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February 20, 2017







CONTENTS


Monday, February 20, 2017
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Sankofa, (b) Tech Jobs, (c) MTC, (d) American Heart Association, (e) Forces Cases, (f) Kenya Mission, (g) Social  Media Contact Links

3
This Week's Schedule - (a) Mon, (b) Tue, (c) Wed, (d) Thurs., (e) Fri, (f) Sat, (g) Sun

4
Upcoming Engagements/Event Dates

5
Other Announcements - (a) Birthdays, (b)






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests

1a
Acts 1:8


Amplified Bible (AMP)


8 But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you;
   and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me]
   both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria,
   and even to the ends of the earth.”




1b
Prayer List (Chaplains - E. Paster, J. Brown, J. Champs)

Sis. Valerie McCarty & Family
Juanita Williams Family (Mother of Tonjia Reid, Sylvia Jackson & Sibyl Jackson)


Mother Beatrice Crossley Family


Deaconess Cheryl Perteet & Family


Deacon Eric Eberhardt & Family


Rev. Ron Collier & Family


Rev. Juan Turner & Family


Mrs. Laura Webster (Mother of Sis. Yolanda Taylor)


Sister Frankie Johnson and family


Sister Shirley Moore & Family


LeeAnn Hicks & Family


Mother Ora Lee Law Family





Anyone want to be added?

Please send an email to with subject "Prayer List" to:



Prayer Line Request?


Prayer offered day or night, 24 hour availability for prayer


Call: 612-559-0061









2
Call to Action!

2a
African American Month Observance




2b
Urban Tech Jobs!






2c
Careers with MTC!





2d





2e
Forces Phone Cases - By Veterans for Veterans



2f
Kenya Mission Pledge Drive





2g






























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Monday, February 20, 2017
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

3a
Monday, February 20, 2017




6:00 PM
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Hospitality Ministry Meeting




1st Monday of Month


6:30 PM
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Usher Ministry Meeting




2nd Monday of Month




7:00 PM
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Bible Study w/Rev. Lewellyn Wilder




Single Creek Commons




4600 Humbolt




Minneapolis, MN




3b
Tuesday, February 21, 2017




6:30 PM
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Friendship Community Services Board Mtg




Fireside Room




GFMBC National Baptist Conv. Trip Planning


7:00 PM
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PACT II (Friendship Community Services)




Support Services Meeting


For those reestablishing lives disrupted by:

incarceration or addiction



(New Members Classroom)




Email: fcs2600@gmail.com








7:00 PM
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Education Equity Team Meeting




GFMBC Friendship Hall




[4th Tuesday of Month]





3c
Wednesday, February 22, 2017




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Sunday School focused Bible Study & Prayer Service








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org






6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Bible Study & Prayer Service @ GFMBC




Facilitated by Pastor Billy G. Russell




The LORD's Prayer




by Thomas Watson






Bookstore Email: gfmbcbooksandmore@gmail.com




Christian Education Email:
ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org









3d
Thursday, February 23, 2017









The Beat!


5:00 PM
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Minister Darnell Davis




● Tune in to soarradio.com




● Or download Live365 Radio App on your Smartphone




6:00 PM
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Doves Rehearse!




[Thursday b4 1st & 3rd Sunday]


6:00 PM
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Men of Praise Rehearse!




[Thursday b4 2nd & 4th Sunday]







6:00 PM
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Young People of Praise (YPOP) Practice!




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]


6:30 PM
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Faith Bible Institute Registration Open!








6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Teacher I Want to Be Training




1st Thursday of Month




Fireside Room




2600 E. 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




7:00 PM
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Fortress (Teen) Choir Rehearsal!




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]


7:00 PM
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Music Ministry Bible Study!




Greater Praise Rehearsal!




[Thursday b4 1st, 3rd, & 4th Sunday]


8:30 PM
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Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal




[Thursday b4 1st, 3rd, & 4th Sunday]




GFMBC Music Ministry




Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org




3e
Friday, February 24, 2017











3f
Saturday, February 25, 2017

4th Saturday





9:00 AM
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Trustee Meeting




[4th Saturday of month]







10:00 AM - 12 Noon
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Intergenerational Youth Forum




Special Guest: Pastor David Johnson




Grace Apostolic Church, Minnetonka, MN




Light Breakfast





10:00 AM
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Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting




[Saturday b4 1st Sunday of month]





10:00 AM
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All Mission Ministry Meeting




[4th Saturdays]




Foreign Mission, Evangelism, Women, Men, and Bread Ministries


10:00 AM
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Jr. Usher Training!




[Saturdays b4 2nd Sunday]


10:30 AM - Noon
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YPOP (Young People of Praise) Rehearsal


11:30 AM
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Busy Bees Meeting




[1st Saturday of month]


12:00 PM
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Adults & Teens Movers 4 Christ (Praise Dance) Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!




ALL are welcome- children, teens and adults




Questions: See Sis. Cynthia Taylor


1:00 PM
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Children Movers 4 Christ (Praise Dance)




Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!

















3g
Sunday, February 26, 2017

4th Sunday --- DOWN HOME DAY!


DOWN HOME DAY!


6:00 AM
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Bro Pete Rhodes Presents: "Urban Perspectives"




Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks










7:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:05 AM
8:20 AM

Sermon

8:59 AM
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Song review & Devotion (Deacon Brown Choir Room)
Call to Worship --- Worship Leader
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses
Men of Praise Sing!

Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell

New Members Class -




Email: NewMembers@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden






9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Marriage Ministry Presents…




Marriage Built to Last: Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically




Email: MarriedMinistry@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Rev. L. Wilder & Sis. Jean Wilder






9:01 AM
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Sunday School








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org






10:00 AM
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Bro Pete Rhodes Presents: "Urban Perspectives"




Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks










10:15 AM
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Call to Worship --- Worship Leader


10:20 AM
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Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses




Movers 4 Christ!  (Praise Dance)


10:25 AM
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Worship in Song


Sermon
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Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell, Sr. Pastor




Invitation




Closing with Altar Prayer




Dinner following 10:15 AM Service


4:00 PM
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We Are Better Together Fellowship!




Bethlehem Baptist & GFMBC





4:00 PM
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Father-Daughter Dance




Earle Brown Heritage Center




6155 Earle Brown Dr.




Brooklyn Center, MN 55430














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­­­­­­­­­---------- Upcoming Engagements/Event Dates ­­­­­­----­----­­­­­





Sunday, February 19, 2017





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"Wear Red" Sunday




In participation with American Heart Association





Friday, March 10, 2017




6:00 PM
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Teen Lock-In Drop Off




RAP SESSION | FOOD | FELLOWSHIP | FUN


7:15 AM

Saturday Pick-Up






Saturday, March 11, 2017




11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Ministers, Deacons,




Deaconesses, & Mothers Fellowship




Commons Party Room




4600 Humbolt Ave. North, Mpls, MN


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Saturday, March 18, 2017




Time TBD
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Minnesota State Baptist Convention




Celebrating Togetherness!




Roller Garden




5623 West Lake Street, St. Louis Park, MN





Sunday, May 21, 2017




4:00 PM
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Deacons, Deaconesses, & Mothers Service






June 19-23, 2017

National Baptist Convention


Tuesday, June 20 @ 10PM
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Pastor Russell preaches Late Night Service!




St. Louis, MO











5
Other Announcements

5a
Birthdays!




Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 
February





Thank You & God bless!!

5b
Kenya Firemen Graduate!






5c
Metro Transit Driver Opportinities!


See Section 2C

5d
Airport Career Opportunities



5e