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April 18, 2016







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Monday, April 18, 2016
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

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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
Jeremiah 3:15


Amplified Bible (AMP)


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15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.




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

The Nelson Family
Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul Community
The Smith/Johnson 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 18, 2016
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

3a
Monday, April 18, 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






3b
Tuesday, April 19, 2016




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























3c
Wednesday, April 20, 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 21, 2016






Tickets to Darnell Davis & Remnant "Live Again"!






 


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
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Men of Praise Rehearse!




[Thursday b4 2nd & 4th 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 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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CANCELED --- Music Ministry Bible Study!




CANCELED --- Greater Praise Rehearsal!




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


8:30 PM
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CANCELED --- Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Rehearsal




3e
Friday, April 22, 2016




5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Earth Day Fellowship




5K Walk/Run followed by Open Gym Time!




Youth Males ages 6 to 16




and those volunteering




Nakomis Community Center




2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway




Minneapolis, MN 55417


 


7:00 PM
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Friday Focus Fellowship




We will have Food, Focused Fellowship




dealing with issues every man deals with




3232 Fremont Avenue North




Minneapolis, MN


 


7:00 PM
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Pastor Russell @ "Fresh Manna Conference"




Just a quick reminder that Pastor Russell will be preaching tomorrow (Friday) night.
Your support for this event is highly appreciated!

Thanks & God bless,
-Verlon




Shiloh Baptist Church




501 Lawson Ave W, St Paul, MN 55117





3f
Saturday, April 23, 2016







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!
















5:30 PM - VIP Reception - "Live Again" - Live Concert!
North Central University

910 Elliot Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN


7:00 PM
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Darnell Davis & The Remnant



"Live Again" Concert!
North Central University
910 Elliot Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN














3g
Sunday, April 24, 2016




 


7:15 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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Video Presentation


8:20 AM
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Men of Praise Sing!




Attire: Pink & Navy Blue


Sermon
-
Minister Justin Lewis
          Invitational
          Offertory
          Special thanks from Pastor Russell
          Alter Prayer - Benediction


 


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











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"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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          Announcements
Congregational Worship in Song!


10:40 AM
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          Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses
          Welcome
          Video Presentation
          Worship in Dance


10:50 AM
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          Offering
          Special Presentation
Praise & Worship --- Special Guests!




Attire: Pink & Navy Blue


Sermon
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Minister Dr.  B. Charvez Russell
          Invitation to Discipleship
          Special thanks from Pastor Russell
          Alter Prayer - Benediction



6:00 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





Minister of Worship --- Pastor Dr. Jessie Griffin (True Vine MBC)
          Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses
          Welcome --- Executive Pastor Eddie Bolden
          Guest Choir --- True Vine MBC
          Video Presentation
          Praise & Worship --- Special Guests
Guest Preacher: Dr. Tellis Chapman, Detroit , Michigan




          Invitational
          Special thanks --- Pastor Russell
          Altar prayer & Benediction


 














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










Monday, April 25, 2016

Pastor's Anniversary!


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


 


Tuesday, April 26, 2016




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




Fireside Room




 


Thursday, April 28, 2016




6:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Mount Olivet Baptist Church




451 West Central,  Saint Paul







Sunday, May 1, 2016




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






 


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
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Mount Olivet Baptist Church




451 West Central,  Saint Paul







Friday, May 6, 2016




6:00 PM
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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


Thursday, May 12, 2016




6:30 PM
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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
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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
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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







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
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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
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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







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