LABC News & Notes - October 2018


“Wonder (Filled) Women”
New Sermon Series: Starts Sunday, October 21 with Pastor, Basil Hall

Gail Singleton’s LABC Anniversary
Office Manager: October 18 - 29 Years!

Lunch, Laugh & Learn - October 9 - with Scarlette Jasper
Plan to join us at noon for lunch. Paula Scott is preparing soup and you are encouraged to BRING YOUR OWN SANDWICH. Drinks, Chips and Dessert will be provided. Our program will be a presentation by Scarlette Jasper on her work with Appalachian area missions. The women in the Ruth Sunday School Class are asking for your gently worn sports shoes. Scarlette Jasper, our CBF missionary for southeastern Kentucky counties, has a need for shoes for students in these counties. Scarlette will be at LABC for Lunch, Laugh, and Learn on Tuesday, October 9. This is a wonderful time for you to hear about the work that needs to be done in our state. We would like to put shoes to our prayers for this ministry. Containers will be in place throughout the month of October by the ground floor elevator and at the Ruth Classroom on the second floor of the education building. Thanks to all for your help.

LABC Family
NOW is the time to be shopping to fill your OCC box or boxes. We have 6 weeks until our packing party, November 11th. We need costume jewelery, sewing supplies, balls, soap, stuffed animals, baby dolls, fishing supplies, plastic cups, and any other special item for a child.
We are co-workers in Christ’s Ministry,
Gail Hester

Operation Christmas Child has announced that putting a fresh bar of soap with a washrag in a plastic bag is causing mold. Please pack separately! Thank you.

Operation Christmas Child Trip
LABC is planning a two day and one night trip to the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Atlanta. We would love for you to go with us. This trip will be in the first two weeks in December. We will have more information very soon.

Heart of KY OCC Upcoming
On Saturday, Nov. 3, at Junction City First Baptist there will be 400+ “Musical Memory Boxes” packed in honor of our friend and former pastor, Steve Fegenbush. Steve was a great supporter of Operation Christmas Child. Words cannot express how much we miss him, but hopefully these Musical Memory Boxes will continue his legacy of sharing Jesus and music with the least of these.

You Are Invited...
Haven Care Center (Pregnancy Resource Center) Banquet on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 pm at Centenary Methodist Church. All are welcomed. Call 859-236-9282 to reserve your seat!

Health Screening Flu Shots
October 17, 4p.m. to 6 p.m. –Perryville Baptist Church –Stroke Risk Screening/Flu Clinic
October 20, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and October 21, 9 a.m. to Noon–St. Andrews Catholic Church –Flu Clinic
October 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. –Lexington Avenue Baptist Church –Flu Clinic
October 25, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.–Gethsemane Baptist Church –Stroke Risk Screening/Flu Clinic
October 27, 8:30 a.m. to Noon –Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church –Stroke Risk Screening and Flu Clinic

Future Senior Adult Activities for the Remainder of 2018
October 26 (NOTE: THIS IS A FRIDAY!) - Ravenna KY
Make a reservation by calling the church office to join us for a trip to Ravenna, Ky. We will have lunch at Michael’s Restaurant. We’ll leave from the church parking lot at 10 AM. Let’s hope the fall foliage is gorgeous!
November 13 - Claudia Sanders and Wakefield-Scearce
Make a reservation by calling the church office to join us for a trip to Shelbyville, Ky. We will leave at 9:45 AM to view the decorations at Wakefield-Scearce and then enjoy lunch at Claudia Sanders Restaurant. If you are interested, there may be a visit to the Outlet Mall in Simpsonville after lunch.
December 11 - Lunch, Laugh, & Learn with the Danville Dulcimers
Join us in the Fellowship Hall for lunch at noon. The Danville Dulcimers will be providing our entertainment.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, October 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: October 6, November 3, December 1

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.

