Special Announcements

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.

View how to connect for ALL Online Worship

Submit information to gpbc@carolina.rr.com and all announcements by Monday to the Administrative Assistant, Gene Bennett and Church Secretary, Justina Smith.
GPBC Scholarship Application

Download the 2021 Scholarship Fund Application and apply!

 

 

GPBC 2021 Scholarship is now open for applicants!
 
The Leadership for Women Ministry virtual Book Discussion May 1, 2021 at noon on Zoom. We will be discussing Chapter 5 of “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay”, by Sheila Walsh.
Join the Book Discussion Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 830 0286 5427
Passcode: Women2day

 

 

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Sunday, April 23 is Pink Sunday & Brotherhood Choir Celebration
 
HEALTH AND WELLNESS: A YouTube channel has been created especially for you! Yes, Greater Providence members ONLY. This channel will feature easy to follow chair yoga courses, taught by instructor, Debra McWhirter. For those of you that are not familiar with chair yoga, chair yoga is a gentle form of movement while sitting in a chair. This independent movement can improve your overall health while reducing stress! View the Yoga Videos at your convenience and subscribe to get an update of the latest releases.
 
WINDS Financial Literacy Program: GPBC will begin the WINDS financial literacy education this month. The first six sessions are:
  1. Financial Psychology
  2. Budgeting
  3. Credit Profile
  4. Loans & Debt
  5. Risk Management
  6. Retirement Planning

Classes are limited to 95 students, so please register as soon as possible. Register for WINDS Financial Literacy to participate. Classes are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays until March as follows: Jan 9 & 23, Feb 13 & 27 and Mar 13 & 27.

 

True Vine Ministry (TVM) shares information below from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). For many, shelter-in-place requirements are demanding on minds, bodies and spirits. Therefore, True Vine Ministries is providing a series of tips and resources intended to enhance physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

 
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.
 
  • Sister Evelyn Coston loss her sister-in-law, Barbara J. Boykin. A graveside memorial service was held on Saturday, April 10, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Montgomery Memorial Cemetery, Montgomery, AL.
  • Sister Sandra Dillard loss her brother, Thomas Ferguson, on April 11, 2021 at the age of 81 in Springfield MA.
  • Sister Mary Ann Logan is mourning the death of her brother, Lewis Logan of Java, VA.
    Mr. Logan’s obituary can be found here. Please keep the Logan and Lewis family in prayer.
  • Mrs. Crettie Jones, mother of Sisters Peggy Horne and Linda Williams, passed Friday, March 26, 2021. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at Cherry Grove Cemetery in Whiteville, NC. Please keep the family in prayer.
 
 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Financial Opportunities from RH Boyd Endowment
Applications are now open for the R.H. Boyd Family Endowment Fund! This is an exciting opportunity for college students looking to continue their education or churches and organizations looking to finance projects or programs. Interested students, churches, and organizations can apply online. View the full list of requirements and terms. But don’t wait – the application deadline is March 31, 2021.

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…
 
Mecklenburg County COVID-19 Vaccinations

Senior adults may use this vaccine registration link to create an account and schedule a vaccination at Bojangles Coliseum. Individuals in the 1B category (75+) are eligible to participate in the process at this time. Telephone number is 980-314-9400.

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. The most recently announced opportunity is classes for Fiber Optic/Broadband jobs. The six-week program will prepare candidates for jobs with a $42,000 entry level salary. Visit CAF’s website for information on the classes which are 11/2/2020 – 12/3/2020.

 
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.