Thank You Notes - Fall 2018

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

   Thank you so much for letting us use your building while ours was still under construction.  Your accommodations made it so much easier to be away. We are so appreciative!

Love,

Hogsett Primary Staff

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Dear LABC family,

Thank you so much for your care for me during my surgery and recovery. All the meals, visits, phone calls and cards were greatly appreciated, most of all the prayers. I’m positive God heard them all. Please continue to remember me.

All my love,

Mary Hurley

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Dear Church Family,

   Let me take this opportunity once again to thank you for permitting me to give the Gideon report on June 30th in our church, and for the love offering given in the amount of $1,230. This will allow us to purchase and place 246 Bibles or 984 Testaments out in our world where they are still so desperately needed, and in most places, gladly received. I also thank you for all the Bibles that you purchase throughout the year by using the Gideon Card program,

   Thanks again for being such a mission-minded church and for including the Gideon’s in those you support.

God Bless,

Bernard Montgomery

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Thank you for allowing the family and friends of Beeler Drake Isaac to hold his funeral at your beautiful church. That was one of his wishes, another was for Phil to sing. Also, a special thanks to the ladies that made and served the food after the grave site, it was appreciated very much.

Sincerely,

Vicki Isaac

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Dear LABC family,

Thank you so much for the cards, hugs and text messages. Also thank you for your continued prayers through the next few months as we continue to morn the loss of my mother.

Carol Long & family

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Dear Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

We recently received your gift of $380.00. Thank you!

Your gift will help us continue our efforts to provide comfort, hope and much needed assistance to thousands of families and individuals. As always, we pledge to do th most good with the resources that you have entrusted to our care.

Yo play a significant role in The Salvation Army’s mission of meeting human needs, for it is only possible because of your compassion and generosity. We are thankful that you have chosen to place your confidence in us through your generous gift, and for your partnership in assisting those in need. With friends like you w can continue to do our work in areas where it is needed-as long as it is needed.

May God bless you as you continue to bless others,

Captain Patrick Richmond

Corps Officer

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Dear LABC Church family,

We thank you for the love and support showered on us after Herb’s death. The outpouring of the love of LABC family during the visitation, funeral and the cards and notes you sent has been uplifting. Thanks you also for the Gideon Bibles donated in Herb’s name. It is such a meaningful and appreciated gift.

Our thanks to Rob, Basil and Martha for making the service special. The meal provided by the Crisis Committee was delicious and was a special time for fellowship and remembering. We feel blessed.

Much love,
Sallie & Clay Donaldson

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Through the passing of our Aunt Madge (Purdom) leaves a great void in our lives and in our home. We take great solace in knowing that she is with our/her Lord-the same Lord whom you at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church worship ad faithfully proclaim week after week. We have been remiss in not telling you of the joy your gift baskets brought to her at Christmas and Easter and of the comfort your cards and prayers brought to us over the years. You have been so faithful in remembering her! Likewise, we thank you for honoring her with the gift of five Gideon Bibles purchased in her memory. It was a most fitting final tribute to her life.

Yours in Christ
The Wilson family
Jack, Gail, David
David, Erin,
Samuel, and Timothy

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Dear Friends,

I appreciate the time that your group spent Bell Ringing for The Salvation Army. It is not always an easy thing to do, especially when it is cold and rainy, and I want you to know how much we appreciate your group keeping their commitment.

I know that you, as do I, feel blessed in your life, and you want to share those blessings with others. Your decision to share so freely with those who are less fortunate is a wonderful quality. The money that was raised during the time of bell ringing will help throughout the year for the various programs and social work that we do on a daily basis.

Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for helping The Salvation Army do the most good in our community. I want you to know what a blessing you are to The Salvation Army!

May God bless and keep you,

Captain Patrick and Major Carey Richmond

Corps Officer

[LABC raised a total of $5,213.47]

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Haven Care Center Thanks You,

Thank you so much for donating to Bottle of Blessings equalling $1,270 so far, and also for diapers and wipes and for church members who have sign up to vlounteer. You have blessed many new families.

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Dear Church Family:

Thank you so much for the love, concern, cards and most of all the prayers during the loss of my Dad. We so appreciate having a church family especially at tough times like this. The meal prepared for us was such a blessing and the time spent with family was so special. Thank you again for always being there.

The Family of Clyde Jackson

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Blessings to each of you who helped serve dinner to the precious folks at Arnold Towers.....each and every thank you received from the very grateful residents has been a blessing throughout the week....special thanks to the Ruth Sunday School Class for their generous and needed support in this event ......again, love and thanks for sharing your time

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Many thanks to all who contributed to the traveling birdhouse from Grace Cafe. Your generous support for this much needed local cause blessed the Cafe with over $600.

On behalf of everyone at Grace Cafe -thank you....

As always so proud of our very mission minded church family

Love
The Griffins

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Dear LABC Family,

The words “thank you” seem inadequate for the support, prayers and love we have felt since Cecil’s diagnosis of neruo-endocrine pancreatic cancer more than two years ago.

Our thanks to Basil, Ernest and Phil for the service that helped us celebrate Cecil’s life.

Gideon Bibles donated in Cecil’s name are much appreciated.

We pray each of you will be blessed as you have blessed us.

In Christian Love,
Jolene, Parker and Family

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Dear Friend,

We recently received your gift of $189.00 on April 17, 2019.. Thank you!

Your gift will help us continue our efforts to provide comfort, hope and much-needed assistance to thousands of families and individuals. As always, we pledge to do the most good with the resources that you have entrusted to our care.

You play a significant role in The Salvation Army’s mission of meeting human needs, for it is only possible because of your compassion and generosity. We are thankful that you have chosen to place your confidence in us through your generous gift, and for your partnership in assisting those in need. With friends like you, we can continue to do our work in areas where it is needed--as long as it is needed.

May God bless you as you continue to bless others.

Captain Patrick Richmond
Corps Officer

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Dear Church Family and Others,

We want to “thank you” again for the love, support, and beautiful visitation and funeral service which was given for George on April 29th & 30th. Special thanks to Martha Robertson for her lovely piano playing, Rev. Basil Hall, Dr. Phil Quinn and Rev. Ernest Martin for making George’s “send off” so very wonderful in every way possible. The luncheon afterwards was so delicious and greatly appreciated by all of my family and the Stith Funeral home staff; such a great help at this difficult time! Thanks also for the many cards and visits which George received while at the Thomson Hood Veterans Center and the many I am receiving now!

We feel so blessed to have such a fantastic church family and wanted to thank you more formally for your kindness and thoughtfulness!

Love and hugs,

Peggy White and family

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Dear LABC Church family,

We thank you so much for all of your support during the loss of our father and loved one. The out pouring of love has been felt through the many prayers, cards and the wonderful meal after the service. We thank Basil, Ernest, and Phil for making the service just perfect for Dad and for all those in attendance for the visitation and service. We know we will be reunited with Dad one day, but until then, we are “standing on the promises of God.”

Much love,

Kathy & Baxter and the White family

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Dear Christian Friends at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church for sending a gift to Blue Grass Christian Camp in memory of Beth’s dad. Beth and I want to thank ALL of You! Also thanks for allowing Beth to share her musical gifts with you!

Blessings,

Barbara Walden

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Just a note to thank all of you who are so willing when asked to bring a dish for our funeral meals. The families are always so appreciative.

Shirley Wilcher & Janice Lee
Co-chairs of Crisis Committee

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It takes a church to put together a directory!

Thank you to everyone who was photographed. Special thanks go to Jan Edmiston for photographing our seniors at McDowell Place and Morning Pointe.

Thanks also go to all of the persons who assisted with the photo sessions.

Host/hostesses: Donna Pierce, Harry and Alicia Nickens, Carol Long, Geri Wells and Richard Szatkowski, Peggy Butcher, Janice Lee, and Teri Binford

Phone committee: Julie Dexter, Linda Singler, Judee Vanderpool, Clara Bowen, Sue Smith, Carolyn Montgomery, Mary Elizabeth Godbey, Liz Peniston, and Jan Linville

Senior Activities - Jan Edmiston and Sallie Donaldson

Transportation: Preston Wright

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Dear LABC Family,

Thank you so very much for the love and kindness you heaped on us before, during, and after Mother’s death. Every call, visit, card, dish, flower, donation, and Bible was deeply appreciated. The meal following her service was delicious and served with love. It gave us a time to be with some family that we won’t see again until Thanksgiving. Such a gift! Ours’ is a loving church.

