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Global Partner Pledge Report
A huge thank you to those who have submitted pledges for our Global Partners. Our goal for this year was $160K. So far, we have received 87 pledges for $175,641!! If you haven’t yet done so, please turn in your pledge right away so the GP team can finalize their budget. Thank you for your generosity in partnering this way. Reminder: The fiscal year begins July 1. Any one-time gifts for the 2018-19 budget should not be made until then.
Community Sunday Potluck
Our next Community Sunday will be this Sunday, May 27, when all our faith community, from babies on up, gathers together for worship. After our worship gathering, we’ll gather again for some delicious Italian-style food. The main dish will be provided. Everyone please bring both a salad and a dessert to share.
Before Pastor Wayne goes on sabbatical, we want to take an opportunity to celebrate Wayne and Paulette Williams and all that God has done through them in our church and in our lives. Everyone is invited to join us for dinner and an evening of gratitude and appreciation on Sunday, June 3 at 5pm in the auditorium. All ages welcome! No RSVP needed. There will also be a money tree where monetary gifts may be given towards their sabbatical.
All Church Campout
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Our annual all church campout is July 27-29 at Barton Park, in Clackamas County. Come enjoy the GPBC community for a weekend of activities and rest. Until all space are reserved, you can register online here.
Safe Families Informational Meeting
Safe Families for Children surrounds families in crisis with caring and compassionate community for short periods of time. From being a host family, supporting a host family, providing transportation, or supplying diapers, there are opportunities for all ages! Please come learn about this amazing opportunity to demonstrate God's love in practical ways on Sunday, June 10, 12:00-1:30 pm in the Columbia Room. Lunch will be provided. Questions? Contact Sandi Cox at 503.502.5021.
Sunday Morning Prayer
Join us for prayer Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the Willamette Room, beginning June 24. If you have a request, please come. We will not be talking about prayer, we will be praying—for each other, for the worship service, for the pastoral staff, and more.
Save the Date—Core 1
Core 1 is coming up this fall starting on Sunday, September 21, in the Columbia Room. More information coming soon!
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 supplies 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.