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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February 23, 2015







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Blessing Business!, (b) Market Your Event!, (c ) Kenya Plege Drive, (d) 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) Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests

1a
Colossians 3:23  King James Version (KJV)


Amplified Bible (AMP)


23 Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,




1b
Prayer List (Chaplains - E. Paster, J. Brown, J. Champs)


Mother Willie Mae Johnson Family


Deaconess Shirley Gardner & Family


Sis. Betty Murry & Family


The Ware Family


Bro. Jerome Driver & Family


Sis. Juneau Hill-Armstrong & Family


Sis. Kenya Davis & Family


Sis. Lori Emory & Family


Mother Joanne Clinton & Family


Sis. Valarie McCarty and Family


Sis Chatton Bolden and Family







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
Blessing Business Campaign!


Help us track GFMBC Economic Impact on our community!


Bring in any sales transaction receipt to GFMBC Books & More Bookstore


● Receive a free full sized Snickers candy bar or snack for each receipt.







2b
Kenya Pledge Drive!


Sponsor the GFMBC Foreign Mission  $7,000 Pledge Drive!


 

2c
Market Your Ministry Events!


Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:  Marketing@greatfriend.org


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



2d


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


 

The Hospitality Ministry has Herberger coupon books on sale for $5.
Must be redeemed by February 28th!
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Monday, February 23, 2015
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Sunday, March 01, 2015

3a
Monday, February 23, 2015








3b
Tuesday, February 24, 2015




6:30 PM
-
Thespian Ministry Easter Play Production




Rehearsal in Gold Room


6:30 PM
-
Christian Education Meeting




Fireside Room




 


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, February 25, 2015




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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


6:00 PM
-
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
-
Bible Study & Prayer Service @ GFMBC




●"The Peace Maker"
   - by Ken Sande
   - Available in GFMBC Bookstore!




 




●"The Jesus Style"
   - by Gayle D. Erwin
   - Beginning Ash Wednesday
   - Available in GFMBC Bookstore!




 




Facilitated by Pastor Billy G. Russell









Bookstore Email: gfmbcbooksandmore@gmail.com




Christian Education Email:
ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org







3d
Thursday, February 26, 2015




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
-
Sunday School focused Bible Study and Prayer Service –








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org







6:30 PM
-
Faith Bible Institute!  




$150 per Student. 
2nd Member of household can register for $77. 
Minimum $40 Deposit




FBI Online Registration Now Available!




















7:00 PM
-
Music Ministry Bible Study!




Greater Praise Rehearsal!




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


8:30 PM
-
Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal




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




GFMBC Music Ministry




Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org







Friday, February 27, 2015









3f
Saturday, February 28, 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]


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
-
The Power of Brotherhood




Breakfast, Bowling, & Fellowship




Save the date




Text 612-597-4955 or sign up for more info








11:00 AM
-
Young People of Praise (YPOP) Practice!




[Except Sat b4 3rd & 5th Sundays]


11:30 AM
-
Busy Bees Meeting




[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
-
Children Movers 4 Christ (Praise Dance)




Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!










2:00 PM
-
Thespian Ministry Easter Play Production Rehearsal




Gold Room






3g
Sunday, March 01, 2015




5:30 AM
-
Bro Pete Rhodes Presents:




"Urban Perspectives"




WCCO (Channel 4)




 


7:30 AM
-
Song review & Devotion




Deacon Brown Choir Room


8:00 AM
-
Doves Sing!!!




Attire: Red, Black, White (Any combo)




Communion served on 1st Sunday


Sermon
-
Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell


8:59 AM
-




Email: NewMembers@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden


9:00 AM
-
Marriage "Built to Last"




Marriage Ministry Kickoff!




Email: MarriedMinistry@greatfriend.org




Sun Mornings: February 22 - May 17, 2015




 


9:01 AM
-
Sunday School - 




Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org      







-
"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
-
Gratefule 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 Choir Sings!




Attire: Red, White, Black (any combo)


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




● Communion served on 1st Sunday




● Baptism on 1st Sunday
















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Friday, March 6, 2015




6:30 PM
-
Faith, Praise, & Believe Tour!




Featuring: Israel & New Breed, Vashawn Mitchell, & Martha Munizzi




Darnell Davis & Remnant




Minneapolis Convention Center




1301 2nd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN 55403




Tickets Available in GFMBC Bookstore!




 


Saturday, March 7, 2015




10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
-
Annual Senior Health Fair & Love Feast




Mount Olivet Baptist Church




451 West Central in St. Paul, MN




Seniors will receive a Free Lunch and Gift Bag








Sunday, March 8, 2015




4:00 PM
-
Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell




Grace Apostolic Church Koinonia Service




Pastor David Johnson




4215 Fairview Avenue




Minnetonka, MN 55343




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Sunday, March 15, 2015






Sign up for "21 Day Daniel's Fast"!




Psych, Prep, Perspire, Persevere, Persist
March 15th –April 5th, 2015




 







Sun, March 15 - Fri, March 20, 2015






Becoming A Titus 2 Woman




Minnesota State Baptist Convention




 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015




7:00 PM
-
Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell




Rev. Harmon - Lenten Services




St. James AME Church




3600 Snelling Ave So




Mpls, MN 55406




612-721-4566




 


Friday, March 27, 2015




7:00 PM
-
Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell




Pastor Rowe- Pastor Anniversary




Christ's Church of the Jesus Hour




2311 Highway 52 N




Rochester, MN 55901




(507) 529-1220









Sunday, March 29, 2015




10:00 AM
-
Unity Service




Herald Publication







Friday, May 1, 2015




4:30 PM
-
Greater Praise Sound Check




The Depot, Minneapolis, MN




225 South 3rd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: [612] 375.1700






6:00 PM
-
Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell @ CRU Inner City Life








The Depot, Minneapolis, MN




225 South 3rd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: [612] 375.1700








 


Saturday, August 1, 2015




12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM
-
Taste of Friendship




Food, Fun, & Fellowship!




Intersection of 38th Street & 26th Ave.




Minneapolis, MN














5
Other Announcements



5a
Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 

February





Thank You & God bless!!






5b



KOHL'S Cares®. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. NOMINATE A YOUNG VOLUNTEER FOR UP TO $10,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
Go to KohlsKids.com and nominate a young volunteer, ages 6 to 18, who has made a difference in your community. Top winners each receive $10,000 for higher education. Nominations accepted January 30–March 13, 2015.
NOMINATE
HOW DOES IT WORK?. • Nominators must be 21 or older. • Students must be between the ages of 6 and 18 (as of March 13, 2015) and not yet a high school graduate. • The student's volunteer actions should be described in detail on the nomination form. • Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year and must have benefited people not related to the student. • Winners will be chosen based on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service.
WHAT CAN THEY WIN?
STORE WINNERS will receive a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card.
REGIONAL WINNERS will receive a $1,000 scholarship for higher education.
NATIONAL WINNERS will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. Plus, Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization of the student's choice.