LABC  Wednesday Meals – 2018-2019
3rd – Potluck Salad Supper /Dessert ( Pizza for Kids)
10th – Fall Break – No Meal
17th – Youth Passport Camp – Youth Ministry Team
24th – Fall Festival – Hot dogs/Chips – Dieverts
31st - No Meal or Wednesday Night Activitie
7th – Masonic Fish Fry – Fundraiser- Church bring Desserts
14th – Rosalind/Anita
21st – Thanksgiving Week – No Meal
28th – Barbeque/Cole Slaw/Chips/Dessert – Mary Elizabeth and Jack Godbey
5th – CoEd II – Church bring Desserts
12th – Milestones
19th- Chicken Potluck – Liz, Patty, Elizabeth
26th – Winter Break – No Meal
2nd – Winter Break – No Meal
9th – Soups – Deacons – Church bring Desserts
16th – Kids Passport Fundraiser – Childrens Ministry Team
23rd – CoEd I – Chris Herron – Church bring Desserts
30 h – Chicken Potluck – Liz, Patty, Elizabeth
6th – Rosalind/ Anita
13th – Hearts for Missions – Mission Team
20th – Beans and Cornbread Supper ( Hot dogs for Kids) – Church bring desserts- Judee/  Scotty
27th – Chicken Potluck – Patty/Elizabeth/Liz
6th – Soups on Us – Stephanie and Kathy
13th – Men’s Breakfast – Scotty/Fred/Jack/Paul
20th – CoEd II – Church bring Desserts
27th – Pizza/Salad/Dessert – Charlotte Car
3rd – Milestones/Dieverts
10th – Spring Break – No Meal
17th – Holy Week – No Meal
24th – CoEd I – Chris Herron – Church bring Desserts
1st – Chicken Potluck – Elizabeth/Patty/Liz
8th -  Haiti – Doris Cessna and Paula Scott
15th –
22nd – End of Year Cook-Out - Dieverts

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.

Key for Kids and Families - October 2018
Children’s Work Day - Thursday, October 11, 10 am -3 pm
1st-6th graders are invited to spend the day at LABC. We’ll order pizza for lunch and work on preparations for kids’ participation in worship during the month of November. We’ll also enjoy some fellowship time in the gym! Please let Amanda know if your child plans to attend so we’ll be sure to have enough materials and food for everyone! (Adults, if you’d like to help with all or part of this day, let Amanda know that as well).
Children’s Sunday: For Such An (Ordinary) Time As This - October 21
Join us as our children lead us in worship on this special Sunday. We’ll hear the story of Esther told by our older children, have a music presentation from our younger group, and view everyone’s artwork on display in our worship space. The children will finish their preparations for Children’s Sunday on Wednesday nights, October 3 & 17, so parents, please make sure your child is present to participate at those times!
Orff Instruments - Sunday evenings beginning October 28 (time TBD)
1st-6th graders are invited to come and learn some Advent music on our Orff instruments during late October and November. We’ll share those songs in worship on December 16 alongside the children’s Christmas play.
Trunk or Treat - October 24: 5:30-7 pm
Wear your costume and join us in the upper parking lot for treats, games, and more! Watch for social media posts to share with your friends and neighbors! Adults, see page 1 for more information about how you can help with this fun community event!
Trunk or Treat Help Needed - October 24: 5:30-7 pm
We are in need of LOTS of adults to decorate their cars and hand out candy in the upper parking lot. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with families in our community and especially in our weekday preschool, so please make joining us a priority! If you’d like to decorate your car and aren’t sure where to start, try searching “Trunk or Treat” on Pinterest or Google images for inspiration! Because there are many children in our community with food allergies, please consider purchasing candy or other treats that do not contain nuts or having an alternative treat, like a sticker or small toy, available for children who need it. Let Amanda know if you plan to participate!
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. If you are interested in helping with fall Wednesday night activities in our children’s ministry in November or December, please let Amanda know. We have a variety of fun options available!
2. 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) this school year, let Amanda know.
Thank you to our amazing September volunteers!
Godly Play: Rosalind Campbell, Maureen Elwyn, Brenda Hendrickson, Carolyn Montgomery, Liz Peniston,
Wednesday Nights: Rosalind Campbell, Maureen Elwyn, Nicole Farmer, Tara Luster, Margaret Powell, Brian Wheeler, Nicole Wheeler, Kathy White,
Baptism Class: Katie Fowler, Alicia Nickens, Margaret Powell
Weekly Schedule
Godly Play @ 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).
Family Night Dinner @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45 (Nursery available)

Youth News - October 2018
Fall Break -

We will be observing fall break and will not have regular youth services on Sunday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 10. We will resume on Sunday, October 14. Everyone have fun and be safe!
Youth Passport Fundraising Dinner
Wednesday night, October 17 at 6:15p the youth will be hosting and providing dinner and request your presence and support! All proceeds from the evening will go towards scholarships and expenses for next summer’s camp at Passport. Hope to see you all there!
Youth Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc

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.

From the Kitchen: Missing Crock Pot Insert
We are missing a crock pot insert but we have one crock pot with the wrong insert. Likely someone has accidentally taken home the wrong insert and left theirs. The one we have does not fit correctly. If you have used an oval crock pot from the church kitchen, please check to see if you have the wrong insert. If you are not sure, come by the office and we can show you the correct one.

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”).

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