Love & blessings,

Carolyn Montgomery & Family

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This letter acknowledges your recent gift of $450.00 to Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for our general fund. We have received your tax-deductible contribution and greatly appreciate your support.

Because of your support, there is wonderful momentum forward at BSK. Your gifts are making a real difference in the lives of students, both at our Georgetown and Louisville campuses. Our student body is more diverse than ever--helping prepare ministers and chaplains for meaningful ministry in their communities.

The Flourish Center has been launched, and we have begun a podcast that shares stories of churches who are finding a path forward in their community. The first episode features the “Appalachian Immersion” ministry of FBC Middlesboro. Please visit flourish.bsk.edu to listen to the latest podcasts.

The coming months promise excitement as we prepare to launch our rural program in collaboration with the Berry Center. Please pray for BSK, our professors, staff and students as we follow God’s call here in Kentucky.

Sincerely,
David Cassady
President, Baptist Seminary of KentuckyLABC


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Church family

In the life of a church …changes occur…there are interruptions to the most well made plans …..We experienced just such an event on Wednesday March 6. Our annual Soups On Us fundraiser had to be canceled. Thank you for understanding ….thank you to the Lexington Ave. Mens Quartet for understanding…and many thanks to everyone who brought food on such short notice.

As always…..LABC family is an awesome family….helpful under all circumstances.

Soups On Us still needs your support….for those of you who participate on the first Saturday of each month….you are amazing!!!! Thank you….your rock-steady involvement is priceless. If you have not had the opportunity to join us…please do.

Your financial support is still needed. If you have already donated to Soups On Us….love and thanks. If you would like to make a donation, we graciously accept. Please direct your donation to our church office with the designation of Soups On Us.

Love to all and many thanks for understanding our “interruption”
Stephanie

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Thank you so much for donating the Bibles in memory of our Mom [Rose Edmiston]. She would of loved it.

Thanks again,
Roy, Rosemary & Betty Edmiston

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Dear Friend,

We recently received your gift of $300. Thank you!

Your gift will help us continue our efforts to provide comfort, hope and much-needed assistance to thousands of families and individuals. As always, we pledge to do the most good with the resources that you have entrusted to our care.

You play a significant role in The Salvation Army’s mission of meeting human needs, for it is only possible because of your compassion and generosity. We are thankful that you have chosen to place your confidence
in us through your generous gift, and for your partnership in assisting those in need. With friends like you, we can continue to do our work in areas when it is needed--as long as it is needed

May God bless you as you continue to bless others
Captain Patrick Richmond
[Salvation Army}

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Thank you so much for all your prayers. It really makes you feel good when you are going through something like this and you are feeling people praying for you from all over. It definitely helps. I’m surprising everyone how fast I am getting better. A lot of credit goes to prayers.

Thanks again,
Lynn Elwyn Peck

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From the bottom of my heart I want to thank all of my wonderful, caring family at LABC. The last five months have been extremely trying for me. You all have lifted me up with your love and caring hearts. Thank you for the phone calls, cards of inspiration and visits that have carried me through the valley and back up to the top of the mountain. I thank my God for my loving family at LABC. Hoping I will be seeing lots more of you in the coming weeks at LABC.

In God’s Love,
Brenda [Farmer]

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Dear LABC

Words can never express my appreciation for the prayers, visits, cards ad food during my recent surgery. I’m still doing therapy for 12 weeks. A caring church family is an absolute treasure.

Blessings and Love,
Elsie Catlett

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A special thank you to my LABC family for all the expressions of love, prayers, calls,visits and food you shared with me during my surgery .Please keep me in your prayers as I continue my treatments.

Thank you

Clay Cessna

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Dear Friends in Christ:

Thank you for your recent gift to Campbellsville University in the amount of $500.00 for the Scholarship Fund.

Campbellsville University is equipping thousands of students to become effective servant-leaders. Our mission is based on providing a superior education coupled with the life changing influence of a distinctly Christian environment. This combination is resulting in students of character. Our emphasis of servant leadership is based on Christ’s call for us to put others first and to serve in His name. We are humbly grateful for our mission to see lives changed for the Gospel.

This year we have another strong enrollment with over 13, 000 students, and CU also has been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for 25 consecutive years which is a milestone and honor for this 111 -year-old institution. We are impacting thousands of lives each year for a better future both academically and spiritually with more than 90 programs of study including Ph.D.., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. All of this success is a reflection of the love, prayers and generosity of those who desire to see lives changed here at Campbellsville University.

We realize that without your financial support we would not have such wonderful news of strong enrollment and ranking. Thank you.

Most cordially,

Benji Kelly
Vice President for Development
{Campbellsville University}

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Thank you for your $11,089.55 donation during the 2018 year. We sincerely appreciate your faithfulness in supporting the work we do both in Kentucky and around the world.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky

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Dear LABC,

We are thankful that you have chosen to place your confidence in us through your generous gift, and for your partnership in assisting those in need. With friends like you, we can continue to do our work in areas where it is needed--as long as it is necessary. You play a significant role in The Salvation Army’s mission of meeting human needs, for it is only possible because of your compassion and generosity.

Your gift will help us continue our efforts to provide comfort, hope, and much-needed assistance to thousands of families and individuals this season of gratitude, love and care. As always, we pledge to do the most good with the resources you have entrusted to our care.

Captain Patrick Richmond, Corps Officer
The Salvation Army

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To the Shirley Wilcher Crisis Ministry,

On behalf of the Lawless family, I want to thank you for the wonderful and very delicious luncheon for the family and friends of Jeff. It was so nice that we could all be together to laugh, cry and reminisce. This is an awesome ministry to support people in their time of grief.

Sincerely,
Denise Lawless & The Lawless family

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Dearest Friends at LABC,

Your cards and prayers have truly helped me while recovering from heart transplant surgery. All is going well...no rejection. Isn’t God wonderful!!! I am hoping to be in Kentucky in June and personally thank you for your kindness. (Hello to Bernard & Carolyn)

Yours in Christ,
Gary Rafferty

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I thank everyone for their prayers during the illness and death of my son, Jeff. Please continue to remember us. The delicious meal provided by the Crisis Committee after his burial was a blessing.

Love,
Onilee Lawless

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I have received dozens of Christmas cards from Lexington Avenue Baptist Church members. I appreciate them very much and wish each of you a joyful and prosperous New Year.

Evelyn Crooke

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Sorry I couldn’t attend [The All Saints Day Sunday by the children]. I’ve been a little under the weather. Doris was a unique woman and wouldn’t want to be anywhere but with the children. She loved each and everyone. Thanks so much for thinking of her.

Philip Burton

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A belated thank you for the cards, notes, phone calls, flowers, food and prayers sent my way over the past several weeks. Each gesture of kindness has helped to brighten some very long days.

Sincerely,
Barbara Hill

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Your thoughtfulness is appreciated! The meals helped a lot.

Thanks,
David, Zandre, Jalsson & Jazmyn
[Community Thanksgiving Dinner]

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Dear Church Family,

Dear friends of Peggy White-Mom opened her box of cards last night. She was overwhelmed with the response with over a hundred cards! These will give her many hours of enjoyment reading them and knowing her, she will read them over and over! I thank each and everyone of you from LABCthat blessed her with a card, especially so during this busy holiday season! Know that they were very much appreciated by Mom and the family!

Sincerely, Kathy East and siblings

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Our family is filled with gratefulness to LABC for the many years of love and care for our dad, Roy Camic. We wanted to say a special thank-you for all the calls, notes of thoughtfulness, the delicious food you fed us after the service, to those who helped with the food in the kitchen, and those who greeted so warmly the people coming through the doors! You made those days easier to walk through.And thank you for including Dad in your All-Saints Day service, the children did a beautiful job and we know Dad would have been honored. This church has meant so much to our parents, and to us. It will always have a special place in our hearts.

The family of Roy Camic, Sandy Barbella, Michael Camic, Bettie Kingkade and families

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Thank you for your compassion and that you care. We are handled and deeply touched by the love you have shown us. May God richly bless you all and keep you in His Care.

Love,

The Horton’s

[Community Thanksgiving Dinner]

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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we want you to know that we are thanking God for you. Your years of prayers, encouragement and partnership are continuing to bless us and the refugees from Burma among whom we serve. Thank you all for your support in this ministry.

With deep gratitude,

Steve and Annette
CBF Field Personnel

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A note of gratitude for the many cards of condolences, kind words and love in regard to Jim’s death. He loved Lexington Avenue Church and was proud to be a part of it for so many years. Thanks to all of you so very much.

