07 Mar

Gresham Bible Church Update

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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

26 Feb

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I trust that this email finds you rejoicing in the hope of your calling. Just a brief update this week.

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

  • 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 Summer Opportunities
    Mission Trip
    Youth Works mission trip in Wind River, WY. The date for this trip is June 30-July 5 and costs $284/student. It is for completed 6th-12th grade students. Go here to see a short promo video.

    Youth Camp
    Centrifuge at Aldersgate Camp in Turner, OR (just south of Salem). The camp is July 13-18 and is for completed 6th-12th grades and costs $345/student. Go here to see a short promo video. Or here to see what a typical day at camp looks like.

    Student Ministry Parent Meeting
    We would like to invite all parents and students to an informational meeting on March 24th, directly after service in the Orchard room. At this meeting we will meet Jordan Bradley, talk in more detail about the summer opportunities, and answer any questions. To sign up for either of the above summer opportunities, or to ask questions before the meeting, please email Jordan Bradley at jordan@greshambible.org.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Ang Stump will lead our service and I will preach about the 10 plagues from Exodus 7-13. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

21 Feb

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I am very excited that we have reached the final stages of the elder process with Joe Bryant. Click HERE to access the elder recognition form. The elder recognition form is a way for the elders to measure consensus among the body and it's an opportunity for members to affirm Joe's godly character and demonstrated service to GBC. We ask that members fill out the form and place it in the offering box or mail it to the church office or scan and email it to vergil@greshambible.org.

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

  • Baptism Class – March 17th
    Directly after service in the Orchard Room. Our baptism service will be April 21st, Easter Sunday.

  • Job Opening
    InterAct Ministries is looking for a servant-hearted, missions-minded individual to be our next finance director to work in our U.S. office in Boring. Experience in nonprofit fund accounting and Quick Books required. For further details, contact Jerry Crosby, HR Director, (503) 668-5571 ext. 113 or jerry.crosby@interactministries.org.

  • Compassion Gresham Clinic
    We are excited to partner once again with Compassion Connextion. Our next Gresham clinic is March 9th from 10am-2pm. To volunteer contact Jenn Hudson.

  • Prayer for our Women's retreat – From Ang
    "Pray that the Holy Spirit would be preparing our hearts for what He has to teach us. Pray for our speakers, that they would be faithful to speak truth and grace. Pray for our worship team, that they would help us to turn our eyes upon Jesus and lay our burdens at His feet. Pray for all the details to come together. But mostly pray that God would be honored by all that happens, and that all of our hearts would be drawn closer to Him and each other this weekend."

  • Member Meeting March 10th
    If you are a member of GBC or considering membership with GBC, we (the elders) ask that you plan to attend our next Member Meeting on March 10th, 3:30-5:30pm. 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.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, will lead our service and I will preach Exodus 5:1-7:7. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

13 Feb

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I greatly missed being with you all on Sunday. Hopefully, the snow day was refreshing. Looking forward to our gathering this coming Lord's Day.

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

  • Compassion Gresham Clinic
    We are excited to partner once again with Compassion Connect. Our next Gresham clinic is March 9th. To volunteer or with questions, contact Jenn Hudson.

  • Joe Bryant Elder Recognition
    I am so pleased to announce that our brother Joe Bryant has reached the final stage of the process to become an elder with GBC. This coming Sunday we will present Joe to you for recognition. Your bulletin will include an elder recognition form insert. We ask that members fill out the form and place it in the offering box or mail it to the church office or scan and email it to vergil@greshambible.org.

  • Prayer Request for Women's Retreat from Ang Stump
    Pray for our speakers: Cristy Slawson, Bridget Botts and Sandy Brumbelow as they testify to what the Lord has done in their lives, and Sandy Snavely as she brings us a concluding word (from the Word) that will tie these 3 messages together before we leave on Sunday. 
    Pray for our retreat worship team: Jenn Hudson, Anneliese Autry and Becca Kinser who have been working hard to be sure our time spent singing is beautiful, draws our hearts closer to Jesus and above all that it honors the Lord. 
    Pray for me and our WM leadership team: (Lynsey Bock, Ann Stump, Cristy Slawson, Faith Hardin and Jenn Hudson) as we make the final preparations and nail down all the details, large and small.
    Pray for the weather! We won't cancel unless the mountain passes are all closed, but it would be nice not to have to worry about snow in 2 weeks! Sunshine would also be amazing, so pray for that too 🙂

  • Member Meeting March 10th
    If you are a member of GBC or considering membership with GBC, we (the elders) ask that you plan to attend our next Member Meeting on March 10th, 3:30-5:30pm. During the meeting you will receive ministry updates, we will take in new members, and talk about the direction of GBC. Snacks will be provided and children are welcome. (We are currently looking for a space that will better accommodate a higher turnout.) 

  • GBC 101 cancelled for Sunday February 17th

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Amy Lyda will lead our service and Dave Martin will preach from Hebrews 11; Jude verse 22. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

09 Feb

Gresham Bible Church Cancelled February 10, 2019

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Due to inclement weather (and Gresham-Barlow School District cancelling all events at their facilities this weekend), our services are cancelled for tomorrow, February 10th, 2019.
 

