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February 25, 2019









CONTENTS


Monday, February 25, 2019
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Sunday, March 03, 2019

1
Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

2
Call to Action: (a) Wax Museum, (b) Health Fair & Love Feast, (c ) 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 5:30


Amplified Bible (AMP)


30
“I can do nothing on my own initiative or authority. Just as I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just (fair, righteous, unbiased), because I do not seek My own will, but only the will of Him who sent Me.




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




Sister Arlene McEwen & Family
Fred Champs (Son of Mother Champs)
Azhon Harris Jones (Son of Sister Marsha King)
Sister Marsha King & Family
Ernest Wells (Brother of Deaconess Carrie Eberhardt)
Sister Pat Porch & Family
Evangelist Phyllis Driver & Family


Sister Anniece King & Family


Sister Arlene McEwen


Mother Marian Dorsey & Family


Sister Sheila Walker & Family


London & Family


Shelby Pugh (Brother of Evangelist Phyllis Driver)


Sister Phyllis Tanna & Family


Sister Frankie Johnson & Family


Sister Sheila Gooden Walker, Tawana Cremack & Family




Anyone want to be added?

Please send an email to with subject "Prayer List" to:











2
Call to Action!

2a
Friendship Academy Wax Museum: Friday March 1, 2:30pm - 4pm!








2b
MSBC Senier Health Fair & Lovefeast: Saturday, March 2, 10am-1pm


Sign Up to Attend or Ride GFMBC Van Below!
Mount Olivet Baptist Church
451 Central Ave. St. Paul MN



2c
International Women's Day!


Friday March 8, 2019 @ 8am - 5pm - Get Free Tickets at Link Below




         American Swedish Institute
         2600 Park Avenue
         Minneapolis, MN  55408




2d
Greater Friendship/Sabathani Food Drive - Through Easter Sunday!








2e
JOY Ministry Spring Gathering: Saturday, March 17 @ GFMBC, 11am-1pm







2f
MSBC Congress of Christian Education:  March 17-22!


Register using Links Below:

















2g
Community Strategy Meeting Thursday, Feb 28, 7pm @ New Salem


From: Alfred Babington-Johnson <zedaco2000@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 1:48 PM
Subject: Critical Announcement - Please Announce Sunday and Mid week

My Sisters and Brothers, we had a powerful gathering yesterday.  Bishop Kemp brought forth a compelling word from the Lord and our sister Telis Houston informed us concerning a crisis in our midst in respect to the treatment of our children and families once they enter the child protection/ foster care maze.  We desperately need to support the legislation being authored by Senator Hayden, Representative Moran and supported by Senator Champion.  It is called the African American Family Preservation Act. 

The statistics recounting our community experience and the actual testimony of what families have gone through is horrifying.  We decided to mobilize as a church network.  We are having a community wide information and strategy meeting on next Thursday
February 28th at 7:00 PM at New Salem MBC 2501 Bryant Ave North in Minneapolis.  Please announce the Thursday meeting and if you are able please attend. this is a crisis, but this is an issue that we can address.

Please call with any question.  I hope to see you and your congregations on Thursday.

Be blessed!
Babington




2h




























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Monday, February 25, 2019
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Sunday, March 03, 2019

3a
Monday, February 25, 2019




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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Bible Study w/Rev. Lewellyn Wilder




Single Creek Commons




4600 Humbolt




Minneapolis, MN









3b
Tuesday, February 26, 2019







7:00 PM
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PACT II (Practicing At Christ Teaching)




(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, February 27, 2019




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







Bookstore Email: gfmbcbooksandmore@gmail.com




Email: ChristianEducation@greatfriend.org




3d
Thursday, February 28, 2019




6:30 PM
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Faith Bible Institute Registration Open!






 


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




1st Thursday of Month




Fireside Room


 


7:00 PM
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Music Ministry Bible Study!




Greater Praise Rehearsal!




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


From: Alfred Babington-Johnson <zedaco2000@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 1:48 PM
Subject: Critical Announcement - Please Announce Sunday and Mid week

My Sisters and Brothers, we had a powerful gathering yesterday.  Bishop Kemp brought forth a compelling word from the Lord and our sister Telis Houston informed us concerning a crisis in our midst in respect to the treatment of our children and families once they enter the child protection/ foster care maze.  We desperately need to support the legislation being authored by Senator Hayden, Representative Moran and supported by Senator Champion.  It is called the African American Family Preservation Act. 

The statistics recounting our community experience and the actual testimony of what families have gone through is horrifying.  We decided to mobilize as a church network.  We are having a community wide information and strategy meeting on next Thursday February 28th at 7:00 PM at New Salem MBC 2501 Bryant Ave North in Minneapolis.  Please announce the Thursday meeting and if you are able please attend. this is a crisis, but this is an issue that we can address.

Please call with any question.  I hope to see you and your congregations on Thursday.

Be blessed!
Babington

3e
Friday, March 01, 2019







2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Friendship Academy Wax Museum!


 









3f
Saturday, March 02, 2019

1st Saturday





9:00 AM

Deacons, Deaconesses, & Mothers Mtg




[1st Saturday of month]


 


9:00 AM

Trustee Meeting




[4th Saturday of month]





10:00 AM
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Senier Health Fair & Love Feast!




