LABC News & Notes, September 22

Committee & Leadership Team Meetings, Sunday, September 25
All committees, leadership teams, and ministry teams will meet at 6:30 p.m. for a devotional and leadership training focus followed by committee and leadership team meetings. A leadership team meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. for committee chairpersons, deacon chair, Sunday School division leaders, ministerial staff, and other general leadership. A sandwich supper will be provided for the ministry leadership team.
Ministry Leadership Team Meeting, 5:00 p.m. (with sandwich supper)
For: Committee chairpersons, ministerial staff, deacon officers, Sunday School division directors, and general officers.
Committee & Leadership Team Meetings, 6:30 p.m.
Devotional and leadership training focus followed by committee and leadership team meetings. For: Personnel, Finance, Nominating, Property, Weekday Preschool, Stewardship, Christian Education, VBS, Missions, Music, Children's Ministry, Historical, Special Events, Health, Audio-Visual Technology, Bus

Soup’s On Us, Saturday, October 8
"Soup's on Us" is a weekend food ministry sponsored by Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, The Presbyterian Church of Danville, and First Christian Church, Danville. On Saturday, October 8, Lexington Avenue Baptist will be taking part again, providing meals for 300 plus needy Danville residents, including making boxes, preparing meals, packing boxes, and delivering meals. We had a great turnout the first time. Come join us next time.
Volunteer Schedule:
8:00 a.m. - Gather to assemble boxes
9:30 a.m. - Prepare sandwiches
10:15 a.m. - Fill food boxes
11:00 a.m. - Begin deliveries and clean up
We look forward to your generous help with this much needed ministry. Please call us with any questions: Stephanie Griffin, Doris Cessna, Kathy White (phone numbers available in the church office - 236-3565).

Morocco Partnership Trip
The Missions Leadership team is sending Shawna Stomberger and Keith Stillwell to Morocco as representatives of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with a team from the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, September 30 through October 10. The purpose of this trip will be to observe the work of our partner churches with African refugees, explore future ministry possibilities with refugees including an LABC ministry trip in 2012, and connect with our partner church in Rabat. African refugees in Morocco have fled persecution, war, poverty, and famine in their home countries and find themselves in a desperate situation. Through our partnership with the church in Rabat, we can help. Please pray for Shawna and Keith as they represent Lexington Avenue in Morocco.
Kitty Baird and Marian Gibson, Global Ministries Leaders
Ernest Martin, Chairperson, Missions Leadership Team

Excellent Response to Refugee Care Kits for Morocco
Wow! We have received 95 care kits, 72 bottles of Ibuprofen/Aspirin (most of them 500 count), and 66 boxes of snack baggies. Karen Thomas Smith (University chaplain in Morocco) says, “Good night alive! This is wonderful!” Shawna Stomberger and Keith Stillwell, with the KBF team, will deliver your care kits to African refugees in desperate need. Thank you for your generous gifts. Thanks to our youth group for organizing the kits and other supplies.

French-English Bible for our Friends in Rabat
Lexington Avenue Baptist Church will be presenting our partner church in Rabat, Morocco with a bilingual French-English Bible on Sunday, October 9. We would like for our church family to sign it. The Bible will be available on Sunday, September 25, Wednesday, September 28, and in the office from now until September 28. You may want to add a note in parentheses about your role in the church or something about yourself. For example: Sunday School teacher, deacon, property committee, farmer, business owner, or nurse--Shawna Stomberger (5th & 6th grade Sunday School teacher), David Valentine (Boyle County High School, sophomore, football), etc.

Kentucky Quarters for Morocco Partnership Trip

Kentucky quarters make nice little souvenirs for Shawna Stomberger and Keith Stillwell to give people they meet in Morocco. If you have some you would like to donate just give them to Shawna or Keith or leave them in the church office.

Follow the Morocco Trip on the Web Page and Facebook

Keep up with Shawna Stomberger, Keith Stillwell and the rest of the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Morocco team on the web page and on facebook, September 30 through October 10:
Kentucky Baptist Fellowship: www.kybf.org
Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Facebook Fan Page: Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Facebook (“like” them)
LABC Facebook Page: Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Facebook (submit a friend request)
The Lexington Avenue Baptist Church home page will provide links to the above sites: www.lexingtonavenue.org

