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MULDRAUGH HILL BAPTIST CHURCH

(September 2012 through August 2014)    
The monthly Business Meeting was held September 5, 2012. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the Moderator. (1) The Deacons, per Sam Graham, made a recommendation that Steve Skaggs be called to be the Interim Pastor retroactive beginning September 1st with a salary of $500 per week. This would cover 3 services per week, pastoral duties, and visitation. It was also recommended he be paid 50 cents per mile for traveling from his home to the church or for church related travels such as visitation. The recommendation was presented as a motion, it was voted on, and approved. (2) The following members were selected to serve as messengers for the Central Association Fall Meeting: Joyce Payne, Elizabeth Farmer, Betty Inman, and Ernest Taylor.  It will be held at Stewart's Creek Baptist Church on Monday, October 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On September 9, 2012, Awards were presented during the Morning Worship Service. Those recognized with Perfect Attendance Awards were: Jean Sallee (2 years), Allison Sallee (5 years), Michelle Gribbin (10 years), Anita Lanham (10 years), Burnam Lanham (13 years), Kelsey Veatch (13 years), Josh Veatch (24 years), and Elizabeth Farmer (26 years). A Bible was presented to Barbara Jean Benningfield for her many years of service as a Sunday School teacher and Janet Moore was presented a Bible for 35 years of service as an Assistant Sunday School Secretary. Both retired this year. During the church year of September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012 there were: 4 additions by baptism and 8 by letter The Sunday School Attendance average was 117 The Sunday Morning Worship Service average was 227 Vacation Bible School Enrollment was 158 Organizational Structure for 2011 - 2012 Those receiving Perfect Attendance Awards were: Jean Sallee (2 years), Allison Sallee (5 years), Michelle Gribbin (10 years), Anita Lanham (10 years), Burnam Lanham (13 years), Kelsey Veatch (13 years), Josh Veatch (24 years), and Elizabeth Farmer (26 years). The recorded deaths were: o Ray Stapp o Russell Veatch o Rev. Victor J. Stansbury o Jeanette Rafferty The monthly Business Meeting was held October 10, 2012. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the Moderator. The Deacons made a recommendation, and it was approved, for the following members to serve on the Stewardship (Budget) Committee for 2013: Ernest Carol Taylor, Larry Bright, Dennis Wise, Faye Porter, and Stacey Bartley. Bro. Steve Skaggs (Interim Pastor), and the Debbie Farris (Secretary/Treasurer) are automatically on the committee. The monthly Business Meeting was held November 7, 2012. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the Moderator. The 2013 Budget was presented and approved. The Deacons made a recommendation (and it was approved) to pay Burnam Lanham $780.00 for the mowing of the parsonage.  The monthly Business Meeting was held December 5, 2012. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the Moderator. A recommendation was presented by the deacons, it was voted on and approved, for the following: The fellowship hall to be named "Rev. Victor J. Stansbury Fellowship Hall";  the portrait of Bro. Vic, presented by the family last month, to be moved to the fellowship hall foyer; and two plaques be hung, one in the foyer under Bro. Vic's portrait and the other outside at the entrance to the fellowship hall, to commemorate this action. Roger Barnett shared a tentative design of the plaques made out of bronze that would cost approximately $650 each. Bro. Vic's family has been included in all the discussion and will help with the exact wording on the plaques. There is a tentative plan to have all Bro. Vic's family present on January 13, 2012 for a combination dedication ceremony and annual birthday celebration. The Annual White Christmas Offering was collected on December 23th, 2012 during the Morning Worship Service. Those giving were able to designate specific funds for their donation. The total amount received was $15.673.00. Members filed by a little white wooden church to deposit their gift. Bonnie Wicker and Estelle Brady sang for the special music. A special love offering of appreciation was collected and given to the following for their hard work and dedication the past year: Bro. Steve and Shirley Skaggs, the Church Secretary (Debbie Farris), the Song Leader (Jim Sabo, Sr.), the Youth Leader (Caleb Browning), the custodian (Anita Lanham), and the musicians (Wanda Buckler, Amanda Farmer, Annette Dennison, and Martha Whitehouse). Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church was the recipient of a sum of money as designated in the will of Margaret Nelson. On December 30, 2012, Ernest Taylor, along with Joyce Payne, made the presentation of $44, 774.81 to the Chairman of the Deacons, Roger Barnett, and the church secretary, Debbie Farris. The monthly Business Meeting was held January 9, 2013. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the Moderator. It was a very busy night. Several items were discussed: (1) A snow cancellation plan was announced by Roger Barnett. The decision on Sunday mornings regarding cancelling Sunday School and/or Worship Service will be made and announced between 8:00 and 8:30 am. It will be announced on the Campbellsville radio stations Q-104 and 1450 and placed on Steve Skaggs Facebook page. The decision will be made for the Sunday night or Wednesday night services at least 60 minutes in advance of the start time and announced the same way. Also utilization of the "MHBC Tree" will be made in which persons are called in a spreading message chain. (2) More people are needed to help with Children's Church. Volunteers can sign up for as few as one time to serve. The schedule does not rotate. Please contact Jessica Benningfield, McKenzie Hardin, or Sharon Reed for more information. (3) There are only 3 people signed up for the nursery during the Morning Worship Service. This does rotate so the more people that will volunteer the less often the volunteers will have to fill in. (4) Steve Skaggs announced that Joan Stansbury and her children will be cleaning up the parsonage on Martin Luther King weekend and volunteers are needed to help with this project. (5) Josh Veatch made a motion, it was voted on and approved to designate a fund called the Cemetery Fund in which persons may make donations and the money will be used toward maintenance of the cemeteries. This would take effect from the date of the White Christmas Offering in which $1,020 was given and earmarked for the Cemetery Fund. This is in excess of the $50,000 already in an account to cover perpetual care. (6) Catherine Sabo made a motion, it was voted on and approved for the church to donate 10 pizzas and desserts, made by the ladies of the church, to Campbellsville University to be used for the Commuting Students on 1/16/2013 in front of Ransdell Chapel. This is a weekly service that various churches and organizations participate in. (7) Roger Barnett made a presentation regarding the need to develop a Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee to start the process of searching for a new pastor. A handout was given out specifying the details. The handout was discussed, a motion was made, it was voted on and approved to start the process as follows: All church members are encouraged to be a part of the selection process by placing in nomination individuals to serve on the committee. To place a church member in nomination it must be confirmed first that the individual is willing to serve if selected. After writing their name(s) in blanks on the submission form, the paper is to be placed in the receptacle located in the vestibule. The last date to place a person in nomination will be January 27, 2013 during the Morning Worship Service. After this date, all nominees will be placed on a ballot. At Sunday Morning Worship on February 3, 2013, the list of all nominees on the ballot will be announced. All church members are asked to pray over the list throughout that week. At the beginning of Sunday Morning Worship Service on February 10, 2013, a special meeting will be called for the purpose of formulating the Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee. The deacons will distribute the ballots to each church member. The ballots will have instructions: (to vote for any five, any ballot containing more than five votes will be disallowed). After allowing time for the members to make their selections, the ballots will be collected. The Deacons will, then, count the votes. The five people receiving the largest number of votes will constitute the Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee. The results of the vote will be announced at the end of the worship service. (8) Roger Barnett made a presentation regarding the Margaret Nelson Bequest (presented to the church in December) and reported that decisions of how to use any amount of money above the amount of $25,000 has to be voted on by the church in a special called meeting. The date of the special called meeting would be announced in advance from the pulpit. The Deacons are recommending the money be used toward the Elevator Fund which would allow work to begin on the project since the total amount in the fund would exceed the specified $50,000 needed to start the project. Addendum: The vote for the Margaret Nelson Bequest was held on January 20, 2013 during the Morning Worship Service. The final total was 129 for and 17 against so the money will, therefore, be added to the existing Elevator Fund. A rededication ceremony to name the church fellowship hall the "Rev. Victor J. Stansbury Fellowship Hall" was held on Sunday, February 3, 2013, after the Morning Worship Service. The Stansbury Family (Joan, Vickie Thompson and family, Chris Stansbury and family, and Jon Stansbury and family) were here for this dedication ceremony and two plaques were unveiled. Chris and Jon unveiled the plaque above the entrance of the Fellowship Hall. Joan and Vickie unveiled the plaque and portrait of Bro.Vic that hangs in the foyer. The Annual Church-wide Birthday Celebration took place immediately following the ceremony. The meal was potluck with the church furnishing the meat.  Picture below submitted by Catherine Sabo.   On Sunday, February 3, 2013, the members received an insert in the bulletin with the following notice: On Sunday morning, February 10, 2013, a special meeting will be called to vote for the members of the Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee. The ballots will have instructions to vote for up to five (5). Any ballot containing more than five votes will be disallowed. The five people receiving the largest number of votes will constitute the Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee. The results of the vote will be announced at the end of the service. Please pray over the list of nominees throughout the week.  They are as follows (in alphabetical order): Lequita Barnett, Jason Benningfield, Nettie Brown, Caleb Browning, Mark Carney, Tracy Cochran, David England, Debbie Farris, Sam Graham, David Mays, Melody Mays, Bob Moore, Steve Morris, Carol Reynolds, Larry Reynolds, Jim Sabo, Jr., John Sparrow, Mark Speer, Greg Taylor, Linda Taylor, Curtis Tindle, and Jessica Veatch. (In the event of inclement weather, the special meeting date may be changed.) The regular monthly Business Meeting was held on February 6, 2013. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the Moderator. David Veatch, representing the Cemetery Committee, reported that the New Market Cemetery was in need of 4 section markers that he would like labeled A, B, C, D and with Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church noted on them in some form. He described them as being like foot stones and estimated the cost to be about $125 each. The cemetery is also in need of hiring a backhoe for no more than two hours, at a estimated cost of $75-$100 per hour to remove some field tile and a big stump. It was noted by Donnie Veatch that there is already $1,020 allotted to the cemetery fund which could be used for this project since it's not expected to go over $1,000. No other new business was discussed. On Sunday, February 10, 2013, a special meeting, with Ernest Carol Taylor serving as the Moderator, was called for the purpose of voting to select the five members of the Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee. The ballots were passed out to all church members as they stood during the Morning Worship Service. They were asked to circle 5 names from the list of nominees and then the 5 names with the most votes would serve on the Committee. If more than 5 names were circled on a ballot, that ballot would not be counted. The names of those selected to serve on the Committee were announced at the end of Worship Service and were: Mark Carney, David England, Bob Moore, Jim Sabo, Jr., and Mark Speer. The regular monthly Business Meeting was held on March 6, 2013. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the Moderator. (1) One Old Business item was reported completed by Bob Moore. The sound system cabinet is now in place in the balcony. Also, regarding a second Old Business item, David England, as a representative of the Elevator Committee, said they have one bid and are awaiting two more that will be presented to the church at a later date regarding installing the elevator. Regarding a third Old Business item, David England, as a representative of the Pastor Search Committee, says the group has met 3 times but do not have recommendations at this time. (2) Men's Day will be on April 14th this year. (3) Tracy Cochran made a presentation to the church, followed by a motion, that the church have some art canvases made with the Ten Commandments painted on them and having them hung on the long wall in the old fellowship hall where AWANA meets. She said they were expected to cost $350 and would also like to paint the wall and the nursery at the same time. The motion was voted on and approved to have it done with Tracy being responsible for the process. (4) Mark Carney made a presentation regarding purchasing 2 racks to hang the folding chairs on, when the chairs are not in use, in the Fellowship Hall. Each rack would hold up to 84 chairs at a cost of $583.74 for the pair. A motion was made to follow through with this purchase. The motion was voted on and approved with Mark Carney making the purchase and placing them in the Fellowship Hall.  The regular monthly Business Meeting was held on April 10, 2013. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the Moderator. (1) As Old Business, David England, as a representative of the Elevator Committee, said they are waiting for a third quote from a company in Louisville before they would make any recommendations to the church. (2) David England, as a representative of the Pastor Search "Pulpit" Committee, reports that the committee have met several times, spending several hours gathering information from church records to form a job description that includes duties of the pastor, vacation and other benefits, goals for the church, etc. They have reviewed all the resumes presented to the church. They have been overwhelmingly encouraged by multiple members of the church to consider the Interim Pastor, Steve Skaggs, for the position. The committee has had meetings with Bro. Steve, asking in-depth questions during the interview process regarding aspects of the job description and theological ideals with regard for the future and goals for the church. The committee would like to recommend Bro. Steve as the next pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church and made a motion to that. Discussion was entertained by various members present and it was reported that, in the process of looking into the need for a new pastor, a problem was identified regarding the parsonage. Apparently, the foundation is in desperate need of immediate reinforcement and stabilization with  a "dead man anchor" due to two leaning walls in the basement. There are multiple other repairs that need to be considered that is causing uneven floors and other problems. The Trustees, Deacons, Pulpit Committee, and experts such as architects and construction contractors, have deemed the house uninhabitable until the repairs are made. This problem will have to be looked into further. As per the motion by David England, this meeting will be continued, according to the Constitution and By-laws, on Sunday morning during Morning Worship Service. The "Pulpit Committee" will report to the church body their recommendation and then on the following Sunday in a "Special Called Meeting" the vote will be taken regarding asking Bro. Steve Skaggs to become the next pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. The Constitution requires a "yes" vote of 75%.  Bro. Steve will then be allowed time to make known his decision to the church whether he will accept this position. The "Pulpit Committee" reports also that they and Bro. Steve will be inviting members of the congregation to a meeting on Sunday evening, April 14th, where they will entertain questions toward the committee and/or Bro. Steve regarding this important position. (3) New Business: Roger Barnett, Chairman of the Deacons, reports that the church has a "Zero Turn" mower that Bro. Vic had been using to mow the yard around the parsonage. Volunteers have been keeping the mowing up since his death. Due to liabilities with the use of the mower, Roger made a motion that the church hire Burnam Lanham to mow the parsonage yard at a rate of $65 per mowing, furnishing his own equipment. There was some discussion and it was noted that, should the new pastor want to do his own mowing, the contract with Burnam Lanham would cease. This motion was voted on and approved. The Business Meeting was recessed to be continued on Sunday, April 14th, and conclude in the "Special Called Meeting" with the vote on April 21, 2013.  