Announcements

You can also access the weekly church bulletin, monthly calendar and newsletter from the home page to keep better informed as to what’s happening at the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

Thunder in the Holy Land Evangelistic Meetings
The Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church is having an evangelistic series beginning Friday January 4 featuring our own Pastor Charles Byrd with his Thunder in the Holy Land DVD series.  Come join us every Friday, Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM in the main church sanctuary.  You will be blessed!

Appointments and Visitations
Pastor Byrd’s office hours are generally on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Please contact the church office at 541-476-6313 to schedule Pastor Byrd’s office appointments.  

 Pastor Tanner’s office hours are generally on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Please email him directly at PastorTanner@GrantsPassChurch.com or call or text his cell phone 509-690-6799 to schedule an office appointment or a home visitation.  

Main church service on Sabbath, January 19 – 10:50 AM
Pastor Charles Byrd will continue in The Next Step series  with his sermon titled “Repentance — A Working Model”.

If you miss any of the sermons they will be available on our Grants Pass SDA Church YouTube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/GrantsPassChurch/videos

When Pastor Byrd speaks, the sermon handouts will also be available online at:  https://www.grantspasschurch.com/pastors-blog

Fellowship Meal for Sabbath, January 19
All are welcome to join us for our Sabbath Fellowship Meal, located in the Better Living Center, following the main church service.  Carrie Hise, our Sabbath Fellowship Leader, says to “Come eXperience our new Sabbath Fellowship Meals.  Bring a dish or two to share (if you can) and plan to join us after church.” The new program promises to be more spiritual and engaging.  We encourage everyone to bring an already-prepared vegetarian dish.

Monday, January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Day
Please note that Monday is a holiday, and as such, the church office will be closed.

Church Business Meeting January 28
There will be a Church Business Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019 in the main church sanctuary beginning at 6:00 PM.  We encourage all to come and be a part of the proposed Warming Center discussion.

Religious Liberty Offering is January 26
Please consider prayerfully what you can do to help with the ongoing work of Seventh-day Adventists to protect our freedom to worship, observe the Sabbath, and share our faith with others. Much is happening in the political arena and in the courts that may affect the ways in which we can practice our faith. Please look for the religious liberty flyer on the table in the foyer.

Pathfinder Talent Show – February 16
The Pathfinder Talent Show will take place on Saturday, February 16 at 6:00 PM at the Grants Pass SDA School. The money raised at the Talent Show will help the Pathfinders go to the Oshkosh Pathfinder International Camporee in August 2019.  This event happens once every five years, so our Pathfinders are especially excited about attending.

Sabbath School Teachers Retreat and Workshop on February 23
All Sabbath school teachers/helpers, please mark your calendars for Sabbath afternoon February 23.  We are holding a special Grants Pass retreat with YOU and your class in mind. This is our opportunity to come together and create specific plans for taking our church’s Sabbath school program to a whole new level. Your participation is vital, so please plan to attend! For more information, call or text Bob Dale 541-226-5393.  Thank you!

2019 Bible and Spirit of Prophecy Reading Program
This year the Prayer Ministry is providing a one year program utilizing a large portion of the New Testament, The Acts of the Apostles and The Great Controversy.  Copies of the reading outline are available at the Personal Ministries window, on the book rack in the church foyer or during the week from the church office.  Please remember that only the books and app that begin the first chapter on the same page as the outline can be utilized to follow the reading program.  This study will enrich your relationship with Jesus, and prepare you for the end times so please join us.  If you have any questions or need a book that is compatible with the study, please contact Donna Griffith.

Youth Group Project
Our Youth group is going to be collecting items for the homeless through the month of January. Items they would like to hand out include warm socks, gloves, beanies and general toiletries.  If you don’t have items to contribute but would like to donate funds, please mark “Youth Group” on your tithe envelope.  Items can be left in the Youth Chapel or with the Murphy’s.  Thank you for your support of our efforts to share service and God’s love to our community.

Private Prayer on Sabbath 
If you come to church on Sabbath with burdens and a heavy heart and would like someone to pray with you, look for a person wearing a “May I Pray for You?” button. They will be happy to take you aside and lift your burdens to our Lord.

Better Life Broadcasting Network News
Prayer warriors are invited to join Better Life’s newly formed Prayer Team. We will be gathering on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm at the station to earnestly pray for the needs of the ministry of Better Life and our local community.

Better Life Apple TV App Ready!
Better Life is happy to report that its NEW Apple TV app has been completed and can be downloaded immediately for FREE from the app store on the Apple TV device. This expands Better Life’s reach through the internet even more! Free apps are now available for Roku, iOS, Apple TV and the network can also be viewed via the BLBN.org website. Download your app today! For more information call Better Life at 541-474-3089.

Mid-Week Prayer Meeting
Our weekly Prayer Meeting will be put on hiatus until Wednesday, February 20.  Instead, come join us for the Thunder in the Holy Land Evangelistic Meetings! 

Women’s Tuesday Bible Study  Group
We are beginning a new study into the parables of Jesus using the Bible and Christ Object Lessons.  Come and join us on Tuesdays from 5 – 6 PM in the Multipurpose Room for deep study and fellowship.  Contact Donna Griffith for more information

Small Group Bible Study — Romans 
Chuck Austin’s Small Group Bible Study Class on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM is studying the book of Romans.  

New Testament Bible Study
Victor De La Vega’s Wednesday New Testament Bible Study will resume on January 2 at 4:00 PM in the Youth Chapel.

Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School News

Preschool
Our Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School’s new Preschool & Pre-K is now open and accepting applications!  Our educational program will be from 9:00 to 12:00 Monday through Friday with 2, 3 or 5 day/week options available.  Full-time daycare will be added soon.  Please call 541-479-2293 for more information.

