GPBC Blog

Happy New Year...Again

Posted by Wayne Williams on

May I squeeze in one more “Happy New Year!”? (I promise not to say anything about resolutions.) With all of the exciting things that were going on in our community at the end of 2017, the beginning of 2018 feels pretty tame. But that’s about to change.  Pastor Jay...

December Celebrations

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

December has been a month of celebrations for me personally and for our church. We began our celebration on December 3 with our 40th anniversary as a church. It truly was like a reunion for me seeing many who have given their time and devotion to be an active part of Greater Portland Bible...

It's Christmas!

Posted by Wayne Williams on

How well I remember the gleeful shouts of “It’s Christmas!!” from my boys as they bounded down the hall toward the tree on Christmas morning. Paulette and I spent hours on many a Christmas Eve staging the living room for maximum delight. The brightly wrapped presents were...

The Christmas Season

Posted by Sally Bland on

The Christmas season is in full swing. I love this joyous time of year as we celebrate Jesus with family and friends! With only ten days left until Christmas it can be very hectic as we try to get everything done. When I let the stress of the season outweigh my joy, I forget to focus on the...

Goodbye and Thank You

Posted by Blake Wilkes on

Well, Greater Portland Bible Church family, it looks like this is my last blog. I have to confess I always struggled writing the blog, but this particular one seems to be the hardest one to write. I suppose it’s because I have to say goodbye. I’m not quite sure how to even say...

Reminders

Posted by Wayne Williams on

Just a couple of important reminders for you this week: On Sunday, we will be celebrating 40 years of the Lord’s faithfulness to Greater Portland Bible Church. Many of our former pastors, leaders, and members will be here to celebrate with us and evangelist Luis Palau will be speaking...

Thank You Therapy

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

This week when my husband Doug and I went for a walk, he asked the familiar question at this time of the season, “What are you thankful for?” Several years ago, I had our children and grandchildren write what they are thankful for at our Thanksgiving dinner. The grandchildren were...

By Faith

Posted by Sally Bland on

Greater Portland Bible Church is in a season of transition. Last week we said goodbye to our worship pastor, David Smith. David, along with his wife Ruth, are beginning the next chapter of their ministry as they travel across the country to serve youth and young adults in Illinois. We are sad to...

Send Me

Posted by Blake Wilkes on

This past weekend, Greater Portland Bible Church hosted to the Student ConneXion Mission Conference. This was a conference centered entirely around raising up, equipping, and sending out the next  generation of missionaries, whether they go out over the oceans around the world or out to...