LABC News & Notes, May 15, 2014

High School Graduates’ Recognition - Sunday, May 18
9:30 - High School Graduates’ Breakfast; 10:45 - Recognition in Worship; Congratulations to our High School Graduates: Connor Burchell, Shante Glover, T. J. Lyons, Sam Price, Paul Robertson, Hannah Sims, Laken Thomas, David Valentine, Aiden Wells

Names of Graduates
If you know the names of students graduating from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office.

Committee & Leadership Team Meetings - Sunday, May 18
Ministry Leadership Team Meeting, 4:30

For: Committee chairpersons, ministerial staff, deacon officers, Sunday School division directors, and general officers.
Committee & Leadership Team Meetings, 4:45 p.m.
Prayer & Devotional followed by committee and leadership team meetings. For: Personnel, Finance, Nominating, Property, Weekday Preschool, Stewardship, Christian Education, VBS, Missions

Senior Adult Luncheon, May 20

Steering Committee Report - Wednesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.
Since the church is considering a number of capital projects, such as purchasing a new bus and building renovations, a Steering Committee was formed to consider priorities and funding sources. They will make a preliminary report on Wednesday, May 21, after family supper and prayer board.

Nada Mission Trip - May 30-June 1

For adults, youth, and children.
The Mission: Build a playground at the Nada Baptist Mission; Community wide cookout and End of School Celebration;  Worship leadership; Third Annual Nada Classic Basketball game; children’s activities, and most importantly building relationships. There is something for all ages to do here, hammering nails, working with children, leading games, refereeing and coaching, cooking, singing, planning, and hanging out.
Schedule (Tentative):
Friday, May 30
6:00 - Depart LABC
8:00 - Check-in, Planning, Devotion, Free time
Saturday, May 31
10:00 - Friendships, Build Playground, Prepare for Celebration, Ale8One
12:00 - Lunch at Miguel’s Pizza
2:00 - Friendships, Build Playground, Prepare for Celebration, Ale8One
3:00 - Children’s Bible Study & Activities with Angel and Amanda
5:00 - Children to Staton Splashpark
6:30 - Supper in Nada & at Splashpark
7:30 - Friendships, Build Playground, Prepare for Celebration, Ale8One
8:00 - Children return from Splashpark
8:30 - Cabin Time
Sunday, June 1
9:00 - Big Breakfast in the Cabins
11:00 - Checkout
11:30 - Final Preparations and Set up, Grilling
1:00 - Cookout
2:00 - End of School Celebration & Kids B-Ball Mini-Game
3:00 - Worship & Recognition of Students
3:30 - Nada Hoops Classic (3rd Annual)
5:30 - Depart for LABC
5:45 - Supper in Lexington & Debriefing
8:30 - Home in Danville
Cost: $10
Orientation Meeting: Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. - It is important for all who are going to be at this meeting or contact Keith in advance.
Lodging: Same three beautiful mountain cabins we stayed in last year: Heaven on a Hill Top and Poplar Place (double)

Martha Robertson - LABC Anniversary
May 1! Pianist, 4 Years

Visitation and Funeral Ushers Sought

Recent visitations and funeral services at LABC have prompted discussions regarding the potential benefit of ushers from our congregation to assist those who are not familiar with our facility. Deacons envision three or four ushers wearing church name badges to be stationed at doors to direct visitors. We would like to have a list of ushers to call when services are needed. If you are willing to serve either at evening visitation or daytime services, please contact the church office at 859-236-3565 or contact Paul Elwyn.

Soup’s On Us 2014 - May 31
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: May 31, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, 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.

Children’s May News
Nada Mission Trip

Children and their families are invited to be part of our churchwide trip to Nada May 30-31. Children in grades 3-6 may attend without a parent. We’ll spend the night in a cabin and spend our days working on projects that will benefit the congregation there. Contact Keith, Adam, or Amanda for more information.
Wednesday Night Missions
Be sure to join us on Wednesday nights in May to learn about Annette Ellard and Steve Clark’s ministry work with the Karen people in Louisville, Kentucky. We’ll end our Wednesday night gatherings for the school year with Children’s Recognition on May 28.  
Summer Series
This summer, preschoolers through 6th graders are invited to be part of a special weekly gathering. We’ll spend our summer learning about God’s character in very creative ways. We’ll create art, play in the sand, build things, and have all kinds of fun together as we explore what God is like. Parents, watch your email for more information about when we’ll meet and how you can help.
VBS: Wilderness Escape
Vacation Bible School is coming soon! Join us June 15-19 from 6-8:30 pm for a desert adventure with Moses and the Israelites. VBS is open to children ages 3-6th grade. Watch for information coming soon about how to register for this exciting week!

Youth Group in May
World Vision 30-Hour Famine

[Will Be Rescheduled]
Nada Mission Trip Planning
The youth will be leaving after Sunday morning worship on May 4th and returning that evening around 8:00. The youth group will be returning to Nada on May 30th and staying through the 1st of June.
Celebration for the Graduating Class of 2014
Sunday morning, May 18th. There will be breakfast in their honor and a recognition during the service.
Follow the Road - Passport 2014 - June 29th - July 4th
A Little Further Out
Faith Day at the Reds’ Game, August 10th - Verses the Miami Marlins
Verse for May: Hebrews 13:16
Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have because God is pleased with these kinds of sacrifices.
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)
Church wide meal @ 6:15pm (fellowship hall)
Deep End Bible Study @ 6:45pm-7:30pm (youth room)

Habitat for Humanity
Work has begun on a Habitat House on Duncan Hill, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. till noon. Directions: Start by going South on 2nd Street through the School for the Deaf, and continue across Clarks Run Creek to the first opportunity to turn left,, which is Duncan Hill. Go East to house #344, then to the next lot which is the Habitat work site. If you have any questions contact Lee Fowler.

Morocco to Kentucky - September 5-15, 2014

Three friends from our partner church in Rabat, Morocco will be traveling to Kentucky, September 5-15 to visit with us. Several other Kentucky Baptist Fellowship churches will also be participating and eight other friends from churches in Morocco will be visiting them. This will be an opportunity for us to strenghten our partnership and learn about the work of the church in Rabat and the minsitry with African refugees. We will have more details about how you can be involved later. See Callie Minks or Keith Stillwell if you have any questions.

Walk on the Mild Side
We are closing up shop with walking at LABC until next fall. If anyone is interested in walking outside at the park, contact Judee Vanderpool.

Wednesday Night Van Drivers Needed
Some of our members who are unable to drive, especially at night, would like to join our fellowship for family supper and Bible study on Wednesday nights. So, we are looking for van drivers to share this ministry (No CDL required) or members who would be willing to provide transportation for someone who lives in their area. If you think you might be interested in helping, please call the church office.

A Sunday Evening Gathering: Genesis
A prayerful reading of the book of Genesis.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.

Family Night Meals
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
May 21 - Nina Mallory - Chicken & Potluck
May 28 - Tim Dievert - Hamburgers
Children & Youth Activities - 6:45-7:30 p.m.

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
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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