News Bulletin | January 2, 2021
Upcoming Events, Opportunities to Serve, Ministry Teams
Pray for 2021 | Jan. 3rd | 3:30 pm
Join Bro. Harold and the Deacons in prayer for our upcoming year. Please meet in the sanctuary at 3:30.

Quilting Group | Jan. 9th | 9-5
The quilting group will begin on January 9th from 9-5 in the Activities Center Fellowship Hall. They will continue to meet the 2nd Saturday of each month. For questions or more information, please contact Ann Conley.

Disaster Relief Training | Jan. 9th | 9am - 4pm
The KBC is holding their next Disaster Relief Training in Louisville at Highview Baptist Church. You must register for the training at Disaster Relief Training: Phase 1 & 2 | Kentucky Baptist Convention (

Men's Breakfast | Jan. 16th | 8:30 am
All men are invited to our men's breakfast. It will be held in the Activities Center Fellowship Hall. Please register online at

Next Steps Class | Jan. 24th | 12 Noon - 2 pm
If you are a new member or just checking us out, we encourage you to join us for our Next Steps Class. Lunch will be provided. If you need childcare, please contact the church office at 859-586-6529. Please register online at

Wednesday Night Bible Study | Bro. Harold's Wed. night Bible study class is live on campus at 6:30 pm in the lower level atrium.
8:30 am | On-Campus Worship Service
10:45 am | On-campus Worship Service & Live via Facebook Live & Website

9:30 am | "Blessed" Ladies Bible Study Group meet on-campus

7:00 pm | Young Adults Meet On-Campus
7:30 pm | Two By Two Podcast with Bro. Harold & Danny via Facebook & Website

6:30 pm | Bible Study with Bro. Harold (on-campus in the lower atrium, social distancing) & online
7:00 pm | Students meet on-campus (Social Distancing)
Jan. 2nd | Joyce Sharp, Veda Blevins, Logan McDine, Sophia Marcum
Jan. 3rd | Tiffany Huffman, Lillian Tucker, Kyle Walton, Brooklyn Perry
Jan. 4th | Ed Dameron, Peggy Hicks, Danny S Delph, Larry Bunch
Jan. 6th | Ralph Manning, Melissa Landers
Jan. 7th | John Owens, Vivien Bunch
Jan. 8th | Amira Moser
Jan. 9th | Joe Claxon, Steve Lilly, Savanna Buck, Keegan Wenstrup
Jan. 10th | Debbie Hossman, Noah Fulmer, Lincoln Pahl
Jan. 11th | Kathy Cummins
Jan. 12th | Heather Tate
Jan. 13th | Ron Barrett, Joe Blevins
Jan. 14th | Shelli Allen, Shylor Williams
Jan. 15th | Mabel Biddle, Linda Gritton, Rea Forman, Beverly Schuster, Juliet Biddle
Jan. 16th | Pam Dickerson, Kyle King, Joyce Sparks, Henry Frecke

Steve Lilly | 859-743-1007
Jason Wallace | 859-743-7637

Doug Walsh | 859-992-7914 & Tammy Walsh | 859-750-7504
Ron Barrett | 859-653-7866 & Toni Barrett | 859-760-1458

1/3: Team 1
1/10: Team 2

1/3: Taylor Huffman
1/10: Stacey Weber

Dear Church Family, Thank you for the prayers, calls & cards during my recent surgeries. They were very much appreciated. ~Clay Vandergriff

As 2020 comes to an end, I want to thank my church family for all the get well cards, phone calls, food, and prayers. I don't always keep the positive attitude that I preach about, but I know that God as been so good to Ina and I in spite of all the complications this year has brought. I sure miss getting to see everyone and especially getting hugs! As I spend time praying over those on our prayer list, I hope that our people are taking advantage of second opinions and clinical trials. Second opinions have saved my life twice! Please call me if you would like more information on contact information. I pray that God will bless each and every one of you in the new year as we usher out 2020 and welcome 2021!
~Harold Stork

Volunteers are needed for our First Impression Team! This team includes our greeters, minglers and Starting Point Desk Host. Please call the church office if you are interested in serving! 859-586-6529

Our Diaper "Doo-ty" Ministry is thrilled to offer 6 mos of diapers for active members of BBC in 2020! We need diaper sizes 1, 2 & 3's. Not only do our members receive diapers, but our craft group includes a baby blanket as well! So, if you are expecting, please make sure to notify Beth Claxon, Joanne Ford, Rowena Bush, Elaine Skelton, Patsy Ligon or Linda Lilly!

