LABC News & Notes, July 26

Ministry Commitment Sunday, July 29
We would like for all of our members to complete a Ministry Survey, by Sunday, July 29, which is Ministry Commitment Sunday. Your ministry survey will help the Nominating Committee understand your gifts and areas of services.
The Survey will be made available in several ways:
1. Online at www.lexingtonavenue.org/ministry-survey/
2. Inside the July edition of the Key in print
3. Bulletin Insert, July 29
Every Christian is called and gifted by God for ministry. Serving God is fulfilling and enjoyable because the very things we enjoy doing and are able to do are usually the spiritual gifts God calls us to use in ministry. What is your ministry—Leadership? Serving? Teaching? Your Career?

Kay Floyd Memorial Project (Collection Sunday, July 29)
Kay was a dedicated LABC member who lost her life after a long and difficult battle with cancer. She was a beloved teacher in our local schools.Monetary donations and school supplies will be collected for distribution to LABC Preschool, Families First, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. A collection box for supplies will be located in the hallway near the church office. Monetary donations will be received by GA’s at the end of the July 29 church service or you may donate any time prior to that date. (Indicate ‘Kay Floyd Project’ on checks written.) Our goal for this year, the 7th since Kay’s passing, is $777—since 7 is considered the perfect number in the Bible. Please help us reach that goal. Thanks!

Soup's On Us, August 4, 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: Aug. 4, Oct. 6, Nov. 3. We look forward to your generous help with this much needed ministry. Please contact us with any questions: Stephanie Griffin, Doris Cessna, Kathy White.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting in August (Time Change)
We been trying something different for our Wednesday Prayer meetings in July. We have been meeting in the Fellowship Hall at noon. We will continue with this schedule in August until the Steakout on Wednesday, August 29. We will not be meeting in the evenings on Wednesdays in August. A light lunch will be provided. We will have a brief Bible study, share prayers for the concerns and the joys of our church family, community, nation, and world, and we will have some great fellowship. A small donation to help offset the cost of the lunch is appreciated but not necessary. Our study is titled “Embracing the Word of God” and will focus on what it means to be a Christian in 21st century world. It will come from the first letter of John. For those of you who work in town or work close enough to drive here let me encourage you to come. We will finish in time for you to get back to work so it would be a great midweek renewal. Invite your colleagues to come as well. Reservations won’t be necessary but if you could call or email Gail (gail@lexingtonavenue.org) it would help us have a sense of how many to prepare for.

Youth Dates for July & August

Sunday Nights in August, 6:00-8:00 - Dinner, Bible Study and Hang Out
We are back to our regular routine of Sunday nights. (If any church members would like to let us use their home and join us for Bible Study, please let one of the youth ministers know.  We would like to meet in a different house each week.)
Aug. 4th - 7th Grade Social
Details to come. We will have a fun social for the new seventh graders joining the youth group.
Aug. 5th - New 7th Graders’ Recognition
We will recognize the new 7th graders in church and welcome them into the youth group. Please let us know if you have an upcoming seventh grader.
Aug.12- Back to School Kick Off: Details to come
Aug. 19- Red's game and Faith Concert (MercyMe)

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)
Sunday School, Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

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).

Youth Host Homes for Sunday Nights
The youth will be meeting on Sunday nights for dinner, Bible study and hangin out, beginning July 15. If any church members would like to let us use their home and join us for Bible Study, please let one of the youth ministers know.  We would like to meet in a different home each week.

Children’s News
Terrific Tuesdays
Terrific Tuesday’s are well underway. We will meet on July 31st for art and recreation. 10-12. Snack will be provided.
Extended Session Workers Needed
If you can help with extended session or in the nursery please call the church office. Thank you to all of the volunteers that serve faithfully each year. We appreciate you.
Back to School Bash at Somer-Splash - Saturday, July 28
We will leave the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. Children need to eat before they come or bring money to eat at the facility. Preschool children only with parents. The summer flies by when you’re havin’ fun. With all the fun we have had this summer with Nada mission trip,VBS, Terrific Tuesdays, camp, and Sunday School, it is already time for school to start back. Let’s celebrate!!! We will go to Somer Splash waterpark in Somerset on Saturday, July 28th. Youth and Families are welcome to join us! Please start collecting school supplies to donate to the Kay Floyd Memorial project. This will be part of your admission and our last mission project for the summer.
Admission: Art Supplies and . . .
Ride ‘N’ Slide: $14.95 (For  guests at least 48 inches tall wishing to ride the large outdoor slides. Includes everything in the park!!! Slides, Wave Pool, Kiddie Play, & Lazy River),
Half Splash: $12.95 (For  guests at under 48 inches tall or those wishing not to ride the large slides. Allows entry at Wave Pool, Kiddie Play, & Lazy River), or
Dry Dock: $3.00 (For  guests not wishing to enter any pools & just wanting to sit pool side.)
Thank You for a wonderful summer, Tara Farmer

Host Families for International Students
Wanted: Host Families. In late August, Centre will welcome 26 new students from foreign countries, by far our largest group of entering international students ever.  Nineteen of these students will arrive from China.  In order to make the transition to our country as smooth as possible, we are seeking local families who would serve as “host families” for a couple of these students.  From past experience, we know that in order to better understand our culture, international students would like to have some experience with family life in America.  Our expectations would not be too demanding and would be spelled out clearly.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please e-mail milton.reigelman@centre.edu and leigh.cocanougher@centre.edu, who will then be in touch with you.

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. 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, 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.

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