LABC News & Notes, November 21, 2013

Churchwide Thanksgiving Feast
Sunday, November 24, 6:00 p.m. in fellowship hall. Church will provide turkey, dressing, gravy, rolls, and drinks, the rest of the meal is potluck.

Pies Needed - Community Thanksgiving Dinner at LABC

Thursday, November 28, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. We need pies and cakes. If you can help, please bring a pie or cake on Wednesday or early Thursday morning.

Maetta Gray Women on Mission - December 3, 1:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Adam Nash

Cider Sunday at the Welcome Cafe’ - November 24
Drop by Sunday, November 24th, for the best hot spiced apple cider anytime from 9:10 to 9:40 a.m. Visit with host Jolene Hutchison, Rhonda Caldwell, deacons of the week and regulars at the café.  We look forward to seeing you.

Children’s Minister Search
Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, a CBF affiliated congregation, located in Danville, Kentucky, is seeking a part time (15-19 hours per week) children’s minister.  Interested applicants may send a resume to the church at 339 W. Lexington Ave, Danville, Ky 40422 ATTN: Children’s Minister Search Committee or by email to

New Church Directory December 3 - 7
It’s time for a new pictorial church directory. It will only be complete if YOU are in it. Photography dates are December 3 through 7. Schedule your professional photography session by selecting an option below:
- Stop by Fellowship Hall to sign up on any Sunday before or after church
- Log in to Click on the box on the right side that says “Schedule Your Photography Session.” Church code is KY168. Password is labc168. Follow instructions. This site is available only Monday through Friday.
- Call Alicia Nickens (phone number available in the church office).
Everyone who is photographed will receive a complimentary 8X10 portrait, a complimentary directory, and a $10 off coupon toward the purchase of any portraits. Each family will view portraits immediately after being photographed. Universal Church Directories provides a complete professional portrait studio right here at our church in the choir room. You’ll enjoy a variety of poses, portrait sizes, finish and framing options AND have the opportunity to purchase portraits to give to family and friends. Set your appointment today.

Operation Christmas child - Deadline, November 24
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD coming your way! Please pick up materials in the connecting hallway. Our deadline for turning in boxes this year is Sunday, November 24th which is right around the corner!! Your gifts offer joy, hope, and most of all, the plan of salvation which, for most of these children, has never been presented. There is a 12 week follow up "school" taught in their own language during which the children learn about Jesus, complete workbooks, listen to Bible stories, and become thoroughly educated in the Christian faith. Last year we more than doubled the amount of shoeboxes from the previous year. Let's get our entire family and as many of our friends and neighbors involved as possible and do even better this year!! --Linda Kurtz

Soup's On Us - December 7
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. On one Saturday per month we will prepare and deliver meals for needy families. “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.

Christmas Choir Folders Ready
Please, please, please, please! Try something new! We need 6,398 singers in our Christmas Choir this year (actually, we’ll be OK with a few less than that, but you can’t blame me for trying), and we’re hoping you can help us! The music is not difficult and you’ll receive a blessing! We sing with instruments;  we are singing with DCC (Danville Children’s Choir) this year; it’s just an exciting experience! Just talk to Dr. Phil or go by the Choir Room and pick up a folder/CD. Try something new!


If you would like to order a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one, please call the church office (236-3565). The cost is $10.00 which will go to the Annual Glocal Missions Offering.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at LABC
Thursday, November 28, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

A Sunday Evening Gathering: Genesis
A prayerful reading of the book of Genesis. Note: The Gathering will meet at 4:00 p.m. (instead of 5:00 p.m.), during the winter months, in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for a time of prayer, Bible study, and community.

Walk on the “Mild” Side
Walk on the “Mild” Side has started for the fall. Join us at 8:30 a.m. to walk with Leslie Sansone on her DVD’s and enjoy the fellowship of others who try to stay active and healthy. Pace yourself with one, two or three miles --thirty to forty five minutes. Music will help motivate and keep us moving. Come check us out Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. in fellowship hall at LABC. It’s FREE too!

