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Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8, 2015







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Blessing Business!, (b) Market Your Event!, (c ) Isaiah Actions!, (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) Isaiah Actions, (c ) Isaiah Meeting, (d) Assistant Professor, Tenure-track






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Scripture & Prayer Requests

1a
Ephesians 4:16


Amplified Bible (AMP)


16  For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love.




1b
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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2
Call to Action!

2a
Our Support Needed @ MPS Board Meeting to Stop Suspending Our Kids!


See Section 3b, & 5b for detailed information


5:30 PM, Tuesday, June 9, 2015
● 1250 Broadway Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN










2b
Kenya Pledge Drive!


We Want Your Coins!


See Minister Justin Lewis to participate in the coin drive!

2c
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




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!


2e


 

















<--- Bro Pete Rhodes interviews Pastor Russell on "Urban perspectives"!










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Monday, June 8, 2015
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

3a
Monday, June 8, 2015













3b
Tuesday, June 9, 2015




5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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We need GFMBC @ MPLS School Board Meeting!




Davis Center, Room S1435




1250 West Broadway Ave




Minneapolis, MN








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




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave. South




Minneapolis, MN














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, June 10, 2015




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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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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, June 11, 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




 






6:00 PM
-
Young People of Praise (YPOP) Practice!




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]


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
-
Fortress Rehearsal




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]




ANNIVERSARY CHOIR REHEARSAL!



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






3e
Friday, June 12, 2015








3f
Saturday, June 13, 2015




10:00 AM
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Junior Usher Training!







10:00 AM
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MSBC Laymen Choir Rehearsal




"Celebrating Fathers" choir rehearsal




All Men & Young Men Can Participate!




Greater Friendship MBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




Email: mnstatebaptistconvention@gmail.com







 


11:00 AM
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ANNIVERSARY CHOIR REHEARSAL!





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!









3g
Sunday, June 14, 2015

56TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY!








Anniversary Colors: Emerald Green & Off White


5:30 AM
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Bro Pete Rhodes Presents:




"Urban Perspectives" [See interview w/Pastor Russell in link below]




WCCO (Channel 4)












 


-------------- UNITY SUNDAY
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NO 8AM SERVICE -------------------


8:59 AM
-




Email: NewMembers@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden


9:01 AM
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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




 


10:30 AM
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Theme: "Walking In The Light As God's People"
Scripture: 1 John 1:7
Call to Worship --- Pastor Russell


10:35 AM
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PRESENTATION: Friendship Academy of the Arts
Grateful Praise (Adult Praise Team) Opens Service!







10:40 AM
-
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses


10:50 AM
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Welcome
Special Honor to our Seniors --- Chairman Jones & President Eberhardt
Church History --- Sister Jean Wilder
Worship in Dance --- Youth Movers for Christ
--- Offering ---
Anniversary Choir Sings!




Attire: Emerald Green & Off White


Sermon - Special Guests
-
Introduction of Speaker --- Pastor Billy G. Russell
Elder LaBaron Hedgemon




& Freedom Rock Christian Fellowship Church




INVITATIONAL






 











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










Monday, June 15, 2015




6:30 PM
-
FCS Board Meeting




GFMBC Fireside Room




 


7:00 PM
-
Men's Ministry Meeting




GFMBC Fireside Room







Mon-Fri, June 15-19, 2015




6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!




Classes for All Ages






Tuesday, June 16, 2015




7:00 PM
-
Taste of Friendship Committee Mtg.




GFMBC Fireside Room




 



Friday, June 19, 2015









































MSBC Laymen present… "Celebrating Fathers"




All Men & Young Men Can Participate!




Greater Friendship MBC




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




Email: mnstatebaptistconvention@gmail.com


 


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!








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














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




 


Saturday, December 5, 2015




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




2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407




Phone: (612) 721-9415













 






5


5a
Other Announcements




Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 
June





Thank You & God bless!!






5b
Stop Suspending Kindergarten and First Grade Kids!


GFMBC Family
Please join us tomorrow night at the next Minneapolis School Board Meeting to demonstrate our outrage that – after committing to end suspensions – Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) suspended nearly 400 Kindergarten and first grade students in the 2014-2015 school year!
Tuesday, June 9th
5:30 pm
Minneapolis Public Schools
Davis Center
1250 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis
Our faith commands us to take care of the most vulnerable in our society and none are more vulnerable than 5 and 6-year old children.
In February 2014 ISAIAH launched a campaign to end mass suspensions in Minnesota (click here  to view the story). Since then, ISAIAH has been engaged with the Minneapolis School District to address the discriminatory and ineffective disciplinary systems resulting in high rates of suspension for students of color.
Yet--390 suspsensions of our youngest students have been made, most of them taking place since Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson stepped down in January.  As the school board searches for the next Superintendent candidate, we must raise our voices as people of faith to ensure ending the immoral practice of suspending our youngest kids is a top priority.
In addition to the issue of suspensions, we will be raising the issue of using police officers (called School Resource Officers or SROs by the district) to provide discipline in the halls.  The distrustful relationship between students of color and police that we have seen playing out across the country only further hinders the learning environment for many youth.  Despite the fact that Minneapolis School District courageously decided to eliminate the use of SROs in their schools, fourteen officers remain, limiting funds available for behavioral specialists that could help both teachers and students.
We need you there to add your voice and concern about the failutre of MPS to nurture and develop our most vulnerable kids.
RSVP by replying to this email.
Sincerely,
ISAIAH Education Team






Connect with ISAIAH
             

2356 University Ave W
Ste 405
Saint PaulMN 55114

isaiah@isaiahmn.org
www.isaiahmn.org




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