Governor Beshear announced this afternoon that he has modified the restrictions for the state secondary to the increase in COVID-19 positive diagnoses, hospitalizations and deaths.As a result of these changes, the deacons have been in discussion and have made the decision to CANCEL worship services and all activities for the next two weeks. There will be no worship services on November 22nd or 29th. This decision has been made to best protect the health and well-being of our members and visitors. November 8, 2020: Click on the video below to listen to the most recent messageby Bro. Billy Compton, “Be Thankful: Gifts of the Present”. You may also “follow” our video site on Vimeo.com for past and future messages from Bro. Billy, and ask others to follow our site. GOOD NEWS! Do you know that our MHBC video ministry is currently being shared and viewed in other states and countries? We have stats from Vimeo that show where our video messages are being viewed. Our video messages have been viewed in over 20 states outside of Kentucky and they are also viewed in at least 12 countries outside of the United States! PRAISE GOD! Campbellsville University’s WLCU TV station will air each Sunday’s video message from Bro. Billy on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM and on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. The video message will be edited down to fit their 30-minute time slot. Due to editing time, we have to work a Sunday behind. Remember, not everyone has Internet access. This will give our members that can receive this local channel, access to our MHBC video message if they have not had Internet access up to this point, as well as those that have been sheltered in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It will also be a great opportunity to give our church exposure to a wider range of non-members than ever before. This new TV opportunity from WLCU TV, coupled with our radio coverage from the Bardstown’s WOKH Radio Station 102.7, is an exciting outreach tool that is one positive that has come from this COVID-19 pandemic.Because of the unique time that we are in, and the lack of communication with us not having regular church services, the deacons are procuring a “One Call” service to keep our church family informed on important news in our church. The service is what the local schools use, and we believe it is needed and will be beneficial in keeping our church family informed. A phone message, up to two minutes, can be immediately sent to all our members with phone numbers, and all will get the message at one time. We used to have a phone chain and that has not been used with advent of social media and the passing of some members in the phone chain. Also, we have members that are not on social media that aren’t in the loop at times. Even with social media, there is some news that really needs to stay within the church family and not put on public display. This service would allow us to do that and keep our members informed. Hopefully, we can get this in place soon.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The Monthly Business Meeting was held on November 4, 2020 (see summary of minutes):1.A motion was made and approved for the following members serve on the Stewardship Committee for 2020: Patty Brady, Larry Bright, Annette Dennison, Steve Morris, and Margaret Pyles.2.Two motions were made and tabled until the December Business Meeting for the final vote regarding the following: a.Amend the Constitution and Bylaws Article VII Committees Section 7 Personnel Committee with the inclusion of the “Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church HIring Policy” (the document detailing the motion is on the table in the vestibule).b.Amend the Constitution and Bylaws Article VII Committees Section 1 General adding a limitation to the number of “close relative” members on each committee (the document detailing the motion is on the table in the vestibule)._____________________________________________________________________________________________Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Robert Eugene Sanders upon his death on November 23, 2020 at the age of 67. Bosley Funeral Home in charge of details.Congratulations to Jody and Taylor Shively upon the birth of a daughter, Sophie Rose Shively, on November 23, 2020. She weighs 8 pounds 3 ounces and is 21 inches long. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Terry Lee Compton upon his death on November 22, 2020at the age of 68. Spann Funeral Home in Dickson, TN in charge of arrangements. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Regina Faye Buckman upon her death on November 19, 2020 at the age of 85. Bosley Funeral Home in charge of details. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dixie Wise upon her death on November 17, 2020 at the age of 88. Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Margaret J. Compton upon her death on November 17, 2020 at the age of 94.Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, KY in charge of arrangements.Stuff a Stocking for Our Shut-insThis year has been especially challenging for our shut-ins. Let's fill a Christmas stocking with love for themIdeas:•You can add a Christmas card with a note sharing special memories from the past and well wishes for the future•You can add small stocking stuffers or put them in the box located below the stockings to be stuffed at a later date•Any extra stocking stuffers we collect will be donated to The Village of Lebanon to be used for Bingo prizes.