Welcome to Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church

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


December Newsletter

Want to know about some of the exciting things that have been happening at LABC, and about things that are coming up? We encourage you to check out the December Newsletter.

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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!

Most Recent Video:




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.

Due to concerns about Covid-19 Variants, out of an abundance of caution, effective August 1, 2021, masks are required for all worshippers at both Sunday worship services. Thank you for your cooperation.


Sunday Morning Adult Education

Each Sunday at 11:30 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!


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.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 837 4148 3528
Passcode: 746656


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.

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 873 4031 5423
Passcode: 665475




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

December 2021 Newsletter

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

December Newsletter - Click Here


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

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