Welcome to Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church

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


This Week at LABC

LABC is an active church community. We invite you to join us as we grow in faith, love and service together.


Multicultural Worship Service and Social Time

Each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Each Sunday we gather as a multicultural church community to sing, pray, read and grow as God's people. Whether you have been part of a church for years, or are new to church, we invite you to join us as we learn to follow Jesus together.

Sunday Morning Adult Education

Each Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Join us following our Sunday morning online 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!

Anti Racism Study Group

Returning Fall 2021

Each week we gather 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.




Now Hiring! Director of Children's Ministry

July 19, 2021

If you're looking for an opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community, this might be the right position for you. We are hiring a part time Director of Children's Ministry. Please see the attachments for more information. Deadline is August 6, 2021.

Job Description - Click Here


Vacation Bible School

Summer 2021

Join us with our friends at Greece Baptist Church for a 6 night Vacation Bible School (VBS) called Creation Camp: Jesus the Peacemaker. Please more information and how to register at the following link:



Proposed Statement on Anti-Racism

February 2021

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

July 2021 Newsletter

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



Reopening Protocol

July 12, 2021

Effective July 1, 2021 we have begun our reopening process using a staged approach. The document attatched below contains the timeline for our building reopening, identifies the necessary safety protocols for each stage. We are excited to welcome you back to our church building.




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
(Note - In-Person Worship Temporarily Suspended)

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