The Business Meeting returned from recess during the Morning Worship Service on April 14, 2013. Ernest Carol Taylor, as Moderator of the meeting, informed the church as follows: There will be a church wide vote by all church members to call Bro. Steve Skaggs as our pastor next Sunday  morning, April 21st, during our Morning Worship Service. Please be in prayer that God will lead, guide and direct us in this vote and that His will be done at this important time in our church. Any questions pertaining to this can be directed to the Moderator of the Business Meeting, Ernest Carol Taylor (Phone: 699-2786), or to any of the members of the Pastor Search Committee: Mark Carney (Phone: 465-9154), Bob Moore (Phone: 572-9651), Mark Speer (Phone: 465-1300), Jim Sabo, Jr. (Phone: 789-2440), or David England (Phone: 465-1400). We had our annual "Men's Day" on April 14, 2013 beginning with a breakfast for the men and boys. The men were in charge of the Sunday School and Worship Services. The choir was comprised solely of men and provided a special music song. David England shared his talents on the piano and organ, Paul Helm shared special music on the piano. Steve Skaggs performed special music vocally and on the piano per special request of his wife, Shirley, of "Come to Jesus". Dennis Wise delivered the morning message of "Keep Your Focus on God" and David Veatch delivered the evening message of "The river that runs from the throne of God" and he challenged everyone to be better witnesses to those we come in contact with.  Youth Sunday at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church was on April 21, 2013. Members of youth, under the direction of the Youth Minister, Caleb Browning, led the children's church sermon by explaining how to get to heaven during a "The Price is Right" skit. Amanda Livers performed special music in song with Bro. Steve Skaggs accompanying her at the piano. The youth served as ushers for the collection of the offering and Erin Cox was the speaker.  The Business Meeting returned from recess during the Morning Worship Service on April 21, 2013. The church-wide vote was completed according to the Constitution and By-Laws. The final results were 176 "yes" and 23 "no" votes or 88.4% in favor of calling Bro. Steve Skaggs as the next pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. Seventy-five percent was required.  Bro. Steve, after prayerful consideration, will let the church know if he accepts this call. The Business Meeting was adjourned after reporting of the results of the vote. It was announced on April 29, 2013 during the Morning Worship Service that Bro. Steve Skaggs has accepted the call to be our new pastor. There will be a brief Installation Service at the end of next Sunday's Morning Worship Service on May 5th. Immediately following the service we would like to have a meal to welcome Bro. Steve and Shirley. The church will furnish the meat and the rest is pot luck. Bro. Steve Skaggs was installed as the new pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church during the Morning Worship Service on May 5, 2013. David England referenced the passage of scripture (Matthew 11:28-30) used by Bro. Vic Stansbury in his last sermon on July 29, 2012. David specifically noted how “Take My Yoke Upon You…” is a challenge, ordained by God, that has been passed from Bro. Vic to Bro. Steve to lead the church forward in its service of God as it shares the message of God and continues to be a lighthouse for the community. Avery and Laurel Cochran performed special music, “Live Like That” prior to the message given by Bro. Steve called, “Experiencing God”. Bro. Steve’s daughter-in-law, Melissa Skaggs, sang, “Take My Life and Let It Be” after the Covenant of Service Installation was completed. (See pictures)  
The regular monthly Business Meeting was held on May 8, 2013. (1) David England, representing the Elevator Committee, updated the progress of the committee. There have been three bids submitted. Each of the bids are unique in their recommendations. The committee has had Barry Blevins Construction Company to evaluate the church and the three bids. He will return with his recommendation that would best fit the churches situation. (2) David England, as the Chairman of the Pastor Search Committee, submitted paperwork (Senior Pastor Job Description and the Covenant Between Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church and the Reverend Steve Skaggs) and made a motion that these items be added to the minutes and by reference. It could be used to meet future needs as well. This paperwork was established after much research while preparing for and following through with the search for a pastor. One item to be amended is the mileage from .50 to .55 as the Budget Committee increased it to that rate in January. This motion was voted on and approved. (3) McKenzie Farris Hardin made a motion that Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church establish a Facebook account and she would be willing to manage the information that would be viewed on the pages such as upcoming events. After some discussion of what information should be carefully posted, the motion was voted on and approved. Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12th by having a light breakfast in the Fellowship Hall for the ladies and girls of our church. In the Morning Worship Service all the mothers present were presented with a purse manicure set with "Blessed Is the Mother Who Walks With God". Nettie Brown provided special music. Special recognition was given to the oldest mother (Clara Evans), youngest mother (Sidney Cox) and the mother with the most children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren present (Clara Evans and Judy Farmer). Also, the new mothers since last Mother's Day were presented with carnations: Beth Benedict, Sidney Cox, Mindy Bright, Natalie Hamilton, and Stephanie Talbert. There were 144 in Sunday School and and estimated 296 in Worship Service. Congratulations to to all those graduating from High School and College! See Attachment. The graduates were treated to a special meal at Creekside Restaurant on May 28. On Sunday, May 26, 2013, there was a special Memorial Day Service honoring our servicemen and also recognizing those who had passed away in the past year. Prayers are with the family of all those remembered. See attachment. The regular monthly Business Meeting was held on June 5, 2013. (1)The Trustees, Bob Moore, Steve Morris, and Larry Reynolds, presented information related to the old business of needing to replace the 21 year old air condition system for the church. There are presently now two units. Bids have been taken from two local businesses to replace the two units and they both recommended the addition of two more units (a total of four to better supply the needs of the church). The bids varied from $19,200 to $27,900 depending on if install dual fuel systems which are more costly in the beginning but are more efficient and less costly ongoing. A motion was made and seconded to replace the two present units and add two more dual fuel units for total of $27,900. Because the cost is more than $25,000, and according to the Constitution and By-Laws, this motion will have to be presented to the church congregation for a vote. The notice will be placed in the bulletin next Sunday with the vote to be held June 16, 2013. (2) The Chairman of the Deacons, Roger Barnett, as a representative of the deacons, made a recommendation of the following people to serve on the Nominating Committee for 2013-2014: Kim McCubbin, Mark Speer, McKenzie Hardin, Josh Veatch, the Sunday School Director (Sam Graham), the WMU Director (Elizabeth Farmer), the Chairman of the Deacons (Sam Graham), and the pastor (Bro. Steve Skaggs). Our hearts were heavy upon learning of the death of Bro. William Earl Pike. He was a faithful servant of God and was pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church from 1975 to 1980. He has returned for many special occasions and revivals since his service here. He died early Sunday morning on June 9, 2013. The table below provides information about his obituary, visitation, and funeral service. View Pictorial Tribute.
