Author: Admin GBC

20 Jun

Update Email 6.20.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

I am looking forward to our annual church picnic. Once again we will meet at Red Sunset Park immediately following the service. The picnic is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen the bond of unity in our church and to practically build relationships.

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • By God’s grace we have a number of adoptive and foster families in our church. The mission is beautiful but the work is hard. Please pray for spiritual strength and patience and wisdom for our foster/adoptive families. May God equip them with everything good so that they may do his will, working in them that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • New Additions!
    The Lord has blessed Dan and Summer Hermann with three awesome kids: Caleb, Eli, and Layla. We are so thankful for God’s grace. And, if you haven’t seen it already, HERE is the piece the Outlook did on the Hermann’s and their wonderful ministry to orphans.
  • Seed Company Update
    Through verse memorization, our kids have earned a total of $223 or 6 verses translated so far! Parents, continue encouraging your kids to commit their Sunday School verses to memory. Click HERE to see July’s verse card.
  • Church Picnic
    Please remember to keep all potluck items peanut and tree nut free. Dish suggestions correspond with last name:

    A-H please bring a dessert
    J-R  please bring a side dish
    S-Z  please bring a Salad/fruit

  • Children’s Ministries
    Lisa and Megan have put together a very helpful list of summer resources for GBC families. Click HERE to view the summer resource card.
  • Student Ministries
    High School Group:
    Laser Tag Sunday June 25th. Meeting at Wunderland at 6:30pm. Pickup at Flying Pie at 8:30pm. Cost is $20/student.

    Jr. High Group:

    • Laser Tag Wednesday June 21st. Meeting at Wunderland at 6:30pm. Pickup at Flying Pie at 8:30pm. Cost is $20/student.
    • “Hello / Goodbye” BBQ Wednesday June 28th at the Corcoran’s at 6:30pm. Burgers and hot dogs provided. Please bring a side dish to share.
  • Campout
    There are just a few RV/Tent sites remaining. Cabins and Yomes are now sold out. Feel free to invite your friends to the campout. It could be a great way for them to experience the love of Christ in community. Follow this LINK to register.
  • Operations
    Beginning this coming Sunday, we are able to leave the classrooms and commons area set up for church.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, I will lead our service, Thomas will lead us in singing, Dave Berry will preach a message from Hebrews chapter 6, and we will say good bye to our dear friends David and Olivia Stallcop. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

15 Jun

Update Email 6.15.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

To follow up on Sunday’s sermon about our devotional life, here is the link to The Bible Project website. The thematic and overview videos are an excellent equipping resource. They make complex biblical themes accessible. And their videos also provide a good framework for understanding the Scripture. This is the best bible reading resource I have come across. Also, if you are just getting started with your bible reading, check out the “how to read the bible” videos.

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • A number of people are suffering in our fellowship. Please pray for God’s peace and comfort. Pray also for their perseverance through trials. Lastly, pray that their faith would be strengthened as they hope in God.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • Seed Company
    GBC has joined in the effort of translating Mark’s Gospel into the Mazateco de Tenango language for a large people group in southern Mexico. Verse sign-up boards will be on the back stage this coming Sunday and for many Sundays to come. The cost for translating each verse is $35. With the sign up boards you will be able to personally select the verse or passage that you want to sponsor for translation. Remember to mark the memo line of your gifts “seed company”, and put them in the offering box located on the resource table.
  • Camp Scholarship Update from Emily Prodan
    This coming Sunday is the LAST day to get your camp scholarship done! I’ll be at the back table before church, during fellowship time and after church to listen to any verses and check over all your documents. You can also email me your reports at prodan02@gmail.com. Please bring your entire packets on Sunday with all your signatures and your applications filled out! Checks cannot be sent without that! I’m so proud of the work I have seen so far! If you have any questions please email me! Thank you for your participation!
  • Student Ministries
    1. NO High School Group this coming Sunday, June 18th due to Father’s Day.

    2. Jr. High Group will be doing Laser Tag, this Wednesday, June 21st. Meeting at Wunderland at 630pm. Pickup at Flying Pie at 8:30pm. The cost is $20/student. Click here to fill out a waiver. We will be purchasing tickets before, so please RSVP either on our GBC Student Ministries facebook page, or email Dave. Incoming 6th graders are welcome!!

