START THE NEW YEAR WITH DR. DAVID GIBBS, JR

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Saturday and Sunday January 4-5, 2020

Dr. David Gibbs, Jr. of Christian Law Association will be our guest at GPBC Sat and Sun Jan 4-5, 2020!

Dr David Gibbs Jr

First, on Saturday, January 4, 2020 he will speak at the GPBC Men’s Leadership Breakfast at 8:00am! The cost is only $3 for a delicious man-sized breakfast and spiritual feast to be served as Dr. Gibbs speaks to the men of GPBC!

Then on Sunday, January 5, 2020 Dr. Gibbs will speak to all of the Adult and Teen Classes during the Sunday School hour at 9:45 am. He will also be preaching during both the 11 am and 6 pm services.

Dr. Gibbs is a longtime favorite preacher and friend of GPBC! He is a seasoned preacher with God’s obvious anointing upon him. Please make plans to come and be blessed!

Please be sure to invite and bring your unsaved or unchurched friends with you to hear Dr. Gibbs.

It could be a Sunday that they will remember in eternity!

We’ll see you on Sunday!

Preacher

Pastor Rick Adams
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Year End Gifts

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If you wish to make a year end gift for 2019 to the ministries of Greater Portland Baptist Church, please be sure that your gift is received in the offering plate by Sunday, December 29.

Online gifts should be initiated by December 29 to ensure we receive them by Tuesday, December 31.

Thank you for your giving and support for the ministries of Greater Portland Baptist Church. Your gift helps us continue “making a difference in Portland and around the world! (Jude :22)”

God Bless You!

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Christmas at GPBC

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 @ 11AM

Be in your place for a very special Christmas service this Sunday, December 22 at 11am as our children’s and teen ministries combine together for a wonderful Christmas music celebration of praise.

Sing the carols you love to hear this time of year, hear from the Kids of Praise, our children’s choir, and the Ignite Teen Ministry as they present a package of music celebrating the birth of our Savior.

As a special addition, our children and teens will enjoy a Christmas party with Christmas cookies and milk at the end of Super Church and Teen Church.

Bring your entire family for Sunday School at 9:45am, enjoy the Christmas service at 11am, and be back for our evening service at 6pm.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

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Christmas Eve Service

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Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 at   6pm

We look forward to celebrating Christmas Eve as a church family on Tuesday evening, December 24, 2019 at 6pm. This service will be a Christ honoring service that will refresh and remind each of us of the unspeakable gift of God to us by the birth of Jesus Christ! Please make plans to come and join us! Be sure to bring your family and if possible a visiting friend or relative with you! (Please note: there will be no Wednesday mid-week service this week.)

We are very conscious of the time for this service and plan to be out no later than 7pm so that we can enjoy Christmas Eve with their families and friends.

As we prepare for Christmas, let us not forget just Whose birthday it is that we are celebrating! While we give gifts to one another, let us not forget about Jesus!  I came across a poem not long ago that reminded me of the importance of this especially on Christmas!

Let me share it with you!

Suppose It Was Your Birthday by Fred D. Jarvis

Suppose it were your birthday, and all your friends would come.
And gather round your fireplace there in your happy home.

They come with smiles and gladness, and bring their presents too.
But when they start to share them, there’s not a one for you!

They give them to each other, a grand and costly lot.
But for the guest of honor, they somehow just forgot.

You say such things don’t happen, nor should it ever be;
It seems much too thoughtless, for folks like you and me.

But friend, have you considered,  that this is just what men do?
Not, of course, to humans, but of our Lord, it’s true.

We celebrate His birthday, with all our pomp and style;
But  give to one another and grieve Him all the while.

It is Christ we claim to honor, at this glad Christmastime;
Don’t spend on friends the dollars and give Him just a dime.

To give to one another, indeed is very nice;
But best of all to Jesus, for Him let’s sacrifice.

His cause too long has suffered, by thoughtless, selfish men,
Let’s  bring to Christ the first fruits, and give our best to Him!

That is my prayer as well! As we come to the House of God to celebrate the Birth of the Son of God, “Let’s bring to Christ the first fruits, and give our best to Him!”

God bless! Merry Christmas! 

Preacher

Pastor Rick Adams
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