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May 21, 2018








CONTENTS


Monday, May 21, 2018
-
Sunday, May 27, 2018

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Celebrate Education!, (b) City Wide Revival, (c ) Nat'l Baptist Convention USA, (d ) Wall of Fame!, (e ) Bookstore, (f) Social Media

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






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests

1a
John 15:13


Amplified Bible (AMP)


13 No one has greater love [nor stronger commitment] than to lay down his own life for his friends.




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

Sister Anita Tenner & Family


Brother Earl, Sister Shaton Bolden, & Family


Mother Joann Champs


Frances Courtney & Family


Roger Wright Family (Brother of Deaconess Shirley Gardner)


Sister Betty Murry


Jordon B.


Sister Francine Gladden & 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
Last Call - Celebrating Education Sunday!


Use the link below to submit your or your relatives information to be honored on Sunday, June 3rd!




Please share your or your relatives information that we will announce on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
You may email a photo with name to:
ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org
Please submit by May 28th deadline.

Thank You!
Rev. Jay Craig
GFMBC Director of Christian Education
ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org




2b
MSBC City Wide Revival Tue-Wed-Thur, May 22-24, 2018


 

2c
National Baptist Convention in Mpls September 3-7, 2018


 

2d
$100 MSBC "Wall of Fame" Contribution


SCAN QR CODE ON POSTER IN VESTIBULE WITH YOUR MOBILE DEVICE!




 

2e
Sunday May 27th, 2018 - No Menthol Sunday!







2f
Volunteer in GFMBC Bookstore!



2g




























3
Monday, May 21, 2018
-
Sunday, May 27, 2018

3a
Monday, May 21, 2018




6:00 PM
-
Hospitality Ministry Meeting




1st Monday of Month


6:30 PM
-
Usher Ministry Meeting




2nd Monday of Month


 


7:00 PM
-
Bible Study w/Rev. Lewellyn Wilder




Single Creek Commons




4600 Humbolt




Minneapolis, MN




3b
Tuesday, May 22, 2018







7:00 PM
-
PACT II (Friendship Community Services)




Support Services Meeting


For those reestablishing lives disrupted by:

incarceration or addiction



(New Members Classroom)




Email: fcs2600@gmail.com






 


10:00 AM
-
BOYS2MEN




Start a New Career & Take Control of Your Life!


For African American Males 18 - 32 Years Old

St. Paul or East Metro Resident



Progressive Baptist Church




1505 Burns Ave, St. Paul, MN


 


7:00 PM
-
CANCELED THIS WEK --- Education Equity Team Meeting




GFMBC Friendship Hall




[4th Tuesday of Month]


 

3c
Wednesday, May 23, 2018




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
-
Sunday School focused Bible Study & Prayer Service




"Blessing, Glory, and Honor Forever" — Rev. 5: 6-14




Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org


 


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Young Men of Christ (YMOC)




Workout & Wisdom Wednesday




Where: Meet in GFMBC Workout Room


 







6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Bible Study & Prayer Service @ GFMBC




Facilitated by Pastor Billy G. Russell


 




Bookstore Email: gfmbcbooksandmore@gmail.com




Email: ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org









3d
Thursday, May 24, 2018






The Beat!


5:00 PM
-
Minister Darnell Davis




● Tune in to soarradio.com




● Or download Live365 Radio App on your Smartphone


 


6:30 PM
-
Faith Bible Institute Registration Open!






 


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Teacher I Want to Be Training




1st Thursday of Month




Fireside Room


 


7:00 PM
-
Fortress (Teen) Choir Rehearsal!




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]






7:00 PM
-
Music Ministry Bible Study!




Greater Praise Rehearsal!




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


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




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




GFMBC Music Ministry




Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org









3e
Friday, May 25, 2018









7:00 PM
-
Friday Focus Fellowship




GFMBC -FBI Room




Minneapolis, MN 55406







3f
Saturday, May 26, 2018

4th Saturday








9:00 AM

Trustee Meeting




[4th Saturday of month]


10:00 AM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting




[Saturday b4 1st Sunday of month]


10:00 AM









10:00 AM
-
All Mission Ministry Meeting




[4th Saturdays]




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


10:00 AM
-
Jr. Usher Training!




[Saturdays b4 2nd Sunday]


10:30 AM - Noon
-
YPOP (Young People of Praise) Rehearsal


11:00 AM
-
National Baptist Convention Greeters Meeting




 


11:30 AM
-
Busy Bees Meeting




[1st Saturday of month]


12:00 PM
-
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
-
Children Movers 4 Christ (Praise Dance)




Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!


