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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 22, 2014







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Innovative Giving, (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) Other






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests


Luke 2:15-20
Amplified Bible (AMP)





15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing ([a]saying) that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.
           16 So they went with haste and [[b]by searching] found Mary and Joseph, and the Baby lying in a manger.
           17 And when they saw it, they made known what had been told them concerning this Child,
           18 And all who heard it were astounded and marveled at what the shepherds told them.
           19 But Mary was keeping [c]within herself all these things ([d]sayings), weighing and pondering them in her heart.
           20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, just as it had been told them.





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
Innovative Christmas Giving!


Children's Christmas lists posted on:


Donormite.com


See Section 5b for more details…

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!
























3
Monday, December 22, 2014
-
Sunday, December 28, 2014

3a
Monday, December 22, 2014








3b
Tuesday, December 23, 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, December 24, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!


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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


Resumes January, 2015 @ 6:00:00 PM
-
Northwestern Bible Institute Winter Classes




Classes from Jan 2015 - May 2015!




Friendship Hall




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




 







6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
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








3d
Thursday, December 25, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY!








Greater Praise Choir
-
Rehearsal moved to Saturday @ Noon


Men of Praise Choir
-
Rehearsal moved to Saturday @ 1:30 PM







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




● Tune in to soarradio.com




● Or download Live365 Radio Ap on your smartphone




 


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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org







Resumes Jan 15th,  6:30 PM
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Faith Bible Institute!  




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




FBI Online Registration Now Available!















Friday, December 26, 2014








3f
Saturday, December 27, 2014









11:00 AM
-
NO Young People of Praise (YPOP) Practice! [Except Sat b4 3rd & 5th Sundays]


12:00 Noon
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Greater Praise Choir Rehearsal!




Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal following!


12:00 PM
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NO 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
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NO Kids Movers 4 Christ (Praise Dance) Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!






1:30 PM
-
Men of Praise Rehearsal!

3g
Sunday, December 28, 2014




5:30 AM
-
Bro Pete Rhodes Presents:




Wake UP! with "Urban Perspectives"




WCCO (Channel 4)




 


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


8:00 AM
-
Men of Praise Sing!!!




Attire: Grey with Purple, Red Accents




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
Tickets: $10  Adults, $5 Children








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







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



Children's Christmas Lists Posted on Donormite.com
Psalm 127:3-5 says, "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them."
We have asked the men at New Hope Center to give us their "wish list" for children or grandchildren they have under the age of 12.  When purchased, the gifts postedHERE will be sent directly to MetroHope so our residents have a special gift to give their children or grandchildren for Christmas.
Last year all the gifts were purchased within two weeks!  Let's beat that record and get them all purchased by Sunday, December 14th!
Amazon Smile
Another innovative way to help your favorite charity is to shop for your own gifts on Amazon using Amazon Smile.  Simply type smile.amazon.com into your browser or on your mobile devise and do your regular shopping.  
On your first visit, you'll have to click Choose Charity and search "Metro Hope Ministries" and there we are! Once selected, the AmazonSmile Foundation will send .5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to MetroHope.
It's that easy!
Traditional Giving
If you just like old fashioned giving methods, we welcome any cash or check donations that are mailed to: MetroHope Attn: Kelly Larson, 2739 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
You can also go to www.metrohope.org and click GIVE to support our families using your credit card.
Can You Keep Up?
If you'd like to keep up with what's going on at New Hope Center (for men) and Healing House (for women and children), be sure to LIKE ourFacebook page or follow us on Twitter!

MetroHope also sends out a Quarterly Newsletter through the mail.  If you would like to be added to that mailing list, respond to this email or call Kelly at 612) 843-5646

Finally, a great way to keep up with all the action around here is to attend our monthly Pancake Breakfast! These take place the first Saturday of each month from 8:15 to 9:30am at 2739 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55407. They consist of free pancakes and bacon, worship, and testimonies from the residents graduating our programs that month!  Don't miss it.
Our Contact Information
MetroHope Recovery Ministries
2739 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
6127219415
http://www.metrohope.org

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