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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 11, 2017


Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

Call to Action: (a) Women's Retreat, (b) Prophetic Retreat, (c ) Career Fair, (d) Social Media

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

Upcoming Engagements/Event Dates

Other Announcements - (a) Birthdays, (b) Talent Acquisition Manager

Scripture & Prayer Requests

Hebrews 10:25

Amplified Bible (AMP)

25  not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.

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

Aunt Zelma Family (Carr Family)

Craig Wilder (Brother of Mother Marian Dorsey)

Willie Walker Jr's Family (Brother of LeeAnn Hicks)

Deaconess Shirley Gardner's Family in Texas

Bashir (Son of Deaconess Gardner in New York)

Sister Nicole Robins (Daughter of Deaconess Eberhardt)

Sister LeeAnn Hicks & Family

Marius Spraggins (Grandson of Mother Janice Norris)

Craig Foster (Brother of Mother Marian Dorsey)

Joe Jones & Family

Sister Jonnie Ruth Jones & Family

Sister Hazel Burnside's Daughter & Family

Deaconess Shirley Gardner & Family

Chaplain Cheryl Powers & Family

Evangelist Phyllis Driver & Family

Joe Jones

Sister Johnnie Ruth Jones & Family

Sister Wendy Hines & Family

Lamar Mitchel Family

Sister Earlene Partee & Family

Pearl Jones & Family (Sister of Sis. Kathy Hawkings)

Bobbie Ballentine (Sister of Deaconess Carrie Eberhardt)

Sister Arlene McEwen & Family

Sister Francine Gladden

The Cornely & Charles Payne Family

Rev. Juan Turner & Family

Jason Spencer (Stepson of Deaconess Shirley Gardner)

Brother Jerome Driver & Minister Phyllis Driver

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

Call to Action!

Women's Retreat Registration on Kiosk in vestibule or

Prophetic Retreat This Saturday!

People of Color Career Fair!

 Hello Greater Friendship, 
You are invited to the following event:
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
Share this event:
Hello You Awesome Person! 

I just wanted to remind you that if you’re looking for a new career, if you’re unemployed or underemployed, please join us Tuesday October 10th at the People of Color Career Fair!   Career Fair: 10am-3pm FREE Headshots begin at: 9am

And, if you're all good, but know a friend a family member that might benefit from this career fair, please share the information with them because folks are getting hired!

Here’s how it works: 
#1:  Register Today, It’s FREE!
#2:  Email your resume to: ASAP
#3:  Research the employers who are looking to hire you!
#4   Get There Early for your Free Professional Headshot!

Here’s a partial list:  
Midco, State of Minnesota, Thrivent Financial, U.S. Bank, Metro Transit, Comcast, Allianz Life Insurance of North America,  Children’s Gillette Specialty Healthcare, General Mills,Target, RBC Wealth Management, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, Andersen Corporation, and so many more.. for a full list visit:

Here are some links to the video of couple of people who recently have landed their dream job at the career fair, take a look: 

Register Today, it’s FREE! and I really hope to see you there! 

Founder and Executive Producer, People of Color Career Fair

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter

We hope you can make it!

Sharon Smith-Akinsanya



Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:00 PM
PACT II (Friendship Community Services)

Support Services Meeting

For those reestablishing lives disrupted by:

incarceration or addiction

(New Members Classroom)



10:00 AM

Start a New Career & Take Control of Your Life!

For African American Mailes 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]

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

"Sabbath Observance" — Exod. 31: 12-18



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:


Thursday, September 14, 2017

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Memory Club

a 10-week program for people with MCI

and early demintia and their care partners

Cora McCorvey Health Center

1015 4th Ave. North

Minneapolis, MN 55405

For more information contact:

Carol Ashwood at

Laura Herman at



The Beat!

5:00 PM
Minister Darnell Davis

● Tune in to

● Or download Live365 Radio App on your Smartphone


6:00 PM
Doves Rehearse!

[Thursday b4 1st & 3rd Sunday]

6:30 PM
Faith Bible Institute Registration Open!


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Orchestra Hall Community Choir Rehearsal

Sept. 14th & 28th

Shiloh Temple International Ministries

1201 West Broadway Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN

7:00 PM Greater Praise Rehearsal for Fall Concert!

Friday, September 15, 2017

7:00 PM

Friday Focus Fellowship

(4th Friday of Month)

3232 Freemont Ave. N.

Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, September 16, 2017

3rd Saturday

9 AM - 4 PM
Christian Prophetic Revival

A Retreat on Black Faith Leadership

Shiloh Temple International Ministries

1201 West Broadway Ave

Minneapolis, 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 Noon
Joy Ministry Luncheon

For Members 65 Years and Over!

GFMBC Friendship Hall

Contact Deaconess Eberhardt or Sis. Sharmaine Russell


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 17, 2017

3rd Sunday

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

Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks

7:30 AM
Song review & Devotion

Deacon Brown Choir Room

8:00 AM
Call to Worship --- Worship Leader

8:05 AM
Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses

8:20 AM
Doves Sing!


