LABC News & Notes - March 2, 2017

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Will You Sing with our Easter Choir?
Easter is swiftly approaching, and we like to have a large choir that day to sing with our instruments and celebrate The Resurrection.  Will you help us?  We’ll be singing 3 songs: 
1.  “Because He Lives”, by Gaither/McDonald
2.  “Hallelujah Chorus”, by Handel
3.  “Christ Is Risen”, by Fields/Sorenson
Folders/CDs are now available in the Choir Room on the Piano, so why not stop by and pick one up?  Take it home and listen to it, and decide if you can sing with our Easter Choir on April 16.

Lunch, Laugh & Learn:  March Madness!
Mark you calendars for Tuesday, March 14 at Noon to have a March Madness Party!  We’ll have a Basketball Trivia Contest and a dunking Contest (we’ve asked Coach Cal to be there but haven’t heard back from him yet)!  For lunch we’ll have Hot Loaded Potatoes, chips & cheese dip, other snacks, and desserts.  Wear your UK blue or UL red!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip
We postponed our trip to see Evelyn Crooke on March 30.  We’ll meet at the church at 10:30 AM, go get Evelyn in Lawrenceburg, and eat a nice lunch as we visit with her at the Bluegrass Saber Restaurant (Cost @$10).  After lunch we’ll take Evelyn back home and make a stop at Bauer’s Candies (they make Modjeskas and Caramel Candies) before we come home, but should arrive back at church by 4 PM.  Call the church at make your bus seat reservations.

Lenten Luncheons -  First Christian Church - I Am statements in John
March 6- “I AM the Bread of Life”  - Sarah Hempel, speaker / Kandi Williams, Cook - “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35)
March 13 - “I AM the Light of the World” - Elmer Jackson / Mary Ann McGlothlin, Cook - “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
March 20 - “I AM the Good Shepherd” - Amy Dafler Meaux, Trinity Episcopal Church / Ann Barker, Cook - “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)
March 27 - “I AM the Vine” - Tommy Valentine, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church / Roger Ross, Cook - “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”  (John 15:5)
April 3 - “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life” - Tom Huckleberry / Jan Scott, Cook - “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
April 10 - “I AM the Resurrection and the Life” - Tim Mathis, First Baptist Church / Nancy McMurry, Cook - “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ “(John 11:25-26)

Easter Lilies
If you would like to decorate the sanctuary for Easter with an Easter Lily in honor or memory of a loved one, call the church office (236-3565). The cost is $10.00. Everything above the cost of the lilies will go to the Annual Glocal Missions Offering.

Operation Christmas Child
It’s not too early to look for bargains for Operation Christmas Child. Please no candy or toothpaste this year.

Soup's On Us Fundraiser Meal - Wednesday, March 15
With the Lexington Avenue Quartet

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, March 4, 2017
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 calendars: March 4, April 1, May 6, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2 (No Delivery on June 3 for Brass Band Festival)

Heritage Hospice Volunteer Training
Heritage Hospice, Inc. will host a Volunteer Training Session on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Heritage Hospice Office at 120 Enterprise Drive in Danville. Interested persons willing to donate their time and talents to the Hospice Program are welcome to attend. Volunteer opportunities include clerical work, patient visits, fundraising and special events. For information call the Heritage Hospice office and ask for the volunteer department (859) 236-2425. Deadline to register for the training class is March 15th.

Dash for Danielle
Dash for Danielle is having a fitness party. Come join us for some fun and exercise on March 4, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with Zumba, Kettlebell, Ripped and Yoga. There will also be a silent auction and all proceeds benefit the Dash for Danielle Scholarship funds. Adult cost is $15.00, kids 3-12 are $12.00 and kids under 3 are free. Shirts by themselves are available for $10.00. For more information or to register, contact Lynette Gullett at 583-5321. Hope to see you there. God Bless.

