OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE AND MINISTRY

SUNDAY, April 21, 2019




Bible Study and WOW – Bible Study and WOW will be cancelled this week.
 
Church Engagements – Bishop Reaves will be the guest preacher for the following churches. The entire church is invited to join him:
·       Tuesday, April 23rd – Suffolk Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance Annual City Wide Revival @ New Mount Joy for Living Ministries, Suffolk, VA at 7:00 p.m.
·       Sunday April 28th – Bloomfield BC 10th Pastoral Anniversary, Wilsons, VA at 3:00 p.m. (Choir, Ushers, Deacons Serving) – A meal will be served prior to service so plan to arrive by 1:30 p.m.
·       Sunday May 5, 2019 – Zion Baptist Church, Hampton VA at 4:00 p.m. for their Building Dedication. We will be traveling on chartered buses and have only 33 seats left. If you’d like to join the choir and ushers, please stop by and sign up following service. There is no cost and seats are on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Senior Citywide Revival - Good Shepherd will be hosting a Citywide Seniors Revival on Monday, May 6th thru Wednesday, May 8th starting at 11:30 a.m. each day.  Our Guest Preachers will be Youth Pastor Maurice H. Bowles III of Mount Hope Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia; Pastor Jameson McLaughlin of New Hope Baptist Church, Waverly, Virginia; and Pastor Alvin Hill of the Community’s Christian Church, Warsaw, Virginia.  Chanell Taylor of the In His Presence Conference Choir will be our Guest Psalmist. This will be a preaching, singing and a shouting good time! Lunch will be served on Wednesday. All Seniors are welcome and encouraged to attend! If you plan to attend the lunch on Wednesday, please sign up at the welcome center.
 
Scholarship Ministry – Attention all students attending college!  Our scholarship ministry will be awarding scholarships and grants for the 2019-2020 academic school year.  Applications are available in the kiosk.  The deadline for candidates to submit a complete application and materials is TODAY.  Please see Bro. Joseph Lyons, Scholarship Ministry Chair, for further information.
 
PLI - Are you looking to improve your communication and public speaking skills? Build your confidence when speaking to groups? Polish your leadership skills? If so, join us at our Power Talkers Toastmasters's Open House on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00 PM to learn about how Toastmasters can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Guest speaker - Virgil Thornton, Sr. who was ranked among the top 27 speakers worldwide in the 2015 International Toastmaster’s World Championship of Public Speaking Contest. Bring a friend, family member or colleague. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Dr. Audrey Todd.
 
Shepherd Staff Bookstore - Spring has arrived and The Shepherd Staff Bookstores, Gifts and Music
Is ready With a New selection of Gifts and Card’s For Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation and more!
Hurry in today!
 
 
Youth Ministry - There will be a Youth Ministry Meeting on Sunday, May 5th at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  All Youth Workers and Teen Volunteers are invited to attend.
 
Youth Ministry (Honor Roll) - Attention all Shepherd’s Zone (1st – 5th grade) & Encounter Youth (6th – 12th grade)! Did you make the Honor Roll this past nine weeks? Bring a copy of your report card to church for the Honor Roll Awards or email a copy to awhite@goodshepherdbaptist.org. All Report Cards must be received by Sunday, April 28th. Keep up the Good Work!!! 
 
Young Adult Ministry - Spring into Summer! Young Adult Small Groups are Back! This Small Group Bible Study will Kick-off on Tuesday, May 14th and will continue to meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. until – June 4th.  All meetings will take place at the Croaker Spot Restaurant located in Downtown Petersburg.  You will enjoy great food, fellowship, and grow deeper in your faith.  To participate and receive e-mail or text reminders, please sign-up at the Welcome Center.  For more information see Sis. Charell Wingfield or Pastor Angel White. 
 
Youth Ministry - Good Ground Youth Leadership Development & AAU Mentorship is hosting its Third Session.   During the last session participants did a live interview at the VSURadio Station WVST 91.3. and participated in a session with Toastmasters. The next session will focus on television broadcasting and will be held on Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For more information please see Bro. Joseph Lyons.
 
The Gathering 2019 - The Gathering 2019 will be held July 9-12 in Paradise Island, Bahamas! Early registration rates are currently $25 for adults and $10 for kids.  To call in room reservations dial 1-800-FUN-4SUN and use the group name, The Gathering 2019. You can also make the reservations online at http://bit.ly/gathering19. Room rates start at $189 per night. If you’re planning to go, stop by the welcome center following service and include your name on the attendees list. See Sister Dianna Ruffin for further questions.