LABC News & Notes, June 5, 2014

Great American Brass Band Worship - Sunday, June 8
There will be no Sunday School or 10:45 Worship Service at LABC on Sunday, June 8th.
8:30 - 9:00 A.M. - Morning Worship at Lexington Avenue Baptist
Message: Prayers of Thanksgiving (from the Formations Sunday School lessons)
Prayer: Count Your Blessings
Favorite Hymns: What is your favorite hymn? During the service we’ll sing YOUR favorite hymns! Think about it, look it up in our hymnal Sunday, and be ready to give us the title and page number on Sunday, June 8!
9:30 A.M. - Community Worship Service at Centre College
Pre-service music at 9:15

Lunch, Prayer, & Devotion: Wednesday Prayer Meeting in the Summer
During the Summer, beginning June 4, we will meet from 12:00-1:00 for lunch, prayer board, and devotion.
June 4 - A Word From Your Staff: Phil
June 11 - Nada Mission Trip Report
June 18 - A Word From Your Staff: Keith
June 25 - A Word From Your Staff: Adam
July 2 - A Word From Your Staff: Amanda
July 9-23 - “Sermon Talk Back” with Brittany
July 30 - Welcome Back Tommy

Nada Mission Team Report - Wednesday, June 11, 12:00
The Team will share stories and show pictures

Welcome to the Pulpit, Rev. Brittany Stillwell Krebs, Sabbatical Preacher
Brittany will serve as our sabbatical preacher while Tommy is out, beginning June 15 through July 27. She will also be helping out with some hospital visitation and leading our lunch time prayer meetings July 9-23. Brittany is a graduate of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and Boyle County High School. Brittany lives in Lexington with her husband, Kyle. She was a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist from high school through college. Brittany is the daughter of Keith and Dianne Stillwell.

Lois Baltzer - LABC Anniversary

June 1 - Organist, 18 Years!

Pat Stewart - LABC Anniversary
June 11 - LABC Weekday Preschool Director, 6 Years!

Adam Nash - LABC Anniversary
June 17 - Minister of Youth, 1 Year!

Church Pictorial Directory
Directories are available in the church office, if you had your picture made or ordered a directory for $10, and have not already received yours.

A Sunday Evening Gathering: The Gospel of 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.

Bottles of Blessings for Haven Care Center (Pregnancy Resource Center)

The Bottles of Blessings for the Pregnancy Resource Center (now Haven Care Center) are due in the church office by Sunday, June 15 (Father’s Day).

Soup’s On Us 2014 - July 5

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: 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 June News
God Is: Summer Study
God Is, our summer study, begins June 11. We’ll meet each week from 10-11:30 on Wednesday mornings. This center-based curriculum invites kids to explore different metaphors that teach us about what God is like. If at all possible, make sure your child attends our first meeting so that he or she can get an introduction to the centers and a feel for what we’ll be doing throughout the summer. Here’s the schedule, slightly revised from the email you may have received last week:
June 11: Introductory Meeting/God is light.
June 18: No Meeting (VBS)
June 24: (This is not a typo — Because of CBF General Assembly, we’ll meet on TUESDAY this week). God is wisdom.
July 2: God is Word.
July 9: God is bread.
July 16: God is a rock.
July 23: God is joy.
July 30: God is water.
August 6: God is peace.
Summer Sunday School
Summer Sunday School officially kicks off June 15. Join us for a fun and VERY interactive Sunday morning experience at 9:30 each week for preschoolers through sixth graders. We’ll be painting, playing, using puppets, and even building with Legos. You won’t want to miss out on this!
Vacation Bible School
VBS is Sunday, June 15 - Thursday, June 19. We’ll meet from 6:00-8:30 each evening for a wilderness adventure with Moses. You can register your child(ren) online at If you could register your kids and encourage anyone else you’re planning to bring to do the same, that would help us a ton in planning and estimating numbers.
Volunteers are still needed for:
- VBS (We need tribe leaders, crafts gurus, and a couple of actors to lead our dramas!)
- Summer Sunday School (You can volunteer to lead the story one or two weeks over the summer. If you’re willing, email or call Amanda with some dates that would work for you. She’ll be there each week to help as well. This will require fairly minimal preparation on your part.)
- Wednesday “God Is” meetings (We need one adult to help with centers each week. Amanda will be there to lead the story time. No preparation required — just show up ready to have fun!)
Please call or email Amanda if you’re interested in helping with any of the above.

Youth Group: Summer Time!

Follow the Road - Passport 2014 - June 29th - July 4th
Youth will need to bring enough money for 4 meals, a t-shirt, free day activities, and any spending money the camper wants (around $85 should be enough). Youth need to bring enough clothing to have everyday clothing all day then nicer clothing for worship (khaki shorts and a polo are appropriate). All stu- dents need to bring a t-shirt that is red, blue, and black that can get dirty. Youth also need to bring toiletries, towels, washcloths,bedding,aBible,pen/ pencil, and a notebook/journal.
Thursday, June 12th: 4:00pm-9:00pm. The youth will travel to Champ’s in Lexington, KY. There will be laser tag, putt-putt golf, roller skating, all you can eat pizza and drinks, and an arcade. The cost is $22.50 (this does not include money for the arcade). Closed-toed shoes are required to play laser tag, and socks are required to go roller skating.
VBS: Wilderness Escape
The youth group will be helping out with VBS from the 15th– 19th 6:00pm-8:30pm
Scripture verse for June: Romans 15:13 NLT
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
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)
There will be no youth group on: 1st We will be in Nada
15th Due to VBS
29th We will be on our way to Camp

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.

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 (859-516-5501).

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