2:00 PM
-
National Baptist Convention




Choir Rehearsal & Volunteer Check-in




Greater Friendship MBC




2600 E. 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




3g
Sunday, May 27, 2018

4th Sunday





8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
-
Sunday School




"Blessing, Glory, and Honor Forever" — Rev. 5: 6-14




Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org




 


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




Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks








 


8:59 AM
-




Email: NewMembers@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden




 Image result for New members class


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




Marriage Built to Last: Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically




Email: MarriedMinistry@greatfriend.org




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




 


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




Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks








 


10:15 AM
-
Call to Worship --- Worship Leader


10:20 AM
-
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses


10:25 AM
-
Worship in Song




Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Sings!




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




Fortress Praise Team Sings!  --- [2nd Sundays, Youth Sunday]


10:30 AM
-
Praise & Worship!


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




Invitation




Closing with Altar Prayer


Baptism

Following Benediction (1st Sunday)














4
­­­­­­­­­---------- Upcoming Engagements/Event Dates ­­­­­­----­----­­­­­





Friday, June 1, 2018




7:00 PM
-
Flock Movie Night!




GFMBC Friendship Hall




2600 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN





Tuesday, June 5, 2018




7:00 PM
-
Community Outreach at Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55407





Saturday, June 9, 2018




11:00 AM
-
GFMBC J.O.Y. Ministry




Mental Health Seminar




Guest Speaker: Rev. Rod Hopkins




GFMBC Friendship Hall




2600 E. 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




Sunday, June 17, 2018




4:00 PM
-
Choir Celebration




Zion Baptist Church




621 Elwood Ave N




Minneapolis, MN 55411





Saturday, July 7, 2018




9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
-
Set Up


11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
-
Church in The Park


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
-
Clean Up




Phelps Park




701 E. 39th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55407





Fri-Sat, Jul 20-21, 2018





-
MSBC Choir w/Minnesota Orchestra




Mandela Celebration















Saturday, June 23, 2018




6:00 PM
-
MSBC Choir w/Jovonta Patton




Shiloh Temple International Ministries




1201 W Broadway Ave




Minneapolis, MN 55411





Tuesday, August 10, 2018




7:00 PM
-
Community Outreach at Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55407





Monday, September 3, 2018




7:00 PM
-
MSBC Choir




National Baptist Convention Musical




1301 2nd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55403





Tuesday, October 9, 2018




7:00 PM
-
Community Outreach at Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55407





Tuesday, December 11, 2018




7:00 PM
-
Community Outreach at Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55407




5a
Birthdays!


Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 
May





Thank You & God bless!!






5b





5c





5d





5e




















CONTENTS


Monday, May 21, 2018
-
Sunday, May 27, 2018

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) City Wide Revival, (b) Nat'l Baptist Convention USA, (c ) Wall of Fame!, (d ) Bookstore, (e) Social Media

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






1
Scripture & Prayer Requests

1a
John 15:13


Amplified Bible (AMP)


13 No one has greater love [nor stronger commitment] than to lay down his own life for his friends.




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

Sister Anita Tenner & Family


Brother Earl, Sister Shaton Bolden, & Family


Mother Joann Champs


Frances Courtney & Family


Roger Wright Family (Brother of Deaconess Shirley Gardner)


Sister Betty Murry


Jordon B.


Sister Francine Gladden & 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
MSBC City Wide Revival Tue-Wed-Thur, May 22-24, 2018




2a
National Baptist Convention in Mpls September 3-7, 2018




2b
$100 MSBC "Wall of Fame" Contribution


SCAN QR CODE ON POSTER IN VESTIBULE WITH YOUR MOBILE DEVICE!





2c
Sunday May 27th, 2018 - No Menthol Sunday!







2d
Volunteer in GFMBC Bookstore! - Last Call for Graduation Announcements!


Use Link Below to Register for June 3rd Graduation Announcements!
CELEBRATING EDUCATION INFORMATION FORM LINK!




2e




























3
Monday, May 21, 2018
-
Sunday, May 27, 2018

3a
Monday, May 21, 2018




6:00 PM
-
Hospitality Ministry Meeting




1st Monday of Month


6:30 PM
-
Usher Ministry Meeting




2nd Monday of Month




7:00 PM
-
Bible Study w/Rev. Lewellyn Wilder




Single Creek Commons




4600 Humbolt




Minneapolis, MN




3b
Tuesday, May 22, 2018







7:00 PM
-
PACT II (Friendship Community Services)




Support Services Meeting


For those reestablishing lives disrupted by:

incarceration or addiction



(New Members Classroom)




Email: fcs2600@gmail.com








10:00 AM
-
BOYS2MEN




Start a New Career & Take Control of Your Life!


