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NBC, USA, Inc. responds to the tragic shootings at the Emanuel A. M. E. Church in Charleston, SC
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NBC, USA, Inc. Response to Emanuel A.M.E. Church Shooting Tragedy


June 19, 2015

Once again our nation is reeling from the horrific account of the senseless murder of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina.  Most unsettling is the fact that this so called, “Hate Crime” occurred at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a place where people have gone since 1787 for solace and sanctuary, for healing and comfort, a church of historic significance that was born out of a quest for racial justice for African Americans.  With the manifold mixture of emotions generated through such a heart-wrenching act, the questions are raised, “How then do we, as a nation in general and as National Baptist in particular, respond to this tragedy?  How do we make sense out of such a senseless act?  How do we work to ensure that we alleviate or eliminate such mindless atrocities?


First, as Christians, we are called upon to offer prayers and condolences to the family of the nine victims as well as for the perpetrator and his family.  All of them are in need of our prayers.  Not only do they need our prayers but they need our support that will demonstrate our commitment to insure that those who fell victim of such unthinkable hatred, bigotry and apparent racism will not have died in vain but rather their deaths should prove to be redemptive for our entire nation.  Secondly, we must not allow this act to strip us as a community of believers or as a nation in general from our faith and trust in God, nor from the faith and premises upon which this country was founded.  I believe that part of the challenge we face in America today is that as a nation we seem to subscribe to a philosophy that says that there are no absolute truths or values.  Therefore, we have become casualties of situational ethics and contextual moralities.  However, in spite of this we must maintain our faith, stay the course, stand on scripture and ultimately, trust God for the outcome.

Such an act of violence is yet another call for us, as Christians in general and as National Baptists, in particular, to encourage the leaders of our country, persons in authority, and all who give voice in the public square to be mindful of the divisive tenor and tone of the rhetoric they use when reacting, responding or offering remedies for many of the challenges that confront us here in the 21st Century.  All too often, the verbiage used escalates rather than eradicates negativity in thought, word, and deed.  It is ours to work tirelessly to identify the root cause of this and similar such heinous acts.  We must come together as a race of people, return to our First Love, revitalize our rich heritage and history, and most importantly realize who and Whose we are, united in purpose, and standing on one accord.  Then we must reach out in Christian love to those who are different from us, reach out with open minds and hearts that serve as a catalyst to conversations leading to definitive actions which allow a meeting of the minds on different philosophies and ideologies.  Ultimately, it is ours, National Baptists, as well as all Christians, to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world in our respective communities; salt that purges and purifies and light that leads and leavens our hearts, our minds, and our spirits toward the saving power and presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, Who is the Christ.   Through this we can extend the life of Christ and express His love in such a manner that we simply do not just declare the Gospel with our lips, but we demonstrate the Gospel with our lives.


Sunday, June 21, 2015:
A Day of Prayer Called for Emanuel A. M. E. Church and the Charleston, SC Community


On Sunday, June 21, 2015
, I am encouraging all of our churches to have a time of special prayer for the families who have been victimized by this unspeakable tragedy, as well as all churches of all faiths that God will guard, guide and order our steps as we seek to bring healing not only to those who are personally affected by it but healing for our entire nation.


Dr. Jerry Young, President
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.



Learn more about Emanuel A.M.E. Church here:  http://www.emanuelamechurch.org/


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Upcoming Events:  National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, June 22-26, 2015, Detroit, MI

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CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Kenya Plege Drive, (b) Taste of Friendship, (c )Marketing, (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) Isaiah Actions, (c ) Isaiah Meeting, (d) Assistant Professor, Tenure-track






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests

1a
Deuteronomy 6:6-9


King James Version (KJV)


6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.




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

Sis. Margaret Jordan & Family

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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2
Call to Action!

2a
Kenya Pledge Drive!


We Want Your Coins!


See Minister Justin Lewis to participate in the coin drive!

2b
GFMBC Taste of Friendship Wants YOU!!


Share Your Gifts, Register Your Ministry Tent @ 2015 TOF


See Sis. Patricia, Deac Terry, or Deac Emory for registration.




 Email: Marketing@greatfriend.org





2c
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!


