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Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church

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Greetings Pleasant Green Family,

" Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift.        2 Corinthians 9:15 KJV 

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 the next two 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.


  • 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: "Impartial Love," James 2:1-13;
    Next Sunday's Lesson: "Called through Heritage,"  Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17; Hebrews 1:1-5)
  • 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,
  • "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: "Impartial Love"

AIM: To understand the difference between showing partiality and treating others equally. To affirm that all people are equally valued and loved by God. To practice James' call to fulfill the "royal law" of loving one's neighbor as oneself.

Bible Background: James 2

Bible Lesson: James 2:1-13

Memory Verse: Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? James 2:5 KJV 


  • The Book of James which is considered a General Letter to the church scattered  because of persecution is written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by James, the "half-brother" of Jesus.
  • Lesson Illustration: Two visitors to a church, one rich and one poor by their appearances are treated differently. The rich one is afforded great respect and ushered to a prominent seat. The poor one is disrespected and ushered to lesser seat. James exclaims that the "royal law" was violated ( i.e., love your neighbor as you love yourself). (James 2:2-4; James 2:8; Galatians 5:15; )
  • In God's sight, all mankind is created equal and loved equally and we are to practice this truth in our everyday life.
  • God is no respecter of persons. He allows His sun to shine and the rain to fall on the just and the unjust, the rich and the poor, the educated and the uneducated. Who we as His creation to make differences between others who are also are His creation? (Matthew 5:45)
  • As Christians, we demonstrate our heritage when we treat our fellow man with respect and love, no matter their outward appearance or apparent station in life. (John 13:34-35)

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.  
  • The Mobile program will be at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 605 Hill ’n Dale Road, starting next week. Testing will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m., December 3-5.
  • 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.


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 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.


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.

  • Sister Alyce Emerson as she mourns the passing of her aunt, Marguerite Sterling Brookins (Louisville, KY). Service was November 23, 2020
  • Sister Gwen Johnson (Georgetown Rehab)
  • Sister Gloria Tompkins (Homestead Rehabilitation Unit)
  • Sister Eleanor Beatty (Home)
  • Benjamin Brown, Jr. ( Sister Bonita Brown and Ben Brown's son)
  • Sister Nannie Caise (Home) (Sister Norma Johnson's mother)
  • 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,  As we enter this Advent Season, please help us to remember the real reason for the Season. Thank You for Jesus!  In His Name. Amen 

Mayor's Commission on Racial Justice & Equality 

On Friday, October 23, the Mayor's Commission on Racial Justice & Equality Report was released. We are proud of two of our own HPGMBC family members, Sister Kim Baird, Esq and Brother Anthony Wright , who were prominent members of subcommittees that contributed input to the final report.

Click Mayor's Commission on Racial Justice & Equality Report to view the complete report.


  • 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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