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Key for Kids and Families - October 2018

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
Sundays
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).
Wednesdays
Family Night Dinner @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45 (Nursery available

Key for Kids and Families - September 2018

Key for Kids and Families - September 2018

September Wednesday Night Classes - September 5, 12, 19, 26
Preschool - 1st Grade: Painting the Church Year - 6:45-7:15; Praise & Percussion - 7:15-7:45
2nd - 6th Grade: Storytelling (by popular request!) - 6:45-7:15; Painting the Church Year - 7:15-7:45

Children’s Baptism Class - Sunday Evenings, 6-7:15 pm, September 9-30
This class is for children who have been recently baptized or who have expressed interest in exploring it further. We’ll use familiar stories of the people of God to talk about what baptism means at LABC. The content will be different from previous years, so children who have participated before are welcome to join us again.

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, please let Amanda know. We have a variety of fun options available!
2. We are in need of a helper to join us for a special baptism class from 6-7:15 on Sunday evenings, September 9-30. If this is a place you can serve (whether it’s for one week or several), call, email, or text Amanda.
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!

Godly Play Update
Many, many generous people have given of their time and their resources to help get our second Godly Play classroom ready. We began our new year on August 19. Thank you, church, for loving our kids so well!
- four anonymous donors collectively gave more than enough money to buy all of our materials.
- Lee Fowler built and finished our beautiful shelves.
- The Powells, Herrons, Smiths, and Cashes (many of the kids included) helped paint the room and repaint some - shelves we brought into the classroom.
- Kathy White hunted down and purchased all the very specific shades of felt we needed.
- A multitude of church members donated baskets for storing our materials.
- Maureen Elwyn has taken care of gathering and organizing art supplies.
Rosalind Campbell, Brenda Hendrickson, and Maureen Elwyn have all spent time helping to clear out and
- reorganize the room.
- Mike and Clara Bowen cut out ALL of the parable pieces from paper and wood. - Sue Smith has us all stocked up on snacks!
- Jason Shoults painted additional shelves for us.
Adam Standiford built our desert box.
- Rosalind Campbell, Carolyn Montgomery, Brenda Hendrickson, Liz Peniston and Maureen Elwyn doorkeep and
tell stories each Sunday.
Thanks to everyone who makes Godly Play possible at LABC!Weekly

Weekly Schedule
Sundays
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).
Wednesdays
Family Night Dinner @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45 (Nursery available)

Key for Kids & Families - August 2018

Key for Kids & 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

Key for Kids & Families - July 2018

Key for Kids & 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
SUNDAYS
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)

Key for Kids & Families - June 2018

Key for Kids & 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
SUNDAYS
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)

Key for Kids & Families - May 2018

Key for Kids & Families - May 2018

Easter Celebration @ the Powells - Saturday, April 14, 1-3 pm
Come celebrate Easter with us (a little belatedly) in the Powells’ yard. We’ll have a variety of station activities and end with a big egg hunt. Let Amanda know if you need directions. Bring a friend!

Orff Instrument Practice - Sundays, April 15- May 6, 5 pm
Join Amanda and Adam in the choir room to practice an Orff arrangement. We’ll help lead in worship on Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day). This group is open to 1st grade and up. If at all possible, participants need to attend all four rehearsals.

Earth Day “Called to Create” Celebration - Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm
Join us at the Stillwells’ for some outdoor art and fun with nature. We’ll tie-dye, paint, and probably make a few messes. Wear old clothes and bring a friend! (We’ll wrap up around 4:30, but we’ll bus the Orff crew to church for rehearsal at 5).

It’s Easter!
The season of Easter doesn’t last just one day. It goes on for six more Sundays! Young families, watch for the Easter eggs to show up in your yard between now and Pentecost (May 20)! Enjoy the treats, refill the eggs with candy, and pass them on to another LABC family. If you need addresses, let Amanda know!

Bible Memory Challenge
The LABC kids’ Bible memory challenge is on until Pentecost. If you need a copy of the memory verse sheet, let Amanda know. Parents, watch your email for periodic “bonus point” offers.

