LABC News & Notes, April 28

Baptism: Sunday, May 1, 10:45 a.m. - Barrett Minks

Lexington Avenue Quartet & Saving Grace 3 Gospel Music  Concert
Sunday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Free Admission. Freshments following the concert. A part of the Austin Roberts Concert Series.

Musical May: Worship Highlights
Sunday, May 1: Special Music by Lexington Avenue Quartet and Saving Grace III Trio & Phil Quinn;  Gospel Concert at 7:00 PM with reception following.
Sunday, May 8: Mother’s Day- Maya Smith sings, “How Great is Our God”;   Worship Choir sings, “Far Above Riches”, & Handbell Choir plays, “Let Us Rejoice”
Sunday, May 15: Morocco Friendship Common Service- Vocal Ensemble sings, “Njallo”;   Worship Choir sings, “Our God”
Sunday, May 22: High School Graduates’ Recognition Day- Choir sings, “Shout to God” 
Sunday, May 29: Memorial Day Sunday- Choir sings, “Beulah Land”

National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer will be Thursday, May 5 at noon in the Chapel at the First Christian Church, 555 E Lexington Avenue. The theme this year is “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”.

Parent/child Dedication, Mothers’ Day, May 8, 10:45 a.m.
If your child has never been dedicated and you would like to participate in this service, please call the church office (236-3565).

High School Graduate Recognition Sunday, May 16
9:30 a.m. - Recogntion Breakfast with Families & Youth. 10:45 a.m. - Recognition in Worship with guest preacher Dr. Bill Crouch, president, Georgetown College. 12:00 p.m. - lunch for youth and families and question and answer with Dr. Crouch. If you know of any other LABC high school graduates please call the church office.

Names of Graduates
If you know the name of students graduating from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office.

Children’s Recognition, Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 p.m.

We will recognize our children’s music and missions participants and say “Thank You” to their leaders.

Glocal Missions Emphasis 2011
Take part in something big! The Resurrected Jesus commissioned the church, "You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samria and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). Your gift to the annual Glocal Missions Offering increases our support for all the the great mission endeavors we support such as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship national and world missions, Kentucky Baptist Fellowship including Nada and Morocco, African Migrants, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Hope Pharmacy, and much more. Your gift will feed the hungry, build homes, educate, relieve poverty, build relationships, and spread the good news of Jesus in Danville, Kentucky, the United States, and the world.
May 1: Missions Testimony
May 4: Fran & Lonnie Turner, CBF Global Missionaries, Africa
May 9-15: Week of Friendship with Protestant Church, Rabat, Morocco
May 15: Annual Glocal Missions Offering
May 29: Summer Missions Commissioning Service
June 4-5: Nada Mission Trip
July 3-31: Mission Sunday School lessons: “A Light to the Nations”
July 31 or August 7: Glocal Ministries Fair in Fellowship Hall

Week of Friendship, May 9-15
Between the Protestant Church in Rabat and Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville. Will include: daily ministry focus and prayer requests; home Bible study, prayer and fellowship (10th); prayer partners with friends in Rabat; prayer meeting (11th); day of prayer and fasting (13th); day of service with “Soups On Us” (14th); Common Service with Karen Thomas Smith preaching and video music and greetings from Rabat, Morocco (15th). Our partner church in Rabat will engage in similar activities during the week.

Soups on Us, Saturday, May 14
Lexington Avenue Baptist Church will join the Catholic Church in this ministry of providing box lunches to those in need.

Nada Mission Trip, Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5
Our main project this year will be to host a big community wide graduation celebration for Charlene Helton and other Nada graduates. We want young people in Nada to see that graduation is a big deal. We will also lead worship on Sunday and present a preschool literacy book club for preschoolers, stain a handicap ramp, attend a Legends baseball game with families in Nada, eat at Miguels’ pizza and drink Ale8, and of course hang out with our friends in Nada. Please contact Brenda Farmer if you are interested.

McCreary County Extreme Build, June 10-18, 2011
Kentucky Baptist Fellowship is pleased to announce our 6th year of Extreme Build in McCreary County. Extreme Build is KBF’s annual homebuilding project in which volunteers construct an affordable home for a low-income family. We will build our 6th home June 10-18, 2011. The 2011 Extreme Build family is the Privett’s-Jerry, Geneva and their children Kesha and Zachary. Jerry and Geneva were born and raised in McCreary County and have lived in a mobile home over the years that is now falling down. The Privetts are excited to be a part of the Extreme Build partnership and look forward to achieving their dream of home ownership for their children.

