LABC News & Notes, October 27

Morocco Partnership Trip Report
Sunday, October 23 and Wednesday, November 2. On Sunday, October 23, during morning worship, Shawna Stomberger will give a brief report of her recent trip to Morocco with Kentucky Baptist Fellowship. Then on Wednesday, November 2, Shawna and Keith will provide a more extensive report on our partnership with the protestant church in Rabat and our ministry with African refugees and answer questions.
More on the Morocco Trip

Friends of Local and Global Ministries Emails
I have three email lists of persons interested in our local and global ministry partnerships: Friends of Danville/Boyle County, Friends of Nada/Mountain Hope, and Friends of Rabat, Morocco. If you would like to receive news, updates, and emails of interest from these areas, send me an email at and indicate on which lists you would like to be included. As I receive emails of interest, I will forward them to you. Also, the Vanderpool family, Katie Roberts, and Sharon Price have their own email lists. If you are interested in any of these, I can help you get connected. --Keith Stillwell

Guest Preacher: Dr. Bob DeFoor, Sunday, October 30, 10:45 a.m.
Welcome to the pulpit Dr. W. Robert DeFoor, retired pastor, Harrodsburg Baptist Church. Dr. DeFoor served as pastor of Harrodsburg Baptist Church for 28 and half years before his retirement. A Georgia native, he graduated from Baylor University and Southern Seminary in Louisville where he earned his Masters and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Dr. DeFoor has served as moderator of Kentucky Baptist Fellowship and writes Sunday School lessons for Smyth & Helwys publishing and BaptistWay press. Dr. DeFoor's radio Sunday School lessons can be heard on WHBN on Saturday afternoons at 12:15. Dr. DeFoor is married to Sandy, retired director of nursing at Haggin Memorial Hospital. Together they have three adult chldren and seven grandchildren.

Soup's On Us 2012
In business meeting on October 19 the church voted to join Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, First Christian Church, and the Presbyterian Church of Danville as the fourth partner in Soup's On Us ministry. On one Saturday per month we will prepare and deliver meals. Mark these dates and join us for fellowship and ministry through Soup's On Us: Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 3, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Oct. 6, Nov. 3.

Tommy Valentine's LABC Anniversary, October 10 (12 years)

Gail Singleton's LABC Anniversary, October 18, (22 years)

Senior Adult Luncheon, November 15

Operation Christmas Child

The materials for Operation Christmas Child are located in the connecting hall. Boxes, labels and other materials will be included. Unfortunately, the company which makes the boxes ran out of them so I was only able to get fifty boxes but, as I mentioned previously, the plastic shoe boxes with snap on lids which can be obtained cheaply at the Dollar Stores are actually preferred because they can be used by the children and their families for carrying water, etc. Please stop by Sunday to pick up your materials and remember that a child’s life can be changed and enriched by your generosity. Boxes are due by Sunday, November 20 at the latest. --Linda Kurtz

Friendship Day: Sunday, November 6
at Lexington Avenue Baptist; 9:30 a.m. - Bible Study for all Ages; 10:45 a.m. - Worship

New LABC Facebook Page

Zack Marinelli is serving as our social media adminstrator. He has met with Tommy and Keith to advise them on how to make the best use of facebook. As a result we have changed our facebook page from a group page to a friend page. You may not notice much difference, but the new set up makes it easier for us to use facebook to get information to you. Become a friend of LABC by searching for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church” Danville, Kentucky. Write on our wall when you are excited about what’s happening at church.
LABC Facebook Page

Children’s Musical: Miracle on Main Street
A big thank you to all of the volunteers and children for working so hard to prepare for our Christmas Musical. Keep up the good work. Also, thank you children for attending the audition.You came prepared and enthusiastic. Congratulations for earning a key role in the musical, “Miracle on Main Street”
Speaking Parts: Narrator: Britton Minks; Quinn: Sara Beth Miller; Travis: Seth Stomberger; Ashley: Sadie Price; Kyle: Jack Stomberger; Brittany: Claire Bibb; Victoria: Summer Quinn; Mayor: Harrison Mesplay; Lovey: Hope Farmer; Thurston: Blake Quinn; Jimi: Barrett Minks; Janis: Sophie Arnold; Cathy: Elizabeth Robertson; Announcer: Jack Snow; Stage Manager: Sterling Farmer
Solos: “Consider Yourself Invited”: Maya Smith; “Glitz and Tinsel”: Elizabeth Robertson & Seth Stomberger; “I Hate to wait for Christmas” speaking part: Brooklyn Farmer & Leif Pellant; “I Believe”: Sara Beth Miller & Summer Quinn
“Away in a Manger”:Sterling Farmer; “It’s Very Clear to See”:  Jack Stomberger & Claire Bibb; “Go Light Your World”; Britton Minks, Sadie Price & Myles Bell  

