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Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Blessing Business!, (b) Market Your Event!, (c ) Isaiah Action!, (d) Kenya Plege Drive, (e) 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)






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests

1a
Romans 15:13


Amplified Bible (AMP)


13  May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.



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

Deaconess Shirley Gardner & 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!
Foreign Mission Program 4pm Sunday!




2c
Isaiah Actions!


Let My People Thrive: Legislative Update


See Section 5b! 

2d
Market Your Ministry Events!


Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:  Marketing@greatfriend.org


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



2e



































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Monday, April 27, 2015
-
Sunday, May 3, 2015

3a
Monday, April 27, 2015




6:30 PM
-
Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Mount Olivet Baptist Church




451 Central Ave. W.




St. Paul, MN 55103




Phone: 651-227-4444










3b
Tuesday, April 28, 2015




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, April 29, 2015




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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


5:00 PM











































6:00 PM























-
Kindergarten Roundup & Open Enrollment


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 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, April 30, 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






3e
Friday, May 1, 2015








3f
Saturday, May 2, 2015




9:00 AM
-
Ministers Meeting in Fireside Room




[1st Saturday of month]


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
-
Free Community Clothing Giveaway!


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
-
Free Community Lunch!








10:00 AM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting




[Saturday b4 1st Sunday of month]


10:00 AM
-
Doves Rehearse!




[Saturday B4 1st & 3rd Sunday]


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!













3:00 PM
-
GFMBC Musicians Sound Check


4:30 PM
-
Greater Praise Sound Check


5:30 PM
-
Choir & Musicians meet in Green Room


7:00 PM
-
Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell @ CRU Inner City Life Banquet


7:48 PM - 8:13 PM
-
Choir performs along with Pastor Russell preaching (25 minutes)








The Depot, Minneapolis, MN




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











 

2015 Fellowship Dinner















The Creating Options Together Fellowship Dinner is coming up Saturday May 2nd! The Depot Renaissance Hotel Minneapolis will host a lovely dinner and the opportunity to hear about God’s heart for the poor in the Twin Cities. You won’t want to miss this evening of inspiration.

You’ll hear from the Cru staff and inner-city partners about the many ways God has been at work in the Twin Cities in the past year. You’ll have opportunity to expand the capacity of our work with your investments. Best of all, you will join us in honoring the Lord for His faithfulness.


Click here to register! 



3g
Sunday, May 3, 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: Navy Blue, Grey, & Canary Yellow!




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
-
Greatful 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:


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




● Communion served on 1st Sunday




● Baptism on 1st Sunday







4:00 PM
-
GFMBC Foreign Mission Program & Musical!


 











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










Mon-Fri, May 4-8, 2015




7:00 PM
-
Spring Revival!




Greater Friendship MBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




Email: Ministers@greatfriend.org


 







Thursday, May 7, 2015




6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
The Teacher I Want to Be




Training - Friendship Hall




 














Thursday, May 14, 2015




7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Convention




Women's Auxiliary presents…




"Sisters That Sang" - Singing Service




Greater Friendship MBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406


 


Friday, May 15, 2015




7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Convention




Women's Auxiliary presents…




"Fun & Fitness"




Greater Friendship MBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406


 









(Note new date!)


7:00 PM
-
Greater Praise w/ Pastor Russell




Rev. Arthur Agnew Pastor's Anniversary




Bethesda Baptist Church




1118 South 8th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55103




 


Saturday, May 16, 2015




7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Convention




Women's Auxiliary presents…




"The Journey"




with Dr. Sandra L. Anderson




Greater Friendship MBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406


 


4:00 PM
-
Northwestern Bible Institute Graduation




Pastor Russell 2 Give Graduation Address




University of Northwestern




3003 Snelling Ave. North




St. Paul, MN 55113




 


Sunday, May 17, 2015




4:00 PM
-
Praise Dance Ministry Program @ GFMBC



5:30 PM
-
Gospel Choirs United Presents…




"The Glory of God" - Exodus 16:10




Mt. Olivet Baptist Church




451 Central Ave, St. Paul, MN 55103




$8 Children (Advance), $10 Children (Door)




$15 Adult (Advance), $18 Adult (Door)




 


Sunday, May 24, 2015




4:00 PM
-
Greater Praise with Pastor Russell




Rev. Gaither Robinson's 25th Pastoral Anniversary!




Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church




5100 James Ave. North




Minneapolis, MN 55430




 


Tue-Thur, May 26-28, 2015

3 Nights Only!


7:00 PM
-
MSBC Revival!