 

2d


 

















<--- 56th Anniversary Choir!










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Monday, June 15, 2015
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

3a
Monday, June 15, 2015




6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Vacation Bible School!




 *Theme Adults & Teens: Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God*




*Adult Class Location:*  *Friendship Hall *-
 *Teachers:* Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Billy Russell & First Lady Sis. Russell




 *Teens Location*: *Music Room*
 *Teacher:*  Bro. Derek Porter




*Children's Theme:  Jesus Connection*
*Location:*  *Gold Room* (upstairs)
*Teachers:*  Deaconess Mary Riley & Team




*Refreshments after class each night!!!*






8:00 PM
-
Men's Ministry Meeting




Fireside Room

3b
Tuesday, June 16, 2015













6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Vacation Bible School!




 *Theme Adults & Teens: Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God*




*Adult Class Location:*  *Friendship Hall *-
 *Teachers:* Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Billy Russell & First Lady Sis. Russell




 *Teens Location*: *Music Room*
 *Teacher:*  Bro. Derek Porter




*Children's Theme:  Jesus Connection*
*Location:*  *Gold Room* (upstairs)
*Teachers:*  Deaconess Mary Riley & Team




*Refreshments after class each night!!!*




 


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
-
Taste of Friendship Committee Mtg.




GFMBC Fireside Room




 

3c
Wednesday, June 17, 2015




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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org






11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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MENTHOL: EASIER TO START, HARDER TO QUIT.




Let’s break the hold the tobacco industry has on our community.




Join our community conversation around the issue of menthol cigarettes featuring national experts from the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council.




Lunch Provided




Rondo Community Outreach Library




461 N Dale Street, St. Paul, MN




Hosted by Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation and the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota RSVP to Alicia at alicia@ansrmn.org / 651-646-3005


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Refreshments Provided




Brookdale Library, Room C




6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN




Hosted by Hennepin County Public Health and LAAMPP Policy Champions RSVP to Ruth at Ruth.Tripp@hennepin.us / 612-348-5367








6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Vacation Bible School!




 *Theme Adults & Teens: Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God*




*Adult Class Location:*  *Friendship Hall *-
 *Teachers:* Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Billy Russell & First Lady Sis. Russell




 *Teens Location*: *Music Room*
 *Teacher:*  Bro. Derek Porter




*Children's Theme:  Jesus Connection*
*Location:*  *Gold Room* (upstairs)
*Teachers:*  Deaconess Mary Riley & Team




*Refreshments after class each night!!!*




 






3d
Thursday, June 18, 2015




2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
-
MENTHOL: EASIER TO START, HARDER TO QUIT.




Let’s break the hold the tobacco industry has on our community.




Join our community conversation around the issue of menthol cigarettes featuring national experts from the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council.




Refreshments Provided




Walker Library, Calhoun Room




2880 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN




Hosted by Breathe Free North and the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota RSVP to Betsy at betsy@ansrmn.org / 651-646-3005




 


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
-
Faith Bible Institute!




Resumes Thursday August 20th, 2015


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Vacation Bible School!




 *Theme Adults & Teens: Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God*




*Adult Class Location:*  *Friendship Hall *-
 *Teachers:* Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Billy Russell & First Lady Sis. Russell




 *Teens Location*: *Music Room*
 *Teacher:*  Bro. Derek Porter




*Children's Theme:  Jesus Connection*
*Location:*  *Gold Room* (upstairs)
*Teachers:*  Deaconess Mary Riley & Team




*Refreshments after class each night!!!*




 


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, June 19, 2015




9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
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MENTHOL: EASIER TO START, HARDER TO QUIT.




Let’s break the hold the tobacco industry has on our community.




Join our community conversation around the issue of menthol cigarettes featuring national experts from the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council.




Breakfast Provided




The Wellstone Center, Anna Heilmaier Meeting Room




179 Robie Street East, St. Paul, MN




Hosted by Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation and the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota RSVP to Alicia at alicia@ansrmn.org / 651-646-3005




Hosted by the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota and LAAMPP Policy Champions. RSVP to Alicia at alicia@ansrmn.org / 651-646-3005


12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
-
MENTHOL: EASIER TO START, HARDER TO QUIT.