Youth Group Schedule - November 2013
Verse for November

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transforme by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2, ESV).
Weekly Schedule
Sunday Morning

Sunday School @ 9:30-10:30 a.m. (youth room)
Worship @ 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Night
Food & Fellowship @ 5:00-6:00 p.m. (youth game room)
Youth Group @ 6:00-7:00 p.m. (youth room)
Church wide meal @ 6:15 p.m. (fellowship hall)
Deep End Bible Study @ 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. (youth room)
Caution: Schedule Changes
-No Youth, November 17th (Due to Ice Skating trip)
-No Sunday night Youth activities, November 24th (Due to the Church Thanksgiving Dinner)
-No Deep End Bible Study, November 27th

Children’s November Schedule
Wednesday Night Activities - 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Fall Pre-school-4th Grade Veggie Tales Musical
In December our kids will be performing, “The Incredible, Gigantic, Humongous Veggie Tales Christmas Show!”  It is the cutest, bestest, most adorablest musical ever!  You will love seeing & hearing Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and other delightful Veggie friends bring us The Christmas Story!
Preschool Mission Friends (ages 3-K)
In addtion to preparing for the Veggie Tales Christmas Show, preschoolers will be learning about missions and doing mission activities.
The GreatADVENTURE for Planet 56
Fifth and Sixth Graders will be rehearsing for an Advent play, creating art for the play and for worship, and enjoying some recreation.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Center
“Get Connected” at the Welcome Café

Get connected at the Welcome Café, located in the fellowship hall, Sunday from 9 to 9:40 a.m. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee from the Baptist Fair Trade Project. Learn more about the Welcome Center ministry.
Tech Savvy Volunteers Needed at the Welcome Center
Are you tech savvy? Have a Facebook page or a Twitter handle?  If so, we need you.  Volunteers are needed Sunday mornings at the Welcome Café from 9 to 9:40 a.m. (beginning October 1) to teach others who would like to connect with others on the world wide web. Send email or call Rhonda Caldwell if you can lead or assist with this ministry aspect of the Welcome Center—(contact information available in the church office).
Welcome Cafe’ Volunteers
If God has blessed you with an outgoing personality, the ability to share His love, a servants heart OR a talent to remember people’s names and faces, we need you at the Welcome Café. Join this ministry by volunteering to serve on the planning team or staff the Welcome Café (45 minute time commitment one or two Sundays per year). Classes are invited to volunteer on a monthly basis. To volunteer, send email or call Rhonda Caldwell (contact information available in the church office),  or sign-up at the Welcome Café, located in the fellowship hall.

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.
Meal Pricing: Adults and Youth age 12 and up: $5.00; Children age 5-11: $2.00; Children under 5: free
Wednesday Night Meal Schedule:
Date    Cooking Team    Main Menu
Nov. 27    Thanksgiving Week     (No Family Night Meal)
Dec. 4    Amy Miller    Chicken & Potluck
Dec. 11    Judee Vanderpool    Roast Beef
Dec. 18     Deacon     Chili Cook-off
Children & Youth Activities - 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Youth Deep End Bible Study (grades 7-12), Veggie Tales Chirstmas Show (preschool - grade 4), The Great ADVENTure (Planet 56), Mission Friends

Candles for Glocal Missions Offering
Twelve candles have been placed on the baptistry rail representing our $12,000 Glocal Missions goal. For every $1000 given toward Glocal Missions, a candle will be lighted. The candles will remain throughout the year as we work toward our goal.

Church Key Return
If you have borrowed church keys that you are no longer using, please return them to the church office. We are running short on keys and it costs the church $5 each to make new ones.

The Key (print edition) Deadline
Information for the print edition of the Key newsletter is due on the last Sunday of the month for the following month’s edition.

LABC Tea: “A Cup of Hospitality”
We 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 $10 for a container of 15 tea sachets ($10.50 in most stores) or three for $25, available in the church office. For each container sold, $4.00 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).

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 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:

LABC Online
Web Site: 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 to sign up.

Box Tops for Education: Labels for Oneida
Just a reminder that the Ruth Sunday School Class still collects soup labels and box tops for education labels. As you prepare for your holiday meals, please clip these and bring to our class room. Our goal this year has been 1,000 labels to send to Oneida Baptist Institute, Oneida Ky. So far, we have mailed over 600 labels (that doesn’t count points). A quote from OBI reads: “send us the entire label. Look for Labels for Education tm not only on Campbell’s foods, but also on products such as Vlasic, Franco-American, Prego, Swanson, Pace, and Pepperidge Farm. These labels earn points for us that we can redeem to get free educational equipment. Tyson’s Project A+ tm--send entire labels from specially marked Tyson chicken products. Worth 24 cents each, they return to us as a cash reward. General Mills’ Box tops for Education tm-- Send specially marked box tops. Each is worth 10 cents, and this program also turns points into cash.” This is an easy way for us to help out a wonderful institution carrying the name of Christ to a terrific group of young people as they educate and minister in their lives..--Paula Scott and the Ruth Class