King Avenue Digest 9/9/17

September 9, 2017

IT'S HERE! Sunday School for kids, youth, and adults kicks off SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10! Please read about this and other happenings on the King Avenue Digest. Please scroll through this week's announcements, then check out ministry/category announcements that pertain to you. You can click on the included links for more details. 
  

* Featured Announcements *  

Sunday Worship Connections beginning Sunday, September 10
9:00am Ages 4 – Grade 1
11:00am  Ages 4 –Grade 3
  
Sunday School from 10:00 –10:45am beginning Sunday, September 10
Age 4 – Grade 5, 
Godly Play, Big & Small Classrooms (Lower Level)
Grade 6 – 8, Youth Sunday School, Fellowship Hall Classroom (Lower Level)
Grade 9 – 12, Youth Sunday School, Donnenwirth Lounge (Upper Level) 
  
Children, Youth & Family Ministries Education Open House

Sunday, September 10 from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Big & Small Classrooms (Lower Level) 
 
Sermon Series on King Avenue's Vision and Two Discussion Groups 

King Avenue Vision--What Do You See? Discussion Groups on Sunday mornings. 
September 10 through October 22, each Sunday morning's sermon will focus on a different portion of the Vision Statement developed in the spring by King Avenue's Vision Team and scriptures that undergird it.
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Blessed Believers – Adult Sunday School Class
Sundays at 10am in the Fireside Room
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It's not too late!  Sign up for Disciple I or Disciple II Class

12-week classes Disciple Classes (Fast Track) begin in September. Each Disciple class (Disciple I and Disciple II) is divided into twelve-week sessions. The first session begins in September. Both classes run on Wednesday nights from 7:00 - 8:30. If you are a member of REALM, you can register and pay for Disciple Bible Study. Check out the event in the News Feed in your web browser or on the app. When you open the Registration Event, follow the prompts to sign up, and pay online if you choose. Not yet a member of Realm? Click here to request an invitation or ask for help getting onto our new system.  
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King Avenue Service Fair
Sunday, September 10 & Sunday, September 17 from 10:00 – 11:00 in the Milling Area
Are you curious about how King Avenue serves outside the walls of the church Have you ever searched for an opportunity to meet new people actively changing the world in christ’s name? Do you have the desire to be in service to Christ and the community for the transformation of the world? 
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Upcoming Mission Trip to Mexico
It is time to sign up for our trip to the Casa de Misericordia orphanage in Piedras Negras, Mexico, January 11-15, 2018. The total cost of $850 covers air and ground transportation, room, and board.  Registration deadline is September 15 with a deposit of $450.  Please contact John Keeny at jkeeny9@hotmail.com with any questions.  
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* Worship *  


The Shack Small Group Study
Have you either read the bestselling book, or seen the blockbuster movie? Do you wish to investigate and discuss its themes and underlying messages? Then join a DVD-based discussion with the NE or NW Neighborhood Groups. This 5 week potentially life-changing study will encourage you to experience God's redemption and love in a way like never before. The number of participants is limited, so sign up early.

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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  

   
* Faith Formation *  

Sermon Series on King Avenue's Vision and Two Discussion Groups 
King Avenue Vision--What Do You See? Discussion Groups on Sunday mornings. 
September 10 through October 22, each Sunday morning's sermon will focus on a different portion of the Vision Statement developed in the spring by King Avenue's Vision Team and scriptures that undergird it.
READ MORE
 

Blessed Believers – Adult Sunday School Class
Sundays at 10am in the Fireside Room
READ MORE

  
Disciple I and Disciple II Classes to be Offered in the Fall  
12-week classes Disciple Classes (Fast Track) begin in September. Each Disciple class (Disciple I and Disciple II) is divided into twelve-week sessions. The first session begins in September. Both classes run on Wednesday nights from 7:00 - 8:30.  
READ MORE   
 
The Shack Small Group Study
Have you either read the bestselling book, or seen the blockbuster movie? Do you wish to investigate and discuss its themes and underlying messages? Then join a DVD-based discussion This 5 week potentially life-changing study will encourage you to experience God's redemption and love in a way like never before. The number of participants is limited, so sign up early.
READ MORE

   
* King Avenue Children, Youth, & Family Ministries *  

Sunday Worship Connections beginning Sunday, September 10
9:00am Ages 4 – Grade 1
11:00am  Ages 4 –Grade 3
  
Sunday School from 10:00 –10:45am beginning Sunday, September 10
Age 4 – Grade 5, 
Godly Play, Big & Small Classrooms (Lower Level)
Grade 6 – 8, Youth Sunday School, Fellowship Hall Classroom (Lower Level)
Grade 9 – 12, Youth Sunday School, Donnenwirth Lounge (Upper Level) 
  
Children, Youth & Family Ministries Education Open House

Sunday, September 10 from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Big & Small Classrooms (Lower Level) 
 
Acolyte Training
Interested in serving as an Acolyte? Now training all King Avenue Kids Grades 4-12 See Erin Kendall for details!
 
Help Needed - Hiring Childcare Staff
Are you or someone you know interested in making a little extra money snuggling babies, laughing with toddlers and sharing God's love with our little friends at King Avenue UMC? We are hiring 2-3 new staff members on our childcare staff to work a very flexible schedule including weeknight and/or Sunday morning shifts. Must be at least 19 years of age. Please contact Erin Kendall at erin@kingave.org for more information.
 
Parents’ Evening Out
Friday, September 15 from 6:00 – 8:30pm   
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PJ Party Family Movie Night
Friday, September 29 from 6:30-8:30pm in the big Classroom (Lower Level)
Featuring the movie A Dog’s Purpose.  Popcorn, Snacks and Beverages will be provided. Wear your comfies and come hang out with your friends for a fun evening!

