LABC News & Notes - October 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

Pray for our Interim Committee
Joe Brummett, Carolyn Montgomery, Bill Singler, Mark Dexter

Welcome to the Pulpit
October 1 - Terry Freeman    
October 8 - John Penick

World Communion Sunday - October 1

World Hunger Sunday - October 8

Maeta Gray Women on Mission - Monday, October 2, 1:30 p.m.
Guest speaker from the Galilean Home Ministries.

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

Gail Singleton’s LABC Anniversary
Office Manager: October 18 - 28 Years!

Deacon Nomination: October 15
Deacon election: November 12. Absentee ballots will be available in the church office one week prior if you need one.

Phil’s Notes & Announcements
Worship Concert - October 22
The Worship Choir will join with the Lexington Avenue Quartet to bring us another Worship Concert on Sunday Evening, October 22 at 6:30 PM.  The Quartet always blesses us with a variety of gospel and other church music, and can actually be quite humorous (at times unintentional)!  We’ll have a reception following the Concert, so stay and have some punch and cookies!
Lunch, Laugh & Learn - October 17
It’s a Fall Festival Lunch on Tuesday, October 17.  Wear a costume and get a prize for the best one!  Hear spooky stories and eat worms and dirt!  We may even sing a scary song or two?
Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip to Georgetown - October 26
Join us as we go to Evan’s Orchard in Georgetown for lunch and Tours on Thursday, October 26.  We’ll have the Pumpkin Tour & Hayride AND the Apple Tour (taste their cider!) and have lunch on the porch (chicken salad, ribeye sandwiches, burgers, grilled cheese, etc.).  Lunch is $5 and Tours will cost $9 for both together.  Call and make bus seat reservations today!

OCC - Handy Shopping List - October
Toys: Cars, puzzles, dolls, plastic animals, tea party, balls, jacks, Yoko’s, balloons, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas.

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.

Committee & Leadership Team Meetings - Sunday, Oct. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Focused Prayer Time: Church during an Pastoral Interim; Finance Committee Report; Committee & Leadership Team Meetings; Budgeting and individual committee agenda
For: Personnel, Finance, Nominating, Property, Weekday Preschool, Stewardship, Christian Education, Missions, Music, Young Families Ministry Team, Historical, Special Events, Health, Bus
Briefing with Committee Chairpersons, 5:45 p.m.

October Children’s Events for the Whole Church Family
Children’s Sunday - October 22

Children will lead the congregation in exploring our Children’s Sunday theme: “God Is A Mystery.”
Trunk-or-Treat - Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8
Join us for a fun evening of trick-or-treating and games. We’ll have prizes for the best costume and the best-decorated car, plus plenty of candy for everyone! Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors!

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”.

College Addresses and Emails Needed
Help us keep our college students informed with news from LABC. Please call the church office with up-to-date addresses and emails.

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

Key for kids and Families - October 2017
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.”
Trunk-or-Treat - Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8
Join us for a fun evening of trick-or-treating and games. We’ll have prizes for the best costume and the best-decorated car, plus plenty of candy for everyone! Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors!
Baby Shower for Laken Thomas - Sunday, October 29, 2 pm
The women of the young families group invite all of the women and girls at LABC to a baby shower for Laken and baby Carter in the fellowship hall. We’ll have cake, snacks, and games! Laken and Cody are registered at Babies R Us and Walmart.
Thank You
September Wednesday night teachers, who have been helping us get ready to lead in worship on Children’s Sunday: Rosalind Campbell, Katie Fowler, Brian Wheeler
Baptism Class helpers: Brenda Hendrickson, Carolyn Montgomery
Orff instruments helper: Adam Standiford
Children’s 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) 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!
(2) It’s time to start signing up to bring your car for Trunk or Treat! We need individuals or pairs of people who are willing to decorate their trunks and hand out candy to children trick-or-treating in our parking lot on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30-8. Plan to arrive by 6:15 to get your vehicle in place. If you can bring your own candy and/or prizes to distribute, please do! We had a great crowd from our community last year, so plan on lots of trick-or-treaters.
(3) Can’t decorate your vehicle but still want to help? We need candy (no peanuts or nuts, please) AND small prizes (stickers, pencils, etc.) that we can hand out to children who participate in games organized by our youth. Let Amanda know if you can help!
It’s (Still) Ordinary Time!
In Godly Play, we call these the Great Green Growing Days.
As the days grow shorter, look for time and space to be quiet with God. This can take all kinds of forms: coloring, doodling, writing, working with play-doh or blocks, or just taking a few minutes to be still and silent.
Weekly Schedule
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).
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Youth Offerings in October 2017
Devine’s Corn Maze - This Sunday, October 1
Meet at church at 1:45. Return around 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 (plus any snacks you might want.)
Visit Devine’s Corn Maze with youth groups from Presbyterian Church, Trinity Episcopal, Saints Peter & Paul Catholic, and First Christian.
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)
Oct. 4 - Love: Sex
Oct. 11 - Fall Break
Oct. 18 - Love: God
Girls Leader: Callie Minks ~ Boys Leader: Adam Standiford
Youth Sunday Night Worship (& Supper) - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday worship with the youth will be an opportunity for students to take the lessons and themes of morning worship and go deeper. By encountering scripture and discussing in group what it meant then and what it means for us today, the youth will explore being a disciple of God. Each week we worship with songs, psalms, the sermon text, experiential prayer (stations, art, journaling), shared stories, and fellowship.
October 15, 22, 29 (will not meet on October 8 for Fall Break)
Winter Youth Summit - January 12-14 - Huntsville, Alabama
With FBC Memphis (Brittany) & FBC Commerce (Kelsey) & Others
Cost: $125.00 plus 3 lunches and any extra souvenirs or activities you choose (ask about scholarships)
Theme: Beyond: Immeasurably More (Ephesians 3:20)
Visit the website schedule & more information
Missional Youth Ministry
Join us in a dialogue about youth ministry, Sunday November 1,  6:15 p.m. in the youth room. We will discuss the Introduction and Chapters 1-6. Missional Youth Ministry is a book that offers a new paradigm for youth ministry and practical guidance. Those interested in youth ministry are invited to read and discuss the book together. Pick up the book from Keith if you think you might be interested.
Sunday School
We continue our Bible study, “Disciples Follow Christ.” Sundays at 9:30.
Disciple Now
November 10-12
Trunk or Treat
Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
Fall Break
October 8-15
Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc

Wednesday Family Supper 2017-2018
4th –  Potluck Salad Supper/Dessert (Pizza for Kids)
11th - Fall Break (No Meal)
18th-  CoEd II
25th-  Fall Festival – Dieverts
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
6th – Youth Passport Fund Raiser - Youth Ministry Team 13th – Milestones/Dieverts
20th -  Chicken Potluck
27th - Winter Break (No Meal)
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
7th – Rosalind/Anita
14th – Heart for Missions – Missions Ministry Committee
21nd – Chicken Potluck - Patty/Liz/Elizabeth
28th - Men’s Breakfast - Scotty
7th – Soup’s On Us Fundraiser - Stephanie/Kathy
14th – Milestones/Dieverts
21st -  CoEd II - Church brings desserts
28th – Holy Week (No Meal)
4th – Spring Break (No Meal)
11th - Open
18th – CoEd I - Chris - Church brings dessert
25th – Chicken Potluck - Liz/Patty/Elizabeth
2nd – Ham/Potato Salad/Chips/Dessert - Judee/Scotty
9th -  Open
16th – Open
23rd – Cookout - Dieverts

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