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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 25, 2014







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Taste of Friendship Registration (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


Psalm 103:6-8
Amplified Bible (AMP)





6 The Lord executes righteousness and justice [not for me only, but] for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways [of righteousness and justice] to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness.





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








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




Prayer Line Request?


Prayer offered day or night, 24 hour availability for prayer


Call: 612-559-0061




2
Call to Action!

2a
Register Your Business or Ministry at Taste of Friendship!


Step 1: Fill out Registration form and turn in to Sis. Bernadette Hebert


Step 2: Turn in payment to Sis. Bernadette Hebert or use GFMBC website:


taste.greatfriend.org


Online Registration now open!

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, August 25, 2014
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

3a
Monday, August 25, 2014








3b
Tuesday, August 26, 2014




7:00 PM
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PACT II (Friendship Community Services)




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




(New Members Classroom)




Email: fcs2600@gmail.com










3c
Wednesday, August 27, 2014




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
-
Sunday School focused Bible Study & Prayer Service








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
-
Taste of Friendship Meeting


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
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, August 28, 2014

NEW MUSIC MINISTRY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!



Doves, Fortress, Greater Praise, Men, & YPOP Rehearse at 7:00 PM!


6:00 PM
-
No Men of Praise Rehearse




[Thursday b4 4th Sunday]


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




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]


6:30 PM
-
No Doves Rehearse!




[Thursday B4 1st & 3rd Sunday]


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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


6:30 PM
-
Faith Bible Institute!
Classes Begin  Thursday, August 28th!




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




FBI Online Registration Now Available!






7:00 PM
-
All Choirs Rehearse at 7:00 PM!


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!




[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 29, 2014








3f
Saturday, August 30, 2014




10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
-
Stewardship Day!


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


10:00 AM
-
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
-
Adults & Teens Praise Dance Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!




ALL are welcome- children, teens and adults             




Questions: See Sis. Cynthia Taylor


1:00 PM
-
Taste of Friendship Committee Mtg


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










3g
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Unity Sunday 8AM Service - Taste of Friendship!

5:30 AM
-
Bro Pete Rhodes Presents:




"Urban Perspectives"




WCCO (Channel 4)






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


8:00 AM
-
Unity Choir Sings!!!




Attire: GFMBC T-Shirt or Comfortable (Outdoor) Attire




Communion served on 1st Sunday


Sermon
-
Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell


8:59 AM
-




Email: NewMembers@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden






2014 TOF Performance Schedule


12:00 PM
-
Rev. Charvez Russell - Welcome & Invocation


12:15 PM
-
Ray Covington


12:45 PM
-
Greater Friendship Choir


1:05 PM
-
Pastor Billy G. Russell (Vendors & Introduction)


1:20 PM
-
Betsy Hodges (Mayor of Minneapolis)


1:30 PM
-
Movers for Christ (Praise Dancers)


1:50 PM
-
Angela Stewart & Jewel McLaurin


2:05 PM
-
Jeff Hayden (Senator, District 62)


2:15 PM
-
Sabathanites (Drum Corp)


2:45 PM
-
Youth Academic Achievers Demo!


3:15 PM
-
Macedonia Choir


3:45 PM
-
Mad Dads (Men Against Destruction)


4:05 PM
-
Old Timers


4:35 PM
-
Andrew Griffin & Covenant


5:05 PM
-
Greater Friendship Choir












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





















Wednesday, September 3, 2014




6:00 PM
-
Northwestern Bible Institute Classes Begin!




See Reverends Ron or Nell Collier for more info.








Saturday, September 6, 2014




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




2739 Cedar Ave




Minneapolis, MN 55407




(612) 721-9415






9:00 AM - 3:00 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















12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM
-
Greater Praise Choir @ TrinityFest 2014




981 Marshall Ave, St. Paul, MN


















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 @ Football Game!


Saturday, October 11, 2014




9:30 AM
-
Men's Ministry Breakfast







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 

August





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.