Key for Kids and Families - October 2018

Key for Kids and Families - October 2018

Children’s Work Day - Thursday, October 11, 10 am -3 pm
1st-6th graders are invited to spend the day at LABC. We’ll order pizza for lunch and work on preparations for kids’ participation in worship during the month of November. We’ll also enjoy some fellowship time in the gym! Please let Amanda know if your child plans to attend so we’ll be sure to have enough materials and food for everyone! (Adults, if you’d like to help with all or part of this day, let Amanda know that as well).

Children’s Sunday: For Such An (Ordinary) Time As This - October 21
Join us as our children lead us in worship on this special Sunday. We’ll hear the story of Esther told by our older children, have a music presentation from our younger group, and view everyone’s artwork on display in our worship space. The children will finish their preparations for Children’s Sunday on Wednesday nights, October 3 & 17, so parents, please make sure your child is present to participate at those times!

Orff Instruments - Sunday evenings beginning October 28 (time TBD)
1st-6th graders are invited to come and learn some Advent music on our Orff instruments during late October and November. We’ll share those songs in worship on December 16 alongside the children’s Christmas play.

Trunk or Treat - October 24: 5:30-7 pm
Wear your costume and join us in the upper parking lot for treats, games, and more! Watch for social media posts to share with your friends and neighbors! Adults, see page 1 for more information about how you can help with this fun community event!

Trunk or Treat Help Needed - October 24: 5:30-7 pm
We are in need of LOTS of adults to decorate their cars and hand out candy in the upper parking lot. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with families in our community and especially in our weekday preschool, so please make joining us a priority! If you’d like to decorate your car and aren’t sure where to start, try searching “Trunk or Treat” on Pinterest or Google images for inspiration! Because there are many children in our community with food allergies, please consider purchasing candy or other treats that do not contain nuts or having an alternative treat, like a sticker or small toy, available for children who need it. Let Amanda know if you plan to participate!

Children’s Help Needed
It takes a lot of people to make children’s ministry great, and we appreciate everyone who invests time and energy into teaching our children about God’s love. Here are some upcoming ways that you can jump in and help:
1. If you are interested in helping with fall Wednesday night activities in our children’s ministry in November or December, please let Amanda know. We have a variety of fun options available!
2. We’ve had a baby boom and are in need of some volunteers to join our Wednesday night nursery rotation. If you’d be interested in helping Linda, our wonderful nursery worker, on a monthly basis (or more) this school year, let Amanda know.

Thank you to our amazing September volunteers!
Godly Play: Rosalind Campbell, Maureen Elwyn, Brenda Hendrickson, Carolyn Montgomery, Liz Peniston,
Wednesday Nights: Rosalind Campbell, Maureen Elwyn, Nicole Farmer, Tara Luster, Margaret Powell, Brian Wheeler, Nicole Wheeler, Kathy White,
Baptism Class: Katie Fowler, Alicia Nickens, Margaret Powell

Weekly Schedule
Sundays
Godly Play @ 9:30
Worship @ 10:45
(Nursery available for children under 3 during Sunday School and worship. Extended session available for 3 year olds - kindergarteners during the latter half of worship).
Wednesdays
Family Night Dinner @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45 (Nursery available

Youth News & Photos - October 2018

Youth News & Photos - October 2018

Youth Walk the Labyrinth (photos)

Fall Break -
We will be observing fall break and will not have regular youth services on Sunday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 10. We will resume on Sunday, October 14. Everyone have fun and be safe!

Youth Passport Fundraising Dinner
Wednesday night, October 17 at 6:15p the youth will be hosting and providing dinner and request your presence and support! All proceeds from the evening will go towards scholarships and expenses for next summer’s camp at Passport. Hope to see you all there!

