23 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Here is what's happening in the life of the church

  • GBC Father's Day Fishing Derby on June 17th
    We have 6 spots remaining. Email Noel to reserve your spot.  
    Arrive and get set up:                    2:00-2:30
    First group ages 7 & under:           2:30-3:15
    Second Group ages 8 & above:    3:25-4:25
    Awards & Ice Cream:                    4:30-4:45

  • GBC 101
    Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, June 10th, 12:30-2:30pm in the Study. This class is the on-ramp into the life of GBC. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Please email Noel if you plan to attend. 

  • Women's Ministry Summer Schedule
    Tuesday, June 19th @ 7pm – Game Night at Ang Stump's
    Saturday, July 14th @ 7:30pm – Outdoor Movie Night at Jenn Hudson's
    Wednesday, August 22nd @ 7:30pm – Campfire Worship and S'mores at Rasmussen's

  • GBC Picnic- June 24th @ Red Sunset Park
    We need some volunteers for food prep, set up, clean up, kids games, and general photography. Please email Michelle Waggoner or Noel Rodman to volunteer.​ 
    Please remember to keep all potluck items peanut and tree nut free. Dish suggestions correspond with last name:
    A-H please bring a salad/fruit
    J-R  please bring a dessert
    S-Z  please bring a side dish

  • Dexter McCarty Community Care Day
    Our Dexter McCarty Community Care Day is August 18th and we are looking for a leader/point person. Please email Noel if you would like to volunteer. Here are some pictures from last years Care Day.

     

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave will lead our service, Jenn Hudson will lead us in singing and I will preach John 12:37-50. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

17 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

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We have a full update this week. Enjoy!

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • GBC Father’s Day Fishing Derby on June 17th
    400 Rainbow Trout will be planted in the pond before the event. There are also Bass, Bluegill, and Crappie in the pond. The Trout will be able to be taken home to eat. Please bring your own gear if possible. We will have extra gear if needed. Bring your own folding chair. The goal is to fish for the trout, but all four kinds of fish will be be caught. There will be two separate time slots for different age groups. 3-7 year olds & 8 and older.  There will be prizes awarded for most fish caught & longest trout caught for each age group.

    There will be no swimming or boating during the fishing derby.
    Arrive and get set up:                    2:00-2:30
    First group ages 7 & under:          2:30-3:15
    Second Group ages 8 & above:    3:25-4:25
    Awards & Ice Cream:                     4:30-4:45

    2017 Father’s Day Fishing Derby
      

  • Children’s Ministry
    Because some of our amazing GBC families are moving, Children’s Ministry is in immediate need of a Harvest helper and a Sprouts teacher. This is a once a month commitment. If you’d like to see how fun the Sprouts class is, join Megan in there THIS Sunday! Email us at lisa@greshambible.org or megan@greshambible.org.
  • Women’s Ministry
    Ladies, please join Women’s Ministry for our next gathering, “Gearing Up for a Gospel Centered Summer,” on Tuesday May 22, from 7-9pm in The Study. After a brief message, we’ll brainstorm together about ways to keep our focus on Jesus (and the body of Christ) during unpredictable summer schedules. – Ang Stump, Women’s Ministry Director
  • GBC Picnic- June 24th @ Red Sunset Park
    We need some volunteers for food prep, set up, clean up, kids games, and general photography. Please email Michelle Waggoner or Noel Rodman to volunteer.​

    Dish suggestions correspond with last name:
    A-H please bring a salad/fruit
    J-R  please bring a dessert
    S-Z  please bring a side dish
    Please remember to keep all potluck items peanut and tree nut free.

  • Student Ministries
    Our students read Matthew 1-7 this past week 67 times for a total of 536 chapters. This week they are reading Isaiah 52-66. Please keep student ministries in prayer.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Angie Stump will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dave Berry will preach Hebrews 12:18-13:24. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

17 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

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We have a full update this week. Enjoy!

Here is what's happening in the life of the church

  • GBC Father's Day Fishing Derby on June 17th
    400 Rainbow Trout will be planted in the pond before the event. There are also Bass, Bluegill, and Crappie in the pond. The Trout will be able to be taken home to eat. Please bring your own gear if possible. We will have extra gear if needed. Bring your own folding chair. The goal is to fish for the trout, but all four kinds of fish will be be caught. There will be two separate time slots for different age groups. 3-7 year olds & 8 and older.  There will be prizes awarded for most fish caught & longest trout caught for each age group.  

