LABC News & Notes, August 11

Kay Floyd Memorial Project: Collection Sunday, August 14
Church members are asked to donate typical school supplies for the Kay Floyd Memorial Project: pencils, markers, scissors, construction paper, backpacks, etc.  A collection box has been placed in the hallway next to the church office. Of course, if you prefer, you may make a monetary donation in lieu of purchasing items. Donations for this project will be collected at the doors of the sanctuary at the conclusion of the worship service on August 14. Please be sure to designate “Kay Floyd Memorial Project” on any donations that are mailed to the church. This drive will conclude on August 15.
About Kay Floyd and the Memorial Project: Kay Floyd was a local educator and a faithful member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church and the Mary Martha Sunday School Class.  She passed away in 2006 after a long and difficult battle with cancer.  In her memory, LABC is again sponsoring this mission project to honor Kay and her legacy as a devoted educator and an advocate for children. The Kay Floyd Memorial Project will supply the local chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Families First and the LABC Preschool with needed supplies.  (These organizations service both Danville and Boyle County students.)  

Special Guest: Sharon Price, August 14 & 17
Sharon Price will share her experiences on Wednesday night, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. and briefly during morning worship on August 14. Sharon has been serving with TeachOverseas as an English teacher to high school student teaching English as a second language in Budapest Hungary. She is sharing the good news of Jesus Christ as she builds relationships and offers hope.

Church Steakout, Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 p.m.
Grilled steak, fellowship, and games for kids in fellowship hall. Steaks ($5.00), Hamburgers ($2.00), hotdogs ($1.00). The remainder of the meal is potluck. The church will provide paper products and eating utensils. You may want to bring your own steak knife. Sign up in Sunday School or by contacting the church office. Payment may be made in advance to the church office. If you cannot attend, please call the church office (236-3565) by Monday, August 22 to cancel your reservations.

Sunday School Teachers’ Appreciation Breakfast

Sunday, August 28, 9:00 am, fellowship fall
Thank you Sunday School teachers for your service and dedication

Help With Sunday School Teacher’s Appreciation
If you are a Sunday School class member and would like to help us show our appreciation to our Sunday School teachers by donating a breakfast food, August 28, please call the church office 859-236-3565.

Children’s August News
Sunday School

We will continue our summer rotations until promotion Sunday on Labor Day weekend, September 4.Our Bible story for the month of August will be Ruth. Seventh Graders will move up to the Youth Sunday School department on the 21st.
Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers for the upcoming year in the Nursery and Extended Session. Please call Gail or let Tara know if you can be added to our list of caregivers.
Church Steakout, Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 p.m.
Bring a friend. There will be games for kids!!!
Thank You
Thank you to all of the families who have participated in the children’s ministry activities this summer. The summer has gone by so fast. However, we have had may chances to spend time together and continue to bond as a faith family. Thank you again to the parents for your faithful commitment to bringing your children to the programs. Have a wonderful school year! Tara
Children’s Musical: Miracle on Main Street
On September 7th we will begin our Wednesday night meals and activities. On Wednesday nights we will be rehearsing for a Christmas musical. Various parts and solos will be given to your children. It is crucial that your children be here on Wednesday nights to prepare for the musical in December. We will need an abundance of volunteers to have a successful musical. If you are willing to be leader for drama, props, music, or even direct, please call Tara Farmer. I would like to have a meeting before September 7 with leaders to have an organized plan for Wednesday nights.
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.


Youth Summer Page (August)
King’s Island, Saturday, August 13
Cancelled
New Seventh Grader’s Recognition, Sunday, August 14th
During morning worship service.
7th Grade Welcome Party, Sunday, August 14th
6-8 p.m. at Millennium Park. Open to all those youth entering 7th grade and all youth. Food and games.
Facebook
Join the “LABC Youth Group” page on facebook for updates, pictures, messages, and other information of interest to LABC youth
-Kyle, Justin, Kelsey and Andrea

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.

No Walking on the "MILD" Side in August

Lexmark Printer Cartridges Available
We have Lexmark 80, 82 & 83 printer cartridges in the office that we can no longer use. Call the church office if you can use them.

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.”