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

8:59 AM


Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden


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

Marriage Built to Last: Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically


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


9:01 AM
Sunday School

"Sabbath Observance" — Exod. 31: 12-18


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

10:30 AM
Praise & Worship!


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


Closing with Altar Prayer


Following Benediction (1st Sunday)

4:00 PM:   Men of Praise with Pastor Russell @ Berean 32nd Church Anniversary! 
704 N. 30th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411

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

Fri Sept 22 - Sat Sept 23, 2017

8:00 AM
Bethesda Annual Women's Retreat!

Facilitators will be:

Rev. Madalyn Fields & 1st Lady Theresa Russell

Mt. Olivet Retreat Center

7984 - 257th Street West

Farmington, MN 55308

For more info contact:

Deaconess Joyce Thomas (612) 408-7287

Sister Norma Booker (612) 332-5904


6:30 PM
2nd Chance Outreach & MSBC Present

Why Can't Christians Laugh Too?

Featuring Pastor Fred, Willie Brown & Shed G.

Mt. Olivet Retreat Center

Greater Friendship MBC

2600 E. 38th Street, Mpls, MN

Tickets $15 Advance, $20 Door


Sunday, September 24, 2017

MSBC Choir Sings!

Pastor Stephanie Bonds Birthday Celebration

Thursday, September 28, 2017

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
African American Women's Forum

Learn about cancer prevention

Join us for food, bingo, prizes, music, & fun!

North Point Clinic

1313 Penn Ave. North

Minneapolis, MN

(Lower Level Conference Rooms A & B)

Monday, October 2, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Orchestra Hall Community Choir


1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Thursday, October 5, 2017

4:35 PM - 7:05 PM
Orchestra Hall Community Choir


1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Saturday, October 7, 2017

11 AM - 1:30 PM
MSBC Women's Auxiliary

Sister's Keeper / Fashion Share Program

Food ~ Fellowship ~ Shopping

Theme: "Thou Art My Sister"

Speaker: Minister Rosalind Renee Sullivan

For more info contact:

Sister Barbara Starks at 763-443-3309


10 AM - 12:30 PM
Orchestra Hall Community Choir

Dress Rehearsal

1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

1301 2nd Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Thur Oct 26 - Sat Oct 28, 2017

2017 Woment's Retreat is scheduled for:

l Thursday, October 26 to Saturday, October 28  (Thurs.Opening/Prep night) . 
l Friday, October 27 - 6:00 A.M. -  Until - W/Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & all day snacks
l Saturday, October 28 - 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM - W/Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks - No Dinner

Check-out time 11:00 AM for those spending the night at the conference center.

Retreat Location: 
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
1 Oakridge Drive, Chaska, MN  55318

Please see Helen Kimbrough or Nicole Robbins to signup or if you have questions.

Thank you,
Helen & Nicole

Career Opportunity!


Talent Acquisition Manager
Job Locations
More information about this job:
Are you passionate about talent acquisition? Are you a resilient leader who loves managing an awesome team at an amazing company?

Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.
Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.
It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson is honored to receive 40+ Top Workplace Awards since 2002... what are you waiting for?!
Mortenson Construction is hiring a Talent Acquisition Manager to provide leadership and management to the talent acquisition team in support of core company recruiting objectives, including Inclusion and Diversity, lean processes, high candidate and hiring manager satisfaction and a focus on finding the best talent!
In this role, the Talent Acquisition Manager will:
• Lead Mortenson’s talent acquisition team to deliver high quality talent from diverse pools through an effective and efficient process resulting in high caliber talent, positive candidate experience and hiring manager satisfaction
• Lead diversity recruiting initiatives as outlined in Mortenson’s Inclusion and Diversity road-map
• Manage recruiting processes and systems, including iCIMS applicant tracking system, OFCCP compliance and high quality sourcing, interview, selection and hire processes
• Manage and evolve Mortenson’s employment brand and the expression of that brand through collateral, web presence and social media
• Support customer relationship between talent acquisition specialists and hiring managers
• Monitor and report on performance metrics for the talent acquisition team to benchmark and measure success
• Participate in and support Mortenson’s craft recruiting initiative
• Recruit selected high-level company or Human Resources positions as needed
• Fulfill other duties as assigned
• Bachelor's degree Human Resources Management, or related field and/or equivalent experience
• Minimum of ten years recruiting/HR experience or a combination of higher education and experience
• Minimum of three years supervising talent acquisition professionals
• Previous experience with applicant tracking systems required, iCIMS preferred
• Previous experience leading inclusion and diversity recruiting initiatives preferred but not required
• Strong understanding of and enthusiasm for talent acquisition processes and best practices
• Adept leadership and management skills
• Knowledge of Affirmative Action and EEO regulatory requirements and general best practices
• Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft office and applicant tracking systems, ability to learn and optimize new systems preferred
• Problem solving and critical thinking skills
• Strong teamwork orientation, coaching and mentoring skills
• Positive attitude and professional customer service skills
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• Detail oriented, ability to analyze data and draw conclusions from data
Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.
  T.PINDER&COMPANY ST PAUL, MN 55110. EMAIL: 651-788-7098.




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