Welcome to Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church

Claimed by Christ...Committed to Community...Called to Serve

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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!

The First 30 Years (1871-1901

The Second 30 Years (1901-1931)​

The First 60 Years (1871-1931)


The Longest Spring

LABC has a long commitment to the people of Burma. In addition to prayer support, we are pleased to present a photo exhibit by Min Ma Naing. We encourage you to watch the video presented here, and to follow the link below as a way of showing your support by signing the "Burma Bill."

Burma Advocacy Group (Burma Bill)


Sunday Morning Adult Education

Each Sunday at 11:45 a.m.

Join us following our Sunday morning worship as we join together for a time of exploring our faith though Bible Study, topical study, occasional guest speakers, and conversation. All are welcome!

Supper and Something

First and Third Thursdays 6:00-7:00 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.

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 873 4031 5423
Passcode: 665475

Book Study - Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Join us as we engage in a thoughtful reading of Isabel Wilkerson's Caste. This will be a time of respectful and thoughtful conversation and learning together. Please have your own copy of the book available.





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:



Most Recent Newsletter

There is a lot happening at LABC. To find out more, click the link below:



Nursery is Open

Effective Sunday April 17, 2022, our Nursery is open! The nursery is open for infants to 2 years old.


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)

Wheelchair Accessible

Audio Loop for the Hearing Impaired


Contact Us

72 Ambrose Street, Rochester NY