Special Announcements

All announcements, death notifications or prayer requests from ministries and individual members MUST be sent by Monday to announcements@greaterprovidence.org. The GPBC Communications Team will include submissions in the weekly mass email.


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.

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Congratulations to Rev. Marvin Crawford!

Starting Monday, November 8th, Rev. Crawford will begin serving as a Chaplain Resident at CaroMont Health. He will also continue to serve Greater Providence, but move to part-time hours at 20 hours for the week. His new schedule will be:

  • Monday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Friday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Invitation to Pastor Rev. Reggie Bodrick 2nd Pastoral Anniversary

The Sand Hill Missionary Baptist Church is excited to have you join us Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m. for the Pastoral Anniversary for Rev. Reggie L. Bodrick. Dinner will be served at 1:00 p.m. Please note that to keep everyone safe while visiting, we will conduct the event outside in our campus picnic area. We pray God’s blessing upon you, your family and church as we look forward to seeing you at Pastor Reggie L. Bodrick’s 2nd Pastoral Anniversary. Please accept our thanks in advance, as we pray traveling mercies upon the Greater Providence Church Family.
 
December 5, 2021 – Book Discussion
Ladies,please join the The Leadership for Women Ministry’s virtual book discussion on “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay” by Sheila Walsh. This event will occur on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. The Facilitators will be Sisters Deborah Gordon, Mary Ledbetter and Rae Smith and they will discuss Chapter 8 and the Conclusion
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OPEN TABLES

Are you interested an opportunity to see how others are serving within the community and provide a chance for us to connect with our community in a new and exciting way? MeckMIN is recruiting an “Open Tables” team of 10-20 people who would commit to attending an interfaith potluck/discussion once a quarter throughout 2022. (The initial meetings will be by Zoom until everyone feels comfortable meeting in person.) MeckMIN will create the cohorts of 3-4 congregations and supply discussion outlines and help run the events. Contact Rev. Marvin Crawford if you are interested.
 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION DONATIONS

Although the Annual Alzheimer’s Walk has passed, you can still honor a loved one by making a donation. Donations should be payable to Alzheimer’s Association and can be mailed or dropped off at Greater Providence church office (2000 Milton Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215). Indicate “Luv to Remember Team” in the memo line. If you would to drop off the donation, please deposit in the security mailbox outside of the church office’s entrance. The deadline to make donations is November 30. 2021. For your convenience, Sis. Barbara Ray is available to pick up donations.

 
 
 
HEALTH AND WELLNESS: GET MOVING – Family Life Center
  • 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
 
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
Lift these families up in prayer.
 
  • It is with great sadness that our sweet church member, Sis. Linda Ferguson, went home to be with the Lord on October 21, 2021. The service was on Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Please pray for her husband Calvin and their family as they go through this difficult time of loss.
  • Please lift up Sis. Judy Kilgo and family in prayer as they mourn the loss of her beloved Aunt Marvalene McMullen. “Aunt Marv” was the last of Judy’s mother’s siblings. She did know the Lord and is now at rest, no longer in the pain she was experiencing. Judy and her family need your prayers and comfort.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS
Visit the Mecklenburg County COVID site for answers to all your questions related to vaccination clinics, current local infection rates, symptoms and more. If you are homebound, you may be eligible to receive the vaccine at home.
 

FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program
FEMA is launching a funeral reimbursement program this month. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA is reimbursing up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 funerals. Please keep funeral documentation. For additional details, visit the FEMA website.

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…
 
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. Visit CAF’s website for information.
 
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.