    3. Join us for our Hello/Goodbye BBQ on June 28th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Corcoran’s. This is for all incoming 6th graders, outgoing 9th graders and their families. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share.

  • Church Picnic
    The church picnic is Sunday, June 25th. Nicole Chase is still in need of volunteers to help set up the morning of the picnic at Red Sunset Park from 9-10am. Please contact her at Nill.chase@gmail.com. Dish suggestions below correspond with last name:

    A-H please bring a dessert
    J-R  please bring a side dish
    S-Z  please bring a Salad/fruit

  • Women’s Ministry
    Ladies, please mark your calendars for a time of summer fellowship with Women’s Ministry! Join us Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30pm at Cristy Slawson’s house (4180 SE Hillyard Rd, Gresham). We’ll provide snacks, and several GBC women will share their testimonies. Come connect with each other and be encouraged by hearing what God has been doing in the hearts of your sisters in Christ!
  • GBC Spotify Playlist
    Marc Peter has curated a “GBC Worship” playlist on Spotify. In the playlist you will find the majority of the songs we sing as a church. It’s free to sign up for Spotify.
  • Take a gander
    Many of you inquired about the ribs I mentioned on Sunday.

    And they were just as good as they look!

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dave Martin will share a message about our oneness in Christ. Please pray for our gathering and come ready to worship.

08 Jun

Update Email 6.8.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

This coming Sunday I will preach Psalm 1 and talk about our devotional life. I am praying that God will use this message to prompt more regular times of personal devotion with the Lord.

Also, as a help I want to recommend two excellent resources about the devotional life of believers. The first is an article by Francis Chan and the second is a message by Jen Wilkin. Both are inspiring.

Below is a not so brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • Let’s pray Psalm 63 this week. May God cause our souls to be satisfied in Christ. Pray that our delight in God will cause our hearts to rejoice and our lips to praise. Pray that our minds will be fixed on the Lord and that we would meditate on Him and His word. May our souls cling to Jesus.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • GBC Spotify Playlist
    Marc Peter has curated a “GBC Worship” playlist on Spotify. In the playlist you will find the majority of the songs we sing as a church. We hope that you will be encouraged throughout the week by listening to and singing the songs that we sing together on Sundays. And in preparation for Sunday, be sure to listen to “Glorious Day” and “Death Was Arrested” before our Sunday gathering.

  • Fishing Derby
    There are 5 spots remaining for the Father & Child fishing derby on June 18th. Email Dave Raz if you would like to participate. It will be a very fun afternoon.

  • 5th Grade Graduation!
    Lisa Perez and Megan Wood, our fearless children’s ministry leaders, have decided to launch a formal promotion for outgoing 5th graders (from their Harvest classroom into the regular gathering). This coming Sunday we will publicly recognize the 5th graders who will become a regular part of our worship gatherings.

  • Small Group Leaders Meeting
    This Sunday, June 11th, there will be a meeting for current and prospective small group leaders at GBC Suite 110. Please contact Mike Dahl with any questions.

  • Camp Out
    During our elders’ meeting last night we learned that Rob Strickland has not yet signed up for the church camp out. Don’t be like Rob. Click Here to register for the camp out!

  • 4 Things From Student Ministries
    #1 The June 14th BBQ has been moved to Wed June 28th. June 14th will be a regular youth group night in Suite 110.
    #2 Click Here to see the summer youth group schedule and forms.
    #3 For regular communication, consider joining the private GBC student ministry Facebook page. Click here to join.
    #4 Parents of 5th graders meeting this Sunday, June 11th in the Harvest room directly after service.

  • Church Picnic
    The church picnic is Sunday, June 25th. Nicole Chase needs someone to lead the setup team at Red Sunset Park before church. Please contact her if you want more details and would consider filling this role. nill.chase@gmail.com or (503) 729-6985

  • Deacon Interest Meeting #2
    This coming Sunday we will have another deacon interest meeting after the service in the choir room. This meeting is for anyone who is intrigued and for folks who strongly aspire.

