Category Archives: PSA

2023 MLK Community Prayer Breakfast

The 2023 Community Prayer Breakfast for Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be held at 9:00 a.m. on January 16, 2023, at the Douglass Annex, 900 Yuma Street. The speaker will be Dr. Rana Johnson, Kansas State University’s VP for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Rev. E. Fletcher of Bethel AME Church will lead those gathered in prayer.

The buffet breakfast will be served beginning at 9:00 a.m. In addition, art and writing contest entries and awards will be presented. You’re encouraged to view the displays before and after the speaker’s presentation.

Anonymous Letters

This morning in the mail we received an envelope addressed to College Avenue United Methodist Church but without a return address. It was also unsigned. So we’re ignoring it. I want to make sure everyone knows that’s the policy.

Game Night This Friday

College Avenue United Methodist Church will host a game night on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 7-9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (please enter through the south door). Feel free to bring your favorite games along to share! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Carol Ott or call the church office at 785-539-4191.

Free Parking Spot for K-State Football Games

I’m quite certain that if my dad were still alive, he would have expected me to get him free parking for K-State Football games at College Avenue UMC. I would have explained that just because I’m the pastor doesn’t mean he gets free parking. He would not have believed me and eventually I would have bought him a parking space. Dad’s not with us anymore, but I bought a parking spot in his memory. It’s available for family, friends, parishioners, and former parishioners on a game-by-game basis. Let me know if you’re interested.

Two More Meet and Greets

There are two final meet and greets scheduled for next week. Let me know if you didn’t get an invitation and we can schedule another one. If health concerns are keeping you from attending, I would be happy to schedule one by Zoom. I’m at and 620-252-9622.

Scam Alert

A couple of staff members have received emails that claim to be for me asking for money. They claim to be from “John Collins” but the email address is We will never ask you to pay a bill for the church. If you get one of these, it’s not from me. Please do not respond.