LABC News & Notes, October 16, 2014

Special Called Business Meeting, Wednesday Oct. 22- Date Change
The special called business meeting originally scheduled for October 15 has been rescheduled for October 22, 6:45 p.m. The Steering Committee will present a report and a recommendation to engage Steve McSwain to lead us through a process of prayer and discernment to assess the feasibility of a capital campaign for renovation.

Celebrate Pastor Appreciation Sunday at LABC
Drop by the Welcome Café Sunday, October 19, to show your gratitude to Dr. Tommy Valentine and the ministry team for their leadership of LABC. Enjoy a tasty breakfast hosted by the Mary Martha Sisters and personally greet the pastoral team, including Tommy, Keith, Phil, Adam and Amanda.

Deacon Election
Deacon Nomination, October 19 - Deacon Election, November 16

Sermon Series: I Love LABC Because....
The sermon on November 2 will include responses from you, the congregation. Let Tommy know why you love LABC, through bulletin insert, facebook, email, text.
October 19 - I Love LABC Because. . . it is where I first experienced God.
October 26 - I Love LABC Because. . . it is my church family; it is my home.
November 2 - I Love LABC Because. . . (congregational responses).
November 9 - I Love LABC Because. . . it bears witness to God’s Love.

Senior Adult Luncheon - October 21, 12 pm

Neighborhood Fall Festival - October 29
Wednesday, October 29, 5:30-7:00 p.m.; Fun Free Event for Children, Families, and Neighbors! Lots of games, prizes, and candy for kids! Costumes Welcome!
New this year: Trunk or Treat! Grilled hotdogs for children, teens, and adults!
Fall Festival Help Needed
We need at least 15-20 individuals and classes to decorate your cars in the church parking lot, bring some candy or prizes, and enjoy a fun evening with the kids. Be creative. Have fun. Children will vote on the most creativley decorated trunk. Adults, if you would like to participate, please see Adam or Amanda.

From the Health Committee:
Due to scheduling conflicts, we are unable to have our annual health screening this year. If you normally attend the screening, please call the Boyle County Extension Office #236-4484 for an appointment on October 26th between 8AM and 12:00 noon.  You will need to be fasting for 12 hours (may have water and black coffee).
Free Flu Shots
On October 29, there will be a free Flu Shot Clinic in our Education Building from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  It is predicted that this will be one of the worst years for the flu and everyone is strongly encouraged to get immunization. Please encourage your friends to take advantage of free service!
Geri Wells, RN, FCN

Bob Baker, Former LABC Pastor - Revival in Stanford
Dr. Bob Baker, former pastor of LABC will be leading in revival services at Stanford Baptist Church, Sunday, October 26 at 6:00 pm and Monday, October 27 through Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Dash For Life Domestic Violence Walk - October 18
The third annual Dash for Life Domestic Violence Walk, in honor of Danielle Thomas, will be held October 18, 2014 at Millennium Park from 2-4 pm. Registration is $10.00 for adults and children (shirt included) and $5.00 for your four legged friends (bandanna included). During the walk there will be a silent auction with signed memorabilia and local donations from the community. All proceeds from registration and the auction go to Danielle’s scholarship fund set up at Farmers National Bank. Please join us for fellowship and support of this annual event. For registration info contact Lynette Gullett (phone number in office). We plan to make the most of our dash as we hope you do yours.

Kroger Rewards - Your Shopping Can Benefit LABC
Kroger has a new program to offer cash rewards to non-profit organizations. Enroll online, designate Lexington Avenue Baptist Church as your charity of choice, and when you use your Kroger Plus card (or phone number associated with your card), LABC will receive rewards. With your Kroger Plus card handy, enroll by going to: If you do not have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Note: Some purchases are not eligible, such as alcohol, fuel, reloadable gift cards, etc. Call the church office for more information or stop by the office if you need help enrolling.

Tommy Valentine’s LABC Anniversary
Pastor: October 10 (15 Years!)

Gail Singleton’s LABC Anniversary
Office Manager: October 18 (25 Years!)

Food Allergy Precautions
We have several people in our congregation with severe allergies to nuts and sweet potatoes. If these ingredients are ingested, an allergic reaction can send those with these allergies to the emergency room. If you bring a dish to church that contains one of these ingredients, please place one of the signs provided in the fellowship hall next to your dish so that those with allergies are aware of the contents. Thanks in advance for helping make our church a safe place for everyone!

