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April 28, 2014







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Market Your Event!, (b) 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) TCF Bank Fundraiser!, (c ) Promise Fellow Opportunity, (d) Scholarships!, (e) Sabathani Employment Opportunity, (f) Part Time Seasonal Opportunity, (g) NABA Student Scholarship Program






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests


Jeremiah 10:13


Amplified Bible (AMP)





13 When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind out from His treasuries and from His storehouses.





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



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
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.

2b


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

















New Video now on GFMBC Youtube Channel






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Monday, April 28, 2014
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Sunday, May 04, 2014

3a
Monday, April 28, 2014




6:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




MOUNT OLIVET CHURCH, 451 WEST CENTRAL,  Saint Paul






3b
Tuesday, April 29, 2014




8:00:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sisters Standing Up to Breast Cancer Screening Events




Call 1-888-643-2584 (Promo: SS4) to reserve your spot




GFMBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612 827-3587












 

3c
Wednesday, April 30, 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




Bookstore Email: gfmbcbooksandmore@gmail.com




Christian Education Email: ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org






3d
Thursday, May 01, 2014




6:00 PM
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Music Ministry Leaders w/Pastor Russell


6:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




MACEDONIA CHURCH, 3801 1ST Avenue South, Minneapolis


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, May 02, 2014








3f
Saturday, May 03, 2014




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



-
Deaconesses Breakfast Fellowship


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 - 1:00 PM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses Prayer Walk




Help Tidy our Neighborhood!


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
-
Taste of Friendship Committee Meeting




Fireside Room


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






5:00 PM
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Music Ministry @ Miata Smith Benefit Fundraiser




New Hope Baptist Church




712 Burr Street, St. Paul MN 55130




Donate a silent auction item (gift basket, gift card, tickets, whatever you can!)
     o Donations due by May 1st, 2014
     o Email Seleta @ shalmy17@yahoo.com for drop-off instructions

● Make a direct donation to the Wells Fargo account established as Miata Benefit Trust

● Visit Miata’s Caring Bridge Site for more information:
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/miatasmith/journal




 

3g
Sunday, May 04, 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: Black, White, w/Red Accents




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


10:00 AM
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Youth Resurrection Day Speeches!


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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Greater Praise Choir Sings!




Greater Praise Attire: Navy Blue & Silver




Attire: Black, White, & Red


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




Communion served on 1st Sunday




● Baptism on 1st Sunday


6:00 PM
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Greater Praise Choir Opens 1st Sunday Night Service!




Special Guest: Bishop Richard Howell & Shiloh Temple International Ministries.




Attire: Black, White, & Red











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







Monday, May 5, 2014




6:30 PM
-
Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




MOUNT OLIVET CHURCH, 451 WEST CENTRAL,  Saint Paul


Thursday, May 8, 2014




6:30 PM
-
Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




MACEDONIA CHURCH, 3801 1ST Avenue South, Minneapolis


Monday, May 12, 2014




6:30 PM
-
Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




MOUNT OLIVET CHURCH, 451 WEST CENTRAL,  Saint Paul


7:00 PM
-
Men's Ministry Meeting




Fireside Room


Tuesday, May 13, 2014




6:30 PM
-
Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




MOUNT OLIVET CHURCH, 451 WEST CENTRAL,  Saint Paul


Thursday, May 15, 2014




6:30 PM
-
Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




FELLOWSHIP CHURCH,  3355 4TH STREET NORTH,  Minneapolis


Friday, May 16, 2014




9:30 AM
-
Coffee, Fellowship, Sharing and Q&A with Dr. John M. Perkins




GFMBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612 827-3587












You are invited to join the staff of Cru Inner City for coffee and fellowship with Dr. John M Perkins!

Come hear Dr. Perkins share about his legacy of ministry to America’s poor. Gather with other Twin Cities’ ministry leaders for an encouraging time in God’s word. There will be time for questions and answers as well; Dr. Perkins wants this time to be interactive. There is no cost to attend the event.

Dr. Perkins is the founder of the Christian Community Development Association, a network of Christians committed to seeing people and communities wholistically restored by the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Watch this 2 minute video to learn more!







5:00 PM
-
Sound Check - Greater Praise @ The Historic Depot


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




225 3rd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN




(612) 339-2253




 


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




Rev. Ian Bethels 27th Pastoral Anniversity




4301 1st Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55409




(612) 823-8680


Saturday, May 17, 2014




12:00 Noon
-
Gospel Choirs United Dressed Rehearsal




FELLOWSHIP CHURCH,  3355 4TH STREET NORTH,  Minneapolis


Sunday, May 18, 2014




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







5:30 PM
-
Gopel Choirs United 40th Anniversary Concert!




Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church




3355 N. 4th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55412




$15 - Adults / $8 - Children


Tuesday, May 20, 2014




6:30 PM
-
Christian Education Ministry Meeting




Fireside Room


Saturday, May 24, 2014




9:00 AM
-
Men's Ministry Breakfast




Friendship Hall







Saturday, June 7, 2014




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




2739 Cedar Ave




Minneapolis, MN 55407




(612) 721-9415


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
-
Free Clothing & Lunch!




GFMBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612 827-3587










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





-
National Baptist Convention




Dallas, Texas




June 16-20, 2014




See Sis. Theresa Russell for details


Saturday, June 28, 2014





-
Greater Friendship with Isaiah at State Capitol







Tuesday, August 12, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Saturday, August 30, 2014




9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
-
Stewardship Day!


Sunday, August 31, 2014




9:30 AM - 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






Friday September 26-27, 2014





-
Men's Retreat




Facilitated by Pastor Billy G. Russell & Pastor Larry Colemen


Monday, September 29, 2014
-



12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM
-
Sisters Standing Up to Breast Cancer Screening Events




Call 1-888-643-2584 (Promo: SS5) to Reserve Your Spot




GFMBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612 827-3587















Tuesday, October 14, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Saturday, October 18, 2014




12:00 Noon - 1:45 PM
-
Friendship Community Services
Annual Appreciation Luncheon!




Friendship Hall




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Email: FCS2600@gmail.com




Web: friendshipcommunityservices.org


Saturday, November 15, 2014




9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
-
Friendship Community Services
Annual Appreciation Luncheon!




Healthy Life Choices: Health and Social Concerns annual Health Fair




GFMBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612 827-3587










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 

April





Thank You & God bless!!




5b
Change Makes Change Fundraiser


Hello
Once again it’s time for our annual Change Makes Change fundraiser for the Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund I’m for your help, all who are willing and able to make this a successful fundraiser please contact if you would like to help by purchasing as many tickets as you like and please feel free to pass the word to others who may be interested in purchasing ticket. Thank you in advance for all your help and generosity thanks again.


For tickets contact me anytime @
nratliff@tcfbank.com
Work# 612-661-7008
Call or text my cell
#612-759-1744

Ps. you do not have to be present to win!!!
Waiting for your response

5c
Apply 4 Promise Fellow Here! -->

 http://tinyurl.com/PromiseFellow-ISD191


Please share this opportunity to be an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow in ISD 191 with your friends, family, BHS or BAHS graduates, and contacts.  We have been awarded 9 full-time AmeriCorps Promise Fellows from the Minnesota Alliance with Youth for next school year.  Please help in our effort to recruit quality candidates by sharing the below information.

AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Opportunity in ISD 191:

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District is seeking AmeriCorps Promise Fellows for their secondary schools.  Promise Fellows will work with youth in grades 7 - 10 at one of the following locations: Metcalf Junior High School, Eagle Ridge Junior High School, Nicollet Junior High School, Burnsville High School, and Burnsville Alternative High School.  Fellows provide researched-based interventions that focus on promoting and improving attendance, behavior, and school success.  This opportunity will include mentoring students, assisting with academics, engaging students and families in the school and community, and service learning.



Promise Fellows typically serve in our schools Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



People frequently become Promise Fellows to gain experience in education, youth development, social work or related fields, and to experience the rewards of giving back to the community.



As a full-time AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve 1725 hours (35-40 hours per week) from September 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015 and receive: a Modest Living Allowance (appx. $1100 monthly pre-tax); Health Insurance; Qualified Student Loan Deferment; Qualified Childcare Assistance; $5,550 Education Award upon successful completion of service; Ongoing, extensive support and training (The benefits listed are for full-time members who serve 1 full-year).


For a detailed position description or to apply, go to http://tinyurl.com/PromiseFellow-ISD191


For additional information contact Nancy Birch at nbirch@burnsville.k12.mn.us or 952-707-4045.



