LABC News & Notes - September 1

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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
September 3 - Greg Hancock        
September 10 - Ernest Martin    
September 17 - Jeff Pratt
September 24 - Captain Patrick Richmond, Salvation Army

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.

Texas Hurricane Relief
There are numerous ways that you could help victims of the Hurrican Harvey in Texas. Here are a couple: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Relief and Salvation Army. Checks to the church can be passed on to these organizations. Just put the name of the organization and what the check is for in the memo line.

Eliza Broadus State Mission Study - September 5
The Eliza Broadus State Mission study, Rise Up and Shine, will be held Tuesday, September 5, 4:00 pm, at the Fegenbush home, 419 East Main St.  Maetta Gray WMU group invites all ladies to this video study of ministry to internationals in Kentucky.

Special Called Business Meeting - Wed., Sept. 6, 7 pm
Special called business meeting to consider a recommendation for a part-time youth minister to assist with youth ministry responsibities during the interim period while the associate pastor has assumed interim lead staff responsibilities.

Memorial Graveside Service for Jean Cronenberg - Sept. 3
There will be a Memorial Graveside Service for Jean Cronenberg on Sunday, September 3 at Bellevue Cemetery in Danville at 2:00. Dress is casual and open for those who wish to come.

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

Beth Lee - LABC Anniversary
September 16 - 2 Years!

Deacons’ Meeting - Sunday, Sept. 10, 5:00 p.m.

OCC - Handy Shopping List - September
Socks, gloves, t-shirts, soft clothing

Lunch, Laugh, and Learn - September 12
On Tuesday, September 12 at Noon we will gather in Fellowship Hall for a great lunch (Irene Estes’ baked chicken casserole!), some not-so-great jokes, and then hear from two special people who receive funding from our Kay Floyd Project.  Our own Pat Stewart (LABC Preschool) and Anna Houston (Director of Families First Program) will share how these donations help the children involved in this worthy project. Then the Mary Martha Sunday School Class will give them the checks from LABC for the year! Come and learn how your giving ministers to the lives of thesechildren.

Fun Lovin’ Heart’s Trip to Branson City, MO- September 17-22
We ask you to pray for the 25 Seniors going to Missouri on Sept. 17-22.  Pray for their Safety and Health.  Pray for the Bus Drivers (Phil & Bernard).  Pray for good Fellowship (but not TOO good) and good Food (but not TOO much) and, of course, good Shopping (but not TOO expensive!).  They also may need prayers for enough energy, as we have a VERY busy schedule.

Upcoming Church Anniversary Celebrations
Two historical Anniversaries are upon us and planning has begun for:
    December 9, 2017: Our 90th LABC Church Anniversary.  We will probably wait until early 2118 to celebrate since it falls in the middle of our Advent Season.  We hope to celebrate with a Church Luncheon and perhaps a visiting past “celebrity”, a Drama and other Worship Plans.
    January 17, 2018: Our “Mighty Moeller” Pipe Organ turns 30 years old!  We have a very special instrument and we hope to have Albin Whitworth make a CD this Fall using this organ, and have it available as part of the plans.  Also, we hope to have Albin and Bruce Richardson come to a concert and talk about how this instrument was “born”.

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.

Key for kids and Families - September 2017
LABC Steak Out - Wednesday, September 6
Bring a side or dessert to share and join us for our annual church-wide cookout in the parking lot! Weather permitting, the children will head down to the lower lawn for some outdoor games after dinner.
Bring Your Family to Sunday School Day - Sunday, September 24
Children are invited to bring their parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) to Godly Play on this special Sunday. We’ll show families around the Godly Play room and listen together to the story of the Great Family.
Children’s Sunday - Sunday, October 22
Be sure to join us for preparation and rehearsals on October 4 and 18. We’ll plan to lead the congregation in exploring our Children’s Sunday theme: “God Is A Mystery.”
It’s (Still) Ordinary Time!
In Godly Play, we call these the Great Green Growing Days.
During this back-to-school season, try practicing the ancient Christian tradition of the examen together around the dinner table or at bedtime by asking one another these questions:
What was the best part of today?
What was the hardest part of today?
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. We’ll be launching our Wednesday night children’s activities September 13. If you’d be willing to co-teach a 3-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. Are you interested in learning more about Godly Play? Join us for a workshop at FBC Frankfort on Saturday, October 21 from 9-2 (We’ll carpool). We’ll learn about the philosophy behind Godly Play and have an opportunity to see some of the “Advanced” stories we don’t have yet at our church. Let Amanda know if you’d like to come!
Thank You
Crayon Roll Seamstresses: Clara Bowen, Peggy Butcher, Margie Dievert, Barbara Leavell, Alicia Nickens
Summer Sunday School Teachers: Rosalind Campbell, Brenda Hendrickson, Stacie Herron, Margaret Powell
Wednesday Book Club Helpers: Maureen Elwyn, Brenda Hendrickson, Liz Peniston
Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
--Godly Play (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).
WEDNESDAYS
--Family Night Meal @ 6:15
--Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Youth News - September 2017
Love Lessons

