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Welcome Beloved to the Gethsemane Baptist Church Website

"We are tremendously thankful that you responded to the move and direction of the Holy Spirit as He led you to our web page. I firmly believe that it was no accident that God led you here, and I am sure that you will receive a greater blessing by visiting us at Gethsemane."


-Reverend Khalfani Drummer, J.D., M. Div.-

Who We Are...

Gethsemane is a family of believers who trust in God for His Power and Deliverance, and is forever graceful as a loving body, caring family and warm home.

SUNDAY
Worship Service 7:45 AM/ 11:00 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM
New Member’s Classes 9:30 AM

"Childcare is provided
during the 11:00 AM service"

TUESDAY
Prayer Services 12:00 Noon

WEDNESDAY
Prayer & Praise Service 6:00 PM
Bible Study 7:00 PM

HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE
 1st  Sunday of Each Month
7:45 AM/ 11:00 AM

BAPTISM
 4th Wednesday of Each Month
6:30 PM

*SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE*
Worship Service 10:00 AM
Sunday School 9:00 AM
New Member’s Classes 10:00 AM

During July and August, we have only "one service" We resume our regularly scheduled services (7:45 am & 11:00 am) on the first Sunday in September.

What's Happening Here At Gethsemane

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

HALLELUJAH!!! WE DID IT!!!
Last week Treasurer James Coleman paid Sun Trust Bank in full to satisfy our debt at 5117 4th Street N.W. which we now own free and clear.  I thank God for your faithfulness in responding to the first part of our pledge to become debt free in 6 years. We will have a formal celebration (mortgage burning) on March 30, 2014 after the 10:00 am service.

NEW MINISTRY
Pastor Drummer’s “Hour of Power Bible Study” is Tuesday, 1:00 PM. The study is the same as Pastor’s Wednesday’s Bible Study in Luke but just one week behind.

CHURCH OFFICE STAFF
Deaconess Elizabeth Knox, our Church Secretary, is in the Office Monday-Thursday (10:00 - 4:00) to assist and coordinate all general church matters (Tribes, scheduling rooms, giving statements, etc.)  Sister Cassandra Newsome, our new Pastor’s Secretary is in the office Tuesday and Thursday (9:30-4:30) and Wednesday (9:30-12:30) to assist and coordinate all meetings, requests and concerns for Pastor Drummer.

CHURCH BUS
If you need a ride to church, please notify the Church Office.

NOTES:
We have a number of activities scheduled for Black History Month.  We are asking our members to come in their African dress on the 3rd & 4th Sundays during February.

Please be considerate when using Church Parking Lot - Do not block fellow Members’ cars.
Bible Study classes will resume Tuesday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th.

 

MARCH 2014

MARCH 10-14, 2014
THE ANNUAL MT. BETHEL EDUCATIONAL CONGRESS, 6:30-9:00 PM EACH NIGHT
First Baptist Church of Highland Park, Landover, MD.   This is an excellent educational opportunity for all of us. The flyer, the list of classes, and course descriptions will be available in the church vestibule.  If you are interested in attending the Congress, please call Deaconess Verna Walker at 301-459-4560.

SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
The Usher’s Ministry will meet in the Sanctuary at 10:00 AM.  If you are interested in becoming an Usher, please contact Ms. Milliceson Hayes or the Church Office at 202-882-5836.

SUNDAY, MARCH 30,  2014
Fifth Sunday – One Worship Service at 10:00 AM

 

APRIL 2014

SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Baptist Ministers' Wives & Widows Association of DC & Vicinity, Inc. invites you to our Annual Fellowship Breakfast at the Camelot in Upper Marlboro, MD. Sister Gail Cullen is one of our 2014 Recipients for Outstanding Laymen's Award. Donation is $35.00.  See Angela Bowen or Denise Kearney for tickets.

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Pastor Drummer will be the Spring Revivalist at New Southern Rock Baptist Church.  Officers, Choirs and the entire congregation have been extended a warm invitation to attend.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
GOOD FRIDAY PROGRAM 12 NOON - 3:00 PM

The 7 Last Words:  Beginning withMinister Peter Blue, Sr., continued by Rev.
Walter A. Pettiford, Rev. Patricia Hailes Fears, Rev. Clinton Austin, Rev. ErnestTrice, Dr. Juanita Dianne Mitchell-Brower, and ending with our very own Pastor Drummer.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014 - RESURRECTION SUNDAY
Baptism will follow the 6:00 AM Service.

GETHSEMANE BAPTIST CHURCH  LIBRARY
Do you have Christian books you’re no longer reading? Donate Christian books to GBC to support a new library.  Leave your books in back of Church in designated box or contact Ella Redmond at (240) 294-6287.  Watch your bulletin for further details.

Our Motto and Scripture for Growth

 

Motto
"Love one another as I love you by this shall all people
know that you are my disciples"

John 13:34-35 (NIV)

 

Scripture for Growth
"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth"

2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)

 
If You Have Any Questions, Comments Or Suggestions Please Email Mr. Ashley E. Webb, GBC Webmaster @ ashley.webb@gethsemanebaptistchurch.org