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One Night 2017

ONE NIGHT

Is a gathering of the body of Christ in Central Ohio to worship and to cry out in prayer for the broken, hurting, and lost. This gathering is a visible expression of unity between denominations, ethnicities, and generations in our city.

ONE NIGHT is an authentic opportunity to worship as ONE with no boundaries or distractions. The night is held in a neutral space and no names or sponsors are listed in order to focus on the name above all names: Jesus

Join us Friday night, March 10 at 7 p.m. for worship.

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Join us Sunday morning, January 1 at 10:30 a.m. as the African Children's Choir joins us and ministers to us through music and movement.

This is a family style worship service. There will be child care for children 3 and under only.

 

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The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. Donations will be accepted at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children’s Choir) works in seven African countries such as, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education.

The African Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artist such as, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carry, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

The African Children’s Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

Christmas Day

Join us Sunday morning, December 25 at 10:30 a.m. for a family style worship service. 

Sunday school classes have been canceled so families can worship together.

Psalm Shaping

On Saturday evening, December 10 at 7:00 pm unplug the electronics, hang up the oven mitts, put away the catalogs and to-do lists for an evening to refresh and energize your soul! After all, what’s the point of all the fuss if we don’t make time to soak in a little peace on earth and joy to the world.

The concert will feature the Karl Road Baptist Church Choir and a fantastic orchestra, showcasing two fiery fiddlers, under the direction of Robert Rucker.

After the concert, follow the crowd to the Dessert Reception where you can enjoy some of the tastes of the season and mingle as you wish. This evening is suitable for the entire family and free childcare is available for children up to age 3. There is no cost for this event and no tickets are needed.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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Children's Christmas Program

"The Christmas Window"

There is a gathering at The General Store window, where a group of children reflect on how and why we celebrate Christmas. There are carolers, a manger scene and of course, a time of song when we all proclaim the birth of our Saviour!

Friends and family are all invited to the annual KRBC Children's Christmas program which will take place on Sunday, December 4, at 6:00 pm.  Children from 18 months through seventh graders will participate in the program. Parents will want to have their children at the church by 5:15 pm. in order to get into costumes and ready to begin on time. A reception featuring Christmas treats will follow the program.

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 Operation Christmas Child 2016

   Dedication of packages Sunday, November 13 at 10:30 a.m.

 

   Dont forget to include a $7 check to cover the cost of shipping.

 

 

Find a Shoebox

Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.

 

Girl or Boy?

Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

 

Fill with Gifts

Select a quality “wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal. Then add other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.

 

Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.

A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.

 

Do Not Include

Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

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Sharing the gospel with someone is like taking them on a journey through the story of the Bible.  This journey can be explained in a six-letter acrostic that spells out the word GOSPEL. 

 

GOD created us to be with Him                             

OUR sins separate us from God                            

SINS cannot be removed by good deeds                

PAYING the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again 

EVERYONE who trusts in Him alone has eternal life  

LIFE with Jesus starts now and lasts forever          

 

If you want to find out how you can share the gospel with others

then join us on this adventure March 4&5, 2016. 

Contact Aaron Joiner for more information about this event

Womens RetreatWomen's Winter Retreat

Theme: Following God - Lessons from Our Friends on the Yellow Brick Road

Our Women's Connection group is hosting it's 12th Annual Winter Retreat which will be held at the Clintonville Women's Club on Saturday, February 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Our speaker will be Jenny Harden who has been involved in Women's Ministry for 28 years.  She is a school counselor and on the district counselor leadership team.  Jenny is a graduate of Miami University and received her Masters in Education from Xavier University.

Meals will be served in the Clintonville Women's Club dining room.  Cost for the event is $25 which includes lunch.  Registration is necessary and limited to 60 ladies.

Contact the church office to request a flyer with registration information.  Make checks payable to KRBC-Women's Retreat.  Registration deadline is February 8.

