One Unified Service – Sunday, January 15 at 11:00AM

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We will have ONE UNIFIED SERVICE on Sunday, January 15 at 11:00AM.One_Unified_Service-01_15_2017

It appears that our recent weather event is beginning to break.  Several men have been hard at work shoveling snow off of the sidewalks, and a tractor has plowed the parking lot.

If you are able to safely travel this Sunday, we will have ONE UNIFIED SERVICE at 11:00AM.  

(There will be no 9:45AM Sunday School or 6:00PM service.)

We will not have bus or church van routes running this Sunday.

Please join us as we look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday morning at 11:00AM.

Be safe, and God Bless You.


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INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 (posted Monday, Jan 16 at 6:45pm)

Greater Portland Christian Academy will be closed on Tuesday, January 17 due to another ice storm projected to come in around 8am.

The Forever Young Fellowship Luncheon has been cancelled for Tuesday, January 17.


SERVTICE SCHEDULE UPDATE FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 15.  (posted Saturday, Jan 14 at 9am)

The recent weather event appears to be dissipating.  Several of our men have been hard at work shoveling snow off of sidewalks, and the parking lot has been plowed.

We invite you to join us for ONE UNIFIED SERVICE AT 11:00AM, Sunday, January 15.  (There will be no 9:45am Sunday School or 6:00pm service)

Please note:  Our buses and vans will not be picking up riders this Sunday.


INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE (posted Thursday, Jan 12 at 5pm)

Continued below freezing weather on top of accumulated snow is making roads hazardous, especially on side streets and in our parking lot.  Greater Portland Christian Academy will be closed on Friday, January 13.

PLEASE NOTE: The Men’s Leadership Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, January 13 has also been cancelled.



INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE (posted Wednesday, Jan 11 at 4:30pm)

This update is for THURSDAY, JANUARY 12.  Due to a hard freeze on top of the accumulated snow,  Greater Portland Christian Academy and the offices of Greater Portland Baptist Church will be closed.


INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE (posted Wednesday, Jan 11 at 8:30am)

The Wednesday mid-week service has been cancelled for tonight.

The Men’s Leadership Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, Jan 14, has also been cancelled.

Please stay warm and safe.


INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE (posted, Wednesday, Jan 11 at 1am)

Greater Portland Christian Academy will be closed Wednesday, Jan 11 due to snow.

The church offices are closed.  We will update this page with service information by noon on Wednesday.



INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE  (posted, Monday, Jan 9 at 6am)

Due to icy conditions, all classes and activities at Greater Portland Christian Academy have been cancelled.

Please stay inside and stay warm and safe.



INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE (posted Sunday, Jan 8 at 6:30am)

Due to icy conditions, all services and activities are cancelled for Sunday, January 8.

Portland transportation officials are asking residents to avoid all non-essential travel today.

Please stay inside and stay warm and safe.



INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE (posted Saturday, Jan 7 at 12pm)

We are beginning to see sleet come down in the area around the church.  All Saturday activities have been cancelled.

We will post any updates regarding Sunday services by 7am tomorrow morning.

Please stay safe.


INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE  (this update posted Friday, Jan 6 at 9:30am)

The National Weather Service is forecasting a severe winter weather event in the Portland area for Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8.

We will update this announcement as the impact of the storm is fully known.  There is the potential of delays or cancellations of Sunday services, but no decision will be made until the storm’s arrival.

Please stay safe.

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“LOOKING UNTO JESUS” – GPBC Theme for 2017

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Hebrews 12:2 exhorts, 2017-theme-web-graphic-13Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

With these words in mind our focus for this new year is on the soon return of Jesus Christ.  Like Jesus, we “must be about [our] Father’s business” in this year, serving faithfully, praying diligently, and hoping fervently for the soon return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

This year, will you join with us in fervent commitment to live for Christ?  If Jesus returns this year, will you be found faithful?

There are many opportunities to serve the Lord in your daily life and through the ministry of Greater Portland Baptist Church.  Take advantage of the open doors the Lord places before you to minister His love and grace.  Be in your place when the church gathers together in worship.  And don’t forget to “look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28,b).

We’ll see you in church tonight at 7pm for our Mid-Week service and this Lord’s Day; 9:45AM for Sunday School, 11AM for the Morning Worship Service and 6PM for the Evening Service.

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Joy to the World!

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Pastor Rick Adams

Pastor Rick Adams

Celebrate Christmas this Sunday at GPBC!

You are invited to GPBC’s Christmas Service, this Sunday, December 25, at 11am.

I pray that every member of GPBC will use this Christmas season as an opportunity to share the joy that Christ has given to all of us that know Him as their personal Savior!

Let me also encourage you to invite your unsaved and unchurched friends and family to our Christmas Day service.

The Bible sends a clear message concerning Jesus Christ! The Old Testament prophets declared that Jesus was coming! The Gospels document the fact that Jesus has come! The Epistles and Revelation assures us that Jesus is coming again!

As a matter of fact, Christmas can be summed up with the documented evidence that Jesus was born, Jesus lived, Jesus died, Jesus arose, and Jesus is coming again!

The question that demands an answer is “What should we do while waiting for Christ’s Second Coming?”

That’s the exciting part that involves you and me!

First, there is an invitation for each of us.  Jesus invites everyone to receive His gift of salvation! This “unspeakable gift” provides the forgiveness of sin and peace with God!  If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior, you can invite Christ into your heart right now, asking Jesus to forgive your sins and make you His child. Eph 2:8-9; Rom 10:9-13

Then, for those of us who have already received this gift of love, Jesus left us with these words before He returned to Father:  “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature…”Mark 16:15

We are to be His witnesses! We are to share the JOY of the Gospel so that all the world may hear and be saved! 

Joy to the world!

The Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart,
Prepare Him room!

Don’t forget that Christmas, December 25th is this Sunday and we will have ONE UNIFIED SERVICE AT 11AM. Please mark your calendars now and make plans to Celebrate the Messiah!

Remember that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season!”

See you on Sunday!

God bless you!




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