LABC News & Notes, May 12

Musical May: Worship Highlights
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”

Week of Friendship, May 9-15
Between the Protestant Church in Rabat and Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville.
Daily Ministry Focus
Visit www.lexingtonavenue.org/rabat-week-of-friendship for daily video clips introducing groups within our churches
“Soups On Us”, Saints Peter & Paul Catholic, Sat., May 14, 9-11 a.m.
Prepare meal boxes for delivery to those in need.
Day of Prayer and Fasting, Friday, May 13, Sunup to Sundown
with our friends in Rabat LABC members are encouraged to fast and pray if health permits (consult your doctor if you have any questions).
Common Service, Sunday, May 15
Karen Thomas Smith preaching. Choir video from Rabat, Songs and readings will be similar to those used in Rabat on that Sunday.

Soup’s on Us, Saturday, May 14, 9-11 a.m.

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 117 West Main Street. Lexington Avenue Baptist Church will join the Catholic Church in this ministry of providing box lunches to those in need.

Glocal Ministries  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 Ministries 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 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: Glocal Ministries Fair and Pancake Breakfast in Fellowship Hall

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.
Here are the names of our High School graduates we have been given so far: Courtney Beckham, John David Robertson, Kimberly Shields, Sheldon Smith, and Cayle Crown Weber.
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.

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.
Needed: Gently used toys/games for children’s prize drawing; Giveaway items for two graduates and prize drawings for teens and adults.

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.

Walking on the "MILD" Side in the Park
"Walking on the MILD Side" will be moving to Millenium Park in May and throughout the summer unless otherwise notified. Same days (MWF) and same time (8:30 a.m.). Bring a friend and join us.

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.

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!

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
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.
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