LABC News & Notes - August 2018

LABC News & Notes - August 2018

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

From Our Interim Pastor - Dr. Terry Freeman - August 2018

From Our Interim Pastor - Dr. Terry Freeman - August 2018

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.

I look forward to sharing worship with you.

Dr. Terry Freeman

Key for Kids & Families - August 2018

Key for Kids & Families - August 2018

Godly Play Update
Many, many generous people have given of their time and their resources to help get our second Godly Play classroom ready. Thank you, church, for loving our kids so well! Beginning on Sunday, August 19, we’ll have two Godly Play rooms open during Sunday School. Children who are 3 through 2nd grade will remain in the original classroom, while those who are in 3rd-6th grade will move next door to our new room. Parents, this is a great time to start your child attending Sunday School if they haven’t been attending already! We look forward to getting started in our new arrangement!

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 until school starts.

Late Summer Book Club - August 1 & 8, 10:30am - noon
Kids of all ages are welcome to join us in the Godly Play classroom as we explore connections between favorite kids’ books and Bible stories.

Back to School Blessing - Sunday, August 19 during worship
Be sure to join us in worship for a special time of blessing for students and teachers. You’ll receive a handmade gift to attach to your bag or backpack!

Baptism Class - Coming in September
If there’s interest, we’ll have a baptism class for any children who are interested on Sunday evenings in September (beginning after Labor Day). The content will be different, so children who have participated before are welcome to join us again. Let Amanda know if you have a child who’d like to take part.

Thank you to our summer Sunday School volunteers!
Anita Baskin Rosalind Campbell Brenda Hendrickson Jeff Hendrickson Stacie Herron Carolyn Montgomery Liz Peniston Margaret Powell Brian Wheeler

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 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. This needs to be completed by August 12.
2. We’ll pick up with Fall Wednesday night activities the first week of September. If you’d be interested in helping to teach a 3-week class for children, talk to Amanda. There will be plenty of options!
3. We’ve had a baby boom and are in need of some volunteers to join our Wednesday night nursery rotation. If you’d be interested in helping Linda, our wonderful nursery worker, on a monthly basis (or more) from August to December, let Amanda know!

Weekly Schedule Sundays:
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 (ending August 8):
Kids’ Book Club: 10:30-12

LABC Youth News - August 2018

LABC Youth News - August 2018

Sunday Nights - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
August 5 - at the Stillwells’ (Meet at the church at 6:00)
Bible Study (Tough Questions), Cookout, & Monster Volleyball
August 12 - Back to School Bash
at the church
August 19 - at the Standifords’
Meet at the church at 6:00
Bible Study (Tough Questions), Supper, & More
August 26 - at the Minks’
Bible Study (Tough Questions), Supper, & More

Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. - Family Living

August 5 - Family Identity: Partners in Life        
August 12 - Family Roles: Doing My Part
August 19 - Family Communication
August 26 - Family Ties

Youth Social Media

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

Thank You Notes - Summer 2018

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Lexington Avenue Baptist, Danville
This letter acknowledges your recent gift of $529.20 to Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for our general fund. We have received your tax-deductible contribution and greatly appreciate your support.

 Would you like to have an even greater impact in the ministry of BSK? A generous donor is matching up to $50,000 of gifts toward our new Flourish Center, aimed at discovering the characteristics and habits of flourishing churches. Give today to the Flourish Center to see your gift doubled!

This Fall semester, BSK is offering all of our courses but one at both our Georgetown and Louisville sites, making it easier for more students to pursue degrees. BSK is also busy with the ramp up to our new M.Div. with a concentration in Rural Ministry, set to begin in Fall 2019.

Your gifts are so important in our work to equip students and churches for the exciting years of ministry ahead.

Sincerely,
David Cassady, Ph.D.
President, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky

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Dear Friends at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

Thank you for your recent contribution to support the work of the Academy of Preachers and our mission to “identify, Network, Support and Inspire Young People in their Call to Gospel Preaching.”

The Academy of Preachers has supported the ministerial development of over 1,000 Young Preachers trough campus, denominational, regional, and national festivals as well as specialized events and programs. We have developed an expansive network of over 130 National and Founding Partners representing a broad range of Christian traditions, published nine books of sermons and actively curate an online multimedia library of over 1100 sermon video (which have been viewed almost 411,000 times!) Constituting a unique and invaluable archive of homiletical contributions from emerging Christian leaders. We are thrilled to report that a growing number of AOP alumni are assuming positions of leadership and influence in churches, academic institutions and ministry-related organizations around the country.

