1972, 111th year. The Bracken-Pendelton Co. Hymn Sing was held at the church on January 15th. The Kentucky Temperance League speaker gave a program on February 6th. 2 Girls were baptized by Dr. Perry on March 19th.
That summer church parking spaces got a coating of gravel. The bulletin board and simulated Crosses of Calvary were repainted in August. Repair and reseeding of the cemetery was in progress. A paramet set ~ also, offering plates ~ were purchased. A new furnace was put in. Pulpit flowers and Bible were given to the church at Christmas. Lecterns were given to the church. Every member canvass was conducted.
1973, 112th year. May 7th through 13th evangelist Donald Tipton
conducted revival services. 7 Decisions were made. There was a
Sunday School picnic and trip to the Cincinnati Zoo May 20th.
Southern Aires gospel program was June 3rd. 2 People joined
church June 10th. On August 27th Dr. Perry and Rev. Clos
baptized and accepted another member. That fall there was
a Halloween social and fellowship supper. The Bracken-Pendelton
Co. Hymn Sing was on November 18th. Good will project for
Christmas: gifts for the Methodist Home at Versailles, KY.
Carter's Chapel's Christmas program on December 17th with
gift exchange and fellowship supper followed ~ with Christmas
caroling the next week on the 23rd. Star of Light pins were given
for perfect Sunday School attendance at the end 1973.
That year the church was presented with a fan, doors and a statue of Christ. Old windows were being removed while new were being made. Carter's Chapel purchased a sweeper, a light for the piano and a mower.
Death claimed 2 members: Mr. Louis Tungate and Mr. James Bailey
1974, 113th year. On March 16th The Bracken-Pendelton Co. Hymn Sing was held at Carter's Chapel. June 2nd, the congregation went to the pastor's home for a cook-out after worship services. The Sunday School Picnic was at Big Bone Park on July 13th. A program on Sunday evening October 21st featured a KY State Police representative who explained the effects of drugs on the individual and society. There was a Halloween social at the Crittenden Fire House on the 26th. On November 11th The Fuller Family from Lexington presented a program of gospel music. The Community Thanksgiving service was held at Carter's Chapel November 21st. Speaker, Rev. Winters from Gardnersville Christian used slides as illustrations for the Thanksgiving holiday. Gifts went to the Methodist Children's Home in KY. Every member canvass, gift exchange, fellowship dinner and program were on December 23rd. The church got new silverware at Christmas.
That same year windows were installed in the sanctuary; memorial plaques (identifying the donor or placing in memorial of loved ones) were ordered for windows and doors. More work was done on the cemetery grounds.
Death claimed the following members: Mrs. Clara Mann, Mrs. Lillian Cooke, Mr. A.W. Cornelius and Mrs. Minnie Sayers.
1975, 114th year. The Bowles Family Gospel Singers sang at the church on Sunday afternoon, January 19th. A representative of the KY Temperance League was present for service on the 26th. Several Carter's Chapel members attended the District Rally at Florence UMC & heard Bishop Roberts speak. On April 26th, Keith Staton of Hamilton, OH presented a program of gospel music. The 25th of May the preacher hosted a cook-out for the congregation at his home. Rev. Robert C. Pugh was the evangelist for the revival held from August 26th to the 31st. Rev. & Mrs. Raymound Gibson, campus minister of Union College were in attendance on Sunday for the 11:00 service.
Young people had a hay ride and wiener roast at the park in Crittenden July 12th. Sunday School picnic was at Big Bone. Homecoming featured The Bowles Family Gospel Singers. Keith Staton and Rev. Stanley Patterson spoke at the event. The Edon Shale Group Witness Team presented a program at the church Sunday evening October 5th. The Bracken-Pendelton Co. Hymn Sing was held at Carter's Chapel on November 16th. Several gifts and a check were given to The Methodist Home of KY. Annual member canvass was conducted December 22nd. There was also a fellowship supper, Christmas program & gift exchange.
The church bell and new steps for the rear door were erected in July of 1975; all funds and work donated. That year too 100 Spiritual Power Hymn books were donated as memorials. Identification memorial plaques were put on windows and doors. Eagle and cross for flag poles were given. A half dozen special music song books were also presented to Carter's Chapel.
Death: Mrs. Julia Spegal passed away May 22nd.
1976, 115th year. In March the young people had a wiener roast. Two rest rooms, a rebuilt pulpit, new cistern, three Sunday School rooms and wall to wall carpet had been completed. So there was a dedication service for the projects. Special music at the event was provided by The Heavenly Sounds; message delivered by Dr. Walton Gardner.
