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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February 24, 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 ) Research Stipend, (d) Scholarships!, (e) March Food Drive






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests


Romans 13:7-9


Amplified Bible (AMP)





7 Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due.
8 Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one’s fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].
9 The commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet (have an evil desire), and any other commandment, are summed up in the single command, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.





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





Mother Mary Carson & Family
Mother Joanne Clinton & Family


Deaconess Gezelle Carr & Family


Deac Jonathan Carter & Family


Rev. Brent MaGee & Family


Deac. Eric Eberhardt




Sis. Vicky Mason & Family


Kevin's Nephew & Family


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




Urgent Prayer Request?


Rev. Juan Turner currently offers day or night, 24 hour availability for prayer


Phone: 612-529-1102




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!
























3
Monday, February 24, 2014
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Sunday, March 02, 2014

3a
Monday, February 24, 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, February 25, 2014




4:00 PM
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Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell Leads Rally @ MN State Capitol Rotunda


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

3c
Wednesday, February 26, 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, February 27, 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!






7:00 PM
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Greater Praise Rehearsal


8:45 PM
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Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal




GFMBC Music Ministry




Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org

3e
Friday, February 28, 2014

Sankofa Finale!


7:00 PM
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"Portrayal of The Soul, Past and Future"




Thespian Ministry Black History Play Production




$7 Donation




GFMBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612 827-3587









3f
Saturday, March 01, 2014




8:00 AM
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Men of Praise Rehearsal!  
[Rehearse Sat. b4 2nd & 4th Sundays]







8:00 AM
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Men of Praise @ Hope Center Graduation




2739 Cedar Ave




Minneapolis, MN 55407




(612) 721-9415






9:00 AM
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Shuttle Leaves GFMBC to Mt. Olivet


10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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MN State Baptist Convention - Women's Auxiliary




Senior Health Fair & Love Feast




Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church




451 W. Central Avenue




St. Paul, MN 55406




Pastor James Thomas



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


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
-
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 



-
Deaconesses Lunch Fellowship


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!










3g
Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sankofa Finale!


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



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SANKOFA Finale




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


8:59 AM
-




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden


Following Service
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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






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






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


10:29 AM
-
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:


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


Following Service
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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


6:00 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/lovestorycontest2013

Greater Praise Choir Opens Foreign Mission service!
Special Guest: Bishop Fred Willis Washington
New Covenant Church of God in Christ

GFMBC, 2600 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406











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Friday, March 28, 2014




6:30 PM
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"We Got Next!" - Get Fit Initiative




Pastor Billy G. Russel facilitates activity for 20-50 Year Olds


Tuesday, April 8, 2014




7:00 PM
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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
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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




8:00 AM
-
Men of Praise @ Hope Center Graduation




2739 Cedar Ave




Minneapolis, MN 55407




(612) 721-9415


11:00 AM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses Clothing Drive!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014




7:00 PM
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Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Monday, June 16, 2014





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National Baptist Convention




Dallas, Texas




June 16-20, 2014




See Sis. Theresa Russell for details


Tuesday, August 12, 2014




7:00 PM
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Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Sunday, August 31, 2014




12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
-
Taste of Friendship!


Saturday, September 6, 2014




8:00 AM
-
Men of Praise @ Hope Center Graduation




2739 Cedar Ave




Minneapolis, MN 55407




(612) 721-9415






Tuesday, October 14, 2014




7:00 PM
-
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 

February





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
Kohl's Scholarships for Young Volunteers!



5d
March Food Drive!


GFMBC will be collecting food during the month of March for the food shelf at Sabathani Community Center. A food barrel will be located in the lower level of the church for donations.

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Summer Academic Enrichment Program


From: Carter, Jacqueline C (DHS)
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:25 AM
Subject: Summer Academic Enrichment Program

Here is the link to the Summer Academic Enrichment Program. Forward as appropriate.

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1958

Thank you.