Thank You
Thank you to our awesome Wednesday night missions teachers!
Julie Dexter, Trina Elliot, Katie Fowler, Alicia Nickens, Amanda Shoults, Jason Shoults, Dianne Stillwell, Nicole Wheeler

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) Want to celebrate Easter with the LABC kids? Volunteers are needed to help staff the stations at our Easter Celebration at the Powells’ house on Saturday, April 14 from 1-3. If you can help, let Amanda know.
(2) Can’t attend the Easter celebration but willing to stuff some eggs? There’s a huge container of eggs in the church office and a pile of grocery bags to put them in. Take as many eggs as you want to fill (no nuts, please!) and return them to the office by Thursday, April 12. (If you’re coming to the Easter celebration, you’re welcome to just bring them directly there).
(3) We’re still in need of some help in the nursery on Wednesday nights. If you can help Linda from 6:45-7:45 one Wednesday in April or May, please contact Amanda!

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Godly Play (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).
WEDNESDAYS
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Key for Kids & Families - April 2018

Key for Kids & Families - April 2018

Easter Celebration @ the Powells - Saturday, April 14, 1-3 pm
Come celebrate Easter with us (a little belatedly) in the Powells’ yard. We’ll have a variety of station activities and end with a big egg hunt. Let Amanda know if you need directions. Bring a friend!

Orff Instrument Practice - Sundays, April 15- May 6, 5 pm
Join Amanda and Adam in the choir room to practice an Orff arrangement. We’ll help lead in worship on Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day). This group is open to 1st grade and up. If at all possible, participants need to attend all four rehearsals.

Earth Day “Called to Create” Celebration - Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm
Join us at the Stillwells’ for some outdoor art and fun with nature. We’ll tie-dye, paint, and probably make a few messes. Wear old clothes and bring a friend! (We’ll wrap up around 4:30, but we’ll bus the Orff crew to church for rehearsal at 5).

It’s Easter!
The season of Easter doesn’t last just one day. It goes on for six more Sundays! Young families, watch for the Easter eggs to show up in your yard between now and Pentecost (May 20)! Enjoy the treats, refill the eggs with candy, and pass them on to another LABC family. If you need addresses, let Amanda know!

Bible Memory Challenge
The LABC kids’ Bible memory challenge is on until Pentecost. If you need a copy of the memory verse sheet, let Amanda know. Parents, watch your email for periodic “bonus point” offers.

Thank You
Thank you to our awesome Wednesday night missions teachers!
Julie Dexter, Trina Elliot, Katie Fowler, Alicia Nickens, Amanda Shoults, Jason Shoults, Dianne Stillwell, Nicole Wheeler

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) Want to celebrate Easter with the LABC kids? Volunteers are needed to help staff the stations at our Easter Celebration at the Powells’ house on Saturday, April 14 from 1-3. If you can help, let Amanda know.
(2) Can’t attend the Easter celebration but willing to stuff some eggs? There’s a huge container of eggs in the church office and a pile of grocery bags to put them in. Take as many eggs as you want to fill (no nuts, please!) and return them to the office by Thursday, April 12. (If you’re coming to the Easter celebration, you’re welcome to just bring them directly there).
(3) We’re still in need of some help in the nursery on Wednesday nights. If you can help Linda from 6:45-7:45 one Wednesday in April or May, please contact Amanda!

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Godly Play (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).
WEDNESDAYS
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Key for Kids and Families - March 2018

Key for Kids and Families - March 2018

Pause - A Study for Kids During Lent
Sundays, Feb. 18 - March 25, 6-7:30 pm
Kids in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to a special Sunday evening gathering each Sunday during Lent. We’ll meet in the Godly Play room to share stories and learn about prayer, Scripture reading, and other spiritual disciplines.

Lenten Coloring @ the Hub - Monday, March 5, 4-5:30 pm
Join Amanda at the Hub to work on the psalm-themed Lenten posters for our sanctuary. All are welcome!

Maundy Thursday Worship - Thursday, February 29, 7 pm
There will be no Wednesday night activities on March 28. Instead, join us for a special time of worship on March 29. We’ll share communion as we prepare together for Good Friday and Easter.

Thank You
Thank you to our Mardi Gras pancake flippers: Steve Fegenbush, Jim Leavell, Harry Nickens
Thank you to our Ash Wednesday station hosts: Anita Baskin, Rosalind Campbell, Maureen Elwyn, Donna Fegenbush, Carolyn Godfrey, Keith Stillwell

Resources for Lent
Looking for ways to connect as a family during Lent? Here are some great tools!
1. Go to https://prayingincolor.com/handouts for a free Lenten coloring resource from the same people who brought us the Praying in Color books.
2. Writing to God, Kids’ Edition by Rachel Hackenburg is a book full of ideas about how to pray through writing. We’ll be utilizing it again during our Lenten Pause study. Some kids might enjoy having their own copies!

