LABC News & Notes - September 1

LABC News & Notes - September 1

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

Welcome to the Pulpit
September 3 - Greg Hancock        
September 10 - Ernest Martin    
September 17 - Jeff Pratt
September 24 - Captain Patrick Richmond, Salvation Army

Church Steakout - Wednesday, September 6, 6:15 p.m.
Steaks: $5.00. Hotdogs will be available for the children. The remainder of the meal is potluck. The church will provide paper products and eating utensils. You may want to bring your own steak knife. Sign up in Sunday School or by calling the church office. Payment may be made in advance to the church office. If you cannot attend, please call the church office (236-3565) before Friday, September 1 to cancel your reservations.

Texas Hurricane Relief
There are numerous ways that you could help victims of the Hurrican Harvey in Texas. Here are a couple: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Relief and Salvation Army. Checks to the church can be passed on to these organizations. Just put the name of the organization and what the check is for in the memo line.

Eliza Broadus State Mission Study - September 5
The Eliza Broadus State Mission study, Rise Up and Shine, will be held Tuesday, September 5, 4:00 pm, at the Fegenbush home, 419 East Main St.  Maetta Gray WMU group invites all ladies to this video study of ministry to internationals in Kentucky.

Special Called Business Meeting - Wed., Sept. 6, 7 pm
Special called business meeting to consider a recommendation for a part-time youth minister to assist with youth ministry responsibities during the interim period while the associate pastor has assumed interim lead staff responsibilities.

Memorial Graveside Service for Jean Cronenberg - Sept. 3
There will be a Memorial Graveside Service for Jean Cronenberg on Sunday, September 3 at Bellevue Cemetery in Danville at 2:00. Dress is casual and open for those who wish to come.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, September 2 2017
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 calendars: September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

Beth Lee - LABC Anniversary
September 16 - 2 Years!

Deacons’ Meeting - Sunday, Sept. 10, 5:00 p.m.

OCC - Handy Shopping List - September
Socks, gloves, t-shirts, soft clothing

Lunch, Laugh, and Learn - September 12
On Tuesday, September 12 at Noon we will gather in Fellowship Hall for a great lunch (Irene Estes’ baked chicken casserole!), some not-so-great jokes, and then hear from two special people who receive funding from our Kay Floyd Project.  Our own Pat Stewart (LABC Preschool) and Anna Houston (Director of Families First Program) will share how these donations help the children involved in this worthy project. Then the Mary Martha Sunday School Class will give them the checks from LABC for the year! Come and learn how your giving ministers to the lives of thesechildren.

Fun Lovin’ Heart’s Trip to Branson City, MO- September 17-22
We ask you to pray for the 25 Seniors going to Missouri on Sept. 17-22.  Pray for their Safety and Health.  Pray for the Bus Drivers (Phil & Bernard).  Pray for good Fellowship (but not TOO good) and good Food (but not TOO much) and, of course, good Shopping (but not TOO expensive!).  They also may need prayers for enough energy, as we have a VERY busy schedule.

Upcoming Church Anniversary Celebrations
Two historical Anniversaries are upon us and planning has begun for:
    December 9, 2017: Our 90th LABC Church Anniversary.  We will probably wait until early 2118 to celebrate since it falls in the middle of our Advent Season.  We hope to celebrate with a Church Luncheon and perhaps a visiting past “celebrity”, a Drama and other Worship Plans.
    January 17, 2018: Our “Mighty Moeller” Pipe Organ turns 30 years old!  We have a very special instrument and we hope to have Albin Whitworth make a CD this Fall using this organ, and have it available as part of the plans.  Also, we hope to have Albin and Bruce Richardson come to a concert and talk about how this instrument was “born”.

Nursery Worker Needed
The children’s ministry is in need of a paid nursery worker who can help Linda on Wednesday nights and occasionally fill in on a Sunday morning. If you or someone you know may be interested (18 and older only), please let Amanda know.

