Special Announcements

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 the Administrative Assistant, Gene Bennett and Church Secretary, Justina Smith.
ATTENTION LADIES:  YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN MINISTRY 2019 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE.  The event will kick-off on Friday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. with a semi-formal or formal banquet.  The conference will continue on Saturday, September 21st with inspirational sessions, followed by Women’s Day on Sunday, September 22nd. Women’s Day on Sunday, September 22nd.  Our guest preacher is Rev. Yvette Pressley.  Colors:  Shades of green or black and white Please see Sis. Deborah Lewis, Sis. Cheleta Caulton or another member of the ministry for full details.
WOMEN’S DAY CHOIR REHEARSAL will be held September 12th & 17th at 7:00 p.m.  All teen girls and women are invited to participate in the Women’s Choir.  Let us lift up our voices and sing to God’s glory.
SENIOR MISSIONARY LUNCHEON:  Saturday, September 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.  Please sign up at church and pay your monies to:  Sis. Bennie Thomas and Sis. Ann Walls.  Cost: $7 per person; Make checks payable to Greater Providence.
YOUTH FUN DAY:  Saturday, September 21st ~ 12:00–3:00 p.m.; Cost:  $8.00; Deadline to pay:  Sunday, September 15th If you would like for your child(ren) to attend, please contact ymc@greaterprovidence.org or sign up on the table in the hallway.  Lunch will be provided from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Afterwards, the youth will travel to Starlight Movie Theater to view “Overcomer” from the creators of War Room. This is a faith based movie packed with action, drama and inspiration focusing on Hannah, a young black athlete, who challenges the impossible in the biggest race of her life.
…Marriage Enrichment Classes will be conducted in the Chapel on Sunday, September 22nd and 29th at 9:00 a.m. during the Sunday School class time.  The discussion, “Embracing the Unity of Marriage,” comes from the book entitled “Kingdom Marriage,” by Tony Evans, will be facilitated by Deacon Michael Whitehead and Deaconess Lois Whitehead.  All married or engaged couples are invited to attend.
…UMBA Annual Session will begin September 23rd–24th, 7:00 p.m. at Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 1243 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. UMBA Annual Banquet will be held at the Embassy Suites, Concord, NC, Friday, September 27th, at 7:00 p.m.
SUSAN G. KOMEN “RACE FOR THE CURE” WALK IS OCTOBER 5TH.  You can donate on Facebook (Pattie Lockhart) or go directly to Komen site under teams (GPBC Alpha Fitness).  If you have any questions, see Sis. Pattie Lockhart.
The New Members Pastoral Assimilation Ministry will host a New Members’ Fellowship meeting on October 19, at 11:30 a.m. in the Lower FH, for new members who completed part 1 and 2 of new members’ classes from August 2018 through September 2019.  Invitations will be mailed out to you and please RSVP. If you have any questions, contact Sis. Mary Anne Logan or Sis. Catherine Huntley.
PAINT NITE:  Friday, October 25th~Lower FH; Cost $20;This covers painting materials and light refreshments.  There is room for only 20 participants.  Please sign up ASAP.  See Sisters Annissa McDowell, Debbie Pinckney or Lara Harris.
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR AND COOKIE BAKE OFF CONTEST:  If you are interested in sharing your crafts, hobbies, skills and talents, you are encouraged to start getting your items ready to display at The Arts & Crafts Fair and Cookie Bake Off Contest. The Christian Life Enrichment Ministry will be hosting the Fair on Saturday, 11/2/19 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Please see Rev.W. Lassiter, Sis. Joyce Culbreath, Sis Deborah McLendon, or Sis Vondalyn Hamilton for any questions.
CHRISTIAN LIFE ENRICHMENT MINISTRY is sponsoring an outing to NarroWay Dinner Theater, Saturday, December 7, 5:00 p.m., for an original broadway-style show and dinner ($37.00 covers show and meal).  Seats are selling fast!  Please join us for a show that you will not forget.  Pick up a flyer from the table in the hallway.  See Sis. Joyce Culbreath, Sis. Deborah McLendon, Sis. Vondalyn Hamilton or Rev. Winston Lassiter for additional information.
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CAMPUS CONNECTION is now recruiting new students for their fall visitation to HBCU’s.  If you have an interest, please talk with Pastor Gibson.

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…New Members Pastoral Assimilation Ministry:  We are recruiting new teachers.  If anyone is interested, please contact Gail Brown or Rev. Mary Higgs.  The phone numbers are listed in the church directory.

FIRST RESPONDERS MINISTRY is looking for individuals who are CPR certified to join the ministry. If you are a nursing assistant, physician, pharmacist, med tech, fireman, fitness instructor, we invite you to be a part!  We will have our quarterly meeting on 6.  Please see Melissa Mikell or Vondalyn Hamilton for any questions.
SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Join us next Sunday at 8:45 a.m. for Sunday School. There are classes for all age groups.  Contact Gena Hoursey, Deacon Harlan Dula or Reverend Mary Higgs for more information.
TEEN BIBLE STUDY:  2nd & 4th Wednesday at 7:00 PM Dinner is served before each session at 6:30, and the Bible study session is from 7:00 – 8:00.  Contact ymc@greaterprovidence.org by the Monday before each session if you plan to attend.
CHOIRS:  The Mass and/or Brotherhood Choirs continue to grow.  If you are interested in joining, please come to the following choir rehearsals:  1) Mass Choir:  Tuesdays before the 1st and 2nd Sundays at 7 p.m.; 2) Brotherhood Choir:  Tuesdays before the 3rd and 4th Sundays at 7 p.m.  Please see the schedule information in the church directory/bulletin.
PRAYER every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. – Please call 712-770-4863 and use Access Code 544111#
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. Contact ymc@greaterprovidence.org.
Bereavement Services
None at this time.