Don’t forget to check our events page for what’s happening!
GP Pledge Update
A huge thank you to those who have given their pledges for our Global Partners. Our pledge goal is $150K and, to date, 77 pledges have been received for a total of $115,925. If you haven’t yet done so, please turn in your pledge for this coming year. You can put your card in the offering on Sundays or you can fill it out online at anytime.
Thank you in advance for your support of our Global Partners! We would love to see all pledges turned in by June 1. Thank you for partnering in this way with our Global Partners. Reminder: The fiscal year begins July 1. Any one-time gifts should not be made until then.
Wanted: Communion Coordinator
Looking to serve our faith community but find yourself limited on time? Consider stepping in as our Communion Coordinator. Our coordinator makes sure that everyone who needs to know that communion is happening does and that the church has the needed supplies for this important sacrament. It entails some emailing/calls once or twice a month and some occasional inventory management. Could you serve the church in this way? Let Caris know at .
New Adult Class: Life With Kids Gathering
Join us Sunday mornings for connection, renewal, and laughter. Each week is different! You can expect a welcoming atmosphere with light discussion, and a sprinkling of guest speakers. Facilitators, Ian and Jessica Heimbegner, are parents of four children, ages 6-14. Class is held in the Mt. Adams Room (upstairs) at 9:15am on Sundays. Parents of babies through teens, this is the place for you!
Sound Board Trainees Needed
We are in desperate need to train two new sound team members in the next four months to set up and run the sound system during our worship gatherings, working with the worship leader and team to create a working monitor and house mix. Volunteers serve 1-2 Sundays a month, 7:45am-12pm, and the occasional special event. No previous experience required but team members must have excellent hearing, the ability to learn quickly on technical equipment and a teachable spirit. Current soundboard team members will familiarize you with our sound system and train you on how to operate the equipment and the board. If you are interested in signing up for this team or would simply like to know more, email Caris Power or call her at 503.452.9375.
Saturday, May 20, Wilson High School
Compassion SW is a church-led medical, dental and support clinic offered free of charge to our local community. Here’s how you can be involved in this practical show of God’s love:
Volunteer: A Compassion Clinic requires up to 400 volunteers to have its maximum impact, so we need your help! You can find the volunteer opportunities by visiting www.compassionsw.org.
Sponsor: Our goal is to sponsor 75 clinic guests at $32 each for a total of $2,400. Checks may be written to GPBC with “Compassion Clinic” in the memo. You may also give online (www.pdxchurch.org/give) by choosing “Compassion Clinic” on the dropdown menu.
Donate: There will be a clothing giveaway at the clinic again this year. You may bring donations to the church beginning Sunday, May 7. Please pack donations in paper bags sorted by age and gender and mark bags to indicate the age/gender in the bag. All donations must be clean, folded, and good quality.
Questions? Contact Pat Murphy at
Global Partners Summer Needs
Our Global Partners in Spain, Dan and Eva Anderson and one of their sons (ages 18), are coming to the Northwest this summer! They will be in Portland June 7-17 and again in August (date TBD). While they are in town, they will need lodging and transportation. If you can help with either of these needs, please contact David Smith. Thanks!
Communion Coordinator Needed
Looking to serve our faith community but find yourself limited on time? Consider stepping in as our Communion Coordinator. Our coordinator makes sure that everyone who needs to know that communion is happening does and that the church has the needed supplies for this important sacrament. It entails some emailing/calls once or twice a month and some occasional inventory management. Could you serve the church in this way? Let know.
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!
Hey, students! Mark your calendar now for next month’s Last Wednesday event on May 31. The gals are taking a self-defense class and the guys will be doing something so awesome we can’t tell you what it is yet! Stay tuned! Contact Blake for more info at
Memory Loss Support Group
Meets 3rd Tuesday each month, 3:00-4:30pm
Are you caring for a loved one with dementia? You’re are not alone with your concerns and questions. Receive emotional and practical help at each month’s group meeting held 3:00-4:30pm in the Portland Room. Questions? Contact Joyce Kemmerer at .
Give the Gift of a Meal
Manna Ministry supplies meals to people who are in crisis or other need. Can you help build up our stock by preparing some food that can be frozen and ready to deliver? You can also donate money for someone to shop for a meal. No donation is too small. Contact Laura McDonald at 503.753.4179 for more details or with questions. Thank you to all those who have donated; we appreciate you!
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 the included welcome card or by emailing, .
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!
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 who are seriously dating or engaged, experiencing difficult challenges or just want to renew & refresh their marriage. Fill out the form on our Marriage and Parenting page to start the process.
Life to life, face to face. A place for hope. A place to connect. A place to grow together. A place to serve each other and our community. A place to belong when life gets messy. All of these describe small groups at GPBC. Small groups meet on a regular basis, from weekly to monthly, depending on each group’s desire and focus. The beginning of another year is a great time to get connected to a small group. Sign up to be in a small group in the lobby, on our website or email .
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.