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November 2 - D-Group Statewide Training
November 3 - Daylight Savings Time ends; D-Life Group Rally (no PM service)
November 8 - Women's Candlelight Coffee
November 10 - Parent/Child Dedication; New members presented
November 21 - Last Thursday Night church until January 2
November 26 - Feeding the 5,000
November 27 - No Wednesday PM activities
OFFICE CLOSED - November 28 & 29 for Thanksgiving!
A Message From Our Senior Pastor
Dr. Joe Giaritelli
We celebrate a national holiday in the month of November that reminds us about the role that thankfulness plays in each of our lives. One of the most refreshing perspectives on thankfulness can be found in the writings of a man that is still highly regarded for his Bible commentary series. His name is Matthew Henry, and he lived over 300 years ago. Ironically, the thankfulness perspective that I am referring to is not found in one of his commentaries. It is found in his diary. One night, after being robbed on the street, he wrote the following words: “I am thankful that during these years I have never been robbed until now. Also, even though they took my money, they did not take my life. And although they took all I had, it was not much. Finally, I am grateful that it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.”
As we walk and grow in the Lord, He teaches us how to find thankfulness in the midst of some of the strangest and most difficult places. Perhaps, one of the most telling signs of a mature believer is an attitude of unlimited thankfulness. May the diaries of our daily lives reveal as such for He is worthy!

Blessings, Dr. Joe
Pastor On Call-336.580.3214
Children and Preschool
Associate Pastor, Arvil Pennington
Operation Christmas Child - This amazing ministry shared the Gospel with children by distributing over 11.5 million gift-filled shoe boxes last year in over 100 countries.  Be a part of this great ministry this year. Pick up an informational brochure and pack one or more boxes. Return to the same location on or before Nov. 17 Please note : this year a contribution of $9/box is requested. The shipping costs of distributing thousands of boxes is tremendous. 

Assist in Processing Shoeboxes in Charlotte —A team from Lawndale will travel to Charlotte Dec. 1-4 . During our time in Charlotte, we will visit the Billy Graham Library in the evening for their Christmas light displays and carriage rides. Your cost will be the half shared cost of a motel room ($95.00) per night for two queen beds, and meals. A registration deposit of $25 may be given to Michelle Aronson in the church office. NOTE: The number of volunteers is limited. Please see Arvil Pennington to check availability before registering.

Parent/Child Dedication and Class for Parents— Sunday, Nov. 10 . Letters will be mailed to all parents who we know have a new baby. However, this special dedication is open to any interested parent. A parent does not have to be a member. Contact Wanda Griffin at 336-288-3824 in the church office to share your desire to participate.

Creative Children Create —Our children’s art displays have become popular. Children’s art will be displayed beginning Jan. 12 in the hallways of the Children’s area. Please email artwork to Wanda, , by Jan. 9 and label with this information: Name of the piece, the child’s name, and the art medium used. For example:  “Sunshine” Christopher Markland, wood, paper mache, and paint . Signs will be ready. Art may be brought on Jan. 12 .

Associate Pastor, Dr. Kevin Weisman
Student Choir —Meets at 4:30pm on Sun. nights in the Chapel.

LSM Leader Gathering —Each Sun. at 5pm in the Library.

Student Worship —Weds. Nights, 6:15pm in the Chapel.
Note: No meeting Nov. 27, Dec. 25, or Jan. 1.

7th Grade Girls Night- Fri., Nov. 22, 6:30pm - 9:30pm - Lauren's House @ 6207 Wescott Drive, Summerfield. Please bring $3 for pizza and supplies to make friendship bracelets. We will eat, make bracelets, and watch a movie. Hosted by Brannon Weisman & Lauren Holbrook. 336.430.6697.

 Student Photo Updates - We will be updating our internal database. We are planning to take student pictures during LJG's on Nov. 17 & 24 and during Fusion on Dec. 4 & 18.

Current Sign Ups :
Feeding of the 5000 —Student volunteers needed. Sign up to serve!
Laser Tag Overnight ( Nov. 22-23 ) – Open to all high school students. There are only 2 spots left! $50 per person. Sign up online.
Fuge Camp 2020 – Open to all 6 th -12 th graders. Total cost is $320. Sibling discounts are available. Camp dates are July 6-12, 2020. Sign up with $60 deposit online. Deadline is Jan. 26 .

