Sundays—Services at 9:00am, 11:15am, 4:00pm
October 11—Pastor Appreciation; Baptism Sunday
October 18—New Member Class
October 25—Quarterly Business Meeting after the 4PM service; Discovery Class
 
A Message From Our Senior Pastor
Dr. Joe Giaritelli
Dear Lawndale Family,
        
Thank you for all the love and support that you have showered on me after announcing my retirement at the end of this year. The Word of God explicitly tells us to honor our mother and father in Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 5:16, Matthew 15:4, and Ephesians 6:2, 3. I am no exception and I must step up and honor God’s Word and my mother. As I’ve shared in the past, her personal needs have escalated over the last six months. I consider it a great blessing to be able to assist her in whatever capacity that I can. I have watched so many of you give sacrificially to care for the needs of your parents. Thank you for being such godly models and examples. I am very blessed to have a wife that treats my mother as her own.

Meanwhile, the work of the Kingdom of God continues. I look forward to seeing what God will be orchestrating over the next few months. The sermon series on “Joseph” speaks loudly to all of us. One thing that we all know, GOD IS GOOD!
 
Blessings,
Dr. Joe
Pastor On Call-336.580.3214

Sept. 28—Oct. 4...............................Arvil Pennington
Oct. 5—11.........................................Dr. Joe Giaritelli
Oct. 12—18..................................Dr. Kevin Weisman
Oct. 19—25................................................Jon Boling
Oct. 26—Nov. 1..................................Jimmy Jackson
 
Children and Preschool
Associate Pastor, Arvil Pennington
LJG Restart—Medical Science is seeing that children are not carriers of the virus. We are anticipating reopening our LJG classes soon. It would be wonderful to possibly return in October as our unit of Bible study is “Do as Jesus Did”. The fall can be a wonderful time for new beginnings. Thank God for his care and faithfulness during these unprecedented days. 
 
Share the Change! Support The Pregnancy Network—This baby bottle collection campaign for The Pregnancy Network (formerly, Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center) is running from Sept. 20-Oct. 4. Pick up a baby bottle in the lobby. Pray for this wonderful life saving ministry and fill the bottle with silver coins, dollar bills or checks made out to “The Pregnancy Network.” Return the bottle to the lobby by Oct. 4. During these Covid days the needs of this ministry are even greater.
 
Operation Christmas Child, October 11-November 15—Samaritans Purse plans to collect over 11 million gift-filled shoeboxes worldwide this year. Through these shoebox gifts, the Gospel is shared with children in over 120 countries. This is the year for individuals and families to pack one or more shoeboxes, as group packing parties are not possible. One lady, turning 50, plans to pack 50 boxes. Pick up your box and information brochure in the lobby beginning Oct. 11. Please carefully follow the instructions in the brochure. Return your boxes by Nov. 15. Focus on packing shoeboxes filled with QUALITY items. Your box becomes a witness for the Gospel.
Students
Associate Pastor, Dr. Kevin Weisman
Student Worship—Every Wed., 6:15pm in the Worship Ctr. Current Series: What does a Christian look like? (1 John)
 
411/LJG Hybrid—Sun. nights, 6pm. Middle school meets in the WC balcony., High school meets in the Chapel.

Save the Dates:
  • Student Weekend—(March 19-21)
  • Epic Week—(June 21-25)
  • Fuge Camp—(July 12-17)
  • GAP Kentucky Mission Trip—(July 26-August 2)

Contact Debbie for info (daturcola@lawndalebaptist.org).
College
D-Groups—College D-Groups are starting back up! This year we will be studying the Old Testament. Text the group leaders for more info:
 
  • Girls-Mon.—Ellen, 336-501-2854 
  • Guys-Tues.—Austin, 336-460-4014
  • Girls-Sat.—Sarah, 919-723-8928 or Leah 252-206-6297
  • Guys-Sat.—Daniel, 919-423-7439 
  
College Worship Nights—College students, join us on Thursday nights, 7-8pm in the Chapel.
 
Save the Date: Oct. 30—Hay Ride and Bonfire!
 
Are you on campus this fall? Please send your campus mailing address to Mandy, almerrill@lawndalebaptist.org. Need support or have questions? Contact Mandy and she will put in touch with someone in college leadership.
Follow us on social media to receive more information on impromptu events!

