Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church

150th Anniversary

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150th Anniversary Kick Off Video

Join us, as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church. Join us weekly for our year of celebration as we lift of all that God has done, and continues to do, through LABC!

 

Prologue 1 - Pre - 1871

LABC was founded in 1871. What was the world like in Rochester at that time? Watch to learn more!

 

Prologue 2 - Pre - 1871

We continue our journey, learning more about what Rochester was like just before LABC was founded.

 

Prologue 3 - Pre - 1871

With this we finish up our Prelude to LABC. We hope these three videos have provided an appropriate foundation for what has become LABC.

 

Houses of Worship - The First 30 Years (1871-1901)

LABC has had a series of physical spaces we've called home. This video highlights the first 30 years of our houses of worship.

 

Pastoral Leadership - The First 30 Years (1871-1901)

LABC has enjoyed a history of strong pastoral leadership. This video highlights the first of those who have helped guide the congregation through it's 150 yeas.

 

FROM SABBATH SCHOOLS TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

LABC was founded as a Sabbath School. During the first 30 years of it's life, that little Sabbath School would take on a new shape as a home for Christian Education in many forms. This video covers those first foundational 30 years.

 

CALLED TO SERVE - MISSION AND MISSIONARIES

LABC has a long tradition of serving as a "sending church." We have a commitment to missions, both local and global. This tradition began in 1871 and continues to this day. This video highlights the start of our commitment to mission.

 

MUSIC

From it's founding, music has taken a special place in the life and ministry of LABC. This video covers some of the early discoveries of what music could and would look like at LABC.

 

WOMEN'S MISSION SOCIETY

Throughout it's history, the women of LABC have had a significant impact within the church, across the county and around the world. Through mission and service, the women of LABC have transformed communities. This video highlights some of this early formation and early impact.

 

YOUTH AND CHURCH PICNICS

Youth are incredibly important in the life of LABC. Since it's founding, youth ministries have taken various forms, and church picnics have been one way of connecting young people and those young at heart. This video illustrates some of the earliest years of both youth ministries and church picnics.

 

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This video encompasses the entire first 30 years (1871-1901) covering all of the topics above.

 

HOUSES OF WORSHIP - 1901-1931

As LABC continues to grow, this video highlights some of the major building developments in this period

 

PASTORAL LEADERSHIP - 1901-1931

During this period, you'll learn about many of the contributions of Rev. Albert Beaven, not just to LABC but to Rochester as a whole

 

ASSISTANT PASTORAL LEADERSHIP - 1901-1931

As the church grew significantly, so did the need for additional pastors. Assistant Pastors served in many important roles during this time.

 

Sabbath Schools - 1901-1931

This period of time was incredibly busy in the life of the LABC Sabbath School. The impact of the developments at LABC were felt in Christian Education across the country.

 

Music - 1901-1931

Many significant developments happened during this period. From a new organ (twice), to the banning of dogs from choir rehearsals (seriously!), this was an important time in the life of LABC and music.

 

LABC Women's and Mission Society - 1871-1901

So many of the ministries of LABC found their impetus in the vision and effort of the LABC Women's ministry. Watch here to find out which ones.

 

Youth Ministry - 1871-1901

LABC has always valued the role that youth play in the life of the church community. Watch here to see how that found it's beginnings.

 

1871-1901 - The First Thirty Years

Here you'll find a compendium of the first 30 years of ministry at LABC

 

Houses of Worship - 1901-1931

Here you'll find a video that explores the changes to our houses of worship ... and the beginnings of some new church communities that have developed out of LABC through these years.

 

Pastoral Leadership - Senior Pastors - 1901-1931

Explore the strong pastoral leadership that LABC was blessed with over this 30 year period.

 

Pastoral Leadership - Assistant Pastors - 1901-1931

Over this period LABC began our long history of having Assistant Pastors. Here you'll learn a little more about the first few of these important pastoral leadership.

 

Sabbath School - 1901-1931

During this period you'll learn more about the incredible growth of the LABC Sabbath School, and see how it influenced the church as a whole, and the broader community.

 

Church School Picnics - 1901-1931

Church school picnics were always a way to get together as a church community, and in this period you'll learn more about where these took place, and what kind of exciting activities took place during these years. You might be surprised by some of the prizes.

 

LABC Players - 1901-1931

Watch to learn about what the LABC Players were, and how this was a form of fun and ministry in the church and beyond it's walls.

 

Youth Ministry - 1901-1931

Children and adults were covered. So What about the youth? Watch here to see how they were served by the church, and how they themselves served in ministry.

 

Neighborhood Ministries - 1901-1931 - Part 1

LABC has always been focused on mission, and mission to the neighborhood has taken a primary place. Watch to learn more about how LABC served the community.

 

Neighborhood Ministries - 1901-1931 - Part 2

Check out this video to learn about LABC on the airwaves.

 

Neighborhood Ministries - 1901-1931 - Part 3

Watch this video to learn about how LABC has engaged in, and impacted, the local neighborhood.

 

American Baptist Women - 1901-1931 - Part 1

The women of LABC have always been on the forefront of mission and ministry at LABC. Check out this video to see how.

 

American Baptist Women - 1901-1931 - Part 2

The women of LABC have always been on the forefront of mission and ministry at LABC. Check out this video to see how.

 

American Baptist Women - 1901-1931 - Part 3

The women of LABC have always been on the forefront of mission and ministry at LABC. Check out this video to see how.

 

Mission and Missionaries - 1901-1931 - Part 1

We begin a journey through this period of mission and ministry ... watch to see how LABC has impacted Rochester and the world.

 

Mission and Missionaries - 1901-1931 - Part 2 (Worship Version)

We begin a journey through this period of mission and ministry ... watch to see how LABC has impacted Rochester and the world.

 

Mission and Missionaries - 1901-1931 - Part 2 (Full Version)

We begin a journey through this period of mission and ministry ... watch to see how LABC has impacted Rochester and the world.