LABC News & Notes, Jan. 6

Committee & Leadership Team Meetings, Sunday, January 16
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, ministerial staff, and other general leadership. A sandwich supper will be provided for the leadership team only. Our goal is to put more emphasis on the spiritual dimension of our work (call it worshipful work), cut down on confusion about meeting times, and avoid wasting food.
Church Leadership Team Meeting, 5:00 p.m. (with sandwich supper)
For: Committee chairpersons, ministerial staff, deacon officers, Sunday School division directors, and general officers.
Committee & Leadership Team Meetings, 6:30 p.m.
Devotional and leadership training focus followed by committee and leadership team meetings. For: Personnel, Finance, Nominating, Property, Weekday Preshool, Stewardship, Christian Education, VBS, Missions, Music, Children's Ministry, Historical, Special Events, Health, Audio-Visual Technology, Bus

LABC Education Conferences
Teachers, mark your calendars now!
Preschool/Children's Teachers: Sunday, Jan. 23, 5:00-7:45 p.m. (Preschool: 5:00-6:45; Children: 6:00-7:45; Parents: 6:00-6:45) Led by Dr. Joyce Oliver minister to preschoolers, St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville. These conferences will focus on how preschoolers and children learn and how we can  guide their learning. The preschool and children’s conferences will overlap from 6:00-6:45 p.m. where the focus will be on families. Parents are invited to be a part of this conference.
Adult Teachers: Sunday, Jan. 23, 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. Formerly David was the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Smyth & Helwys Publishers whose adult Sunday School materials most of our adult classes use.
Youth Teachers and Parents: Sunday, Jan. 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) and currently professor of pastor care at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky located on the campus of Georgetown College. This conference will focus on relating to teens. Youth teachers and leaders, Youth Ministry Team members, and our youth ministers are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday Night Activites in January
5:15 p.m.     Adult Choir
6:15 p.m.     Family Supper
6:45 p.m.     Prayer Board and Bible Study with Tommy
    Music, Mission Friends, & More (Ages 3 - K) with Stephanie Griffin, Nicole Farmer, Callie Minks, Melodee Quinn, Blythe Sheene
    Girls in Action (Grades 1-4) with Trina Elliott and Alisha Nickens
    Royal Ambassadors (Boys, Grades 1-4) with John Stomberger
    Planet 56 (Children, Grades 5-6) with Chip Minks and Shawna Stomberger

Youth Page
Sunday School in January - Guys Only: Seven Habit of Highly Effective Teens; Girls Only: His Girl
Sunday Nights - Head First Bible Study with Vital Pursuits - Bible study, Games & Activities, Eats
Wednesday Nights - Youth Devotion & Rec - Meal, relationship building, and outreach.
Youth Prayer Breakfast - Thursdays, 7:15 a.m. McDonalds on Perryville Rd.

Youth, Look Out 2011!
We are excited about a new year with the youth. Looking ahead this semester we are beginning to plan DNow, though we have not settled on a date yet, we are planning on a weekend in March. We are pumped about all of the ideas we have for DNow and can't wait to see how the youth respond to them. We will be going to WinterJam in February and will have a few other events later on in the semester, but we are putting all of our energy towards pulling together an awesome DNow experience with a unique approach. In order for this to be a success we will need all of the help we can get. For now we need your prayers. Pray for our youth that they may have a transforming faith experience, pray for us interns as we prepare and ask God to reveal to you how you can give of your talents to help. We look forward to seeing our youth grow even more this semester; grow in their faith and closer together. Thanks for all of your prayers and support; we will have more details on DNow very soon.
    That's all for now, Justin, Kyle and Kelsey

Youth Minstry Organization
The youth  ministers have been assigned specific areas of responsibility related to the regular weekly activites and other adult leaders have been enlisted to help: Sunday School: Kelsey Stillwell and Darrell Johnson; Sunday Night Head First: Kyle Bottoms and Ranea Gibson; Wednesday Night Devotion & Rec: Justin Johnson and Melissa Rolph; Thursday Prayer Breakfast: Justin Johnson, Dianne Stillwell, and Tommy Valentine. All three youth ministers will continue to plan and work together, assisting each other in every area of youth ministry.