Young Adults
Associate Pastor, Dr. Curt Dean
Large Group: It has been great to be meeting in the CLC on Sunday nights at 6:15pm! We will may be socially distant but physically assembled for worship and a time in God’s Word! If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Kyle Earwood.

D-Groups: Our D-groups are in full swing! If you are interested in joining a weekly Bible study group that meets outside the church, we have various options for married couples, gentlemen and ladies that meet at various times through the week. Contact us for more info!
 
Retreat: October 9-10 we are having our local retreat at the church. We will be looking at the effects of the prosperity gospel in our culture and our mission to take the true gospel to the people. Dinner Friday, breakfast Saturday and lunch Saturday are provided. We hope to see you there as we dig into God’s Word and enjoy fellowshipping together! Please register with Kyle so that we order enough food.
 
Fall Festival: With all the state and local fairs being closed this year, we are bringing the fair to you! Join us on Oct. 24 at 6pm at the home of Parker and Heather Lievsay for fair food, games and a great time together! All food will be served individually while we maintain social distancing outdoors. This will be a fun event you will not want to miss.
 
Book Clubs: We have monthly book clubs for men and women! This is a time to work through a Christian book and come together to discuss it. Email Kyle for more info, dkearwood@lawndalebaptist.org.
   
Single Adults
Associate Pastor, Dr. Curt Dean
We are back together in person and virtually! Stay connected to get updates on all of our activities by signing up for email updates at lbcsinglepurpose@gmail.com. And check out https://linktr.ee/lbcsingles for important links.
 
LBC Single Adult Conference: Saturday, Oct. 24, 8:30am—2pm, plan to attend the Singles Conference at Lawndale. Steven Harrell will lead conference participants in "Finding STABILITY in an Unstable World." The conference fee of $10 includes a boxed lunch. Online registration is available on the website at lawndalebaptist.org/register.
 
Get Into FOCUS - The Battle Plan for Prayer: Our Single Adult Bible Study “FOCUS” is in-person in the Fellowship Hall and online on Zoom Wednesday nights at 6:15pm. Our current study is The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies. Join us each week!
 
Sunday Morning Life Journey Group: Our Sunday morning time of Bible study and fellowship is now in-person in the Fellowship Hall or on ZOOM at 11AM. Join us!
Married Adults
Associate Pastor, Barry Owen
Baskets of Hope: All D-groups, please plan to bring your “Basket of Hope” to the Worship Center lobby with your items collected on Oct. 4. Thank you for impacting our community. The Piedmont Baptist Association has collected over 200 baskets so far.
 
D-Groups: Looking for a small group? Lawndale Baptist started D-Groups two years ago to help make disciples. We have small groups 3-8 people from college age to Senior Adults. D-Groups meet all over Greensboro; some are meeting in restaurants and others in a home. If you are wanting to grow in your faith by reading the Bible, then D-Life is for you. Call the Church office and find a group near you!
 
Ready to transform your marriage? Sign up for this Livestream Marriage Webinar, a 6-week course to help you grow spiritually and relationally as you apply God’s truths to your marriage! Every Monday evening, Oct. 19 through Nov. 23, 8—9PM. $34/couple, includes e-workbook. To register, go to www.daretobedifferent.com/Events, then click on the October 19 box.

Senior Adults
Associate Pastor, Jon Boling
October is such a great month to see God's glory in nature. I'm hoping that all the summer rain will translate into beautiful fall colors that are a beautiful witness to God's creative genius. We've all had to be creative these past few months and God has guided us so well as individuals and as a congregation. Now that we are headed in the direction of returning to church, the Senior Adult Ministry Team is prepared and preparing for God's creative future. There are great days ahead! 
 
Weekday Preschool
Director, Martha Stone
Reopening: It is with thankful hearts that we are reopening the Children’s Learning Center on Monday, Oct. 5. We are blessed to have 125 children enrolled and are fully staffed with 21 teachers. 
 
Chick-fil-A Family Nights: Chick-fil-A has graciously invited us back for Family Nights the third Thursday of each month, beginning this month on Oct. 15 from 5:30-8:00pm at the Brassfield location. This year, we will not be able to fellowship with one another inside, but as you go through the drive-through, please tell the attendant that you are with Lawndale Baptist Weekday. They will donate 15% of your sales to our school, which is used to help purchase needed materials for the children. 
 
