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.
 
The HOSTESS MINISTRY is sponsoring their annual sock drive.  We are asking the congregation to donate a pair of new socks or two for the homeless (children, women or men).  There will be a box in vestibule to drop your socks or you can donate online. When donating online please put “sock drive” in the description and the amount.  The drive will continue until the second Sunday in January.
 
THE LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN MINISTRY will host their 1st “Chat & Chew” gathering on Friday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Fellowship Hall.  Come out and enjoy great conversation and food as we get to know each other better and feed our souls through fun-spiritual activities.  If you plan to attend, sign up at church by January 30th. For more details, contact Deborah Lewis, Cheleta Caulton or Jacci Moss.
 

2019 MARRIAGE RETREAT:  We are planning a Marriage Retreat this year to be held at Ridgecrest Conference Center.  This retreat will begin on Thursday afternoon, October 10th and conclude on Saturday, October 12th.  The cost per couple is $500 which will cover your transportation, lodging and meals.  We are asking an initial non-refundable deposit of $100 be paid by January 31st to reserve in your space.  You are at liberty to pay more than $100 if you desire.  This deposit can be paid online or to Rev. Arnold Lewis or Sister Deborah Lewis.  If you pay online, please document “Marriage Retreat” on the “description” line.

Monthly installments of $70 will begin in February through June with a final payment of $50 in July. These monthly installments can also be paid online or to Rev. Arnold Lewis or Sister Deborah Lewis.
 
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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.
 
2019 ADDRESS ALERT:  We need to have current addresses, email and telephone numbers for our 2019 Church Directory by December 2nd.  If you don’t inform us, who will?  There are forms in the hallway and vestibule. Please place this information in the box located in the vestibule or you can submit this information to Gene Bennett (gpbcgbennett@carolina.rr.com) or online.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Bereavement Services

Sincere condolences to Sister Cheleta and Min. Andre Caulton, and Sister Regina Wyatt on the loss of Sisters Cheleta & Regina’s grandfather. The funeral service for Coyt Buck Funderburk is going to be on this Thursday at 2:00pm. Oak Hill Baptist Church, SC-9, Pageland, SC 29728