LABC News & Notes - January 2018


Operation Christmas Child Update
Thank you for packing 601 Operation Christmas Child boxes! Our six county region, “The Heart of Kentucky” packed 21,962 boxes and they are being shipped to Suriname, Ghana, Togo, Rwanda, Botswana, Madagascar, and Lesotho. Custom officials scrutinize these shipments carefully. PLEASE pray that these shoe boxes go safely through customs inspections and reach their destinations where Christian leaders are waiting to use them as a tool to share God’s love. -- Gail Hester (Lexington Avenue Baptist Project Leader for Operation Christmas Child)

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

Lunch, Laugh, and Learn: Tuesday, January 9
We’re staying close to home due to possible weather limitations. Join us in some down-home cooking at a new restaurant in town-- “Harvey’s” on 4th Street: “Southern Style Comfort Food”! We’ll meet at the church at 11:00 a.m. and take the bus (due to limited parking) or just meet us there at 11:15. We’ll eat, tell jokes, and talk a little about our Sr. Ministry at LABC as we begin this New Year. Call Gail if you want to ride the bus!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts to Lexington: Thursday, January 25
Weather permitting we’d like to have lunch at, “Bella Notte’s” Restaurant on Nicholasville Road in Lexington. We’ll enjoy great Italian food at reasonable prices! We’ll leave at 10:30 AM and get home by 4:30 PM. Again, call and make a bus seat reservation!

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, January 6, 2018
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 calendar: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1 (No Delivery on June 2 for Brass Band Festival)

Wednesday Family Supper 2018
10th – Soups - Deacons - Church bring desserts
17th – Kids Passport Fundraiser - Tacos
24th -  CoEd 1 - Chris - Church brings desserts
31st - Pizza/Salad/Dessert - Charlotte Carr
7th – Rosalind/Anita
14th – Heart for Missions – Missions Leadership Team
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 & 16th – Open
23rd – Cookout - Dieverts

Winter Walkers
We walk on MWFs at 9:00 a.m. in the church 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.

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

In Case of Inclement Weather
Check the home page of our website ( 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”).

Youth January Jaunts - 2018
Youth Cook for the Kids - Sunday, January 7, 9:15 a.m.

Children’s Epiphany Breakfast: We continue our tradition of cooking breakfast for the Kids. Be sure to
be there early.
Youth Leadership Team Meeting - Sunday, January 14, 6:00 pm
With Supper & Game
Youth Soup’s On Us - Saturday, January 27
At Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church with the Soup’s On Us Youth Groups: Presbyterian Church, Saints Peter & Paul, Catholic Church, First Christian Church, and Trinity Episcopal Church
Sunday School - Sundays at 9:30
Make Bible Study in Sunday  School a habit for 2018. With your Sunday School Teaching Team: Chip Minks, Jerry Farmer, Adam Standiford, and Keith Stillwell. January Theme: “Qualities of Christian Leaders” - Jan. 14 - Self Discipline; Jan. 21 - Seeking Truth; Jan. 28 - Integrity
Come Early for Breakfast: Jan. 7- Cook for Kids; Jan. 14 - Waffles; Jan. 21- Cereal Bar; Jan. 28 - Donuts
Faithways Academy at Georgetown College
This is not a youth group trip but a great opportunity that some of our youth might want to take advantage of. More details coming soon. Faithways Academy summer program, at Georgetown College, is aimed to help middle (1 week) and high school (2 weeks) students mature as Christian leaders in order to better serve the church and the world.
Sunday Night Youth Worship - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Supper, Worship, Prayer, Games
Weekly Schedule
Sunday School - 9:30 am
Worship - 10:45 am
Supper, Worship, Games - 6 pm
Family Supper - 6:15 pm
Youth Activities - 6:45 pm
Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc

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.

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