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Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015







CONTENTS

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Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

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Call to Action: (a) Blessing Business!, (b) Market Your Event!, (c ) Isaiah Actions!, (d) Kenya Plege Drive, (e) Social  Media Contact Links

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This Week's Schedule - (a) Mon, (b) Tue, (c ) Wed, (d) Thur, (e) Fri, (f) Sat, (g) Sun

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Upcoming Engagements/Event Dates

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Other Announcements - (a) Birthdays, (b) Isaiah Actions, (c ) Isaiah Meeting, (d) Assistant Professor, Tenure-track






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Scripture & Prayer Requests

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Psalm 27:3-4


Amplified Bible (AMP)


Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, [even then] in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.



Did you know that Memorial Day was invented by African Americans  in May of 1865?


Together with teachers and missionaries, black residents of Charleston organized a May Day ceremony in 1865, which was covered by the New York Tribune and other national papers. The freedmen cleaned up and landscaped the burial ground, building an enclosure and an arch labeled "Martyrs of the Race Course." Nearly 10,000 people, mostly freedmen, gathered on May 1 to commemorate the war dead. Involved were about 3,000 school children, newly enrolled in freedmen's schools, as well as mutual aid societies, Union troops, black ministers and white northern missionaries. Most brought flowers to lay on the burial field.

David W. Blight described the day:

This was the first Memorial Day. African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina. What you have there is black Americans recently freed from slavery announcing to the world with their flowers, their feet, and their songs what the war had been about. What they basically were creating was the Independence Day of a Second American Revolution.[14]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day
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Prayer List (Chaplains - E. Paster, J. Brown, J. Champs)

The Price Family


Sis. Arlene McEwen & Family


Sis. Maxine Robonson & Family


Sis. Elizabeth McEwen & 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


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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
Isaiah Actions!


"We shall not be moved…" - See Pastor Russell in Section 5b


Minneapolis Churches Regional Meeting - See Section 5c


7-9pm, Tuesday, June 2nd @ GFMBC




2d
Market Your Ministry Events!


Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:  Marketing@greatfriend.org


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


● Registration for 2015 Church Olympics now available on Church Kiosk!

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Monday, May 25, 2015
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Monday, May 25, 2015




7:00 PM
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COGIC Gospel Explosion!




Tickets $20




For info call General Supervisor's Office: 843-553-0204




Minneapolis Convention Center - Halls C & D




1301 Second Avenue South




Minneapolis, MN 55403


 






3b
Tuesday, May 26, 2015




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











7:00 PM
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Minnesota State Baptist Convention 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


 






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Wednesday, May 27, 2015




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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


5:00 PM
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Kindergarten Roundup - Registration!




 







7:00 PM
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Greater Praise @ 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


 






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Thursday, May 28, 2015




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




 


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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org







6:30 PM
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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
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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


 


7:00 PM
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Music Ministry Bible Study!




Greater Praise Rehearsal!




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


8:30 PM
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Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal




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




GFMBC Music Ministry




Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org






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Friday, May 29, 2015




4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Mighty Men's Group




Weekly Exercise & Conversation




Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary School




807 27th Avenue North




Minneapolis, MN 55411




Contact: Jefftry Groves




951-341-5435  |  thereekprogram@@yahoo.com







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Saturday, May 30, 2015




12:00 PM
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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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Children Movers 4 Christ (Praise Dance)




Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!









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Sunday, May 31, 2015

UNITY SUNDAY (10AM SERVICE ONLY) - "No Menthol Sunday"



















5:30 AM

















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Faith Community rallies against the sale of mentholated tobacco on World No Tobacco Day!
For more info, visit:  www.naatpn.org

















Bro Pete Rhodes Presents:




"Urban Perspectives"




WCCO (Channel 4)




 


8:59 AM
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Email: NewMembers@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden


9:00 AM
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Marriage "Built to Last"




Marriage Ministry Kickoff!




Email: MarriedMinistry@greatfriend.org




Sun Mornings: February 22 - May 17, 2015




 


9:01 AM
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Sunday School - 




Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org











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"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




 


10:00 AM
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Call to Worship --- Ministers



10:05 AM
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Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses


10:10 AM
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Grateful Praise (Adult Praise Team) Opens Service!


10:20 AM
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Greater Praise Choir Sings!


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




● Communion served on 1st Sunday




● Baptism on 1st Sunday











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





Tuesday, June 2, 2015




7:00 PM
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Taste of Friendship Committee Mtg.
Register your Ministry or Business Tent for TOF 2015!
http://taste.greatfriend.org







Saturday, June 6, 2015




8:00 AM
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Men of Praise @ Metro Hope Graduation Breakfast




A & B Selection




2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407




Phone: (612) 721-9415












12:00 Noon
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MSBC Women's Auxilliary Tea!