All of this great work is made possible by the generous investments of friends and supporters like you!

The 10th National Festival of Young Preachers will be held January 2-5, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Please plan to attend and/or encourage a Young Preacher in your congregation, institution or community participate in this transformative ministry event. You may register for the 2019 National Festival of Young Preachers at: https://academyofpreachers.net/events/national-festival-of-young-preachers/.

Sincerely,

Ernest A. Brooks III
President & Chief Executive Officer
Academy of Preachers, Inc.

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Dear Friends of Sunrise,

Your recent gift to Sunrise is giving kids like Sam hope for a  brighter future and a home filled with love and acceptance. This is Sam’s story...

Sam came to Sunrise’s Spring Meadows Center last June, struggling with family trauma. His biological father’s rights were terminated due to long-term abuse that was inflicted on Sam, his sisters, and his mother. Sam’s biological mother was unresponsive to his phone calls, and Sam was not allowed contact with his sisters who were in a foster home.

In spite of these setbacks, Sam was determined to work incredibly hard. From June to November, Sam worked with Sunrise Therapist Amanda Bradford to increase his social skills, improve his grades learn effective anger management skills, overcome his depression, and stabilize his trauma. But in January, Sam was told that his mother was voluntarily terminating her parental rights. In February, he had a goodbye visit with his mother and sisters. “Needless to say, it was heart wrenching,” said Amanda. “Sam was so devastated yet so brave.”

The ending of Sam’s success story is yet to be written. But Sunrise is committed to doing everything possible so that Sam’s story has a happy ending. Because of Sam’s hard work at Sunrise’s Spring Meadows Center, he has gained skills necessary to be matched with a family that can give him the love he so desperately longs for and deserves. Amanda remains hopeful that the right family is out there somewhere for Sam. Could it be yours?

Your prayers and support are what Sunrise kids need the most, and what can help make finding a home for Sam possible. Thank you for your partnership with Sunrise and for your love for Kentucky’s kids.

Gratefully,
Dale Suttles
President

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Dear Friends in Christ:

Thank you for your recent gift to Campbellsville University for the Scholarship Fund.

Campbellsville University is equipping thousands of students to become effective servant-leaders. Our mission is based on providing a superior education coupled with the life changing influence of a distinctly Christian environment. This combination is resulting in students of character. Our emphasis of servant leadership is based on Christ’s call for us to put others first and to serve in His name. We are humbly grateful for our mission to see lives changed for the Gospel.

This year we have another strong enrollment with over 8,000 students, and CU also has been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “American’s Best Colleges” for 25 consecutive years which is a milestone and honor for this 111-year-old institution. We are impacting thousands of lives each year for a better future both academically and spiritually with our 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas, and eight pre-professional programs. All of this success is a reflection of the love, prayers, and generosity of those who desire to see lives changed here at Campbellsville University.

We realize that without your financial support we would not have such wonderful news of strong enrollment and ranking. Thank you.

Benji Kelly
Vice President for Development

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Dear Friends,
Thank you for blessing Clear Creek Baptist Bible College! Faithful support of the ministry is such a blessing!

Thanks for all you do,
Jeremy Anderson
Dean of Administrative Affairs

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Dear Church Family
Thank you to everybody who sent cards and prayers and donated Bibles after the passing of my dear husband, Tom Hastie.

Many of you probably knew his mother, Jane Hastie, who played the organ at the church a long time ago. And now our oldest granddaughter, Aubrey McGuffey, is attending preschool there. The circle of life goes on.

Sincerely,
Gabi Hastie
Ben Hastie And Jenny McGuffey & families

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I have been so deeply touched by all your prayers for a successful surgery and recovery! I don’t know most of you but to get prayer cards from you makes me feel an even closer bond with Christians everywhere who share Jesus’ love and care for others. I had a gamma knife radiation treatment today (6-22-18), so this chapter in my fight against cancer is over!

Thank you, Thank you!
In His Name,
Evie Smith

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

This letter acknowledges your recent gift of $200.00 to Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for the general fund. We have received your tax-deductible contribution and appreciate your support.

