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17 Apr

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Easter Sunday is the high point of our calendars. The week leading up to Easter is commonly called "holy week." During holy week believers slow down to meditate on the events leading up to the first Resurrection Sunday. I recommend using your daily devotional time or family worship time to read about and reflect on the Passion of Jesus Christ. Once again, I commend "Morning and Evening Meditations for Holy Week" by Desiring God.  

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • EASTER SUNDAY NEWS
    Operations/Set Up
    Operations is in need of additional help for setting up for our Easter service. Set up will begin at 830am. If you are able to help please email Brett Hooper.
    Children's Ministry
    Orchard and Harvest will be joining us in service for Easter Sunday.
    Nursery check in will not be available before service but will be available during fellowship time.
    Student Ministry
    High School group is cancelled for Easter Sunday but will be combining with the Jr. High group on Monday, April 22nd. 6-8:30pm
    Longer Service
    We will have a full service this coming Sunday; including baptisms at the end of service. Our gathering will run later than normal. Please plan accordingly.

  • More New Additions!
    Ted & Kelsey Willard and their family welcomed a baby boy:
    Jack Daniel Jaeger Willard born April 13th, 7lbs 3oz, 21 inches.

    Ben & Nicole Chase and their family welcomed a baby boy:
    Andrew Spurgeon Chase born April 13th, 8lbs 1oz, 20 inches.

    Our Upcoming Gathering
    Lord willing, Marc Peter and our special Easter choir will lead us in music, Jordan Bradley will lead our service, and I will preach Exodus 25-31. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

12 Apr

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Hope you are having a great week. Below is a brief update.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • New Additions!  
    The Lord has blessed the Nedelisky family with a baby girl: Juliette Joy born 3/31, 8 lbs, 20 inches long.
    And the Odell family with a baby girl: Eleanor Joy born 03/31, 7.2 lbs 20" long and a full head of hair! 

  • Children’s Ministry
    GBC Baby Boom! We are in need of 4-6 new Sunday helpers to make sure we can accept all the sweet babies each week. Come, be a part of coming alongside GBC families each month! Children's Ministry helpers serve 1x per month and can be anyone high school age on up! Please contact Lisa Perez with questions or for a background check if you don't have one with us yet! lisa@greshambible.org

  • Student Ministries
    High School group will not meet on Easter Sunday, but are invited to combine with Jr High group on Monday, April 22nd, 6:30-8pm.

  • GBC Blog
    In an effort to keep you up-to-date with the steps that we are taking to call GBC's next lead pastor, the elders will be sharing pertinent information through our church blog. Go here to see the most recent updates.
     

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Sandy Snavely will lead our service, and Jordan Bradley will preach John 1:1-18. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

03 Apr

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Easter Sunday is coming up fast (April 21st). Someone recently asked me why the date for Easter moves from year-to-year. Each year Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. Some years that is as early as March 22nd and other years as late as April 25th. Why this date? Because it coincides with Passover which follows the lunar calendar. Jesus was crucified during the week of Passover and raised on the first day of the following week; Sunday.  

We gather for worship each Sunday morning in celebration of the resurrection. Every Sunday is Resurrection Sunday. However, we mark one Sunday each year as a special holiday to emphasize and delight in the resurrection of our Lord.

This year for Easter Sunday, along with the message we will baptize several new believers and a special worship choir will lead us in two songs at the beginning of our service. It's going to be a great day!

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • GBC's Summer Preaching Schedule
    I am so proud of our preaching team. Over time the Lord has raised up men in our church (and brought men to our church) who are gifted to preach God's word. Thomas Slawson, Dan Stump, Dave Martin, Eric Wood, Joe Bryant, Mike Dahl, Bob Shilling and Jordan Bradley will be filling the pulpit this summer (June – August). Please pray for these men as they devote themselves to the noble yet weighty task of proclaiming the word of God.

  • GBC Blog
    In an effort to keep you up-to-date with the steps that we are taking to call GBC's next lead pastor, the elders will be sharing pertinent information through our church blog. And as always, feel free to contact an elder directly if you have questions. Anthony Perez, Preston Knifong, Thomas Slawson and Joe Bryant are eager to help.  

