UMC General Conference Response & King Avenue's Future

Our Future
In response to the United Methodist Church Special Session of the General Conference and the passage of the Traditionalist Plan, we will be actively supporting our LGBTQIA+ and studying a future that honors, nurtures, and includes ALL. King Avenue will remain a welcoming, reconciling, and serving church which shares God's love with ALL! King Avenue Church will not change what it is and what it stands for.

 
Although we are passing through a dark storm in our denomination, there is hope – within the United Methodist Church with necessary progress made towards full inclusion, or even in a rebirth of a new Methodist denomination. 

Rethinking Apportionments
Effective March 6, we shall direct the King Avenue Church finance office to place all of our monthly apportionment payments in an escrow account until such time as the Administrative Council, with the advice of the Finance Committee, will determine which apportionments are appropriate to pay.  This action will be in effect until King Avenue Church determines its future relationship with the United Methodist denomination.  This action is in response to the tragic actions of the recent General Conference.  It is taken neither rashly nor lightly.  We are not rash persons.  Further it is in accord with Wesley's Three Simple Rules.  "Do no harm, do good, stay in love with God."  We know that you shall continue to follow these rules and also hold the United Methodist denomination and King Avenue Church in your prayers.  Please contact us with any questions and concerns.

 
John Keeny and Colleen Ogle
King Avenue Pastors
jkeeny@kingave.org    
colleen@kingave.org

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.” 
YouTube Playlist
This YouTube playlist contains videos that pertain to King Avenue Church as relating to the Special General Conference. Use the menu button in the top-left corner of the displayed video to view the collection in its entirety.

Addtional Resources

United Methodist News Service
Reconciling Ministries Network
West Ohio Conference
Capital Area North District
Mar 27

Where do we go from here? (offsite - click for info)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conversations with District Superintendent Linda Middelberg around the Special General ...
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Apr 3

Where do we go from here? (offsite - click for info)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conversations with District Superintendent Linda Middelberg around the Special General ...
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Rethinking Apportionments

Rethinking Apportionments Following the Special Session of the General Conference Effective March 6, we shall direct the King Avenue Church finance office to place all of our monthly apportionment payments in an escrow …Read More


Reconciling Ministries Network Statement Following UMCGC 2019

RMN Statement on General Conference 2019 Decision We at Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) are deeply grateful for the work of the delegates to the Special Session of General Conference 2019. We are thankful to participants, …Read More


Where do we go from here? Conversation with D.S. Linda Middelberg

Conversations with District Superintendent Linda Middelberg around the Special General Conference Because we have special general conference follow-up events planned throughout the district, we are going to meet with clergy …Read More


RMN - What do we do next?

Friends, As we return from St. Louis after a week of unexpected beauty, terrible pain, and deep injustice, questions are pouring in: what just happened? What does it mean? What do we do next? What happens to Reconciling …Read More


West Ohio Conference Summary of UMCGC 2019

Overview Of The Special Session Of General Conference 2019 A Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church took place February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose was to act on a report …Read More


The United Methodist Church & Our Future

New Page on our Website In response to the United Methodist Church Special Session of the General Conference and the passage of the Traditionalist Plan, we will be actively supporting our LGBTQIA+ and studying a future that …Read More


Response to UMC General Conference, February 2019

Response to United Methodist Conference Special Session, St. Louis, 2019 "The decision of the legislative session to recommend the Traditionalist Plan instead of the the One Church Plan is deeply disturbing, …Read More