12 Jul

Gresham Bible Church Update

admin

On Sunday afternoon Kelsey and I will be showing your appreciation (and ours) for the staff and elders of GBC with a family BBQ in our backyard. They work hard and render their service eagerly and with much joy. We are very fortunate to have so many faithful leaders. One of my growth areas (and I think it's pretty common) is withholding praise. We often feel gratitude and may even express it in thanksgiving to God, but fail to convey that sentiment to the individual. As you have opportunity, please take time to let your leaders know how much you appreciate them and their work in our church.

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

  • 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.

  • Children’s Ministry News
    1. Children’s Ministry has a few give-away books left, if you did not receive your devotional yet! There are also several gifts left for the incoming 6th graders—if your child did not receive one, have them come see us at the check-in booth this Sunday!

    2. Beginning July 29th- August 26th, GBC will have classes only for those in Seeds and Nursery. This is an intentional time to give many of our workers a break and to grow our children in listening to preaching! We will have worksheets and crayons available for the kids in service during these weeks.  Seeds will be staffed with one adult and several junior helpers, who are eager to teach the story, play, and sing! Nursery will still be staffed with all adults.

    3. Volunteers needed for fall! If you are interested in serving once a month in Children’s Ministry, please talk with Lisa or Megan! We have lots of sweet babies that need to be cuddled and older kids that we strive to actively disciple every week! This is also an excellent way to connect with other GBC people. Please come join and help us pursue this mission!

  • Younglife
    Please pray for the restart of Younglife in our area. Brian Hills and others are working to launch Younglife at Sam Barlow High. This is a great opportunity for the gospel.

  • Student Ministry
    Student Ministries had an amazing evening at Raz Ranch for our Hello/Goodbye Party! Thanks to those who prayed. We gladly welcomed our new 6th graders and transitioned our new 9th graders to High School group. Students and families were reminded that one of the key aims of the ministry is their “progress and joy in the faith” (Phil 1:25).
      

    Snacktivity for both High School and Jr. High group. July 15th and July 16th. 6:30-8:30pm in the Study.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Ang Stump will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach John 17. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

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

06 Jun

Gresham Bible Church Update

admin

Just a brief update this week…

  • Camp Out Update
    There are 3 yomes sites and 3 tent/RV 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 and talent show. Register Online here or at a Sunday morning gathering.

  • 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, 5 people will go public with their faith through baptism, Dave Berry will lead our service, Anthony will lead us in singing and I will preach John 13:31-14:31. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

31 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

admin

Thank you for praying about the possibility of a property acquisition. Our pursuit of acquiring PVC's property is at best on hold. We know that this is disappointing news. We have written a statement that includes many of the details. You can find it here. Feel free to call or email if you have further questions.

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

  • Children's Ministries
    Your June verse card is available HERE.
    Because some of our amazing GBC families are moving, Children’s Ministry is in immediate need of a Harvest helper and a Sprouts teacher. If you would like to serve in this area please email us at lisa@greshambible.org or megan@greshambible.org 

  • GBC 101
    Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, June 10th, 12:30-2:30pm in the Study. This class is the on-ramp into the life of GBC. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Please email Noel if you plan to attend. 

  • GBSD School Board
    The Gresham-Barlow School District is looking to fill a temporary vacancy on the school board. More info HERE

  • Student Ministries
    Hello Families!
    We are very excited to welcome your incoming 6th grade student to Gresham Bible’s Student Ministry! Your student may join the Jr. High group beginning the June 4th. However, our official “welcome” event is July 2nd, but we know some of your students would like to join us ASAP so we want to make attending an option.  Also be sure to check out our Facebook links for all the up to date information! – Dave Berry
    HS – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591257877850348/
    MS – https://www.facebook.com/groups/gbcsm/ 

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Sandy Snavely will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach John 13:1-30. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

23 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

admin

 

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

  • GBC Father's Day Fishing Derby on June 17th
    We have 6 spots remaining. Email Noel to reserve your spot.  
    Arrive and get set up:                    2:00-2:30
    First group ages 7 & under:           2:30-3:15
    Second Group ages 8 & above:    3:25-4:25
    Awards & Ice Cream:                    4:30-4:45

  • GBC 101
    Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, June 10th, 12:30-2:30pm in the Study. This class is the on-ramp into the life of GBC. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Please email Noel if you plan to attend. 

