(September 2016 through August 2017)The Monthly Business Meeting was held on September 7, 2016. (Click to view summary of minutes)“Operation In As Much-Kentucky” is a ministry to reach out into the community in a ONE-DAY event in September. MHBC joined other KY Baptist Churches in doing outreach ministry right here in Marion and Taylor counties beginning with prayer at 8:00 a,m. on Saturday, September 10th before beginning the day of service. There were about 55 folks, according to Bro. Steve, from MHBC that participated in Inasmuch Muldraugh Hill. (Click to view details about the Day of Service).Sunday School Perfect Attendance Awards for the Church Year of September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016 were presented during the Morning Worship Service on September 11, 2016 for the following: Karli Veatch (3 years), Jean Sallee (4 years), Anita Lanham (12 years), Michelle Gribbins, (13 years), Jessica Veatch (15 years), Annette Dennison (16 years - absent for the photo), Ann Lee (18 years) and Josh Veatch (28 years).The Fourth Annual Ladies Luncheon was held on September 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The ladies gathered purses for women at the Louisville Rescue Mission in a project they call “Purses with Purpose.” They also heard from a dynamic speaker, Susan Bryant who is president of the Kentucky WMU, about the Bucket Project, a ministry through the KBC and Baptist Global Relief for women in Africa who are dying from Aids. Melissa Skaggs, daughter-in-law of Bro. Steve and Shirley Skaggs, provided special music.Church-Wide Hayride was on September 25, 2016. There were multiple wagons with about 80 people riding that left the church at 5:00 P.M. and then returned for a bonfire and wiener roast. The church provided the hot dogs and buns. Individuals attending brought chips, drinks desserts, snacks etc. to complete the meal. What a great time of fun and fellowship!During the church year of September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016 there were:•8 additions by baptism and 6 by letter•Total recorded members was 548 with 485 being resident members•Sunday School/Bible Study/Small Group Total Enrollment 169•The Sunday School/Bible Study/Small Group Average Attendance was 112•The Sunday Morning Worship Service average was 187•Vacation Bible School Enrollment was 188•Total Mission Project Participation was 89•Financial GivingoCooperative Program = $23,270oAnnie Armstrong Giving = $2,017oLottie Moon Giving = $4,114oAssociation Missions Giving = $3,878oGreat Commissions Giving = $39,525oTotal Missions Giving = $45,468•Organizational Structure for 2015 - 2016•The recorded deaths were:oGerald MooreMuldraugh Hill Baptist Church hosted the Central Association of Kentucky Baptists Annual Fall Meeting on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. A potluck meal was provided for the event. Approximately 100 people attended the event.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on October 5, 2016. (Click to view summary of minutes)October was Pastor Appreciation Month. So on October 23, 2016, at the conclusion of the Morning Worship Service, the Chairman of the Deacons, David England, presented Bro. Steve and Shirley a monetary gift and an autographed picture from the congregation to show appreciation and thanks for their years of service and dedication at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church.We had our annual Trunk N Treat activity on October 26, 2016. The weather was beautiful! There was an estimated 181 children in attendance according to one source after she counted her leftover bags. Bro. Steve reported that there were at least 100 families represented. What a wonderful time of fun and fellowship for all!The Monthly Business Meeting was held on November 9, 2016. The Assistant Moderator, Ernest Carol Taylor, led the meeting as Bro. Steve was in Revival Services in Danville, Ky. (Click to view summary of minutes)Bro. Steve and Shirley hosted an Open House at the parsonage on November 13, 2016 to show off the renovation that has been done over the past several months. There are still plans to repair some guttering and add storm doors but everyone seemed pleased with the changes and improvements.Our Annual Hanging of the Greens Service, a traditional service that helps us kick-off the Advent and Christmas seasons, was held on November 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Non-perishable food and misc. items was collected during the service for the Brookhaven Mission during this service.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on December 7, 2016. (Click to view summary of minutes)On Saturday, December 24, 2016, we had our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and observed the Lord's Supper at 6:00 p.m.The Annual White Christmas Offering was collected during the Morning Worship Service on December 18, 2016. There was low attendance due to bad weather. However, a total of $18,835.00 was received ($13,885.00 was placed in the general fund with the rest placed in designated funds according to specifications made by the gifter). Thank you to everyone who participated in this special service. Note: $1,670 was also donated to the White Christmas Offering with $100 of the total donated on the December 11th and the rest on December 25th.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on January 4, 2017. (Click to view a summary of the minutes)The 3rd Annual Marriage Retreat was on January 20-21, 2017 at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Fourteen couples attended the event: Bro. Steve and Shirley Skaggs, Donnie and Beth Veatch, Josh and Jessica Veatch, Steve and Carolyn Morris, Steve and Shannon Lee, Tony and Michelle Yocum, Jason and Tiffany Underwood, Trent and Carey Pyles, Tommy and Wanda Buckler, Ray and Beth Osborne, Mark and Kelly Carney, Nick and Rhonda Cobb, David and Lori England, Adam and Jennifer Bland. Everyone had a great time of fun and fellowship. The weather was awesome!The Monthly Business Meeting was held on February 8, 2017. (Click to view a summary of the minutes)The Monthly Business Meeting was held on March 8, 2017. (Click to view a summary of the minutes)The MHBC Women’s Ministry six week Bible study concluded on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. "A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit" by Nicki Koziarz was the study guide. The study offered “5 Practical Habits to Keep Your Eyes on God” from the book of Ruth. “Every woman will eventually face it: the temptation to give in and give up. But something transformative happens when a woman decides to persevere in the face of difficulty and pain. A woman who refuses to quit influences her world in ways she could never have imagined.” Jennifer England Bland and Carolyn Morris led this study for women of all ages. Over thirty women participated in the Bible study.