LABC News & Notes, November 1

Time Change: Set Your Clocks Back Saturday Night, Nov. 5
On Saturday night, November 3, don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour.For example from 11:00 to 10:00.

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 Forest Walnut with Pewter inlay and ornately-carved woodwork. It is beautiful; It is unique. Now we want to make it sound like new. If you would like to  buy a key in memory or honor of someone, we’ll put their name on a framed display by the newly refurbished piano. Please put “Piano” on your check when you make your donations. If you have questions, ask Phil or Gail.

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….

Keith Stillwell’s LABC Anniversary, November 8 (12 years)

Deacon Selection Sunday, November 18

Operation Christmas Child 2012 (Goal: 300)

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 hall to pick up your materials.  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. 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

Advent Devotinals Due, November 11
Writers will please turn in their devotionals by Sunday, November 11. You may send them by email to or bring them to the church office. Thank you, Evelyn Crooke.

If you would like to order a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one, please call the church office (236-3565). The cost is $10.00 which will go to the Annual Glocal Missions Offering.

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.

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
Nov. 7     Judee Vanderpool   Roast Beef
Nov. 14    Fish Fry
Nov. 21    Thanksgiving (no meal)
Nov. 28    Nina Mallory         Sante Fe Stew with Cornbread
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

Congratulations Alberta Moynahan!
“The Kentucky Historical Society will present the 2012 Kentucky History Awards in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Old State Capitol, 300 W. Broadway, downtown. Among the recipients will be Alberta Moynahan, who works at the Ephraim McDowell House Museum. The Kentucky History Awards recognize outstanding achievement by historians, public history professionals, volunteers, business and civic leaders, communities and historical organizations throughout the Commonwealth” (The Advocate Messenger, Danville).

Soup's On Us, November 3, 2012
8:30 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. The next Soup’s On Us is Saturday, December 1. 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).

Children’s News for November
Thank You

Thank you to everyone who brought candy, food, and other items for our Fall Festival. Also thank you to all of the volunteers and for everyone for being so flexible with the changes that occurred. I hope your children had a good time. Hopefully next year we will have warmer weather and be able to be outdoors with our neighbors and families.
Thanks, Tara
Morocco Children’s Partnership
Tara is back from Morocco where she met with children, parents, and leaders from our partner church in Rabat. Plans are in the works for a partnership between children at LABC and children in Morocco. More details coming soon.
Sunday School
Children continue their study of “The Bible” through November 18, then will have a two session unit on “Giving.”
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!

November Youth News

Youth Lock-in, November 2-3 (Friday-Saturday), 8:00pm-7:00am
Cost: $30 (we will be going to the Richmond Gaming Center for part of the night, this will cover your games) *Bring one snack that can be shared with the group. Please let Justin, Andrea or Kelsey know if you will be going.Bring Friends!!!
Girls Retreat, Nov. 17-18 (Sat.- Sun.), (NOTICE THE DATE CHANGE)
Meet at the church at 6:00. Girl's only! Bible study, games, and fun. We will be going to Richmond to stay at Kelsey's apartment for the night.  Sunday School for the girls in Richmond and we will all be back for church together the next morning. What to bring: -A friend  -Bible  -Sleeping bag  -Pillow  -Towel if you need to shower
Head First Bible StudySundays, 6-8 p.m.
November 4: Ken & Paula Scott’s House
November 11: Operation Christmas Child at Church
November 18: Churchwide Thanksgiving Dinner
November 25: Hanging of the Green
Sunday School, Sundays, 9:30 am
What it Means to be a Baptist
Youth Wednesday Night Supper, Prayer & Devotion, 6:15-7:30 pm

Senior Adult Luncheon, November 20

Family Thanksgiving Dinner, Sunday, November 18, 6 pm
Fellowship Hall. Church will provide turkey, dressing, gravy, rolls and drinks.Rest of the meal is potluck.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at LABC

Thursday, November 22, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Pregancy Resource Center Needs Children’s Clothing

The Pregnancy Resource Center is in desperate need of clothing for children ages newborn - 2T. If you have clothing in these sizes we ask that you prayerfully consider donating them to us. Thank you!

Hanging of the Green, Sunday, November 25, 7:00 p.m.

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.

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).

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 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:

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 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