The Kay Floyd for Kids Memorial Project The Mary Martha Sunday School Class is again coordinating donations for the Kay Floyd Project as the fall opening of school is anticipated. Kay Floyd was a valued member of LABC--and local educator--who passed away. The class will provide food in the Welcome Cafe July 29 and August 5. Please join us there for coffee and breakfast foods on those mornings and know that there will be collections (monetary and school supplies) for this good cause on those two Sundays. You may drop off school supplies in the ‘bus’ on display in the Welcome Cafe or place monetary donations in the offering plate in envelopes marked ‘Kay Floyd Project.’ The Mary Martha Class members--and the children receiving these donations--say a heartfelt ‘thank you!’
Summer Wednesday Schedule Lunch, Prayer, and Bible study, 12:00-1:00 p.m. each Wednesday. Terry will lead a Bible study, “Learning and Living the Truth,” from 1, 2, 3 John and Jude. Donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meal. We are still looking for lunch providers in August. July 4 - Office Closed, No Wednesday activies or meal July 11 - Chicken Sliders - Henry & Faye Wilson July 18 - Common Ground Sunday School Class July 25 - Beans & Cornbread - Stephanie Griffin
Linda Harmon - LABC Anniversary June 7 - Nursery Coordinator, 22 Years!
Soup’s On Us - Saturday, July 7, 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: July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1
New Habitat for Humanity Build Boyle County Habitat for Humanity has started construction on a new house. The house is located at 1412 W. Walnut Street. Take Main Street (Perryville Road) across the viaduct; turn left on Beech Street; Beech runs into W. Walnut; turn right on W. Walnut. House will be on the left at the end of Walnut. Construction crew finished installing the floor just last week and started putting down the sub floor. We work on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Come join us. You’ll go home hot and tired but with a sense of accomplishment.
Memorial Gifts for Steve Fegenbush The family is very thankful that mission gifts given in memory of Steve Fegenbush have been distributed to the following causes: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (50%), CBF Kentucky (15%), WMU Heritage Fund (15%), Morocco and Haiti - Global Ministries (20%).
A Sunday Evening Gathering - 4:30 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.
Pray for Your Pastor Search Committee Carolyn Godfrey (chairperson), Maureen Elwyn (secretary), Julie Dexter, Steve Griffin, Chris Herron, Ernest Martin, Margaret Powell, Amanda Shoults
Kings Island ~ Reds’ Game ~ Worship with FBC Fort Thomas July 28-29 (Saturday & Sunday) Cost: $64 (includes tickets to Kings Island and Reds game, plus a free baseball cap) plus meals & souvenirs Meals: Saturday at Kings Island, Sunday Lunch at the Park (Sunday breakfast and supper provided) Deadline: Must signup and pay by Sunday, July 15 so that tickets can be purchased What to Bring: Sleeping bag, pillow (air mattress if you want); Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.); Towel; Church clothes, clothes for KI and game, sleeping clothes (t-shirt & shorts); Money Saturday 7:30 a.m. - Leave LABC 10:30 a.m. - Kings Island Saturday Night - Camp out at First Baptist Church, Fort Thomas Sunday Morning 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast and showers 9:30 a.m. - Bible Study 10:45 a.m. - Worship with the church 1:00 p.m. - Reds Game 8:30/9:00 p.m. - Arrive at LABC First Baptist Church, Fort Thomas is a Cooperative Fellowship Church. The pastor, Jeremy Shannon, is a good friend of Adam Standiford
Baby Pool, Slip-N-Slide, Kickball at the Farmer’s Sunday, July 15, 6:00 pm (Meet at Church) Supper, Bible Study (tough questions), & Kickball
Youth Mission Work Day & Bud & Cheryl’s Ice Cream Tuesday, July 17, 10:00 am (Meet at Church) We will do some work for a church member who needs it, then go to Bud & Cheryl’s Ice Cream Shoppe for lunch and ice cream.
Monster Volleyball & Creek Wading Sunday, July 22, 6:00 pm (Meet at Church) Supper, Bible Study (tough questions), & Volleyball
Youth Social Media Instagram: @youthlabc Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/ Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/
VBS is coming! VBS is July 9-12 from 5:30-8:30 each evening. We are teaming up with The Presbyterian Church of Danville and Trinity Episcopal for VBS this year. The theme is Amped: Live Fully Alive! Our church needs to provide some small group and activity station leaders. If you’d like to help, let Amanda know!
Summer Sunday School - Sundays, 9:30 am We’ll follow Illustrated Children’s Ministry’s, “An Illustrated Invitation” curriculum through the summer and learn about how God invites us into God’s story. If you’re a grown-up who’d be willing to teach a week or two, see Amanda for sign-ups!
Young Families Hangouts - Sundays, 6-8 pm Join us for a laid back time of fellowship. We’ll eat and hang out at someone’s house on a near- weekly basis from June 24 through mid-August. If you’d like to host the young families for an evening, let Amanda know!
Late Summer Book Club - July 18 & 25, August 1 & 8, 10:30am - noon The first half of summer is jam-packed with CBF General Assembly, Black and Gold Academy, Passport Kids, and VBS, so we’ll pick up our regular summer Wednesday activity during the latter half of the summer. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us as we explore connections between favorite kids’ books and Bible stories.
Painting Party - Sunday, July 22 We’ll walk to Subway for lunch after worship and then come back to LABC to paint the Godly Play room. Many hands make the work light!
Thank You Thank you to our summer Sunday School volunteers! Stacie Herron Carolyn Montgomery Liz Peniston
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 still need help with Summer Sunday School! If you’d like to teach a week or two and give our Godly Play teachers a break, let Amanda know. Our summer curriculum is fun and easy to follow! 2. If you have any woodworking skills, there’s lots to do for the new Godly Play room, including smaller bits, like cutting out figures with a scroll saw, and larger projects, like building some bookshelves. If any of that is up your alley, let Amanda know and she’ll get you set up with a project. 3. We also have some bookshelves in the children’s area that will be repurposed for the new Godly Play room, and those need to be sanded down and repainted. If that’s your thing, let Amanda know. 4. If you frequent fabric stores and wouldn’t mind keeping an eye out for some of the harder-to-find felt colors we need to go with some of our Godly Play stories, let Amanda know and she’ll send you a list. 5. If you have baskets (natural colored, preferably), hanging out at your house that could use a new home, consider donating them to our Godly Play room. We keep all of our materials, including art supplies, in baskets, and we’re always looking for more! Baskets without big handles work best, but we’ll take whatever you have! We need a variety of shapes and sizes.
Weekly Schedule SUNDAYS 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)
Beverly and I had looked forward to the Brass Band Festival. Our plans were to change clothes following the morning worship and walk through town and enjoy the festivities. As most of you know we were called out of town that weekend to both attend and conduct a funeral service for a cousin in Illinois. We were disappointed on one hand but on the other hand we were glad to have been with family during a difficult time. We just added the Brass Band festival to our bucket list for next year.
I share the above simply to point out we can always have wonderful plans and then the unexpected happens. Often times it pertains to matters that can be missed and it does not matter with respect to a meaningful life. But there are some matters that should not be put off with plans to do it at a more expedient time. Last Sunday I mentioned one of those important matters and that was time spent with our children and family. It should not be put off. But we should also not put off spiritual goals. Our spiritual walk should be a continual process and not something we are going to work on at some future date. There is always the unexpected. An older Apostle Paul would write to a young colleague Timothy, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” The same challenge should be before us as individuals and as a congregation. Let us take advantage of this day for we know not what tomorrow will bring.