New Bethel Baptist Church




1115 30th Ave. North




Minneapolis, MN


 


Sunday, June 7, 2015




4:00 PM
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Men of Praise @ New Hope Men's Day Program




Theme: "Men Made in God's Own Image"




Genesis 1:17




New Hope Baptist Church




712 Burr Street




St. Paul, MN 55130




 


Tuesday, June 9, 2015




7:00 PM
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Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place Outreach




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN














Sunday, June 14, 2015

Church Anniversary




GFMBC will honor Seniors on this day!







Mon-Fri, June 15-19, 2015




6:30 PM
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!




Classes for All Ages








Month of July
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10:00 AM Unity Service All Month




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




tStairstep 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
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Taste of Friendship




Food, Fun, & Fellowship!




Intersection of 38th Street & 26th Ave.




Minneapolis, MN




 


Tuesday, August 11, 2015




7:00 PM
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Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place Outreach




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN














Mon-Fri, August 17-21, 2015




7:00 PM
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MSBC Annual Session







Saturday, September 5, 2015




8:00 AM
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Men of Praise @ Metro Hope Graduation Breakfast




2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407




Phone: (612) 721-9415








 


Friday, Sept. 18, 2015




7:00 PM
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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








Saturday, December 5, 2015




8:00 AM
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Men of Praise @ Metro Hope Graduation Breakfast




2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407




Phone: (612) 721-9415








 











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5a
Other Announcements




Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 
May





Thank You & God bless!!






5b
 We Shall Not Be Moved...




We shall not be moved...

The 2015 Legislative Session has concluded, provoking strong emotions for thousands of Minnesota families and communities.
ISAIAH was a steadfast presence throughout the session, demanding justice and standing with the people we love to insist that our leaders work for our values of dignity, inclusion, equity and redemption.
People of faith from congregations across Minnesota led an impressive grassroots organizing campaign that engaged thousands of people.
We gave everything we had for the people in our communities and, despite the outcomes, we have so much to be proud of! We will continue to be a prophetic witness to God's call to justice.
During the 2015 Legislative Session, our elected leaders failed to advance racial justice and provide adequate investments in our families and our communities. In response, ISAIAH issued the following press statement:

“This session presented a major opportunity for our leaders to address the crisis of our state’s growing racial and economic inequity by putting families and communities first. Clergy and people of faith looked to our elected officials to move beyond the status quo with courageous leadership to make our state one that reflects our highest values and aspirations. Specifically, ISAIAH set moral, common sense policy priorities to:
  • Allow all people the ability to apply for a drivers’ license regardless of immigration status.
  • Restore the right to vote for formerly incarcerated people.
  • Make meaningful reforms to the juvenile justice system that would keep kids of color out of the criminal justice system.
  • Pass paid family leave so people would not have to choose between a paycheck and taking their child to the doctor.
In addition, ISAIAH had two major budget priorities:
  • A comprehensive transportation-funding package that invests in better transit services and infrastructure for people to bike and walk safely.
  • The protection and preservation of the MinnesotaCare program, a successful 23-year old program that provides quality healthcare to 100,000 people earning between $8-12/hour.
‘We are very frustrated and can’t understand how GOP House leadership refused to do anything, even though all of our issues had wide bi-partisan and community support,’ said Martha Andrade, a member of Church of the Ascension in Minneapolis and an active faith and immigrant leader in the drivers’ license campaign. ‘We were at the Capitol every week and did everything to bring our voices and stories. This leadership does not represent Minnesota families and does not acknowledge how important and basic drivers licenses are to immigrant families.
ISAIAH, a faith-based movement in cities and towns across the state, led a grassroots organizing campaign that engaged thousands of people throughout the session. More than 1,000 people from 100 congregations went door-to-door at the Legislature and had over 100 face-to face visits with legislators. Throughout March and April, legislators were invited to faith summits in their districts and asked how they would use the remainder of the session to put families at the center of their decisions. Meetings were held in Moorhead, Northfield, St. Cloud, Willmar and suburban communities across the metro area.
Demetria Carter, a member of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, became a critical voice for the push to restore the right to vote. As a frustrated faith and community leader, her reflection echoes many, ‘The House leadership not only rejected our issues; they rejected us. We did not fail this session; our legislative leadership did and we cannot continue having leaders so blind to the needs of our families for the right to vote.'

