LABC News & Notes, March 15

LABC Women’s Retreat, March 23-24
Friday Evening, March 23, 7-9 P.M.: Fun and Fellowship – Bring a snack;
Saturday, March 24th 9:30 A.M., 3:00 P.M.: “My Spiritual Garden,” individual and group time with scriptures- Lunch Provided;
Lexington Avenue Fellowship Hall;
Cost: Donations accepted to cover expenses.
Reservations: Please sign-up in advance in Sunday School or by contacting Judee Vanderpool (phone number available in the church office).
Dedicated to Delores Goggans: Approximately fifteen years ago, the women of Lexington Avenue had a Women’s Day.  One of the activities was a Sunday breakfast before the service.  At that breakfast Delores Goggans was asked to share a devotional with the group.  She passed out a paper that was entitled “ My Spiritual Autobiography” and then gave her personal insight and experience regarding the reflections on this handout.  It was so meaningful that I kept the paper tucked away in my study material for all these years.   When asked about organizing another women’s retreat,  I began to search through some of my material at home and what should appear but Delores’ devotion.  Looking over it I realized that these would be wonderful   points for studying  and sharing during a retreat. The only change I made was in changing the title to, “My Spiritual Garden.”   Therefore, this 2012 LABC Women’s Retreat  is dedicated  and in memory of Delores Goggans, a gracious, loving, devoted, and long time member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.  Thank you, Delores.

Soup’s On Us Family Meal, Wednesday, March 14, 6:15 p.m.
The Soup’s On Us crew will prepare supper and the LABC Quartet will sing. The meal is provided. Love offerings will be accepted for Soup’s On Us ministry. Please come and enjoy the food and fellowship.

Easter Lilies
If you would like to decorate the sanctuary for Easter with an Easter Lily in honor or memory of a loved one, call the church office (236-3565). A suggested donation of $10  will go to our Annual Glocal Missions Offering.

Education Conferences: Conversations with . . .
Sunday, March 18. 5:00 pm- Teaching Preschoolers & Youth Ministry; 6:00 pm- Dinner & Table Talk (all age groups); 6:30 pm- Educational experience for all age groups around the tables with John Hendrix; 7:00 pm- Teaching Adults & Teaching Children. Dinner: pork tenderloin with mushroom brown gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, seven layer salad rolls, cooke tray, tea and lemonade

Dr. John D. Hendrix (Adults)
is retired professor of Christian Education and author of Nothing Never Happens: Experiential Learning and the Church. For eighteen years Dr. Hendrix served wth the Baptist Sunday School Board. He was Professor of Christian Education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for nine years. He has also served as pastor and is author of numerous books and articles on Christian teaching.
Teaching Adults: A Conversation with Dr. John Hendrix
Sunday, March 18, 6:00-8:15 p.m.
For adult Sunday School teachers.

Rev. Carrie Beth Tonks (Preschool & Children)
is Minister of Childhood Education at Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington and an experienced conference leader.
Teaching Preschoolers: A Conversation with Rev. Carrie Beth Tonks
Sunday, March 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
For preschool Sunday School teachers, Preschool Music, Missions and More leaders, and Extended Session Workers
Teaching Children: A Conversation with Rev. Carrie Beth Tonks
Sunday, March 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
For children’s Sunday School teachers, R.A. and G.A. leaders, Planet 56 leaders, and children's music leaders

Jeremy Colliver (Youth)
is youth minister at Saint Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville and a graduate of Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.
Youth Ministry: A Conversation with Jeremy Colliver
Sunday, March 18, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
For youth ministers, teachers, and other youth leaders

Health Ministry: Cancer Screening
On March 11th - 18th, free self testing colorectal cancer kits will be available on Sunday 9 – 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall entrance or in the church office. They are for people over 50 years old, or who have a family history of colon cancer.  It is important to do self tests during the years between colonoscopies. The self addressed kits must be mailed in by March 30th.

Special Guest: Katie Roberts, March 21 & 25
On Wednesday, March 21, Katie Roberts, granddaughter of  Eloise and Austin Roberts (former pastor), will make a presentation on her work at Black Forest Academy, Germany, and during worship on Sunday, March 25, she will share a testimony. Katie will be available to meet with individuals March 21-25. Call the church office to schedule a meeting.

Senior Adult Luncheon, Tues., March 20 Donations for West Liberty Tornado Victims
Community Action will be receiving donated items for the West Liberty tornado victims. Suggested items are: hand sanitizer, hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, deordant, feminine hygiene products, garbage bags, tarps, work gloves, crackers, juices, canned meats (tuna, spam etc.), baby wipes and diapers, toiletries, bleach, flashlights and batteries, duck tape, paper towels, peanut butter, Boost and Ensure. Please Do Not bring any clothes. If you have items to donate, take them to Community Action located at 225 W. Walnut (Parking Garage Building).

