Global Ministries

Heart for Missions - Wednesday, February 15, 6:15 p.m.

Heart for Missions - Wednesday, February 15, 6:15 p.m.

Fundraider for Glocal Mission (Global + Local = Glocal): Supper will be provided by the Missions Leadership Team so all proceeds go to support the Glocal Missions Offering which adds support to all of our mission partnerships.

Menu: Brunch
Muffins, Coffee Cake, Baked Mixed Fruit, Omlet Casserole, Cheese Grits, Hot Chocolate, Orange Juice, Coffee, Hot Tea,  Milk

Wedding Photo Slideshow
Send a wedding photo for a slide presentation at the Heart for Missions Dinner. Email (keith@lexingtonavenue.org), text, or bring your photo to the church office and we’ll take a picture of it, or take a picture with your cell phone.

Church Print
The church print will again be on display and for sale. Proceeds from the sale of the church print also go to support the Glocal Missions Offering.

Operation Christmas Child - 525

Operation Christmas Child - 525

Operation Christmas Child - LABC Packed 525 Boxes
Operation Christmas Child Team extends to yo a heartfelt THANK YOU for surpassing our LABC goal of 500 boxes. Working together, we filled 525 boxes! Our boxes have now begun their journey from Boyle County to children in North Africa and East Asia. Now is the time to increase our prayaing that each of our 525 boxes will successfully pass through customs inspections. God wants each box delivered to a child so they and their loved ones can hear about “The Greatest Gift”...Jesus Christ. Pray, pray , pray.

Heart of Kentucky Area Operation Christmas Child

Morocco Team Report - Sunday, October 30, 10:45 a.m.

Morocco Team Report - Sunday, October 30, 10:45 a.m.

Day 7 - Thursday - Pictures from Amanda (Oct. 3-6)

Day 6 - Wednesday - October 5 in Tangier

Day 5 - Tuesday - October 4

Day 4 - Monday in Meknes - October 3

Day 3 - Sunday - October 2 (10th Anniversary Celebration) - Pictures

Day 2 - Saturday - October 1 - Pictures

Day 2 - Saturday - October 1 - Pictures

Day 1 (& Flight) - Sept. 29-30 - Pictures

October 5: Rosalind Campbell
Wednesday in Tangier. Sightseeing in the morning. Met with migrants in the afternoon. Heard a particularly heart-wrenching story from one young man. Joyous worship and celebration of 10 years of partnership this evening. So much love and hope.

October 3: Rosalind Campbell
Incredible sights on the drive to Volubilis and then tour of ancient Roman ruins at Volubilis. I discovered that my traveling companions are very competitive when it comes to playing Count the Cows (and sheep) on the drive to Tangier. My team lost because we conceded defeat too soon. Who knew there would be flocks of sheep in the middle of a city and one more cemetery just around the corner?

This evening we enjoyed the hospitality of the church here in Tangier and met some fellow American travelers who arrived today from Cairo. This group also is focusing on refugee/migrant ministry. Looking forward to spending the day with them tomorrow.

Sept. 30: Rosalind Campbell
I just wanted to thank all who have offered prayers and well-wishes for our Morocco trip. We feel those prayers. After a safe and uneventful trip, we have enjoyed the sights and sounds of Rabat this afternoon, had a delicious dinner at the church, sat in on part of a lively praise and prayer gathering and been loved on by the most gracious, joyful people I have ever met. Our team is sandwiched between two wonderful congregations of people who extend God's love so freely and openly.

Sept. 29: Rosalind Campbell
Sitting on the plane in Atlanta waiting to depart for Paris!!! Then on to Morocco!!! Prayers appreciated for our team as we embark on this journey. Pray for safety, good health, energy, our loved ones who will keep the home fires burning and most of all, God's eyes, hands and heart for the people we will meet and love. God bless y'all!!

Soup's On Us 2016 - May 7

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.

Mark Your Calendar: May 7, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 (No Soup’s On Us in June due to Brass Band Festival)

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.

KBF Spring Gathering - Campbellsville University - Apr 22-23

Celebrating 25 years of being a Fellowship. The theme for this year’s Spring Gathering celebrates our common purpose: “Living as Covenant Community”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Rev. Karen Thomas Smith

Our keynote presenter for this gathering is Rev. Karen Thomas Smith, chaplain at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco and president of the Protestant Church of Morocco (EEAM).

MODERATOR ELECT - Amanda Standiford
Amanda Standiford will be nominated to serve as KBF moderator at the Friday business session (7:00 p.m.)

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself - Keith Stillwell

We were walking down a dark back street in a city in Morocco—we, a group of white American Christians, and our African Church hosts, in a predominantly Moroccan Muslim country. The local soccer team had just won a big game. People were honking and waving flags as they drove around celebrating the victory. Some young boys, celebrating across the street, started yelling at us and moving across the street toward us. They shouted in Arabic, so I didn't really know what they were saying, but from the tone, they certainly were not complimenting us (what is it about a sports victories?). They were too small to be much of a threat. Nevertheless, we were just a bit anxious.