In Christ’s love,

Lillian Clark

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Kimberly and JohnThank you for your prayers and cards during my surgery and time of recuperation. I still have some problems, but am trusting in God!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas Season.

William Lee Powell

To members of Lexington Ave Baptist Church,

My recovery from heart surgery received a real boost by the thoughtful card signed by many of your membership. It speaks volumes that you would reach out to a fellow Christian from “down the road”. Several of the names I did not recognize but the message was clear--one of concern, good wishes and hope for a speedy recovery. I truly thank you for the wonderful gesture!

Until you find yourself in a tough situation you will never realize how powerful the prayers can be.

My recovery is progressing uneventfully and I am truly thankful for family and friends who have shared the journey.

Thanks to all of you,

Elmer Jackson

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Dear All,

Enclosed is a check for your offering. It is my offering of thanks for your prayers and support, so appreciated in mine and Rita’s [Zirnheld] time of need last summer.

Many of you I don’t know, but your prayers were heard and my recovery enhanced by everyone involved. Your prayers were felt by us both.

Most Sincerely,

Doelan & Rita Anderson

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The Ruth S.S. Class sends a huge “THANK YOU” to all who participated in filling totes with gently worn shoes. They will be delivered to Scarlette Jasper, CBF Field Personnel Director of Olive Branch Ministries, Together for Hope in November. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky Fall Issue, has an excellent article on page 8 about the mission efforts in southern Kentucky. Thank you and Blessings to you in this Thanksgiving season.

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

Once again Families First would like to thank you for your generous contribution to our resource center. I hope you realize that each time you make a donation you are directly impacting the kids in our schools. Whether it is clothing, food, utilities, or transportation; your kindness helps to provide services that we could not provide without your help.

May the loving hand of our Lord and Savior fill your days with His grace and mercy.

Love in Jesus Christ
Anna Houston and
The Families First Staff

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Thank you so much for the generous donation of school supplies in memory of your friend, Kay Floyd! No doubt, a teacher’s heart is all about helping children succeed!

Sincerely,
Liz Gardner Welch

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Farewell

I am overwhelmed by your expressions of love and support as my ministry with Lexington Avenue Baptist Church comes to an end. My role as your associate pastor is ending, but my love and concern for you continues. Thank you for your generous love offering, for your many, many kind words shared verbally and on cards. I will strive to be the person you say I am.

I am grateful beyond words for the way you have accepted, loved, encouraged and supported Dianne, Brittany, and Kelsey. You have allowed them to be the women God has called them to be and to serve where they have been led. You were the village that raised our children. That means so much to me and to them.

I hope to see you around town, if we stay in Danville, and we hope to visit from time to time.

We leave bolstered by your love, prayers, encouragement and support. We look forward to what God has for us in the future.

Blessing,

Keith and Dianne

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”

(Luke 10:27, NRSV)

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Dear Prayer List,

Thank you very much for my weekly cards sent from your church with members names on it!

It has been overwhelming to know that church members from Lexington Avenue Baptist Church care so much! I feel like I’m going to be okay. I just started a new type of chemo and I truly think it is going to work!

Thank you,
Brett [Frederick]Dear Friends,

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How do we say thanks for the many acts of kindness that you have shown to us. And thank you so much for the Sunday reception, the monetary gift, and the beautiful framed picture of LABC. Most of all thank you for your love and support. You are a wonderful congregation, and a great future awaits.

You have been such a blessing to Terry and me. With deepest gratitude, we say simply - Thank you.

Blessings to each of you,

Beverly and Terry

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Beverly and I want to thank you for additional blessings received on our last Sunday (September 9) with you. The reception was very thoughtful and we throughly enjoyed sharing with those who attended. And we want to thank you, the congregation, for the love gift which was ever so generous. The comments shared at the end of the service by so many were ever so meaningful. We leave Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with great memories. We have met many new friends and hopefully the friendships will continue. And when I (Terry) said we would show up to visit, especially when food is being served, I meant it!

Many blessings upon the congregation and your journey with your new pastor.

Terry and Beverly FreemanDear Friends,

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    August is “back-to-school” time at Clear Creek. We are always excited to welcome a new class of incoming students. Many factors affect their enrollment in classes--housing, tuition, jobs, children’s schooling, health, and family concerns. Please pray for these students and their families as they follow God’s call.
    Thank you for your gift! Your faithful support is an answer to prayer and an investment in eternal results. This is God’s work and we believe His people will provide for needs to equip those he calls.

Thanks for all you do,
Donnie Fox, President

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Thank you for your gift in support of the mission of Georgetown College. That mission is important to us, as we seek to provide for our students an exceptional educational experience in a vibrant Christian
community.

 As a non-profit, private college, Georgetown depends every year on generous financial resources from alumni and other friends. Your gift, together with those from other donors, helps ensure that deserving young women and men are afforded the opportunity to learn and grow in the distinctive environment we know as Georgetown College.

Thank you, again, for your thoughtful and generous gift. Please received this letter as an expression of the gratitude of our students, faculty, and staff.

With warm regards,
Sincerely,
Tricia Gaetz
Director of Annual Gifts

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Lexington Avenue Baptist, Danville
This letter acknowledges your recent gift of $529.20 to Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for our general fund. We have received your tax-deductible contribution and greatly appreciate your support.

 Would you like to have an even greater impact in the ministry of BSK? A generous donor is matching up to $50,000 of gifts toward our new Flourish Center, aimed at discovering the characteristics and habits of flourishing churches. Give today to the Flourish Center to see your gift doubled!

This Fall semester, BSK is offering all of our courses but one at both our Georgetown and Louisville sites, making it easier for more students to pursue degrees. BSK is also busy with the ramp up to our new M.Div. with a concentration in Rural Ministry, set to begin in Fall 2019.

Your gifts are so important in our work to equip students and churches for the exciting years of ministry ahead.

Sincerely,
David Cassady, Ph.D.
President, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky

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Dear Friends at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

Thank you for your recent contribution to support the work of the Academy of Preachers and our mission to “identify, Network, Support and Inspire Young People in their Call to Gospel Preaching.”

The Academy of Preachers has supported the ministerial development of over 1,000 Young Preachers trough campus, denominational, regional, and national festivals as well as specialized events and programs. We have developed an expansive network of over 130 National and Founding Partners representing a broad range of Christian traditions, published nine books of sermons and actively curate an online multimedia library of over 1100 sermon video (which have been viewed almost 411,000 times!) Constituting a unique and invaluable archive of homiletical contributions from emerging Christian leaders. We are thrilled to report that a growing number of AOP alumni are assuming positions of leadership and influence in churches, academic institutions and ministry-related organizations around the country.

All of this great work is made possible by the generous investments of friends and supporters like you!

The 10th National Festival of Young Preachers will be held January 2-5, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Please plan to attend and/or encourage a Young Preacher in your congregation, institution or community participate in this transformative ministry event. You may register for the 2019 National Festival of Young Preachers at: https://academyofpreachers.net/events/national-festival-of-young-preachers/.

Sincerely,

Ernest A. Brooks III
President & Chief Executive Officer
Academy of Preachers, Inc.

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Dear Friends of Sunrise,

Your recent gift to Sunrise is giving kids like Sam hope for a  brighter future and a home filled with love and acceptance. This is Sam’s story...

Sam came to Sunrise’s Spring Meadows Center last June, struggling with family trauma. His biological father’s rights were terminated due to long-term abuse that was inflicted on Sam, his sisters, and his mother. Sam’s biological mother was unresponsive to his phone calls, and Sam was not allowed contact with his sisters who were in a foster home.

In spite of these setbacks, Sam was determined to work incredibly hard. From June to November, Sam worked with Sunrise Therapist Amanda Bradford to increase his social skills, improve his grades learn effective anger management skills, overcome his depression, and stabilize his trauma. But in January, Sam was told that his mother was voluntarily terminating her parental rights. In February, he had a goodbye visit with his mother and sisters. “Needless to say, it was heart wrenching,” said Amanda. “Sam was so devastated yet so brave.”

The ending of Sam’s success story is yet to be written. But Sunrise is committed to doing everything possible so that Sam’s story has a happy ending. Because of Sam’s hard work at Sunrise’s Spring Meadows Center, he has gained skills necessary to be matched with a family that can give him the love he so desperately longs for and deserves. Amanda remains hopeful that the right family is out there somewhere for Sam. Could it be yours?