  • Women’s Ministry
    Cristy Slawson is hosting a women’s ministry prayer gathering on June 14th at 7:20pm at her house. Contact Cristy at theslawsons@gmail.com for more details.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach Psalm 1. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

02 Jun

Update Email 6.2.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

I have been praying 2 Thessalonians 3:5 for you this week. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of Christ.

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • Our sister Ligaya Pen had to depart earlier than expected to be with her sister during an emergency. She will spend the remainder of her time in the states in the LA area before heading back to the Philippines. Please continue to pray for the success of Ligaya’s ministry. Also, she wanted me to thank you all for your prayers and support.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

New Addition!!
The Lord has blessed Allen and Inga Erdahl with a beautiful and healthy baby boy, Isaac Stewart. We thank God for his grace.

Student Ministries: Later & Lighter
Beginning next week both Jr. High and Sr. High School groups will meet from 6:30-8:30pmat GBC Suite 110.

5th Grade Parents meeting                                                                                    
If you have a 5th grader please come and meet with Dave Berry about joining the Jr. High Group this summer. The meeting will be Sunday, June 11th, immediately following the service in the Harvest room.

Deacon Interest Meeting #2
Sunday, June 11th following the service in the choir room. This meeting is for those who aspire and for those who would like to explore the deacon ministry.

June Verse Card and Table Talk
Click Here for the children’s ministry June verse card.

Church Picnic/Potluck Sunday, June 25th
Please plan to join us at Red Sunset Park following our service for our annual churchpicnic. Click Here for details about what to bring.

Weekly Email Updates
Past updates can be found on the front page of our website (bottom right).

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Kristina will lead us in singing and I will conclude our series in 2 Thessalonians and preach 3:1-18 . Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

25 May

Update Email 5.25.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

We had a good and lively members’ meeting on Sunday evening. We, the elders, were very pleased with the robust conversation about church government. To better understand what the elders propose, please see these short but excellent articles by Jonathan Leeman and Bobby Jamieson. Start with Leeman then read Jamieson. And of course, we welcome your feedback.

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • Please pray for our Haiti team as members work to raise the remaining dollars needed to fund our August missions trip. This trip is an opportunity to serve the church in Haiti and an opportunity for GBC to grow spiritually.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • Campout
    Don’t forget to register for the church camp out! August 11-13 @ Promontory Park in Estacada. Signups have been slowly trickling in. To make the event and all of the work that goes into planning and pulling off the camp out worthwhile, we need people to commit to participating. You can sign up here.

  • Deacon Interest Meeting
    This coming Sunday, May 28th following the service in the choir room. This meeting is for those who aspire and for those who would like to explore the deacon ministry.

  • 1st Quarter Financial Report
    Here is the financial report from the 1st quarter of the year. We praise God for your generosity and faithful support of GBC.
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/caea3f51d337753c314c18c8c/files/d3d5a372-8f06-4a6a-a80a-7d6b248975f2/1st_Qtr_Financial_Report.02.pdf

  • Church Picnic Sunday, June 25th
    Please plan to join us at Red Sunset Park following our service for our annual church picnic.

  • Weekly Email Updates 
    Past updates can be found on the front page of our website (bottom right).

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Lynsey Bock will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will continue our series in 2 Thessalonians and preach 2:1-17 . Please pray for our gathering, read over the text (it is sure to grab your attention) and come ready to worship.

18 May

Update Email 5.18.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

April Fisher, a dear sister and member of Cornerstone Church, went to be with the Lord this week. April was a key leader in the church and very influential among students. She will be missed; but we know that we will see her again (1 Thessalonians 4:16). Please pray for God’s comfort for the Cornerstone family and pray for all those who were close to April.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • Members’ Meeting:
    Our next members’ meeting is this coming Sunday, May 21st from 5-7pm in Suite 110. Suite 110 needs a name. Send me your suggestions.

