Operation Christmas Child Update Thank you for packing 601 Operation Christmas Child boxes! Our six county region, “The Heart of Kentucky” packed 21,962 boxes and they are being shipped to Suriname, Ghana, Togo, Rwanda, Botswana, Madagascar, and Lesotho. Custom officials scrutinize these shipments carefully. PLEASE pray that these shoe boxes go safely through customs inspections and reach their destinations where Christian leaders are waiting to use them as a tool to share God’s love. -- Gail Hester (Lexington Avenue Baptist Project Leader for Operation Christmas Child)
Pray for Your Pastor Search Committee Henry Wilson (chairperson), Carolyn Godfrey (vice-chairperson), Maureen Elwyn (secretary), Julie Dexter, Steve Griffin, Chris Herron, Ernest Martin, Margaret Powell, Amanda Shoults
Lunch, Laugh, and Learn: Tuesday, January 9 We’re staying close to home due to possible weather limitations. Join us in some down-home cooking at a new restaurant in town-- “Harvey’s” on 4th Street: “Southern Style Comfort Food”! We’ll meet at the church at 11:00 a.m. and take the bus (due to limited parking) or just meet us there at 11:15. We’ll eat, tell jokes, and talk a little about our Sr. Ministry at LABC as we begin this New Year. Call Gail if you want to ride the bus!
Fun Lovin’ Hearts to Lexington: Thursday, January 25 Weather permitting we’d like to have lunch at, “Bella Notte’s” Restaurant on Nicholasville Road in Lexington. We’ll enjoy great Italian food at reasonable prices! We’ll leave at 10:30 AM and get home by 4:30 PM. Again, call and make a bus seat reservation!
Soup’s On Us - Saturday, January 6, 2018 Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - Assemble boxes; 9:00 a.m. - Prepare sandwiches; 10:15 a.m. - Fill food boxes; 11:00 a.m. - Begin deliveries and clean up. On one Saturday per month we will prepare and deliver meals for needy families. “Soup’s On Us” is sponsored by Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, First Christian Church, and the Presbyterian Church of Danville. Mark your calendar: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1 (No Delivery on June 2 for Brass Band Festival)
Wednesday Family Supper 2018 JANUARY 10th – Soups - Deacons - Church bring desserts 17th – Kids Passport Fundraiser - Tacos 24th - CoEd 1 - Chris - Church brings desserts 31st - Pizza/Salad/Dessert - Charlotte Carr FEBRUARY 7th – Rosalind/Anita 14th – Heart for Missions – Missions Leadership Team 21nd – Chicken Potluck - Patty/Liz/Elizabeth 28th - Men’s Breakfast - Scotty MARCH 7th – Soup’s On Us Fundraiser - Stephanie/Kathy 14th – Milestones/Dieverts 21st - CoEd II - Church brings desserts 28th – Holy Week (No Meal) APRIL 4th – Spring Break (No Meal) 11th - Open 18th – CoEd I - Chris - Church brings dessert 25th – Chicken Potluck - Liz/Patty/Elizabeth MAY 2nd – Ham/Potato Salad/Chips/Dessert - Judee/Scotty 9th & 16th – Open 23rd – Cookout - Dieverts
Winter Walkers We walk on MWFs at 9:00 a.m. in the church gym. This is a low impact walking DVD with Leslie Sansone leading a one-mile, two-mile, or three-mile walk. We usually do a two-mile walk but we encourage people to pace themselves and only do what their body tells them. Come join us at LABC and enjoy the fellowship, music, and laughter during these cold wintery days.
A Sunday Evening Gathering - 4:00 p.m. A prayerful reading of scripture. The Gathering meets on Sundays in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for a time of prayer, Bible study, and community.
In Case of Inclement Weather Check the home page of our website (lexingtonavenue.org) or channel 27 of Lexington for information about cancellation of services. We will also try to send out emails (call the church office to get on our email list if you are not already), and post on facebook (“like” our page; search for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, Kentucky”).
Both morning and evening services on Christmas Eve were personally special for me. I enjoyed the music for both services. The witness of a child being baptized is always uplifting. The beauty of the sanctuary and the candles during the evening service offered a time of reflection. And families joining together for a time of worship is especially meaningful for me. I was blessed with Beverly and our two children joining us for the service. And thank you for making the services special and welcoming my family in such a warm manner.
