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                 YOUTH DEPARTMENT NEWS

The 2020 Youth Department Mission Project will be in the form of giving out ShopRite Gift cards to families that are food sensitive.    We are asking our GNBC Family and Friends to make financial donations to help us be a blessing to these families.    The amount given and the number of families blessed will be determined by the total amount given.    Deadline for donations is Sunday, December 6, 2020.    Envelopes have been provided for your convenience.   For more information, please see Trustee Mary Thomas.

                                      TRUSTEE BOARD NEWS


The 2019 Giving Records are now available.  Please fill out the request for Giving Record and give it to Trustees Mary Thomas or Norma Edrington.

                                        The GNBC Trustee Board
WASHINGTON DC – SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM, PORTRAIT GALLERY – NATIONAL MALL AND NATIONAL HARBOR WEEKEND BUS TRIP GETAWAY HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Our church remains in need of your financial support so, when this pandemic is over, we can return to the fruitfulness God has so richly blessed us with. We're asking that unless you have been financially impacted by this crisis, you remain disciplined and obedient in your giving. You may mail in your tithes and offerings to the church, drop them in our secure mail slot located near the front door, or use Givelify. 'Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts...” - Malachi 3:10.                           

                                                  SWEET SISTER NEWS

Please remember your Sweet Sister on her birthday.                             

                                   PASTOR ANNIVERSARY 2021 NEWS

Good Neighbor Family!!

SAVE THE DATE!!!

You are cordially invited to CELEBRATE our PASTOR and LEADING LADY BLACKWELL’s 26th PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY BANQUET on Saturday, June 12, 2021 to be held at The WESTWOOD, 438 North Ave, Garwood NJ. Time 12 - 4pm.

Invitations will be mailed, so please make sure that the church clerk has your correct address.

                                                USHERS NEWS

The trip to Sight’s and Sound to see "Queen Esther" has been “SOLD OUT”.  

                                     NURSES MINISTRY NEWS

HELP WANTED

GNBC Nurses Ministry

We have immediate openings for church nurses this position will serve the Pulpit, music ministry and congregation.  The hours; One Sunday a month (your choice), & every 1st Sunday.

On the job training

We are also recruiting for the Jr. Nurse’s Ministry ages 10 to 21

For more info, see Sis. Emily Hall or call 973 818 7300.

                                            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.    

                                                   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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ATTENTION ALL GNBC YOUTH AND ADULT: None of us have been through the situation we are in right now (a world-wide pandemic).  You are invited to journal your thoughts and feelings.   Your writings will be compiled into “The GNBC Pandemic Journal”.   Start documenting your daily thoughts.    How are you handling this confinement?   If you have to help your children with their online learning, how is that going?    What do you miss the most?  What is the blessing in this situation?    How do you keep yourself and your family encouraged?  What have you learned about yourself? What are you most proud of?  It can cover a wide spectrum of topics.   Send these writings to mthomas128@aol.com.  At a later date, we will look into the cost of having these writings professionally printed.    Happy writing.

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.

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 next issue of The GNBC Newsletter (which will be published when we re-enter our church and when it is safe) will feature articles on a monthly basis.  We also welcome articles from any member of the congregation. 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK AND SHUT INS AND THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER
Sis. Ernestine Battle, 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. Jeanilla Raymond, at home...........................................................
Bro. Vincent Raymond, at home..........................................................
Sis. Edna Thompson, 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 DECEMBER

       
                         Sis. Esther Williams                  December 1
                         Sis. Aja Greene                        December 2
                         Trustee Joyce Ghorm               December 4
                          Bro. Courtney Baker                December 4
                          Sis. Doris Foy                           December 4
                          Sis. Cerece Griggs                    December 9
                          Sis. Alice Cannon                      December 10
                          Trustee Tawan Foy-Booth         December 11
                          Sis. Jelisa Lovett                      December 18
                          Bro. Michael Lowery                 December 19
                          Trustee Cynthia Alexander       December 22
                          Dea. Roberto Robinson             December 22
                          Bro. Donald G. Jackson            December 22
                         Trustee Tasha Saffold                December 26
                         Rev. George Blackwell               December 28
                         Sis. Mary Pierce                         December 31