Save the Dates :
  • Dec. 8 - Christmas Parties! MS Guys will go to CiCi’s Pizza & MS Girls will have pizza and a sock swap in the Chapel.
  • Dec. 15 - Charlie Brown Christmas w/combined LJG
  • Dec. 18 - Fusion Christmas Party
  • Feb. 2 - Annual Hot Dog Luncheon and Super Bowl Parties
  • March 20-22 - Boot Camp Weekend.

Associate Pastor, Ryan Smith
The Rescued Network —Wed., 7pm, EUC Kirkland, UNCG—Weekly on-campus worship service with Bible teaching, music, fellowship, and a hangout at the Smiths’ following.

D-Groups —Weekly small groups consisting of 3-10 people that read through the Bible together, meet once a week, and offer accountability, connection, service and evangelism opportunities. Contact us for the UNCG group times/days. 

NC A&T D-Group —Every Mon., 6pm on A&T’s campus.

Beginner Bible Study —Thurs. at 7pm, Coffeeology on Tate St. Small group for students who want to learn how to read through the Bible and apply it to their lives.

Unleashed Evangelism Training —Weds., at 12pm, EUC Conference Room A, UNCG. Learn how to share and defend your faith Biblically. 

  @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 A time of fellowship, worship and Bible study at 9:15am. We are continuing in our series of Ephesians: Love Incorruptible. Make sure that you bring your Ephesians Scripture journals with you each week as we work through the text together!
D-Groups —Young adult D-Groups are accountability groups that meet at different times throughout the week for men, women and married couples. Contact Kyle Earwood at .
Family Lunch —Make sure to join us for a family lunch on Nov. 3 at McAlister’s Deli! This is our monthly lunch as a group that meets directly after the 10:45am worship service. Bring a friend

Nov. 16 : Join us for our Potluck Worship Night! We will be coming together in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm to eat and have a time of worship! More info will be on Facebook and given during LYA. Can’t wait to see everyone there!
Nov 26 : ALL HANDS ON DECK! LYA has been asked to serve as runners at the Feeding the 5000! These are the people who help bring the boxes to the cars. Our help is needed, so please make every effort to attend!
Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for impromptu events through the month!

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
Get Into FOCUS —Our Single Adult Bible Study “FOCUS” is going strong! Join us on Wednesday nights at 6:15pm in House A. We are studying "Walk the Line," this month. 

Singles Saturday Night Dinner —Our November dinner will be Saturday, November 9 at 5:30pm. The location is TBD so contact for more details.

New Year's Eve Celebration Tickets On Sale Now! LBC Singles New Years' Eve celebration will be held at Haw River State Park on Tuesday, Dec. 31 . Tickets are on sale now, with early bird pricing through Nov. 3 . Email  for more details.

Married Adults
Associate Pastor, Barry Owen
Marriage Mentoring —Do you need some encouragement? Do you have questions about your marriage? Do you need some help but don’t know where to turn? Marriage Mentoring may be just what you need. We have newly-trained couples who have healthy marriages to come along side of you and give you the help you need. Contact our church office on how to make an appointment and start the process and, as always, this will be confidential.

It's almost here! D-Group Statewide Training —Author and founder of D-Life, Bill Wilks, will be here on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Lawndale Baptist from 8:30am-12:30pm. This training is for anyone who is presently leading a D-group or interested in starting a new group in 2020. Please RSVP with Barry.

D-Group Rally —Sunday, Nov. 3 , 6:15pm-7:30pm in the Christian Life Center. Sign up your D-group for an evening of fun and fellowship. There will be a great meal (BBQ) & homemade dessert, fellowship, games, and great testimonies of what God is doing in our D-groups. Tickets are $5. Call the church office to register.  
Senior Adults
Associate Pastor, Jon Boling
November, the month for giving thanks to God and our loved ones for all they mean in our lives. Wendy, Hayley and I are so incredibly thankful for all of you. The opportunity to serve the Lord with you is both wonderful and humbling. Thank you Lawndale! 
Our Senior schedule in November includes: 
7 th   Fresh Faith Retreat to Caraway. Sign up now! 
19 th Fruit Cake Picking at Southern Supreme in Bear Creek 
21 st Prime Time Luncheon with Reverend Arvil Pennington, our Guest Presenter                       
Community Development
Associate Pastor, Nathan Wallace
Did you know? – On average, over 2000 abortions per year (40/week) are performed at the clinic on Randleman Rd. in Greensboro. Join a Love Life prayer walk 11/2, 9, or 16. Partner with the Pregnancy Care Center. Support Desert River Abortion Recovery by donating financially. “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” (Proverbs 31:8).

