GPBC Blog

Happy New Year

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Posted by Blake Wilkes on

It’s the New Year 2016! It’s a new beginning, for some, a fresh start. Old challenges are over and new ones are just beginning. It’s a time to look back once more at the full year of 2015 then head forward into 2016. So where are we headed? It’s so easy these days...

Merry Christmas!

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

You are receiving this newsletter on Christmas Day. So, Merry Christmas! Here are two things that are more important for you to do today other than reading this blog. Do both of them if you can. Engage in a meaningful conversation with one or more of the family members or friends that you...

Be On Mission

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Posted by Rick Meigs on

Back in 2011, Jonathan Dodson wrote an article about how being on mission “is not an event we tack onto our already busy lives. It is our life. Mission should be the way we live, not something we add onto life.” The obstacle for most of us is, where does one find the time in an...

Our Family in Christ

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Posted by Blake Wilkes on

Well, it’s that time of year again. Jingle bells and white peppermint mochas at Starbucks; big guys in red suits and white beards running around town; long lines at the mall with great deals on everything from socks to fruit cake to tickle me Elmo. It’s a great time of the year...

Christ's Work Abroad

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

We are in the Advent season now, officially looking forward to Christmas. However I still find myself looking backward at my recent trip to visit our church’s families in Spain and the Middle East. I am very grateful to John Brunton and our Global Partners team along with a great team of...

Astonished Gratitude

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Posted by Sally Bland on

ASTONISHEDGRATITUDE “When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God,doing for us what we could not do for ourselves –that insight produces, again and again,a sense of astonished gratitude”–N. T. Wright The Thanksgiving feast has...

Global Partners

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Posted by John Brunton on

What a blessing it was to hear from our Global Partner this past Sunday.(For security reasons we cannot include his name here). He has a way of communicating the heart of God that challenges and inspires. Their family has been enjoying a furlough from their assignment in Central Asia after...

Thank You!

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! About two months ago it was announced at the end of the morning worship gathering that I was retiring from being Women’s Ministry Director after 33 years. There were many wonderful words of affirmation shared that morning and I was thankful and...

Global Partners

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Posted by John Brunton on

We are going to have to pull our Global Partners off of the field! Those are words I pray we will never have to send out and thanks to the generous and sacrificial support of our sending community, we are currently in a good position to keep them all on the field. As a matter of fact, the...

November Travels

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

As I mentioned in our worship time last Sunday, six of us from Greater Portland Bible Church will be leaving over the next week to visit and serve with Dan and Eva Anderson in Madrid Spain. This traveling team includes Ken and Judy Pinkerton, Sheila Michaelson, Tom Luther, Phil Muir, and myself...