Key for Kids' & Families - September 2017

Key for Kids' & Families - September 2017

LABC Steak Out - Wednesday, September 6
Bring a side or dessert to share and join us for our annual church-wide cookout in the parking lot! Weather permitting, the children will head down to the lower lawn for some outdoor games after dinner.

Bring Your Family to Sunday School Day - Sunday, September 24
Children are invited to bring their parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) to Godly Play on this special Sunday. We’ll show families around the Godly Play room and listen together to the story of the Great Family.

Children’s Sunday - Sunday, October 22
Be sure to join us for preparation and rehearsals on October 4 and 18. We’ll plan to lead the congregation in exploring our Children’s Sunday theme: “God Is A Mystery.”

It’s (Still) Ordinary Time!
In Godly Play, we call these the Great Green Growing Days.
During this back-to-school season, try practicing the ancient Christian tradition of the examen together around the dinner table or at bedtime by asking one another these questions:
What was the best part of today?
What was the hardest part of today?
Where did you see God today?

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’ll be launching our Wednesday night children’s activities September 13. If you’d be willing to co-teach a 3-week session this fall, let Amanda know. There will be lots of variety, so we can definitely find you a spot that suits your gifts!
2. Are you interested in learning more about Godly Play? Join us for a workshop at FBC Frankfort on Saturday, October 21 from 9-2 (We’ll carpool). We’ll learn about the philosophy behind Godly Play and have an opportunity to see some of the “Advanced” stories we don’t have yet at our church. Let Amanda know if you’d like to come!

Thank You
Crayon Roll Seamstresses: Clara Bowen, Peggy Butcher, Margie Dievert, Barbara Leavell, Alicia Nickens
Summer Sunday School Teachers: Rosalind Campbell, Brenda Hendrickson, Stacie Herron, Margaret Powell
Wednesday Book Club Helpers: Maureen Elwyn, Brenda Hendrickson, Liz Peniston

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 Sayings in September - 2017

Youth Sayings in September - 2017

Love Lessons
Help youth grow in your understanding and capacity to love across multiple realms of your lives, including friends, family, dating, sex and God. These five lessons are aimed at helping youth learn more about what love is.
Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. (Supper at 6:15)
Sept. 10 - Love: Friends        Oct. 4 - Love: Sex
Sept. 17 - Love: Family        Oct. 11 - Fall Break
Sept. 24 - Love: Dating        Oct. 18 - Love: God
Girls Leader: Callie Minks ~ Boys Leader: TBD

Youth Leadership Team - Fall Planning
Sunday, September 10, 6 pm; with Supper & Game

The Soup’s On Us Churches Getting Together for Youth Ministry
LABC, Presbyerian, SS Peter & Paul, 1st Christian, Trinity
Tentative Event Plans:
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2:00 - Devine’s Corn Maze in Harrodsburg
Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Midnight Madness at LABC
Saturday, Jan. 27 - Soup’s On Us at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church

Sunday School: Disciples Follow Christ - Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 10 - Sausage Biscuits
Sept. 17 - Waffles
Sept. 24 - Donuts

Sunday Night Youth Activities - 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Sept. 3 - No Sunday Night Youth Activities
Sept. 10 - Youth Leadership Team
September 17 & 24 - Supper, Bible Study, & Games

DiscipleNow - October 27-29 (Tentative)
With Georgetown College Student Team

Missional Youth Ministry
Missional Youth Ministry is a book that offers a new pardigm for youth ministry. I would like to read this book with a group interested in our youth ministry. Pick up the book from Keith if you think you might be interested.

Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Thank You Notes - Fall 2017

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Dear Church,

    Thank you for the beautiful service you had for my dad, Marvon Smith. Thank you for being so kind, loving and wonderful to my mom, Sue Smith.

    You truly are a family and I will be forever grateful that the Smith family has been a part of this church.

From the bottom of my heart-Thank you!
Susan Cornish

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Dear Supporter,

Your commitment to give bountifully continues to empower our ministry at Haven Care Center. We want to express our gratitude and thank you for partnering to help to shine the light of God’s grace and saving lives. We are humbled daily to be used as instruments in our Redeemer’s hand.