Your prayers and support are what Sunrise kids need the most, and what can help make finding a home for Sam possible. Thank you for your partnership with Sunrise and for your love for Kentucky’s kids.

Gratefully,
Dale Suttles
President

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Dear Friends in Christ:

Thank you for your recent gift to Campbellsville University for the Scholarship Fund.

Campbellsville University is equipping thousands of students to become effective servant-leaders. Our mission is based on providing a superior education coupled with the life changing influence of a distinctly Christian environment. This combination is resulting in students of character. Our emphasis of servant leadership is based on Christ’s call for us to put others first and to serve in His name. We are humbly grateful for our mission to see lives changed for the Gospel.

This year we have another strong enrollment with over 8,000 students, and CU also has been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “American’s Best Colleges” for 25 consecutive years which is a milestone and honor for this 111-year-old institution. We are impacting thousands of lives each year for a better future both academically and spiritually with our 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas, and eight pre-professional programs. All of this success is a reflection of the love, prayers, and generosity of those who desire to see lives changed here at Campbellsville University.

We realize that without your financial support we would not have such wonderful news of strong enrollment and ranking. Thank you.

Benji Kelly
Vice President for Development

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Dear Friends,
Thank you for blessing Clear Creek Baptist Bible College! Faithful support of the ministry is such a blessing!

Thanks for all you do,
Jeremy Anderson
Dean of Administrative Affairs

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Dear Church Family
Thank you to everybody who sent cards and prayers and donated Bibles after the passing of my dear husband, Tom Hastie.

Many of you probably knew his mother, Jane Hastie, who played the organ at the church a long time ago. And now our oldest granddaughter, Aubrey McGuffey, is attending preschool there. The circle of life goes on.

Sincerely,
Gabi Hastie
Ben Hastie And Jenny McGuffey & families

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I have been so deeply touched by all your prayers for a successful surgery and recovery! I don’t know most of you but to get prayer cards from you makes me feel an even closer bond with Christians everywhere who share Jesus’ love and care for others. I had a gamma knife radiation treatment today (6-22-18), so this chapter in my fight against cancer is over!

Thank you, Thank you!
In His Name,
Evie Smith

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

This letter acknowledges your recent gift of $200.00 to Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for the general fund. We have received your tax-deductible contribution and appreciate your support.

BSK is growing! Our enrollment is up from the previous year by nearly 50% and we are already seeing strong interest for Fall 2018  at both our Georgetown and Louisville campuses. Our endowments have grown by over $200,000 over the past year, and BSK was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation to support our growing presence at Simmons College in Louisville.

Your generous gift is helping BSK form men and women for ministry in the church, counseling and chaplaincy.

Sincerely,
David Cassady, President
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky

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Dear Friends of Kathryn,

We want to thank you for the monthly card expressing your prayers for Kathryn. I read the names to her and usually receive a smile in return. It is not important if she can remember your names but it is important to us that you remember her.

Family of Kathryn Roller
Dan Roller

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Dear Church Family,

Let me take this opportunity once again to thank you for permitting me to give the Gideon report on June 10th in our church, and for the love offering given in the amount of $1,420. This will allow us to purchase and place 284 Bibles or 1,136 Testaments out in our world where they are still so desperately needed, and in most places, gladly received.  I also thank you for all the Bibles that you purchase throughout the year by using the Gideon Card program.  
    
Thanks again for being such a mission-minded church and for including the Gideons in those you support.

God Bless,
Bernard Montgomery

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Thank you for your support of Haven Care Center. Through our Bottles of Blessings program donation allows us to pursue more avenues of outreach to those who need accurate facts on abortion, parenting, adoption, choosing life, and healthy relationships.

We are honored to serve our Master and King above all and be His defenders of unborn lives. Serving individuals and families that are facing extremely difficult decisions and circumstances is our privilege. Your partnership give our community a “Safe Haven” as we strive not only to educate, but also show the love of Christ to our clients.

Under His Wings,
The Board, Staff, and Volunteers at Haven Care Center

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Thank you for the Gideon Bibles given in memory of Steve by our loving church.

The family of Stephen R. Fegenbush

Thank You Notes - Fall 2018

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Dear Prayer List,

Thank you very much for my weekly cards sent from your church with members names on it!

It has been overwhelming to know that church members from Lexington Avenue Baptist Church care so much! I feel like I’m going to be okay. I just started a new type of chemo and I truly think it is going to work!

Thank you,
Brett [Frederick]

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Dear Friends,

How do we say thanks for the many acts of kindness that you have shown to us. And thank you so much for the Sunday reception, the monetary gift, and the beautiful framed picture of LABC. Most of all thank you for your love and support. You are a wonderful congregation, and a great future awaits.

You have been such a blessing to Terry and me. With deepest gratitude, we say simply - Thank you.

Blessings to each of you,

Beverly and Terry

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Beverly and I want to thank you for additional blessings received on our last Sunday (September 9) with you. The reception was very thoughtful and we throughly enjoyed sharing with those who attended. And we want to thank you, the congregation, for the love gift which was ever so generous. The comments shared at the end of the service by so many were ever so meaningful. We leave Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with great memories. We have met many new friends and hopefully the friendships will continue. And when I (Terry) said we would show up to visit, especially when food is being served, I meant it!

Many blessings upon the congregation and your journey with your new pastor.

Terry and Beverly Freeman

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Thank You Notes - Spring 2018

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Boyle County High School’s Class of 2018 gratefully appreciates your support of our Project Graduation! We recognize how blessed we are to live in a community where businesses and individuals support our safety and our future!
Danielle Roney, Summer Allahham, Bailey Alexander, Riley Burke, Sidney M Coulter, & Cailey Sotelo (Senior Class Officers)

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Dear LABC Deacons and Church family,

My family and I want to express our appreciation for honoring Marvon as Deacon Emeritus.

Thank you and God’s richest blessings.

Sue, Steve, Susan Sierra & Sheldon [Smith]

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To all my friends at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

Ordinarily I do not like to send letters such as this unless they are handwritten but I still have enough weakness in my arms and hands from the heart transplant surgery that my writing is difficult to read
I want to THANK YOU ALL for the prayers, calls and visits over the last few years that I have been awaiting a HEART TRANSPLANT.

I can now say I’ve had three births, the first by my parents.

The second when I accepted Jesus Christ and really changed my life and now a......

New heart which is a gift from God Almighty and a benevolent stranger who gave me another chance to live a better life being more aware of what is really important, GOD, Family, Friends and using any opportunity given to help others.

I have been given the gift of living a better life being aware of ways I can be a better Christian, a better man, a better husband, a better father, grandfather and a better friend.

I pray I never forget this gift and live every moment in a way to honor GOD. It is a special gift to have a third chance.

God Bless you and thank you all
Gary A. Rafferty

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There are not words to thank LABC for the love and support shown to our family. Thank you to the staff for the assistance with arrangements for visitation and the celebration of Steve’s life. The abundance of food, the caring for the KBC Chorale, the hugs given to our grandchildren, the stories, the hugs to us, all the little things --thank you.

The family of Stephen R. Fegenbush

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Words cannot express my heart felt thanks for the sympathy, love, and support you extended in the loss of my sister, Laura Ruth Durham. Thanks for being there for me.

Thank you for making my 90th birthday so special with lots of cards, flowers, calls, and hugs. You have certainly followed Jesus’ command in John 13:34-35. You are his disciples.

Thanks for your love,
Pauline Wall

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Lexington Avenue,

Thank you for your love and support through my surgery. The cards and visits were a welcomed break during my recovery. The food was delicious and appreciated.

I am most thankful for your prayers, recognizing always it is by God’s grace we are healed.

Florann Strevels

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Thank you church family for the many expressions of love to us. The food, flowers, Bibles, mission fund gifts, and the participation in Steve’s celebration of life service were very much appreciated.

Donna Fegenbush & family

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Dear LABC Family,
Many thanks for the Gideon Bibles sent in memory of Marvon!!

He was always so proud ofr his church in our community.

Lovingly,
Sue {Smith} & family

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There’s not enough words to fully express our heart felt thanks for the sympathy, love, and support you extended to our family during the loss of my brother, Sonny Smith, and son, Ronnie II. Thanks for being a caring church.

