The class will be led by educator and artist extraordinaire, Kurt Reichert. The class is free and you get to take home your very own ornament. Ages 11 and up.

 READ MORE
 

* Stay in the Loop *  
For this and other King Avenue news, visit our website at kingave.org.  
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Follow us on Twitter at @kingaveumc  
Join the Twitter chat at #KAChurchChat 

 

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