February 7—Special Called Business Meeting after each service
February 14—New Members will be presented during morning services
A Message From The Pastor Search Committee
From the Pastor Search Committee
 
The Pastor Search Committee would like to thank each of you for your prayers and patience as we have made this journey to find the man GOD has called to be our new Senior Pastor. It has been a very busy season for us since initially coming together for our first meeting in early November. We have received and evaluated many resumes. Per recommended procedures as established by both the North Carolina and Texas State Conventions, we have been working with one unique individual for the past month. After an extensive and intensive meeting on Saturday, January 16, 2021, the Pastor Search Committee makes the following recommendation.
 
The Pastor Search Committee, being in full unanimous support and agreement, would like to inform the church that Dr. Rodney Navey will be present with us on Sunday, February 7, to preach in view of a call. On Saturday, February 6, the church family will be offered an opportunity to meet and greet Rodney and his wife, Donna, in the Worship Center from 1:30pm-3:00pm. If you are unable to attend in person, this event will be offered to view, via livestream, on our website. On Sunday, February 7, Rodney and Donna will be at all three (3) services. Rodney will preach in all three services, and a vote to issue a call to Dr. Navey will be taken in a Special Called Business Meeting immediately after each service by the church membership. 
 
For those individuals who are unable to attend service because of health concerns, and are currently watching our services online, we offer the following three (3) options to vote:
 
(These options will be offered Sunday, February 7, between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM)
 
  1. Vote In-Person: The front entrance of the church will be open for those individuals who would like to come to the church, mark their ballot and place in the ballot boxes available.
  2. Vote Online: There will be a “VOTE” button at the top of the homepage on the church’s website. Click the button, and it will take you to a link that will allow you to vote and submit. WE MUST ASK THAT YOU PROVIDE YOUR NAME TO VOTE ONLINE. THERE MAY BE THOSE THAT WATCH ONLINE BUT ARE NOT MEMBERS AND MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THEY ARE NOT TO VOTE.
  3. Vote over the Phone: The church will provide non-member ministry assistants to take call-in votes at the church number, (336) 288-3824. You will be asked to provide your name.
 
After the voting period has ended, the trustees will be requested to count all votes and inform the Pastor Search Committee of the vote totals.
 
Thank you in advance for your attention to all of these details. We feel this is going to be a very exciting time for our church and its future!
 
Children and Preschool
Associate Pastor, Arvil Pennington
Camp Caraway—We hated to miss Camp Caraway last year but plan to return this year, July 12-16. Registration opens March 1 for those completing grades 1-5. We have limited spots, so send in your $85 refundable deposit with registration soon! Brochures are being mailed to all first through fifth graders on the roll. Students are welcome to bring a friend from outside LBC. Availability will be based on those who register first with their deposit. Total cost for camp is $340. Partial scholarship funds are available. Share your request with Arvil (apennington@lawndalebaptist.org)
 
In-Person Life Journey Class—We are enjoying our Sunday morning Life Journey classes, which meet for all age groups, babies through grade five, from 9:00 to 10:00am. Extended Teaching continues for babies through kindergarten from 10:15 to 11:30am. Remember, in ET we extend the Bible teaching and fun from the first hour into the second hour. We have a wonderful team of teachers who prepare, arrive early, and plan exciting Bible-learning activities each week.
 
Confident Parenting Conference - Are you Confident in your Parenting Skills? We are very fortunate to have Jim Burns, from HomeWord Ministries, with us on April 10 (9:00-12:30pm). Parents, grandparents, and ministry leaders. Register on our website now, only $10.00. Seminar in-person at Lawndale or virtual.
 
Save These Big Dates—
  • Vacation Bible School, “Concrete and Cranes, Building a Strong Foundation on Jesus”, June 21-25.
  • Camp Caraway, July 12-16
Students
Associate Pastor, Dr. Kevin Weisman
Ongoing Weekly Activities -
  • Student Worship – Wednesdays, 6:15pm in the WC.
  • LJG—Sundays, 9am. Middle school will meet on the 3rd floor, grades 9-10, House B, grades 11-12, House A.
  • 411—Sundays, 5:30pm. Middle school meets in WC Balcony, High school meets in Chapel.
 
Student Weekend registration opened online Jan. 24. Cost: $60. Dates: March 19-21. Open to all students!
 
Confident Parenting with Jim BurnsApril 10 (9-12:30pm)
This conference is open to parents, grandparents, and ministry volunteers and is offered in-person or virtual. Cost: $10. Register on our website now!
 
Fuge Camp registration has been extended until March 7! Register online with a $60 deposit. Camp Dates: July 12-17. Total cost: $320. Open to all students!

College
Associate Pastor, Dr. Kevin Weisman
Ongoing Weekly Activities -
  • College Worship – Thursdays at 7pm in the Chapel. Join us for weekly worship with music, connection and Bible teaching. 
  • LJG – 9am on Sunday mornings in the Chapel
  • Home Groups – Sundays at 6pm. Email Mandy at almerrill@lawndalebaptist.org or call the church office to get connected.
 
