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Friday, February 5, 2016

February 1, 2016







CONTENTS

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Kenyan Mission, (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) Isaiah






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Scripture & Prayer Requests

1a
2 Timothy 3:16


Amplified Bible (AMP)


16 All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage];




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

Sis. Marilynn & Family


Sis. Helen Kimbrough & Family


Deaconess Ethel Norwood & Family


Mother JoAnn Champs & Family


Sis. Thelma Hinkle & 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
Kenyan Mission Pledge Drive!


 

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, February 1, 2016
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

3a
Monday, February 1, 2016








3b
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ALL GFMBC ACTIVITIES CANCELED






3c
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ALL GFMBC ACTIVITIES CANCELED






3d
Thursday, February 4, 2016




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








● Tune in to soarradio.com




● Or download Live365 Radio App 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 Registration Open!




Classes Begin January 21, 2016










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




Every 1st Thursday of the Month








CANCELED --- 7:00:00 PM
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Music Ministry Bible Study!




Greater Praise Rehearsal!




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







CANCELED --- 8:30:00 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, February 5, 2016




11:00 AM - 12 Noon

Black History Month Celebration




Lunch & Learn




148th Fighter Wing, Great Lakes Inn North




3f
Saturday, February 6, 2016







11:00 AM
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Deacons, Deaconesses, & Mothers Fellowship




4600 Humboldt Ave. North,




Minneapolis, MN




 


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!















2:00 PM
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Minnesota State Baptist Choir Rehearsal




Shiloh MBC




501 Lawson Ave West




St Paul, MN 55117







3:30 PM
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Thespian Ministry Easter Play Production Rehearsal












3g
Sunday, February 7, 2016

11th Annual African Heritage Month Observance





5:30 AM
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Bro Pete Rhodes Presents:




"Urban Perspectives"




WCCO (Channel 4)




Get Up! … with Urban Perspectives












 


7:30 AM
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Song review & Devotion




Deacon Brown Choir Room


8:00 AM
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Call to Worship --- Ministers


8:05 AM
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Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses


8:20 AM
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Doves Sing!!!




Attire: Black & Red


Sermon
-
Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell





8:59 AM
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Email: NewMembers@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden


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


Classes begin February 7

Marriage Built to Last: Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically




Email: MarriedMinistry@greatfriend.org




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








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


 


9:30 AM

GYE (Greater Youth Experience)




3rd Sundays









YOUTH TAKEOVER SUNDAY!




2nd Sundays


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


10:35 AM
-
TAKOVER (Youth - Fortress) Opens Service!


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


10:40 AM
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Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses


10:50 AM
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Greater Praise Choir Sings!




Attire: Black & Red


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
















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


11th Annual African Heritage Month Observance










Tuesday, February 9, 2016




7:00 PM
-
Deacons, Deaconesses, & Mothers Outreach




GFMBC Can Come!




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407








 


7:00 PM
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Isaiah Black Lives Matter Encounter




Mayflower Church




106 E. Diamond Lake Rd.




Minneapolis, MN




 


Friday, February 12, 2016





3:00 PM

4:00 PM
7:30 PM


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Greater Praise at 5th Annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner
Bus Leaves GFMBC
Bue Arrives at St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102
Sound Check
Greater Praise Sings

MSBC Agape Ball


6:00 PM
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Social Hour


 







Saturday, February 13, 2016




1:00 PM
-
American Sign Language Classes




Lead by Jessica Randolph




For ages 13 and Up




Saturdays 1pm - 2pm




February 13 - March 12, 2016




Greater Friendship MBC




2600 E. 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406










2:00 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Choir Rehearsal




Shiloh MBC




501 Lawson Ave West




St Paul, MN 55117







Sunday, February 14, 2016




After 8am & 10:40am Services
-
Usher Ministry Heart to Heart Tea!




