LABC News & Notes, June 6, 2013

Brass Band Festival Worship, Sunday, June 9
There will be no Sunday School or 10:45 a.m. worship service at LABC on Sunday, June 9th. Morning worship at LABC will be 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Community Worship Service at Centre College will be at 9:30 a.m.

 

Nada Mission Trip Report
Our children with Tara, Hope, and Carolina, thoroughly cleaned a nice disabled lady's home, and even washed her dog. Billy Luster repaired her hand rail and a few other minor repairs. Dave Arnold mowed a lawn for our good friends Junior and Cindy (He has been suffering with shingles) and did some weedeating at the mission. Carl Smith, with the three Wills and Micah Fowler installed storm doors on two different homes, working overtime without overtime pay. Andrea East, Justin Johnson, Micah Logan, Stacy, Sam, and Laken cleaned up the basketball courts and prepared the games for the graduation celebration. Dianne Stillwell and Michelle Smith, did the shopping and keep us fed all weekend (a never ending job). Miguels Pizza was had by all and Ale8One and campfire Smores by most. The Great and Powerful Oz was the Saturday night movie ("It's better to be good than great") with our little friend, Cherokee, from Nada. On Sunday we finished getting ready for the Graduation Celebration. LABC Kids painted the "Con-grad-ulation" sign. Tara led the LABC and Nada children in activities. Our youth set up lots of fun and wet games in the lawn for the kids of Nada. Worship music was provided by our LABC children with the help of some of our youth for a good crowd of families from the Nada community. We congratulated and applauded the two Nada graduates and presented them with gifts. Then we drew names for prizes for everyone in the community. Thanks LABC for the giifts and prizes. We enjoyed a hamburger and hotdog cookout and some graduation cake. We capped off the graduation celebration with our second annual Nada Hoops Classic. Thanks to Jerry Farmer, Clay Donaldson, Manuel Reardon, and Justin Johnson for reffing, coaching, and organizing the game. After Justin Johnson, coach of the red team, got the cooler of ice water dumped on him for winning the game, we closed with a large circle of prayer with players and fans. As always, friendships were formed and many good conversation were had with friends in Nada. Thanks to LABC for your prayers and support and to the mission team members for your hard work.
The team:
Keith Stillwell, Dianne Stillwell, Carl Smith, Michelle Smith, Billy Luster, Dave Arnold, Jerry Farmer, Nicole Farmer, mManuel Reardon, Clay Donaldson, Tara Farmer, Barrett Minks, Britton Minks, Landon Luster, Sterling Farmer, Cloie Luster, Brooklyn Farmer, Lucy Sebastia, Andrea East, Justin Johnson, Hope Farmer, Laken Thomas, Stacy Terrell, Carolina Meroni, Will Arnold, Micah Fowler, Sam Price, Will Turpin, Will Terrell, Micah Logan
Paula Settle, Nada Missionary, sent this note:   
Thank you so much for the Graduation Celebration that you provided for the two Nada graduates and their family and friends.  The basketball game is truly a highlight of the event.
A special thank you for the Ruth Class for gathering  baby items for our new babies that are coming.
Thank you to Carl and the teen boys who installed two wonderful storm doors for two families.
Paula Settle
CBF Field Personnel for E. Ky.

Lois Baltzer’s LABC Anniversary
Organist - June 1 (17 years)

Pat Stewart’s LABC Anniversary
LABC Weekday Preschool Director - June 11 (5 years)

Children’s Summer
VBS 2013-June 23-27, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

(Sunday - Thursday) - Ages 4 through Grade 6 (completed).
Wanted: Neighbors who want to discover the word of God with children! Would you like to spend a week at Everywhere Fun Fair VBS helping our children discover the welcoming love of God at work all around us? At LABC we will help children discover God’s love through dramas, crafts, games, music, planet56 activities, fun, and more! Please consider signing up for a VBS roleand join the excitement. We need an assembly leader, craft leader, puppeteer, and actors for Drama Skits. Call Church office or see Tara if you would like to help.
Terrific Tuesdays
Terrific Tuesdays begin June 4th and we will meet every other Tuesday: June 11, (the 25th we will not meet due to Vacation Bible School), July 2, 16, and 30. Terrific Tuesdays will consist of various activities including, Book Club, art, missions, recreation and more. We will begin promptly at 10:30 and end at 12:00. A snack will be provided.
Summer Rotation Sunday School
During the summer our children (grades 1-6) will learn about Esther, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Good Samaritan, using art, games, movies, drama, computers, and more.
PASSPORTkids Camp: July 25-28 -Crossville TN
Passport Kids Camp Deposit of $60 is due June 1st. 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!

Please Play Our Piano!
The Burberry Tomaschek Piano is now in the church foyer, and Phillip Hickey, the re-builder technician, says it needs to be played often! So we’d like to ask you, if you play piano even a little, to try out this rare piano! It will be unlocked on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. - noon, and you will help break in these new strings/felts, etc. by playing this piano. As it is an antique and built for Classical and Church Music, please play music that is not too demanding or grandiose in style. If you’d like to play the piano during the week, just come by the office and we’ll be glad to open it for you. Thanks for helping to use our new/old piano. We hope to use it more in the future as it gets acclimated to it’s new equipment.

Summer Wednesday Schedule
During the summer months starting on Wednesday, May 22, we will not have our regular Wednesday night activities. We will have a sandwich lunch, devotion, and prayer at 12:00 each Wednesday. Adult choir will meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

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.

From the Pregnancy Resource Center
The Pregnancy Resource Center is in need of gently used summer clothing for boys sizes newborn--2T and diapers sizes 4 and 5. These are major needs for the Center right now. We ask that you please pray and if God lays it on your heart to donate, you may contact Vicki or Heather at the office 859-236-9282. Thank you for your prayers.

Soup's On Us - July 6
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: 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.

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.

Youth Summer
Sunday School - Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

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 nights.
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!

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.

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 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.

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 twitter.com 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