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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March 3, 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 ) Research Stipend, (d) Scholarships!, (e) March Food Drive






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests


2 Thessalonians 2:16-17


Amplified Bible (AMP)





16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who loved us and gave us everlasting consolation and encouragement and well-founded hope through [His] grace (unmerited favor),
17 Comfort and encourage your hearts and strengthen them [make them steadfast and keep them unswerving] in every good work and word.





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





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!


Good Morning 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

2b
Mission to Kenya Special Report!





2c
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.

2d


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
























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Monday, March 03, 2014
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Sunday, March 09, 2014

3a
Monday, March 03, 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, March 04, 2014








3c
Wednesday, March 05, 2014




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
-
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, March 06, 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  @ Mt. Olivet




Mount Olivet Baptist Church
                    451 W. Central, St. Paul, MN


8:45 PM
-
Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal




Mount Olivet Baptist Church
                    451 W. Central, St. Paul, MN




     GFMBC Music Ministry




     Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org

3e
Friday, March 07, 2014

Sankofa Finale!






3f
Saturday, March 08, 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
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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
-
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!





3g
Sunday, March 09, 2014




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: Black & White




Communion served on 1st Sunday



-
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


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
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Fortress & YPOP Choirs Sing!




Attire:


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




Communion served on 1st Sunday




● Baptism on 1st Sunday


4:00 PM
-
Men of Praise @ New Bethel Baptist Church




1st Annual Deacons Day




1115 30th Avenue North




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411




Rev. Clarence Hightower, Pastor




Attire: Black Suit, White Shirt, Red Tie











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







Saturday, March 22, 2014




9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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"Arise with The Guys"




Who Wins? - Success vs. Significance




Featuring Tony Dungy and James Brown




Grace Church




9301 Eden Prairie Road




Eden Prairie, Minnesota




Tickets only $10 or $20 per person




Order online: www.arisewiththeguys.com


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
              Friendship Hall
              2600 East 38th Street
              Minneapolis, MN 55406
              www.greatfriend.org


Tuesday, April 8, 2014




7:00 PM
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Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN















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




8:00 AM
-
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
-
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
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.

5e
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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