On Easter there was a sunrise service & breakfast. The Bracken Pendelton County Hymn Sing was that May. A couple of weeks later the pastor hosted a cook-out. The following week church membership increased by 1 transfer to Carter's Chapel.
When Old Timer's Day rolled around, participants dressed in period clothes. Festivities celebrating the US Bicentennial Birthday included Col. Sanders fried chicken. Children, some wearing pioneer bonnets, sang and spoke tribute to God and country. There was a bell ringing ceremony commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Afternoon services closed with communion.
In August the Sunday School had a picnic & hay ride to the park in Crittenden. In September Rev. Harry Glazier from The Gideons International presented a program; a freewill offering was donated to further Gideon work. Rev. Finley Isaacs, pastor of Morningview UMC served as evangelist for revival that month. The annual Halloween party was held at a member's home. ***One of Carter's Chapel's own returned from four years Navy duty to find a surprise dinner given in his honor. ***The Gardnersville Community Thanksgiving Service was at Carter's Chapel. Rev. Underhill, pastor of Gardnersville Christian delivered the message. All three churches provided special music. The church took a check and several gifts to The Methodist Home of KY. Carter's Chapel annuals were ready in December. The new public address system was too. Member canvass, Christmas program & supper were all that month. In 1976 10 additional Spiritual Power hymn books commemorating loved ones were given to the church. The Bailey family presented Carter's Chapel with a new electric organ; gift in memory of Stanley and Ruth Bailey, and James Bailey. Additional work was done on the cemetery and grave markers. An extensive drive was being conducted to place the cemetery in perpetual care.
Deaths: Mr. William Neal, Mrs. Ruth Bailey and Mrs. Lois Bowen.
1977, 116th year. In January a speaker from the Temperance League of KY spoke at the church. An offering was taken. Bad weather and inability to get propane resulted in water shut off during severe weather ~ forced evening services to be discontinued. Easter Sunrise services closed with communion. Breakfast followed. The Green Family Singers presented a program on April 24th.
In May there was a Sunday School picnic and hay ride at the park in Crittenden. June Annual conference returned the preacher to the church for his ninth consecutive year. Old timer's Day was July 3rd. Col. Sanders supplied the fried chicken. Later that month 3 members were received by transfer. Homecoming was August 28th; guest speaker Robert C. Pugh, pastor of Asbury UMC. Special music was enjoyed throughout the services. On the morning of September 4th three people were baptized & one of those joined church that evening.
Dr. Henson conducted Annual Charge Conference October 4th. On the 15th Carter's Chapel hosted The Bracken-Pendelton Co. Hymn Sing. Rev. Frank T. Harris, pastor of Concord UMC & Rev. Clos exchanged pulpits for the morning worship service on October 23rd ~ emphasized the pension crusade. Carter's Chapel accepted 100% of the Conference asking. The Halloween party was held at a family residence. On the 30th Mr. Delbert Cox was at the church representing the Gideons; the offering donated for Gideon work. Community Thanksgiving Services were held at Gardenersville Christian Church on Wednesday evening the 23rd. The interim pastor of the Gardnersville Baptist Church brought the message then and Carter's Chapel provided the special music. By December 1977 church annuals had been printed and delivered. On the 18th an every member commitment, gift exchange, Christmas program & fellowship supper took place. A check and large box of gifts went to the Methodist Home of KY. Fire destroyed an area home and Carter's Chapel sent a donation to help victims rebuild. In 1977 the church attic was insulated. A sink and cabinets were donated for use in the middle Sunday School room. Cemetery care was officially incorporated.
1978, 117th year. Several church services were canceled due to severe winter weather. Sunrise Services, breakfast and Holy Communion highlighted Easter worship. On April 30th a member of Florence Christian Church joined Carter's Chapel via transfer. There was a wedding at the church May 5th, pastor officiating. Cook-out & hay ride were at the park in Crittenden on June 4th. On the third Sunday of June, the preacher began his 10th year as pastor. On Saturday July 1st Carter's Chapel joined Gardnersville Baptist Church for Centennial Services. The Fourth was celebrated at Carter's Chapel on Sunday, the 2nd with a Col. Sanders chicken dinner. Dr. Harold Henson brought the morning message for Homecoming August 27th. Afternoon services were presented by Rev. Gale Gaines, also two laymen and singers from Sherman Full Gospel Assembly. On the evening of September 3rd, Rev. Glenn Forbes' program topic was ~ the Preservation of Country Churches and Schools.