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. Can you help with a Sunday evening study for children during Lent? Let Amanda know if you could join us in the Godly Play room from 6-7:30 on a Sunday night between February 18 and March 25.
2. Are you willing to buy candy and stuff Easter eggs? Our Easter celebration is a little late this year because of spring break, but we’ll need lots of eggs for our family party on Saturday, April 14. Let Amanda know if you’d like to help. No nuts please!

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Godly Play (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).
WEDNESDAYS
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Key for Kids and Families - February 2018

Key for Kids and Families - February 2018

Mardi Gras Party
Tuesday, February 13, 6-8 pm. Come dressed in your wildest, craziest outfits (Halloween costumes welcome) and join us for a pancake dinner. It will be a fun-filled, hilarious evening of crazy games for the whole family.

Ash Wednesday Worship
Wednesday, February 14, 6:45 pm. Join us for a family-friendly Ash Wednesday service. We’ll have a special time of interactive worship and learn about what Lent is and why we observe it.

Pause - A Study for Kids During Lent
Sundays, Feb. 18 - March 25, 6-7:30 pm. Kids in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to a special Sunday evening gathering each Sunday during Lent. We’ll meet in the Godly Play room to share stories and learn about prayer, Scripture reading, and other spiritual disciplines.

Lenten Coloring @ the Hub
Tuesday, February 20, 4-5:30 pm. Join Amanda at the Hub to work on the first psalm-themed Lenten poster for our sanctuary. All are welcome! More dates to come.

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) Are you a great pancake chef? We need someone (or several someones) to cook up and serve a whole bunch of  pancakes for our young families on Tuesday, February 13. Dinner will be served at about 6:15 that evening. Let Amanda know if you can help!
(2) Can you help with a Sunday evening study for children during Lent? Let Amanda know if you could join us in the Godly Play room from 6-7:30 on a Sunday night between February 18 and March 25.

Resources for Lent
Looking for ways to connect as a family during Lent? Here are some great tools!
(1) Make Room by Laura Alary is a guide to help kids think about creating space for God during Lent. It focuses on stories about Jesus’ life and who Jesus is rather than retelling the passion narrative. (Available on Amazon).
(2) Praying In Color by Sybil MacBeth is a book full of ideas about how to pray through creating art. Some of the older kids have used this book in the past, and we’ll be utilizing it again during our Lenten Pause study. Some kids might enjoy having their own copies! Sybil’s website, prayingincolor.com, also has some free resources you can download.

Thank You
Thank you to the wonderful people who volunteer for Extended Session during worship each week!: Jeremy & Stephanie Brummett, Ernst Crown Weber, Mark & Julie Dexter, Brenda & Jeff Hendrickson, Chris & Stacie Herron, Pauline Wall & Clara Bowen, Katie Fowler, Jason & Amanda Shoults, Chad & Margaret Powell, Brian & Nicole Wheeler, Charlotte Carr
Thank you to the MANY people who helped put together our Passport Fundraiser Meal January 24.

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Godly Play (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).
WEDNESDAYS
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Key for Kids and Families - January 2018

Key for Kids and Families - January 2018

Epiphany Breakfast - Sunday, January 7 @ 9:30
Join us for Epiphany-themed storytelling, crafting, games, and eating! Our youth will cook and serve breakfast and we’ll end the feast with a special Epiphany cake.

Louisville Lock-In - Sunday, January 14
We’ll depart from LABC at 4 pm to head to Louisville for a lock-in with our friends (and Passport Camp buddies) from Buechel Park and Broadway Baptist Church. Bring your sleeping bag, pillow, and your sense of adventure! Parents, we’ll return fairly early Monday morning, but watch for a text with our ETA.

Passport Fundraiser Meal - Wednesday, January 17
The children’s ministry will be serving tacos to raise money for our trip to Passport Kids Camp this summer. Parents, watch your email for sign-ups. If you’re not a parent but would like to help with food, please let Amanda know!

Thank You
To our ADVENTure helpers: Clara Bowen, Rosalind Campbell, Brenda Hendrickson, Adam Standiford, Dianne Stillwell, Kathy White
To our Christmas music teachers: Maureen Elwyn, Steve Fegenbush

Epiphany is January 6.
We’ll celebrate the arrival of the magi at LABC on Sunday, January 7. Here are some ideas for celebrating Epiphany at home:
(1) Play the scene. Get your nativity scene out and invite your children to bring the characters in one by one, saving the magi for last.
(2) Go stargazing. The magi found the Christ child by following a wild star. Head outside and spend some time studying the stars together.
(3) Bless your home. The magi brought a blessing to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. Your child will bring home instructions for an Epiphany house blessing on January 7.