Mark Your Calendars

Sundays
High School 6:30-8pm @ GBC study

Mondays
Jr. High 6:30-8pm @ GBC study
February 17th
GBC 101 12:30-2:30pm @ GBC study
February 17th
Financial Peace 9 week study   Sunday's 3:30-5:30pm
February 22-24
Women's Retreat in Cannon Beach
Register HERE
Member Meeting March 10th
3:30-5:30pm

With any questions about the above events please contact noel.gbc@gmail.com

For questions about baptism please contact vergil@greshambible.org

Looking for Ways to Volunteer?

Here are a few ministries that could use some helping hands. For more details, click on the ministry title.
 
Fill out the online form letting us know if you'd like more information HERE.
Or contact Noel if you would like to serve.  noel.gbc@gmail.com

"The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger,
and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness" (Exodus 34:6). 

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06 Feb

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Experience has taught us not to trust weather forecasts for the PNW. However, we will be monitoring the situation on Saturday night into early Sunday morning. If we need to cancel our gathering, we will make that announcement via email, Facebook, and the website.

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

  • Financial Peace University – final week to sign up is this coming Sunday. You can also email Rocky & Kathy Rodriguez.

  • Member Meeting rescheduled for Sunday, March 10th 3:30-6:30pm in The Study.

  • Women's Retreat registration and deposit deadline is this coming Sunday, February 10th. Click HERE to get registered.

  • GBC 101 is Sunday, February 17th 12:30-2:30pm in The Study. Please rsvp by emailing Noel so we can plan accordingly. Lunch provided, children welcomed.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Anthony Perez will lead us in music, I will lead our service and Dave Martin will preach from Hebrews 11; Jude verse 22. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

31 Jan

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I know that like me, many of you are planning to watch the Super Bowl. If you are hosting a party or simply gathering with family, consider screening 2 or 3 Football Sunday videos. The NFL players in these videos have really strong testimonies that will encourage you and could be useful for planting seeds with unbelievers and sparking a conversation about Jesus Christ.

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

  • Children's Ministry February Verse Card

  • Student Ministry
    No High School Group this Sunday, February 3rd. Will resume Feb 10th.

  • Women's Retreat
    The deadline to register AND to pay for the retreat is February 10. Please don't wait a minute longer! Here's the link to register online. Also, remember you can mail a check to the church office (123 E Powell Blvd. Suite 207, Gresham, 97030), or use Venmo to transfer money (search for Gresham Bible Church). Of course you can also put a check in the offering box on Sunday…just don't forget 🙂

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Warren Kinser will lead our service and I will preach Exodus chapters 3-4. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

23 Jan

Gresham Bible Church Update

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This coming Sunday we will launch a new series in the Old Testament book of Exodus. I am really excited to walk through this theologically rich and immensely practical study with you all. As a primer, take ten minutes or so to watch The Bible Project videos on the book of Exodus. And as always, please pray for me and the ministry of the word. Pray for fruitful study and power in preaching.

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

  • Financial Peace University begins February 17th
    Financial Peace begins Feb. 17th. Cost is $129. Contact Rocky and Kathy Rodriguez to sign up. Click HERE to hear a powerful message from Dave Ramsey about why this class is so worthwhile.

  • Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, February 17th 12:30-2:30pm
    GBC 101 is a 2 hour overview of the history, theology, mission, vision and direction of GBC. It is the on ramp into membership in the church. During the time we cover lots of ground about the life and ministry of GBC and there is plenty of space along the way to answer your questions about the church. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Please RSVP by emailing Noel.

  • Women’s Ministry News from Ang Stump
    Jen Wilkins Joshua study
    After doing Jen Wilkin’s studies in James and 123 John, we are so excited to study Joshua together! Once again, we’ve got plenty of options that will work for everybody, including an online group study. The cost is $5, which covers the cost of the printed workbook. See below for the different options:

    Ang Stump: every OTHER Sunday morning 8-9:30am at The Study, starts 2/3, contact Ang
    Lynsey Bock: online group (will meet once or twice, dates TBD) starts 1/28, contact Lynsey
    Kathy Rodriguez and Megan Wood: every OTHER Monday morning at 9-10:15am at M&M Café, starts 1/28, contact Kathy or Megan
    Bernadette Harnish and Ann Stump: every OTHER Tuesday evening at Bernadette’s house, kids are welcome, start date and time TBD, contact Bernadette or Ann
    Kerri Bryant: every OTHER Thursday morning at 10am at Kerri’s house, starts 1/24, contact Kerri
    Sandy Brumbelow: every OTHER Saturday morning at 10am at Sandy’s house, starts 2/2, contact Sandy

    Cannon Beach Retreat Feb 22-24
    I can’t tell you how excited I am about this retreat, and how much I don’t want you to miss it! The weekend will be incredible. Getting to know and love your fellow church ladies. Jenn Hudson leading worship. Cannon Beach. Three of my very favorite GBC women testifying to what Jesus has done in their lives. Lots of down time to play games or take a nap. Legendary snack table. For more info, go to the online registration page (or find paper registrations on the resource table on Sunday). The deadline for the $50 deposit is February 10th so sign up ASAP!

