Don’t forget to check our events page for what’s happening!
Kids Day Camp
Kids Day Camp, for kids four years old through 5th grade, July 8 through 12, will help kids grow closer to Jesus and build relationships between SW Portland families and the local church. Register online. $10/child (includes t-shirt). We need MANY more volunteers for a smooth-running, fun camp experience. Please sign up here to volunteer.
All Church Prayer Night
Join your Greater Portland family for prayer on Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm in the Student Center. Our focus will be praying for the Agassiz student mission trip and our summer Kids Camp. “Look to the LORD…seek his face always.” 1 Ch 16:11
Women’s Retreat Planning
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of an event? We are having a meeting on Monday, May 20 at 7:00pm (Portland Room) to start planning for the Women’s Retreat this fall. Please come and see if there is an area where you would like to be involved. We would love to have you there! Contact Sheila Michaelson with any questions at 503-314-2918.
Women’s Summer Study
God's focus on food in the Bible is meant to do more than satisfy your stomach. It’s meant to heal your soul and draw you closer to Christ. This spiritual adventure could change the way you read the Bible forever...and the way you approach every meal. Let’s taste and see God’s goodness as we go on a culinary exploration of Scripture together this summer on Tuesday evenings, June 11 through July 23, 6:30-8:30pm in the Deschutes Room. Cost is $25. Register here by THIS SUNDAY, May 19.
All Church Campout
Our annual all church campout is August 2-4 at Barton Park, in Clackamas County. $70 secures your space for a tent or an RV to enjoy the GPBC community for a weekend of activities and rest. Register online. Lobby registration ends THIS Sunday, May 5!
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.
New Adult Class
Join us Sunday mornings, June 9 through July 14, at 9:15am in the Portland Room as Vincent Hollingsworth guides us through Peter’s letter of encouragement to believers during a time of trial and persecution.
Save Dates and Dollars
Mark your calendars and start saving money for these not-to-be-missed events:
Women’s Retreat—October 5-6
Men’s Retreat—November 15-17
Both will be held at Aldersgate Retreat Center. Details to come.
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.