Key for Kids and Families - September 2017

Key for Kids and Families - September 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner - Sunday, November 19, 6 pm
Join us for our annual church-wide Thanksgiving feast and communion service!
Hanging of the Green

Sunday, November 26, 7 pm
Come help prepare the sanctuary for Advent during this special worship service.

ADVENTure - Wednesday, October 25, 6-7:30
Join us for a family-friendly journey through Bethlehem. We’ll have treats, art projects, games, 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!

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) Have you been at LABC for a while? Our older children will be doing some investigative reporting about the history of our church, and they’d love to sit down with you for a few minutes on a Wednesday night during the next few weeks and hear your story. If you’re interested in answering their questions, let Amanda know!
(2) Would you like to go on an ADVENTure with our children and their families? We’ll spend some time on the first Sunday of Advent (December 3) on a journey through Bethlehem. We need adults who aren’t parents of young children who can help with art, stories, treats, and games that evening from 6-7:30 (please plan to arrive by 5:45).

Thank You
To everyone who helped us prepare for Children’s Sunday: Rosalind Campbell, Nicole Farmer, Katie Fowler, Margaret Powell, Blythe Sheene, Adam Standiford, Brian Wheeler
To those who attended the October Godly Play workshop: Rosalind Campbell, Maureen Elwyn, Carolyn Montgomery
It’s (Still) Ordinary Time!
In Godly Play, we call these the Great Green Growing Days.
In Sunday School, we’re approaching some of the lesser-known stories of the Old Testament. Ask a child to tell you about the tabernacle in the desert, the temple, or the prophets and see what they might have to teach you!

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

LABC News & Notes - November 2017

LABC News & Notes - November 2017

Missional Youth Ministry - November 5, 6:15
We have a terrific group of youth who are faithful followers of Christ, insightful, and dedicated to serving in mission, learning, and caring for each other. All of us have a part in nurturing, mentoring, encouraging, and supporting our youth. You are invited to join us in a dialogue about youth ministry, Sunday November 5,  6:15 p.m. in the youth room. We will discuss the book, Missional Youth Ministry which offers a new paradigm for youth ministry and practical guidance. Those interested in youth ministry are invited to read and discuss the book together with us. Pick up the book from Keith if you think you might be interested or find it on Amazon Kindle or Google Play Books.

Advent Devotional 2017 - Deadline
If you would like to write a devotional or submit original artwork please send it to the church office gail@lexingtonavenue.org, or drop it off, by Sunday, November 12. Let us know ahead of time if you plan to make a submission.

Deacon Election: November 12
Absentee ballots will be available in the church office one week prior if you need one. Six deacons will be selected from among these nominees: Quince Arnold, David Bibb, Martha Brummett, Doris Cessna, Bill Elliott, Brenda Farmer, Justin Johnson, Don Linville, Jason Shoults, Carl Smith, Henry Wilson.

Giving
Pledge Sunday - November 19
First Gifts Sunday - November 26
Staff Love Offering - December 10

Capital Campaign Report
As of October 20, 21 months into the three-year campaign, we had given $460,066.91 toward the $706,600 pledge. Our $300,000 loan, applied to $537,000 in renovations, has a balance of $35,986. Cash on hand is $2,234. A full report is available in the office.

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party - November 12, 9:30 a.m.
The Operation Christmas Child Packing Party will be Sunday, November 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Prayer time for our boxes will take place during our worship service.
Supply Alert: We are in need of washclothes and sandwich bags.

Maetta Gray Women on Mission - Nov. 6, 1:30 p.m.
Join us as we make crafts for Operation Christmas Child boxes. Supplies wil be provided.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, November 4 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: November 4, December 2

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 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.

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

Fish Fry on Wednesday, November 8th in Fellowship Hall
Church members provide Desserts. Cost is $700 so donations over and above regular price very much appreciated.. This $700 helps: Feed Veterans (1,500-1,700) at Danville Armory Supply Veterans at the home in Wilmore with sweat suits, plus shampoo and body wash throughout the year support “Shop with a Cop and Fireman” for the holiday season.

CBF Kentucky E-News
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky publishes a weekly email blast each Friday to pastors, staff and members of CBF Kentucky churches. Several thousand people get timely information about events, missions and ministries, church announcements, staff activity and whereabouts, and church staff searches. If you’d like to join our Friday E-News, please send us an email to office@cbjky.org.

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.

First Gift Sunday - November 26
On Sunday, November 26, we will have an opportunity to give the “First Gift” of the season to honor our Savior and the ministry here at LABC.  This gift is not part of our pledge for the yearly budget; this gift is over and above anything that we have pledged or will pledge.  May God find our “first fruits” pleasing and acceptable, blessing us and His ministries in ways we cannot even imagine.

