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.

Greetings Sunday school communities!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the second Sunday School Review Challenge and CONGRATULATIONS to the top, three scorers!!!Sunday_School_Review  The top, three scorers are players with the nicknames, In It To Win It, D Ambassada, and Cherry.  Sunday School Review 3 is open, and it covers the lessons we studied in March and April.  Use this link to access the Sunday School Review 3 or scan the QR code to play.  If you wish to remain anonymous, create a nickname when prompted.  Invite members of your Sunday school community as well as family members to participate and let’s see if you will be in the next top three!

 
 
GPBC Scholarship Application

Download the 2021 Scholarship Fund Application and apply

 
GPBC 2021 Scholarship is now open for applicants until June 9th!
 
HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Yoga Resumes at GPBC
Starting Tuesday, May 4, in-person chair yoga with Debra McWhirter will resume at Greater Providence. Classes will occur Tuesday and Friday in the Family Life Center from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Both days will accommodate chair yoga participants, but on Tuesdays, participants may elect to use a yoga mat to engage in floor exercises or opt to follow instructions for chair yoga. View the Yoga Videos at your convenience and subscribe to get an update of the latest releases.
 
 

The Leadership for Women Ministry virtual Book Discussion Saturday, June 5, 2020 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
Leadership for WomenMeeting ID: 830 0286 5427
Passcode: Women2day

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Save the Date for the Leadership for Women Ministry upcoming HIS (Hopeful, Incredible, Sufficient) Amazing Grace – September 17 – 19, 2021

 

 

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 Dianne Reid lost her sister, Connie, on April 30.
  • Rev. Albert Singletary, brother of Arlene Overton and brother-in-law of Thelma Caraway and Carrie Faison, transitioned to his heavenly home April 6. He succumbed to death in his home after a long illness. The funeral was April 10 on the grounds of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Bladenboro, NC.
  • 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.
 

 

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.