Author: Admin GBC

04 Jul

Gresham Bible Church Update

Admin GBC

I had a restful and invigorating time away. I was able to unplug from my normal duties and give lots of focused time and attention to my family. I am happy to be back and I'm looking forward to opening God's word with you this coming Sunday. Also, you should know that any break for me is made possible by the great staff and elders and servants of GBC. This is yet another reason to express my appreciation for their joyful service.

Here is what's happening in the life of the church.

  • We had a wonderful church picnic!
    Mad props (90's throwback) to all who made our annual picnic a huge success. A special thanks is due to our sister Michelle Waggoner who coordinated the event.

  • Women's Ministry                                                                                                     July 14th 7:30-10:30pm Outdoor Movie Night @ Jenn Hudson's house. Please bring chairs or blankets to watch the movie.

  • Haiti trip update                                                                                                   Trip details: August 1st through the 9th. The team will be going to Camp Marie, Haiti and will be working with Project Living Hope. The team members are Ian and Pilar Courter, Brad Gerards, and Nicole LeBlond. They will be joined by other brothers and sisters from around Oregon. We are still in need of funds for the team… Team donations can be done at http://www.plhope.org/  There’s a “give” button that will direct you to Team Support or you can give to GBC with Haiti or a team members name on the memo line of your check.

  • Student Ministry                                                                                                     Epic Bingo Night for both High School and Jr. High group. July 8th and July 9th. 6:30-8:30pm in the Study.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Sandy Snavely will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach John 15-16. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

26 Jun

Gresham Bible Church Update

Admin GBC

The Lord is doing great things in Student Ministries, thank you for praying for us! We average roughly 12 High Schoolers and about 25 Middle Schoolers weekly who gather for fun, food, and Bible study. We just finished the book of Ephesians and are embarking on a series called, “God is…”. Our students are currently on their summer “Year of Biblical Literacy” challenge of reading either the New Testament or the whole Bible by the end of August. We have a jam-packed July starting this weekend with our “Hello/Goodbye” BBQ’s as students move up to their respective grades. Please pray as we are in need of chaperones at our summer events and for additional youth leaders willing to invest in our students and help them take their next steps in Christ. If you are interested in either chaperoning one of our summer events, or would like to talk about volunteering in our Middle School or High School ministries, please email me! – Dave Berry

STUDENT MINISTRIES JULY SCHEDULE
Middle School Mondays 6:30-8:30pm:
July 2 – "Hello/Goodbye" BBQ @ Raz Ranch (see details here)
July 9 – Epic Bingo @ the Study
​July 16 – Snacktivity @ the Study
July 23 – Event Outing TBD (see Facebook)
July 30 – Pool Party & more @ the Riegelmann’s

High School Sundays 6:30-8:30pm:
July 1 – *CANCELLED due to our party on July 2nd*
*Monday, July 2 – “Hello/Goodbye” BBQ @ Raz Ranch* (see details here)
July 8 – Epic Bingo @ The Study
July 15 – Snacktivity @ The Study
July 22 – Event Outing TBD (see Facebook)
July 29 – BBQ @ Dave Berry’s

Student Ministry Team schedule:
Sunday, July 1st – 1:30-3:30pm (do your reading; lunch provided)
Sunday, Aug 5th –  No meeting

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

  • Dave Martin’s sermon “The Not-So-Great Commission”
    Dave Martin prepared a handout for his sermon last Sunday. It will be available on the resource table this Sunday, or you can access it here.

  • Children's Ministry
    ​Our July verse card is here.

  • 6th Grade Promotion Sunday
    This Sunday, July 1st we will welcome our incoming 6th graders into our morning Worship Service. We will bring them up front, give them a gift, and Dave Berry will pray for them. If you have a new 6th grader for the 2018/2019 school year, please make a point to join us this Sunday!

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Preston Knifong will lead our service, Danny Nedelisky will lead us in singing and Thomas Slawson will preach Psalm 103. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

21 Jun

Gresham Bible Church Update

Admin GBC

While Vergil is enjoying some much needed time off, please remember that the elders (Anthony and I) are here for you. Please feel free to call, text or email us if you have any questions or needs. Also, several people recently have been asking me about the church directory. We now have it available online and password protected for security. If you've opted to be listed in the church directory then you can get the link and password to access it. Please email me at thbslawson@gmail.com and I'll be happy to get you the information. – Thomas Slawson

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

  • GBC Picnic-this Sunday @ Red Sunset Park
    Our annual picnic is this Sunday! Please be sure to join us directly following our morning service. Hamburgers and hot dogs are provided, and we ask that you bring a side dish to share. You may also bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets to set up on the grass.
    Please remember to keep all potluck items peanut and tree nut free.
    Dish suggestions correspond with last name:
    A-H please bring a salad/fruit
    J-R  please bring a dessert
    S-Z  please bring a side dish

  • Children’s Ministry
    Children's Ministry Resource Library is available during our Sunday Worship Service.  It will be available all summer to check out books. CM is also doing their summer book giveaway for another week. Be sure to pick one up!
    Also, next week July 1st is promotion Sunday for CM. All incoming 6th graders will begin to join our morning Worship Service.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dave Martin will preach Matthew 28:18-20. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

14 Jun

Gresham Bible Church Update

Admin GBC

Personal Update from Pastor Vergil Brown:

I am off for the next 3 weeks for a much needed break. I hope to do a whole lot of nothing. While I am away your elders (Thomas Slawson and Anthony Perez) will be happy to serve your pastoral needs. And as always you can reach Noel Rodman by phone 503-307-7554 or email noel.gbc@gmail.com.

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

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

  • Campout Update
    There are only a few yomes and rv/ tent sites remaining. Additionally, if you are not able to stay overnight, we do have a Saturday only option. You can come for the day, enjoy the campground amenities, take part in the pizza dinner, and of course everyone is welcome for the Saturday night service. Register Online.

  • Children’s MInistry
    GBC’s Children’s Summer Resource Library will open this Sunday, June 17th! Enjoy checking out a few tools to help your kids get in God’s Word this summer. Additionally we’ll be doing our annual book giveaway!!

  • Student Ministry
    There will be NO High School Ministry this Sunday, June 17th due to Father's Day.

  • Women’s Ministry
    Hey GBC ladies! We want to remind you about the Women’s MInistry game night at Ang Stumps’ house next Tuesday night, June 19th. It’s going to be a great chance to connect with other GBC ladies in a super laid back setting. We’ll have some prizes plus a table full of snacks and drinks. You don’t want to miss it!
    Details:
    What: WM Game Night
    When: Tuesday 6/19 @ 7pm
    Where: Ang’s house (2393 SE Orient Drive, Gresham

  • GBC Picnic – June 24th at Red Sunset Park
    Please remember to keep all potluck items peanut and tree nut free. Dish suggestions correspond with last name:
    A-H please bring a salad/fruit
    J-R  please bring a dessert
    S-Z  please bring a side dish

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Anthony Perez will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dave Berry will preach Revelations 21 & 22. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text