Your willingness to stand with us is honorable. Your giving allows more avenues of outreach, to those who are abortion vulnerable or minded women.

We are encouraged daily to be ambassadors of Christ and tell others about Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please know your passion and contribution to our center has been received with a grateful and sincere appreciation.

All Woven Together in God’s Love,
Tiffany Johnson & Volunteers
Servants for Christ, haven Care Center

(LABC raised $426.22 participating in Bottle Of Blessings.)

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Dear Church Family,

It is with grateful hearts that I write this to thank you for my weekly “get well” and “best wishes” cards and the many individual cards and notes and visits while I was in the VA hospital and the Northpoint Health Care Center in Lexington from April 15th - June 10th and also since I have been home. Peggy and I appreciate your thoughtfulness and prayers so very much.

Sincerely & God bless you,
George White

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Sunday Report: Offering and Attendance - 2017

Budget Offerings: $358,060.85
Budget Goal: $396,356.68
Weekly Budget Need: $10,712.34
Glocal Mission Offering:  $3,386.00
Glocal Missions Goal: $12,000.00

September 17, 2017
Sunday School 117
Morning Worship: 194
Budget Offering Total: $

September 10, 2017
Sunday School 111
Morning Worship: 201
Budget Offering Total: $7,303.55

September 3, 2017
Sunday School 119
Morning Worship: 203
Budget Offering Total: $12,213.58

August 27, 2017
Sunday School 114
Morning Worship: 187
Budget Offering Total: $6,838.08

August 20, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 123
Morning Worship: 217
Budget Offering Total: $6,739.22

August 13, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 117
Morning Worship: 175
Budget Offering Total: $11,078.87

August 6, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 102
Morning Worship: 166
Budget Offering Total: $9,398.21

July 30, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 104
Morning Worship: 148
Budget Offering Total: $19,389.75

July 23, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 106
Morning Worship: 186
Budget Offering Total: $6,699.94

July 16, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 125
Morning Worship: 177
Budget Offering Total: $8,002.75

July 9, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 117
Morning Worship: 197
Budget Offering Total: $8,541.46

July 2, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 117
Morning Worship: 194
Budget Offering Total: $15,467.25

June 25, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 128
Morning Worship: 165
Budget Offering Total: $7,922.00

June 18, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 112
Morning Worship: 175
Budget Offering Total: $6,401.62

June 11, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 115
Morning Worship: 229
Budget Offering Total: $11,469.40

June 4, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 9
Morning Worship: 65
Budget Offering Total: $7,442.00

May 28, 2017
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 211
Budget Offering Total: $9,854.25

May 21, 2017
Sunday School 109
Morning Worship: 168
Budget Offering Total: $6,156.36

May 14, 2017
Sunday School 105
Morning Worship: 210
Budget Offering Total: $5,153.04

May 7, 2017
Sunday School 125
Morning Worship: 221
Budget Offering Total: $16,010.34

April 30, 2017
Sunday School 125
Morning Worship: 202
Budget Offering Total: $9,234.00

April 23, 2017
Sunday School 103
Morning Worship: 185
Budget Offering Total: $7,841.40

April 16, 2017
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 367
Budget Offering Total: $11,211.00

April 9, 2017
Sunday School 112
Morning Worship: 208
Budget Offering Total: $8,301.40

April 2, 2017
Sunday School 124
Morning Worship: 180
Budget Offering Total: $10,510.00

March 26, 2017
Sunday School 113
Morning Worship: 178
Budget Offering Total: $8,472.00

March 19, 2017
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 178
Budget Offering Total: $8,327.38

March 12, 2017
Sunday School 111
Morning Worship: 164
Budget Offering Total: $6,816.40

March 5, 2017
Sunday School 152
Morning Worship: 214
Budget Offering Total: $15,151.00

February 26, 2017
Sunday School 128
Morning Worship: 204
Budget Offering Total: $9,696.00

February 19, 2017
Sunday School 128
Morning Worship: 167
Budget Offering Total: $3,804.40

