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July 28, 2014







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) "Urban Perspectives" on WCCO (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) BDPA Summer Technology Program (c) TCF Bank Fundraiser!, (d) Promise Fellow Opportunity, (e) Scholarships!






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests


1 John 4:10-12
Amplified Bible (AMP)





10 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another.
12 No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!





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



Rev. Juan Turner




Pat Taylor




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




Prayer Line Request?


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


Call: 612-559-0061




2
Call to Action!

2a
Check our "Urban Perspectives" on WCCO Ch.4!


Sunday morning @ 5:30 AM!




2b
Market Your Ministry Events!


Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:  Marketing@greatfriend.org


● Need posters, flyers, announcements, event marketing (Click on Link Below 2 Start)?



2c


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

















<-- Pastor Russell Preaches Mathew 14!






3
Monday, July 28, 2014
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Sunday, August 03, 2014

3a
Monday, July 28, 2014




7:00 PM
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Men's Ministry Meeting






3b
Tuesday, July 29, 2014




7:00 PM
-
PACT II (Friendship Community Services)




Support Services Meeting for those reestablishing lives distrupted by incarceration or addiction




(New Members Classroom)




Email: fcs2600@gmail.com






7:00 PM
-
Taste of Friendship Committee Meeting




Fireside Room






3c
Wednesday, July 30, 2014




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
-
No Sunday School focused Bible Study & Prayer Service








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
No 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, July 31, 2014

NEW MUSIC MINISTRY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

6:00 PM
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No Men of Praise Rehearse




[Thursday b4 4th Sunday]


6:00 PM
-
No Young People of Praise (YPOP) Practice! In July




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]


6:30 PM
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No Doves Rehearse!




[Thursday B4 1st & 3rd Sunday]


6:30 PM
-
No Sunday School focused Bible Study and Prayer Service –








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


6:30 PM
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No Faith Bible Institute!
Classes Begin August 18th!




$150 per Student. 2nd Member of household can register for $77. Minimum $44 Deposit




FBI Online Registration Now Available!











7:00 PM
-
No Fortress Rehearsal in July




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]


7:00 PM
-
No Greater Praise Rehearsal




[Thursday b4 1st, 3rd, & 4th Sunday]


8:00 PM
-
No Men of Praise Rehearse in July




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]


8:30 PM
-
No Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal




[Thursday b4 1st, 3rd, & 4th Sunday]




GFMBC Music Ministry




Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org







Friday, August 01, 2014








3f
Saturday, August 02, 2014




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


10:00 AM
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Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting [Saturday b4 1st Sunday of month]




All Mission Ministry Meeting [4th Saturdays]




Foreign Mission, Evangelism, Woman, Men, and Bread Ministries


11:00 AM
-
Young People of Praise (YPOP) Practice! [Except Sat b4 3rd & 5th Sundays]


11:30 AM
-
Busy Bees Mtg [1st Saturday of month]


12:00 PM
-
Summer Break - No Adults & Teens Praise Dance Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!




Movers for Christ rehearsals resume August 9th




ALL are welcome- children, teens and adults             




Questions: See Sis. Cynthia Taylor


12:30 PM
-
Security Team Meeting




Gold Room


1:00 PM
-
Summer Break - No Kids Praise Dance Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!








Movers for Christ rehearsals resume August 9th


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
-
GFMBC & Urban Refuge Church in the Park Day!




Phelps Park, 39th & Chicago Ave. South


2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
-
Jackie Dixon (Urban Refuge)


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
-
Teen Challenge Choir


4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
-
Greater Praise Choir Sings


4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
-
Movers for Christ (Praise Dance)


5:00 PM
-
Benediction




GFMBC and Urban Refuge will combine together for Unity in the Park!
     ●Phelps Park,  39th and Chicago.
     ●They have asked that GF bring 300 hot dog buns
     ● And 200 hamburger buns.
     ●The Evangelism Ministry is asking all Ministries to help by pitching in with these items.
GFMBC Ministries should let Sis. Ronda Hines know exactly which buns they will supply and how many.
Urban Refuge will supply the rest.
Thanks,
Deaconess Shirley






3g
Sunday, August 03, 2014




5:30 PM
-
Bro Pete Rhodes Presents:




"Urban Perspectives"




WCCO (Channel 4)








7:30 AM
-
Song review & devotion in Deacon Brown Choir Room


8:00 AM
-
Doves Sing!!!




Attire: Any Combination of Black, White, & Red




Communion served on 1st Sunday


8:59 AM
-




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden


9:01 AM
-
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]


10:40 AM
-
Greater Praise Choir Sings!




