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August 31, 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, (c) $200 LEED Group Heart Condition Study

Scripture & Prayer Requests

Deuteronomy 6:5-8

New International Version (NIV)

5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
     6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
     7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
     8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.

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

Sis. Deon Anderson
                         Neshaune Scott

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!

September 1st Education Equity Team meeting

The next meeting of the ISAIAH Education Equity team will be tonight, September 1st, at 6:30 pm in the St Joan of Arc Parish Center (4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis)

See Section 5b for details

Bring Your Boxtops for Friendship Acadamy!

Market Your Ministry Events!

Contact GFMBC Marketing Team:

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


Summer Edition of "THE FRIENDSHIP HERALD" now online!

Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Education Equity & Justice Meeting

St Joan of Arc Parish Center

4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN


7:00 PM
PACT II (Friendship Community Services)

Support Services Meeting

For those reestablishing lives distrupted by:
incarceration or addiction

(New Members Classroom)


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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



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

Facilitated by Pastor Billy G. Russell

Bookstore Email:

Christian Education Email:

Thursday, September 3, 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
Teacher I Want to Be Training

GFMBC Fireside Room


6:30 PM
Faith Bible Institute!

Resumes Thursday August 20th, 2015


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


Friday, September 4, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

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

2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Phone: (612) 721-9415


9:00 AM
Ministers Meeting in Fireside Room

[1st Saturday of month]

10:00 AM
Deacons & Deaconesses Meeting

[Saturday b4 1st Sunday of month]

10:00 AM
Doves Rehearse!

[Saturday B4 1st & 3rd Sunday]

11:00 AM
Young People of Praise (YPOP) Practice!

[Except Sat b4 3rd & 5th Sundays]

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!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

5:30 AM
Bro Pete Rhodes Presents:

"Urban Perspectives"

WCCO (Channel 4)


7:30 AM
Song review & Devotion

Deacon Brown Choir Room

8:00 AM
Call to Worship --- Ministers

8:05 AM
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses

8:20 AM
Doves Sing!!!

Attire: Black, White, & Red

Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell

8:59 AM


Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden

9:01 AM
Sunday School - 



10:30 AM
Call to Worship --- Ministers

10:35 AM
Grateful Praise (Adult Praise Team) Opens Service!

10:40 AM
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses

10:50 AM
Greater Praise Choir Sings!

Attire: Black, White, Red

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

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

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



Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

6:00 PM
Greater Praise @ Shiloh Baptist Church

Pastor Steve Daniel's 24th Anniversary!

501 West Lawson Avenue

St. Paul, Minnesota 55117

Phone: 651.487.4092

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


Friday, October 9, 2015

7:00 PM 

 MSBC Women's & Widows Auxilliary Present

 Bowling Night @ Brunswick Lanes

 Cost: $18 (includes bowling, pizza, beverage & shoe rental)

 7545 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

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!!

Education Equity & Justice Meeting

Education Debrief/Preparation for Sept. 8Th Agenda
St Joan of Arc Parish Center, Daisy Room
Minneapolis, MN

Purpose: To get clear about POWER

• To gain a better understanding of relationships we have and those we need
• To gain clarity on best ways to escalate on who and why
• To celebrate our awesomeness!!!


6:30pm  Welcome/Prayer/Introductions

6:35pm  Grounding: Why do we do this work?

6:50pm  Debrief of Aug. 23 Prayer Vigil

• Overall
• Messaging
• Turnout
• Working as a Team
• Reception from Church
• Follow-up in church 

7:20pm  Next steps

• Sept. 8th School Board Meeting
o Propositioning Speakers
o Phone Calling

• New Relationships--- What and Who it Will Take To Win
o Teacher’s Union
§ Top Leadership
§ Black Teachers
o Black Parent Groups
o Hennepin County Attorney Office on Truancy
o Media: Spokesman Recorder
o Leaders of Faith
§ 100s of faith leaders
§ 30 clergy
o School Board Members

• Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair - October 16th

7:55pm  Evaluation

$200 to Participate in Heart Condition Study

The Leede Group

Dear Leede Group Database Member,

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If you don't personally qualify for this study, PLEASE forward this on to someone you know who may qualify.  

For this study, we are looking for non-Caucasian men and women over the age of 60 who have a heart condition or heart disease

There are additional questions we need to ask you over the phone to see if you qualify for this study.  To be eligible for this study, please reply with the following information: 

-Heart condition or heart disease you have or have had
-Best number(s) at which to reach you

If you were forwarded this email, you can submit your response to:  

Thank you very much for your time and interest in our paid market research studies! 


Colin O'Brien
Market Research Supervisor


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