LABC News & Notes, November 16

Thanksgiving Dinner, Sunday, November 20, 6:00 p.m.
Church will provide turkey, dressing, gravy, rolls and drinks. Rest of the meal is potluck.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at LABC
Thursday, November 24, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Bulletin Board
Take a moment to write on our Thanksgiving bulletin board (on the bridge between the Sanctuary and education buildings) something you are thankful for.

Operation Christmas Child Boxes Due November 19
Please remember to have your shoeboxes to LABC by Saturday, November 19 and no later than Monday, November 21. Operation Christmas Child is such a wonderful opportunity for all of us to share God's love with children of the world. It is estimated than an average of seven people are touched by each shoebox, including the child's family and friends.--Linda Kurtz

Welcoming Committee
Anyone wanting to hlep on our welcoming committee for the year 2012, please contact Beverly Durham.

Neighborhood Christmas Outreach, Wednesday, November 30
After the Deacon Chili Cook-off help us reach out to our neighbors across the street and just around the corner by wishing them a “Merry Christmas.” We will deliver 100 outreach packets, which include a special Christmas edition of the Common English New Testament (a new translation to touch the heart and mind), a copy of our Advent Devotion Book written by our members, and an invitation to all our Advent and Christmas Services and activities.

Children’s News (November)
Children’s Passport Camp Fundraiser Dinner
Wednesday, November 16, 6:15 p.m. Children and parents will serve spaghetti. Donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of Passport Children’s Camp next summer.
Fall Festival Thank You
Thank you to all of the Fall Festival volunteers who jumped in and helped, including staying after to clean up after the event. The rain didn’t put a damper on the night. Everyone seemed to have a great night. Thanks for being flexible. A special thank you goes to Justin Johnson, the youth, Callie Minks, Stacie Herron, Jerry Farmer, Gail Singleton, and Ronnie Logue II. Also, thanks to Paula Scott and the Stombergers for the wonderful puppet show. Love, Tara Farmer
Children’s Sunday School
Children and parents, we hope you join us for Bible study each week. Children’s Sunday School has developed a Bible study plan designed to take children through the major passages and themes of the Bible. This Bible study plan can be found on our web page under, “Bible Study and Teachers Helps.” Children age three through grade 4 use a four year cycle and generally study the same themes each week in ways that are developmentally appropriate to each age group. Planet 56 (fifth and sixth graders) go through the key stories of the Old and New Testaments in order in two years. Planet 56 is currently going through the New Testament. We have an excellent staff of Sunday School teachers who provide interesting and fun learning experiences for children. Preschool: Nicole Farmer and Callie Minks; Grades 1-2: Rosalind Campbell and Carolyn Montgomery; Grades 3-4: Donna Pierce and Dianne Stillwell; Planet 56: Chip Minks and Shawna Stomberger.
Children’s Musical: Miracle on Main Street
In the Sancutary. Sunday, December 4, 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. (Supper at 6:15 pm). Jesus’ Birthday Party & reception for Children immediately after the musical. Miracle on Main Street: A Christmas without Jesus is like giving a present with no gift inside. The Little Pageant That Wouldn't Give Up! An engaging script and upbeat blend of new songs with traditional carols chronicle the dilemma of a group of children who celebrate Christmas  and joyfully proclaim their faith.
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 News (November)

Lock-In: Friday, November 18-19, 10:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.
-Food and snacks will be provided -Guys and Girls will be separated for some games and activities -Be sure to bring any toiletries, sleeping bag, pillow, and clothes you may need. -Movies  -Bible Study  -Just Dance -NCAA Football  -Wii  -Caffeine  -Extreme games  -More caffeine  -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!
YOUTH WEEKLY
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.

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.

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.

Keith Stillwell’s LABC Anniversary, November 8 (11 years)

Friends of Glocal 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 keith@lexingtonavenue.org 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

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”
Walk with Leslie Sansone in fellowship hall, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:30 a.m.Come join us for the fitness, fellowship, and fun.

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. 16    Amy Miller     Spaghetti: 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: keith@lexingtonavenue.org.

LABC Online
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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.
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