Church Announcements


GMCBC Weekly Announcements

Music Ministry Rehearsal Schedule for the week:  

Tuesday, January 21st @ 6:30 p.m. - Mass Choir

Thursday, January 23rd @ 5:30 p.m. - YAM Choir

Tuesday, January 28th @ 6:30 p.m. - TBA (YAM) 

Thursday, January 30th @ 6:30 p.m. - YAM Choir  


Mark Your Calendar: The Annual Church Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. All Ministries are encouraged to get your End of Year reports into the Church Clerk by Monday, January 20, 2020. Thank you for your cooperation and we are looking forward to seeing you at the conference.

On behalf of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank we would like to express how grateful we are of your generous donation of 185 pounds of food which is equivalent to 154 meals! Here at the Food Bank we are so blessed and humbled by the continued support of the amazing community that we call home. It’s donors like you that make a huge impact in the fight against hunger. Thank you for joining us in that fight! 

On Monday, January 20th, the Youth Ministry for the 3rd consecutive year will be volunteering with the Walls Project at the Martin Luther King Fest 2020. We are once again asking our youth to participate as well as any adults who may be interested. A meeting is planned for Sunday (today) immediately after worship in the youth classroom. If you would like to donate monetarily, please see Sis. Albertha Warren, Sis. Jackie Talton and Bro. Wilbert Ferdinand.  Thank you very much! 

 The Youth Ministry and the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity has teamed up for the 3rd consecutive year to host the “Etiquette 101 Class” for the children and youth of our Church and our Outreach children and youth. This class is a part of our Life Issues/Life Lessons Seminars.  The first class is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th, 6:30p.m.  - 7:30 p.m., as an instructional class and the second class is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th, 6:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m., with the real practice at the dinner table.  Please consider coming to this most needed activity.  Our children make us proud every year, so we look forward to seeing you there.  If you have any questions, please contact Sisters Lynn Haynes and Dianne Pullen. 

Reminder:  On tomorrow (Monday, January 20th,) our Youth students and sponsors will be volunteering with the Walls Project at the Martin Luther King Fest 2020. We are excited to participate.  Once again, we will be donating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Thank you very much for your generosity and your participation.  We will meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. to pray before leaving. Looking forward to seeing you! 

The Young People's Department, Louisiana Baptist State Convention will host its annual Boot Camp on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Mt. Pilgrim B.C., 9700 Scenic Hwy, from 9:00am - 1:00p.m. The Theme:  "Youth Witnessing In A Hostile World!" We participated two years ago in Alexandria, LA and had a wonderful time.  This year we are the host region, so we are asking our parents to encourage, and urge your children to participate.  A unique and exciting day of Youth Focus Sessions, Children's Focus Sessions, Adult Workshops and much more have been planned.  The Children's Division will focus on three key areas:  Understanding the Gospel, connecting relationally with Jesus, and Helping their friends come to Jesus.  The Young People's Division will have several intense  workshops that will address:  The current trends in our society, country and communities that contribute to a hostile environment, the common fears and factors that contribute to a fear in witnessing, developing their personal testimonies by looking at their life experiences and identifying ways and strategies to use for witnessing.  Adult Youth Workers are encouraged to attend as there are many sessions to choose from.  The workshop offerings are posted on the bulletin board in the educational foyer.  We would like to order T-Shirts for those who plan to participate.  Please respond to Sis. Pullen and Deacon Spruel.  We are striving to make our church and all its ministries according to God’s will.   

NOTICE: All members requesting copies of your 2019 Income Tax Membership Giving forms please sign the request sheet on the bulletin board outside of the Church Office.

It's Girl Scout Cookie Time! Greater Mount. Carmel Girl Scouts will be taking pre-orders for Girl Scout Cookies January 10-26, 2020. Pre-ordered cookies will be delivered February 17- February 28, 2020. Direct Sales will be February 28 - March 15th, 2020.  Eight (8) delicious flavors + a Gluten-Free, Peanut-Free Cookie to choose from. Check the bulletin board in the church annex for additional information.  


Plan to attend Bible Study! Mid-Morning Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Family Worship Hour is on Wednesday evenings. Prayer Service is at 6:00 p.m., followed by Bible Study for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Come and share with us this week.

Saturday Church School! The youth of Greater Mount Carmel is invited to join us on Saturday for Church School. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.; Devotional period starts at 9:00 a.m. Church School starts at 9:20 a.m. and we are finished by 10:00 a.m. Come and bring a friend. 

Remember Sunday School is still held EVERY Sunday - Devotional at 9:30 a.m. and classes from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

New Members Training  is offered during the Saturday School Teaching Hour 9:00 A. M. We strive to help our new members develop a better understanding of the purpose of the Church and the role they are to play. 