Key for kids and Families - March 2017
Palm Sunday Worship - Sunday, April 9

Children are invited to participate in a processional with palms during this special Lenten worship service. If your child plans to participate and isn’t in Sunday School, please have him or her in the sanctuary by 10:30.
(Early) Easter Celebration - Sunday, April 9 @ 2 pm
Join us at the Stillwells’ house to learn the story of Easter and participate in an egg hunt. We’ll also learn about how Easter eggs came to be so popular!
Maundy Thursday Worship - Thursday, April 13 @ 7pm
Come remember Jesus’ last supper with us during this time of worship. We’ll be adding some fresh, family-friendly elements to our service this year.
Lent Begins March 1
We’ll spend 6 weeks getting ready to come near to the mystery of Easter. Here are some ways to get ready at home: (1) Set up a Lent prayer station (instructions provided at Ash Wednesday Worship — see Amanda for a copy!) (2) Complete your Lenten passport. Get one at the Mardi Gras Party or Ash Wednesday Worship. There are activities to complete at church and at home. (3) Put a purple runner or placemats on the table where you eat to remind you of Lent — the time for getting ready to come close to the mystery of Easter.
Help Needed
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. We’ll need lots of adults to help run the stations at our Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 9 at 2 pm (at the Stillwells’). If you can help, let Amanda know.
2. Do you have the gift of spray painting? We have several boxes that need to be painted gold for the Godly Play classroom. Paint is provided!
THANK YOU
--Thank you to our awesome Wednesday night missions teachers!: Peggy Butcher, Julie Dexter, Trina Elliot, Alicia Nickens, Amanda Shoults, Carl Smith, Dianne Stillwell
--Thanks to our February volunteers:Bernard Montgomery (field trip bus driver), Harry Nickens (pancake chef), Clara Bowen (pancake chef)
Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS:
Godly Play Sunday School @ 9:30
Worship @ 10:45
(Nursery available for children under 3 during Sunday School and worship. Extended session available for 3 year olds - kindergarteners during the latter half of worship).
WEDNESDAY:
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Activities for Children (3 years old through 6th grade) & Young Adults @ 6:45
(Nursery available for children under 3 from 6:45-7:45).

Youth News - March 2017
Finding Your Voice: Memphis Youth Retreat

March 17-19; With First Baptist, Memphis, Tennessee & First Baptist, Commerce, Georgia
Deadline: Need $25 and t-shirt size by Wednesday, March 8
Leave LABC at 4:45 p.m. Friday
Return 9 or 10 p.m. Sunday
Call the church office to sign up or see Keith.
Need T-Shirt sizes by Wednesday, March 8.
Cost: $25 (plus fast food Friday supper, food at the game, fast food supper on Sunday, and extra snacks and souvenirs). All other meals, Lodging (Hotel), National Civil Rights Museum, Grizzlies Game Tickets, and T-shirt included.
Retreat Theme: This retreat is about “Finding Your Voice.” What is your passion and how can you find your voice to make a difference in the world through your gifts, your interests, what you do?
Worship - Bible Study - Small Groups - National Civil Rights Museum - BBQ - Beale Street - Grizzlies Game - With FBC Commerce (Kelsey) & FBC Memphis (Brittany)
Radical Jesus
With Jill Robertson - Sunday Nights: March 5, 12, 26 & April 23
Movie: Inside Out - Wednesday, March 8
We conclude our Emotional Rollercoaster series with the movie, Inside Out. We will serve pizza and popcorn in the youth room and start the movie at 6:15 p.m.
The Passover: Youth Sunday School in March
9:30-9:50 - Breakfast
Sausage Biscuits (5th), Donuts (12th), Waffles (19th), Cereal Bar (26th)
9:50-10:10ish - Passover Stations
Prayer Stations, Art, Serendipity Small Group Discussion
10:10 - Passover Bible Study
Videos of the Week
Send me your inspirational & tastefully funny videos to share on Wednesdays in March.
Future Events
Nada Mission: June 16-18
Passport Camp: July 2-7
March Weekly:
Sundays @ 9:30 am - Sunday School
Sundays @ 6 - Supper, Radical Jesus, Games
Wednesdays @ 6:15 - Family Supper, Prayer, Lent Preparation, and Video of the Week
Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Women
Church Women United of Boyle and Mercer Counties meets Friday, March 3rd @ 9:30 AM at the Little Zion Baptist Church, 704 East Water Street, Burgin.  A light breakfast will be served prior to the Worship Service.  All women of Boyle and Mercer Counties are invited.  Contact jsinkomorgan49@gmail.comor 859 583-3261 for additional information.

Sing for Joy: A Community Singing Event - April 7-9, 2017
Music workshop and concert in gospel and spiritual traditions. Everyone is invited ot participate. The guest clinicians will be: Dr. Kathy Bullock (Chair of Music Department, Berea College, Choral Director and Arranger, Workshop Clinician in African American Sacred Music) and Jewell Rogers-Brady (Minister of Music at Cadentown Baptist Church, Workshop Clinician, Conductor). Location, Dates and Times: First Baptist Church at 2nd and Walnut - April 7 at 7:00 p.m.; April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (lunch included); April 9 at 3:00 p.m. (Concert by Worship Choir). Fee: $10.00. To Register and Questions: Call Doris Trumbo (859-236-5315 or 859-583-9010) or mail 514 Silverbrook Drive, Danville, 40422.

