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.

Main church service on Sabbath, September 14, 2019 – 10:50 AM
Today we will be finishing our 11th chapter in our Happiness for Life book focusing on Talking to God as to a Friend or The Privilege of Prayer. We will be focusing on the last five steps for success in prevailing prayer.

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, his sermon notes can be found at: https://www.grantspasschurch.com/pastors-blog/.

Fellowship Meal for Sabbath, September 14, 2019
This Sabbath’s Fellowship Meal will be hosted by Rosie Tresenriter and her great team of helpers.  With the exception of visitors, we do ask that ALL people planning to attend the meal bring something to share, whether it’s home made or store bought.  To preserve the sanctity of the Sabbath, we also ask that all food items be prepared ahead of time, and to please take your dishes home to wash.  Thank you for understanding that the main purpose for Sabbath Fellowship Meals is just that — to fellowship while enjoying a meal together and uplifting God.

Estate Planning
Ted Perry, Oregon Conference Planned Giving and Trust Officer, will be available to meet with members in the Medford and Grants Pass areas on Wednesday and Thursday, September 18 & 19 to help find answers to your estate planning needs.  To make an appointment, please contact Ted directly either by calling him at 503-850-3567 or emailing him at ted.perry@oc.npuc.org

September 21 Sabbath Fellowship Meal
Mark your calendars for the Sabbath Fellowship Meal of September 21, which  will be held at Pastor & Karen Byrd’s home in Williams. 
Click HERE to view the flyer with more information

Newsletter Deadline
We appreciate the positive feedback we’ve gotten regarding the News ‘n Views articles which focus on uplifting Jesus. The deadline for articles and pictures for the October News n’ Views is Wednesday September 25.  Thank you to all our contributors who are willing to share their time and talent!

 Praise and Worship Team Workshop
Sabbath, September 28th from 1:00 – 3:30 PM, Pastor Nick Jones will be speaking at the Medford SDA Church about the importance of worship through music, and ways to inspire congregation participation. Praise Teams and anyone else interested in attending is invited to stay for potluck following church service. Please bring instruments/voices for an optional ‘jam session’ following the presentation! Please contact Valarie Morse at 910-238-6737 for more information.

Save the Date
Dr. Neil Nedley, world-renowned speaker, author, and physician, will visit the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1360 NE Ninth Street, on December 7 and 8 (Saturday and Sunday). Dr. Nedley’s weekend seminar will cover “The Psychological Good Life.” More information will be coming, but plan now! You won’t want to miss these presentations.

Haskell’s Bible Study
The church office has copies of Adventist Pioneer Stephen N. Haskell’s  Bible Handbook (in pdf form).  The Prayer Ministry is encouraging people to use this resource for either personal Bible Study or to start a small group. Please see either Donna Griffith or Kii Morse if you would be interested in either participating in, or hosting a small group study in your home.

Pathfinders
Pathfinders has started again!  If you are in grades 5 – 10, we invite you to come and join the Grants Pass Pathfinder Club where our focus is to learn many life skills and make lifelong memories in an environment that is Christ-like, safe, and enjoyable.  Weekly meetings are at the Grants Pass SDA School each Monday beginning at 5:30 PM.

Visitation Committee
If you know of anyone who would like/needs a personal visit, please contact Sandy Page at 541-218-8740.

Communications Ministry
Did you know that our church has a Communications Ministry? Our mission is to uplift Jesus and share information about the church. However, to send the word out, we need you to remind us of upcoming events that need attention.  We will work with you to get the information out to our local newspaper, radio, website, and television stations.  The earlier we know about these, the faster and broader the information can be shared with the world!

Mid-Week Prayer Meeting x 2
There are now two (2) prayer meeting options beginning each Wednesday night at 6:30 PM.  In the Youth Chapel, Sean Murphy will be leading the regular prayer meeting and the pastors have started a series entitled “The Positive Way” which will be held in the Multipurpose Room.  We’re encouraging all our members to pick one and join the midweek fellowship!

IMPACT Meetings!
Do you wish for a closer walk with God? Do you find yourself longing for a deeper experience with the Lord? Do you find the testimonies of others to be inspiring and uplifting? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, come join us for the IMPACT meetings! We meet the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 7:00 PM in the Youth Chapel. You will indeed find yourself impacted by the Holy Spirit.

Prayer for Our Children
Anyone who would like to pray for their children, please meet in the Mother’s Room immediately after church service each Sabbath.

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.

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.

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.

Volunteer Opportunity: Help Former Refugees Build a Better Life
The Center for Online Evangelism needs volunteers to fill two vitally important roles: Student Coach, and Fundraiser.  If you would like more information about either of these opportunities, please email: info@CenterForOnlineEvangelism.org or visit: www.COErwanda.com. There is also information on the foyer table.

Women’s Tuesday Bible Study Group
The Women’s Bible Study group will take a summer hiatus.  We encourage you to keep in touch with each other, and perhaps continue to meet with others for your own personal Bible Study!

Romans Bible Study 
One of the key messages that comes through in the book of Romans is the righteousness of Christ, which God desires to give to all who will seek Him.  Join Bible Worker Chuck Austin as he leads out in an in-depth study of Romans  each Tuesday at 4:00 PM  in the Youth Chapel.  

Retreats

Oregon Christian Women’s Convention October 4 & 5
               
https://oregonconference.eventcalendarapp.com/u/9177/17629

Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School News
Help Needed at the School
Do you love working with children? Our school is looking for volunteer librarians in addition to hiring substitute teachers for this coming school year. Please contact the school for more information.

 Box Tops for School
You can continue to support the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School with your Box Tops. Traditional Box Tops are being phased out. Instead, you can download an app and scan your store receipts. This gives immediate credit to our school. To download the app, as well as find instructions, please visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/. For more information, please contact the school office at 541-479-2293.

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. 

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.

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 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. A Spanish potluck is generally scheduled for the first and third Sabbaths of the month.  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, please contact the church office at 541-476-6313.

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.

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 458-212-4020. 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 donnaangela555@gmail.com  (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. 

DO YOU HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT you would like to post on this page? Please e-mail to office@grantspasschurch.com with “web info” in the subject line and we will post it as space allows.