YOUTH DEPARTMENT NEWS

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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. 

Over night camp out!!
The GNBC Youth Department presents a Youth camping weekend ages 8- 18 on Friday, June 8, 2018-Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Fairveiw Lake YMCA Camps &Conference Center, Newton, NJ
team building course, swimming; canoeing, nature walking trails basketball and more.  Cost $75.00 includes all meals & Transportation.
Be an "ANGEL"  Sponsor  a child  or make a Donation. Deposits due immediately.  Please sign up  on the stage.  For more information please see Sis. Emily Hall or Rev. Marcus Johnson.

On Friday, June 22, 2018, the Youth Department will be sponsoring the Fifteenth 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 10, 2018.

On Saturday, July 7, 2018 the Youth Department will be sponsoring a trip to Dorney Park.(Rain Date is Saturday, August 4, 2018). Tickets are $29.00. There are fifty-five (55) available seats on the bus, so please sign up by Sunday, June 17, 2017 with one-half deposit on your ticket price. All money is due by Sunday, June 24, 2017.  Bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. sharp!!   For more information see Trustee Mary Thomas.    
                                    TRUSTEE BOARD NEWS

We are asking all members for a sacrificial pledge of $530.00 for our sanctuary renovation, thank you in advance for your support.
Project Cost: $53,000.00, Pledges Received: $32,649.04
Congratulations and thank you to the following members for completing your Tree of Life pledge during the month of May.
Bro. William B. Dudley (2nd pledge)
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.

Join GNBC Trustee Board for a

                                          MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE



                                        JULY 28—JULY 29, 2018

¨ Explore the recently opened Museum of the Bible

¨ Accommodations at the 4 Star Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center located on the National Harbor waterfront

(just steps away from shopping, entertainment, sightseeing cruises, and water taxis to Old Town Alexandria VA, National Mall, & Georgetown)

¨ GNBC Sunday Morning Church service held at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

¨ All Profits benefit the GNBC Building Fund

Please remit final payment to Trustee Tisa Rountree-Young
Please see the flyer for further details or any Trustee

                                     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 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 DAY 2018

There is still time to complete your “ Dimes In A Bottle” and Women’s Day 2018 pledges. Please see any Trustee to complete your pledges.

                                       WOMEN’S DAY 2019

Elections for our 2019 Women’s Day will take place today, May 6, 2018 after service.  All women please remain in sanctuary.   

                                    PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY NEWS

On Sunday June 10, 2018, We will honor  the Rev. Dr. George A. Blackwell III & our Leading Lady Min. B. Helena Blackwell for  23+ Years of Service. We welcome all Good Neighbor family and friends to come and celebrate during our 10am Service.   The guest preacher will be 

Rev. Alphonso’s Platt, Nia Fellowship Baptist Church, West Orange NJ.

A light dinner will be served immediately following Service. 

                                             MISSIONARY NEWS

There will be a Missionary meeting on Tuesday June 19th 2018 at 6:30 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

                                                      SCHOLARSHIP NEWS 

Let's have a drum roll for our third marking period Honor Roll Students!  NAMEISHA CHESTNUT, ANTHONY DOUGLAS-PEGUES, CHRISTOPHER EDRINGTON, SANAA KELLY and JELISA LOVETT are finishing the school semester strong with the blessings of God guiding their paths!

Make sure you see a scholarship committee member to purchase your ticket to the 31st Annual Geruth Rountree Scholarship Award Ceremony on Sunday, June 24th where our speaker will be LaMonica McIver, founding Trustee of The Believe in Newark Foundation and Newark G.A.L.S., Inc.  Join us to hear this dynamic speaker and celebrate the accomplishments of our GNBC Scholars!

As we approach the end of another school year, the Geruth Rountree Scholarship Committee would like to take this time to thank every person for their kind support and donations to our scholars.  We're blessed and only able to provide opportunities to them through your generosity and care. 

The deadline to turn in scholarship applications was Sunday, May 27th.  If you have not submitted your completed application or graduation notice, please see Sis. Tasha Saffold today after service. 

All scholarship applicants will be considered for The Deacon Moses G. Rountree, Jr. Scholarship, founded in 2014 in memory of our beloved founder and deacon, and awarded for academic excellence and service.

The scholarship committee will meet on Monday, June 11th at 6:30 pm.  All members are asked to be present for this very important meeting.     

                               VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL NEWS

The GNBC Vacation Bible School for all ages will be held Monday, July 9, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018 and Monday, July 16, 2018 -Friday, July 20, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Come out and be a part of these two weeks of spiritual enrichment. Theme: “Jesus–The Kingdom Builder” - Hebrews 11:10.

                                      SWEET SISTER NEWS

Please remember your Sweet Sister on her birthday.       

                                              USHER BOARD NEWS 

The Senior and Junior Usher Board will be celebrating their Anniversary on Sunday May 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Nicholas Johnson, Raritan Valley Church, Edison, NJ will be the preacher.

The GNBC Usher Board is sponsoring a trip to Sight's and Sound Theatre to see to see "JESUS". 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 15, 2018. Bus will be leaving Good Neighbor at 8:00 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, 2018. See any Usher for information. 


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.  



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 July Issue of The GNBC Newsletter (Which will be published on Sunday, July 1, 2018) will feature an article entitled "Spotlight on our Youth". We also welcome articles from any member of the congregation. 

Sis. Dorothy Earl, at home Irvington, 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. Mercedes Sanders, Cornell Hall Care & Rehab. Ctr, Union, NJ............
Sis. Mary Pierce, at home, New Brunswick, NJ.....................................
Sis. Patricia Reuben, 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 GOOD NEIGHBOR
                                     BORN IN THE MONTH OF JUNE
                           SIS. KRISTEEN WEST                     JUNE 1    
                           SIS. JOSLYN RIVERA                      JUNE 1
                           REV. LOUISE SCOTT-ROUNTREE     JUNE 4
                          SIS. JANETT LESTER                      JUNE 4
                          MIN. MARY CHESTNUT                   JUNE 6
                          SIS. MARY WATSON                        JUNE 7
                         TRUSTEE MARY THOMAS                JUNE 8    
                         SIS. CAMILLE PERRY                       JUNE 8    
                         SIS. DOROTHY STANFORD              JUNE 14   
                         SIS. JONELL MURPHY                    JUNE 15       
                         SIS. SHERBERT TAYLOR                  JUNE 17
                         SIS. ALESIA MOORE                       JUNE 18     
                         SIS. QUENNETTA CHESTNUT         JUNE 19
                        BRO. JORDAN HAMILTON               JUNE 19    
                        SIS. CHARLOTTE JONES                 JUNE 20
                        DEA. JAMES WALLACE                   JUNE 22
                        SIS. NORMA MCFADDEN                 JUNE 23  
                        TRUSTEE ARNELLE ALEXANDER    JUNE 25
                         SIS. DIANE CARPENTER               JUNE 25   
                        DEA. COLUMBUS BROWN             JUNE 27
                        SIS. RUTH BROOKS                      JUNE 29 
                       SIS. ADRIENNE JACKSON              JUNE 29