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 need a second chaperone for our upcoming lock-in. If you can join us for a trip to Louisville on January 14 (It’s MLK weekend), get in touch with Amanda!
(2) Can you help in the nursery on a Wednesday night? Let Amanda know or call the office if you’d like to volunteer.

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Godly Play (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).
WEDNESDAYS
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Advent/Christmas Pictures & Video

Advent/Christmas Pictures & Video

Key for Kids and Families - December 2017

Key for Kids and Families - December 2017

ADVENTure - Sunday, December 3 @ 6:30
Join us for a family-friendly journey through Bethlehem. We’ll have treats, art projects, stories, and more at our annual celebration. Don’t forget to stop by the photo booth for a family picture in the Nativity scene!

Children Lead Christmas Music in Worship - Sunday, December 17
Be sure to join us for rehearsals on Wednesday nights beginning November 1. Thanks to Steve Fegenbush and Maureen Elwyn for helping our kids prepare!

Lock-In - Sunday, January 14
Watch for more information to come about this exciting opportunity to hang out with our buddies from Passport Camp and have an adventure in Louisville. Ages 1st-6th grade.

Thank You to our November Wednesday night teachers:
Rocky Cash, Maureen Elwyn, Steve Fegenbush, Amanda Shoults, Jason Shoults, Brian Wheeler

Come color with us!
We’re coloring our Advent posters all over the community during the month of December. Watch Facebook and your Remind messages for updates about where and when we’ll be coloring. Artists of all ages are more than welcome!

Advent begins December 3.
Take time during Advent to share a weekly family devotional. (You can pick up a guide at our ADVENTure). If you don’t have a set of Jesse Tree ornaments to help you remember Old Testament stories during Advent (we gave them out at our ADVENTure a few years ago), there are still a few sets available in Amanda’s office. Consider putting together an Advent wreath on your dinner table and lighting the candles while you eat as a reminder of the season when we anticipate Jesus’ birth.

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) Would you be interested in helping teach our LABC children about missions beginning in January? We’re always in need of more helpers! Let Amanda know if you can join us!
(2) We need a second chaperone for our upcoming lock-in. If you can join us for a trip to Louisville on January 14 (It’s MLK weekend), get in touch with Amanda!

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Godly Play (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).
WEDNESDAYS
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Key for Kids and Families - September 2017

Key for Kids and Families - September 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner - Sunday, November 19, 6 pm
Join us for our annual church-wide Thanksgiving feast and communion service!
Hanging of the Green

Sunday, November 26, 7 pm
Come help prepare the sanctuary for Advent during this special worship service.

ADVENTure - Wednesday, October 25, 6-7:30
Join us for a family-friendly journey through Bethlehem. We’ll have treats, art projects, games, stories, and more at our annual celebration. Don’t forget to stop by the photo booth for a family picture in the Nativity scene!

Children Lead Christmas Music in Worship - Sunday, December 17
Be sure to join us for rehearsals on Wednesday nights beginning November 1. Thanks to Steve Fegenbush and Maureen Elwyn for helping our kids prepare!

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) Have you been at LABC for a while? Our older children will be doing some investigative reporting about the history of our church, and they’d love to sit down with you for a few minutes on a Wednesday night during the next few weeks and hear your story. If you’re interested in answering their questions, let Amanda know!
(2) Would you like to go on an ADVENTure with our children and their families? We’ll spend some time on the first Sunday of Advent (December 3) on a journey through Bethlehem. We need adults who aren’t parents of young children who can help with art, stories, treats, and games that evening from 6-7:30 (please plan to arrive by 5:45).

Thank You
To everyone who helped us prepare for Children’s Sunday: Rosalind Campbell, Nicole Farmer, Katie Fowler, Margaret Powell, Blythe Sheene, Adam Standiford, Brian Wheeler
To those who attended the October Godly Play workshop: Rosalind Campbell, Maureen Elwyn, Carolyn Montgomery
It’s (Still) Ordinary Time!
In Godly Play, we call these the Great Green Growing Days.
In Sunday School, we’re approaching some of the lesser-known stories of the Old Testament. Ask a child to tell you about the tabernacle in the desert, the temple, or the prophets and see what they might have to teach you!

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Godly Play (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).
WEDNESDAYS
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45