Let’s break the hold the tobacco industry has on our community.




Join our community conversation around the issue of menthol cigarettes featuring national experts from the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council.




Lunch Provided




U of M Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center




2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN




Hosted by Breathe Free North and the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota RSVP to Betsy at betsy@ansrmn.org / 651-646-3005




 


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Vacation Bible School!




 *Theme Adults & Teens: Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God*




*Adult Class Location:*  *Friendship Hall *-
 *Teachers:* Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Billy Russell & First Lady Sis. Russell




 *Teens Location*: *Music Room*
 *Teacher:*  Bro. Derek Porter




*Children's Theme:  Jesus Connection*
*Location:*  *Gold Room* (upstairs)
*Teachers:*  Deaconess Mary Riley & Team




*Refreshments after class each night!!!*




 


5:30 PM
-
MSBC Laymen Choir Rehearsal


7:00 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Convention Laymen Present




"Celebrating Fathers" choir rehearsal




All Men & Young Men Can Participate!




Greater Friendship MBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




Email: mnstatebaptistconvention@gmail.com


 






3f
Saturday, June 20, 2015




10:00 AM
-
Doves Rehearse!




[Saturday B4 1st & 3rd Sunday]


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




[Except Sat b4 3rd & 5th Sundays]


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!









3g
Sunday, June 21, 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
-
Call to Worship --- Ministers


8:05 AM
-
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses


8:20 AM
-
Doves Sing!!!




Attire:


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)!




[3rd Sundays]











10:30 AM
-
Call to Worship --- Ministers


10:35 AM
-
Grateful Praise (Adult 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
-
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses


10:50 AM
-
Greater Praise Choir Sings!




Attire:


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











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











Month of July
-
10:00 AM Sunday Unity Service All Month




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Saturday, July 11, 2015




9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
-
Free Community Car Wash!




Community Outreach Sponsored by Deacons & Deaconesses




 


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




ŸStairstep Foundation has applications for youth ages 7-15 who have moderate to severe asthma to attend Camp Superkids.
Ÿ30 slots being held for African American/minority/low income youth
ŸIf child receives free or reduced lunch, may attend at no cost
ŸCampers learn to better manage their asthma
ŸCamp is at YMCA Ihduhapi in Loretta, MN-transportation will be provided
ŸRegistration packet includes parent and physician forms
ŸApplications need to be returned to Stairstep by Friday, May 8th


Sunday, July 19




6:00 PM
-
Mission & Music Ministry Outreach with Urban Refuge




Address: 5501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone:(612) 338-7226











Mon, July 20 - Sat. July 25, 2015






Church Olympics Week!




We need Everyones Support to WIN!




 


Friday, July 24, 2015
-





MSBC Laymen Faith Walk & Fellowship




North Commons




1801 James Ave. North




Minneapolis, MN 55411







Saturday, August 1, 2015




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




Food, Fun, & Fellowship!




Intersection of 38th Street & 26th Ave.




Minneapolis, MN




 


Thursday, August 6, 2015




6:30 PM
-
"Teacher I Want to Be" Refresher Training




Friendship Hall




















Tuesday, August 11, 2015

 


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




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN














Friday, August 14, 2015
-





MSBC Laymen Faith Walk & Fellowship




Weida Park




637 Burr Street North




St. Paul, MN 55130








Mon-Fri, August 15-21, 2015




7:00 PM
-
MSBC Annual Session






Saturday, August 21, 2015




10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses Community Outreach











Saturday, September 5, 2015




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




2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407




Phone: (612) 721-9415











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









 


Fri. Sept 25 - Sat Sept 26, 2015






“MEN ON THE MARCH FOR JESUS”




2015 Men’s retreat




Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
1 Oak Ridge Drive
Chaska, Minnesota 55318




Registration Begins June 7th, 2015




Guest Speaker: Pastor Coleman & Others




Rooms: Double Occupancy - $225 per Person




Single Occupancy - $165 per Person




Contact: Deacon Rudy Jones 612-251-4714











Saturday, December 5, 2015




8:00 AM
-
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 
June





Thank You & God bless!!






5b








5c





5d






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