BSK is growing! Our enrollment is up from the previous year by nearly 50% and we are already seeing strong interest for Fall 2018  at both our Georgetown and Louisville campuses. Our endowments have grown by over $200,000 over the past year, and BSK was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation to support our growing presence at Simmons College in Louisville.

Your generous gift is helping BSK form men and women for ministry in the church, counseling and chaplaincy.

Sincerely,
David Cassady, President
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky

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Dear Friends of Kathryn,

We want to thank you for the monthly card expressing your prayers for Kathryn. I read the names to her and usually receive a smile in return. It is not important if she can remember your names but it is important to us that you remember her.

Family of Kathryn Roller
Dan Roller

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Dear Church Family,

Let me take this opportunity once again to thank you for permitting me to give the Gideon report on June 10th in our church, and for the love offering given in the amount of $1,420. This will allow us to purchase and place 284 Bibles or 1,136 Testaments out in our world where they are still so desperately needed, and in most places, gladly received.  I also thank you for all the Bibles that you purchase throughout the year by using the Gideon Card program.  
    
Thanks again for being such a mission-minded church and for including the Gideons in those you support.

God Bless,
Bernard Montgomery

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Thank you for your support of Haven Care Center. Through our Bottles of Blessings program donation allows us to pursue more avenues of outreach to those who need accurate facts on abortion, parenting, adoption, choosing life, and healthy relationships.

We are honored to serve our Master and King above all and be His defenders of unborn lives. Serving individuals and families that are facing extremely difficult decisions and circumstances is our privilege. Your partnership give our community a “Safe Haven” as we strive not only to educate, but also show the love of Christ to our clients.

Under His Wings,
The Board, Staff, and Volunteers at Haven Care Center

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Thank you for the Gideon Bibles given in memory of Steve by our loving church.

The family of Stephen R. Fegenbush

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Sunday Report: Offering and Attendance - 2018

Budget Offerings: $289,107.50
Budget Goal: $336,525.44
Weekly Budget Need: $10,920.07
Glocal Mission Offering:  $4,338.00
Glocal Missions Goal: $12,000.00

August 5, 2018
Sunday School: 128
Morning Worship: 176
Budget Offering Total: $10,616.82

July 29, 2018
Sunday School: 117
Morning Worship: 181
Budget Offering Total: $7,321.91

July 22, 2018
Sunday School: 102
Morning Worship: 209
Budget Offering Total: $7,249.40

July 15, 2018
Sunday School: 81
Morning Worship: 183
Budget Offering Total: $7,697.00

July 8, 2018
Sunday School: 94
Morning Worship: 167
Budget Offering Total: $8,159.24

July 1, 2018
Sunday School: 115
Morning Worship: 169
Budget Offering Total: $12,642.00

June 17, 2018
Sunday School: 100
Morning Worship: 201
Budget Offering Total: $8,564.40

June 10, 2018
Sunday School: 106
Morning Worship: 169
Budget Offering Total: $16,639.04

June 3, 2018
No Sunday School-Brass Band Service
Morning Worship: 89
Budget Offering Total: $7,891.00

May 27, 2018
Sunday School 113
Morning Worship: 209
Budget Offering Total: $7,429.06

May 20, 2018
Sunday School 129
Morning Worship: 196
Budget Offering Total: $6,405.40

May 13, 2018
Sunday School 106
Morning Worship: 214
Budget Offering Total: $9,126.09

May 6, 2018
Sunday School 106
Morning Worship: 199
Budget Offering Total: $9,750.05

April 29, 2018
Sunday School 96
Morning Worship: 182
Budget Offering Total: $6,136.00

April 15, 2018
Sunday School 108
Morning Worship: 175
Budget Offering Total: $10,205.00

April 8, 2018
Sunday School 105
Morning Worship: 155
Budget Offering Total: $7,150.40

April 1, 2018
Sunday School 117
Morning Worship: 318
Budget Offering Total: $16,078.36

March 25, 2018
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 218
Budget Offering Total: $7,199.00

March 18, 2018
Sunday School 103
Morning Worship: 180
Budget Offering Total: $7,800.40

March 11, 2018
Sunday School 99
Morning Worship: 172
Budget Offering Total: $7,993.21

March 4, 2018
Sunday School 117
Morning Worship: 194
Budget Offering Total: $15,192.15