February 12, 2017
Sunday School 120
Morning Worship: 194
Budget Offering Total: $13,459.40

February 5, 2017
Sunday School 126
Morning Worship: 191
Budget Offering Total: $23,413.00

January 29, 2017
Sunday School 103
Morning Worship: 168
Budget Offering Total: $6,255.00

January 22, 2017
Sunday School 119
Morning Worship: 207
Budget Offering Total: $9,672.40

January 15,  2017
Sunday School 118
Morning Worship: 169
Budget Offering Total: $8,034.00

January 8,  2017
Sunday School 97
Morning Worship: 158
Budget Offering Total: $6,355.40

January 1,  2017
Morning Worship: 144
Budget Offering Total: $9,457.00

LABC News & Notes - August 3, 2017

LABC News & Notes - August 3, 2017

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

Welcome to the Pulpit
August 6 - Bob Defoor
August 13 - Greg Earwood
August 20 - Communion led by staff
August 27 - Adam Standiford

Thank You Hannah Sims
Hannah’s last Sunday with us, before she returns to Western Kentucky University, is August 6. Please tell her how much you appreciate her work with our youth this summer.

Linda Lonigro - LABC Anniversary
August 1 - 17 Years!

OCC - Handy Shopping List - August
School supply, calculator, scissor, learning books

Lunch, Laugh & Learn Tuesday, August 8
On Tuesday, August 8 at Noon we’ll have a “Sandwich Smorgasbord” for lunch:  a variety of your favorites!  Then we’ll play,  “Jan’s Snoop’s Game” that you just have to experience- FUN!  All you need to bring is your appetite and one small “white elephant” gift in a bag for the game.  If you have questions, call Phil.  See you on August 8!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip - Thursday, August 24 - Mickster’s
A short but sweet trip to a new restaurant is scheduled for August 24.  We’ll leave at 11:00 AM and travel all the way to Parksville to eat at the new Mickster’s Smokehouse & Country Grill.  Then we’ll go just down the road for dessert at Bud & Cheryl’s Ice Cream Shop in Alum Springs, returning to church by about 2 PM.  It will be short but sweet.  Call and make your bus seat reservation today!

Branson City Trip-Second Payment due
To meet deadline fees for our upcomig trip a second payment of $130 is due by August 6 for this trip. We still have 6 places open for our trip on Sept. 17-22 to Branson City, Missouri, where we’ll see 10 shows, have a cruise on the Branson Belle Riverboat, shop, eat, and more. All for $460. If interested please call Phil ASAP.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, August 5, 2017
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 calendars: August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

Nursery Worker Needed
The children’s ministry is in need of a paid nursery worker who can help Linda on Wednesday nights and occasionally fill in on a Sunday morning. If you or someone you know may be interested (18 and older only), please let Amanda know.

I Love Morocco Dinner - August 27, 6-8 pm
More information coming soon. Dinner provided by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky. Learnhow to become a friend of the Kentuckty-Morocco partnership, with an annual contribution. Friends will receive regular updates from the partnership and share in fellowship opportunities.

Church Steakout - Wednesday, September 6, 6:15 p.m.
Steaks: $5.00. Hotdogs will be available for the children. The remainder of the meal is potluck. The church will provide paper products and eating utensils. You may want to bring your own steak knife. Sign up in Sunday School or by calling the church office. Payment may be made in advance to the church office. If you cannot attend, please call the church office (236-3565) before Friday, September 1 to cancel your reservations.

Youth News - August 2017

Youth News - August 2017

Welcome New Seventh Graders - Sunday, August 6
10:45 a.m. - Welcome & Recognition in Worship
6:00 p.m. - Bible Study, Cookout, Sprinkler Monster Volleyballat the Stillwells’ (meet at the church at 5:45 p.m.)

August Sunday School - Sundays at 9:30
Join us as we study this well known Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters....

