01 Sep

Update Email 9.1.2017

Web Admin

Church Family,

Over 50 GBC’ers turned out to serve Dexter last Saturday. We worked hard and had a great time serving together.

    

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

  • Let’s pray for the recovery efforts taking place in Texas. Pray for the wise administration of resources. Pray for the safety of people trying to escape and pray for the safety of those working to rescue others.

 

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

  • New Addition: The Lord blessed Brett and Caitlin Hooper with a baby girl on August 17th. Jemma Cait Hooper is a happy and healthy addition to the Hooper family.
  • Haiti Team Recap: You’re invited to the Haiti recap meeting on Friday September 8th @ 6:30pm in the lower office (Suite 110). This is an opportunity to hear more about the trip and interact with team members. There will be 360 virtual viewers available too!
  • High School Ministry: There is NO High School Group this Sunday, September 3rd due to Labor Day weekend. It will resume next Sunday, September 10th.
  • Jr. High Ministry: There is NO Jr. High Ministry this Wednesday, September 6th. Jr. High changes to Monday nights starting September 11th with a Fall Kick Off at the Riegelmann’s @ 6:30pm. Kids are encouraged to bring a friend!
  • Children’s Ministry: Sept. 10th is Promotion Sunday! New Kindergartners will check into Greenhouse and new 3rd graders will check into Harvest!
  • GBC 101: Come and join us for another GBC 101 on September 13th, Suite 110 5-7pm.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Sandy Snavely will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dave Berry will preach Hebrews 7-8. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text, and come ready to worship.

23 Aug

Update Email 8.23.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

Principal John George of Dexter McCarty is very appreciative that GBC has once again agreed to serve the school by sprucing up the front exterior in anticipation of a new school year. Here are the details of Saturday’s big work day.

Why: To bless our city and display God’s  goodness

When: Saturday, August 26th 8-10am

Where: Meet in the front parking lot of Dexter McCarty Middle School

Work: Remove weeds from beds, trim bushes, edge lawn, spread beauty bark

Who: Adults and children

What: Please bring wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, trowels, trimmers. and leaf blowers

RSVP: Please let us know you’re coming by emailing Noel

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

  • Please pray for our work day at Dexter McCarty. Pray for cheerful hearts that are eager to serve. Pray for a strong turnout. And pray that Christ would be honored by our work.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, we will get a Basque summer missions update, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach the 23rd Psalm. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

16 Aug

Update Email 8.16.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

Our work day for Dexter McCarty is just around the corner (8/26 8-10am). Bring your wheelbarrows, shovels, trimmers, and blowers! Beyond beautifying the campus, our work day is also a way of tangibly blessing the city in Jesus’ name. Please email Noel to sign up!! There will also be a sign up sheet on the resource table this coming Sunday. Below are some pictures from previous years.

    

    

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 that God would continue to open doors for evangelism in our community. Pray for evangelistic opportunities in existing relationships and for the formation of new relationships that would yield an evangelistic harvest. Pray also for boldness to tell the good news about Jesus.

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

  • Haiti Update
    Our GBC short term missions team has returned from Haiti safely and wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and support while away.  They completed physical projects involving hauling buckets of concrete at an orphanage and a school, as well as providing a short VBS to three different groups of kids throughout the week.
  • Women’s Ministry
    Women’s prayer meeting at Cristy Slawson’s home, Wednesday August 23rd at 7:20pm.
    Missed Women’s Ministry’s series on spiritual gifts? Or want a refresher on what using your gifts should look like in the church? Contact Ang Stump to get details on taking (or retaking) a spiritual gifts test and join us after church on Sunday August 27th at 12:30 in suite 110 to discuss how to use these gifts to benefit the body of Christ at GBC. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP!
  • Thrive Prayer and Worship Night
    Thrive is sponsoring a prayer and worship night on Saturday, August 26th. Click HERE for details.
  • Student Ministries
    Jr. High Pizza Party tonight at Suite 110. 6:30-8:30pm

    High School Hike in the gorge this Sunday, August 20th. Email Dave with questions. All the details will be on the high school Facebook page.

