(September 2017 through Present)Bro. Steve Skagges presented his resignation as pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church to the Chairman of the Deacons, Mark Carney, and to the congregation at the conclusion of the Morning Worship Service. His last day will be September 24, 2017.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on September 6, 2017. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the moderator. (1) Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, reported that Debbie Farris cleaned out one of the two small safes and have moved some of the documents in it that they needed to have stored. There is a need to have a bigger fire-proof safe for storage of documents instead of a new small one as was voted on and approved at last month's Business Meeting. Therefore, as Old Business, he made a motion to recind the request and approval for the new small safe. This was voted on and approved. Then in New Business, he made a motion, and it was approved, to purchase a larger safe for estimated cost of $800. (2) Also, in New Business, Bob Moore, representing the Trustee Commitee, made a motion and it was approved per vote to install a railing in an L-shape around the back patio of the parsonage for costs of $1,900 including parts and labor. On Sunday, September 24, 2017, Bro. Steve Skaggs gave his last sermon as pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. A reception/meal was held in honor of Bro. Steve and Shirley to thank them for their service the last 5 years. They were presented with a love offering and two Cracker Barrel rocking chairs with their names and the church name engraved in them and the placement of a UK Wildcat emblem, Bro. Steve's team. It was announced during the Morning Worship Service by Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, that a discussion will be held at the next monthly business meeting on October 4, 2017 to start the process of forming a Pulpit Search Committee.Bro. Steve published his last “At The Break of Day” (ATBOD) message on September 30, 2017:September 30, 2017 -- “At the Break of Day”“At the break of day” has, from the beginning, meant to inspire you to have a daily devotional life. Prayer and scripture should always be the basis of our daily devotions. Paul wrote, “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ” (II Corinthians 4:6). Perhaps his thoughts were inspired by Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”There are so many good devotional resources available today including posts like this one. And, while I use these myself, my personal preference is to have a book in my hands. Plus you know that I would tell you to not neglect the hymnal as a devotional resource. Looking at hymns as devotional poetry rather than between the lines of music can bring new insight to even the most well-known hymn. But you can have a devotional moment with just your Bible!We can, of course, pray and have devotional times any time during the day but I believe following Jesus’ example works best: “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed” (Mark 1:35). He spent time with His Heavenly Father the very first thing and we should too before the busyness of our day becomes a distraction.This is the last day I will share my thoughts in this space. Thank you always for beginning your day here and for sharing these words with others. May you continue to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18) as you seek Him daily.Bro. Steve The Monthly Business Meeting was held on October 4, 2017. Ernest Carol Taylor, Assistant Moderator, led the meeting. Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, assisted with the process. (1) Mark Carney reported to the church that the railing has been installed around the back patio of the parsonage for a significant reduced cost of what was voted on at the last Business Meeting because Trent Pyles and the Trustees were able to accomplish the installation for less than $1,000 instead of the expected cost of $1,900. (2) Erin Cox, Minister of Youth, reported that they are averaging 17 youth on a regular basis in attendance. (3) Mark Carney reported that the gun safe has not been purchased yet and they are waiting until “Black Friday” when the prices are expected to be much cheaper. (4) In New Business: (a) Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, made a motion, it was voted on and approved, to have the following people to serve on the Stewardship Committee for 2018: Steve Morris, Andrea Morrison, Jessica Paris, Mark Speer, and Evelyleen Taylor. (b) Mark Carney also made a motion, upon recommendation of the Deacons, that the amount of pay for the Pulpit Supply be changed to $100 per Sunday Service and $50 for a Wednesday night service. It was voted on and approved. (c) Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, provided written documentation regarding the requirements of forming a “Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee, as noted in the Church Constitution and By-Laws. He made a motion, it was discussed, voted on and approved, to start the process of nominating people to serve on the committee between now and the Morning Worship Service