LABC News & Notes - June 9, 2016

Lois Baltzer LABC 20th Anniversary Reception - June 12
June 1 was Lois Baltzer’s 20th Anniversary with Lexington Avenue Baptist Church as our church organist. We will celebrate with her on Sunday, June 12, 9:15 at the Welcome Cafe’. A card basket will be available there for you to share cards of appreciation with her.

Campbell’s “Labels for Education” Needed by June 20
The Ruth class collects food labels for Oneida Baptist Institute. Campbell’s is discontinuing its participation in the “Labels for Education” program. Please bring any labels you have collected to the Ruth Class by June 20. We will still be collecting General Mills “Box tops for Education” and Tyson’s A+ labels.

Fun Lovin’ Hearts to Whistle Stop- June 23
We’re off to Glendale, Ky, to have a great time at the Whistle Stop Restaurant! They have great Southern Style Cooking, including fried green tomatoes, catfish and country ham! Cost for meal will be around $15.  Then you can shop around the small stores there at the Railroad or just sit and watch the trains go by.  We’ll leave on that Thursday (6/23) at 9:30 and be back home around 4 PM. Call Gail for seat reservations today!

Lunch, Laugh & Learn- June 14- 12:00 Noon
Looks like we can still use Fellowship Hall in June, so we’re gonna have a Flag Day Indoor Patriotic Picnic!! Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, baked beans, and desserts! Wear red, white and blue and we’ll tell patriotic jokes, facts and sing patriotic songs! Bring your favorite joke/song and tell/sing it to us!

Operation Christmas Child - June Collection
Big Kid Items (10-14 yr. olds) -- flashlights w/ extra batteries, car games, solar calculator, rope, yoyo, jacks, . . .
Baby Items (2-4 yr. olds) -- baby dolls, squishy toys, . . .

Summer Worship Schedule:
Tommy’s Sermon Series: The Fruit that Lasts All Year(Galatians 5:22-23)
Love (June 26), Joy (July 3), Patience (July 10), Kindness (July 17), Goodness (July 24), Faithfulness (July 31), Gentleness (August 7), Self Control (August 14)
Other Important Dates
Jun 12: Katie Lay Anderson Preaching
Jun 19: Max Hester Preaching (Fathers’ Day)
July 10: Communion
August 21: Communion

Summer Wednesday Prayer - Noon in the Choir Room
Due to Renovation we will not have lunch.

Renovation to begin in June
At the May 18 business meeting, members voted to go forward with renovation of fellowship hall and the third floor youth area in the church. In June, construction will begin to remove a wall to enlarge the kitchen which will be re-wired and re-plumbed to handle new appliances and feature new equipment. We also are replacing the dining room flooring, ceiling tile and lighting, folding partitions, updating the restrooms, and restoring the gymnasium for our youth and those young at heart. On the third floor of the church, workers will remove a partition to enlarge the space and add a kitchenette and restroom for our youth.
    This is an exciting time! Our pledge giving for the renovation averages $3,200 per week, giving us cash to pay for half of the $500,000 needed for the project. We will arrange a line of credit to provide the remaining money. At our current rate of giving, we should be able to retire the debt in less than two years, at which time we will consider our next project among those communicated during the campaign.
    We are blessed with the ability to afford this project to prepare our buildings for future service to the Lord. We have a hard-working committee in place under the leadership of Jack Godbey. Also serving are Lee Fowler, Amy Miller, Linda Sparrow, Margie Dievert, Beverley Durham, Scotty Vanderpool, Joe Brummett, and Paul Elwyn. If you have questions, feel free to talk with one of these people.
    Renovation is scheduled to be completed in October. The committee believes you will be very pleased with the outcome.

Pat Stewart - LABC Anniversary
June 11 - LABC Weekday Preschool Director, 8 Years!

Operation Christmas Child - June Collection
Big Kid Items (10-14 yr. olds) -- flashlights w/ extra batteries, car games, solar calculator, rope, yoyo, jacks, . . .
Baby Items (2-4 yr. olds) -- baby dolls, squishy toys, . . .

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Danville is working on a new home. Join us at 93 Mitchel Street, Junction City on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Progress: Walls up, roof trusses installed, installation of sheeting and shingles next.