A Note From Phil
We’re getting ready for Christmas Music!! Even if you haven’t sung with us before, please come sing with our Christmas Choir! We have a great time together!  The Christmas Choir is a special choir that sings on December 7, the Sunday our Instrumental Ensemble plays!  We like to have a “larger than usual” sound on that Sunday. If you are interested, stop by the Choir Room Sunday and pick up a Christmas Choir Folder/CD. Take it home and listen to it and then decide if you want to help out. Talk to me if you have any questions. Thanks!

Soup’s On Us 2014 - November 1
Schedule: 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: Nov. 1, Dec. 6. “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.

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip!!!
THE NEW BUS will arrive sometime this fall, and we’re excited about it!!! We may have a trip before Christmas, but we already have a trip planned on Thursday, December 11, to go to Derby Dinner Playhouse to see, “A Wonderful Life.” We’re letting you know now because we only have 24 reservations, and the first 14 to sign up get to ride the new bus! The cost is $35, which needs to be paid as you make your reservation (the church has lost money on this trip in the past). We’ll leave at 9:30 a.m. on December 11 and return by 5:00 p.m. Great fun, great food, great fellowship! It’ll be a blast!

Wednesday Night Activities in the Fall - 2014
Family Night Meals - Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.

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
Oct. 22 - Roast Beef & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Casserole - Bring Salad or Dessert
Oct. 29 - Fall Festival - Hot Dogs
Adult Choir - 5:15 p.m.
Prayer & Bible Study - 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Children Age 3-Grade 6: Learning to Worship
Youth: Deep End Bible Study
Adults Prayer Board & Bible Study

October Key for Kids 2014
Learning to Worship

Join us on Wednesday nights in October to learn about the songs that we sing in church. The children will present music in worship on Sunday, October 26. Please note that we will not meet on October 8 (Fall Break).
Fall Festival
Our Fall Festival is Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30-7:00. Costumes are welcome! Adults, if you would like to help staff a booth, please let Adam or Amanda know.
Sunday School
Fall Sunday School has begun! Join us on Sunday mornings to learn about Joseph! We have groups for Preschool/Kindergarten, 1st-3rd grade, and 4th-6th grade.
Food Allergy Precautions
We have several people in our congregation with severe allergies to nuts and sweet potatoes. If these ingredients are ingested, an allergic reaction can send those with these allergies to the emergency room. If you bring a dish to church that contains one of these ingredients, please place one of the signs provided in the fellowship hall next to your dish so that those with allergies are aware of the contents. Thanks in advance for helping make our church a safe place for everyone!

New Bus
In our special called business meeting, July 2, we voted to purchase a new bus. The bus has been ordered. The total cost of the bus will be approximately $68,000 (more detailed accounting is available in the church office). Part of that cost has already been given. We will secure a loan for the balance. The new bus will support our senior adults, youth, children, Fun Lovin’ Hearts, missions, and more. If you are planning to give to this ministry, making your gift now will help reduce the amount we will need to borrow.

Youth Group in October 2014
Fundraiser Meal

November 19th the youth and their families will be hosting the Wednesday night meal to raise money for the summer trip to Passport camps. Volunteers are needed to come early to help prepare the meal, bring deserts, and help clean up after. If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Adam at your earliest convenience.
Fall Festival Wednesday October 29th
The Youth Group will be helping with the Fall Festival. Youth will need to show up a few minutes early to volunteer or be assigned to roles in the Fall Festival.
Bible memory verse for October -  Matthew 5:46-48 NRSV
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Youth Group Schedule
Sunday  Morning
Sunday School @ 9:30am-10:30am (youth room)
Worship @ 10:45am
Sunday Night
Food and Fellowship @ 5:00pm-6:00pm (youth game room)
Youth Group @ 6:00pm-7:00pm (youth room)
Wednesday Night  
Church wide meal @ 6:15pm (fellowship hall)
Deep End Bible Study @ 6:45pm-7:30pm (youth room)
-There will be no youth activities on October 5th or the 8th
-The 29th the youth will be helping with the Fall Festival instead of having Bible study

Kelsey Stillwell is in Bali
As a part of her studies through the McAfee School of Theology, Kelsey will be working with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel, Jonathan and Tina Baily in Bali, Southeast Asia for four months. The Bailey’s use music, dance, and visual arts to express Christian faith. If you would like to follow her work in Bali you can find her on Facebook. Links to two short videos showing the ministry of the Bailey’s can be found in the News and Notes online.

A Sunday Evening Gathering: John

A prayerful reading of The Gospel of John.The Gathering meets on Sundays at 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 normally due on the last Sunday of the month for the following month’s edition. This month we will need it by August 24 for the September edition.

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. --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