February 25, 2018
Sunday School 114
Morning Worship: 241
Budget Offering Total: $6,239.52

February 18, 2018
Sunday School 95
Morning Worship: 203
Budget Offering Total: $5,913.52

February 11, 2018
Sunday School 160
Morning Worship: 178
Budget Offering Total: $7,932.71

February 4, 2018
Sunday School 102
Morning Worship: 159
Budget Offering Total: $19,034.15

January 28, 2018
Sunday School 119
Morning Worship: 190
Budget Offering Total: $6,390.10

January 21, 2018
Sunday School 118
Morning Worship: 172
Budget Offering Total: $9,025.29

January 14, 2018
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 172
Budget Offering Total: $8,909.91

January 7, 2018
Sunday School 93
Morning Worship: 148
Budget Offering Total: $10,920.07

LABC News & Notes - July 2018

LABC News & Notes - July 2018

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

LABC Youth News - July 2018

LABC Youth News - July 2018

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/

Key for Kids & Families - July 2018

Key for Kids & Families - July 2018

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)

From Our Interim Pastor - Dr. Terry Freeman - July 2018

From Our Interim Pastor - Dr. Terry Freeman - July 2018

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.

I look forward to sharing worship with you.

Dr. Terry Freeman

LABC News & Notes - June 2018

LABC News & Notes - June 2018

Great American Brass Band Festival Worship - Sunday, June 3
9:15 a.m. - Community Worship at the Brass Band Festival
10:45 a.m. - Welcome Cafe at LABC
11:00 a.m. - Worship at LABC
Sunday School: Check with your teacher to see if your class is meeting

Special Called Business Meeting, Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m.
5:15 - Worship Choir
7:00 - Business Meeting (There will be no meal or children & youth activities)

Gideon Sunday, June 10, 10:45 p.m.
Testimony by Bernard Montgomery. An offering will be received at the doors at the end of the service to provide the scriptures to people around the world through the work of the Gideons.

New Habitat for Humanity Build
Boyle County Habitat for Humanity started construction on a new house May 7. 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 aty the end of Walnut. Construction crew finished installing the floor just last week and started putting down the sub floor. We will probably start building walls on Friday. We work on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Come join us. You’ll go home hot and tired but with a sense of accomplishment.

Youth & Adult Praise Team
During the month of June we are having practices for a Youth & Adult Praise Team on Wednesday Nights at 6:15 PM. We’ll learn Choruses that we might sing on Sunday Morning Worship at the end of the month!  We will practice in the Sanctuary. If interested, please talk to Dr. Phil or Carolyn Godfrey. We need vocalists, a guitar player, and even a bass or drum player.

June 12: Lunch, Laugh & Learn
We’ll have our Indoor Cookout on Tuesday, June 12, when Phil and Bernard will grill hamburgers and hot dogs and we’ll also have chips, beans, salad, and desserts!  We’ll eat, tell jokes, and then Jan Edmiston will teach us to play the card game, “SNOOP!”  It’s a lot of fun, and we’ll give you a prize if you win!

June 26:  Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip
We have something special in June- a trip to Joanna Kirby’s Home & Garden in Lancaster! We’ll be going on a Tuesday (not a Thursday), and leaving at 9:15 AM to avoid the afternoon heat. Joanna will let us tour her wonderful garden, see all the plants she grows, and then let us make our own flower arrangement to take home! Then we’ll stop at the Depot in Stanford on the way back and have a scrumptious lunch! Please call to reserve your seat on the bus!

Summer Wednesday Schedule
Beginning on Wednesday, June 6 we will have lunch and Bible study at 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.
June 6 - Subway sandwiches - Mary Elizabeth Godbey and Charlotte Carr
June 13 - Ham, twice baked potatoes & dessert- Clara Bowen
June 20 - Women of the Word Sunday School Class preparing meal
July 25 - Beans & Cornbread

Pat Stewart - LABC Anniversary
June 11 - LABC Weekday Preschool Director, 10 Years!

Test the Tithe - Sunday, June 24
If you don’t already practice tithing we encourage you to try it for at least one Sunday. On Sunday June the 24th, make an offering of 10% of your income for the week. Dr. Freeman will preach on Stewardship on that Sunday. See also, Eloise Robert’s article, Joy in Giving, an insert in the June Key. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing (Malachi 3:10).

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