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April 25, 2016







CONTENTS


Monday, April 25, 2016
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Sunday, May 01, 2016

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Belief Bowl!, (b) Kenyan Mission, (c ) Marketing, (d) Marketing, (e) Social  Media Contact Links

3
This Week's Schedule - (a) Mon, (b) Tue, (c ) Wed, (d) Thurs., (e) Fri, (f) Sat, (g) Sun

4
Upcoming Engagements/Event Dates

5
Other Announcements - (a) Birthdays, (b) Isaiah






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests

1a
Matthew 19:26


Amplified Bible (AMP)


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26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With people [as far as it depends on them] it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”




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

The Nelson Family


Bro. Bob Bailey & Family


Bro. Bob Morrison & Family


Cynthia Levelis Letting & Family


Sis. Deon Anderson


Cynthia Levells Letting


Mother Margaret Johnson & Family


Inez Pearson & Family


Deaconess Janice Porter & Family


Sis. Laura McKinney's son Aaron


Sis. Lucille Smith & Family


Bro Mack & Sis. Brenda Russell & Family


Josiah Wright & Family


Sis. Betty Murry & Family


Sis. Arlene McEwen & Family


Sis. Marilynn & Family


Deaconess Donita Bolden & Family


Sis. Vicky Turner's Father


Zulu Family


Pastor Russell & Family


Paul, Amanda, Lauren, & Preston


Deacon Jay Craig & Family


Rev. Louie Wilder & Family


Rev. Langley Ward & 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
Belief Bowl Registration Now Open!


 

2b
Kenyan Mission Pledge Drive!


 

2c
Market Your Ministry Events!


Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:  Marketing@greatfriend.org


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










2d





















 








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Monday, April 25, 2016
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Sunday, May 01, 2016

3a
Monday, April 25, 2016




6:00 PM
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Hospitality Ministry Meeting




1st Monday of Month


6:30 PM
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Usher Ministry Meeting




2nd Monday of Month


6:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Macedonia Baptist Church




3801 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN


7:00 PM
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Join us in Celebrating 35 Years of Pastoral Leadership!




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




1st Lady, Sis. Theresa Russell




Guest Preacher: Dr. Tellis Chapman




Master of Ceremonies, Pastor Runney Patterson


 






3b
Tuesday, April 26, 2016




6:30 PM
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Christian Education Ministry Mtg




Fireside Room




 


7:00 PM
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PACT II (Friendship Community Services)




Support Services Meeting


For those reestablishing lives disrupted by:

incarceration or addiction



(New Members Classroom)




Email: fcs2600@gmail.com








 


7:00 PM
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Education Equity Team Meeting




Email: ChristianEd




[4th Tuesday of Month]







3c
Wednesday, April 27, 2016




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




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, April 28, 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


 


6:00 PM

Doves Rehearse!



               [Thursday b4 1st & 3rd Sunday]


6:30 PM
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Faith Bible Institute Registration Open!




Classes Begin January 21, 2016








 


6:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Mount Olivet Baptist Church




451 West Central,  Saint Paul







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




3e
Friday, April 29, 2016











3f
Saturday, April 30, 2016

5th Saturday














9:00 AM

Trustee Meeting




[4th Saturday of month]


10:00 AM
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Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting




[Saturday b4 1st Sunday of month]


10:00 AM
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All Mission Ministry Meeting




[4th Saturdays]




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


10:00 AM
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Doves Rehearse!




[Saturday B4 1st & 3rd Sunday]
















10:00 AM
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Jr. Usher Training!




[Saturdays b4 2nd Sunday]


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




[Except Sat b4 3rd & 5th Sundays]


11:30 AM
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Busy Bees Meeting




[1st Saturday of month]


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, May 01, 2016

1st Sunday





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 Choir Sings!




Attire:


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





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…




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


 


10:00 AM
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Bro Pete Rhodes Presents: "Urban Perspectives"




Broadcast on Comcast











10:30 AM
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Call to Worship --- Ministers


10:35 AM
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Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Sings!


10:40 AM
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Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses


10:50 AM
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Greater Praise Choir Sings!




Attire:


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







4:00 PM
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Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell @ Zion Baptist Church




621 Elwood Ave N




Minneapolis, MN 55411




Rev. Brian Heron, Sr. Pastor






 






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










Monday, May 2, 2016




6:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Macedonia Baptist Church




3801 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN


Thursday, May 5, 2016




6:30 PM
-
Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Mount Olivet Baptist Church




451 West Central,  Saint Paul







Friday, May 6, 2016




6:00 PM
-
Teen Lock-In




Rap Sessions | Food | Fellowship | Fun




Drop-Off & Pick-Up @ Greater Friendship




2600 E. 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




For more info contact Min. Justin Lewis or Dr. Nakeisha Lewis




@ justinandnakeisha@gmail.com


 


Monday, May 9, 2016




6:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Mount Olivet Baptist Church




451 West Central,  Saint Paul


Tuesday, May 10, 2016




6:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Mount Olivet Baptist Church




451 West Central,  Saint Paul


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Christian Education Ministry Meeting




Fireside Room


Thursday, May 12, 2016




6:30 PM
-
Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Mount Olivet Baptist Church




451 West Central,  Saint Paul


Friday, May 13, 2016




6:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Fellowship Baptist Church




3355 4TH Street North, Minneapolis


7:00 PM
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Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell @ New Beginnings




New Beginnings Baptist Tabernacle




Pastor Ian Bethel, Sr. 29th Anniversary




4301 First Avenue South




Minneapolis, MN




Rev. Ian D. Bethel, Sr. Pastor


 


Saturday, May 14, 2016




10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Free Community Clothing Giveaway & Free Lunch


12:00 Noon
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Fellowship Baptist Church




3355 4TH Street North, Minneapolis


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
-
Free Lunch




- Please bring your gently used or new donations starting Monday, April 4th to lower level & place under coat rack right outside of FBI classroom
'- Especially need children and adult clothing




GFMBC - Friendship Hall




2600 East 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406


 


Sunday, May 15, 2016




5:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United




42nd Anniversary Concert!




Theme: 'Joy Abundantly'




Scripture John 10:10




Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church




3355 4th Street North




Minneapolis, MN 55412


 


Saturday, May 21, 2016




3:00 PM
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GFMBC Mission Ministry Presents…




'The Woman Behind The Mask' - Luke 12:2




Mother-Daughter Banquet




 Phelps Park 39th & Chicago Ave.  S.


 


5:00 PM
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Most Powerful Voices Concert




Headliner: CeCe Winans




Shiloh Temple Baptist Church




1201 W. Broadway Avenue




Minneapolis, MN




This event is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED.




Seating is Limited






 


Sunday, May 22, 2016




5:00 PM
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An Evening of Worship Through Dance!




"Praising Him with Music & Dance"




2600 E. 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406





Tue, May 24 - Thur, May 26, 2016




7:00 PM
-
Minnesota State Baptist Convention Revival




Citywide Revival!




Guest Speaker: Pastor Bernard Mitchell




Guest Soloist: Reverend Alphonso D. Bowen




Greater Mt. Vernon Baptist Church








Minneapolis, MN 55411





Fri, May 27 - Sun, May 29, 2016

GFMBC Travels to Grace Baptist Church




Pastor Clinton McFarland, Sr. Pastor




2178 Highway 138




Stockbridge, GA 30281








Phone: 770-474-8611




 


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Day of Prayer







Mon. June 13 - Fri June17




6:30 PM Nightly
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Vacation Bible School







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
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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 
April





Thank You & God bless!!






5b
Minneapolis Teen Job and Opportunity Fair



5c





5d





5e