LABC News & Notes, October 11

World Hunger Sunday, October 14
Rice bowl banks will be presented in worship.

Fun Lovin’ Hearts to the KY Artisan’s Center in Berea, Oct. 25
Will leave at 10:00 a.m. and return around 4:00 p.m. Cost: lunch (reasonably priced) sandwiches to full meal and good desserts. Call the church office for reservations.

Tommy Valentine’s LABC Anniversary
October 10 (13 years)

Gail Singleton’s LABC Anniversary

October 18 (23 years)

Operation Christmas Child 2012
We have big plans for our Operation Christmas Child mission this year.  Our goal for Lexington Avenue is 300 boxes.  Please drop by the table in the connecting call to pick up your materials this Sunday, October 14th.  Each set of materials will be clearly labeled.  The brochure labeled boy/girl will contain complete directions on filling the boxes and preparing them for delivery as well as a list of appropriate gifts.  This Sunday we will present a ”Mission Moment” which will explain this wonderful mission and the twelve week follow-up program that is provided in each village for all the children receiving a box.  It is estimated that for each box received, at least seven family members and friends are touched significantly with the message of Christ’s love.  November 12th thru 19th is collection week so time is of the essence.  Please make this mission a significant part of your Christmas celebration. --Linda Kurtz

Walking on the “Mild” Side
We will begin walking inside on November 5, 2012. The days will again be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 AM. There is no cost. The activity involves following a walking routine led by Leslie Sansone on a DVD  for approximately 30 minutes, which averages a two mile walk. You can set your own pace until you are comfortable completing the whole walk. Come join us and ask a friend to come with you – the more people, the more fun.

Senior Adult Luncheon, Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 p.m.

Christmas Choir Folders Ready
Our Choir just keeps getting better and better. We have a great time at practices and singing for you on Sundays. Would YOU like to help?  Pick up a Christmas Choir Folder/CD  in the Choir Room (on the grand piano), listen to it, and see if you’d like to sing with us on December 16 with the Christmas Choir and Instruments. If not, return it—no questions asked. Try it—I dare you…no, I double-dare you….

Legacy 5 Concert, November 1
Legacy 5 is a nationally-known gospel quartet. They will be at LABC on Thursday Evening, November 1 at 7:00 PM. Jim Sheldon/Rachel Taylor will also be singing.  John Wells from Radio 770 AM will be the MC. This is big time, folks!  Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call 319-0691 or go Online at www.iTickets.com.  Order early!

Buy a Key/Help Rebuild an Antique Piano!
Each piano key costs $66 to rebuild the Burberry Piano:  a Nineteenth-Century grand piano built in Vienna by the Tomaschek Piano Co, (Opus 732). It is ornate, made from Black Walnut. It is beautiful. It is one of a kind. Now we want to make it sound like new. Please buy a key in memory or honor of someone you love. We’ll put their name on a framed display by the newly refurbished piano. If you have questions, ask Phil or Gail.

LABC Invited to Gethsemane Concert

Last year they came to us for a concert. This year we’ve been graciously invited to Gethsemane Baptist Church for a Gospel Music Gathering on Sunday Evening, October 21, at 7:15 PM. It’s primarily gospel and hymn music. No charge but a love offering will be taken. A male quartet from our church is singing and some of our choir members will join their choir for a couple of numbers. You won’t want to miss it!

Family Night Meals
Please call the church office if you would like to be added to the standing Wednesday night supper list. 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.
Meal Pricing: Adults and Youth age 12 and up: $5.00; Children age 5-11: $2.00; Children under 5: free
Wednesday Night Meal Schedule:
Date    Cooking Team        Main Menu
Oct. 10    Fall Break           Subway Sandwiches
Oct. 17    PassportKids Fundraiser    Manwich Sandwiches
Oct. 24    Chris Herron       Breakfast for Dinner
Oct. 31    Tim Dievert        Hot Dogs (Fall Festival)
Children & Youth Activities - 6:45-7:30 p.m.
The Great ADVENTure for Children (Music, drama, and art in preparation for Advent worship) & Youth Prayer, Devotion & Game Room

