King Avenue Digest 12/14/18

December 14, 2018

The King Avenue Digest highlights the biggest "good of the order" 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 this month, so check out the website to look ahead!
 
Click here for the FULL King Avenue Digest
Click here for the December Carillon Newsletter
Click here for the Calendar through Christmas
Click here to download a printable Pew Insert for Advent & the New Year

Prepare for Advent - View the Advent Page on the King Avenue Website

* Featured Announcements *  


A Service of Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 16 at the 11am Service

King Avenue Chancel Choir, Bell Choir & Brass present An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols featuring Gloria by John Rutter. All are welcome!

Family Advent Bag & ChirstMission
Gifts for our ChristMission Advent Family Mission Project benefitting the Hubbard Mastery School are due this Sunday, December 16.


Discovering the Nativity
Sunday December 16 at 10am in the Chapel
Every year the story of Jesus’ birth becomes tangible by way of the Nativity sets we place throughout our churches and homes. Join Reverend Peggy Garrison as she uses the magic of nativity sets from around the world to help us experience the birth of Christ.

All-Church Christmas Caroling Christmas Eve Service
Join your King Avenue family on Sunday, December 16 at 12:30pm for Christmas Caroling. We will meet after church for a snack, then we'll walk to Westminster Thurber for caroling.

Christmas Carol Hymn Sing
Sunday December 23 at 10am in the Chapel
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord by singing some of your favorite Advent and Christmas hymns. Learn fun carol facts and histories too. Robin Shockney and Beth Aiello will be your choirmistresses. Ages 11 and up.

Listen to or Watch Sermons
In this busy holiday season, you may find yourself away from King Avenue on the weekends. Never fear! You can still catch the sermon on either YouTube (video) or SoundCloud (audio podcast). 
CLICK HERE FOR SOUNDCLOUD

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


King Avenue Hosted Hubbard Mastery School for Thanksgiving
Colleen's December 9 sermon was connected to thank-you notes from the Hubbard Mastery students. She spoke of spending time in advent preparing our hearts to believe and be open to God's Love, almost too good to be true! Preparing sometimes takes patience, and that's what our partnership with Hubbard Mastery School has been. Without explicitly teaching children about God's love, they are learning about it through their experiences.
Listen to the Sermon
View the Children's Thank-You Notes


Afternoon/Evening Christmas Eve Services
Family Worship – 4:30 in the Sanctuary
Candlelight Service – 7:30 in the Sanctuary (child care available)
Candlelight Service – 11:00 in the Sanctuary


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  *  


A Service of Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 16 at the 11am Service

King Avenue Chancel Choir, Bell Choir & Brass present An Advent Service of  
Lessons and Carols featuring Gloria by John Rutter. 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.
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West Ohio Conference - I Believe in the Church Video Series, Chris Bradley
Click here to watch the video of an interview with our own Chris Bradley as shares how his faith in God and his involment in the church have impacted his life.

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  

Listen from our website       
* 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

Faith Dive 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?”
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Book Study, If the Church Were Christian
Pastor Colleen Ogle will lead a 10-week study Wednesdays October 10 - Decemember 19 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.
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Christmas Carol Hymn Sing
Sundays December 9 & 23 at 10am in the Chapel
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord by singing some of your favorite Advent and Christmas hymns. Learn fun carol facts and histories too. Robin Shockney and Beth Aiello will be your choirmistresses. Ages 11 and up.

Discovering the Nativity
Sunday December 16 at 10am in the Chapel
Every year the story of Jesus’ birth becomes tangible by way of the Nativity sets we place throughout our churches and homes. Join Reverend Peggy Garrison as she uses the magic of nativity sets from around the world to help us experience the birth of Christ.

 

* 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)
Real People. Real Parenting.
All parents are welcome Sundays from 10:00-10:45am in the Fireside Room.
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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 Hubbard Mastery School.

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

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

Family Christmas Eve Service
Monday, December 24 at 4:30pm 

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



* SPECTRUM *  

Coming Out with God Support Group 
Coming Out with God is an adult, faith-based discussion group offering support and encouragement for anyone in the “coming out” process.  We use various resources that emphasize God’s grace and unconditional love. The group focuses on and strives to deepen our identity in Christ as we come out to family, friends, coworkers, etc. We welcome all, whether you are in need of support or you wish to encourage others by sharing your own “coming out” experiences. We meet in six-week sessions Wednesdays, 7pm at King Ave United Methodist Church. Acknowledging that "coming out" is more a process than an event, you are welcome to attend the group in the way that fits your needs: attending a six-week session, dropping in as desired, or becoming an ongoing member. For questions and meeting schedule, contact Mary Bostian, kingcowg@gmail.com.  

* Young Adults *  

 

* 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 *  

Open Shelter Lunch Packing Dates
Tuesdays:  December 25 2018
Thursdays:  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. 


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!

Lit Club is held on the last Sundays of the month, 7pm, in the Logos Lounge 
December 30A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

 
* The Arts *  

A Service of Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 16 at the 11am Service

King Avenue Chancel Choir, Bell Choir & Brass present An Advent Service of  
Lessons and Carols featuring Gloria by John Rutter. All are welcome!

Art Exhibit for Christmas - Advent & Art: An Interactive Exhibit
* Sanctuary Decorations

The theme of the sanctuary decorations this December is “The Colors of Christmas.” 

* In the Gallery
Nativities from the collection of Peggy Garrison will be on display. YOU are the feature in the interactive part of 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.  into the gallery. 
READ MORE

 

* Stay in the Loop *  
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