Lindell Logue & family

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

We deeply appreciate your kind expression of sympathy. Your support helped us through the dark days. Thank you for the beautiful flowers, the donations, the food, the visits, and the  prayers. A big thank you to the “kitchen ladies” for preparing such a fantastic meal. Thank you for all the cards that you have sent Mom throughout the years. She was so proud of the cards she received and proudly displayed them. Thank you summer for not just singing at Mom’s  funeral, but for gently holding her hand and singing to her while she was laying in her hospital bed. I have no doubt that she heard your beautiful voice. A special thank you to Keith and Phil for officiating at her funeral. It was most definitely a celebration of her life. She would have been proud. We ask that you keep us in your prayers as we continue to miss her dearly. She will be loved forever.

The family of Maria Rice

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Dear Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

Thank you for your gift of $71.00 in support of the mission of Georgetown College. Our mission is to prepare students to engage in their life’s pursuits with thoughtfulness and skill by providing an exceptional educational experience in a vibrant Christian community.

Preparing students for their life’s pursuits is a partnership. Private liberal arts colleges depend on generous financial resources from alumni and friends. Your gift, together with others, ensures that deserving young women and men are afforded the opportunity to learn in a community of devoted faculty and students. Georgetown College is more than an educational institution. Georgetown College is a place where students become more than they dreamed possible.

Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for investing in the students and faculty. Thank you for being a partner in the Georgetown College mission.
Warm regards,

Todd W. Rasberry, Ph.D.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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Dear Friends in Christ,

Thank you for your recent gift to Campbellsville University in the amount of $71.00 for the Scholarship Fund.

Campbellsville University is equipping thousands of students to become effective servant-leaders. Our mission is based on providing a superior education coupled with the life hanging influence of a distinctly Christian environment. This combination is resulting in students of character. Our emphasis of servant leadership is based on Christ’s call for us to put others first and to serve in His name. We are humbly grateful for our mission to see lives changed for the Gospel.

This year we have another strong enrollment with over 8,000 students, and CU also has been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for 25 consecutive years which is a milestone and honor for this 111 year-old institution. We are impacting thousands of lives each year for a better future both academically and spiritually with our 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. All of this success is a reflection of the love, prayers, and generosity of those who desire to see lives changed here at Campbellsville University.

We realize that without your financial support we would not have such wonderful news of strong enrollment and ranking. Thank you.
        
Most cordially,
Benji Kelly
Vice President for Development

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Dear Mission Committee,

Thank you very much for your donation of $71.00. This will be very helpful in our attempt to give a hand up in getting good affordable housing for the people of Boyle County. Thanks for thinking of us.
        
Sincerely,
Russ Goodwin, President
Boyle County Habitat for Humanity

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Thank You Notes - Winter 2017-2018

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I wish you could have been at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Sunday, February 25 for the morning worship service celebrating the 90th birthday of our beloved church.

Former pastor, Dr. Robert Baker, currently pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, delivered a most challenging message based on Hebrews 12. We heard my husband, Dr. Austin Roberts, pray again from a 1991 tape. Then we went to fellowship hall for a meal prepared by Margie and Tim Dievert. There we walked down memory lane with Dr. Bob and Debra Baker. The people present viewed the timeline that filled two walls. It was very pretty and detailed. It still lacks your personal comments at the bottom of each section. Come by and add them at the bottom of the section of your date.

Also, thank you for the beautiful roses you gave me that were placed on the organ rail.

God Bless You,
Eloise Roberts

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Many Thanks to Our Historical Committee,

Our Historical Committee and the Ruth Class worked hard to help make our heritage month a success. Please thank them: Barbara Beck, Joanna Kirby, Sue Smith, Paula Scott, Jean Steinhauer, Irene Estes, Marian Gibson, Sallie Donaldson, Shirley Wilcher, Donna Fegenbush, Jolene Hutchinson, Elizabeth Bibb, Bobby Shields, Dr. Keith Stillwell, Dr. Phil Quinn, and many more.

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Dear Friends in Christ,

This month begins our 119th year of serving young people and their families. God’s incredible grace has enabled us to expand the vision of our founder, James Anderson Burns. We began by serving children from the mountains and “hollers” of southeastern Kentucky. Today, we still serve those children plus children from all over Kentucky, all over the United States and around the world. To name a few places, they come from Tennessee, Missouri, Arizona and California and from Spain, Nigeria, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. We praise God for blessing us with the opportunity to plant seeds in their hearts and minds. Please pray that these seeds will produce much fruit to the glory of God.

In the spirit of a new calendar year, I am renewing our commitment to reaching our students with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to live out our motto of “Education for Time and Eternity.” We can do this because of your support. Thank you for giving. Thank you for fulfilling God’s command in Ephesians 5:2 which states “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” May God bless you as we serve together in 2018!

Gratefully,
Larry A. Gritton, Jr., President
Oneida Baptist Institute

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Thank you so much for your generosity in 2017 that will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people who need God’s love. Because of you, missionaries are in the field sharing the Good News of Jesus, feeding the hungry and welcoming and embracing people forgotten by others. Young Baptists are nurtured and have the opportunity to live out God’s purpose for their lives. Churches are equipped and empowered to fulfill their Gospel ministries. Thank you for showing such kindness and compassion in Jesus’ name.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

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Dear Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,
On behalf of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation, thank you for your gift received Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in the amount of $136.00 to the Chaplain’s Discretionary Fund.

Your gift will help fund programs and services that positively impact the health of your friends, family and neighbors in Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Mercer and Washington and surrounding counties.

Again, thank you for your commitment to the health of our community.

Jacquie Peterson, MBA
Manager of Donor Development & Special Events
Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation

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Dear Friends,
Thanks for your partnership in training leaders for God’s mission. Friends like you have sustained this ministry and impacted our world for Christ.

Your support helps us provide experienced and academically prepared faculty and staff who love the Lord and love students.

Thanks for all you do,
Donnie Fox, President
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

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Dear Friends in Christ;

Thank you for your recent gift to Campbellsville University in the amount of $71.00 for the Scholarship Fund.

Campbellsville University is equipping thousands of students to become effective servant-leaders. Our mission is based on providing a superior education coupled with the life hanging influence of a distinctly Christian environment. This combination is resulting in students of character. Our emphasis of servant leadership is based on Christ’s call for us to put others first and to serve in His name. We humbly grateful for our mission to see lives changed for the Gospel.

This year we have another strong enrollment with over 8,000 students, and CU also has been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for 25 consecutive years which is a milestone and honor for this 111 year-old institution. We are impacting thousands of lives each year for a better future both academically and spiritually with our 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. All of this success is a reflection of the love, prayers, and generosity of those who desire to see lives changed here at Campbellsville University.

We realize that without your financial support we would not have such wonderful news of strong enrollment and ranking. Thank you.

Most cordially,
Benji Kelly
Vice President for Development
Campbellsville University

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Dear Dr. Freeman:

Thank you for your gift of $71.00 in support of the mission of Georgetown College. Our mission is to prepare students to engage in their life’s pursuits with thoughtfulness and skill by providing an exceptional educational experience in a vibrant Christian community.

Preparing students for their life’s pursuits is a partnership. Private liberal arts colleges depend on generous financial resources from alumni an friends. Your gift, together with others, ensures that deserving young women and men are afforded the opportunity to learn in a community of devoted faculty and students. Georgetown College is more than an educational institution. Georgetown College is a place where students become more than they dreamed possible.
Than you for your generosity. Than you for investing in the students and faculty. Thank you for being a partner in the Georgetown College mission.

Warm regards,
Todd W. Rasberry, Ph.D.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Georgetown College

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Dear Mission Committee,

Thank you very much for your donation of $71.00. This will be very helpful in our attempt to give a hand up in getting good affordable housing for the people of Boyle County. Thanks for thinking of us.

Sincerely,
Russ Goodwin, President
Boyle County Habitat for Humanity

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Dear Friends,
 
Your group raised a total of $389.31

I appreciate the time that your group spent Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army. It is not always an easy thing to do, especially when it is cold and rainy, and I want you to know how much we appreciate your group keeping their commitment.

The money that was raise during the time of bell ringing will help throughout the year for the various programs and social work that we do on a daily basis. As one of the only strictly volunteer ran Red Kettle programs, all the funds raised will go to support programming in our 5 county areas.

With the continued participation of individuals and groups such as yourself we hope to be able to continue this tradition for many years to come. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for helping The Salvation Army does the most good in our community. I want you to know what a blessing you are to The Salvation Army!

