Thought for the Week: Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.                                                                                                                                  1 John 4:7-9

Great Job with the Valentine’s Party! Thank you Becky for your hard work in putting on this event. We want to thank Stann, Dave, and Julie for helping to get the word out. We also appreciate Madeleine and Alice for their help too. Like the song says: “Jesus love the little children…” We do too.

Men’s Breakfast coming up Saturday, March 7th at 8:00am. Join in with other men to enjoy a great breakfast experiencing the unity of the Spirit. Tell a friend!

Welcome Glen and Sherry Grippin today! Based on their profession of faith, the Elders’s recommendation, and congregational input: they are recognized members of GBC.

CBNW Annual Enrichment Conference is coming up March 9-12 in Seaside, Oregon. It will be an enriching time as the churches join together. Pastor and Pam will be attending and would love to have additional representation from our church join them at this event. Find out more at www.CBNW.org.

Missionary Highlight: Lamont and Shannon Weniger serving Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea will be with us on April 19th to kickoff our 2020 Missions Conference. They will be reporting on their mission work. A week ago, they became proud grandparents: their son Zac and his wife Hannah had a little boy, Theo Dulos Weniger, 7lb 1oz in Lafayette, Indiana.

Mission Team: Please remember we have our next luncheon and meeting scheduled for February 17th at 1:30. We will meet at the Pastor’s home: 967 SE Gleann Craig Dr, Dallas. Don’t forget your assignmentsJ

Valentine’s Party! Calling all kids to a great time here on February 15th at 1:00pm. Aunt Becky is planning a Valentine Party for you, including some games, stories, and goodies. Should be a really fun time! Tell your friends!

  The Garden of Grace:  Our new total stands at 15,572bs. This is tremendous and we praise God for His grace and we thank all our gardeners for their hard work.

Life Group Options: The Gilkison’s lead a group at their home on Fridays at 6:00; The Grippin’s lead a group on Sundays at 1:00; and Dennis Fritz leads a group on Tuesdays at 6:30. You are encouraged to join a group because we believe that disciples are best made in the context of redemptive relationships. All of our groups have a place for you!

Please Jot down your prayer requests on the information card—and we’ll pray with you about that item! To activate our GBC Prayer Chain: Call Graceann Trube at 503.931.1641 For personal prayer: See our Elders or Pastor after the service.

Disciples are made best in the context of relationships which is why we offer Life Groups. These groups are designed so that people can get to know one another while getting to know the Scriptures. Soon to have 4 to choose from: On Sundays with Richard and Graceann Trube—503.931.1671; On Tuesdays with Pastor and Pam Hilsinger—503.586.6727; Coming on Thursdays with Stann and Charlotte Lyman—503.707.1560; and Fridays with Ed and Dana Gilkison—503.510.2529. Contact one today.

Be Inspired from the lives, loves, and legacy of notable Bible Women. Friday mornings 10-11:30am Sherry Grippin’s: Add: 300 La Creole Dr. Space 226. Ph. 971-240-9103

Praise God for His Garden! Thanks to everyone who has served the Lord in this ministry! The garden of Grace produced 6,175 lbs. From August 9-23.  

Praise God for His Garden! Thanks to everyone who has served the Lord in this ministry!

Life Groups are taking off—contact one of these leaders for more information: ; Dennis Fritz 503.302.4773; Stann Lyman 971.707.1560; Ed Gilkison 503.510.2529.

Ladies: You are invited to a prayer time on Tuesdays—11:00 am at Dana Gilkison’s. Add: 265 SE Walnut St. Dallas

Please remember our Missionaries in your daily prayers as they are in need of them every day. We put up new information as they come in on the bulletin board. Please take time to read them as they inform us of their work and their prayer needs. Thank You.

About Membership: This is a step of mutual affirmation. For the applicant—it is to affirm their desire to unite with this local body of believers. It is an alignment with our doctrine, polity, and philosophy of ministry and to walk in covenant community together. For the church family—it is an affirmation that they are co-witnesses together with us of Christ’s life in us—the hope of glory. This is recognition that we have been born of the Spirit and have been baptized together in Christ and that we will walk together in newness of life until Jesus returns. We recognize that this local expression of the body of Christ is but a part of the larger overall expression of the body of Christ in the world.

Missionary Newsletters can be found on our Missions Board in the foyer. All the latest postings can be read there.

E-mail Updates: If you would be interested in getting email reminders about upcoming events, AND/OR encouragements from time to time from Pastor Russ about things God is teaching him—please jot your email address on the sign-up sheet coming around. Thank you.

Prayer Ministry: Please provide your prayer requests so our prayer team can pray for you. Let’s pray for the redemption of many souls this year; and that God would grow our church. Also, please pray for our “War Room” prayer chapel makeover which is nearing completion. Thanks go to those who have been working on that.

Women’s Bible Study: At Dana Gilkison’s. Add: 265 Walnut Ave. Dallas. You can call Dana at 503-510-7752for more info. Study Time: 10:00am.   Thank You!

Librarian’s Reminder: Please check out all library material, whether you use it in your class room or take it home. Please remember to bring back all material that you check out including video’s, this gives others the opportunity to use them. Thank you for your consideration of others. Your Librarian.

Church Library: Please take time to look over our library, we
are always getting new books and Videos in for all ages. For any questions you might have about our library please see Peggy Perkins our Liberian.

All Church Announcements: need to be given to Graceann Trube by Wednesday at 3:00 pm to be printed in the following bulletin. Call the church office: 503.623.4858