Don’t forget to check our events page for what’s happening!
50th Anniversary Celebration Open House
Lynn and Lois Kent invite all to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with them on Saturday, July 20, 2-4pm, here at GPBC. Enjoy some cake, coffee, and conversation. No gifts please!
Summer Office Hours
This summer the office will be closed on Fridays. Normal weekly schedule will resume August 19. We appreciate your patience.
Newcomer Lunch - Postponed
We apologize for the late notice, but the Newcomer Lunch planned for July 21 must be moved to a later date TBD. Stay tuned for more info.
Brune Dessert Reception
Come greet and catch up Kim and Oliver Brune while they are stateside from South Africa where they serve as our Global Partners. We are having a dessert reception on Saturday, July 27, 6pm at Joel and Sheila Michaelson’s (10110 SW 36th Pl, 97219). Please RSVP to Sheila.
Campout Saturday, August 3
Even if you don’t camp, join us on Saturday for fun at the All Church Campout at Barton Park. The gates open at 6am. There’ll be organized games for the kids in the morning and time to chat with old friends and make new ones. Afternoon activities include the river float and in the evening the HUGE potluck and worship around the bonfire. Gates close at 10pm. Find all the details online. There are still three campsites left. Online registration remains open while sites last. Don’t miss out on all the fun!
We’re again reaching out to our neighbors at Stephens Creek Crossing Apartments with our annual Hoodie Giveaway (giving hooded, zippered, or pull-over sweatshirts to each student) as school begins this fall. Please bring hooded sweatshirts for ages 5-18. Take advantage of "Back-To-School" sales coming up soon. Donation receptacles will be available through August 11.
Wilson High School Cleanup
GPBC is teaming up with parents, teachers, and students for back-to-school cleanup at Wilson High School. Come, help with trimming, raking, edging, and sweeping on Saturday, August 17 from 9am-12pm. Bring clippers, loppers, rakes, brooms, and your own garden gloves. Mark everything! Lunch provided. Questions? Contact John Muirhead at 503.806.4604.
Multnomah Days Street Festival
Multnomah Days is a local, annual street fair in Multnomah Village on August 17. It’s a great chance for us to introduce ourselves to more of our neighbors in partnership with Missio and Riversgate churches as part of SW Church Together. You have a chance to be involved! We need people to help with setup and cleanup, as well as in other ways. Contact Richard McElroy by or 503.997.6399.
Manna Ministry is part of our Care Ministry and makes meals available to those in crisis. We’d love to have your help. Could you prepare an entrée to be frozen as part of our meal inventory? Could you be on-call to make a meal? If cooking is not what you do, money can be donated for someone to purchase a meal (no amount is too small). please contact Laura McDonald at 503.753.4179 if you can help in any of these ways or with questions.
We at GPBC have a heart to strengthen marriages. Marriage Mentors are couples in stable, strong marriages who want to help other couples have healthy marriages. Although mentors are not licensed counselors, all receive training and provide significant support for couples in any relationship stage. Don't hesitate to reach out if your relationship is experiencing difficult challenges or you just want to experience renewal and refreshment. Fill out this form to start the process.
Fragrance Free Community
We desire for our community to be a safe place for everyone who comes to worship here. In consideration of those who suffer from fragrance allergies, we ask that you refrain from wearing scented products in the church building. Thanks so much!
Do You Need Someone To Walk Alongside You?
We all experience challenging times in life when we could benefit from the support of a caring, one-to-one Christian friend who has been trained to provide confidential emotional and spiritual care. Stephen Ministers are ready to come alongside you. Please let us know if we can help by checking the box on Sunday's welcome card or by .
The Pantry of Greater Portland
Are you or anyone you know in need of food assistance? We invite you to “shop” at our food pantry on Saturdays at 1:30pm. The pantry also accepts non-perishable food donations at any time. Drop donations off at the information booth in the lobby or at the office. Thank you!
Domestic Abuse: Free Faith-Based Class
The Oasis Bible Study is a free faith-based study to help educate and bring healing to women who are victims or survivors of domestic abuse. Any woman is welcome at any time, even if she just wants to learn more about domestic abuse to help others. This class is being held in Washington County. Due to safety issues, please contact Diana at 503.850.8225 for class details. Read more about this important class at LivingWatersOfHope.com.