of October 22, 2017. The nominating forms will be made available in the church vestibule and other entries of the church. The completed nomination forms will be placed in a locked box in the vestibule. The requirements and process will be discussed in detail before the church next Sunday and information provided in the church bulletin. It will be stressed that, before nominating someone, the nominator must ask the person being nominated if they would agree to serve before placing the name in ballot box. The list of nominees will be announced during the Morning Worship Service on October 29, 2017 and the vote will take place during a Special Called Meeting during the Morning Worship Service on November 5, 2017. The five people receiving the largest number of votes will constitute the Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee. (d) Mark Carney made a motion, it was voted on and approved, to change the name of the Sam’s Club card from Bro. Steve Skaggs to Debbie Farris (church secretary). The name on the card is not the Grantor but simply a contact and approval person. (e) Mark Carney made a motion, it was voted on and approved, to hire a college student who is studying Music Ministry to work with our children’s choir, including Wednesday night practices, and perform special songs at least one Sunday per month and do a special performance on Easter and Christmas at a rate of $75 per week. Applications will probably have to go through the Personnel Committee. The church family was very saddened upon the death of Elizabeth Jarboe Farmer on on October 7, 2017 at the age of 85. She served for many years as a Sunday School teacher, was a Vacation Bible School teacher, was on multiple committees, and was honored in August 2015 for over 50 years of service at the WMU Director. She also received 28 years of Sunday School Perfect Attendance Awards! She will be greatly missed.Sunday School Perfect Attendance Awards were presented during the Morning Worship Service on October 15, 2017 to the following: Karli Veatch (4 years), Michelle Gribbins, (14 years), Jessica Veatch (16 years), Ann Lee (19 years) and Josh Veatch (29 years). At the beginning of the Sunday Morning Worship Service on November 5, 2017, a “Special Business Meeting” was called by the Moderator, Ernest Carol Taylor, for the purpose of formulating the Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee. The deacons distributed ballots with the names of 20 individuals who had been nominated, and had agreed to serve, over the previous two weeks, to each church member present . The five people receiving the largest number of votes that would constitute the Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee included the following: Charlotte Benningfield, David England, Margaret Pyles, Jim Sabo, Jr., and Don Veatch.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on November 8, 2017. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the moderator. (1) Jim Sabo, Sr., Music Director, reports they will not be having a Christmas Cantata this year. (2) Donnie Veatch, representing the Transportation Committee, reports they are working on designing a Sign-up Sheet to complete when either of the buses take passengers on trips so they can keep track of who is on the buses in case of an accident or emergency. (3) Ernest Carol Taylor, representing the Personnel Committee, reports they have met and are developing a job description for the new position of Children’s Choir Director. (4) Mark Speer, upon recommendation from Debbie Farris, Church Secretary, made a motion to close the Parsonage Remodeling Project since it has been completed. The motion was voted on and approved. (5) Mark Speer made a motion to purchase furniture for the old Pastor’s Office (desk chair, 2 visitor chairs, table, lamp, book shelf) for an estimated cost of $1,200 for the supply pastors to use as needed. Upon discussion, the motion was ammended by Mark Carney, voted on and approved to only purchase a desk chair and book shelf for estimated cost of $550 so the future pastor can pick out his own office furniture. (6) David England made a motion that the church make a donation of $200 in the name of Elizabeth Farmer to fulfill the September goal that was set for the Eliza Broadus Offering for State Missions. It was voted on and approved. (7) Mark Carney, upon expressed concerns about the safety of the church because of the recent mass shooting in Texas and other previous mass shootings, reported that a Safety “Security” Committee will be formed in the next few weeks to look into what is needed to better protect the members and visitors on the church property. The “Hanging of the Greens” Service was held on Sunday night, November 26th at 6:00 p.m. The church was gradually decorated as the the meaning of Christmas was explained for each item of decoration. Then the AWANA children presented the scene of the nativity as Bro. Al Hardy read the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-20.The Safety “Security” Team met for the first time on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. This Team is being formed to look into what is needed to better protect the members and visitors on the church property. Fourteen men and women attended the meeting. The guest speaker was Travis Begley. He is the head of the security team at Elkhorn Baptist Church in Campbellsville, Kentucky and is a 16 year veteran of the Campbellsville Police Department. