Karl Road Christian Church Volume 49.5
5400 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43229 Date: May 1, 2013
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10:30 AM Blended Service
Rev. Margaret G. Connor preaching
May 5th - Welcoming - Acts 16: 9-15
May 12th - Opening Doors - Acts. 16: 16-34
May 19th - Entering the Water - Acts. 2: 1-21
May 26th - Boasting in the Lord - Romans 5: 1-11
5:00 PM CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
Rev. Dr. Charles Montgomery preaching
May 5th - The Sanctifying of The Spirit
May 12th - The Significance of Mothers
May 19th - In the Spirit on the Lord's Day
COMING IN JUNE
New Sermon Series
"Making It through a Storm"
Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ
One of the most important activities of this season for me is working with the Pastor’s class. It is a time in which the young people learn about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Some of our activities so far have included: learning about the Bible, watching a movie about Jesus, asking faith questions of parents and sponsors, and memorizing scripture. With their sponsors, we have formed a small group within the church that is really learning and growing together. We will also learn different prayer forms, the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and about the meaning of baptism and communion.
In addition to coming to class, we require all of our young people to work with their sponsors on a service project. What we are trying to teach is that faith is a verb – and it involves all of this: Christian education, prayer , community and also acts of service for others.
These young people are preparing for making a commitment to Jesus through an affirmation of faith and baptism and becoming members of our church. And all of this is just a beginning of their journey of faith as God continues to guide them into discipleship.
I hope that you will continue to keep these young people in your prayers: Sidney Barron, Marcus Drees, Cecil Lebbe, Mia Rivera and Garret Robinson. And I hope that all of us will continue our own journeys of spiritual growth involving Christian education, prayer, community and acts of service for others.
See you in worship
The BREAD yearly process is composed of 4 parts: we listen; we research; we have a call to action and act; we follow up.
In the Fall of 2012, we listened, as congregation leaders voted discrimination against immigrants as the issue for the year. Research has been done, and a welcoming statement that calls for police training and BMV officers following federal laws when granting licenses.
Follow-up Issues are:
Bringing Jobs to Columbus - City Council has committed 1.1 million dollars to establish small business incubators and fund loans to make more jobs available in underserved areas of our community. Join us in thank8ng City Council members.
Improving Health Care - 168 chronically ill patients have been enrolled in "coordinated care plans" at community health centers, saving millions in taxpayer dollars and improving health outcomes for them. This is a pilot program and more patients will be added.
Restorative Justice Circles - Three Circles are launching to help first time, non-violent, offending youth in Franklinton, Weinland Park, and the south side of Columbus, get their lives back on track by performing healing restitution, rather than entering the court system. Join us in hearing from Juvenile Court Lead Judge, Elizabeth Gill.
Updates will be given on new initiatives aimed at keeping kids in school, and a progress report on the Franklin County Land Bank.
Hear the call, take action, and participate in the work of doing justice by coming to the Celeste Center at the Fairgrounds on Monday, May 6th.
The Cleveland Christian Home is a wonderful example of our theme for the year, "Faith is a Verb". Born from one man's commitment to help abandoned children, today the mission of the home is "to be a haven of hope and healing for children, youth and families struggling with mental illness, abuse, and neglect".
For more than one hundred years, the Cleveland Christian Home has provided highly skilled professionals who work to maintain responsive and flexible services and programs to children who have suffered any type of abuse, been neglected, who suffer emotional or behavioral problems, or who are at risk for delinquency. Also receiving services are young adults learning to live on their own after foster care. Families at risk for abuse or neglect and families trying to reunite after children have been in protective custody.
The need for The Cleveland Christian home has not diminished, but grows as many children still suffer from abuse and neglect that is difficult for us to comprehend. Today, the Cleveland Christian Home is an island of safety and hope in a harsh world, for approximately 1000 children, youth and families. Through our outreach giving, Karl Road Christian Church helps to sustain this much-needed haven.
It was with great joy the Care Team Ministry was privileged to carry some Karl Road Christian Church hospitality into the homes of members and friends. Recipients were those who we lovingly call our "shut-ins", those unable to attend church. We recognize that this hospitality goes both ways, that is our Team receives blessings from visiting our extended church family, and we have sensed we are received as if we are God's angels doing His work when we enter a home. This Easter visitation seemed even more special than normally due to the reception we received.
We like to believe that our visits are covered with prayer, and we ask you to keep praying for this ministry. The Team generally visits people for the Christmas and Easter seasons, and may add another holiday as we feel the need.
