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Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016







CONTENTS


Monday, August 29, 2016
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Sunday, September 04, 2016

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Capital Campaign, (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
Luke 22:41-44


Amplified Bible (AMP)


41 And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,
42 saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup [of divine wrath] from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done.”
43 [a]Now an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
44 And being in agony [deeply distressed and anguished; almost to the point of death], He prayed more intently; and His [b]sweat became like drops of blood, falling down on the ground.




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

Sis. Ruth Williams


Deaconess Mary Riley Craig & 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








2
Call to Action!

2a
Sunday August 28th - All Tithers Day!



2b
Submit Your Healthy Soul Food Recipes to "GREATER COOKING"!



2c
Kenyan Mission Pledge Drive!



2d
Friendship Academy Now Enrolling K-6!




2e
South Minneapolis Meals on Wheels!


Get Hot Meals Delivered!





2f
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, August 29, 2016
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Sunday, September 04, 2016

3a
Monday, August 29, 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, August 30, 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





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




GFMBC Friendship Hall




[4th Tuesday of Month]





3c
Wednesday, August 31, 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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Four Wednesdays in September




Steps to A Family Vision Workship Series




To Register Call 612-827-7928





3d
Thursday, September 01, 2016




6:30 PM

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Doves Rehearsse!
● Tune in to soarradio.com




● Or download Live365 Radio App on your Smartphone




6:30 PM
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Faith Bible Institute Registration Open!






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




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




GFMBC Music Ministry




Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org

3e
Friday, September 02, 2016











3f
Saturday, September 03, 2016

1st Saturday


9:00 AM

Trustee Meeting




[4th Saturday of month]


CANCELED --- 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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Jr. Usher Training!




[Saturdays b4 2nd Sunday]


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!













6:00 PM
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Choir Fellowship @ Dave & Busters




Southdale Center




500 Southdale Cir




Edina, MN 55435




3g
Sunday, September 04, 2016

1st Sunday





6:00 AM
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Bro Pete Rhodes Presents: "Urban Perspectives"




Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks










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: Red, Black & White


Sermon
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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










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




Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks






10:00 AM
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Call to Worship --- Ministers


10:05 AM
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Worship in Song




Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Opens Service! [1st, 3rd, & 4th Sundays]


10:10 AM
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Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses


10:15 AM
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Greater Praise Choir Sings!


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




Invitation




Closing with Altar Prayer














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





Saturday, September 10, 2016




9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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13th Annual Church Olymics Track Events!




RESCHEDULED --- New Date Announced




Patric Henry High School




Don Swanson Field




43rd & Logan Ave. North, Mpls, MN




September 16-18, 2016






GFMBC Men's Ministry Presents…




NO MAN LEFT BEHIND




Matthew 18:11-12




Oak Ridge Retreat Center




1 Oakridge Dr, Chaska, MN 55318




Final Payment Due September 1st, 2016




See Deacon Rudy Jones for Registration




Sunday, October 9, 2016




5:00 PM
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GFMBC Music Ministry Fall Concert!





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



















5
Other Announcements



5a
Birthdays!


Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 
August





Thank You & God bless!!






5b



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August 30, 2016


ISAIAH News: Acting on our Faith
to 
Create a Better World


Poverty Profiteering

Poverty profiteers, which include payday lenders, pawnshops, debt collectors, and subprime auto and home loan companies, have created an entire business model devoted to taking advantage of low-income Minnesotans.
ISAIAH leaders are saying, “enough is enough!” Our financial system has lost its integrity and its system of checks and balances. We are actively working to shift our country’s policies from protecting money to protecting people and to hold our financial institutions accountable to serving the goals of health, wholeness, and shared prosperity for all.
Continue reading to find out what ISAIAH's leaders been doing over the past few months to stop poverty profiteering:

 

Calling Out the Private Equity Baron Who Finances CarHop

More and more low-income and working class Minnesotans are getting ripped off by CarHop, the high-cost/high-hassle predatory car sales & loan chain operating in low-income and working-class communities across our state.
In early August, we kicked off our campaign to stop subprime car lenders from defrauding low-income Minnesotans like James of Brooklyn Park who paid over $15,000 for a car that is worth about $3,500 – and barely runs.
We also released a report linking CarHop to a San Francisco private equity manager who claims to be a “values driven” investor with high ethical standards while he makes big profits from shady and even illegal business practices that drive his customers deeper and deeper into poverty.  You can read the report here.
This predatory auto loan financing corporation is just one example of the many industries now being driven by private equity and hedge fund barons who work with CEOs experienced in ripping off low-income and working class consumers, skating across the edges of the law, making exorbitant profits and living in luxury, far from the struggles of their customers.


Strong Payday Lending Rules Announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), in response to meeting with thousands of people of faith, including hundreds of Minnesotans, has announced strong rules to protect everyday people from predatory payday loans. The proposed regulations would crack down on some of the tricks payday lenders use to trap people in a cycle of debt. Read more about the proposed rules here and here.
Before the rules can go into effect, there is a public comment period. We can be assured that payday lenders – with more storefronts across the country than either McDonald’s or Starbucks – will work to protect their $7 billion a year profit.
CFPB Director Richard Cordray accepted ISAIAH’s invitation to come to Minnesota to talk about regulating payday lending last March.
ISAIAH will be coordinating a Payday Lending Comment Campaign in Minnesota. Keep your eyes open for a call to action in the next few weeks.


ISAIAH leaders Pastor David Johnson, Bishop Richard Howell, Jr., and Brian Fullman traveled to Washington DC in August to testify before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about payday lending. They shared personal experiences, talked about just lending, and encouraged strong payday lending rules.


Minnesota Corporations and Legislators Support Poverty Profiteering

ISAIAH released a report “The High Price of Poverty: How Big Banks, Wall Street, and the Minnesota Legislature Facilitate Poverty Profiteering”showing how the Legislature is complicit in allowing poverty profiteering to continue.
Minnesota’s poverty profiteers use politics to their advantage in two ways: they block regulation of their industries, as well as fight laws that would raise Minnesota’s poorest out of poverty, like a higher minimum wage or earned sick time.
In the 2014 and 2016 Minnesota Legislative Sessions, given the opportunity to regulate the sky-high interest rates payday lenders charge, the Legislature instead chose to listen to corporate campaign donors.


Face-to-Face Community Conversations

In early September, we will be launching a door-knocking campaign to talk with a couple thousand people about payday lending and asking them to pledge to vote. This effort will help inform the content of our 2017 platform around ending poverty profiteering in the state.


Together we can end poverty profiteering!

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5c



 2016 Church Olympics Re-schedule – Sept. 17
                                     9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
     Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul – Klas Field
Time
Event
Registered Participants
9:00 a.m.
Invocation

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Egg & Spoon
Ages 12 & under
Egg & Spoon
Ages 13+
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
50 Meters
Ages 12 & under
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
100 Meters
Ages 13+
11:30 – 12:15 p.m.

Softball Toss
Ages 12 & under
Softball Toss
Ages 13+
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Three Legged Race
Ages 12 & under
Three Legged Race
Ages 13+
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
200 Meters
Ages 13+
1:30 –1:40 p.m.
Pastor’s Race

1:40 -1:50 p.m.
4X100 Meter Relay
Churches
1:50 –2:00 p.m.
Awards & Closing Prayer




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5e