Children’s News for October
Tara in Morocco

Pray for Tara and the Morocco team as they travels to Morocco to lead Bible School with African refugees and visits with the children of our partner church in Rabat. Tara, Carolyn Godfrey and Dianne Stillwell will lead a workshop with children’s teachers at the church in Rabat. Brenda will be presenting the children’s ministry in Rabat a set of Rainbow Bells.
Fall Festival, Wednesday, October 31, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Theme: Children Around the World. We need your help! Please sign up to lead a game. Children will go around the World and play games and eat candy from other Countries. If you are able to participate in any way please contact Tara Farmer
WE Need:
1. Welcome/Greeters
2. Members to dress up and host game
3. Pass out candy
4. Bake goodies or bring prizes for cake walk
5. Bring Candy
6. Pray for a safe and fun Fall Festival for our neighbors and children.
The Great ADVENTure! Bring A Friend!
Wednesday Nights
6:15 - Family Supper
6:45 - 7:30 - The Great ADVENTure (Music, drama, reading, arts in preparation for Advent worship)
We’re getting ready for the children to participate in our Advent Services with Musical and Dramatic “ADVENTures” on Wednesday nights. We’ll be given several ways to participate—music, drama, Bible stories, or visual arts—all to be used in our Sunday morning Advent services this year! Offer your gifts to Jesus by using your talents in this very special experience!

October Youth News
Host Homes Needed

We need host homes for November and December on Sunday nights frmo 6-8 p.m. You can host from the church or your home. Hosts will be in charge of cooking food for the youth group. If you can help us out please call or text: Kelsey Stillwlel, Andrea East, or Justin Johnson (phone numbers available in the church office).
Youth Head First: Bible Study, Supper & Hangin’ Out
Sundays - 6-8 pm
Youth Wednesday Night Supper, Prayer & Devotion, 6:15-7:30 pm
Sunday School, Sundays at 9:30 am

We Have These Treasures: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts (A Youth Leadership Series Study) and What Does It Mean to Be Baptist?
Laken Thomas & Kelsey Stillwell Go to Morocco, October 5-14
We are excited that Laken and Kelsey will be representing the youth  group in Morocco. They will worship with our partner church in Rabat, Morocco and will be involved in a very emotionally intense Bible school with African refugee women and their children. We will look for ways to go with them in spirit, pray for them, and learn more about how we can help when they return. On September 12, Wednesday night, there will be a fundraiser dinner and prayer meeting for the Morocco trip.

Morocco Partnership Trip, October 5-14, 2012
A team of eight will represent LABC working with our partner church in Rabat in refugee ministry
The Team: Carolyn Godfrey, Brenda Farmer, Tara Farmer, Callie Minks, Dianne Stillwell, Keith Stillwell, Kelsey Stillwell, Laken Thomas
Purpose of the Trip:
1. Refugee Ministry: The team will join with Rabat church members and other KBF team members to conduct Bible School with English speaking African refugee women and their children, provide food and clothing, and offer skills training and micro enterprise funds so that they can provide a modest income for themselves and their children. The African refugee situation is one of the most desperate in the world.
2. Building our relationship with our partner church in Rabat through worship, meals, fellowship, and working together in refugee ministry.
3. Making our world smaller and promoting peace by learning to live and work among other cultures and religions, especially Muslims.
4. Be open to God’s leadership.
About Morocco:
Morocco is a moderate Muslim country, primarily Arabic speaking. Christianity is legal in Morocco, though it is against the law to proselytize a Muslim. The Kentucky Baptist Fellowship partners with the Evangelical Church of Morocco (EEAM), which includes a number of churches throughout the country. Lexington Avenue Baptist partners with the church in Rabat, the capital city. The church is made up primarily of French speaking African students studying at the Universities in Morocco. The partnership with EEAM includes ministry with Moroccan refugees—Africans who have fled war, famine, and political unrest and end up in Morocco destitute.

