Church Announcements


GMCBC Weekly Announcements

Music Ministry Rehearsal Schedule for the week:   

Tuesday, January 15th @ 6:30 p.m. - Mass Choir

Thursday, January 17th @ 5:30 p.m. - Children's Choir

Thursday, January 17th @ 6:30 p.m. - VOA Praise Ensemble Meeting    

The Martin Luther King, Jr. service is a national initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy. Monday January 21, 2019 will take place in the Winbourne Ave. area, hosted by the Walls Project. We are encouraging our youth in middle school and beyond to participate in this day of giving back to the community. They will be involved by assisting professionals in painting blighted buildings, murals and providing sandwiches to the workers. They will be supervised, and transportation will be provided. Last year this successful project covered our Scotlandville District. Parents will be contacted about this project. For more information, please contact Sis. Eileen Taylor, Dianne Pullen or Albertha Warren.

Come One! Come All!! The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, in conjunction with our Youth Ministry, will once again host an "Etiquette 101 Class" for our Youth Ministry students and our Outreach students.  Etiquette is a code of polite conduct.  Many people think etiquette is only about table manners in fancy restaurants, but quite simply, it is expected behavior that shows respect, meant to make everyone feel comfortable. Our first class will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The second class will be held on February 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., same location, where the students will practice what was learned.  All children, youth and parents are invited and encouraged to participate in this wonderful event. For more information, please contact Bro. Alonzo Johnson, Sis. Audimishel Offord, and Sis. Dianne Pullen.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing each of you.

It's Girl Scout Cookie Time! Greater Mount. Carmel Girl Scouts will be taking pre-orders for Girl Scout Cookies January 11-27, 2019. Cookies will be delivered February 22- March 10, 2019. Several delicious flavors to choose from. 

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 Sunday School Teaching Hour. We strive to help our new members develop a better understanding of the purpose of the Church and the role they are to play. For more information, contact Rev. Paul Cooper.

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

Mark Your Calendar: The Annual Church Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. All members are encouraged to be in attendance. 

NOTICE: All members requesting copies of you Income Tax Membership Giving forms please sign the request sheet on the bulletin board outside of the Church 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 14 - 20, 2019

                                    Teaching and Healing

Monday, January 14    “Anointed to Preach the Good News ” (Isaiah 61:1-3)

Tuesday, January 15    “Sent to Heal the Brokenhearted” (Luke 4:14-21)

Wednesday, January 16  “He Went About Doing Good” (Acts 10:34-43)

Thursday, January 17  “He Healed Them All” (Matthew 12:14-21)

Friday, January 18  “My Works Bear Witness” (John 5:31-36)

Saturday, January 19  “Believe Me for My Works’ Sake” (John 14:6-11)

Sunday, January 20  “Confirmation of Jesus’ Teaching” (Matthew 4:12-25

Intercessory Prayer List


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

Sis. Marian Brooks 

Sis. Donna S. Brown 

Sis. Gloria Brown 

Sis. Edna Crockett 

Sis. Verader Chapman 

Sis. Amelia Davis 

Sis. Eula Davis   

Sis. Lillie Evans 

Bro. & Sis. Larry (Ozanna) Garner

Bro. Raymond Hebert  

Sis. Lucille Huggins 

Sis. Lernise Jackson  

Sis. Albertha Johnson 

Sis. Jestina Johnson 

Bro. LoVaughn Lewis  

Sis. Brenda Moncriffe

Sis. Carolyn Morris

Bro. Jerry O. Payne

Sis. Delores Plummer

Sis. Shirley Poche 

Bro. Carl E. Porter, Sr.  

Bro. & Sis. Thonius (Alice) Robinson

Sis. Dolores Reese-Robinson

Bro. Larry Robinson

Sis. Cynthia Scott

Bro. Robert Smith

Sis. Sarah Starring

Sis. Eileen Taylor

Sis. Bonnie Thomas

Sis. Katie Vernon

Sis. Gilda Williams

Sis. Aolar Wilson