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on December 6, 2017. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the moderator. (1) Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, reported that we were able to purchase the safe on “Black Friday”, saving $100 with the final cost being $699. Debbie Farris is working to organize documents in it for safe keeping. (2) Charlotte Benningfield, representing the Pastor Search Committee, reported about their recent meetings and that the position has now been posted with the KBC and other entities. (3) Jim Sabo, Sr. reports that he is stepping down as Song Leader and Adult Choir Director after almost 13 years. He offered to fill in as needed while we are searching for a replacement. (4) Sam Graham, representing the Security “Safety” Team reported about the first meeting that took place on November 28, 2017. The next meeting will take place in the Sanctuary on December 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (5) In New Business: (a) The Stewardship “Budget” Committee, represented by Mark Speer, presented the budget for the new church year beginning in January, 2018. After much discussion and majority vote, one amendment (per motion by Jim Sabo, Jr., representing the Pastor Search “Pulpit” Committee) was made to keep the pastor’s salary the same as last year. The rest of the budget was accepted, voted on, and approved as presented. (b) Mark Carney made a motion, and it was approved, to retract the position of Children’s Minister of Music voted on in the October 2017 Business Meeting since we will now be searching for a new Minister of Music, that will include leading the Adult and Children’s Choir as noted in the new job description developed by the Personnel Committee. (c) Mark Carney made a motion, and it was approved, for the church to give $150 to International Missions and directed specifically to Rebekah Phillips, a missionary in Niger. (d) Mark Carney made a motion, and it was approved, to pay $208/year for a (CCL) copyright license for the church. This makes the church legally covered to: store lyrics, print songs, record and capture audio video of worship services, make custom arrangements, project lyrics, and translate songs. The fine, otherwise, could be over $100.000.We collected our Annual White Christmas Offering on December 17, 2017 during the Morning Worship Service. Thank you to everyone that gave so generously! The total amount received was $21,768.85!!! Bro. Billy Compton lead us in the Morning Worship Services on December 24th and December 31st. The Pastor Search (Pulpit) Committee presented him as a possible Interim Pastor with a vote to be taken in January. We had our Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on December 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Bro. Steve Skaggs returned for the evening to us to lead the service.We had our Monthly Business Meeting on January 10, 2018. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the moderator. (1) Erin Cox, Youth Director, reported that several of the youth participated in the “Winter Extreme” annual event December 29 - 31, 2017. She said it was enjoyed by all. They are purchasing and planning to start a Bible Study for the group that involves thirteen sessions and the topic is “Critical Decisions: Surviving in Today's World”. She also reported that they will be having their Annual Valentine Meal after church on February 11, 2018. The meal is free but donations will be accepted and will go toward funding the youth activities. (2) Josh Veatch, representing the Safety Security Team, reports that there have been about 14 people attending the meetings and the next one will be on January 30, 2018. At that time several measures will be put in place. Also, there is a recommended FREE“Protecting the Flock” seminar on January 22, 2018 in Winchester, Kentucky. This seminar will be "hands-on," emphasizing the skills you need in order to be ready to respond to a crisis in your house of worship. A church van/bus will be used for transportation if enough people are interested in going. (3) Charlotte Benningfield, representing the Pastor Search “Pulpit” Committee, reports that they are continuing to meet weekly and have the position posted in the Western Recorder and other places for the next several weeks. (4) McKenzie Hardin reports that the EARF Committee will be resuming meetings now that the holidays are over. She also reports that Joe Skaggs came across 24 nice chairs that he donated to the Odds and Evens Class. (5) Mark Carney asks that the Personnel Committee place adds in the Central Kentucky News Journal and Lebanon Enterprise and to also post at Campbellsville University regarding the search for someone interested in filling the vacant Minister of Music position. (6) David England, Chairman of the Pastor Search “Pulpit” Committee, made a motion to call Bro. Billy Compton as our Interim Pastor with a salary