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SW Church Together Again

Posted by Greg Lunsford on

By Greg Lunsford--  This Sunday we are joining our brothers and sisters of Riversgate, Missio and Multnomah Presbyterian for SW Church Together. It will look different than it has in years past, but we still wanted to stay connected as faith communities.   During the COVID-19 season...

Right In Front of Us

Posted by Evangeline Christian on

By Evangeline Christian-- Ever notice how you can be staring something right in the face and still not see it? One of my most embarrassing examples is from adulthood.  I was looking for my eyeglasses. I couldn’t find them anywhere. You see, I normally wear contact lenses, but...

Planting Seeds

Posted by Kirk Petersen on

By Kirk Petersen --  Each spring I step out into my backyard determined to bring forth this year my finest harvest of fresh vegetables from my raised beds. But as we reach the fall, I must admit that my efforts fell far short of my expectations once again – if only I had the green...

Global Partner Emphasis Coming Soon!

Posted by Wayne Williams on

By Wayne Williams-- 2020, The Year of the Interrupted Life. This is the year that people all over the world will be telling the next generations about, about how our lives became unpredictable and about how adapting to new circumstances and new information became an almost daily necessity. The...

Tailored to the Calling

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Posted by Pat Murphy on

By Pat Murphy --  I miss you all.   Most of you have been experiencing this pandemic since March. We, the Murphy’s, have just started to experience it. We returned from a trip to Israel and Egypt in late March. I had the time to take on those tasks I have been successful...

I'm Coming With You

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Posted by Jane Lewis on

By Jane Lewis -- “Stop! I want to get off! Life isn’t supposed to be like this!" I wonder if Adam and Eve ever said that to themselves or to each other. Certainly not while they were in the beauty of the Garden of Eden and enjoying intimate fellowship with God, but after their fall...

Blossoming Friendships

Posted by Sally Bland on

By Sally Bland -- God moves in miraculous ways! During this pandemic we have seen God continue to draw people closer to Him by freeing up our time and breaking down the walls and distractions in our lives. One of the opportunities God put before us was to reach out to the families living in...

Youth Ministry: Hope, Joy & Peace

Posted by Jessica Heimbegner on

By Jessica Heimbegner -- It has been a blast to add on being the Interim Youth Director at Greater Portland Bible Church. We started gathering in person at the start of July and have created the rhythm of a mid-week bright spot during one of the most challenging times I have ever known youth to...

When am I Truly “Whole-Hearted”?

Posted by Richard McElroy on

By Richard McElroy -- I know it’s been a while since we’ve seen one another, but know you are loved, thought about and prayed for often. We all are in the Father’s hands.     Whole-hearted! That’s been on my mind and stirring my heart lately. What does it mean...

First Fruits

Posted by Greg Lunsford on

By Greg Lunsford -- During my preparation for the sermon this week I landed on John 13:35 and I rested there for a while: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” As Jesus followers, love is to be our calling card. Specifically, how we love...