GPBC Blog

A New Chapter

Posted by Wayne Williams on

I have been impressed anew this week with the spiritual and emotional health of Greater Portland Bible Church. Our Lord Jesus certainly has been and is doing a good thing among us. Generosity is one evidence of church health. Without brow-beating, without guilting, without sophisticated...

The Theme of Transition

Posted by Paulette Williams on

Transition seems to be a theme at this time in the life of our church. Many of you have been asking me how I feel about the changes Wayne and I are anticipating, the three-month Sabbatical and then Wayne assuming a part-time role when we return. To answer your questions, I would have to say that...

The Fruit of the Spirit

Posted by John Brunton on

I am very thankful that Wayne and the preaching guild decided to teach on the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 in preparation for our receiving Jay Gjurgevich as our new Lead Pastor. It’s one of those passages that I thought was familiar but, as usual, I have discovered that there...

Being "Good"

Posted by Sally Bland on

What does it mean to be good?  When I was growing up I was a very “good” child.  I liked rules (this is true even today) and worked hard to obtain the praise of parents, teachers, and peers.  Observing me anyone would say I was good because I only showed people what I...

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...