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Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church

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Greetings Pleasant Green Family,

" For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God [hath been] with thee; thou hast lacked nothing." Deuteronomy 2:7

  • The importance of VOTING in the upcoming General Election cannot be underestimated.  Keep in mind that October 5, is the last day for Voter Registration. October 27,  is the last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballots.  Mail-in ballots must be post marked no later than November 3, to be counted. The future or OUR Nation is dependent on ALL of us who are eligible to exercise OUR right to VOTE on November 3rd. Each of us should become a Committee of one to reach out to at least 10 others and encourage them to REGISTER and to VOTE their conscience at the polls in November.  Every VOTE counts! (Please Read Important information About Absentee Ballots Below)
  • With the COVID-19 Infections and deaths still increasing, it is so very important for us to continue to observe the CDC Guidelines : 
    • 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.  
    40 Year Christian Group Emphasis

    Message from 40 Year Christians Group President


    2020 has certainly been a year of trouble, struggles, a health Pandemic, along with worldly issues of racism, political strife, and the everyday turmoils of life. Due to a deadly virus called the COVID-19, it has forced many churches to close their doors to in-person assemblies and to turn to virtual services, meetings, and limited contact now called “Social distancing” and the requirement of wearing of facial masks.

    Many of our oldest church members have lived through wars, the Spanish flu, racial unrest as well as social distresses of our nation. In spite of it all, Our Church continues to be the beacon on the hill in the community that has as its anchor –a group of very active Christians called the 40 Year Christians---those who have been Christians for 40 years or more.

    From this group of seasoned Christians, we wish to highlight those who are 80 years of age or older! They can truly testify of the Goodness and Grace of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This group of believers can also truly witness to Psalms 46:1 which reads “God is our refuge and strength , a very present help in trouble”

    (Please communicate any additions to 859 254-7387)


    Submitted by

    Dr. Alyce S. Emerson

    Remembering 40 Year Christians Who Have Gone Home to Be With the Lord Since the  Last 40 Year Christian Emphasis Service

    (Please communicate any additions to 859 271-7387)


    The HPGMBC Joint Board met as scheduled on Saturday, September 19, 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 at this time.  The Joint Board will meet  again on Saturday, October 17, to reassess the situation.


    • Please join our Virtual Prayer Service by phone on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Rev. Ron Jones teaches the week’s Sunday School Lesson at 7:30 pm. Call: 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 685 433 0718
    • 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: "Love Versus Guilt" Genesis 42:6-25;
      Next Sunday's Lesson: "God's Plan Revealed" Genesis 45:1-15.)
    • Virtual Worship Service on Sundays at 10:00 am on the Church Facebook Page and on YouTube. It can also be viewed on demand on the church website,
    • 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


    • Shyan Laine, whose grandfather, Mark Turner, passed in Florence, KY (arrangements pending)
    • The Yates Family, Sister Henrietta Yates passed away on Wednesday ( arrangements pending)
    • Sandra Taylor (Home)
    • Rev. Eric Johnson (Home)
    • Sister Nina Jackson (Home)
    • Sister Dorothy Offutt (Home)
    • Sister Thelma Wright (Home; Brother Carl Wright's wife)
    • Sister Tamika Sales (Home)
    • Brother Thomas Roach (Mayfair Manor) (Sister Sandra Roach's husband)
    • Sister Krystal Gill Jones (Home)
    • Brother J. E. Adams (Home)
    • Sister Bonnie Shelton (Home)
    • Brother Larry Leath ( in Florida)
    • Sister Gwen Johnson (Home)
    • Sister Paula Cunino (Called in Request ... a Nurse awaiting a kidney)
    • Residence of Homestead, Pine Meadow and other Nursing Homes
    • Sister Pamela Smith White (Sister Dorothy Offutt's cousin) a Mayoral Candidate in Owensboro, KY
    • Each person listed on our Sick List
    • COVID-19 Victims around the world
    • Healthcare workers, First respondents, etc.
    • The Entire Pleasant Green Church Family
    • Our Nation and our Government Officials

    Heavenly Father, Please help us to keep our eyes on You and not on our problems for Your Grace is sufficient for whatever circumstances we face. In Jesus Name. Amen

    Your Help Is Needed

    • 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.


    If you are not Registered to Vote, you can get information on how to register to Vote in the November General Election by Clicking Here. Please register and exercise your God Given Right to Vote your conviction.