 

Connection Community Gatherings:

Helping Newcomers Get Connected

 

At Karl Road Baptist Church we often talk about getting connected. We desire that everyone connect with God and others in this church, but we want to help our newcomers in the process. Attending the Connection Community gatherings is the first step toward building relationships, gaining knowledge about the church, and making meaningful connections to life and ministry at Karl Road Baptist Church. These gatherings are held on the fourth (4th) Sunday of each month in Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service. Each gathering will last one hour and lunch will be provided.  The C1 gathering will happen Sunday, January 25. We want to make it clear that the most important connection any of us makes, is with God. That is why we always start with Christ. At this Connection Community gathering we will talk about Christ as our way to be connected to God in relationship.

 

C1We want to make it clear that the most important connection any of us makes, is with God. That is why we always start with Christ. At this Connection Community gathering we will talk about Christ as our way to be connected to God in relationship.

 

C2The church is a place for people to gather. The people are the focus, not the building or the programs offered, or the offerings collected, or the rituals performed. It’s about Community. What do we mean by community? How do I get connected within the KRBC community? We’ll answer those questions and any others that you have about getting connected to community.

 

C3Congregationis a churchy word to describe the whole group of people who are involved in a church. You may wonder what is required to become a member of the congregation here at KRBC. Before you consider being an official member of the congregation, you may want to know more about the specific beliefs and values of the church. After attending this gathering you will have a better idea of what Karl Road Baptist Church is all about.

 

C4Once you get connected to God and are growing to know Him more, He will help you see and do things He designed you for; you will see more clearly your life purpose. Sometimes we refer to this as a Calling. We want to help you begin to realize God’s calling in your life and take steps to live it out.

 

C5We are all on a mission – a mission to do something or be something. At Karl Road Baptist Church, we hope everyone in our congregation is on track with God’s mission. God is on a mission to connect with people in relationship through Jesus and He has invited His people to be co-workers on this mission. At this gathering we’ll begin to find out how each of us can be involved in this Co-mission.

 

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Have you been baptized?

We will joyfully witness a baptism in the worship service on Sunday, March 27. This is a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ that every follower of Jesus is expected to experience. If you wish to be baptized on that day, we request that you come forward at the end of the worship service any Sunday through March 20 and let the pastor know of your desire to follow Jesus.

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All Church Picnic – Food, Games & Time Together

Join us for a picnic at the Sycamore Shelter at Blendon Woods Metro Park (4265 E Dublin Granville Road) from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.  We will have games and activities for all ages including volleyball, horseshoes, corn hole, bingo and bubbles.  Please bring a side dish to share according to your last name.

     A-D – Desserts

     E-L – Cold salads and Veggies

     M-Z – Hot side dishs

Help us plan by registering with your connect card or by calling the church office by Sunday, September 4th.

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A Bed of Their Own:

Imagine yourself heading home after a long day at work. You grab some dinner and watch a little TV before heading to bed to get a good night of rest. Isn’t there something wonderful about climbing into your own, comfortable bed? You snuggle up in your warm blankets and rest your head on your pillow and drift off to sleep. Having your own bed seems like a basic thing that everyone has, but that is not the case. There are lots of children and adults living in our community who do not have a bed to call their own.

How It Works:

The Bed Brigade builds a simple, wooden bed frame for around $40. They take the frame along with a donated mattress and bedding to a Northland area family in need.

How You Can Help:

Give $40 or any amount to cover the cost of frames (checks payable to KRBC with Bed Brigade in memo)

Share about the Bed Brigade with co-workers, employers, etc. (so they can donate too!)

Need a Bed?

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The 51st Annual 2013 Parade will start near the intersection of Morse and Karl Roads at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 4, and travel 1.7 miles north on Karl Road to its intersection with East Dublin-Granville Road (RT. 161). The last entry should complete the route about 12:30 PM.

Divorce Care Sunday Mornings 9:00-10:00 am starting July 6 register today!

Email Aimee Worley
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Join us on Sunday, October 5 from 4-6 p.m. in the back lot of the church as we celebrate with the community our annual harvest party.

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Are you a visitor with us or new to our church? Do you want to meet other folks in our large church family? Maybe you've been with us for a long time and still feel unconnected. Or maybe you are struggling to provide meals or just do not like eating alone on Sundays. Whatever the reason, come join us for a relaxed fellowship meal! Fellowship meals offer a great time to sit and talk informally as we share a hearty meal together. There is always enough food to go around! You will usually find a wide variety of dishes including vegetarian and occasionally some international entrees. All you need to do is come and help provide the conversation. We'd be happy to have you join us!