of $650 weekly plus mileage. He will lead us on the two services each Sunday, lead us on two Wednesday night Prayer Meeting services per month (we will cover the Business Meeting and one other Prayer Meeting service each month), and perform Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, and visit the ill and others in need on an as needed basis. He will utilize the parsonage as needed. The motion was voted on and approved. Bro. Compton had already agreed to serve based upon the vote so he will begin his leadership role on January 21, 2018. The church already has the Annual Birthday Meal planned for that day so it will also be a Welcome/Greet/Meet meal for Bro. Compton as well. Bro. Billy Compton began serving as our Interim Pastor on January 21, 2018. We had a “Meet/Greet/Welcome” time of fellowship to get acquainted with him and his wife, Sue Ann, at our Annual Church-wide Birthday Potluck Meal after the Morning Worship Service.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on February 7, 2018. Ernest Carol Taylor serves as the moderator. (1) Charlotte Benningfield and David England, representing the Pastor Search “Pulpit” Committee, report they have been receiving a lot of resumes, are reviewing them, and also are continuing the advertisements with various media outlets. (2) Mckenzie Hardin gave a detailed report for the Safety Team. They have started some basic safety/security measures upon the advise of national and local experts. One of those being the placement of two team members in the parking lot to monitor and secure the area prior to, during, and after the services on Sundays. This was initiated on February 4, 2018. She also read an announcement that was made this past Sunday to the congregation that all doors will start being locked at 10:15 a.m. each Sunday, beginning February 11, 2018, except for the entry access of the front door, the glass door on the left of the church, and the door to the Fellowship Hall where the portico is located. All other doors will be able to be exited at any time. This is being done to protect the congregation and visitors. She also reported that they now have 10 gently used radios that have been given to the church for the team members to use and ear pieces have been ordered and received for 6 of them. She reported that 6 of the radios would normally cost $1,500. Mark Carney reported that the deacons met and agree that non-members of the church who faithfully participate in activities of the church can be a part of the Safety Team. He also reported that there is a Safety Seminar provided by the Kentucky Baptist Convention on March 24, 2018 in Frankfort if anyone is interested in attending. (3) In New Business: (a) Mark Carney reports that the church’s insurance provider, Brotherhood Mutual, has been contacted about the church developing a Safety Team and provided information on increasing coverage of Traumatic Incident from the current amount of $150,000 in coverage to $300.000 in coverage with an increase premium cost of $5.00 per year and to add the security operations coverage to the policy for an additional cost of $4.00 per year (total of $9.00 per year increase in our present costs). Documentation was provided for those in attendance to review. The added costs for insurance was made as a motion, it was voted on and approved. (b) Mark Carney, representing the deacons, reported that the 4th Annual Marriage Retreat will take place on March 9-10, 2018 at Barren River Lake. Bro. Billy Compton and his wife, Sue Ann, are going to lead 3 sessions for the retreat. A motion was made, voted on, and approved to pay $100 per session (a total of $300) plus cover the cost of the room reservation for Bro. Billy. (c) Mckenzie Hardin, representing the Safety Team Committee, made a motion and later amended to include working with the Trustee Committee to get the glass door on the left side of the church replaced with a non-glass door that can be locked but still be exited in an emergency to better protect the facility. It was voted on and approved. (d) Larry Bright reports that he will donate a television to the furnishings of the parsonage (being used by Bro. Billy Compton on an as needed basis while he is Interim Pastor) and made a motion for the church to pay for television service by the provider, DISH, at an ongoing monthly cost of approximately $55 per month (available with 2 year contract) for a basic plan. This would eliminate the fee that is incurred with a new hook-up or discontinuing the service each time there is a new pastor or Interim Pastor. If the occupant at any particular time wants more service than a basic plan, he can increase the service as desired and pay the difference. This was voted on and approved. On February 18, 2018 during the Morning Worship Service, Erin Cox announced her resignation as Minister of Youth to be effective the end of the month. The Rev. Billy Graham, the Christian evangelist whose worldwide crusades and role as adviser to decades of U.S. presidents made him one of the best known religious figures of his time, died Wednesday (February 21, 2018) at age 99 at his home in Montreat, N.C, Read more about him, including his official obituary