June 25 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

What a weekend we have had! Not only was I blessed through our special Communion Service, the music and food of Strawberry Vespers, and the Evening with Manny Taiblum, but I came away on cloud nine just witnessing our family pulling together to provide these special events for our community. So many people gave of their time and talents, turning up, setting up, cleaning up, practicing, planning, giving, cooking, serving, working together as the Body of Christ and it was such a blessing to behold. I praise God for such an incredibly loving and committed Family of God – you truly are special!

The beautiful thing about the Family of God is that with all our differences, there is a place for all. More than that, we need each other. It can be tempting to try to work and live in isolation – even in our areas of ministry. However, God calls us to be family, to work interconnectedly, for each person to take their part, and for all of us to have equal concern for each other (1 Cor 12:13, 14, 21, 25). Thank you for living this out atSunnyside!

Perhaps you are new to the family, and are still finding your place – don’t hesitate to contact one of our pastoral staff or elders for ways of getting involved. There is a place for you here.

As always, I am looking forward to worshipping with you all tomorrow.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Dale

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News
This Weekend
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Life at Sunnyside
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This Weekend

Sabbath, June 25, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Dale will bring us our Bible message titled, Nothing Wasted.

Church Announcements 

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Vacation Bible School: This afternoon immediately following our second worship service, a meal will be provided for all Vacation Bible School volunteers. We’ll gather together for a brief training, and then spread out through the neighborhood distributing flyers to our friends about our upcoming VBS.

 

Vacation Bible School is July 11-15, 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, or would like to start this year, we have a place for you. Please sign up online at www.SunnysideAdventist.org, if you are available to help, or if you would like to attend register for our VBS on the same site.

Encounters With God this afternoon at 5:00, features Pastor Kara Dale.

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be next week. Plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. We will be specializing in cold picnic foods since this is the hot time of year! This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

Handbells – if you have enjoyed hearing the handbells for worship services, perhaps you would enjoy even more ringing with the team. We will have several open positions for the coming season which begins in September and would like to learn of your interest now. Competing schedules have taken it’s toll on our ringers! Please call Rosemayne at 503-730-5317; or email rosemaynet@frontier.com.

Family Resource Network – We have another specific need! Two families have arrived from the Congo, and need everything to set up their home. If you can donate anything, please contact Marie at 503-998-3754. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” or
act. #488.

First Friday will be held July 1, 7:15-8:30 pm, in the lower level amphitheater of Adventist Medical Center. This is a time of music and spiritual fellowship. This month Ohana praise and worship band will present the music; an inspirational thought will be from Alex and Liesl Geschke who have a miraculous story to share. Flyers are available on the Narthex table.

Wanted: CD of the SDA Bible Commentary / 7 volumes: If you have this CD or know of someone that does, we have a request for someone to borrow it. Please call the church office if you have one to loan: 503-252-8080.

Children’s Ministries family picnic, Sabbath afternoon, July 30. Watch for more information to come!

Life at Sunnyside

Joanne & Barry

Joanne Dixon and Barry Fadness.

Ukulete players

Marya and Neema Nziacharo, Josie Kilmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Meisner

Ron Meisner helping in the kitchen.

Jan Clayton serving strawberry shortcake.

Jan Clayton serving strawberry shortcake.

Dean Browning leading Strawberry Vespers sing-a-long.

Dean Browning leading Strawberry Vespers sing-a-long.

Matt & Levis

Matt Mandrones and Levis Dragulin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reinette Wildman.

Reinette Wildman.

ReviveUs at Strawberry Vespers.

ReviveUs at Strawberry Vespers.

Jane; Manny Taiblum, holocaust survivor; and Pastor Kara.

