Larkin Avenue Baptist Church
Friday, December 15, 2017

A Note From The Pastor

It is time for Summer! As I write this, I've had to close the blinds due to the bright sunlight. I'm listening to the beautiful singing of the birds. I'm trying to determine when I'll have time in the next day or two to mow the lawn. That's what Summer is about. It's about more than that, though, for our church.

It has become so obvious to us at church that God really desires us to make a positive impact on our neighborhood. The challenges are great! We are in a transitional community, one that has more than an average number of folks who struggle financially. Of our three closest elementary schools, over 85 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches.

This Summer our church will have a special Summer Outreach program where we will attempt to really make a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors. Our ultimate goal, of course, is to see our neighbors have an ongoing relationship with God. To be able to introduce them to the possibilities of this relationship, we will offer four different types of events: outdoor movies, Summer Fun on Sundays, Neighborhood Backyard Kids' Clubs, and a Back to School Block Party. It's going to be a busy, but really exciting Summer.

I want to thank those who are making this possible. First to the Lord - He has enabled us to provide financial support for such bold endeavors; secondly, to our neighbors (in advance) for their participation in these activities; thirdly, to our area businesses and professionals who will be making donations for door prizes to be given to our participants and to the special guests we will have such as Councilman Toby Shaw and Dave Pearson - a martial arts expert who will help make our Summer Fun on Sundays special; and finally, to the people of LABC, along with our brothers and sisters in Christ who will be coming from other churches to assist us. When we all come together, it's amazing what God can do.

Keep checking back with us on our website, or our special Facebook page - www.facebook.com/SummerTimeatLarkinAvenueBaptistChurch for the latest information.

Blessings,

Richard