Attire:


Sermon
-
Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell




● Communion served on 1st Sunday




● Baptism on 1st Sunday





















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







Monday, August 4, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Men's Ministry Retreat Planning Mtg.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014




5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
-
19th Annual Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival




Lake Hiawatha Community Center




E. 44th St. & 27th Ave. South







Tusday, Auguest 5, 2014




5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

A Night of Prayer, Praise, and Worship!




National Night Out!




Activities for Children & Adults
*Face Painting
*Hula Hoop
*Jump Rope
*Sidewalk Chalk
*Blood Pressure Check
*Voter Registration




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406




Phone: 612.827.7928




Fax: 612 827-3587
















Tuesday, August 12, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN










Monday, August 11, 2014




6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Vacation Bible School! (August 11-15, Monday - Friday)




"Welcome To Jesus Connection"!  What a Friend
I Cor. 1:9. ....Jesus is my Friend focus on fellowship & Jesus is my Hero!




Please mark your calendar for GFMBC 2014 Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Date:
August 11 -15, 2014 (Monday - Friday)
Time:
6:30 - 8:00  Class, Food & Fellowship each evening

What:  
VBS Classes for -  Kindergarten - Primary  - Youth & Teens
            Topic: "Welcome to JesusConnection"
            Scripture:  I Corinthians 1:9                        

             VBS Class for "We Got Next" group - ages 20 -50
         
1.  Study the book  "Changeology" 5 Steps to Change.  You do not have to purchase the book just come.

or
            VBS Class for Women & Men ages 51 & older
       
  2.  Study the book  "Peacemakers".  No book required just come.

Who:   All are welcome.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014




6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Vacation Bible School


Wednesday, August 13, 2014




6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Vacation Bible School


Thursday, August 14, 2014




6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Vacation Bible School


Friday, August 15, 2014




6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Vacation Bible School







Saturday, August 16, 2014




9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
-
Pastor's & Preachers Conference




Minnesota State Baptist Convention




New Hope Missionary Baptist Church




712 Burr Street, St. Paul, MN


Sunday, August 17, 2014




6:00 PM
-
Pre-Convention Musical!




Paul Porter - Motown Gospel Recording Artist




Minnesota State Baptist Convention




New Hope Missionary Baptist Church




712 Burr Street, St. Paul, MN







Monday, August 18, 2014




6:00 PM
-
Usher's Program




Pastor Jessie Greffin




True Vine M.B. Church




Minnesota State Baptist Convention




New Hope Missionary Baptist Church




712 Burr Street, St. Paul, MN


Tuesday, August 19, 2014




6:00 PM
-
Laymen's Program




Pastor Gaither Robinson




Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church




Minnesota State Baptist Convention




New Hope Missionary Baptist Church




712 Burr Street, St. Paul, MN


Wednesday, August 20, 2014




6:00 PM
-
Women's Program




Pastor John L. Bowen




Greater Mt. Vernon M.B. Church




Minnesota State Baptist Convention




New Hope Missionary Baptist Church




712 Burr Street, St. Paul, MN


Thursday, August 21, 2014




6:00 PM
-
President's Address




Pastor Billy G. Russell




Greater Friendship M.B. Church




Minnesota State Baptist Convention




New Hope Missionary Baptist Church




712 Burr Street, St. Paul, MN


Friday, August 22, 2014




6:00 PM
-
Youth Address




Minnesota State Baptist Convention




New Hope Missionary Baptist Church




712 Burr Street, St. Paul, MN







Saturday, August 23, 2014




8:00 AM
-
Usher's Bike Ride, Roller Skate & Walk




Lake Nokomis Park




2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy




Minneapolis, MN 55417


Sunday, August 24, 2014




9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
-
FCS Back to School Activities for Kids


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















Friday, October 10, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Men's Ministry Fellowship!







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
-
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
-
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 

July





Thank You & God bless!!






5b
BDPA 2014 Community Youth Technology Program


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2014 3:42 PM
Subject: BDPA 2014 Community Youth Technology Program

Greetings Everyone.
The summer Youth Technology Program will start in a few weeks and so we wanted to get the word out and spread the news. Please forward this email to those who you think may be interested in attending this 6 week program, that starts on June 7th, from 10 - 12 noon, (Saturdays
only) at Metro State, St Paul campus.

Mission:  To introduce young students to computer programming

Registration:  www.bdpa4youth.org
Grades 7th - 12th
Cost:  Free

NOTE: Space is limited

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
BDPA Twin Cities Youth Coordinator
Kelly Martin
612-578-5532

5c
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

5d
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

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.