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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 19, 2015







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Journey to Holiness, (b) Marketing, (c ) 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) State of Minnesota Jobs






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests

1a
1 Kings 19:7-8


Amplified Bible (AMP)


7 Then the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Get up, and eat, for the journey is too long for you [without adequate sustenance].”
8 So he got up and ate and drank, and with the strength of that food he traveled forty days and nights to Horeb (Sinai), the mountain of God.




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

Deaconess Doris Jones & Family


Sis. Blanche Mason & Family


Bro Adolphus Coleman & Family


Sis. Bilbos & Family


Bro Carson & Family


Mother Carson & Family


The Lawrence Family


Sis. Debbie Gatlin & Family


River Carter & 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
SaySo Ministries, Inc  - 2015 Journey Into Holiness


Greetings Ladies,

I praise God for you. Pray you are praying for our upcoming annual Women Retreat October 29-31, 2015; and with our gathering together in worship on Sunday November 1, 2015. We have wonderful speakers for Sunday:  Minister Kenta White & Minister Phaedra McLin.

Our topic:  Journey Into Holiness - The Future of GOMER; Experiencing God. Operating in the depth of His Power. We will be studying the book of Hosea. I also encourage those who will, to read a book that I've found gives another look at what Gomer's past may have been.  The book title is:  "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. But, as the editor cautions, and I agree,  to first-time readers: "In this retelling of the biblical story of Hosea and Gomer in an 1800s setting, Francine was faced with some difficult choices. Scripture deals openly and frankly with Gomer’s marital infidelity and prostitution. How much “detail” then, should Francine include to bring that impact into a fresh setting?" The story tells of "Love that won't let go no matter what."

We will discuss excerpts from this book during the retreat. Yet, if you do not purchase the book read the book of Hosea and the historical references.

We look forward to our gathering.

Theresa Russell


 


2b
Market Your Ministry Events!


Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:  Marketing@greatfriend.org


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











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Monday, October 19, 2015
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Sunday, October 25, 2015

3a
Monday, October 19, 2015




7:00 PM
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Men's Ministry Meeting




Curran's Family Restaurant




4201 Nicollet Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55409



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Taste of Friendship Committee Mtg.




FBI Room






3b
Tuesday, October 20, 2015









6:30 PM
-
Women's Day Choir Rehearsal


 


7:00 PM
-
PACT II (Friendship Community Services)




Support Services Meeting

For those reestablishing lives disrupted by:
incarceration or addiction



(New Members Classroom)




Email: fcs2600@gmail.com








 

3c
Wednesday, October 21, 2015




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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org




 


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Bible Study & Prayer Service @ GFMBC




Facilitated by Pastor Billy G. Russell




Experiencing God




Knowing & Doing the Will of God


 




Bookstore Email: gfmbcbooksandmore@gmail.com




Christian Education Email:
ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org






3d
Thursday, October 22, 2015




5:00 PM
-
"The Beat" Radio Show with Darnell Davis!




● Tune in to soarradio.com




● Or download Live365 Radio App on your Smartphone




 


 6:00 PM
-
Men of Praise Rehearse!




[Thursday b4 4th Sunday]


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








Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org







6:30 PM
-
Faith Bible Institute!




 


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, October 23, 2015




7:00 PM
-
Friday Focus Fellowship!




3232 Fremont Ave. North




Minneapolis, MN 55412




"We will have Food, & Focus Fellowship dealing with issues Every Man deals with"










3f
Saturday, October 24, 2015









9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
-
CPR / AED Training




Morning Session






10:00 AM

All Mission Ministry Meeting




[4th Saturdays]




Foreign Mission, Evangelism, Women, Men, and Bread Ministries


10:00 AM
-
Jr. Usher Training!




[Saturdays b4 2nd 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!










1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
-
CPR / AED Training




Afternoon Session


 






3g
Sunday, October 25, 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
-
Men of Praise Sing!!!




Attire:




                          


Sermon
-
Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell


8:59 AM
-




Email: NewMembers@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
-
Marriage Ministry Presents…


October 4 - December 13

Marriage Built to Last: Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically




Email: MarriedMinistry@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Rev. L. Wilder & Sis. Jean Wilder




 


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






10:30 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]


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


10:50 AM
-
Greater Praise Choir Sings!




Attire:


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


4:00 PM
-
Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell




Dr. Nazim B. Fakir's Pastoral Anniversary




St. Peter's AME Church




401 East 41st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409



















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





Mon. Oct. 26 - Fri. Oct. 30, 2015

Laymen & Associate Ministers Department Present…


7:00 PM Nightly

Fall Revival 2015




True Vine Missionary Baptist Church




2639 Thomas Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN






Thursday, October 29, 2015




10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
-
Progressive Community Job, Career & Resource Fair




Progressive Baptist Church




1505 Burns Ave




Imani Life Center, Lower Level




St. Paul, MN 55106






Thur. Oct 29 - Sat. Oct. 31, 2015






Annual Women's Retreat


 


Friday, October 30, 2015




6:00 PM
-
Hallelujah Night!




