LABC News & Notes, August 2

Church Steakout, Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 p.m.
Grilled steak, fellowship, and games for kids in fellowship hall. Steaks ($5.00), Hamburgers ($2.00), hotdogs ($1.00). The remainder of the meal is potluck. The church will provide paper products and eating utensils. You may want to bring your own steak knife. Sign up in Sunday School or by contacting the church office. Payment may be made in advance to the church office. If you cannot attend, please call the church office (236-3565) by Monday, August 27 to cancel your reservations.

Sunday School Teachers’ Appreciation Breakfast
Sunday, August 26, 9:00 am, in fellowship fall, for all Sunday School teachers and substitutes who have served this past year and their families.
Thank you Sunday School teachers for your service and dedication

Help With Sunday School Teacher’s Appreciation
If you are a Sunday School class member and would like to help us show our appreciation to our Sunday School teachers by donating a breakfast food, August 26, please call the church office 859-236-3565.

LABC Anniversaries
Linda Lonigro, August 1, twelve years (custodial service)
Linda Harmon, July 7, sixteen years (nursery coordinator); our apologies for overlooking Linda Harmon’s anniversary in July.

LABC Tea: “A Cup of Hospitality”
We now have our own Elmwood Inn tea label, “A Cup of Hospitality.” The tea will be given to our guests and available for sale to members. The cost is $8 for a container of 15 tea sachets ($9.50 in stores) available in the church office. For each container sold, $3.60 goes to our Glocal Missions Offering. The label reads: Since our founding in 1927, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church has sought to blend the core values of heritage, worship, music, prayer, spiritual growth, friendliness, caring and missions to give our congregation a unique flavor. In many cultures, tea has been a symbol of friendship, peace and community for centuries. With that ancient tradition of hospitality in mind, we  offer this caffeine-free tea, blended with delicious aromatic herbs known for soothing both body and spirit. We invite you to become a part of the hospitable spirit of our Christ-centered community. O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 (NRSV).

Prayer for Teachers and Students, Sunday, August 12
As teachers and students are starting back to school and college students are heading of to campus, we will have a prayer for teachers and students during worship.

Clothing Swap Fundraiser for Sharon Price’s Mission Work
Date: August 19 (after church - 3:00 p.m.) in fellowship hall. Funds raised go to support Sharon Price’s mission work teaching in Hungary with Teach Overseas. Bring a dish to share for brunch after church and your unwanted clothes! Leave with a cheap new wardrobe? Bring your unwanted (good condition) clothes, shoes, accessories, and even men’s and children’s clothes. Pay $2 for each item you take away to support missions. All clothes left at the end will be given to charity. Contact person: Sharon Price (859-797-9942).

Communion, Sunday, August 26, 10:45 a.m.

BSK 10th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, August 25

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Celebrates 10 Years: Remember - Celebrate - Imagine. at Georgetown College. For more information and registration call 502-863-8300 or email info@bsky.org.
11:00 a.m. - Luncheon Celebration, Georgetown Conference Center
Highlights: Brett Younger, speaker; Music by “The Penny Loafers”; Activities for ages 2-8 (pre-registration required)
4:00 p.m. - “The Penny Loafers” Benefit Concert, Chapel
$10 minimum contribution at the door. Children free.

Morocco Partnership Trip, October 5-14, 2012
Pray for our team as they prepare to minister on your behalf in Morocco..
The Team: Carolyn Godfrey, Brenda Farmer, Tara Farmer, Callie Minks, Dianne Stillwell, Keith Stillwell, Kelsey Stillwell, Laken Thomas
Purpose of the Trip:
1. Refugee Ministry: The team will join with Rabat church members and other KBF team members to conduct Bible School with English speaking African refugee women and their children, provide food and clothing, and offer skills training and micro enterprise funds so that they can provide a modest income for themselves and their children. The African refugee situation is one of the most desperate in the world.
2. Building our relationship with our partner church in Rabat through worship, meals, fellowship, and working together in refugee ministry.
3. Making our world smaller and promoting peace by learning to live and work among other cultures and religions, especially Muslims.
4. Be open to God’s leadership.
About Morocco:
Morocco is a moderate Muslim country, primarily Arabic speaking. Christianity is legal in Morocco, though it is against the law to proselytize a Muslim. The Kentucky Baptist Fellowship partners with the Evangelical Church of Morocco (EEAM), which includes a number of churches throughout the country. Lexington Avenue Baptist partners with the church in Rabat, the capital city. The church is made up primarily of French speaking African students studying at the Universities in Morocco. The partnership with EEAM includes ministry with Moroccan refugees—Africans who have fled war, famine, and political unrest and end up in Morocco destitute.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting in August (Time Change)
We have 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 resume our Wednesday night suppers, youth and childen’s activities on Sept. 5). 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.

A Sunday Evening Gathering: Acts
A prayerful reading of the Book of Acts, Sundays, 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for a time of prayer, Bible study, and community.

Youth News for August
School Starts!

August 1 - Lincoln, Burgin Independent
August 8 - Mercer, Casey, Garrard
August 14 - Boyle
August 15 - Danville, Danville Christian Academy
New Seventh Graders’ Recognition
Sunday, August 5, 10-:45 a.m.
Welcome New Seventh Graders
Saturday August 4th: 7th grade social with all youth!
What: Live gaming - Where: Richmond - Cost: $15
When: Leaving the church at 9:00
Will get back by 1:00
Parents’ Planning Meeting, Sat. Aug. 4, 1 pm
PARENTS: We will be eating lunch together at the church at 1:00
All parents (not just 7th grade parents) and youth are encouraged to come for lunch to talk with each other and the youth ministers about youth group ideas and plans for the fall and how they can be involved. We also ask that every parent bring a schedule of their youth's extra curricular activities. (ex. dates and locations for swim meets, band competitions, soccer games, plays, choirs, dance recital, competitions or sporting events)
Head First Bible Study
August 5: Bible Study & Games. Meet at the church. Bring money to go out to eat for dinner.
August 12: Back to school kick off! We will be going to the Vanderpool's house for dinner and games. They have a pool and if weather allows, youth have the option to swim. Note: Bring bathing suits and towels if you want to swim. Please dress modestly (girls, wear one-piece suits or a t-shirt over the suit.
August 26: We will be starting a 6 week Passport curriculum
Reds Baseball and Faith Concert
Sunday, August 19 -Bus Leaves the church at 9:30 a.m. Reds versus 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.

Welcome New 7th Graders

On August 5 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 7th grader.

Youth: Reds Baseball and Faith Concert, Sunday, August 19
Bus Leaves the church at 9:30 a.m. Reds versus 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: August
Prayer for Teachers & Students

As teachers and students are starting back to school, we will have a prayer for teachers and students during worship, Sunday, August 12, 10:45 a.m.
School Starts
August 1 - Lincoln, Burgin Independent
August 8 - Mercer, Casey, Garrard
August 14 - Boyle
August 15 - Danville, Danville Christian Academy
Steakout, Wednesday, August 29, 6:30 p.m.
Includes games with children. See the front of the Key for more details
Sunday School, Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
We will continue our summer rotation schedule through Sunday, September 2, then promote to our new classes (3-K, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, and Planet 56) and return to our school year schedule on Sunday, September 9.
Thank You
Tara Farmer, Children’s Minister (tara@lexingtonavenue.org)

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.

Soup's On Us, October 6, 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: 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).

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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