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Dr. Robert L. McGowens Pastor 501 W. Park Ave. Charlotte, NC 28203 704.376.8600 ***** 1355 Peachtree St. Winston-Salem, NC 27107 336.784.1962 ggalilee@bellsouth.net *****

Website www.greatergalileecharlotte.org Online Newsletter www.issuu.com/gggazette Pictorial Website www.flickr.com/greatergbc/sets Facebook/YouTube/Instagram (Search - GGBC McGowens)

Our Worship Schedule ** Winston-Salem Location * * Wednesday 12:00pm - Bible Institute Thursday 6:30pm – Bible Institute Saturday 9:30 am Church School 10:30 am Worship Service ** Charlotte Location ** Sunday 8:30am - Church School 9:30am – Worship Service Wednesday 11:00am - Bible Institute 6:30pm - Bible Institute 1st Saturday 10:00am Women’s Bible Study 2nd Saturday 8am Men’s Bible Study


Words of Comfort

These past months since the coronavirus was first detected in the United States and in many parts of the world have been unusually cataclysmic. These are days of abnormal fear, panic, anxiety and hopelessness with towering ramifications on human health, financial security, social life and future goals. Fear, loneliness and stress have become companions in homes, even Christian households. When social and spiritual interactions are thwarted, not by choice but by circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to adjust. Consequently, doing church in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed for all churches, especially predominantly black churches. This is because black churches and congregations have a great affinity for coming together to worship God in church buildings. But we want to remind our members that God is still in the business of protecting his own, so we encourage you to stay strong until the Lords delivering power is manifested over the coronavirus outbreak. God’s word assures us that God will never leave us nor forsake his own, and a genuine faith will dare to trust God in times of difficulty and does not look at circumstances but solely to God Many of our members have lost jobs already or are afraid of losing their jobs. At times, I know that many of you have set through sermons and teachings about faith and seem as though nothing can move us. However, the Christian’s faith will be tested during storms. I encourage you to find space inside your homes and to worship God intimately and individually, even as gathering together has become impossible. Prayers are going up for you on a daily basis, pray fervently. Because in Colossians 1:17, the Scripture said, “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Not only do I encourage you to stay strong but we also want you to know that we’re here to help meet your physical needs. Our church Pastoral support team, church team, and our Alpha teams will continue to make phone calls creating a food supply and clothing pantry to supplement whatever families may need. These are personal life issues because every one of us will come to our wits end over some physical and emotional life issues at some point, and all these emotions are understandable especially in these dire periods of human anguish and uncertainty. But Lady Terry and I want to recommend a remedy, and that remedy is to PRAY incessantly to God for much needed divine reprieve. The word of the Lord during these times of uncertainty is to Pray without ceasing 1 Thessalonians 5:17 and remember the fervent Prayers of the righteous availeth much.

With Much Love this Holiday Season, Pastor & Lady Terry McGowens Elijah Mobley Elizabeth Traditional Elementary Honor Roll

Jessie Maddox First Ward Elementary Rylei S Boyd Honor Roll Barringer Elementary Honor Roll

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Geremiah Mobley Elizabeth Traditional Elementary Honor Roll

Student Recognition

Emmanuel Conrad Mooresville Grade School Honor Roll

Makayla Cash JM Robinson High School Honor Roll Acceptance into National Honor Society


New Members

Baptism

Diaconate Leadership in Training (DITs) DIT Tara Conrad

Trustee/DIT Vivian Stafford

DIT Paula Moore

Trustee/DIT James Adams

Trustee/DIT DIT Myra Dargins Phyllis Sanders

Trustee/DIT Terrance & Sharon McKoy

Trustee/DIT John & Mary Robertson

Trustee/DIT Mark & Toni Massey

Congratulations to Sis Sherry Baxter on her retirement from Paw Creek Elementary after 34.5 yrs. of service. Continued blessings on your next chapter of your journey!


Trustees in Training

TIT Michelle Russell

TIT Raeford Caldwell

TIT Stan Henry

TIT Rogers Black

TIT Terrell Sanders

TIT Rod Lewis

TIT Andre Raye

TIT Joann Stokely


ALWAYS Doing Good in the NEIGHBORHOOD! 'Joy to the World the Lord has come!' The Evangelism, WOP, and MOP shared great joy in our Charlotte Campus Communities. The ministries in partnership with Farmers of America & USDA provided Charlotte Communities the following‌ - five weeks of large boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products - 14 families with turkey and a full box of nonperishable goods for Thanksgiving - Holiday Dinner to both My Brother's House (Youth Males ages 9 - 17) on Dec 5th - 8 families with baked hens and a full box of nonperishable goods. - Roof Above, formerly Urban Ministries & Men Shelter, with 8 cases of chicken, 28 cases of extra large can products, 160 pounds of dry products (rice, sugar, etc‌) - A monetary donation will be made to Roof Above Charlotte Men Shelter toward their building fund of a new facility. Please GIVE! An AWESOME job indeed!