Mr. George Hall represented the Gideons as a guest speaker Sunday, September 10th; freewill offering that morning went to further their work. Thursday, September 27th Dr. Henson conducted Annual Charge Conference. Rev. John Smith, pastor of Eggleston UMC was the evangelist for the revival held from October 2nd to the 8th. There was special music each evening. Later in the month on the 28th The Bracken-Pendelton Hymn Sing was held at Carter's Chapel.
Rev. Clos was the speaker for Community Thanksgiving Services held at Gardnersville Baptist November 22nd. All three churches provided special music. December saw the church annuals printed. The yearly Christmas program, fellowship supper and gift exchange were on Sunday evening, the 17th. Money and several presents were sent to the Methodist Home for Christmas. By now a new sign was placed at the front of the church, aluminum siding was put on the front and back of the building. New exterior doors had been hung. Robinson Glass Co. of Newport installed storm windows prior to bad weather. There was a paint and fix up crew working on the exterior of the building and grounds. During the year one member transferred membership to the Walton KY UMC.
Deaths: Mrs. Margaret Epperson and Mrs. Lavinia Gibson passed to their rewards.
1979, 118th year. On February 17th a delegation from Carter's Chapel attended the Sunday School Caring Workshop at Asbury Church. Spring season was ushered in with Easter Sunrise Service, breakfast and morning worship. The Business Men's Gospel Quartet of Cincinnati sang for church service April 22nd. Saturday evening, May 12th the Southern Aires Gospel Quartet from Dayton presented a program of special music. Annual cook-out & hay ride were held the 29th of that month. Carter's Chapel had a delegate to Annual Conference in Richmond Ky 5th through the 8th. The pastor began his eleventh year that month. 1 Person joined church on June 10th. Old Timer's Day was held on July 1st. Col. Sanders furnished fried chicken. The Pendelton-Bracken Co. Hymn Sing was at Carter's Chapel that same month on the 21st.
The Methodist Home presented a program at the church August 19th. For Homecoming Sunday, the 26th, the Business Men's Gospel Quartet of Cincinnati sang at the morning worship service. That afternoon there were short talks by past ministers and friends. Special music was provided by Rev. Gale Gaines from Sherman Full Gospel Assembly and, Shirley Cummins.
On September 9th three people joined church. Later that same day a 50th anniversary party was celebrated at the Masonic Hall in Fiskburg. On Friday evening, September 28th, DS Eugene P. Barbour presided over Charge Conference. There was a hay ride and wiener roast October 14th. And a Halloween Party on the 28th.
Community Thanksgiving Service was held Wednesday evening, November 21st at Carter's Chapel. Three churches were well represented. Gardnersville Baptist, Gardnersville Christian and Carter's Chapel all provided special music. Rev. R. Underhill of Gardnersville Christian brought the message. Annuals were printed in December. The Young Adult Class was started on Sunday, December 2nd. Gifts and a check were sent to the Methodist home for Christmas. Carter's Chapel UMC was ninth in the Covington KY District in support of the Methodist Home in 1978. The annual Christmas program, fellowship supper and gift exchange highlighted the evening of the 23rd.
In 1979 a couple exchanged marriage vows at the chapel. Monthly communion services were instituted. That spring two members each donated land to the Carter's Chapel Cemetery. New gates were installed around the cistern. A line fence was built at the edge of the cemetery.
Death: Mr. John Stephens was laid to rest.
1980, 119th year. The 1979 Annual was received in January. In late February due to severe weather, expected attendance was curtailed for a Proclaim the Work revival; Rev. David Bierly, pastor of Augusta UMC evangelist. Saturday, April 5th a couple exchanged marriage vows at Carter's Chapel in the presence of the pastor. Sunrise Service, breakfast and Easter egg hunt highlighted the services on Sunday, the 6th. May 18th, the annual cookout and hay ride were enjoyed by the Youth.
Carter's Chapel had a representative at Annual Conference at Moorehead University. The pastor began his 12th consecutive year. Evangelist Jimmy Rose brought the morning message Sunday, June 17th. July 13th one person transferred membership to Carter's Chapel. Evangelist Jimmy Rose preached a revival in August from the 13th through the 17th. Homecoming services were on the 31st of the month.
At least two people joined church in 1980. Membership ranged the age gamut from 1 to 92. Several adults and all the Youth received 'New Life in Christ' jackets. In July and August the church interior was remodeled.
Bishop Duffey visited Carter's Chapel that year. According to a longtime member, "District Superintendents have come here before but it's very unusual for a Bishop to visit a small church like this." According to some of the members ~ for as long as they can remember, the church has been on the Honor Roll of the KY Conference.