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 New Members Pastoral Assimilation Ministry will host a New Members’ Fellowship meeting on October 19, at 11:30 a.m. in the Lower FH, for new members who completed part 1 and 2 of new members’ classes from August 2018 through September 2019.  Invitations will be mailed out to you and please RSVP. If you have any questions, contact Sis. Mary Anne Logan or Sis. Catherine Huntley.
First Responders Ministry in collaboration with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host our Annual Blood Drive on Sunday, October 20th,11:45 am-1:45 pm in the upper fellowship hall. Please consider donating, each donor will receive a gift and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gas gift card. Please sign up on the table next to the sanctuary. You may contact Melissa Mikell or Vondalyn Hamilton for questions.
PAINT NITE:  Friday, October 25th~Lower FH; Cost $20;This covers painting materials and light refreshments.  There is room for only 20 participants.  Please sign up ASAP.  See Sisters Annissa McDowell, Debbie Pinckney or Lara Harris.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; please join the Leadership for Women Ministry on Sunday, October 27th for “Pink It Out” Sunday. We are asking members of the congregation to wear shades of pink to show your support for breast cancer.
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR AND COOKIE BAKE OFF CONTEST: The Christian Life Enrichment Ministry Presents our 2nd Arts & Crafts Fair and Cookie Bake-off on  Saturday, 11/2/19  2:00 -4:00 pm. You are invited to share your talent by displaying items, baked goods, or demonstrating a skill.  Please sign up as an exhibitor and share your gift!   You may contact Rev. Winston Lassiter, Sis. Joyce Culbreath, Sis. Deborah McLendon or Sis. Vondalyn Hamilton for any questions.
Book Discussion: The Leadership for Women Ministry invites all women to join us on Saturday, November 2nd @ 12:00 P.M. in the Lower Fellowship Hall for our 3rd book discussion in 2019. We will be discussing chapter 11 from the book entitled, “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World – Finding Intimacy With God in the Busyness of Life” by Joanna Weaver. Deaconess Sharon Nowlin will be our Facilitator.
ALZHEIMER’S WALK:  Saturday, November 2nd, 10:30 a.m. at BB&T Ballpark, 324 S. Mint Street, 2 miles; Contact:  Barbara Ray if interested in walking or to make a donation. 
Please join SAMSON Men’s Ministry on November 9th, in the Upper Fellowship Hall, to learn more about the SAMSON Men’s Ministry from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
The Drama Ministry 3rd Annual Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th, 8:00 a.m., in the Lower Level parking area.  We are seeking donations of items to sell as well as volunteers.  Vendors are welcome to participate.  Please call Gene Bennett at the church office, 704.532.6228 or email gpbc@carolina.rr.com, to donate or for additional information.
Please join SAMSON Men’s Ministry on Saturday, November 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in the Upper Fellowship Hall, to learn more about the SAMSON Men’s Ministry.
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.
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CAMPUS CONNECTION is now recruiting new students for their fall visitation to HBCU’s.  If you have an interest, please talk with Pastor Gibson.

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…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#
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 are extended to Camille Thompson in the loss of her Grandfather, Isaac Brevard Thompson. Services are as follows:

Wednesday October 9, 2019
12:00 PM (Family visitation 11am – 12pm)
New Friendship Presbyterian Church
510 Old Statesville Rd,
Huntersville, NC 28078