March 8— Daylight Savings Time
March 8-15— Week of Prayer for North American Missions
March 20—22— Student Weekend
March 26 —Prime Timers Luncheon, CLC
March 29 —Churchwide Bible Drill during PM service
 
A Message From Our Senior Pastor
Dr. Joe Giaritelli
One of the words that comes to mind as we study the life of Joseph in Genesis 37-50 is adversity. In John 16:33 , Jesus clearly stated, “ I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
 
        Adversity, trials, and troubles are the anvil on which God forges our character. Reputation is how people understand us. Character is how God understands us. Even in nature, biologists recognize a principle at work among plants and animals. It’s called “the adversity principle.” An existence without challenge takes its toll on virtually every living thing. As God’s children, we will face seasons of adversity. It is important to remember at such times that our situation is not hopeless. We are never without hope because of the nature, attributes, essence and character of our God. Hopelessness has no room in the life of the believer in Jesus. God’s divine providence and care follow us all the days of our lives. Remember, Jesus said in John 16:33 that we should, “Take heart. I have overcome the world.” 

Our faith is not based in “the world” but in the One who overcame the world.
 
Blessings,
Dr. Joe
 
Children and Preschool
Associate Pastor, Arvil Pennington
VBS 2020: June 22-26 , 9am-12pm. Pre-K (must be 5 by Aug. 31) through completed grade 5. Plan now to be a part of this great week of teaching, outreach, and ministry. Teams are forming for 39 teaching groups of all ages. Contact a coordinator to share your interest.
  Abby Miller —Preschool Coordinator, babies through Kindergarten, acmiller@lawndalebaptist.org .
  PJ Giaritelli —Elementary Coordinator, for completed grades 1-5, pjgiaritelli@lawndalebaptist.org .
  Arvil Pennington —Associate Pastor for Preschool and Children’s Ministries, apennington@lawndalebaptist.org.
 
Grade 5 Passage Class for Parents: Apr. 5 , 9:15am, rm 315. Do you have a student soon to enter middle school? This is a wonderful phase of life with unique challenges. Plan now to attend this class with excellent Passport to Purity materials provided at a very nominal cost of $10 (materials valued at $40). Two of our pastors will be Leading: Arvil Pennington and Kevin Weisman. An information letter will arrive soon to all the households in our records with a 5 th grader.
 
Parent/Child Dedication: Sun., Apr. 26 available in both services. Registration/information letters will be mailed soon to parents we know with a new baby. Parents need to attend the Parent Dedication class at 9:15am that day. If you wish to receive information to dedicate your child or if you have a newborn, please contact Ministry Assistant, Wanda Griffin, in the church office at 336-288-3824 or wdgriffin@lawndalebaptist.org .  

Camp Caraway July 27-31 For boys and girls who have completed grades 1-5. This Summer camp is at our state Baptist camp near Asheboro. Registration brochures will be mailed in March to all children enrolled in our LJGs. Additional brochures will be available. Register early as we have a limited number of spots.

Students
Associate Pastor, Dr. Kevin Weisman
Student Weekend : Mar. 20-22 . This discipleship weekend is open to all 6th—12th graders. Cost is $60. Register by Mar. 8 . Medical form is required. Our theme this year: “ Pause .” College leaders are needed. Please contact Kevin if interested.
 
Student Worship : Wed. nights, 6:15pm, Chapel.
 
Student Choir resumes Mar. 1 at 5pm.  
 
411 Sundays at 4pm. Middle School meets in the Chapel, High School meets in House A. Ends Mar. 8 .

Adult Leadership Gathering – Our ongoing, weekly LSM Leader Gathering on Sunday nights at 5pm (rm. 261) is led by Dave & Debbie Clemens. Whether you plan to join us every week or can only get there once or twice, we would love to have you join us! Our goal is to strengthen relationships and enrich fellowship among our adult LSM leaders. We want a place for you to recharge and receive encouragement! Please feel free to bring along your spouse, even if he/she does not serve in LSM with you!
 
Hot Dog Luncheon —Thank you to all who participated in the Annual Hot Dog Luncheon. It was a great success! Donations are still coming in and we are so thankful for your support of our student missions!
 
Save the Dates :
  • May 17 - Graduate Recognition
  • May 27 - Fusion Senior Night
  • May 31 - Parents of 12th graders class
  • June 22-26 - Epic Week
  • July 6-11 - Fuge Camp
  • July 20-26 - GAP
 

 
College
Associate Pastor, Ryan Smith
D-Groups: LCM offers student-led small groups consisting of 3-8 people that read through the Bible together, meet once a week, and offer accountability, connection, service & evangelism opportunities. Contact Ryan for more info.

Unleashed Evangelism Training: Join us for our weekly evangelism training on UNCG's campus. We meet on Wednesdays from 12-1pm in Conf. Room A in the EUC. All are welcome!  
 
