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Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday, December 30th, 2013









CONTENTS

1
Scripture & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Market Your Event!, (b) Social  Media Contact Links

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

4
Upcoming Engagements/Event Dates

5
Other Announcements - (a) Birthdays, (b) Community Engagement!






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests


Philippians 3:13-14


Amplified Bible (AMP)



13 I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.



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


● Pastor Billy G. Russell & Family


● Cynthia Stibbins & Family


● Sandy Zempel's Dad & Family


● Sis. Maple King & Family


● Deborah & Family


● Sis. Frances Millender & Family





Anyone want to be added? Please send an email to with subject "Prayer List" to:









2
Call to Action!

2a
Market Your Ministry Events!


Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:  Marketing@greatfriend.org


Need posters, flyers, announcements, event marketing?




The GFMBC Marketing team is looking for a graphic designer to join them in ministry. We need someone who is experienced in Photoshop, indesign and/flash. It's your chance to beef up your portfolio and use your gifts for the kingdom.

2b


Sponsor a ministry or tithe at the greatfriend.org website!
























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Monday, December 30, 2013
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Sunday, January 05, 2014

3a
Monday, December 30, 2013




6:00 PM
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The ICPD (Diabetes classes) are no long in session. Anyone interested in participating in an upcoming session can contact Sister Sylvia Amos at the Stairstep Foundation, 612-521-3110 or sylvia@stairstep.org

3b
Tuesday, December 31, 2013




7:00 PM
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Night Watch Service!




GFMBC Associate Ministers Preach in The New Year!




GFMBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612.827.3587









3c
Wednesday, January 01, 2014

ALL MEETINGS CANCELED - PRAYER DAY!


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




"The Peace Makers" by Ken Sande Available in GFMBC Bookstore!




Facilitated by Pastor Billy G. Russell




Email: ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org

3d
Thursday, January 02, 2014




6:30 PM
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Sunday School focused Bible Study and Prayer Service –








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


6:30 PM
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Faith Bible Institute!  January 23 - May 22, 2014!




$150 per Student. 2nd Member of household can register for $77. Minimum $44 Deposit




FBI Online Registration Now Available!




● Bible 102 - The Exodus & The Promised Land (Exodus, - Joshua)




● Bible 202 - The Life of Christ II - (Matthew - John)




● Bible 222 - The Book of Acts






7:00 PM
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Greater Praise Rehearsal


8:45 PM
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Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal




Rehearse every Thursday except Thursday B4 2nd Sunday




GFMBC Music Ministry




Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org

3e
Friday, January 03, 2014








3f
Saturday, January 04, 2014




8:00 AM
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No Men of Praise Rehearsal!   [Rehearse Sat. b4 2nd & 4th Sundays]


9:00 AM
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Doves Rehearse! [Saturdays B4 1st & 3rd Sundays of Month]




Ministers Meeting in Fireside Room [1st Saturday of month]


10:00 AM
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Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting [1st Saturday of month]




Evangelism Team Mtg. [1st Saturday of Month]


11:00 AM
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Young People of Praise (YPOP) Practice! [Exept Sat b4 3rd & 5th Sundays]




Women’s Ministry Mtg. [1st Saturday of Month]




All Mission Ministry Meeting [4th Saturdays]




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


11:30 AM
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Busy Bees Mtg [1st Saturday of month]


12:00 PM
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Adults & Teens Praise Dance Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!




ALL are welcome- children, teens and adults             




Questions: See Sis. Cynthia Taylor/Sis. Shatae Kimmons 


1:00 PM
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Kids Praise Dance Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!





3g
Sunday, January 05, 2014




7:30 AM
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Song review & devotion in Deacon Brown Choir Room


8:00 AM
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Doves Sing!!!