Key Bible Verses from Ernest Martin
During a sermon, Rev. Ernest Martin shared a list of key scripture passages. Many have asked for them: Mark 2:1-12, Matthew 18:20, 24:14, Matthew 9:37-38 (his favorite), John 14:12, Revelation 5:9-10, 7:9, 11:15.

Danville Health and Rehab - James 1:27: November 9, 6:30 p.m.
As the Chaplain at Danville Health and Rehabilitation Center, I would like to invite your church to our missionary venture. We are looking for special people to be a part of our Resident’s lives. They enjoy Bible studies, visits, activities, singing, youth events, and lots of other interaction of all kinds. We are having an event at the home on November 9th at 6:30 p.m. and would enjoy sharing more with you at this time. Or you can contact us directly to become involved. You can also visit us on our website: http://danvillehealthandrehab.com/our-community/ or our Facebook page that also incliudes our James 1:27 event: www.facebook.com/danvillehealthandrehab/. Please feel free to contact me for any questions/comments/etc. I look forward to our fellowship.
---Blessings, Joshua Stine (jstine@shccs.com)

Phil’s Notes & Announcements
FLH’s Trip for November

We’re combining our LLL & FLH’s Trip for November due to Thanksgiving.  We’ll be leaving the church at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 14 and going to Shelbyville to eat lunch at Claudia Sander’s Restaurant!  The food is excellent and we always have a great time there.  After lunch we will probably go downtown Shelbyville and find a place to….shop?  Or just go to the outlet mall in Simpsonville?  Guys will go to the candy store!  Call Gail and make your bus seat reservation today!

Youth November Notes - 2017

Youth November Notes - 2017

Wednesday Night Youth - Nov. 1, 8, 15
6:15 - Supper
6:45 - Nooma
For the month of November, the youth will be watching and discussing three of Rob Bell’s videos from the “Nooma” series. The first week we will learn more about Jesus’ disciples, what they were like, what it meant to be a disciple of a rabbi, and how it relates to being a disciple of Jesus. Hope to see you all there!

Missional Youth Ministry - November 5, 6:15
We have a terrific group of youth who are faithful followers of Christ, insightful, and dedicated to serving in mission, learning, and caring for each other. All of us have a part in nurturing, mentoring, encouraging, and supporting our youth. You are invited to join us in a dialogue about youth ministry, Sunday November 5,  6:15 p.m. in the youth room. We will discuss the book, Missional Youth Ministry which offers a new paradigm for youth ministry and practical guidance. Those interested in youth ministry are invited to read and discuss the book together with us. Pick up the book from Keith if you think you might be interested or find it on Amazon Kindle or Google Play Books.

DiscipleNow Weekend - November 11-12 (Saturday & Sunday)
How Are You Being Called?
Theme: “How are you Being Called?” If the God of love has called us, how will we choose to live our lives at school, work, social, activities, and etc.
Cost: $10 (for t-shirt)
Leaders: Cameron Kenner (Georgetown College student)
Justin Johnson (Former LABC Youth Minister)
Mariah Addington (Georgetown College student)
Hannah Sims (Summer Youth Minister & Western Kentucky University student)
Elizabeth Lyons (Western Kentucky University student),
Adam Standiford (Interim Youth Minister)
Keith Stillwell (Associate Pastor)
Host Homes:  Herrons’ (girls), Stillwells’ (boys)
Bring: Change of clothes, Bible, hygeine items, sleeping bag, Bible, great attitude
Football Friday Night: Since our high schools have such awesome football teams playing Friday night, we will begin on Saturday morning.
Schedule:
Saturday
9:00 – Breakfast
9:30 - Free Time & Meet the Staff & Game
10:15 - Session 1
11:30 - Worship
12:00 - Lunch
12:30 -3:30 - Amazing Race
3:30 - Art
4:00 - Art & Free Time & Game
5:00 – Session 2
6:15 - Supper
7:00 - Prayer Experience
8:30 - To Homes
9:00 - Session 3
10:15 - Free Time
11:30 - Lights Out
Sunday
8:00 - Breakfast
8:30-9:00 - Final Session
9:00 - Pack up, Clean-up, Head to LABC
9:45 - OCC Packing Party
10:45 - Youth Participation in Worship

Sunday School in November
Stewardship: Time, Possessions, Friends, Creation

Sunday Night Worship - Nov. 5, 6-8 pm
Sunday worship with the youth will be an opportunity for students to take the lessons and themes of morning worship and go deeper. By encountering scripture and discussing in group what it meant then and what it means for us today, the youth will explore being a disciple of God. Each week we worship with songs, psalms, the sermon text, experiential prayer (stations, art, journaling), shared stories, and fellowship.

