Thought for the Week: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 Jesus help us to be your ambassador of the good news and your saving power wrapped in Your love through us.”

GBC Holiday Dinner Sunday Dec 9th! It worked well last year, and as a result of our Grace Family Council we decided to host that again this year. So, get the sign-up sheet filled out and we will enjoy a great meal and a new tradition next Sunday.

Christmas Spectacular: Tickets are available for the Dallas Christmas Spectacular to be held at Valley Life Center December 14, 15, 16th at 7pm. Includes a Community Choir, Drama, Light Show, and Refreshments. Tickets are free. See Pastor Russ or contact Valley Life Center at: 503.623.4116  

Adopt-a-Family Coming Up: We will be sponsoring 5 families again this Christmas, so please be watching for sponsoring tags for gift and food items. Thank you Becky Drake for coordinating this effort, where we get to play a part in blessing some of the “least of these” in our community.

Christmas Eve Service Reminder: Yes we will gather on Christmas Eve at 6:00pm for a time of worship together

The Resurrection Changed Everything: Give your family, friends, and your neighbors the opportunity to find renewal, and possibly a change of heart toward the Risen Savior. Invite someone. They may say “No” 7 times… before they will say yes. Don’t give up. Pray and invite them again and again. Always!

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.

We are experimenting with an outreach referencing NBCs A.D. TV series? Highlighting the lives and ministry of the disciples, we will revisit the first 10 chapters of Acts beginning October 7th. Invite others to find a wonderful gospel ministry. Remember: Red and yellow, black, brown and white we’re all precious in His sight. Invitations will be available next Sunday.

On Next Men’s Breakfast, Dec 15, Pastor would appreciate some help with his annual woodcut. Instructions to follow.

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 starting up: Consider attending one today.

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

Men’s breakfast starts this Saturday at 8am. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Come on out and enjoy a good time of fellowship and good food. We could use your help with some service projects as well.  

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