  • Women's Ministry Summer Schedule
    Tuesday, June 19th @ 7pm – Game Night at Ang Stump's
    Saturday, July 14th @ 7:30pm – Outdoor Movie Night at Jenn Hudson's
    Wednesday, August 22nd @ 7:30pm – Campfire Worship and S'mores at Rasmussen's

  • GBC Picnic- June 24th @ Red Sunset Park
    We need some volunteers for food prep, set up, clean up, kids games, and general photography. Please email Michelle Waggoner or Noel Rodman to volunteer.​ 
    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

  • Dexter McCarty Community Care Day
    Our Dexter McCarty Community Care Day is August 18th and we are looking for a leader/point person. Please email Noel if you would like to volunteer. Here are some pictures from last years Care Day.

     

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave will lead our service, Jenn Hudson will lead us in singing and I will preach John 12:37-50. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

17 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

Web Admin

We have a full update this week. Enjoy!

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

  • GBC Father’s Day Fishing Derby on June 17th
    400 Rainbow Trout will be planted in the pond before the event. There are also Bass, Bluegill, and Crappie in the pond. The Trout will be able to be taken home to eat. Please bring your own gear if possible. We will have extra gear if needed. Bring your own folding chair. The goal is to fish for the trout, but all four kinds of fish will be be caught. There will be two separate time slots for different age groups. 3-7 year olds & 8 and older.  There will be prizes awarded for most fish caught & longest trout caught for each age group.

    There will be no swimming or boating during the fishing derby.
    Arrive and get set up:                    2:00-2:30
    First group ages 7 & under:          2:30-3:15
    Second Group ages 8 & above:    3:25-4:25
    Awards & Ice Cream:                     4:30-4:45

    2017 Father’s Day Fishing Derby
      

  • Children’s Ministry
    Because some of our amazing GBC families are moving, Children’s Ministry is in immediate need of a Harvest helper and a Sprouts teacher. This is a once a month commitment. If you’d like to see how fun the Sprouts class is, join Megan in there THIS Sunday! Email us at lisa@greshambible.org or megan@greshambible.org.
  • Women’s Ministry
    Ladies, please join Women’s Ministry for our next gathering, “Gearing Up for a Gospel Centered Summer,” on Tuesday May 22, from 7-9pm in The Study. After a brief message, we’ll brainstorm together about ways to keep our focus on Jesus (and the body of Christ) during unpredictable summer schedules. – Ang Stump, Women’s Ministry Director
  • GBC Picnic- June 24th @ Red Sunset Park
    We need some volunteers for food prep, set up, clean up, kids games, and general photography. Please email Michelle Waggoner or Noel Rodman to volunteer.​

    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
    Please remember to keep all potluck items peanut and tree nut free.

  • Student Ministries
    Our students read Matthew 1-7 this past week 67 times for a total of 536 chapters. This week they are reading Isaiah 52-66. Please keep student ministries in prayer.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Angie Stump will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dave Berry will preach Hebrews 12:18-13:24. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

17 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

admin

We have a full update this week. Enjoy!

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

  • GBC Father's Day Fishing Derby on June 17th
    400 Rainbow Trout will be planted in the pond before the event. There are also Bass, Bluegill, and Crappie in the pond. The Trout will be able to be taken home to eat. Please bring your own gear if possible. We will have extra gear if needed. Bring your own folding chair. The goal is to fish for the trout, but all four kinds of fish will be be caught. There will be two separate time slots for different age groups. 3-7 year olds & 8 and older.  There will be prizes awarded for most fish caught & longest trout caught for each age group.  

    There will be no swimming or boating during the fishing derby.
    Arrive and get set up:                    2:00-2:30
    First group ages 7 & under:          2:30-3:15
    Second Group ages 8 & above:    3:25-4:25
    Awards & Ice Cream:                     4:30-4:45 

    2017 Father's Day Fishing Derby
      

  • Children's Ministry
    Because some of our amazing GBC families are moving, Children’s Ministry is in immediate need of a Harvest helper and a Sprouts teacher. This is a once a month commitment. If you’d like to see how fun the Sprouts class is, join Megan in there THIS Sunday! Email us at lisa@greshambible.org or megan@greshambible.org.  

  • Women's Ministry
    Ladies, please join Women's Ministry for our next gathering, "Gearing Up for a Gospel Centered Summer," on Tuesday May 22, from 7-9pm in The Study. After a brief message, we'll brainstorm together about ways to keep our focus on Jesus (and the body of Christ) during unpredictable summer schedules. – Ang Stump, Women's Ministry Director

  • GBC Picnic- June 24th @ Red Sunset Park
    We need some volunteers for food prep, set up, clean up, kids games, and general photography. Please email Michelle Waggoner or Noel Rodman to volunteer.​ 

    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
    Please remember to keep all potluck items peanut and tree nut free.

  • Student Ministries
    Our students read Matthew 1-7 this past week 67 times for a total of 536 chapters. This week they are reading Isaiah 52-66. Please keep student ministries in prayer.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Angie Stump will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dave Berry will preach Hebrews 12:18-13:24. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text