Hi, Grace Bible Church!

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

Upcoming Events

It’s a new year and we are starting a new Bible study on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30. We will be digging into the book of Isaiah and getting together to discuss what the Lord is teaching us. Meetings will be every other week as follows: January 8 & 22, February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16. Childcare will be available. Cost is $20 (you can bring the money on Tuesday). Please RSVP to Heidi at heidirkooistra@gmail.com. Looking forward to growing alongside one another!

Membership Presentation | January 13th

Our next membership presentation is coming up this Sunday, January 13th. This is where new members of Grace Bible Church are presented to the church body during the service. If you are interested in becoming a member of Grace Bible, click on the “become a member” link below to get started.


Everyone is invited to join us for this next Family Membership Night (which will also serve as our Annual Meeting) on Tuesday, January 22nd. We’ll share a potluck dinner from 5:45-6:30 pm, followed by worship, prayer, and a meeting from 6:30-8:00 pm. This is an important time where we will look back at 2018 and forward into 2019, as well as affirm our new elder candidates and reaffirm current elders. Please RSVP through the link below so that we can plan for set up and childcare.


Are you new to Grace Bible Church? We would love to get to know you better and help you get connected to others. You are invited to join us for a Newcomer’s Lunch on February 10th following our Sunday gathering. Meet the elders and staff, and get an overview of the mission and vision of Grace Bible Church. Lunch will be provided and childcare will be available. Click the link below to register.

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Due to the closing of The City, we have transitioned all online giving over to a new platform called Planning Center Giving. Please begin using Planning Center from now on for your online giving to Grace by clicking the link below. Thank you for supporting the ministry of Grace Bible Church!


Jesus said, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). Love is an indispensable quality that must be a part of the Christian life, and is something that all faithful Christians must exhibit. But what do loving relationships really look like? How does love affect how we relate to others in the life of the church? How should love affect our leadership toward others? “Leading With Love” is a conference designed to explore those questions, as Alexander Strauch teaches us what Paul said to the church in 1 Corinthians 13. This conference will show you how the Bible’s teaching on love can help you improve your relationship skills, be more effective in the ministry God has called you to, and help you resolve conflict and division. Whether a leader in the church or not, we can all grow in our love for others. We hope you will join us as we study God’s Word together and learn how essential love is for you and your ministry.

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We use Planning Center for a number of different things including giving, and they now have a church app that you can download for your phone. Features include events, giving, and eventually groups.

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Need a hand? The Care Team’s here to help! Every now and then everyone can use a little help. Do you have a practical need a brother or sister from the Care Team could help with? Whether it’s an emergency or an ongoing need, we can help with things like delivering a meal, childcare, home or car repair, snow removal, transportation, running an errand, help with moving, managing a budget, home cleaning and organizing, etc. Click the “Care Team Request” button below. Someone will call you soon. Questions? Call Dave Robinson at 541-325-9340, or email him at dave@gracebibleofbend.org.

A message and update from Orphanages of Kenya: One large bag of 12 oz. cans brings us $40, which is 1/3 of a sponsorship for a child.  So far we have deposited 2 of these bags as well as some other deposits totaling about $40. We are so pleased to have started this venture, but we need more and more of our church attendees to bring their bottles and cans on Sunday morning after church. Our size church could fill 1-3 bags every week if we all get on board! Thank you for considering this and for supporting Orphanages of Kenya.

For more detailed information on how and what to donate, click on the “more information” button below.


Did you miss last week’s sermon? Watch “Starting Off the New Year Right” from 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

Sunday Gathering


This Sunday we will look together at Acts 1:1-11, as we begin our sermon series on the book of Acts. 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!

January Missionary Highlight | Eddie & Sarah Williams

Eddie Williams is the lead pastor of Bay City Church, a new church plant in San Francisco, CA. Eddie is a former NFL player and is husband to his wife Sarah and father to his three children, Emmanuella, Trevin and Naomi. Eddie is a Bay Area native who, along with his wife Sarah, has a passion to make followers of Jesus and better San Francisco. Bay City Church desires to help fulfill the Great Commission in San Francisco, aiming to see physical and spiritual improvement in the city by helping people trust in Jesus, honor God with their lives, and then helping these disciples make more disciples. Their mission is to tell the world about Jesus, and this is accomplished primarily through preaching and teaching the Bible and committing to authentic discipleship.

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