News Bulletin | February 20, 2021
Upcoming Events, Opportunities to Serve, Ministry Teams
Baby Bottle Campaign | Feb. 21st
All baby bottles are due back by February 21st. Please be sure to bring your bottle back and drop it at the Starting Point Desk.

Married Life Kickoff | Feb. 21st | 6 pm
Join the married life group as they kickoff their next study. They meet each Sunday night in the Atrium area.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group | Feb. 22nd | 7 pm
If you or someone you know has a loved one suffering with Alzheimer's or Dementia and could use some support with others in the same situation, you're welcome to attend! Join us downstairs in the Children's Multi-purpose room.

Racetrack Ministry | Feb. 22nd
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 macaroni & cheese, desserts or rolls for approx. 30 people. Food needs to be at the church no later than 5 pm on the 22nd. Please sign up at the Starting Point Desk. For additional info, please see Rowena Bush or contact the church office at 586-6529.

Livin' It! | March 2nd | 12 noon
Come join us for our first Livin' It event for 2021. This group is for adults ages 55 and over. We will be having lunch in the fellowship hall. It will be a catered lunch. Please sign up ahead of time by calling the church office at 859-586-6529.

Men's Breakfast | March 6th | 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

Women's Bible Study
The Women's Ministry is excited to announce that they will be having several women's bible study groups beginning the first week of March. All groups will be studying the same book, Women of the Word. Please visit our website for more information or to sign up for the class time that works for you!

Men's Discipleship Training
There are several men's discipleship training classes beginning in March. Class size is limited. Please visit our website for more information or to sign up for the class time that works for you!
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
6:00 pm | Married Life

9:30 am | "Blessed" Ladies Bible Study Group meet on-campus
7:00 pm | Alzheimer's/Dementia Support 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)
Feb. 20th | Bridget Bell, JoAnn Young, Courtney Hurst
Feb. 21st | Tim Tate, Rod Ball, Joy Roland, Chad Russell
Feb. 22nd | Rosie Shuff, Clint Hoskins
Feb. 23rd | Clay Duckworth, Shirley Calhoun, Clayton Regenbogen, Loretta Herter
Feb. 25th | Herbie Donovan, Pat Mackey, Jamie Crace, Cyndel Mosley
Feb. 27th | Moriah Hawkins, Evan Scroggin, Melissa Rodriquez
Feb. 28th | Laura Cannon, Karen Feighery, Logan Orgon
Feb. 29th | Gavin Shircliff
Mar. 1st | Missy Ransdell, Blake Cooper, Abel Brewer, Deborah Rich, Aubrey Heltman
Mar. 2nd | John Stork, Penny Smith, Chris Ahlman, Desiree Bromley
Mar. 3rd | Margaret Siegert, Kay Johnson, Isabella Frecke
Mar. 4th | Marilyn Beil, Molly Biddle, Greg Hoskins, Nick Laux, Henry Cannon, Skylar McDine
Mar. 5th | Jenny Prather
Mar. 6th | Ted Walter, Isabella Young
Trae Huffman | 859-397-5523
Kevin Keefe | 859-391-5002

Jessica Graham | 859-991-2030
Rob Seaver | 812-371-8905
Jim Westphal | 513-600-0193 & Patti Westphal | 513-600-0194

2/21: Team 3
2/28: Team 4

2/21: Stacey Weber
2/28: Holly Laux

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 March 9th. The supplemental items needed are: Jelly, Toilet Paper, Soap, Toothpaste & Soup. You may drop these items off at the church office.

One of the greatest joys of my life has been to lead the Worship Choir for the past 13 years and to serve as accompanist many years prior. Thank you precious choir friends, wonderful staff, and congregation for the opportunity to serve in the capacity and for the beautiful gift. Your support and encouragement will not be forgotten. Thanks be to our heavenly Father for His amazing grace and our victory in Jesus - which gives us reason to SING! ~Sandy

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)
March 14th | Regular in Repentance (2 Cor. 7:8-10)
March 21st | Come Lord Jesus (Rev.22)

Weekly Budget: $21,472.00
Last Week's Giving: $16,844.25
Budgeted YTD: $150,304.00
Giving YTD: $139,415.29
Difference: -$10,888.71
Other Designated Gifts: $430.00


8:30 am Service: 107
10:45 am Service: 157
TOTAL: 264
Thinking about sin and deception
Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12
       Ravi Zacharias was known as one of the best Christian apologist for the past 40 years. Ravi was born in India but was very popular throughout North America in his ability to defend the Christian faith. He founded the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) and has spoken all over the world. He has written over 30 books and had tremendous influence in Christendom. In March 2020, Zacharias was diagnosed with a malignant cancer in his spine. He died on May 19, 2020. A number of high-profile Christians (like Tim Tebow), pastors, and leaders (like Vice-President Mike Pence) shared words of condolences expressing the influence that Zacharias had on their lives. It is no exaggeration to say that Ravi Zacharias impacted hundreds of thousands of people with his intellectualism and defense of the Christian faith.  
      The past few years there were some allegations of sexual misconduct but most were discounted based upon the size and influence of his ministry. Zacharias adamantly denied these allegations and proclaimed his marital faithfulness. Last Friday (2/12/21), a law firm hired by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZMI) released a twelve-page document describing the evidence they found for rape, sexual misconduct, numerous extramarital relationships, and other acts of sexual abuse. I spent some time on Tuesday night reading the document and was both saddened and sickened by the findings. I’m not going to go into any of those dark details but want to reflect on a few some things we should learn from Ravi’s hidden sin.
      First, we should feel sorry for, and pray for, all of the women who were victims of Zacharias’ acts of sexual abuse. He manipulated, guilted and abused many ladies who will live with those scars the rest of their lives. We know that Romans 12 tells us that “vengeance” belongs to the Lord and these acts were not hidden from God (and He will repay). We should also mourn and pray for Zacharias’ family and close friends. I am sure they are devastated by these findings. RZIM has a staff, supporters and friends all over the world who have been shell-shocked over these allegations and findings of such sinful and reprehensible behavior. 
      Second, we should be reminded of Paul’s warning in 1 Corinthians 10:12 about taking heed lest we fall. None of us should think we could not fall into such dark sin. Brad Rathburn and I had talked about Ravi Zacharias a few times the past several months (in regards to his skill in defending the faith). We have also been talking about men’s discipleship and how important it is to have some accountability in our lives. On Monday, Brad and I grieved over Ravi’s deception and unconfessed sinfulness. I told Brad I wanted him to keep an eye on my life and to love me enough to question me if he ever sees any questionable behavior in my life. He asked me to do the same for him. By the grace of God, I don’t think I’ll ever be involved in sexual misconduct but there is the realization that if Ravi Zacharias could fall into such sinful activities, we should all take heed (take precautions), lest we fall. We need people keeping watch over our lives and we need somebody who is able to ask us tough questions. In addition to accountability, we need to establish boundaries in order to make no provisions for our flesh. The enemy is real and he is actively seeking to devour us. 
      We know that any man can disappoint us but Christ is ever faithful. In regards to Zacharias’ teachings, Ray Comfort wrote an excellent article on the Living Waters website where he says, “we have a problem when we elevate apologetics above the gospel, and never preach the actual good news of salvation. Paul reminds us that it is the gospel, not apologetics, that is the power of God unto salvation (see Romans 1:16).” May we be gospel people who walk close to Jesus and strive to live lives of purity until we meet our perfect Savior. Come quickly Lord Jesus!              

Bro. Harold