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February 17, 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)






Rev. Brent MaGee




Deac. Eric Eberhardt




Sis. Vicky Mason




Kevin's Nephew




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




Urgent Prayer Ministry - 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 17, 2014
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

3a
Monday, February 17, 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 18, 2014




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

3c
Wednesday, February 19, 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 20, 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 21, 2014

Sankofa Kickoff!


(CANCELLED!) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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“Black Americans in the U. S. Constitution“




led by the Karamu Forum.




Come out and learn more about the eight references to us without calling our name.

3f
Saturday, February 22, 2014




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


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


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




Youth and parent(s), caregivers, grandparents, and friends are invited to join in this lively interaction to “bridge the gap.” The guest speaker will be Valdess. Fashion Designer and president of the student fashion organization at Arts Institute International of Minnesota. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 am; so, RSVP no later than February 14th to the church office at 612.827.7928.




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


10:00 AM
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No 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 



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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!








Thespian Ministry Black History Play Production Rehearsal

3g
Sunday, February 23, 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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Men of Praise Sing!!!




Attire: All Black with Kente Cloth Tie & Pocket Square




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
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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:


10:40 AM
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Greater Praise Choir Sings!




Attire: All Black with 1 Solid Color Accent (i.e. accessories)




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


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




Communion served on 1st Sunday




● Baptism on 1st Sunday


Following Service
-
Book Signing Event!




"Journeys to I Do!"




True LOVE Stories that SURVIVED This & That of Life




Amazon Book Purchase Price: $14.50






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



-
Isaiah Turning Back to God Initiative (Survey)


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



















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







Tuesday, February 25, 2014




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







Friday, February 28, 2014




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




Thespian Ministry Black History Play Production




$7 Donation


Saturday, March 1, 2014




8:00 AM
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Men of Praise @ Hope Center Graduation




2739 Cedar Ave




Minneapolis, MN 55407




(612) 721-9415






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










9:00 AM
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Shuttle Leaves GFMBC to Mt. Olivet



Saturday, March 1, 2014
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



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


Friday, 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
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Men of Praise @ Hope Center Graduation




2739 Cedar Ave




Minneapolis, MN 55407




(612) 721-9415


11:00 AM
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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


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










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
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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 

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
Research Stipend!


The Leede Group
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Dear Leede Group Database Member,


Good afternoon!  We have an upcoming study next week for kids and we are looking for more participants. We are specifically looking for Boys ages 11-14 to take part in a study on Tuesday, February 4th in the evening and Girls ages 7-10 to take part in a study on Wednesday, February 5th in the evening as well.  To participate in this study, kids would also need to bring 1-2 friends of the same age and gender.
 
To qualify for this study, we would go through some questions over the phone with kids and their friends, and each child would have to qualify in order to be scheduled as a group.  Participants in this study would either take part in a 70-minute discussion with their friends and other kids the same age and gender, or complete a research survey on the same topic that would last 5-10 minutes.  All participants will be paid $50 as a thank you for his or her time!


If you don't personally qualify for this study, PLEASE forward this on to someone you know who may qualify! 

For this study, we are looking for boys ages 11-14 and girls ages 7-10 who would be able to participate next week along with 1-2 qualified friends
 


To be eligible for this study, please reply with the following information.  If you fit the preliminary qualifications, we will give you a call to see if you qualify for this study:


-Parent's Name (we would speak with all parents first)
-Kid's Name
-Kid's Age and Gender

-Best number(s) at which to reach you

 
If you were forwarded this email, you can submit your response to: 
bbaum@leederesearch.com


Thank you very much for your time and interest in our paid market research studies!


Sincerely,
Brittany Baum
Project Supervisor

5d
Kohl's Scholarships for Young Volunteers!



5e
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.

5f
African American History


Celebrating the many skills of early African American voyagers, explorers and pioneers, their contributions to the
Movement of goods and the significant role they played in building relationships between and among peoples.

Where:     Minnesota  Historical Center
When:      Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time:        11:30- 1:00 p.m.
Location: Minnesota History Center
                  345 Kellogg Blvd. W St. Paul

Thank You,
Victoria Hopwood

VICTORIA HOPWOOD | MnDOT
395 John Ireland Blvd | St. Paul MN 55115
651.366.3952 (w) | 651.366.4909 (f) | victoria.hopwood@state.mn.us

5g
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.



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