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What is a lock-in? It's 12 hours of fun with friends! Can you handle it? We'll have group games, video games, movies, and food...lots of food! The owners of Level 1 Games at Tuttle Mall will set up multiple gaming systems for a wide selection of games - both old school and the newest games. If video games don't excite you, there will be other activities going on and just lots of time to hang out with friends. If you are in middle school or high school you are welcome and bring as many friend as you want. The event is free.

Day camp is a free five-day camp held at the church, where children from 4 years old thru 5th grade are welcome to come and join many other children from the community in a time of singing, playing, making crafts, and learning about the Bible. Children should bring a sack lunch.  We offer this as a ministry to parents as well, so they can have a few days without kids to get other things done!

Register for day camp now!

 

Please contact Beth Ash with questions or if you are interested in volunteering to be a part of our team for what promises to be a great opportunity to minister, not only to our KRBC kids, but to kids in our Northland community.

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Join us for our annual trek to the Schottenstein Center as the Buckeyes play Notre Dame. Contact Jeff Lashley for tickets or more information. The group is leaving the church at 6:00 pm.

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Men and boys of all ages are invited to join us for our annual breakfast and shape-n-race. Men bring your old cars and boys bring the ones that you have been building with Brigade. During the months of January and February the Tree Climber and Stockade boys will building their cars on Wednesday night during clubs. Showing up on Wednesday nights will allow you to have a car to race on the big event. Contact Jeff Lashley for more information.

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The Women's Connection will soon host its Annual Women's Retreat at the Clintonville Women's Club on Saturday March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are excited to welcome speaker Cory Baugher, who will speak to us about "Women of HIStory".

 

The cost is $25 and inculdes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Register Now!

Registration ends on Wednesday, March 15th.

Contact Carol Stults if you have any questions.

 

About Our Speaker:  My name is Cory Baugher, and I was born in 1977 into a loving Christian home in Columbus, Ohio. My father died when I was just two years old, so I was raised by my mother. She made a lot of sacrifices to make sure I was in the church and had Christian men mentoring me. As a quiet introvert, I struggled a lot in high school with my own identity and with where I belonged. I believed there was a God and believed in Christianity, but I did not know exactly why Christianity was the true religion and was not experiencing the personal peace and joy that were promised by God. I also had a lot of questions about God, the Bible, and life, and although people did their best, I did not get many satisfactory answers.

My mother transferred me to Worthington Christian High School my junior year, and it was there that I began to see the uniqueness of Christianity compared to all the other religions. I was taught how to study the Bible and began to get answers to my questions. It was in my senior year, while listening to Dave Busby, that Yahweh spoke to me. There He revealed that I had never really surrendered to Him and that was why I did not have peace and joy. I do not know exactly when I became “saved,” but I do know that by the end of my freshman year of college I had given my life to Jesus Christ and had experienced Him enough times to know that I had the Holy Spirit and had been redeemed to Him.

It was during high school that many leaders and mentors saw the gift of teaching in me and began encouraging me towards that path. I began attending Huntington University in Indiana in 1996 and double-majored in Bible and Religion and in European History. It was there that I began to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and to see it as real history rather than as just isolated Sunday School lessons. I also found a great group of Christian men who encouraged me, held me accountable to my growth in Jesus Christ, and helped me be a little more outgoing socially.

Having a deep love for and interest in the Bible and knowing that I wanted to be a teacher, I headed to Dallas Theological Seminary in 2000 to receive a Masters in Theology. (Whatever you think of DTS, just know that not everyone there, professors nor students, shares identical beliefs.) Yahweh blessed me greatly and affirmed my path, using an anonymous donor from my home church to pay for all four years of my seminary education. It was there that I learned that I really loved the First Testament and that I excelled at and loved to research and learn, just for the sake of learning.