The Rescued Network: Weekly on-campus worship service every Wednesday at 7pm! Current series: “ The Commission That is Great”.
 
  @rescuednetwork | @lawndalecollegeministry  

Young Adults
Associate Pastor, Dr. Curt Dean
Welcome to Lawndale Young Adults! We are a group of married and single young adults from ages 22-31 who are passionate about connecting young adults in our community to Christ! Won’t you join us?
 
Sunday Morning Series:  Make sure to join us at 9:15am in the FH for a time of fellowship, worship and Bible study. This month, we are kicking off the book of James! We will also be looking at how to share our faith with people we come in contact with on a regular basis. We cannot wait to see you there! 
 
D-Groups:  We have a lot of NEW YOUNG ADULT D-GROUPS STARTING! Young Adult D-Groups are accountability groups that meet at different times throughout the week. For more info, email Kyle at dkearwood@lawndalebaptist.org .
 
Worship Night: Please join us on Sat., Mar. 7 at 7pm in the Chapel for our Worship Night. These nights are always a refreshing time of prayer, worship and testimony.
 
Social Media:  Check our Facebook & Instagram pages for up-to-date info!
  
Student Weekend: Many Young Adults are helping with the Student Weekend this year! It’s Mar. 20-22 . If you are interested in serving, please contact Kyle for more info.
 
Family Lunch:  On Sun., Mar. 1 ,  we are doing a “Create Your Own Pizza” lunch in the CLC immediately after the 10:45am worship service. There is NO CHARGE for this but we ask that you please RSVP on social media so we know how much food to purchase. Invite a friend to join us!
 
Labor Day Retreat:  This looks to be our biggest year yet! Spots are going quickly so make sure to put a payment down on yours ASAP! Register online or contact Kyle.
  
Thursday Night Church: Make sure to join us for our worship service on Thursday nights at 7pm in the Worship Center. This is a casual service and all ages are welcome!
   
Single Adults
Associate Pastor, Dr. Curt Dean
It's always a great time to fellowship with other LBC Singles. We have a variety of activities each month that are open to all singles in addition to classes on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Sign up for email updates by contacting  lbcsinglepurpose@gmail.com
   
Singles Fellowship Dinner : The March Singles Fellowship Dinner will be on Sat., Mar. 21 , 5:30pm, at Porterhouse Burger Co. 
 
A Day at Hanging Rock: Join us Sat., Apr. 4 for a day at Hanging Rock State Park with a hot dog cookout and hike. We will carpool and meet at Shelter #2 at 10am. $5/ person.
 
Save the Date:  Sat., May 9 . Plan to attend the singles conference at LBC, 8am-2pm. Steven Harrell will lead participants in "Discovering God's PLAN and PURPOSE for My Life”. The $10 conference fee includes lunch. Register on the church website.  
 
Get Into FOCUS:  Our Single Adult Bible Study “FOCUS” is going strong! Join us Wed. nights at 6:15pm in House A. 
 
To register for events, sign up in class or join the LBC Singles List by emailing: lbcsinglepurpose@gmail.com .
 
Married Adults
Associate Pastor, Barry Owen
Marriage Seminar: Registration is now open online for our “We Decided on Forever” Marriage Seminar on Sat., Apr. 25 with Matt Loehr. The cost is $30 per couple and includes breakfast. Matt has visited Lawndale for the past two years helping us start our Marriage Mentoring Ministry & Marriage Class. Matt will be speaking on Sun., Apr. 26 , during both morning worship services.
 
Marriage Mentoring: Marriage is not easy. In fact, it’s hard work. Do you need encouragement or help? Do you have questions that you wish you could ask someone? We have trained Marriage Mentors at Lawndale who will come along side you and help you and your spouse in nine different areas of marriage. Whether it’s communication, finances, in-laws, conflicts, values or faith, we can help! Contact us and get a mentor couple to help you navigate your marriage.

Have you been wanting to read the Bible? Have you wanted to connect with a small group of people your age? Then check out our D-groups. D-groups are small groups of 3-8 people who meet weekly throughout Greensboro for Bible Reading, accountability and prayer. We recently started several groups for couples and young adults. Contact our church office to find out if there is a group near you.

Senior Adults
Associate Pastor, Jon Boling
March, it comes in like a lion and out like a lamb – but with North Carolina weather – who knows? What we do know is that our Lamb has conquered the lion looking to kill - Praise God! And praise God for the Senior Adult ministries coming this month. Highlights include:
  • Wed., Mar. 11 – Grandparents Support Group, 6:15pm, rm 309 (above the church offices). This is for adults raising grandchildren at home.
  • Wed., Mar. 18 – Care for the Giver, 6:15pm, rm 309 - for caregivers of loved ones, either in home or in facilities.
  • Thurs., Mar. 26 – Prime Timers Luncheon, featuring Whitney Brooks from NC Baptist Aging Ministries on “Winning the Battle on Loneliness.”
 