Rev. William Earl Pike (1929 - 2013) Rev. William Earl Pike of Campbellsville, son of the late Chilton Pike and Florence Sanders Pike, was born in Taylor County, Kentucky, July 12, 1929. He died at 3:25 A.M., Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Bardstown. Age: 83 He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church in Bardstown. He was a lifetime farmer and he was a Baptist minister for more than fifty years and retired from Bloomfield Baptist Church. He united in marriage to Louise Phillips November 8, 1944. She preceded him in death October 8, 1997. He united in marriage to Wanda Brown Chesser December 12, 1998. Besides his wife, Wanda Pike, he is survived by two sons: Gary Pike and wife, Robin of Springfield and Bill Pike and wife, Diane of Bardstown; three step-children: Vic Chesser and wife, Tami of Louisville, Todd Chesser and wife, Kathy of Bethlehem and Leah Chesser of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren: Matt Money and wife, Tarren of Tampa, Florida, Chad Pike and Chris Pike and wife, Karen of Bloomfield, Adam Pike and wife, Nikki of Lancaster, Andy Pike and wife, Emily of Hardyville, Jennifer Pike and fiancée, Justin Dugan and Tonya Roberts of Bardstown; eight step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren: Hannah Money, Aaron Money, Alex Roberts, Chance Roberts, Lyndsey Vittitow, Cora Oats, Cole Pike, Cammy Pike, Caleb Pike and Rylan Pike; three step-great- grandchildren; one brother, Rev. Harold Pike and wife, Martha of Covington; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Pike Money September 28, 2009 and two sisters: Evelyn Biggs and Wilma Cooper. VISITATION: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. David Royalty, Rev. Gary Chesser and Rev. Harold Pike, you know, Earl's brother BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens FAMILY REQUESTS EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT THE PARROTT AND RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME Service Details: Location: Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home 418 Lebanon Avenue Campbellsville, KY 42718 270-465-8181 Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM
A Covenant of Service Installation Take My Yoke Upon You…” Matt. 11:29 Opening Remarks David England — Chairman of Pastor Search Committee Charge To The Pastor Roger Barnett — Chairman of Deacons Chairman of the Deacons: Do you covenant before this Congregation and God to strive so to live that you may honor Christ and His Church by your life; and do you covenant, in the presence of this congregation, to accept the pastoral responsibility of Servant-Leader in this church, and to the best of your knowledge and ability to discharge all duties of this office? Pastor: I do. Charge to the Deacons Chairman of Deacons: Deacons, do you agree to follow the charge God gives the church through the Apostle Paul who wrote in Ephesians 4: “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all?” Deacons: We do Charge to the Church Chairman of Deacons: Do you, members of Muldraugh Hill Baptist church, acknowledge that God has led Bro. Steve Skaggs to serve as Pastor of this congregation, and do you covenant to encourage, support, and pray for him, and to cooperate with him in fulfilling the Great Commission? Congregation: We do. Hymn of Commitment “Take Myh Life and Let It Be” — Melissa Skaggs Benediction Mark Carney — Pastor Search Committee Postlude
Pastor Search Committee and Bro. Steve Skaggs Bob Moore, Jim Sabo, Jr., Bro. Steve, Mark Speer, Mark Carney, and David England
Vacation Bible School was held for children from June 10-14, 2013. There were 100 and above students and above 50 workers present on each night except Friday night when there were 86 children. Praise God for this wonderful attendance and participation. The goal was to receive $300 during the week to send 100% to provide assistance through the Southern Baptist Convention to help the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes in May. That goal was surpassed with over $650 collected. Another $400 was collected on Parents Night, June 15th, with the final total over $1100. There were about 300 people present for the Parent's Night activities in which the students performed, received their certificates, and enjoyed a time of food and fellowship afterwards. As a reward for reaching the monetary goal, the students were allowed to throw water balloons at Bro. Steve. The Special Called Business Meeting was held on June 16, 2013 with a vote to determine whether to replace the air conditioning units that serve the Sanctuary at a cost of $27,900. There were 132 yes votes and 5 no votes. The Trustees will go forward with the project as per the direction of the members of the congregation.  Father's Day was celebrated on June 16, 2013. Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church showed appreciation to all the fathers attending the Morning Worship Service by presenting each of them with a Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church coffee mug, a Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church ink pen and pen light. Special recognition was given to: The Oldest Father Present (Jim Bob Moore), The Youngest Father Present (Jesse Cox), The Father with the Most Children, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren present (Howard Farris had 7 descendants present). Gift bags from the church were presented by Shirley Skaggs. The regular monthly Business Meeting was held on July 10, 2013. (1) The Trustee Committee, represented by Bob Moore, reported that the air conditioning unit is expected to be installed in the next couple of days; they are checking into getting new lighting for the choir; they have been doing some repairs in the parsonage but nothing significant at this time. (2) The Deacons, represented by the Chairman, Roger Barnett, reported that the Senior Adult Meal has been scheduled for August 3, 2013. A retired music director from Frankfort, Kentucky will do the special program with the musical theme of George Beverly Shea. (3) The Elevator Committee, represented by David England, reported that they are still waiting for another bid next week and hope to be able to present more information to the church at the next Business Meeting. (4) Bro. Steve reports that he started a new submission of a daily thought called, "At Break of Day" on the Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church Facebook page and the church website every morning and has noted a good response with one day having over 200 hits. (5) New Business was presented by David England. He said many have expressed the desire to upgrade the video system in the church and would like to have a designated fund set up for this. He made the motion and it was approved to do this. Roger Barnett made a motion afterwards to form a Video Committee consisting of David England, Ernest Carol Taylor, Josh England, and Josh Veatch to check into upgraded systems and costs. This was also voted on and approved. The regular monthly Business Meeting was held on August 7, 2013. (1) The Associational Music Night will take place at Springfield Baptist Church on September 15, 2013. Jim Sabo, Sr. (Minister of Music) reported that the choir is practicing to participate in this event. Sunday Evening Services will be dismissed at MHBC so members may attend. (2) Bob Moore, representative of the Trustee Committee, reported that the air conditioner replacement is almost completed and that Steve Morris is looking into improving the lighting in the sanctuary. (3) Roger Barnett, Chairman of the Deacons, reported that they are in the process of getting five bids