LABC News & Notes - August 2018


Search Committee to Present Candidate for Pastor - August 11 & 12
On Saturday, August 11th, the Search Committee will host a reception from 5:00 until 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall for our prospective pastor candidate.    On Sunday, August 12th, he will preach a trial sermon during the morning worship service.  Immediately after the service, we will move into a Special Called Business Meeting to decide whether to call the candidate.  Biographical information will be available on Saturday and Sunday (August 11 and 12).  A letter from the Search Committee will be mailed on August 1, 2018 to all resident members of our congregation.

Church Steakout - Wednesday, August 29, 6:15 p.m.
Steaks:    $5.00; Hotdogs will be available for the children; The remainder of the meal is potluck. The church will provide paper products and eating utensils. You may want to bring your own steak knife. Sign up in Sunday School or by calling the church office (236-3565) by Friday, August 24. Payment may be made in advance to the church office. If you must cancel your reservation, please do so by Friday, August 24.

Fun Lovin Hearts are Touring Ale 8
Winchester, August 30th: We will have lunch afterward at Hall’s On the River. We will have some time in the gift shop before leaving for lunch. The Ale 8 tour is about 30 minutes away Tour is free. Hall’s lunch menu is from $8.99 to $12.99 not including your drink. The bus will leave at 9:30. Call the church office to reserve your seat by August 20. We will need to confirm our reservation count for the tour and lunch by this date.

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!’

I Love Morocco Dinner - August 19, 6:00 pm
Great food ($10 donation) and great fellowship! More information coming soon.  Highland Baptist Church in Louisville (1101 Cherokee Road, Louisville, KY). Reservations requested at (502) 426-1931 or at Call the church office if you are interested.

Linda Lonigro - LABC Anniversary
August 1 - 18 Years!

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.

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.
August 8th – Milestones
August 15th – Ruth Class
August 22nd – Ministerial Staff
August 29th – Steak – Out

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, August 4, 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: 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. 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.

Key for Kids and Families - August 2018
Godly Play Update

Many, many generous people have given of their time and their resources to help get our second Godly Play classroom ready. Thank you, church, for loving our kids so well! Beginning on Sunday, August 19, we’ll have two Godly Play rooms open during Sunday School. Children who are 3 through 2nd grade will remain in the original classroom, while those who are in 3rd-6th grade will move next door to our new room. Parents, this is a great time to start your child attending Sunday School if they haven’t been attending already! We look forward to getting started in our new arrangement!
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 until school starts.
Late Summer Book Club - August 1 & 8, 10:30am - noon
Kids of all ages are welcome to join us in the Godly Play classroom as we explore connections between favorite kids’ books and Bible stories.
Back to School Blessing - Sunday, August 19 during worship
Be sure to join us in worship for a special time of blessing for students and teachers. You’ll receive a handmade gift to attach to your bag or backpack!
Baptism Class - Coming in September
If there’s interest, we’ll have a baptism class for any children who are interested on Sunday evenings in September (beginning after Labor Day). The content will be different, so children who have participated before are welcome to join us again. Let Amanda know if you have a child who’d like to take part.
Thank you to our summer Sunday School volunteers!
Anita Baskin Rosalind Campbell Brenda Hendrickson Jeff Hendrickson Stacie Herron Carolyn Montgomery Liz Peniston Margaret Powell Brian Wheeler
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. 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. This needs to be completed by August 12.
2. We’ll pick up with Fall Wednesday night activities the first week of September. If you’d be interested in helping to teach a 3-week class for children, talk to Amanda. There will be plenty of options!
3. We’ve had a baby boom and are in need of some volunteers to join our Wednesday night nursery rotation. If you’d be interested in helping Linda, our wonderful nursery worker, on a monthly basis (or more) from August to December, let Amanda know!
Weekly Schedule Sundays:
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 (ending August 8):
Kids’ Book Club: 10:30-12

Youth News - August 2018
Sunday Nights - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

August 5 - at the Stillwells’ (Meet at the church at 6:00)
Bible Study (Tough Questions), Cookout, & Monster Volleyball
August 12 - Back to School Bash
at the church
August 19 - at the Standifords’
Meet at the church at 6:00
Bible Study (Tough Questions), Supper, & More
August 26 - at the Minks’
Bible Study (Tough Questions), Supper, & More
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. - Family Living
August 5 - Family Identity: Partners in Life        
August 12 - Family Roles: Doing My Part
August 19 - Family Communication
August 26 - Family Ties
Youth Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc

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

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 - 4:30 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

CBF Kentucky E-NewsThe 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