Church Announcements

GMCBC Weekly Announcements

Music Ministry Rehearsal Schedule for the week:

Tuesday, May 22nd @ 6:30 p.m. - Mass Choir

Thursday, May 24th @ 6:30 p.m. - Male Chorus 


NOTICE: Please pre-register for class for the Fourth District – 27th Annual Congress of Christian Education, June 4-8, 2018 at Scotlandville Magnet High School, 9870 Scotland Ave. If you have any questions, see Deacon Rufus Spruel.

Southern University Laboratory Class of 1978 is celebrating its 40th year Class Reunion in Baton Rouge, May 25th – 27th. They will worship here on Sunday May 27. 


Anyone interested in working with Vacation Bible School is asked to attend a meeting with Sis. Kelli Pullen after church today in the Blue Room. VBS starts June 18. Come be a part of God’s Squad. 

“Children’s Day” – Sunday, June 10, 2018, marks the Youth Ministry’s Annual Children’s Day/Graduate/Honor’s Day Celebration! All Graduates (high school, college, post graduate) will be honored at the 10:45 a.m. Worship Service. Please provide the following information by Sunday, May 27th to Sis. Dianne Pullen, Sis. Kelli Pullen or Sis. Tasha Talton:  Name, School, Future Plans, Graduate Picture (will be returned). Also, all students with a 3.0 GPA & all S’s (pre-school, kindergarten, elementary), middle, high, college are encouraged to turn in report cards. 

Carmelite Reporters: Thank you for your articles and support. Deadline for all articles is June 10, 2018. All articles should be print ready. Thank you for your cooperation. 

 Burn the Note Campaign Update - As a result of your giving in this endeavor, we paid $5,000 toward the principle on May 15. Please continue to give as the Lord has blessed you. Sister Bernadette 

FROM THE PASTOR -- Choirs, Ushers and Membership: Travel with me as we fellowship with “A Son of the House”, Pastor Charles Burris, Jr, for his 8th  Pastor’s Anniversary at Greater Morning Star Baptist Church, Sunday, May 27, at 3:00 p.m. Pray with me as I bring the message. 

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 Deacon Aolar Wilson.

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

NOTICE: Please pre-register for class for the Fourth District – 27th Annual Congress of Christian Education, June 4-8, 2018 at Scotlandville Magnet High School, 9870 Scotland Ave. If you have any questions, see Deacon Rufus Spruel.

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 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 May 21 - 27, 2018


                                 Follow Me

Monday, May 21  “Blessings from Obeying God” (Levitius 26:1-6)

Tuesday, May 22        “Lands and Houses Shared with All” (Acts 4:32-37)

Wednesday, May 23      “Bearing One Another’s Burdens” (Galatians 6:1-5)

Thursday, May 24       “Promised Blessings” (Levitius 26:9-13)

Friday, May 25       “Honest Dealings” (Levitius 25:13-17)

Saturday, May 26      “Helping One Another in Hardships” (Levitius 25:35-38)

Sunday, May 27       “Sabbath Years and the Jubilee” (Levitius 25:1-12)

Intercessory Prayer List

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

Sis. Marian Brooks

Sis. Donna S. Brown

Sis. Gloria Brown

Bro. George Clark

Sis. Edna Crockett 

Sis. Verader Chapman

Sis. Amelia Davis

Sis. Eula Davis

Sis. Lillie Evans

Bro. Raymond Hebert

Sis. Lernise Jackson

Sis. Albertha Johnson

Sis. Jestina Johnson

Bro. LoVaughn Lewis

Sis. Cloatiel Mills

Sis. Brenda Moncriffe

Sis. Carolyn Morris

Sis. Maxine Moore

Sis. Delores Plummer

Sis. Shirley Poche’

Sis. Joyce Polk

Bro. Carl E. Porter, Sr.

Sis. Alice Robinson

Sis. Dolores Reese-Robinson 

Bro. Larry and Sis. E’Liya Robinson

Sis. Cynthia Scott

Sis. Sarah Starring

Sis. Eileen Taylor

Sis. Bonnie Thomas

Sis. Katie Vernon

Bro. Lawrence Vernon