GAP Kentucky Mission Trip – For Young Adults and College Students. Dates: May 30 – June 4. Spots are limited, so register online now with a $50 deposit. Total cost: $295.
 
Are you living on campus? Please send your campus mailing address to Mandy, almerrill@lawndalebaptist.org. Need support or have questions? Contact Mandy and she will put you in touch with someone on the college leadership team.

Young Adults
Associate Pastor, Dr. Curt Dean
Welcome to Lawndale Young Adults! We are a group of married and non-married adults from ages 22-32. Our goal is to connect young adults to Christ and Christian Community. We would love for you to join us!
 
Large GroupMake sure to join us at 10:30am in the Chapel. We will meet together to worship our Lord as we continue in our study through the book of 1 Peter. We will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing, but are excited to meet in-person! Hope to see everyone there!
 
Small GroupsIf you are interested in joining a weekly Bible study group that meets outside the church, we have different options for married couples, gentlemen, and ladies that meet at various times through the week. Contact us for more info.
 
EventsIn these uncertain times we are determined to find a way to say “yes!” Our events will run through our small groups to ensure that we adhere to set restrictions. This month, our SuperBowl parties will be enjoyed in each of our small groups. Please remember to communicate to your small group leader if you plan to come so that we can maintain lower numbers and social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Kyle.
 
GAP Mission Trip, May 30-June 4 We are helping to partner with the GAP Kentucky mission trip! If you are interested, please see Kyle to get signed up.
 
Labor Day RetreatOur retreat is back on for September 3-6! We are heading to beautiful Lake Junaluska for a great time of rest, recharge and time spent with other Young Adults. Sign up online or in LYA. Payment plans are available! 
 
Questions? Contact Kyle Earwood at dkearwood@lawndalebaptist.org.

Single Adults
Associate Pastor, Dr. Curt Dean
It's always a great time to fellowship with other LBC Singles... in person and online! Stay connected to get updates on all of our activities by signing up for email updates (lbcsinglepurpose@gmail.com).
 
Get Into FOCUS—Our Single Adult Bible Study “FOCUS” is in-person in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday nights at 6:15pm. Join us as we learn to "Share Jesus Without Fear!"
 
Life Journey Group—Our Sunday morning time of Bible study and fellowship is in-person in the Fellowship Hall. Join us at 10:30am in person or on ZOOM! 
 
Friday Fellowship Night—Fri., Feb 19
Join us for an evening of fun & fellowship on February 19 at 6:45pm in the Fellowship Hall. Details in future Singles emails will follow.
Married Adults
Associate Pastor, Barry Owen
Marriage Mentoring: Marriage takes effort, even in the best of times. But during this pandemic, the stress of financial pressures, child care, looking after elderly parents, school closures, feeling cooped up, and just plain general safety concerns have strained even the strongest relationships. Add in a contentious election and social unrest and it is taking a toll. How are you and your spouse doing? As you begin a New Year, why not start off on the right track? Marriage isn’t a 100-yard dash; it’s more like a life marathon. If you need help, encouragement, or someone to talk to, call our Marriage Ministry at Lawndale and we can help with tools and resources that will make your marriage better! Guaranteed! 336-288-3824.

Senior Adults
Associate Pastor, Jon Boling
Senior Adult Ministry is alive at Lawndale! Here are eight ways to stay connected:
 
  1. Worship each week at 4pm. (9am or 10:30am too, your choice)
  2. Weekly SAM Blast emails from Jon with the latest news.
  3. A weekly “Life Journey with Jon” video that goes out on Saturday at noon. 
  4. Weekly in-person Bible study in the CLC from 2:45-3:45pm. This is a great group! 
  5. Pray for each other according to the weekly prayer request emails and bereavement announcements from the church.
  6. Support the mission and ministries of our church in obedience to God through your tithes and offerings.
  7. Support your own Circle of Fellowship of believers who pray and care for each other more closely. 
  8. And most of all, please let me know of folks who are sick or needing pastoral care.
 
We are truly a family, and everyone serving and worshipping together makes it a blessing! Finally, THANK YOU for continuing to be diligent in our safety efforts against the Coronavirus.
Weekday Preschool
Director, Martha Stone
It's time to register for the 2021/2022 school year. Registration for our weekday and church families begins on January 25. Registration will be open to the community beginning the week of February 1. Some of the age groups have limited enrollment and registration is taken on a (first-come), first-served basis, so register early! Forms are available online as well as in the lobby on the first floor in the children’s wing. If you have any questions or need more information, please call our office.

There will be no school on Monday, February 15 due to President’s Day and a scheduled teacher work day.
 
Our next drive through Chick-fil-A family night will be held at the Brassfield Chick-fil-A on Thursday, February 18. We would love to see you there!
 
