Special Announcements

To ensure that your announcements are received and posted in a timely manner, please submit each Sunday by 5:00 p.m, including a posting date and expiration date for the announcement. The newsletter is proofed and sent out every Monday.The GPBC Communications Team will include submissions in the weekly mass email.

 

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

 
Divine DisruptionThe Leadership for Women Ministry Virtual Book Discussion
The Leadership for Women Ministry invites all women to join us on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 12:00 PM via Zoom. We will be discussing the book entitled, “Divine Disruption: Holding On To Faith When Life Breaks Your Heart” by Dr. Tony Evans. Deacon Carol Howie will be our Facilitator as we discuss Chapters 3 & 4.
Book Discussion Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8851983287?pwd=NEFVZzhWdmt2cUVUWlJPRDl6ZUVNZz09
Meeting ID: 885 198 3287
Passcode: Women2day
One tap mobile +16465588656,,8851983287# US
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s Village Heartbeat team on their successful health journey! Competing against 45 other churches, this team has lost 96 pounds and have put in over 5,000,000 Steps towards Better Health. They have always pushed each other and pursued a healthier lifestyle. The team motto is “We are not so-so providence, We are….”
 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES & OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

 
Worship Service Registration
We have reopened for in-person service and will continue to adhere to protocol previously established. If you would like to attend service, please review the protocols established concerning attendance.
  • Registration can only be done during the week of the Sunday service you plan to attend.
  • If you are unable to register online, you may contact the church at (704) 532-6228, press 1, for the church directory, then press 1 to leave a message for Sis. Gene Bennett
     
     

    After you have registered, there will be a follow-up email that will request a copy of your vaccination card via electronic submission.

  • Attendees must be vaccinated. Verifying the vaccination card prior to Sunday morning will speed up the Sunday in-person process.
    • Masks must be worn.
    • Social distance guidelines must be followed.
    • Registration will close each Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday morning check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. & doors will close at 9:55 a.m.
     
 
HEALTH AND WELLNESS: GET MOVING – Family Life Center
  • Senior Cardio/Aerobic Class 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Monday This class is weekly. Mask, social distancing and vaccinations are required. Come out, enjoy the music and have fun while exercising.
  • 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
 

A Note from the GBPC Sunday School Superintendents
The Greater Providence Sunday School Ministry is looking for volunteers who would be interested in serving as a Sunday School Teacher. Training will be provided for those interested in teaching God’s Word. We hope that you will consider this wonderful opportunity to serve our church community. If you are interested in finding out more information, you may contact Deacon Dexter and Sis. Wanda Royal at  sundayschool@greaterprovidence.org.

 
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
Pray that God will provide strength, peace and comfort to our members who have lost loved ones. Their hearts are hurting and broken. Your cards, calls, texts, and concerns for our brothers and sisters matter. Find and implement ways to assist them through these difficult times. Lift these families up in prayer that are grieving…
 
  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to Deacon Carol Howie and Family as they mourn the loss of her dad Robert L. Steele. Mr. Steele transitioned on Tuesday, July 27, 2022. Please lift Carol and her family up to the LORD, asking Him to provide her needs as she grieves the loss of her dad and handles decisions that are before her right now. We know that we serve a mighty God who is the God of all comfort, and He hears and answers prayers. The funeral services for Mr. Steele were on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
  • Please pray for Sis. Sharon Melville and Family as they mourn the loss of her sister Betty Eston. Sis. Melville is currently in route to St. Petersburg, FL where her sister resided. Funeral arrangements are unavailable at this time.
  • Please pray for the Family of Sis. Claudette Pearson. Sis. Pearson went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2022. She was a member of GPBC who sang with the Hymn Choir and the daughter of our beloved deceased Harold and Dorothy Reese. You may contact her brother Michael Reese at (704) 763-5455 to express condolences. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.