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Ang Stump will lead our service, and I will preach Exodus 20:22-24:11. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

28 Mar

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I pray that our current series in Exodus has been a blessing. As promised on Sunday HERE is a link to a 2011 series on The Ten Commandments.  

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Student Ministries Update
    This past Sunday we had a parent and student meeting for the youth ministry that was very encouraging. Over 40 people showed up to hear about plans for summer events and the direction of the youth group going forward. Click HERE for a link to the information sheet that was given out regarding the two summer camps we will be involved in. If you have any questions or would like to register for an event please contact Jordan Bradley at jordan@greshambible.org or 360-241-4954.

  • Steps for Life Walk + Run
    Please consider being a part of First Image's Steps for Life on May 19th for a 2 mile walk or 5k run. This walk + run is being held at Blue Lake Park and is a fundraiser benefiting First Image and their family programs. Please go HERE for more information or to register. You can also go HERE to watch a short testimonial video. Registration is free up until the day of the event. For day-of registration there is a fee of $20 for adults and $10 for kids.

  • Calling GBC's Next Lead Pastor
    Last night the elder finalized the process for calling GBC's next lead pastor. The elders are really close to formally beginning the process. Please remember them in your prayers. (You can also join us on Saturday's for our prayer meetings. 7:30-8:30am in the Study.) Pray for wisdom and pray for a discerning heart. I also want to beseech your patience and understanding. Along with being family men, our elders work demanding jobs: electrician, project manager, creative director, development director. They are busy but will certainly serve GBC well during this season of transition.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, I will lead our service, and Thomas Slawson will preach James 2:1-13. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

21 Mar

Gresham Bible Church Update

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After the horrific events in New Zealand you may have wondered, "How should we pray for Muslims?" and "How should I think and feel about this tragedy?". Christianity Today offers us a superb biblical perspective about how Christians should respond to the Christchurch mosque massacre.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Important Summer Dates!
    Save the date for June 23rd for our GBC Picnic at Red Sunset Park and August 24th for our GBC Family Day at Blue Lake Park. More details to follow.

  • Student Ministry Parent Info/Welcome meeting
    Welcome and info meeting for Jordan Bradley this coming Sunday, March 24th directly after service in the Orchard room. Also, NO High school group this Sunday or Jr. High group this Monday due to spring break.

  • Saturday Morning Prayer, 7:30-8:30am in the study.

  • In case you missed it…
    I made an exciting and sorrowful announcement about my family following the call of God to plant a new church in N/NE Portland. You can watch a video of the announcement HERE. Also, The elders have drafted a FAQ regarding this transition. We hope that this document provides clarity concerning GBC's future and how the elders plan to lead the church moving forward. 

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Preston Knifong will lead our service, and I will preach Exodus 19:1-20:21. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

14 Mar

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I know that news of our going is bittersweet; it is joy mixed with loss. But I am grateful for the peace and excitement that the Lord has given you about the Browns following the call. Kelsey and I so thankful for all of your kind words of encouragement, for your expressions of appreciation and for your prayerful support.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Baptism Class this coming Sunday
    Following the service in the orchard room we will have a 30 minute baptism class. If you would like to go public with your faith in Jesus, this class is for you.  

  • Easter Family Worship Choir
    This is the last week to sign up for the Family Worship Choir for Easter (April 21st). To participate you must sign-up by end of day on March 17th.

    NOTE: There will now be only one Saturday rehearsal (4/20, 9-11AM). You will receive the printed music and a practice MP3 for your part ahead of time to practice at home. The choir is open to children in the Sprouts class on up to adults. Children under 12 years old will need a parent or responsible adult to join with them. For more information and to sign up online, follow this link.

  • Student Ministry Parent info/welcome meeting
    Parents and students please plan to join us for an informal meeting on March 24th directly after service in the Orchard room. We will get to meet Jordan Bradley and talk about what is coming up in Student Ministries. This will be about a 30 minute meeting.

