Worship services are every Sunday at 10:00 and 11:15 a.m. “Social Distancing” will be continued and masks are encouraged. Anyone with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay at home. And any of our members and visitors who are at high risk should consider delaying his/her return to church services. The deacons and security team continue to take appropriate measures to provide a clean and safe environment for everyone. Church-wide Sunday School has not restarted as of yet. However:•The Pairs and Spares class has been meeting in the old fellowship hall at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday for several weeks to review a Sunday School lesson. Anyone is welcome to join the group. •The “Young at Heart” Sunday School class will begin meeting June 30th (Wednesday) at 1:00 p.m. and there will be 5 teachers sharing the lesson. Any lady of the church is welcome to join the group. Visitors are always welcome. The class will be meeting under the tree next to the portico. If you are interested in participating, you will need to bring a lawn chair. Josh Veatch has gotten the members Sunday School books and he can get more if he needs to. The first lesson the group will study will be the first Sunday in July of the Sunday School book. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The Monthly Business Meeting was held on July 14, 2021 (see summary of minutes):1.The parking lot re-sealing and striping has been completed. Once all the bills have been paid, the Parking Lot Expansion Fund will be dissolved at the next monthly business meeting. 2.A motion was made and accepted to have the following members serve on the Nominating Committee for the coming church year: Nick Cobb, Kelly Carney, Lea Ann Moore, Mark Speer, and Dennis Wise.3.A motion was made and accepted for the to enter into a contract with Miles LP Gas for the purchase of 4,000 gallons of propane gas at a pre-paid cost of $1.399 per gallon. The church still has a little over 1,000 gallons of gas left over from last year because there was a reduced need for gas secondary to the facility not being used during the COVID-19 pandemic. 4.A motion was made and accepted to install a Wi-Fi thermostat on the middle HVAC unit (there are three) that service the Fellowship Hall. This would allow the heat and air to be adjusted without being on the premises as needed. The unit could still be adjusted manually on site. This will be done by Keltner Contracting at a cost of $325 for the thermostat, including the installation fee, for the one unit. A motion was also made and accepted to find out how much it would cost to add Wi-Fi to all three units to see if the installation fee might be reduced. 5.A motion was made to create a “Committees Handbook” to be used by the Nominating Committee when asking potential members to be part of a committee. It has a description of each of the committees that are named in the Constitution and By-Laws document and it describes the nepotism policy when forming the committees. _____________________________________________________________________________________________Announcements and Upcoming EventsCongratulations to Josh and Ashley England upon their marriage on July 17, 2021.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of John Mitchel Owen “Bam” Carney upon his death on July 17, 2021 at the age of 51. Parrott & Ramsey Funeral home in charge of details. He was the brother of Mark Carney. Congratulations to Aimee & Darius Walker on the birth of their son, Jaxon Devon Walker, born on July 4, 2021. He weighed 7lbs and 2.8oz and was 19 inches long. Steve and Carolyn Morris are Jaxon’s proud grandparents.Planning has begun for our capital campaign that is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2021 with the theme “Embrace Tomorrow” based on Jeremiah 20:11. The Safety and Security Team meeting will be on July 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to plan for coverage for future services. All members are urged to attend.The next Executive Board meeting will be next Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Bethlehem Baptist Church beginning at 2:30 P.M.The next Monthly Business Meeting is scheduled for August 4, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend as important decisions are made for our church family and facility.The WMU ladies will be meeting Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. Please join them if you would like to pray and reach out to others in Jesus’ name!
Notice from the Transportation Committee: The church has a van and bus that are available for church groups going on church related trips. In an effort to serve as many people as possible, the Transportation Committee requests that the usage of the church vehicles be reserved in advance of a planned activity. Please call or text any of the four members of the Transportation Committee to make a reservation. The members are:oDon Veatch - (270) 692-7329oSam Graham (270) 465-1095oNick Cobb (270) 405-1509oJosh Veatch (270) 692-7693
Notice from the Facility Use Committee: Please don’t forget to fill out a request form if you would like to reserve the church fellowship hall for an event and give the completed form to Bro. Billy or a member of the Facility Use Committee. Members of the committee are: Larry Bright, Anita Lanham, Jean Peterson and Kaylene Poff. The forms are located in the church vestibule on the credenza or you can print one from the church website by clicking the link or the icon at the bottom of the page labeled “Facility/Ground Use Calendar.”
Why Have a Safety/Security Team and Proactive Safety Protocols?Safety means taking reasonable measures to make the place(s) where we meet safe and to be ready to respond to various emergencies, whether natural (such as tornado, flooding), accidental (such as fire), medical (such as heart attack, stroke, fall), or secondary to a violent act. These are several reasons to form a Safety/Security Team or to form proactive safety protocols at church. Contact Mckenzie Hardin, Kaylene Poff, Sam Graham, Josh Veatch or any of the other team members for more information about the Safety/Security Team and to see how you can help. It is NOT a requirement to have a concealed carry license to participate in the program.
Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to visit our church and think you will find our church family very friendly and welcoming. We love God and want our church to be a lighthouse for the community.
If you want to be included on the email list that gets the prayer concerns/updates or you want to add someone to the prayer list contact Kaylene at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (270) 849-4768.
You can now help support our church ministry and activities with online giving. Click the image above to get started or use your mobile device by downloading the Generosity by Lifeway app. Click here for more detailed information about the various giving options.
Give OnlineGiving couldn’t be easier!
Sunday, August 1, 2021 Morning Worship services: 10:00 and 11:15 a.m.Sunday School and Choir Practice are on hold at this time. Evening Services: 6:30 p.m. YOUTH:Meeting in the gymADULT:Meet in the sanctuary - singing, prayer and BiblestudyEach meeting place will be sanitized before, during & after each meeting with all CDC COVID-19 “social distancing” protocols being followed.