Tentative Schedule for Morocco, Trip
Friday, Sept. 30: 5:45 pm - Depart Cincinnati, OH Airport
Saturday, Oct. 1: 2:10 pm - Arrive Casablanca, Morocco; Dinner with leaders from Protestant Church of Morocco (EEAM) & International Aid Committee (CEI)
Sunday, Oct. 2: Worship at Casablanca; Dinner with CEI team
Monday, Oct. 3: Travel to Oujda; Lunch in Fez; Meet with Oujda CEI team
Tuesday, Oct. 4: Visit Oujda, observe work
Wednesday, Oct. 5: Travel to Rabat; Meet scholarship recipients and dinner with German delegation
Thursday, Oct. 6: Meet with German & French Partners at Anne-Marie’s home; visit Rabat CEI partners
Friday, Oct.: Medical discussion; Worship/workshop
Saturday, Oct. 8: Tourism in Rabat; Program and Dinner by Rabat Church
Sunday, Oct. 9: Worship with Rabat Church (Keith preaching); Depart for Casablanca; Final debriefing
Monday, Oct. 10: 6:35 am - Depart Mohammad V Airport; 7:54 pm - Arrive Cincinnati Airport

Fish Fry, Wednesday, October 5, 6:15 p.m.
Donations to Shriner's Children's Hospital

Senior Adult Luncheon, October 18

Business Meeting, Wednesday, October 19, 6:45 p.m.

Children’s Musical: Miracle on Main Street
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. 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 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.

Youth News (September)
Bible Study, Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
On Sept. 11 we begin a new series which takes us through the major stories of the Old and New Testaments in a year from Genesis to Revelation. Don’t miss a Sunday.
Sunday Nights, 6-8 p.m.: Lead, Serve, Love
Youth meals, games, and devotional (Lead, Serve, Love). Most Sunday nights are at the church, however, we are hoping to meet at a church members home once a month. We also need volunteers to bring dinner on Sunday nights at 6:00. If anyone is interested in being a host home or fixing a meal please let the youth ministers know.
Wednesday Night Prayer and Recreation, 6:15 p.m.
After family meal there will be a focused time of prayer for about 10 minutes, then free time to hang out, play games and relax with friends.
Youth Prayer Breakfast, Thursdays at 7:15 a.m.
at the McDonald’s on Perryville Road.
Fall Fun
We are working on planning some fun events this fall. Stay tuned for more information.Some things you could expect:
-Parent's Night Out
-Lock-in
-Winter Retreat
Texting Challenge
We have begun a texting challenge! Throughout the week, Justin, Kyle or Kelsey will be texting the youth with different questions.  It could require them to look up a Bible verse or answer a question about topics we have covered in our devotions.  Everyone who replies to the text correctly within 12 hours receives points. The youth who texts back first gets the most. We will be keeping track of everyone's score and each morning in Sunday School we will announce the winner for the week. (You must be present to win) There will also be a grand winner at the end of each month.  Here are some hints to help:
-Come to as many events as possible so you will know the answers
-If you miss a youth event and don't know the answer, feel free to ask other youth that were there to help you out.
-Come to Sunday School to find out who has won. (Every Sunday morning at 9:30 in the green/blue youth room)
-Don't text in class, if you get your phone taken away then you definitely won’t win (we will try not to text you during school)
-Download the Bible app, if you have an iPhone
-Always text back, you may not be first but you still get points for answering correctly no matter how long it takes you.
-If you don't already receive texts from the youth ministers, then that means we don't have your number! Text us your number ASAP so you can join the fun.
- Good Luck!
Facebook
Join the “LABC Youth Group” page on facebook for updates, pictures, messages, and other information of interest to LABC youth
-Kyle, Justin, Kelsey

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” Starts up Again
Walking on the Mild Side has started up again. We will enjoy walking at Millenium Park through October, when we will move indoors and begin our walks with Leslie Sansone. Time is 8:30 a.m. and the days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Come join us for the fitness, fellowship, and fun. Thanks! Judee

Family Night Meals
We are starting a new Wednesday night supper list. Please call the church office if you would like to be added to the standing 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
Tentative Wednesday Night Meal Schedule
Date    Cooking Team    Main Menu
Sept. 21    Judee Vanderpool    Vegetable Soup, Sandwich
Sept. 28    Nina Mallory    Fried Chicken
Oct. 5    Masonic Lodge    Fish Fry
Oct. 12    Fall Break--No Meal
Oct. 19    Tim Dievert    Cheeseburger Pie
Oct. 26    Judee Vanderpool    Cookout (Fall Fest.)
Nov. 2    Nina Mallory    Turkey & Dressing
Nov. 9    Tim Dievert    Beef Stew
Nov. 16    Amy Miller     Kid’s Camp Fundraiser
Nov. 23    Thanksgiving Week--No Meal
Nov. 30    Deacons    Chili Cook Off
Dec. 7    Nina Mallory    Pork Tenderloin
Dec. 14    Judee Vanderpool    Breakfast

Student Addresses
All parents and/or students are asked to please call the church office (859-236-3565) to update the mailing and email addresses of those attending college.

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.”