Services Cancelled Tonight & Offices Closed Today (January 17

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All Activities for Tonight (January 17) are Cancelled for Lexington Avenue Baptist Church and the Offices are Closed today.

We will be in and out of the office today so you may be able to catch us on the phone. The sidewalks and entryways are snowy and icy.

Please call a church staff member if you are not able to reach us at church.

Check on your neighbors and our members who may need help.

Be safe!

LABC News & Notes - January 2018

LABC News & Notes - January 2018

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”).

From Our Interim Pastor - Dr. Terry Freeman

From Our Interim Pastor - Dr. Terry Freeman

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. 

Key for Kids and Families - January 2018

Key for Kids and Families - January 2018

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 January Jaunts - 2018

Youth January Jaunts - 2018

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/

Advent/Christmas Pictures & Video

Advent/Christmas Pictures & Video

Thank You Notes - Winter 2017-2018

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To Our Church Family,

We thank you for your wonderful cards and letters we received in recent months.

In God’s Love,
Betty & John Baird

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Thank you for the nice card and all who signed it. I appreciate you thinking of me. I guess Brooklyn Cash told you. I am her Maw Maw. I am doing good.

Sincerely
Frances Jeffries

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Please extend our thanks to her church family {Viola Mae Selby Jackson} for the prayers and support during these past months.

Sincerely,
Bonnie Negola (daughter)

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Dear Members,
Thank you so much for the many meals you brought me in 2017.
Not only were the meals good but I enjoyed meeting so many new people.
Looking forward to the meals and those who deliver them in 2018.

Yours in His service,
Mary Vaught

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Dear Church Family,

We would like to expressed our sincerest “Thank you” to our Church Family, especially during this Advent/Christmas Season for the many ways you have helped us worship through your participation in readings, music, and decorating. We have felt your love for us through your many kind words, the Christmas gifts and goodies you leave in the office for us, and for the generous love offering. We are blessed to serve with you through Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

With Gratitude from your Church Staff

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I wish to express to the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Family, LABC Staff, and to Milestone Sunday School Class a Thank you for your thoughts, cards, phone calls and prayers during my recent surgery and recovery. I want  you to know that the prayers where felt because I was at ease and not worried about the surgery and the outcome. Prayer works.

Thank you again.

In Christ, Bobby Shields

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Church Family,

Thank you for your many expressions of love and kindness during this season. We appreciate your cards, goodies, gifts, and many encouraging words. Thank your for the generous love offering. I was inspired by the devotions that many of you shared in our Advent Devotion book this year. Thank you for sharing your stories.
        
With Appreciation,
Keith and Dianne Stillwell

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Dear Church Family,

Thank you so much for the phone calls, cards, and most of all your love and prayers during my recent surgery. We really appreciate our loving, caring church family.

Bernard Montgomery

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Church Family,
Thank you for the Christmas love offering. I really appreciate your generosity
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Happy 2018!
Linda Harmon

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,
    
Wishing you a magical holiday season.

Love you!
Margaret Calhoun [Soup’s On Us recipient]

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My Dear Church family,

Your beautiful prayer card, signed by so many special friends, remembering what would have been Calvin’s and my 59th wedding anniversary, meant more to me than I can ever tell you. Thank you so much for your true Christian thoughtfulness. God bless you all.

Love,
Dora Whitt

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Teresa Marie Lyons loved Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. She talked fervently and often of how her church was working. Teresa enjoyed the relationships she had over the years with other members. Teresa was radiant when she spoke of them.

We, her family, enjoyed sharing time and fellowship with her church family during Teresa’s visitation and service.

We want to express our gratitude to everyone for your loving kindness and generosity.

In God’s Love
Thank you all
The Family of Teresa Marie Johnson Lyons

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To Our Brothers & Sisters at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

Ted and I want to thank you for your prayers and thoughts as Jim (James) went through his open heart surgery.
    
Prayers to our Lord are so great and HE led the doctor’s hands. The surgery went well and Jim is at home to recover. He is not allowed visitors due to flu and virus infections floating about.

We do thank you so much!
Ted & Natalie Monroe

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Thank You for your kindness. Words cannot express the thankfulness we have for the kindness you all show and in the loving way you show it. God Bless you all
The Webb Family [for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner]

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To Our Church family,

Thanks so very much for all he prayers, visits, phone calls, and cards during my surgery. We really appreciate them.

Patty & Quince Arnold

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A gigantic Christmas thank you to those “behind the scene” servants who decked our halls for Advent, as well as to those who resurrected the tree lights. You are truly His hands and feet in preparing LABC for the joyful celebration of Jesus’ birth!

Charlotte Carr
Stephanie and Steve Griffin
Rocky Cash
Brian Wheeler
Bill Singler
Chris, Emery, and Laney Herron
Phil and Blake Quinn
 David and Elizabeth Bibb
BERNARD and Carolyn MONTGOMERY and Cooper Brummett
Chad Powell
Carl Smith

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Once again LABC, Calvary and Southland came together with Rod blessings to serve our community with a Thanksgiving dinner.