at https://memorial.billygraham.org/See article posted on Kentucky Today website.The Monthly Business meeting was held on March 7, 2018. Ernest Carol Taylor served as the moderator. (1) Josh Veatch reports that Tracy Cochran and Carol Reynolds plan to resign as the AWANA directors at the end of May. Josh and his wife, Jessica, have decided to step into this position in August and will be working alongside Tracy and Carol and the children between now and the end of May. (2) Charlotte Benningfield, representing the Pastor Search “Pulpit” Committee reports that they still have an ad in the Western Recorder and are continuing to get some good resumes. They are reviewing them and checking references and other sources and in the process of narrowing the prospects to a short list. (3) Josh Veatch, representing EARF, reports that they are looking into bids for floor treatments and other improvements and planning to have these done in time for Bible School in June. (4) In New Business: (a) Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, reports that Bible School has been scheduled for June 10-15, 2018. (b) Mark Carney reported that DISH has been set up for the parsonage as discussed last month but the monthly bill was decreased to $50/month because of being a church facility. He made a motion that the 3 month trial be stopped which would also remove an additional $3 per month. The motion was voted on and approved. (c ) Mark Carney reported that there are 3 items listed on the Designated Funds section of the Treasure Report that are considered “offerings” until they are voted to become “funds” if desired: Video Surveillance System Offering, Church Safety and Security Offering, and Food Warmer for Church Kitchen Offering. A motion was made to change their status to “fund” as a lump motion. It was voted on and approved.The 4th Annual Couples Retreat took place on March 9-10, 2018 at Barren River Lake. It was a great time of fun and fellowship! There was an evening session on Friday night and two sessions on Saturday morning. Bro. Billy and Sue Ann led the group in this time of celebrating marriage. The following attended the event: Mark and Kelly Carney, Nick and Rhonda Cobb, Bro. Billy and Sue Ann Compton, David and Lori England, Mckenzie Hardin, Cynthia Tungate Burnett, Rob and Stephanie Keeling, Steven and Shannon Lee, Steve and Carolyn Morris, Mark and Latricia Speer, Josh and Jessica Veatch, William and Robin Watson, Tony and Michelle Yocum.The annual Easter Egg Hunt was on Wednesday, March 28th at 6 P.M. The children and adults enjoyed sandwiches, snacks, and finger foods and a time of fellowship. Kids hunted eggs and heard the story of Easter. There was a “March Gladness Sunday School Tournament” between Muldraugh Hill and Pleasant Hill churches that concluded after 4 weeks on April 1, 2018 (Easter Sunday). The score cards were tabulated of contacts, visitors and attendance. After the tabulation was completed it was determined that MHBC was the champion. “On behalf of the good people of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, we would like to invite all of you to a Dessert Fellowship on Sunday evening, April 15th at 6 P.M. in our Christian Life Center.” Your beloved transitional pastor will have the distinct pleasure of throwing a pie in the face of the losing pastor. Many have desired to do this and are anxiously awaiting that moment. See you there, Dr. James Jones The Monthly Business Meeting was held on April 11, 2018. Ernest Carol Taylor served as moderator. (1) Bob Moore, representing the Trustee Committee, reported that the parsonage had some leaking of the roof and the insurance has $1,000 deductible policy. They had Terry Gootee with Central Kentucky Roofing put on a roof for $1,000 last Thursday as an amount of $1,000 or less does not have to come before the business meeting for approval. (2) Mckenzie Hardin, representing the Safety/Security Committee, reported that the new doors have been installed (right side of church at top of ramp and left side of church next to the heat/air units). Those doors are now EXIT ONLY doors or they may be entered with a church key (recently keyed by the lock smith to work with all exterior doors). The doors will be painted white once the weather conditions allow it to be done. The only entrance doors will now be the front door and the door entering the fellowship hall under the portico. This has been done to improve the safety/security of our members, visitors and facility. Also, she reported that there will be a Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon (CCDW) class on Saturday, April 21, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Byron Richardson, with the Lebanon Police Department, will be the instructor of the class. The class is 7 hours long (6 hours class time plus 1 hour of range time). It will be held at the Lebanon Police Department. The class costs $75 and can be paid on the day of the class. The participant will be required to have his/her weapon at the class plus 20 rounds of ammunition. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the vestibule. So far, thirteen people are signed up. (3) Mckenzie Hardin, representing the EARF Committee, reported that the old fellowship hall is getting a face-lift with painting recently being done and the floors are going to be done beginning next Monday. The Sunday School classes are temporarily relocated in various other areas of the church until this part of the revitalization is completed. (4) No Old Business to discuss. (5) In New Business: (a) Josh Veatch, representing the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, made a motion and it was seconded, to amend the Constitution so that it might be more aligned with the latest Southern Baptist Convention statement of Baptist Faith and Message (II. Statement of Faith) to read 2000 instead of 1963. The Constitution requires that this motion be tabled until the meeting next month before it is voted on, even though the amended change is very minor. (b) David England reported that the Western Recorder MHBC insert that is currently done each month in black and white for $15 can be done in color for an additional amount of $3 ($18 total each month). He made a motion, it was voted on and approved, to make this change. (c) Donnie Veatch, representing the EARF Committee, reported that they have been completing the revitalization of the old fellowship hall as the funding has come in. They were able to get the painting done for $318 and are getting the concrete floor covered with 2-3 layers of acrylic (depending on the volume of traffic areas) by WW Flooring for $1000-$1200. They are about $500 short in the EARF Fund to get this done and made a motion, it was voted on and approved, for the church general fund to add up to $500 for this financial need. (d) Mark Carney reported to the church that they are looking into the possibility of starting an online giving method for members or visitors to give tithes or donations. Other churches such as Mt. Washington Baptist Church and Versailles Baptist Church have this in place and report their offerings have increased tremendously with this being available. Mark also reported that the podcasts started in the last few weeks of Bro. Billy’s sermons have been accessed and listened to by people all over the United States. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on May 9, 2018. Ernest Carol Taylor served as moderator. (1) David England reported that there has been a problem with the fire alarm going off persistently. As a result of investigation into the cause, it was determined that the phone in the elevator had gone bad (it had just been replaced 2 years ago for $650). The phone is going to be replaced with a different brand for the same expected cost and hopefully be done soon because the annual inspection of the elevator is due and the church will be cited if the phone is not functional. Josh Veatch, in relation to the fire alarm, reports that he and Debbie Farris fixed a loose pull handle which seemed to resolve that issue. (2) Bob Moore, representing the Trustee Committee, reports that rock is being added around the porch at the Fellowship Hall portico area and, when completed, cars will be able to drive around the portico. (3) AWANA met this past Sunday evening for the last time this year. They will be presenting awards on May 20, 2018. Josh and Jessica Veatch will be replacing Tracy Cochran and Carol Reynolds as the AWANA leaders when they resume the program in September. (4) Catherine Sabo gave a report about WMU and also reported that Makayla Sabo will be leaving on May 12, 2018 with a mission group from Campbellsville University going to Africa for about 13 days. (5) Charlotte Benningfield, representing the Pastor Search Committee, reports that they have interviewed 4 candidates and appreciate continued prayers as they continue the process of searching for our next pastor. (6) In Old Business, the motion was re-tabled from last month regarding amending the Constitution and Bylaws to update the Statement of Faith “as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000” instead of 1963. The required vote had to be at least 66% of those present and it did meet those standards (22 yes votes of 27 present); therefore the change was approved. (7) In New Business: (a) Margaret Raikes, representing the Personnel Committee, made a motion to proceed with process of calling a Special Business Meeting before the church to vote whether to offer the Minister of Music position to Ms. Lidiane Macedo. The Personnel Committee interviewed her on Thursday, April 19th. She has a Master in Music with emphasis on voice performance, has led various choirs, is presently the Assistant Choir Director at First Methodist Church in Campbellsville and is employed as an Exceptional Child Education Instructional Assistant at Marion County Middle School. She led the congregation this past Sunday so everyone present could be introduced to her. The motion was voted on and approved so, therefore, there will be a Special Called Session of the Business Meeting on Sunday, May 27, 2018 for the church to vote whether or not to extend the invitation to her to be the next Minister of Music. The notice of the meeting has to be two weeks prior to the vote so it will be placed in the bulletin next Sunday. (b) Larry Bright, representing the Safety