Church Announcements


GMCBC Weekly Announcements

Music Ministry Rehearsal Schedule for the week:  

Tuesday, July 16th @ 6:30 p.m. - Mass Choir 

Thursday, July 18th @ 5:30 p.m. - Children's Choir l 

Thursday, July 18th @ 6:30 p.m. - YAM Choir 

Tuesday, July 23rd @ 6:30 p.m. - Mass Choir   


 Children's Day Mission Effort: As part of the Young People's Department Outreach Ministry, our Youth Ministry will partner with the State Convention and the Fourth District to bless the Boys Village of Lake Charles, LA. This agency is a treatment program that touches the lives of children who are in critical trouble or have been abused and neglected. We are asking members to participate in this outreach project by donating the following personal grooming items for Males: toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, combs/brushes/plastic hair picks, deodorant, soap, shampoo/conditioner, toilet paper or $10.00 Walmart gift cards. Please begin donating starting now through Sunday, July 14, 2019. A box is in the Educational Foyer for your convenience. Your kindness is very much appreciated, and we thank God for you. Sis. Dianne Pullen, Youth Director.    

The 146th Annual Session of Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention will be held on July 21-26, 2019. This session will be held at Christian Baptist Church, 4460 5th Avenue, Lake Charles, Louisiana. President Dr. Edward L. Alexander, Pastor. Anyone needing information, please contact Deacon Rufus Spruel. 

Greater Mount Carmel Baptist will host Together Baton Rouge Civic Academy “Health Equity and Food Access” program. Planning meeting Tuesday, August 6, 2019,  GMCBC – Blue Room at 12:00. Civic Academy for Church and Community Thursday, August 15, 2019 GMCBC - Fellowship Hall. 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  

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.  For more information, contact Rev. Paul Cooper.

All members born in the month of July 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 July 15 - 21, 2019

                               All You Need Is Love

Monday, June 15  “Retain Your Anger”    (Leviticus 24:16-22)

Tuesday, June 16     “Filled with Grace”       (Acts 6:8-15)

Wednesday, June 17    “Transformed Giving and Praying”     (Matthew 6:1-6)

Thursday, June 18       “The Lord Honors Patience”   (Lamentations  3:25-33)

Friday, June 19   “Love Your Neighbors”     (Romans 13:1-40)

Saturday, June 20  “The Greatest Commandments”    (Matthew 22:34-40

Sunday, June 21    “Practice Love toward All”    (Matthew 5:38-48)  

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. Wilhemenia DeCuir

Sis. Lillie Evans 

Bro. & Sis. Larry (Ozanna) Garner

Bro. Raymond Hebert  

Sis. Lucille Huggins   

Sis. Albertha Johnson 

Sis. Jestina Johnson 

Bro. LoVaughn Lewis  

Bro. Leroy Jenkins 

Sis. Ogerita Reese Lockett  

Sis. Carolyn Morris

Sis. Thelma Muse  

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. Rufus Spruel

Sis. Sarah Starring

Sis. Eileen Taylor

Sis. Bonnie Thomas

Sis. Katie Vernon

Sis. Gilda Williams

Sis. Aolar Wilson