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Helping in Times of Need

Posted by Sally Bland on

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON!?! Our lives have drastically changed in the last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are adjusting to a new normal, and we don’t know how long this new normal will last. Kids don’t have school, people are isolating themselves in their homes, families...

The Trust Factor vs. The Fear Factor

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

My husband Doug and I first heard about the coronavirus while we were on vacation in Hawaii about four weeks ago. At that time we had a lot of questions, such as, “Will this affect our travel back to the mainland? How do I protect myself from catching the virus? Should I wear a mask? Do I...

Going Viral

Posted by Wayne Williams on

I caught the virus last week. No, no, no, not the new and potentially fatal coronavirus (COVID-19), but the much more common and not dangerous GKID-5 virus. Paulette and I spent the week caring for five of our grandchildren while their parents were traveling and I came home with a cold. Had I...

Go!

Posted by Greg Lunsford on

At the beginning of February, Caris and I gathered a team of creatives at Greater Portland, and we began to dream for the coming Lent season that leads us to Good Friday and Easter. A recurring theme kept speaking to our collective hearts. That theme was, “GO!” At GPBC, we always...

Prayer is Relational

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

It’s Community Sunday, HOORAY!!! We get to be all together for our service time and then afterwards keep the connecting going with a yummy potluck meal. Our focus for the morning will be PRAYER in the upside-down kingdom. “He was praying in a certain place, and when He stopped...

A Heart for Wilson

Posted by John Muirhead on

In a recent staff meeting, Pastor Greg asked us to dream. Then he said, "Dream about reaching out to the community around us…next week bring back your ideas to our meeting.” Right away, Wilson High School came to my mind. Our church has been involved with Wilson for over 10...

Curing "I-I'tis"

Posted by Dave McLaren on

In November of last year, many of the men from GPBC joined one another at a Men’s Retreat in Turner, Oregon. It was a rich time of fellowship and fun. To have had the opportunity to spend time studying and thinking of things that God had to say to us was a blessing for all. As I have...

Chasing Rest

Posted by Caris Power on

As many of you know, I just returned from a beautiful two and a half weeks in the Caribbean. (It hardly feels real that I can say that!) I went with two friends from college that have remained good friends over the years. We wanted to celebrate over two decades of friendship and the unbelievable...

Anticipation and Perspective

Posted by Wayne Williams on

I know I’m not alone in this, but I for one am very glad that Greg Lunsford has joined us as our Lead Pastor. With each step in the process, the candidating, the church’s strong vote of approval, our invitation to come work with us, and Greg’s enthusiastic acceptance of that...

Tell Me About Your Tattoo

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Posted by Mark Nordlund on

Recently, my 20-year-old daughter decided to get her first tattoo and I was very happy when she invited the family to come with her!  She had been contemplating this for a long time, praying and considering what design would best convey the message in her heart. Nowadays, tattoos have...