Don’t forget to check our events page for what’s happening!
New Adult Class: Life With Kids Gathering
Join us Sunday mornings for connection, renewal, and laughter. Our focus is relationships: to Jesus, to our families, and to each other. 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, beginning today. Remember there are programs for your kids during this time. Parents of babies through teens, this is the place for you!
New Men’s Bible Study
Are you hungry for fellowship with other men and for the Word of God? A new men’s Bible study will be held Tuesdays through May 23, 6:30-7:30am in the Portland Room. We will study and discuss the New Testament chapter of GPBC’s daily Bible reading plan. Feel free to bring a cup of coffee with you! Questions? Contact Doug Wachsmuth at 503.246.1370.
Pantry Worker Appreciation Luncheon
Pantry volunteers, don’t forget the appreciation luncheon this Sunday afternoon at 12:15pm in the Columbia Room.
Combined Adult Classes
April 30 and May 7, 9:15am
Mt. Hood/Mt. St. Helens Rooms
The Come and See and Connection Point classes are joining forces for two weeks in the Mt. Hood/Mt. St. Helens Rooms (upstairs across from the office) of special Global Partner emphasis topics. On April 30, Mike and Jeanette Cook will share and on May 7, we’ll hear from Claudia Werber and Jenny Ready. Join us!
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 their two sons (ages 18, 20), 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!
Memory Loss Support Group
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 this month’s group meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 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, .
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!
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.