LABC News & Notes, January 19

Deacon Ordination, Sunday, January 22, 10:45 a.m.
New deacons to be ordained: Doris Cessna, Malcolm Miller, and Judee Vanderpool. Deacons to be installed: Harry Nickens, Bill Singler, and David Sparrow.

Wednesday Night Bible Study-James
James: Being Right in a Wrong World, pastor’s Bible study, Wednesday nights 6:45 p.m. after supper. The study book is available from the church office for $4 or on Amazon Kindle for $3.99.

Cari Rice’s LABC Anniversary, January 6 (nine years)!

Tara Farmer’s LABC Anniversary, January 1 (two years)!

Committee & Leadership Team Meetings, Sunday, January 29
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.
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 2012 committee orientation followed by committee and leadership team meetings. For: Personnel, Finance, Nominating, Property, Weekday Preshool, Stewardship, Christian Education, VBS, Missions, Music, Children's Ministry, Historical, Special Events, Health, Audio-Visual Technology, Bus

In the Case of Inclement Weather
Check the home page of our web page (lexingtonavenue.org) or channel 27 of Lexington for information about cancellation of services. We will also try to send out emails (call the church office to get on our email list if you are not already), post on facebook (become our friend, search for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,” Danville, Kentucky), and Tweet (follow us at: @labcdanville).

Wednesday Night Activities have begun
We will be back on our regular schedule including: choir at 5:15 p.m.; family meal at 6:15 p.m.; prayer board and Bible study, youth prayer and recreation and children’s mission groups from 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Walking On the “Mild” Side   
Join us in the new year on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to improve your health and work off those extra holiday pounds. You can pace yourself with one or two miles, walking at a pace with the music and enjoying the fellowship of others as we follow the directions of Leslie Sansone on her walking DVD. If Danville Schools are cancelled due to weather, we will not meet. Hope to see you at 8:30 a.m. on those days! Only thirty minutes to a healthier life.

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 five 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
Jan. 11    Amy & Nina    Chicken & Potluck
Jan. 18    Judee    Pizza/Salad
Jan. 25    Amy    Tacos
Feb. 1    Nina    Santa Fe Stew
Feb. 8    Tim    Vegetable Beef Soup & Sandwich
Feb. 15    Missions Leadership Team
Feb. 22    Chris     Chicken Pot Pie
Feb. 29    Deacons
March 7    Judee    Spaghetti Pie
March 14    Soup’s On Us Fundraiser
March 21    Tim
March 28    Chris    
April 4    Spring Break: No Meal
April 11    Nina    One dish meal casserole
April 18    TBD
April 25    Amy: Youth Passport Fundraiser
May 2    Judee
May 9    Tim
May 16     Amy
May 23     Nina

Children’s News (January)
PassportKIDS Camp:
WOW! It is already time to register for camp. Please let Tara know by February 15th if your child plans to attend. Who: 3rd-6th grade completed. Where: Murray State University. When: Sun- Wed, July 15-18. Cost: $233 (Scholarships are available upon request. Also, some of the cost will be offset by the camp fundraiser dinner. I will have more information soon). Join us in Christian community this summer. Come have real conversations, not just virtual ones. Come discover how the words we say and the rhythm of our actions can beautifully define us as a community of people who follow Jesus with our lives. Come celebrate love and laughter and forgiveness. Come join us in changing the way the world can experience community. Come join us in Life Together. “My children, we should love people not only with words and talk, but by our actions and true caring” (1 John 3:18).
Rescheduled Skating Trip:
All Ages Welcome (Preschool children with parents). We will leave Church Parking Lot at 6:15 p.m. Christian Skate Night at WindJammer, Thursday JAN 19th 6:30- 8:30. Cost: $5.00 plus money for snacks
Children’s Missions (Planet 56 - R.A.s -  G.A.s - Preschool MMM):
On Wednesday, January 11 our children’s activities start up again with Planet 56 Missions for children (grades 5-6), Royal Ambassadors for boys (grades 1-4), Girls in Action (grades 1-4), and Preschool Music, Missions, & More (ages 3 - Kindergarten). The mission focus for January will be Cooperative Baptist mission work in Haiti: Building Promises (A School for Tasha, A Song for Jack, Helping Lamar, Building a Future). Schedule: 6:15 - Family Supper, 6:45-7:30 - children’s mission groups.
Happy New Year!
Thank You LABC family for the generous love offering. I appreciate you. Once again, I want to thank all of the children and volunteers for being part of Miracle on Main street. The play consisted of a group of children who would not give up on performing their play in front of a large group proclaiming their faith and spreading the true meaning of Christmas. In my opinion the LABC children are ready for the big time when it comes to their acting skills. However, I know there was not acting involved on that Sunday Night of the musical because each of the children celebrate Jesus and joyfully proclaim their faith without hesitation. Thank you all for your enthusiasm and sharing your Christmas spirit. Thank you for the gift to our congregation. --Love, Tara
Children’s Miracle on Main DVDs & T-Shirts:
Parents please return the music books to the church office and check with Gail if you need to pay for your child’s t-shirt. DVDs of the “Miracle on Main Street” musical are available in the church office as well.