•We will collect items from November 29th - December 20th. •Stockings will be hanging out front for the following individuals who are either home bound or in a nursing home in Marion or Taylor County:oShirley CaulkoDorothy Jean FarrisoJanet MooreoGoldie GrahamoDeloris EnglandoKen TayloroPauline WiseoBonnie and Clyde BenningfieldoLorena BenningfieldoSmith and Helen MaysoCharlie PoffoHelen SmithPlease let Kim Skaggs know if you would like to "Adopt a Senior for Christmas" from Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Facility and give one or more of the residents gifts from their "wish list". Kim has been chatting with one of the nurses there and the nurse is going to help Kim organize this event like it was done last year. Last year, there was enough participation that 10 residents were "adopted". The GAs, RAs, and Mission Friends group will not be able to have their annual Christmas party with the residents this year secondary to COVID-19 so there is hope that the gifts for these "adopted seniors" will bring cheer to both the givers and the receivers. Joe and Kim plan to take the gifts to the nursing home on December 20, 2020. We See You and We Love You!A young pastor, who had just graduated from the seminary asked his elderly and wise pastor for guidance. “What is the one thing I must remember in being a pastor?” His pastor paused for a minute, and then he said with much conviction, “See the people! See the people! See the people!” We see you, we love you and appreciate you! We are grateful for the thoughtful and generous gift of money and tee shirts you gave us last Sunday. You really know how to encourage your pastor and wife. We thank each of you so much! Bro. Billy & Sue AnnThe family of Jim Bob Moore you like to thank each of you for the many thoughts & prayers during his stay in the nursing home & at the time of his passing. He truly loved his country & he loved his church!Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Pauline Helm Mouser upon her death on November 13, 2020 at the age of 95. Bosley Funeral Home in charge of details. She was the sister of Paul Helm.Due to COVID-19 regulations, this year there will be no Hanging of the Greens Service.On Sunday, November 22, 2020, there will be a sign-up sheet for those planning on attending the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Due to COVID-19 & social distancing regulations there will be 2 services, one at 4:30PM and one at 6:00PM. (If you plan on attending and inviting guests, please make sure to include their names also so we can plan for spacing). The Lord’s Supper will be observed during each service.Bro. Richard Shields, our oldest living former pastor, will be 94 years old on November 24, 2020. If possible, will you please help him celebrate by mailing him a birthday card to the following address:Rev. Richard Shields6568 Old Louisville Rd.Cox’s Creek, KY 40013Your thoughtfulness will be much appreciated by his family.On Sunday, November 29, 2020, First Sunday of Advent (lighting of the Advent Wreath) will be done during the Morning Worship Service.On Sunday, December 6, 2020, we will collect for the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions. The Lord’s Supper will be observed during both services. The goal for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering has been set for $3,500. You can give your generous donations by any of our available means such as online, via text, the mobile app, mail, or the offering plate. Thank you in advance for supporting this ministry.The Monthly Business Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend as important decisions are made for our church family and facility. On Sunday, December 20, 2020, we will collect our White Christmas Offering during both Morning Worship Services.On Thursday, December 24, 2020, we will have our Christmas Eve Candelight Service and observe the Lord’s Supper at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.MHBC has been selected for being one of the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s TOP 10 SENDING Churches! This is because of our giving to local community ministry, short term missions, church planting efforts, disaster relief work, vocational ministry, and long-term missionary service.We will be recognized and honored during the KBC annual meeting on Tuesday, November 10th in Owensboro, Ky. The top 100 churches will also be printed in this year’s issue of Kentucky Today! Thank you for giving unselfishly to help spread the word of God locally & around the world.Planning has begun for our capital campaign for 2021with the theme “Embrace Tomorrow” based on Jeremiah 20:11. The Safety and Security Team meeting will be on January 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to plan for coverage for future services. All members are urged to attend.
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.
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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.
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Please let Kim Skaggs know if you would like to "Adopt a Senior for Christmas" from Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Facility and give one or more of the residents gifts from their "wish list". Further details descibed below.
Be Thankful MonthWe are all aware of the day in November that we call Thanksgiving Day. It is a day we are supposed to be thankful. However, being thankful is not automatic on this day. Rather, it needs cultivation. Bro. Billy’s preaching in November is to help us cultivate a heartfelt attitude of gratitude by seeing God’s goodness as we examine scriptures each week from the Psalms. Let us pray we will experience a re-kindling of our gratitude for God’s blessings through the following Psalms: •November 1 “Be Thankful: A bruised Thumb” - Psalm 100•November 8 “Be Thankful: Gifts of the Present” - Psalm 103•November 15 “Be Thankful: God is Our Helper” - Psalm 121•November 22 “Be Thankful: Prepare a List” - Psalm 147