MARK YOUR CALENDAR  

                    YOUTH DEPARTMENT NEWS

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, there will be a Youth Department Meeting at 7:00 p.m.   All Youth Advisors and member of the Youth Advisory Board are asked to be in attendance.

On Friday, May 19, 2017-Sunday, May 21, 2017, there will be a Greater Life Teen Impact Urban Youth Leaders Conference at the Clarion Hotel/Marigot Condos in Ocean City, Maryland.  This is open to all Young Adults and Adults ages 19 and up, who want to make a difference
 in the lives of the youth of our churches and communities.  Total cost is: $390 each person.

On Friday, June 30, 2017, the Youth Department will be sponsoring the Fourteenth Annual Youth Recognition Program at 7:00 p.m.  This is an opportunity for parents/guardians and the Good Neighbor Family members to encourage our youth for their accomplishments at home, in church, in sports, academically, etc.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be a positive force in the lives of our youth.   Applications and a recent picture can be given to Trustee Mary Thomas by Sunday, June 4, 2017.

The Youth Department will also be sponsoring a Krispy Kreme Fundraiser.   More information to follow.
      

                                       TRUSTEE BOARD NEWS

We are asking all members for a sacrificial pledge of $530.00 to be completed by year-end for the renovation of our sanctuary.
Thank you in advance for your continual support towards the church capital projects.
Tree of Life Goal: $53,000, Pledges Received: $10,666.00

Congratulations and thank you to the following members for completing your 2017 Tree of Life pledge during the month of April.
 
Rev. Dr. George A. Blackwell III
Dea. Clevelend Hines
Dea. Solomon Rivers
Sis. Tasha Saffold
                                   
The inscription slips are in the form bin, please return the form to Trustee Rountree-Young for the engraving of your gold leaf and desired location on the Tree of Life.

                                     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

                              WOMEN’S DEPARTMENT NEWS

                             2017 WOMEN'S DIRECTORY

Wanna stay in touch? Well,  it's back! Our GNBC 2017 Women's Directory is now underway. Please help us by filling  out the Blue registration forms available in our Fellowship area or see Sis. Sharifa Thomas to get yours today.

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday. May 23, 2017 at 7pm.  Please mark your calendars.

  
                                         SCHOLARSHIP NEWS

Honor roll students are asked to place a copy of their report cards for the third marking period in the Scholarship Committee’s mailbox no later than Sunday, May 21st.  
Scholarship applications are available.  If you’re not in receipt of an application please see Sis. Tasha Saffold.  Completed application packets are due May 28, 2017.
Students graduating this Summer are asked to complete the Geruth Rountree Notification Form (found on the stage).  Please place the completed form in the scholarship committee’s mailbox no later than May 28th.

The Geruth Rountree Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the pledge drive.  See the favorite scriptures of fellow members in this bulletin. 

The Scholarship Committee would like to thank Deaconess Carol Mitchell, Deaconess Seleta Corbin, Sis. Dottie McMillon, Sis. Claudia Davis and Sis. Mary Chestnut for their kind donations to the bake sale!  It was a huge success!

Save the date!  The Geruth Rountree Scholarship Committee will host their annual award ceremony honoring our students on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Tickets will be available later this month.  See any member of the scholarship committee.  

There will be a meeting held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30pm.  All members are asked to be present.

                                              USHERS’  NEWS

The Ushers’ will be celebrating there Anniversary on Sunday, May 21, 2017, our quest speaker is Minister Wesley Wilson, Fountain  Baptist Church, Summit NJ, 

The GNBC Usher Board is sponsoring a trip to Sight’s and Sound Theatre to see to see Jonah. Dinner will be at Miller’s Smorgasbord and shopping at the Tanger’s Outlet Mall and Farmer’s Market in Lancaster PA. on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Bus will be leaving Good Neighbor at 7:00 a.m. There is a $20.00 Non-Refundable Deposit required to hold seats due ASAP.  Tickets are $150.00 per person; Children 3-12 are $90.00. Balance due July, 2017. See any Usher for information. 

                                           PASTOR’S AIDE NEWS

GNBC Pastor’S Aide Ministry will be having a Pre-Anniversary Gospel Breakfast on Saturday, June 3, 2017 here at Good Neighbor Baptist Church. Time 9:00 am.; Tickets are $10.00. See any member on the Pastor Aide Ministry. 
                     

