LABC News & Notes, May 17

LABC Annual Glocal Ministries Emphasis
Global + Local = Glocal. After his resurrection Jesus commissioned the church, “You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria and to the ends of the  earth” (Acts 1:8). Take part in something big! Your gift to the annual Glocal Missions Offering increases our support for all the great mission endeavors your church supports, such as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship national and world missions, Kentucky Baptist Fellowship including Nada and Morocco, African Migrants, Soup’s On Us, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Hope Clinic, and much more. Your gift will feed the hungry, build homes, educate, relieve poverty, build relationships, and spread the good news of Jesus in Danville, Kentucky, the United States, and the world.
Glocal Ministries Fair: Sunday, May 20, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Com e to fellowship hall and meet representatives from the many great ministries we support and learn more about the work they do. Around the world scavenger hunt for children with a prize.
Glocal Ministries Emphasis & Offering: Sunday, May 20, 10:45 a.m.
The theme of worship will be missions and will  include a missions testimony, a reading with some of our glocal ministry partners, a missions message, a summer missions commissioning service, and the glocal missions offering.

Nada Mission 2012: Graduation Celebration - June 2-3

(Contact Brenda Farmer or Keith Stillwell for more information or to get involved)
Graduation Celebration
Once again the primary focus of our mission trip to Nada this year will be the graduation celebration to encourage young people in Nada to stay in school and graduate. We need lots of help planning, setting up, and conducting the celebration which will include, a basketball game, music, cookout, and more. We hope many of you will join us on this trip, but whether or not you can join us on the trip we need your help with prizes of all sorts (souvenirs, fun or useful items, gift cards). We will have prize drawings to encourage community participation and gifts for the graduates.  Note: We are looking to bring a group on Sunday after Sunday School for adults  who can’t go both days and for younger children. Let Brenda or Keith know if you are interested.
Work
On Saturday we will work to clean-up the basketball court and repair the goals, help with whatever is needed for the Nada Mountain Heritage Festival the following weekend, organize and set up for the Graduation Celebration, and any other home repair projects that are needed.
Legend’s Baseball Game
We enjoyed spending time at the Legend’s baseball game last year with our friends from Nada and will do it again this year.
Schedule (Tentative)
Saturday, June 2
9:00 a.m.    Depart LABC
11:00 a.m.     Lunch at Miguel’s Pizza
1:00 p.m.    Cabin Check-in
2:00 p.m.    Work: Preparation for Graduation Celebration and Heritage Festival
6:00 p.m.    Depart Nada for Legend’s Game
7:05 p.m.    Legend’s Game with Friends from Nada
Sunday, June 3
10:30 a.m.    Second LABC Group Departs for Nada
11:30 a.m.    Devotions at the Barn
12:30 a.m.    Sandwich Lunch
1:00 p.m.    Finish Preparations for Graduation Celebration
3:00 p.m.    Graduation Celebration: Games, Activities, Music
4:00 p.m.    Worship with Nada & Graduate Recognition
5:00 p.m.    Graduation Celebration: Cookout, Games, Music
5:30 p.m.    Basketball Game: Nada Hoops Classic
7:30 p.m.    Depart for Danville

Nada Mountain Heritage Festival, June 9-11
Includes: Craft vendors, food, and some 15 bands singing bluegrass, gospel, and country music. This is an exciting event that will help build community pride in Nada and give residents a chance to earn some money. We are looking for people who could work 2-4 hour shifts and enjoy the festival.
The hours are:  Friday- 12:00-11:00 p.m.; Saturday- 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday- 12:00-4:00 p.m. Call the church office if you are interested.  We may take a group Friday leaving at 3:00 p.m. and returning around 11:00 p.m.

Passport Youth Camp
If you have not turned in your $75 deposit, please do so asap. Turn it into church office. We still have a few spots left, but they are going fast. If you would like to go, contact a youth minster and turn in $75 to the office.
What: Passport Camp Missions
When: July 1-6
Where: Macon, GA

Youth Zipping into Summer!
We will be bringing school to a close and celebrating the start of summer with a day of adventure! Ziplining over Mammoth Cave!
What: We will go through a zip line and bridge course and taking a tour of Mammoth Cave and enjoy a picnic lunch
Where: Mammoth Cave
When: Saturday, May 19th, Leaving at 9:00 am
Cost: $55
Sign up by May 16!!! We have to register a few days early, so you can't just show up. We will provide a picnic lunch. Wear clothes you can hike in and tennis shoes
Chaperones? If any adults are interested in joining us, we could use a few chaperones!

Youth Calendar Notes
Sunday, May 20th
9:00-10:30 - Missions Fair & Sunday School
6:00 p.m. - Supper & Way to Live
Sunday, May 27th
9:30 a.m. - Sunday School
6:00 p.m. - No Sunday evening youth activities  (Memorial Day weekend)

Children’s News

PassportKids Camp
There will be an information meeting in June. Date and time to be announced.
Camp deposit is due now.
We need one female chaperone for camp. Contact Tara if you are interested
Terrific Tuesdays
Children’s art, book club, and other fun activities, coming in June.

VBS-2012 Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God
Sunday, June 21 through Thursday, June 25. In this action-packed adventure, kids will swim with humpback whales and seahorses, scuba through a vibrant coral reef, and take a personal submarine to the ocean floor, where eels and octopi play. Through interactive lessons that are easy for kids to apply to their lives today, they will “go deep” into God’s Word, exploring Bible stories of people who revealed deep faith by knowing how to: Depend on God; Dare to care; Claim Jesus; Choose to follow; and Change the world. VBS Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer to work in VBS, call the church office (236-3565) or see Shawna Stomberger or Tara Farmer

VBS Help Needed
If you would like to help with VBS, call the church office or see Shawna Stomberger or Tara Farmer.

Phil Quinn’s LABC Anniversary
May 1 (8 years)

Martha Robertson’s LABC Anniversary

May 1 (2 years)

Names of Graduates
If you know the name of students graduating from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office.

Burberry Donated Piano
A  beautiful grand piano was donated to the church by Frank & Sandra Burberry in Memory of his mother, Mrs. Polly Burberry. Please stop by the Prayer Room and see this rare antique piano. It was built in the 1800’s in Vienna, Austria by the Tomaschek Piano Company. It is made of Black Forest Walnut with Pewter Inlay and very ornate wood carving.

Soup's On Us, June 2, 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: 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, 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 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.

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.

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