Youth Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Children's & Young Families Summer Activities (photos)

Children's & Young Families Summer Activities (photos)

Key for Kids and Families - September 2018

Key for Kids and Families - September 2018

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

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

Help Needed
It takes a lot of people to make children’s ministry great, and we appreciate everyone who invests time and energy into teaching our children about God’s love. Here are some upcoming ways that you can jump in and help:
1. If you are interested in helping with fall Wednesday night activities in our children’s ministry, please let Amanda know. We have a variety of fun options available!
2. We are in need of a helper to join us for a special baptism class from 6-7:15 on Sunday evenings, September 9-30. If this is a place you can serve (whether it’s for one week or several), call, email, or text Amanda.
3. We’ve had a baby boom and are in need of some volunteers to join our Wednesday night nursery rotation. If you’d be interested in helping Linda, our wonderful nursery worker, on a monthly basis (or more) from August to December, let Amanda know!

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

Weekly Schedule
Sundays
Godly Play @ 9:30
Worship @ 10:45
(Nursery available for children under 3 during Sunday School and worship. Extended session available for 3 year olds - kindergarteners during the latter half of worship).
Wednesdays
Family Night Dinner @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45 (Nursery available)

Youth News - September 2018

Youth News - September 2018

Sunday Nights: Supper, Worship, Activities - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sept. 2 -  Will not meet for Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 9 - Eat out night!
Sept. 16 - Bible Journaling with Tara
Sept. 23 - Movie Night
Sept. 30 - Meet the new pastor & Games with Rev. Basil Hall

Youth Wednesday Nights
6:15 pm - Family Supper
6:45 - Youth Prayer Experiences
Sept. 5 - Welcome back to Wednesday & Prayer
Sept. 12 - Prayer Walk for School
Sept. 19 - Walk the Labyrinth
Sept. 26 - Stations of the Cross

Youth Sunday School - Micah Speaks - 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 2 - Justice is for All
Sept. 9 - Peace!
Sept. 16 - God’s Expectations
Sept. 30 - Forgive Me!

Youth Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Key for Kids & Families - August 2018

Key for Kids & Families - August 2018

Godly Play Update
Many, many generous people have given of their time and their resources to help get our second Godly Play classroom ready. Thank you, church, for loving our kids so well! Beginning on Sunday, August 19, we’ll have two Godly Play rooms open during Sunday School. Children who are 3 through 2nd grade will remain in the original classroom, while those who are in 3rd-6th grade will move next door to our new room. Parents, this is a great time to start your child attending Sunday School if they haven’t been attending already! We look forward to getting started in our new arrangement!

Young Families Hangouts - Sundays, 6-8 pm
Join us for a laid back time of fellowship. We’ll eat and hang out at someone’s house on a near- weekly basis until school starts.

Late Summer Book Club - August 1 & 8, 10:30am - noon
Kids of all ages are welcome to join us in the Godly Play classroom as we explore connections between favorite kids’ books and Bible stories.

Back to School Blessing - Sunday, August 19 during worship
Be sure to join us in worship for a special time of blessing for students and teachers. You’ll receive a handmade gift to attach to your bag or backpack!

Baptism Class - Coming in September
If there’s interest, we’ll have a baptism class for any children who are interested on Sunday evenings in September (beginning after Labor Day). The content will be different, so children who have participated before are welcome to join us again. Let Amanda know if you have a child who’d like to take part.

Thank you to our summer Sunday School volunteers!
Anita Baskin Rosalind Campbell Brenda Hendrickson Jeff Hendrickson Stacie Herron Carolyn Montgomery Liz Peniston Margaret Powell Brian Wheeler

Children’s Help Needed
It takes a lot of people to make children’s ministry great, and we appreciate everyone who invests time and energy into teaching our children about God’s love. Here are some upcoming ways that you can jump in and help:
1. We also have some bookshelves in the children’s area that will be repurposed for the new Godly Play room, and those need to be sanded down and repainted. If that’s your thing, let Amanda know. This needs to be completed by August 12.
2. We’ll pick up with Fall Wednesday night activities the first week of September. If you’d be interested in helping to teach a 3-week class for children, talk to Amanda. There will be plenty of options!
3. We’ve had a baby boom and are in need of some volunteers to join our Wednesday night nursery rotation. If you’d be interested in helping Linda, our wonderful nursery worker, on a monthly basis (or more) from August to December, let Amanda know!