Bottles of Blessings for Haven Care Center
Church members can pick up a baby bottle in either the fellowship hall or sanctuary and collect change, dollars, or checks in their bottle from Mother’s Day until Father’s Day. Filled bottles should be dropped off at the church office by June 20th. All proceeds go to Haven Care Center Central Kentucky, which is a nonprofit, Christian organization that ministers in crisis pregnancy situations by counseling, teaching parenting skills, providing supplies, and sharing the love of Christ.

Ruby Cline-Eaton to Raise Money to Fight Cancer
I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer! My goal is to ride 175 miles throughout the month of June and I will be pedaling as hard as I can to reach my target. I am doing this because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in the U.S. – 38 children die of cancer every week. It will be tough, but it’s nothing compared to what these brave kids face every day of their lives as they battle this terrible disease. Kids should be living life, not fighting for it. So I am taking on this personal challenge to raise funds to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve...but I need your help. All funds raised will support Children’s Cancer Research Fund to continue their work to develop innovative treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer. Please support my challenge and join me in the fight to end childhood cancer by making a donation through my fundraising page. Here’s the link to my page:
        Thank you for your support, Ruby Cline-Eaton

LABC Youth June
Prayer & Mission Weekdays: Loving God & Neighbor
We will meet during the week for alternating mission projects and prayer activities. Watch text messages and news for dates and times: June 10-12 - Nada Mission Trip --- June 16 - Walk the Labyrinth (10:30 a.m.).
The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:) is an example of mission action (loving neighbors) and Mary (Luke) is an example of devotion (loving God).  We’ll follow both examples together this summer during the week.
Home Bible Study & Games: New Testament Heroes
Sunday Nights - Meet at the church at 5:45 p.m.
We will meet in homes for supper, New Testament Heroes Bible Study, and games, starting June 19.
Sunday School: Jonah--Not a Hero
June 12 - July 3 at 9:45 a.m.
Jonah was not a hero, but God used him anyway. Learn all about it Sunday mornings. Note: No Sunday School on June 5 for Brass Band Service.
Passport Youth Camp - July 17-22 - Greensboro
Breakout? Reds’ Game? Swim? Messy Games Night?
Youth Instagram
Follow LABC Youth on Instagram at youthlabc
Fantastic Five (or Six?)
Thanks to our graduate volunteers helping out this summer: Hannah Sims, David Valentine, T.J. Lyons, Laken Thomas, Megan Rice (Nada)

Key for kids and Families - June 2016
Messy Art Night - Wednesday, June 8 (6-7:30) @ LABC

Join us for a very messy kickoff to this summer’s Wednesday Night Family VBS. We’ll tie-dye t-shirts, have a water balloon fight, and paint with our hands, our feet, spaghetti, and more. Bring your friends for this night of fun and celebration!
Nada Worship, Education Celebration, and Basketball - Sunday, June 12
Our youth will be in Nada all weekend, but our young families and other church members are invited to join us on Sunday afternoon for worship, a cookout, and other festivities with our friends in Nada, Kentucky.
Nada Comes to Danville - July 8-10
You’ll find more information about this event elsewhere in the Key, but we’ll be planning some fun activities for LABC and Nada kids as well as a work day (with fun activities to follow) for LABC and Nada adults at the church to get our Godly Play room ready for fall. Stay tuned for more info, but mark your calendars now!
Young Families Sunday Night Hangouts
Join us for an evening of food and fellowship for children, children’s parents, youth parents, and other young adults.
Sunday, June 26 (6-8 pm) @ the Powells’ house
VBS Wednesday Nights (for the whole family)
Wednesday, June 15 - 6:30-8 (Children’s Area)
Bring your own dinner and join us at 6 for a time of fellowship before we begin our study.
Wednesday, June 22 - 6:30-8 (Children’s Area)
Wednesday, June 29 - 6:30-8 (Children’s Area)
We’ll plan a fellowship potluck at 6pm.
It takes a lot of people to make children’s ministry great, and we appreciate everyone who invests time and energy into teaching our children about God’s love. Here are some upcoming ways that you can jump in and help:
1. Do you sew and/or quilt? Amanda is looking for a group of people who will help over the summer to make some cloth napkins and other worship items for our children’s Godly Play group launching this fall. If you’d like to help, let Amanda know.
2. Do you have woodworking skills? We need bookshelves and a few other items for our new Godly Play classroom. (See Amanda for more information).
3. Want to help with our Wednesday Night VBS gatherings? Let Amanda know   and we’ll find a way to get you involved!
Thanks to our 2015-2016 Wednesday Night volunteers:
Peggy Butcher, Julie Dexter, Beverly Durham, Trina Elliot, Whitney Ellis, Amanda England, Shawn England, Nicole Farmer, Donna Fegenbush, Steve Fegenbush, Chris Herron, Stacie Herron, Gail Hester, Max Hester, Tara Luster, Alicia Nickens, Harry Nickens, Liz Peniston, Margaret Powell. Richard Szatkowski, Amanda Shoults, Carl Smith, Michelle Smith, Dianne Stillwell, Shawna Stomberger
Classes for age 3 through 6th grade, nursery available for babies and toddlers Sundays @ 9:30 am
Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8.
(Shared meals every other week at 6 pm)
YOUNG FAMILIES SUNDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP meets in homes from 6-8 on Sunday evenings.