Thank you,
Nancy

Nancy Birch
Targeted Services District Coordinator
Burnsville Area Learning Center - ISD 191
2140 Diffley Road
Eagan MN 55122
952-707-4045

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

5f
PART TIME/SEASONAL OPPORTUNITY


PART TIME/SEASONAL OPPORTUNITY

Seasonal Maintenance –Utilities
Perform work including maintenance, equipment operation, custodial, landscaping, or other duties for the City’s Operations and Recreation Department.  May be assigned to assist in areas of sanitary and storm sewer, water distribution, or other areas as needed.  Seasonal position begins April 21 and ends early fall.  Must have ability to perform physical activities essential to position, valid driver’s license and ability to drive City vehicles, and ability to operate equipment such as weed trimmers, lawn mowers, and water trailers.  Assignments to positions and pay levels will be commensurate with experience.  Salary:  $7.50 - $14.85/hr.  Position is Open Until Filled.  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

5g
NABA Student Scholarship Program


The National Association of Black Accountants -Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter (NABA) is proud to announce we will award three $1,000 academic scholarships for the 2014/2015 academic year. Enclosed you will find a link to the scholarship application for the 2014-2015 school year.  Students wishing to apply must meet the following guidelines:

Be a Paid member of NABA, or sign-up for membership if selected as a scholarship recipient. A paid member is one whose membership dues have been received by NABA's National Office, on or before scholarship award disbursement date. Dues are $20 for undergraduate or graduate students. Visit the membership page at www.nabainc.org
Be an ethnic minority currently enrolled at a Minnesota college or university as a full-time undergraduate Accounting, Finance, or Information Systems major. Or, be a full-time graduate student in a business program.
Must meet the minimum Major grade point average requirement of 3.3 and 3.0 overall .

The application is available on the chapter's website at www.nabamn.org.  To be considered for this scholarship, applicants are required to provide the following:
         
●  Completed application
          ●  Current Resume, including any awards and accomplishments you have received
          ●  Official Transcript
          ●  Prepare a Personal Biography of 500 words or less. Your biography should specifically discuss your career objectives, leadership experiences, and community activities.

The scholarship application, updated resume and personal statement can be submitted electronically via email to membership@nabamn.org.  The sealed official transcript MUST be mailed  and postmarked by May 25, 2014 to the following mailing address:

National Association of Black Accountants
Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2816
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Applications submitted after May 25, 2014 will not be considered.

5h
Registered Nurse Opportunity


MetroHope Ministries
MetroHope Recovery Ministries is a 501c3 organization that has been working for over 85 years to provide real help and lasting hope to people in recovery in a grace-filled environment through Jesus Christ.

Open Positions

Registered Nurse
The Program Nurse assists in reviewing current resident medication services and developing new services as Group Residential Housing requirements change.  The Program Nurse will work with individual residents that choose to have assistance with their medications.  Assisting the individual residents in implementing a plan to meet their medication needs, including their individual choices, creating an individual medication plan, and securing a primary care doctor and dentist.

Position Requirements
State of Minnesota Registered Nurse

This is a part-time position approximate 1 afternoon a week for 4 hours. Salary is hourly $15-25 per hour.


Live-In House Manger
This is a part-time live-in position to supervise evening and/or weekend programming at a Minneapolis-based Christian recovery center for women and their children.  Position is 20-25 hours per week at $8:00 an hour (plus free room and board)  Hours are flexible but primarily 2-3 mornings per week from 6:30-8:00am (supervise breakfast and document medications) and flexible shifts on:  Friday night, Saturday and/or Sunday, and possibly one week-night shift (4pm-11:30pm).  Primary responsibilities include supervising meals, taking attendance at programming, signing out medication, monitoring the front door, and some lay-counseling.
This position REQUIRES that the staff member live on-site.  Staff member will have own personal bedroom and share a bathroom with another staff.  This position is ideal for a college student or older single female.  Position includes free room and board, meaning all utilities and meals are free.  Facility is located in North Minneapolis and has a safe security system and parking.
Salary: $8 per hour plus room and board.


Data Entry Clerk
The Data Entry Clerk will report to MetroHope Chief Operations Officer (COO)and will provide assistance in data entry and minor clerical responsibilities. 
Primary Responsibilities
·        Maintaining and updating donor database.

·        Processing and entering accounts payable and receivable into QuickBooks.

·        Assisting the COO in minor clerical duties.

Necessary Qualifications:
·        Willingness to sign and live out MetroHope’s statement of faith.

·        Proficient in QuickBooks and computer programs

This is a part time position approximately 15-20 hours per week.  The salary is $10-$12 per hour depending on experience.


Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to dawnr@metrohope.org



Dawn Roghair
HR and Development Officer
MetroHope Recovery Ministries
P: 612-843-5648
F: 612-843-5679