LABC News & Notes - July 7, 2016

Financial Secretary Position Available
LABC Financial Secretary Philip Wysong has accepted a full-time position as a CPA with a local firm. Please join us in congratulating Philip on this significant step in his career! With this news we are beginning our search for a part-time church financial secretary with employment to begin August 1. Candidates are sought with Microsoft Excel/Office skills, ACS a bonus. Experience maintaining records, preparing reports, strong organizational and people skills, ability to maintain confidential information required. Starting salary commensurate with skills and experience with salary review after six months. Send resume to the church office by July 18th.

Church Workday: Saturday, July 9, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Clean up - Paint - Organize closets. Help us paint the children’s Godly Play Room, organize the youth closets, and other jobs around the church depending on how many helpers we have and time. Join us for as long as you are able.

Philip Wysong - LABC Anniversary
June 1 - Financial Secretary, One Year!

Linda Harmon - LABC Anniversary
July 7 - Nursery Coordinator, Twenty Years!

Lunch & Learn & Laugh at Mallard’s - July 12
We’ll meet at Mallard’s Restaurant (on your own) at Noon (come to the back room). We’ll eat lunch (on your own) and then hear Ben Guerrant, director of Boyle County Senior Citizens tell about what their program has to offer. Bring a little lunch money, an appetite, and a joke!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts to Harbor Marina, Somerset - Thursday, July 21
Call and reserve your bus seat for our trip to Harbor at Lee’s Ford Marina on Lake Cumberland inSomerset, Ky. We’ll leave at 10 AM and return by 4 PM. Good food (seafood and more!), great view of the lake, and you’ll be with a good group of friendly people, too! Lunch will cost around $15.

Capital Campaign Update
Capital campaign cash on hand as of May 31 is $228,878.59 after having paid $4,281 to William Welch Architects. Construction has begun in the youth area on the third floor of the church, and construction will begin in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday if we are able to move all contents into storage on Monday.

A Sunday Evening Gathering - 5:00 p.m.
Begining on July 10 we will be studying Romans. The Gathering meets on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for this time of prayer, Bible study, and community.

Bottles of Blessings for Haven Care
Please return any left over Bottles of Blessings to the church office as soon as possible so we may return them to Haven Care Center. Thank you.

Operation Christmas Child - July Collection
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, plastic cups

Kay Floyd for Kids Memorial Project
The Mary Martha Sisters are once again spearheading the Kay Floyd for Kids Ministry, a community outreach that supports our children through the LABC preschool, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Danville Families First. To learn more about this ministry and find out how you can help, visit the welcome cafe and attend the worship services July 24, 31 and August 7. Details will be shared through Sunday School classes July 3.

Summer Worship Schedule:
Tommy’s Sermon Series: The Fruit that Lasts All Year (Galatians 5:22-23)
Love (June 26), Joy (July 3), Peace (July 10), Patience (July 17), Kindness (July 24), Generosity (July 31), Faithfulness (Aug. 7), Gentleness (Aug. 14), Self Control (Aug. 21).

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

Relay for Africa - Sunday, September 25, 4:30
Ten mile (2.5 miles per runner/walker) relay will benefit African Refugee Minstry in Morocco. Visit the webpage (http://www.lexingtonavenue.org/relay) for all the details. Cookout, Kids’ Games, Awards, Walkers & Runners. Members or business who would like to donate to refugee minstry send a check to Lexington Avenue Baptist Church (Memo: Relay for Africa) and we will print your name on the back of the shirt. Logo for a donation of $100 or more, Two large lines for $50, and one line for $25.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, August 6, 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: Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3

Heart of Kentucky Operation Christmas Child Area Team
This team is made up of year-round volunteers from Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, Marion, Mercer,and Washington counties.  Lexington Avenue Baptist Church is well represented on this team.  Kathy Kendrick (daughter of the late Kitty Baird) is our Area Coordinator, and she works so diligently for this mission effort that the joke is,”When does she find time to practice law.”  The Community Relations team has Shawna Stomberger and newly appointed, Dawn Camic, working outside the church walls to educate,and enlist organizations and businesses to pack shoeboxes for children in the most difficult places in our world.
    Carol Long and Donna Fegenbush continue to serve on the Church Relations team for the Heart of KY. They speak at area churches, share the twelve-week discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, offered to children who receive a shoebox, and encourage new church partners and prayer partners. Carol uses her talent in music to bless at many area events. Donna serves on the Kentucky Women’s Missionary Union Executive Board and works with WMU’s national project for OCC.  In recent years at the State Mission Celebration for KY WMU, you will find Gail Hester, Steve Fegenbush, and Connie French from Lincoln county (Connie helped in our VBS last year) manning the Operation Christmas Child table and teaching churches new ideas for “Gospel Opportunities”.
    Lexington Avenue Baptist has been very blessed to have a Operation Christmas Child Project Leader for years.  Linda Kurtz has attended OCC kick-off events, and Project Leader seminars faithfully. She orders the Go Boxes, fixes bulletin boards and displays, manages the year-round collection boxes, and recruits the LABC team of volunteers.
    In 2015 Boyle county packed 7112 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  The state of Kentucky packed 235,706! That was an 8% increase from the year before. Thank you Lexington Avenue Baptist for being a part of this mission project to children of our world. Please pray for the customs’ procedure in countries where boxes are delivered. Please pray for the persecuted churces in these countries.  Pray for the difficult, war-torn places, the refugee camps, the orphanages, and the isolated places that have not heard the gospel of Hope!

