LABC News & Notes, January 26

HeartHealth Program & Study--Deadline, Friday, Feb. 3
A free voluntary program about identifying and managing your risk factors for Heart Disease. The goal of the study is to motivate and educate people to reduce their risk for heart disease. If you participate, you will receive a heart health program that will help you reduce your risks from heart disease. Study participants attend a series of educational classes given weekly for approximately 2 hours for 8-10 weeks. Classes will assist clients in setting individual goals while receiving the education and support necessary to accomplish these goals.  There are three data collections: an initial data collection, followed by classes, then another data collection and a final collection at 6 months to determine if lifestyle changes are maintained. For further information or to sign up for the study call 859-239-2366. If enough from Lexington Avenue Baptist sign up a class may be offered at the church. The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 3. Find the qualifications and more information here: Heart Health Brochure

James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore
Introductory Session, Jan. 29, 4:00 p.m. (Times for future sessions to be determined by the group). Contact Donna Schepman or Stephanie Griffin if you are interested. James, Jesus’ own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple with this 8-session study. And, in the process, learn how you can put your own faith into action.

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

Soup's On Us- February 4
“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).

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)!

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.

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. 25    Amy    Tacos
Feb. 1    Nina    Santa Fe Stew
Feb. 8    Tim    Vegetable Beef Soup & Sandwich
Feb. 15    Heart for Missions: Lasagna
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).
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.

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 Weekend.
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.

D-Now Weekend: How You Can Help
It is time to start preparing for our annual youth DiscipleNow weekend, March 9-11. Our youth will gather in age groups at the church and in host homes for Bible study, food and fun, and prayer. Here’s how you can help: Be a team leader for food, transportation, amazing race, or host homes; provide a meal or snacks; be on the prayer team.Contact Kelsey, Kyle or Justin if you can help.

Youth Super Bowl Party, Sunday, Feb. 5, Youth Loft at Church
Super Bowl, great snacks, game room and hanging out. Tommy challenges Keith to a rematch in Dance Dance Revolution.

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.

Walking On the “Mild” Side   
Join us on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to improve your health and work off those extra 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.

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