All members born in the month of January are asked to sign the Birthday & Anniversary sheet on the bulletin board near the front office. 

Forms for reserving the Fellowship Hall and/or any room in the Educational Annex are located in a special mail tray on the Clerk’s door. It is important that the forms are completed and turned in at least 7 days in advance of your event. Members are encouraged to use the form for all activities planned.

All Thank You cards received will be placed on the bulletin board outside the Church office 

All articles to be posted on the bulletin board must have the pastor’s approval and signature. 

Anyone desiring to meet with Pastor Lowe may call the Church Office at 775-7372 to schedule an appointment. Appointment days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

All announcements to be included in the Worship Folder must be submitted to the church clerk no later than the Tuesday, 4:00 P. M. prior to that Sunday. Announcements must be placed in the tray outside the office door or email to 

GMCBC Weekly Activity Calendar


  • Trustee Ministry Meeting (Monday after 2nd Sunday)                               6:30 p.m.
  • Deacon Ministry Meeting (Monday after 3rd Sunday)                                6:30 p.m.


  • Cub Scout/Boy Scout Ministry                                                                        6:00 p.m.
  • Mass Choir Rehearsal                                                                                      7:00 p.m.


  • Mid-Day Bible Study                                                                                       10:30 a.m.
  • Mission Meeting (Third Wednesday of the Month)                                   10:00 a.m.
  • Grief Ministry Meeting                                                                                     5:00 p.m.
  • Youth Workers Meeting (First Wednesday of the Month)                          5:30 p.m.
  • Evening Worship Hour                                                                                     6:00 p.m.
  • Evening Bible Study                                                                                          6:30 p.m.


  • Cherubim Choir Rehearsal                                                                              5:30 p.m.
  • Girl Scout Ministry                                                                                            6:00 p.m.
  • Youth and Young Adult Rehearsal                                                                 6:30 p.m.
  • Male Chorus Rehearsal (Thursday before 1st and 2nd Sunday)               7:30 p.m.


  • American Baptist Women Sisterhood (First Friday of the Month)            6:00 p.m.


  • Saturday Church School                                                                                 9:00 a.m.
  • Deaconess Meeting (Saturday before the 3rd Sunday)                           10:00 a.m. 
  • Mt. Carmel’s Angels Rehearsal                                                                              TBA
  • Saturday Feeding Ministry                                                                           11:00 a.m.


  • Health & Wellness Ministry (Third Sunday of the Month)
  • Popleon Foundation Meeting (First Sunday of the Month) 

Home Daily Bible Readings January 20 - 26, 2020

                                                            Commitment to Success

Monday, Jan. 20    “Hezekiah Restores the Temple”  (2 Chronicles 29:3-11)

Tuesday, Jan. 21    “Solomon Seeks Wisdom to Govern”    (1 Kings 3:5-14)

Wednesday, Jan. 22  “Solomon’s Success Is Based on His Obedience”    (1 Kings 9:1-9)

Thursday, Jan. 23     “Solomon and God’s Glory Compared”     (Matthew 6:25-30)

Friday, Jan. 24    “The Temple Is Completed and Dedicated   (2 Chronicles 7:1-6)

Saturday Jan. 25  “Festivities End; People Return Home”   (2 Chronicles 7:8-11)

Saturday, Jan. 26  “Solomon Blesses the People, Urges Faithfulness”  ( 1Kings 8:54-61) 

Intercessory Prayer List


I am the Lord that healeth thee . . . Exodus 15:26

Bro. & Sis. Paul & Fabia Bailey 

Sis. Marian Brooks 

Sis. Donna S. Brown 

Sis. Gloria Brown 

Sis. Edna Crockett 

Sis. Verader Chapman 

Sis. Amelia Davis    

Sis. Wilhemenia DeCuir

Sis. Lillie Evans 

Bro. & Sis. Larry (Ozanna) Garner

Bro. Raymond Hebert  

Sis. Lucille Huggins

 Sis. Jeannette B. Jack   

Sis. Albertha Johnson  

Bro. LoVaughn Lewis

 Sis. Johnnie R. Lendo

 Pastor Clee E. Lowe  

Bro. Leroy Jenkins 

Sis. Ogerita Reese Lockett  

Sis. Carolyn Morris  

Bro. Jerry O. Payne

Sis. Delores Plummer

Sis. Shirley Poche'   

Bro. & Sis. Thonius (Alice) Robinson

Sis. Dolores Reese-Robinson

Bro. Larry Robinson

Sis. Cynthia Scott

Sis. Sarah Starring

Sis. Eileen Taylor

Sis. Bonnie Thomas

Sis. Katie Vernon

Bro. Lonnie Wilkinson 

Sis. Gilda Williams