  • Saturday morning prayer meetings begin this Saturday, 730-830am in the study.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Danny Nedelisky will lead us in music, we will install Joe Bryant to the office of elder, we will introduce the Bradleys, and I will preach Exodus 15:22-18:27. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

10 Mar

Gresham Bible Church Update

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During tonight's member meeting I made an exciting and sorrowful announcement about my family following the call of God to plant a new church in N/NE Portland. We anticipated that many of you would not be able to attend this afternoon's member meeting, but I wanted to be certain that you heard this news directly from me so earlier this week we made a video of the same announcement given this afternoon. Click HERE to watch. 
 
I know that this is surprising news and that you may have a lot of questions. The elders have drafted a FAQ regarding this transition. We hope that this document provides clarity concerning GBC's future and how the elders plan to lead the church moving forward. 
 
Additionally, we (the elders) are eager to shepherd you through this transition. Please feel free to reach out to Anthony Perez, Thomas Slawson, Preston Knifong, Joe Bryant or myself. We love you all dearly and we're available to help you process this huge change in the life of GBC. 
 
Please pray for your elders and pray for GBC knowing that God works all things according to the counsel of his will. 
 
In Christ,
Vergil

Mark Your Calendars

Sundays
High School 6:30-8pm @ GBC study

Mondays
Jr. High 6:30-8pm @ GBC study
March 17th
Baptism Class; 12:30pm in the Orchard Room
March 24th
Student Ministry Parent Info Meeting; directly after service in the Orchard room
April 21st
Easter and Baptism Service
April 28th
Child Dedication

With any questions about the above events please contact noel.gbc@gmail.com

For questions about baptism please contact vergil@greshambible.org

Looking for Ways to Volunteer?

Here are a few ministries that could use some helping hands. For more details, click on the ministry title.
 
Fill out the online form letting us know if you'd like more information HERE.
Or contact Noel if you would like to serve.  noel.gbc@gmail.com

"The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger,
and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness" (Exodus 34:6). 

www.greshambible.org
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07 Mar

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Our dear brother and sister Kyle and Katie Cowan responded to the appeal for the placement of twin two year-old boys by opening their hearts and home to care for children in their distress. The Cowan's kindness is not due to having tons of extra space and plenty of surplus energy and time (they both work and have 4 bio children). They have inconvenienced themselves and taken on emergency placement because the gospel of Jesus Christ compels them to do so. We rejoice over God's work in their lives.

Please pray for the Cowan's spiritual and emotional strength. Pray for the transition for their children and the two foster children in their care. And pray that GBC's orphan care will continue to adorn the gospel by serving those in need and spreading the fame of Jesus Christ.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Daylight savings ends this coming Sunday, March 10th. Don't forget to set your clocks 1 hour forward on Saturday night.

  • Important Member Meeting this coming Sunday, 3:30-5:30pm in The Study
    If you are a member of GBC or considering membership with GBC, we (the elders) ask that you plan to attend the Member Meeting. During the meeting you will receive ministry updates, we will take in new members, and talk about the direction of GBC. Snacks provided and children are welcome.

  • Homeless Resource Bags
    Homeless Resource Bags are now available to pick up at the Resource Table on Sunday mornings. They contain food, hygiene items, the Gospel of John, and local homeless resource information. Two sizes are available: snack or gallon (meal) size. Please help distribute them in our community as you encounter people with a need.  And a special thanks to the Jr. High and High School youth groups for assembling them! 

  • Student Ministry Parent info/welcome meeting
    Parents and students please plan to join us for an informal meeting on March 24th directly after service in the Orchard room. We will get to meet Jordan Bradley and talk about what is coming up in Student Ministries. This will be about a 30 minute meeting.

  • Easter Family Worship Choir
    We’ll be having a Family Worship Choir for Easter this year (April 21st). There will be two Saturday rehearsals (4/13 & 4/20, 9-11AM) in addition to receiving the music and a practice MP3 at home. The choir is open to children in the Sprouts class on up. Children under 12 years old will need a parent/guardian to join with them. For more information and to sign up online, follow this link.
    Sign up sheets are also available at the Children’s Ministry Check-In table and the Resource Table at church. Sign-ups need to be submitted by March 17th.

