Don’t forget to check our events page for what’s happening!
Global Partner Reception
Help us welcome and encourage Dan and Eva Anderson on their furlough stateside this month with a catered lunch reception on Sunday, June 23 from 12 to 2pm in the Student Center. We will hear about their amazing work in Spain and have a Q & A time.
New Adult Class—1 Peter
Spring has sprung! We can see it all around us and can literally smell the overwhelming gift of new life it represents. Yet, some of us don't feel that new life. Come and see what our Lord Jesus has to say through Peter about your new life and how to walk in and wait for the miracle of His new life for you! Taught by Vincent Hollingsworth, this class will meet at 9:15am, June 16 (delayed start date) through July 21 in the Portland Room.
Kids Day Camp
Kids Day Camp, for kids four years old through 5th grade, July 8 through 12, will help kids grow closer to Jesus and build relationships between SW Portland families and the local church. Register online. $10/child (includes t-shirt). We still need ten more people for a smooth-running, fun camp experience. Please sign up here to volunteer.
Summer Play Date
We want to connect deeper with families we meet in our Southwest community at Kids Day Camp, by organizing a play date at Gabriel Park on July 16 from 10am-12pm. We will provide a fun snack and a game for the kids to participate in. Bring your lunch to enjoy while we fellowship with one another.
All Church Campout
Although lobby registration for this great weekend of camping, August 2-4, at Barton Park (Clackamas County) has closed, there are still four spaces remaining. Online registration remains open while sites last. Don’t miss out on all the fun!
Multnomah Days Street Festival
Multnomah Days is a local, annual street fair in Multnomah Village on August 17. It’s a great chance for us to introduce ourselves to more of our neighbors in partnership with Missio and Riversgate churches as part of SW Church Together. You have a chance to be involved! We need people to help with setup and cleanup, as well as in other ways. Contact Richard McElroy by or 503.997.6399.
We’re again reaching out to our neighbors at Stephens Creek Crossing Apartments with our annual Hoodie Giveaway (giving hooded, zippered, or pull-over sweatshirts to each student) as school begins this fall. Please bring hooded sweatshirts for ages 5-18. Take advantage of "Back-To-School" sales coming up soon. Donation receptacles will be available June 30 through August 11.
Save the Date: Men's Retreat
Men, mark your calendars and start saving money for this not-to-be-missed event. The Men’s Retreat will be held Friday through Sunday, November 15-17 at Aldersgate Retreat Center. Details to follow.
Manna Ministry is part of our Care Ministry and makes meals available to those in crisis. We’d love to have your help. Could you prepare an entrée to be frozen as part of our meal inventory? Could you be on-call to make a meal? If cooking is not what you do, money can be donated for someone to purchase a meal (no amount is too small). please contact Laura McDonald at 503.753.4179 if you can help in any of these ways or with questions.
We at GPBC have a heart to strengthen marriages. Marriage Mentors are couples in stable, strong marriages who want to help other couples have healthy marriages. Although mentors are not licensed counselors, all receive training and provide significant support for couples in any relationship stage. Don't hesitate to reach out if your relationship is experiencing difficult challenges or you just want to experience renewal and refreshment. Fill out this form to start the process.
Fragrance Free Community
We desire for our community to be a safe place for everyone who comes to worship here. In consideration of those who suffer from fragrance allergies, we ask that you refrain from wearing scented products in the church building. Thanks so much!
Do You Need Someone To Walk Alongside You?
We all experience challenging times in life when we could benefit from the support of a caring, one-to-one Christian friend who has been trained to provide confidential emotional and spiritual care. Stephen Ministers are ready to come alongside you. Please let us know if we can help by checking the box on Sunday's welcome card or by .
The Pantry of Greater Portland
Are you or anyone you know in need of food assistance? We invite you to “shop” at our food pantry on Saturdays at 1:30pm. The pantry also accepts non-perishable food donations at any time. Drop donations off at the information booth in the lobby or at the office. Thank you!
Domestic Abuse: Free Faith-Based Class
The Oasis Bible Study is a free faith-based study to help educate and bring healing to women who are victims or survivors of domestic abuse. Any woman is welcome at any time, even if she just wants to learn more about domestic abuse to help others. This class is being held in Washington County. Due to safety issues, please contact Diana at 503.850.8225 for class details. Read more about this important class at LivingWatersOfHope.com.