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.

Speaker for Sabbath, April 28 – 10:50 AM
Our speaker this week is Pastor Charles Byrd and he will be expanding on how to share our faith with no excuses.

There is no Fellowship Meal for Sabbath, April 28
Please invite someone home for lunch and have a blessed day!  

Baby Bottle Program
The Women’s Ministry is once again participating with The Pregnancy Care Center in their “Baby Bottle Program”.  Please make sure to return your (filled!) baby bottles by this Sabbath Sabbath April 28.

All Church Spring Vespers and Olympics Event
Growing! & Going! would like to invite everyone to their Spring Vespers and Olympcs Event this Saturday, April 28 beginning at 7:00 PM in the Better Living Center.  It will be a night of worship, fellowship and fun, starting with closing the Sabbath with vespers, enjoying a potluck and then visiting different stations for games.  The games will be fun and intellectual for all ages to enjoy.

2018 Bible / Spirit of Prophecy Reading Program
In the hopes of helping each one of you draw closer to God, the Prayer Ministry is again providing the daily reading program of the Spirit of Prophecy and the Bible.  This year’s program is the Desire of Ages.  Copies of the program are available in the church foyer and church office during the week.  The reading program begins Chapter 1, God With Us on Page 19, so be sure that the book you are using starts chapter 1 on that page. The EG White app is also compatible with the reading program.  We hope and pray that you will take the time to enrich your relationship with Jesus and join in this reading program for 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna Griffith.

Choir
For anyone interested in joining the choir, we would like to extend the invitation to join us for our practice session on Thursdays at 6:30 PM in the church choir room. Bring a bottle of water, a cheerful spirit, your voice and a friend. 

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 Bible Study Group
Ladies, come and join us as we study the life of Christ in the Gospels along with The Desire of Ages.  This study pormises to bring you closer to Jesus and to the other women of our church.  We meet every Tuesday at 5:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room.  Bring your Bible and The Desire of Ages.  For more information, please contact Donna Griffith.

Small Group Bible Study
The Small Group Bible Study Class on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM is once again meeting.  Chuck Austin will be leading out and the current studies is on Genesis.

Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School News
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. 

Gladstone Camp Meeting Help Needed
Come be part of the team! Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hard working individuals who want to serve God through service to others and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including Hospitality, Shuttle Service, Safety and Security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day, or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

EBAY Expert Needed
The church is in need of a person who can sell the used audio/visual equipment.  Please contact Neto at 978-549-9997 for more information.

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.  Check the calendar for the next meeting.

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. Volunteers are needed to serve in the operation of various stations. It would be greatly appreciated if you could give of your time and /or to donate the following items:   gloves, blankets, tents and sleeping bags. We no longer need egg cartons. Please bring your contributions to Dorcas on Tuesdays from 9 am to 2 pm or on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Thank you for your help! Please call Larry Sample at 541-660-9088 for more information. 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

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.

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)

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.