LABC News & Notes - June 2018


Great American Brass Band Festival Worship - Sunday, June 3
9:15 a.m. - Community Worship at the Brass Band Festival
10:45 a.m. - Welcome Cafe at LABC
11:00 a.m. - Worship at LABC
Sunday School: Check with your teacher to see if your class is meeting

Special Called Business Meeting, Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m.
5:15 - Worship Choir
7:00 - Business Meeting (There will be no meal or children & youth activities)

Gideon Sunday, June 10, 10:45 p.m.
Testimony by Bernard Montgomery. An offering will be received at the doors at the end of the service to provide the scriptures to people around the world through the work of the Gideons.

New Habitat for Humanity Build
Boyle County Habitat for Humanity started construction on a new house May 7. The house is located at 1412 W. Walnut Street. Take Main Street (Perryville Road) across the viaduct; turn left on Beech Street; Beech runs into W. Walnut; turn right on W. Walnut. House will be on the left aty the end of Walnut. Construction crew finished installing the floor just last week and started putting down the sub floor. We will probably start building walls on Friday. We work on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Come join us. You’ll go home hot and tired but with a sense of accomplishment.

Youth & Adult Praise Team
During the month of June we are having practices for a Youth & Adult Praise Team on Wednesday Nights at 6:15 PM. We’ll learn Choruses that we might sing on Sunday Morning Worship at the end of the month!  We will practice in the Sanctuary. If interested, please talk to Dr. Phil or Carolyn Godfrey. We need vocalists, a guitar player, and even a bass or drum player.

June 12: Lunch, Laugh & Learn
We’ll have our Indoor Cookout on Tuesday, June 12, when Phil and Bernard will grill hamburgers and hot dogs and we’ll also have chips, beans, salad, and desserts!  We’ll eat, tell jokes, and then Jan Edmiston will teach us to play the card game, “SNOOP!”  It’s a lot of fun, and we’ll give you a prize if you win!

June 26:  Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip
We have something special in June- a trip to Joanna Kirby’s Home & Garden in Lancaster! We’ll be going on a Tuesday (not a Thursday), and leaving at 9:15 AM to avoid the afternoon heat. Joanna will let us tour her wonderful garden, see all the plants she grows, and then let us make our own flower arrangement to take home! Then we’ll stop at the Depot in Stanford on the way back and have a scrumptious lunch! Please call to reserve your seat on the bus!

Summer Wednesday Schedule
Beginning on Wednesday, June 6 we will have lunch and Bible study at 12:00-1:00 p.m. each Wednesday. Terry will lead a Bible study, “Learning and Living the Truth,” from 1, 2, 3 John and Jude. Donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meal.
June 6 - Subway sandwiches - Mary Elizabeth Godbey and Charlotte Carr
June 13 - Ham, twice baked potatoes & dessert- Clara Bowen
June 20 - Women of the Word Sunday School Class preparing meal
July 25 - Beans & Cornbread

Pat Stewart - LABC Anniversary
June 11 - LABC Weekday Preschool Director, 10 Years!

Test the Tithe - Sunday, June 24
If you don’t already practice tithing we encourage you to try it for at least one Sunday. On Sunday June the 24th, make an offering of 10% of your income for the week. Dr. Freeman will preach on Stewardship on that Sunday. See also, Eloise Robert’s article, Joy in Giving, an insert in the June Key. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing (Malachi 3:10).

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.

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

Key for Kids and Families - June 2018
VBS is coming!

VBS is July 9-12 from 5:30-8:30 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!
VBS Sign Ups
Sign up for VBS by calling the church office or emailing, calling, or texting Amanda with your child’s name and t-shirt size. Paper sign-ups will also be available on the front pew in the sanctuary during the coming weeks. Sign up by June 22 to guarantee you get the t-shirt size you want!
Summer Sunday School Sundays, 9:30 am
We’ll follow Illustrated Children’s Ministry’s “An Illustrated Invitation” curriculum through the summer and learn about how God invites us into God’s story. If you’re a grown-up who’d be willing to teach a week or two, see Amanda for sign-ups!
Young Families Hangouts
Beginning Sunday, June 24, 6-8 pm Join us for a laid back time of fellowship. We’ll eat and hang out at someone’s house each on a near-weekly basis from June 24 through mid-August. If you’d like to host the young families for an evening, let Amanda know!
Coming Up: Late Summer Book Club
July 18 & 25, August 1 & 8, 10:30am - noon The first half of summer is jam-packed with CBF General Assembly, Black and Gold Academy, Passport Kids, and VBS, so we’ll pick up our regular summer Wednesday activity during the latter half of the summer. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us as we explore connections between favorite kids’ books and Bible stories.
Thank You
Thank you to our fabulous Godly Play teachers! Rosalind Campbell Maureen Elwyn Brenda Hendrickson Carolyn Montgomery Liz Peniston
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) We’re headed to Passport Camp June 26-29. If you’d like to write a note of encouragement to our kids, see Amanda for more information.
(3) Calling all builders and painters! If you’d be willing to help us with some woodworking projects (both big and small) for our second Godly Play room (opening this fall), please let Amanda know of your interest!  
Weekly Schedule
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)

Youth News - June 2018
Mountain Hope Missions - June 7-9

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.
Disc Golf with Dad
Sunday, June 17, 6:00 p.m. If you don’t have other Fathers’ Day plans bring your dad to Jackson Park for Frisbee Golf. We have extra frisbees if you need them.
Youth to the Adam’s House
Supper, Bible Study & Video Games at Adam & Amanda’s- Sunday, June 24, 6:00 p.m.
Later this Summer
~Passport Youth Camp (July 1-6)
~Kings Island/Red’s Game/Prayer & Bible Study Retreat (July or August)
~Baby Pool Slip-N-Slide Kickball
~Sunday Night Home Supper & Bible Study
Youth Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc

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

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

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