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Monday, December 29, 2014

December 29, 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) Other






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests


Matthew 2:1-12
Amplified Bible (AMP)





1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men [astrologers] from the east came to Jerusalem, asking,
           2 Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east [a]at its rising and have come to worship Him.
           3 When Herod the king heard this, he was disturbed and troubled, and the whole of Jerusalem with him.
           4 So he called together all the chief priests and learned men (scribes) of the people and [b]anxiously asked them where the Christ was to be born.
           5 They replied to him, In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
           6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, you are not in any way least or insignificant among the [c]chief cities of Judah; for from you shall come a Ruler ([d]Leader) Who will govern and [e]shepherd My people Israel.
           7 Then Herod sent for the wise men [astrologers] secretly, and [f]accurately to the last point ascertained from them the time of the appearing of the star [that is, [g]how long the star had made itself visible since its rising in the east].
           8 Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, Go and search for the Child carefully and diligently, and when you have found [h]Him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship Him.
           9 When they had listened to the king, they went their way, and behold, the star which had been seen in the east [i]in its rising went before them until it came and stood over the place where the young Child was.
           10 When they saw the star, they were thrilled with ecstatic joy.
           11 And on going into the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then opening their treasure bags, they presented to Him gifts—gold and frankincense and myrrh.
           12 And [j]receiving an answer to their asking, they were divinely instructed and warned in a dream not to go back to Herod; so they departed to their own country by a different way.





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


Bro. Jerome Driver & Family


Bro Carl Putmon & Family


Sis. Anniece King & Family


The Morrison Family


Sis. Johnnie Ruth Jones







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
Market Your Ministry Events!


Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:  Marketing@greatfriend.org


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


● Remember to Vote Darnell Davis & Remnant Contemporary Choir of the Year Today!


2b


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
























3
Monday, December 29, 2014
-
Sunday, January 04, 2015

3a
Monday, December 29, 2014








3b
Tuesday, December 30, 2014




7:00 PM
-
Greater Praise Night Watch Service Rehearsal




Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal following


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














3c
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NIGHT WATCH (New Year's Eve) SERVICE!


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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


Resumes January, 2015 @ 6:00:00 PM
-
NO Northwestern Bible Institute Winter Classes




Classes from Jan 2015 - May 2015!




Friendship Hall




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




Email: Ministers@greatfriend.org






6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
NO Bible Study & Prayer Service @ GFMBC




●"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


9:00 PM
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New Year's Eve (Night Watch) Service!




GFMBC Associate Ministers Preach In the New Year!




Greater Praise Choir Sings!







3d
Thursday, January 01, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (No Meetings @ GFMBC)


5:00 PM
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"The Beat" Radio Show with Darnell Davis!




● Tune in to soarradio.com




● Or download Live365 Radio Ap on your smartphone




 




 


Friday, January 02, 2015








3f
Saturday, January 03, 2015









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


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


10:00 AM

All Mission Ministry Meeting [4th Saturdays]




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


10:00 AM
-
Doves Rehearse!




[Thursday B4 1st & 3rd Sunday]


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 Movers 4 Christ (Praise Dance) Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!




ALL are welcome- children, teens and adults             




Questions: See Sis. Cynthia Taylor


1:00 PM
-
Kids Movers 4 Christ (Praise Dance) Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!





3g
Sunday, January 04, 2015




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
-
Doves Sing!!!




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


9:01 AM
-
Sunday School -
Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org      






9:30 AM
-
●GYE (Greater Youth Experience)




Youth Service in Sanctuary! [3rd Sundays]




 



-
"We Got Next" Bible Study Session




Bible Study for ages 20-50!




Study from the book "Changeology", John C. Norcross




Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell, Sr. Pastor




In GFMBC Sanctuary




Email: ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org




 


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]




Dance Ministry Rehearsal (3rd Sunday)




Fellowship Hall


10:40 AM
-
Greater Praise (Combined) 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 ­­­­­­---------­----­­­­­-----







Saturday, January 17, 2015




7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
-
MSBC Prayer Breakfast!




Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Randy Staten




President, Coalition of Black Church African American Leadership




GFMBC, Friendship Hall




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




 


4:40 PM - 6:30 PM
-
MN State Baptist Convention




"Celebrating Togetherness" - Skate Event!




Roller Garden




5622 West Lake Street




St. Louis Park, MN  55416




Tickets $7 - Benefit Brianna Lark Scholarship!




Email: mnstatebaptistconvention@gmail.com




 







Saturday, January 24, 2015




9:00 AM - Noon
-
Leadership Training







Friday, February 13, 2015

SAVE THE DATE!



-
MSBC Minister's Wives & Widows Auxiliary Present…




Sweetheart Ball!













Sunday, March 29, 2015




10:00 AM
-
Unity Service









5
Other Announcements



5a
Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 

December





Thank You & God bless!!






5b
Other - 2014 Music Ministry Bowling Fellowship!