The King Avenue Digest 2/24/18

February 24, 2018

Check out the featured announcements on the King Avenue Digest, then 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!

Click HERE to download this month's Carillon Newsletter.
 

* Featured Announcements *  

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
 
King Avenue Players
Our Towne by Thorton Wilde
Performances Thursday, March 8 at 7:30pm; Friday, March 9 at 7:30pm; Saturday, March 10 at 7:30pm; and Sunday, March 11 at 3:00pm.
Admission is free, but a $10 donation is recommended.
READ MORE
 

UMCOR Sunday - Special Offering
UMCOR Sunday allows The United Methodist Church to respond when disaster strikes. Think of UMCOR as our “Go Team” who can be present when help is needed. Unlike other benevolent causes, UMCOR receives no funds from the regular United Methodist Church budget. 100 percent of all other donations go toward specific relief projects.
READ MORE 


Easter Flower Orders
The deadline to order Easter flowers is SUNDAY, MARCH 11. The flowers will be displayed in our worship spaces on Easter, April 1 
READ MORE


Invitation to Fast During Lent
Some people have expressed an interest to set aside a time of corporate fasting. It is a time when we combine our thoughts and voices to pray for our nation, our state and city our leaders, our church and ourselves to seek God's Voice to lead us to a deeper understanding of Himself and how to minister to each other, both inside and outside the walls of our church. Due to medical conditions, etc., everyone can decide if they wish to fast for one meal or the entire day, that is your personal choice. Please, speak with your doctor or other professional if you have conditions that may prevent fasting from food to ensure you get medical approval. You may also participate with another type of fast, for example,  by spending an hour or more without using electronics or social media and instead focus yourself in prayer on  God.
READ MORE


The Apostles’ Creed - Lenten Sunday School Class
Sundays, February 18 - March 25
10:00am in the Chapel
READ MORE

  
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.” 

  Visit kingave.org to see the entire King Avenue Digest for this week.

* Worship *  


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. During Lent the sermons will draw upon Abraham Heschel's book Sabbath.  For added enrichment, you may want to obtain this brief book.

 
UMCOR Sunday - Special Offering

UMCOR Sunday allows The United Methodist Church to respond when disaster strikes. Think of UMCOR as our “Go Team” who can be present when help is needed. Unlike other benevolent causes, UMCOR receives no funds from the regular United Methodist Church budget. 100 percent of all other donations go toward specific relief projects.
READ MORE 
  
Easter Flower Orders
The deadline to order Easter flowers is SUNDAY, MARCH 11. The flowers will be displayed in our worship spaces on Easter, April 1 
READ MORE

Invitation to Fast During Lent
Some people have expressed an interest to set aside a time of corporate fasting. It is a time when we combine our thoughts and voices to pray for our nation, our state and city our leaders, our church and ourselves to seek God's Voice to lead us to a deeper understanding of Himself and how to minister to each other, both inside and outside the walls of our church. Due to medical conditions, etc., everyone can decide if they wish to fast for one meal or the entire day, that is your personal choice. Please, speak with your doctor or other professional if you have conditions that may prevent fasting from food to ensure you get medical approval. You may also participate with another type of fast, for example,  by spending an hour or more without using electronics or social media and instead focus yourself in prayer on  God.
READ MORE


Holy Week Worship
Palm Sunday – March 25, 9am and 11am 
Holy Thursday – March 29, 7pm 
Good Friday Tenebrae Service – March 30, 7pm 
Easter – April 1, 9am and 11am 



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)
READ MORE

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
 
Warm Hearts Family Mission Project 
Sunday, February 25 from 12-1:30pm    
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
 

* 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 *  

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

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: February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27, December 25 (2018) 
Thursdays: 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 
February 25Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
March 25 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
April 29 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
 
 
* The Arts *  

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

King Avenue Players
Our Towne by Thorton Wilde
Performances Thursday, March 8 at 7:30pm, Friday, March 9 at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 10 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, March 11 at 3:00pm.
Admission is free, but a $10 donation is recommended.

Miscast Cabaret
Auditions – April 8 and April 9 at 6:30pm.
MISCAST CABARET will be performed, one night only, at King Avenue UMC on Saturday, May 19.
  

   
* Stay in the Loop *  

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