May God bless and keep you,
Captain Patrick and Major Carey Richmond
Corps Officer
Dana Long, Bell Ringing Coordinator

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Dear LABC,

We want to thank our church family for the expressions of sympathy for the loss of my mother. The many cards, kind words and attendance at the visitation were greatly appreciated. She will be greatly missed, but it is a comfort to know that others cared.

Baxter & Kathy East

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Soups on Us Thank you

God is Great…God is Good…..Thank you so for all this food….Amen

This sweet prayer was repeated at our supper table almost every night….

What a fortunate little girl I was.  In our community all little ones, along with their families are not so fortunate.

This January God whispered a reminder of  those simple words to a very special LABC member….that wonderful, generous and thoughtful member has agreed to donate the much needed money that will fund Soups On Us for the entire month!!  Words are inadequate…but they are all I have…. Thank you for answering this need for our church and our community!!!!!!!

For the blessing we deliver

Stephanie [Griffin]
Soups On Us

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Thank you so much for all your support and prayers. We need so much prayer.

With Love from the Aumillers

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THANKS BE TO GOD! The FCA Title Town Celebration met our expectations and answered our earnest prayers. One hundred seventy five players and coaches (Stephanie Griffin count not preacher count) attended, five young men recommitted their lives to Christ, three wanted to know more about becoming a Christian, and an unquantifiable number of opportunities were created for follow-up.

Possibly for the first time the Boyle County and Danville football teams were photographed together.

A  special thanks to all our volunteers - decoration, parking lot, greeters, servers, and clean up - you made things go smoothly.

Thanks to those who brought desserts - you made the banquet sweeter.     

Thanks to all who made financial donations (a few more would be accepted) - you made possible this opportunity to glorify Jesus Christ.

AND FOREMOST, thanks to all who prayer - this made the celebration a work of God!

Mark Dexter and John Penick

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To LABC,

I hardly have words to express my appreciation to you all, not only for the Gideon Bibles given by the church in memory of Lois, but also for the heartfelt support you heaped on her. Thank you for making her feel so loved and appreciated. She loved being part of LABC and I truly treasure your continued friendship and fellowship.

In Christ,
Lee Baltzer

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To Our Church Family,

We thank you for your wonderful cards and letters we received in recent months.

In God’s Love,
Betty & John Baird

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Thank you for the nice card and all who signed it. I appreciate you thinking of me. I guess Brooklyn Cash told you. I am her Maw Maw. I am doing good.

Sincerely
Frances Jeffries

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Please extend our thanks to her church family {Viola Mae Selby Jackson} for the prayers and support during these past months.

Sincerely,
Bonnie Negola (daughter)

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Dear Members,
Thank you so much for the many meals you brought me in 2017.
Not only were the meals good but I enjoyed meeting so many new people.
Looking forward to the meals and those who deliver them in 2018.

Yours in His service,
Mary Vaught [Soup's On Us Recipient]

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Dear Church Family,

We would like to expressed our sincerest “Thank you” to our Church Family, especially during this Advent/Christmas Season for the many ways you have helped us worship through your participation in readings, music, and decorating. We have felt your love for us through your many kind words, the Christmas gifts and goodies you leave in the office for us, and for the generous love offering. We are blessed to serve with you through Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

With Gratitude from your Church Staff

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I wish to express to the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Family, LABC Staff, and to Milestone Sunday School Class a Thank you for your thoughts, cards, phone calls and prayers during my recent surgery and recovery. I want  you to know that the prayers where felt because I was at ease and not worried about the surgery and the outcome. Prayer works.

Thank you again.

In Christ, Bobby Shields

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Church Family,

Thank you for your many expressions of love and kindness during this season. We appreciate your cards, goodies, gifts, and many encouraging words. Thank your for the generous love offering. I was inspired by the devotions that many of you shared in our Advent Devotion book this year. Thank you for sharing your stories.
        
With Appreciation,
Keith and Dianne Stillwell

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Dear Church Family,

Thank you so much for the phone calls, cards, and most of all your love and prayers during my recent surgery. We really appreciate our loving, caring church family.

Bernard Montgomery

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Church Family,
Thank you for the Christmas love offering. I really appreciate your generosity
.
Happy 2018!
Linda Harmon

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,
    
Wishing you a magical holiday season.

Love you!
Margaret Calhoun [Soup’s On Us recipient]

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My Dear Church family,

Your beautiful prayer card, signed by so many special friends, remembering what would have been Calvin’s and my 59th wedding anniversary, meant more to me than I can ever tell you. Thank you so much for your true Christian thoughtfulness. God bless you all.

Love,
Dora Whitt

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Teresa Marie Lyons loved Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. She talked fervently and often of how her church was working. Teresa enjoyed the relationships she had over the years with other members. Teresa was radiant when she spoke of them.

We, her family, enjoyed sharing time and fellowship with her church family during Teresa’s visitation and service.

We want to express our gratitude to everyone for your loving kindness and generosity.

In God’s Love
Thank you all
The Family of Teresa Marie Johnson Lyons

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To Our Brothers & Sisters at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

Ted and I want to thank you for your prayers and thoughts as Jim (James) went through his open heart surgery.
    
Prayers to our Lord are so great and HE led the doctor’s hands. The surgery went well and Jim is at home to recover. He is not allowed visitors due to flu and virus infections floating about.

We do thank you so much!
Ted & Natalie Monroe

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Thank You for your kindness. Words cannot express the thankfulness we have for the kindness you all show and in the loving way you show it. God Bless you all
The Webb Family [for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner]

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To Our Church family,

Thanks so very much for all he prayers, visits, phone calls, and cards during my surgery. We really appreciate them.

Patty & Quince Arnold

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A gigantic Christmas thank you to those “behind the scene” servants who decked our halls for Advent, as well as to those who resurrected the tree lights. You are truly His hands and feet in preparing LABC for the joyful celebration of Jesus’ birth!

Charlotte Carr
Stephanie and Steve Griffin
Rocky Cash
Brian Wheeler
Bill Singler
Chris, Emery, and Laney Herron
Phil and Blake Quinn
 David and Elizabeth Bibb
BERNARD and Carolyn MONTGOMERY and Cooper Brummett
Chad Powell
Carl Smith

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Once again LABC, Calvary and Southland came together with Rod blessings to serve our community with a Thanksgiving dinner.

 A special thanks to Morris for entertaining our guest for hours without a break, and for all of the volunteers who gave of their time, money and donations.

We were able to feed approximately 500 this year. To God we give the glory.

In Christ
Doris Cessna

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To All Soup’s On Us and Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

Thank you for your kindness. I enjoy seeing the smile on your driver’s face and the “Hello” each week.

It means so much, the White Box that they bring me. The goodies are so good. It is so nice. We still have such good people in our town. I have been in Danville all my life. There is no place like it.

I know a lot of you. My Dad was in plumbing and heating for 55 years. We lived on North 3rd street. I was a member for many years at the church.

Penny, my small dog, tells me when you pull in the driveway. Then she knows she is in the “Time Out Corner” in the bedroom until I go to  the door.

Many Thanks to each of you
E. Loraine Leathers

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Dear LABC Family,

My family and I are so thankful for the love shown us during and since Marvon’s death.

I feel such a blessing from each of you. Please know I love my Lord and my church family with all my heart!
    
You are the best!

Lovingly,
Sue and Family

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Thank You Notes - Fall 2017

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Hi LABC,

I thank you for the phone calls, cards, food, visits, but most of all for the prayers. Today I’m kicking higher after knee surgery and I’ll keep up the good physical therapy. You all are special in God’s eyes and mine too.
God bless,

Betty Gayle Williams

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I just wanted to thank you so much for letting us bring my Dad back to Lexington Avenue. You were so kind and gracious and loving to all of us. It really meant the world to my family and we are very grateful.

Mona Wyatt

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Pastor Quinn & Congregation,

I would like to thank you for inviting me to share with you about the Families First program. Also, the generous donation to support my resource center is very much appreciated. Most of all I enjoyed the fellowship and the opportunity to chat with some folks I had not seen in a very long time.

Many blessings and love in Jesus Christ to you all,
Anna Houston

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Recently, due to feeling sickly, I went to our family physician. He, after a few questions, directed me to go to the Ephraim McDowell Hospital Emergency room.

No one could have been more surprised than myself as to what would take place within the next four hours. The ER physician and a surgeon quickly determined that abdominal surgery must be done immediately.

It is doubtful that I could have received a more professional surgery and post surgery care than at Ephraim McDowell Hospital. Included in my recovery is the concerned, compassionate and caring Lexington Avenue Baptist Church family. Thanks to each of you for the cards, phone calls, visits and most of all, your prayers. I do believe in the power of prayer.