Youth Ministry Looking for a Couch
If you have a couch you’d like to get rid of, contact the church office. The youth ministry would like to add a couch to the youth room.

Children’s News
Wednesday Night: Supper & Missions - GA’S, RA’S, PLANET 56, PRESCHOOL MMM, (Bring a friend!); We will focus on ministry of the Newells in Helena, Arkansas. A team of youth and leaders from LABC and Nada spent a week in mission work in Helena a few years ago.
Girls Day Out! - Planet 56 (5th and 6th grade girls only!!!!) We will get a mini makeover!!! Visit the mall, have lunch, and shop till we drop! Tentative Date: January 22, 2011. Please Call the Church Office(236-3565) or Tara’s cell phone (516-2744) to sign up.
For Parents & Preschool/Children’s Teachers - Education Conference, January 23, 5:00-7:45 p.m. (Preschool: 5:00-6:45; Children: 6:00-7:45; Parents: 6:00-6:45) with Dr. Joyce Oliver, minister to preschoolers, St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville.
Coming Soon in February for children 2 and up!!! - Sunday after worship we will go bananas and take a trip to Go Go Gorilla in Danville Ky. Please start saving, and locate a coat you have outgrown to donate to the Salvation Army for someone in need. More Info Later!!!

LABC Online
Web Page: Our web page is being redesigned (www.lexingtonavenue.org), so look around. Consider making our home page your home page. We hope you find this web page helpful in a variety of ways with general information about our church, upcoming events and news, support for our spiritual growth, and other interesting pictures and articles.
Picture Day: Be sure to bring your smile with you to Sunday School and worship on picture day, January 23. A photographer from our web design company will be here to take some candid photos of our congregation.
Email: Give us your email address so we can keep you informed about upcoming events and send you a link to our newsletter online when it has been updated.
Facebook:  We have a Facebook Group Page for our church and a Facebook page especially for our youth. If you would like to become a member go to Facebook and search for Lexington Avenue Baptist Church  and LABC Youth Group

Local Missions Dialogue & Supper, Wed., January 12, 6:15 pm
Sometimes we hear people say, “We wish we would be more involved in missions locally here in Danville and Boyle County.”  We are pleased to know that there is such an interest in our church. So, in this Local Missions Dialogue we will: (1) Share what we are already doing locally, (2) Present some possibilities for local mission involvement that have come to our attention and listen for other ideas, and (3) Talk together about, “How can we, as a church, be more involved in local missions here in Danville/Boyle County?” We hope that all who would like to see our church become more involved in local missions will come be a part of this dialogue.

Heart for Missions, Wednesday, February 9, 6:15 p.m.
Meal prepared by mission team. Proceeds go to Annual Glocal Missions Offering.

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

Lectio Divina: A Prayerful Reading of Scripture
Sundays, 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building).

Divorce Recovery Workshop
We are planning an 8-week Divorce Recovery Workshop from a Christian Perspective, which will be held at 5:30 p.m., Mondays, starting January 10, 2011, at the Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Main Streets. We would appreciate your making this information available to your church members who might need a “safe” place to listen, share and hopefully grow stronger in their faith. Our plan is to have a guest speaker each week who is professional or well versed in a particular field to talk for the first half hour. The next 30 minutes will be spent in small group discussions, thinking about the questions that pertain to the subject of that meeting plus time to share and get acquainted. These meetings will include such subjects as: Stress Management; Forgiveness (self, spouse and experiencing God’s forgiveness); Assuming responsibility for Myself, my Children and my Future); as well as Finances and Changing Issues with Money. The total cost for the workshop will be $15.00. For additional information, contact Katherine Orton at 236-3027 or e-mail her at korton@bellsouth.net.

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 wcox@heritagehospice.com.

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: http://www.casaatwoodlawn.org/.