Volunteers Needed! 
Our School is looking for volunteers to help in the K-2 classroom with Math and Reading.  Please contact the school for further information if you are interested in helping.  541-479-2293. Thank you!

Box Tops & Bottles For Education
Please remember to clip and save the Box Tops for Education from select products you purchase and turn them in to the school.   You can also donate your empty bottles and cans that have OR redemption value.  Help us earn money for the school one Box Top and one bottle at a time!

The Desk in the Church Foyer
What is an empty desk doing in our church foyer?  It’s waiting for you!  We’re asking for people to stop by the desk and pray for the student who will fill this desk at our school.  God hears and answers prayers.

You can help the Grants Pass Adventist School in the following ways:  1) Pray for our school, students & staff.   2) Clip and save the “Box Tops for Education” from select products and turn them in to the school.  3)  Shop at the School Veggie Food Store on Tuesday and Thursdays where all profits fund student scholarships.  4) Connect your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the school at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  Every time you shop a portion of the sale amount will be donated to the school.  5)  Save your bottles and cans that have Oregon redemption value and bring them to the school.  Please contact the school office for more information at 541-479-2293. 

Quilts for Kids Ministry
Do you have the desire to be the hands of Jesus?  A homemade blanket or quilt will share the love of Jesus in a tangible way, bringing comfort and security. Help is needed in many ways. For more information please contact Rebekah Hill at 509-310-3171.   

ABC Sales Flyers
Please visit the Adventist Book Center website: abcflyer.com to submit your request to receive the ABC sale flyers via email. If you should need assistance, please call them at 503-850-3300. A variety of new books are now available. For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com

Dorcas Community Service Ministry
Many in the community of Grants Pass are blessed with food and clothing that is distributed from our center. As the weather gets cooler and the holidays approach, the number of people in need increases, and so does our need for helpers/workers in the Dorcas, Thrift Store, and Soup Kitchen.  Any amount of time you can volunteer, in any position, would be greatly appreciated.  There are many places in which you can use your talents for the Lord by being a blessing and help to others. Please call Larry Sample at 541-660-9088 for more information.

Spanish Worship Service
Every Sabbath, many of our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters gather together with invited friends to have Sabbath School (9:30 AM) and worship service in Spanish (11:00 AM). These services are held each Saturday, downstairs in our Youth Chapel. Please get the word out and keep our Spanish group in your prayers!

A Special Remembrance
Thinking about donating church flowers in memory of a loved one? You will now have the opportunity to submit a favorite photo of that person, or persons, including the dates of birth and passing. This will be projected on the screen Sabbath morning along with the other announcements. If you are interested, you may send information or contact our Grief Ministry leaders, Ted and Jeanne Powell at griefministrysda@gmail.com

A floral arrangement is a beautiful way to honor or remember someone you love or admire and is a blessing for our congregation and the extended TV viewing audience as well.  Please reserve a Sabbath of your choice on the calendar located in the church office hallway. 

School Veggie Store
The school’s Veggie Store is open on Tuesdays from noon to 4:00 PM and Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Proceeds from sales at the store benefit our school and our students.

If you’d like to hear about new products and any sales that are happening at the Veggie Food Store, please contact the school with your name and email address.  Please call the school at 541-479-2293 or email:  office@gpsdaschool.org

Loma Blue – Loma Linda has introduced a new line of food products with healthier ingredients!  They now have a variety of complete meal solutions as well as several canned products that are non-GMO, vegan, and contain no food dyes.  Several gluten-free items are available as well.  Look for the blue labels at the School’s Veggie Food Store.  Hours on Tuesdays are from noon to 4:00 PM and on Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Remember that all profits are used to fund student scholarships.

Church Communications Online
We provide email communications for all church members who would like to be added to the group list. You can receive the weekly bulletin, monthly Newsletter, general announcements or be added to our Prayer Chain by sending your email address and request to office@grantspasschurch.com. You may select any specific communications or all three. If you have any questions, please contact Kii at the church office at 541-476-6313.

Free Books
Our Church Library has a selection of “free” books to give away. The books will be available after the Worship Hour each Sabbath, or you may contact Andie at 541-295-1347. For those who have checked out items, please remember to renew or return them.

A Focus on Stewardship
God enables us to give when we have nothing to give. What an awesome God! Counsels on Stewardship, pg 120 puts it this way, “Some are willing to give according to what they have… They have no income that they can spare from the necessities of their families. But there are many of this class who might ask themselves the question, ‘Am I giving according to what I might have had?’”

The Prayer Chain
It may be activated by calling the following numbers in the order given until you reach someone:
1. Church Office 541-476-6313 or office@grantspasschurch.com   (during office hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM)
2. Donna Griffith 541- 597-2055 or donna555@frontiernet.net  (after hours and weekends for EMERGENCY prayer requests)

NPUC Gleaner Online
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Signs of the Times
Signs of the Times® invites readers to live as Christians in modern North American society. Within its 64 pages, each month readers will find news, tips, and articles on how to live a healthy Christian lifestyle. This fourcolor magazine emphasizes Christ’s Second Advent and the prophecies and “signs” that indicate the nearness of this event. If you would like to receive this magazine monthly, you can subscribe online at Adventist Book Center. 

Live Streaming
If you have a special church event that you would like live streamed, please contact Gary McGinnis at 541-324-0259.

“LIKE” us on Facebook!
We have a church page on Facebook (“Grants Pass Adventist”) to keep you informed about upcoming events and for you to share with others in our community!

Do you have a son or daughter serving in the Military?
Any members who have a child or grandchild serving our country in the military are asked to submit that name to the Church Office. We have members who wish to keep in contact with them. 

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