LABC Bike Ride (55+)
Call the church office (236-3565) if you are interested in taking part in a group ride, mornings or evenings.

New Mobile Friendly Website
Our new website has updated content and pictures and will look good on a desk top computer and work well on your phones and tablets. The address is the same as our previous website: www.lexingtonavenue.org.

Key for Kids and Families - July 2016
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:
Passport Camp: July 23-26

Our 3rd-6th graders are headed to camp to learn about “This Wild Life” (based on John 10:10).
Godly Play Begins: August 14
Don’t miss the launch of our new Sunday School format, “Godly Play,” beginning this fall. We are super-excited about what’s ahead!
THIS MONTH’S WEEKLY EVENTS:
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, July 10 (6-8 pm) @ the Dieverts’ house. Dinner provided! Sunday, July 17 (6-8 pm) @ the Valentines’ home.
Sunday, July 24 (6-8 pm) @ the Gulletts’ house.
Sunday, July 31 (6-8 pm) @ the Vanderpools’. Come ready to swim!
VBS Wednesday Nights (for the whole family)
Wednesday, July 6 - 6:30-8 (Children’s Area): Miracle Stories
Wednesday, July 13- 6:30-8 (Children’s Area): Healing Stories (Bring your own dinner and join us at 6 for a time of fellowship before we begin our study.)
Wednesday, July 20 - 6:30-8 (Children’s Area): Justice Stories
Wednesday, July 27 - 6:30-8 (Children’s Area): Parables (We’ll plan a fellowship potluck at 6pm.)
Thanks to our summer Sunday School teachers:
Rosalind Campbell, Stacie Herron, Nicole Farmer, Callie Minks
Hey LABC! WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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. Want to be an encourager for our children and chaperones heading to camp this summer? Let Amanda know and she’ll get you set up to write a card to someone going to Passport!
2. Like to teach? We’re still in need of a few volunteers to teach Sunday School this summer, particularly in July.
3. Want to help with our Wednesday Night VBS gatherings? Let Amanda know and we’ll find a way to get you involved!
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
SUNDAY SCHOOL
Classes for age 3 through 6th grade, nursery available for babies and toddlers Sundays @ 9:30 am
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FAMILY VBS
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.

Youth News - July 2016
Youth Camp - July 17-22 - Greensboro, North Carolina
Youth & Parents’ Meeting: Wednesday, July 13, 5:30
HEROES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT - Meet at the Church at 5:45
Home Bible Study, Supper, and Games
July 10 & 31 - Home Bible Study, Supper, & Games
July 3, 17 & 24 - Will Not Meet
MINISTRY PROJECTS & PRAYER EXPERIENCES
Good Samaritan & Mary
Soup’s On Us - Saturday, July 2, 10:00-12:30
Pack boxes and deliver to families. Members of the Danville Muslim community will join us this Saturday.
Church Workday - Saturday July 10, 9:00-1:00
The church will be working on painting the children’s Godly Play room. Youth and parents may organize youth closets.
Neighborhood Prayer Walk - Thursday, July 14, 2:00 p.m.
Learn about prayer walking, then walk through the neighborhood as we pray for our neighbors
Work for a Church Member - Thursday, August 4, 2:00 p.m.
More details later
Follow LABC Youth on Instagram @ youthlabc

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.

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: www.greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/RubyClineEaton.
        Thank you for your support, Ruby Cline-Eaton

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 www.twitter.com. 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 tommy@lexingtonavenue.org 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 www.kroger.com/communityrewards
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: keith@lexingtonavenue.org.

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 have a twitter account. Follow us at: @labcdanville. If you don’t have a twitter account go to twitter.com to sign up.