for the insurance needs of the church; he reported that there were 46 people in attendance at the Senior Adult Meal that took place last Saturday night. (4) Bro. Steve reminded everyone about Judgement House that takes place in September (Tracy Cochran reported that reservations are filling up fast); the Men's Skeet Shoot/Fish Fry will take place on August 24th and it is a good time to invite men to MHBC that may not ordinarily attend regular services; The Women's Weekend Event will take place on September 7th and 8th; Bro. Steve is planning weekly sermon's based on the Ten Commandments in the coming weeks; Everyone is encouraged to participate in "Committee Night" to choose Chairs for the church committees for the coming year on September 7th in the Fellowship Hall; (5) Tracy Cochran reported that AWANA will resume meetings on September 8th after having the summer off. (6) Ernest Carol Taylor, representative of the Elevator Committee, reports the another quote has recently been received and Isaac Tatum, Building Contractor, took measurements last week and they're expecting a bid from him soon. (7) Bob Moore reports that the Trustees continue to look into repairing the parsonage. (8) A motion was made and approved to add Sam Graham to the Video Committee. (9) Bob Moore made a motion and it was approved to lock in the price for LP gas at $1.79 from July, 2013 to March, 2014. (10) Josh Veatch, representative of the Nominating Committee, presented the Nominating Committee Report for the new church year. It was approved as read. (11) It was reported that there will be an Deacon Ordination Service on Sunday Night, August 25th, for Steve Morris and Josh Veatch. On August 21, 2013, a "Baptism in the River" was performed by Bro. Steve Skaggs for Taylor Nelson. Everyone met at the church for Wednesday night services and then travelled to the river to a spot made available by Donnie Veatch. The Men's Skeet Shoot and Fish Fry was held on August 24, 2013 at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. There were around over 80 men in attendance. Many used their favorite scatterguns to bust some clays; some just watched the action from lawn chairs. A meal of fried fish and all the trimmings was enjoyed after the shoot. What a great time of fun and fellowship! There was a Deacon Ordination Service on Sunday Night, August 25th, for Steve Morris and Josh Veatch. There was a baby dedication during the Morning Worship Service on September 1, 2013 for Robby Kyle Smith, son of Robin and Kyle Smith. He was born July 5, 2013. The ceremony was performed by Bro. Steve Skaggs with Mark Speer (representative of the church body) participating in the ceremony and leading the prayer. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on September 4, 2013. (1) Bro. Steve reported that there are now over 150 women signed up for the Women's Brunch to be held on September 7th. (2) Bob Moore, representing the Trustees, reported that the air condition installation has been completed. He laughed and reported the complaint now is that "it's too cold". (3) Ernest Taylor, representative of the Elevator Committee, reports that they are still waiting for an estimate from Isaac Tatum which they hopefully will be able to provide at the next meeting. (4) Steve Morris, representing the Trustees, reported that they are still working on getting information from professionals about what it will take to repair the parsonage. (5) Sam Graham, Chairman of the Deacons, reported that they are working on getting bids for van insurance which is due in October. (6) Bob Moore made a motion (it was seconded and approved) to amend the prepaid cost of gas for the church to use this winter to $1.44/gallon for 2000 gallons as a result of making a high volume purchase.(7) Sam Graham, Chairman of the Deacons, made a motion (as a result of a recommendation at the Deacon's Meeting) to purchase a notebook computer for Bro. Steve and Jim Sabo, Jr. amended the motion to include a cost of $1000 or less. The motion was seconded and approved. (8) Todd Hardin made a motion, and it was approved, to start the process to have another church directory done (the last one was done in 2006); The people selected to serve on the Directory Committee are: McKenzie Hardin, Kim Skaggs, Todd Hardin, Steve Morris, Rhonda Cobb, and Nick Cobb. (9) The following members are selected to serve as Messengers for the upcoming Associational Meeting to be held on October 7, 2013 at Lebanon Baptist Church: Bro. Steve Skaggs, Elizabeth Farmer, Arlene Mullins, and Josephine Holderman. A Women's Brunch was held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Over 150 women attended. The tables were decorated special for the event by members of the church and the meal was catered by Wanda Buckler. Several men dressed in white shirts, black ties, and black pants, served the meals to the women. Special musical entertainment was done by Fern Thomas, a junior music major at Campbellsville University. The guest speaker was Sharon Cicardo who spoke on "Relationships: It's Who You Know that Counts". Sharon shared about dealing with some really difficult times and people in her life including her dad and daughter, and how God was there through it all. Kaylene Poff and Erin Cox were the speakers during the Morning Worship Service on September 8, 2013 as Women’s Weekend activities continued. The church family was very saddened upon the death of Joyce Ann Maupin Payne on September 14, 2013 at the age of 79. She served for many years as a Sunday School teacher and on multiple committees. She helped with a lot of other church and community activities. She will be greatly missed. On September 15, 2013, Perfect Attendance Awards were presented in the Morning Worship Service to the  following people: Carlie Veatch (1 year), Allison Sallee (6 years), Michelle Gribbin (11 years), Anita Lanham (11 years), Jessica Veatch (12 years), Kelsey Veatch (14 years), Josh Veatch (25 years), and Elizabeth Farmer (27 years). During the church year of September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013 there were: 10 additions by baptism and 5 by letter The Sunday School Attendance average was 124 The Sunday Morning Worship Service average was 211 Vacation Bible School Enrollment was 198 Organizational Structure for 2012 - 2013 Those receiving Perfect Attendance Awards were: Carlie Veatch (1 year), Allison Sallee (6 years), Michelle Gribbin (11 years), Anita Lanham (11 years), Jessica Veatch (12 years), Kelsey Veatch (14 years), Josh Veatch (25 years), and Elizabeth Farmer (27 years). The recorded deaths were: o Jerry Clarkson o Carl Wilcher, Sr. o Bruce Buckman o Gloria Mays Hill o Francis Emogene Farmer o Carl Willard Farmer o Donna Yates Routin o Gary Wayne Benningfield Judgement House is a walk through drama in which you travel to the judgement room, hell scene, and heaven scene to visually understand what the Bible says about eternal life. This dramatization was done on 6 nights in September, 2013 at Lebanon Baptist Church and was a collaboration of 5 churches, including Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. Over 2400 people attended. Praise the Lord as important decision were made: 189 Profession of Faith, 274 Re-dedications, and 150 Prayer Requests. Thank you to all the volunteers who made this possible. