LABC News & Notes, December 22

Christmas Worship
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 7:00 p.m.
Carols, Candles, & Communion: “O Holy Night”
Christmas Day Worship, December 25, 10:45 a.m.
Choir Anthem: “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”, and Vocal Solo by Gene Robertson

No Wednesday Night Activities, December 21 or 28

Youth Calendar (December)
Dec 24th: Ringing the Bell for Salvation Army
Youth can sign up for a time slot
Dec 31st- Jan.2: Winter Xtreme Conference

Burberry Piano Donated
A  beautiful grand piano was donated to the church by Frank & Sandra Burberry in Memory of his mother, Mrs. Polly Burberry.  Please stop by the Prayer Room and see this rare antique piano.  It was built in the 1800’s in Vienna, Austria by the  Tomaschek Piano  Company.  It is made of Black Forest Walnut with Pewter Inlay and very ornate wood carving.

A Note From Dr. Phil
Thanks to all who have participated in the worship during the Advent Season- from the children’s choirs to the instruments, the Christmas Choir, Handbell Choir, Sound System operators, candle-lighters, Scripture readers, soloists, and yes, Tommy, even the preacher, we say thank you for working so hard to make our worship special.  Oh, and choir, please return your music folders ASAP.  Thanks!

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

Advent Devotional Books

Written by Church Members are now available in the church office and can also be viewed daily on our webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org.

Operation Christmas Child Boxes: 122
Thanks to Linda Kurtz and her helpers for organizing our Operation Christmas Child shoe box drive and thanks to all our members and Sunday School classes who contributed Christmas boxes for children around the world. Lexington Avenue Baptist Church gave 122 boxes. Well done.

Children’s Notes for December
Ice Skating
Planet56 (Grades 5-6) Outdoor Ice Skating and trip to the mall. Younger children welcome to go ice skating if accompanied by adult. Times and date will be announced.
Children’s Musical Thank You
A special thank you to Carolyn G., Stephanie G., and Kathy W. and many other volunteers for their time and love they put into the Christmas Musical for our children.    
PassportKids Camp Thank You
Thank you for the donations that were made Wednesday night for the Passport Camp fundraiser dinner. The children and I are already looking forward to our trip in July.

Box Tops for Education Labels for Oneida

Just a reminder that the Ruth Class continues to collect Box Tops for Education Labels, that we send to Oneida Baptist Institute, Oneida KY. We want to encourage all of our congregation and friends to do the same and bring them to the Ruth Class Sunday School room (302) on the top floor of the education building. You will find them on a multitude of products, but we usually identify them as “soup labels”. The folks at Oneida greatly appreciate them and are able to convert them to much needed items for school. The Ruth class took a field trip in October 2010 to the school and were graciously received. We worshipped with the 6-12 grade student body and faculty, had a wonderful lunch in the cafeteria, were hosted around the grounds and farm, and shopped in the craft shop. Ruth Class President, Joanne Key, presented President Underwood with our annual monetary Christmas gift. We were greatly blessed and impressed with the students, faculty and staff. We welcome your help in this Ruth Class tradition.--Paula Scott and the Ruth Class

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.

Newly Elected Deacons for 2012
Doris Cessna, Malcolm Miller, Harry Nickens, Bill Singler, David Sparrow, Judee Vanderpool

Soup's On Us 2012: Saturday, January 7, 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.

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

Friends of Glocal Ministries/Missions 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

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

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.
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