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Bridges and Boxes

If you drive by Good Shepherd on a Thursday afternoon, you may be surprised to come upon a party that happens there every week. Over the past seven weeks, our church has been on a mission of building bridges with boxes. In partnership with schools, other churches, and non-profits, we have distributed nearly 4000 boxes to families in our community. The boxes contain dairy, fruit, produce and meat that are food for the week for those that are experiencing financial hardships and are in need due to COVID-19 or other circumstances.

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Weekends

Last weekend: Oneness & Witness, Part 2
Speaker: Steve Keels
Title: Lost Your First Love
Passage: Revelation 2:1-7


This weekend: Oneness & Witness, Part 3
Speaker: Greg Cahalan
Title: Oneness & Witness Through Fearless Faithfulness

Passage: Revelation 2:8-11

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Local Outreach Opportunities

THANK YOU for the overwhelming outpouring of generosity in responding to the local outreach opportunities. Here are a few more opportunities we are asking for this week.

  • We are collecting cards and/or pictures of encouragement for the First Responders.
  • The Gresham First Image Pregnancy Resource Center has requested some new or gently used fall/winter items for newborn to 18 months as well as new or gently used fall/winter maternity clothing (especially coats). You can bring items to the church office, purchase from the Local Outreach Wishlist or donate to the Gresham center directly here.
Local Outreach Wishlist

First Responder House
It’s time to restock the shelves in the First Responder House! Your food donation makes such a huge impact letting our officers know that we care and support them during these especially confusing, traumatic times. The house offers a place of solace and safety and you get to be a part of creating that atmosphere. Bring food donations to Good Shepherd's front office during the week clearly marked “First Responders”. If you prefer, you may also order from the Local Outreach Amazon Wishlist and have the items sent directly to the church! Requested items in order of need: bottled water, protein bars, meat products like jerky, pepperoni sticks, protein shakes/drinks, candy bars, frozen burritos, ice cream bars, cheese sticks, chips, cookies. 

Contact Kathy Skinner at (503) 489-1214, kathys@gscc.us

Memorial Service for Patty Atkins

When: Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 3pm
Where: GSCC campus, under the tents in the lower south field.

Anyone is welcome to join the family celebrate Patty's life. Please be sure to bring a chair.

Grief Share - Loss of Spouse Seminar
This event was created to help men and women grapple with the challenges of being widowed. The seminar features a 35 minute video that’s filled with moving stories, practical advice, and a variety of perspectives on spousal loss. You’ll discover that you’re not alone in your grief and what you’re going through is normal. This is a one time event; our regular Grief Share class will begin in September.

Date and Time: 
Sunday August 30th, 4:30PM-6:30PM
Cost:
Free of Charge
Location: 
Good Shepherd Community Church in the Green Room

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GSCC Library Is Open

The Good Shepherd Library is open during office hours during the week but the building is closed on the weekends. Please return your library books to the church office during the week and /or on the weekends in a bin outside the South entrance doors.

Bless Your Neighbors With Free Food Boxes

When: Pickup this Thursday, 5-5:30pm 
Where: GSCC campus 
What: We have the opportunity again this week to distribute free boxes of local, farm fresh groceries that may include things like a gallon of milk, a pound of butter, 2 packs of Swiss cheese slices, 2 smoked ham steaks, a bag of onions, Romaine lettuce, celery, and sometimes strawberries! Last week you distributed 250 boxes of food and we are already hearing stories of what a tremendous and timely blessing this was to many in our community!! YOU pickup the boxes and choose who you would like to deliver them to. It’s always fun to serve together, so don’t hesitate to reach out to your small group community and pray through some people your group is connected to that you could bless! What an amazing way to say "we care about you" to our neighbors, friends, or family and lighten the grocery budget for a week, especially in these unprecedented times. 

Please sign up by this Sunday, and let us know how many boxes you would like to deliver to your neighbors so we can order them!!

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Financial Update as of August 5, 2020
 
General Fund  MTD Fiscal YTD
Giving $27,300  $340,982
Budget

$71,667 
$430,000
Over/(Under) ($44,367)  ($89,018)
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