Live Stream Service Schedule

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While we are unable to meet together in our church building, the church of Jesus Christ is still alive. We are the church!

One of the ways we can still enjoy the community of worshiping together is by way of Live Stream. During the coronavirus restrictions, we are live streaming a service every Sunday morning at 11AM and Wednesday evening at 7PM.

Click here for our Live Stream (https://youtube.com/gpbcvideos)

SUPER CHURCH ONLINE!

Hey Kids, while we can’t meet together in the church building, join Pastor Scott McFeters for a weekly Super Church Online every Sunday at 12PM. We will have a special message just for the kids and a prize to win, too!

IGNITE TEENS ONLINE

Hey Teens, join Pastor Andrew Watson for the Ignite Teens Online Service, Sunday @ 4PM. Tune in on Facebook or Instagram!

Gift Cards and Prizes will be given, so make sure to tune in!

You can join Pastor Andrew on Facebook @GPBCIGNITESM or on Instagram: GPBC_IgniteTeens.

We’ll see you Sunday at 4PM for Ignite Teens Online!

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An Updated Announcement to the Church Family Regarding Service Schedules

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This CoronaVirus update and our service schedule is as of Wednesday, March 18 at 10AM

Dear Members and Friends of Greater Portland Baptist Church,

At Greater Portland Baptist Church our passion for the past thirty-eight years has been “making a difference in Portland – Jude :22.”  We constantly strive to make Greater Portland a place “where the lost hear the Gospel and are saved, and the Christian can grow to their full potential in Christ, thus exalting and glorifying Christ in all that we do.” 

Additionally, we constantly work to make Greater Portland a safe and secure environment for all our services and activities. The CoronaVirus (COVID-19) pandemic is continuing to spread, and we are in support of efforts to slow its spread in our communities.

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Oregon’s Governor, Kate Brown, instituted a mandate prohibiting all gatherings of 25 or more people. Additionally, the President has recommended people avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.

This past Sunday GPBC hosted our first Live Stream Only service. Over 100 of our families were able to worship with us on our YouTube channel. It certainly is a blessing that we have this technology that enables us to connect together as a church family when we can’t meet in person.

Tonight, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 7PM, we will once again meet with an online only service. This experience will be a service including a time of prayer, a personal conversation about the impact of this crisis from Pastor Rick Adams, and a message of hope from God’s Word. We hope that you and your family will join us on our YouTube channel for tonight’s service. messages and announcements. Our pastoral staff will be online during the online service to offer encouragement and to respond to prayer requests and/or questions in real time. Please join us tonight at 7PM at https://www.youtube.com/user/gpbcvideos.

For at least the immediate future, we are planning to host our services in this Online Only format on Sunday mornings at 11AM and Wednesdays at 7PM.

All other public gatherings have also been suspended for the immediate future. This includes the Men of Integrity and Ladies Bible Study meetings.

Our Christian School, Greater Portland Christian Academy, has suspended classes through April 28.

Our Bus / Van Ministry will not be operating until further notice.

Our office and staff will be on duty during the regular weekly schedule and may be reached if needed.

Special Kids Announcement: Kids, join Pastor Scott McFeters for Super Church Online this Sunday immediately following the church Live Stream (around noon). This will be a fun time for Kids to encourage you in the Lord while we can’t be together at the church. There will be a challenge on the video and a special gift for every Kid who completes the challenge. Don’t miss Super Church Online this Sunday at 12PM at https://www.youtube.com/user/gpbcvideos.

Special Ignite Teens Announcement: Teens, join Pastor Andrew Watson for Ignite Teens Online this Sunday at 4pm. Pastor Andrew will share a short challenge to be a help to you during this time when we can’t meet together. Comments will be open during the program, with prizes to win for participation! Don’t Miss Ignite Teens Online this Sunday at 4PM at https://www.youtube.com/user/gpbcvideos.

During this time, we want to look at our lives and the world in which we live with spiritual eyes – and above all, take God at His word. Jesus has some good advice about worry in Luke 12 and John 14. Paul also wrote in:

Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

THANK YOU for praying for our church family and our community. We are monitoring the situation and the recommendations of health officials. We will send emails and texts with updated plans for as long as necessary. We willl also update our website https://www.greaterportlandbaptist.org should circumstances change.

We believe God is in control, even when things appear uncertain to us. If we can pray for you or answer any questions, please let us know. Our hope is that you continue to walk by faith as we continue this journey together with our Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

As much as we are able, we will continue to operate our ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ during this health crisis.

We encourage the elderly and those feeling ill to stay home and live stream the services during this time.  All of our services will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/gpbcvideos.

It is essential that the GPBC family be faithful stewards during this time. Please take advantage of Online Giving with your Tithe, Missions Offering, and Dream Offering.  You can give online at https://www.greaterportlandbaptist.org/onlinegiving.html or through the Church APP (search “Greater Portland Baptist” in Google Play or the APP Store to download the church APP).

While we know that this can be a frightening time for many, please remember that God has called us to be Christ’s hands extended to our community.  Let’s not “hunker down”, horde our resources, or hide in fear.  Jesus said that a cup of water makes a difference when someone is thirsty, and some food makes a difference to a person who is hungry, so visiting the sick is being Christ in our community (Matthew 25:36).  Check on your neighbors, help pick up groceries or medicine for them, show them that Christ’s love overcomes fear.

Remember that we are “Ambassadors for Christ. “ 2 Cor 5:20 so “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. “

If you have additional questions, or if you need assistance during this time, please contact us at (503)761-1136.

God Bless You!

Pastor Rick Adams

Pastor Rick Adams



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Live Stream Wednesday at 7PM

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(updated Tuesday, March 17, 2:30pm)

Because of the continued developments in our area regarding the COVID-19 (CoronaVirus), including our President and the CDC recommending gatherings of no more than 10 people, as well as Oregon’s Governor limiting all gatherings to no more than 25 people, we will not meet together as a church family this Wednesday evening.

Please plan to stay home and gather your family together and join us for a Live Stream service, Wednesday, March 18 at 7PM.

Pastor Rick Adams will bring a special message of hope for each of us in these challenging times.  We will share prayer requests and pray together.

Go to YouTube and search gpbcvideos to worship live with us  (https://www.youtube.com/user/gpbcvideos)

We are praying for each of you, and are available to assist you if you need help during this time.  Please contact the church office at 503-761-1136 or at info@greaterportland.org

Download the church APP to stay in contact with GPBC (search “Greater Portland Baptist Church” in Google Play or the APP Store).

Give your tithe, missions offering and Dream offering online (https://www.greaterportlandbaptist.org/onlinegiving.html) or through the church APP.

God Bless You.

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L.I.F.T. Bible Study Suspended Next Two Weeks

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Due to the recent developments in our area regarding the Covid-19 virus, and in light of the recent recommendations by the CDC, the Tuesday morning L.I.F.T. Ladies Bible Study at GPBC has been suspended for the next two weeks (March 17 & 24).

We apologize for the inconvenience.  Rest assured of our prayers for you and hopeful anticipation of meeting again in a couple weeks. Please pray with us that the group gathering concerns will be alleviated soon and that God’s hand will keep our families safe from the CoronaVirus.

We will keep you informed as the situation develops. Thank you for your understanding.

“…pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”  James 5:16b

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