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Greetings Pleasant Green Family,

"Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? [who] can shew forth all his praise?" Psalms 106:1 -2 KJV 

230th Church Anniversary

 God has blessed us to celebrate our 230th Church Anniversary by His Grace as a people trusting and worshiping on the same spot since 1822. Many spectacular and horrific events have occurred within the two centuries and three decades of our existence.  "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18). This verse speaks to the resilience of faith held by our church over the years and that continues to exist.  God's Grace and Mercy has allowed our church to persevere through it all.

During our sojourn,  many major tropical/subtropical storms, numerous earthquakes, wars (World War I and II, Korean War, and Vietnam War), several Worldwide Pandemics, the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the attack  on World Trade Center Towers  just  to name a few  disturbing major events.   Similarly, the Civil Rights Act was signed,  the first man walked on the moon, the first African American was launched into space,  and the first African American President was elected.  Yet through good and not so good times, we are still standing, thanking and praising God! Throughout this  same time, 44 US Presidents have been elected to lead our country,  while we have been led by only 18 Pastors.

Today, by God's Grace our church celebrates our 230th Church Anniversary. In spite of the COVID-19 Pandemic, a divided nation,  and  an uncertain upcoming General Election, our church family stands resolute with our faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

"[We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed."  (2 Corinthians 4:8-9 KJV)  We believe
"Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is  stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."  (Isaiah 26:3) God is keeping and protecting us!  After 230 years, the question is still asked " ... What mean ye these stones?" (Joshua 4:21b)  Our answer is that God continues to graciously provide our needs. While separated, we can still celebrate together God's Providential Care. 

In recognition of God's Amazing Grace, each member is asked to give a contribution in celebration for the 230th Church Anniversary. The suggested amount is $ 100.00 in addition to our tithes and offerings. The contribution can be given throughout the month of November. Please spread the word throughout the Pleasant Green Family.  Let us rejoice in God's Goodness and Mercy!

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." Psalms 23:6

To God Be the Glory for the Great Things He Has Done!


Happy Birthday to HPGMBC Family members, who are 70 Years Old or Older and are celebrating their special day in the month of November: Sisters Bonita Brown, Ernestine Clayborne, Shirley Jones, and Carolyn Martin. (If a member who is celebrating a 70th or greater Birthday in November and their name is omitted from the above list, please call (859) 254- 7387 to give us the name. Thank you.)


  • 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, nearly 13,000 tests have been administered in 52 testing days. This week, testing will be available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., November 5-6; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 7, at Tates Creek Golf Course, 1400 Gainesway Drive. Next week, at the golf course.

  • 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.


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.


  • 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: "Loving by Serving," John 13:1-15, 34-35;
    Next Sunday's Lesson: "Abiding Love," John 15:4-17)
  • 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


November 7, 2020,  11:30 AM

All Missionary Circle Members Please Join the Parent Body Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 685 433 0718

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  • Sister Alice Carter family (passed suddenly) (Sister Franceen Drake's relative)
  • Brother JE Adams' family (passed after lengthy illness) (Sister Cleo Washington's brother)
  • Eric Byrd (St. Joseph Hospital) (Sis. Sandra Taylor's brother)
  • Gwen Johnson (Central Baptist ICU)
  • Bill McCann (Austin, TX) (Sister Charlie Peoples Brown's cousin)
  • Brother George Taylor (Hospice - Louisville) (Sister Cheryl Taylor's brother)
  • Sister Gloria Tompkins (St. Joseph Hospital)
  • Benjamin Brown, Jr. ( Home) (Son of Bonita Brown and Ben Brown)
  • Joetta Byrd (Sis. Sandra Taylor's daughter-in-law)
  • Sister Nannie Caise (Home) (Sister Norma Johnson's mother)
  • Brother Sam Giles (Home)
  • Jeffrey Ginyard  (Brandywind, Md) (Sis. Norma Thomas' godson)
  • Steve Givens (Home) (Sis. Norma Thomas' brother)
  • Cameron Jones (Home) (Bro. Richard Taylor's grandson)
  • Rev. Henry Wise Jones (Atlanta)
  • Rev. Eric Johnson (Home)
  • Sister Krystal Gill Jones (Home)
  • Brother Larry Leath (Upcoming Surgeries)
  • Bernessa Lee (Home)
  • Brother Herbert Lee (Dearborn, MI) (Sister Gloria Tompkins' son-in-law)
  • Sister Dorothy Offutt (Home)
  • Sister Paula Parks (Bakersfield, CA) (Sisters Eleanor Smothers' and Tassa Wigginton's cousin)
  • Rev. Stewart T. Peoples (Home)
  • Sister Lucy Persley (Home) (Sister Bonnie Shelton's sister)
  • Brother Thomas Roach (Home) (Sister Sandra Roach's husband)
  • Sister Dorothy Robinson (Home)
  • Sister Tamika Sales (Home)
  • Sister Bonnie Shelton (Home)
  • Sister Sandra Taylor (Home)
  • Sister Thelma Wright (Home; Brother Carl Wright's wife)
  • Sister Paula Cunino (Called in Request ... a Nurse awaiting a kidney)
  • Brother Paul Ross (VA Hospital) (Sister Regina Hair's patient who requested prayer)
  • 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
  • Sister Pamela Smith Wright (Sister Dorothy Offutt's cousin) a Mayoral Candidate in Owensboro, KY
  • Our Nation and our Government Officials

Heavenly Father, Please help us to remember that nothing is beyond Your control and that You are always aware of our situations.  In Jesus 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.


Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Began 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.

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)

    Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church

    PO Box 11845, Lexington
    Kentucky 40578 United States

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