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.

Seeking Part-time Youth Minister
Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, KY is seeking part-time Youth Minister to work approximately 20 hours per week.  Person will lead in planning and promoting ministries and activities for youth grades 7-12. The church is affiliated with the CBF.  Send resume to:  Christopher K. Herron, 339 W. Lexington Avenue, Danville, KY 40422 or to chriskherron@bellsouth.net. Resumes shall be accepted through March 22, 2011.

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip on Belle of Louisville, June 3
We’re off to Louisville for a Cruise aboard the Belle of Louisville Paddlewheel Boat! Price is $28, which includes the Cruise AND the buffet lunch!  The Date is Friday, June 3.  We’ll leave at 10 AM. Return by 4 PM. Call the church office today for your reservation!

Around the World
There is a new bulletin board on the bridge between the education building and the sanctuary. Please feel free to place a pin wherever friends and family may be. Military, missionaries, and LABC members all need our steady prayers. Our map will fill up quickly as we express blessings and travelers mercies for our family, friends and many acquaintances--Thanks

Children’s News
PASSPORT Kids Camp, July 5-8 (Tues-Fri), Murray State University
Children, grades 3-6 (completed); Cost: $230 (scholarships available) Final payment is due before June 1; Theme: Treasure
Week of Friendship with Rabat, Morocco
Wednesday night, May 11 at 6:45 p.m. we will make friendship craft for children at our partner church in Rabat, Morocco
Children’s Recognition, Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 p.m.
We will recognize our children’s music and missions participants and say “Thank You” to their leaders.
Shake It Up Café: Vacation Bible School, June 26-30
Be ready for God. Give happily to God. Believe fully in Jesus. Remember Jesus often. In this kid-friendly café full of chef's hats and aprons, pots and pans, checkered tablecloths, and chalkboard menus, kids explore the Bible as a cookbook filled with recipes for living out God's word. Boys and girls will celebrate biblical festivals that reveal ingredients for being a follower of God.
Upward Soccer
Upward Sports seeks to provide children with "skills for the sports arena and values for life." While training children with the athletic skills needed to participate at the next level, Upward Sports stresses biblical values—such as leadership, teamwork, integrity and respect—as much as winning. Upward is provided for K-6th grade children. LABC’S children’s ministry is considering having an Upward Soccer team. However, to be able to provide this for our children we will need many volunteers, beginning with a coach. If you are interested please contact Tara or Keith and we can get the ball rolling!!!
Extended Session workers needed!!
We have some gaps in our schedule that need to be filled. Please consider being part of our rotation to help with the children ages 3 -5, or if you are already on rotation and can pick up an extra week please let Gail or Tara know.

Youth Page
High School Graduates’ Recognition - Sunday, May 22
9:30 a.m. - Breakfast for graduates and families
10:45 a.m. - Dr. Bill Crouch, President of Georgetown University, preaching
12:00 p.m.- Lunch for youth and families and Q & A with Dr. Crouch
(There will still be youth activities that night, 6-8.)
Nada Mission Trip, June 4-5
Saturday, June 4
Leave early Saturday from church & Prepare for Graduation Celebration
1:00 - Graduation Celebration
6:00 - Nada Family day at the Legends Game with Zooperstars
Sunday, June 5
Bible Study & Worship with Nada & Preschool Literacy Project (Book Club)
Lunch at Miguels Pizza & Fun in the Mountains
Back to Danville
PASSPORT Youth Camp, July 3-8, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
Worship, Bible Study, and Choices (Skin Deep, Curtain Call, Huddle Up, Grace Notes, Missions, Tree Space). Look at your schedule for the summer and sign up now! (Note: This is within the KHSAA dead period) Sign up  and pay at the church office by Wednesday, May 25. See one of the youth ministers now for more information.Total cost: $330 (scholarships available)
Wednesday Nights, 6:15-7:30 p.m. - Supper, Devotion, & Rec.
Sunday Nights, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Head First Bible Study, Eats, and Activities.
Youth Prayer Breakfast - Thursdays, 7:15 a.m., McD’s on Perryville Rd.
Looking Ahead to Summer
Reds Game: Faith concert- MercyMe; Sunday July 31, 1:10 vs. Giants
King’s Island
Head First Bible Study: Sunday nights: 6-8-food, Bible study and fun
    That’s All For Now, Kyle, Justin, Kelsey :)

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: Our web page is being redesigned (www.lexingtonavenue.org), so stop by and 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.
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.”