Reds Game - August 25 vs Pirates
Leave at 5:00 p.m. Return around 1:30 a.m. Fireworks (after game)
Cost:  Tickets ($15 - due Sunday, August 20) & Food ($10-25)

Back to School Dates
Boyle and Danville Schools start on Wednesday, August 16. Back to school break: No youth meeting on Sunday night August 13.

Shut-in Outreach - Sunday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Supper at McDonalds then visit homebound members

Missional Youth Ministry
Missional Youth Ministry is a book that offers a new pardigm for youth ministry. I would like to read this book with a group interested in our youth ministry. Pick up the book from Keith if you think you might be interested.

Youth Leadership Team - Fall Planning
Sunday, September 10, 6 pm; with Supper & Game

Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Key for Kids & Families - August 2017

Key for Kids & Families - August 2017

Summer Sunday Night Hangouts
Young families are invited to join us on Sunday nights for a casual time of fellowship and fun. Be sure to note that we’ll be painting shoes at the Sheenes’ August 13. Check your email for details about how to prepare.

Kids’ Book Club
Wednesdays,10:30 am - noon, through August 9.
Join us for an interactive “story hour.” We’ll weave Bible stories together with some of our favorite children’s books and have opportunities to participate in art, science, games, and other related activities.

LABC Steak Out
Wednesday, September 6 - Bring a side or dessert to share and join us for our annual church-wide cookout!

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’ll be launching our Wednesday night children’s activities September 6. If you’d be interested in co- teaching a 3-4 week session this fall, let Amanda know. There will be lots of variety, so we can definitely find you a spot that suits your gifts!
2. Interested in helping with Godly Play or just want to know more about what our kids are up to? Join us in Sunday School on Sunday, 3, 10, or 17th to hear a story and see what it’s all about. Let Amanda know if you plan to attend so we can make space for you in our room!
3. Can you sew? We would LOVE to replace our quickly deteriorating crayons bags for worship with sturdy fabric crayon rolls this fall. If you’d like to make a few, see Amanda for details. The simple pattern can be either emailed to you or printed for you to take home. It requires scrap fabric, felt, a button, and a ponytail holder, and thread, any or all of which Amanda can provide!

Thank You
Young Family Summer Hangout Hosts: the Powells, the Herrons, the Williams, the Shoults, the Gulletts, the Sheenes
Summer Sunday School Teachers: Rosalind Campbell, Brenda Hendrickson, Stacie Herron, Margaret Powell
Wednesday Book Club Helpers: Maureen Elwyn, Brenda Hendrickson, Liz Peniston

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
--An Illustrated Compassion (Children’s Sunday School) @ 9:30 Worship @ 10:45, Godly Play begins again August 20.
(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).
--Young Family Hangout @ 6 pm (watch your email for schedule)
WEDNESDAY
--Summer Book Club @ 10:30 am

Thank You Notes - Summer 2017

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Dear Supporter,

Your commitment to give bountifully continues to empower our ministry at Haven Care Center. We want to express our gratitude and thank you for partnering to help to shine the light of God’s grace and saving lives. We are humbled daily to be used as instruments in our Redeemer’s hand.

Your willingness to stand with us is honorable. Your giving allows more avenues of outreach, to those who are abortion vulnerable or minded women.

We are encouraged daily to be ambassadors of Christ and tell others about Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please know your passion and contribution to our center has been received with a grateful and sincere appreciation.

All Woven Together in God’s Love,
Tiffany Johnson & Volunteers
Servants for Christ, haven Care Center

(LABC raised $426.22 participating in Bottle Of Blessings.)

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Dear Church Family,

It is with grateful hearts that I write this to thank you for my weekly “get well” and “best wishes” cards and the many individual cards and notes and visits while I was in the VA hospital and the Northpoint Health Care Center in Lexington from April 15th - June 10th and also since I have been home. Peggy and I appreciate your thoughtfulness and prayers so very much.

Sincerely & God bless you,
George White

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

It has been wonderful to be among you several times this year! Thank you for welcoming us in your Sunday School classes. We’ll be praying for you as you seek a new pastor-that you would find someone who loves the Lord, His Word and helps/teaches it in an applicable way.

