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Greetings Pleasant Green Family,

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."  Galations 6:7-9

New  "CHILDREN'S SUNDAY WORSHIP"    Sundays at 12:00 Noon

Dear Families:

We are thrilled to see that several families have joined us on the HPGMBC Children's Ministry Facebook page. Our first presentation was Sunday, October 11, 12 noon. The lesson was from the first book of the Bible: Genesis 1:1-19, "God Creates the Earth". We invite you to join us next week as we continue to study the book of Genesis. If you would like to participate in the activities and discussions, you can find the link for our live Zoom lesson on the HPGMBC Facebook page each Sunday at 12:00 Noon. Please remember to fill out the form we have placed on line to receive additional information and activities. We look forward to seeing you in our class next Sunday!

Sister Janice G. Owens,

HPGMBC Children's Department Chair

This Month's 40 Year Christians Meeting, Saturday, October 17, 11:30 AM has been CANCELLED

The Next Meeting will be Saturday, November 21, 11:30 AM

Call: 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592;

Meeting ID:685 433 0718


Happy Birthday to HPGMBC Family members, who are 70 Years Old or Older and are celebrating their special day in the month of October: Sisters Phyllis Bates, Juanita Black, Charlie P. Brown, Laura Dunaway, Hermine Emerson, Nancy Holmes, Gloria Tompkins and Brother Richard Briscoe. (If a member who is celebrating a 70th or greater Birthday in OCTOBER and their name is omitted from the above list, please call (859) 254- 7387 to give us the name. Thank you.)


    As flu season begins and the COVID-19 Infections and deaths continue to increase, it is so very important for us to continue to observe the CDC Guidelines :

    • Get a flu vaccination in September or October but getting vaccinated anytime during the flu season can help protect you. Use the 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.


    Drive-thru testing is available at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 500 Newtown Pike, through Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory. Testing is available, without appointment, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    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, 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 24, 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 Your Enemies" Luke 6:27-36;
      Next Sunday's Lesson: "Love Your Neighbor" Luke 10:25-37.)
    • 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,
    • NEW  "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


    • The Louis Brown Johnson family (he passed in California) ( He was Sister Mary Finn's oldest and last living sibling)
    • The Marty Clayborne family ( he passed suddenly) (Sister Ernestine Clayborne's son)
    • Sister Lucy Persley (Home) (Sister Bonnie Shelton's sister)
    • Sister Gloria Tompkins (Homestead Nursing Home)
    • Sister Dorothy Robinson (Home)
    • Brother Sam Giles (Home)
    • Brother George Taylor (UK Hospital) (Sister Cheryl Taylor's brother)
    • 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 ( Home)
    • Sister Paula Cunino (Called in Request ... a Nurse awaiting a kidney)
    • Residence of Homestead, Pine Meadow and other Nursing Homes
    • Sister Pamela Smith Wright (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,  we acknowledge that You are Creator and Sustainer of all that is seen and unseen. Thank you for Your Grace and Mercy. In Jesus 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.

    For Election and Voting 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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