24 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Thank you all for a wonderful send off this last Sunday. Our family was overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity. It has been an absolute privilege to serve alongside you in ministry and to do life together over the last 12 years. You have shared in our highs and in our lows, you have prayed for us, befriended us, supported us and served us. We will always look back fondly on our time with GBC.

In the coming days and weeks your elders and deacons and staff will need your prayers and support. Please ask God to give them spiritual strength to trust in Christ and to lead by faith. Pray also for the preaching team as they fill the pulpit this summer. And pray for the process of calling GBC's next lead pastor. May the Lord give wisdom and grace to you all.

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

  • Stay in the loop with the new church plant
    Simply reply to this email with "count me in" if you would like to be on our mailing list. We won't clutter your inbox. You can expect to receive one or two (at the most) updates each month. The purpose is to inform you about the progress of the plant and to give you clear direction in prayer.

  • Student Ministries Incoming 6th Graders
    All incoming 6th graders and their parents are invited to attend an informational meeting after church in the Orchard room on June 9th about youth ministry and the calendar for the summer.

  • Combo Youth Group
    Due to the Memorial Day weekend Jr High and High School group will combine this Sunday and meet from 5:30-7pm in the Study.

  • GBC 101 on June 9th, 12:30-2:30pm. RSVP to Noël Rodman.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Anthony Perez will lead our service, and Jordan Bradley will preach Matthew 18:21-35. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

15 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

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This coming Sunday will be a bittersweet day of excitement and loss. So many of you have expressed your joy about sending us out and at the same time I know that this is a difficult transition for most. I read an article recently titled 10 Ways to Navigate Pastoral Transition that I think you will find helpful. Kelsey and I are eager to go but very sad to leave. God has done so much good work in our lives through GBC; you all will be missed greatly.

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

  • Send-off/Farewell Service
    We would love to see you all this coming Sunday for our send-off/farewell service. This will be a very special day, with a lunch reception directly following the service. Additionally, we will receive an offering to help with the start-up costs for the new church plant (please mark "church plant" in the memo line). 

  • Brown Church Plant Interest Meetings
    For those of you who want to know how you can better pray for us, hear more about what we will be doing, or how you can partner with us, please join us for one of our interest meetings being held at our home.
    27910 SE Dee St. Boring, OR 97009
    May 24th @ 7pm
    June 2nd @ 4pm

  • Children's Ministry
    Trauma Training May 18th in the Study: Children's Ministry feels it is extremely valuable to grow in how we serve our GBC kids! From foster care to adoption, we have the unique opportunity to love and teach lots of different kids. If you would like to join Megan, Lisa, and many of our teachers for this training to help collaborate how GBC can best grow in this area, please email Lisa Perez.

  • Prayer Meeting Cancelled this Saturday May 18th. Will resume on May 25th.

  • GBC 101 on June 9th, 12:30-2:30pm. RSVP to Noël Rodman.

  • Compassion Clinic on June 8th
    We are excited to partner once again with Compassion Connect. Go here to see their website. Our next Gresham clinic is June 8th. The event is from 8:30-3pm. To volunteer contact Jenn Hudson.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Thomas Slawson will lead our service, and I will preach Joshua 23. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

09 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I have received many positive reports about Bob Schilling's sermon on Sunday. Praise God! This summer, GBC will be served by Bob and others as they fill the pulpit until the next lead pastor arrives. We are blessed to have so many gifted preachers and teachers in the church.

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

  • Children's Ministry
    Trauma Training May 18th in the Study: Children's Ministry feels it is extremely valuable to grow in how we serve our GBC kids! From foster care to adoption, we have the unique opportunity to love and teach lots of different kids. If you would like to join Megan, Lisa, and many of our teachers for this training to help collaborate how GBC can best grow in this area, please email Lisa Perez. Please RSVP by May 15th. The training will include the following:

    *Risk factors for trauma
    *Adverse Childhood Experiences
    *The impact of trauma
    *How fear drives behavior
    *Practical strategies to connect in relationship

  • Student Ministries
    Student Ministry WILL be meeting this Sunday as normal with our new times. Jr High meets from 530-7pm and High School from 7-9pm in the study. Also a heads up that they WILL be meeting on Sunday, May 26th of Memorial Day weekend as well.

  • GBC Picnic June 23rd
    Our annual GBC Picnic at Red Sunset Park is coming up on June 23rd. We are looking for volunteers to help with set up, tear down, buying food/supplies, and helping with games. If you would like to volunteer please email Noël Rodman.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Amy Lyda will lead our service, and I will conclude our series in Exodus and preach Exodus 35-40. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

02 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I pray that this email finds you rejoicing in the hope of your calling. Below is your church update.

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

Dexter McCarty Teacher Appreciation Week                                               
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up! Please consider signing up to bring something for the meal that GBC is providing the Dexter McCarty Teachers on Monday, May 6. Our on line sign -up can be found at Sign Up Genius HERE. Contact Elise Peter at 503-799-7644 or elisempeter@gmail.com with any questions.  We will be setting up this coming Sunday after church.

Student Ministry
Beginning this Sunday May 5th, High School & Jr. High will start their new day/times.
Jr. High Group – Sundays, 5:30-7pm
High School Group – Sundays, 7:30-9pm
For now both youth groups will be meeting in the Study (Suite 110).

Student Ministry Mission Trip
The deadline to sign up for our Student Ministry World Changers mission trip (June 22-July1) is this Sunday May 5th. Go HERE to see the trip description. Students and parents can sign up this Sunday at youth group or email Jordan Bradley.

Brown Family Send Off
After 12 years of faithful service unto the Lord through GBC, our founding pastor is departing to begin a new work in the Albina district of Portland, OR. We are sad to see him go but delighted to send the Brown's off as they follow the call of God. You are invited to join us on Sunday, May 19th for the send-off/farewell service of our beloved pastor Vergil Brown. This will be a very special day, with a reception directly following the service and we will receive an offering to help with the start-up costs of planting a new church.

Our Upcoming Gathering
Lord willing, Warren Kinser will lead us in music, Preston Knifong will lead our service, and Bob Schilling will preach Exodus 33:12-34:9. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

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