Weekly Schedule Sundays:
Sunday School @ 9:30
Worship @ 10:45
(Nursery available for children under 3 during Sunday School and worship. Extended session available for 3 year olds - kindergarteners during the latter half of worship).
Wednesdays (ending August 8):
Kids’ Book Club: 10:30-12

LABC Youth News - August 2018

LABC Youth News - August 2018

Sunday Nights - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
August 5 - at the Stillwells’ (Meet at the church at 6:00)
Bible Study (Tough Questions), Cookout, & Monster Volleyball
August 12 - Back to School Bash
at the church
August 19 - at the Standifords’
Meet at the church at 6:00
Bible Study (Tough Questions), Supper, & More
August 26 - at the Minks’
Bible Study (Tough Questions), Supper, & More

Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. - Family Living

August 5 - Family Identity: Partners in Life        
August 12 - Family Roles: Doing My Part
August 19 - Family Communication
August 26 - Family Ties

Youth Social Media

Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

LABC Youth News - July 2018

LABC Youth News - July 2018

Kings Island ~ Reds’ Game ~ Worship with FBC Fort Thomas
July 28-29 (Saturday & Sunday)
Cost: $64 (includes tickets to Kings Island and Reds game, plus a free baseball cap) plus meals & souvenirs
Meals: Saturday at Kings Island, Sunday Lunch at the Park (Sunday breakfast and supper provided)
Deadline: Must signup and pay by Sunday, July 15 so that tickets can be purchased
What to Bring: Sleeping bag, pillow (air mattress if you want); Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.); Towel; Church clothes, clothes for KI and game, sleeping clothes (t-shirt & shorts); Money
Saturday
7:30 a.m. - Leave LABC
10:30 a.m. - Kings Island
Saturday Night - Camp out at First Baptist Church, Fort Thomas
Sunday Morning
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast and showers
9:30 a.m. - Bible Study
10:45 a.m. - Worship with the church
1:00 p.m. - Reds Game
8:30/9:00 p.m. - Arrive at LABC
First Baptist Church, Fort Thomas is a Cooperative Fellowship Church. The pastor, Jeremy Shannon, is a good friend of Adam Standiford

Baby Pool, Slip-N-Slide, Kickball at the Farmer’s
Sunday, July 15, 6:00 pm (Meet at Church)
Supper, Bible Study (tough questions), & Kickball

Youth Mission Work Day & Bud & Cheryl’s Ice Cream
Tuesday, July 17, 10:00 am (Meet at Church)
We will do some work for a church member who needs it, then go to Bud & Cheryl’s Ice Cream Shoppe for lunch and ice cream.

Monster Volleyball & Creek Wading
Sunday, July 22, 6:00 pm (Meet at Church)
Supper, Bible Study (tough questions), & Volleyball

Youth Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Key for Kids & Families - July 2018

Key for Kids & Families - July 2018

VBS is coming!
VBS is July 9-12 from 5:30-8:30 each evening. We are teaming up with The Presbyterian Church of Danville and Trinity Episcopal for VBS this year. The theme is Amped: Live Fully Alive! Our church needs to provide some small group and activity station leaders. If you’d like to help, let Amanda know!

Summer Sunday School - Sundays, 9:30 am
We’ll follow Illustrated Children’s Ministry’s, “An Illustrated Invitation” curriculum through the summer and learn about how God invites us into God’s story. If you’re a grown-up who’d be willing to teach a week or two, see Amanda for sign-ups!

Young Families Hangouts - Sundays, 6-8 pm
Join us for a laid back time of fellowship. We’ll eat and hang out at someone’s house on a near- weekly basis from June 24 through mid-August. If you’d like to host the young families for an evening, let Amanda know!

Late Summer Book Club - July 18 & 25, August 1 & 8, 10:30am - noon
The first half of summer is jam-packed with CBF General Assembly, Black and Gold Academy, Passport Kids, and VBS, so we’ll pick up our regular summer Wednesday activity during the latter half of the summer. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us as we explore connections between favorite kids’ books and Bible stories.

Painting Party - Sunday, July 22
We’ll walk to Subway for lunch after worship and then come back to LABC to paint the Godly Play room. Many hands make the work light!