Team Committee, reported that the committee recommends the church having an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on site for cardiac emergencies. He researched the device and the availability at churches around our community. Per their advice, he made a motion to order one “reconditioned or recertified device that has been used for demonstration purposes” at a total cost of $1,190 (a new one would cost $2,800) which would include: $950 for the defibrillator, $150 for the cabinet on the wall to store it, and $90 for the special pediatric pads. The pads and batteries should last 5 years before they would have to be replaced at a cost of $250 every 5 years. It is felt that only one AED is necessary for our size congregation. The motion was voted on and approved. Larry will proceed with ordering the device and having it placed in the Safety Office. Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church showed appreciation to all the mothers attending the Morning Worship Service on May 13, 2018 by presenting each of them with special gift of a MHBC “EZ Gripper” jar opener. Bro. Billy Compton delivered the special Mother’s Day message from 2 Timothy 1:1-5 (Paul’s message to Timothy). “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” (2 Timothy 1:5) Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, and Bro. Billy presented special awards, with the assistance of Gayle Bright pinning the corsages. Special recognition was given to (click to view pictures): •The “Oldest Mother Present”: Janet Moore•The “Youngest Mother Present”: Sidney Cox •The “Mother with the Most Children, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren present”: Phyllis Wise (8 descendants)•Mothers present with “A Baby Born Since Last Mother’s Day”: Sidney Cox and Tiffany Underwood•Mark Carney recognized Clara Evans with a vase of flowers. She is recognized as the “Oldest Mother on the role of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church”. She is 98 years old. On Sunday, May 27, 2018, during the Morning Worship Service, there was a Special Called Session of the Business Meeting in order to vote whether to call Ms. Lidiane Macedo as our new Minister of Music. Ernest Carol Taylor served as moderator. There were 61 “yes” votes and 35 “no” votes. The position was offered and accepted by Ms. Lidiane Macedo. She is very excited to begin her service at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church! She has a Master in Music with emphasis on voice performance, has led various choirs, and prior to accepting the position with MHBC, was the Assistant Choir Director at First Methodist Church in Campbellsville. She is also employed as an Exceptional Child Education Instructional Assistant at Marion County Middle School. During the Morning Worship Service on May 27, 2018 there was a Special Memorial Day Service in which the names of loved ones who passed away since last Memorial Day were read by Bro. Billy Compton. The church bell was rung once after the reading of each name. Click to view the names that were read during the ceremony.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on June 6, 2018. Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, served as moderator. (1) Mark Carney reported that the side doors have now been painted and the signage can be added as determined by the Safety Team Committee. (2) David England reported that the elevator was inspected last week and passed all requirements contingient upon the phone being replaced as noted in last month’s Business Meeting minutes. The phone will be installed in July during the regular monthly service visit. This will save the church an extra service charge. (3) In New Business: (a) A motion was made to keep the time of Sunday Evening Worship Service at 6:00 p.m. through the summer months instead of automatically changing it to 7:00 p.m. as previously determined. The motion was voted on and approved. Vacation Bible School was Sunday, June 10th through Friday, June 15th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Friday Night, the last night of VBS, was family night. The theme was “Game On! Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game”. What a great time of fun, fellowship, and learning more about God and his teachings!Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church showed appreciation to all the fathers attending the Morning Worship Service on June 17, 2018. A gift in honor of them will be given to Hosparus. They were also each given a key chain. Special recognition was given to (see pictures): •The “Oldest Father Present”: Jim Bob Moore (92 years)•The “Youngest Father Present”: Jesse Cox •The “Father with the Most Children, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren present”: Ernest Carol Taylor (7 descendants) •The “Fathers with a Child Born Since Last Fathers Day”: Jesse Cox and Andrew Dornbrook•“Oldest Father not Present”: Howard Farris (represented by granddaughter, Mckenzie Hardin)•Homebound Father: Tommy Farmer (presented to sister, Anita Lanham)The Pastor Search Committee, on Sunday June 17, 2018, during the Morning Worship Service, gave a report of their work and made a recommendation that MHBC