Our next Commodities Food Distribution will be Jan. 12th. The supplemental items needed are: Jelly, Toilet Paper, Deodorant, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes & Laundry Detergent. You may drop these items off at the church office.


Jan. 3rd | Turning Our Eyes Upon Jesus (Rev. 1:9-20)
Jan. 10th | Desperate for God's Presence (1 Cor. 2:1-16)
Jan. 17th | Devoted to Prayer (Eph. 6:18-20)
Jan. 24th | Revive Our Love for Jesus (Rev. 2:1-5)
Jan. 31st | Dependent Upon God's Word (Psalm 19:7-14)
Feb. 7th | Dedicated to Advancing the Gospel of Christ (Matt.28:18-20)
Feb. 14th | Marriages that Honor Christ (Eph. 5:22-33)
Feb. 21st | Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:1-10)
Feb. 28th | Committed to His Church (2 Cor. 11:1-2)

Weekly Budget: $20,574.00
Last Week's Giving: $36,246.92
Budgeted YTD: $1,061,86100
Giving YTD: $1,089,778.71
Difference: +$19,917.71
Other Designated Gifts: $1,710.00
Lottie Moon: $2,100.00
Lottie Moon YTD: $22,161.00


10:45 am Service: 182

Goals for 2021

Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.  1 Tim. 4:7-8

      Do you have any spiritual goals for 2021? Biblically, we are encouraged to discipline or train ourselves for the purpose of godliness. I think it was Benjamin Franklin that said, “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” As we end 2020, it is a good time to think about some spiritual goals and objectives for 2021. January is a great time to get started on new goals. 
      I usually try to read through the Bible each year using a different Bible reading plan each year. I have a few different “Bible in a Year” Bibles in different translations and reading plans. Some Bibles contain some Old Testament, New Testament, Psalm, and Proverbs each day while others are chronological Bibles. Having a physical Bible with daily readings are helpful to me. If you would like some help with a Bible reading plan, we have several options linked on our church website. Most plans can be downloaded and printed out or accessed on your mobile device or computer. I think 2021 would be a great year for all of us to spend some time in the Word of God every day (rather you read a few verses a day or through the Bible in a year).
      I hope you will commit to participate in a Bible study group in 2021. We have multiple Bible study groups on Sunday mornings at 9:30. We would be glad to help you find a Bible study group to meet your desires. My class (with Brandon Clay) will be starting through a study called “American Gospel” this Sunday that examines things such as the prosperity gospel, false gospels, and some of the poor theology that is often taught in churches around the world. In addition to our Bible study groups, we are going to be starting several men’s discipleship groups in February. We will have a men’s breakfast on Jan. 16th where we will be sharing some of the times and options. If you would like more information on these groups, please see Brad Rathburn. 
     In addition to reading the Bible every day and participating in Bible study groups in 2021, I want to share a few of my spiritual goals for 2021. First, I want to be more intentional in personal evangelism. COVID-19 made personal evangelism a little more difficult in 2020 (or at least gave us some extra excuses). My goal is to have at least one gospel conversation with somebody every week in 2021 (I would like to have one daily). If you have somebody you would like for me to visit with you or talk to about the gospel, please let me know. I also want to continue to pray for some “ones” in 2021 and hope you will continue to pray for a lost person(s) each day and seek opportunities to evangelize him/her this year. 
      My goal is to read 21 books (in addition to the Bible, commentaries, and Bible study materials) in 2021. I’ve already got John Stott’s “Radical Disciple” and Will Mancini’s “Future Church” ready to start. I’m planning on studying and preaching through the Book of Daniel this year (after Easter). Finally, I started a discipleship book in early 2019 (before coming to Burlington) entitled, “A Beautifully Adorned Bride: Becoming a Healthy Disciple while Waiting for our Lord.” My goal is to finish that book in 2021.
      I’m looking forward to growing spiritually in 2021 and seeing what God has in store for Burlington Baptist. I’m looking forward to a new series that we will kick off this Sunday called, “Turning Our Eyes Upon Jesus.” After the many distractions of 2020, I think it is important for us to get our eyes back upon Jesus. Jesus changes lives and we need to look to Him. I hope you can join us on Sunday (in person or online). I hope you will consider setting some spiritual goals for 2021. I’d love for you to share your goals with me and if I can be of assistance, please let me know. 

Happy New Year!

Bro. Harold