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 DRAMA MINISTRY will present a Black History drama on Sunday, February 23rd, at 1:30 p.m.  You are invited to come back and show your support of this program.
 

GIRL SCOUT TROOP 21 of Greater Providence will host a Black History Extravaganza on Tuesday, February 25th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Chapel.

GRIEF AND RECOVERY SHARED SESSION
will be held on February 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the Lower FH.  There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the hallway.  Please see Reverend Mary E. Higgs or Sis. Lorene Mackey if you have any questions.

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE ENRICHMENT MINISTRY presents the 2nd Annual Multigenerational Fashion Show, Saturday, February 29th, 3:00–5:00 p.m. in the Upper Fellowship Hall. If you have not received your invitation, and YOU want to strut down the runway, please see or contact Sis. Deborah McLendon at (704) 712-2026.  Also, please sign up on the table in the hallway to reserve your seat.  All individuals, couple, youth, adults, seniors . . . ALL ARE INVITED!
 
A VISION FOR IMPROVING HEALTH & WELLNESS IN 2020!–Please plan to attend the 3rd Annual Health Symposium on Saturday, March 21st, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., doors open at 9:30 a.m.  Topics to include vision health, organ donation, sickle cell and others. We will have health representatives, giveaways, door prizes, and lunch.  Register online by Saturday, March 14th. You may see any member of First Responders Ministry or Samson Men’s Ministry for questions.  Please pick up a flyer from the table in the hallway.
 
GREATER PROVIDENCE & MINT HILL FELLOWSHIP will be held on Sunday, March 22nd, at 5:50 p.m., at Mint Hill.
 
ATTENTION LADIES:  THE LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN MINISTRY invite you to attend their 2nd “Women’s Spring Institute” on Thursday, March 26th & Friday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  Dynamic Impact Speakers (Sis. Karen Thomas &
Sis. Vicki Lynch) will facilitate the sessions on “Living Out Our Faith”. If you plan to attend, please sign up at church.  Please see Sis. Cheleta Caulton or Sis. Deborah Lewis for questions.
 
INSTALLATION SERVICE FOR REVEREND REGGIE BODRICK will be held Sunday, March 29th, at 2:30 p.m., at Sand Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Kershaw, SC.  The church is considering a charter bus providing that we have enough members to sign up.  A sign-up sheet is on the table in the hallway if you plan to attend.  The cost per person is $20.00.  The Ensemble will accompany the Pastor.
 
 

*** YOUTH MINISTRY D.C. TRIP ~ ymc@greaterprovidence.org ***
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST ~ SUNDAY, AUGUST 23RD ~ COST $275

Knowing our history and the contributions of African Americans to our country and world is empowering. Therefore, the Youth Ministry is organizing a trip to African American Museum in Washington, D.C. during the weekend of August 21stAugust 23rdThe cost for hotel accommodations and transportation is $275 and payments can be made in six manageable installments starting next month.  The price is lower for families who wish to participate.  $50 deposit due March 25th and final payment due July 15th. Make checks payable to Greater Providence and write DC trip in the memo line. We will travel by charter bus and lodge at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott.  In addition to having access to various museums and memorials, Fair Oaks Mall is near.  For the itinerary and more information, email ymc@greaterprovidence.org or see Sisters Lara Harris, Sharon Bailey, Annissa McDowell or Debbie Pinckney after the worship hour.
 
 
ATTENTION LADIES:  Do you need a break from your daily routine and don’t have the time to travel far away? If you answered yes, we’ve got good news for you! Please join the Leadership for Women Ministry on September 18th–20th for our 2nd “Sister 2 Sister Staycation” at the Springhill Suites by Marriott (Ballantyne). Registration begins on February 23rd and ends on April 26th.  Please see
Sis. Cheleta Caulton,  Sis. Deborah Lewis or another Ministry member for full details and a registration packet.
 
The EVANGELISM STEERING COMMITTEE has scheduled training for all Ministries to support the following planned activities for Effective Evangelism:  1) Drive Through Prayer Line – Title:  Prayer through the Scripture –Upper FH, March 28th, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., and 2) Provide Advise to Ministries on How to Evangelize – Title:  Gospel Conversation –Upper Fellowship – May 16th–9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Sign-up at church.  If you have questions, reach out to one of the members of the Steering Committee:  Rev. Andre Caulton, Sis. Jacqueline Moss, Sis. Lynn Dula, Sis. Lois Whitehead or Dea. Jimmy Exum.
 
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…GIRL SCOUTS:  We have started!  Ages range from 5–18 years old.  If you would like to join the Girls Scouts, we have space for you.  Please contact Katrina Chandler, Debbie Jackson or Keisha Stewart for questions.

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#
 
 
GPBC MENTORING & TUTORING PROGRAM
 
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.
 
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Bereavement Services
 
None at this time.