LABC News & Notes - July 29, 2017

Pastor Search Committee - Special Called Business Meeting - July 9
Special called business meeting for the purpose of voting on the Deacon’s nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be held immediately after worship on Sunday, July 9. The nominees are: Julie Dexter, Maureen Elwyn, Carolyn Godfrey, Steve Griffin, Chris Herron, Ernest Martin, Margaret Powell, Amanda Shoults, Henry Wilson

Welcome to the Pulpit
July 2 - Max Hester        
July 9 - Amanda Standiford
July 16 - Ricky Cunningham    
July 23 - H. K. Kingkade
July 30 - Katie Lay Anderson    
August 6 - Bob Defoor
August 13 - Greg Earwood    
August 20 - Communion led by staff
August 27 - Adam Standiford

Linda Harmon - LABC Anniversary
July 7 - Nursery Coordinator, 21 Years!

Lunch, Laugh and Learn
On Tuesday, July 11 at Noon we’ll meet at Giovanni’s Pizza on Houstonville Road.  We’ll be in the back room to have our lunch, and then Stephen Dexter (yes, Mark & Julie’s son!) will talk to us about Estate Planning and other legal issues you may have questions about.  He will probably talk a little about his two sons (Mark & Julie’s grandsons) as well.  We will take the church bus if you’d like to ride, leaving the church at 11:45 AM.  Come and have a nice time of food and fellowship with us.

Fun Lovin’ Heart’s Trip - Thursday, July 27
Leave the church at 10 AM, Thursday, July 27, to go to Frankfort for lunch at The Roadhouse Steakhouse!  Then we’ll tour The Liberty Hall and The Orlando Brown House in downtown Frankfort to learn how life was lived in the early 1800’s.  We may even stop at Dairy Queen on the way home for some cool ice cream, arriving back at church around 4:00 PM.  Call Phil with questions and call Gail at the office to reserve your seats on the bus.

Branson City Trip
We still have 6 or 7 places open for our trip on Sept. 17-22 to Branson City, Missouri, where we’ll see 10 shows, have a cruise on the Branson Belle Riverboat, shop, eat, and more. All for $460. If interested please call Phil ASAP.

Wednesday Lunch, Prayer & Devotion - 12:00 noon During the Summer
July 5 -    Max Hester - Subway Sandwiches
July 12    - Nada Mission Trip Report - Brothers Barbecue
July 19    - Chicken Sliders
July 26    - TBA

Operation Christmas Child - Handy Shopping List - July
Sunglasses, hats, beach balls, flip flops, drink cups

Coed 2 Operation Christmas Child Workshop
Each Sunday in July the Coed 2 will host a workshop for OCC Shoebox crafts. See a list of supplies needed to make the crafts below. There will be a table set upon the top floor of the Education Building to drop off your supplies. Please join us as we prepare for the LABC Packing Party later in the year. If you have questions please call Stephanie Griffin> (236-2937)
Supplies Needed: Sandwich size zip lock bags, Paint sticks, Yardsticks (new or old), Clothes Pins, White Paint pens, Covered (pony tail) rubber bands, Notecards for boxes, Clothes line, Small flat rocks for Tic Tac Toe game, Color markers, Ribbon for Hair Bows, Toilet Paper Cores, Sponges (4.7 x 3), Note Book Paper

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, July 1, 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: July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

A Sunday Evening Gathering - 5:00 p.m.
A prayerful reading of scripture. The Gathering meets on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for a time of prayer, Bible study, and community.

Key for kids and Families - July 2017
Summer Sunday Night Hangouts

Young families are invited to join us on Sunday nights for a casual time of fellowship and fun. We’ll meet at a different location each time, so watch your email and texts for updates.
Summertime Stories
Wednesdays,10:30 am - noon, beginning in July. Join us for an interactive “story hour.” We’ll weave Bible stories together with some of our favorite children’s books and have opportunities to participate in art, science, games, and other related activities.
It’s Ordinary Time!
In Godly Play, we call these the Great Green Growing Days.
During this growing season, try practicing the ancient Christian tradition of the examen together around the dinner table or at bedtime by asking one another these questions:
1. What was the best part of today?
2. What was the hardest part of today?
3. Where did you see God today?
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. If you would like to host a Young Family Sunday Night hangout this summer, let Amanda know so we can reserve you a date.
2. Can you help teach children’s Sunday School this summer? We’ll be using an easy-to-follow, fun curriculum by the same publisher as last summer’s “An Illustrated Earth” study, and we need two teachers each week in July and early August. Let Amanda know if you’d be willing to serve a week or two! Every bit helps!
3. We’re headed to camp in mid-July. If you’d like to write a note of encouragement to any of our campers or chaperones, talk to Amanda and she’ll give you names! Notes are needed by July 9.
4. An adult is needed to help with a children’s gathering from 10:30-12 on Wednesdays in July. If you’d like to help, let Amanda know. No prep required, just a willingness to have fun with our LABC kids!
Weekly Schedule
An Illustrated Compassion (Children’s 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).
Young Family Hangout @ 6 pm (watch your email for schedule)
Family Night Meal @ 6:15

Youth News - July 2017
Passport Youth Camp - July 2-7

Pray for our Passport Campers: Barrett Minks, Blake Quinn, Elizabeth Robertson, Elizabeth Godbey, Summer Quinn, Cloie Luster, Sophie Arnold, Sarah Stafford, London Luster, Sterling Farmer, Britton Minks, Sara Beth Miller, Hannah Sims, Amy Miller, Keith Stillwell
Summer Sunday Night Splash - Home Bible Study & Water Games
Meet at the church at 6:00 p.m.
July 9 - Will not meet
July 16 - Parents vs Youth Water Balloon Battle
July 23 - Farmers’ Baby Pool Slip N’ Slip Kickball
July 30 - VanderPOOL Swim
August 6 - Stillwells’ Water Sprinkler Monster Volleyball
July Weekly:
Sundays @ 9:45 am - Sunday School
Sundays @ 6 - Home Bible Study & Games
Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc

Operation Christmas Child - Handy Shopping List 2017
Sunglasses, hats, beach balls, flip flops, drink cups
School supply, calculator, scissor, learning books
Socks, gloves, t-shirts, soft clothing
Toys (see March for reference
Join us for our packing party TBA
Do Not Buy & Tips:
No: Play dough, glass, liquids, toys related to war (army, guns, knives), toothpaste, or candy.
Please send extra batteries w/battery driven items. Save McDonald’s toys watch for off-season sales

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.

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.

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.

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.

Common Ground - LABCSundaySchool 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
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.)

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.

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:  Like our LABC group page 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 to sign up.

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