PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, a growing Portland, Oregon church, are moving into the historic German American Society building located at 5626 NE Alameda, Portland, Oregon, 97213 in the growing Rose City Park neighborhood. Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church has begun having its service in the new location and welcomes new members to join them in their brand new facility. Service and worship day and times are as follows: Saturday Bible Study 12pm, Sunday School 9:30am and Sunday Worship and Praise at 11am.
"We want to love our neighbors, and to invite people from all backgrounds and ages to visit our new church and experience the true teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ," said founding pastor, Dr. Alvin Ellerby. "We realize that at times churches have caused divisions. It is our goal to heal, to serve, and to love."
The 14,000 square foot space is strategically located on bus lines, and draws a multicultural membership, from Northeast Portland, Southeast Portland - and all areas of the Portland metropolitan area.
Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church is also looking to expand their outreach beyond the city of Portland and network with other faith-based and non-faith based organizations that share their just likes and passions. "We are looking to build relationships in Chicago, Alabama, Detroit, Atlanta and all over," said program manager and first lady Mrs. Linda Ellerby. We are also looking to build and maintain relationships with a lot of the local Community organizations here in the Portland metro area like Embrace Oregon and others."
Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will still maintain its East campus located at 11936 NE Sandy Blvd. in the Parkrose area of the city that provides transitional housing for families and children in need including foster children that have no placement. But, Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church is looking to expand its services and resources with their new larger space.
Established in 2011, Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church seeks to provide countywide services in so much as we have personnel located throughout Multnomah County and can address the need for services countywide.
Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church sets out to live into the call of Jesus, loving our neighbors just as Christ has loved us. Global and local ministry has been at the core of the church's identity from the beginning.
Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will continue to provide various services including aid for families, free backpack giveaways, transitional housing, male mentoring, school and transportation services as well as respite.
"The best thing we can do is love people, to love our city, to show the love and compassion that God has shown us," said Dr. Ellerby. "We are not a perfect congregation, but we are on a quest together, to bring healing in an increasingly divisive world."
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