    There will be no swimming or boating during the fishing derby.
    Arrive and get set up:                    2:00-2:30
    First group ages 7 & under:          2:30-3:15
    Second Group ages 8 & above:    3:25-4:25
    Awards & Ice Cream:                     4:30-4:45 

    2017 Father's Day Fishing Derby
      

  • Children's Ministry
    Because some of our amazing GBC families are moving, Children’s Ministry is in immediate need of a Harvest helper and a Sprouts teacher. This is a once a month commitment. If you’d like to see how fun the Sprouts class is, join Megan in there THIS Sunday! Email us at lisa@greshambible.org or megan@greshambible.org.  

  • Women's Ministry
    Ladies, please join Women's Ministry for our next gathering, "Gearing Up for a Gospel Centered Summer," on Tuesday May 22, from 7-9pm in The Study. After a brief message, we'll brainstorm together about ways to keep our focus on Jesus (and the body of Christ) during unpredictable summer schedules. – Ang Stump, Women's Ministry Director

  • GBC Picnic- June 24th @ Red Sunset Park
    We need some volunteers for food prep, set up, clean up, kids games, and general photography. Please email Michelle Waggoner or Noel Rodman to volunteer.​ 

    Dish suggestions correspond with last name:
    A-H please bring a salad/fruit
    J-R  please bring a dessert
    S-Z  please bring a side dish
    Please remember to keep all potluck items peanut and tree nut free.

  • Student Ministries
    Our students read Matthew 1-7 this past week 67 times for a total of 536 chapters. This week they are reading Isaiah 52-66. Please keep student ministries in prayer.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Angie Stump will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dave Berry will preach Hebrews 12:18-13:24. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

11 May

Gresham Bible Church Update

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A few leaders from our church met with the leaders of Powell Valley Church on Friday evening to explore the possibility of GBC acquiring their property. For much of their 127 year history PVC has enjoyed a rich legacy, but in recent years their good reputation has been lost. Knowing this, we have been clear that it is wise and best for their church to dissolve and then donate their assets to GBC. In this scenario Powell Valley would close and GBC would continue as normal but with a great property and a few new people. Over the last few weeks we have (at their urging) engaged in talks about how and if this can actually happen. In the process we have learned more about their church and some of the complexities surrounding enveloping them into GBC. Paramount to the elders is preserving our faithful witness of Jesus Christ. Also we are committed to the health of GBC. In the book, "Better Together" which is about how to unify churches, the author says that when done well 1+1=3 but when done poorly 1+1=0. This only works if it's a win for GBC. We are working to wisely navigate our way through these talks. Also, we are happy to discuss these things further with you. We are holding out hope that this will actually get done, as it would be a wonderful opportunity for GBC. But there is chance that we won't be able to come to terms. Your prayers are appreciated. And we ask that prayer be the primary way that you talk about this possibility, please mostly talk to God about this. We want to refrain from disrespecting Powell Valley or disparaging them in any way.

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.


Here is what's happening in the life of the church

  • Church Camp Out

150 people are already registered for our August 10-12 Camp out. We still have a number of tent/rv sites remaining but cabin and yome sites are all reserved. The early bird deadline is May 21st. Register online.  

  • Women's Bible Study
    The next women's bible study is Tuesday, May 22nd 7-9pm in The Study.    

  • Summer Camp Scholarships (from Emily Prodan)

We are nearing the end of the camp scholarship qualification period. I have still not gotten any applications…and have only had a handful of kids submit service projects for approval. It is really important to know the headcount so we can appropriately allocate funds and send them to the proper camp. Please let me know asap via email (prodan02@gmail.com) or turn in the application page to the offering box. I have gotten some feedback that an extra week would be helpful so I will extend the deadline to Sunday, June 3rd. Finally, we still need donations to the fund to be able to offer up to 50% of the tuition. This is such a huge blessing to our kids and a great investment in their spiritual growth. Please mark your checks "camp scholarship fund". Thank you for your support of our kids!  

  • Student Ministries
    (1) NO HS group this Sunday due to Mother’s Day
    (2) Thank you for praying last week and we ask for your continued prayer this week. The students recently finished reading Jesus’ Upper Room Discourse in John 12-17 a total of 53 times for 318 chapters. Now they have turned their attention to Matthew 1-7 and have been challenged to note parallels between Moses and Jesus.

  • GBC Picnic

Mark your calendars for our GBC picnic coming up June 24th at Red Sunset Park.  We need volunteers for food prep, set up, clean up, kids games, and general photography. If you would like to volunteer please email or talk with Noel Rodman or Michelle Waggoner.

