LABC News & Notes, June 14

Neighborhood Block Party, Wed., June 20, 6-8 p.m.
For the whole family; Cook Out: Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and more; Outdoor games and recreation for Children & Teens; VBS Preview; Music; Meet Friends & Neighbors

Parents’ Night Out, Friday, June 22, 6-10 p.m. (Note the date change)
The youth group will be arranging games, activities and movies for children while parents get a night out. Dinner will be provided for the children. As we are hoping to raise money for Passport camp this summer, donations are appreciated.

Nada Mission Trip Report, Sunday, June 17, 10:45 a.m.
As a part of our morning worship service, participants in the Nada mission trip will report and show pictures.

VBS Help Needed
We need actors to play various roles in the Bible story rotation: Noah, John the Baptist, and others. If you would like to help with VBS, call the church office (236-3565) or see Shawna Stomberger or Tara Farmer.

VBS-2012 Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God
Sunday, June 24 through Thursday, June 28, 6:00-8:30 p.m. 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

Lois Baltzer’s LABC Anniversary
June 1 (16 years)

Pat Stewart’s LABC Anniversary
June 11 (4 years)

Youth Summer ‘12
There are a lot of things planned for this summer.  We will be doing everything from missions to social events and the highlight: CAMP!! June is packed. You can expect to get lots of text messages and Facebook posts from us as we keep you up to date on what we are doing. When we get back from camp we will dive into a Bible Study that will get us ready for the next school year. We also look forward to welcoming our new seventh graders into the youth group later this summer! See ya in the sun!
Calendar
June 17 - Nada Mission Trip Report
June 22 - Parent’s Night Out, Camp Fundraiser
June 24-28 - Vacation Bible School
July 1-6 - Passport Youth Camp, Macon, GA
July 8 - Passport Youth Camp Report
August 15 - Reds Game and MercyMe Concert
Youth Sunday School - Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Passport Youth Missions Camp, July 1-6, Macon, GA
Life Together: For twenty years, youth groups have gathered for a week of intentional Bible study and a meaningful hands-on mission project. Our work makes a huge difference to people in the surrounding communities where we volunteer, but it also changes the lives of the teenagers who offer their hearts and hands.  One camper describes it like this:  “In the morning we learn about the Bible, in the afternoon we do the Bible.” Come change the world with us!

Youth: Reds Baseball and Faith Concert, Sunday, August 19

Bus Leaves the church at 9:30 a.m. Reds verses the Cubs at 1:10. Testimonies and faith concert after the game with MercyMe. Cost: $20 (sign up and pay by Sunday, August 5)

Children’s News
VBS: Operation Overboard, June 24-28, Sunday-Thursday
In this Ocean themed Bible School children will go deep into God’s Word.
PassportKids Camp, July 15-18, Murray State University
Life Together: 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.
Terrific Tuesday’s
Terrific Tuesday’s begin June 4th and will be every other Tuesday June 5, 19, July 3, 17, 31, and will consist of various activities: Book Club, Art, Missions, Recreation and more. Time is 10-12. Snack will be provided.
Summer Rotation Sunday School
During the summer our children will learn about Jesus’ Baptism, Paul, and Peter & Cornelius using art, games, movies, drama, computers, and more.

Soup's On Us, July 7, 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: July 7, Aug. 4, Oct. 6, Nov. 3. We look forward to your generous help with this much needed ministry. Please call the church office if you have any questions (236-3565).

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   
Will not meet in June.

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