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Get Out And Serve 2019

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

This Sunday, August 25, is GET OUT and SERVE Community Sunday!!! "For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a...

Changes on the Property

Posted by John Muirhead on

With the July 1st start of our new fiscal year, we have much to look forward to. First let me say how honored I am to be serving you all as Greater Portland’s Property Manager. I look forward to managing our new budget which will allow us to upgrade another section of our leaky...

Real Men Drink Milk!

Posted by Dave McLaren on

Recently I was sitting at our breakfast table thinking about what to say in this communique regarding men and, specifically, our upcoming Men’s Retreat this fall. For some reason, an advertising slogan from the past came flashing across my mind: “Real Men Drink Milk.” (Note: I...

Picking Songs: Part 1

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Posted by Caris Power on

Picking Songs: Part 1 By Caris Power  Picking worship songs and putting together the order of service each week is one of the most fun and most daunting tasks I am privileged to do as part of my job every week on staff. I was once asked if I just picked my favorites each week to sing...

Kids Day Camp

Posted by Sally Bland on

Next week we have an amazing opportunity to reach beyond the walls of GPBC and bring the gospel to kids in the Southwest Portland community! We will be partnering with Missio and Riversgate to host Kids Day Camp—a fun and engaging week of VBS. Throughout the week, we will focus on...

Learning Abroad

Posted by Wayne Williams on

Strange. No one has yet asked me what I learned on our recent pastoral visit to a few of our Global Partners. I’ve volunteered a bit of what I learned to some, but here’s my chance to answer the un-asked question.  I learned, first, that our Global Partners are, without...

Stewardship on Display

Posted by James Bland on

June is the best month to be an elder! We are reminded of God’s greatness as we wrap up our fiscal year and celebrate how He provided for Greater Portland Bible Church. I continue to be amazed as I see God work through many of you to provide for each other and for Greater Portland. Thank...

Pray Continually

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

On Monday this week the following words were in my Jesus Calling devotional, “Rest in Me, My Child, Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen. Pray continually, asking My Spirit to take charge of the details of this day. Remember that you are on a...

Impacting Lives in Spain

Posted by Sally Bland on

Summer is just around the corner, are you ready?! This time of year is always busy in the Bland household as we adjust our daily routines to a more fluid schedule—more accurately, a non-schedule

The Super Bloom

Posted by Tanner Woolf on

Now that we’ve finally hit the end of May, is anyone else out of breath? Did you find yourself counting down the days until June? How many assignments, banquets, recitals, projects, tournaments, tests, deadlines, and trips did you have to get done this last month? If you’re anything...