Fall Kickoff



August 11
Choir Rehearsals Begin

If you've considered joining or re-joining the Worship Choir, now is a great time. We have an energetic rehearsal of a variety of musical styles every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to prepare for leading worship at our 9:00 a.m. service and other presentations. Come join our volunteers that sing, not from a sense of duty, but with a heart of devotion.

August 15
All Church Lake Day & Ice Cream Contest!

Join us on Sunday, August 15, at the Twin River Bridges Park. There will be outdoor activities, hamburgers, and a homemade ice cream competition. If you have a boat you can bring that too! 

August 18
New Kid In The Pew Dinner

Parents of four year olds: Can you believe your child is ALMOST “big enough” to go to worship?  It is our prayer that worshiping together as a family will be a joy-filled experience for you. Join us for dinner August 18th at 6pm. The children will be given a tour of our worship venues while you will be encouraged and receive guidance to talk with your child about their participation in worship. Following the tour, your Preschooler will receive their much anticipated “Big Church Bag”. 

August 21
Bridge 67

Calling all 6th graders that will be in 7th grade this fall! Join us on August 21 from 6-8 PM at the church for some fun and dinner. Parents will join us from 7:30-8 in the student area for a meeting with Jake and the students. If you have any questions, you can email Michelle or Jake.

August 22
Family Avenue Parent Meeting

Parents with kids from babies through high school, this meeting is for you! Join us Sunday, August 22, during the Sunday school hour on the fourth floor. Michelle and Jake will share what you can expect for your kids and teenagers in the upcoming year, information about family ministry events, as well as answer any questions you have.

Promotion Sunday

Children, from birth—12th grade will promote to their new Sunday school classes for the 2021/2022 school year! Reach out to Michelle, Cecily, or Jake for more information.  

New Sermon Series Begins

When economic, political, medical, and relational securities are shaken or shattered, we are forced to face the questions, “Is there hope?  If so, where? How might I have it? Can hope survive in the midst of unrest? Can hope be found in the midst of tumult and tragedy? The opening chapters of 1 Samuel show hope ignited, and invite us to join God’s Spirit in Igniting Hope in others!

September 7
Handbell Practice Begins

We are looking forward to getting our Handbell Choir back into service.  We practice Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7:00 pm in the choir room.  If you are interested in playing with us, you can contact Les Marshall.

September 9
Neighbors International Classes Begin

September 10
Parent's Night Out

Parents, enjoy a Friday night out while Columbus Avenue takes care of your children. The next Parent's Night Out is Friday, September 10, from 6-10 PM! Prices are: $10 for one child, $15 for 2 children, and $20 max per family. Registration will open on September 3. Space will be limited, so reserve your spot early! Contact Michelle or Kari with any questions.

Preteen Night Out

Attention 3-6th graders! Make plans to hang out with us Friday night, September 10, from 6-10 PM, for Preteen Night Out! Location TBD. The cost is $5 per person. Register online!

September 19
1st Grade Bible Presentation

At Columbus Avenue, it is our tradition and a great honor to present every First Grade student with a new Bible. Please RSVP if you have a 1st grader that will attend. Parents of First Graders are invited to attend a special breakfast in the Multipurpose room at 10:15 AM to celebrate and learn about this important milestone in the life of your child and family. Bibles will be presented during the 9:00 and 11:30 Worship Services.