Our Lamb has conquered – Let us follow Him!                                  
Happy March
              
Community Development
Associate Pastor, Nathan Wallace
Lawndale Youth Soccer – The spring season is approaching quickly! Will you consider coaching a team this year? This is an excellent opportunity to minister to children and their families, many of whom do not attend LBC (or any church). You don’t have to be an expert in the game, just have a heart to share the love of Christ with a child. Contact jjackson@lawndalebaptist.org .
 
Food and Clothing Ministries – Lilies of the Field and Shepherd’s Shelf depend on your donations of designated items throughout the year, so keep them on your radar. People throughout the Triad are blessed weekly by your generosity!

Love Life Greensboro – Prayer walks at Greensboro’s abortion clinic have resumed and take place EVERY Saturday through November. Join people from all over the Triad at 9am for worship, testimony, and prayer. For more information, please visit www.lovelife.org/greensboro or email nrwallace@lawndalebaptist.org .
 
Reaching Our Neighbors – In the spring, we will be hitting the streets around Lawndale to talk to our neighbors and invite them to join us. Keep an eye out for more information!
 
Piedmont International Fellowship – Would you be willing to meet and keep in contact with an international college student throughout the year? PIF’s Friend Family Program is looking for those who will simply be a friend to a young man or woman at one of our local college campuses. Not a huge commitment, but a great blessing for you and the student! For more information, please email nrwallace@lawndalebaptist.org .
   
Women's Ministry
Coordinator, PJ Giaritelli
Join Weekly Word for Women (WWW) for a new study on Wednesdays at 9am in the Worship Center: “ Daniel, a Prophet for Our Time”.
 
The She and Me Tea —Save the Date! Sat., May 9 , 11am-1pm. Pick up an information card on the table in the lobby! Tickets go on sale Mar. 29 .
 
"Fashion with a Focus”: we will begin accepting accessories (costume jewelry, purses, belts, shoes and scarves) Mar. 1 . Bring your like-new items to donate for our auction benefiting Piedmont International Fellowship and place them in the basket at the table in the lobby. 
 
Ladies Bible Study: Thurs. Nights beginning Feb. 27 , at Kathy Hargett’s home. “Me, Myself & Lies: A Thought Closet Makeover” . To sign up or for questions, contact Melanie Myers, 336-540-8423 or myers004@triad.rr.com; or contact Kathy Hargett, 336-643-6799.

Get involved with our WOMEN ON MISSION GROUPS this spring to learn more about our missionaries all over the world as well as our local missions. Fran Brown, Director 336-292-8508.
 
Prayer Group meeting every Monday at 9:30am, rm 217. Coordinator, Polly Dodson, 336-375-5395.
   
Evelyn Frost Group , Tues.,  Mar. 3 10am in rm 234. Coordinator, Cindi Douglas, 336-282-7637. Will be bringing offerings for the state WMU to support ministries with women’s prison, military wives, job corp, etc.
 
Jean Phillips Group: Tues., Mar. 10, 10am rm 232. Coordinator, Shelba Forrest, 336-288-7271
 
Megan Bowles Group Thurs.,  Mar. 12 , 6:30pm rm 236. Please note the meeting date change for March.  Coordinator, Susan Chumbley, 336-643-9179 & Elisa Thames, 336-451-7761.
 
Alita Blackmon Group will be attending the PBA WMU Focus Brunch Saturdays in March. Coordinator, Kaye Tesh, 336-288-7833.
 
Activities
Associate Pastor, Jimmy Jackson
Activities Ministry Scholarship:  Donations needed. See "General Announcements" for more details.
 
Lawndale Youth Soccer:  Registration is now open for the spring season. Registration is $30. Evaluations are mandatory and will be held at Brightwood Elementary field Mar. 28 . Register on the church website under the Activities section.
 
Gate City Sun Run is now “May the Course Be with You” May 2 . Visit www.maythecourserace.com for info.
 
Men’s Softball: Men who are interested in playing softball this spring should contact Jimmy Jackson before Mar. 16 .
 
Spring Pickleball: Anyone interested in playing Pickleball, please contact Jimmy, jjackson@lawndalebaptist.org by Mar. 23 . We will play on Mondays beginning Apr. 6 and ending May 18 from 6-9pm in the CLC. Options in both competitive and free play are offered. Let Jimmy know which option you are interested in. 

Weekday Preschool
Director, Martha Stone
Spring Scholastic Book Fair: Mon., Mar. 2 thru Fri., Mar. 6 , from 9am—1pm. The fair will also be available on Wed., 5:30—7pm in the children’s wing. All proceeds from this book fair will be donated to the Weekday Scholarship Fund.