Hopefully, I will be able to return to church in the near future.

With Love,
Leo Hill

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Dear Church,

Thank you for the beautiful service you had for my dad, Marvon Smith. Thank you for being so kind, loving and wonderful to my mom, Sue Smith.

You truly are a family and I will be forever grateful that the Smith family has been a part of this church.

From the bottom of my heart-Thank you!
Susan Cornish

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Dear Supporter,

Your commitment to give bountifully continues to empower our ministry at Haven Care Center. We want to express our gratitude and thank you for partnering to help to shine the light of God’s grace and saving lives. We are humbled daily to be used as instruments in our Redeemer’s hand.

Your willingness to stand with us is honorable. Your giving allows more avenues of outreach, to those who are abortion vulnerable or minded women.

We are encouraged daily to be ambassadors of Christ and tell others about Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please know your passion and contribution to our center has been received with a grateful and sincere appreciation.

All Woven Together in God’s Love,
Tiffany Johnson & Volunteers
Servants for Christ, haven Care Center

(LABC raised $426.22 participating in Bottle Of Blessings.)

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Dear Church Family,

It is with grateful hearts that I write this to thank you for my weekly “get well” and “best wishes” cards and the many individual cards and notes and visits while I was in the VA hospital and the Northpoint Health Care Center in Lexington from April 15th - June 10th and also since I have been home. Peggy and I appreciate your thoughtfulness and prayers so very much.

Sincerely & God bless you,
George White

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Thank You Notes - Summer 2017

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Dear Supporter,

Your commitment to give bountifully continues to empower our ministry at Haven Care Center. We want to express our gratitude and thank you for partnering to help to shine the light of God’s grace and saving lives. We are humbled daily to be used as instruments in our Redeemer’s hand.

Your willingness to stand with us is honorable. Your giving allows more avenues of outreach, to those who are abortion vulnerable or minded women.

We are encouraged daily to be ambassadors of Christ and tell others about Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please know your passion and contribution to our center has been received with a grateful and sincere appreciation.

All Woven Together in God’s Love,
Tiffany Johnson & Volunteers
Servants for Christ, haven Care Center

(LABC raised $426.22 participating in Bottle Of Blessings.)

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Dear Church Family,

It is with grateful hearts that I write this to thank you for my weekly “get well” and “best wishes” cards and the many individual cards and notes and visits while I was in the VA hospital and the Northpoint Health Care Center in Lexington from April 15th - June 10th and also since I have been home. Peggy and I appreciate your thoughtfulness and prayers so very much.

Sincerely & God bless you,
George White

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

It has been wonderful to be among you several times this year! Thank you for welcoming us in your Sunday School classes. We’ll be praying for you as you seek a new pastor-that you would find someone who loves the Lord, His Word and helps/teaches it in an applicable way.

Love in Him,
Josh & Katie [Roberts] Nathan

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Our sincere thanks for supporting our Project Graduation. We are so fortunate to be a part of such a caring community!

[The Graduating Class of Danville High School]

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I have received many cards, letters, and visits from LABC members. I appreciate each one and wish I could thank you individually. Since this is not possible I am taking this means of expressing my gratitude to you. I especially appreciated all the birthday wishes.

Cordially,
Evelyn Crooke

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LABC family,

Thank you for your visits, cards and phone calls during my surgery and recovery. It was very much appreciated.

David Bibb

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Thank you for the tremendous blessing and affirmation you gave to Jennifer, David, Kate, and me June 11th.  I'm so grateful to begin this new journey in my ministry with your support, encouragement, and love.  The gifts you gave me were beautiful and I will use the pen and stationery often; the name plate with the Campbellsville University logo has found a place on my office desk and will later be placed in my office where I teach; and, the plaque commemorating rating nearly 18 years of ministry with the LABC family holds a prominent place in our family room.  Thank you!  The love offering allows me to more fully enjoy our time away at our favorite beach!

I wish I could personally thank each of you for the impact you had on me and my family; for the encouragement you gave; and, for the privilege of serving as your pastor—there is no greater blessing than that aspect itself.

The opportunity to work for so many years with such a gifted staff is a gift I cherish. Each of them are my co-ministers in the work of Christ who made me a better minister. I'm grateful for them all.

Please know of my prayers as you continue your faithful journey with Christ.

“. . . being confident of this, that God who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Blessings,
Tommy
115 Breathitt Ave., Danville, KY 40422

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Our sincere thanks for supporting our Project Graduation! We are so fortunate to be a part of such a caring community!

Dillard Collier
Marranne Joy Conge
Logan Honaker
[Boyle County High School Class of 2017 Officers]

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Thanks to everyone who sent get well wishes and offered up prayers on my behalf while I was in the hospital. Your continued prayers will be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Dot Jarboe

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Thank You Notes - Spring 2017

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church
It has been wonderful to be among you several times this year! Thank you for welcoming us in your Sunday School classes. We’ll be praying for you as you seek a new pastor-that you would find someone who loves the Lord, His Word and helps/teaches it in an applicable way.

Love in Him,
Josh & Katie {Roberts}Nathan

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Our sincere thanks for supporting our Project Graduation. We are so fortunate to be a part of such a caring community!
 {The Graduating Class of Danville High School}

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Dear LABC family,

Thank you for your loving support during my father’s last few weeks and his passing. Your hugs, sympathy cards, text messages, emails and phone calls uplifted my family more than you know. Special hugs to those of you that were able to stop by my father’s visitation and funeral. You’re a special church family, thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

In Christian love,
Joe Brummett & family

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To Lexington Avenue Baptist Church members,

Thank you all for the beautiful cards following the passing of my husband Chuck in January.

The son of longtime members Dr. Charles and Pearl Sisk, Chuck and his sister Alice grew up at LABC.

I was so touched to receive notes from many of you who remember Chuck and his participation in the choir. And I am also grateful for your kind words, support and love for Alice, Chuck’s aunt, Phyllis Thomas, and cousin, Lynette Gullett.

Chuck left us much too early and is missed terribly, but we would be honored if you would join us to celebrate Chuck’s life at an open house from 1:00-3:30 pm on Saturday, June 24, at the Danville Country Club.

I would cherish the chance to see and meet many of you and share memories of this exceptional man, husband, father and friend.

Stephanie Sisk

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Dear Members of the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

I wanted to start off by saying how sorry I am that it has taken me this long to tell you thank you for everything you have done for my family and me. I have often had trouble seeing the good in people, but when I have been at one of my lowest, it seems as though I’ve seen the good more than I ever had before. I appreciate you thinking of me and helping me in any way. I am truly grateful to have met you all. I will never forget your kindness and will pay it forward. I hope to make your church family proud. Again thank you for everything.

Tabitha Martin ( From Nada)

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

My wife and I just wanted to thank everyone for the get well cards and most importantly all the prayers that have been said for Nikki and I! They mean more to us than anything! She is doing great with her treatments and feeling better everyday! We still have a long road ahead of us, so please keep the prayers coming! God bless you all!

In Christian Love,
Tim & Nikki Coulter

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To: Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

Thank you for your kindness to us over the duration of Sandy’s illness and recovery. Regaining health is a slow process, but each day is a little better.

We’re grateful for all of those who have supported us since last August. That has come from so many places, both far and near. We are blessed persons.

We are especially grateful for the people of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church who have been so gracious, and have lifted our spirits. We look forward to when Sandy is able to join me in worship with you again.

Thank you again for your ministry to us.

Bob DeFoor

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LABC family,

Thank you to my church family for the cards and prayers during my recent stay in the hospital.

Pat Bodner

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LABC family,

Thank you for all the prayers and cards during my recent procedure I had to make sure everything was still okay and forever. I am so thankful for my church family and I appreciate your support.

Mary Hurley

Thank You Notes - Winter 2017

Thank You Notes - Winter 2017

To: Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

    Thank you for your kindness to us over the duration of Sandy’s illness and recovery. Regaining health is a slow process, but each day is a little better.

    We’re grateful for all of those who have supported us since last August. That has come from so many places, both far and near. We are blessed persons.

    We are especially grateful for the people of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church who have been so gracious, and have lifted our spirits. We look forward to when Sandy is able to join me in worship with you again.

    Thank you again for your ministry to us.

Bob DeFoorLABC family,

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Thank you to my church family for the cards and prayers during my recent stay in the hospital.