  • GBC August Family Day
    Flexibility and diversity are values we like to champion at GBC. We know the church camp out is a favorite event of the year, so why are we doing a one-day event this year instead?

    1. We’ve had a difficult time finding a location that can accommodate those with accessibility needs.
    2. Putting together a camp out every year requires a lot of coordination and volunteers. Conscious of the time and high amount of volunteers that are needed we would like to move the camp out to every other year.
    3. A whole weekend away for a family costs more than a one day event.

    At GBC we want to be inclusive of those that have accessibility needs and be conscious of the time and cost it takes to put together a camp out. This year, GBC is planning a One-Day Family Event. We'll have many of the same types of activities that we’ve grown to love about the camp out: kid’s activities and games, group games, hang out time, dinner together as a church, a worship service, and a talent show. It will just be one day instead of a whole weekend. Thank you for being flexible as we try something different this year. And we look forward to alternating these events going forward!

    We are putting together a committee to pull off this new and fun event. If you would like to be involved please contact Noël Rodman.

    Our Upcoming Gathering
    Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Amy will lead our service and I will preach Exodus 13:17-15:21. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

26 Feb

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I trust that this email finds you rejoicing in the hope of your calling. Just a brief update this week.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Homeless Resource Bags
    Homeless Resource Bags are now available to pick up at the Resource Table on Sunday mornings.  They contain food, hygiene items, the Gospel of John, and local homeless resource information. Two sizes are available: Snack or Gallon(meal) size. Please help distribute them in our community as you encounter people with a need. And a special thanks to the Jr. High and High School youth groups for assembling them!  

  • Student Ministry Summer Opportunities
    Mission Trip
    Youth Works mission trip in Wind River, WY. The date for this trip is June 30-July 5 and costs $284/student. It is for completed 6th-12th grade students. Go here to see a short promo video.

    Youth Camp
    Centrifuge at Aldersgate Camp in Turner, OR (just south of Salem). The camp is July 13-18 and is for completed 6th-12th grades and costs $345/student. Go here to see a short promo video. Or here to see what a typical day at camp looks like.

    Student Ministry Parent Meeting
    We would like to invite all parents and students to an informational meeting on March 24th, directly after service in the Orchard room. At this meeting we will meet Jordan Bradley, talk in more detail about the summer opportunities, and answer any questions. To sign up for either of the above summer opportunities, or to ask questions before the meeting, please email Jordan Bradley at jordan@greshambible.org.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Ang Stump will lead our service and I will preach about the 10 plagues from Exodus 7-13. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

21 Feb

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I am very excited that we have reached the final stages of the elder process with Joe Bryant. Click HERE to access the elder recognition form. The elder recognition form is a way for the elders to measure consensus among the body and it's an opportunity for members to affirm Joe's godly character and demonstrated service to GBC. We ask that members fill out the form and place it in the offering box or mail it to the church office or scan and email it to vergil@greshambible.org.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Baptism Class – March 17th
    Directly after service in the Orchard Room. Our baptism service will be April 21st, Easter Sunday.

  • Job Opening
    InterAct Ministries is looking for a servant-hearted, missions-minded individual to be our next finance director to work in our U.S. office in Boring. Experience in nonprofit fund accounting and Quick Books required. For further details, contact Jerry Crosby, HR Director, (503) 668-5571 ext. 113 or jerry.crosby@interactministries.org.

  • Compassion Gresham Clinic
    We are excited to partner once again with Compassion Connextion. Our next Gresham clinic is March 9th from 10am-2pm. To volunteer contact Jenn Hudson.

  • Prayer for our Women's retreat – From Ang
    "Pray that the Holy Spirit would be preparing our hearts for what He has to teach us. Pray for our speakers, that they would be faithful to speak truth and grace. Pray for our worship team, that they would help us to turn our eyes upon Jesus and lay our burdens at His feet. Pray for all the details to come together. But mostly pray that God would be honored by all that happens, and that all of our hearts would be drawn closer to Him and each other this weekend."

