Special Announcements

All announcements, death notifications or prayer requests from ministries and individual members MUST be sent by Monday to announcements@greaterprovidence.org. The GPBC Communications Team will include submissions in the weekly mass email.

All church face-to-face activities are cancelled. Members can still watch services online and participate in ministry activities. Make online contributions through the Givelify app or through Online Giving. You can also mail your contributions as well.

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Annual Alzheimer’s Walk

The Annual Alzheimer’s Walk will be on Saturday, October 23, 2021. You may honor a loved one by walking or donating. Donations can be made at Alzheimer’s Walk. The Team Name is “Luv 2 Remember” and the Captain is Sis. Barbara Ray.
Donate to Race for the Cure

Donate today!

Race for the Cure 2021
Alpha Fitness is More Than Pink. Your support helps u get one step closer to a world without breast cancer. Funds raised help support breakthrough research and help for the women and men facing breast cancer today who need our support now, as much as ever. You may still donate through October. Donate today!
“It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way”
with everything happening in the world today, do you feel bound?  Have you been waiting to exhale, but don’t know when and where to start?  If you answer “yes,” join the Leadership for Women Ministry Saturday, November 6 at noon for a virtual event.  We will explore the topic, “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way.” Reverend Tanya Lassiter will lead this dynamic session.  Please submit your confidential questions to leadershipforwomen@greaterprovidence.org.
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  • Line Dancing 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday and Friday
  • Yoga 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Friday
Watch Party Hosts & Hostesses Needed!

Our Zoom Watch Party has been a great way to worship together while we remain apart. Sis. Nicole Crawford’s availability to host will end after Sunday, August 29th. Others are needed to fulfill this critical, but relatively easy role.

Could that be YOU?

Are you comfortable with Zoom? Are you willing to serve? Interested but unsure you know what to do? No worries! Training is available.

Simply send an email to Rev. Marvin Crawford with the words “Zoom Host and your name”.
An Opportunity to Serve as Jesus Demonstrated
Greater Providence has a longstanding partnership with Willow Ridge Nursing Home located at 2040 Milton Road, next door to our campus. Many of the residents have had no personal visits or calls since the pandemic began. Most facilities restrict face-to-face visits for the residents’ safety. Many, including Willow Ridge permit visits where guests can greet, sing, wave or chat through windows. The human connection is vital to the well-being of many who are isolated because of the virus. Will you consider being a volunteer buddy for residents at Willow Ridge. If so, just call 866-567-1335; identify yourself as a Greater Providence member interested in volunteering to connect with residents.
Bereavement Announcements & Services
Lift these families up in prayer.
  • Linda Williams and Peggy Horne lost their uncle on 10/11/21.
  • Sincere condolences to Juanita Gatewood in the loss of her sister, Betty Nance Wofford last week. Following is the information shared by Juanita regarding the family’s plans.
    Betty Nance Wofford’s Homegoing
    Saturday, October 23, 2021
    Coleman and Hicks Funeral Home, 101 South Karwick Road, Michigan City, Indiana 46360
    Visitation 9 – 11
    Service immediately following
    Repast: The Hope Center, 222 McClelland Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360
  • Sincere condolences to Carl & Thomasena May in the loss of her niece, Ella Mattison, who passed on September 23 in Atlanta, GA.
  • Sincere condolences to Dea. David and Sis. Metta Hughes as they mourn the loss of her dear Mother Doris who passed on September 11. The homecoming service will be on September 26 @ 2:00 p.m. in Bronx, NY. Her funeral and viewing will be held at Charity Baptist Church,1701 Townsend Ave., Bronx, NY 10453 on September 28 @ 9:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY.
  • Sincere condolences to Sis. Corilene and Bro. Raymond Thomas as they mourn the loss of her sister Mrs. Carolyn Washington who passed on Friday, September 18 in Oak Park, MI. Private services are pending at this time.



FREE FUN FOR TEENS at the Simmons YMCA on FRIDAY Nights this summer! Teens 13-18 can hang out at the Y from 8-11pm for free dinner, entertainment, swimming, prizes and much more! No need to register, just come out for the fun! Food will be provided by Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chick-fil-A, JJ’s Red Hot Food Truck, Pizza and Chipotle. The YMCA Level Up Friday Night program is also happening at Keith Family YMCA, McCrorey YMCA and Stratford Richardson YMCA. Learn more about the YMCA program for Teens.

Visit the Mecklenburg County COVID site for answers to all your questions related to vaccination clinics, current local infection rates, symptoms and more. If you are homebound, you may be eligible to receive the vaccine at home.

FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program
FEMA is launching a funeral reimbursement program this month. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA is reimbursing up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 funerals. Please keep funeral documentation. For additional details, visit the FEMA website.

Community Culinary School of Charlotte Offers FREE Training
CCSC’s Workforce Training program is a creative solution to the interwoven problems of unemployment, hunger and homelessness. We address the root cause of poverty rather than symptoms – unemployment. We do more than hand someone a fish – we teach students how to clean, cook and sell fish! We provide paths to careers in the food service industry for adults whose barriers include: lack of skills, incarceration, addiction, homelessness, and Veterans’ re-integration issues. CCSC’s overarching program goal is for graduates to move from dependency to self-sufficiency through stable employment. Visit the CCSC website to learn how this program may help you to become gainfully employed.
NC Advance Directives
As much as you may want to avoid thinking about it, unless Jesus raptures His Church soon, you will die. You will likely have healthcare needs to be addressed before your death. Now is the time to think about and tell your loved ones your desires for medical decisions that may need to be made on your behalf. Atrium Health is sponsoring virtual workshops on Advance Directives. DON’T PUT THIS OFF!! Talking about death doesn’t make it happen. It will happen whether you talk about it or not. Learn more about Atrium’s Advance Directives…
Governor Cooper Announces New Rent and Utility Assistance Program
Applications are being accepted for the N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program which will assist eligible low- and moderate-income renters experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Renters who need rent or utility assistance can apply for the HOPE program online. Applicants who cannot access the online application can call 2-1-1 Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. for assistance.
Charlotte Area Fund (CAF) Offers Help
The Charlotte Area Fund offers a wide array of support and resources in the areas of education, mental health, finances and career development. Visit CAF’s website for information.
North Carolina Homeowners Alliance
Individuals who need assistance with mortgage guidance, resources and support may find helpful information at the NC Homeowners Alliance website. Information is available regarding your rights as a mortgage holder, including key terms with which you should be familiar. Protect yourself against scams and scare tactics. NEVER pay for mortgage relief. Avoid anything that sounds too easy such as guaranteed approval or no income checkLearn more about the NC Homeowners Alliance.
COVID-19 Resources
Virtual Career Training – Goodwill University is still offering free career development opportunities but they are now entirely online! While professional growth has always been vital for workplace success, the growing coronavirus pandemic makes it more important than ever. Practice social distancing and stay at home while taking one of their many online classes and workshops.