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A Transition of Global Importance

Posted by John Brunton on

Have you ever noticed that life seems to be a series of transitions? Some of us handle transition well and others, well, let’s just say we don’t wake up saying “I hope I can experience another transition today!” Before you read too much into this introductory paragraph...

Getting Out and Serving Together

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

This Sunday, August 26, is GET OUT and SERVE Community Sunday!!! "For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a...

Southwest Churches Together

Posted by Jay Gjurgevich on

If you have been around at Greater Portland Bible Church for the past month, you have heard us talking about our “September 9th worship service”. Depending on what you have heard, it may or may not be clear what this worship service is all about. No matter what you’ve heard so...

Why Worship Lyrics Matter

Posted by Caris Power on

Do you give much thought to the words we sing together on Sunday mornings? Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 ESV After the sermon...

Pausing the Rush!

Posted by Richard McElroy on

Past the heart of summer and onto the August calendar flip, time pushes on with a rush, rush, rush. I am so happy we take time to pause as a faith community and head to Barton Park, to camp. There’s a pause and time to gather together. The pace slows down and easy conversations flow as...

Our Beautiful Campus

Posted by John Muirhead on

Did you know that our beautiful 22 acres of property was once part of a large dairy farm owned by the Raz family? Cows once roamed the hills we now enjoy. The farmhouse, that sits on the northwest corner of our building is over a hundred years old! Our buildings, built in 1991 and 1996 are used...

"Finding" God in Everything

Posted by Susan Fleming on

Bruce and I recently moved to a new neighborhood, intentionally wanting to be in a location that was unfamiliar. There have been many discoveries in the weeks we have been here, most of them very small but delightful. The houses, yards, street trees, and porches are so much fun to examine for...

Summer Prayer

Posted by Jenny Ready on

When I read the email that the elders wanted to spend each Sunday this summer to seek the presence of God in community prayer I found myself giggling like a child. I was so proud and blessed that we have leaders that are purposing to create intentional space to pray.  My personal...

Stewardship

Posted by James Bland on

Thank you Jesus! I cannot count the number of times I have said this phrase over the past few years. I continue to be amazed as I see God work through many of you to provide for each other and for Greater Portland. A couple weeks ago, an email was sent out asking for support because our...