Feeding the 5,000 – We need YOU not only to donate, but to plug in and serve! See the volunteer sign-up sheets in your LJG folders.

Lilies of the Field – We are currently taking donations of new and gently-used fall and winter season clothing. If you have spring and summer clothing that you would like to donate, we will need them, but please hold on to them until after the first of the year!

Shepherd’s Shelf – With so many other things going on in the fall, it can be easy to forget about our pantry which serves our community weekly with the gospel, prayer, and food. We always appreciate your donations!
Women's Ministry
Coordinator, PJ Giaritelli
The Candlelight Coffee— Friday, Nov. 8 , 6:45pm to 9:15pm, for women of all ages. Browse holiday tables set for Thanksgiving or Christmas by our own women of Lawndale! Arvil Pennington will present a special decorating feature and, after a short program, we will enjoy cheesecake with toppings of your choice, as well as coffee and tea! If you would like to set and host a table using your own tableware and decorations from home, there is a signup table in the lobby on Sunday mornings. All hostesses receive a complimentary ticket. Purchase $5 tickets now online or in the lobby on Sunday mornings. This event will put us all in the right mood for the holidays!

Comfort Creations  knits/crochets blankets and shawls for the arrival of a new baby or for those in prolonged illness. We meet the first Saturday of the month at 9am in room 215. For information, call Beverly Watkins, 336-545-4465.

WWW— Join women of all ages every Wednesday at 9am in the Worship Center. Currently studying Romans. Taught by Phyllis Postma, 336-855-1100.

Moms Time Out —Moms of preschool and elementary children! It’s not too late to join us! Registration remains open online. For more information, please email Wendy Burchette at

Precept Bible Study— continuing a study entitled COVENANT. Tuesdays at 10am in Room 236. For more information, call Marjorie Martin,  336-938-4576 .

Women on Mission Groups— Our Women on Mission are THANKFUL for our missionaries who are serving all over the world. Join us as we learn about them, pray for them and plan missions right here at home. Fran Brown, Director 336 292-8508.

Prayer Group— meets every Monday at 9:30am in Room 217. Coordinator is Polly Dodson, 336-375-5395.

Evelyn Frost Group— meets Tuesday, Nov. 5 , at 10am in Room 234. Coordinator is Cindi Douglas, 336-282-7637. 

Jean Phillips Group— meets Tuesday, Nov. 12 , at 10am in Room 232. Coordinator is Shelba Forrest, 336-288-7271.

Alita Blackmon Group— meets Tuesday, Nov. 8 , at 2pm, room 217. Coordinator is Kaye Tesh, 336-288-7833.

Megan Bowles Group— meets Thursday, Nov. 21 in room 262. Coordinators are Susan Chumbley, 336-643-9179 & Elisa Thames, 336-451-7761.
Associate Pastor, Jimmy Jackson
2019 Fall Spectacular —Thank you so much for offering your time, candy and prayers for the Fall Spectacular. Our main concern is the well-being of LBC members and the community. Although we had to cancel due to the inclement weather, your support did not go unnoticed and is very much appreciated.

Alaska Cruise 2020 – Information is being gathered for the possibility of an Alaska Cruise during the dates of August 20 – 28, 2020 . Port of call will be Vancouver, BC, with destinations including Ketchikan, AK; Juneau, AK; Skagway, AK and Seward, AK. An interest meeting is scheduled for Nov. 4 at 7pm in the Chapel.

Above the Rim Basketball —Kindergarten through 12th grade evaluations are MANDATORY. Please see the evaluation schedule on our website at .