 A special thanks to Morris for entertaining our guest for hours without a break, and for all of the volunteers who gave of their time, money and donations.

We were able to feed approximately 500 this year. To God we give the glory.

In Christ
Doris Cessna

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To All Soup’s On Us and Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

Thank you for your kindness. I enjoy seeing the smile on your driver’s face and the “Hello” each week.

It means so much, the White Box that they bring me. The goodies are so good. It is so nice. We still have such good people in our town. I have been in Danville all my life. There is no place like it.

I know a lot of you. My Dad was in plumbing and heating for 55 years. We lived on North 3rd street. I was a member for many years at the church.

Penny, my small dog, tells me when you pull in the driveway. Then she knows she is in the “Time Out Corner” in the bedroom until I go to  the door.

Many Thanks to each of you
E. Loraine Leathers

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Dear LABC Family,

My family and I are so thankful for the love shown us during and since Marvon’s death.

I feel such a blessing from each of you. Please know I love my Lord and my church family with all my heart!
    
You are the best!

Lovingly,
Sue and Family

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Sunday Report: Offering and Attendance - 2017

Budget Offerings: $21,032.84
Budget Goal: $544,853.81
Weekly Budget Need: $10,920.07
Glocal Mission Offering:  $
Glocal Missions Goal: $12,000.00

January 14, 2018
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 172
Budget Offering Total: $10,492.32

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

December 31, 2017
Sunday School 96
Morning Worship: 158
Budget Offering Total: $10,492.32

December 24, 2017
Sunday School 89
Morning Worship: 211
Budget Offering Total: $20,042.37

December 17, 2017
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 211
Budget Offering Total: $11,834.2

December 10, 2017
Sunday School 110
Morning Worship: 265
Budget Offering Total: $8,354.34

December 3, 2017
Sunday School 112
Morning Worship: 198
Budget Offering Total: $14,428.42

November 26, 2017
Sunday School 93
Morning Worship: 154
Budget Offering Total: $15,091.86

November 19, 2017
Sunday School 112
Morning Worship: 180
Budget Offering Total: $8,410.13

November 12, 2017
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 201
Budget Offering Total: $7,878.63

November 5, 2017
Sunday School 126
Morning Worship: 199
Budget Offering Total: $15,759.71

October 29, 2017
Sunday School 108
Morning Worship: 184
Budget Offering Total: $7,019.06

October 22, 2017
Sunday School 120
Morning Worship: 191
Budget Offering Total: $10,884.47

October 15, 2017
Sunday School 98
Morning Worship: 135
Budget Offering Total: $7,770.00

October 8, 2017
Sunday School 80
Morning Worship: 129
Budget Offering Total: $6,390.95

October 1, 2017
Sunday School 112
Morning Worship: 179
Budget Offering Total: $19,349.83

 

September 24, 2017
Sunday School 112
Morning Worship: 153
Budget Offering Total: $4,895.67

September 17, 2017
Sunday School 117
Morning Worship: 194
Budget Offering Total: $5,676.20

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 - December 2017

LABC News & Notes - December 2017

Advent/Christmas 2017
Sunday, December 3, 10:45 a.m.

Music: “An Advent Prayer” (Worship Choir); “Mary, Did You Know” (Quartet)
Message: “A People of Hope” (Mark 13:23-37)
Sunday, December 10, 10:45 a.m.
Music: “A Joyful Journey of Carols” (Christmas Choir); “Gesu Bambino” (Christmas Choir); “Rejoice!  Christ is Born” (Christmas Choir); “The Long-Expected King Overture” (Instruments); “Angels From On High” (Instruments); “Go, Tell It on The Mountain” (Instruments)
Message: “A New Age” (Mark 1:1-8)
Sunday, December 17, 10:45 a.m.
Music: Children’s Musical: “The Christmas Carol Special Report”; “A Unity Carol” (Worship Choir)
Message: “A Time of Celebration” (Luke 1:46-52)
Sunday, December 24, 10:45 a.m.
Music: “In a Manger” (Christmas Bells); “O Come, All Ye Faithful”  (Christmas Bells); “Prayer For Peace” (Worship Choir)
Message: “You Will Name Him Jesus” (Luke 1:26-38)
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service - 7:00 p.m.
Medley of Christmas Carols - “O Holy Night” (Solo) - Communion - Candle Lighting

Newly Elected Deacons
David Bibb, Bill Elliott, Justin Johnson, Jason Shoults, Carl Smith, Henry Wilson

Pastor Search Congregation Time: Looking Forward - Dec. 3
Following morning worship on Sunday, December 3 our Pastor Search Committee will lead us in a congregational dialogue--”Looking Forward.” Lunch (chili and sandwiches) will be served by our children and youth ministries as a fundraiser for children and youth ministry. The dialogue will include small table group discussions and large group sharing as your thoughts are recorded. Childcare provided.

