YOUTH DEPARTMENT NEWS

On Friday, September 13, 2019, the Youth Department will be sponsoring a “Back to School Youth Revival” at 7 p.m.   More information will follow.

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019 we will have our monthly Youth Department Meeting at 7 p.m.   All Youth Advisors and members of the Youth Advisory Board are asked to be present.

On Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1 p.m., the Youth Department will be sponsoring a “Kids Social” for ages 3 - 11.     More information will follow.
                                    TRUSTEE BOARD NEWS

We are very excited about our sanctuary renovation which will begin October after the Church Anniversary.  The final project cost is $60,390 and we thank our members and friends for contributions totaling $54,208.  For those who have outstanding pledges, please see Tisa Rountree-Young for your balance to complete your sacrificial offering of $530 and receive a leaf on our Tree of Life.  Again, thank you for your continual support and counting yourself a part of our newly renovated sanctuary coming soon.

                                    Washington DC Weekend Getaway 2020  

                                         Save-The-Date 2020 

                       Friday, August 28, 2020 - Sunday, August 30, 2020

                                     Back by Popular Demand

                                    GNBC Weekend Getaway  

                           Washington DC / National Harbor MD

                           (trip details will be published in August)

                                     INCOME AND CHURCH SUPPORT                      

The table printed below is intended to aid you in establishing your weekly gift to the church. Tithing of 10% has been the traditional standard of giving in the church.   

                              Weekly Income     10% Tithe 

                                      25.00             2.50
                                      50.00             5.00
                                     100.00           10.00
                                     150.00           15.00
                                     200.00           20.00
                                     250.00           25.00
                                     300.00           30.00
                                     400.00           40.00
                                     500.00           50.00
                                     750.00           75.00 
                                   1,000.00         100.00
                                   1,500.00         150.00 


On Sunday, September 22, 2019, the Deacon, Deaconesses, and Trustees will be celebrating their Anniversary during morning service.

                                              WOMEN'S DAY 2020

Great news!  The annual Women's Fall Fellowship and Chinese Auction will take place on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7pm sharp!  Our Leading Lady, B. Helena Blackwell will be hosting this event at her home.  Mark your calendars and join us for fellowship and planning towards our 2020 Women's Day.  Your ideas for our colors, theme and guest speaker are welcome!

Please see your birthday month for your donated food item:

                 Jan. - meat 

                 Feb.  - starch

                Mar. - salads

               Apr. -  desserts

              May - beverages

              June - meat

             July - vegetable

             Aug. - starch - 

             Sept. - vegetable

             Oct. - meats

             Nov. - salads

             Dec. - desserts

Ladies, don't forget to bring your wrapped gift for the auction ($15 min) and your cash or personal checks for participation.   More information to follow.

                                    WOMEN'S AND MEN'S MINISTRY NEWS                   

There will be a combined a combined Women’s Day and Men’s Ministry on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. to assist with our Women’s and Men’s Day 2020 planning. 

                                 SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE NEWS

The Scholarship Committee will be distributing school supplies to students today after service.  You must be present to receive supplies.

The Geruth Rountree Scholarship Committee Members would like to wish all students a healthy and successful school year.

The scholarship committee will meet on Monday, September 9, 2019 at  6:30pm.  All members are asked to be present.

                                    CHURCH ANNIVERSARY NEWS


 16th Annual Walk Fundraiser- 8/17/19

"The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with Joy" Psalm 126:3

Participant                             Miles

Matthew Aaron                        13.2

Frankie Rosa                             8.8

Bobby Alexander                      7.1

Duane Nash                               6.6

 Marcel Smith                            6.6

  Olivie Lowery                          4.9

Alyshia McGuire                         4.4

Charles Alexander                      4.4

Kashie Brooks                            4.4

Kenny Johnson                          4.4

Kyla Smith                                 4.4

Robert Williams                          4.4

Carlo Woods                                3.2

Daphne Solomon                          2.7

Norma Edrington                         2.7

Sherry Pitt                                  2.7

Anwar King                                 2.2

Bre'lyn Paige                               2.2

Camille Perry                              2.2

Charlotte Jones                           2.2

Dietra Simon                               2.2

Eddie Starzynski                         2.2

Jasmine Simon                           2.2

Jovon Evans                               2.2

Joyce Stewart                            2.2

Linda Nation                              2.2

Londyn Alexander                      2.2

Mary Thomas                              2.2

Michelle Smith                           2.2

Niyori Barr                                 2.2

Sharifa Thomas                          2.2

Stacy Hale                                 2.2

Tyheem Alexander                    2.2

Louise Scott-Rountree              1.3

Adrienne Cain-Jackson             1.0

Crystal Zimmerman                  1.0

Linda Paul                                1.0

Seleta Corbin                           1.0

Cynthia Alexander                    0.5

Joyce Hines                              0.5

LaToya Alexander                      0.5

Mary Watson                              0.5

Zakiiyah Alexander                    0.5

                                 130.1 Total Miles Walked for Arnelle

                                   Most Pledges 

                          Wanda Robinson $600 

                      Most Miles Walked

                  Senior Bobby Alexander 7.1 miles

                 Adult Dea. Matthew Aaron 13.2 miles

                   Youth Frankie Rosa 8.8 miles

Thank you to all who walked, pledged, purchased T-shirts and came out to support the Arnelle Alexander Walk and the Church Anniversary Fundraiser.

