LABC News & Notes, June 2

Lois Baltzer’s 15th LABC Anniversary, June 1

Great American Brass Band Festival Worship Opportunities, Sunday, June 12th
8:30 - 9:00 A.M. - Morning Worship at Lexington Avenue Baptist
9:30 A.M. - Community Worship Service on Centre College Lawn
There will be no Sunday School or 10:45 Worship Service at LABC on Sunday, June 13th. 

Nada Mission Trip, Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5
For adults, youth, and children (grades 3-6 completed). Our main project this year will be to host a big community wide graduation celebration for Charlene Helton, Albert Gray, and Mark Branham. We want to celebrate graduates as role models. We will also lead worship on Sunday and present a preschool literacy book club for young children, 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.
Schedule
Saturday
8:00 a.m.    Depart Danville
10:00 a.m.    Graduation Preparation
1:00 p.m.    Graduation Celebration
4:45 p.m.    Depart for Legends Game
12:00 a.m.    Arrive back in Nada
Sunday
8:00 a.m.    Breakfast
10:30 a.m.    Children’s Book Club/Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.    Lead Worship
12:30 p.m.     Lunch at Miguel’s Pizza
2:00 p.m.    Fun in the Mountains

Neighborhood Block Party, Wed., June 22, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for fun and food as we reach out to our neighbors. Char-grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, and more; giant inflatables games from Party Hoppin’ (castle obstacle course and slide and bounce house for small children); music; VBS preview, and outdoor games for kids.

Buisness Meeting By-laws Change Recommendation, June 15

Sec. Article VI, Section IV  B  #7
Currently reads: “The individuals (equal to twice the number of deacons needed to fill this year’s vacancies) receiving the most votes will be notified and asked of their willingness to be nominated as a deacon.”
Recommend to read as: “Individuals receiving at least 12 nominations will be notified and asked of their willingness to be nominated as a deacon.”
Sec. Article VI, Section IV  B  #7
Currently reads: “In case one or more of these individuals declines, the person or persons receiving the next highest number of votes will be asked to be nominated as deacon until the designated number of nominees is secured.”
Recommend to delete.

Senior Adult Luncheon, Tuesday, June 21, 12:00 p.m.

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 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.
July 3-31: Mission Sunday School lessons: “A Light to the Nations”
July 31: Glocal Ministries Fair & Continental Breakfast in Fellowship Hall

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

Children’s News
Marvelous Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
June 13, 20, July 11, 18, 25. Book club, art, recreation, snacks, and more.
Neighborhood Block Party, June 22
Wednesday, June 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Bring a friend!
Giant Inflatables, grilled hamburgers & hotdogs, music, VBS preview, and more
Shake It Up Café: Vacation Bible School, June 26-30, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Contact Shawna Stomberger or Tara Farmer to volunteer.
Be ready for God. Give happily to God. Believe fully in Jesus. Remember Jesus often. Celebrate God forever. 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.
PASSPORT Kids Camp, July 5-8 (Tues-Fri), Murray State University
Children, grades 3-6 (completed); Theme: Treasure
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 Summer Page
Head First Bible Studies, Sunday Nights, 6-8 p.m.
At various homes. Includes a meal, some type of extreme and crazy activity along with Bible study and fellowship.
Summer Missions Focus
We will be going to several different places to volunteer and serve others in the community. Stay tuned for dates and places.
PASSPORT Youth Camp, July 3-8, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
For those signed up for Passport Camp, the first payment of $100 is due Wednesday, June 8. You can bring it by the church office or give it to one of the outh ministers anytime before then. The remaining balance can be paid anytime before July 1. Scholarships are available. Contact a youth minister for more information.
Big Events
Faith Concert (MercyMe) and Reds Game, Sunday, July 31
Holiday World/Kings Island
We are very excited for what God has in store for our youth camp and throughout the summer of 2011!
-Kyle, Justin, Kelsey and Andrea


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: www.lexingtonavenue.org. 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.”