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.
YOUTH FUN DAY OUTING:  Saturday, March 23rd ~ 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Cost is $10 per person.  Leaving the church at 9:30 a.m. and returning around 12:00 p.m.  If you would like your child to attend, sign-up at church.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER:  Equipping the Community with Health and Safety Awareness.  Please join the First Responders Ministry on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. in the Family Life Center for our 2nd Health Symposium. We will have presenters speaking on topics such as Alzheimer’s, Mental Health, Fitness and Church Safety/ Community Awareness. Give away, blood pressure screenings and lunch will be served.  Sign up at the church by March 17th, 2019.  Please see Vondalyn Hamilton or Melissa Mikell for questions/details.
ATTENTION LADIES:THE LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN MINISTRY invite you to attend their 1st “Women’s Spring Institute” on Thursday, March 28th & Friday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the SanctuaryDynamic Impact Speakers (Sis. Karen Thomas & Sis. Vicki Lynch) will facilitate the sessions on how to “Walk Wisely Every Day”.  A light dinner will be served each night from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the Upper Fellowship Hall.  Sign up at church by March 24th. You don’t want to miss this event!  Please see Sis. Deborah Lewis or Sis. Cheleta Caulton for questions.
CHRISTIAN LIFE ENRICHMENT MINISTRY invites you to Multigenerational Fashion Extravaganza, Saturday, March 30th, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Upper Fellowship Hall.  If you are ready to strut down the runway, sign up at church.  If you have any questions, please see or contact Sis. Deborah McLendon.

MASS REDEDICATION CEREMONY: Ten (10) couples will have the opportunity to renew their marital vows on June 29th at 5:00 p.m.  The couples will sign up on a first come basis.  Deadline to sign up is March 31st.  Sign-up sheet is located on table in the hallway.  You will be allowed to invite six individuals per couple.  The event will be held in the Upper Fellowship Hall.  A reception will follow.  Formal attire.  Each couple will pay $20.00.  Questions can be directed to Lorene Mackey or Judy Kilgo.
Scholarships for 2019 Graduates!  Attention High School Seniors:  If you are attending college in the fall, contact ymc@greaterprovidence.org ASAP for scholarship opportunities.  Check the table in the hallway for information.
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.
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.
Contact ymc@greaterprovidence.org
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.

Bereavement Services

Sincere condolences Sis. Shirley Brown in the loss of her daughter, Cheryl Hopkins. Mrs. Hopkins transitioned her earthly life Monday, March 4, 2019, at Lexington Medical Center, Lexington South Carolina. Funeral services for Mrs. Hopkins will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Shady Grove Independent Church, 5253 Newberry Road, Winnsboro, SC. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hopkins will be available for public viewing Friday, March 8, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Nelson’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements: 270 N. Dogwood Avenue Ridgeway, SC 29130 Tel: 1-803-337-4500 <tel:+18033374500> Fax: 1-803-337-4503 E-mail: lagato222@aol.com