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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...

Changing Lives in Spain

Posted by Sally Bland on

Earlier this month, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Spain with a group from GPBC, and serve alongside our global partners, Dan and Eva Anderson. God gave Dan and Eva a heart for the Moroccan immigrant and Spanish community within the La Fortuna neighborhood of Madrid. Through their...

Happy Father's Day!

Posted by Jay Gjurgevich on

I have often said that two of the most humbling times in my life happened the day I got married and the days that each of my four children were born. And when I say “humbling”, these were events that brought forced humility to my life, realizing that I had to place other...

Unexpected and Generous Care

Posted by Sandi Cox on

 One of the things I love about Greater Portland Bible Church is seeing corporate and individual demonstrations of Jesus' love for those who have needs and hurts. The Food Pantry and Manna Ministry providing food, Stephen Ministry offering comfort, individuals and small groups providing...