Packing Party a Success: Spotlight on Operation Christmas Child

Sunday was a magical day for Lexington Avenue  Baptist Church as our members lovingly and generously filled the shoe boxes for our Operation Christmas Child mission project. Big colorful piles of toys, candy, school supplies and many other items disappeared quickly as we carefully chose the items we thought our particular boy or girl would like best. Many of us were thinking about our own children or grandchildren as we imagined the smiles of gratitude, the laughter and joy that would be experienced by these frightened, sad and destitute children when they opened their box and found all the wonderful treasures within.

Spotlight on Operation Christmas Child: "Her Parents Didn't Want Her"

The joyful spirit of Christmas is already in the air, and your enthusiasm for our Operation Christmas Child mission proves it!  I want to thank all of you in each Sunday School class for the warm response I received this past Sunday as I distributed my letter regarding this mission.  I'm afraid I missed the young married couples' class - one of the very best and most enthusiastic classes of all, but not to worry! I'll catch up with you next Sunday!

Spotlight on Operation Christmas Child

Here are some questions that many of you have been asking about Operation Christmas Child so we’ll call this an FAQ forum. If you still have questions, please call Linda Kurtz at 236-9241. Just leave a message if she’s not home and she’ll get back to you asap. OCC stands for Operation Christmas Child.

    1. QUESTION: I have picked up my free shipping label in the office and have prepared my box. Do I still need to fill out the info on the label and put it inside my box?  Also, since my label is free and I won’t be including the $7.00 check for shipping, how will the people at the OCC distribution center know that my shipping fee has already been covered?
   
ANSWER: You should still fill out the info inside the label with your name, address, church, etc.  Include a note that says: “shipping fee covered by Lexington Ave. Baptist Church.”

Christmas in a Chicken Coop (Spotlight on OCC)

A large group of boys and girls gather nervously on a sheet of blue plastic that covers the muddy ground near a decrepit chicken coop which has become their home. These children and their families have been driven from their homeland by ISIS terrorists and are now seeking refuge in northern Iraq. Here they will spend the long cold winter ahead. Some of them will be living in the chicken coop while others will have no shelter at all. Their lives have become little more than a grim struggle for survival as they anticipate a frightening and uncertain future.

Relay for Africa - Sunday September 27 - 4:30 p.m. - Millennium Park

It's not too late to Walk or Run in the 10 Mile Relay for Africa
(2.5 miles per leg – or you could run the whole 10 by yourself)
More info here:
/relay/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/relayforafrica/

  • Jerry Farmer will MC the event and provide music. Always fun.
  • Walkers can play Yahtzee for prizes
  • Kids Games with Speedy the Cheetah: Relay, Sprint, Obstacle Course
  • Cookout: Hotdogs, Chips, Cookies
  • The Snowie shaved ice van will be there
  • Awards for Runners (1st, 2nd, 3rd in each division) and the awesome Cheetah Trophy for the Overall winning team
  • As of Thursday there are still plenty of t-shirts left

Pictures Below:

Worship - April 26 - 10:45 a.m.

Gideon Offering Sunday, April 26, 10:45
Bernard Montgomery will share a Gideon testimony and an offering will be taken at the end of the service to support the distribution of Scripture through work of the Gideons. When Bernard joined in 1986, the Gideons were in about 50 countries around the world. The Gideons are now organized and working in over 200 countries. There is not limit to what God can do!

Martha Stearns Marshall Preacher - Kelsey Stillwell - April 26
Baptist Women in Ministry sponsors the annual Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching and encourages Baptist churches to invite a woman into their pulpit to preach in the month of February. We are a little late, but we welcome to the pulpit, Kelsey Stillwell, student at McAfee School of Theology, former Youth Minister at LABC, and currently serving as interim youth minister at First Baptist Church of Commerce, Georgia.

Glocal Ministries Emphasis 2015 - Sunday, April 12

Ministry Fair/Meet & Greet - 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Come meet our ministry partners and learn more about the work we support at the Welcome Cafe'. Enjoy country ham biscuits, muffins, and juice.

Glocal Ministries Emphasis in Worship - 10:45 a.m.
Including a Reading of Affirmation for our ministry partners, missions testimony, and the Glocal Missions Offering. Your gift to the Glocal Missions offering adds support to the many great ministries with which we are involved.

Some of the Mission Partners that will be present include:
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Hope Clinic, Morocco Partnership, Ragged Edge Ministries in Haiti, Nada Mission, CASA, Soup’s On Us, LABC Weekday Preschool, Sunrise Children’s Service, Haven Care Center, Wilderness Trace Child Development Center, Oneida Baptist Institute, Karen People in Louisville, WMU of Kentucky, Campbellsville University, Georgetown College, Clear Creek Baptist Institute, Operation Christmas Child

Learn more about our Glocal Ministry Partners here: LABC Glocal Ministries