I enjoyed and learned a lot at DTS because I found that not just one view was taught. I learned all the theological views, along with their strengths and weaknesses. I also began to develop a big-picture view of the Bible for the first time, seeing how all the books of the Bible fit together into one story. And, most importantly, I began to see the Bible as a piece of literature written in a specific culture with a historical background, which powerfully directed my path in becoming the teacher I am today. Finally, I learned that studying and appreciating these three things would help one love and understand the Bible and, ultimately, Yahweh.

In my returns to Columbus during breaks it was at my home church that I met, began to date, and fell in love with my smart, beautiful, and funny wife, Andrea Baugher. In 2004 I graduated from seminary, bought a house, and got married – all within a month. I then worked construction for three years, discovering during this time that there are not a lot of open positions for Bible teachers. I felt frustrated and discouraged, wondering why Yahweh had taken me along this path to leave me without a job. These were also some very hard years in our marriage, as two selfish people with unrealistic expectations tried to make a life together.

Though I did not have an official teaching position during that time, I taught many Sunday morning classes and evening small group studies. It was during this time that I really began to fall deeper in love with the narrative of the Bible. I feel like most of my life I had learned a lot about the Bible, but in my personal studies in these years I found that Yahweh began to really show me (and still does) more and more of how so many things in the Bible fit together so perfectly and beautifully into this amazing story of what He has been doing throughout history to redeem humanity and creation back to Himself through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

In 2007 I began to teach the Bible at Worthington Christian High School (WCHS). And it was in that first year of teaching that I saw how everything that I had developed in my studies, learned about myself, and trials I had gone through made me the person and teacher that I needed to be to teach the Bible at school. And all the material and curriculum that I had spent three years developing for my church and small group teaching was what WCHS wanted me to teach in their classes.

The classes I currently teach at WCHS are the First Testament, Comparative Religions, and Marriage and the Family. I love the school and my work there and know that for right now this is Yahweh’s will for me. I also teach adult Bible studies at my church and in small groups. I love learning, reading books, and studying the Bible. And teaching is where I feel the most fulfilled in my spiritual gifts.

I have an extremely supportive wife who believes in my calling from Yahweh and my gift to teach the Bible. She is also an editor who edits all my materials. We have three smart, high-energy, joyful, and amazing daughters (born between the years 2010 and 2014). Thanks to the Word of Yahweh and the birth of our children my wife and I have grown so much in Yahweh and together and have a healthy and strong marriage. Yahweh has also taken care of us so much through our personal and financial struggles that I have begun to understand 1 Peter in a personal way of how Yahweh uses trials to refine us and bring us closer to Him. I can honestly say that, along with all my education, being married and being the father of three children have brought a whole new perspective and deeper understanding to who Yahweh is and how He has revealed Himself in the Bible.

The story of Christ's birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love.

So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists. And when it's all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling of missed purpose. Is this what we really want out of Christmas?

What if Christmas became a world-changing event again?

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After weeks of designing, shaping, sanding and painting, wooden cars our girls are ready to race their cars in competition. .Everyone is welcome to join our girls and their leaders who participate in the GEMS program as they race their cars on Friday night in the Fellowship Hall. A sleepover will follow for the girls in GEMS 2 & 3.

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Women's Connection Movie Night - Friday, August 19 @ 7 p.m.

Ladies of all ages! Mark your calendar and invite your friends to our Women's Connection Movie Night Friday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. We will be showing the movie "Miracles from Heaven", snacks will be provided! Join us at 7 p.m.

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Women's Connection Bonfire - Friday, October 14 @ 6:30 p.m.

Ladies of all ages! Mark your calendar and invite your friends to our Women's Connection Bonfire Friday night, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and the area just outside the kitchen. Hotdogs and drinks will be provided, bring a side dish to share and $3 for a donation to help fill Christmas Baskets the Branches' Class prepare in December for shut-ins.

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Bluegrass Music - Sunday, October 16 @ 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 16 you may want to wear your jeans and boots to worship because the Praise Team is going to be mixing things up a bit, with the addition of a banjo, mandolin and fiddle. We're going to be lifting up the name of Jesus as we sing some of our favorite hymns, bluegrass style

Brian Metzer from CRU will bring the message a continuation on the theme of the "E " in ROPES which is Evangelism. You will not want to miss this!