Music Ministry Calendar Dates
Easter Sunday, April 8: Easter Choir and Instruments, “He’s Risen, Hallelujah!”
Sunday Evening, May 6: Lexington Avenue Quartet/Amazing Grace Trio Gospel Music Concert, Gethsemane Baptist Church & Reception
Friday Evening, May 11: Spring Concert, Danville Children’s Choir

Out of the Box: 2012 KBF Spring Gathering, April 20-21
Join us at Georgetown College as guest preacher, Dr. Matt Cook asks: What if resurrection wasn't just a word?  What if it had implications for how we do Church?  Come find out what it might look like to follow Jesus "outside the box." Our theme will be "Out of the Box: Resurrection Lessons for the Church."  Friday evening, Matt's focus will be "Dead Churches=New Possibilities." On Saturday morning, Matt will share "Out of the Box, Into the World."  Matt will help us think about the changes in Christendom, why we shouldn't be afraid of them, and how the Church lives out the resurrection among the lost and the least. Also: Breakout sessions, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet, Children’s Choir Festival, and more. Go here for more information including schedules, breakout sessions, exhibitors, etc.: KBF Spring Gathering

Youth Weekly
New Wednesday Nights, 6:15 p.m.

Contact Justin. Prayer, Devotion, & Ministry: We'll have ministry planning, devotion, and prayer, along with Rec on certain Wednesday nights and then we’ll be focusing on helping others in the community other Wednesday nights. On ministry nights we will be visiting homebound members and we will be involved in neighborhood business ministry with Papa John’s Pizza.
Sunday Nights, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Contact Kyle. Youth Dinner, Way To Live Bible study (the book youth received at new seventh grade recognition and highly recommended by Laken), and games. Some nights we will meet in church members’ homes. If anyone is interested in providing a meal on a Sunday night, please contact Kyle.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Contact Kelsey. Continuing our “Through the Bible Studies” in the New Testament.

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.

Children’s Februrary News
Children’s Field Trip to Nada, March 25
Finding Hope: A Field Trip of Faith continues through March 21. Children are learning about how CBF is working with the 20 poorest counties in the United States and are studying Bible stories about helping others on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. To wrap-up our Field Trip of Faith we will be taking a field trip to the beautiful mountains of Nada, Kentucky to see the work first hand and meet missionary Paula Settle. After morning worship we will eat a sandwich lunch in fellowship hall then depart for Nada. We will meet Paula Settle at 3:00 then join the Nada Baptist Mission for Sunday School  at 3:15 and worship at 4:00. At around 5:30 we will have pizza at the famous Miguel’s Pizza, then head back to Danville. We will arrive back in Danville around 9:00 p.m. Please sign up by Sunday, March 18 so we can arrange transportation.
Children’s Choir Festival, April 21, Deadline March 16
Saturday, April 21, Georgetown College, KY, For Children Grades 2-5.Come and Celebrate All You Children A New Day! For the children of today, your children, and for these children who will be the church of tomorrow, and for the future of civilization, discover and use to the utmost the great potential of the children's choir (Ruth Jacobs, 1959, Choristers Guild Founder). These words still ring true today! Join the celebration for this inaugural event as we bring together children from our KBF churches for a Spring Children's Choir. The music-filled morning will conclude with singing in the final worship service of the 2012 Spring Gathering on the campus of Georgetown College.
8:30 am - Registration Open
9:00 am - Rehearsal Begins in Georgetown College Chapel
11:30 am - KBF Spring Gathering Worship Service in John L. Hill Chapel
Go here for more information: KBF Children's Choir Festival
Deadline to register is Sunday, March 16!

Finding Hope: A Field Trip of Faith for Children
Sundays and Wednesdays, February 19 - March 2. Learn about the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Rural Poverty Initiative, “Together for Hope” (Includes Nada, Kentucky)
Sundays
9:30-9:45- Art; 9:45-10:00- Joint Worship; 10:00-10:30- Bible Study.
February 19 - Zacchaeus & Jesus; February 26 - Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz; March 4 - Elisha & the Shunammite Woman; March 11 - Philip & the Ethiopian; March 18 - Four Friends
Wednesdays
6:15-6:45- Family Supper; 6:45-7:00- Joint Worship & Missions Video; 7:00-7:30- Mission Study in Mission Friends, RAs, & GAs
February 22 - What is Together for Hope?; February 29 - God’s Garden in Arkansas; March 7- The Extreme Build in Kentucky; March 14 - Letters from Alabama and Texas; March 21 -  Pieces of a Quilt in South Dakota.
Hop on the Bus for this Field Trip of Faith full of Bible stories, mission stories, activities, art, music, prayer, and much more

PassportKIDS Camp, Sign up Now!
Please let Tara know immediately 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. 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).

Soup's On Us, 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. Mark these dates and join us for fellowship and ministry through Soup's On Us: May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Oct. 6, Nov. 3. We look forward to your generous help with this much needed ministry. Please call us with any questions: Stephanie Griffin, Doris Cessna, or Kathy White (phone numbers available in the church office).

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.

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. Prices: 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
March 14    Soup’s On Us Fundraiser: Soup & Sandwich
March 21    Tim    Grilled Hamburgers
March 28    Chris    Toco Bar    
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

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).

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