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                    YOUTH DEPARTMENT NEWS

The Youth Advisors would like to thank the Youth who participated in the Black History Month Program, their parents and the GNBC family and friend who stayed to support our youth.

On Tuesday, March 19, 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.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., the Youth Department will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast. Donation- $8.00. Tickets can be purchased from any Youth Dept. Advisor

On Saturday,April 20, 2019, the Youth Department will be sponsoring our annual Easter Egg Hunt for all ages at 1 p.m.

On Sunday, May 5, 2019 the Youth Department will be having a Bake Sale after service.
The Greater Life Teen Impact Retreat will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the North Bay Camp, Chesapeake Bay, MD.  The Super Duper Early Bird Special is $199 per person. There is an additional cost of $59 per person for luxury bus transportation. Registration and bus deposit is $125 until February 23, 2019 to hold spot. Deposit are non-refundable. Parents, please place your child/children’s name on the Sign-up Sheet, put the retreat cost in the envelope provided and give it to Trustee Mary Thomas. Sponsors are needed for our youth participants.

The Greater Life Teen Leaders Retreat will be held May 17-19, 2019 at the Clarion Hotel/Marigot Condos, Ocean City, MD.  The Super Duper Early Bird Special is $299 per person. There is an additional cost of $79 per person for luxury bus transportation.  A deposit of $125 must be given by Friday, March 8,2019 to hold spot.  
                                           
                                    
                                    TRUSTEE BOARD NEWS

The 2018 Giving Records are now available. Please see Trustees Mary Thomas or Norma Edrington. 

We are asking all members for a sacrificial pledge of $530.00 for our sanctuary renovation as we are $16,000.00 away from the total project cost.  Our goal is to start renovation in 2019 so we ask you to consider a pledge today; thank you in advance for your support.

Project Cost: $53,000.00, Pledges Received: $37,117.04

Congratulations and thank you to the following member(s) for completing your Tree of Life pledge during the month of February.

                      Sis. Kimberly Ghorm

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. 

The Trustee Board is asking all members to attend a GNBC Financial Awareness meeting to discuss church forms, policies, procedures, payment requests, and ministry budgets.  The meeting will be held on Monday, April 8,2019; refreshments will be served at 6:30pm, the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

                                    Save-The-Date 2020: 

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

Back by Popular Demand, GNBC Weekend Getaway, Washington DC / MD National Harbor.

                              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

Ladies it's back! Our GNBC Women's Directory is now underway. New members please be sure to fill out your registration forms and return them to Sis.  Sharifa Thomas. 

                                    SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, we will be celebrating our Sunday School Anniversary. We are asking each member for a $5.00 donation.

                                   
                                               SWEET SISTER NEWS

On Sunday, March 17, 2019 we will have a Sweet Sister Reception immediately after service in the Deacon’s Room. This is an opportunity to meet your Sweet Sister without her knowing who you are.                                      

                                               MISSIONARY NEWS

There will be a Missionary meeting on Tuesday March 19, 2019 at 6:30pm all members are ask to please attend

                                              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.

                                 SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE NEWS

The Scholarship Committee would like to thank Sis. Elizabeth Corker and her colleagues from the Mt. Vernon School for fellowshipping with GNBC on Sunday, February 24, 2018.  We were also joined by the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools.  It was a great showing of support for the importance of education.

The scholarship committee will meet on Monday, March 11, 2018 at 6:30pm.  All members are asked to be present.

Students obtaining the Honor Roll for the second marking period should place copies of their report cards in the scholarship mailbox no later than Sunday, March 17, 2019.

                                            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.
                                       
                                           
GNBC CHOIR NEWS

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.                                        

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                  ATTENTION ALL GNBC MEMBERS
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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 April issue of The GNBC Newsletter (which will be published on Sunday, April 7, 2019) will feature an article on  "Easter” . We also welcome articles from any member of the congregation. 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK AND SHUT INS AND THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER
Dea. Columbus Brown, New Vista Rehab, 300 Broadway, NJ.................. 
Sis. Georgie 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,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.......................................................
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 MARCH

                         DEAS. DOROTHY WALLACE      MAR.  2
                         SIS. PAMELA SMITH                  MAR.  2
                        SIS. TOMISYNE WATTS               MAR.  4
                        SIS. STACY HALE                       MAR.  6
                        SIS. DORIS CAIN                        MAR. 11
                        SIS. BERNETTA DAVIS                MAR. 11
                        SIS. GERALDINE HUGHES           MAR. 12           
                        SIS. DENYZHA HUNTER              MAR. 13
                        DEAS. JUDITH EVANS                 MAR. 17              
                        SIS. LESLIE PEARSON                 MAR. 18
                        SIS. DAPHNE SOLOMON             MAR. 22
                        SIS. JEANNILIA RAYMOND          MAR. 24
                        SIS. LAVERNE BAKER                 MAR. 29
                        SIS. EMILY HALL                        MAR. 31