As we begin a new year you have allowed me to serve as your interim for the better part of three months. I have been most impressed with the dedication of so many within the life of the congregation.
Epiphany Breakfast - Sunday, January 7 @ 9:30 Join us for Epiphany-themed storytelling, crafting, games, and eating! Our youth will cook and serve breakfast and we’ll end the feast with a special Epiphany cake.
Louisville Lock-In - Sunday, January 14 We’ll depart from LABC at 4 pm to head to Louisville for a lock-in with our friends (and Passport Camp buddies) from Buechel Park and Broadway Baptist Church. Bring your sleeping bag, pillow, and your sense of adventure! Parents, we’ll return fairly early Monday morning, but watch for a text with our ETA.
Passport Fundraiser Meal - Wednesday, January 17 The children’s ministry will be serving tacos to raise money for our trip to Passport Kids Camp this summer. Parents, watch your email for sign-ups. If you’re not a parent but would like to help with food, please let Amanda know!
Thank You To our ADVENTure helpers: Clara Bowen, Rosalind Campbell, Brenda Hendrickson, Adam Standiford, Dianne Stillwell, Kathy White To our Christmas music teachers: Maureen Elwyn, Steve Fegenbush
Epiphany is January 6. We’ll celebrate the arrival of the magi at LABC on Sunday, January 7. Here are some ideas for celebrating Epiphany at home: (1) Play the scene. Get your nativity scene out and invite your children to bring the characters in one by one, saving the magi for last. (2) Go stargazing. The magi found the Christ child by following a wild star. Head outside and spend some time studying the stars together. (3) Bless your home. The magi brought a blessing to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. Your child will bring home instructions for an Epiphany house blessing on January 7.
Children’s Help Needed It takes a lot of people to make children’s ministry great, and we appreciate everyone who invests time and energy into teaching our children about God’s love. Here are some upcoming ways that you can jump in and help: (1) We need a second chaperone for our upcoming lock-in. If you can join us for a trip to Louisville on January 14 (It’s MLK weekend), get in touch with Amanda! (2) Can you help in the nursery on a Wednesday night? Let Amanda know or call the office if you’d like to volunteer.
Weekly Schedule SUNDAYS Godly Play (Children’s Sunday School) @ 9:30 Worship @ 10:45 (Nursery available for children under 3 during Sunday School and worship. Extended session available for 3 year olds - kindergarteners during the latter half of worship). WEDNESDAYS Family Night Meal @ 6:15 Children’s Activities @ 6:45
Youth Cook for the Kids - Sunday, January 7, 9:15 a.m. Children’s Epiphany Breakfast: We continue our tradition of cooking breakfast for the Kids. Be sure to be there early.
Youth Leadership Team Meeting - Sunday, January 14, 6:00 pm With Supper & Game
Youth Soup’s On Us - Saturday, January 27 At Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church with the Soup’s On Us Youth Groups: Presbyterian Church, Saints Peter & Paul, Catholic Church, First Christian Church, and Trinity Episcopal Church
Sunday School - Sundays at 9:30 Make Bible Study in Sunday School a habit for 2018. With your Sunday School Teaching Team: Chip Minks, Jerry Farmer, Adam Standiford, and Keith Stillwell. January Theme: “Qualities of Christian Leaders” - Jan. 14 - Self Discipline; Jan. 21 - Seeking Truth; Jan. 28 - Integrity Come Early for Breakfast: Jan. 7- Cook for Kids; Jan. 14 - Waffles; Jan. 21- Cereal Bar; Jan. 28 - Donuts
Faithways Academy at Georgetown College This is not a youth group trip but a great opportunity that some of our youth might want to take advantage of. More details coming soon. Faithways Academy summer program, at Georgetown College, is aimed to help middle (1 week) and high school (2 weeks) students mature as Christian leaders in order to better serve the church and the world.
Sunday Night Youth Worship - 6:00-8:00 p.m. Supper, Worship, Prayer, Games
Weekly Schedule Sundays Sunday School - 9:30 am Worship - 10:45 am Supper, Worship, Games - 6 pm Wednesdays Family Supper - 6:15 pm Youth Activities - 6:45 pm
Social Media Instagram: @youthlabc Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/ Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/
Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Services are on for January 14
All services will be on their regular schedules tomorrow. Use caution. There could be some slick spots in the parking lot and entry ways in the morning. There are icy spot on the steps and sidewalk coming up from the lower parking lots.