King Avenue Digest 6/26/20

June 26, 2020

The King Avenue Digest

Anti-Racism Education Series: Parent Panel Conversation - Attend this event on Thursday, July 2 at 7pm to listen to a panel of King Avenue Church families share their experiences with racism and learn how they talk to their children about being anti-racist. All Are Welcome. Zoom link will be shared with attendees prior to the event. Learn more about this event at

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson Zoom Movie Discussion - Join Spectrum in a Zoom discussion group on the Netflix movie The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Marsha was a drag performer of color who was known for her prominent role in the LGBTQ rights movement and for starting an organization serving transgender youth. This movie outlines her activist work during her life and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death. We ask that all who wish to attend this discussion view this movie on Netflix before this event and come ready to discuss with the group. This Zoom discussion will take place on Thursday, July 9 at 6PM.

New Life Community Outreach seeking new Board Member - The NLCO brings volunteers and guests together, providing a caring space where Short North underserved neighbors can enjoy breakfast, meet with an attorney, and seek medical care…all without cost. We are seeking a new Board Member with a passion for our mission, and non-profit or business experience to offer. Please contact or with the subject NLCO Board member.

Virtual Pride Worship - If you missed the PREMIER of the Virtual Pride Worship on Friday, June 19, it's not too late! Clergy and lay persons from Central Ohio Reconciling Ministries Network Churches/Communities and ally churches have put together a meaningful worship service including a Virtual Community Pride Choir as part of the service! Visit the website ( at your leisure to view the worship video, and to learn more about the Central Ohio Reconciling Ministries Network.

Unpacking Christian Fundamentalism - If you grew up non-denominational, evangelical, or fundamentalist, this may be a class tailored just for you. What were you taught about the Bible and salvation? What did you think about human sexuality and gender stereotypes? If you’ve started to question the beliefs of your childhood or you want to unpack theology that is no longer life-giving, we invite you to join us. This class will be a brave space to consider different ways of understanding our faith. Click here to watch a video about the class, and Click here to register on Realm.

Pennsylvania Lot - Until further notice, the OSU lot on Pennsylvania Avenue is not available for Sunday worship parking. There are sufficient spaces in our lots and on the street.

Fall Rummage Canceled - The UMW Fall Rummage Sale has been canceled. Please do not bring any more items until further notice. Thank you!

Pastoral Visits to Hospital & Extended Care Facilities - At present the church building is only open for worship. Although pastors are not yet permitted to visit persons in hospitals or extended care facilities, we do want to know when persons have health concerns, please include these in the prayer concerns or contact a pastor directly or

Flowers for Worship - If you would like to donate flowers for an upcoming worship service, please contact Amy Ashburn for more details,

NNEMAP Food Pantry - You can resume bringing contributions of non-perishable food items for NNEMAP to the church. Thank you!

Greeters and Ushers Still Needed! In order to ensure safety of everyone during our three in-person services each week, additional help is needed in ushering and greeting. Don’t worry if you are new to this role. You will receive training. If you’re willing to lend a helping hand and a friendly (masked) face to the team, please email Beth Aiello, Director of Support Services, at Please give your name and whether you’d like to serve at the 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 service.

Additional Upper Room Resources for COVID-19 Pandemic - The Upper Room daily devotional is offering Resources for Spiritual Wellness in Anxious Times for our church during the journey through the COVID-19 wilderness we’re all navigating. This includes timely practices for individuals and families including digital devotionals, link to morning prayer on Facebook Live, videos, e-courses, podcasts, etc.

Our Mission Statement  - "We invite, welcome and honor all people and nurture them to grow in service with Christ."

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.”