Don’t forget to check our events page for what’s happening!
Summer Schedule: July 29 through September 9
Summer is here! In order to give our first hour children’s workers a well-deserved break, beginning July 29 there will be no 9:15am children’s classes for the remainder of the summer. Worship time remains the same at 10:30am and classes for nursery, preschool, and elementary each week and youth approximately every other week. Normal schedule resumes September 16. Happy Summer!
Summer of Prayer
We are praying together this summer and would love for you to join us! We will be praying each Sunday through September 2, 9am-10am in the Deschutes Room. Join us as we seek to align our hearts with Jesus by praying for our world, our city, and each other. We’ll have a new focus each week. Come any Sundays you can. Hope to see you there!
Ignite Your Summer!
Students, get set for a fun-filled summer! Here are some of the activities planned with you in mind:
- July 18—Capture the Flag
- July 25—Disc Golf and ‘Smores
- August 1—Salmon Volleyball
- August 8—Pool Party at Pinkertons’
- August 15—Water Wars
But we have more. We’ll also have a Movie Night Sleepover and perhaps spend a day boating. Stay tuned for more details as events get closer! See the complete calendar here.
Campout for the Day
3 spaces left!
Our annual all church campout is July 27-29 at Barton Park, in Clackamas County. Come enjoy the GPBC community for a weekend of activities and rest. Even if you’re not a camper, join us on Saturday, July 28, for the day:
Gates are open 6:00am to 10:00pm. There’ll be organized kids’ games in the center play area at 10:30am. At 1:00pm you can join the river float from Barton to Carver. Bring a raft and a required life jacket. There are always plenty of people around the loop of campers where you can stop, play a game, or just visit. At 6:00pm we’ll have a gigantic potluck at covered picnic area #1.
BRING: Main dish to share plus serving utensils
Your own eating utensils/plates/cups
Drinks for your family
PLUS A - L bring a SALAD to share
M - Z bring a DESSERT to share
After the potluck, we’ll have a huge bonfire and worship! Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You won’t want to miss this summer highlight.
There are also still three camping spaces left. Register online here.
Barton Park is located at 19009 S Barton Park Rd, Boring. Questions? Contact .
Are you new to GPBC? Have you been attending GPBC for a long time but never committed to membership? Our next Discover GPBC class is scheduled for July 22. Click here for more information.
Save the Date—Core 1
Core 1 is coming up this fall starting on Sunday, September 21, in the Columbia Room. More information coming soon!
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!
Manna Ministry supplies meals to people who are in crisis or other need. Our supplies are running low. Could you help rebuild our stock by preparing some food that can be frozen and ready to deliver? Or if you’d like to help but cooking isn’t your thing, you can donate money for someone to shop for a meal. No donation is too small. Contact Laura McDonald at 503.753.4179 for more details or with questions.
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.