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.
January 19th: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance ~ Drama Ministry Skit

Youth and Teens, Make plans to attend Bible Study on Wednesday, January
22nd.  We will learn more about faith:  What is it? Are your actions aligned to your beliefs?  What are the challenges? Invite friends and join us in the Upper Fellowship Hall at 6:30 for light refreshments and Bible Study at 7:00).  RSVP the Monday before each session by emailing ymc@greaterprovidence.org.

January 25th: Prayer & Outreach Breakfast–9:00 A.M.–Upper FH (Invite an un-churched person to breakfast. Ephesians 6:18)
January 25th: Associate Ministers’ Briefing – 11:15 A.M.
“YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE” CANDLELIGHT DINNER WITH PIANO: This year, we will help light up your life. We will have a candlelight dinner on Friday, February 14th from 6:30– 8:00 p.m. in the Upper Fellowship Hall. Come out and enjoy an upscale dinner and live entertainment from The Deans. The dress code is business casual. The cost is $35.00 per adult couple and $17.50 for adult singles. The sign-up sheet is on the table in the hallway, space is limited to keep the atmosphere intimate. The deadline to sign up and pay is Friday, January 31st. Don’t delay. Make your special one’s day by filling their night with song
The Leadership for Women Ministry invite all women to join us on Saturday, February 8th @ 12:00 P.M. in the Upper Fellowship Hall for a Saturday Matinee. We will be watching the movie “Overcomer” starring Priscilla Shirer. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the form posted on the table in the hallway by February 2nd. Thank you!
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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#
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
As Pastor announced on yesterday, Brother Ted Faison lost his brother, George Tine Irvin Sr.
Arrangements are as follows:
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Visitation: 10:00am – 11:00am
Service: 11:00am
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
114-44 Merrick Blvd

Crowe’s Funeral Homes, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements

107-44 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435
Voice: (718) 558-0921
Fax: (718) 558-0924
Sincere sympathy is extended to Sister Bennie Thomas in the death of her daughter, Linda Ruth Thomas.
The Homegoing Service will be held Friday, January 24th in the GP Chapel
Visitation: 12:30 pm
Funeral service: 1:00 pm