News Bulletin | January 9, 2021
Upcoming Events, Opportunities to Serve, Ministry Teams
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.

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

Baby Bottle Campaign | Jan. 17th - Feb. 21st
Pick up a baby bottle and fill the bottle with coins, cash or checks to benefit CareNet Pregnancy Center. Baby bottles may be picked up at the Starting Point Desk. Please return by February 21st.

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

Racetrack Ministry | Jan. 25th
We are supplying dinner once a month to the backsider's at the former Turfway Park Racetrack. Even though the grandstands are not there, they are still training the horses at that facility. This month, we are asking for volunteers to cook corn, au gratin potatoes, hawaiian rolls, and desserts to feed approx. 30 people. Food needs to be at the church no later than 5 pm on the 25th. Please sign up at the Starting Point Desk. For additional info, please see Rowena Bush or contact the church office at 586-6529.

Disaster Relief Training | April 10th | 9am - 4pm
The KBC is holding their next Disaster Relief Training in Richmond at Red House Baptist Church. You must register for the training at Disaster Relief Training: Phase 1 & 2 | Kentucky Baptist Convention (

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
9:30 am | All Bible Study Classes Meet On-Campus
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. 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
Jan. 17th | Brett Perry, Carol Barker
Jan. 18th | Rylee Hawkins
Jan. 19th | Brenda Figgins, John Ralphy, Tracy Bruneau
Jan. 20th | Jim Guthrie, Carl Wilson, Kennedy Clore, Cole White, Gunner Orton
Jan. 21st | Dorotha Michael, Ben Turner, Shelby Merse, Tracy Holscher, Emma Hankins, Jay Robinson
Jan. 22nd | Dan Poston, Tom Tate, Amanda Warren, Kellen Michels, Sarah Couch, Katherine Flynn, Grayson Kirby
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

1/10: Team 2
1/17: Team 3
1/31: Team 1 (5th Sunday)

1/10: Stacey Weber
1/17: Kim Hoskins

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

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. 10th | Getting to Know the One Who Loves Us (Psalm 63:1-8)
Jan. 17th | Jesus' View of Life (John 11:32-35)
Jan. 24th | Devoted to Prayer (Eph. 6:18-20)
Jan. 31st |Dedicated to Advancing the Gospel of Christ (Matt.28:18-20)
Feb. 7th | Revive our Love for Jesus (Rev. 2:1-5)
Feb. 14th | Marriages that Honor Christ (Eph. 5:22-33)
Feb. 21st | Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:1-10)
Feb. 28th | Dependent Upon God's Word (Psalm 19:7-14)
March 7th | Committed to His Church (2 Cor. 11:1-2)

Weekly Budget: $21,472.00
Last Week's Giving: $21,404.29
Budgeted YTD: $21,472.00
Giving YTD: $21,404.29
Difference: -$67.71
Other Designated Gifts: $1,028.00
Lottie Moon: $803.00
Lottie Moon YTD: $22,964.00


8:30 am Service: 88
10:45 am Service: 134
TOTAL: 222

A New Year!

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

      Are you excited for a new year? I think most of us would answer that question with a resounding “YES!” Most people were extra glad to turn the calendar to 2021. A new year brings renewed expectations. In regards to church life, I’m both enthusiastic and encouraged about this new year. I’m excited for our upcoming men’s discipleship opportunities, a new series about turning our eyes back to Jesus, upcoming baptisms, vaccines for COVID, and to see what the Lord has in store for His church in 2021. With the excitement for this new year comes a great deal of uncertainties.   Churches and pastors enter this year with more uncertainties than ever before. While we are certain that God is still on His throne and He is still mighty to save, we are uncertain about the effects of COVID on the future of the church. A number of articles/blogs have recently been written about church trends and expectations for the future. I’ll share just a few of them.

1.    The majority of attenders may no longer be in the room. “Physical church attendance has been in decline for decades and COVID in all likelihood accelerated the decline even further. The average church has seen their re-opened attendance come in around 36% of previous levels.” (We have been at 42% the past few weeks in comparison to 2019.)
2.   Some Pastors will try to fill auditoriums while others focus on fulfilling the Mission. While we love full rooms and worship centers, we must realize that is not our highest aim. Fulfilling the Great Commission is Lord’s mission for His church! As we attempt to “get everybody back” we must not lose sight of the mission of reaching people and making disciples.
3.   Growing Churches will see the internet and their buildings differently. “Right now, most pastors are using church online to get people into the building. In the future, most pastors will use the building to reach people online.” I believe we must continue to put a high priority on producing the best possible content in order to connect with people who are watching online. During COVID, we have reached some people who first started watching online before they ever came to a service. Solid, biblical, online content matters as we must use every available means to get the Word of God to people.  
4.   Generational differences will become clearer than ever. According to surveys, every generation except the Boomers “had a preference for hybrid (a combination of in-person and digital gathering) or digital gatherings.” While I may desire everybody to just come back after COVID is gone, I think it would be foolish to think that digital gatherings will disappear. 
5.   The political and ideological churches will lose influence with the unchurched. “Unchurched people aren’t looking for politics or ideology. They’re looking for Christ.” I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of politics and want to preach, teach, and share Jesus Christ. 

      None of us know how the church is going to look when the dust of COVID settles. While I may wish everything would just go back to normal, I think the assertion that “leaders who see opportunities instead of obstacles will thrive.” Just as COVID made us get out of our comfort zones and make necessary adjustments, I think it is imperative to see some of the changes as opportunities as opposed to obstacles. We must acknowledge that the population around us is increasing rapidly while the majority of churches are plateaued or declining. I suspect God wants to use this pandemic as a wake-up call for His church. May we be a church that says, “wherever You lead we will go!"                                                                                                                                                    

Bro. Harold