Gresham Bible Church Update
About 1/3 of the Psalms are songs/prayers of lament. There is a book of the Bible called Lamentations. God expects and encourages us to cast our burdens upon him because he cares for us. The Lord also expects that even in difficult times that we will have grateful hearts. I recently read an excellent article from our friends at Eternal Perspective Ministries on "The Blessing of Gratitude, the Curse of Complaining." As we approach Thanksgiving, consider this 12 point cure for complaining. Because of God's goodness we have many reasons to give thanks.
Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC
Children's Ministry News
Christmas Performance! Come hear our GBC kids sing on December 23rd! This will include our students in Greenhouse, Orchard, and Harvest. (Sprouts will join in the Easter performance.)
Advent! Our resource table will have sample Advent resources for you to review this week! Click here to see a list of Advent Resources!
Dreaming! Children’s ministry is praying for some small group leaders to serve once a month! We also would love to add a teacher to our team! Interested? Email Lisa or Megan OR talk to us Sunday!
Women's Ministry News
Christmas party! Join us for our Christmas party on Saturday December 1st at 6:30pm at Courtney Willard's house. Please RSVP and read the details on Evite, because it's an ornament AND a cookie exchange! (Remember, NO NUTS or NUTMEG in your cookies) Even if you're unable or don't want to bring anything, come anyway 🙂
Abide Study Celebration! Over 50 of us are nearing the end of our 123 John study, "Abide" and I want all of our groups to celebrate together when we're done! Join us for breakfast on Saturday December 15, from 8:30-10am in The Study (GBC office, suite 110). I'll provide the food and coffee.
December 16th following the morning service.
A-H Egg Dish
J-R Potato Dish
S-Z Fruit/Pastry Dish
Please do not bring any items containing nuts.
NO High School Group this Sunday Nov. 25th. Will resume Dec 2nd.
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GBC 101 December 9th 12:30-2:30pm in the study. RSVP to Noel
Our Upcoming Gathering
Lord willing, Marc will lead us in music, Lynsey Bock will lead our service and I will preach Ephesians 6:1-9. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text