LABC News & Notes - July 2018


The Kay Floyd for Kids Memorial Project
The Mary Martha Sunday School Class is again coordinating donations for the Kay Floyd Project as the fall opening of school is anticipated.  Kay Floyd was a valued member of LABC--and local educator--who passed away.  The class will provide food in the Welcome Cafe July 29 and August 5.  Please join us there for coffee and breakfast foods on those mornings and know that there will be collections (monetary and school supplies) for this good cause on those two Sundays.  You may drop off school supplies in the ‘bus’ on display in the Welcome Cafe or place monetary donations in the offering plate in envelopes marked ‘Kay Floyd Project.’  The Mary Martha Class members--and the children receiving these donations--say a heartfelt ‘thank you!’

Summer Wednesday Schedule
Lunch, Prayer, and Bible study, 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. We are still looking for lunch providers in August.
July 4 - Office Closed, No Wednesday activies or meal
July 11 - Chicken Sliders - Henry & Faye Wilson
July 18 - Common Ground Sunday School Class
July 25 - Beans & Cornbread - Stephanie Griffin

Linda Harmon - LABC Anniversary
June 7 - Nursery Coordinator, 22 Years!

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

New Habitat for Humanity Build
Boyle County Habitat for Humanity has started construction on a new house. 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 at the end of Walnut. Construction crew finished installing the floor just last week and started putting down the sub floor. We work on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Come join us. You’ll go home hot and tired but with a sense of accomplishment.

Memorial Gifts for Steve Fegenbush
The family is very thankful that mission gifts given in memory of Steve Fegenbush have been distributed to the following causes: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (50%), CBF Kentucky (15%), WMU Heritage Fund (15%), Morocco and Haiti - Global Ministries (20%).

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 - July 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!
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 - Sundays, 6-8 pm
Join us for a laid back time of fellowship. We’ll eat and hang out at someone’s house 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!
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.
Painting Party - Sunday, July 22
We’ll walk to Subway for lunch after worship and then come back to LABC to paint the Godly Play room. Many hands make the work light!
Thank You
Thank you to our summer Sunday School volunteers! Stacie Herron 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. We still need help with 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 have any woodworking skills, there’s lots to do for the new Godly Play room, including smaller bits, like cutting out figures with a scroll saw, and larger projects, like building some bookshelves. If any of that is up your alley, let Amanda know and she’ll get you set up with a project.
3. We also have some bookshelves in the children’s area that will be repurposed for the new Godly Play room, and those need to be sanded down and repainted. If that’s your thing, let Amanda know.
4. If you frequent fabric stores and wouldn’t mind keeping an eye out for some of the harder-to-find felt colors we need to go with some of our Godly Play stories, let Amanda know and she’ll send you a list.
5. If you have baskets (natural colored, preferably), hanging out at your house that could use a new home, consider donating them to our Godly Play room. We keep all of our materials, including art supplies, in baskets, and we’re always looking for more! Baskets without big handles work best, but we’ll take whatever you have! We need a variety of shapes and sizes.
Weekly Schedule
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 (beginning July 18):
Kids’ Book Club: 10:45-12

Youth News - July 2018
Passport Youth Camp - July 1-6
Pray for our youth and leaders at youth camp this week: Sophie Arnold, Elizabeth Godbey, Summer Quinn, Sterling Farmer, Landon Luster, Britton Minks, Brianna Jones, Adam Standiford, and Keith Stillwell
Baby Pool, Slip-N-Slide, Kickball at the Farmer’s
Sunday, July 15, 6:00 pm (Meet at Church)
Supper, Bible Study (tough questions), & Kickball
Youth Mission Work Day & Bud & Cheryl’s Ice Cream
Tuesday, July 17, 10:00 am (Meet at Church)
We will do some work for a church member who needs it, then go to Bud & Cheryl’s Ice Cream Shoppe for lunch and ice cream.
Monster Volleyball & Creek Wading
Sunday, July 22, 6:00 pm (Meet at Church)
Supper, Bible Study (tough questions), & Volleyball
Youth Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc

Kings Island ~ Reds’ Game ~ Worship with FBC Fort Thomas
July 28-29 (Saturday & Sunday)
Cost: $64 (includes tickets to Kings Island and Reds game, plus a free baseball cap) plus meals & souvenirs
Meals: Saturday at Kings Island, Sunday Lunch at the Park (Sunday breakfast and supper provided)
Deadline: Must signup and pay by Sunday, July 15 so that tickets can be purchased
What to Bring: Sleeping bag, pillow (air mattress if you want); Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.); Towel; Church clothes, clothes for KI and game, sleeping clothes (t-shirt & shorts); Money
7:30 a.m. - Leave LABC
10:30 a.m. - Kings Island
Saturday Night - Camp out at First Baptist Church, Fort Thomas
Sunday Morning
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast and showers
9:30 a.m. - Bible Study
10:45 a.m. - Worship with the church
1:00 p.m. - Reds Game
8:30/9:00 p.m. - Arrive at LABC
First Baptist Church, Fort Thomas is a Cooperative Fellowship Church. The pastor, Jeremy Shannon, is a good friend of Adam Standiford

CBF Kentucky E-News
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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
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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