UPDATE - IN PERSON WORSHIP CANCELLED - ONLINE WORSHIP ONLY
In order to do our part to help reduce the transmission of Covid-19, we have decided it is important to return to online worship only for the month of January (perhaps longer). Please join us for our online worship service (on Zoom), Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Welcome to Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church
Claimed by Christ...Committed to Community...Called to Serve
LABC 150th Anniversary
LABC was founded in 1871. We have had an incredible history, where God has been moving in us and through us in so many exciting ways.
During the 2021-2022 Church Year, LABC will be celebrating it's 150th Anniversary. We encourage you to follow the link below to learn more about the exciting history of LABC and to join us as we move into our next 150 years!
Come back each week as the videos will be changing weekly!
Most Recent Video:
PASTORAL LEADERSHIP - 1901-1931
Anti Racism Study Group
Second and Fourth Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
We gather bi-weekly together for a discussion of the issue of anti-racism. We use books, articles, podcasts, and videos to prompt our conversation as we seek to grow together and to help our congregation explore this very important issue of our day. All are welcome.
Meeting ID: 837 4148 3528
Supper and Something
First and Third Thursdays 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Feel free to prepare yourself something to eat and settle in at your computer for a time of conversation and learning. All are welcome.
Meeting ID: 873 4031 5423
Proposed Statement on Anti-Racism
LABC is in the process of affirming a congregation wide Statement on Anti-Racism. At the present time, our Anti-Racism Study Group has authored a statement that has been received and affirmed by the Church Council. During this time of education and conversation, this statement is available below:
Who We Are
“Claimed by Christ...Committed to Community...Called to Serve.”
Lake Avenue Baptist Church is a Christ-centered, diverse, urban, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, mission-driven congregation of gifted and caring people. We welcome, unconditionally, all seekers of Christ’s love and direction: women, men, children, youth; people of diverse ages, races, histories, abilities and sexual orientations. We are American Baptist, with historically strong neighborhood and ecumenical commitments. We are:
* Claimed by Christ: We are God’s own and are not here by chance. We open ourselves to God’s Light and Love. We look to the Bible for guidance, and we respond to Christ’s call to discipleship.
* Committed to Community: As members of Christ’s Body, we are as family. We gather for creative and meaningful worship, helpful support and spiritual growth. We are building an open, welcoming, caring and respectful community. We uphold Baptist principles and support strong ecumenical and interfaith ties.
* Called to Serve: We respond to Christ’s call by sharing our gifts in acts of service. We reach out as a church to our neighborhood, our city, and beyond. We go into the world to do justice, make peace, and share God’s love.
Sunday Worship Schedule
Come and Worship With Us
10:00 AM – Worship Service (Main Sanctuary)
10:30 AM – Children’s & Youth Sunday School
11:15 AM – Fellowship Time (Fellowship Hall)
11:45 AM – Adult Education Offerings (Classroom One and Study)
12:30 PM – Burmese Worship (Downstairs Sanctuary)
Audio Loop for the Hearing Impaired