 

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach John 11:55-12:36. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

26 Apr

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • Pray that GBC would have increasing influence and opportunity in helping other area congregations grow in the marks of a healthy church for the sake of the gospel.

Here is what's happening in the life of the church

  • Children's Ministry
    This Sunday is the 5th Sunday of the month which means there will be no Harvest, Orchard or Greenhouse classes. Nursery, Seeds, and Sprouts will still have class.

  • Camp Out Registration
    Don’t forget to register for our camp out! You can register online HERE or by using paper registration forms on the resource table on a Sunday morning. Simply fill one out and place it in the offering box. The deadline for early registration with early bird prices, is May 21st.  

  • Baptism Class
    Our next baptism class will be Sunday, May 6th right after the service in the Harvest room. This class is open to people exploring baptism and those ready to go public with their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Student Ministries
    Student Ministry tackled a big challenge these last 2 weeks in reading Deuteronomy as many times as possible. We are happy to share that Deuteronomy was read 19 times (and some change) for a grand total of 646 chapters! This week our students will be reading Ephesians. Please ask the Lord to bear fruit in our lives for His glory!

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dave Martin will preach Hebrews 11:8-16. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

19 Apr

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Last week Dave Berry and I were blessed to be in Louisville, Kentucky for the Together for the Gospel (T4G) conference. The time was equipping, energizing and profoundly significant. You can watch all of the plenary sessions and panel discussion HERE. All of the messages are strong. If you are only going to watch/listen to a few I recommend: Thabiti, Ligon, and Chandler.

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • 70 women will gather at Damascus Community Church for our annual women's retreat. Please pray that God will use the time to help our women grow in Christ.  

Here is what's happening in the life of the church

  • New Deacons
    On Sunday we presented 5 deacon candidates: Jason and Lynsey Bock, Brett Hooper, and Bryan and Chris McClelland. They have already served our church well. We plan to install them in just a couple of weeks.

  • Children's Ministry
    GBC is blessed with a lot of toddlers! We’d love to fully staff our Seeds classroom on our upcoming schedule. We are in need of 2-3 more helpers. Please contact Lisa or Megan if you are willing and able to serve once a month in this class.

  • Camp Out Registration
    So far, 110 people are registered! 7 yome sites remain along with 20 tent/RV sites. Register online HERE or by using paper registration forms located on the resource table on Sunday morning. Simply fill one out and place it in the offering box. The deadline for early registration is May 21st.  

  • New Meals Ministry Coordinator
    I am very happy to announce that Karah Busby is GBC's new meals ministry coordinator. Please encourage our sister and pray for her success.

  • Student Ministries
    Our students are currently reading through Deuteronomy for 2 weeks. Most recently, they read through Numbers 9-25 a total of 58 times. Thank you for your continued support of us in prayer!

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach John 10. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

05 Apr

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Thank you to all who made our Resurrection Sunday a huge success. The service was a win in so many ways.  

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • Let's pray for our upcoming Women's Retreat. Pray that God would use the retreat to grow our women in Christ and to deepen the bond of unity among women in our church.

Here is what's happening in the life of the church

  • New Addition
    The Lord blessed our sister Samantha Wilson with a healthy baby boy: Liam Alexander, 8lbs 7oz and 20 1/2 inches.

  • Children's Ministry
    Click HERE to access the April verse card.

  • Additional Parking
    The DMMS east lot is now open on Sundays as well as the west lot.

  • Meals Ministry
    We are looking for a lead for our meals ministry. If you are interested, please email Noel for more details.  

  • Women's Ministry
    The deadline to sign up is this coming Sunday, April 8th.

  • Operations
    The operations ministry works hard to create a worshipful environment for insiders and a welcoming environment for outsiders. The ops team is short on workers and in need of at least 3 more people. Please contact Brett if you are willing to serve.

  • GBC 101 Postponed
    Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, June 10th 12:30-2:30pm in The Study.

Our Upcoming Gathering

This coming Sunday will mark exactly 11 years of ministry for Gresham Bible Church; praise God for his grace (and happy birthday Gracie). Lord willing, Amy Lyda will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach John 9. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

29 Mar

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Celebrating the life and ministry of Jesus is a regular occurrence in our church. But one week each year is marked as holy. This is the week that we slow down and spend more time meditating on the Passion of Jesus Christ. I recommend skipping ahead a bit in John's Gospel and reading chapters 12-20 for your week's devotions.

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • Praise God for the achievements of the cross! Let's pray this week that our meditations on Jesus Christ and his cross will awaken sleepy Christians, cause the backslider to regain their first love and encourage the faithful to remain steadfast in their devotion.  