Help youth grow in your understanding and capacity to love across multiple realms of your lives, including friends, family, dating, sex and God. These five lessons are aimed at helping youth learn more about what love is.
Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. (Supper at 6:15)
Sept. 10 - Love: Friends        Oct. 4 - Love: Sex
Sept. 17 - Love: Family        Oct. 11 - Fall Break
Sept. 24 - Love: Dating        Oct. 18 - Love: God
Girls Leader: Callie Minks ~ Boys Leader: TBD
Youth Leadership Team - Fall Planning
Sunday, September 10, 6 pm; with Supper & Game
The Soup’s On Us Churches Getting Together for Youth Ministry
LABC, Presbyerian, SS Peter & Paul, 1st Christian, Trinity
Tentative Event Plans:
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2:00 - Devine’s Corn Maze in Harrodsburg
Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Midnight Madness at LABC
Saturday, Jan. 27 - Soup’s On Us at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Sunday School: Disciples Follow Christ - Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 10 - Sausage Biscuits
Sept. 17 - Waffles
Sept. 24 - Donuts
Sunday Night Youth Activities - 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Sept. 3 - No Sunday Night Youth Activities
Sept. 10 - Youth Leadership Team
September 17 & 24 - Supper, Bible Study, & Games
DiscipleNow - October 27-29 (Tentative)
With Georgetown College Student Team
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.
Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Wednesday Family Supper 2017-2018
SEPTEMBER
6th –  Steak–Out – Dieverts/Pot Luck
13th -   Ice Cream Social - Front of the Church - Judee/Scotty                     
20th –  Chicken Potluck - Liz/Patty/Elizabeth
27th –  Barbeque/Cole Slaw/Chips/Dessert - Beverly/Fred
OCTOBER
4th –  Potluck Salad Supper/Dessert (Pizza for Kids)
11th - Fall Break (No Meal)
18th-  Youth Passport Fund Raiser - Youth Ministry Team
25th-  Fall Festival – Dieverts
NOVEMBER
1st-  Rosalind/ Anita –
8th-  Fish Fry – Masonic Lodge - Donations support Scholarship Fund ($500 ) – Church brings desserts
15th – Chili – Deacons- Church brings desserts
22th- Thanksgiving Week (No Meal)
29th -  Barbeque/Coleslaw/Chips/Dessert - Mary Elizabeth/Jack
DECEMBER
6th – CoEd II – Church bring desserts
13th – Milestones/Dieverts
20th -  Chicken Potluck
27th - Winter Break (No Meal)
JANUARY
3rd – Soups - Deacons - Church bring desserts
10th – Kids Passport Fundraiser/Tacos/Children’s Ministry Team
17th – Chicken Potluck- Liz/Elizabeth/Patty
24th -  CoEd 1 - Chris - Church brings desserts
31st - Pizza/Salad/Dessert - Charlotte Carr
FEBRUARY
7th – Rosalind/Anita
14th – Heart for Missions – Missions Ministry Committee
21nd – Chicken Potluck - Patty/Liz/Elizabeth
28th - Men’s Breakfast - Scotty
MARCH
7th – Soup’s On Us Fundraiser - Stephanie/Kathy
14th – Milestones/Dieverts
21st -  CoEd II - Church brings desserts
28th – Holy Week (No Meal)
APRIL
4th – Spring Break (No Meal)
11th - Open
18th – CoEd I - Chris - Church brings dessert
25th – Chicken Potluck - Liz/Patty/Elizabeth
MAY
2nd – Ham/Potato Salad/Chips/Dessert - Judee/Scotty
9th -  Open
16th – Open
23rd – Cookout - Dieverts

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
July
Sunglasses, hats, beach balls, flip flops, drink cups
August
School supply, calculator, scissor, learning books
September
Socks, gloves, t-shirts, soft clothing
October
Toys (see March for reference
November
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.

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.

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 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.)

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 twitter.com 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