Attractions Dining Books: We will be selling Attractions Dining Books this month. All proceeds from this sale are donated to the Marion and Doris Ellis Weekday Scholarship fund. We are so grateful for this fund that enables several families in need of a helping hand to send their children to a Christ-centered preschool. To purchase a book, please contact Martha Stone at msstone@lawndalebaptist.org or 336-282-4177. Each book is $20.    
 
Harris Teeter VIC card: It’s time to relink your VIC card. The account # for the Children’s Learning Center is 5101. Harris Teeter will make a contribution to our school for every Harris Teeter product you purchase. 
Our blessings come from above through wonderful people like you. Thank you for your prayers and continued support. 
Community Development & Activities
Associate Pastor, Jimmy Jackson
A Note from Pastor Nathan Wallace: Lawndale family, what a blessing it has been to serve as your Community Development pastor for all these years. I thank the Lord for you, my brothers and sisters. Your love for God and passion for kingdom work, and the way you have loved me and my family is something I will always remember and cherish. May our Father continue His amazing purpose in and through you at LBC, and we will see you again! Soli Deo Gloria!
 
Life Chain 2020: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2:30-3:30pm, Battleground Ave. between Oakcrest and Elam (Krispy Kreme). Please do not park in the shopping center lot. You may park on either Elam or Oakcrest. Hundreds of Christians will line the sidewalks along Battleground Avenue to silently pray for the church, our communities, and our nation concerning the issue of abortion. Please join in this holy privilege to express God’s heart regarding abortion and be a positive, effective witness to a culture that has become numb to the reality of abortion and the pain it causes women. Jimmy will have signs for the event. Meet him in the Krispy Kreme lot prior to the Life Chain.
 
The Pregnancy Network Virtual Gala for Life: The Pregnancy Network, a ministry that Lawndale has partnered with for many years, has a virtual fundraising gala beginning Oct. 16 and continuing to Oct. 30. You may find out more information about this benefit gala by going to thepregnancynetwork.org/partner/gala/ for details.
 
Room at the Inn: Room at the Inn is a ministry here in Greensboro that operates housing and programs for homeless, single, pregnant women and single mothers with children. They have a benefit banquet on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Sheraton Four Seasons. If you would like to find out more about this ministry or attend the banquet, you may go to www.RoomInn.org for more information or to register.
 
Fall Pickleball: We will continue Pickleball on Tuesday nights through Oct. 27 (from 6:00-9:00pm) in the CLC. Each Tuesday will be open to the first 24 players who sign up. Email Jimmy (jjackson@lawndalebaptist.org) for signup link and details.
 
Winter 2021 Above the Rim Basketball Registration is now open for the 2021 winter ATR season. This season will see some changes as we will play Kindergarten through 6th grade in the winter and 7th through 12th grade in the spring of 2021. Visit our new website for more details or to register at www.abovetherim.org.
 
Fall Spectacular: Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions that we are currently under, we have decided to cancel Fall Spectacular for 2020. This has been a difficult decision to make but we feel that it is the best decision we can make at this time. However…we do have an opportunity for you to share Christ with your community at home this Halloween! A “Fall Spectacular: Home Edition” kit will be available for pickup beginning Sunday, Oct. 18 in the Worship Center lobby. This kit will include a bag of candy, a Lawndale logo t-shirt, Ministry cards with church information, and John 3:16 bracelets. An email will go out to the church in early October explaining this opportunity in detail. Please pray about your participation in “Fall Spectacular: Home Edition”!
Women's Ministry
Coordinator, PJ Giaritelli
This year, because of COVID-19, we will again present: THE AT HOME EDITION of the Candlelight Coffee - YOU can set a Holiday Table (Thanksgiving or Christmas) for dessert and coffee or tea in YOUR OWN HOME! Host it by yourself or share the fun with the participants. Invite a small group of neighbors, co-workers, LJG friends, little girls or women of all ages—anyone you would like to treat specially around your table. Because of COVID guidelines, it needs to be a SMALL group. I would recommend about 6, and you will need to follow the social distancing recommendations, of course.  

