LABC News & Notes, May 9, 2013

Parent/child Dedication, Mothers’ Day, May 12, 10:45 a.m.
If your child has never been dedicated and you would like to participate in this service, please call the church office (236-3565).

Baby Shower for Nada - May 12
Our church family is invited to participate in a “Mother’s Day Shower of Baby Gifts” for families in the Nada community. Paula Settle shared with us Sunday, April 14, that six families in her mission area were having new babies and the immediate need is great. The Ruth Sunday School Class invites all who want to participate in helping to meet this need to bring baby items (new, and used in GOOD condition) to the Welcome Cafe on Mother’s Day, May 12, from 9 to 10 a.m. Please do not wrap. We will see that they are delivered to Paula in Nada.

Seeking--Part-Time Youth Minister
Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, Kentucky is seeking a part-time Youth Minister. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring 7th to 12th grade students and adding energy and spiritual growth to our program. If you are interested in this position contact, Dr. Tommy Valentine, Pastor at 859-236-3565 or e-mail your resume to Deadline is May 15, 2013.

Committees & Leadership Team Meetings - Sunday, May 19
Leadership Team Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
Leadership Team Meeting & Sandwich Supper. For: Committee chairpersons, ministerial staff, deacon officers, Sunday School division directors, and general officers.
Committee & Leadership Team Meetings, 6:00 p.m.
Devotional and leadership training focus followed by committee and leadership team meetings. For: Personnel, Finance, Nominating, Property, Weekday Preshool, Stewardship, Christian Education, VBS, Missions, Music, Children's Ministry, Special Events, Health, Audio-Visual Technology, Bus
Nursery: If you need Childcare, please call the church office by Tues., May 7

Children’s Recognition, Wednesday, May 15
We will recognize our children for their participation in Wednesday night music and mission groups and say thank you to their leaders. This will be our last Wednesday night for family supper and children’s activities until fall.

Prizes Needed for Graduation Celebration
We will give gifts to the Nada graduates and have prize drawings for children and adults.In the past we have given gift cards (Walmart, Kroger, Subway, etc.), autographed items, toys, electronics, household items, most any nice large of small gift could work.

Names of Graduates
If you know the name of LABC students graduating from high school, please call the church office by Friday, May 11. Also let us know the names of other graduates from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office by Sunday, May 26.

Dr. Phil Quinn’s LABC Anniversary
May 1 (9 years) - Minister of Music

Martha Robertson’s LABC Anniversary
May 1 (3 years) - Pianist

Soup's On Us - June 1
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. Mark these dates and join us for fellowship and ministry through Soup's On Us: June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7. “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.

About Our New Old Piano!
Thanks to all who helped to make our Dedication Concert such a success!  We’re not sure whether we broke it IN or broke it DOWN, but at least we did dedicate this beautiful rebuilt piano in a wonderful way into God’s service. From the musicians who played or sang, young and old, to those who made cookies for the reception (Ymmm…), we say, “Thank you” with all our hearts. Our church loves music and enjoyed the variety of talents they heard Sunday. And it was good to have Debbie Harman, Jan Sheffield, and the Richardsons back with us. Phillip Hickey will continue to “tweak” the new keys, pads, and strings, and we will use it in our worship services at times during the next couple of Sundays.  Then it will probably be placed in the Choir Room to be used along with the other piano there.  Please come up close and view this special piano closely—it is unique, beautiful, rare, ornate, and you’ll enjoy looking at this instrument. And if you haven’t gotten your piano pin yet, see Phil or Gail in the church office.
Thanks again, Dr. Phil

Children’s News for May
Children’s Recognition, Wednesday, May 15

We will recognize our children for their participation in Wednesday night music and mission groups and say thank you to their leaders. This will be our last Wednesday night for family supper and children’s activities until fall.
PASSPORTkids Camp: July 25-28 -Crossville TN
Register for camp now with a $60 deposit. See Tara for more information. PASSPORTkids! is a children’s summer camp where every element is integrated to provide an active faith-building experience for 3rd-6th graders. Bible studies, devotions and worship are designed to help children discover God’s love and practice being followers of Jesus. Then we mix in a healthy dose of that one ingredient that holds the rest together and keeps groups coming back year after year… FUN!
Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together
VBS 2013: June 23-27 (Sunday to Thursday in the evenings) We are planning a fun filled VBS and we are going to need many volunteers. Please see Tara if you can help in any way.

Youth News - May

Sunday School - Way to Live - Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
When youth enter the youth group they are presented with the book, Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens, written by teenagers and youth leaders. This year we will focus on chapters: Life, Story, Bodies, Stuff, and Food.
Head First Sunday Nights: Supper, Games & Devotion, 6-8 p.m.
We are looking for host homes and people to prepare meals for our Sunday night activities in May.
Youth Wednesday Nights
Supper, Prayer, & Rec Room, 6:15-7:30- p.m.
PASSPORTyouth camp - June 30 - July 5
Wingate University, NC. See Andrea or Justin now to reserve your spot
PASSPORTchoices encourages campers to explore their personal interests and find the connection between those interests and gifts and who God is creating them to become! Some youth are artists, others are into the environment.  Some express themselves through cooking, while others will travel the world. As always, youth need to be given the opportunity to impact the lives of those around them through hands on missions. PASSPORTchoices is designed to help campers explore the reality that they are uniquely and wonderfully made and encourage them to make great choices as they discover who God is creating them to become!