Martha Stone
336-282-4177
Community Development & Activities
Associate Pastor, Jimmy Jackson
Activities
Lawndale Youth Soccer – Registration for the spring 2021 season of Lawndale Youth Soccer begins on February 1. See www.lawndalebaptist.org/activities for a link to register. The registration fee is $35 and the evaluations are set for March 27 at Brightwood Elementary School.
 
Community Development
It’s a New Year! – From our clothing closet and food pantry to our sports programming, Safety Ministry and many other ministries, there is a place for YOU to serve in 2021. To get plugged in, e-mail jjackson@lawndalebaptist.org.
(1 Corinthians 12:4-6)
 
Love Life Greensboro – Prayer walks are going to start back soon! They take place each Saturday through November. Pray about coming and praying for the lives of those yet to be born and for the mothers contemplating abortion. See www.lovelife.org/greensboro for more information.
 
Connect Mentors Needed - Are you interested in becoming a mentor to women who are seeking a support network in connection with The Pregnancy Network? Their mentorship program called “Connect” is designed to connect each woman desiring a mentorship with a woman who will walk alongside her, and to both encourage and challenge her in her life. She may be looking for wisdom about parenting, guidance in her relationships, or a desire to grow closer in her relationship with God. Not all of the participating women are pregnant, but all of them are seeking a support network in their current situation. The goal is to create a long-term, healthy support network for each woman and a strong relationship with each other. If you are interested, please contact Becky Walker at bwalker0723@yahoo.com.
 
Red Cross Blood Drive—March 8, Fellowship Hall, 2:30pm-7pm. Contact Wanda in the church office to sign up or go to www.redcross.org.
Women's Ministry
Thank you, church, for supporting the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. We collected $115,187 from Lawndale in 2020!
 
In February, our Women on Mission Groups will continue to learn about the work of these 3,500 missionaries and pray for them as they spread the Gospel all over the world.

We’ll also help out a local mission, called “Backpack Beginnings.”  This organization provides a backpack of food for school children to bring home for the weekend, when they wouldn’t normally have enough food. While students are learning remotely, volunteers have continued to fill backpacks, telling us that the need has doubled over the past year.  
If you’re not in a group but would like to help us with this project, please call our Director, Fran Brown, at 336-292-8508.
Worship & Music
Associate Pastor, Terry Adams
The month of February reminds us of our Great Love Divine! With that in mind, our praise song of the month is, "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," written by John Wesley in 1747. The hymn is considered to be among one of Wesley's most famous and successful compositions and is based on 1 John 4:16, "So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." Written with the theme of God's perfect love and sanctification, it is said that the hymn is a Christian adaptation of the song, "Fairest Isle," from the 1691 semi-opera King Arthur by John Dryden and Henry Purcel. Both songs have the same meter and rhyming scheme. In the original song, the character must choose between her native land and the Isle of Britain. In the hymn, "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," divine love must choose its residence as the human heart over the native Heaven, until we take our place in Heaven and cast our crowns before the Lord. May this be a reminder that we must strive to live a life that serves the Lord, until our time here on earth is complete.
General Announcements
Transition Update - On Sunday, February 7, there will be a Special Called Business Meeting after each service for the purpose of voting on Dr. Rodney Navey.
New 6-Week Bible Study—The Bible has lots to say about Heaven and our eternal reality, so it's important for believers in Jesus Christ to know the blessings that await them. Join Pastor Curt Dean for this six-week study, based on the book, Heaven, by Randy Alcorn, beginning Sunday, February 21, from 5:15-6:30pm in the CLC. Due to limited seating availability and social distancing requirements, registration is required to attend this study. Register online or by calling the church office. For questions, please feel free to contact the church office for further details.
 
Elevator Closing— The elevator modernization project is now underway. It is scheduled to be closed from Jan. 25 through Feb. 21. We ask church members to park in areas that will allow you to enter the building either through the CLC doors on the main level or at the circle drive entrance. All stairwells will remain open.
 
Flower Calendar for 2021—The flower calendar has been posted in the lobby near the elevator. Put your name by the Sunday of your choice. Arrangements are $100. Someone from the flower committee will call you prior to your Sunday for your memorial or honor information.
 
Confident Parenting Seminarwith Jim Burns, president of HomeWord. April 10 (9am-12:30pm), in-person in the Worship Center, or you may view via livestream from the comfort of your own home!
 
Be the parent your family needs! This parenting seminar offers a comprehensive approach to developing a healthy God-honoring parenting philosophy.

Topics to be covered are:
  • Finding Replenishment for Overcrowded Lives
  • Overcoming Negative Family Patterns
  • Creating a Grace-Filled Home
  • Communication with Affection, Warmth, & Encouragement
  • Raising Kids Who Love God
  • How to be a Confident Parent during COVID
 
Whether you are a couple, a single parent, a grandparent, or a ministry volunteer, this lively and informative seminar will encourage you and provide you with the help you need! Register online at www.lawndalebaptist.org/register. Cost: $10 per in-person attendee, or $10 per household viewing via livestream.
Our online giving program can be found on our website: www.lawndalebaptist.org
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
John 13:34-35 ESV