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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 24, 2014







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Food Drive, (b) Kenya Mission Report!, (c) Market Your Event!, (d) 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 ) March Food Drive, (d) Scholarships!, (e) Sabathani Employment Opportunity






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests


Psalm 46:1-3


Amplified Bible (AMP)





1 God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas,
3 Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!





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



Sis. Bridget Gibson & Family


Bro. Lamar Mitchell & Family


Evangelist Phyllis Driver & Family


Sis. Frances Millner & Family


Rev. Beulah Wright & Family


Degalynn Wade Sanders and Family


Bro. Terrance Jones & Family


Rev. Harvey Witherspoon & Family


Mother Margaret Johnson & Family


Rev. Nell Collier & Family


Mother Joanne Clinton & Family


Sis. Dora Carter's Granddaughter & Family


Mother Mary Carson & Family


Deaconess Gezelle Carr & Family


Deac. Eric Eberhardt & Family


Sis. Vicky Mason & 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
Sabathani Food Shelf Drive!


Greetings Everyone,
March is fast approaching and we all know what is coming. The announcement has  been made, the stage has been set, for Sabathani Food Shelf Drive. Starting on Sunday March 2nd, 2014, at 8am & 10:40am, the Mission Ministry will be soliciting your help to fill the barrels with Non perishable food items and toiletries. Monetary assistance is also accepted. Throughout the Month of March the barrels will be located in the security area next to the sanctuary. For all the food items we collect they are matched by another organization pound per pound. We need your assistance in passing along this information to other church members whom don’t have email, or may not be aware that this will start on Sunday.  When brining items please check your expiration dates, not to bring anything that is out dated, or unusable. Your help in reaching others is greatly appreciated. GF let’s fill the barrels every week.

Thank You,
Deaconess Shirley

2a
Mission to Kenya Special Report!

2b



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, March 24, 2014
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

3a
Monday, March 24, 2014








3b
Tuesday, March 25, 2014




6:30 PM
-
Thespian Ministry Easter Play Production Rehearsal.

3c
Wednesday, March 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 @ GFMBC




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, March 27, 2014




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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


6:30 PM
-
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!






6:30 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, March 28, 2014




6:30 PM
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"We Got Next!" - Fitness Friday!




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




Frienship Hall




Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612 827-3587














3f
Saturday, March 29, 2014




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


9:00 AM
-
Ministers Meeting in Fireside Room [1st Saturday of month]
STEWARDSHIP DAY!  9AM-1PM 
Come Ready for Spring Cleaning The Church!


10:00 AM
-
No Doves Rehearse!
[Saturdays B4 1st & 3rd Sundays of Month]




Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting [1st Saturday of month]


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
-
Friendship Community Services Presents:




"Become a Better Student!"




Some Strategies for Success




Presenter: Robbie Burnett




The University of Minnesota, Mankato




WHO SHOULD COME?
- STUDENTS IN GRADES 8-12,
- ADULTS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL
- AND CURIOUS LEARNERS.




Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612 827-3587















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 


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!






1:30 PM

3:00 PM
-

-
Thespian Ministry Easter Play Production Rehearsal.

Catechism

3g
Sunday, March 30, 2014

UNITY SUNDAY - NO 8:00 AM SERVICE!


7:30 AM
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No Song review & devotion in Deacon Brown Choir Room


8:00 AM
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No Men of Praise Sing!!!




Attire: 




Communion served on 1st Sunday


8:59 AM
-




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden


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
-
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
-
Greater Praise Choir Sings!




Attire: Black, White, & Purple


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 ­­­­­­---------­----­­­­­-----







Friday, April 4, 2014




4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Registration


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
-
African American Geneology Conference


Saturday, April 5, 2014




8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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Registration


9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
-
African American Geneology Conference








Tuesday, April 8, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Saturday, April 12, 2014




8:00 AM
-
Deaconesses Breakfast Fellowship


Monday, April 14, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Men's Ministry Meeting


Saturday, April 19, 2014




9:00 AM
-
Men's Breakfast (All Men are Invited!)




GFMBC Friendship Hall




Food: Bacon, Eggs, Potatoes, Biscuits, Grits, Juice, Coffee




Cost: $7 for Men, $5 for Kids Under 12 yrs.


Sunday, April 27, 2014
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Pastor's Anniversary!


Friday, May 16, 2014




5:30 PM
-
Sound Check - Greater Praise @ The Historic Depot


6:30 PM
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Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell @ 2014 CRU Fellowship Dinner




225 3rd Ave S
                    Minneapolis, MN
                    (612) 339-2253


7:00 PM
-
Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell @ New Beginnings Tabernacle




Rev. Ian Bethels 27th Pastoral Anniversity




4301 1st Ave S
                    Minneapolis, MN 55409
                    (612) 823-8680







Sunday, May 18, 2014




5:00 PM
-
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
-
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
-
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
-
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 

March





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
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.

5d
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.

5e
Employment Counselor Opportunity @ Sabathani Community Center


Below is a job announcement for an Employment Counselor at the Sabathani location.  I will also be posting another Employment Counselor position for our 1200 Plymouth North location.

If you know of any qualified people, please have them contact me.

Also, I have March 22 on my calendar and look forward to participating in this event.

Regards,


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Barbara Doyle
Program Manager
HIRED - 310 East 38th Street-Suite 101 - Minneapolis, MN  55409
Phone:  (612) 821-1702 - Fax:  (612) 822-9235
Barbara.Doyle@HIRED.org
www.HIRED.org