Morocco Refugee Ministry Team Prayer Guide
Friday, October 5
The Team will leave Danville at 1:00 p.m. and meet up with others in the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship (KBF) team at the Louisville Airport. Departure: 5:15 p.m. to Detroit, Paris, then Casablanca.
Saturday, October 6
2:10 p.m. – Arrive in Casablanca. Other KBF teams will travel to their partner churches while the LABC team takes the train to Rabat. Our partner church in Rabat will host the team for dinner and fellowship.
Sunday, October 7
Worship with the church in Rabat. LABC team members will take part in worship. Callie will bring greetings from LABC and present our partner church with a tea pot and our LABC tea. Carolyn will read a message from Keith. Tara will visit the children’s ministry. In the late afternoon Kelsey and Laken will meet with the college student group, where Kelsey will share her testimony and engage in a question and answer session. The rest of the team will meet with church leaders to discuss the future of our partnership.
Monday, October 8
The team will meet with refugees in their homes for sharing, discussion, and lunch. In the afternoon the LABC team will meet with the Rabat church women’s group to share experiences, discuss ways to collaborate, and pray. In the evening most of the team will attend prayer meeting at the church, while Callie and Kelsey participate in an interfaith meeting with Franciscan priests and other Catholic leaders.
Tuesday, October 9
The morning and afternoon are set aside for visits to sites of special interest to the team, such as a university, a multi-cultural education and arts center, historic sites, and the Medina. The team will go to church members’ homes for Bible study in the evening. The other KBF teams will arrive in Rabat on Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 10
Tara, Carolyn, and Dianne will lead a workshop on teaching children  the Bible with teachers at the Rabat church. Evening - Planning for Bible school.
Thursday-Friday, October 11-12
Mornings- Planning for Bible School for around 45 -50 women and their children.
Afternoon- Conduct Bible School with Rabat church members. Theme: The Good Samaritan. Bible school will include five rotations: (1) Bible study (Dianne & Callie), (2) Biblio-Drama, (3) Art (Tara, Kelsey, Laken), (4) Recreation & Snacks/Manicures for Women (Brenda & Carolyn), (5) Music .
Evening- Team building with KBF and EEAM (Protestant Church of Morocco) .
Saturday, October 13
Morning – Bible school final session
Afternoon – Travel to Casablanca, rest or sightsee
Evening – Closing meal and debriefing
Sunday, October 14
6:35 a.m. – Depart from Casablanca
8:59 p.m. – Arrive in Louisville
Around 11:30 p.m./Midnight – Back in Danville

Soup's On Us, November 3, 20128:30 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. “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. 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).

Important Health Information from the Health Ministry Team
New Standards for Prostate Screening. New guidelines released by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend against community based prostate cancer screening. Their recommendation is that men consult with their primary care physician to make an informed decision about whether screening is necessary. THE USPSTF recommends men without symptoms, regardless of age, do not need to have the routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test screening for prostate cancer. Risk and possible benefits of prostate cancer screening should be discussed with your primary care physician prior to screening. It is recommended that men should not be screened until they have received this information. Starting at age 50, men should talk to a doctor about the pros and cons of testing so they can decide if testing is the right choice for them. If they are African American or have a father or brother who had prostate cancer before age 65, men should have this talk with a doctor starting at age 45. If men decide to be tested, they should have the PSA blood test with or without a rectal exam. How often they are tested will depend on their PSA level.   

LABC Tea: “A Cup of Hospitality”
We now have our own Elmwood Inn tea label, “A Cup of Hospitality.” The tea will be given to our guests and available for sale to members. The cost is $10 for a container of 15 tea sachets ($10.50 in most stores) or three for $25, available in the church office. For each container sold, $4.00 goes to our Glocal Missions Offering. The label reads: Since our founding in 1927, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church has sought to blend the core values of heritage, worship, music, prayer, spiritual growth, friendliness, caring and missions to give our congregation a unique flavor. In many cultures, tea has been a symbol of friendship, peace and community for centuries. With that ancient tradition of hospitality in mind, we  offer this caffeine-free tea, blended with delicious aromatic herbs known for soothing both body and spirit. We invite you to become a part of the hospitable spirit of our Christ-centered community. O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 (NRSV).

A Sunday Evening Gathering: Acts
A prayerful reading of the Book of Acts, Sundays, 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for a time of prayer, Bible study, and community.

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, 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.
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