Sign-Up Link Below:









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]


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





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, March 03, 2019

1st Sunday





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




Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks










8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
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Sunday School




Oct.     7—A Reckless Choice—Gen. 3:1-13




Email: SundaySchool@greatfriend.org





8:01 AM
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Email: NewMembers@greatfriend.org




Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden







8:02 AM - 9:30 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







9:30 AM
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Call to Worship --- Worship Leader



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  Announcements




 ● Ministry Spotlight




 ● Pastor's Observations




 ● Worship in Song



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 ● Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses



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Praise & Worship!


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




 ● Offering




 ● Invitational





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




Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks










Baptism

Following Benediction (1st Sunday)














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Sun-Fri, March 17-22, 2019

MSBC Congress of Christian Education!



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Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church




2255 4th Street North




Minneapolis, MN 55411











2019 Congress of Christian Education
The Rev. Billy G. Russell, D.D., Convention President
The Rev. James C. Thomas, D. Min., Congress President
The Rev. Charles L. Gill, D. Min., Congress Dean
Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
3355 4th St. N.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
The Reverend Albert Gallmon, Host Pastor
 
Projected Congress Date: March 17 – 22, 2019
 
1. The Women’s Auxiliary Building Effective Ministry
Instructor Sis. Sylvia Amos
Have a hundred questions about developing an effective women’s ministry?  In this class, we will help you understand the need, where to begin, leadership development and more.  Throughout Scripture, we see how God placed women together in relationships to encourage one another and provide a place of retreat.  God continues to place women together for mutual support, accountability, and friendship.  That is why we need women’s ministry in our churches today.
 
2. Church Leadership
Instructor Dr. Billy G. Russell
Leadership is key to the success of any organization; especially the church.  Come learn and discuss the most recent church trends and what actions leaders can take in order to remain relevant to the current and next generation.
 
3. Thrivent Lifetime Stewardship -  TBA
 
4. Music Department: A Look Down Memory Lane 
Instructor Dr. B. Charvez Russell 
Come and learn the origins of the choirs, Gospel choirs, their songs, and the greats that acted on the call of the Lord to get us to where we are today.  As the church prepares for the next shift, it is important to know from whence we have come. This class will also give you the opportunity to submit topics of interest that will be covered throughout the week.
 
5. Ministers Division (Byrd – Neely- Young – Medlock): “The Ministry of the Second Chair”
Instructor Dr. James Thomas 
This course seeks to clarify the ministry of the Associate Minister as well as how they are a blessing to the Senior Pastor.  This course will also discuss how the season of serving as an associate can be the nurturing place for potential Senior Pastors. 



6. Ushers Department A Call to Serve: The Ministry of Church Ushering
Instructor Sister Allie Jacox
The flow of Worship Service is extremely important, and ushers have the great responsibility of helping the service flow with dignity, decency, and order.  This course will show how the National Silent Uniform System of Church Ushering can enhance any church service, regardless of the denomination.  Therefore, this class will provide information pertaining to and opportunities to practice the following: the History of Church Ushering, Signs and Signals, Ushering in the Isle, Collecting Offering, Ushering at Programs, and Ushering at a Funeral or Ritualistic Services for Deceased Church Usher.  Text: United Church Ushers Manual
 
7. Youth Sis. A. Thomas
The Devil Really Does Wear Prada…or was that Nike…or Pelle…or Adidas….  (Luke 16:1-14)
“More seasoned Christians” [politically correct term for us older guys] are always talking about stewardship, tithing, laying up treasure, sending up timber, serving two masters, and the like; but what does that stuff really mean? Does God REALLY expect that I shouldn’t have nice clothes or a comfortable house or the latest gadgets? Doesn’t He want me to do my best so shouldn’t I ALWAYS be FIRST have the MOST and be the BEST? Shouldn’t my #1 Priority be me, Me ME?!!
We’ll see if we can make it through week starting with “Gimme More Monday” followed by “Take It off Tuesday.” Next there is “No Label Wednesday” if you dare, and we maybe even contemplate a “No Frills Friday!” Gotcha!!! Okay, maybe we move that one to Thursday, but you get the point. There are specific things that you need to know when it comes to not only wasting what has been allotted to you, but also setting your focus in the wrong direction because every action comes with a consequence. Then, you simply won’t believe what happens on Friday! Well…that’s all we’re going to say about that! To be continued Friday….
8. The Doctrine of Prayer
Instructor Dr. Glorestine Creighton
The class is designed to teach the fundamental purpose, principles, and power of prayer.  This course will look into prayer as the channel of communication of the believer to the Father.

9. Laymen – No Man Left Behind – Men Reaching Men
Bishop Divar Kemp





10. The Dr. Earl F. Miller School of Ordination -
Instructor Dr. Earl F. Miller 
This class, with the cooperation and support of Pastors, and local congregations prepares candidates to successfully complete the catechizing exam and serve as an asset to their pastor and local congregation.  This class begins during the congress session and continues into the spring and summer months.  To enter this class, one must present the following documentation:
A) A letter of consent and support by the students Senior Pastor. 
B) Letter documenting their active involvement in ministry in their local congregation. 
C) A copy of a valid Ministerial License to Preach the Gospel, in the event the student seeks to become Ordained Clergy.  
 
11. The New Testament
Instructor Dr. Herbert Thomas 
This course seeks to present a sample of the priceless teachings of the New Testament contained in four biographical sketches, one brief historical abstract, twenty-one letters, and one short prophetic digest.  This course will group the New Testament books according to their major emphasis i.e. Christian beliefs, believers, and behavior. 
 
 



 
 








5a
Birthdays!


Happy Birthday to those born


in the month of 
February





Thank You & God bless!!






5b





5c





5d





5e