Bags of Candy Requested for Youngsters




Contact Deacon Rudy Jones to donate & Volunteer




Macedonia Baptist Church




3801 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409




(612) 827-4608




Rev. Charles Graham, Pastor











Sunday, November 1, 2015

Annual Women's Day!


 


Saturday, November 7, 2015




9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
-
Theme ~ ARISE, SHINE - Isaiah 60:1-3




When We Rise Up, He Shines Through!




Raise funds for the National Baptist Convention Hospital in Malawi




Redeemer Baptist Church (New Oil COGIC)




116 East 32nd Street, Minneapolis, MN








6:00 PM
-
GLOW (Growing Ladies of Wisdom)




Invites all Women to "LADIES NIGHT!"




Dave & Buster's - Edina Location




500 Southdale Circle




Edina, MN 55435








Sunday, November 8, 2015




6:00 PM
-
Revival 4 Millennials!




GFMBC




2600 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406




Special Guest: Rev. Clinton McFarland




Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA





Monday, November 9, 2015




7:00 PM
-
Revival 4 Millennials!




GFMBC




2600 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406




Special Guest: Rev. Clinton McFarland




Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA





Saturday, November 14, 2015




9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
-
Annual Health Fair




 


Sunday, November 15, 2015

ALL MINISTRY FAIR!



-
Immediately Following 8am & 10:40 Services




Reserve your ministry table with Sis. Betty Jackson




Get Involved!




Come explore the many ministries at GFMBC.





Monday, November 16, 2015




7:00 PM
-
Taste of Friendship Committee Meeting




Fireside Room







Friday, December 4, 2015

Mother McCrorey Christmas Fellowship!


5:00PM - 7:00PM
-
Reception


7:00PM - 8:00PM

Dinner


8:00PM - Until

Social Hour




Marriott Airport  Mall of America




2870 Metro Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425


 


Saturday, December 5, 2015




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




2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407




Phone: (612) 721-9415








 


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
-
Minnesota State Bapist Convention Women's Auxiliary




First Lady Appreciation Lunch




"A Jewel in His Crown"




Isaiah 62:3




Grand Hall, North Hennepin Community College




7411 - 85th Avenue North




Brooklyn Park, MN 55445






Sun, Aug 26 - Wed, Aug 29, 2016






MN State Baptist Convention




Titus 2 Women's Retreat at Sea




Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines




Sailing to Bahamas




Cabin Deposit due August 16th




Deposit $100 per person with 2 people per person




August 26-29, 2016


 






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Other Announcements



5a
Birthdays!


Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 
October





Thank You & God bless!!






5b




Friendship Groundbreaking!




On Saturday, July 12, Seward Co-op broke ground on its future Friendship store site at 38th St. and 3rd Ave. in Minneapolis. Hundreds of people of all ages from the surrounding neighborhoods were on hand to listen to an array of speakers and take part in a ceremonial ground breaking. Video by Chris Bohnhoff.
Source: https://vimeo.com/102168308

5c
Earned Sick & Safe Time Rights in Minneapolis


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Greg King <greg.king.family@gmail.com>
To: GFMBC Family
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 3:25 AM
Subject: Raise Your Voice for Earned Sick and Safe Time in Minneapolis

You have probably seen in the news that corporate power is working hard to dismantle the Working Families Agenda in Minneapolis.  Already, our city political leaders have abandoned Fair Scheduling laws and now the ability of low wage workers to care for themselves and their families by earning sick and safe time is at risk.  The attached document has all the details of why Earned Sick and Safe Time would mean healthier communities and a more dignified economy.  This is clearly an issue of both racial equity and educational opportunity as minority workers are disproportionately likely to hold positions that do not provide paid time off and thus are more likely to send a sick child to school because they can't afford to take time off, putting many more children at risk.

The final decision on whether Minneapolis will require Earned Sick and Safe Time for Minneapolis employers is imminent and we must all raise our voices now, particularly those of us who live in Minneapolis, to push this through.

Here is what you can do:  
*  Make calls and send emails to your Minneapolis City Council person, who will be voting on this ordinance. Cam Gordon, Elizabeth Glidden,  Alondra Cano and Lisa Bender need "thank you" messages for their leadership.  All other city council members need to be pushed to support Earned Sick and Safe Days.
*  Join your neighbors at a phone bank organized by Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) where we will call sympathetic constituents and connect them directly to their city council member.  Phone banks will be held nightly starting on Wednesday, October 21 from 6 to 9 pm at the NOC office at 1101 W. Broadway Ave, Minneapolis.  More information will follow about which nights will have phone banks.  Let me know if you would be interested in joining a group of Education Equity Team members to phone bank as a group.
Now is the time for us to demonstrate our power in the face of moneyed opposition and, in one shape or another, this is the same fight we will be waging in all of our campaigns, to uphold the sacredness of every human in the face of profiteering.  Winning Earned Sick and Safe Time for low wage workers would be a great place to start.
God bless,
Greg King
St Joan of Arc ISAIAH team


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