YOUTH DEPARTMENT NEWS

On Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1 p.m., the Youth Department will be sponsoring a “Kids Social” for ages 3 - 11. 

On Tuesday, November 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.

On Sunday, December 1, 2019, we will be having our Youth Dept. Tree Trimming immediately after service.

On Friday, December 6, 2019, the Youth Department will be sponsoring our Branch Brook Gospel Skating Trip from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person which includes skate rental, 2 slices of pizza and drink.  $2. Spectator fee for those over 18 not skating. 

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 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 accejnpt used clean toys, clothes and money (for those of you who do not like to shop). The Family profiles are on the stage. 

On Saturday, November 9, 2019 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 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. we will box up used toys and clothes. 

                                           YOUTH CHURCH NEWS

Attention Good Neighbor Family:
The Youth Church is in dire need of dedicated members willing to serve one Sunday a month with the “future of our church”.  If you are willing to commit to this demanding yet rewarding challenge, please see Rev. Blackwell for details.
                                    TRUSTEE BOARD NEWS

Our sanctuary restoration is underway; the pews are being refinished, the carpet will be installed the week of Nov 4th, the pews will be reupholstered the week of Nov 11th and lastly the woodwork throughout the sanctuary will be reupholstered.  The final project cost is $60,390 and we thank our members and friends for contributions totaling $55,226.  Please see Tisa Rountree-Young for outstanding pledges and those who have not pledged, please consider a sacrificial offering of $530.  Again, thank you for your continual support and counting yourself a part of our newly restored sanctuary soon to be completed.

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

                                         Sis. Louise Murphy (2nd pledge)
Please complete an inscription form for your leaf engraving (return to Tisa Rountree-Young); the forms are in the red bin near the Trustee office.

                                    Washington DC Weekend Getaway 2020  

                                        Join the GNBC Trustee Board



                                          NATIONAL HARBOR

                                    WEEKEND BUS TRIP GETAWAY

                                AUGUST 28 – AUGUST 30, 2020

                               (Depart Friday 7am – Return Sunday 8pm)

¨ 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, District Wharf DC & Georgetown DC

¨ Friday – National Mall - Smithsonian Museum/Portrait Gallery

¨ Saturday – Explore National Harbor and surrounding areas

¨ Sunday Morning Church Service - Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, Clinton MD

¨Sunday Afternoon – Explore Baltimore Inner Harbor

 Proceeds to benefit the GNBC Building Fund

Please sign up on the back stage to reserve your space

Occupancy and price per person: Single $665 – Double $435 – Triple $365 – Quad $335

(includes Sat & Sun breakfast at Gaylord’s Pienza)

$100 non-refundable deposit due by November 3rd

Checks payable to GNBC

Note: An $3 service charge will be added to the trip cost if paying your deposit using Givelify

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 

                                   CHURCH ANNIVERSARY NEWS  

Please join us for a night of exercise, fun and fellowship – Gospel Line Dancing – Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – For Tickets ($10) see Tisa Rountree-Young.

                            PASTOR ANNIVERSARY 2020 NEWS

SAVE THE DATE!!! June 13, 2020. You are cordially invited to celebrate our Pastor and Leading  Lady Blackwell’s  25th Pastoral Anniversary Banquet to be held at The Westwood 438 North Ave, Garwood, NJ Time 12 - 4pm. Tickets are $75 more details to follow.                                                                     

                             DEACONESS and NURSES NEWS     

GNBC Deaconess and Nurse Ministries  Presents PAINT AND MUNCH!!!

On Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 from  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. here at GNBC. Cost:      $30.00.    Please see any Deaconess or Nurse for Tickets.   

Finger Food, Non-Alcoholic Drinks and Fun!!! Please come and support.

                                  PASTOR ANNIVERSARY 2020 NEWS

                                            SAVE THE DATE!!!

                                            June 13, 2020

You are cordially invited to celebrate our Pastor and Leading  Lady Blackwell’s

25th Pastoral Anniversary Banquet to be held at The Westwood, 438 North

 Ave.,Garwood, NJ.    Time 12 - 4 p.m.     Tickets are $75   more details to follow.

                                                  SWEET SISTER NEWS

Please remember your Sweet Sister on her birthday.   You may have to do a belated birthday gift.   

                                            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.

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.   



On Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., Rev. Rountree will be the guest preacher for Randall Chapel Annual Women’s Day. The colors are Emerald Green and Black.  All are invited to attend this service. Dinner will be served before service – Address 115 Oliver Street. Newark, New Jersey.                                   

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 December issue of The GNBC Newsletter (which will be published on Sunday, December 1, 2019) will feature an article on ‘Christmas”. We also welcome articles from any member of the congregation. 

Trustee Arnelle Alexander, Runnells Specialized  Hospital, Berkley Heights, NJ....
Sis. Doris Cain, 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. Delores Ulmer, Park Crescent Nursing Home, East Orange, NJ....................
Sis. Jeanilla Raymond, at home...............................................................
Bro. Vincent Raymond, at home..............................................................
Sis. Ernestine Battle, 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 NOVEMBER

                                    Trustee Tisa Rountree      Nov. 4
                                    Sis. Mary Foster                Nov. 7
                                    Rev. Marcus Johnson        Nov. 7
                                    Sis. Tanya Thompson        Nov. 13
                                    Sis. Tiffany Hall                Nov. 13
                                    Sis. Janelle Solomon         Nov. 13
                                    Sis. Gail Ford                    Nov. 15
                                    Bro. William Dudley         Nov. 22
                                   Sis. Sharifa Thomas           Nov. 23
                                   Sis. Wanda Robinson          Nov. 25