We will not have Sunday Night Youth Activities:
Nov. 12 - DNow Weekend
Nov. 19 - Family Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 26 - Hanging of the Green

Midnight Madness at LABC - Nov 21 - 6:00 pm -12:01 am
The Presbyterian Church, Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, First Christian Church, and Trinity Episcopal Church invited. Supper, Games, Worship, Prayer Experience, Free Time.
Panel Discussion: Similarties and Distinctives--Baptists, Catholics, Christian Church Disciples of Christ, and Episcopalians

Winter Youth Summit - January 12-14 - Huntsville, Alabama
With FBC Memphis (Brittany) & FBC Commerce (Kelsey) & Others
Cost: $125.00 plus 3 lunches and any extra souvenirs or activities you choose (ask about scholarships) $20.00 due by Sunday, November 26
Theme: Beyond: Immeasurably More (Ephesians 3:20)
Visit the website http://www.alabamacbf.org/youth-winter-summit  for schedule & more information

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

Thank You Notes - Fall 2017

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Hi LABC,
    I thank you for the phone calls, cards, food, visits, but most of all for the prayers. Today I’m kicking higher after knee surgery and I’ll keep up the good physical therapy. You all are special in God’s eyes and mine too.
God bless,
Betty Gayle Williams

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I just wanted to thank you so much for letting us bring my Dad back to Lexington Avenue. You were so kind and gracious and loving to all of us. It really meant the world to my family and we are very grateful.

Mona Wyatt

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Pastor Quinn & Congregation,

I would like to thank you for inviting me to share with you about the Families First program. Also, the generous donation to support my resource center is very much appreciated. Most of all I enjoyed the fellowship and the opportunity to chat with some folks I had not seen in a very long time.

Many blessings and love in Jesus Christ to you all,
Anna Houston

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Recently, due to feeling sickly, I went to our family physician. He, after a few questions, directed me to go to the Ephraim McDowell Hospital Emergency room.

No one could have been more surprised than myself as to what would take place within the next four hours. The ER physician and a surgeon quickly determined that abdominal surgery must be done immediately.

It is doubtful that I could have received a more professional surgery and post surgery care than at Ephraim McDowell Hospital. Included in my recovery is the concerned, compassionate and caring Lexington Avenue Baptist Church family. Thanks to each of you for the cards, phone calls, visits and most of all, your prayers. I do believe in the power of prayer.

Hopefully, I will be able to return to church in the near future.

With Love,
Leo Hill

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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: $443,685.37
Budget Goal: $492,767.74
Weekly Budget Need: $10,712.34
Glocal Mission Offering:  $3,871.00
Glocal Missions Goal: $12,000.00

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 - October 2017

LABC News & Notes - October 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

Pray for our Interim Committee
Joe Brummett, Carolyn Montgomery, Bill Singler, Mark Dexter

Welcome to the Pulpit
October 1 - Terry Freeman    
October 8 - John Penick

World Communion Sunday - October 1

World Hunger Sunday - October 8

Maeta Gray Women on Mission - Monday, October 2, 1:30 p.m.
Guest speaker from the Galilean Home Ministries.

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

Gail Singleton’s LABC Anniversary
Office Manager: October 18 - 28 Years!

Deacon Nomination: October 15
Deacon election: November 12. Absentee ballots will be available in the church office one week prior if you need one.

Phil’s Notes & Announcements
Worship Concert - October 22
The Worship Choir will join with the Lexington Avenue Quartet to bring us another Worship Concert on Sunday Evening, October 22 at 6:30 PM.  The Quartet always blesses us with a variety of gospel and other church music, and can can actually be quite humorous (at times unintentional)!  We’ll have a reception following the Concert, so stay and have some punch and cookies!
Lunch, Laugh & Learn - October 17
It’s a Fall Festival Lunch on Tuesday, October 17.  Wear a costume and get a prize for the best one!  Hear spooky stories and eat worms and dirt!  We may even sing a scary song or two?
Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip to Georgetown - October 26
Join us as we go to Evan’s Orchard in Georgetown for lunch and Tours on Thursday, October 26.  We’ll have the Pumpkin Tour & Hayride AND the Apple Tour (taste their cider!) and have lunch on the porch (chicken salad, ribeye sandwiches, burgers, grilled cheese, etc.).  Lunch is $5 and Tours will cost $9 for both together.  Call and make bus seat reservations today!

OCC - Handy Shopping List - October
Toys: Cars, puzzles, dolls, plastic animals, tea party, balls, jacks, Yoko’s, balloons, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas.