The Pilot Light on the Kitchen Stove Stays On
Note to any using the kitchen: Do not turn off the the pilot light (flame) on the stove. Gas will escape into the air and could be dangerous.

In Case of Inclement Weather
Check the home page of our website (lexingtonavenue.org) or channel 27 of Lexington for information about cancellation of services. We will also try to send out emails (call the church office to get on our email list if you are not already), and post on facebook (“like” our page; search for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, Kentucky”).

Wednesday Night Meals - 6:15 p.m.
MARCH
1st - Chicken Potluck - Liz, Elizabeth, and Patti
8th - Chicken Potluck - Dieverts
15th - Soups on Us Fundraiser - Kathy White and Stephanie Griffin
22nd - Meatloaf, Mac & Cheese, Salad, Bread - Church brings dessert - Rosalind Campbell and Anita Baskin
29th - Breakfast - Men of LABC
APRIL
5th - Spring Break (No Meal)
12th - Holy Week (No Meal)
19th - Haiti Fundraiser - Doris Cessna
26th - Barbecue, cole slaw, chips, desserts – Beverly and Fred Durham
MAY
3rd - Milestones
10th - Youth Passport Fundraiser
17th - Coed 1 - Chris Herron
24th - Chicken Potluck - Liz, Elizabeth, and Patti
31st - Cook-out - Dieverts

Winter Walkers
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 9:00 a.m. in the gym. This is a low impact walking DVD with Leslie Sansone leading a one-mile, two-mile, or three-mile walk. We usually do a two-mile walk but we encourage people to pace themselves and only do what their body tells them. Come join us at LABC and enjoy the fellowship, music, and laughter during these cold wintery days.

Youth Sunday Night Supper
I am organizing Sunday evening meals for the youth group. If you can provide a meal, please let me know. If you would like to ask your Sunday School members if they would be willing to do a meal that would be really awesome. The more people we have, the fewer times you have to do it.  Trying to relieve youth parents and Keith and hopefully begin a rotation. If you can have your meal at the church by 6 on Sunday evenings. If you need pick-up that could also be arranged. Usually 10-15 people & doesn’t have to be anything fancy (pasta, tacos, chicken, burgers, etc). They have paper products and usually drinks already. If you can indicate what you will provide that will help to prevent back-to-back duplicates.  
Thanks in advance for your help, Callie Minks

LABC Original Print by Robert Powell
Available in the Church Office for Minimum Donation to Glocal Missions (For your convenience you may also get your prints during the week from Doris Cessna at Kid’s Alley on Fourth Street)
Water Color:  8 X 10 - $35 | 16 X 20 - $50
Black & White: 8 X 10 - $25 | 16 X 20 - $35
All prints are signed by the artist, Robert Powell, award winning local artist.
(Make checks payable to Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with “Church Print” in the memo)
LABC Glocal Missions: Thanks to the generosity of a church member all cost of the prints have been covered, free of charge to the church, so all donations go to support the LABC Glocal Missions Offering which includes Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, CBF Kentucky, Refugee Ministry in Morocco, Nada Mission, Soup’s On Us, Salvation Army, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Habitat for Humanity, local Benevolence, and all the mission partners our church supports.

Common Ground - LABC Sunday School Class
What makes it easy for people to get to know one another?  Usually it begins with something they have in common.  That is exactly what this “new” Sunday school class is calling themselves, “Common Ground” with the scripture from I Corinthians 9:22“Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone so that I might bring them to Christ.”
    We have a small core group already formed from our Singles class which began last year. Since we are not exactly bursting at the seams, we decided we would like to expand and include anyone looking for a Sunday school home.  Single or married, young or older,  let us become a part of your journey as you look for ways to navigate through life’s twists and turns, keeping Christ as your focus.  That’s what we have in common…..studying the scripture, praying, encouraging one another, and sharing Jesus’ love.
    Visit with us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 in Room 305. Join Anita, Philip, Lu, Scotty and Judee; they would love to welcome everyone.  You may meet some old friends or make new friends…..”Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the love, being one in the spirit and purpose.”  - Philippians 2:2

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. To re-enroll, select “Re-Enroll Now” and sign in with your email and password. If this is your first time, select “Create an Account” and register.
3. Click on your name to get to your account summary.
4. At the bottom of the page under “Community Rewards” select “Re-Enroll”
5. Enter our organization number (64936) or search for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church”
6. Check “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church”
7. 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.

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.

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.