Special Announcements

The former Girls of Distinction initiative is now open to young men.  Christians of Distinction is the new name of the initiative, and it is for any youth (member or nonmember) in grades 5–9 or ages 10–15.  Participants will meet on Saturdays, July 1st, 15th and 22nd.  The closing banquet for recognition will be held Saturday, July 29thRegistration forms are located in the front lobby and on the table in the hallway
Youth Fun Day Outing – Saturday, July 29th after choir rehearsalLunch:  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ● Urban Air:  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (indoor fun park) ● Email  ymc@greaterprovidence.org by Wednesday July 26th to sign-up.
Sunday, Aug. 6th – 10:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7th – 7:00 p.m. – Deacons/Trustees – Brotherhood Choir/Youth; Tuesday, Aug. 8th – 7:00 p.m. – Women’s Ministry/Missionaries – Mass Choir. (All members are requested to give a sacrificial offering on Tuesday night.)
Ladies – It’s That Time Again! Time for our 6th Annual Black & White Ball formerly known as Pearls Ball. Please join The Leadership for Women Ministry on Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M. in the Family Life Center for a night of food, fun, and fellowship. Rev. Dr. Nicole Martin from The Park Church will be our speaker. We are asking all ladies to wear a black or white dress or suit and your favorite pair of diamonds or pearls. The cost for this event is $15.00. Please see any member of The Leadership for Women Ministry to purchase a ticket. The deadline to purchase tickets is August 6th.
Back to School Carnival – Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. GP we need your help with the carnival.  We are collecting school supplies and backpacks.  Bins for all donations and sign-up sheets are located in the front entrance of the church and hallway.  Thank you for your participation and donations.
For more information on activities, job & intern opportunities, scholarships, offers & free services, check out our bulletin boards throughout the church. Submit information to gpbc@carolina.rr.com and all announcements by Monday to Gene and Justina.
Greater Providence Baptist Church is committed to meeting the spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental needs of its youth.  In addition to the various ministries in place to fulfill this commitment, the youth ministry department is open to establishing a mentoring and tutoring program if there is a need.
If you would like for your child to receive tutoring support from a mentor and/or if you are interested in volunteering to serve as a mentor, sign up now for the GPBC Mentoring & Tutoring Program. Complete the form for each child you intend to enroll into the program.
Build your summer with The QuestZone featuring hands on experiments in STEM.  Topics include digital learning labs, Design Squad, Maker Studio, Robotics and much more. Register online at http://thequestzone.com/greater-providence/
Dates of Operation: June 12, 2017 – August 4, 2017 ● Hours/Days of Operation: Monday-Friday from 7:00am – 6:00pm ● Weekly Cost: $100.00 per week (includes field trips and meals) ● Registration Fee: $40 per child
Long-range EVENTS
Our 4th Annual Women’s Retreat to be held on September 14 – 16, 2017 at Ridgecrest Lifeway Conference Center in Ridgecrest, NC Registration is now closed.

ALL MALES – GPBC Men’s Conference:  Part II – GPBC Men’s Conference, October 14th & 15th will be held at Ridgecrest Conference Center. 

“Men in the Mountain Spiritual Retreat” – $200 which includes transportation, room and board, and meals.  Checks should be made payable to:  GPBC – In the memo line, please indicate for the 2017 Men’s Conference–Ridgecrest
See Rev. Reggie Bodrick.
GPBC DC Trip & African American Smithsonian Museum – April 23-26, 2018
Total Cost: $355.00 each person (double occupancy) – Cost includes transportation, accommodations, 3 hot breakfasts, and tours. 
Deposit:  $50.00 per person (nonrefundable) due May 1st, 2017
  • 2nd payment – August 1st, 2017
  • 3rd payment – October 1, 2017
  • 4th payment – January 1, 2018
  • 5th payment – February 1, 2018
Download the
flyer and complete bottom portion. Return form to Sis. Sharon Bailey along with deposit.

Bereavement Services

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sister Betty Miller in the loss of her brother. Homegoing Services for Sister Miller’s brother, Sammy Lee Baskins, will be held this Saturday, July 15th in Lancaster, SC.
McMullen Funeral Home (803.283.4085)
403 Clinton Avenue, Lancaster, SC 29720, at 2:00 pm.
Phone: (803) 283-4085