  • Father’s Day Fishing Derby:
    June 18th from 2-4:30pm, Father/Kid Fishing Derby for ages 5 and up. There will be Bocce Ball and other activities to do for the kids other then fishing. There are two age groups… 5-9 years of age and 10-16 years of age.There will be prizes for the largest trout caught, and for total # of fish caught for each age group. Cost: $10 per family (Help pay for food and some of the fish cost). It will include water, snacks, cookies and ice cream. Please sign up by Sunday June 11th. Email David Rasmussen at raz.dave.raz@gmail.com to register. We have to cap the event at around 15 families. Register soon!

  • Deacon Interest Meeting:
    Sunday, May 28th following the service in the choir room.

  • Gospel Saga Class:
    The final classes are postponed until June 1st (Thursday) and June 5th (Monday).

  • Campout:
    Don’t forget to register for the church campout! August 11-13 @ Promontory Park in Estacada. You can register here.

  • Weekly Email Updates
    Past updates can be found on the front page of our website (bottom right).

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Angela Stump will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will open our series in 2 Thessalonians and preach 1:1-12 . Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

11 May

Update Email 5.11.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

I want to offer encouragement to you this week with a sermon that was preached by Ligon Duncan on Psalm 88. If you are suffering, I trust that this message will be a balm to your weary soul.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • Please pray for the elder ministry in our church. The office can be demanding, but the joys are abundant. Pray that qualified men would aspire to the noble task of overseeing the Lord’s church. Pray for vision to see the significance of the elder’s ministry and for boldness to forsake other commitments in the pursuit of serving others.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • Church Picnic! June 25th

I am looking forward to our annual picnic. Our special events coordinator, Nicole Chase needs your help to make this event a success. She’s looking for a few people to help lead some of the smaller projects involved in the church picnic on June 25th. Contact Nicole if you would like to help @ nill.chase@gmail.com

  • Camp Scholarship Update:
    Please see attached update from Emily Prodan here

  • Prayer ConneXion

I wanted to make you aware of a wonderful conference on prayer. Prayer ConneXion, on June 2nd and 3rd, will be at Central Bible Church. Click Here for details.

  • Ligaya Pen Update Slideshow:
    If you missed seeing Ligaya’s video during the Fellowship break on Sunday you can view it here

  • Children’s Ministry May Verse Card
    Don’t forget we have a new verse card for the month of May!  You can find it here or view attached.

  • Women’s Ministry: Night of fellowship and worship, Tuesday May 166:30-8:30 at the church office, suite 110.

  • Members’ Meeting:
    Our next members’ meeting is Sunday, May 21st, 5:00-7:00pm. Click here for details.

  • High School Group:
    Due to Mother’s Day, NO High School Group this coming Sunday.

  • Weekly Email Updates

Past updates can be found on the front page of our website (bottom right).

 

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Anthony will lead us in singing and I will preach a message about the church singing. Please pray for our gathering and come ready to worship.

05 May

Update Email 5.5.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

My prayer for you this week has been that you would find greater joy in the pleasures of God than in the lesser delights of this world. Just a brief update this week.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • Please continue to pray for the deacon ministry in our church. We believe that a strong deacon team will further the cause of Christ. Pray also for your brothers and sisters who God will press into this ministry. May they minister with the ability that God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4:11).

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • The Deacon Ministry

Attached is the deacon covenant. You should read it. Then respond by considering who you ought to encourage to pursue the office and weigh also if God is leading you to serve as a deacon.

  • Women’s Prayer Meeting

May 10, 7:20 pm – 8:30 pm

Slawson’s House, 4180 SE Hillyard Road

Gresham, OR 97080 United States + Google Map

  • Dates to Remember

5/8 Teacher Appreciation Meal

5/13 Friendship Corner

  • Ministry Needs

Sound Tech…contact marc@greashambible.org

Nursery Helpers….contact megan@greshambible.org or lisa@greshambible.org

  • Weekly Email Updates

Past updates can be found on the front page of our website (bottom right).