Our KRCC Care Team Ministry members are: Pastor Margot Connor, Joe and Mary DeWitt, Bonnie Furr, Luann Headley, Janet Marshall, Jerry Miller, Jeanmarie Moss, Kim Veatch, Brad Waldsmith and Dave Young.
This Easter the Team visited 14 shut-ins; and delivered to each extended church member, a colorful bag suitable for the celebration of Easter. The bag contained a beautiful tea cup filled with tea bags, custom made cards signed by all Care Team members, lip gloss, lens cleaner, tissues and lotion, a lapel item, dried fruit, Avon lotion, and stamped envelopes with cards that could be used by the extended church member to send their thoughts to someone of their choice.
~Joe DeWitt, Chair~
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 22 - 26, from 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. We will be using the theme, "Everywhere Fun Fair". At this kid-friendly fair, children and youth, ages 3 through Grade 8, will discover that God's love welcomes everyone, as they learn ways to love and serve God and be a neighbor to the world. Volunteers are still needed for publicity, decorating, registration, snacks, crafts, storytelling, recreation, and to serve as group guides and leaders. Please consider helping with this important and fun ministry of our church. Contact Nicole Bunch or Marilyn Waldsmith to volunteer or for more information.
Camp is for Everyone!!
At Camp Christian, 2013
Junior Camp - For Children in Grades 3, 4, or 5
Otter Camp @ Camp Christian - June 16-22.
Chi Rho Camps - For Youth in Grades 6, 7, or 8
Hocking - June 9- 5 Portahoga - July 7-13 Maumee - July 14-20 Miami - Aug. 4-10
CYF Conferences for Youth in Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12
All CYF Conferences are at Camp Christian
Hiram - June 23-29 Phyo - June 30-July 6 Lakeside - July 21-27
Wilmington - July 28-Aug. 3
Other Camps & Conferences
Grandparents Camp @ Camp Christian for children currently in Grades 1-2
with a Grandparent, May 31 - June 1
Adult Conference for all adults @ Northwest Christian Church, June 17-21
Advance Ministries for ages 19-29 @ Camp Christian, August 11-18
Adventure Camp for Youth and Adults of all ages @ Camp Starview, June 28-30
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24th - 26th
Disciples Fellowship Retreat
The Rev. Allen Harris will be our featured keynote speaker. Allen is the Senior Minister at Franklin Circle Christian Church in Cleveland. Come and enjoy listening to Allen and meeting old and new friends for a great weekend at Camp Christian. Our retreat is open to young and old of all ages, singles, couples and families. Registration starts at 8:30 on Friday night.
Pamela and Alan Clifford and Herbert and Suzanne Lynskey who are celebrating wedding anniversarys in May.
WE MOURN WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY OF:
Jan Curtin whose mother, Pat Mucheck, passed away on April 9th.
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
The General Health of:
Shawn Bailey - Selena Bailey - Marcy Conley - Doug Crawford - Ella Mae Lindamood - Larry McVay - Helen Meyer - Jerry Miller - Jim Noel - Essie Perkins - Dorothy Renner - Jean Rivera - Anna Margaret Ruland - Betty Sexton - Candace Stewart - Janna Staton, Bev Corner’s daughter - George Wilburn - Bill Fonner, Thom McKitrick's uncle - Elmer Gerhart, Glenn's father - Frank Patrick, Marilyn's son - Bob & Earlene Agee,KimVeatch's parents.
Those Struggling with Cancer:
Aleta Hoover; Marilyn Patrick, the Haines' friend, Erin Stahl; ; Thom McKitrick's aunt, Mary Lou Fonner; Gerrie Miller's Friends, Tanaya Candella and Stephen Gussler; Dave Young's close friend, Bruce Bailey; Angela Rosser's friend, Michelle Gibson; Lois Haynes' daughter, Patty; Frank Gonzales' cousin, Chrystal; Bev Corner's cousin, Doug; Nancy Kelch's son, Jeff; Jan Howson's friend, Elmer McClanahan
And all who are experiencing marital and family difficulties
Jason Conley, Air Force, deployed.
Joshua Corner, Air Force, currently at Wright Patterson AFB waiting for
possible deployment to Afghanastan.
Michael Davis, Coast Guard Reserve, son-in-law of Marcia Hetrick.
Ben Eichel, Army, son of Melanie Stein, serving in Afghanistan.
Seth Goddard, Megan Lynskey'sbrother, deployed to Afghanistan.
Anthony Hartley, Army, son of John and Sandy Stigall, friend of Marnie Schultz.
