Gresham Bible Church Update
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