King Avenue Digest 12/28/18

December 28, 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. 

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* Featured Announcements *  


Sermon Series
During January sermons will emphasize the themes for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ministry.  They will focus on vision, redemptive suffering, justice, and nonviolence.


Special Collection for the Homeless   
During January we shall collect Warmth Kits for the Homeless containing socks, mittens, knit hats, and fast food gift cards. Bags and lists are available on the Welcome Tables in Fellowship Hall and milling area. Please return your kits by January 27.

New Hubbard Tutors Needed for Thursday AND Friday Mornings
The Hubbard Elementary School tutoring program needs more volunteers!  If you are interested and are available for at least a half hour or for up to an hour and a half on Thursday or Friday mornings starting in January 2019, please let Colleen Ogle know as soon as possible (colleen@kingave.org). Five tutors at a time work one-on-one with students in the school library for a half hour each, 9:30-10am, 10:00-10:30 am, and 10:30-11 am.  Some of the King Avenue tutors from the fall are out of town for several months so replacements are needed.  If you are available and interested in tutoring at Hubbard on days other than Thursday or Friday, we have been asked for help in additional classrooms.

Year-End Contributions
As we near the end of the year, many people will want to catch up on their 2018 King Avenue UMC pledge or make additional donations.  There are several things to keep in mind if you want your contribution or pledge to be deductible on your 2018 income taxes. If you are issuing a check or cash donation to the church, the effective date of your contribution is the date that it is hand delivered or mailed.  Thus, please make sure that any 2018 contributions are post marked on or before December 31st or hand delivered to the church office no later than 3pm on Monday, December 31st.
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YOGA AT KING AVENUE! 
Beginning January 8
 at 6:30pm in the Fireside Room, join Kevin for Hatha Yoga! 
Let's work together on mind, body, and spirit. We will focus on breathing and basic postures. The benefits will be improved strength, flexibility, endurance, balance while reducing stress. This is an eight week session, beginning January 8. Please bring your yoga mat. 

Learn to Lead in 2019.
Project Diversity and Pride Leadership are looking for tomorrow's nonprofit board leaders. Project Diversity and Pride Leadership give individuals in the minority and LGBTQ+ communities the knowledge, skills and confidence to take their talents to the next level and serve effectively on nonprofit boards. The curriculum includes 6 months of training to be effective board members. 
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The Way of Forgiveness
Wednesdays, January 9-February 27 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room
Register now for a meaningful eight week session on "The Way of Forgiveness." Throughout the weekly small group, we'll explore a movement from guilt, shame and anger to forgiveness and reconciliation. The class will help us understand Christ's call to live a forgiven and forgiving life. Even if you've felt that you cannot forgive, the information and discussion will show you there is a way. We'll meet Wednesdays at 7 beginning January, 9th and continue for 8 weeks. Books will be available in the meeting area as we get closer to the starting date. 
CLICK HERE to register on Realm.

Young Adults Gratitude Class
Wednesdays, January 16 - through February 27 at 7:00pm in the Logos Lounge.

New Ministry Opportunity with, for, and by Retirees 
Rev. Colleen Ogle will begin a conversation about daytime ministry possibilities with KAUMC retirees and neighborhood seniors. If you are interested in sharing ideas and helping to shape this ministry, you are invited to attend a gathering on Tuesday, January 15 in the Church Parlor 11:30-1:00 pm. Light lunch will be served, so please contact colleen@kingave.org or (614) 424-6050 x 101 to say you plan to attend. People of any age who are interested in helping the church stay better connected with all of our members are welcome! 


Special Offering
January 20, Human Relations Day.

Lit Club, Sunday, January 27, 7pm, Logos Lounge     
This Is How It Always Is  by  Laurie Frankel

Euchre Night
Back by popular demand is the SPECTRUM Euchre Night. Join us for an evening of card fun, fellowship and snacks on Friday, January 25. The snacks and fellowship starting at 6:30 and cards beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a sweet or salty snack of your choosing to share.   Bring the whole family & friends as childcare will be provided along with other non-card games will be available to play.           
  

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  *  


Year-End Contributions
As we near the end of the year, many people will want to catch up on their 2018 King Avenue UMC pledge or make additional donations.  There are several things to keep in mind if you want your contribution or pledge to be deductible on your 2018 income taxes. If you are issuing a check or cash donation to the church, the effective date of your contribution is the date that it is hand delivered or mailed.  Thus, please make sure that any 2018 contributions are post marked on or before December 31st or hand delivered to the church office no later than 3pm on Monday, December 31st.

