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Operation Christmas Child Collection
Don’t forget to bring your filled boxes next Sunday, November 18.
Community Sunday Potluck
November 25 is Community Sunday where our entire faith community , birth to adult, gathers together in one room for worship. We’ll have a delicious potluck lunch after the worship gathering. Please bring the following to share, according to last name: A—L Main Dish AND Salad; M—Z Main Dish AND Dessert.
Become A Stephen Minister
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one ministry by trained and caring lay people who have responded to Christ's call to "carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training in order to walk alongside hurting people. We are training a new class of Stephen Ministers January 27-May 19. Consider God's direction as to whether you should become a Stephen Minister. Applications should be turned in by December 2. Contact us if you would like more information or are ready to apply.
Firmly Driven Northwest 2018
GPBC is hosting an area-wide event Friday, November 16, 4:00-8:00pm and Saturday, November 17, 9:30am-4:30pm in the Deschutes Room. Join us for a prayer gathering where people from various faith communities around Portland, including GPBC, will be seeking to create space and unhurried times of prayer and worship. We will celebrate God for who He is and allow space for the Holy Spirit to lead us in creative ways to pray. Kids are welcome, too! For more details and to register for this free event, click here.Questions? Call or text Jenny Ready at 509.768.7691.
Join us Sunday mornings at 9:15 am as we finish Paul’s final communication in the book of 2 Timothy. Then, in November, we will begin a study on an overlooked area of our lives. We spend much time working on the health and appearance of our bodies, but give very little attention to the health of our souls. Join us for a study that will serve to be like a spa for the soul, using John Ortberg’s book, Soul Keeping. But don’t expect to come through this study feeling pampered. It will be more like a workout than a stint in the sauna, so join us for the workout in the Deschutes Room!
Come and See
This class has begun a careful study of the book of Titus, a letter from Paul, the church planter with instructions to Titus, the church builder. The qualifications and function of elders and the role of women are among the highlights. The class meets Sunday mornings at 9:15 in the Columbia Room.
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!
Manna Ministry provides meals to people who are in crisis or other need. Our supplies are running low. Could you help rebuild our stock by preparing some food that can be frozen and ready to deliver? Or if you’d like to help but cooking isn’t your thing, you can 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.
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.