LABC News & Notes, July 25, 2013

Ministry Commitment Sunday - July 28, 2012
Ministry Survey: We would like for all of our members to complete a Ministry Survey, by Sunday, July 28, which is Ministry Commitment Sunday and Stewardship of Talents Emphasis 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. Inside the July edition of the Key; 2. Sunday School, July 21; 3. Bulletin Insert, July 28
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 for Kids Memorial Project
An LABC Missions Project.
KAY FLOYD: A beloved teacher in our local schools, a faithful member of LABC and the Mary Martha Sunday School Class, Kay passed away in 2006 after a long battle with cancer. A tribute to Kay, the project is in its 8th year and honors her and those she loved most—the children of our community.
PROJECT SUPPORTS: Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Families First; and LABC Preschool all in the Danville-Boyle County Communities.
PLEASE HELP by donating school supplies or financial gifts Our goal is $2013
HOW TO PARTICIPATE? Place financial gifts in this envelope and donations in the collection box near the church office. July 28 is the official project date and GAs will be on hand to receive donated supplies or financial gifts. Be sure to designate checks to the Kay Floyd for Kids Memorial Project.
THANK YOU for your support of local children in memory of Kay. —Members of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class.

Linda Harmon LABC Anniversary - July 7
Nursery Coordinator (17 Years!)

Summer Psalms: Sermon Series
July 28: Psalm 46:10
August 4: Psalm 118:24
August 11: Psalm 23:4
August 18: Psalm 62:1-2
August 25: Psalm 130:4
Sept. 1: Psalm 1:1-2 or Psalm 97:1

Morocco Trip, October 3-14, 2013
A team from LABC (Callie Minks, Martha Robertson, Sharon Price, and Keith Stillwell) will be joining others from the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship on a partnership trip to Morocco. The team will be participating in Women's Ministries with various churches throughout Morocco (not Keith), engaging in ministry with African Refugees, continuting our relationship with our partner church in Rabat, and helping with children's curriculum in Rabat (a need identified on the last trip). Callie Minks has agreed to serve as our Morocco Partnership leader and will serve as liaison between LABC and the Rabat Church. So she will be going in that capacity to meet their partnership team and make connections for LABC. In keeping with our future planning for the partnership, most of our Morocco budget for this year will be used for a trip next year, so the team (except for Keith- he is using the ticket he was unable to use last year) will be responsible for most of the expense of this trip. If you would like to provide some financial assistance to any or all members of the team, please contact Keith.

Soup's On Us - August 3
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: 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.

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. The Adult choir will not meet in July.

July Key for Kids
Thank You

Thank You to everyone who volunteered to help with vacation bible school. You are appreciated.
Terrific Tuesday’s
Are you bored this summer? Do not forget Terrific Tuesday’s are every other Tuesday-July 16, 30, and will consist of various activities Book Club, Art, Missions, Recreation and more. Time is 10:30-12. Snack will be provided. If anyone is interested in leading a Terrific Tuesday session on July 16th. Please see Tara.
Summer Rotation Sunday school
Teachers please see Tara to sign up for a rotation Sunday.

Welcome Adam and Amber Nash

On Sunday, June 16, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church called Adam Nash as youth minister. We welcome Adam and his wife Amber to the LABC family.

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.

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.

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

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 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:

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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