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on October 9, 2013. (1) Steve Morris, representing the Trustee Committee, reported that they are currently awaiting a proposal from Branscum Construction, a contractor who looked at both the parsonage and elevator. They hope to receive the proposal within the next week. (2) David England, representing the Elevator Committee, reported that they are still waiting on a bid from Isaac Tatum. (3) Mckenzie Hardin, representing the Directory Committee, reported that the committee has put up signs and posted information on the church website, where appointments can be made. She noted that contacts will be made telling how to get an appointment scheduled. Life Touch will be in charge of the pictures, which will be made on November 22, 23, 25, and 26. McKenzie Hardin reported that members can set up their own appointments online at www.muldraughhill.org or she will be bringing her computer to church to help those with no computer access make an appointment. (4) Sam Graham, Chairman of Deacons, reported reported that the deacons met on September 29, 2013, at 5:30 with 7 deacons and the pastor present. They discussed insurance bids and several other items. He reported that the minister of youth, Caleb Browning, came to the meeting to outline youth activities from now until August 2014. The deacons had one recommendation under new business. (5) Bro. Steve reported that he is waiting on a membership program before purchasing a laptop computer. (6) As New Business, the deacons recommended that Ernest Taylor and Debbie Farris be authorized to sign any and all documents related to beginning insurance coverage with Claude Reynolds Insurance Agency through Brotherhood Mutual. Motion made and carried Rev. Bruce Hullette, pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church from March 1969 to December 1974, passed away on October 18, 2013. Click for details of his obituary.  The present church parsonage was started and completed while he was pastor of MHBC. Bro. Hullette returned several times over the years for homecomings and revivals. He was a faithful servant of God and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on November 6, 2013. (1) McKenzie Hardin, representing the Directory Committee, reported that there have now been 135 families signed up to have pictures made and they have had to add another camera to November 25th because there were no other time slots available. They are already booking families for the additional spots. (2) Ernest Taylor reports that the insurance on the van and bus have been finalized and paid. (3) In New Business, Sam Graham, Chairman of the Deacons made a recommendation, it was voted on and approved, to have the following people serve on the 2014 Stewardship Committee: Carolyn Morris, Mark Speer, Trent Pyles, Jean Sallee, and Carol Reynolds. (4) Also in New Business, Mark Speer, representing the Deacons, made a motion for the church to pay a $600 fee for the script for the Judgement House for this next year as the church verbally committed to be the host of the event for the second year. Also, he asks that the church be mindful of the added expenses that were incurred by the host church, Lebanon Baptist Church, this past year such as doubling electric bill, increased water bill, etc. and think of ways to help with these expenses next time. The motion was voted on and approved. (5) Bro. Steve will be attending the upcoming Kentucky Baptist convention and a motion was made to have him serve as messenger for the church. This was voted on and approved. The "Hanging of the Greens" service was held at 7:00 p.m. on December 1, 2013. It was entitled, "New Life at Christmas". New Christians, who had made Professions of Faith decisions in the past year, participated in the program and pre-school children presented the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus in costume. The sanctuary was very beautiful after greenery, holly, and lights were added during the process of the service. Exie Shively, the oldest member of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church at age 103, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013. See the attached obituary for details. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on December 4, 2013. (1) Steve Morris, representing the Trustee Committee, reported that they received a bid of $83,000 to repair the basement of the parsonage. It was rejected and they are seeking other options. (2) McKenzie Hardin, Chairman of the Directory Committee, says they ending up having 139 families photographed. So far, the church has only had to pay for the postage. She made a motion to have the church pay $100/page for two more pages for activities which was voted on and approved. (3) Carol Reynolds, Chairman of the Stewardship Committee presented the proposed budget for the fiscal church year of 2014 and made a motion that it be approved as presented. The total budget has been decreased from $221,570.15 last year to $208,786.87 this year with the monthly average collection decreasing from $4,260.97 to $4,015.14. The budget was voted on and approved as presented. On Sunday, December 15, 2013, the Sanctuary Choir presented their Christmas Cantata during the Morning Worship Service. AWANA presented their Christmas Program, "An-Out-Of-The-Box Christmas" at 6:00 p.m. in the Evening Worship Service. December 22, 2013 - Praise the Lord! $29,067,67 was collected for the annual White Christmas Offering! Of that, $6,476.67 was designated for special funds such as the cemetery fund, video fund, music fund, elevator fund, building fund, Operation Christmas Child fund, and Lottie Moon Offering. $22,591.00 to be used in the general fund. A Special offering was collected and then presented to the following people as a Thank You gift for their service this past year: The musicians, Wanda Bucker, Martha Whitehouse, Amanda Farmer, and Annette Dennison; the custodian, Anita Lanham; the secretary, Debbie Farris; the Youth Director, Caleb Browning; the Music Director, Jim Sabo, Sr.; and Bro. Steve and Shirley Skaggs. The annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service was held on December 24th at 6:00 p.m. Members participated as representatives of new birth, new decisions of faith, deaths in the past year, and recent marriages. It's one of the most moving and favorite services of the year. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on January 8, 2014. (1) Bro. Steve reported that the Birthday Meal will take place on January 19th after the Morning Worship Service. The church is planning a Marriage Retreat sometime in February. The notebook computer has been purchased and is being used. He expressed thanks to the Media Persons: McKenzie Hardin, who manages the church Facebook page (noted how many people  have viewed various postings), and Kaylene Poff, who manages the church website. Each of these are a way of witnessing to others. He reported that they had a Deacon Retreat on Saturday, January 4th. Two deacons were not able to be there due to working but a lot was accomplished. (2) David England, representing the Elevator Committee, reported they have narrowed the choice to a single phase elevator and have narrowed the contractors to three. (3) In new business, Sam Graham, Chairman of the Deacons, made two recommendations: (a) The implementation of a Mission and Outreach Committee made up of the following persons: Shirley Farmer, Mark Speer, Kim Skaggs, Tracy Cochran, Steve Morris, and Lequita Barnett. (b) The implementation of a Women's Mission Committee made up of the following persons: Shirley Skaggs, Shirley Farmer, McKenzie Hardin, and Latricia Speer. The formation of both of these committees were voted on and approved. (4) Sam Graham also made a motion to fill three positions that were vacated upon the death of Joyce Payne: (a) Charlotte Benningfield to be added to the History Committee, (b) Adam Poff to be added to the Financial Advisor Committee, and (c) Josh Veatch to be added to the Constitution and By-Laws Committee. A fourth position with a person to the be added to the Associational Executive Board Committee is yet to be determined. These additions were voted on and approved. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on February 5, 2014. (1) Bro. Steve reports that he is working with Rev. Phil Schultz, Executive Director of Jefferson Street Baptist Center, in Louisville to plan a Youth Group Trip on March 22nd. They will enjoy a meal together in route to the center. They will help with specific projects that Rev. Phil Schultz plans for them. Then they will have a chapel program with the puppets at 5:30, followed by a meal provided by MHBC to feed those at the center. Bro. Steve also said the Marriage Retreat will have to be postponed. The Senior Adults are planning to take a trip to Pennsylvania Amish Country the second full week in May and plan to stay 5 days and 4 nights. Bro. Steve said the church is also planning a "Cabin Fever Fellowship" on February 23rd evening in which there will be a Men's Chili Cook-off for everyone else in attendance to taste. (2) The Chairman of the Audit Committee, Andrea Morrison (Latricia Speer and Kelly Carney were also present), reported that they met with the church secretary, Debbie Farris, on January 29th and audited the Treasury report for the previous year ending December 31, 2013. Everything was in good order with some minor recommendations regarding voiding 5 checks from the registry that have not cleared the bank and have dates between 1994 and 2008. The report was voted on and approved to be accepted as presented. (3) Bro. Steve reported that there is $28 is left in the pre-payment of $2,880 for gas for the church (locked in at $1.44/gallon). It was voted on and approved for more money to be added as needed to finish out the locked in rate that is good until March 31, 2014. The Elevator Committee enclosed information in the bulletin on March 2, 2014 with an update to the congregations regarding the progress for the installation of the elevator. See attachments: Report and Floor Plan Caleb Browning made an announcement after the Morning Worship Service on March 2, 2014 that he will be resigning as Youth Director. He had already submitted his resignation to Bro. Steve and the Personnel Committee is now in the process of accepting resumes as they search for a replacement for this position. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on March 5, 2014. (1) Jim Sabo, Sr. reports that the Easter Cantata has been scheduled for April 13th. (2) Bro. Steve reported that the youth are still planning a trip to the Jefferson Street Baptist Center on March 22; the GA's are having a slumber party on March 7th and will be making care packages for the youth to take on the 22nd; Men's Day has been scheduled for March 30th; the trip for the Senior Adults has been finalized to Pennsylvania May 12th - 16th; the locked rate for propane gas as reported last month had expired so the tank was filled today at $2.127/gallon. (3) McKenzie Hardin, Chairman of the Directory Committee reports that the directory will be sent for print on March 11th and expected to be available for distribution to the members as soon as March 17th; a CD of the family pictures has been made available to her and will soon be added to the church website for viewing (4) New Business was presented by Sam Graham, Chairman of the Deacons. The deacons made a recommendation and motion for the church to enter an agreement with The Western Recorder Newsletter at $10/family (times 193 families) per year and $15 dollars per monthly newsletter to have the back page be devoted to Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church news. This will be an additional avenue of reaching more church members of the community and spreading the news of activities and functions going on at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on April 9, 2014. (1) Bro. Steve reported that the youth trip to Jefferson Street Baptist Center was well received and enjoyed by all who participated. The Directory has been received and is being distributed to members. The Western Recorder publication and newsletter will be sent out to members beginning in June. Super Attendance Sunday and the Easter Cantata by the Adult Choir is planned for April 13th. He also reported that they had about 120 children participating in the annual Easter Egg Hunt held before tonight's Business Meeting. No new business. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on May 7, 2014. (1) Bro. Steve reports that 12 members will be participating in the Pennsylvania trip next week. He is still working on getting a mission trip formed for this summer. The History Committee is working on activities for the 140 Anniversary coming up in November. (2) In New Business, Steve Morris reported that the Parsonage walls have been stabilized and considered safe by the Trustees. A building contactor and architect still suggest doing a "dead man anchor" to support it further but they are not looking to pursue this avenue. Steve made a motion to form a committee to look into further needs for remodeling the parsonage with these members recommended to form the committee: Bob Moore, Mark Speer, Shirley Farmer, Jessica Veatch, Rhonda Cobb, and Trent Pyles. The motion was approved. (3) Also in New Business, Ernest Carol Taylor, representing the Personnel Committee, reports that the Minister of Youth, Caleb Browning, will be leaving the position as of May 11th. The Personnel Committee made a motion to create a new position of "Interim Youth Minister" to cover the position immediately while in the process of searching for a new Minister of Youth. This motion was approved after reviewing the job description as lay out by the Personnel Committee. Another motion was made that this be a paid position instead of volunteer as it has been done in the past and suggested a monetary amount of $125 per week. This motion was voted on and approved. A third motion was made to hire Erin Cox to serve in this interim position as she has expressed she would be willing to do this. This motion was voted on and approved. (4) Also in New Business, Steve Morris gave a report regarding the need for computer software to keep track of members, addresses, and other church details. After much research, he suggests a software package used by Elkhorn Baptist Church called Servant Keeper and the one time license fee for 3 computers (specifically for the computers of Bro. Steve, Charlotte Benningfield, and Debbie Farris) would cost under $1,000. There is a training for use of this software taking place in Louisville in June with this reduced rate. He made a motion that we purchase this software. This motion was voted on and approved. (4) McKenzie Farris Hardin reports that she talked to the Youth Minister at Lebanon Baptist Church and that she has some terrific ideas that she would be glad to discuss with our Personnel Committee, pastor, and Interim Youth Minister if desired. Bro. Steve said he will look into getting this arranged. May 11, 2014 - Mother's Day was celebrated during the Morning Worship Service. May 12th-16th, 2014 - Twelve MHBC Senior Adults took a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Amish Country and viewed the musical story of “Moses” at Sight and Sound Theatre which was the centerpiece of the trip. May 25, 2014 - A special Memorial Service to remember our family and friends who died with special recognition of those who passed away in the past year. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on June 4, 2014. (1) Tracy Cochran reports that the Judgement House production is being planned for the 2nd and 3rd week of September on Wednesday through Saturday nights each week. (2) Tracy Cochran reports that AWANA will not be meeting over the summer months and will resume in the fall. They have been averaging 30 students and 12-15 leaders each meeting. (3) Bro. Steve Skaggs reports that Youth Vacation Bible School begins tonight through Saturday. Children's Vacation Bible School is next week with Parent's Night on Saturday. They will have a magician, bouncy, hot dogs, cotton candy, etc. Bro. Steve also reports that he and Debbie Farris are scheduled to go to Louisville on June 23rd for the computer software class that was discussed at last month's meeting. He also reports that they have a Mission Trip scheduled to Stanton, Kentucky from June 23rd to 28th with some construction planned but mostly with the intention of having Vacation Bible School at the facility and as as Backyard VBS in the town housing area. He is very excited about this opportunity to witness and evangelize in an area that has a very big need. (4) In new Business, Sam Graham, Chairman of the Deacons, made a recommendation with a motion to purchase a notebook computer for Debbie Farris, church secretary, with the costs not to exceed $1,000. The motion was voted on and approved. June 4 - 7 (Youth) and June 9 - 14, 2014 (children age toddler to 6th grade) - Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church had Vacation Bible School for youth in grades 7-12 June 4-7 and for children age toddler through sixth grade June 9-14 each 6 to 8:30 PM. Children learned to “discover, decide, and defend” faith in Christ through Bible study, crafts, music, and games plus enjoyed food nightly. Saturday June 14 was family night featuring Christian magician David Garrard. There were games for the kids as well as food for everyone as the children celebrate all they have learned. Because of reaching and exceeding the goal of raising at least $700 to help Sunrise Children's Home, Bro. Steve was made into a human sundae by the children. What a fun time for everyone! June 15, 2014 - Father's Day was celebrated during the Morning Worship Service. June 16-20, 2014 - Thanks to our team to Stanton and Clay City this week that worked with kids through VBS and an outdoor Bible School. They are: Stacy Bartley, Shelby Carney, Annette Dennison, Shirley Farmer, Melody Mays, Beth, Lexi and Aubrietia Osborne, Jessica Veatch, and Kellie Wise. They have done a great job of sharing the gospel of Christ with children and parents who need to know of God's love. Thanks ladies! The regular Monthly Business Meeting was held on July 9, 2014. (1) Bro. Steve Skaggs reported that the Mission Team held Bible School at Stanton Baptist with around 100 in attendance. There were around 30 children there during the day from 11:00 to 1:00. They felt they sowed some seeds while there. He also reported that the Servant Keeper software was purchased. Currently, members are being asked to complete information forms for their families. He reported that the Back to School Bash will be held Friday, August 1st. The Men’s Skeet Shoot and Pig Roast will be held August 16th, and a women’s event is also being planned. The Fall Renewal Weekend will be Aug. 23 & 24. Bro Rickey Letson, from Laurens, South Carolina First Baptist Church will be here. He will lead a Saturday morning session for teachers and leaders with a 10:00 brunch, and preach the Sunday morning and night services. The W.M.U. will sponsor lunch on Sunday, which will raise money for the mission offering. A laptop was purchased for Debbie Farris. This laptop is like Bro. Steve’s and will be used to implement the Service Keeper program and for other Church business. The Harrodsburg First Baptist Church Choir will come to sing on Sunday, July 27th, at 7:00 P.M. The Senior Adult Meal will be Saturday, Aug. 2nd. (2)Tracy Cochran reported that The Judgement House Committee has met a lot and recently placed volunteers in the needed positions. They will have an important meeting on July 31, at 6:00 P.M. at Lebanon Baptist Church. (3) Mark Speer, representing the Parsonage Committee, reported they had met with some contractors and are accepting bids on remodeling projects.  (4) David England, representing the Elevator Committee, reported that the architect and engineers have made adjustments and revised the drawings. The drawings were submitted to the State last Friday for review, and hopefully approval. There is a 45 day average time span for the review to be completed. David wants the Church to realize that the whole process takes time due to safety concerns and the six entities involved that must abide by building codes and regulations. If anyone has questions about the process, they should contact one of the committee members. (5) Sam Graham, representing the Deacons, made a motion per recommendation of the Deacons, of the following people to serve on the Nominating Committee for 2014- 2015: Sam Graham, Larry Bright, Ann Lee, Margaret Pyles, Elizabeth Farmer, Nick Cobb, Donnie Veatch, and Bro. Steve Skaggs. (6) Anita Lanham made a motion and it was approved that we contract with Coit to clean the carpet at a total cost of $377.25. The regular Monthly Business Meeting was held on August 6, 2014. (1) Elizabeth Farmer reports that the WMU are still planning to sponsor lunch on Sunday, August 24th, with the donations collected being used to support missions. (2) Jim Sabo, Sr. reports that the adult choir will be singing in Springfield on September 21st. (3) Ernest Carol Taylor, representing the  Personnel Committee, reports that they have received several resumes, including Erin Cox, for the position of Minister of Youth. Since Campbellsville University is just getting started back for the Fall Semester they plan to continue to receive resumes until September 15th. (4) Bro. Steve reports he, Debbie Farris, and Charlotte Benningfield are updating the membership information using the new software program that was purchased last month. He also noted dates of upcoming events such as: the Men's Skeet Shoot and Pig Roast on August 16th, the Women's Lunch to be on September 6th with Woman's Day on September 7th with women leading the services. He still needs men to volunteer to serve the meal for the Women's Lunch. The Fall Renewal Revival has been moved to October 18th and 19th due to conflicts of the evangelist. All the committees are to meet on September 7th evening to determine who is the chairman of each committee and to set goals. The History Committee will be meeting tonight to continue planning the activities for the 140th Celebration in November. (5) In New Business, Ernest Carol Taylor presented to the members that if the church agrees to purchase a minimum of 2000 gallons of fuel for the coming season they can lock in the rate at $1.69/gallon. The rate at present time is $1.86 and it can fluctuate up or down. It was voted on and approved to lock the rate in as presented. Also in New Business, Sam Graham (Chairman of the Deacons) had Ernest Carol Taylor present the Wedding Policy and Amendment with the proposed changes addressing the need to identify marriage being Biblical between one man and one woman. It was voted on and approved to accept this recommendation for change in the policy. Also, in New Business, Nick Cobb, representative of the Nominating Committee, presented the Nominating Committee Report for the new church year. It was approved as read. The Men’s Skeet Shoot and Pig Roast was held on August 16, 2014 at 4 P.M. The special guest speaker was Jeff Eaton. Approximately 70 men  participated in the event.
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