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

 
Host/Hostess Ministry Annual Sock Drive It’s that time of the year again for our annual sock drive. The Host/Hostess Ministry strives to serve the needs of our community and we are asking for your support! After the drive, the socks will be distributed to the women/children and men shelters. The need in our community is great. Socks are among the number one requested items at each shelter. Please join us in our efforts to make a difference. Drop off boxes will be located for your convenience at the front and back church entrances on the dates below. Contact Sis Ann Walls, Chair, or Sis Misti Dae, Co-Chair if you have questions or need assistance.Sock drop-off Sundays – November 13th, 20th and 27th; December 4th and 11th  
It’s Game Time!
The Leadership for Women Ministry invites you to log on and join us for a fun time with other Sisters! The virtual event will be on Saturday, December 3rd @ 12:00 PM. Please see the details below on how to join. If you have any questions, contact Dea. Cheleta Caulton.Join “It’s Game Time!”Meeting ID: 848 318 4602Passcode: Eccl815
Activities/events for the 2023 Church Directory calendar are due now from all Ministries/Church Organizations. Submit all approved activities/events no later than Monday, November 28, 2022. Failure to submit information by this deadline will result in omission from the Directory calendar. Submit updates via email to gpbc@carolina.rr.com.
 
GPBC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
Need a ride to church, we got you covered! GPBC Transportation Service will resume on Sunday, December 4, 2022and will be available for our 10:30 AM worship service. Riders are required to wear a mask at all times. You may call the church’s office at 704.532.6228, Monday – Thursday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM to schedule a ride or if you have questions.
 
Membership Directory updates are due no later than  Monday, December 5, 2022. Changes include address, name and phone changes. Information not received by the deadline risk not being updated for the 2023 Church Directory. Submit updates online or via email to gpbc@carolina.rr.com.

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ONGOING ACTIVITIES & OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

 
Worship Service Requirements
If you would like to attend service, review the protocols established concerning attendance.
  • Wear a face covering upon entering the building
    • Face covering should cover the nose and mouth. A face mask will be provided If you don’t have one. The face mask is to be worn at all times; the only exception is during the partaking the Holy Communion.
  • Temperature check
  • Hand sanitizing process before entering the sanctuary
  • Three-foot social distancing
    • Seating will now be on every row and those in the same household do not have to adhere to the 3-foot guideline.
Continue to follow the guidance of the ushers upon entering and exiting the sanctuary.
 
 
HEALTH AND WELLNESS: GET MOVING – Family Life Center

 

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.

 
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…
 
  • Sister Ann Walls and Family as they mourn the loss of her brother-in-law Glenn Headen. Mr. Headen was 80 years and was married to Pauline Headen for 58 years. The visitation is on November 14th, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and the funeral is immediately following the visitation at 12:00 PM @ Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3302 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC.
  • Sister Cicely Rochelle and the Lanier Family as they mourn the loss of her brother Dabian Lanier. Mr. Lanier transitioned on November 5, 2022 after his fight with cancer. He was only 44 years old. The memorial service will be held on November 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM, Woodard Funeral Home Chapel, 3200 N. Ohenry Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27405. Woodard Funeral Home is rendering the services.