LABC News & Notes, August 8, 2013

“Get Connected” at the Welcome Café - August 11
Get connected at the Welcome Café (located in the fellowship hall) Sunday, August 11th anytime from 9 to 9:40 a.m. Connect with LABC family while enjoying a cup of coffee from the Baptist Fair Trade Project or LABC’s hospitality blend of tea. Learn more about the Trade Project and the work of the Welcome Center ministry.

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 to, call Rhonda Caldwell, or sign-up at the Welcome Café, located in the fellowship hall.

Youth Meals Needed
Starting in September the Youth Group will need people to prepare/purchase a meal and bring it to the youth recreation room on Sunday nights. To sign-up please contact Adam or Amber Nash.

Linda Lonigro LABC Anniversary
Custodial Service (August 1 - 13 Years!)

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip to Bread of Life Café
Check your calendars for Thursday, August 22, to go with us to Liberty, KY!  We’ll leave at 2:00 PM and go to South Fork’s Amish Furniture Shop (where they sell Amish furniture), and then go on to The Bread of Life Café for an early supper.  You’ll get the buffet and drink for $6.99 (Wow!).  Please call Gail and reserve your seat on the van!

Please Keep our Secret
The Choir did make a recording of two songs last Wednesday and did a great job-very professional! They WILL be on Phil’s CD coming out in October, and you can get one if you come to the Concert on Oct. 22, but we ask you try to keep this a secret. If not, word might get out and they will be on The Voice Show and/or get nominated for a Dove Award and we’ll lose our choir members when they get famous and have to go on world tours and all. Thanks for your help in this matter. “Mums” the word!

A Word About Kid’s Music in The Fall
If your child likes to sing, you might want to let them audition for Danville Children’s Choir this month (just call Melissa Grubbs).  Our Adult Choir is collaborating with DCC to sing together during an Advent Service on Dec. 15. It will be a big deal!  But you have to be a member of DCC to sing with us! They are a great choir and have great leadership—your child will learn so much! Questions?  Ask Phil or call Melissa.

Church Steakout, Wednesday, August 28, 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 26 to cancel your reservations.

Sunday School Teachers’ Appreciation Reception Breakfast
Outside on the Plaza at the front entrance to the Sanctuary, Sunday, August 25, 9:00 a.m., for all Sunday School teachers and substitutes who have served this past year and their families. In case of rain, reception will be held in fellowship hall. Thank you Sunday School teachers for your service and dedication
Class members: Show you appreciation by writing a thank you note on the Teachers’ Appreciation bulletin board at the entrance to fellowship hall and send a finger food  breakfast item on August 25 (See your Sunday School class for a sign-up sheet).

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.

Youth News for August
If finance or transportation is an issue to any youth group event contact, Adam or Amber at your own discretion.
Welcome New 7th Graders
Welcome to the youth group to all the new 7th graders. The recognition and graduation for the 7th graders is on the 25th but the soon to be 7thgraders are welcome to participate in the youth activities including Reds game and game night (with the exception of Sunday School).
Reds Game and Faith Concert
The Reds’ Day of Faith is August 11th. The youth will be meeting at 9:15 a.m. in the parking lot to travel to the game. After watching the Reds play the Padres, MercyMe will perform. Depending on the game, we will return to the church between 9:30 and 10: p.m. The tickets are $10 plus money for lunch, dinner, and spending money at the park. If you are planning to attend, please let Adam Nash know by Wednesday, August 7th. You can email Adam at or call him (phone number available in the office).
Game Night
August 25th Is Youth Group Game Night Fellowship, Fun, and Food. 6:00pm-8:00pm Free
Welcome Cafe’ Youth Sunday
The youth are invited to the Welcome Cafe’from 9:30 till 9:50 a.m. to share how to make the cafe’ a place to connect and to pick up your back-to-school survival kit. Enjoy some hot tea, flavored coffees, water, and light breakfast items.
Adult Help Needed
Starting in September the Youth Group will need people to prepare/purchase a meal and bring it to the youth recreation room on Sunday nights. To sign-up please contact Adam or Amber Nash.
Weekly Youth  Events

9:30am-10:30am - Sunday School
6:00pm-7:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm-8:00pm - Youth Group: Games and Devotional
6:00pm-7:15pm - Deep End Bible Study and Food

Children’s News for August
Thank You

Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Thank you for budgeting/planning for us to go to Passport kids camp. We all appreciate the opportunity and thank everyone who donated and raised money for us to go. Also, thank you to Billy Luster and Amy Miller for chaperoning alongside me in Tennessee. You guys were awesome!!!!
Back to School Bash !!!
Our Back to School Bash will be Sunday 1:00-5:00, August 11, at Anderson Dean Water Park. Preschoolers must attend with parents please. Youth and families are also invited. The cost is a donation of a school supply item for the Kay Floyd for Kids Memorial Project, $4.00 for admission, and any money for snacks. Please let Tara know or call church office if you plan on attending in able for us to prepare for transportation. Thanks.
Summer Rotation Sunday School
Teachers please see Tara to sign up for a rotation Sunday. Summer Rotations will continue until Labor Day.
School Prayers
Prayers for everyone this month as you begin a new school year. Children, Teachers, and Parents you are in our thoughts.
Children’s Blanket
Children made a blanket during camp to give to a child in our community that is in need. If you have any suggestions for who should receive it please talk to Tara.
A Word About Kid’s Music in The Fall
If your child likes to sing, you might want to let them audition for Danville Children’s Choir this month (just call Melissa Grubbs). Our Adult Choir is collaborating with DCC to sing together during an Advent Service on Dec. 15. It will be a big deal! But you have to be a member of DCC to sing with us! They are a great choir and have great leadership—your child will learn so much! Questions? Ask Phil or call Melissa.

Summer Psalms: Sermon Series by Tommy Valentine
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 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.

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.

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.

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