LABC News & Notes, September 5, 2013

Sunday School Teachers’ Meeting - The Story
Sunday, September 8, 4:00 p.m. in room 306 (Coed 2) or
Wednesday, September 11, 7:30 p.m. in Room 306 (Coed 2)

We are thinking about engaging in a churchwide emphasis for all ages involving, Sunday School, worship, and Wednesday nights called,“The Story.” The Story takes us through the whole story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation in a relatively short time span so that we get the big picture of the Bible story and see how the Bible stories we are familiar with, fit into the larger biblical narrative. We will present “The Story” to our teachers to decide if and/or how we might use it in Sunday School. We have provided two separate meeting times to, hopefully, accomodate your schedules.You do not need to attend both meetings. Other church members are welcome to attend and you may wish to invite other class leaders/members to join you.

Fall Famous Sanctuary Choir
We HAVE started back with our rehearsals on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15 PM!  We are working on our weekly music plus our songs for Dr. Phil’s “Grace Through The Storm” Concert on October 20.  Advent Music is just about ready.  A lot is happening--  come, be a part.

Calling All Handbell Ringers
We begin our Fall Ringing Schedule on Sunday, September 8 at 5 PM—new music for Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas are being put in your folders as we speak (or perhaps….write)!  See you then!

Committees & Leadership Team Meetings - Sunday, Sept. 22
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 Wed., Sept. 11.

Morocco Mallard's Meeting, Sunday September 15
Anyone interested in our Rabat, Morocco partnership is invited to join us for lunch on Sunday, September 15 after morning worship to discuss future plans. Specifically, we will discuss plans to invite a team from Rabat to visit us in 2014.

Morocco Partnership Trip, October 3-14, 2013
A team from LABC will be joining others from the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship on a partnership trip to Morocco.
The LABC Team
Callie Minks, Martha Robertson, Sharon Price, and Keith Stillwell
Prayer Partners
If you would like to be prayer partner for one of our team members, please contact Keith. Prayer Partners will: (1) Attend the Morocco fundraiser dinner and prayer meeting on Wednesday, September 18; (2)Write a prayer card to send with your team member (See Keith about certain kinds of language that should not be printed on a card taken into the country). (3) Receive a trip itinerary and pray daily for your team member. (4) Stand with your team member in the commissioning service on Sunday, Sept. 29 (optional).
Morocco Fundraiser Meal - Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:15 p.m.
The Morocco Partnership team will provide the meal. Proceeds will go to help defray the cost of the trip for the team.
Financial Assistance
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.
The team will be participating in Women's Ministries with various churches throughout Morocco (not Keith), engaging in ministry with African Refugees, continuing 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.
About Morocco
Morocco is a moderate Muslim country, primarily Arabic speaking. Christianity is legal in Morocco, though it is against the law to proselytize a Muslim. The Kentucky Baptist Fellowship partners with the Evangelical Church of Morocco (EEAM), which includes a number of churches throughout the country. Lexington Avenue Baptist partners with the church in Rabat, the capital city. The church is made up primarily of French speaking African students studying at the Universities in Morocco. The partnership with EEAM includes ministry with Moroccan refugees—Africans who have fled war, famine, and political unrest and end up in Morocco destitute.

Family Night Meals this Fall
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
Sept. 4       Amy Miller    BBQ Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Chips & Dessert
Sept. 11     Nina Mallory    Chicken & Potluck
Sept. 18    Morocco Team Fundraiser
Sept. 25    Tim Dievert    Roast Beef
Oct. 2    Amy Miller
Oct. 9     Fall Break (No Family Night Meal)
Oct. 16    Amy Miller & Children’s Ministry Team - Kids’ Camp Fundraiser
Oct. 23    Judee Vanderpool    Chicken & Potluck
Oct. 30    Tim Dievert    Fall Festival - Hot Dogs
Nov. 6    Masonic Lodge    Fish Fry
Nov. 13    Judee Vanderpool
Nov. 20    Nina Mallory    Fried Chicken with sides provided
Nov. 27    Thanksgiving Week (No Family Night Meal)
Dec. 4    Amy Miller    Chicken & Potluck
Dec. 11    Judee Vanderpool   
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

Soup's On Us - September 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. Mark these dates and join us for fellowship and ministry through Soup's On Us: 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.

“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.

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 at 859.583.5652,  or sign-up at the Welcome Café, located in the fellowship hall.

College Addresses and Emails Needed
Help us keep our college students informed with news from LABC. Please call the church office with up-to-date addresses and emails.

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.

Youth Calendar for September
Attention: Change in Times. The Youth Group starting in September will no longer be on the summer time schedule.
Sunday Nights
Youth Group meal Sunday nights will be at 5:00 p.m. and Youth Group will be at 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Nights
Deep End Bible Study will begin following the church wide meal @ 6:15 p.m. We will start Bible Study at 6:45 and let out by 7:30. During September the Deep End Bible Study will be talking about who we are as Christians, as a part of Lexington Avenue Baptist, and as the youth group.
Welcome new 7th Graders
Sunday the 8th, the 7th graders will be recognized during worship service as new members of the youth group.
Verse for September: John 3:16-17
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did nto send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
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
9:30 am-10:30 am - Sunday School
5:00 pm-6:00 pm - Dinner
6:00 pm-7:00 pm - Youth Group: Games and Devotional
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm - Churchwide Meal
6:45 pm-7:30 pm - Deep End Bible Study

Children’s News for September
Wednesday Night Activities - Sept. 4th

Fall Preschool-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!  Encourage your kids to help out.
The GreatADVENTURE for Planet 56: Fifth and Sixth Graders will be planning and preparing, in a variety of ways, to lead  in Advent worship.
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.
Sunday School Promotion
Our last Summer Rotation for Sunday school will be September 1st. Children will begin in their new classes on September 8th
Help Needed
If you are interested in helping with our Children either on Sunday Mornings or Wednesday nights please call or see Tara, and we will see where we can utilize your gifts.
Pumpkin Painting Party
Children will come and decorate a pumpkin to display during fall festival. Date and time will be announced. I will send a post card and put in the bulletin closer to time.

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.

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:

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