The King Avenue Digest 1/27/18

January 27, 2018

Check out the featured announcements on the King Avenue Digest, and click on the links to read more. The rest of the Digest has more comprehensive happenings organized by ministry/category announcements that pertain to you. You can also download the Carillon and Calendar to get the full picture!
 
Download the February Carillon Newsletter.  
Download the Feburary Calendar.
 

* Featured Announcements *  

NEW STAFF at King Avenue
Diana Sells, Finance Manager, and Rebecca Naas, Stewardship Secretary, have resigned their positions effective December 31, 2017.  Both Diana and Rebecca have served King Avenue faithfully and well for many years.  They have seen us through much transition and brought great clarity to our church's financial picture.  They created a model finance office.  We are thankful for their service and wish them God's blessings in the future. King Avenue welcomes Cyndi Black Colburn and Charlene Dubin as our new Finance Manager and Stewardship Secretary respectively.  We look forward to having them on the staff.

Collection for the Homeless
In January and February, King Avenue will be collecting items for Blessing Bags to support the Open Shelter and Faith Mission shelters. Gallon sized bags with lists of items will be available at a table between services starting January 7, 2018. Bags are due back filled by Sunday February 25. 
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SPECTRUM-Hosted All Church Luncheon -  January 28th
Join your King Avenue friends for food and fellowship. SPECTRUM hosts an All Church Luncheon to be held immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service on January 28th.
Please email Steve at expect.sh@gmail.com to volunteer for one or more of the following times:  8-10 prep & cooking, 10- 12 cooking & setup and 12- 1:30 serve and cleanup and room reset.   
 
Real People. Real Parenting.

Drop-in Small Group Discussion beginning February 4.
Sundays from 10 - 10:45am
Infant/Parent Room, Upper Level- King Avenue UMC    
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Save the Date! Tenth Annual Cuisine for a Cause
Cuisine for a Cause, a Benefit for Casa de Misericordia Orphanage in Piedras Negras Mexico
March 23, 2018 beginning at 6:00pm
Strongwater Food & Spirits
READ MORE

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 *  


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.” 

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 *  

Blessed Believers – Adult Sunday School Class
Sundays at 10am in the Fireside Room
 
Disciple Bible Studies—a new start for the new year
*Disciple I Fast Track: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study
Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30am in the Centennial Room
Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30pm in the Centennial Room 
January 10 - April 4 (excluding Ash Wednesday, February 14)
 
*Disciple II Fast Track: Into the Word, Into the World
Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30pm in the Chapel
January 10 - April 4 (excluding Ash Wednesday, February 14)
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New Member Classes 
The next session of classes for persons interested in becoming a member of King Avenue UMC will be held Sunday mornings, 10 – 10:45am, January 7 through February 4 with the ritual of membership on February 11, 2018. 
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The Apostles’ Creed - Lenten Sunday School Class
Sundays, February 18- March 25
10:00am in the Chapel
READ MORE

 

* King Avenue Children, Youth, & Family Ministries *  
Sunday Worship Connections 
9:00am Ages 4 – Grade 1
11:00am  Ages 4 –Grade 3
  
Sunday School from 10:00 –10:45am
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) 

 
Real People. Real Parenting.

Drop-in Small Group Discussion
Sundays from 10:00 - 10:45am
Infant/Parent Room
READ MORE

Friday, February 16 from 6-8:30pm 
Parent’s Evening Out
Register through Realm by Wednesday, Feb 14th

Youth Lock-In
Friday, February 16 from 10pm-7am 
Worthington Community Center 

Sunday, February 25 from 12-1:30pm    
Warm Hearts Family Mission Project 
We will make Blessing Bags and each family will get to take some home with them to give to someone in need. A sign-up sheet for items to bring will be posted on Realm. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, Feb 21st if your family will join us! 

 
* SPECTRUM *  

Coming Out with God
Wednesdays beginning January 10
7:00 - 8:00 in Donnenwirth Lounge
READ MORE

SPECTRUM Euchre Night - January 26th
Join other King Avenue family and friends in the Churchs' Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. for pizza and soft drinks, provided by SPECTRUM.  Card playing begins at 7:00 p.m. with prizes for the best card sharks in the room! Please bring a favorite sweet or salty snack to share.  Bring the whole family and your friends. Childcare will be provided.

SPECTRUM Hosted All Church Luncheon -  January 28th
SPECTRUM is seeking Volunteers to help host the ALL Church Luncheon to be held immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service on January 28th.
Please email Steve at expect.sh@gmail.com to volunteer for one or more of the following times:  8-10 prep & cooking, 10- 12 cooking & setup and 12- 1:30 serve and cleanup and room reset.   

SPECTRUM Cooking Class - February 2, 6:30-9:00
This is a new event added to our 2018 SPECTRUM Calendar of Events based upon input from you. The cooking class will be led by professional chefs and open to the first 25 folks who respond. There is a participation fee of $20 for this event. The group will divide into smaller groups, preparing a part of the meal menu before enjoying the feast.  
 

* Young Adults *  

Bowling, Sunday, February 11 from 1-3 pm
Theology on Tap, Tuesday, February 20 from 7-8pm
READ MORE


* 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 *  

Collection for the Homeless
In January and February, King Avenue will be collecting items for Blessing Bags to support the Open Shelter and Faith Mission shelters. Gallon sized bags with lists of items will be available at a table between services starting January 7, 2018. Bags are due back filled by Sunday February 25. 
READ MORE

Special Offering for Habitat for Humanity
Sunday, February 11, both services
READ MORE
 
UMW Retreat 
Herstory: Sharing Our Stories of Faith
February 24th, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Cost: $10 at the door
CLICK HERE to register on Realm by February 16th. 

Save the Date! 10th Annual Cuisine for a Cause
Cuisine for a Cause, a Benefit for Casa de Misericordia Orphanage in Piedras Negras Mexico
March 23, 2018 beginning at 6:00pm
Strongwater Food & Spirits
READ MORE

Open Shelter Lunch Packing Dates
Tuesdays: January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27, December 25 (2018) 
Thursdays: February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20 (2018)
  
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. 
   
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, Last Sundays of the Month from 12:00-1:00 in Fellowship Hall  
 

Lit Club – The last Sunday of the month, 7pm, Logos Lounge 
January 28 - The Nix by Nathan Hill
February 25 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
 
 
* The Arts *  

Art Gallery
The Worship and Arts Committee is sponsoring an exhibit, RESOLUTIONS, in the gallery for January and February, 2018.
READ MORE
 

   
* Stay in the Loop *  

For this and other King Avenue news, visit our website at kingave.org.  
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