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Thomas will lead our service and I will preach Exodus chapter 1 & 2. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

16 Jan

Gresham Bible Church Update

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We are commanded to pray for our government. We ought to pray for our leaders because Romans 13:1 tells us that the authorities that exist have been established by God. God brings order to our world by establishing authority structures. Also, we should pray for our leaders because 1 Timothy 2:1-2 tells us that the good success of our rulers blesses our lives. Desiring to see a leader fail is like boarding a plane and hoping it crashes. Lastly, we should pray for our leaders because 1 Peter 2:17 tells us to honor the emperor. It is socially acceptable to bash authority. Commonly, the target of our contempt is the person in authority over us. But Christians should not live like the world. There is a place for speaking truth to power but that is the exception and not the rule. Believers should be marked by an appreciation for and submission to authority; knowing that ultimately God stands behind it. I have my share of grievances with our current president; but I pray for him and desire to see his good plans succeed. My speech about him and others in authority over me is mostly directed to God and about their good. I find that doing so helps me give appropriate honor to our rulers.

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

  • Our next GBC 101 class is Sunday, February 17th 12:30-2:30pm
    GBC 101 is a 2 hour overview of the history, theology, mission, vision and direction of GBC. It is the on-ramp into membership in the church. During this time we cover lots of ground about the life and ministry of GBC. There is also plenty of space along the way to answer your questions about GBC. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Please rsvp by emailing Noel.

  • Women's Ministry News
    Next WM Gathering

    Join us on January 29th from 7-9pm at the Study for a time of worship and testimonies! This is a great opportunity to get together with other women in our church community and continue to build authentic relationships with each other. 
    WM Jen Wilkin Study
    Women's Ministry is starting another Jen Wilkin Bible Study, this time studying the book of Joshua. There will be information fliers on the resource table this Sunday or you can follow this link to see the email with all the info. Groups are starting soon! There is an option available for every schedule—even a flexible online group—so please join the one that works for you.

  • Financial Peace University begins February 17th
    Financial Peace begins February 17th and will be on Sunday's from 3:30-5:30pm in the GBC study. The cost is $129. Contact Rocky and Kathy Rodriguez to sign up.

  • Children's Ministry Announcement
    Parents, please remember to take your children to the restroom before class. Older kids, please remember to use the restroom before class. Fewer restroom breaks helps our teachers better steward their class time.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Preston will lead our service and Mike Dahl will preach part 2 of Psalm 115. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

09 Jan

Gresham Bible Church Update

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I pray that this email finds you rejoicing in the hope of your calling.  Just a brief update this week.

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

  • Financial Peace University begins February 17th
    We are excited to once again offer FPU. Rocky and Kathy Rodriguez will lead this 9-week course that specializes in helping people manage God's money wisely. For families, I have learned that paying down debt and building up savings is secondary to creating unity in marriage. There are lots of practical benefits to FPU but I think the biggest takeaway from the course is unifying the family around a common vision which is aided by giving money a purpose. Email Noel to sign up.

  • 2018 Giving Statements
    Noel is hard at work preparing your 2018 giving statements. Your statements will be sent through postage mail and should be received by the end of the month.   

  • Student Ministries
    Next week, we will resume our regular schedule with High School group meeting Sunday January 13th, 630-8pm and Middle School meeting on Monday January 14th, 630-8pm.  

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc Peter will lead us in music, Amy Lyda will lead our service and Mike Dahl will preach Psalm 115. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text

03 Jan

Gresham Bible Church Update

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Happy New Year! I pray that this calendar year will be marked by God's faithfulness and your continued growth and joy in Jesus Christ. Charles Spurgeon's devotional from 1 Samuel 7:12 "Hitherto hath the Lord helped us" is one that I often return to at the start of a new year. Be encouraged that God is with you and will be your help in 2019.

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

  • Benevolence
    The GBC Benevolence Ministry has become aware of some significant practical needs for a family new to our church:
    1.  A working generator, theirs is broken. They live in an old trailer.
    2.  A working refrigerator, theirs is broken. They are using a cooler.
    3.  Housing rental for lower rent. Both parents are employed but they qualify for no assistance and have a prior eviction due to unsustainable rise in rent.
    If you are in the position of helping out with any of the above needs, please contact Kathy Rodriguez.

  • Condolences for the Rau's
    Dave Rau's father, Jay, is now in the presence of his Savior. Please pray for Dave and Beth's comfort. Also, you are invited to show your support for the Rau's at Jay's memorial service next Friday, January 11th at 1:30pm @ Good Shepherd Community Church.

  • Women's Ministry News
    Save the date for our first bible study of 2019, January 29th, 7-9pm in the Study.
    Our women's retreat is February 22-24, sign-up online here.

  • Student Ministries Winter Break
    High School will resume January 13th, 630-8pm and Jr. High will resume January 14th, 630-8pm.  

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Danny Nedelisky will lead us in music, Thomas Slawson will lead our service and I will preach Luke 11:1-13. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text