Family Night Meals
Please call the church office if you would like to be added to the standing Wednesday night supper list. 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
May 8 - Nina Mallory - Chicken & Potluck
May 15 - Tim Dievert - Grilled Hamburger & Hotdogs

Nada Mission 2013 - May 31-June 2
Children, Youth, Adults & Families
Contact Keith or call the church office now to sign up.
Mission Work
Graduation Celebration with Nada Classic basketball game, worship, home repair, yard work for the elderly, Family Movie Night in Lexington, Children’s Story Time and Art. We need people to lead games and activities, work with children, lead worship, sing or play an instrument, organize, coach and referee the basketball game, cooks, manual laborers, planners.
Prizes Needed for Graduation Celebration
We will give gifts to the Nada graduates and have prize drawings for children and adults.In the past we have given gift cards (Walmart, Kroger, Subway, etc.), autographed items, toys, electronics, household items, most any nice large of small gift could work.
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.
On Saturday we will work to clean-up the basketball court and repair the goals, organize and set up for the Graduation Celebration, and do some home repair, lawn mowing and weed-eating in the community.
Family Movie Night in Lexington
We will enjoy a night at the movies in Lexington with Nada families.
Children’s Story Time and Art
For Nada and LABC children.
Heaven on a Hilltop (how can you beat that?) and Poplar Place. Very nice, cozy cabins in the beautiful mountains.
Prayer, devotions, fellowship, sharing and God’s creation will make this trip a spiritual retreat as well as a mission trip.
Schedule (Tentative)
Friday, May 31
6:00 p.m.       Depart LABC
8:00 p.m.       Cabin Check-in
9:00 p.m.       Devotion & Planning
10:00 p.m.      Hang Out & Snacks
Saturday, June 1
8:30 a.m.        Breakfast in Cabins
10:00 a.m.      Work Project
12:00 a.m.       Lunch at Miguel’s Pizza
2:00 p.m.        Preparation for Graduation Celebration & Work Project
6:00 p.m.        Depart Nada for Movies
7:05 p.m.        Family Movie Night in Lexington with Friends from Nada
Sunday, June 2
10:30 a.m.        Second LABC Group Departs for Nada
11:30 a.m.        Cabin Devotions
12:30 p.m.        Sandwich Lunch
1:00 p.m.        Finish Preparations for Graduation Celebration
2:00 p.m.        Graduation Celebration: Games, Activities, Music
3:00 p.m.        Worship with Nada & Graduate Recognition
4:00 p.m.        Graduation Celebration: Cookout, Games, Music
4:30 p.m.        Basketball Game: Nada Hoops Classic
6:30 p.m.        Mission Trip Debriefing
7:00 p.m.        Depart for Danville

Morocco Partnership Trip - October 3-14, 2013

“Fellowship Without Borders--Caravan for Women”
Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, Kentucky Baptist Women In Ministry, and The Eglise Evangelique au Maroc will partner together in October to lead the first multicultural women’s experience for Kentuckians and Africans in Morocco. Lead by Karen Thomas Smith and Becky Caswell-Speight, this trip seeks to build relationships between women of the EEAM and women of the KYBWIM.  The group from Kentucky will travel (caravan) across the country of Morocco with women of the EEAM developing partnership, discovering ways to work together, and encouraging each other in their own cultures and contexts. Highlights for the trip include worship in Casablanca, Bible study in Fez, dialogue with Moroccan Muslims in Ifrane, and worship with migrants/refugees in Rabat. Contact Josh Speight or Becky Caswell-Speight for more info. Tentative Travel Dates: October 3-14, 2013. Estimated Cost: $2100
LABC/Rabat Partnership Trip
Keith Stillwell will be going to Morocco at the same time as the KBF Women in Ministry trip,  primarily to help the Rabat church with children’s education.  We are looking for a woman to go and represent LABC and someone (perhaps the same person) with a background in childhood education. See Keith if you are interested.

Morocco Partnership Plans (2013-2016)
A portion of the Global Ministries budget allocated for Morocco partnership trips will be carried over ever other year to support teams from LABC traveling to Morocco and teams from Morocco visiting Kentucky. In 2014 we plan to invite a team from Morocco to visit us in Kentucky and in 2016 we will plan to send a team to Morocco and provide as much financial support for the team as possible. Members are called out and sent to participate in ministry as representatives of the church, supported by the church. Depending on the ministry goals of the trip, priority in allocation of financial assistance will go to those with specific gifts needed for that trip and those who have never been. Kentucky Baptist Fellowship (KBF) promotes partnership trips to Morocco most ever year. Members are encouraged to participate in these trips at their own expense with minimal support from the missions budget when available. This coming fall, Keith will be going to Morocco, with the KBF team,  primarily to help the Rabat church with children’s education. The focus of the KBF trip will be Women’s Ministries. It would be helpful for a woman to go and represent LABC and someone (perhaps the same person) with a background in childhood education to go.
Morocco Trips:
2013- Keith and childhood education/KBF and Women’s Ministries
2014- Team from Rabat Morocco church invited to Kentucky
2015- KBF sponsored trip
2016- Team from LABC to Morocco

A Sunday Evening Gathering: Luke

A prayerful reading of the Gospel of Luke, Sundays, 5:00 p.m. 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” is cancelled until late Fall 2013. Some will be walking at the park if you want to join call Judee Vanderpool (phone number available in the church office).

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
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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