LABC News & Notes - May 2018

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

Youth Sunday - May 6, 10:45 a.m.
The youth have been learning about worship this winter and spring. They will share insights from their dialogue on the elements of worship. The worship service itself will be a sermon on worship.

Committee Meetings, Sunday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.
Check with your committee chair to see if you committee is meeting

Lunch. Laugh and Learn
Please join us at “Southern Plate Catering” (where the cupcake place used to be on Church St. near Baskin Robbins) at Noon on Tuesday, May 8.  We’ll talk about future events, tell jokes, and then gossip a little.  Because parking is limited, you can meet us at church at 11:45 and we’ll drive bus to the joint.  Cost will be around $12.  They have good food!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip
We’ll be going to The Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky on Thursday, May 24.  We’ll leave church at 9:30 and get back around 4:30 or so.  They have a buffet there for lunch ($9.99), and then the self-guided tour of the Ark costs $37.  The bus is full but we’ll take the van and there is still plenty of room.  Call and add your name to the list today!

Parent/child Dedication, Mothers’ Day, May 13, 10:45 a.m.
If your child has never been dedicated and you would like to participate in this service, please call the church office (236-3565).

High School Graduates’ Recognition - May 20
9:30 a.m. - Graduate Recognition Breakfast
10:45 a.m. - Recognition of Graduates in Worship
*If you know the names of LABC students graduating from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office (236-3565).

Names of LABC Graduates
If you know the names of LABC students graduating from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office.

Mountain Hope Missions: Repair Affair & Nada - June 7-10
Deadline to Sign-up (so we can make reservations) - Sunday, May 13
In McCreary County (June 7-9): Orientation will be on Thursday night, with two full work days on Friday and Saturday, and a time of celebration on Saturday night. We are going to focus on housing needs in the county in existing housing and work on a park in disrepair. We will repair homes, build ramps, fix windows, paint walls, clean up yards, and more, as the people of McCreary county have need.
In Nada (June 10): We will cookout with the community and lead children’s activities and the annual education celebration. Then wrap up our missions weekend with Miguels’ Pizza.
Cost: $100 for adults (plus cost of pizza); $50 for youth (plus cost of pizza); the only expense for those who just participate in the Nada trip is the cost of pizza.

Operation Christmas Child in Springtime
With the sunshine and warmer temperatures we can begin purchasing warm weather items such as t-shirts, flip flops, jumping ropes, balls and other fun things. Remember no toy guns. When we all do what we can God uses it to bless the children.
God Bless you, Gail Hester

Bottles of Blessings: Change...That Changes Lives
Being a Blessing to someone has never been easier! It seems fitting that we collect our change for new mothers during the month of May during the month that we celebrate Mother’s Day!  Simply take a bottle home, fill it with your spare change, cash, or checks, and return it to your church by Sunday May 27th. By filling a bottle with cash, change, and checks you can help save the lives of unborn babies. Every bottle that is filled enables Haven Care Center to continally provide the much needed love and support to bless those that are facing unplanned pregnancies in: Boyle, Mercer, Garrard and Lincoln counties. All donations are tax deductible. Helping change lives here in Central Kentucky one bottle at a time. Tiffany Johnson, Director of Haven Care Center will present Wednesday evening, May 9, during the Wednesday night Service. Wouldn’t it be great if we could supply her and the center with baby supplies? Please bring items on Wednesday, May 9 to prayer meeting.

A Sunday Evening Gathering - 4:30 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.

Business Meeting, Wednesday, May 30, 6:45 p.m.

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

Key for Kids and Families - May 2018
Coloring @ The Hub

Back by popular demand! Join us for a few more coloring dates as the school year winds down. We’ll be at the Hub from 4-5:30 several times this month.
Pentecost Sneak-In - Saturday, May 19, 6:30-8 pm
Help make and hang decorations in the church for Pentecost Sunday. We’ll also play a few games, and, as always, there will be cake!
Pentecost Bonfire - Sunday, May 20, 6-8 pm
Join us at the Gulletts’ house for a Pentecost bonfire on Pentecost Sunday. We’ll roast hotdogs and marshmallows and enjoy an evening outside. Watch your email for more information on what to bring.
Save the Date!
VBS is July 9-12 from 5:30-8 each evening. We are teaming up with The Presbyterian Church of Danville and Trinity Episcopal for VBS this year. The theme is Amped: Live Fully Alive! Our church needs to provide some small group and activity station leaders. If you’d like to help, let Amanda know!
Bible Memory Challenge
The LABC kids’ Bible memory challenge is on until Pentecost, May 20. If you need a copy of the memory verse sheet, let Amanda know. Parents, continue to watch your email for periodic “bonus point” offers.
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. It’s time to think about summer Sunday School! If you’d like to teach a week or two and give our Godly Play teachers a break, let Amanda know. Our summer curriculum is fun and easy to follow!
2. If you’d like to help chaperone our Pentecost Sneak-In on Saturday, May 19 @ 6:30 pm, we’d love to have you. There will be cake! Let Amanda know if you can help.
3. We’re still in need of some help in the nursery on Wednesday nights. If you can help Linda from 6:45-7:45 one Wednesday in May, please contact Amanda!
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 Matters in May - 2018
Youth Sunday - May 6, 10:45 a.m.

You have been learning about worship this winter and spring. They will share insights from their dialogue on the elements of worship. The worship service itself will be a sermon on worship.
High School Graduates’ Recognition - Sunday May 20
9:30 a.m. - Graduate Recognition Breakfast
10:45 a.m. - Recognition of Graduates in Worship
Congratulations Graduates: Hope Farmer, Micah Fowler, Will Christian Gibson, Harrison Mesplay, Jackson Mesplay
Coming this Summer
~Repair Affair & Nada Mission Trip (June 7-10)
~Passport Youth Camp (July 1-6)
~Possible - LABC & FBC Commerce & FBC Mission Youth Retreat in Commerce & Atlanta (July?)
~Kings Island/Red’s Game/Prayer & Bible Study Retreat (July or August)
Mountain Hope Missions: Repair Affair & Nada - June 7-10
Deadline to Sign-up (so we can make reservations) - Sunday, May 13
In McCreary County (June 7-9): Orientation will be on Thursday night, with two full work days on Friday and Saturday, and a time of celebration on Saturday night. We are going to focus on housing needs in the county in existing housing and work on a park in disrepair. We will repair homes, build ramps, fix windows, paint walls, clean up yards, and more, as the people of McCreary county have need.
In Nada (June 10): We will cookout with the community and lead children’s activities and the annual education celebration. Then wrap up our missions weekend with Miguels’ Pizza.
Cost: $50 for youth (plus cost of pizza); $100 for adults (plus cost of pizza); the only expense for those who just participate in the Nada trip is the cost of pizza.
May Schedule
Sundays
9:30- Sunday School
10:45- Worship
(No Sunday Evening Activities on May 13, 20, & 27)
May 6: Games at Jackson Park - Bring a sack supper; Drinks provided
(Meet at the church at 6:00)
Wednesdays
6:15 - Family Supper
6:45 - Youth Worship & Prayer
May 16: Baskin-Robbins
Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

CBF Kentucky E-News
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky publishes a weekly email blast each Friday to pastors, staff and members of CBF Kentucky churches. Several thousand people get timely information about events, missions and ministries, church announcements, staff activity and whereabouts, and church staff searches. If you’d like to join our Friday E-News, please send us an email to office@cbjky.org

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.

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 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