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on April 5, 2017. (Click to view a summary of the minutes)The Monthly Business Meeting was held on May 10, 2017.(Click to view a summary of the minutes)Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church showed appreciation to all the mothers attending the Morning Worship Service on May 14, 2017 by presenting each of them with special gift of a “Godly Women Are a Treasure Beyond Measure” bookmark. Also, a $250 donation was given in honor of the mothers to Sunrise Children’s Services . Amanda and Jacklyn Farmer provided special music. Special recognition was given to (see pictures):•The “Oldest Mother Present”: Janet Moore•The “Youngest Mother Present”: Jessica Paris (represented by her mother, Janice Chappell as Jessica was in Nursery)•The “Mother with the Most Children, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren present”: Helen Mays and Phyllis Wise (8 descendants each)•Mothers present with “A Baby Born Since Last Mother’s Day”: oShane and Katie Morris with daughteroJill Montgomery with daughteroMindy Bright with daughter and sonoJudy Benningfield, representing Tiffany Underwood, upon the birth of a son•Bro. Steve recognized Clara Evans as being the “Oldest Mother on the role of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church”. She is 97 years old.Congratulations to our graduates for 2017:•Erin Cox (Campbellsville University)•Kaitlynn Farmer (Marion County High School )•Micah Franklin (Taylor County High School)•Mat Livers (Marion County High School)•Taylor Nelson (Marion County High School)•Danielle Pelphrey (Marion County High School)•Caroline Reed (Marion County High School)•Allison Sallee (Marion County High School)William Maurice "Billie Veatch, a church deacon for 39 years, passed away at age 90 on June 1, 2017. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on June 7, 2017. (Click to view a summary of the minutes)Youth Vacation Bible School was held from June 4th to June 9th, 2017.Children Vacation Bible School (for children from Nursery age to 6th Grade) was Sunday, June 11th through Friday, June 16th fro m 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. The number of children present ranged from 81 to 106 with an average of 96. The numbers of teachers/workers present was between 56 and 76 each night. The theme this year was “Galactic Starveyors....Discovering The God of the Universe”. Friday night was Parent's Night. There was a Bouncy House and Bouncy Slide, a Dunking Booth, Hot dogs, sandwiches and other food, Sno cones, Popcorn, and Cotton Candy. A total of $805.15 was collected during Bible School was given to The Backpack Program in Kentucky.Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church showed appreciation to all the fathers attending the Morning Worship Service on June 18, 2017. A gift in honor of them will be given to Sunrise Children’s Services. They were also each given a mini tire gauge. Special recognition was given to (See Pictures):•The “Oldest Father Present”: Jim Bob Moore (91 years)•The “Youngest Father Present”: Dustin Benningfield (29 years)•The “Fathers with the Most Children, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren present”: Charlie Poff and Ernest Carol Taylor (7 each)•The “Father with a Child Born Since Last Fathers Day”: Jason Underwood•The “Oldest Father not Present”: Howard Farris (represented by son, Mark Farris)The Monthly Business Meeting was held on July 5, 2017. (Click to view a summary of the minutes)National WMU, Kentucky WMU, and Central Association of Kentucky Baptists partnered together for FamilyFest in Lebanon and Springfield for family service projects, backyard Bible clubs, Vacation Bible School, block parties, and other ministries July 22-27, 2017. More than 150 volunteered from all across the country. They conducted 46 different ministry projects at 18 locations. MHBC was in charge of projects at The Village of Lebanon. The results of the week were four professions of faith decisions. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on August 9, 2017. (Click to view a summary of the minutes)The Annual "Men and Boys Skeet Shoot" was held August 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Daniel Raikes was the guest speaker for the event this year. What a great time of fun, fellowship, and great food!The Annual Women’s Luncheon was on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Peggy Richardson was the guest speaker and Melissa Skaggs was the guest vocalist.What a great time fo fun, fellowship, and great food! Several men participated as the servers.The Deacons and church officers were installed for new church year, on Sunday August 27, 2017 during the morning worship service. Also, Trent Pyles was ordained in a special Deacon Ordination Service. Bro. Steve Skaggs performed the ceremony. The following deacons participated in the "Laying of the Hands" Ceremony: Roger Barnett, Larry Bright, David England, Sam Graham, Jim Sabo, Jr., Jim Sabo, Sr., Mark Speer, Josh Veatch, and Dennis Wise. Trent’s wife, Carey, stood at his side. His daughters and mother were also present during the ceremony.During the church year of September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 there were:•4 additions by baptism and 0 by letter•Total recorded members was 545 with 482 being resident members•The Sunday School Attendance average was 111•The Sunday Morning Worship Service average was 180•Vacation Bible School Enrollment was 223•Total Mission Project Participation was 187•Financial GivingoCooperative Program = $23,312oAnnie Armstrong Giving = $1,473oLottie Moon Giving = $4,959oAssociation Missions Giving = $3,885oGreat Commissions Giving = $40,242oTotal Missions Giving = $46,296•Organizational Structure for 2016 - 2017•The recorded deaths were:oJames Robert Caulk,oCarrol BenningfieldoWilliam Maurice “Billie” Veatch (deacon)
Left to Right: Jessica Veatch, Ann Lee, Karli Veatch, Jean Sallee, Anita Lanham, Michelle Gribbins, and Josh Veatch.