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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June 30, 2015


Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

Call to Action: (a) Kenya Plege Drive, (b) Taste of Friendship, (c ) Marketing, (d) Social  Media Contact Links

This Week's Schedule - (a) Mon, (b) Tue, (c ) Wed, (d) Thur, (e) Fri, (f) Sat, (g) Sun

Upcoming Engagements/Event Dates

Other Announcements - (a) Birthdays, (b) Isaiah Actions, (c ) Isaiah Meeting, (d) Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

Scripture & Prayer Requests

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

King James Version (KJV)

6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

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

Sister Barbara Harris and her nephew, Eric Tucker

Deaconess Doris Jones & Family

Pastor Billy G. Russell & Family

Bro. Jeff Byrd & Family

Sis. Margaret Jordan & Family

The Price Family

Sis. Arlene McEwen & Family

Sis. Maxine Robonson & Family

Sis. Elizabeth McEwen & 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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Call to Action!

Kenya Pledge Drive!

We Want Your Coins!

See Minister Justin Lewis to participate in the coin drive!

GFMBC Taste of Friendship Wants YOU!!

Share Your Gifts, Register Your Ministry Tent @ 2015 TOF

See Sis. Patricia, Deac Terry, or Deac Emory for registration.



Market Your Ministry Events!

Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:

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

● Registration for 2015 Church Olympics now available on Church Kiosk!



Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sunday, June 28 - Friday, July 3, 2015
Camp Superkids 2015

ŸStairstep Foundation has applications for youth ages 7-15 who have moderate to severe asthma to attend Camp Superkids.
Ÿ30 slots being held for African American/minority/low income youth
ŸIf child receives free or reduced lunch, may attend at no cost
ŸCampers learn to better manage their asthma
ŸCamp is at YMCA Ihduhapi in Loretta, MN-transportation will be provided
ŸRegistration packet includes parent and physician forms
ŸApplications need to be returned to Stairstep by Friday, May 8th


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

7:00 PM
PACT II (Friendship Community Services)

Support Services Meeting
For those reestablishing lives distrupted by:
incarceration or addiction

(New Members Classroom)


7:00 PM
Taste of Friendship Committee Mtg.

GFMBC Fireside Room


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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



6:30 PM

ISAIAH Mpls Education Equity Meeting

GFMBC Fireside Room

This note is just to confirm that the ISAIAH Education Equity Leaders
for Minneapolis will be meeting tonight (Wednesday, July 1) at 6:30 pm
at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at 2600 E 38th St in
south Minneapolis.  Minister Hokes will be our hostess and has reserved
the Fireside Room for our use.  The best entrance to use is on the 26th
Street side of the church.

Here is a revised agenda:
1.  Welcome / Prayer
2.  Reflection
3.  Recent events debrief
    - June 4 meeting with Supt. Goar
    - June 9 Mpls School Board meeting (and 5/25 meeting with Board
Member Don Samuels)
4.  Moving the Conversation Forward
5.  Organizing Plan for Public Action - Tuesday, Sept. 8
6.  Building Relationships
  - Inreach
  - Outreach - Faith Educators
  - School Board Member adoption campaign
7.  Next Steps / Commitments

Hope to see you there or see you soon.

God bless,
Greg King
612-626-7399 (txt)

Thursday, July 02, 2015

5:00 PM
"The Beat" Radio Show with Darnell Davis!

● Tune in to

● Or download Live365 Radio Ap on your smartphone


6:30 PM
Faith Bible Institute!

Resumes Thursday August 20th, 2015

Friday, July 03, 2015

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Have a Blessed 4th of July Weekend!

Sunday, July 05, 2015

5:30 AM
Bro Pete Rhodes Presents:

"Urban Perspectives"

WCCO (Channel 4)


8:59 AM


Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden

9:01 AM
Sunday School - 


10:00 AM

Right Hand of Fellowship (1st Sunday)

10:01 AM
Call to Worship --- Ministers

10:05 AM
Grateful Praise (Adult Praise Team) Opens Service!

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

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

Dance Ministry Rehearsal (3rd Sunday)

Fellowship Hall

10:20 AM
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses

10:30 AM
July Choir Sings!


