We would like to emphasize to our members and visitors that they are strongly urged to wear a mask for the safety of others, especially for the safety of those that we have coming that are in the more vulnerable category. Please see all the other guidelines below:Bro. Billy and the deacons have developed a phased plan to re-open our church beginning Sunday, May 24, 2020.The first phase will be re-opening our worship service only. There will be two Morning Worship Services: 10:00-10:45 AM and 11:15-12:00 noon. This is being done in order to more easily adhere to the "social distancing" guidelines necessary to keep our congregation safe from the exposure and spread of the coronavirus. This will allow us 30 minutes to sanitize the church between services. The planned process for each of the worship services are as follows:•There will be someone to greet and seat you when you enter the church in order to ensure appropriate “social distancing”. Some pews will be blocked off to help maintain sufficient distance between members. •Please observe social distancing when entering and leaving the church. •Please do not shake hands or offer hugs. •Masks are strongly encouraged. This is for your safety and the safety of others. We have ordered MHBC-imprinted masks to share upon your arrival. We are making these available at no charge. However, if you would like, you may reimburse the church for the cost of your mask at $5.00 each. Simply mark your check with “MHBC masks” and place in the offering plate or mail. Or you can go to the Generosity app and choose the “Imprinted Mask” account to make a donation. •The sanctuary level and restrooms in front of the elevator will be the only space accessible Sunday. The lower basement, elevator, balcony, classrooms, nursery, and Fellowship Hall will be closed. •The church and sanctuary have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. The smaller footprint that we have open will help us in our efforts to sanitize between services—and for future services. •Hymnals and guest cards have been removed from the pews to eliminate handling, and there will be no offering plates passed during the service. Your offering may be dropped into offering plates made available as you exit the service. •There will be no Sunday School. •We will have security personnel at the restroom doors to ensure entry and exit of one user at a time. The restrooms will be sanitized between uses. The elimination of the Sunday School hour should minimize the need for the use of restrooms. •The church service will be videoed. The video cannot be live-streamed from our church due to limited bandwidth and the high resolution of 4K. Therefore, the video will be uploaded to Vimeo, the MHBC Facebook page, and our MHBC website on Monday or Tuesday. •Regarding the MHBC imprinted masks: The masks are a two layer polyester that are lightweight, and easy to breathe through. They can be worn, not only during our worship services, but also for trips to the places such as the grocery, Walmart, and Lowes. They will be a great “conversation starter” to promote our church and invite others to come join us at MHBC! What a great way to show someone where you go to church! If you are a member and can’t attend this Sunday’s service, simply let one of the deacons know of your request to have a mask, and we will get one to you.October 25, 2020: Click on the video below to listen to the most recent message by our guest speaker, Roger McCurry. You may also “follow” our video site on Vimeo.com for past and future messages from Bro. Billy, and ask others to follow our site. GOOD NEWS! Do you know that our MHBC video ministry is currently being shared and viewed in other states and countries? We have stats from Vimeo that show where our video messages are being viewed. Our video messages have been viewed in over 20 states outside of Kentucky and they are also viewed in at least 12 countries outside of the United States! PRAISE GOD! Campbellsville University’s WLCU TV station will air each Sunday’s video message from Bro. Billy on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM and on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. The video message will be edited down to fit their 30-minute time slot. Due to editing time, we have to work a Sunday behind. Remember, not everyone has Internet access. This will give our members that can receive this local channel, access to our MHBC video message if they have not had Internet access up to this point, as well as those that have been sheltered in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It will also be a great opportunity to give our church exposure to a wider range of non-members than ever before. This new TV opportunity from WLCU TV, coupled with our radio coverage from the Bardstown’s WOKH Radio Station 102.7, is an exciting outreach tool that is one positive that has come from this COVID-19 pandemic.Because of the unique time that we are in, and the lack of communication with us not having regular church services, the deacons are procuring a “One Call” service to keep our church family informed on important news in our church. The service is what the local schools use, and we believe it is needed and will be beneficial in keeping our church family informed. A phone message, up to two minutes, can be immediately sent to all our members with phone numbers, and all will get the message at one time. We used to have a phone chain and that has not been used with advent of social media and the passing of some members in the phone chain. Also, we have members that are not on social media that aren’t in the loop at times. Even with social media, there is some news that really needs to stay within the church family and not put on public display. This service would allow us to do that and keep our members informed. Hopefully, we can get this in place soon.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The following motions were presented and adopted at the October business meeting:1.A motion to set our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal at $3,500.2.The motions that were tabled at the September Business Meeting to amend the Constitution and Bylaws document with four amendments were each voted on by paper ballot with the results as follows: a.Amend the church secretary position to two separate positions: clerical secretary and financial secretary (as developed by the Personnel Committee last December). - APPROVEDb.Amend and clarify the procedure for expenditures greater than $10,000. - APPROVEDc.Amend the Cemetery Committee description as a result of the changes in the laws pertaining to perpetual care funds. -APPROVEDd.Amend the document with the creation of a “Financial Committee” as a result of the recommendation of the church financial secretary. - REJECTEDOur thoughts and prayers are with the family of Martha Shields (wife of Rev. Richard Shields) upon her death on October 19, 2020. Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home in Bardstown in charge of arrangements. Bro. Shields pastored MHBC from 1958-1961. Click for more information about his time as our pastor.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Jeffrey Wayne Montgomery upon his death on October 18, 2020 at the age of 51. Auberry Funeral Home is in charge of details. He was the brother of Jason (Jill) Montgomery and uncle to Jasey. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Rita Larose Purdom Waymon upon her death on October 17, 2020 at the age of 84. Bosley Funeral Home in charge of details. She was the first cousin of Ernest Carol Taylor. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Linda C. Hourigan upon her death October 16, 2020 at the age of 76. Bosley Funeral Home in charge of details. She was the first cousin of Evelyleen Taylor. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Joseph "Vernie" Douglas upon his death on October 9, 2020 at the age of 87. Houghlin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was Jason (Melissa) Brown's uncle. If you are interested in helping direct traffic & safely secure the area during the Trunk & Treat event, please call Sam Graham at 270-465-1095 or Josh Veatch at 270-692-7693. You will need to be at the church by 4:30. Please bring a flashlight & wear something that would stand out (reflective or hunting vest).The church will be having a “Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat” activity on Wednesday, October 28th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The theme is “Shine With The Light of Jesus!” Everyone will stay in their car and candy will be given out in bags to each child as they are driven through the lot. Candy donations are now being collected or money can be given to purchase more candy as needed. Thank you in advance for volunteering & helping with this community outreach event. We will be participating in Operation Christmas Child this year. Shoe boxes will be provided for you to pick up, at a later date, to pack with items (click here for ideas of what to pack). The packed boxes will need to be returned to the church no later than November 15, 2020 when we will have a dedication to pray over the boxes. Please be in prayer now for this important outreach.The goal for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering has been set for $3,500. You can give your generous donations by any of our available means such as online, via text, the mobile app, mail, or the offering plate. Thank you in advance for supporting this ministry.MHBC has been selected for being one of the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s TOP 10 SENDING Churches! This is because of our giving to local community ministry, short term missions, church planting efforts, disaster relief work, vocational ministry, and long-term missionary service.We will be recognized and honored during the KBC annual meeting on Tuesday, November 10th in Owensboro, Ky. The top 100 churches will also be printed in this year’s issue of Kentucky Today! Thank you for giving unselfishly to help spread the word of God locally & around the world.Planning has begun for our capital campaign for 2021with the theme “Embrace Tomorrow” based on Jeremiah 20:11. The Monthly Business Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend as important decisions are made for our church family and facility. The Safety and Security Team meeting will be on November 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to plan for coverage for future services. All members are urged to attend.
Notice from the Transportation Committee: The church has a van and bus that are available for church groups going on church related trips. In an effort to serve as many people as possible, the Transportation Committee requests that the usage of the church vehicles be reserved in advance of a planned activity. Please call or text any of the four members of the Transportation Committee to make a reservation. The members are:oDon Veatch - (270) 692-7329oSam Graham (270) 465-1095oNick Cobb (270) 405-1509oJosh Veatch (270) 692-7693
Notice from the Facility Use Committee: Please don’t forget to fill out a request form if you would like to reserve the church fellowship hall for an event and give the completed form to Bro. Billy or a member of the Facility Use Committee. Members of the committee are: Larry Bright, Anita Lanham, Jean Peterson and Kaylene Poff. The forms are located in the church vestibule on the credenza or you can print one from the church website by clicking the link or the icon at the bottom of the page labeled “Facility/Ground Use Calendar.”
Why Have a Safety/Security Team and Proactive Safety Protocols?Safety means taking reasonable measures to make the place(s) where we meet safe and to be ready to respond to various emergencies, whether natural (such as tornado, flooding), accidental (such as fire), medical (such as heart attack, stroke, fall), or secondary to a violent act. These are several reasons to form a Safety/Security Team or to form proactive safety protocols at church. Contact Mckenzie Hardin, Kaylene Poff, Sam Graham, Josh Veatch or any of the other team members for more information about the Safety/Security Team and to see how you can help. It is NOT a requirement to have a concealed carry license to participate in the program.
Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to visit our church and think you will find our church family very friendly and welcoming. We love God and want our church to be a lighthouse for the community.
We video-tape every Morning Worship Serviceand some of our special services. If you would like a copy of a service, please let Josh England, Sam Graham, or Josh Veatchknow.
If you want to be included on the email list that gets the prayer concerns/updates or you want to add someone to the prayer list contact Kaylene at email@example.com or call her at (270) 849-4768.
You can now help support our church ministry and activities with online giving. Click the image above to get started or use your mobile device by downloading the Generosity by Lifeway app. Click here for more detailed information about the various giving options.
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The church will be having a “Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat”activity on Wednesday, October 28th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The theme is “Shine With The Light of Jesus!” Everyone will stay in their car and candy will be given out in bags to each child as they are driven through the lot.
On November 1, 2020 Daylight Saving Time ends. Be sure to set your clocks back.