  • Member Meeting March 10th
    If you are a member of GBC or considering membership with GBC, we (the elders) ask that you plan to attend our next Member Meeting on March 10th, 3:30-5:30pm. During the meeting you will receive ministry updates, we will take in new members, and talk about the direction of GBC. Snacks provided and children are welcome.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, will lead our service and I will preach Exodus 5:1-7:7. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

13 Feb

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I greatly missed being with you all on Sunday. Hopefully, the snow day was refreshing. Looking forward to our gathering this coming Lord's Day.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Compassion Gresham Clinic
    We are excited to partner once again with Compassion Connect. Our next Gresham clinic is March 9th. To volunteer or with questions, contact Jenn Hudson.

  • Joe Bryant Elder Recognition
    I am so pleased to announce that our brother Joe Bryant has reached the final stage of the process to become an elder with GBC. This coming Sunday we will present Joe to you for recognition. Your bulletin will include an elder recognition form insert. We ask that members fill out the form and place it in the offering box or mail it to the church office or scan and email it to vergil@greshambible.org.

  • Prayer Request for Women's Retreat from Ang Stump
    Pray for our speakers: Cristy Slawson, Bridget Botts and Sandy Brumbelow as they testify to what the Lord has done in their lives, and Sandy Snavely as she brings us a concluding word (from the Word) that will tie these 3 messages together before we leave on Sunday. 
    Pray for our retreat worship team: Jenn Hudson, Anneliese Autry and Becca Kinser who have been working hard to be sure our time spent singing is beautiful, draws our hearts closer to Jesus and above all that it honors the Lord. 
    Pray for me and our WM leadership team: (Lynsey Bock, Ann Stump, Cristy Slawson, Faith Hardin and Jenn Hudson) as we make the final preparations and nail down all the details, large and small.
    Pray for the weather! We won't cancel unless the mountain passes are all closed, but it would be nice not to have to worry about snow in 2 weeks! Sunshine would also be amazing, so pray for that too 🙂

  • Member Meeting March 10th
    If you are a member of GBC or considering membership with GBC, we (the elders) ask that you plan to attend our next Member Meeting on March 10th, 3:30-5:30pm. During the meeting you will receive ministry updates, we will take in new members, and talk about the direction of GBC. Snacks will be provided and children are welcome. (We are currently looking for a space that will better accommodate a higher turnout.) 

  • GBC 101 cancelled for Sunday February 17th

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Amy Lyda will lead our service and Dave Martin will preach from Hebrews 11; Jude verse 22. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

09 Feb

Gresham Bible Church Cancelled February 10, 2019

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Due to inclement weather (and Gresham-Barlow School District cancelling all events at their facilities this weekend), our services are cancelled for tomorrow, February 10th, 2019.
 

Mark Your Calendars

Sundays
High School 6:30-8pm @ GBC study

Mondays
Jr. High 6:30-8pm @ GBC study
February 17th
GBC 101 12:30-2:30pm @ GBC study
February 17th
Financial Peace 9 week study   Sunday's 3:30-5:30pm
February 22-24
Women's Retreat in Cannon Beach
Register HERE
Member Meeting March 10th
3:30-5:30pm

With any questions about the above events please contact noel.gbc@gmail.com

For questions about baptism please contact vergil@greshambible.org

Looking for Ways to Volunteer?

Here are a few ministries that could use some helping hands. For more details, click on the ministry title.
 
Fill out the online form letting us know if you'd like more information HERE.
Or contact Noel if you would like to serve.  noel.gbc@gmail.com

"The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger,
and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness" (Exodus 34:6). 

www.greshambible.org
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06 Feb

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Experience has taught us not to trust weather forecasts for the PNW. However, we will be monitoring the situation on Saturday night into early Sunday morning. If we need to cancel our gathering, we will make that announcement via email, Facebook, and the website.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Financial Peace University – final week to sign up is this coming Sunday. You can also email Rocky & Kathy Rodriguez.