Weekday Preschool
Director, Martha Stone
Welcome! The Children’s Learning Center is fully staffed with 22 teachers. This month, we welcome Mrs. Melissa Gardner to our staff. She will help in the office and be a classroom floater on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Thank You! Thank you to all who supported our Attractions Book Sales. The Children’s Learning Center was able to donate $1,100 to the Doris and Marion Ellis Weekday Scholarship Fund from the proceeds of these sales. I am so thankful for this fund. It has enabled us to bless many families. 
Serving Others —The Children’s Learning Center is collecting food for the Shepherd’s Shelf during the month of November. The children will also be collecting items for the Operation Christmas Child. Shoebox items are due by Nov. 4 .
No School! The Children’s Learning Center will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11 , in observance of Veteran’s Day. We will also be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 26 through Nov. 29 .
Thank you, Lawndale! Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We are blessed!
Matthew 19:14 
Worship & Music
Associate Pastor, Terry Adams
Rehearsals for the Greensboro Christmas Spectacular are in full swing! Save the dates for these performances: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm, and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4:00pm. See ticket information in General Announcements on the back page. Volunteers needed —If you’d like to serve as an usher or aisle host for the Greensboro Christmas Spectacular, please email Flora Carter at

Celebration Choir & Orchestra Christmas Retreat: Nov. 1 from 6-9pm and Nov. 2 from 9am-12pm. “Wednesday on Monday” rehearsal will take place on Nov. 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Celebration Choir rehearsal begins at 6:15pm & Orchestra rehearsal begins at 6:30pm. Both groups will end by 8:00pm. There will be NO Wednesday evening rehearsal on Nov. 27
Wednesday Night Meals
Nov. 6        Ravioli w/ meat sauce, Caesar salad, assorted vegetables
Nov. 13      BBQ, baked beans, cole slaw
Nov. 20      Baked chicken, oven-roasted potatoes, fresh vegetables
Nov. 27      NO Wednesday night dinner—Thanksgiving
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— Worship with us on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm in the Worship Center.
Hannah’s Haven Honor Cards— Honor Cards will be sold in the lobby Nov. 3 - Dec. 15. The cards are designed by Jeanine Goodes and cost $5 each.
LifePlus —Sun. nights, 5pm in room 363. The study is Revelation: Christ the Overcomer.

Feeding the 5000 —Feeding the 5000, one of our annual community outreach events, will take place on Nov. 26 . Many volunteers are needed for this event. Look for sign-up sheets in your Life Journey Group this month. The donation schedule is as follows:
Enjoy a trip to a historic theatre —On Nov. 23 , we will travel by church bus to Abingdon, VA to enjoy the matinee production of Irving Berlin’s  White Christmas at the Barter Theatre. Trip cost is $52. Registration fliers are available. 

2019 Greensboro Christmas Spectacular—The Season of Love Dec. 14 & 15 —Tickets go on sale in the church lobby on Nov. 3 , and general seating tickets will be available for purchase online beginning Nov. 4 . Ticket pricing: general seating is $5 and reserved seating is $10. Reserved seating tickets must be purchased in the church office.

Deacons’ Widows Banquet Dec. 7 , 6pm. Special invitations will be sent to all widows & widowers. If you do not receive one by Nov. 22 , please notify the church office.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Processing —A team from Lawndale will go to Charlotte Dec. 1-4 . They will visit the Billy Graham Library in the evening for their Christmas light displays & carriage rides. Cost will be the half shared cost of a motel room ($95/night for two queen beds), and meals. A $25 deposit may be given to Michelle Aronson in the office. NOTE: The number of volunteers we are allowed is limited, so please check availability first with Arvil.

Hold the date: Mar. 25-28, 2020 —Enjoy a Spring trip to Kentucky to visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Arvil Pennington is coordinating this trip. Watch for details soon. 

Thanks to our plant waterers —The blooms and foliage plants at our entrances this Summer were cared for by our faithful team of waterers: Cindi Douglas, Rachel Lawrence, Jean Denny, Teresa Sweatt and Clint Collins. Thank you! 
Christmas poinsettias Honor or remember a loved one by placing a beautiful, large, red poinsettia in the church for the Christmas season. Plants are $18 each and may be taken home, if desired, after the Christmas Eve service. Special flower envelopes are located at the welcome desks and in the church office. Deadline is Nov. 25.
Our online giving program can be found on our website at: