LABC News & Notes - August 3, 2017

Pray for Your Pastor Search Committee
Henry Wilson (chairperson), Carolyn Godfrey (vice-chairperson), Maureen Elwyn (secretary), Julie Dexter, Steve Griffin, Chris Herron, Ernest Martin, Margaret Powell, Amanda Shoults

Welcome to the Pulpit
August 6 - Bob Defoor
August 13 - Greg Earwood
August 20 - Communion led by staff
August 27 - Adam Standiford

Thank You Hannah Sims
Hannah’s last Sunday with us, before she returns to Western Kentucky University, is August 6. Please tell her how much you appreciate her work with our youth this summer.

Linda Lonigro - LABC Anniversary
August 1 - 17 Years!

OCC - Handy Shopping List - August
School supply, calculator, scissor, learning books

Lunch, Laugh & Learn Tuesday, August 8
On Tuesday, August 8 at Noon we’ll have a “Sandwich Smorgasbord” for lunch:  a variety of your favorites!  Then we’ll play,  “Jan’s Snoop’s Game” that you just have to experience- FUN!  All you need to bring is your appetite and one small “white elephant” gift in a bag for the game.  If you have questions, call Phil.  See you on August 8!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip - Thursday, August 24 - Mickster’s
A short but sweet trip to a new restaurant is scheduled for August 24.  We’ll leave at 11:00 AM and travel all the way to Parksville to eat at the new Mickster’s Smokehouse & Country Grill.  Then we’ll go just down the road for dessert at Bud & Cheryl’s Ice Cream Shop in Alum Springs, returning to church by about 2 PM.  It will be short but sweet.  Call and make your bus seat reservation today!

Branson City Trip-Second Payment due
To meet deadline fees for our upcomig trip a second payment of $130 is due by August 6 for this trip. We still have 6 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.

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

Nursery Worker Needed
The children’s ministry is in need of a paid nursery worker who can help Linda on Wednesday nights and occasionally fill in on a Sunday morning. If you or someone you know may be interested (18 and older only), please let Amanda know.

I Love Morocco Dinner - August 27, 6-8 pm
More information coming soon. Dinner provided by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky. Learnhow to become a friend of the Kentuckty-Morocco partnership, with an annual contribution. Friends will receive regular updates from the partnership and share in fellowship opportunities.

Church Steakout - Wednesday, September 6, 6:15 p.m.
Steaks: $5.00. Hotdogs will be available for the children. The remainder of the meal is potluck. The church will provide paper products and eating utensils. You may want to bring your own steak knife. Sign up in Sunday School or by calling the church office. Payment may be made in advance to the church office. If you cannot attend, please call the church office (236-3565) before Friday, September 1 to cancel your reservations.

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. Be sure to note that we’ll be painting shoes at the Sheenes’ August 13. Check your email for details about how to prepare.
Kids’ Book Club
Wednesdays,10:30 am - noon, through August 9.
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.
LABC Steak Out
Wednesday, September 6 - Bring a side or dessert to share and join us for our annual church-wide cookout!
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 be launching our Wednesday night children’s activities September 6. If you’d be interested in co- teaching a 3-4 week session this fall, let Amanda know. There will be lots of variety, so we can definitely find you a spot that suits your gifts!
2. Interested in helping with Godly Play or just want to know more about what our kids are up to? Join us in Sunday School on Sunday, 3, 10, or 17th to hear a story and see what it’s all about. Let Amanda know if you plan to attend so we can make space for you in our room!
3. Can you sew? We would LOVE to replace our quickly deteriorating crayons bags for worship with sturdy fabric crayon rolls this fall. If you’d like to make a few, see Amanda for details. The simple pattern can be either emailed to you or printed for you to take home. It requires scrap fabric, felt, a button, and a ponytail holder, and thread, any or all of which Amanda can provide!
Thank You
Young Family Summer Hangout Hosts: the Powells, the Herrons, the Williams, the Shoults, the Gulletts, the Sheenes
Summer Sunday School Teachers: Rosalind Campbell, Brenda Hendrickson, Stacie Herron, Margaret Powell
Wednesday Book Club Helpers: Maureen Elwyn, Brenda Hendrickson, Liz Peniston
Weekly Schedule
--An Illustrated Compassion (Children’s Sunday School) @ 9:30 Worship @ 10:45, Godly Play begins again August 20.
(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)
--Summer Book Club @ 10:30 am

Youth News - August 2017
Welcome New Seventh Graders - Sunday, August 6

10:45 a.m. - Welcome & Recognition in Worship
6:00 p.m. - Bible Study, Cookout, Sprinkler Monster Volleyballat the Stillwells’ (meet at the church at 5:45 p.m.)
August Sunday School - Sundays at 9:30
Join us as we study this well known Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters....
Reds Game - August 25 vs Pirates
Leave at 5:00 p.m. Return around 1:30 a.m. Fireworks (after game)
Cost:  Tickets ($15 - due Sunday, August 20) & Food ($10-25)
Back to School Dates
Boyle and Danville Schools start on Wednesday, August 16. Back to school break: No youth meeting on Sunday night August 13.
Shut-in Outreach - Sunday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Supper at McDonalds then visit homebound members
Missional Youth Ministry
Missional Youth Ministry is a book that offers a new pardigm for youth ministry. I would like to read this book with a group interested in our youth ministry. Pick up the book from Keith if you think you might be interested.
Youth Leadership Team - Fall Planning
Sunday, September 10, 6 pm; with Supper & Game
Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc

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.

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 - 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
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+ --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