  • Camp Out Recap
    Many thanks to all who made our camp out a huge success. The Lord answered our prayers and blessed our time. The fellowship was rich, lots of laughs were shared, the kids had a blast, and the bond of unity was strengthened.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Angela Stump will lead our service, we will get a summer missions update, we will send off the Erdahl family (moving to Bend), Marc will lead us in singing and Dan will preach 1 Timothy 4. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

09 Aug

Update Email 8.9.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

We will NOT hold service at Dexter McCarty this coming Sunday (8/13). Instead, our weekly gathering will be held at Promontory Parkon Saturday (8/12) at 6:15pm. If you are unable to camp with us this weekend, we would love to have you join us for service on Saturday followed by our talent show.

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 that the Lord would use our camp out to continue to strengthen the bond of unity in our church. Pray for the deepening of Christ-centered relationships and for the germination of new friendships.

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

  • Community Care Day, Saturday, 8/268-10am
    Our work day for Dexter McCarty is an opportunity to serve our community in a practical way by beautifying the school campus before students return to school. Our work day is also a way of tangibly blessing the city in Jesus’ name. So let’s make the most of this opportunity to bear witness of Christ by showing up in force and working hard. Please plan to join us on Saturday, 8/26 8-10am.

  • Robinson Good-Bye  
    Roger and Kristin Robinson are moving to Colorado to be closer to family and enjoy a slower pace of life. For several years Roger and Kristin have been faithful members of Gresham Bible Church. We will send them off warmly during our upcoming gathering.

  • Student Ministries
    High School – No group this coming Sunday due to the camp out.
    JR. High – This Wednesday, August 9th, BBQ at the Biggerstaff’s 6:30-8:30pm

  • Camp Out Information
    Please remember to bring a camp chair for service.
    If you would like to participate in the talent show, please contact Nicole Chase.
    Click HERE to view the camp out schedule and instructions about check-in on Friday.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach Psalm 78. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

01 Aug

Update Email 8.1.2017

Web Admin

Church Family,

Many thanks to you all for giving to support the Haiti team and for generously donating first aid and school supplies for the trip. We are so very proud of the group going and proud of your support in their sending.

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 Haiti team departs on Friday. Please pray that God will bless their time and service in Haiti. Pray for effective ministry and for the encouragement of Haitian believers.

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

  • Children’s Ministries
    There is no Sunday School class for the month of August for Sprouts, Greenhouse, and Harvest. It is an opportunity to give those who serve so faithfully, a break. There will still be classes for Seeds and Nursery. All classes will resume September 3rd.
  • Student Ministries
    Jr. High – Waffle Cone Wednesday ($1) August 2nd
    High School – Sandy River Float, August 6th. Details on the Facebook page and an email will be sent out.
  • Camp Out Next Weekend!
    We will not hold a Sunday service at Dexter McCarty on August 13th.
    Our service will be held at Promontory Park at 6:15pm. If you are not camping, you are welcome to join us for the Saturday service and stay for the talent show that follows. 
    Also, we still have a few campsite remaining. Follow THIS LINK to register.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Sandy Snavely will lead our service, Danny Nedelisky will lead us in singing, we will baptize some new believers and I will preach Psalm 124. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

27 Jul

Update Email 7.27.2017

Web Admin

Church Family,

I have enjoyed spending time in the psalms this summer. Along with the teaching and instruction I’ve received, the psalms have been a powerful guide in prayer. If you are curious about how to incorporate the psalms into your prayers, consider this brief article by Don Whitney, “Why You Should Be Praying the Psalms.”

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

  • Let’s pray this week for our Haiti team as they make final preparations for their trip. Pray for spiritual and physical strength in these final days as they complete remaining tasks. And pray that they will be filled with joy in anticipation of serving others in the name of Jesus Christ.

