(September 1, 2018 through Present)During the church year of September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 there were:•4 additions by baptism and 11 by letter•Total recorded members was 555 with 483 being resident members•The Sunday School Attendance average was 113•The Sunday Morning Worship Service average was 165•Vacation Bible School Enrollment was 142•Total Mission Project Participation was 224•Financial Giving•Cooperative Program = $23,313•Annie Armstrong Giving = $1,840•Lottie Moon Giving = $3,103•Association Missions Giving = $3,885•Great Commissions Giving = $39,515•Total Missions Giving = $45,952•Organizational Structure for 2017 - 2018•The recorded deaths were:•Elizabeth Jarboe Farmer•Iva Richerson Hardesty•Ronnie Lee Benningfield•Thomas Bernard BucklerThe Monthly Business Meeting was held on September 5, 2018. (Click to view a summary of the minutes)The Monthly Business Meeting was held on October 10, 2018. (Click to view a summary of the minutes)The Annual Trunk and Treat event was held on October 24, 2018. The weather was perfect and there was lots of fun and fellowship as the church family and community friends gathered to enjoy the activity on the church grounds. Hundreds of people participated in the activities. MHBC youth and other volunteers served chili in the fellowship hall, with donations going toward expenses for the youth to attend the Winter Xtreme event in December. A total of $1,247 in donations was received. Younger children, dressed in various Halloween attire, visited the many "trunk" sites offering all kinds of goodies, games, and entertainment. According to calculations based upon the number of bags of candy passed out, there were just shy of 200 trick or treaters. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on November 7, 2018. (Click to view a summary of the minutes). On Sunday evening, November 18, 2018, a Thanksgiving Meal was enjoyed by all who attended. The church furnish ed the meat/bread/drinks and the rest of the meal was potluck. It was a great time of Christian fellowship to thank God for His many blessings.The annual "Hanging of the Greens" service took place on November 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. It featured participation of the entire congregation in the program. Gifts were placed under the tree by those attending the service that will be given to Brookhaven Mission. At the conclusion of the service, Bro. Billy Compton narrated the story of the birth of Jesus while the children of AWANA created the Nativity Scene.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on December 5, 2018. (Click to view a summary of the minutes).On Sunday, December 16, 2018, the Sanctuary Choir presented their Christmas Cantata, “Peace Has Come”, during the Evening Worship Service. View pictures as posted on Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church Facebook page. Note: you don’t have to have a Facebook account to see the pictures. Just click the “See More” link and then select “Not Now” when asked for you to log in or create an account.On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, several went Christmas Caroling to the shut-ins in our community. On Sunday, December 23, 2018, the Annual White Christmas Offering was collected during the Morning Worship Service. A very generous amount of $24,145.62 was collected! Of that total, $15,948.12 was placed in the general fund with the rest placed in designated funds according to specifications made by the gifter.On Monday, December 24, 2018, we had our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and observed the Lord’s Supper at 6 P.M.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on January 9, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes.Rev. Kit C. Yeaste died on January 12, 2019 at the age of 94. He was Pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church from 1955 to 1958. He returned often for revivals and special services. He was a faithful servant of God and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Click to view Obituary.AWESOME: Building Great Relationships Retreat Event! The retreat was on Friday evening, February 1st and Saturday morning, February 2nd. It was a winter retreat to help us build above-average, healthy, awesome relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. We want 2019 to be a year where we grow together in a celebrative, loving fellowship with one another in an AWESOME way! The group was blessed and inspired by guest presenter and illusionist, Roger McCurry, former ministerial staff of Severns Valley Baptist Church. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on February 6, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes.February 24, 2019 was “Youth Sunday” in our church. What a great job by all the participants! We are so proud of all the youth and the leaders! The Monthly Business Meeting was held on March 6, 2019. Click here to view highlights and summary of the minutes. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on April 10, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes. There was a new document adopted regarding designation of funds. Howard Farris, a church deacon since his ordination on June 28, 1959 by Bro. Richard Shields, and who served in many positions on church committees and as a Sunday School teacher, passed away on April 23, 2019 at the age of 92.