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.

Committee & Leadership Team Meetings - Sunday, Oct. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Focused Prayer Time: Church during an Pastoral Interim; Finance Committee Report; Committee & Leadership Team Meetings; Budgeting and individual committee agenda
For: Personnel, Finance, Nominating, Property, Weekday Preschool, Stewardship, Christian Education, Missions, Music, Young Families Ministry Team, Historical, Special Events, Health, Bus
Briefing with Committee Chairpersons, 5:45 p.m.

October Children’s Events for the Whole Church Family
Children’s Sunday - October 22

Children will lead the congregation in exploring our Children’s Sunday theme: “God Is A Mystery.”
Trunk-or-Treat - Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8
Join us for a fun evening of trick-or-treating and games. We’ll have prizes for the best costume and the best-decorated car, plus plenty of candy for everyone! Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors!

Youth Offerings in October 2017

Youth Offerings in October 2017

Devine’s Corn Maze - This Sunday, October 1
Meet at church at 1:45. Return around 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 (plus any snacks you might want.)
Visit Devine’s Corn Maze with youth groups from Presbyterian Church, Trinity Episcopal, Saints Peter & Paul Catholic, and First Christian.
Website: http://www.devinescornmaze.com/

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)
Oct. 4 - Love: Sex
Oct. 11 - Fall Break
Oct. 18 - Love: God
Girls Leader: Callie Minks ~ Boys Leader: Adam Standiford

Youth Sunday Night Worship (& Supper) - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday worship with the youth will be an opportunity for students to take the lessons and themes of morning worship and go deeper. By encountering scripture and discussing in group what it meant then and what it means for us today, the youth will explore being a disciple of God. Each week we worship with songs, psalms, the sermon text, experiential prayer (stations, art, journaling), shared stories, and fellowship.
October 15, 22, 29 (will not meet on October 8 for Fall Break)

Winter Youth Summit - January 12-14 - Huntsville, Alabama
With FBC Memphis (Brittany) & FBC Commerce (Kelsey) & Others
Cost: $125.00 plus 3 lunches and any extra souvenirs or activities you choose (ask about scholarships)
Theme: Beyond: Immeasurably More (Ephesians 3:20)
Visit the website http://www.alabamacbf.org/youth-winter-summit for schedule & more information

Missional Youth Ministry
Join us in a dialogue about youth ministry, Sunday November 1,  6:15 p.m. in the youth room. We will discuss the Introduction and Chapters 1-6. Missional Youth Ministry is a book that offers a new paradigm for youth ministry and practical guidance. Those interested in youth ministry are invited to read and discuss the book together. Pick up the book from Keith if you think you might be interested.

Sunday School
We continue our Bible study, “Disciples Follow Christ.” Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Disciple Now
November 10-12

Trunk or Treat
Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.

Fall Break
October 8-15

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

Key for Kids & Families - October 2017

Key for Kids & Families - October 2017

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.”

Trunk-or-Treat - Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8
Join us for a fun evening of trick-or-treating and games. We’ll have prizes for the best costume and the best-decorated car, plus plenty of candy for everyone! Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors!

Baby Shower for Laken Thomas - Sunday, October 29, 2 pm
The women of the young families group invite all of the women and girls at LABC to a baby shower for Laken and baby Carter in the fellowship hall. We’ll have cake, snacks, and games! Laken and Cody are registered at Babies R Us and Walmart.

Thank You
September Wednesday night teachers, who have been helping us get ready to lead in worship on Children’s Sunday: Rosalind Campbell, Katie Fowler, Brian Wheeler
Baptism Class helpers: Brenda Hendrickson, Carolyn Montgomery
Orff instruments helper: Adam Standiford

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) 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!
(2) It’s time to start signing up to bring your car for Trunk or Treat! We need individuals or pairs of people who are willing to decorate their trunks and hand out candy to children trick-or-treating in our parking lot on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30-8. Plan to arrive by 6:15 to get your vehicle in place. If you can bring your own candy and/or prizes to distribute, please do! We had a great crowd from our community last year, so plan on lots of trick-or-treaters.
(3) Can’t decorate your vehicle but still want to help? We need candy (no peanuts or nuts, please) AND small prizes (stickers, pencils, etc.) that we can hand out to children who participate in games organized by our youth. Let Amanda know if you can help!

It’s (Still) Ordinary Time!
In Godly Play, we call these the Great Green Growing Days.
As the days grow shorter, look for time and space to be quiet with God. This can take all kinds of forms: coloring, doodling, writing, working with play-doh or blocks, or just taking a few minutes to be still and silent.

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

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/

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.