Hi, Grace Bible Church!

Here’s a brief rundown of what’s coming up over the next days and weeks at Grace:

Upcoming Events

Advent Devotionals Available

Copies of Paul Tripp’s advent devotional, Come Let Us Adore Him, are available at the Information Booth for $10 each. In this book, “Paul Tripp seeks to recapture our attention and reawaken our awe during Christmastime. Each day is structured like Tripp’s best-selling devotional, New Morning Mercies‚ with a compelling, gospel-centered thought followed by an extended meditation for the day. Each of the thirty-one devotions also includes a Scripture reading and notes for parents and children, equipping us to do the one thing that matters most each December — celebrate Jesus.”

Ladies, we hope you can join us for a Christmas-themed brunch, where we’ll focus on “Abiding in Christ This Christmas.” This will be a wonderful time to enjoy fellowship, sharing and a potluck brunch with other ladies of Grace. Please RSVP by clicking the link below.

RSVP for the Brunch

We’re excited to have child dedications coming up again during our Sunday service on December 9th! Child dedications are a time where parents pledge to raise their children up “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord,” and where the church family promises to support the parents in their efforts. If you are interested in dedicating your child, please email Andrew at andrew@gbcbend.org.

We hope you can join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord this Christmas! We will have our regular Sunday morning service on December 23rd at 9:30 am, as well as a candlelight Christmas Eve service on December 24th at 5:00 pm. We look forward to celebrating together!

After sending out many faithful servants to go help plant Grace Bible Redmond, we have a need for four more adults to serve in non-teaching positions in our Children’s Ministry. If you would like to help out in this area, contact Andrew Sullivan at andrew@gbcbend.org.

Grace is looking for a part time Graphic Designer & Creative Team Lead. Check out the linked job description and send in your resume if you’re interested!


Because the City is going to be closing at the end of this year, we are transitioning all online giving over to a new platform called Planning Center Giving. We apologize for the inconvenience of this change, but we believe Planning Center will provide a better user experience in the long run. Please transition over to Planning Center as soon as you can for your online giving to Grace.


Wanted: Care Team Members!!!
What could you do to bless others at Grace? Are you able to lend a hand to your brothers and sisters in times of need? Could you help with a home project? Provide a meal or emergency child care? Visit someone who is homebound? Fix a car? Run an errand? Shovel some snow? Offer financial or legal advice? Provide temporary housing? What else could you do? Questions? Contact Dave Robinson at dave@gracebibleofbend.org or 541-325-9340.

We’d like to remind you that Orphanages of Kenya has provided a bottle and can drop-off at GBC as a way to raise money for the ministry. Bring your recyclable cans and bottles to church on Sundays and deposit them in the drop-off located on the north side of the administration building. It will be open every Sunday after church on an ongoing basis. There will be a team member there to assist you with your deposits. For more detailed information on how and what to donate, click on the “more information” button below.


Also, please read an update from Orphanages of Kenya regarding our Christmas in October Fundraiser.


Did you miss last week’s sermon? Watch “From Bitterness to Blessing” from Ruth 2:18-23.

Sunday Gathering


This Sunday we will look together at Ruth 3:1-18, as we continue our study of the book of Ruth. We encourage you to read ahead and come prepared to hear from God’s word.

Sunday’s Songs

Click the titles below to listen to the songs that we’ll sing this weekend, or even better, go subscribe to our Sunday’s Songs playlist on Spotify!

November Missionary Highlight | Brodie & Katie McClain

After four years of church planting near downtown L.A., the Lord began to slowly place a burden on the hearts of Brodie and Katie McClain for unreached and unchurched areas across the globe. After a lot of prayer and a short-term trip, the Lord led them to the Republic of Georgia as the answer to this prayer. Working with a fellowship of national believers, the goal is to see a gospel church planted in each of the 6000 villages across the country (currently they estimate around 20 such churches exist). Alongside church-planting efforts, the McClains have a desire to minister to orphans and widows, with the aim of setting up an orphanage and a place of refuge in Georgia. They have also established an English school, which is a fairly intense program meeting four times per week. There are currently about twenty students involved.

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