GBBC Weekly Newsletter (3/10/20)

Greetings GBBC Family & Friends,

SUNDAY HIGHLIGHT We were blessed by the preaching and teaching ministry of Rev. Daniel White on Sunday, as he taught on "The Invested Life," from Matthew 5:14. We learned about the value of serving and sowing beyond ourselves to make a global impact, all for the GLORY OF GOD! Engage and invite someone to worship with you on THIS SUNDAY


CORONA VIRUS CONCERNS We are being bombarded with information about this latest crisis, and yet our response must be with faith, and not fear or worry. Corrie Ten Boom said, "Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength." The Word challenges us to not be anxious (worry), but in EVERYTHING be prayerful (Phil. 4:6). Worry DOUBLES your TROUBLE! Remember the faithfulness of our God, especially in challenging times. Now, we also must be CAREFUL. As has been instructed, if you feel ill, remain at home (not work, church or school, but home). Practice healthy hygiene (washing hands and limiting contact with other people's hands). Also, as a Church we are being proactive with additional hand sanitizer bottles throughout campus and with deeper cleanings between services. Don't worry. Remain prayerful. Be careful. Remember, WORRY is not our THING, and PANIC is not our WAY!
-Pastor Brown


WEDNESDAY PRAYER CALL Please join us on tomorrow, Wednesday, (3/11/20) at 6:30 am, (ONE NUMBER DIAL-INDial (319) 527.4229. (It's only a ten-minute call)! We're PRAYING THROUGH PSALMS! Invite your friends, relatives, and acquaintances to call in, or you can just merge them with your call

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY ALL Bible Studies are in full-force (noon & evening), led by Pastor Brown. Make plans NOW to join us Wednesday, March 11 at (12:00pm or 7:00pm) DURING OUR EVENING STUDY, PASTOR BROWN WILL TEACH A MESSAGE ON COMBATING OUR FEARS IN THE FACE OF CURRENT CHALLENGES:


UTURN OUTING  Students in 6th – 12th grades and parents, the Uturn Student Ministry will have an outing Friday, March 13th from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Shenaniganz in Rockwall.  The cost is $45 for unlimited attractions and food. Parents must drop off and pick up.  Please email Pastor Pierce ( for payment and additional information.
LADY NICOLE SPEAKS First Lady, Dr. Nicole Brown will be a speaker at the I CHOOSE VICTORY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, Saturday, March 14th from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Terrell Texas. Please be in prayer for her preparation.   
YOUNG MUSICIANS' SHOWCASE You’re invited to DMMA’s Young Musicians’ Showcase, Saturday, March 14th at 3 p.m. at Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy.  The Showcase is free and open to the public.
MILLS CLASS THIS SUNDAY! Pastor Brown has committed to engaging our young adults each week, as we work through "The Relationship Principles of Jesus." It's a time of prayer, study, and encouragement. If you're between the ages of 20-40 Something, you're invited. Sundays at 9:00 am in Classroom #6. (READ THROUGH DAY 16).
PASTOR'S ANNIVERSARY GBBC family, please join us Sunday, March 15th as we celebrate Pastor Stephen G. Brown and family for 9 Years of dedicated service and Servant Leadership. Members are asked to wear blue and/or silver.  BROWN’S COFFEE BISTRO will be open from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m., and personal coffee travel cups will be welcome.
TRIBE MINISTRY The VISION for community at GBBC is for every family to be engaged in a TRIBE. If you family is not connected, please allow us to get you engaged. For additional info, email

CLARITY 2020 CARDS Every year we create a portable card to introduce our ministry to people we encounter. Every Sunday we'll place cards throughout the sanctuary. Please be a spokesperson for GBBC. Grab a card each week, and commit to sharing it with ONE person:



CONFIRM EMAIL ADDRESS As we approach the end of the year and begin preparing 2019 contributions statements, please confirm your correct email address or contact information with the financial secretary.  (Email:  Roselyn Frazier | or call 214.388.7979)
NEW LOGO We are so pleased to reveal our new logo for Greater Bethlehen Baptist Church. As trends shift, we must stay ahead of the curve. Our new logo will capture our culture, vision, and branding for our community and circle of influence. Feel free to share with your friends!

COUPLES FELLOWSHIP The Greater Love Couples Fellowship is hosting a Couples Painting Party with A Twist of Spoken Word, Saturday, March 28th at 6 p.m.  The cost is $20 per couple and space is limited, so reserve your space today at the table in the foyer or send an email for more details. ( 



CHURCH OPERATIONS To maintain safety and security, entrance after 10:15 a.m. on Sundays is only through the main doors.  The sides doors are for exit only. In addition, GreaterKids Drop Off and Pick Up is only from the main hallway.  The GreaterKids wing is closed for passing Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Thanks for your prompt support of our safety protocols. 

TEXT-TO-GIVE Giving is a part of worship! Consistent giving is also an expectation for every believer and church member. To give GBBC members more options to give, we are making Text-To-Give available. Simply text the amount you'd like to give to 214.256.1648, and you'll receive a message to a link to click on to complete the transaction. This is the Greater Way!

FOOD FOR THE SOUL/CARING IS SHARING Food for the Soul is in need of toiletries to help those in need. Donations may be left in the Church Office. Please contact Sis. Rose Coronado for information. Thank you for your support. (214.507.9438)

GBBC’s Food for the Soul Ministry is celebrating 5 years of outreach and feeding the homeless.  Volunteers are needed to assist with preparation, packaging or distribution to over 100 individuals being served.  Outreach is the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.  Please contact Ida Bennett withyour commitment to serve.  ( | 469.245.4828)

GBBC COMMUNITY FARMSTAND Our Farmstand is open on 1st & 2nd Saturdays, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, (AND NOW ON 3RD SUNDAYS), and we have a CHOICE SELECTION of veggies and fruit. The Farm Stand is accepting pre-orders for your Farm Stand purchases. Order forms are available in the foyer and orders must be received by Wednesday at 5 p.m. For those seeking a nice day/time to serve the community, we could really use your presence. Contact Tartisha Hill for more info: 214.240.8423. 

USHER MINISTRY GBBC’s Usher Ministry Needs You!  We welcome everyone to be part of the Usher Ministry.  Come and use your talent as a doorkeeper for Christ!  Join us at GBBC the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m.  Please speak with any usher for information.

GBBC YOU-VERSION In an effort to increase participation and engagement with sermon and scriptures, you can now download our Sermon Notes weekly from your YouVersion (Bible) App. Simply click on the (more) tab, and click on (Live Events). You'll see Greater Bethlehem BC pop up. Click on that link, and you're there! You can even (save) the notes to your app/device. If you have any challenges, speak with one of our AV personnel. 


GBBC PODCAST It's important to keep God's Word in our hearts (and ears), so subscribe to our podcast. On iPhones, go to your Purple Podcast App, and search for 'Stephen G. Brown,' then click SUBSCRIBE! On Android, download the Podcast Addict App (or similar podcast app of your preference), and search for 'Stephen G. Brown.' Let's support OUR MINISTRY:


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