  • Anytime from OCTOBER through DECEMBER—any evening, afternoon or morning!
  • Providing an inexpensive holiday favor of your choice is absolutely optional this time.
  • Rather than providing you with the topic of conversation and a written devotional this year, you will be talking about the experiences each of you have had over the last 6 months and how you will be celebrating the holidays this year. I know everyone will have something to share with each other.
  • Take a picture of your decorated table and one of your group, if they agree— we’ll post it on our Women’s Facebook page so others may be inspired by your creativity! Please feel free to write something brief about the decorations, food or fellowship of the event to describe the pictures you send.
  • Send to kckenion@lawndalebaptist.org

Especially this year, you will not be able to borrow decorations or linens from the church. Remember! this is the AT HOME EDITION of the Candlelight Coffee!! This is a chance to use your own beautiful china, crystal and silver, or paper products!! Let PJ know you are planning to host a table, when & where (pjgiaritelli@lawndalebaptist.org). See website leader for complete instructions.
 
WOM: Our Women on Mission groups will not meet in October, but will work together on a joint mission project! We will be collecting new kitchen and bath supplies for a “Basket of Hope” to be given to local ministries who serve those recovering from homelessness, battered family situations and addictions. Please call our Director, Fran Brown (336) 292-8508, if you have any questions about our groups or about this project.
 
Women’s Bible Studies: Precepts and WWW have begun. Please contact Phyllis Postma, 336-855-1100 (WWW) and Marjory Martin, (336) 938-4576 (Precepts) if interested in attending. We ask that you please follow the social distancing guidelines by entering and exiting the building promptly and limiting use of the facilities as we consider that everything must be continually disinfected.
Worship & Music
Associate Pastor, Terry Adams
We have enjoyed worshiping with in you in person on Sundays! We are happy to have singers and instrumentalist back on stage and in the choir loft!  
 
We are sad to announce that that the 2020 Greensboro Christmas Spectacular is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will miss this church-wide event bringing the meaning of Christmas to life on stage. We look forward to 2021 when we can again present the Greensboro Christmas Spectacular. This will not prevent us from continuing to lift our voices and praise to God as we remember and celebrate the birth of Christ this Christmas season! 
  
General Announcements
Sunday Worship Services: Join one of our weekly Sunday morning, in-person services at 9am, 11:15am, or 4pm. (This later service is for our senior adults and those at high risk). If you cannot attend in person, we will have our 11:15am service “live streamed” for you to view by going to www.lawndalebaptist.org. Additionally, this service will continue to be recorded and available to be viewed at a later time. For those who choose to attend in person, please follow these guidelines for the safety of all:
  • Face masks are required (optional when seated).
  • When seated, leave 4 seats between families.
  • Dismissal will be row by row.
  • Keep social distancing throughout the building.
  • Promptly exit the building after service.
 
We are doing everything we can to make it as safe and enjoyable a worship experience as possible. Thank you for your assistance!
 
LifePlus—Sundays at 5:15PM. “Revelation—Christ the Overcomer”, a 16-week series. ZOOM registrations are available by calling the church office, visiting our website, or by emailing Kelley at kbbranch@lawndalebaptist.org.

Pastor Appreciation: Sunday, Oct. 11, available all day, 8:30am-5:15pm. 
  • Tables will be set up at the back of the CLC with baskets.
  • You may drop off cards and letters to the pastors in those marked baskets.
  • There will be no ceremony or gathering this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.
  • A Special Recognition—Jimmy Jackson has now served at Lawndale Baptist 20 years!
 
Looking to join Lawndale? Our next New Members Class is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18, with the Discovery Class the next Sunday, Oct. 25. Register online at www.lawndalebaptist.org/register.

Quarterly Business Meeting: Sunday, Oct. 25 following the 4pm service, in the Worship Center. 
  • At this meeting, the 2021 Church budget will be presented and followed by a question and answer session.

Budget Vote: Sunday, Nov. 8, the 2021 Church budget will be voted upon in all three services without discussion.

Mentors Needed—The Pregnancy Network is in need of women willing to connect with, mentor, encourage, and challenge the women they serve. Some need parenting wisdom, some relationship guidance, some help with growth in their relationship with God. Contact Becky Walker (bwalker0723@yahoo.com) if interested.
 
Feeding the 5000—Tuesday, Nov. 24. Feeding the 5000 will be a little different this year due to COVID restrictions. We still plan to give away 1000 turkeys...just now, ‘drive-through’ style! From our parking lot, we will be handing out turkeys and gospel literature to folks through their car windows. A team is currently being put together for distribution day. Monetary donations of $20 are much appreciated. Would you help to bless a family this year? Offering envelopes for this outreach event may be picked up in the lobby beginning Oct.18, and dropped back off through Nov. 15. Thank you!
Our online giving program can be found on our website: www.lawndalebaptist.org

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; Colossians 3:12 NKJV