  • Member Meeting rescheduled for Sunday, March 10th 3:30-6:30pm in The Study.

  • Women's Retreat registration and deposit deadline is this coming Sunday, February 10th. Click HERE to get registered.

  • GBC 101 is Sunday, February 17th 12:30-2:30pm in The Study. Please rsvp by emailing Noel so we can plan accordingly. Lunch provided, children welcomed.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Anthony Perez will lead us in music, I will lead our service and Dave Martin will preach from Hebrews 11; Jude verse 22. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

31 Jan

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I know that like me, many of you are planning to watch the Super Bowl. If you are hosting a party or simply gathering with family, consider screening 2 or 3 Football Sunday videos. The NFL players in these videos have really strong testimonies that will encourage you and could be useful for planting seeds with unbelievers and sparking a conversation about Jesus Christ.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Children's Ministry February Verse Card

  • Student Ministry
    No High School Group this Sunday, February 3rd. Will resume Feb 10th.

  • Women's Retreat
    The deadline to register AND to pay for the retreat is February 10. Please don't wait a minute longer! Here's the link to register online. Also, remember you can mail a check to the church office (123 E Powell Blvd. Suite 207, Gresham, 97030), or use Venmo to transfer money (search for Gresham Bible Church). Of course you can also put a check in the offering box on Sunday…just don't forget 🙂

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Warren Kinser will lead our service and I will preach Exodus chapters 3-4. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

23 Jan

Gresham Bible Church Update

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This coming Sunday we will launch a new series in the Old Testament book of Exodus. I am really excited to walk through this theologically rich and immensely practical study with you all. As a primer, take ten minutes or so to watch The Bible Project videos on the book of Exodus. And as always, please pray for me and the ministry of the word. Pray for fruitful study and power in preaching.

Here is what’s happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Financial Peace University begins February 17th
    Financial Peace begins Feb. 17th. Cost is $129. Contact Rocky and Kathy Rodriguez to sign up. Click HERE to hear a powerful message from Dave Ramsey about why this class is so worthwhile.

  • Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, February 17th 12:30-2:30pm
    GBC 101 is a 2 hour overview of the history, theology, mission, vision and direction of GBC. It is the on ramp into membership in the church. During the time we cover lots of ground about the life and ministry of GBC and there is plenty of space along the way to answer your questions about the church. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Please RSVP by emailing Noel.

  • Women’s Ministry News from Ang Stump
    Jen Wilkins Joshua study
    After doing Jen Wilkin’s studies in James and 123 John, we are so excited to study Joshua together! Once again, we’ve got plenty of options that will work for everybody, including an online group study. The cost is $5, which covers the cost of the printed workbook. See below for the different options:

    Ang Stump: every OTHER Sunday morning 8-9:30am at The Study, starts 2/3, contact Ang
    Lynsey Bock: online group (will meet once or twice, dates TBD) starts 1/28, contact Lynsey
    Kathy Rodriguez and Megan Wood: every OTHER Monday morning at 9-10:15am at M&M Café, starts 1/28, contact Kathy or Megan
    Bernadette Harnish and Ann Stump: every OTHER Tuesday evening at Bernadette’s house, kids are welcome, start date and time TBD, contact Bernadette or Ann
    Kerri Bryant: every OTHER Thursday morning at 10am at Kerri’s house, starts 1/24, contact Kerri
    Sandy Brumbelow: every OTHER Saturday morning at 10am at Sandy’s house, starts 2/2, contact Sandy

    Cannon Beach Retreat Feb 22-24
    I can’t tell you how excited I am about this retreat, and how much I don’t want you to miss it! The weekend will be incredible. Getting to know and love your fellow church ladies. Jenn Hudson leading worship. Cannon Beach. Three of my very favorite GBC women testifying to what Jesus has done in their lives. Lots of down time to play games or take a nap. Legendary snack table. For more info, go to the online registration page (or find paper registrations on the resource table on Sunday). The deadline for the $50 deposit is February 10th so sign up ASAP!