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

  • Help For Haiti
    Our Haiti missions team is collecting supplies for  their upcoming trip. They are in need of first aid supplies and new school supplies. Please bring your donations to our worship service at Dexter McCarty, this coming Sunday, July 30th. Your contributions will be used to help aid the education and recovery efforts in Haiti.
  • Campout
    The church camp out is in less than 3 weeks! There’s still time to sign up for the weekend or just for the day on Saturday. Follow this LINK to register. Update: the only GBC provided meal will be dinner on Saturday evening. Please make plans for all other meals. We hope you will spend that time in fellowship with other families camped near you.
  • Student Ministries
    High Schoolers! This Sun (the 30th) is our “Putt & Pizza” night. Please RSVP to Dave.
    Cost is $16/person for the event.
    Drop off/meet at 6:30pm at Tiki Putt in Gresham (1694 NW Fairview drive)
    Pick up at 8:30 pm at Flying Pie Pizza (same parking lot as Tiki)

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing, we will send off our Haiti team and I will preach Psalm 90. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

17 Jul

Update Email 7.17.2017

Web Admin

Church Family,

The youth group continues to build the bond of unity by enjoying fellowship with one another as they grow in Christ. Many thanks to the Rasmussen’s for hosting a great evening.

  

 

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

  • As we look ahead to our Community Care Day for Dexter McCarty, let’s pray that our work and generosity will result in praise and honor for the name of Jesus Christ. May others see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven.

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

  • Baptism August 6th
    Our next baptism service is just around the corner. If you would like to be baptized, simply reply to this email and we will get you on the list.
  • Student Ministries
    NO Jr. High group this Wednesday (7/19).
    The High School group will be having a BBQ and game night at Tony Thibeau’s home on July 23, 6:30-8:30pm. Bring a bible! Address is 2388 NW Ava Ave., Gresham 97030.
  • Needed: Community Care Day Leader
    We are looking for someone to coordinate our service day for Dexter on Saturday, August 26th, 8-10am. If you would like to fill this important role, please let me know.
  • Church Office Hours 7/18 – 7/21
    Both Dave and myself are out of the office this week.
  • Meet the Shannons
    Our sister Steph Gerards has coordinated an event (TONIGHT in the lower office) with Jerry and Christy Shannon, missionaries in Ethiopia preparing to serve in Turkey. Click HERE for details.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Angela Stump will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach Psalm 119 (yes, the whole thing). Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

11 Jul

Update Email 7.11.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

The youth group went on an epic hike over the weekend. Many thanks to Dave and all of the youth leaders who pulled off such a meaningful day.

    
  
 

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 continue to pray for a growing culture of prayer in GBC. Pray that we all would develop the habit of bringing our requests and offering our praise to God above.

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

  • You’re Invited to meet the Shannons
    Our sister Steph Gerards has coordinated an event (next Monday, July 17th in the lower office, Suite 110) with Jerry and Christy Shannon, missionaries in Ethiopia. The Shannons are doing a wonderful work serving families and children. Click HERE for details. Follow this LINK for more information about their ministry.

  • GBC 101
    If you are new to GBC or newer to GBC or even if you’ve been a part of the church for some time, you are invited to attend our next GBC 101 class. This Thursday, July 13th 6:30-8:30pm in suite 110. The class is like a church orientation and a key connection point. Simply reply to this email if you would like to attend.

  • Student Ministries
    Jr. High group at the Raz Ranch this Wednesday6:30-8:30pm. Burgers and hot dogs provided. If you can, bring a side dish to share. Please wear your swimsuits, bring a towel and change of clothes. Also, life jackets are required to go in the water and we are in need of some extras. So if you have any you could contribute for the night we would greatly appreciate it!

    NO High School group this coming Sunday (7/16) and NO Jr. High group next Wednesday (7/19).

