LABC News & Notes, September 29

World Communion Sunday, October 2

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 minstry. Please call us with any questions: Stephanie Griffin, Doris Cessna, Kathy White (phone numbers available in the church office, 236-3565).

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

World Hunger Sunday, October 9
World Hunger Offering. Bring your rice bowl banks.

Tommy Valentine's LABC Anniversary, October 10 (12 years)

Gail Singleton's LABC Anniversary, October 18, (22 years)

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip!

Check your calendars for Friday, October 14 to go to the Fall Festival in Forkland, Ky! The cost is $2, and we’ll leave at 10 AM and return around 4 PM. There’s lots of things to see, do, and eat! Visit the historical museum, listen to a live band on stage, visit the craft booths, go on a hay ride, pick a pumpkin, make a bid on the silent auction, eat chicken, beans & corn bread, homemade cobblers and cakes, ice cream and yogurts, etc.  Enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship with your friends! Call today and make your reservation!

Senior Adult Luncheon, October 18

Operation Christmas Child Takes Off

Operation Christmas Child Presentation and Video, Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. in fellowship hall. Operation Christmas Child is fast approaching with the week of November 14-21st being the final week for receiving the boxes. As always, the boxes and instructions will be available in the hall that connects the sanctuary and the Sunday School rooms. Many of you prefer to use the plastic boxes with snap on lid, so feel free to use them instead of the boxes provided. I wish everyone could have attended the “Shoe Box Countdown” event at Junction City on Sunday, September 25 and experienced first hand the inspiring service, speakers, and videos showing the excited chldren opening their boxes with an enthusiasm and joy that deeply touched my heart. In our own land of plenty, it’s hard to imagine that a box of small toys could be received with such happiness and gratitude. But this growing world wide ministry is much more than a distribution of toy filled boxes. Included in each box is a little booklet that clearly explains the plan of salvation in the child’s native language. Even more significant is the twelve week follow-up study of Bible stories and lessons that help the child to understand the full meaning of what it means to be a Christian. The children eagerly anticipate these lessons which are taught by trained members of their own villages. On Wednesday evening, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. you will have an opportunity to view these inspiring videos and learn more about this wonderful ministry which is truly fulfilling the purpose of the Great Commission in our world today. --Linda Kurtz

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

Friendship Day: Sunday, November 6
at Lexington Avenue Baptist; 9:30 a.m. - Bible Study for all Ages; 10:45 a.m. - Worship; 6:30 p.m.- Rusty Bird in Concert. Morning Worship features:Rusty Bird, Saxaphone; What a Friend We Have in Jesus with Choir and Rusty Bird; and more.

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

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:
Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Facebook Fan Page: KBF Facebook Page (“like” them)
LABC Facebook Page: LABC Facebook Page (submit a friend request)
The Lexington Avenue Baptist Church home page will provide links to the above sites:

Revised 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

Excellent Response to Refugee Care Kits for Morocco

Wow! We have received 85 care kits, 69 bottles of Ibuprofen/Aspirin (most of them 500 count), and well over 50 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.

New LABC Facebook Page

Zack Marinelli is serving as our social media adminstrator. He has met with Tommy and Keith to advise them on how to make the best use of facebook. As a result we have changed our facebook page from a group page to a friend page. You may not notice much difference, but the new set up makes it easier for us to use facebook to get information to you. Become a friend of LABC by searching for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church” Danville, Kentucky. Write on our wall when you are excited about what’s happening at church.
LABC Facebook Page

Health Fair Screenings at LABC, October 26, 2011
8:00—11:00 AM (Fasting optional); 4:00—7:00 PM
Free Screenings Available for Adults 18 & Older: Free Flu Shots, Total Cholesterol
Blood Glucose (Fasting encouraged: Nothing to eat or drink for 12 hours; will include Blood Glucose, Triglycerides and break down of Cholesterol—LDL & HDL), Blood Pressure including: Pulse and Oxygen Saturation, Body Mass Index including: Height, Weight, and Body Fat Percentage, Stress Vulnerability, Pulmonary Function Test, Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits and Information, Bone Density, Derma Scan (Skin Damage), Sleep Disorders, RN Consult.
Call 236-3565 Monday—Friday for an appointment. Services provided by Ephraim McDowell Health Community Services Department,  Faith Community Nursing Program.

Fall Festival, Wednesday, October 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Fun free event for Fun Free Event for Children, Families, and Neighbors!
Lots of games, prizes, and candy for kids. Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for children, teens, and adults. Theme: Alice in Wonderland. Planet 56 (5th & 6th Graders) will read a Christian version of Lewis Carrol’s, Alice in Wonderland. Puppets will perform, “Zacchaeus.” 
WOW! Cannot believe it is that time again. Fall is here. Any help with the preparation of our annual Fall Festival would be greatly appreciated. Please start bringing in candy to the church office. The children’s ministry team decided our theme for this year would be Alice in Wonderland from a Biblical Perspective. PLANET 56 will be reading the Christian version of Lewis Carrol’s masterpiece. If you would like to help with painting props, decorating or coming up with ideas please let me know. I am excited to make this a fun and meaningful experience for the children and our neighbors. Sign Up sheets will be brought to your Sunday School classes.