Youth Meals & Host Homes

The Youth Ministry Team is looking for parents, other church members, or Sunday School classes, to provide meals for the youth meeting on Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m.  We are also looking for host homes for the youth to meet in once a month. The youth enjoy getting to know our church members.

Upcoming Youth Events (October)
Lock-In: Friday, November 18
Keep your night open. More details to come!  -Movies  -Bible Study  -Just Dance  -Caffeine  -Extreme games  -Wii  -More caffeine  -Bowling etc.
Parent’s Night Out
Coming soon. December.
Xtreme Winter Conference
What: Youth concert conference; When: December 31-January 2; Where: Gatlinburg, TN; Why: It's going to be awesome! Tons of great artists and speakers! New Years Eve party! Contact Kyle for more details.
Texting Challenge
We are continuing the texting challenge! Throughout the week, Justin Kyle or Kelsey will be texting the youth with different questions. It could require them to look up a Bible verse or answer a question about topics we have covered in our devotions. Everyone who replies to the text correctly within 12 hours receives points. The youth who texts back first gets the most. We will be keeping track of everyone's score and each morning in Sunday School we will announce the winner for the week. (You must be present to win) There will also be a grand winner at the end of each month. Our first monthly winner for September will be announced Oct. 2 in Sunday School. -  Good Luck!
Wednesday Nights, 6:15: Supper, Prayer experience & Games
Sunday nights 6-8 Food & Fun: -Food -Fun -Devotion. Most Sunday nights are at the church, however we are hoping to meet at a church member’s home once a month. We also need volunteers to bring dinner on Sunday nights at 6:00. If anyone is interested in being a host home or fixing a meal please let the youth ministers know.
Sunday School, Sundays 9:30 am: Going through the major stories of the Old and New Testaments in a year from Genesis to Revelation. Don’t miss a Sunday. Texting Challenge: During the week the youth ministers will be texting the youth questions about youth devotions or Bible verses to look up.

A Sunday Evening Gathering: Prayerful Reading of Scripture

Sundays, 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for a time of prayer, Bible study, and community.

“Walking on the Mild Side”
We will enjoy walking at Millenium Park through October, when we will move indoors and begin our walks with Leslie Sansone. Time is 8:30 a.m. and the days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Come join us for the fitness, fellowship, and fun. Thanks! Judee

Dealing With Grief...Through the Holidays, Sunday, Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m.

"Having Your Questions Answered" with Heritage Hospice, Inc. Held by Centennial Baptist Church, 165 Cummins Dr., Harrodsburg, Kentucky. For more information call: 859-236-2425.

Family Night Meals
Please call the church office if you would like to be added to the standing Wednesday night supper list. Please call on Monday before Wednesday night supper to make a reservation if you are not on the standing list or to cancel if you are on the standing list. We now have four supper teams who will be preparing the entire meal most nights (no potluck), so it is very important that we have an accurate count. Pricing for the meal has changed: Adults and Youth age 12 and up: $5.00; Children age 5-11: $2.00; Children under 5: free
Tentative Wednesday Night Meal Schedule
Date    Cooking Team    Main Menu
Nov. 2    Nina Mallory    Turkey & Dressing
Nov. 9    Tim Dievert    Beef Stew
Nov. 16    Amy Miller     Kid’s Camp Fundraiser
Nov. 23    Thanksgiving Week--No Meal
Nov. 30    Deacons    Chili Cook Off
Dec. 7    Nina Mallory    Pork Tenderloin
Dec. 14    Judee Vanderpool    Breakfast

Tell Us Your Stories
We would like to use our members’ stories of faith on our web page, newsletters, brochures and other media. Share with us your testimony, a story of how God has worked in your life and through Lexington Avenue Baptist, or what the church has meant to you. Your story doesn’t have to be long and might even be just a sentence or two. Send your stories to:

LABC Online
Web Page: 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.
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 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.”