  • Sunday’s Prayer
    Some of you appreciated the beauty and depth of our corporate prayer on Sunday

    . The prayer is from The Valley of Vision, a collection of puritan prayers. The collection is available online, HERE.

  • Save the Date: 
    Community Care Day for Dexter McCarty
    August 26th 8-10 am

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach Psalm 142. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

05 Jul

Update Email 7.5.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

Dave Berry led two great events last week for student ministries: a hello/good-bye event for the middle school group at Noel Corcoran’s and a similar event at his house for the high school group.
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

  • After what was for many a hectic fall-spring, pray that the slower pace of summer will provide rest. Not in the worldly sense of taking it easy, but rather pray that a schedule with fewer demands would lend itself to more communion with the Lord. May we all find refreshment in Jesus.

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

  • Student Ministries
    • This coming Saturday July 8th is our summer hike. As always, please bring a friend! RSVP required as seat belts are limited. Here are the details:
      When – 9:30am-2:30pm(ish), Sat July 8th. [Students will contact their families as we leave Cascade Locks for the office.]
      What – Meet at church office for drop off and pick up. We have rented 15 passenger vans and will drive and hike to Beacon Rock at Beacon Rock State Park in WA. Following the hike we will stop in Cascade Locks to visit Eastwind Drive-In for Ice cream.
      Cost – $10 person. Students are on their own for purchasing ice cream (about $3-5) and/ or burgers and fries.
    • Wednesday, July 12th – Summer BBQ and boating competition at the Rasmussen’s. 6:30-8:30pm. Food is provided. Bring a swimsuit and towel for the boat race!
  • Women’s Ministry
    Ladies, please join Women’s Ministry after church on Sunday July 16th, 3:30pm at Ang Stump’s for a relaxing summer afternoon filled with fellowship, snacks and cold brew coffee! We’ll get to hear some more testimonies from several GBC women and just enjoy each other’s company. I can’t wait to have you all over, so please don’t miss it if you can possibly come.  Let us know if you’re coming so we have enough food and drinks! (For you non-coffee drinkers we’ll have iced tea as well. But seriously…cold brew.)
  • GBC 101
    If you are new to GBC or newer to GBC or even if you’ve been a part of the church for some time, you are invited to attend our next GBC 101 class. Thursday, July 13th 6:30-8:30pm in suite 110. The class is like a church orientation and a key connection point. Simply reply to this email if you would like to attend.
  • Baptism Class
    July 9th after the service in the choir room (greenhouse). If you are eager to be baptized or would simply like to learn more about baptism, this class is for you.


Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, I will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dan Stump will preach 1 Timothy 2. If you missed last week’s excellent message, you can find it HERE. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

28 Jun

Update Email 6.28.2017

Admin GBC

Church Family,

Many thanks to everyone who made the picnic a success.

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

  • Let’s pray this week for our new Bible translation project. Pray that God would move on our hearts to generously support the translation of Mark’s gospel. And pray that the Lord would cause his word to have a tremendous impact on the Mazateca de Tenango people.

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

  • GBC 101
    If you are new to GBC or newer to GBC or even if you’ve been a part of the church for some time, you are invited to attend our next GBC 101 class. Thursday, July 13th 6:30-8:30pm in suite 110. The class is like a church orientation and a key connection point. Simply reply to this email if you would like to attend.
  • Baptism Class
    July 9th after the service in the choir room (greenhouse). If you are eager to be baptized or would simply like to learn more about baptism, this class is for you.
  • 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
    Jr. High Group, Wed June 28th “Hello / Goodbye” BBQ at the Corcoran’s. Families are welcome. Burgers and hot dogs provided. Please bring a side dish to share.
  • Personal Note
    This coming Sunday I will be serving Powell Valley Church. I look forward to the opportunity to encourage the body of Christ. Your prayers are appreciated.

Our Upcoming Gathering

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