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Breakfast: We’d love your help with providing dyed hard-boiled eggs and fresh fruit for our all church celebration breakfast. Questions? Contact Kristin Gomez at
Egg Hunt: Would you help by donating wrapped candy, small bags of chips, juice boxes, and plastic eggs? You can drop donations in the wagons in the lobby and upstairs by the office or bring them by the office by Tuesday, April 11. Thank you!
Holy Week Schedule
Messiah in the Passover Dinner Tickets—On Sale Now!
Thursday, April 13, 6:30-9:00pm
On the night Jesus was betrayed, he gathered in an upper room with his 12 disciples to eat the celebrated Passover meal. Christ added a powerful Messianic significance to this important Jewish holiday as he gave his life the next day as a sacrifice for our sins. Now we invite you to walk, and eat, in the sandals of the disciples as Daniel Nessim, a Messianic Jewish leader, comes to lead us in a traditional Passover Seder Dinner and presentation on Thursday, April 13, 6:30-9:00pm in the auditorium. Ticket required for entry. Tickets ($5/person or $2.50/child under 12) are on sale in the lobby and online through April 2. No childcare.
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 14, 7:00-8:00pm
Good Friday marks the day of Christ’s crucifixion and death on the cross. This solemn remembrance will be at 7:00pm. (No childcare)
Easter, April 16
Easter will be a morning full of celebration, beginning with an all-church breakfast at 8:30am, and an Easter egg hunt at 9:30am. We’ll gather at 10:30am to celebrate our risen Savior in worship. Children’s classes through preschool will be held at 10:30am; elementary and up will attend worship with their families. No 9:15am classes for children, youth or adults.
All Church Campout — Register Now!
Our annual All Church Campout is July 28-30 at Barton Park, in Clackamas County. $67 secures your space for a tent or an RV to enjoy the GPBC community for a weekend of activities and rest. This Sunday is the last date to register in the lobby. Online registration at www.pdxchurch.org/community/campout is available until spaces are gone.
Men’s Bible Study
Are you hungry for fellowship with other men and for the Word of God? A new Men’s Bible Study will be held Tuesdays, April 18- May 23, at 6:30-7:30am. We will study and discuss the New Testament chapter of GPBC’s daily Bible reading plan. The first week’s chapter will be 2 Corinthians 3. Feel free to bring a cup of coffee with you! Questions? Contact Doug Wachsmuth at 503.246.1370.
We have openings for the Kitchen Hospitality Ministry. This is a great fit for somebody who loves to greet and serve people with minimal commitment. Serve only one Sunday per quarter. Training provided. Questions? Call Gloria Galvin at 503.314.6064 or email .
Compassion Clinic: May 20, Wilson High School
Compassion Clinic: May 20, Wilson High School
Compassion SW is a church-led medical, dental and support clinic offered free of charge to our local community. It is a practical way for the church to demonstrate God’s love in unity to our city. A Compassion Clinic requires up to 400 volunteers to have its maximum impact, so we need your help! Currently we have 15 teams looking for compassionate members to join them in serving our neighbors. There’s a wide variety of ways you get involved—from helping with childcare, to interpreting, to assisting with the facility set up. You can find the volunteer opportunities by visiting www.compassionsw.org. No matter what your skills or passions are, there is a spot for you to serve and love our neighbors. To sign up for a team, click here and choose “sign up now” on the volunteer square. Questions? Contact Pat Murphy at .
All Church Campout — Register Today!
Our annual all church campout is July 28-30 and we’ll be at our favorite campground at Barton Park in Clackamas County. $67 is your ticket to plop down on a beautiful campsite and enjoy the GPBC community for a weekend of activities and rest. Biking, card games, horseshoes, BBQ, fishing, campfires, rafting, s'mores, and more! RV Hookups are available. Lobby registration ends this Sunday. Online registration is available until spaces are gone at www.pdxchurch.org/commuity/campout.
Memory Loss Support Group
Are you caring for a loved one with dementia? You’re are not alone with your concerns and questions. Receive emotional and practical help at this month’s group meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 3:00-4:30pm in the Portland Room. Questions? Contact Joyce Kemmerer at .
Give the Gift of a Meal
Manna Ministry supplies meals to people who are in crisis or other need. Can you help build up our stock by preparing some food that can be frozen and ready to deliver? You can also 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. Thank you to all those who have donated; we appreciate you!
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 the included welcome card or by emailing, .
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!
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!
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 who are seriously dating or engaged, experiencing difficult challenges or just want to renew & refresh their marriage. Fill out the form on our Marriage and Parenting page to start the process.
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.
Life to life, face to face. A place for hope. A place to connect. A place to grow together. A place to serve each other and our community. A place to belong when life gets messy. All of these describe small groups at GPBC. Small groups meet on a regular basis, from weekly to monthly, depending on each group’s desire and focus. The beginning of another year is a great time to get connected to a small group. Sign up to be in a small group in the lobby, on our website or email .