Love in Him,
Josh & Katie [Roberts] Nathan

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Our sincere thanks for supporting our Project Graduation. We are so fortunate to be a part of such a caring community!

[The Graduating Class of Danville High School]

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I have received many cards, letters, and visits from LABC members. I appreciate each one and wish I could thank you individually. Since this is not possible I am taking this means of expressing my gratitude to you. I especially appreciated all the birthday wishes.

Cordially,
Evelyn Crooke

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LABC family,

Thank you for your visits, cards and phone calls during my surgery and recovery. It was very much appreciated.

David Bibb

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Thank you for the tremendous blessing and affirmation you gave to Jennifer, David, Kate, and me June 11th.  I'm so grateful to begin this new journey in my ministry with your support, encouragement, and love.  The gifts you gave me were beautiful and I will use the pen and stationery often; the name plate with the Campbellsville University logo has found a place on my office desk and will later be placed in my office where I teach; and, the plaque commemorating rating nearly 18 years of ministry with the LABC family holds a prominent place in our family room.  Thank you!  The love offering allows me to more fully enjoy our time away at our favorite beach!

I wish I could personally thank each of you for the impact you had on me and my family; for the encouragement you gave; and, for the privilege of serving as your pastor—there is no greater blessing than that aspect itself.

The opportunity to work for so many years with such a gifted staff is a gift I cherish. Each of them are my co-ministers in the work of Christ who made me a better minister. I'm grateful for them all.

Please know of my prayers as you continue your faithful journey with Christ.

“. . . being confident of this, that God who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Blessings,
Tommy
115 Breathitt Ave., Danville, KY 40422

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Our sincere thanks for supporting our Project Graduation! We are so fortunate to be a part of such a caring community!

Dillard Collier
Marranne Joy Conge
Logan Honaker
[Boyle County High School Class of 2017 Officers]

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Thanks to everyone who sent get well wishes and offered up prayers on my behalf while I was in the hospital. Your continued prayers will be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Dot Jarboe

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LABC News & Notes - July 29, 2017

LABC News & Notes - July 29, 2017

Pastor Search Committee - Special Called Business Meeting - July 9
Special called business meeting for the purpose of voting on the Deacon’s nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be held immediately after worship on Sunday, July 9. The nominees are: Julie Dexter, Maureen Elwyn, Carolyn Godfrey, Steve Griffin, Chris Herron, Ernest Martin, Margaret Powell, Amanda Shoults, Henry Wilson

Welcome to the Pulpit
July 2 - Max Hester        
July 9 - Amanda Standiford
July 16 - Ricky Cunningham    
July 23 - H. K. Kingkade
July 30 - Katie Lay Anderson    
August 6 - Bob Defoor
August 13 - Greg Earwood    
August 20 - Communion led by staff
August 27 - Adam Standiford

Linda Harmon - LABC Anniversary
July 7 - Nursery Coordinator, 21 Years!

Lunch, Laugh and Learn
On Tuesday, July 11 at Noon we’ll meet at Giovanni’s Pizza on Houstonville Road.  We’ll be in the back room to have our lunch, and then Stephen Dexter (yes, Mark & Julie’s son!) will talk to us about Estate Planning and other legal issues you may have questions about.  He will probably talk a little about his two sons (Mark & Julie’s grandsons) as well.  We will take the church bus if you’d like to ride, leaving the church at 11:45 AM.  Come and have a nice time of food and fellowship with us.

Fun Lovin’ Heart’s Trip - Thursday, July 27
Leave the church at 10 AM, Thursday, July 27, to go to Frankfort for lunch at The Roadhouse Steakhouse!  Then we’ll tour The Liberty Hall and The Orlando Brown House in downtown Frankfort to learn how life was lived in the early 1800’s.  We may even stop at Dairy Queen on the way home for some cool ice cream, arriving back at church around 4:00 PM.  Call Phil with questions and call Gail at the office to reserve your seats on the bus.

