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All Church Family Prayer Night
Greater Portland, we invite everyone to join the church THIS Wednesday, August 28, 7-8:30pm in the Student Center as we celebrate and thank God for the work he has done in and through our community this summer, and seek him in prayer for our next chapter together.
Wilson High School Cleanup—Date Correction!
The back-to-school cleanup at Wilson High School is Saturday, August 24. Come help with trimming, raking, edging, and sweeping from 9am-12pm. Bring clippers, loppers, rakes, brooms, and your own garden gloves. Mark everything! Lunch provided. Questions? Contact John Muirhead at 503.806.4604. We apologize for any confusion!
Get Out and Serve Community Sunday, August 25
We will begin our service in the auditorium then we’ll Get Out and Serve by choosing one of the following service teams:
- Campus, Disc Golf Course Spruce Up Team will do light physical work outside. You’ll need gardening gloves. We’ll have designated prayer times.
- Inside Prayer Walk Team will walk in and around our building praying for all of the ministries and all others who use our building each week.
- Outside Prayer Walk Teams will walk out into our neighborhoods which will involve some hilly streets.
- Children's Ministry Partner Team will be inside in our children's area helping with resource cleaning and re-stocking needs. We’ll have designated prayer times.
We will regroup after our projects in the auditorium before heading out to Gabriel Park for lunch and play! See picnic details inside Sunday’s worship folder or below!
Picnic in the Park
Get ready for games, food, and faith-family fun on Sunday, August 25, as we all head to Gabriel Park for a picnic in the park immediately following our Community Sunday worship gathering. Everyone in the family is invited. We'll be in Picnic Areas A, B and C. We’ll provide hot dogs, buns, chips, bottles of water, plates, and eating utensils. Bring a picnic side dish and a dessert to share, along with serving utensils. Everyone is responsible for bringing their own food to the park after the worship gathering so don’t forget them at the church. Please remember to take dishes home.
FOCUS Furniture Giveaway
Every year many students come from other countries to attend college in Portland. We’d like to help them furnish their rooms. Here’s how you can help!
*Donations: Gather and bring gently used household items such as small desks, chairs, tables/chairs, dressers, bookcases, lamps, silverware, dishes, pots/pans, microwaves, etc. are needed. Items are accepted at GPBC September 23-26 during office hours. PLEASE: No mattresses or upholstered items. No clothing or decorations.
*Volunteers: On Friday, September 27, we need help to set up in the GPBC auditorium beginning at 9am. International students need help transporting their new “stuff” back to their dorms/apartments on Saturday, September 29, 9am to 12pm. This is an awesome opportunity to make a connection with a student. Pickups, vans, and SUVs are most helpful. Then 12:00-12:30pm we need people to clean up in the GPBC auditorium.
Contact Duane Decker to sign up to help at
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.