Jane; Manny Taiblum, holocaust survivor; and Pastor Kara.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Portland Adventist Elementary
http://www.paes.com

Area Events

Become a Hospice Volunteer!
Did you know that the word “companion” is not only a noun, but also a verb? “Companion” means “to accompany.” To be a companion volunteer is not only to be a friend and companion, but it also means to accompany someone on a journey. In the case of being a hospice companion volunteer, you are one who accompanies another on their journey at the end of life. This is not only a ministry to the dying, but also one of the most sacred journeys that you will ever take with another person. Many of us are called to such a ministry. When asked why we do this, we are often unsure of what the answer is other than that it is something that we must do. If this sounds like you, then perhaps you would like to learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer. Adventist Health Hospice is currently looking for people who feel called to serve in this capacity. There are many opportunities available. Give us a call today at 503-251-6192 and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator if this feels like an opportunity you would like to explore.

Great News about Big Lake!!
We have been given permission by the Forest Service to rebuild cabins in the Girl’s Village! They have lifted the moratorium on new building (after many decades of master plan negotiations). To fundraise for the new cabins we are working to find counselors that lived in cabins, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, or GV directors. We are hoping that they might be willing to share a positive, life-changing experience that they had while they were counseling in that particular cabin. If you fit this category or know of someone who does, please contact Les Zollbrecht, Director Big Lake Youth Camp 503-850-3578.

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

July 10, 5-7:45 pm: Vegan Potluck and the Power of Raw Foods:
Join Northwest VEG in welcoming  Kathy Peterman, RN as she shares her journey in raw food, detoxifying, juicing, and trying out various ways to lose weight. It’s a journey that got her to now do a raw cleanse three times as a way to enhance her health and focus on caring for her body, mind, and spirit. Come learn more about her journey and how it might be helpful to you. Recipe and samples of a raw smoothie will be provided. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. NW VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. Questions? Email Jeanne at upcyclingcreations@gmail.com or call the Healing Hope Church office 503-253-8595.
Event Location: Healing Hope SDA Fellowship.

July 23, after Church: Camp Meeting Lunch.
Filipinos of Oregon and Washington! You are invited to camp meeting July 19-23 in Gladstone. Please plan to have lunch, potluck style, following the Sabbath morning service.
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist School.

August 20: Filipino Rally.
Filipinos of Oregon and Washington! Let us all come together for a Filipino Rally with worship, fellowship and food, Sabbath, August 20. Services will begin with Sabbath School at 9:45 am and continue into the afternoon until 4:30 pm. Lunch will be potluck style, so bring your favorite entrée and salad or dessert for 12. Bring your friends, appetites – spiritual and physical. For information call Ardina Wang  at 503-255-0075.
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist School

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

August 26-28: Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally.
Come join motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the northwest for the 6th annual Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally hosted by the Oregon Conference. Beginning Friday with registration at 10:00 am, the weekend features fellowship, worship, inspiring messages, and of course, group rides on Friday and Sabbath afternoon. For more information call (503) 850-3507.
Event Location: Gladstone Campgrounds.

 

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June 18 Communiqué

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Greetings,

A Good Father

Most of us are born into families which fall into one of two categories. Some of us were fortunate enough to be born into homes where love, grace, and acceptance are the norm. While others are born into homes where abuse, scorn, and neglect are present. However, even the best of human families have their downfalls and even the “best” fathers are certainly anything but perfect. Although some of us take Father’s Day to appreciate the goodness of our dads, others may be thinking quite the opposite, those whom fall into that second category. Despite your upbringing and regardless of the benevolence of your biological dad, I have great news for you; our God is a good, good father!

The Bible often corresponds our relationship to God as to a child’s relationship to his or her father. For example, the Gospel tell us that “if you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him” (NIV, Matthew 7:11). The point here is from less to more. If sinful man is able to show any goodness to his children, then how much more so will God – who is our Father in heaven, who is perfect and complete in love, who is lacking nothing and who withholds no good thing from us – take care of us and provide for us thoroughly. Our Heavenly Father is the ultimate Dad! He gives us the best gifts and in his sovereignty provides those things which He knows we need, not necessarily want.

In sending His Son, Jesus Christ into the world, our Heavenly Father “proves His love for us in this: while we were yet sinners Christ died for us” (NIV, Romans 5:8). He gave us the most precious gift He could ever offer, namely, the death of His one and only Son on a stake so that we might enter into the family of God, so that Jesus might be our brother and we might be called His children. If God, our Father, is good enough to give us Jesus, most assuredly then we can say with great confidence that He is a good, good Father.