LABC Bike Ride (55+) - Mondays 5:30 p.m.
Join us for a moderately difficult 15 to 20 mile ride. We will generally meet at Danville Cinemas’ side parking lot and ride out Bluegrass Pike and back, then eat supper at Mallards. Call the church office if you are interested and get in our texting group for details and last minute changes, or see Keith Stillwell, Eddie Arnold, or Bruce Pierce.

A Sunday Evening Gathering - 5:00 p.m.
A prayerful reading of scripture. 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.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, July 2, 2016
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - Assemble boxes; 9:00 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.   “Soup’s On Us” is sponsored by Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, First Christian Church, and the Presbyterian Church of Danville. Mark Your Calendar: July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 (No Soup’s On Us in June due to Brass Band Festival)

Bus Committee Requests
1) Additional bus drivers are needed. If you are interested please contact the church office or a member of the bus committee.  
2) Anyone needing transportation, please contact the church office.
3) If you cannot notify the office that you need transportation please call Bernard Montgomery on his cell phone (available in the church office, Monday through Friday).

Upper Level Parking for Senior Adults and the Disabled
We encourage all who are able to park on the lower levels and leave the Sanctuary level parking open for senior adults, the disabled, and guests on Sunday mornings.

Hospital Rehab Items for Loan
The church has a store of basic rehab items for loan, such as: motorized wheel chair, wheel chairs, walker, cane, shower chair, toilet chair, etc. Call the church office if you are in need of such items.

Follow Tommy on Twitter
If you have a Twitter account follow me, @SThomasV. If you don’t have an account, it is easy and free to get one at I’ll tweet info about church happenings, reflections on life, news of importance, and references to articles I think you would enjoy. It is a very easy way for me to communicate with a large audience quickly. Thanks, Tommy Valentine

The Preacher’s Well
Each Tuesday Tommy will share a thought, scripture, quote, or current event to help us deepen our walk with Christ by email. The Preacher’s Well is free butyou have to sign up to receive it. Email if you are interested.

Kroger Rewards - Your Shopping Can Benefit LABC
Kroger has a program to offer cash rewards to non-profit organizations. If you enroll in the Kroger benefits program, whenever you use your Kroger Plus Card, LABC will receive cash awards. You must re-enroll each August. To enroll or re-enroll, follow these steps:
1. visit
2. Sign in with your email and password if you are currently enrolled. Register if this is your first time.
3. Select “Sign In” or “Register”
4. Select your name to get to your account summary.
5. At the bottom of the page select “Re-Enroll”
6. Enter our organization number (64936) or search for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church”
7. Check “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church”
8. You will receive the following message when your re-enrollment is complete:
“Your enrollment in the Community Rewards has been updated. Thank you for participating.”
9. When shopping at Kroger the bottom of your receipt should have a message: “Community Rewards, At your request we are donating to Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.”
(Call the church office for more information or stop by the office if you need help enrolling.)

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.

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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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.
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