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. 

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.  Please note that Pastor Byrd will be out of the office from Nov 15 – 23 and then again from Nov 26  – 29.

 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.  Please note that Pastor Tanner will be out of the office from Nov 21 – 25.

Battlefield Hollywood coming this weekend to the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church
Join us for three exciting programs this Friday and Sabbath, Nov 16 and 17, as Scott Mayer, former filmmaker, is coming to our church.
 His programs will cover such subjects as “How Entertainment Media Influences Us”, “#Selfie”, “Controller” and “The Great Controversy in Hollywood Movies”.

Friday night, November 16 – 6:30 PM 
Scott Mayer will have one presentation this Friday night about “Battlefield Hollywood” at the church in the main sanctuary.

Main church service on Sabbath, November 17 – 10:50 AM
Join us for Scott Mayer’s main worship service with his sermon titled “If You Love Me”.

Sabbath afternoon, November 17 – 4:30 PM
Scott will continue his presentations this afternoon in the church sanctuary.

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

The sermon handouts (when Pastor Byrd speaks) will also be available online at:  https://www.grantspasschurch.com/pastors-blog/

Fellowship Meal for Sabbath, November 17
Our guests are welcome to join us for a vegetarian luncheon following the main church worship service.  This week’s meal will be hosted by Donna Griffith’s Sabbath School class, and the menu is Haystacks.  If you plan on attending, please bring your food already prepared and ready to serve.

Grants Pass Church Christmas Program December 1
Come hear the beautiful sounds of the Christmas Season as singers and musicians from Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Gateway, Medford, Valley View and First Christian Church gather to present “O, Holy Night” here at our church on Sabbath, December 1  at 5:00 PM.  This free concert will showcase inspirational and uplifting holiday music to usher in the season. Doors will open at 4:30 PM and seating is limited. Bring a friend and be blessed! Light refreshments will be available after the program at the Better Living Center.

Fountainview Academy is Coming!
The dates are set for the Fountainview Orchestra and Singers!  We are delighted to be able to host these wonderfully talented young people on Sunday, December 9 here at our church.  There will be two concerts on the same night — at 5:00 PM and at 7:30 PM.  We will let you know when the tickets will be available to pick up. 

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.

2019 Devotionals
Brochures for the 2019 Devotionals are now available at the Personal Ministries Window. You  can also  look at them online at www.AdventistBookCenter.com. As usual, any devotional books ordered through our church Personal Ministries Dept are discounted. The next order will be placed the week on November 27th.  Please note that all orders must be prepaid.

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
Experience the power of prayer as a community of faith! Join us every Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Youth Chapel. We look forward to seeing you this week! 

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 3:00 PM is studying the book of Romans.

Small Group Bible Study — Daniel
Chuck Austin will be leading out a Small Group Bible Study on the Book of Daniel on Thursdays at 5:00 PM.

Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School News

Mandarin Oranges for Sale
The Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School 8 graders are selling 10 lb. bags of California mandarins.  Please contact the school for more information.

 Veggie Food Store
The Veggie Food Store is gearing up for the holidays!  Please come by and check out the new products plus your family favorites like the Dinner Roast. There’s also a new, smaller version of Dinner Roast called Turkey Roast.  Chef Bonneau gravies and soup bases have also arrived just in time for your holiday dinners and winter soups. Please note that the Veggie Food Store will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22nd, so come by soon!

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.

Also, please note that Dorcas is now gearing up for the annual Thanksgiving Food Baskets, and are asking for monetary donations to make this happen for needy families. Also, if you know any of our church members who would benefit from receiving a Thanksgiving Food Basket please contact the church office. Thank you.

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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