Blessings,

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Pastor Colby F. Maier

News & Notes

News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath, June 4, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 amPastor Jonathan Russell will bring us our Bible message titled, Broken.

June 18, our Strawberry Vespers bStrawberry shortcakeegins at 5:30 pm, followed with strawberry shortcake. We will enjoy a brief break and gather to enjoy a concert by the Heritage Singers at 8:00 pm. Plan now to attend this very special evening!

Sunday, June, 19, 5:00 pm, we will enjoy a light supper together, and immediately following at 6:00 pm, we will spend an evening with Menachem (Manny) Taiblum. He is a Holocaust survivor and will tell us his story of God’s faithfulness and strength in the face of immense struggle. Register at www.SunnysideAdventist.org.

Church Announcements 

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Vacation Bible School is July 11-15, 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, or would like to start this year, we have a place for you. Please sign up online at www.SunnysideAdventist.org, if you are available to help, or if you would like to attend register for our VBS on the same site.

Sabbath, June 25, 12:45 pm, immediately following our second worship service, a meal will be provided for all volunteers. We’ll gather together for a brief training, and then spread out through the neighborhood distributing flyers to our friends about our VBS.

Handbells – if you have enjoyed hearing the handbells for worship services, perhaps you would enjoy even more ringing with the team. We will have several open positions for the coming season which begins in September and would like to learn of your interest now. Competing schedules have taken it’s toll on our ringers! Please call Rosemayne at 503-730-5317; or email rosemaynet@frontier.com.

Family Resource Network – We have another specific need! Two families have arrived from the Congo, and need everything to set up their home. If you can donate anything, please contact Marie at 503-998-3754. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” or
act. #488.

First Friday will be held July 1, 7:15-8:30 pm, in the lower level amphitheater of Adventist Medical Center. This is a time of music and spiritual fellowship. This month Ohana praise and worship band will present the music; an inspirational thought will be from Alex and Liesl Geschke who have a miraculous story to share. Flyers are available on the Narthex table.

Wanted: CD of E.G. White Bible Commentary / 7 volumes: If you have this CD or know of someone that does, we have a request for someone to borrow it. Please call the church office if you have one to loan: 503-252-8080.

Trinette Weber, a long-time friend of Sunnyside recently passed away. Many of you know her as co-owner of Trinette’s Floral. She prepared and delivered many flowers for us and many of you. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, June 21, 1:30 pm, at Abundant Life Church, 17241 SE Hemrich Road, Damascus. Flowers are welcome.

Life at Sunnyside

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Portland Adventist Elementary
http://www.paes.com

Area Events

Great News about Big Lake!!
We have been given permission by the Forest Service to rebuild cabins in the Girl’s Village! They have lifted the moratorium on new building (after many decades of master plan negotiations). To fundraise for the new cabins we are working to find counselors that lived in cabins, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, or GV directors. We are hoping that they might be willing to share a positive, life-changing experience that they had while they were counseling in that particular cabin. If you fit this category or know of someone who does, please contact Les Zollbrecht, Director Big Lake Youth Camp 503-850-3578.

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

July 10, 5-7:45 pm: Vegan Potluck and the Power of Raw Foods:
Join Northwest VEG in welcoming  Kathy Peterman, RN as she shares her journey in raw food, detoxifying, juicing, and trying out various ways to lose weight. It’s a journey that got her to now do a raw cleanse three times as a way to enhance her health and focus on caring for her body, mind, and spirit. Come learn more about her journey and how it might be helpful to you. Recipe and samples of a raw smoothie will be provided. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. NW VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. Questions? Email Jeanne at upcyclingcreations@gmail.com or call the Healing Hope Church office 503-253-8595.
Event Location: Healing Hope SDA Fellowship.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

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June 11 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

After recounting the story of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana, John notes that this was the first of the signs in which Jesus revealed His glory. From a human’s perspective, a very unusual choice in miracles to kick off any world-changing ministry; raising the dead would have been much more dramatic for a first! But of course, God knows best, and tomorrow we will be exploring the amazing glory of God that Jesus revealed in this particular trip to Cana.