    For additional Information, call the County Clerk's office (859) 255-8683.

    Important Fayette County Board of Elections Information

    6 Vote-in-Person Locations, 

    Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Begins October 13, 2020: 

    Beaumont Branch Library
    3080 Fieldstone Way,
    Lexington, KY 40513

    Northside Branch Library
    1733 Russell Cave Rd,
    Lexington, KY 40505

    Tates Creek Branch Library
    3628 Walden Dr,
    Lexington, KY 40517

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College Conference Center
    164 Opportunity Way 
    Lexington, KY 40511-2623 (off Leestown Road)

    Dunbar Community Center
    545 N Upper St,
    Lexington, KY 40508

    Lexington Senior Center
    195 Life Ln, Lexington, KY 40502


    *In-person before Election Day, Oct. 13th - Nov. 2nd.

    *By Executive Order, (E.O. 2020-668(3)), in-person voting begins October 13, 2020 and shall be available during regular business hours, and at least four hours on the three Saturdays before November 3, 2020. Voters who feel safe voting in person are encouraged to vote before November 3, 2020, to ensure appropriate social distancing can be maintained.

    **By Executive Order, (E.O. 2020-668(1)), all Kentuckians who are concerned about contracting or spreading COVID-19 may vote via absentee ballot for the 2020 general election, consistent with the expanded definition of excused absentee provided in the August 14, 2020 recommendations of Secretary of State Adams. 6 Absentee Drop Boxes Located: Libraries: Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, KY 40513, Northside Branch, 1733 Russell Cave Rd, Lexington, KY 40505,   Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Dr, Lexington, KY 40517,    Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Ln, Lexington, KY 40502,   Fayette County Clerk’s Office, 162 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507

    One other location to be determined Drop boxes should be installed by October 1, 2020. They will remain open until 6:00 pm, Election Day. IF YOU INTEND TO VOTE IN PERSON, DO NOT REQUEST A MAIL-IN BALLOT: According to Section 23 of the emergency regulations for this election, “Once a voter has requested a mail-in absentee ballot, the voter cannot vote in person unless the voter does not receive their requested ballot by October 28, 2020.” NOTE: The ballots are currently being printed and will be mailed when ready. Mailing will begin in mid to late September. The deadline to apply online for an Absentee ballot is October 9, 2020 no later than 11:59 pm EST, through the portal. October 5, 2020 4:00 pm local time is the deadline to register online to vote in the 2020 General Election.



      2020 Kentucky General  Election Plan

      Absentee voting:

      In Kentucky, any voter of any age or health condition who believes they are at risk of COVID-19 can vote absentee ballot. Eligibility to vote absentee also extends to voters who are in contact with such vulnerable voters.

      For those who plan to use the absentee voting option, Kentucky will be launching an online portal late next week so voters can request a ballot by mail. Ballots can be requested on the portal through Oct. 9.

      Mail ballots will need to be postmarked by Election Day on Nov. 3. They will need to be received by Nov. 6, officials said.

      Elections officials also said drop boxes will be available for residents to return their ballots if they are concerned about postal delays. County clerks will determine those locations.


      The early-voting period across Kentucky will begin Oct. 13. It will also last for three weeks before the election and include Saturday voting for at least four hours.

      According to state officials, every county clerk will provide a location for safe in-person voting. State election officials stress that early-voting is not absentee voting. Any Kentuckian can vote early for any reason.

      Election Day:

      It will be up to county election officials to decide election sites on Nov. 3. Those county officials will have to have their plans approved by the secretary of state and governor's offices.

      Voters in each county will see, again, a reduction in polling places. But the state hopes to offset any concerns by requiring each county to set up at least one "voting super-center," much like the Expo Center was for Jefferson County during the June primary.

      Anyone from the particular county can vote at the super-center, regardless of precinct.

      Voter identification:

      Kentuckians who have been unable to get a driver's license or photo ID because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and because their clerk's office was closed, can sign a document explaining these issues and cast their ballot.

      (Source: WLKY, 1918 Mellwood Ave., Louisville, KY 40206-1035)

      Don't forget to complete your 2020 Census forms. The form can be completed online in less than three minutes  HERE. Census workers are scheduled to be canvasing our neighborhoods soon.

        Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church

        PO Box 11845, Lexington
        Kentucky 40578 United States

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