YOUTH DEPARTMENT NEWS

Today, Sunday, May 6, 2018 the Youth Department will be having a Bake Sale after service. 

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Youth Department will be sponsoring a trip to the Universoul Circus, celebrating 25 years under the big top, for the 12 p.m. show. The ticket price, for groups of 20 or more, is $34.00 per person. We have reserved a block of 60 tickets. Sign up today with a deposit of ½ the total ticket cost in the envelopes provided.   The balance of the ticket money is due on Sunday, May 13, 2018.  This year the first 20 tickets paid for in full will receive a $5.00 discount.  For more information, see Trustee Mary Thomas.

On Tuesday, May 22, 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 3, 2018.
                                    TRUSTEE BOARD NEWS

Attention Senior Ladies: If you are 62 and older, please give your name to Trustee Norma Edrington by today, Sunday, May 6 2018. 

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: $31,989.04

Ongoing- Projects
Sanctuary Renovation – total costs $53,000.00 – Pledges Received $32,000.00

Completed Projects
Replaced sanctuary roof - total costs $47,074.00 – $4,000.00 remaining balance will be paid off August 2018
Repaired damaged sanctuary walls around the windows - $6,500.00 – paid in full April 2018

Six sanctuary window shades to be installed in May - $5,600.00 – paid in full 2017

Congratulations and thank you to the following members for completing your Tree of Life pledge during the month of April.

Dea. Vincent Byrd

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 the GNBC Trustee Board for a MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE AND
Explore the recently opened Museum of the Bible (3 blocks away from the nation’s Capitol) where cutting-edge technology is used to bring the Bible to life
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 sign up on the back stage to reserve your space.
Occupancy and price per person: Single $375 – Double $275 – Triple $250 – Quad $225
Deposit Due by March 1: Single $150pp – All Others $100pp
2nd Installment of $75.00 due ASAP
Balance due by 6/1/18
Checks payable to GNBC

Note: An $8 service charge will be added to the trip cost if paying by Debit or Credit Card using Givelify (payment installments are accepted)

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

                                                      SCHOLARSHIP NEWS 

Students who have obtained the Honor Roll for the third marking period should place copies of their report cards in the Scholarship Committee’s mailbox no later than Sunday, May 20 , 2018.  

The Geruth Rountree Scholarship Committee recognizes ‘Honor Roll’ as obtaining the grades of A, B, 3, 4 or 80 and above in the marking period.  If your child’s report card meets this criterion, please submit it by the requested deadline.

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, the Geruth Rountree Scholarship Committee will hold its annual awards banquet.  Come out and celebrate the academic achievements of our GNBC Scholars.  See any member of the committee to purchase a ticket.

The deadline to submit your Geruth Rountree Scholarship Application to the committee is Sunday, May 27, 2018.  Please review the checklist found in the application to ensure your packet is complete prior to submission.  

The scholarship committee will meet on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  All members are asked to be present.                     

                                              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. 

                                SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE NEWS

The Scholarship Committee will meet on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  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 Committee’s mailbox no later than Sunday, March 18, 2018.

We’re asking all parents and guardians with school age children complete a ‘Student Profile’ form and place it in the Scholarship Committee’s mailbox no later than Sunday, March 18, 2018.  The forms are on the stage.                                              

                                      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 June Issue of The GNBC Newsletter (Which will be published on Sunday, June 3, 2018) will feature an article on "Father's Day".   We also welcome articles from any member of the congregation. 

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..........................................
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 MAY
                    SIS. LILLIAN JONES                         MAY 6
                    SIS. VONCILLE TOURE                     MAY 6     
                    DEAS. JOYCE HINES                        MAY 15
                    SIS. JANNA WILLIAMS                     MAY 16
                    BRO. ABRAHM B. EDMONDS            MAY 21
                    SIS. ANIYAH LEWIS                         MAY 21
                    SIS. SANDRA LEWIS                        MAY 21
                    BRO. CHARLES THOMPSON, JR.     MAY 24
                   SIS. ADELL B. HOWARD                  MAY 31
                   MIN. TERRI FONTAINE                    MAY 31
                   SIS. MELISSA LESTER                     MAY 31