                                 PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY NEWS

Good Neighbor Family: The Pastor Aides are VERY EXCITED!! We will be celebrating Rev. Dr. George A. Blackwell, III and Leading Lady Helena Blackwell -22nd Pastoral Anniversary.!!! On Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10 am. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Frederick Smith-Old Ship Of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe NJ. 

                                            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.

                                           
GNBC CHOIR NEWS

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

                                        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.   

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                      ATTENTION ALL GNBC MEMBERS
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Reserve your seat now for our trip to the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.!  We’ll be visiting our nation’s capital on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Tickets are $60 per person.  Reserve your seat with a $20 deposit (per seat) today.  Tickets must be paid in full by September 3rd.  The itinerary includes a stop at the Arundel Run Mills Mall.  Please see Trustee Tasha Saffold to reserve your seat.  Tickets will be available from members of the Scholarship Committee and Boards of Trustees and Deaconesses.

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: freshfood@christchurchnewark.org.

ATTENTION GOOD NEIGHBOR MINISTRY LEADERS:
PLEASE FORWARD ALL DATES THAT YOU WOULD EITHER LIKE TO INQUIRE
ABOUT OR REQUEST TO THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL
-rountreel@ci.newark.nj.us

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).

ATTENTION ALL MINISTRIES:
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 June issue of The GNBC Newsletter (which will be published on Sunday, June 4,  2017) will feature an article on "Williams Syndrome”. We also welcome articles from any member of the congregation. 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK AND SHUT INS AND THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK AND SHUT INS AND THOSE IN NEED OF 
PRAYER 
Trustee Arnelle Alexander, Runnells Specialized  Hospital, Berkley Heights, NJ........................................................................................................
Sis. Dorothy Earl, at home Irvington, NJ...................................................
Sis. Georgia Fells, at home Newark, NJ....................................................
Sis. Doris Flemings-James, at home Hillside, NJ........................................
Bro. Frederick Hatcher, Edison Estates Nursing Home, Edison, NJ...............
Sis. Norma McFadden, at home Hillside, NJ..........................
Sis. Dorothy Mack, Branchbrook Manor Nursing Home, Newark, NJ..............
Sis. Mary Pierce, at home New Brunswick, NJ...........................................
Sis. Patricia Reuben, at home Newark, NJ................................................
Sis. Anna Royal, at home Newark, NJ.......................................................
Bro. Elbert Ruffin, at home Newark, NJ...................................................
Sis. Delores Ulmer, at home Irvington, NJ................................................
Sis. Jeanilla Raymond, at home...............................................................
Bro. Vincent Raymond, at home..............................................................
Sis. Earnestine Griffin, Stratford Manor, W. Orange...................................
Let's continue to pray for the Sick, the poor and the shut ins....................
               (For more information, see Bulletin Board)
                                      

                                          HAPPY BIRTHDAY
                                     TO THE MEMBERS OF GNBC
                                    BORN IN THE MONTH OF MAY
               
                  SIS. NYANNAH SATTERFIELD            MAY 1   
                  SIS. TIANNA SATTERFIELD               MAY 1
                  BRO. FREDERICK S. DAVIS III            MAY 2
                  SIS. PATRICIA REUBEN                    MAY 5
                  SIS. LILLIAN JONES                       MAY 6
                  SIS. VONCILLE TOURE                    MAY 6     
                  BRO. TRAYSHAWN THOMAS            MAY 13
                  DEAS. JOYCE HINES                      MAY 15                
                  SIS. JANNA WILLIAMS                   MAY 16
                  BRO. ABRAHAM B. EDMONDS         MAY 21
                  SIS. ANIYAH LEWIS                       MAY 21
                  SIS. SANDRA LEWIS                      MAY 21
                  BRO. CHARLES THOMPSON, JR.      MAY 24
                  SIS. JADA GRAVES                        MAY 29
                  SIS. ADELL B. HOWARD                 MAY 31
                  MIN. TERRI FONTAINE                   MAY 31
                   SIS. MELISSA LESTER                   MAY 31