Branson City Trip
We still have 6 or 7 places open for our trip on Sept. 17-22 to Branson City, Missouri, where we’ll see 10 shows, have a cruise on the Branson Belle Riverboat, shop, eat, and more. All for $460. If interested please call Phil ASAP.

Wednesday Lunch, Prayer & Devotion - 12:00 noon During the Summer
July 5 -    Max Hester - Subway Sandwiches
July 12    - Nada Mission Trip Report - Brothers Barbecue
July 19    - Chicken Sliders
July 26    - TBA

Operation Christmas Child - Handy Shopping List - July
Sunglasses, hats, beach balls, flip flops, drink cups

Coed 2 Operation Christmas Child Workshop
Each Sunday in July the Coed 2 will host a workshop for OCC Shoebox crafts. See a list of supplies needed to make the crafts below. There will be a table set upon the top floor of the Education Building to drop off your supplies. Please join us as we prepare for the LABC Packing Party later in the year. If you have questions please call Stephanie Griffin> (236-2937)
Supplies Needed: Sandwich size zip lock bags, Paint sticks, Yardsticks (new or old), Clothes Pins, White Paint pens, Covered (pony tail) rubber bands, Notecards for boxes, Clothes line, Small flat rocks for Tic Tac Toe game, Color markers, Ribbon for Hair Bows, Toilet Paper Cores, Sponges (4.7 x 3), Note Book Paper

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, July 1, 2017
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 calendars: July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

Youth News - July 2017

Youth News - July 2017

Passport Youth Camp - July 2-7
Pray for our Passport Campers: Barrett Minks, Blake Quinn, Elizabeth Robertson, Elizabeth Godbey, Summer Quinn, Cloie Luster, Sophie Arnold, Sarah Stafford, London Luster, Sterling Farmer, Britton Minks, Sara Beth Miller, Hannah Sims, Amy Miller, Keith Stillwell

Summer Sunday Night Splash - Home Bible Study & Water Games
Meet at the church at 6:00 p.m.
July 9 - Will not meet
July 16 - Parents vs Youth Water Balloon Battle
July 23 - Farmers’ Baby Pool Slip N’ Slip Kickball
July 30 - VanderPOOL Swim
August 6 - Stillwells’ Water Sprinkler Monster Volleyball

July Weekly:
Sundays @ 9:45 am - Sunday School
Sundays @ 6 - Home Bible Study & Games

Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Key for Kids & Families - July 2017

Key for Kids & Families - July 2017

Summer Sunday Night Hangouts
Young families are invited to join us on Sunday nights for a casual time of fellowship and fun. We’ll meet at a different location each time, so watch your email and texts for updates.

Summertime Stories
Wednesdays,10:30 am - noon, beginning in July. Join us for an interactive “story hour.” We’ll weave Bible stories together with some of our favorite children’s books and have opportunities to participate in art, science, games, and other related activities.

It’s Ordinary Time!
In Godly Play, we call these the Great Green Growing Days.
During this growing season, try practicing the ancient Christian tradition of the examen together around the dinner table or at bedtime by asking one another these questions:
1. What was the best part of today?
2. What was the hardest part of today?
3. Where did you see God today?

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. If you would like to host a Young Family Sunday Night hangout this summer, let Amanda know so we can reserve you a date.
2. Can you help teach children’s Sunday School this summer? We’ll be using an easy-to-follow, fun curriculum by the same publisher as last summer’s “An Illustrated Earth” study, and we need two teachers each week in July and early August. Let Amanda know if you’d be willing to serve a week or two! Every bit helps!
3. We’re headed to camp in mid-July. If you’d like to write a note of encouragement to any of our campers or chaperones, talk to Amanda and she’ll give you names! Notes are needed by July 9.
4. An adult is needed to help with a children’s gathering from 10:30-12 on Wednesdays in July. If you’d like to help, let Amanda know. No prep required, just a willingness to have fun with our LABC kids!

Weekly Schedule
Sundays:
An Illustrated Compassion (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).
Young Family Hangout @ 6 pm (watch your email for schedule)
Family Night Meal @ 6:15