Sean Hughes, nephew of Margot Connor.
Bill Kossick, son-in-law of John and Marsha Mueller, Air Force.
Megan Long, Louisiana National Guard, granddaughter of Bonnie Furr.
Bryon Stumph, son of Cheryl Stumph.
Anthony Anderson, Marines, fiance of Elli Korcok.
Cameron Thomas, Army, family to Bonni Korcok.
Evan Crowgey, Marine; Brian Mehnert, Army; Adam Ward, Navy, Nancy Lamielle’s three great-nephews.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
FURNITURE BANK OF CENTRAL OHIO
On Saturday, May 18, KRCC will provide a group of volunteers at the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio. We will meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. and go to the facility (near west side) to help with various tasks. We will be working on whatever needs they have that week (which constantly changes), including assembly and painting of furniture, sorting and moving housewares and small furniture, working on the facility grounds, mail stuffing, etc. Absolutely no skills or tools are required - just come prepared to get dirty, get paint on you, and have some fun! We will work until about noon, then have lunch (provided at the facility. Sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. Contact Alan or Kim Veatch if you have questions.
1. How long have you been a member at KRCC?
2. What brought you here?
Marilyn Daniels came and sat beside me and then John Mueller
and John Lindamood delivered bread, and that did it for me.
3. What do you do for a living?
Retired from OSU Medical Center. Part time greeter at Meijer
4. Tell us about your family.
3 children, daughter and two soons, Lori, David and Michael.
Grandchildren - Emily, Nathan, Joe, Alex, Andrea, Adam,
Jessica and Kelsey; Great Grandchildren - Ian and Trevor.
5. Do you have any pets?
I do - Connor is a rescue dog, part Lab and part Beagle.
6. What do you do for fun?
I like to walk, garden, read books, play games, crossword puzzles.
7. What is a book (besides the Bible) and/or movie that has been important to you?
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. It has just instilled in me
why I am here and what I am trying to do while I am here.
8. What is a favorite hymn?
"In The Garden"
9. Who do you admire?
My parents, Gladys and Fred Bradshaw. They really gave me
early learning and taught me the right way. Had a big thing to do
with my being in church.
10. Complete this statement: People might be surprised to know that I....
Do not eat any red meat, even though I grew up on a farm.
11. My philosophy of life (in ten words or less):
To treat one another the way I want to be treated.
You are needed to host coffee hour
The Fellowship Team will have available for your use, coffee and a cold beverage in the small kitchen, however, feel free to bring other beverages you might want to serve. If you would like to bake or purchase cookies, fruit, crackers, etc., that is delightful but NOT necessary. Plates and napkins are available in the upper right cupboard.
Guidelines for hosting coffee hour are on the bulletin board and on the inside of the upper left cupboard door. Please sign up on the utside the Church Office or call Gerrie Miller at 614-436-5026.
ROMEOs - 8:30am Fridays
(Retired Old Men Eating Out)
May 3 - Bob Evans (161
May 10 - TJ's (Morse & High)
May 17 - Scramblers (Cleveland Ave.)
May 24 - Frisch's (North High)
May 31 - Bob Evans (161)
JULIETs - 9:15am Thursdays
(Just Us Ladies Interested in Eating Too)
For more information on JULIETs, call June Nirote, 614-523-0733.
May 2 - Bob Evans (161)
May 9 - Scramblers (Sancus)
May 16 - Panera (Westerville)
May 23 - Tim Horton (161)
May 30 - Steak & Shake
Adventures in Dining
Saturday, May 25 - 12:00 Noon
Plain City, OH
Long overdue, but deep thanks to all of our KRCC family who have been with us in person and in prayer the last six months as Jerry struggled with his surgeries in September and January. Two months out and he is doing fantastic, although his energy level isn't back to what it was. We can't begin to tell you how much your prayers and support have meant. Blessings to all of you.
Gerrie and Jerry Miller
The following items are needed for Otter Camp by May 26th:
Baby Food Jars
Small Jelly Jars
Plastic Berry Baskets (with open weaves)
Donation of the above items will be greatly appreciated.
Bonnie J. Furr
Looking Ahead -
GRADUATE RECOGNITION - June 2
The Christian Education Team will recognize our graduates on Sunday, June 2. Please contact Marilyn Waldsmith or Seth Stout with the names of anyone in your family who is graduating from High School, College, or a Graduate Program.
TO SUBMIT ARTICLES FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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or call me at 614-888-3444
Deadline to submit articles or information for the June Newsletter is May 13.
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