Attire: Black & White




Communion served on 1st Sunday


8:59 AM
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Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden


9:01 AM
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Sunday School - Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org      






9:30 AM
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GYE (Greater Youth Experience) Youth Service in Sanctuary! [3rd Sundays]


10:29 AM
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Right Hand of Fellowship (1st Sunday)


10:30 AM
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Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Opens Service!




Fortress Teen (Praise Team) Opens Service!




Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Opens Service! [1st, 3rd, & 4th Sundays]




Fortress Praise Team Sings!  --- [2nd Sundays, Youth Sunday]10:30 AM:




Attire: Black & White


10:40 AM
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Greater Praise Choir Sings!




Attire: Black & White


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




Communion served on 1st Sunday




● Baptism on 1st Sunday






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


2014 Calendar Year









Saturday, Jan 18, 2014




7:30 AM
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Minnesota State Baptist Convention Prayer Breakfast!




Spoken Word by Rev. Dr. Steve Daniels, Jr
























Sunday, Jan 19, 2014
























6:00 PM





















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Minnesota State Baptist Convention Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration!




Theme: "We Are Better Together"




Spoken Word: Bishop Richard D. Howell, Pastor of Shiloh Temple International Ministries




GFMBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612.827.3587










Thursday, Jan 23, 2014




6:30 PM
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Faith Bible Institute Begins!  January 23 - May 22, 2014!




$150 per Student. 2nd Member of household can register for $77. Minimum $44 Deposit




FBI Online Registration Now Available!




● Bible 102 - The Exodus & The Promised Land (Exodus, - Joshua)




● Bible 202 - The Life of Christ II - (Matthew - John)




● Bible 222 - The Book of Acts






Saturday, February 8, 2014




8:00 AM
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Deaconesses Breakfast Fellowship


Friday, February 21, 2014




7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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“SANKOFA": Empowerment Through Education” (Hosea4:6) - 9th Annual African Heritage Month Observance




*150th Anniversary Emancipation Proclamation – Dialogue




* This event is FREE and open to the public




For further information, contact Deaconess Ora Hokes, 612-827-7928 or www.greatfriend.org.


Saturday, February 22, 2014




10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
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“SANKOFA": Empowerment Through Education” (Hosea4:6) - 9th Annual African Heritage Month Observance




*Youth Forum – Intergenerational Dialogue




* This event is FREE and open to the public




For further information, contact Deaconess Ora Hokes, 612-827-7928 or www.greatfriend.org.


Sunday, February 23, 2014




8:00 AM & 10:40 AM
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SANKOFA Finale




* Minnesota African Women's Association will provide musical selections during 10:40 AM worship!


6:00 PM
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SANKOFA Fellowship Service with Pastor Andy Gray & Urban Refuge Church




GFMBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612 827-3587










Saturday, April 12, 2013




8:00 PM
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Deaconesses Breakfast Fellowship


Saturday, June 7, 2014




11:00 AM
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Deacons & Deaconesses Clothing Drive!









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Other Announcements



5a
Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 

December





Thank You & God bless!!




5b
Monthly Community Engagement @ Greater Friendship!


Our kids can’t wait –Monthly Community Engagement on Education Session

Join us every third Tuesday of each month beginning Tuesday November 19th, for our Community Engagement on Education Session at Greater Friendship Baptist Church 2600 E. 38th Street Minneapolis, MN 55406 from 5:30 till 7:00pm

In our monthly Community Engagement Sessions we will discuss topics such as what are the biggest challenges facing schools in our community, how can we work together to make sure our kids get the best education possible and how can we make sure that the interests’ of students are at the forefront of every policy decision?

StudentsFirst hopes to bring together a broad cross-section of parents, students, teachers, administrators, business and community leaders and elected officials, to act on our shared responsibility of ensuring that every student attends a great school, has great teachers and gets a high quality education.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Please RSVP for this important community discussion to www.Studentsfirst.org/minnesotaEvents.
To learn more, visit www.studentsfirst.org/minnesota or contact Jtrice@StudentsFirst.org - 612-849-2322