Free will offering appreciated








4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
-
Positive Image 4th Annual Father Daughter Dance




Contact Rev. Charvez Russell for Tickets




Info  612-239-4823








Earl Brown Heratage Center




6155 Earle Brown Drive




Brooklyn Center, MN 55430





Saturday, February 20, 2016




2:00 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Choir Rehearsal




Shiloh MBC




501 Lawson Ave West




St Paul, MN 55117


3:00 PM
-
Black History Month Program




Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church




5100 James Avenue North




Minneapolis, MN 55430




(612) 529-9186








Saturday, February 27, 2016




2:00 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Choir Rehearsal




Shiloh MBC




501 Lawson Ave West




St Paul, MN 55117







Sunday, February 28, 2016

11th Annual African Heritage Month Observance


8:00 AM & 10:40 AM
-
SANKOFA: Empowerment Through Education




(Hosea 4:6)




Sub-theme taken from Minister Timothy Wright's song, "We're Going to Make It."




The colors of our attire for the month of February are Red & Black.




3rd Sunday is Health Sunday - "Have Faith In Heart Sunday/Wear Red" as we are partners with American Heart Association.




Asante Sana (Thank You) and God bless




-Minister Ora Hokes


8:00 AM
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Minister Justin Lewis Preaching




George Stewart "Why we celebrate"


10:40 AM
-
Minister Ora Hokes Preahing




Myra Davis "Why we celebrate"





Tuesday, March 1, 2016




6:00 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Choir Rehearsal




TBD


Saturday, March 5, 2016




10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
-
MSBC Women's Auxiliary Health Fair & Love Feast!




Mout Olivet Baptist Church




451 West Central




St. Paul, MN




Confirm attending with Anita Pugh at 612-840-4976





2:00 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Choir Rehearsal




Shiloh MBC




501 Lawson Ave West




St Paul, MN 55117







Friday, March 11, 2016




6:00 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Choir Rehearsal




Shiloh MBC




501 Lawson Ave West




St Paul, MN 55117







Saturday, March 12, 2016




TBD
-
Minnesota State Baptist Choir Recording




Shiloh MBC




501 Lawson Ave West




St Paul, MN 55117







Sunday, March 13, 2016




TBD
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MSBC Choir Live Recording @ Shiloh MBC




Shiloh MBC




501 Lawson Ave West




St Paul, MN 55117





Tuesday, April 12, 2016




7:00 PM
-
Deacons, Deaconesses, & Mothers Outreach




GFMBC Can Come!




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407








 


Saturday, April 23, 2016




-
Darnell Davis & The Remnant




CD Release Concert!




 


Sunday, May 15, 2016




5:30 PM
-
Gospel Choirs United




42nd Anniversary Concert!




Theme: 'Joy Abundantly'




Scripture John 10:10




Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church




3355 4th Street North




Minneapolis, MN 55412


 


Fri, May 27 - Sun, May 29, 2016

GFMBC Travel to Grace Baptist Church




Pastor Clinton McFarland, Sr. Pastor




2178 Highway 138




Stockbridge, GA 30281








Phone: 770-474-8611












Tuesday, June 14, 2016




7:00 PM
-
Deacons, Deaconesses, & Mothers Outreach




GFMBC Can Come!




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407








 


Saturday, August 6, 2016




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







Tuesday, August 9, 2016




7:00 PM
-
Deacons, Deaconesses, & Mothers Outreach




GFMBC Can Come!




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407








 


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


 


Tuesday, October 11, 2016




7:00 PM
-
Deacons, Deaconesses, & Mothers Outreach




GFMBC Can Come!




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407








 


Tuesday, December 13, 2016




7:00 PM
-
Deacons, Deaconesses, & Mothers Outreach




GFMBC Can Come!




Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407








 











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Other Announcements



5a
Birthdays!


Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 
February





Thank You & God bless!!






5b

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Her medical bill was $36. But when Maimuna, an HIV-positive mother of six, couldn’t pay, the hospital detained her.

For 24 days.

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This shocking practice of imprisoning patients who can’t afford their medical care is not unusual in Kenya. But a recent court case may change that.

Read about how Maimuna found justice.

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In the Region
Uganda’s leap forward on the right to health.
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Why injustice is bad for your health.


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