call Bro. Billy Compton to be our next pastor. The Committee will present this recommendation in the form of a motion at our next scheduled business meeting on July the 11, 2018, and if seconded, the church will be given a 1-week notice on Sunday July 15th of the upcoming vote on the call that we are extending to Bro. Billy. The vote will be taken on morning, July 22, 2018 from all members that are present. The Church Constitution and Bylaws requires a three-fourths majority in the affirmative to extend the call, and then Bro. Billy has the option to except the call based upon the vote. Please be in prayer for this important time in our church. Upon making the announcement, there was a standing ovation by most members of the congregation. The musicians of the church were recognized during the Morning Worship Service on July 1, 2018. Each pianist/organist was given a special gift of appreciation for his/her commitment and service over the years. Those recognized were: Wanda Buckler, Amanda Farmer, Annette Dennison, and Martha Whitehouse.David England was recognized but not present. Each were asked how many years he/she had been sharing their talents at church. The exact years were not known but Wanda and Martha voiced they had been playing the piano or organ since they were fourteen years of age. Lidiane Macedo was recognized as the new Minister of Music and also given a gift of appreciation. Jim Sabo, Sr. was recognized for his service as Minister of Music since 2006 (nearly 12 ½ years) of which he donated all his salary back to the church. He was given a plaque commemorating those years of service, a statue of a microphone and was shown a standing ovation from the congregation. There was a Music Ministry Appreciation Meal after the morning worship service. The church provided the meat, bread, drinks and the rest of the meal was potluck. What a great time of fellowship! (See Pictures)MHBC had a great night out as a church family at the Evening Worship Service and Baptism of McKenzie Bagwell and surprise birthday party for Bro. Billy on July 1, 2018 on the farm of Donnie Veatch. It was estimated around 90 were in attendance. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on July 11, 2018. (1) Mark Carney reported that the inspection of the elevator and installation of the phone has been rescheduled by the inspector in 2 weeks. (2) In New Business: (a) Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, made a motion, it was voted on and approved, for the church to make the $200 deposit needed by July 17, 2018 for the youth to attend Winter Extreme. (b) Mark Carney, Chairman of the Deacons, made a motion for the following people be added to the Nominating Committee for the new church year: Sam Graham (Chairman of Deacons for new church year), Josh Veatch (Sunday School Director), Jennifer Bland, Bob Moore, Lee Ann Moore, Tiffany Underwood, and Betty Witham. The motion was voted on and approved. (c) David England, Chairman of the Pastor Search “Pulpit” Committee made a motion and it was seconded to present Bro. Billy Compton to the church for a vote to be the next pastor of MHBC. According to the Constitution and By-Laws the announcement of the upcoming vote will be placed in the church bulletin on July 15, 2018, one week prior to the vote scheduled on July 22, 2018. This Business Meeting will be recessed until that date at which time a “Special Called Business Meeting” will be continued in order to have the church members present vote yes or no to calling Bro. Billy. The Constitution and By-Laws require a 75% affirmative vote and then Bro. Billy will then be allowed time to make known his decision to the church whether he will accept this position based on the outcome of the vote. During the time of discussion after the motion was seconded, David England presented some more information should Bro. Billy become the next pastor: (c1) Bro. Billy will be utilizing the parsonage as follows: unless there is an activity on Saturday night, he will arrive at the parsonage Sunday morning and stay overnight with office hours and visitation all day Monday. He will return for Wednesday night services and stay overnight with office hours/visitation all day Thursday. He will be here on an as needed basis other than that. (c2) He will be provided mileage from the church to destination unless he is leaving directly from his Louisville home to a hospital in Louisville, Lexington, Elizabethtown, etc. (c3) His compensation package will be the same as the last year that Bro. Steve Skaggs was the pastor and has already been approved by the budget established for this year. (c4) They Pulpit Committee has utilized the free services of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Financial Consultant to establish a financial plan (specific documentation presented to those present at the business meeting) that includes a salary of $57,703.54, a retirement of $5,770.36, and money for ministry use of $3,000 (total of $66,474.00). If Bro. Billy is called by the church and he accepts the position, he will begin as pastor on August 1, 2018 with a formal installation service at a later date. The Business Meeting was recessed until July 22, 2018.