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

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Month of July
10:00 AM Sunday Unity Service All Month

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Free Community Car Wash!

Community Outreach Sponsored by Deacons & Deaconesses


10:00 AM
Junior Usher Training

GFMBC Sanctuary

Sunday, July 19

6:00 PM
Mission & Music Ministry Outreach with Urban Refuge

Address: 5501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone:(612) 338-7226

Mon, July 20 - Sat. July 25, 2015

Church Olympics Week!

We need Everyones Support to WIN!

Friday, July 24, 2015

MSBC Laymen Faith Walk & Fellowship

North Commons

1801 James Ave. North

Minneapolis, MN 55411

Sunday, July 26, 2015

4:00 PM
MN State Baptist Women's Gospel Whiteout Dinner Cruise

Board at 4pm at Port Excelsior

8 Water Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

4:30 PM
Sail Out, Return at 7:30 PM

$40 per person, $75 per married couple (husband & wife)

Enjoy 3 Hous Cruising on Lake Minnetonka

Full Dinner Cruise


Lady of the Lake Charter Boat

Contact Sylvia Amor at 612-522-7506

Saturday, August 1, 2015

12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM
Taste of Friendship

Food, Fun, & Fellowship!

Intersection of 38th Street & 26th Ave.

Minneapolis, MN


Thursday, August 6, 2015

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

Friendship Hall


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

7:00 PM
Deacons & Deaconesses @ Providence Place Outreach

Providence Place

3720 23rd Ave. South

Minneapolis, MN


Friday, August 14, 2015

MSBC Laymen Faith Walk & Fellowship

Weida Park

637 Burr Street North

St. Paul, MN 55130


Mon-Fri, August 15-21, 2015

7:00 PM
MSBC Annual Session


Saturday, August 21, 2015

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Deacons & Deaconesses Community Outreach


Saturday, September 5, 2015

8:00 AM
Men of Praise @ Metro Hope Graduation Breakfast

2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Phone: (612) 721-9415


Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

7:00 PM
Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell

Rev. James C. Thomas - Pastor's Anniversary

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

451 Central Ave. West

St. Paul, MN 55103



Fri. Sept 25 - Sat Sept 26, 2015


2015 Men’s retreat

Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
1 Oak Ridge Drive
Chaska, Minnesota 55318

Registration Begins June 7th, 2015

Guest Speaker: Pastor Coleman & Others

Rooms: Double Occupancy - $225 per Person

Single Occupancy - $165 per Person

Contact: Deacon Rudy Jones 612-251-4714

Saturday, December 5, 2015

8:00 AM
Men of Praise @ Metro Hope Graduation Breakfast

2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Phone: (612) 721-9415



Other Announcements

Happy Birthday to those born

in the month of 

Thank You & God bless!!


Healing House
is Hiring!
MetroHope is hiring an Assistant House Manager at Healing House, our program for women and mothers with children.

1. Position Purpose: 
To monitor evening and weekend program activities for women and children at Healing House.

2. Primary Responsibilities:
  • Supervise residents during evenings and weekend hours.
  • Coordinate scheduled activities during evening and weekend hours.

3. Necessary Qualifications:
  • Must be strong in your Christian faith.
  • Must have good leadership skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work well with people. 
  • Handling conflict and ability to problem solve.

This is a part-time position for 20 hours per week. This position is for female applicants only. College Students are encouraged to apply.
Interested parties contact Jan Serumgard at 612-843-5648.
Don't Miss Out
This Saturday, May 2nd, MetroHope will be having our monthly Pancake Breakfast.  Three men will be graduating!

Please join us for pancakes and bacon, worship and to celebrate with our graduates as they share their amazing testimonies.

If you have been looking for an opportunity to learn more about how MetroHope is helping to change lives, here's your chance!

Pancake Breakfast is held the first Saturday of each month from 8:15 to9:30am in our facility at 2739 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
2014 Annual Report
is here!
If you have made a cash donation in the past 6 months or are on our Newsletter list, watch your mailbox! A copy will also be posted on the News & Events tab on our website soon.
Our Contact Information
MetroHope Recovery Ministries
2739 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

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