Thank You
Thank you to our summer Sunday School volunteers! Stacie Herron Carolyn Montgomery Liz Peniston

Help Needed
It takes a lot of people to make children’s ministry great, and we appreciate everyone who invests time and energy into teaching our children about God’s love. Here are some upcoming ways that you can jump in and help:
1. We still need help with Summer Sunday School! If you’d like
to teach a week or two and give our Godly Play teachers a break, let Amanda know. Our summer curriculum is fun and easy to follow!
2. If you have any woodworking skills, there’s lots to do for the new Godly Play room, including smaller bits, like cutting out figures with a scroll saw, and larger projects, like building some bookshelves. If any of that is up your alley, let Amanda know and she’ll get you set up with a project.
3. We also have some bookshelves in the children’s area that will be repurposed for the new Godly Play room, and those need to be sanded down and repainted. If that’s your thing, let Amanda know.
4. If you frequent fabric stores and wouldn’t mind keeping an eye out for some of the harder-to-find felt colors we need to go with some of our Godly Play stories, let Amanda know and she’ll send you a list.
5. If you have baskets (natural colored, preferably), hanging out at your house that could use a new home, consider donating them to our Godly Play room. We keep all of our materials, including art supplies, in baskets, and we’re always looking for more! Baskets without big handles work best, but we’ll take whatever you have! We need a variety of shapes and sizes.

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Children’s Sunday School @ 9:30
Worship @ 10:45
(Nursery available for children under 3 during Sunday School and worship. Extended session available for 3 year olds - kindergarteners during the latter half of worship)

Youth News - June 2018

Youth News - June 2018

Mountain Hope Missions - June 7-9
In McCreary County (June 7-9): Orientation will be on Thursday night, with two full work days on Friday and Saturday, and a time of celebration on Saturday night. We are going to focus on housing needs in the county in existing housing and work on a park in disrepair. We will repair homes, build ramps, fix windows, paint walls, clean up yards, and more, as the people of McCreary county have need.

Disc Golf with Dad
Sunday, June 17, 6:00 p.m. If you don’t have other Fathers’ Day plans bring your dad to Jackson Park for Frisbee Golf. We have extra frisbees if you need them.

Youth to the Adam’s House
Supper, Bible Study & Video Games at Adam & Amanda’s- Sunday, June 24, 6:00 p.m.

Later this Summer
~Passport Youth Camp (July 1-6)
~Kings Island/Red’s Game/Prayer & Bible Study Retreat (July or August)
~Baby Pool Slip-N-Slide Kickball
~Sunday Night Home Supper & Bible Study

Youth Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Key for Kids & Families - June 2018

Key for Kids & Families - June 2018

VBS is coming!
VBS is July 9-12 from 5:30-8:30 each evening. We are teaming up with The Presbyterian Church of Danville and Trinity Episcopal for VBS this year. The theme is Amped: Live Fully Alive! Our church needs to provide some small group and activity station leaders. If you’d like to help, let Amanda know!

VBS Sign Ups
Sign up for VBS by calling the church office or emailing, calling, or texting Amanda with your child’s name and t-shirt size. Paper sign-ups will also be available on the front pew in the sanctuary during the coming weeks. Sign up by June 22 to guarantee you get the t-shirt size you want!

Summer Sunday School Sundays, 9:30 am
We’ll follow Illustrated Children’s Ministry’s “An Illustrated Invitation” curriculum through the summer and learn about how God invites us into God’s story. If you’re a grown-up who’d be willing to teach a week or two, see Amanda for sign-ups!

Young Families Hangouts
Beginning Sunday, June 24, 6-8 pm Join us for a laid back time of fellowship. We’ll eat and hang out at someone’s house each on a near-weekly basis from June 24 through mid-August. If you’d like to host the young families for an evening, let Amanda know!

Coming Up: Late Summer Book Club
July 18 & 25, August 1 & 8, 10:30am - noon The first half of summer is jam-packed with CBF General Assembly, Black and Gold Academy, Passport Kids, and VBS, so we’ll pick up our regular summer Wednesday activity during the latter half of the summer. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us as we explore connections between favorite kids’ books and Bible stories.