I particularly love the fact that he was invited to go in the first place – Jesus, God in the flesh, was someone that people wanted to have at their parties. There was nothing about being God which made the common person pull back, or avoid Him – He brought life to a party! Joy! And secondly, He chose to go – He chose to walk all that way to attend a party. He valued people, he took time to celebrate life, demonstrating an integral part of the Christian life; having fun together!

As Summer starts, let’s take time to celebrate life together as a church family. Do you like hiking? Perhaps biking? Walking? Visiting restaurants? Picnicking? Invite a few people you know as well as people that you may have just met, and take time to enjoy the life that God has blessed us with.

ALSO!

Next weekend we have our annual STRAWBERRY VESPERS on Saturday night (with the Heritage Singers!!!) as well as an evening with Manny Taiblum on Sunday (dinner included), so if you haven’t done so already, mark it on your calendars!

Looking forward to worshipping our incredible God with you tomorrow, Family.

In Him,

Pastor Kara

News & Notes

News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath, June 4, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 amPastor Kara Dale will bring us our Bible message titled, Transformed Life: Better Than Good!

Church Announcements 

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College:
 Andrews University:
 Laura Gren Taylor, B.A. in Religion, daughter of Conrad and Barbara Gren
 Timothy Taylor, MDiv, son-in-law of Conrad and Barbara Gren
 Portland State University:
Jane Evanado, B.S. in Business Administration in Business Supply Chain and             Logistics Management; daughter of Richard and Donna Evanado
Southern Adventist University:
Cassie (Miller) Van Barriger, Bachelor of Social Work, daughter of
David and Sally Miller
 Walla Walla University:
Jonathan Stephan, B.A. in Theology; son of Jon and Donna Stephan

High School:
 Centennial High
Kila Gebeyessa, daughter of Genemo Wariyo and Zewiditu Hinsen
Edatu Gebeyessa, daughter  of Genemo Wariyo and Zewiditu Hinsene
Columbia Adventist Academy:
Kara Hatton, granddaughter of Melvin & Betty West;
daughter of Travis and Lynelle Hatton
Corbett High:
Zac Miller, son of David and Sally Miller
David Douglas High
 Sabinna Pierre daughter of Marie Pierre
Home School:
Caitrin Kramer, granddaughter of Tom and Judy Kramer
Portland Adventist Academy:
Taina Allen, daughter of Terrill and Ivonne Allen,
granddaughter of Margie Allen
Christopher Green, grandson of Dick and Arlene Thompson
Bianca Hutuleac, daughter of Vasile and Lidia Hutuleac
Calvin Kramer, grandson of Tom and Judy Kramer
Lydia Krueger-Blehm, daughter of Ron Blehm and Tracey Krueger,
granddaughter of Angie Krueger, and Shirley Blehm-Hartnell
Genevra Lorenson, daughter of Ron and Stephanie Lorenson
Salem Christian Academy:
AnneMarie Chavez, daughter of Carolyn Akerman;
granddaughter of Dick and Joan Fenn 

June 18, our Strawberry Vespers bStrawberry shortcakeegins at 5:30 pm, followed with strawberry shortcake. We will enjoy a brief break and gather to enjoy a concert by the Heritage Singers at 8:00 pm. Plan now to attend this very special evening!

Sunday, June, 19, 5:00 pm, we will enjoy a light supper together, and immediately following at 6:00 pm, we will spend an evening with Menachem (Manny) Taiblum. He is a Holocaust survivor and will tell us his story of God’s faithfulness and strength in the face of immense struggle. Register at www.SunnysideAdventist.org.

 

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Vacation Bible School is July 11-15, 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, or would like to start this year, we have a place for you. Please sign up online at www.SunnysideAdventist.org, if you are available to help, or if you would like to attend register for our VBS on the same site.

