Gresham Bible Church Update
This coming Sunday marks the beginning of advent. In advent, we look forward to our Savior’s second coming even as we prepare to celebrate his first coming at Christmas. In this season we keep in mind both “advents” of Christ, the first in Bethlehem and the second yet to come. Follow this LINK to read why and how we practice advent.
Here is what's happening in the life and ministry of GBC
Email Noel to receive a copy of the latest church directory. There are 345 souls to lift up in prayer and to become more familiar with.
Please be praying for the December 8th Compassion Clinic in Gresham. This is a sweet opportunity to show Christ's love for our neighbors. Pray that along with alleviating basic needs, that the hearts of those served will be warmed toward God. There is still space if you would like to volunteer. Email Jenn Hudson if you are interested.
Jr. High Community Outreach Event
Event: Jr. High Christmas Invitation Outreach
When: December 15th, 1-3pm in the Study
Who: All Jr High students and parents if they would like to volunteer. (We need more parent drivers and chaperones. Please RSVP to Noel if you can be a driver or a chaperone.)
What to bring: Each student should bring 2 dozen cookies to the event (preferably homemade).
What we'll be doing: We will assemble the outreach boxes at 1pm with cookies and a flyer invitation to our Christmas service on December 23rd. The students will then be driven by a GBC adult to the neighborhood around Dexter to hand out the baskets/invitations.
Parent Consent Form: If you will be dropping your student off, please fill out this form and send it with your student. We will also have extra forms available at the event.
Pick Up: We will be back by 3pm in the Study for parent pick up.
Mark your calendars: Christmas Brunch, December 16th following our morning service.
A-H – Egg Dish
J-R – Potato Dish
S-Z – Fruit/Pastry Dish
Please do not bring any items containing nuts or nutmeg.
**We need volunteers for set up and clean up. Please email Michelle Waggoner to sign up.
Hey GBC ladies!
Our Women's Ministry Christmas party is only a few days away! Join us Saturday December 1 at 6:30pm at Courtney Willard's house (18945 SE Wenmot Ln, Eagle Creek) It's an ornament exchange and a cookie exchange (NO nuts/nutmeg please!) Because who doesn't love ornaments and cookies? Neither exchange is mandatory, so even if you can't–or don't want to–participate, please come anyway! There will be lots of appetizers, a coffee and hot chocolate bar and lots of great fellowship so please don't miss it. RSVP and read the details on the Evite.
Our Upcoming Gathering
Lord willing, Marc will lead us in music, Warren Kinser will lead our service and I will preach Ephesians 6:5-9. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text