Possible Children’s Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Let Tara know if you would be interested in going as a group.

Thank You Extended Session Workers

Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me’” (Matthew 19:14).I want to say thank you to our nursery and extended session workers who diligently serve our children and families. LABC family, many of you may be unaware that we have a shortage of volunteers on Sunday Mornings in our children’s department. Please consider giving the gift of your time and join our rotation schedule for the nursery or extended session. Once every six weeks would be a huge help to this very important ministry. Please call Gail in the church office or let me know if you can help us out.
    Thank You, Tara
Thank You for Keeping the Nursery
Mama left me in the church nursery.
She said, “You can stay here and play.”
I was very afraid, but you comforted me,
And Mama found Christ that day.
At least once a month in the nursery,
You served God by caring for me
So Mama could attend church and learn to make
Our home everything it should be.
There were those who said, “I’m too busy,”
Or, “I don’t want to miss church today;
I’m too young; I’m too old; I’ve done my part –
The nursery? Please, don’t ask me to stay.”
But you said, “No, I’m not too busy.
I’m just the right age I know.
I could never do enough for the King that I serve.
When you need me in the nursery I’ll go.”
My life might have been so different
If you had not answered God’s plea
For workers to serve where the need is so great,
To care for little people like me.
Thank you for keeping the nursery.
Mama taught me to follow Christ, too.
Many people had a part, but the most special one to me
will always be you.

Children’s Musical: Miracle on Main Street
A big thank you to all of the volunteers and children for working so hard to prepare for our Christmas Musical. Keep up the good work. Also, thank you children for attending the audition.You came prepared and enthusiastic. Congratulations for earning a key role in the musical, “Miracle on Main Street”
Speaking Parts: Narrator: Britton Minks; Quinn: Sara Beth Miller; Travis: Seth Stomberger; Ashley: Sadie Price; Kyle: Jack Stomberger; Brittany: Claire Bibb; Victoria: Summer Quinn; Mayor: Harrison Mesplay; Lovey: Hope Farmer; Thurston: Blake Quinn; Jimi: Barrett Minks; Janis: Sophie Arnold; Cathy: Elizabeth Robertson; Announcer: Jack Snow; Stage Manager: Sterling Farmer
Solos: “Consider Yourself Invited”: Maya Smith; “Glitz and Tinsel”: Elizabeth Robertson & Seth Stomberger; “I Hate to wait for Christmas” speaking part: Brooklyn Farmer & Leif Pellant; “I Believe”: Sara Beth Miller & Summer Quinn
“Away in a Manger”:Sterling Farmer; “It’s Very Clear to See”:  Jack Stomberger & Claire Bibb; “Go Light Your World”; Britton Minks, Sadie Price & Myles Bell  

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.

Upcoming Youth Events (October)
Pumpkinpalooza: Sunday October 23
We will be leaving the church after the morning service and will be back around 8. Bring jeans and a t-shirt to change into after church. Cost: $20, we will eat somewhere for lunch, dinner is provided.  Activities may include: -Pumpkin patch   -Pumpkin carving    -Games    -Help set up for the fall festival   Bring a friend!
Lock-In: Friday, November 18
Keep your night open. More details to come!  -Movies  -Bible Study  -Just Dance  -Caffeine  -Extreme games  -Wii  -More caffeine  -Bowling etc.
YMT: Sunday, October 16 at 5:00
Sorry for the mistake last month. We will make up our YMT meeting Sunday Oct. 16 at 5:00.
Parent’s Night Out
Coming soon. December.
Xtreme Winter Conference
What: Youth concert conference; When: December 31-January 2; Where: Gatlinburg, TN; Why: It's going to be awesome! Tons of great artists and speakers! New Years Eve party! Contact Kyle for more details.**Registration closes October 12! If you are interested let us know and sign up by the 12th. Once registration passes we will not be able to add anyone.
Texting Challenge
We are continuing the 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. Our first monthly winner for September will be announced Oct. 2 in Sunday School. -  Good Luck!
Wednesday Nights, 6:15: Supper, Prayer experience & Games
Sunday nights 6-8 Food & Fun: -Food -Fun -Devotion. Most Sunday nights are at the church, however we are hoping to meet at a church member’s 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.
Sunday School, Sundays 9:30 am: Going through the major stories of the Old and New Testaments in a year from Genesis to Revelation. Don’t miss a Sunday. Texting Challenge: During the week the youth ministers will be texting the youth questions about youth devotions or Bible verses to look up.

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”
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
Please call the church office if you would like to be added to the standing Wednesday night supper 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
Oct. 5    Masonic Lodge    Fish Fry
Oct. 12    Fall Break--No Meal
Oct. 19    Tim Dievert    Cheeseburger Pie
Oct. 26    Judee Vanderpool    Cookout (Fall Festival)
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

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:

LABC Online
Web Page: 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 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.”