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Monday, May 02, 2016
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Sunday, May 08, 2016

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Belief Bowl!, (b) Kenyan Mission, (c ) Friendship Academy, (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
Psalm 121:1-2


Amplified Bible (AMP)


The Lord the Keeper of Israel.
A Song of Ascents.

1

I will lift up my eyes to the hills [of Jerusalem]—
From where shall my help come?

2
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.




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

The Angela Kelly Family


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


Deaconess Donita Bolden & Family


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
Friendship Academy Now Enrolling K-6!





2d
Market Your Ministry Events!


Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:  Marketing@greatfriend.org


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









2e





























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Monday, May 02, 2016
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Sunday, May 08, 2016

3a
Monday, May 02, 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


 






3b
Tuesday, May 03, 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










7:00 PM
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Education Equity Team Meeting




Email: ChristianEd




[4th Tuesday of Month]





3c
Wednesday, May 04, 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, May 05, 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
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Men of Praise Rehearse!




[Thursday b4 2nd & 4th Sunday]








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




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]







6:30 PM
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Faith Bible Institute Registration Open!




Saturday Clesses Starting 8am in August!









7:00 PM
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Fortress Rehearsal




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]


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




[1st Thursday of the Month]








6:30 PM
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Gospel Choirs United Rehearsal




Mount Olivet Baptist Church




451 West Central,  Saint Paul









3e
Friday, May 06, 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





3f
Saturday, May 07, 2016

1st Saturday





10:00 AM
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Greater Praise & Grateful Praise Rehearse!







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 Noon
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Bus Leaves GFMBC for Mother's Day Lunceon




Cracker Barrell Restaurant & Store




17189 Kenyon Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044


1:00 PM
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Special Mothers Day Luncheon @ Cracker Barrel




17189 Kenyon Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044







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 08, 2016

2nd 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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Men of Praise Choir Sings!




Attire: Sunday Best


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


 


9:30 AM
-
GYE (Greater Youth Experience)




[3rd Sundays]







Moved to 5th Sunday 10:35 AM
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TAKOVER (Youth - Fortress) Opens Service!




[2nd Sundays]


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














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










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
-
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
-
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
-
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


 


Monday, May 16, 2016




7:00 PM
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Church Business Meeting






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
-
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







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




















5
Other Announcements



5a
Birthdays!


Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 
May





Thank You & God bless!!






5b









Message body

Legislative Issues Update

Northstar Rail Extension

House Moves to Open Appleton Prison

Sentencing Reform

Paid Family Leave Rally at the Capitol – May 17, Noon

IN OTHER NEWS

School to Prison Pipeline


5c



Hello All -
So happy to be with many of you last Thursday. We have a week to build what we need to defeat Payday and predatory lending in MN. Register as many as you can tomorrow morning! We are the ones that are going to defeat poverty profiteering. Remove the excuses from people and find three people that will commit to coming! 


ISAIAH Leadership Assembly 
Saturday May 14th 
9-3:00
St. Alphonsus 
7025 Halifax Ave N Brooklyn Center 
We need everyone to register for lunch


Myself, Justin and Nelson will be checking in with many of you over the next week. Let me know if you need anything else.

See you then!

Kate



Kate Hess Pace
ISAIAH

5d





5e






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