Here is what's happening in the life of the church

  • Meals Ministry
    For the last 3 1/2 years our sister Marisa Springer has very faithfully served as the lead for our meals ministry. She recently discerned that it was time for her to entrust this joyful task to someone else. Marisa has been a rock star. As many of you have experienced, her leadership has enriched the life of the church and blessed many in our body. Her transition means that we need a new meals lead. If you are interested, please email Noel for more details.  

  • Children's Ministry
    Parents, please have your kids practice their Easter songs. 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGrGSxChq5Q
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfIuZPN0CiU

  • Parking
    Just a reminder to make use of the back parking lot and 5th St.

  • Student Ministry Schedule
    NO High School ministry this Easter Sunday. Will resume April 8th  

  • GBC 101
    Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, April 8th 12:30-2:30pm in the Study. This class is the on-ramp into the life of GBC. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Please email Noel if you plan to attend.

 Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave will lead our service, Anthony will lead us in singing, our kids will perform two songs, we will baptize several people and I will preach John 8. We will have no Lord’s Supper this Sunday. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

22 Mar

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Easter Sunday is just around the corner, April 1st. We will have a special service that day. In addition to our regular order, our kids will perform and several believers will go public with their faith through baptism.

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • Lots of people will be attending churches in our area on Easter Sunday. As we look ahead to that day, please pray for evangelistic impact. Pray for power and clarity in preaching and pray that God would grant repentance leading to salvation.

Here is what's happening in the life of the church

  • Children's Ministry
    Harvest will have class this Sunday! Even though it is a fourth Sunday, our Harvest kids will meet to practice their Easter song and enjoy a Palm Sunday lesson! Please have your Harvest kids check in as usual. They will be dismissed from the gym when church is over. Thanks! 

    Easter song links
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGrGSxChq5Q
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfIuZPN0CiU

  • GBC 101
    Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, April 8th 12:30-2:30pm in The Study. This class is the on-ramp into the life of GBC. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Please email Noel if you plan to attend.

  • Baptism
    If you missed the baptism class but would like to participate in our upcoming baptism on April 1st, just email Noel.

  • Student Ministry Schedule
    High School meets this Sunday, March 25th but will not be meeting April 1st for Easter Sunday. Jr. High will not be meeting March 26th due to Spring Break, but will resume April 2nd.

  • YBL 2k18
    Once again we thank you for praying for Student Ministries. We are happy to report that Genesis 1-12 was read 57 times. Our next challenge is to read Exodus 1-20 as many times as possible over the following two weeks. Please prayer our hunger and delight in the Word increases! 

 Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, I will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing and Dave Berry will preach Hebrews 11-12. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

15 Mar

Gresham Bible Church Update

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By God's grace, hospitality is one of the hallmarks of GBC. Our fellowship with one another helps strengthen our bond of unity. And, when we welcome outsiders we display the love of Christ. The warmth and affection that we show to new people is a powerful witness of Jesus. This trait is always important but even more so as the Lord grows GBC.

Things you can do: be mindful of opportunities to welcome an unfamiliar face, follow up with a contact made in prior weeks, encourage folks to fill out a connection card, volunteer yourself to be a guide to all things GBC, exchange contact information, invite them to the next GBC 101, pray for the Lord to establish them in a healthy local church.

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • I will give an update on our building search this coming Sunday. Please continue to pray for the Lord's provision. We trust that in God's timing he will open a door.  

Here is what's happening in the life of the church

  • Parking
    To better accommodate visitors and families with special needs, we are asking regular GBCers to mostly use the back lot and 5th St for parking.

  • Haiti Info Meeting this Friday
    I am very much looking forward to being with Dr. Guesly Dessieux this Friday, March 16th 7-9pm @ The Study, to talk about Project Living Hope and to talk about the Haiti trip. Dessert, coffee and tea provided.

  • GBC 101
    Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, April 8th 12:30-2:30pm in The Study. This class is an on-ramp into the life and ministry of GBC. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Please just respond to this email to RSVP.

  • Baptism Class
    Our next baptism class will be this Sunday, March 18th right after the service in the Harvest room. This class is open to people exploring baptism and those ready to go public with their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Student Ministry YBL 2k18
    Thanks for praying for our students. We read 1 John a total of 104 times this last week! At the end of our 7th week, Student Ministry has collectively read 3,468 chapters of the Bible! This week we embark on Genesis 1-12. Please continue to pray for us.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Amy Lyda will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing, we will pray for the Kassing's spring break missions trip to Mexico. Mike Dahl will lead us to the Lord's table and I will preach John 7. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text