LABC News & Notes, March 29

Holy Week, April 1-8
Palm Sunday, April 1
Children’s processional with Palms. Children meet in the foyer at 10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 5
Devotion and Communion
Easter Sunday, April 8
Easter Choir and Instruments, “He’s Risen, Hallelujah!” - with special guest, Rusty Bird

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.

Children’s Easter Celebration, Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.
At the Stillwell’s: 837 Pecos Circle, in Riverview Estates off Goggin Lane - 936-7410  (Meet in fellowship hall In case of rain). For Children in Grades 1-6 & Kindergarteners and Preschoolers with their Parents. Springtime Centers: Birds (feed the birds and make a bird feeder), Animals, Crafts, Play (castle, tire swing, fun with bubbles and more), Gardening (planting potatoes and a seed cup), 3rd - 6th Hike to the Creek (Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty). Easter Worship: “Events of Holy Week.” Led by the children. Easter Egg Hunt: Bring a basket or bag.

Candy Needed for Children’s Easter Celebration
We need individually wrapped candy to fit in Easter eggs (bring to the church office by Tuesday, April 3).

Preschool Pre-registration for Church Members
Church members and families may pre-register for LABC Preschool beginning April 2, 2012. Pre-registration forms are available in the church office or online at lexingtonavenue.org/preschool. Completed forms with your $50 pre-registration fee may be turned into the church office and confirmation will be sent. Public registration will be April 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Senior Adult Luncheon, April 17, 12:00

Soup’s On Us Offering
Thank you for your generosity: $1311.00 was given to our Soup’s On Us ministry at the Soup’s On Us family meal. A total of $3236 has been given this year.

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, Resource Fair, and more.
Five reasons why LABC members will be interested in the Gathering this year: (1) To support and enjoy our children. A number of our children will be involved in the Children’s Choir Festival on Saturday and will sing in the closing worship service at 11:30 a.m. (2) Brittany Stillwell Krebs will lead music in worship, Friday night and Saturday morning and helped plan worship. (3) Fellowship with friends from other Kentucky Baptist Fellowship churches, renew acquaintances and make new friends.(4) Learn about the various mission endeavors we support in breakout sessions, at the resource fair, and in worship. Tommy will be leading a Breakout session. (5) Baptist Seminary of Kentucky banquet on Friday night at 5:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions: 2012 KBF Festival of Preachers by Dr. Dwight Moody, From Stumbling Block to Building Blocks: Being Missional in the 21st Century by Adam Schell; From Church to College to Community: Reaching Young Adults; Kentucky Baptist Women in Ministry; Sanctuary and Seminary: Partnering to Care by Tommy Valentine and John Inscore Essick; Together For Hope: Nada & Owsley County, Kentucky by Paula Settle; A Year Of Hope: Learn How The Hope Academy Came To Life In Louisville by Steve Clark & Annette Ellard.

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet, April 20
Plan now to join Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for their 11th Annual Banquet on Friday, April 20th.  This event will take place during the KBF Spring Gathering at the Bush Fitness Center on the campus of Georgetown College. Dinner will begin at 5:30 pm and reservations are required. Cost $16/person.
To make reservations, please contact the BSK office at 502-863-8300 or email glenda.simpson@bsky.org

Parent/child Dedication, Mothers’ Day, May 13, 10:45 a.m.
If your child has never been dedicated and you would like to participate in this service, please call the church office (236-3565).

Committee & Leadership Team Meetings, Sunday, April 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.
Ministry 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 leadership training focus 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

Music Ministry Calendar Dates
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

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

Contact Justin. Prayer, Devotion, & Ministry: We'll have ministry planning, youth led 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.

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 at 8:30-9:00 a.m. 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. We will continue to meet at LABC during April and May. On days that the weather is good, we can choose to walk outside and up through the cemetery. 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 28    Chris    Taco Bar    
April 4    Spring Break: No Meal
April 11    Nina    One dish meal casserole
April 18        Chicken & Potluck
April 25    Amy:     Spaghetti (Youth Camp Fundraiser)
May 2    Judee
May 9    Tim
May 16     Amy

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.
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.

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, deodorant, 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).

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

Harvesting Hope: Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
We need your help! Needs: 1. Monetary Donations; 2. Food Donations: meat (canned and packaged), canned vegetables, bread (dinner rolls, sliced); 3. Volunteers: To clean, cook, shop, stock, wash dishes. Soup Kitchen Hours: Mondays-Thursdays: 4:00-5:30 p.m.; Fridays: 1:00-2:30 p.m.; Food Pantry Hours: Mondays-Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Thursdays: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Fridays: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Send checks or other mail to: P.O. Box 2053, Danville, KY 40423 – 0410; Sally Powell, Financial Coordinator (859.513.9675); Sandy Fields, Volunteer Coordinator (859.324.6098); Amber Wood Sellars, Director (859.583.7811)