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on May 8, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes. A vote was made at the Monthly Business Meeting on May 8, 2019 to start the first phase of the process to expand the church parking lot at an estimated cost of $19,230. The initial motion and second to do this project was first presented at the Business Meeting on April 10, 2019. As per the MHBC Constitution and By-Laws (Church Finances, Section 4):"A motion to make a purchase with a cost greater than $10,000.00 but less than $25,000.00 may be made at any regular business meeting. It will require a second but the final vote cannot be taken until the next regular business meeting. During the time between the meetings, an announcement shall be placed in the church bulletin describing the purchase. " The announcement was placed in the bulletin and on the church website prior to the May meeting. The PowerPoint Presentation done by the Vision 20/20 Committee at the April Meeting was made available for viewing on the church website. Mothers Day was celebrated on May 12, 2019 with a special baby dedication ceremony. Click for details and pictures. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on June 5, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes.Vacation Bible School was June 9 - 14, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. There was an average of over 100 in attendance (learners and workers) studying God’s Word and enjoying activities such as music, crafts, and recreation. Friday night was family night. What a great week! Father’s Day and the Men’s Day Service were combined and celebrated on June 16, 2019. Click for details and pictures.On June 30, 2019, we enjoyed a time celebrating Lidiane "Ms Ligi" Macedo's past year serving as our Minister of Music. During the Morning Worship Service, Ms Ligi shared her special musical talents with the assistance of several members of the congregation, including: a group of ladies called “The Sisters”, members of the Children’s Choir, the Adult Choir, some of the AWANA kids, Bro. Billy, and other special friends. She concluded the worship service with a beautiful performance of “My Old Kentucky Home”. Afterwards, we enjoyed a church-wide meal with her. A special love offering taken today and during the past month was presented to her express our thanks for her work here at Muldraugh Hill. We wish her the best as God leads her forward in this new direction. We know He has great plans for her. Ms Ligi will be returning to Brazil July 2, 2019. Ernest Carol Taylor passed away on July 6, 2019 at the age of 84. He made a Profession of Faith as a young child and was a life-long member of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. He was ordained as a deacon January 25, 1976 by Bro. Earl Pike and was a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on July 10, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on August 7, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes and the Organizational Structure for the church year beginning on September 1, 2019.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on September 4, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes. It was noted during the Business Meeting that Debbie Farris presented her letter of resignation effective in two months. Debbie has been the church secretary for 43 years since the fall of 1976.During the church year of September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019 there were:•9 additions by baptism and 6 by letter•Total recorded members was 562 with 490 being resident members•The Sunday School Attendance average was 116•The Sunday Morning Worship Service average was 204•Vacation Bible School Enrollment was 136•Total Mission Project Participation was 816•Financial GivingoCooperative Program = $25,269oAnnie Armstrong Giving = $3,374oLottie Moon Giving = $4,484oAssociation Missions Giving = $4,212oGreat Commissions Giving = $39,589oTotal Missions Giving = $45,771•Organizational Structure for 2018 - 2019•The recorded deaths were:oDarrell BrightoRita Wilcher WiseoShirley McNear BenningfieldoLyle Thomas FarmeroWilliam Howard FarrisoErnest Carol TayloroEvelyn Colvin BurressoRonnel Lee BenningfieldoPaul William FarmerThe Annual Men’s Skeet Shoot was held on September 14, 2019 at 4:30pm. What a great time of fun and fellowship.On September 15, 2019, Betty Moore was recognized during the Morning Worship Service for her 43 years as the a Sunday School teacher at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. Betty was presented with a crystal service award to remember her years of faithful and dedicated service by Sam Graham and Josh Veatch. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on October 9, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes. The Annual Trunk ‘N Treat event was held on Wednesday night, October 23rd at 6:00 P.M. Vehicle trunks were decorated with a variety of themes by members of the congregation for children to visit for treats in the parking lot. The weather was perfect for the event. Members of the Safety/Security Team assisted with parking and safety/security of the facility and grounds during the event. The youth group served chili and sandwiches inside the fellowship hall as a fundraiser for Winter Xtreme. It was a great night of treats, great food, fun, and fellowship. Mrs. William R. “Frances” Beard passed away on October 27, 2019 at the age of 94. Her husband, W. R. Beard, served as pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church from 1950-1954. Click to view obituary.On November 3, 2019, Debbie Farris was recognized during the Morning Worship Service for her 43 years as the Secretary/Treasurer of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. She has served in this position since the fall of 1976 when Bro. Earl Pike was pastor of MHBC. Her service continued with Bro. Vic Stansbury, Bro. Steve Skaggs, and with Bro. Billy Compton. She performed her duties in a faithful, dedicated, knowledgeable, dependable, and precise way and she reports that she felt that it was God who called her to serve. Debbie was presented with a crystal service award to remember her years of service at MHBC. During the presentation, the congregation gave her a standing ovation. