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Greetings Pleasant Green Family,

" My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.    1 John 3:18 NKJV   

 3,892 New COVID-19 Cases  & 23 Deaths Reported in Kentucky on  Saturday, December 5, 2020

New COVID-19 cases are rising at a very rapid rate! There were 304 new cases reported in Fayette County on Saturday.   Please be safe and adhere to the CDC and Kentucky Governor's Guidance and Mandates.  

  • Get a flu vaccination as soon as possible but getting it any time in the flu season is beneficial. VaccineFinderexternal icon to find out where to get vaccinated near you.​
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick, maintain at least 6 feet from others who are not from your household,
  • Wear face masks when in public (Mandatory in Kentucky and is being extended on a 30 day basis until the spread is under control),
  • Wash your hands frequently,
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and leave home only when absolutely necessary.
Layman - Missionary Society Joint Christmas Giving Effort

It has been a Pleasant Green tradition for the Missionaries to have a Pew Service where funds are raised to purchase Christmas fruit bags  that are distributed as Christmas Cheer to   HPGMBC shut-in members and others.   Likewise, the Laymen have an In-Harvest Gathering Service to raise funds to purchase Christmas boxes of groceries for distribution to needy families. Because of the Pandemic, the Layman and the Missionary Society are joining forces and distributing gift cards to needy families. Pleasant Green Family members are asked to contribute to this effort. Please add $20.00 to your offering for the Pew Service and $20.00 for the In-Harvest Gathering. These contributions can be designated on your offering envelope.  The funds  raised will go to the Layman-MIssionary Joint effort to bring cheer to our shut-ins and others.  Please include these contributions with your offering for  Sundays, December 6 and December 13. 

"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."  2 Corinthians 9:7 KJV 

May God Bless you for sharing.!

Thank You So Much

We appreciate Sisters Dawn Martin, Vanessa Jones, and Bonita Brown for their labor of love in decorating our HPGMBC sanctuary for the Christmas Season. Thank you ladies for sacrificing your time and efforts in accentuating the beauty of this Grand Old Place, our sanctuary.

December at a Glance

December  6   Missionary Pew / Layman In- Harvest Gathering Service  (Christmas Gift Fundraiser)         

December 13   Virtual Worship Service

December 20   Special Christmas Virtual Worship Service

December 27   Virtual Worship Service

December 31   New Year's Watch Zoom Service (11:00 pm)


  • Sunday School Lesson broadcasts Saturdays 9:00 am and 3:00 pm as well as Sundays at 7:30 am on WJMM FM 99.1
    (This Sunday’s Lesson: 

    "Called through Heritage," Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17; Hebrews 1:1-5;

    Next Sunday's Lesson: "A Regal Response to Holy Light,"  Matthew 2:7-15)
  • Virtual Worship Service on Sundays at 10:00 am on the Church Facebook Page, YouTube, and Zoom. It can also be viewed on demand on the church website,
  • "Children's Sunday Worship" 12:00 noon. See Children's Ministry Facebook Page to Signup
  • Thank you for giving Tithes and Offerings by mail or the Givelify App. Our address is:

                Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church
                PO Box 11845
                Lexington, KY 40578

Today's Bible Study:
"Called Through Heritage"

Aim: GRASP the significance of Jesus’ Earthly Heritage and His heavenly origins, WONDER at the depth and scope of God’s eternal plan to bring salvation through Jesus, and WORSHIP Jesus as God’s definitive word to humanity. Ultimately, to TRUST in Jesus Christ as Our Lord and Savior!

Background: Matthew 1;1-17; Hebrews 1

Bible Lesson: Matthew 1:1-6, 16-`7; Hebrews 1:1-5


Matthew’s Passage:

  • The objective of Matthew’s geneology is to give proof and evidence that Jesus is the Messiah

  • Matthew’s geneology traces Jesus earthly lineage back to King David and Abraham, “Father of the Faithful”

  • Matthews’ geneology for Jesus is broken into 3 periods of fourteen generations,  14 generations from Abraham to David, 14 generations from David to Babylonian exile, and 14 generations from Babylonian exile to the Messiah. This leads to the phrase that Jesus came down through 42 generations to bring Salvation to Mankind. Technically, His mission was to make know Father God and to provide Salvation to Mankind.

  • Matthew’s geneology includes four women, who are not Jewish but Gentiles indicating the inclusiveness of God’s Salvation plan which is based upon Faith and exemplifies God’s Grace toward all humanity.

Hebrews’ Passage:

  • Proclaims that God has spoken to mankind many times and used many different methods through His prophets;

  • Exclaims that Jesus was in the express image of Father God and radiated His very Glory

  • Identifies Jesus as Creator and Sustainer of the World as we know it and that nothing was or is beyond His domain

  • Explains that Jesus’ death on the cross once and for all cleansed us from our sins if our faith and trust is in Him

  • Reports that Jesus is now sitting in the seat of Honor at the right hand of Father God continually interceding on our behalf with Our Father God.

