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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 27, 2014







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Kenya Mission Report!, (b) Market Your Event!, (c ) 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!, (c ) Employment Opportunity, (d) Mission Report!






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests


Romans 6:11-13


Amplified Bible (AMP)







11 Even so consider yourselves also dead to sin and your relation to it broken, but alive to God [living in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus.
12 Let not sin therefore rule as king in your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies, to make you yield to its cravings and be subject to its lusts and evil passions.
13 Do not continue offering or yielding your bodily members [and [a]faculties] to sin as instruments (tools) of wickedness. But offer and yield yourselves to God as though you have been raised from the dead to [perpetual] life, and your bodily members [and [b]faculties] to God, presenting them as implements of righteousness.




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


Bill Bradley




Charles Hughs & Family




Jackie Hughs & Family




Tina Smith & Family


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









2
Call to Action!

2a
Mission to Kenya Special Report!





2b
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, in design and/flash. It's your chance to beef up your portfolio and use your gifts for the kingdom.

2c


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
























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Monday, January 27, 2014
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Sunday, February 02, 2014

3a
Monday, January 27, 2014




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, January 28, 2014




6:30 PM
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Thespian Ministry Black History Play Production Rehearsal.

3c
Wednesday, January 29, 2014




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




Romans 12 (KJV)




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




Facilitated by Pastor Billy G. Russell




Email: ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org

3d
Thursday, January 30, 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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No Greater Praise Rehearsal


8:45 PM
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No Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal




Rehearse every Thursday except Thursday B4 2nd Sunday




GFMBC Music Ministry




Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org

3e
Friday, January 31, 2014








3f
Saturday, February 01, 2014




9:00 AM
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Ministers Meeting in Fireside Room [1st Saturday of month]


9:30 AM
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No Men of Praise Rehearsal!   [Rehearse Sat. b4 2nd & 4th Sundays]


10:00 AM
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Doves Rehearse! [Saturdays B4 1st & 3rd Sundays of Month]




Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting [1st Saturday of month]


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




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 


12:30 PM
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Taste of Friendship Committee Meeting


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








Thespian Ministry Black History Play Production Rehearsal

3g
Sunday, February 02, 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: Red, Black, or 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!




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




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




Attire: Red, Black, or White


10:40 AM
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Greater Praise Choir Sings!




Attire: Red, Black, or 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 ­­­­­­---------­----­­­­­-----







Saturday, February 8, 2014




8:00 AM
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Deaconesses Breakfast Fellowship


9:00 AM
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All Ministry Meeting



-
Isaiah Turning Back to God Initiative (Survey)


Tuesday, February 11, 2014




7:00 PM
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Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Sunday, February 16, 2014




8:00 AM
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Usher Ministry Heart to Heart Tea!




Join us immediately following 8 am Service


10:40 AM
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Book Signing Event!




"Journeys to I Do!"




True LOVE Stories that SURVIVED This & That of Life




Amazon Book Purchase Price: $14.50







-
Usher Ministry Heart to Heart Tea!




Join us immediately following 10:40 am Service


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 Minister 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!



-
Isaiah Turning Back to God Initiative (Survey)




Immediately following 8am Service


10:40 AM
-
Book Signing Event!




"Journeys to I Do!"




True LOVE Stories that SURVIVED This & That of Life




Amazon Book Purchase Price: $14.50







-
Isaiah Turning Back to God Initiative (Survey)




Immediately following 10:40 Service


2:30 PM
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Pastor Russell & GFMBC Congregation Invited to 11th Anniversary Dinner @ God's Revelation MBC


3:30 PM
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Greater Praise Choir & GFMBC Congregation w/Pastor Russell @ Pastor William Austin's 11th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration!




God's Revelation Missionary Baptist Church
Pastor William Austin
3751 17th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-722-0161
952-217-5150


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










Friday, February 28, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Thespian Ministry Black History Play Production


Tuesday, April 8, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Friday, April 11, 2014




7:00 PM
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Tasha Cobbs Concert!




"Break Every Chain"


Saturday, April 12, 2014




8:00 AM
-
Deaconesses Breakfast Fellowship


Sunday, May 18, 2014




5:00 PM
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GFMBC "Movers for Christ" present
"An Evening of Worship through Dance!"


Saturday, June 7, 2014




11:00 AM
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Deacons & Deaconesses Clothing Drive!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Saturday, August 9, 2014




10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Taste of Friendship!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Tuesday, October 14, 2014




7:00 PM
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Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Tuesday, December 9, 2014




7:00 PM
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Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN






















5
Other Announcements



5a
Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 

January





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

5c
Employment Opportunity


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Public Service Worker – Operations & Recreation

Perform manual labor and operates equipment/machinery in all areas of the Operations & Recreation Department to maintain and improve city properties and facilities.  Primary duties will be aquatic park and ice arena maintenance functions during summer and winter months, with spring and fall assignments in parks, operations, utilities, or other divisions as needed.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule and respond to after hour emergencies as assigned.  Must have HS diploma or equivalent, Class B CDL or ability to obtain in 60 days, Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator certifications or ability to obtain within 90 days, and Class “C” Boiler’s License or ability to obtain within 90 days. Related experience preferred.  Salary:  $19.83 - $25.88/hr with excellent benefits.  Deadline to apply is February 5, 2014.  View full job description and apply online at www.stlouispark.org/employment.html.


Ali Fosse | HR Coordinator
5005 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416-2216
www.stlouispark.org
Office (952) 928-2846
Fax (952) 924-2645

5d
Mission Report! - Judge LaJune Lange


From: Johnstone Kotut <kotutj@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Subject: Container
To: LaJune Lange <judgelange@gmail.com>
Cc: "Coventry St. Kate's" <crcowens@stkate.edu>, Shantrez Russell <deru11@yahoo.com>, T Russell <trussqpb@aol.com>, wallace jackman <mnblackpages@aol.com>

Greetings
Finally container arrived in Eldoret today. Attached pictures illustrates that and the Governor joined the firemen in offloading it.

We will starting monday distribute the items as per the list you left us with. The Governor will be sending official appreciation letter to ILI and if possible give us other major donors that we can personally appreciate.

Thank you so much and God bless you