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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 24, 2015


Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

Call to Action: (a) Jimmy John's, (b ) Back to School!, (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

Scripture & Prayer Requests

Matthew 8:5-13

Amplified Bible (AMP)

5 As Jesus went into Capernaum, a centurion came up to Him, begging Him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant boy is lying at the house paralyzed and [a]distressed with intense pains.
7 And Jesus said to him, I will come and restore him.
8 But the centurion replied to Him, Lord, I am not worthy or fit to have You come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant boy will be cured.
9 For I also am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my slave, Do this, and he does it.
10 When Jesus heard him, He marveled and said to those who followed Him [[b]who adhered steadfastly to Him, conforming to His example in living and, if need be, in dying also], I tell you truly, I have not found so much faith as this [c]with anyone, even in Israel.
11 I tell you, many will come from east and west, and will sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,
12 While the sons and heirs of the kingdom will be driven out into the darkness outside, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.
13 Then to the centurion Jesus said, Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed. And the servant boy was restored to health at that very [d]moment.

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

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!

Employment Opportunities @ Jimmy Johns!

See Bro. Billy BrownLee for opportunities @ Jimmy Johns!

Back to School Drive!


Market Your Ministry Events!

Friendship Herald 2015 Summer Edition
Link to 2015 Summer Edition of Friendship Herald Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:

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



Monday, August 24, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Education Equity & Justice Meeting

GFMBC Fireside Room

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

7:00 PM
PACT II (Friendship Community Services)

Support Services Meeting

For those reestablishing lives distrupted by:
incarceration or addiction

(New Members Classroom)


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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



7:00 PM
Greater Praise w/Pastor Russell

Pastor Clarence Hightower's Pastoral Anniversary

New Bethel Baptist Church

1115 30th Ave N

Minneapolis, MN 55411

(612) 521-2670

Thursday, August 27, 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

[Thursday b4 2nd Sunday]

7:00 PM

Greater Praise Choir Rehearsal

Friday, August 28, 2015

7:00 PM
Friday Focus Fellowship

We will have Food, Focus Fellowship dealing with issues every man deals with.

3232 Fremont Ave. North

Minneapolis, MN 55412

Saturday, August 29, 2015

8:00 AM
Usher Ministry Annual Walk & Bike Ride!

Lake Nakomis, Minneapolis

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!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

5th Sunday (UNITY SUNDAY) NO 8AM Service

5:30 AM
Bro Pete Rhodes Presents:

"Urban Perspectives"

WCCO (Channel 4)


8:59 AM


Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden

9:01 AM



10:00 AM
Call to Worship --- Ministers

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

10:10 AM
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses

10:15 AM
Grateful Praise (Praise Team) Sings!


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

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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


Sunday, October 4, 2015

5:30 PM
GFMBC Worship Arts Ministry- "Greater is Coming!"

Live Concert & Performing Arts!

Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

2600 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406


Mon, Oct. 12 - Fri. Oct. 16, 2015

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

MMBDA Annual Session

Monday - Friday:

Articles of Faith - Pastor Jessie Griffin

Evangelism - Pastor Clarence Hightower

Monday & Tuesday:

What Baptists Believe - Pastor Billy G. Russell

8:00 PM

Worship Services

Saturday, December 5, 2015

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

2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Phone: (612) 721-9415


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



Other Announcements

Happy Birthday to those born

in the month of 

Thank You & God bless!!


Dear GFMBC Family,
Thank you for being part of the prayer vigil at Minneapolis Public School (MPS) headquarters last Sunday, August 23.  The strong voices and the broad range of ages, races, and faith traditions in the crowd of nearly 200 sent a strong message to school leadership that people from all across the metro area are prepared to stand in solidarity with the children of color who are unfairly impacted by the harsh disciplinary practices being used in some Minneapolis schools today.  Photos of the event can be seen at the Facebook page here.
As powerful as the vigil was, we have to remember it was only the first step in our campaign to transform the Minneapolis Public School system into one that treats all children as sacred and supports all teachers who are there to help them learn. You are invited to take the next step by joining ISAIAH at the first meeting of the MPS Board of Directors for the 2015-16 school year, which takes place at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 8 at the very same place where we held the vigil, the Davis Center at 1250 W. Broadway Ave. in Minneapolis.  At the beginning of the meeting, there is an opportunity for community members to address the Board and, at that time, we will reiterate our six demands for repairing our relationship with children of color: 

1.     Reinstate the moratorium on suspensions and expand it to all elementary school grades.

2.     Devote funding to resources that will help children with traumatic histories stay in a classroom environment, rather than spending it on resources for policing children of color.  Ensure that all schools have trauma-informed instruction, mental health counselors, and restorative practice support staff rather than spending money on School Resource Officers.

3.     Full implementation of the Positive School Engagement Plan, particularly the Behavior Standards Policy.

4.     Auditing of restorative practices conducted by MPS officials, teachers’ union representatives, and community / faith leaders.

5.     Universal (and suspension-free) Pre-K across Minneapolis

6.    Full Service Community Schools
If you will be joining us on September 8 or if you have any questions, please contact Greg King at 612-636-7399.
You can help advance our work by making a financial investment today! 
God bless,
Greg King

Connect with ISAIAH

2356 University Ave W
Ste 405
Saint PaulMN 55114