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on November 6, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes. Thank you to all our veterans. A special recognition was given to all the veterans present during the Morning Worship Service on November 10, 2019: Thomas Moore, Robert Farmer, Jim Sabo, Sr., Joe Brown, Jim Bob Moore, and Cameron Gaines. Also, the veterans who have passed away in the past year were recognized: William E. Benningfield, Lyle Thomas Farmer, William Howard Farris, Joseph Paul Helm, Everett “Les” Richerson, and Ernest Carol Taylor.We enjoyed our annual Thanksgiving Meal in the church fellowship hall on November 17, 2019 at 6 P.M. Our “Hanging of the Greens” Service was held on November 24, 2019 at 6 P.M.Many church members took part in the decorating of the sanctuary. Non-perishable food and misc. items were collected for the Brookhaven Mission during this service. Also, a Freewill Offering was collected for the Brookhaven Mission.The Monthly Business Meeting was held on December 4, 2019. Click here to view a summary of the minutes. On Sunday, December 15, 2019, the Sanctuary Choir will presented their Christmas cantata, “Celebrate Christmas”, during the evening worship service at 6 P.M.On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, we went Christmas Caroling to the shut-ins in our community at 6 P.M. On Sunday, December 22, 2019 , we collected our White Christmas Offering during the morning worship service. A total of $17,002.63 ($12,765.63 to the regular fund and the rest of the money designated to special funds).On Tuesday, December 24, 2019, we had our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and observe the Lord’s Supper at 6 P.M. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on January 8, 2020. Click here to view a summary of the minutes. January 26, 2020 was Connie Gough Gerstler’s last day as Interim Music Director. She has recently moved to Owensborough, KY and had been commuting the last month to continue her role in the church. The Personnel Committee will start the search for someone to fill the position. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on February 5, 2020. Click here to view a summary of the minutes. There was a vote taken by paper ballot in a Special Called Business Meeting during the Morning Worship Service on March 1, 2020. The motion carried by 64% of votes taken by members present to enter into a capital campaign contract over the next 3-year period with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, with Alan Witham as the consultant.Online giving became available at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church on February 29, 2020. After some tweaking, by the middle of March there were several methods available to members to donate to the church and for activities or ministries: • Give with cash or check in the offering plates •Give on church website•Give from a mobile device on the app•Give from a mobile device by text•Donations could be designated to specific funds and given as tributes in memory of or in honor of someone. •Give with the options of: by credit card, debit card and/or electronic checkA Special Called Business Meeting was held on March 1, 2020 during the Morning Worship Service. Click here to view a summary of the minutes. The Monthly Business Meeting was held on March 4, 2020. Click here to view a summary of the minutes. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spreading coronavirus a pandemic. The virus, called COVID-19, “probably originated in bats….is believed to have started infecting people in Wuhan, China, in late November or early December. Since then the virus has raced around the globe.” Upon recommendation by the CDC, President Donald Trump, and KY Gov. Andy Beshear, large gatherings of people were prohibited and “social distancing” was encouraged. Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church, along with other churches, finally, on March 15, 2020, had to cancel services and activities and go to online telecast or upload video messages for the congregation until further notice. Roger Dale Barnett passed away on March 25, 2020 at the age of 70. He became a deacon at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church on October 21, 1990 and was ordained by Bro. Vic Stansbury. He served on many committees and in many positions at MHBC. He was a dedicated and faithful servant of God.While the church was closed due to COVID-19 Pandemic, Bro. Billy Compton delivered a message every Sunday by video. It was played LIVE on Facebook during the 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. hour. It was shown also on YouTube, the church website, and Vimeo. Bro. Billy would drive down from his home in Louisville, Ky to the church during the week and deliver the message while being videoed by Josh England. Josh then edited the video, adding captions, and lyrics to the songs being sung by our Interim Music Director, Regean or our guest musician, Jonathan Rideout. Josh also added some video of the church taken with his drone as it flew over