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

Youth Passport Fundraiser Dinner - December 6
All donations will help provide life changing experiences for our youth at Passport Camp next summer.

Operation Christmas Child
Six hundred and one (601) children around the world will receive LOVE in a shoebox,  THANKS to you and your support of Operation Christmas Child at LABC. On behalf of these children, thank you!

Staff Christmas Gift - Sunday, Dec. 10
Express your appreciation to our ministerial and support staff through the staff love offering on December 10. Offering envelopes will be provided. Designate your gift to “Staff Christmas Gift.”

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, December 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.

Lunch, Laugh and Learn:  December 12
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!  Wear something “Christmasy” and come to our Lunch, Laugh and Learn on Tuesday, December 12 at Noon.  We’ll sing a few Christmas Songs and then ask you to share your most special Christmas Memory!  Then Santa will “Ho-ho-ho” and give you kids your Christmas Gifts!

Welcome Chris Sanders, CBF Kentucky - December 13
Chris Sanders, interim coordinator for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky will share with us on Wednesday, December 13, 6:45 p.m.

Poinsettias
If you would like to order a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one, please call the church office (236-3565). The cost is $10.00. Everything above the cost of the poinsettias will go to the Annual Glocal Missions Offering.

God’s Stewards - Don Linville
The first thing I think of when someone says stewardship is the guy on the ship who is supposed to take care of you and all your possessions. He is there to take care of and anticipate any problems you may have.

Youth December Dates 2017

Youth December Dates 2017

Youth Progressive Dinner & White Elephant - December 10
The youth will be having a Christmas party together, sharing three courses with three different houses in the church community. The first house or host appetizers, the second house will host the main course, and the third house will host the desserts and our white elephant gift exchange!  If you would like to host a course in your home or help a host, please contact Adam or Keith.
Youth: gifts should be something silly or unique, under $5, and preferably something you have around your house so you don’t have to buy anything. Wrap it up in whatever you want and be at the church by no later than 5:45p. We will be back at the church by 9:00p.

Passport Fundraiser Supper - Wednesday, December 6, 6:15
Youth and parents will provide the meal and serve. Contact Keith about how you can help. Donations help defray the cost of camp.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing & Leaf Raking
Date and times to be determined.

Wednesday Advent Worship
December 6, 13, 20: 6:15 - Family Supper;  6:45 - Youth Advent

Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
December 3, 10, 17, 24: Advent Bible Study- “Prepare the Way”

SUNDAYS IN DECEMBER
December 3 - Looking Forward
Lunch and dialogue after worship with the Pastor Search Committee. The youth will be together and share their vision for the future of LABC. No other evening activities.
December 10 - Progressive Dinner & White Elephant Gift Exchange
Meet at the church at 6:00 and visit three homes for apetizers, main course and dessert. Then white elephant gift exchange.
December 17 - Youth Christmas Shopping
After church we will take the bus to Fayette Mall in Lexington. Lunch at the food court. Return around 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. Bring money for lunch and shopping.
December 24 - Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service at 7:00 p.m.

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

Key for Kids and Families - December 2017

Key for Kids and Families - December 2017

ADVENTure - Sunday, December 3 @ 6:30
Join us for a family-friendly journey through Bethlehem. We’ll have treats, art projects, stories, and more at our annual celebration. Don’t forget to stop by the photo booth for a family picture in the Nativity scene!

Children Lead Christmas Music in Worship - Sunday, December 17
Be sure to join us for rehearsals on Wednesday nights beginning November 1. Thanks to Steve Fegenbush and Maureen Elwyn for helping our kids prepare!

Lock-In - Sunday, January 14
Watch for more information to come about this exciting opportunity to hang out with our buddies from Passport Camp and have an adventure in Louisville. Ages 1st-6th grade.

Thank You to our November Wednesday night teachers:
Rocky Cash, Maureen Elwyn, Steve Fegenbush, Amanda Shoults, Jason Shoults, Brian Wheeler

Come color with us!
We’re coloring our Advent posters all over the community during the month of December. Watch Facebook and your Remind messages for updates about where and when we’ll be coloring. Artists of all ages are more than welcome!

Advent begins December 3.
Take time during Advent to share a weekly family devotional. (You can pick up a guide at our ADVENTure). If you don’t have a set of Jesse Tree ornaments to help you remember Old Testament stories during Advent (we gave them out at our ADVENTure a few years ago), there are still a few sets available in Amanda’s office. Consider putting together an Advent wreath on your dinner table and lighting the candles while you eat as a reminder of the season when we anticipate Jesus’ birth.

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) Would you be interested in helping teach our LABC children about missions beginning in January? We’re always in need of more helpers! Let Amanda know if you can join us!
(2) 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!

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

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