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                    YOUTH DEPARTMENT NEWS

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 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.

The Youth Department will be sponsoring a Krispy Kreme Fundraiser.   The Order Form is on the stage.   Anyone wishing to help sell the donuts, please see Trustee Mary Thomas.   Each box is $10.00, and we must sell at least 50 boxes of donuts before the orders will be placed.

There are  garment bags for sale for $20.00 each after service.  The proceeds from this sale will benefit the Visions of Faith Dance Ministry.   Please see Sis. Sharifa Thomas for more information.

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 the Youth Department will be sponsoring 
its Annual Youth Mission Christmas Party at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast will 
be served. We are asking the GNBC Family and Friends to be angels of 
mercy and adopt a child for Christmas. We also accept used clean toys, 
clothes and money (for those of you who do not like to shop). On 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. we will have our "Meet & 
Greet" for those of you who would like to meet our families prior to 
purchasing gifts. On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. we will 
box up the used toys and clothes. Profiles are on the stage. 

                                       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: $17,128.00

Congratulations and thank you to the following members for completing your 2017 Tree of Life pledge during the month of August.
 
                      Dea. Matthew Aaron
                      Deas. Carol Mitchell
                      Sis. Annie Miller                                      
                                   
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

                                          USHERS’ NEWS

TThe 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. Final payment is past due. See any Usher for information. 

                                 CHURCH ANNIVERSARY NEWS

WWe encourage you to kick off the anniversary with $25.00 towards your member assessment.  The remaining assessment can be paid in $25.00 installments every month through October.  To receive proper credit, please use an Anniversary envelope, designate Church Anniversary and include your church membership number.  

Church Anniversary T-shirts are available for sale, $10.  Please see Daphne Solomon, Olivie Lowery, Tasha Saffold, Tisa-Rountree-Young to purchase a shirt and represent your church.

                          14th Annual Walk-A-Thon Results

                   46th Church Anniversary Fundraiser - 8/19/17


                 Participant    Miles          

                 Wanda Robinson11.0

                 Bobby Alexander8.8

                 Olivie Lowery8.8

                 Joanne Walker8.8

                 Gail Ford6.6      

                 Kayla Graves6.6

                 Jada Graves6.6

                  Michael Lowery  5.4

                  Charles Alexande      4.4

                  John Thomas        4.4       

                  Rev Tyrone Singletary  4.4      

                  Khaatim Sherrer   4.4 

                  Duane Nash         4.4        

                  Sampson Lowery    2.5

                  Helena Blackwell    2.2

                  Daphne Solomon    2.2

                  Louise A. Rountree    2.2

                  Mary Thomas          2.2            

                  Sharifa Thomas     2.2

                  Gary Alexander     2.2  

                  Renee Graves          2.2  

                  Sherry Pitt              2.2            

                  Tisa Rountree-Young     2.2

                  Barbara Hagans     2.2

                  Linda Nation           2.2

                  Adrienne Cain-Jackson     2.0

                  Geraldine Holmon      1.5

                  Victoria Jennings      1.5

                  Kimberly McCutcheon       1.5

                  Kyle Edler           1.5

                  Seleta Corbin             1.0

                  James Wallace           1.0

                  Mother Gussie Shepherd    1.0

                  Zadie Graves           0.5

                  Total Miles Walked    122.8


                                Most Pledges 

                           $530 Wanda Robinson


                       Most Miles Walked

             Adult - 11.0Wanda Robinson

             Senior - 8.8Bobby Alexander

             Child - 6.6Jada & Kayla Graves 


                              Honorable Mention

                                   John Thomas

                               Mother Gussie Shepherd

                                     Zadie Graves

                                   Seleta Corbin

                                Geraldine Holmon

                             Louise A. Rountree

                                      Michael Lowery

                                          Nurses

                                     Gwendolyn Thomas

                                        Renee Graves

Thank you to all who walked, sponsored walkers, donated, purchased T-shirts or came out to support our annual Church Anniversary fundraiser.  Because of your efforts, we are blessed to be a blessing to Arc of Essex County, Association of Retarded Citizens and Autism, the Alexander family and our Church's 46th Anniversary.

