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Pastor's Sermon & Prayer Requests

Call to Action: (a) Women's Day!, (b) Food Drive,  (c) Joy Ministry, (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

Scripture & Prayer Requests

John 5:30

Amplified Bible (AMP)

“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.

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:

Call to Action!

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

Greater Friendship/Sabathani Food Drive - Through Easter Sunday!

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

MSBC Congress of Christian Education:  March 17-22!

Register using Links Below:

Mother/Daughter Dinner: Friday, April 26th, 6pm-8:30pm

GFMBC 1st Lady Sister Theresa Russell will be giving the Keynote address at Progressive Baptist Church's
Mother Daughter Dinner on
Friday, April 26th, 6pm-8:30pm.
1505 Burns Ave, St. Paul, MN


Monday, March 04, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Monday, March 04, 2019

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, March 05, 2019

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

(Friendship Community Services)

Support Services Meeting

For those reestablishing lives disrupted by:

incarceration or addiction

(New Members Classroom)



7:00 PM
Education Equity Team Meeting

GFMBC Friendship Hall

[4th Tuesday of Month]


Wednesday, March 06, 2019

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:


Thursday, March 07, 2019

6:30 PM
Faith Bible Institute Registration Open!

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

1st Thursday of Month

Fireside Room


7:00 PM
Music Ministry Bible Study!

Greater Praise Rehearsal!

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

From: Alfred Babington-Johnson <>
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!

Friday, March 08, 2019

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Friendship Academy Wax Museum!

Saturday, March 09, 2019

2nd Saturday

9:00 AM

Deacons, Deaconesses, & Mothers Mtg

[1st Saturday of month]


9:00 AM

Executive Meeting

[3rd Saturday of month]

9:00 AM

Trustee Meeting

[4th Saturday of month]

10:00 AM
All Mission Ministry Meeting

[2nd 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 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, March 10, 2019

2nd Sunday

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

Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Sunday School



8:01 AM


Facilitated by Executive Pastor, Eddie Bolden

8:02 AM - 9:30 AM
Marriage Ministry Presents…

Marriage Built to Last: Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically


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

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


 ● Ministry Spotlight

 ● Pastor's Observations

 ● Worship in Song

 ● Devotion --- Deacons/Deaconesses

Praise & Worship!

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

 ● Offering

 ● Invitational

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

Comcast Channel 937 BMA Networks


Following Benediction (1st Sunday)

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Sun-Fri, March 17-22, 2019

MSBC Congress of Christian Education!

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. 

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10AM - 2PM

Monday, March 25, 2019

FCS Board Meeting

Fireside Room


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Christian Education Meeting

Fireside Room

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Mission Sunday / Family & Friends Day!

8:00 AM

Flock Ministry Fellowship after 9:30am Service


Happy Birthday to those born

in the month of 

Thank You & God bless!!





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