Don’t forget to check our events page for what’s happening!
FOCUS Furniture Giveaway
Every year many students come from other countries to attend college in Portland. We’d like to help them furnish their rooms. Here’s how you can help!
*Donations: Gather and bring gently used household items such as small desks, chairs, tables/chairs, dressers, bookcases, lamps, silverware, dishes, pots/pans, microwaves, etc. are needed. Items are accepted at GPBC September 23-26 during office hours. PLEASE: No mattresses or upholstered items. No clothing or decorations.
*Volunteers: On Friday, September 27, we need help to set up in the GPBC auditorium beginning at 9am. International students need help transporting their new “stuff” back to their dorms/apartments on Saturday, September 29, 9am to 12pm. This is an awesome opportunity to make a connection with a student. Pickups, vans, and SUVs are most helpful. Then 12:00-12:30pm we need people to clean up in the GPBC auditorium.
Contact Duane Decker to sign up to help.
Enjoy painting with watercolors? Want to learn? Join Susan Spears for a six-week outreach painting class on Wednesday mornings, beginning September 11 at 9:30am-12pm in the Mt. Adams Room. Each lesson opens with a devotion. She will be taking a logical, easy-to-understand approach to watercolor. The class is free but there is a one-time cost of about $90 for supplies. To sign up or to ask questions, contact .
Save the Date: Family Jam/Pumpkin Slam
This annual outreach to the community will be held on Thursday, October 31, 6:30-8:30pm. Mark your calendars to help make this year’s event the best ever!
Save the Date: All Church Campout
It’s never to early to plan next year’s campout! Mark your calendar for July 31-August 2, 2020.
SW Church Together Event
Sunday, October 13, will be another SW Church Together event. Four churches (Mission, Riversgate, Multnomah Presbyterian, and GPBC) will join together for a unified morning of worship here at GPBC. Stay tuned for details soon. You won’t want to miss it!
Manna Ministry is part of our Care Ministry and makes meals available to those in crisis. We’d love to have your help. Could you prepare an entrée to be frozen as part of our meal inventory? Could you be on-call to make a meal? If cooking is not what you do, money can be donated for someone to purchase a meal (no amount is too small). please contact Laura McDonald at 503.753.4179 if you can help in any of these ways or with questions.
We at GPBC have a heart to strengthen marriages. Marriage Mentors are couples in stable, strong marriages who want to help other couples have healthy marriages. Although mentors are not licensed counselors, all receive training and provide significant support for couples in any relationship stage. Don't hesitate to reach out if your relationship is experiencing difficult challenges or you just want to experience renewal and refreshment. Fill out this form to start the process.
Fragrance Free Community
We desire for our community to be a safe place for everyone who comes to worship here. In consideration of those who suffer from fragrance allergies, we ask that you refrain from wearing scented products in the church building. Thanks so much!
Do You Need Someone To Walk Alongside You?
We all experience challenging times in life when we could benefit from the support of a caring, one-to-one Christian friend who has been trained to provide confidential emotional and spiritual care. Stephen Ministers are ready to come alongside you. Please let us know if we can help by checking the box on Sunday's welcome card or by .
The Pantry of Greater Portland
Are you or anyone you know in need of food assistance? We invite you to “shop” at our food pantry on Saturdays at 1:30pm. The pantry also accepts non-perishable food donations at any time. Drop donations off at the information booth in the lobby or at the office. Thank you!
Domestic Abuse: Free Faith-Based Class
The Oasis Bible Study is a free faith-based study to help educate and bring healing to women who are victims or survivors of domestic abuse. Any woman is welcome at any time, even if she just wants to learn more about domestic abuse to help others. This class is being held in Washington County. Due to safety issues, please contact Diana at 503.850.8225 for class details. Read more about this important class at LivingWatersOfHope.com.