Assoc. Pastor of Preschool & Children:
Arvil Pennington

Upcoming Events / Announcements
VBS—This summer, book passage for your children on an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea, submerging them in God’s Word!  This year's VBS, Submerged:  Finding Truth Below the Surface, is June 27-July 1.  Acting as Submariners, the children will dive into Psalm 139:23-24:  "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way."  We welcome children who will be age five by August 31 through those who have completed fifth grade by June 2016.  Register online, at or in the lobby.  Registration will close at noon on June 23 and re-open at 8:30am the first day of VBS in the main lobby.  If you have any questions about registration, please contact Kelly Kenion in the church office at or 288-3824 ext. 313.

Find a Place of Service in VBS—We always have a great team serving in VBS. Some 150 adults served in various ways last year. You can indicate your interest by completing an interest card, at the VBS table in the lobby or by completing a volunteer registration at We have classes for babies through completed 5th grade. You will be contacted.

VBS Leadership Lunch—As we make final preparations to beginning this wonderful week, all VBS leadership is invited to lunch and our “Jump in Submerged” meeting on June 5 at 12:15pm in the CLC. Spouses and children are welcome to lunch with reservations. Make your reservation with Kelly Smith in the church office, or at  If childcare is needed for the meeting portion 1:00pm-2:15pm please make reservations for that also with Kelly. Be sure to provide the names and ages of your children when registering.

Camp Caraway Scholarships—Price per camper is $275. We remember the excitement of going to camp. Camp Caraway, operated by NC Baptist State Convention, has been excelling in camp experiences since 1963. However, today’s prices are a big expense for a family. Scholarships are needed.  We hope to assist with a partial scholarship to those needing them. You may contribute any amount by designating your check to Lawndale Baptist Church and noting Children’s Ministry in the memo. 

Register Now for Camp Caraway—Camp dates are August 1-5, 2016. Brochures have been mailed to all those enrolled in grades 1-5. The deposit amount of $75 with the completed registration form holds your spot. Balance is due by July 6. We will have six great chaperones present with our Lawndale group of boys and girls. Our available spots are limited, so register early.  Scholarship assistance of $100 is available on a first request basis. Email Arvil Pennington at

Share the Change, Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center—Pick up a baby bottle from the baby crib display in the main lobby. Fill your bottle with silver coins, cash or check written to Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center and return on or before Father's Day, June 19. Your donation will support life, and the wonderful ministry of GPCC.

First and Second Graders Share Books of the Bible—Our first and second grade LJG classes  work hard each year on learning the books of the Bible and begin improving their Bible use skills.  On June 5, at the beginning of both morning services, these classes will share what they have learned.

Girls in Action and Royal Ambassadors Recognition Service—On June 5, in the evening 6:15pm service, we have opportunity to recognize these wonderful ministries.  GAs and RAs help boys and girls establish a Christian world view in learning how to share the message of Christ at home and around the world.  Come share in this special time.  A cookie reception will follow.  Royal Ambassadors Ministry is directed by Neal Matthews, and the Girls in Action Ministry is directed by Jill Cox.

Weekday Preschool Scholarship Fund

Our Children's Learning Center has a wonderful ministry to preschoolers.  Little ones receive a solid developmental foundation built on Christian principles.  We have established a scholarship fund in memory of Marion and Doris Ellis (charter members of Lawndale Baptist Church).  The fund will assist parents with monthly fees.  Any amount you wish to give will honor this wonderful couple and help a preschool child get off to a great start in life.  Checks can be made to "Lawndale Baptist Church" and designate it for "Weekday Scholarship Fund".

For other current activities, please check the Children's section of the Lawndale Leader.


Weekly Activities

Life Journey Groups - 9:15am
Life Journey Groups - 10:45am
Extended Teaching during both worship services for babies-Kindergarten
Children ages 1st-5th grade go to worship with their parents.
Children's Choir - 5:00pm-6:00pm

Mission Education Classes (ages 0-5th grade) - 6:15pm-7:15pm

Mission Friends Director- Amy Arthur
Girls in Action Directors- Jill Cox
Royal Ambassador Director- Neal Matthews

Some teaching opportunities are still available.  Please submit your interest to Arvil at