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.

…***PASTOR & MRS. GIBSON 38 YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE ~ SUNDAY, JULY 21ST…*** THE PASTORAL REFLECTIONS:  The Pastor’s Anniversary is an annual time to show appreciation and love, and to express our respect for the Pastor’s family. 

There will be a special luncheon celebration to honor Pastor and Leading Lady Bronwen Gibson on Saturday, July 20th at 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.  Please use the brown envelopes in the pew holder for your contribution of $7.00 per person and place in the offering plate.
TEEN & YOUNG ADULT RETREAT:  AUGUST 2ND – 4TH AT RIDGECREST CONFERENCE – COST $60.  This amount covers transportation, room, meals, and center amenities.  Don’t miss out on the rich discussions, fellowship and fun!  The deadline to register and pay is Sunday, July 21st.  See Sis. Annissa McDowell or Sis. Lara Harris after the worship hour each Sunday to register and pay.
A Ministry Leader Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 3rd at 11 a.m. in the Chapel.  Important information will be discussed.  Please mark your calendars and attend!!
The LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN MINISTRY invites all women to join us on Saturday, August 3rd at 12:00 p.m. in the Lower Fellowship Hall for our 2nd book discussion in 2019. We will be discussing Chapter 10 from the book entitled, “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World – Finding Intimacy With God in the Busyness of Life” by Joanna Weaver. Sister Esther Bruce will be our Facilitator.


Revival Service begins 6:55 p.m. nightly, August 5th7th. (All members are requested to give a sacrificial offering on Wednesday night.)

Mon., August 5th Deacons/Sr. Missionaries Devotional & Worship Leaders Tues., August 6th Women’s Ministry/Trustees Devotional & Worship Leaders Wed., August 7th Ministers/SAMSON ~ Devotional Youth ~ Worship Leaders
The Official Installation Worship Service for Reverend Arnold Lewis, Pastor Elect, Rocky Ridge Baptist Church, Concord, NC, will be held on Sunday, August 18th starting at 3:00 p.m.
Young Fly & Saved Night–August 26th, 7:00 p.m.
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 formal banquet where Dr. Kimberly Moore, Pastor of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Gastonia, NC will serve as our guest preacher.  The conference will continue on Saturday, September 21st with inspirational sessions, followed by Women’s Day on Sunday, September 22nd.  The cost for the overall conference is $40.00. The deadline to register is August 25th.  Please see Sis. Deborah Lewis, Sis. Cheleta Caulton or another member of the ministry for full details and to register for the event. Information sheets will be posted at church You don’t want to miss this event.  Invite a friend.
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.
******** SCHOLARSHIPS ********

CAMPUS CONNECTION is now recruiting new students for their fall visitation to HBCU’s.  If you have an interest, please talk with Pastor Gibson.

******** ONGOING PROGRAMS ********
GREATER PROVIDENCE STEAM ENRICHMENT SUMMER CAMP: June 10 – August 16; Hours of Operation:  7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Ages:  5-12; Kindergarten – 7th Grade; Cost:  $85; Contact:  Donna Smutherman @ 704.532.6228
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 Saturday, August 3rd, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm.  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.
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
Sincere condolences to Terri Bryant and Phyllis Cadogan in the loss of their son and nephew, respectively. The services for Rudy Bryant will be held on Friday, July 26 at 1:00pm at Wilson Funeral and Cremation Service. Here is the link to her son’s services page.