Pat Bodner

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LABC family,
    Thank you for all the prayers and cards during my recent procedure I had to make sure everything was still okay and forever. I am so thankful for my church family and I appreciate your support.
Mary Hurley

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LABC Members,

Thank you for the years of love, prayers and support given on behalf of Michael. I wasso blessed by each of you in this time of sorrow. Michael so enjoyed the cards sent weekly but knew it was the friends who visited him so many times that he reminisced so often. It was pure joy to have had his funeral in the church he loved so. THANK YOU! The meal given was a blessing.

Amy O. [Orberson]

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How good it was to know during Calvin’s illness and Home-going that we had such a church family as you all, loving us, praying for us, visiting us. Thank you for all that and for the food, the beautiful cards, and all the kindnesses not only to Calvin and me but to our family as well.


And very special thanks for their wonderfully loving care to Carolyn and Bernard Montgomery, Mary and Leland Hurley, and Rosalind Campbell.

I Love you all,
Dora Whitt

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Just a note to say thanks to all of my fellow LABC members for the love shown during our grief at my brother Bill’s death. Your kindness is a true blessing and I am so grateful for a church that truly takes you to their heart at times like this!

Jean Steinhauer

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Many thanks to each of you for the cards and thoughtful expressions of sympathy. The loss of my father will continue to be difficult...you help soften that pain with every prayer...

Stephanie Griffin and family

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Dear LABC Friends,

I am so appreciative for the cards, food and especially the prayers during and after my surgery.

It is a true blessing to know your friends are praying for you in the time of need.

God Bless You,
Terri Binford

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LABC Church family,
How kind and thoughtful of you to donate Gideon Bibles. There is nothing Calvin loved more than spreading the Word of God.

Dora Whitt

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

We were happy to be with you this last Sunday! We were grateful to have the opportunity to share our stories and the story of Black Forest Academy with you! We will be with you again. We’d love to meet with you individually. If interested call us at 904-868-3157 or e-mail us at jknathan14@gmail.com.

 Blessings,
 Josh & Katie (Roberts) Nathan

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Thank You Notes - Fall 2016

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I was invited to help serve. I was blessed by the experience. I was happy to hear about your church helping so many people, and responders. I enjoyed the team work of putting together the plates. There wee plates made for me to take to the ER, but there were appreciative people who were just sick. I took the 8 plates across the street to Royal Manor Apartments. There I found old and young individuals which greatly appreciated the food. I then had 2 plates of food I was going to give to a couple standing outside Walmart. They were not there so I headed home. I stopped at a neighbors house and asked young couple if they would like some food. Told them it was from church. She said she couldn’t pay for it. I said the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church was feeding people. She accepted with appreciation.  They were not going anywhere or cooking, so thefood was greatly appreciated. I also took a plate home for myself. I greatly enjoyed the food it was delicious. I greatly was so blessed to be a part of the blessings everyone shared with others. I am thankful there are caring people to help others.


Kathleen Smallwood
Hands and feet of Jesus!

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Greetings LABC Church Family

Operation Christmas Child Team extends to you 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 praying 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.

Gail Hester

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Thanks to All Who Helped with the Youth Lockin

Adam and Amanda Standiford led small groups and helped with worship. Callie Minks, bought the breakfast food and came in early to supervise the cooking. Kelsey Stillwell stopped by and led a game. Laken Thomas stayed all night as a chaperone. Lee Fowler, Shawna Stomberger, Jerry Farmer, and Callie Minks helped put the youth room back together.
Billy Luster, John Stomberger, Chip Minks, and Dave Arnold painted.                

Keith

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My Church Family,

My thanks for all the cards, letters and visits I received from chruch members. I miss my church and wish I could be there for all the Christmas actrivities.

Evelyn Crooke

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Thank you to all the ladies and Phil and Keith who helped us in our time of need. We also thank everyone for your prayers and cards.

Danny & Pat Bodner

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Thank you for the privilege to be one of the first to use our newly renovated kitchen. It was good to open our doors to hundreds of people in our community.

What a wonderful day to be an ambassador for LABC. We fed over 350 people.

Working with Calvary and Southland we had over eighty volunteers cooking, serving, cleaning and delivering meals to make a difference in the lives of many.

Praise be to God
Doris

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Dear Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Family,

Your prayers for me during this trying time in my life (during cancer treatment) is humbling and wonderful.

I am doing okay but am looking at a life long treatment regimen. Your support means so much!

Bless You All,
Leeza Long

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A sincere thanks for all the love and care given to us during our loss. Thanks for the flowers, food, prayers, visits and Bibles.

We were so blessed.

Sincerely,
The Hanks
Polly, Richard, Don and Scott

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Just a sincere word of appreciation for the many prayers and words of encouragement from you LABC folks during my recent knee surgery and rehab.  The way you share the love and compassion of Christ is a great help in times of stress, and I thank you all.  Rehab continues,l but I’m making good progress.  And please continue to beseech our heavenly Father to grant Lois relief from the considerable back and leg pain she is suffering.

Lee Baltzer

Thank You

As you can tell by the attached picture I've saved all of the cards.  The bag hanging at my side is a small computer and two batteries.  A wire runs from the bag through a small hole in my side.  This wire goes to the pump that is sewn to my heart and has a metal tube through a hole in my ventricle.

This pump pulls blood from the ventricle, pushes it through a tube to my aorta and all that oxygen rich blood is now coursing through me.  Before the surgery my heart was pumping just shy of two liters a minute, the pump is pushing between six and a half and eight liters a minute.  All of my internal organs are responding positively, especially my kidney's which had been a concern.

Thank You Notes, Fall 2015

Dear Friends,

This time of the year marks the beginning of one of my favorite seasons at Clear Creek. All of us on campus look forward to enjoying the beautiful fall foliage in the hills around us.

Our students also experience the stress of completing mid-term exams this time of the year. Please pray for them as they seek to balance their time between ministry, family and studies.

Thank you for helping us to fulfill our mission. Your financial support is needed and very much appreciate.

Thanks for all you do.

Donnie Fox
President

Thank You Notes, Summer 2015

Soups On Us received a very generous donation from the Community Church Service the weekend of Brass Band.

The unassigned offering was generously divided among the 4 participating churches.  The total offering was $2388.52 with $597.13 coming to LABC.  What a blessing!!! Could  it have been our Quartet or could it have been Tommy’s sermon????? guess we will never know....but sincere thanks to all who donated to this very worthwhile mission!!!!

Love and thanks,
Soups On Us
always Stephanie

Thank You Notes, May 2015

Dear Friends in Christ
  
Time seems to rush by as our school year comes to an end. This year we will graduate 51 young people. These are 51 young people whose lives have been positively affected by being here. These are students who might never have seen a graduation day if they had not come to Oneida. Let me say from the very beginning that without your gift, these students would not have seen graduation. Thank you for what you do, not for us, but for the young people with whom we work daily to grow and strengthen into someone they may never have become.

It is through your gift to us that we can make OBI a world class school. Your gift enables us to provide programs, such as FFA, allowing our students to grow in areas they might never have thought of before. It is your gift that allows us to have a Baptist Campus Ministry, which is normally on college campuses only, and enables us to challenge our young people to grow spiritually. Your gift provides the ability to do all of these things and more.

Thank you for the sacrifice that you have made for us. Thank you for trusting us with the gift that you have given to us. Your generosity means  more than you could know, not just to the faculty and staff here at the school, but to the many students that come to us year after year. Though our school year ends next month, it does not mean that our ministry ends. Summer brings more new challenges and we covet your prayers as we move forward in ministry. Thank you again for partnering with us and aiding us as we reach others for Christ.

In His Service,
Larry A. Gritton, Jr., President

Thank You Notes, April 2015

Dear Church Family,

Henry and I want to thank you for the loving support you gave us at the recent loss of my brother.  Your cards, messages, hugs, and most of all your prayers made a difficult time easier to bear.

Thank you for your love.  We feel privileged to be a part of such a caring “Body of Christ.”

With love and appreciation
Faye and Henry Wilson

Thank You Notes, November 2014

The expressions of love from my church family has been such a blessing to me and my family.

To  each of you who has taken time to sign the prayer cards, send a card, or expressed your love in any way, I would like to say thank you and may God bless you.

It is hard to believe that I have lost my last (of 3) sisters, but at the same time, I take comfort in knowing she is with the Lord and rejoicing with our loved ones who are already there.

Geri Wells & Richard Szatkowski