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 5:1-4, “The Shepherd and His Duties.” Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

27 Apr

Update Email 4.27.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

The Lord has graced us with a beautiful diversity in our body. A growing display of this diversity is people with disabilities. One of our elders, Thomas Slawson, has recommended a wonderful article from Desiring God called, “Disability Makes a Church Strong.” I think you’ll find it insightful and encouraging.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

Please pray for the deacon ministry in our church. We are working to re-launch the deacon team and add several new deacons to our church leadership. Pray for eager and willing people who will devote themselves to the deacon role. And pray for the success of this re-launch. I believe that a strong deacon team will help us move forward.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

Weekly Email Updates
We have recently updated our contacts list for the weekly updates. My apologies if you have not been receiving the updates. Past updates can be found on the front page of our website (bottom right).

Members’ Meeting
Our next members’ meeting is set for Sunday, May 21st at 5pm in suite 110. One of the main agenda items is amending our church constitution. The proposed additions are highlighted.

Women’s Ministry
There will be a WM night of worship and fellowship, Tuesday, May 16th, 6:30-8:30pm in suite 110.

Special Events (from Nicole Chase)
I’m looking for some servant leaders to join the Special Events team!  Specifically, GBC’s next events are: Picnic (6/25), Camp Out (8/11-13), Christmas Meal (12/17). I really LOVE serving our church through this ministry, but I need help.  If you’re interested in helping me create avenues for GBC fellowship, please talk to me and we can figure out what would be a good fit! nill.chase@gmail.com 503-729-6985

Children’s Ministry News:
April 30th is a 5th Sunday. Harvest and Greenhouse kids will be with us in the main service. Also, Children’s Ministry is in need of TWO new nursery workers to serve once a month on our new schedule. Come, join the team! Contact LisaPerez or Megan Wood.

Haiti Team
You can contribute to the Haiti missions trip by designating “Haiti” in the memo line of your check. Remember 3 John verse 8, we become fellow workers of the truth when we support others in ministry.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing, I will preach Acts 6:1-7 about doing ministry as a team and David Christian will give us an update on his work in Mexico. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

20 Apr

Update Email 4.20.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

As promised, here are the two Children’s Ministries videos from our 10 year anniversary service. Enjoy! Sign video and Vintage clips.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • We beseech your prayers for our Saturday elders’ retreat. We will be covering a wide range of topics (everything from evaluating processes to how to better support workers and leaders in our church). Pray for wisdom and clear discernment from the Lord.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • Opportunity to serve Dexter McCarty Teachers:

Dear GBC, We need your help!  Every year we have the opportunity to bless the Teachers at Dexter McCarty with a meal during Teacher Appreciation Week.  This year it is scheduled for Monday May 8. We are hoping to provide soup, salad, bread and cookies. Please bring your soup in a crock-pot so we can keep it warm. Don’t have time to make a soup or cookies the day of?  Consider dropping off some disposable tableware or a bagged salad at my house the night before. We will besetting up at 10:30am and Teachers will arrive for their lunch break at 11:30.  It will be set up buffet style, so no need for servers this year. Clean-up will happen around 2pm. Crock-pots can be picked up at Elise Peter’s house any time after 2:30pm. Thanks for being willing to serve the teachers at Dexter in this special way. Email Elise Peter or call 503-799-7644

  • Elders’ Retreat Prayer Requests

The elders will be meeting for the day on Saturday to plan, brainstorm, fellowship and pray. One of our joyful tasks for the day is praying through our church directory. If you have a specific need that we can pray for, simply respond to this email and make your requests known. It is our pleasure to pray for you.

  • Children’s Ministry opportunity:

Children’s Ministry is in need of TWO new nursery workers to serve once a month on our new schedule. Come, join the team! Contact Lisa Perez or Megan Wood.

  • Mormance Meet & Greet:

Saturday April 22nd, 1-4pm @ Rasmussen’s 33775 SE Brooks Road Boring, 97009 please let Matt know if you will be attending by phone 503-847-7185 or email Matt

Sunday April 23rd, 5-7pm @ Slawson’s house 4180 SE Hillyard Road Gresham, 97080 (this one includes a potluck meal) please either by phone 971-570-3631 or email Christy.

To access their most recent email update click here

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, I will lead our service, Chris Gee will lead us in singing, Mike Dahl will preach Psalm 138, the Haiti team will make a brief presentation, and you’ll get to hear from Matt and Sharon Mormance. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.