Sabbath, June 25, 12:45 pm, immediately following our second worship service, a meal will be provided for all volunteers. We’ll gather together for a brief training, and then spread out through the neighborhood distributing flyers to our friends about our VBS.

Family Resource Network – We have another specific need! Two families have arrived from the Congo, and need everything to set up their home. If you can donate anything, please contact Marie at 503-998-3754. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” or
act. #488.

Thank you!
 Dear Church Family,
Thank you for all your support with getting me physical therapy training hours at     ADAPT. It’s going well over there with each week of training. Your donations of sellable items for eBay to be used for ADAPT hours are also going well. I enjoy listing items because it helps me feel as though I have a part in raising money for my ongoing recovery. I greatly appreciate all the help everyone has contributed and am ready to take on more sellable items for eBay for those who wish to donate them. Thank you. ~Alex Buchanan

ReNew Projects: It has been another busy week at church – we have been regrading and installing drainage and sprinkler systems in order to facilitate greater use of our grounds. Meanwhile, continued Sunnyside Renew progress is taking place inside! Thank you to everyone who has been busily making this happen!

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Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Portland Adventist Elementary
http://www.paes.com

Area Events

Great News about Big Lake!!
We have been given permission by the Forest Service to rebuild cabins in the Girl’s Village! They have lifted the moratorium on new building (after many decades of master plan negotiations). To fundraise for the new cabins we are working to find counselors that lived in cabins, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, or GV directors. We are hoping that they might be willing to share a positive, life-changing experience that they had while they were counseling in that particular cabin. If you fit this category or know of someone who does, please contact Les Zollbrecht, Director Big Lake Youth Camp 503-850-3578.

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

May 29, 10:30 am. Join Washington Conference singles for a day at Northwest Trek. Meet us at the gate  Admission gives us access to the entire park, a tram tour, and parking. See www.nwtrek.org for details on cost and what to expect. Bring your camera and appropriate clothes for the weather. To RSVP or if you have questions email WashingtonASAM@gmail.com or call 360-588-3179. We are not arranging carpooling.
Event Location: Northwest Trek, Tacoma.

July 10, 5-7:45 pm: Vegan Potluck and the Power of Raw Foods:
Join Northwest VEG in welcoming  Kathy Peterman, RN as she shares her journey in raw food, detoxifying, juicing, and trying out various ways to lose weight. It’s a journey that got her to now do a raw cleanse three times as a way to enhance her health and focus on caring for her body, mind, and spirit. Come learn more about her journey and how it might be helpful to you. Recipe and samples of a raw smoothie will be provided. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. NW VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. Questions? Email Jeanne at upcyclingcreations@gmail.com or call the Healing Hope Church office 503-253-8595.
Event Location: Healing Hope SDA Fellowship.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

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June 4 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

This week I have been reminded again of both life’s beauty and fragility, and the necessity of surrender. Ecclesiastes says that when God created the human race, he placed eternity in their hearts (Ecc 3:11). We were not designed for the transitory life that we all experience in this world of sin; we were created to lives of permanence. Like Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, we are “living in tents” as we look forward to “a city with foundations,”, a life that will last. Until then however, God calls us to journey with him, to leave our life of self sufficiency and set out, like Abraham, on an adventure, trusting Him to guide us step by step along the way.

We so often want to have all the particulars in place before we set out – remove the risks prior to moving. We want the road map! But this is not the walk of faith that Abraham is commended for; he “obeyed and went even though he did not know where he was going!” EVEN – Paul himself in our passage, highlights the unnaturalness of the action, but commends it as representative of faith. We are called to trust God with our futures implicitly. In Matthew Jesus himself assures us that we are not to worry about tomorrow, for like the birds of the air and the flowers in the fields, our Heavenly Father knows our needs and wants to supply them (Matt 6:25-26).

