LABC News & Notes, December 2010

LABC News & Notes
December 30, 2010
All the news and notes from Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

Holiday Office Hours
Office Closed: December 31 for New Years'.

A Christmas Gift for Christ, Sunday, January 2
Bring a non-perishable food item. Children and adults are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army, representing a gift for Christ. Children will collect food items at the doors as you enter the sanctuary and will process in from the foyer during morning worship and lay these gifts on the Lord's Supper table. Most any non-perishable food item will be useful, but the following items are in great demand: spaghetti, hamburger helper, cereal, peanut butter, and Ramen noodles.

Children's Breakfast During Sunday School, January 2
The Youth Sunday School Department will prepare for our children a really cool breakfast of pancakes, link sausage, scrambled eggs, muffins, milk, and juice.

Charlene Helton Benefit Dinner, Jan. 5
Family night meal, Wednesday, January 5 will be provided by the Milestones Sunday School class. Donations will be accepted to benefit Charlene Helton of Nada, KY.

Wednesday Night Global Ministries for Adults, 6:15 p.m.
January 5: Global Ministries Study-
Meal provided by Milestones Sunday School class. Donations will be accepted to benefit Charlene Helton of Nada, Kentucky.
January 12: Local Missions Dialogue-
"How can we be more involved in local missions?"
February 9: Heart for Missions-
Meal prepared by mission team. Proceeds go to Annual Glocal Missions Offering´╗┐

Youth Advent/Christmas: Learn, Serve, Celebrate
Children's Breakfast, Sunday, Jan. 2
Arrive promptly at 9:15 a.m. to cook breakfast for the children.
Wednesday Nights: Youth Devotion & Rec
Meal, relationship building, and outreach. Will not meet Dec. 29.
That's All For Now, Kyle, Justin, Kelsey :)

Lectio Divina: A Prayerful Reading of Scripture

Sundays, 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building).

Web Page Remake
Our web page is undergoing a major remake. Follow the links to check it out.

Committee & Leadership Team Meetings
Sunday, January 16
5:00 p.m. - Leadership Team Meeting: Committee chairpersons, ministerial staff, team leaders, and other leaders
6:30 p.m. - Committee and Leadership Team Meetings and Worshipful Work
We are doing things a little differently this time. All committees, leadership teams, and ministry teams will meet at 6:30 p.m. for a devotional and leadership training focus followed by committee and leadership team meetings. A leadership team meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. for committee chairpersons, deacon chair, Sunday School division leaders, WOM leaders, and other general leadership. A sandwich supper will be provided for the leadership team only. Our goal is to put more emphasis on the spritual dimension of our work (call it worshipful work), cut down on confusion about meeting times, and avoid wasting food.

LABC Education Conference
Teachers, mark your calendars now!
Preschool/Children's Teachers: Sunday, January 23, p.m., 5:00-7:45 p.m., led by Dr. Joyce Oliver, minister to preschoolers, St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville. Preschool teachers (5:00-6:45 p.m.); Children's teachers (6:00-7:45 p.m.)
Adult Teachers: Sunday, January 23, p.m., 5:00-7:00 p.m., led by Dr. David Cassady, Christian Publisher, president of FaithLab and founder of faithelement online Bible study resources, Ph.D. in Christian Education.
Youth Teachers and Parents: Sunday, January 30, p.m., 6:00-8:00 p.m., led by Dr. Wade Rowatt, long time counselor and professor of pastoral care, author of Adolescents in Crisis (We will make this book available soon).

Picture Day, January 23
Bring your smile. We will be taking candid photos of Sunday School and worship for use on our web page.

Weekday Preschool Scholarship Fund
Your generosity as a church, to help our families has been overwhelming!  The Preschool is so blessed to have such wonderful support.  Although things have not worked out as I had hoped with the family, I have started a Scholarship Fund for other families who are struggling to keep their children in the program.  Sometimes it is only a matter of helping out for one month.  It's so nice to have the capabilities to help when it is needed.  If you are one of the families or groups who contacted me and are still willing to pay for even one month, it will be greatly appreciated.  Please send your contribution to the church and designate it for the Preschool.
Sincerely, Pat Stewart, Director.

Walk On the 'Mild' Side
Beginning December 6th, walking will be in the fellowship Hall at LABC. We will be using various walking videos with the guidance of Leslie Sansome. Come join us at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for fun, fellowship and better health.

LABC Facebook Group Page
LABC now has a Facebook Group Page. If you would like to be a member go to Facebook and search for Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

LABC Webpage and Email

Visit our webpage and make us your home page /. Give us your email so that we can keep you informed about upcoming events and send you a link to our newsletter online when it has been updated.

Heritage Hospice seeks volunteers
Heritage Hospice Inc. , which serves Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties, will have a day of volunteer training. Volunteers are vital to the work at Heritage Hospice. Examples of ways volunteers assist are running errands, light housekeeping  and spending time with patients so caregivers may have a break. Volunteers must be age 18 or older. Anyone interested in volunteering needs to attend the training set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Drive in Danville. Register before Jan. 13 by calling Wendy Cox, Director of Volunteer Services, at  (859) 236-2425 or email

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children
Our mission is to advance the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Boyle and Mercer County Family Court system through the training and support of community volunteers who serve as court appointed advocates working with children, families and the court. You can help by contributing to Our Wish List. Visit the CASA at Woodlawn web site:

Donate your old car, help a child battling cancer, and receive a tax deduction of $500 plus. It's fast, it's easy, and it requires only one phone call or a visit to our website. Cares for Help, a 5019c)3 not-for-profit charity, is boosting the spirits of child cancer patients, as well as supporting cancer reasearch, through our "Cars 2 Beat Cancer" program. If you would like to donate a vehicle in any condition, or if you would like to register a child diagnosed with cancer who could use a boost in spirits, please visit us at You can also call us directly to donate a vehicle at (630) 595-9272. With the mention of this announcement, 10% of your vehicle proceeds will go directly to Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.