Thank You
Thank you to our fabulous Godly Play teachers! Rosalind Campbell Maureen Elwyn Brenda Hendrickson Carolyn Montgomery Liz Peniston

Help Needed
It takes a lot of people to make children’s ministry great, and we appreciate everyone who invests time and energy into teaching our children about God’s love. Here are some upcoming ways that you can jump in and help:
(1) It’s time to think about summer Sunday School! If you’d like to teach a week or two and give our Godly Play teachers a break, let Amanda know. Our summer curriculum is fun and easy to follow!
(2) We’re headed to Passport Camp June 26-29. If you’d like to write a note of encouragement to our kids, see Amanda for more information.
(3) Calling all builders and painters! If you’d be willing to help us with some woodworking projects (both big and small) for our second Godly Play room (opening this fall), please let Amanda know of your interest!  

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Children’s Sunday School @ 9:30
Worship @ 10:45
(Nursery available for children under 3 during Sunday School and worship. Extended session available for 3 year olds - kindergarteners during the latter half of worship)

Key for Kids & Families - May 2018

Key for Kids & Families - May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Help Needed
It takes a lot of people to make children’s ministry great, and we appreciate everyone who invests time and energy into teaching our children about God’s love. Here are some upcoming ways that you can jump in and help:
(1) Want to celebrate Easter with the LABC kids? Volunteers are needed to help staff the stations at our Easter Celebration at the Powells’ house on Saturday, April 14 from 1-3. If you can help, let Amanda know.
(2) Can’t attend the Easter celebration but willing to stuff some eggs? There’s a huge container of eggs in the church office and a pile of grocery bags to put them in. Take as many eggs as you want to fill (no nuts, please!) and return them to the office by Thursday, April 12. (If you’re coming to the Easter celebration, you’re welcome to just bring them directly there).
(3) We’re still in need of some help in the nursery on Wednesday nights. If you can help Linda from 6:45-7:45 one Wednesday in April or May, please contact Amanda!

Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Godly Play (Children’s Sunday School) @ 9:30
Worship @ 10:45
(Nursery available for children under 3 during Sunday School and worship. Extended session available for 3 year olds - kindergarteners during the latter half of worship).
WEDNESDAYS
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Youth Matters in May - 2018

Youth Matters in May - 2018

Youth Sunday - May 6, 10:45 a.m.
You have been learning about worship this winter and spring. They will share insights from their dialogue on the elements of worship. The worship service itself will be a sermon on worship.

High School Graduates’ Recognition - Sunday May 20
9:30 a.m. - Graduate Recognition Breakfast
10:45 a.m. - Recognition of Graduates in Worship
Congratulations Graduates: Hope Farmer, Micah Fowler, Will Christian Gibson, Harrison Mesplay, Jackson Mesplay

Coming this Summer
~Repair Affair & Nada Mission Trip (June 7-10)
~Passport Youth Camp (July 1-6)
~Possible - LABC & FBC Commerce & FBC Mission Youth Retreat in Commerce & Atlanta (July?)
~Kings Island/Red’s Game/Prayer & Bible Study Retreat (July or August)

Mountain Hope Missions: Repair Affair & Nada - June 7-10
Deadline to Sign-up (so we can make reservations) - Sunday, May 13
In McCreary County (June 7-9): Orientation will be on Thursday night, with two full work days on Friday and Saturday, and a time of celebration on Saturday night. We are going to focus on housing needs in the county in existing housing and work on a park in disrepair. We will repair homes, build ramps, fix windows, paint walls, clean up yards, and more, as the people of McCreary county have need.
In Nada (June 10): We will cookout with the community and lead children’s activities and the annual education celebration. Then wrap up our missions weekend with Miguels’ Pizza.
Cost: $50 for youth (plus cost of pizza); $100 for adults (plus cost of pizza); the only expense for those who just participate in the Nada trip is the cost of pizza

May Schedule
Sundays
9:30- Sunday School
10:45- Worship
(No Sunday Evening Activities on May 13, 20, & 27)
May 6: Games at Jackson Park - Bring a sack supper; Drinks provided
(Meet at the church at 6:00)
Wednesdays
6:15 - Family Supper
6:45 - Youth Worship & Prayer
May 16: Baskin-Robbins

Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/