We look forward to next year, our 15th year and official renaming: GNBC Arnelle Alexander Walk, as God continues to bless us to be a blessing.  Get ready!

On October 7, 2017, the Church Anniversary Committee will be hosting A Gospel Jazz Café,(Spiritual Harvest Festival) Live entertainment by Cynthia Tucker and the Big BANG! There will be Vendors, Buffet Dinner, Poetry, and Door Prizes from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00. Please see Sisters Daphne Solomon or Olivie Lowery for tickets.

On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10 a.m.   Our guest preacher for the 46th Annual Church Anniversary Proper  Service will be  Rev. Shirley Graham, Holy Temple Church Of God In Christ.

 On Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.,the 46th Annual Church Anniversary Committee will be hosting a Good Neighbor Family Reunion. We are inviting you to reach out to anyone you know from the past 46 years that were a part of The GNBC Family to save the date and come home for the fellowship.   

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 the Church Anniversary will be having a  GNBC Awards Banquet, tickets are $25.00, Please see Sisters Loretta Seamon and  Daphne Solomon for tickets.  Ministry Presidents please put your ballots back in the envelope that you were given and give them to sis. Lorretta Seamon.

                                        WOMEN’S MINISTRY NEWS

We are looking for people to join the Women’s Praise Dance Group. Rehearsals are on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. 

Women's Fall Fellowship- September 22, 2017  Time: 7p.m.

We are looking for all GNBC Women to join us in an evening of fellowship and planning of our Women's Day 2018!  Please remember to bring a wrapped gift and come with your cash or check for our Annual Chinese Auction ($15.00 minimum value). Please bring food items at 6 p.m to allow time for setup.  We also thank you in advance for your food donations. Please see your birthday month for your designated items:

January - Vegetables, February - Salads, March - Desserts,  April - Beverages, May - Meats, June - Vegetables, July - Starches, August - Vegetables - September - Meats, October - Salads, November - Desserts, December - Meats

Women's Day 2018 Fundraiser - The 'Dimes In A Bottle' Fundraiser is currently underway. Please see our Chairladies to receive your bottles.

Upcoming events:

Hidden Figures Movie and Fish Fry - November 3, 2017

           DEACONS, DEACONESS’ AND TRUSTEES ANNIVERSARY NEWS

On Sunday, September 24, 2017 the Deacon, Deaconesses, and Trustees will be celebrating their Anniversary during morning service.        

                                  SWEET SISTER NEWS

Please remember your Sweet Sister on her birthday.   

                                           
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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On Sunday, October 8, 2017, Pastor Blackwell will be preaching for the 5th Annual Pastoral Anniversary for Rev. Frederick Q. Smith.   The Good Neighbor Family will be traveling to Old Ship of Zion Missionary Baptist Church-629 Buckelew Ave. – Jamsburg, New Jersey (Monroe Twsp). Please give $10.00 to any member of the Trustee Board for the bus. The Bus will be leaving from GNBC at 1:00 p.m. sharp.

Our trip to the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. is rapidly approaching!  Kindly be reminded if you’ve reserved seats they must be paid for in full by Sunday, September 3, 2017.  Please see Sis. Tasha Saffold to complete your payments.

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 October issue of The GNBC Newsletter (which will be published 
on Sunday, October 1,  2017) will feature an article on "Leukemia Awareness”. 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. 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, Park Crescent Nursing Home, East Orange, NJ...............
Sis. Jeanilla Raymond, at home...............................................................
Bro. Vincent Raymond, at home..............................................................
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 SEPTEMBER

                SIS. ALIYAH AARON                    SEPTEMBER 1
                DEAS. GINA AARON                    SEPTEMBER 3
                SIS. GERALDINE HOLMAN-REID    SEPTEMBER 5
                SIS. JANET AUSBY                     SEPTEMBER 5
                SIS. LILIAN JOHNSON                 SEPTEMBER 7
                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. LORAINE SHIPP                  SEPTEMBER 20
                SIS. VALERIE THOMPSON           SEPTEMBER 28
               SIS. JACQUELINE JOHNSON        SEPTEMBER 29