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Gresham Bible Church Update

March 7, 2019 admin

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