Registration is well underway for the 2020/2021 school year, and some classrooms are already filled. Registration forms are available online as well as in the lobby of the first floor in the children’s wing. If you have questions or need more info, please call our office at 336-288-4177.

Our next  Chick-fil-A family night  will be held at the Brassfield Chick-fil-A on  Thurs.,  Mar. 19 , between 5 and 8pm. We would love to see you there! Thank you for your continued support of the Children’s Learning Center. We are very blessed!

Worship & Music
Associate Pastor, Terry Adams
What’s happening: The Celebration Choir and Orchestra are currently preparing for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday! Preschool and Children's Choirs have been rehearsing for their spring concerts. Our Student choir (Won Generation) begins Mar. 1 at 5pm in the Chapel. 
 
Save the dates for the following services/programs:  
  • 3’s-5’s Spring Concert - Apr. 26 at 6:15pm in WC 
  • Praise Kids Musical - May 3 at 6:15pm in CLC 

Wednesday Night Meals
Mar. 4        Spaghetti w/ meatballs and marinara and mixed vegetables
Mar. 11       Grilled chicken, roasted potatoes and assorted vegetables
Mar. 18       Roasted pork loin, scalloped potatoes and green beans
Mar. 25       Grilled salmon, rice and fresh vegetables
OR - Salad & Potato Bar (each week)
Reservations - For planning purposes, please call in your reservations to the church office (336.288.3824) for Wednesday night meals by Tuesdays at noon . The kitchen staff works from these reservations to have enough food prepared to serve everyone efficiently, without waste. Thanks for your consideration in making these decisions in a timely fashion.

General Announcements
Thursday Night Church: Join us for worship on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm.
  • 3/5—”Unlikely” (Acts 8), Dr. Kevin Weisman
  • 3/12—”Keep Running Towards the Prize”, Dr. Curt Dean
  • 3/19—”The Five Sayings of the Resurrected Christ”, Dr. Curt Dean
  • 3/26 & 4/2—”Why Look Back?”, (Luke 17:32-33), Kyle Earwood
If you would like to volunteer at TNC, email seven@lawndalebaptist.org.
 
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering: Our church will observe the Week of Prayer for North American Missions on Mar. 8-15 . There will be information that week on ways you can be involved in spreading the gospel.

Floral Design Class: Mon., Mar. 9 , 6pm, rm 236. Design award-winning arrangements with grocery store flowers. Registration is $5. Pick up an information flyer and register in the office.
 
Confident Parenting: Sep. 12, ​9am-12:30pm (check-in 8-8:50am). With more than 20 years of experience counseling hundreds of families and children,  Jim Burns  offers time-tested advice in a painless and creative way, helping parents everywhere lay a positive foundation for raising healthy families. This conference is open to parents, grandparents, and church volunteers. Cost: $10 per person. Register online!
 
New 2020 Flower Calendar, The 2020 flower calendar is posted in the elevator lobby. Sign up to provide flowers on the Sunday of your choice based on availability. Arrangements are $100 each. You may take your flowers after the Sunday evening service. Someone from the flower committee will call for the honor or memorial information you wish to be printed in the Sunday bulletin.

LifePlus – The Spring semester of our Sunday afternoon discipleship program, LifePlus , is going on now. LifePlus is a forum where LBC members and guests can choose courses that are offered on a variety of topics of interest.
 
Activities Ministry Scholarship : As the Activities Ministry ministers to children and families throughout the year, we continue to discover the great need for assistance with programming costs. As we know, many families are living ‘paycheck to paycheck’ in the current economy and funds are tight. That’s where you and I can help. We scholarship dozens of children each year in our basketball, soccer, and summer camps. We are asking that you prayerfully consider donating to the Activities Ministry Scholarship Fund to help defray expenses for those in need. If you would like to give to the scholarship fund, designate in the memo section Activities Ministry Scholarship . Thanks for helping us minister to those in need.
 
Explore the Latest Trends in Flower Design: Design an award-winning arrangement with grocery store flowers. Mon., Mar. 9 , 6pm in rm 236. Register with Connie in the church office. Registration fee is $5. Upon registration, you will be given detailed information on what to bring.
 
Legos Needed: Vacation Bible School is around the corner and we are in need of Legos for a VBS project. Drop off at the 1st floor collection center.
 
Vacation Bible School Prayer Ministry: Check on the VBS Prayer table in the lobby. Take some prayer cards to pray especially for this special ministry. More and more children are not in any Bible Study on Sunday morning, but many will be in VBS which gives 15 hours of quality Bible teaching.  

 
Our online giving program can be found on our website at:  www.lawndalebaptist.org
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV