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MULDRAUGH HILL BAPTIST CHURCH

(September 2012 through August 2014)    
The monthly Business Meeting was held September 5, 2012. (Click to view a summary of the minutes) 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. (Click to view summary of minutes.) The monthly Business Meeting was held November 7, 2012. (Click to view summary of minutes.) The monthly Business Meeting was held December 5, 2012. (Click to view summary of minutes.) The Annual White Christmas Offering was collected on December 23, 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. (Click to a view summary of the minutes. ) 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) The regular monthly Business Meeting was held on April 10, 2013. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12, 2013 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, 2013. 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) The regular monthly Business Meeting was held on August 7, 2013. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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 25, 2013, 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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 24, 2013 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) The Monthly Business Meeting was held on February 5, 2014. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) The Monthly Business Meeting was held on April 9, 2014. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) The Monthly Business Meeting was held on May 7, 2014. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) June 4 - 7, 2014 (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. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) The regular Monthly Business Meeting was held on August 6, 2014. (Click to view a summary of the minutes.) 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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