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Special Offering 
January 20, Human Relations Day.


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 *  

The Way of Forgiveness
Wednesdays, January 9-February 27 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room
Register now for a meaningful eight week session on "The Way of Forgiveness." Throughout the weekly small group, we'll explore a movement from guilt, shame and anger to forgiveness and reconciliation. The class will help us understand Christ's call to live a forgiven and forgiving life. Even if you've felt that you cannot forgive, the information and discussion will show you there is a way. We'll meet Wednesdays at 7 beginning January, 9th and continue for 8 weeks. Books will be available in the meeting area as we get closer to the starting date. 
CLICK HERE to register on Realm.


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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* King Avenue Children, Youth, & Family Ministries *  

Youth Events Coming Up

  • Sunday, January 6 from 4:00-6:00pm - Youth Group
  • Friday, January 11 from 6:30-9:30pm - Youth Friday Fun Night
  • Friday, January 18 from 6:00-8:30pm - Parents’ Evening Out
  • Sunday, February 3 from 4:00-6:00pm - Youth Group
  • Friday-Saturday, February 15-16 from 10:00pm-7:00am - Youth District Lock-in
  • Friday, February 22 from 6:30-9:30pm - Parents’ Evening Out
  • Saturday, February 23 from 10:00-12:00 - Infant/Toddle Family Brunch
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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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Kids sing in worship
Sunday, December 30 at 9 & 11am 



* SPECTRUM *  

Euchre Night
SPECTRUM Euchre & Game Night will be held on January 25 in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a sweet or salty snack. Snacks & chat at 6:30, then cards and games begin at 7:00 p.m. 
               
All-Church Lunch
Would you be willing to volunteer for the All-Church Luncheon on January 27? 

  • 8-10 prep & cook,
  • 10-12 cook & setup
  • 12-1:30 serve
  • cleanup & reset room

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 *  

Young Adults Gratitude Class
Wednesdays at 7:00pm Logos Lounge from January 16 - through February 27.

 

* 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 *  

Free Trade Coffee, Tea, and Chocolates on Sale
Second Sundays of the Month

  • K Cups - Single Serve Cups 12 cups/box are environmentally-friendly single serve cups are made from recyclable plastic and aluminum. Enjoy all the convenience with less waste!
  • Tea - We are proud to partner with small scale growers in India and South Africa and Sri Lanka to build the alternative supply chain of small farmer grown tea. 


Special Collection for the Homeless   
During January we shall collect Warmth Kits for the Homeless containing socks, mittens, knit hats, and fast food gift cards. Bags and lists are available on the Welcome Tables in Fellowship Hall and milling area. Please return your kits by January 27.


New Hubbard Tutors Needed for Thursday AND Friday Mornings
The Hubbard Elementary School tutoring program needs more volunteers!  If you are interested and are available for at least a half hour or for up to an hour and a half on Thursday or Friday mornings starting in January 2019, please let Colleen Ogle know as soon as possible (colleen@kingave.org). Five tutors at a time work one-on-one with students in the school library for a half hour each, 9:30-10am, 10:00-10:30 am, and 10:30-11 am.  Some of the King Avenue tutors from the fall are out of town for several months so replacements are needed.  If you are available and interested in tutoring at Hubbard on days other than Thursday or Friday, we have been asked for help in additional classrooms.


Open Shelter Lunch Packing Dates
Tuesdays:  
Thursdays:   

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 *  

YOGA AT KING AVENUE! 
Beginning January 8
 at 6:30pm in the Fireside Room, join Kevin for Hatha Yoga! 
Let's work together on mind, body, and spirit. We will focus on breathing and basic postures. The benefits will be improved strength, flexibility, endurance, balance while reducing stress. This is an eight week session, beginning January 8. Please bring your yoga mat. 

New Ministry Opportunity with, for, and by Retirees 
Rev. Colleen Ogle will begin a conversation about daytime ministry possibilities with KAUMC retirees and neighborhood seniors. If you are interested in sharing ideas and helping to shape this ministry, you are in- vited to attend a gathering on Tuesday, January 15 in the Church Parlor 11:30-1:00 pm. Light lunch will be served, so please contact colleen@kingave.org or (614) 424-6050 x 101 to say you plan to attend. People of any age who are interested in helping the church stay better connected with all of our members are welcome! 


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 
January 27:  This Is How It Always Is  by Laurie Frankel

 
* The Arts *  

 

* Stay in the Loop *  
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Follow us on Twitter at @kingaveumc  
Join the Twitter chat at #KAChurchChat 

 

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