For African American Males 18 - 32 Years Old

St. Paul or East Metro Resident



Progressive Baptist Church




1505 Burns Ave, St. Paul, MN




7:00 PM
-
Education Equity Team Meeting




GFMBC Friendship Hall




[4th Tuesday of Month]





3c
Wednesday, May 23, 2018




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
-
Sunday School focused Bible Study & Prayer Service




"Blessing, Glory, and Honor Forever" — Rev. 5: 6-14




Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org




6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Young Men of Christ (YMOC)




Workout & Wisdom Wednesday




Where: Meet in GFMBC Workout Room










6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Bible Study & Prayer Service @ GFMBC




Facilitated by Pastor Billy G. Russell







Bookstore Email: gfmbcbooksandmore@gmail.com




Email: ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org









3d
Thursday, May 24, 2018






The Beat!


5:00 PM
-
Minister Darnell Davis




● Tune in to soarradio.com




● Or download Live365 Radio App on your Smartphone




6:30 PM
-
Faith Bible Institute Registration Open!








6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
-
Teacher I Want to Be Training




1st Thursday of Month




Fireside Room




7:00 PM
-
Fortress (Teen) Choir Rehearsal!




[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]






7:00 PM
-
Music Ministry Bible Study!




Greater Praise Rehearsal!




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


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




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




GFMBC Music Ministry




Email: MusicMinsitry@greatfriend.org









3e
Friday, May 25, 2018












3f
Saturday, May 26, 2018

4th Saturday





9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Free Family Event at The Ordway!




Ordway Center




345 Washington St, Saint Paul, MN





9:00 AM

Trustee Meeting




[4th Saturday of month]


10:00 AM
-
Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting




[Saturday b4 1st Sunday of month]


10:00 AM
-
All Mission Ministry Meeting




[4th Saturdays]




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


10:00 AM
-
Jr. Usher Training!




[Saturdays b4 2nd Sunday]


10:30 AM - Noon
-
YPOP (Young People of Praise) Rehearsal


11:30 AM
-
Busy Bees Meeting




[1st Saturday of month]


12:00 PM
-
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
-
Children Movers 4 Christ (Praise Dance)




Ministry Rehearsal in Gold Room!


2:00 PM
-
National Baptist Convention




Choir Rehearsal & Volunteer Check-in




Greater Friendship MBC




2600 E. 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406




3g
Sunday, May 27, 2018

4th Sunday (UNITY SUNDAY)!


One Combined Service @ 9:30am!


8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
-
Sunday School




"Blessing, Glory, and Honor Forever" — Rev. 5: 6-14




Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org







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




Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks











8:59 AM
-




Email: NewMembers@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden







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




Marriage Built to Last: Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically




Email: MarriedMinistry@greatfriend.org




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







9:30 AM
-
Unity Sunday (One Morning Service)!



-
Song review & Devotion




Deacon Brown Choir Room



-
Call to Worship --- Worship Leader



-
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses



-
Choir Sings!


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








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




Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks
















7:00 PM
-
Cru Annual Dinner




Rehearsal: 2pm @ GFMBC




Reporting Time: 4:45pm


                                                                                                                                           
Minneapolis Depot




225 3rd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55401









4
­­­­­­­­­---------- Upcoming Engagements/Event Dates ­­­­­­----­----­­­­­





Friday, June 1, 2018




7:00 PM
-
Flock Movie Night!




GFMBC Friendship Hall




2600 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN





Tuesday, June 5, 2018




7:00 PM
-
Community Outreach at Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55407





Saturday, June 9, 2018




11:00 AM
-
GFMBC J.O.Y. Ministry




Mental Health Seminar




Guest Speaker: Rev. Rod Hopkins




GFMBC Friendship Hall




2600 E. 38th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55406





Sunday, June 17, 2018




4:00 PM
-
Choir Celebration




Zion Baptist Church




621 Elwood Ave N




Minneapolis, MN 55411





Saturday, July 7, 2018




9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
-
Set Up


11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
-
Church in The Park


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
-
Clean Up




Phelps Park




701 E. 39th Street




Minneapolis, MN 55407





Fri-Sat, Jul 20-21, 2018





-
MSBC Choir w/Minnesota Orchestra




Mandela Celebration















Saturday, June 23, 2018




6:00 PM
-
MSBC Choir w/Jovonta Patton




Shiloh Temple International Ministries




1201 W Broadway Ave




Minneapolis, MN 55411





Tuesday, August 10, 2018




7:00 PM
-
Community Outreach at Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55407





Monday, September 3, 2018




7:00 PM
-
MSBC Choir




National Baptist Convention Musical




1301 2nd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55403





Tuesday, October 9, 2018




7:00 PM
-
Community Outreach at Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55407





Tuesday, December 11, 2018




7:00 PM
-
Community Outreach at Providence Place




3720 23rd Ave S




Minneapolis, MN 55407




5a
Birthdays!


Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 
May





Thank You & God bless!!






5b





5c





5d





5e








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