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Thomas will lead our service and I will preach Exodus chapter 1 & 2. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

16 Jan

Gresham Bible Church Update

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We are commanded to pray for our government. We ought to pray for our leaders because Romans 13:1 tells us that the authorities that exist have been established by God. God brings order to our world by establishing authority structures. Also, we should pray for our leaders because 1 Timothy 2:1-2 tells us that the good success of our rulers blesses our lives. Desiring to see a leader fail is like boarding a plane and hoping it crashes. Lastly, we should pray for our leaders because 1 Peter 2:17 tells us to honor the emperor. It is socially acceptable to bash authority. Commonly, the target of our contempt is the person in authority over us. But Christians should not live like the world. There is a place for speaking truth to power but that is the exception and not the rule. Believers should be marked by an appreciation for and submission to authority; knowing that ultimately God stands behind it. I have my share of grievances with our current president; but I pray for him and desire to see his good plans succeed. My speech about him and others in authority over me is mostly directed to God and about their good. I find that doing so helps me give appropriate honor to our rulers.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, February 17th 12:30-2:30pm
    GBC 101 is a 2 hour overview of the history, theology, mission, vision and direction of GBC. It is the on-ramp into membership in the church. During this time we cover lots of ground about the life and ministry of GBC. There is also plenty of space along the way to answer your questions about GBC. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Please rsvp by emailing Noel.

  • Women's Ministry News
    Next WM Gathering

    Join us on January 29th from 7-9pm at the Study for a time of worship and testimonies! This is a great opportunity to get together with other women in our church community and continue to build authentic relationships with each other. 
    WM Jen Wilkin Study
    Women's Ministry is starting another Jen Wilkin Bible Study, this time studying the book of Joshua. There will be information fliers on the resource table this Sunday or you can follow this link to see the email with all the info. Groups are starting soon! There is an option available for every schedule—even a flexible online group—so please join the one that works for you.

  • Financial Peace University begins February 17th
    Financial Peace begins February 17th and will be on Sunday's from 3:30-5:30pm in the GBC study. The cost is $129. Contact Rocky and Kathy Rodriguez to sign up.

  • Children's Ministry Announcement
    Parents, please remember to take your children to the restroom before class. Older kids, please remember to use the restroom before class. Fewer restroom breaks helps our teachers better steward their class time.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Preston will lead our service and Mike Dahl will preach part 2 of Psalm 115. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

09 Jan

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I pray that this email finds you rejoicing in the hope of your calling.  Just a brief update this week.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Financial Peace University begins February 17th
    We are excited to once again offer FPU. Rocky and Kathy Rodriguez will lead this 9-week course that specializes in helping people manage God's money wisely. For families, I have learned that paying down debt and building up savings is secondary to creating unity in marriage. There are lots of practical benefits to FPU but I think the biggest takeaway from the course is unifying the family around a common vision which is aided by giving money a purpose. Email Noel to sign up.

  • 2018 Giving Statements
    Noel is hard at work preparing your 2018 giving statements. Your statements will be sent through postage mail and should be received by the end of the month.   

  • Student Ministries
    Next week, we will resume our regular schedule with High School group meeting Sunday January 13th, 630-8pm and Middle School meeting on Monday January 14th, 630-8pm.  

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Amy Lyda will lead our service and Mike Dahl will preach Psalm 115. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

03 Jan

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Happy New Year! I pray that this calendar year will be marked by God's faithfulness and your continued growth and joy in Jesus Christ. Charles Spurgeon's devotional from 1 Samuel 7:12 "Hitherto hath the Lord helped us" is one that I often return to at the start of a new year. Be encouraged that God is with you and will be your help in 2019.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • Benevolence
    The GBC Benevolence Ministry has become aware of some significant practical needs for a family new to our church:
    1.  A working generator, theirs is broken. They live in an old trailer.
    2.  A working refrigerator, theirs is broken. They are using a cooler.
    3.  Housing rental for lower rent. Both parents are employed but they qualify for no assistance and have a prior eviction due to unsustainable rise in rent.
    If you are in the position of helping out with any of the above needs, please contact Kathy Rodriguez.

