~ Pastor Jeremy has started up a new adult education series on faith and race. See Christian Education page for more information.
~ Grant Park Baptist Church is now 90 years old. Members Carol Bianchini and Mitch Schaub made an awesome documentary capturing the church's 90 year history that was shown at the anniversary celebration on October 16, 2016. For those of you who missed it, the movie is available here (see at right).
~ Saturday, March 4 from 1-3 pm: William Temple House and Portland Opera Care Event. Save the date for an afternoon of music, mission, food, and wine. The William Temple House is located at 2023 NW Hoyt St., Portland. Tickets are $45. Please call Brie Richards at 503-715-0265 to reserve your ticket today!
~ COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH PASTOR JEREMY, EVERY TUESDAY, FROM 8-10:00 AM.
As many of you may know, before joining us Pastor Jeremy worked as a barista at Coava Coffee Roasters. He'd be delighted if you would join him for coffee and a chat on Tuesday mornings. Everyone is welcome, including, but not limited to, neighbors, members of the congregation, passers-by, delivery folks, and moms and dads dropping their kids off at the two preschools we host.
~ KNITTING MINISTRY
We are launching our fledgling knitting ministry with the goal of knitting purple hats for newborns as part of Legacy Emmanuel's "Click for Babies" campaign. In this program, community members knit and donate purple hats that are given to new babies as part of an educational effort with new parents to prevent shaken baby syndrome. Go to www.clickforbabies.org for more information. If you would like to join with Grant Park Baptist Church in this effort, please e-mail Stacey Tipp, at email@example.com. You do not need to be able to knit--we will learn together! You do not need to be a member of the church either....all community members are welcome to join us.
~ EYEGLASSES RECYCLING
Grant Park Baptist Church has begun to collect your old prescription eyeglasses that we will donate to the Lions Clubs' eyeglass recycling program. In this program, old glasses are cleaned, sorted, and then distributed mainly to developing countries to help children and adults in those countries with the gift of corrected vision. We are also collecting donations of new and used reader glasses that we will give to homeless and needy folks here in Portland. There is a donation station outside Pastor Jeremy's office, and also one at the bulletin board outside the Sanctuary. For more information, please e-mail Stacey Tipp at firstname.lastname@example.org.