Free COVID-19 Home Disinfecting for Seniors Mecklenburg County's Department of Social Services (DSS) has partnered with Bio-One to offer a free one-time COVID-19 professional disinfecting service to residents who are 60 years of age or older. Bio-One will apply a CDC/EPA-approved chemical to all surfaces, doorknobs, handles, light switches and high traffic areas of the home. The chemical is safe for pets and children. Participants must be: - A resident of Mecklenburg County - 60 years of age or older - Able to leave their home for approximately three hours while services are rendered For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 980-314-6800 or email SFA-Events@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. Appointment slots are limited. Services will be provided until funds are exhausted. While there is no cleaning method that guarantees total elimination of the virus, Bio-One's cleaning protocol can help reduce the spread and threat of coronavirus.


NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS Lofton Days Bellamy Lightfoot McLean Robertson Bozier Billups Little Farrish Hanson Cuthbertson Kinard King Fewell Robertson White Beatty Raye Henry

Barbara Angela Doris Alita Oronde John Santana Veronica Shina Mason Victoria Julian Genevieve Joe Elaine Jada Paul Shawanda Andre Stanley

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Conner Hailey Stokely Graham Washington Mason Beacham Autry Kinard Ervin Cuthbertson Brown Caldwell Gilliam Jones Myers Wall Sanders Kinard Falls Caple Springs Mason Ratliff McGowens

Brenda Karen JoAnn Teeward Carol Peggy Tamara Tim Timothy Demaya Vivian Karen Raeford Anna Lisa Stephanie Millicent Phyllis Mary Anthony Cathey Jamarr Patsy Annie Kennedi

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Jones Moser Rico Bennett Woods Farrish Arant Conrad Sanders Collins Glenn Jackson Mayfield McGee Johnson Cummings Long Sanders Brown

Sabriel Jewel Joseph Sandra Kenon Will Pearl Emma Daylon Jonathan Brenda Matthew James Sonya Dorothy Ismaiel Sarah Darlenia Leshunner

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Grier Massey Odom Talley Shuler McQuire Everett Oatman Robertson Billups McCrorey Anthony Harris Fripp Guinn Faison

Dunyel Darion Gennie Henry Eddie Donald Kristen Daisy Mary Tim Melvin Carlton Shakira Brandon Armad Tonya

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DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS McGowens, Pastor Robert L. Elder Aayden Caple Brenda Thompson Joy Clark Angela McCorkle Justin A Clark Antionette Lide Rasaan Holley Bessie Robertson Shanitra Clyburn Lois Dargins Shamari Smith Andra Pettice Hazel Roseboro Lydia Shepherd Helen Leak Anita Baxter Kristen Dargins Myra Grafton Valeria Williams Albert Troxler Jessica

Conrad Shuler Kornegay Tate

Rev. William & Emma Eddie & Babette Jessie & Patricia Kenneth & Tonya

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Raye Edwards Cauthen Lohar Sanders Brittingham Hall Oatman Wells Falls Austin Mobley Reid Brown Stewart Black Lowe

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Janice Mia Alice Nehemiah Braylen Patrick, Sr Tyrone Nijay Ann Zaniyah Brandon Michele Lloyd Karen Mattie Keaja Dante

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Did you missed The Word?

Inspirational… JESUS was God's gift to the

world, not just for Christmas, but for every single day and our WHOLE lives throughout now and even for ETERNITY!!! Christmas is based on an exchange of GIFTS---the gift of God to man of His Son and the GIFT of man to God when we present our bodies a living SACRIFICE!!! May the If you missed the Word, wished that you God of HOPE fill us with all JOY and PEACE as we could hear it again, or share it with TRUST in HIM!!! My prayer is we may overflow someone, don’t fret, we got you. The with HOPE by rhe POWER of the Holy Spirit!!! Marketing Ministry has EVERY sermon on CD/DVD…whatever your preference. May PEACE and HAPPINESS reign in our homes We also have Pastor’s books for sale as this Christmas and may the New Year be loaded well. Please stop by the Marketing with BLESSINGS!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Ministry to place your order.

PLEASE READ – Action Needed…

With the impact of the pandemic, the Evangelism Ministry has been working hard to keep up with the growing needs in our communities. To help replenish our food pantry so we can continue to help families, the Evangelism Ministry is asking each ministry to donate certain food items as listed below. Items can be dropped off at the church during the week or on Sunday mornings. The Evangelism Ministry thanks you in advance for your support.

Canned Goods – any brand Canned White Potatoes Canneed Tomatoes Applesauce Noodles Jelly

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