LABC News & Notes, December 27

Nativity Display, December 30, 10:45 a.m.
Bring a favorite nativity (or two or more) to display in the sanctuary before and after worship. Cards will be available for you write you name and a note about the significanse of your nativity set. Anthem: “He Loved Us More”; Student Testimonies, including Kelsey Stillwell.

Christmas Gift for Christ, Sunday, January 6, 10:45 a.m.
Bring a non-perishable food item. Children and adults are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army, representing a gift for Christ. Children will collect food items at the doors as you enter the sanctuary and will process in from the foyer during morning worship and lay these gifts on the Lord's Supper table. Most any non-perishable food item will be useful, but the following items are in great demand: spaghetti, hamburger helper, cereal, peanut butter, and Ramen noodles.

Children’s Breakfast Cooked by Youth, Sunday, Jan. 6
On Sunday January 6, during Sunday School, the Youth will prepare a really cool breakfast of pancakes, link sausage, muffins, milk, and juice for our children. Children meet first in their Sunday School room at 9:30 a.m. to finish preparations for the art show. Youth need to report to the kitchen promptly at 9:15 a.m.

Children’s Art Show & Open House, Sunday, January 6
Immediately following morning worship. Join the Children for light refreshments, visit the children’s area, and see the children’s Christmas art work they have been creating in Sunday School.

Advent/Christmas Worship
Student Day at Christmas - December 30, 10:45 a.m.
Anthem: “He Loved Us More” and Student Testimonies
Epiphany Sunday: Christmas Gift for Christ, January 6, 10:45 a.m.
Bring a non-perishable food item for Salvation Army, Children’s processional and Gift of the Magi

Senior Adult Luncheon, Tuesday, January 15

Wednesday Night Activities Begin Again January 9
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.

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

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

Morocco Planning Lunch, Sunday, January 13
Join us after worship for lunch at Mallard’s as we discuss the future of our partnership with our sister church in Rabat, Morocco. All who are interested in our Morocco partnership are welcome.

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).

KBF Morocco Christmas Cards
Proceeds benefit the work of the International Aid Committee (CEI) of Le ’Eglise Evangelique au Maroc (EEAM) and their ministry with migrants and refugees in Morocco. Kentucky Baptist Fellowship will make Morocco Christmas Cards available for Christmas. Help refugee children and families in Morocco receive the basic necessities in life through the simple gift of a Christmas card. Each card has a suggested donation amount based on the type of ministry led by CEI in Morocco. The card carries a simple phrase like: “A gift has been made in your honor which will purchase one month of food for a refugee family in Morocco by [insert name] to celebrate the Christmas season.” All donations are sent to Morocco for use by the CEI for ministry to the migrants and refugee population. Suggested donations for each card depiction: $5 to provide a blanket; $10 - winter coat; $10 - refugee care kit; $20 - startup funds toward a micro-enterprise project; $25 - one month of food for refugee; $25 - leadership traning for EEAM pastoral interns; $50 - emergency housing for a refugee. A set of eight postcards (with some familiar faces) are available for $10 with all the proceeds going to refugee ministry in general. Cards are available in the church office.

Soup's On Us, January 5, 2013
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. On one Saturday per month we will prepare and deliver meals for needy families. Mark these dates and join us for fellowship and ministry through Soup's On Us: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Oct. 5, Nov. 2. “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.

Have you Bought Your Key Yet?
If you would like to make a donation towards the re-conditioning of our Antique Viennese Piano, please make your check out to LABC and designate it for “The Piano” in honor or in memory of a loved one.  Each key you donate towards ($66 per key) will be marked on a framed display by the newly restored piano.  15 keys have been given thus far.

Hospitality Dialogue, Sunday, January 20
Join us as we brainstorm ways our church can do an even better job of extending hospitality. We will consider: (1) Early guests for Sunday School, (2) A Sunday School Welcome Center, (2) Sunday School directory with class descriptions, (3) How to present our LABC tea to guests, (4) Using our Friendship pad to follow up with guests and members, (5) Signage, (6) Hospitality Bible study, and (6) Other ideas.

Walking on the “Mild” Side

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
Jan. 9   
Jan. 16
Jan. 23

Youth Advent/Christmas Calendar
Dec. 2-30, Sundays at 9:30 am: The Journey to Bethlehem

The Journey explores the story of Jesus’ birth with fresh eyes and ears in an effort to discover the real meaning of Christmas. This study will include video clips from the Holy land of  locations mentioned in the Advent/Christmas story.  Youth will play the Amazing Race to Bethlehem, indoors, with the children (who will also be studying The Journey) at Jesus’ Birthday Party, December 21, 6-10 p.m.
Dec. 9th & 30th, Sundays (& Wednesdays): Advent Conspiracy
6:00 p.m. See the upside down Christmas tree in fellowship hall. We are turning Christmas gift giving upside down and offering some unique gifts for our church. No Sunday night meeting on 23rd.

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.

The Key (print edition) Deadline
Information for the print edition of the Key newsletter is due on the last Sunday of the month for the following month’s edition.

Box Tops for Education: Labels for Oneida
Just a reminder that the Ruth Sunday School Class still collects soup labels and box tops for education labels. As you prepare for your holiday meals, please clip these and bring to our class room. Our goal this year has been 1,000 labels to send to Oneida Baptist Institute, Oneida Ky. So far, we have mailed over 600 labels (that doesn’t count points). A quote from OBI reads: “send us the entire label. Look for Labels for Education tm not only on Campbell’s foods, but also on products such as Vlasic, Franco-American, Prego, Swanson, Pace, and Pepperidge Farm. These labels earn points for us that we can redeem to get free educational equipment. Tyson’s Project A+ tm--send entire labels from specially marked Tyson chicken products. Worth 24 cents each, they return to us as a cash reward. General Mills’ Box tops for Education tm-- Send specially marked box tops. Each is worth 10 cents, and this program also turns points into cash.” This is an easy way for us to help out a wonderful institution carrying the name of Christ to a terrific group of young people as they educate and minister in their lives..--Paula Scott and the Ruth Class