Youth News (January)
WinterJAM 2012: Christian Music’s Largest Annual Tour, February 3, Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY, Tickets: $10. With: Newsboys, Skillet, Sanctus Real, Peter Furler, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Group1Crew, Dara Maclean, For King & Country, We As Human
MARCH 9-11 - Keep Your Weekend Open!!! An awesome weekend retreat. D-Now/KBF Missions Weekend. More information coming soon.
Winter Xtreme: Nine youth and three youth ministers spent our New Years weekend at the Xtreme Winter Conference in Gatlinburg, TN. We had an awesome time at Contemporary Christian concerts performed by Toby Mac, Switchfoot, Newsong, Red, Unhindered and several others. Many of our youth purchased these groups CD's, meeting the bands and getting their autographs. We sang, danced, partied, goofed around, laughed, cried and even had time to ride some go-karts! It was an amazing weekend for our youth to grow closer as a group and more importantly, closer in their walk with God. Thank you to everyone for their prayers and love over this weekend. --Kyle Bottoms
Wednesday Nights, 6:15: Supper, Prayer experience & game room.
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.

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.

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.

Soup's On Us 2012
“Soup’s On Us” is a weekend food ministry sponsored by Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, First Christian Church, and the Presbyterian Church of Danville. On one Saturday per month we will prepare and deliver meals. Mark these dates and join us for fellowship and ministry through Soup's On Us: Feb. 4, March 3, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Oct. 6, Nov. 3. We look forward to your generous help with this much needed ministry. Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - Assemble boxes; 9:30 a.m. - Prepare sandwiches; 10:15 a.m. - Fill food boxes; 11:00 a.m. - Begin deliveries and clean up.Please call us with any questions: Stephanie Griffin, Doris Cessn, Kathy White (Contact information available in the church office).

Friends of Glocal Ministries/Missions Emails

I have three email lists of persons interested in our local and global ministry partnerships: Friends of Danville/Boyle County, Friends of Nada/Mountain Hope, and Friends of Rabat, Morocco. If you would like to receive news, updates, and emails of interest from these areas, send me an email at keith@lexingtonavenue.org and indicate on which lists you would like to be included. As I receive emails of interest, I will forward them to you. Also, the Vanderpool family, Katie Roberts, and Sharon Price have their own email lists. If you are interested in any of these, I can help you get connected. --Keith

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: 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: Become a friend of LABC by searching for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church” Danville, Kentucky. Search for “LABC Youth Group” to join the youth’s facebook page. Write on our wall when you are excited about what’s happening at church. Thanks to Zack Marinelli for serving as our social media administrator.
Twitter: We now have a twitter account. Follow us at: @labcdanville. If you don’t have a twitter account go to twitter.com to sign up.

Box Tops for Education Labels for Oneida
Just a reminder that the Ruth Class continues to collect Box Tops for Education Labels, that we send to Oneida Baptist Institute, Oneida KY. We want to encourage all of our congregation and friends to do the same and bring them to the Ruth Class Sunday School room (302) on the top floor of the education building. You will find them on a multitude of products, but we usually identify them as “soup labels”. The folks at Oneida greatly appreciate them and are able to convert them to much needed items for school. The Ruth class took a field trip in October 2010 to the school and were graciously received. We worshipped with the 6-12 grade student body and faculty, had a wonderful lunch in the cafeteria, were hosted around the grounds and farm, and shopped in the craft shop. Ruth Class President, Joanne Key, presented President Underwood with our annual monetary Christmas gift. We were greatly blessed and impressed with the students, faculty and staff. We welcome your help in this Ruth Class tradition.--Paula Scott and the Ruth Class