  • Explains that Jesus was God in Flesh and that His position is greater than that of Angels, who were in days gone by were revered and held in high regard.

  • Exclaims that Jesus Name is above all other Names.

Summary Scriptures:

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;” Philippians 2:9 -10 KJV

“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8 NKJV

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 NKJV

Bible Study Questions

We thank Rev. Ron Jones for continuing to faithfully teach and record the Bible Study Lesson following our Virtual Prayer Services each Tuesday evening. The Bible Study Lesson is broadcast on WJMM 99.1 on Saturdays (9:00 AM and 3:00 PM) and Sundays (7:30 AM).  During the month of December, Rev. Jones takes a respite from Bible Study Lesson teaching. When Bible Study teaching resumes in January, 2021, Rev. Jones is entertaining Bible Study Lesson questions that can be discussed in a question and answer session following Bible Study. Questions should be emailed in advance to Rev. Jones at

Temporary Medical Insurance (During COVID-19 State of Emergency)


  • The Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program provides public testing at no cost to the individual. Testing is available without an appointment, with both walk-up and drive-up options. Since starting the mobile testing program in late June, over 15,000 tests have been administered in 65 testing days. 
  • Free drive-thru testing also continues, through Bluewater, at Southland Christian Church, 2349 Richmond Road. Testing is available 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary.

  • Bluewater, which also administers testing at Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program locations, is offering tests at no cost to the patient. Health insurance information may be requested, but is not required, to receive testing. Tests are available to anyone. Results are generally available in 48-72 hours.

  • Additionally, through a partnership with the University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare and Wild Health, testing is available to the public at 1505 College Way and 1350 Bull Lea Road. These sites are not intended for UK student testing. Free drive-thru testing is available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., seven days a week. Appointments are required and can be made by visiting

  • Drive-thru testing is also available seven days a week at the Walgreen’s testing location at 2296 Executive Drive (the corner of Winchester Road and Executive Drive). Tests will continue while test kits are available. Online registration is required at

Finally, most private healthcare providers are offering testing options for their patients. Urgent Care Centers are also offering COVID-19 testing.

For information on more testing sites go to:

Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory has been recognized by the state of Kentucky for expanding the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity. Based in Mount Washington, KY, they are committed to be an industry leader in cutting-edge instrumentation and testing methodologies.


The HPGMBC Joint Board met as scheduled on Saturday, October 24, to assess the safety of resuming In-Person Worship Services. With prayerful consideration of the current COVID-19 Virus infection rate and the composition of our membership, it was decided to not resume In-Person Worship Services for the remainder of this year.  The Joint Board will reassess the situation in January, 2021.

Prayer Requests

  • Family of Dr. Manny Caulk, FCPS Superintendent, who passed away on Friday.
  • Family of Brother Edgar Wallace, who passed away this week.
  • Benjamin Brown, Jr. (UK Hospital) ( Sister Bonita Brown and Ben Brown's son)
  • Sister Gwen Johnson (Central Baptist Hospital)
  • Brother Sam Prather (UK Hospital), who is Sister Tassa Wigginton's brother
  • Chris Sykes (VA Hospital - Cooper Drive)
  • Sister Gloria Tompkins (Homestead Rehabilitation Unit)
  • Sister Thelma Wright (St. Joseph Hosital) (Brother Carl Wright's wife)
  • Sister Eleanor Beatty (Home)
  • Sister Nannie Caise (Home) (Sister Norma Johnson's mother)
  • Brother Charles Jones (Home)
  • Sister Dorothy Offutt (Home)
  • Sister Benita Peoples (Home)
  • Sister Delores Spencer (Home)
  • Brother Jack Sterling ( Home) (Sister Alyce Emerson's brother)
  • Brother Larry Leath and family  (Upcoming Surgeries, FL)
  • Residence of Homestead, Pine Meadow and other Nursing Homes
  • Each person listed on our Sick List
  • COVID-19 Victims around the world
  • Healthcare workers, First respondents, etc.
  • The Entire Pleasant Green Church Family
  • HPGMBC Pulpit Committee
  • Our Nation and our Government Officials

Heaven Father,  Please continue to grant us Grace, Mercy, Peace, and Strength for the Journey. Thank You for Jesus!  In His Name. Amen 


  • If you have not completed the HPGMBC In-Person Re-Opening Survey, please click SURVEY and complete it. In preparation for in-person worship services, the Re-Opening Committee would like each member to complete the survey.
  • In an attempt to expand the options for communicating information to HPGMBC Family Members, if you have a cell phone, please complete the Cell Phone Information Form for yourself and encourage others to do the same.
  • Volunteers are needed to assist in the HPGMBC Online/Virtual Communications Ministry. Some of the needed knowledge and skills are Facebook and/or YouTube live streaming, video recording, video editing, general computer use, etc. If you are willing to assist, please click and complete this Contact Form. Thank you in advance for your willing spirit to help in Outreach and Kingdom Building.

Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church

PO Box 11845, Lexington
Kentucky 40578 United States

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