 
ACTION REQUIRED! We are Transitioning out of KidCheck into REALM
We will be moving to Realm for all Children, Youth and Family Ministry event registration, attendance, and check-in operations effective October 1, 2017. KidCheck will no longer be our check-in/security system beginning October 1st. Please be sure to update your profile in Realm, including your children's information by September 30.
 
 
* SPECTRUM *  

Gathering for Reconciling United Methodists and Allies
Sunday, September 10, at 3:00 pm
Livingston United Methodist Church
Guest Speaker, Columbus Chief of Police Kim Jacobs
  
SPECTRUM Meet & Greet September 10
Join us in the before or after the 9 a.m. or the 11 a.m. worship service to say hello and learn more about what SPECTRUM is doing.
 
Volunteers Apply Here – All Church Luncheon on September 24
Join us in the kitchen on September 24 to help prepare the All Church Luncheon.  No experience is required! Select the time that fits your schedule, prep and cook, 8-10 a.m., setup and serve, 10-12 or serve, host and clean up 12-1:30.  Contact Steve at expect.sh@gmail.com.
  

Mark Your Calendars for This Year's Changing The Conversation Series
The Intersection of Racial & LGBTQ Identity - Presented by Darren Calhoun
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 7 p.m.
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* Young Adults *  
 

 
* Campus Ministry *  
Sundays at 10:00am
Sunday mornings in the Logos Lounge (L-1) college students come together to share in faith and process life opportunities, challenges, and questions together. Each week begins with a Bible study, devotions, and prayer. Then the floor will be open to discuss life, current events, and issues facing the church. In the midst of our discussions, we’ll seek to listen to and learn from what God’s Word reveals and to be respectful and supportive of one another. Come and be among “open hearts, open minds, and open doors.” Here at King Ave Campus Ministry ALL are Welcome!

 
 
* Mission and Outreach *  

King Avenue Service Fair
Sunday, September 10 & Sunday, September 17 from 10:00 – 11:00 in the Milling Area
Are you curious about how King Avenue serves outside the walls of the church Have you ever searched for an opportunity to meet new people actively changing the world in christ’s name? Do you have the desire to be in service to Christ and the community for the transformation of the world? 
READ MORE
 
Upcoming Mission Trip to Mexico

It is time to sign up for our trip to the Casa de Misericordia orphanage in Piedras Negras, Mexico, January 11-15, 2018. The total cost of $850 covers air and ground transportation, room, and board.  Registration deadline is September 15 with a deposit of $450.  Please contact John Keeny at jkeeny9@hotmail.com with any questions.  
DOWNLOAD THE INFORMATION SHEET

   
SPECIAL OFFERING – Hilliard Adopt A House, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Each new home costs at least $50,000.  Please contribute generously to our offering on September 17.  Our goal is $3000.  Affordable housing is a huge need in our area.
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Hurricane Harvey Relief:  What You Can Do
Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers in Texas and Louisiana who are working tirelessly to provide relief after Harvey.
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Call for Volunteers
By joining Realm, you can get connected to the wonderful community and service opportunites that king avenue has to offer!
  • Meals on Wheels is currently seeking one or more volunteers to fill a saturday delivery spot.  For details, please contact Jill Geiger at jillgeig@aol.com or through Realm... 
  • New life UMC Community Breakfast is seeking volunteers for Tuesday breakfast preparation and serving our neighbors.  For details, please contact Bill Albright at willardalbright@gmail.com or through Realm...
Reading Buddy Training Opportunities
We need more Reading Buddies! Laura Matthews will conduct two training sessions for all persons who are interested in becoming volunteers with the program. They are: Sunday afternoon, September 24, 5:30-6:30 pm in the Chapel at King Avenue and Sunday morning, October 1, 10-11 am in the Chapel at King Avenue. Only one training session is needed--the two dates are being offered for your convenience.
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Capitol Area North District Annual Meeting of United Methodist Women
September 23, is the Capitol Area North District Annual Meeting of United Methodist Women. It is being held this year at Epworth UMC here in Columbus. Our guest speaker is Karen Cook, Assistant to the Capitol Area North District Superintendent. Karen will frame her talk around Economic Justice.
 
Fall Rummage Sale
October 8, is rummage sale set up Sunday. Set up will then continue thru Thursday of that week culminating with the sale on Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14. Please be on the lookout for sign up requests and jump in and help where you can.  We need all of you to make our event a success.
 
West Ohio Conference United Methodist Women Annual Celebration
October 29, is the West Ohio Conference United Methodist Women Annual Celebration. The keynote speaker is Sally Vonner, Assistant General Secretary for Membership and Leadership Development, National Office of United Methodist Women.
   

Open Shelter Lunch Packing Dates for 2017
Tuesdays: 9/26/17, 10/24/17, 11/28/17, 12/26/17  
Thursdays:  9/14/17, 10/19/17, 11/16/17, 12/14/16  
  

Serve Breakfast at Gates Fourth UMC, 8:30-10:00 - 2017 Opportunities  
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.
Remaining dates for 2017:  August 26, September 23 & 30, October 28, November 25, December 23 & 30  
   
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  
  • Donations to New Life Clothing Room (boxes in the hallway between the Parlor and Chapel) - Teen/Adult sizes (new and gently-used) given to our neighbors at New Life Church   
  
* Fellowship *  

All-Church Luncheons, Last Sundays of the Month from 12:00-1:00 in Fellowship Hall  
September 24, October 29, November 26, December 31  
   
Lit Club – The last Sunday of the month, 7pm, Logos Lounge 
September 24, 7pm - The Sellout by Paul Beatty
October 29, 7pm - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

 
 
* The Arts *  

 

  
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