Serve Locally

Seek the prosperity of the city…Jeremiah 29:7

The community of GPBC is a group of imperfect people who have received undeserved and lavish amounts of grace, peace and hope from God. In turn, His love compels us to reach out with compassion and available resources to those in need around us.

Below you will find a list of some of the organizations that members of our church community invest their time and energy along with contact information, if you would like to join them.

If you are a part of GPBC and have an organization that you volunteer with, we’d love to know that and add it to our list. Please email with the name, website, overview and volunteer contact information for the organization.

Tutor Local Children

We have an amazing opportunity to meet our neighbors needs at Stephens Creek Crossing Apartments! There are several students in need of tutoring in reading, math, and science. Right now they need help with the SMART reading program on Thursdays, 2:45-4pm for preK through 3rd grade students, and with the Connect Program on Monday and Wednesday afternoons 2:45-4:30pm for 2nd–4th grade students.
If you are interested in serving our community through tutoring, please contact Sally Bland at .

Wells High School Cleanups

Overview: Twice a year GPBC teams up with parents, teachers, and students for cleanup at Wells High School (Formerly Wilson HS)
Come, help with trimming, raking, edging, and sweeping on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 9am-12pm. Bring clippers, loppers, rakes, brooms, etc....and your own garden gloves. Mark everything! Lunch provided.
Volunteer Contact:  John Muirhead, 503.806.4604

The Pantry of Greater Portland

www.pdxchurch.org/pantry
Overview: The Pantry provides food for anyone in the community that may need help. We serve the community on Saturday’s at 1:30pm.
Volunteer Contact: Janice Fry, Pantry Director, , 503-234-5993
GPBC Volunteer: Various GPBC members

Habitat For Humanity

http://habitatportlandmetro.org/
Overview: GPBC was so excited when we were able to sell a piece of property at the bottom of the church parking lot to a fantastic organization like Habitat For Humanity. In 2015, Habitat, its volunteers and seven new homeowners finished building Trillium Court, a community of seven brand new homes. Even though this project is complete, we encourage others in our faith community to join Habitat For Humanity on other area projects and help local, low-income families realize the dream of homeownership. 
Volunteer Contact: To sign up as an individual, go to their website (see above). Click on the “how you can help” button and select “volunteer” and follow the instructions for individuals. To register a small group, contact Cassandra Punnett at   or at 503.287.9529.
GPBC Volunteer: John Muirhead,

Alcoholics Anonymous

http://home.pdxaa.org/
Overview: Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Volunteer Contact: Check out http://home.pdxaa.org/service/ or email g.
GPBC Volunteer: Butch Whitten, .

Hillsdale Neighborhood Association

http://swni.org/hillsdale
Overview: An organization of members of the neighborhood to facilitate meeting the neighborhood’s common goals; empower the members to control what happens in the area; provide the neighborhood with an effective communication link with local governments officials and other influential groups; help members work for the improvement of the neighborhood; and, let members take part in the decision making process that directs the neighborhood’s actions.
Volunteer Contact: Mikal Apenes, President, 503.705.9777
GPBC Volunteer: Rick Meigs,

Multnomah Days

Overview: Each year GPBC prepares a booth for the Multnomah Days, a neighborhood street fair, typically held the 3rd Saturday of August. The booth always has lots of fun things to help engage, meet, and introduce ourselves to our awesome neighbors. We typically need help with setting up the booth, being in the booth during the festivities to meet people walking along, and then with tearing the booth down and cleaning up. We would love to have you there enjoying and encouraging other businesses and organizations that call SW Portland home.

NEIGHBORHOOD ENGAGEMENT 2022
Greater Portland is going to be at Multnomah Days on Saturday, August 20. We’ll have a booth with lots of fun things and will be meeting and introducing ourselves to our neighbors. We’d love you to come be a part of the fun and encourage SW Portland businesses and organizations by either attending the street fair or helping at our booth. Email Sally to sign up to help.