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.
 
All church activities are cancelled. Members can still watch services online. Make online contributions through the Givelify app or through Online Giving. You can also mail your contributions as well.

 

HELPs Corps Update  Ten members of Greater Providence Baptist Church (GPBC) have formed a HELPs Corps to understand the coronavirus driven needs of church members in order to assist where possible. This group will prioritize our elderly and sick/shut in members who have no other means of assistance with critical activities. Examples include assistance with arranging delivery services for grocery/pharmacy pick-up, assistance with connecting through technology (i.e., Zoom, conference call; assistance connecting to available services/resources). This volunteer effort is not funded by GPBC and will not be able to provide financial assistance. All assistance will be provided using the public health guidelines for safety. If you are in quarantine, sick and/or experiencing any symptoms of the virus, make us aware when you reach out. Masks and social distancing will be required. If you have a need within the parameters identified, please email Jacqueline Waites Moss who will try to partner you with someone from the team who can assist.
 
Graduate Sunday: Attention 2020 Graduates Although we find ourselves in the midst of a historic pandemic, we still have so much to be thankful for and celebrate. On Sunday, June 14, your GPBC family will recognize YOU! We will recognize high school, college, graduate school or seminary school graduates We may be sheltered-in but we can praise God with a physical and audible SHOUT for what He has done and will continue to do for you!
 
UMBA Scholarship: Download the UNITED MISSIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION (UMBA) application to view the scholarship requirements. ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 18TH 2020 BEFORE 5:00 PM.
 
2020 Greater Providence Scholarship – College students, including incoming Freshman, can now apply for the scholarship. Applicants must be an active member of this church within the past ninety (90) days during the application process. Additional eligibility requirements are listed in the application form. Download the GP Scholarship Application 2020 application and submit no later than June 15, 2020.
 
 

Join a Sunday School Community every Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

 
 

You are invited to join Greater Providence’s virtual Bible Study Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. The lesson will be hosted by FreeConferenceCall.com. To participate, you may use your phone (landline or mobile), computer (desktop or laptop) or tablet. If you join by desktop, laptop or tablet, please use an updated browser such as Chrome 16 or newer or Firefox 15 or newer in order to see the lesson on the screen and hear the audio component.

For easy access to the online meeting, you may download the Free Conference Call app from the app store you generally use for your device. However, downloading is not required. Instead you can dial in from your phone or log on from your web browser. Choose login credentials below for the option you will use. If you are unclear or have questions, contact Sister Karen Thomas.
 
VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays at 7:15 PM
Dial-in number (US): 725-735-9225
Online meeting ID: socialmedia203
 

View International dial-in numbers

 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER1st and 2nd TUESDAY 7 a.m.

Dial-in number (US): 978-990-5294 and enter Access Code: 4279098#
Online meeting ID: chelclt3

 
For additional assistance connecting to the meeting text “Help” to the Dial-In number above. Message and data rates may apply.
 


YOUTH MINISTRY D.C. TRIP ~ ymc@greaterprovidence.org –
RESCHEDULED – The African American Museum trip has been rescheduled for August 2021. Although our country is gradually reopening for business and gatherings, we will adhere to the advice of our country’s professionals. The trip details, including the current waiting list, are the same. If you have questions, please contact ymc@greaterprovidence.org.

 
ATTENTION LADIES: The following Leadership for Women Ministry events are CANCELLED.
  • September 18th–20th for our 2nd “Sister 2 Sister Staycation” (The ministry will contact members directly who have already secured Staycation reservations.)
 
 
****** COMMUNITY INFORMATION ******
 
Meck Pre-K Program Enrollment COVID-19 Information Page
 
 

Outreach Toolkit for Target Populations Launched by Public Health

Novant Health and Atrium Launch Mobile Testing Aimed at COVID-19 Hot-spots and Minority Groups – Learn more…

Graduating Seniors – Queens University of Charlotte announced a new scholarship program designed to help the class of 2020 and entice students who may be rethinking their college choices. According to university President Daniel Lugo, “The Queens Commitment promises any admitted student graduating from a Mecklenburg County school a minimum $10,000 annual scholarship to attend Queens this fall and renewable for up to three years on campus.” This offer includes public, private and charter schools as well as students graduating from Central Piedmont Community College who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. You can begin the application process now.
 
COVID-19 Resources for HomeownersLearn more about your rights as a homeowner during this crisis.
 
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.
 
ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION: The State Board of Elections and N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles announced that they now offer online voter registration. If you are or ever have been a DMV customer with a N.C. driver’s license or DMV-issued ID, you may now check your registration status, register to vote, update your voter registration address, and change party affiliation online. If you do not have a valid NC Driver’s License or DMV-issued ID card, or you need to make a name change, you can download a voter registration application. Print, fill out, sign and mail the form to your County’s Board of Elections. This is a standalone FREE service that does not require you to complete a DMV transaction (such as license renewal) at the same time. If you do not receive your voter registration card within 2 weeks, go online to see if it was processed. If you have any questions contact your County’s Board of Elections.
 
 
 

 

 
 
***** FEATURED ONGOING PROGRAMS *****
Additional programs are available. Visit our Ministries page to learn more
 

…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.  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.  See the schedule information in the church directory/bulletin.
 
PRAYER every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. – 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.
 
 
 
 
Bereavement Announcements & Services
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