With your support, we are blessed to be a blessing to our very own LaToya Alexander with a donation towards her college expenses as she enters Freshman year.

Thank you Gwendolyn Thomas for blood pressure/pulse checks and providing health tips.  Thank you Carol Mitchell for tracking our walkers and donations.

Again, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone and looking forward to you walking with us next year for Arnelle.

                                      2019  GNBC PRE-ANNUAL REVIVAL       

Wednesday,  October 16, 2019, Dr. Bernadette Glover, St. Paul Baptist Church, Montclair, N.J.Thursday,  October 17, 2019,  Rev. Danielle Brown, Cathedral International 

Friday,  October 18, 2019, Rev. Joshua Younger, Greater Friendship Baptist Church International Ministries

                              CHURCH ANNIVERSARY PROPER SERVICE          

Sunday, October 20, 2019, Bishop Donald Hilliard, Cathedral International – Perth Amboy, N.J.

                                                  USHER’S NEWS

Back by Popular Demand: The GNBC Usher Board is sponsoring a trip to Sight's and Sound Theatre to see "JESUS", it’s usually a remake, but a better version,  Dinner will be at the Golden Corral.

                                             SWEET SISTER NEWS

Please remember your Sweet Sister on her birthday.   You may have to do a belated birthday gift.   Also, remember her on Mother’s Day. 

                                            MUSIC MINISTRY NEWS    
                                             5+5+5 CHALLENGE      

Are you ready? Let’s Go! The Music Ministry is seeking 5 Sopranos, 5 Altos and 5 Tenors ages 18-30 for our new Young Adult Choir.

We are recruiting members for the GNBC Choir. Please see Sisters Mary Chestnut or Betty Davis for more information.                                             

                                              HOSPITALITY NEWS

 WANTED!!!! If you are a Morning person and enjoy Greeting people- then "We Are Looking for YOU”! Come aboard and be apart of the Hospitality Ministry. Please see Deas. Joyce Hines or Deas. Camille Perry.                                       

                                                   SOUND TEAM NEWS 

CD's and tapes of the services are now available. Tapes are $5.00 and CD's are 10.00. Please see any member of the Sound Team to purchase a CD or tape.   



There will be one final order placed for the GNBC T-Shirts.  Please complete the form on the back of the stage.  Once the form is collected on September 15th, no further orders will be placed.                                            

The Thursday evening Prayer Line phone number is 641-715-3274. The Access Code is 408721#. Time 7 p.m. All members and friends should call in the be a part of the Prayer Line.

Anyone interested in Christ Church Fresh Food For Families, please access the information from their website:


Is your child struggling in Math or Reading? Tanya’s Tutoring Service offers a specialized Reading Program and help support for Math. If you are interested, see Sis. Tanya Barr (1-201-204-8977).

Your monthly Financial Report must be submitted to the Trustee Board by the fifteenth of each month.

If you need to get in touch with the Pastor, had a death in your family, change of address or phone number, desire to have your baby dedicated, or are being baptized, please contact our Church Clerk, Sis. Gloria Robinson. She can be reached at 973-374-8739. 

                                            NEWSLETTER NEWS

The October issue of The GNBC Newsletter (which will be published on Sunday, October 6, 2019) will feature an article on ‘Autism”. We also welcome articles from any member of the congregation. 

Trustee Arnelle Alexander, Runnells Specialized  Hospital, Berkley Heights, NJ....
Sis. Doris Cain, at home.........................................................................
Sis. Doris Flemings-James, at home Hillside, NJ...........................................
Sis. Mary Pierce, The Chelsea at Forsgate, Monroe Township, NJ......................
Bro. Elbert Ruffin, at home, Newark, NJ....................................................
Sis. Delores Ulmer, Park Crescent Nursing Home, East Orange, NJ....................
Sis. Jeanilla Raymond, at home...............................................................
Bro. Vincent Raymond, at home..............................................................
Sis. Ernestine Battle, at home................................................................
Let's continue to pray for the Sick, the poor and the shut ins.........................

                                         HAPPY BIRTHDAY
                                 TO THE MEMBERS OF GNBC
                         BORN IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

                     SIS. SHELLEY DAVIS                     SEPTEMBER 1
                     SIS. ALIYAH AARON                     SEPTEMBER 1
                     DEAS. GINA AARON                     SEPTEMBER 3
                     SIS. GERALDINE HOLMAN-REID    SEPTEMBER 5
                     SIS. JANET AUSBY                       SEPTEMBER 5
                     SIS. GEORGIA FELLS                    SEPTEMBER 15
                     DEA. JOHN LIVINGSTONE            SEPTEMBER 19
                     SIS. JANADA LOVETT                  SEPTEMBER 20
                     BRO. AVERY GREENE                   SEPTEMBER 20 
                     SIS. SONYA LOVETT                    SEPTEMBER 20
                     SIS. VALERIE THOMPSON            SEPTEMBER 28