the church property and inside the church sanctuary. This weekly video allowed our church family and visitors to continue to congregate from a distance to hear the word of God. The videos were viewed locally, in many of the United States, and several countries. These were the messages delivered each week: March 20, 2020 - “Real Fear Factors” March 22, 2020 - “Responses in a Sudden Storm” March 29, 2020 - “God’s Answer to Worry” based on Psalm 23April 5, 2020 - “It Is Finished”April 10, 2020 - “He Chose the Nails”April 12, 2020 - “What’s the Big Deal about Easter?” (Easter message)April 19, 2020 - “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”April 26, 2019 - “Why We Need Each Other”May 10, 2020 - “This Is No Ordinary Supper”May 17, 2020 - “Faith/Fear: Facing the Giants of Life”On April 29, 2020, Gov. Beshear announced that churches will be able to re-open worship services only, with reduced capacity and maintaining “social distancing” guidelines, on May 20, 2020. Therefore, Bro. Billy and the deacons have been meeting and preparing Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church to be re-opened on May 24, 2020. There will be two worship services: 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 – 12 noon, with 30 minutes allowed between the services to re-sanitize the area. Each service is expected to allow for 70-75 attendees each. The Monthly Business meeting was held on July 8, 2020 (the first one since March). Click here to view a summary of the minutes.The Monthly Business meeting was held on August 5, 2020. Click here to view a summary of the minutes and the Organizational Structure for the upcoming church year. Adam Bland was ordained as a deacon in the two morning worship services at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church on August 23, 2020. Click to view details.During the church year of September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020 there were:•2 additions by baptism and 2 by letter•Total recorded members was 537 with 465 being resident members•The Sunday School Attendance average was 106•The Sunday Morning Worship Service average was 163•Vacation Bible School Enrollment was 0 because of the COVID-19 pandemic•Total Mission Project Participation was 458•Financial Receipts:oUndesignated Receipts = $231,955oTotal Receipts = $271,412•Financial Giving:oCooperative Program = $27,835oAnnie Armstrong Giving = $2,325oLottie Moon Giving = $5,123oAssociation Missions Giving = $4,439oGreat Commissions Giving = $46,732oTotal Missions Giving = $49,392•Organizational Structure for 2019 - 2020•The recorded deaths were:oJoseph Paul HelmoEverett Leslie “Les” RichersonoImogene BenningfieldoRoger Dale BarnettoHoward Michael “Mike” FarrisoDorothy Jean PorterThe Monthly Business meeting was held on September 9, 2020. Click here to view a summary of the minutes and the four proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-laws document. September, 2020 - Bro. Billy received this letter from the Kentucky Baptist Convention:“How excited I am about what Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church is doing to be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and around the world! I want to commend you for being one of the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s TOP 10 SENDING Churches! Your church must be full of people with beautiful feet (Romans 10:15). That is something to celebrate and is based on an ACP formula that includes primary worship and missions project participation from years 2018 and 2019. As you know, the ACP defines “missions sending participation” as local community ministry, short term missions, church planting efforts, disaster relief work, vocational ministry, or long-term missionary service. I trust this recognition as one of Kentucky’s TOP 10 SENDING Churches will be an encouragement as you lead your church to be on mission every day of every year. We will recognize your church as one of the KBC’s TOP 10 SENDING churches during the KBC annual meeting on Tuesday, November 10th in Owensboro, KY. I hope you or someone from your church will be present as we will recognize and honor those churches that are sending members out on mission. The top 100 KBC SENDING churches will be printed in this year’s issue of Kentucky Today, available at the annual meeting. Additionally, the Missions Mobilization Team would welcome the opportunity to present the award to the church in an upcoming worship service as well. If you’ll let us know of a good time, one of our team members will make plans to be there in worship with you.For far too long we have fallen prey to the idea that church “success” is measured by how many attend rather than how many we send. Your church is making a gospel difference by placing the focus upon missions sending. We are excited that you have embraced this challenge to swim against the current of popular trends and send out more from your church for the cause of the gospel. To send out and be sent is to have beautiful feet, gospel feet.I look forward to recognizing your church at this year’s annual meeting. Please let me know if you have questions about the KBC annual meeting or presentation of the award in your service.Sending with you,Eric Allen, Leader”The Monthly Business meeting was held on October 7, 2020. Click here to view a summary of the minutesMartha Dowell Shields (wife of Rev. Richard Shields) passed away on October 19, 2020 at the age of 93. Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home in Bardstown in charge of arrangements. Bro. Shields pastored MHBC from 1958-1961.