Minnesota now enjoys a $1.9 Billion budget surplus.
The House leadership pushed to eliminate MinnesotaCare but, thanks to the leadership of the Governor and the Senate, MinnesotaCare was saved. However, the program was cut by $65m, meaning vulnerable families will see an average of nearly $900 a year in increased costs and lowered healthcare benefits.
In addition, House leadership proposed a transportation plan that would have cut transit service 25% in five years. While this plan did not pass, the status quo package which passed in its place means that the transit system, which has seen a 14% increase in ridership over the past decade and inadequate funding, will continue to fall short for those who depend on public transit.
The people we love and the communities we have hopes and dreams for are, again, being told to wait for justice,” said Rev. Paul Slack, ISAIAH President. ‘The decisions of our government say those who have been cut out of human concern are being cut out yet again. But as people of faith we will continue to organize; continue to be a prophetic witness to God’s call to justice and continue to build the power we need to move our state towards justice for our children, our families and our communities.’"

Click here to view more photos from the session.


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ISAIAH
St. Paul

ISAIAH
2356 University Ave W
Ste 405
Saint PaulMN 55114


 Minneapolis Churches Regional Meeting, Tuesday, June 2nd, 7-9PM

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  ISAIAH

Dear Minneapolis Clergy and Leaders,
Thank you for your continued support, prayers and presence at the Capitol this legislative session! Although, we remain in hopeful prayer for Driver Licences for Immigrants, Voter Restoration for Returning Citizens and Juvenile Justice Reform legislation, all indicators suggest they are not included in this year's budget. This is counter to our beliefs that ALL children of GOD matter and should be treated with dignity, respect, and love. Yet, we will continue to MARCH IN THE LIGHT OF GOD! 
On Tuesday, June 2nd, the Minneapolis Regional Meeting will hold its monthly gathering at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (2600 E 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN), 7-9pm. This meeting will focus on our THREE campaigns in Minneapolis: education (reducing suspensions), $15 minimum wage and policing (body cameras for police, implicit bias training, etc.).  We will provide leaders with
  • A Power Analysis Training: "What is the Power Needed in Minneapolis For A Better Equitable and Healthy City"
  • Time to discuss in congregational groups a plan for evangelization your church (#StayWOKE Campaign), base building (1:1s and team building excercises) and dues/sustainble donor program
  • And, fellowship time to celebrate the Joy of the Radical Gospel of Christ!
Please come organize, lead and share in our collective mission for justice!
I will contact each church about the teams you will bring to this meeting!
Blessings,
Phyllis M. Hill





Contact us:
ISAIAH
2356 University Ave W
Ste 405
Saint PaulMN 55114

isaiah@isaiahmn.org

612 333 1260 x210


 Teacher Educator Assistant Profession @ Minnesota State University, Mankato

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 Greetings--please share the career opportunity below with your network.

Greetings from Minnesota State University, Mankato! We invite applicants to consider our newly posted tenure-track position. At present, our department is seeking a highly skilled, passionate, and student-centered teacher educator. Below is an executive summary of the job posting, and might be of special interest to you. The required qualifications are as follows: 
  • Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction or related field; dissertation must be defended by June 30, 2016, and the degree must be conferred on an official transcript by August 10, 2016.
    • Degree can be in progress at the time of application. However, HR must have an official written statement from the candidate’s Registrar or Dean of Graduate Studies, stating that they have defended their dissertation prior to June 30, 2016, and that the only remaining step is to place this on an official transcript to be sent to MSU HR. In addition, HR must have an official transcript with the degree conferred by August 10, 2016. If the above deadlines are not met, employment may likely be terminated, non-renewed, or similar contractual process.
  • Three (3) years teaching experience, including the teaching of reading, in U.S./Canadian schools or American schools abroad in a K-6 environment within the past 10 years.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and coach teacher candidates within field based experiences.

Posting Reference Number:  PRF #AA16100
Application Deadline:  Priority consideration will be given to applications received byJune 12, 2015.
Date of Appointment:  August 17, 2015
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track:  Educational Studies:  Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Job Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching and developing pedagogy courses, such as assessment, special education, educational psychology and literacy, in an Elementary Education undergraduate program via on- and off-campus venues. Additional responsibilities include teaching in online master’s degree programs. Other duties also include advising, supervision of field experience, mentoring, working collaboratively with area school faculty, service to the college, university and community, and leadership through presentations, publications, and professional service. 
Required and Preferred Qualifications:  See http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm 
If you need additional information, please contact the search chairperson, Dr. Maureen Prenn, maureen.preen@mnsu.edu. On behalf of our search committee, thank you for considering this opportunity.
Kind regards,
Robbie