  • Condolences for the Rau's
    Dave Rau's father, Jay, is now in the presence of his Savior. Please pray for Dave and Beth's comfort. Also, you are invited to show your support for the Rau's at Jay's memorial service next Friday, January 11th at 1:30pm @ Good Shepherd Community Church.

  • Women's Ministry News
    Save the date for our first bible study of 2019, January 29th, 7-9pm in the Study.
    Our women's retreat is February 22-24, sign-up online here.

  • Student Ministries Winter Break
    High School will resume January 13th, 630-8pm and Jr. High will resume January 14th, 630-8pm.  

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Danny Nedelisky will lead us in music, Thomas Slawson will lead our service and I will preach Luke 11:1-13. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

27 Dec

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I trust that your hearts were filled with the joy of Jesus Christ on Christmas day. Our family travelled to Tucson, AZ to be with my parents and my brother's family for the holiday. Along with enjoying family, we plan to be with Dave and Rachael Berry at Flagstaff Christian Fellowship this coming Sunday.

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • End-of-year giving
    Thank you for your faithful support of GBC throughout the year. Once again we rejoice in the Lord's good provision through your generosity. As 2018 comes to a close and as you reflect on God's kindness, consider making an investment in GBC. Please remember that 2018 giving must received or postmarked by December 31st.

  • Thank you Bethany Nedelisky!!
    A huge shout out to Bethany Nedelisky and all our GBC kids for a wonderful Christmas program!! It was a delight to watch!

  • Student Ministries Winter Break
    High School will resume January 13th, 630-8pm and Jr. High will resume January 14th, 630-8pm.

  • New Addition
    The Lord blessed Bryan and Crystal Wright with a beautiful baby boy, Thaddaeus James   Wright born on December 7th. Also, Dayne and Christine Takara welcomed a baby girl, Naomi Yumiko Takara, born on December 19th.

  • The church office is closed this week. Regular hours resume January 2nd.  

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc will lead us in music, Angie Stump will lead our service and Eric Wood will preach 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

20 Dec

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Once again Michelle Waggoner and a wonderful team of volunteers did a superb job of coordinating our annual Christmas Brunch. Many thanks to everyone who helped. And thank you all for bringing a great spread.
                   

Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC

  • The Persecution of Chinese Christians
    I wept and rejoiced as I read Pastor Wang Yi's powerful response to the ongoing persecution of Christians in China. This man's faith is a gift to us all. His declaration is a great example of what it means to live in the kingdom of this world while serving and waiting for the kingdom of heaven.

  • Student Ministry Christmas Outreach
    Last weekend, twenty-eight students with 6 leaders personally extended an invitation to 56 homes in the neighboring Dexter McCarty area to join us for our Christmas service this coming Sunday. These invites were both strategically and lovingly accompanied with a box of home baked cookies to ensure the recipient of our sincerity. Now here is where you come in! Be on the lookout for new faces on Sunday, they might just be our neighbors!  ~ Clare Biggerstaff

  • Children's Ministry Christmas Program this Sunday!
    Greenhouse, Orchard, and Harvest will be singing this Sunday. Please have your children line up in the Orchard hallway as soon as you arrive.
    There are only classes for Seeds and Nursery on Sunday, so children’s ministry has a gift for all the kids who will be sitting in service! Please see Lisa and Megan in the back during fellowship break.

  • Student Ministry Winter Break
    Our leaders are now on a much needed winter break. Preston Knifong, Joe Bryant, Thomas Slawson, Megan Wood, Joe Rodman, RaeAnn Heath, Bryan Hardin, Sue Coons, Holly Riegelmann, Elise Peter, and Kerri Bryant have all stepped up in a big way to lead student ministries during a season of transition. We so appreciate all the work they've done. High School will resume January 13th, 630-8pm and Jr. High will resume January 14th, 630-8pm.

  • The church office will be closed December 24th-28th

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc will lead us in music, our kids will perform their Christmas program, Thomas will lead our service and I will preach Mark 10:32-45. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text