Update Email 4.27.2017

April 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.