Guest Speaker: Pastor Bernard Mitchell




Guest Soloist: Rev. Alphonso Bowen




Greater Mt. Vernon Baptist Church




1800 Dupont Ave. North




Minneapolis, MN 55411




Email: mnbaptistconvention@gmail.com


 


Tuesday,June 9, 2015




7:00 PM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place Outreach




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN












 



Month of July

-

10:00 AM Unity Service All Month







Sunday, June 28 - Friday, July 3, 2015
-
Camp Superkids 2015




tStairste





p Foundation has applications for youth ages 7-15 who have moderate to severe asthma to attend Camp Superkids.
t30 slots being held for African American/minority/low income youth
tIf child receives free or reduced lunch, may attend at no cost
tCampers learn to better manage their asthma
tCamp is at YMCA Ihduhapi in Loretta, MN-transportation will be provided
tRegistration packet includes parent and physician forms
tApplications need to be returned to Stairstep by Friday, May 8th








Mon, July 20 - Sat. July 25, 2015






Church Olympics Week!




We need Everyones Support to WIN!




 


Saturday, August 1, 2015




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




Food, Fun, & Fellowship!




Intersection of 38th Street & 26th Ave.




Minneapolis, MN







Friday, Sept. 18, 2015




7:00 PM
-
Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell




Rev. James C. Thomas - Pastor's Anniversary




Mt. Olivet Baptist Church




451 Central Ave. West




St. Paul, MN 55103




651-227-4444
















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5a
Other Announcements




Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 

April





Thank You & God bless!!






5b
Let My People Thrive: Legislative Update!







5c
RSVP for Isaiah Community Meeting - Saturday, May 16, 9am - 3pm


  
GFMBC Family,
Please save the date!
Saturday May 16, 2015
9 am-3 pm
Lunch will be provided
Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill
105 University Ave. W. St. Paul MN 55155
We have been on an amazing, faith-filled journey together these past few months!  And it is time for us to gather again, as the core leadership of ISAIAH, to celebrate the incredible work we have done together – to create a fair and accessible public transit system across our state, to reform our juvenile justice system, to restore the vote for 47,000 Minnesotans, to save MNCare, to create a moral economy for working families and to garner driver’s licenses for immigrants in our state.  
Regardless of whether all of these pass into policy in this legislative session, we have made a profound difference in our state!
What all these campaigns and issues have in common is that they are about advancing the fundamental truth that we are all human beings, created in the image of God and deserving of peace, justice and dignity.  We deserve to thrive, not merely survive.  Together we have carried this deeper truth into the streets, into the offices of legislators, at hearings, in rallies and marches and in houses of worship across our state.
Now it is time we look forward and chart our journey ahead.

We have learned so much together in the past six months both about what amazing things we can accomplish when we work together as people of faith as well as what tremendous obstacles we face to truly achieve racial justice in our state and to meaningfully tackle the economic and racial inequities of our state and our society.  It is sobering.  
The first step in carving out our future together is to understand what we have learned rooted in the deepest truths of our faith.  From there we can begin to imagine, together, a strategic path forward—a path that none of us can imagine alone but only when we are connected to one another.
Join us on May 16th as we:
  • dive deeply into how our faith has grown and transformed us in the past few months.
  • discuss what we have learned this session and about the nature of politics and power in our state.  We will examine, together, the Signs of Our Times.
  • train and equip ourselves for the kind of prophetic leadership required of us to grow our movement and to unleash our power.
  • begin to chart our strategy for the rest of 2015 through 2017.
We will also act! As our elected leaders enter the final days of the session, they will need to hear from us to understand that the lives of human beings depend on them to make the moral choice we have put before them around public transit, Drivers’ Licenses, Juvenile Justice Reform and Restore the Vote.
Please join us on this day.  We are all needed for our work ahead!
Sincerely, 
Rev. Paul Slack
ISAIAH President
Doran Schrantz
ISAIAH Executive Director


Connect with ISAIAH
             

2356 University Ave W
Ste 405
Saint PaulMN 55114

isaiah@isaiahmn.org
www.isaiahmn.org




Healing House
is Hiring!
MetroHope is hiring an Assistant House Manager at Healing House, our program for women and mothers with children.

1. Position Purpose: 
To monitor evening and weekend program activities for women and children at Healing House.


2. Primary Responsibilities:
  • Supervise residents during evenings and weekend hours.
  • Coordinate scheduled activities during evening and weekend hours.

3. Necessary Qualifications:
  • Must be strong in your Christian faith.
  • Must have good leadership skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work well with people. 
  • Handling conflict and ability to problem solve.

This is a part-time position for 20 hours per week. This position is for female applicants only. College Students are encouraged to apply.
Interested parties contact Jan Serumgard at 612-843-5648.
Don't Miss Out
This Saturday, May 2nd, MetroHope will be having our monthly Pancake Breakfast.  Three men will be graduating!

Please join us for pancakes and bacon, worship and to celebrate with our graduates as they share their amazing testimonies.


If you have been looking for an opportunity to learn more about how MetroHope is helping to change lives, here's your chance!

Pancake Breakfast is held the first Saturday of each month from 8:15 to9:30am in our facility at 2739 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
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MetroHope Recovery Ministries
2739 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
6127219415
http://www.metrohope.org
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