This does not mean that life is clear sailing. We are foreigners in this land; death, pain, loss are all experiences that we were not designed for. Yet, even as we are experiencing these struggles in the foreign land where Satan still dwells, we can be sure of God’s promised inheritance. We know God’s promise to Abraham was true, and can be assured that it is the same for us. Until then, let’s take God’s invitation to leave our lives of self-sufficiency, and join him on a journey of adventure into the unknown, trusting him to supply our needs.

Pastor Kara

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This Weekend

Sabbath, June 4, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Colby Maier will present our Bible message titled: “Transformed Life: Payback!”

Our monthly fellowship potluck is today immediately following the second service. You are invited to stay, enjoy great food, good friendships, and make new acquaintances.

Church Announcements 

Congratulations to our 2016 graduates!Picture2

College:
 Andrews University:
 Laura Gren Taylor, B.A. in Religion, daughter of Conrad and Barbara Gren
 Timothy Taylor, MDiv, son-in-law of Conrad and Barbara Gren
 Portland State University:
Jane Evanado, B.S. in Business Administration in Business Supply Chain and             Logistics Management; daughter of Richard and Donna Evanado
Southern Adventist University:
Cassie (Miller) Van Barriger, Bachelor of Social Work, daughter of
David and Sally Miller
 Walla Walla University:
Jonathan Stephan, B.A. in Theology; son of Jon and Donna Stephan

High School:
 Columbia Adventist Academy:
Kara Hatton, granddaughter of Melvin & Betty West;
daughter of Travis and Lynelle Hatton
Corbett High School:
Zac Miller, son of David and Sally Miller
Home School:
Caitrin Kramer, granddaughter of Tom and Judy Kramer
Portland Adventist Academy:
Taina Allen, daughter of Terrill and Ivonne Allen,
granddaughter of Margie Allen
Bianca Hutuleac, daughter of Vasile and Lidia Hutuleac
Calvin Kramer, grandson of Tom and Judy Kramer
Lydia Krueger-Blehm, daughter of Ron Blehm and Tracey Krueger,
granddaughter of Angie Krueger, and Shirley Blehm-Hartnell
Genevra Lorenson, daughter of Ron and Stephanie Lorenson
Salem Christian Academy:
AnneMarie Chavez, daughter of Carolyn Akerman;
granddaughter of Dick and Joan Fenn 

We are excited about the scripture text on the Narthex wall. The pastoral staff selected a scripture that reflects the vision and mission of Sunnyside. . . . “How precious is your unfailingly love, O God.” Psalm 36:7. The calligraphy, cut bronze, and installation were done by artists from Walla Walla, Washington, and funded by the Design Committee.

Our exercise class has discontinued for the summer months. Watch for it to start up again in the fall.

 June 18, our Strawberry Vespers bStrawberry shortcakeegins at 5:30 pm, followed with strawberry shortcake. We will enjoy a brief break and gather to enjoy a concert by the Heritage Singers at 8:00 pm. Plan now to attend this very special evening!

Vacation Bible School is July 11-15. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, please give Emilie a call; if you have never helped, we have a place for you. Please contact Emilie Butler, 503-853-4264 or b.emilie@gmail.com,if you are available to help.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Our principal search is over, thanks to God’s incredible timing. He is good!  http://paasda.org/news/welcome-principal-parris/

Urgent announcement!
Portland Adventist Academy needs substitute teachers. Substitutes do not need a teaching certificate but must have a college degree. Please contact PAA at 503.255.8372 if you’re interested and have a few flexible hours a week to share.

Portland Adventist Elementary
http://www.paes.com

Area Events

Great News about Big Lake!!
We have been given permission by the Forest Service to rebuild cabins in the Girl’s Village! They have lifted the moratorium on new building (after many decades of master plan negotiations). To fundraise for the new cabins we are working to find counselors that lived in cabins, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, or GV directors. We are hoping that they might be willing to share a positive, life-changing experience that they had while they were counseling in that particular cabin. If you fit this category or know of someone who does, please contact Les Zollbrecht, Director Big Lake Youth Camp 503-850-3578.

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

May 29, 10:30 am. Join Washington Conference singles for a day at Northwest Trek. Meet us at the gate  Admission gives us access to the entire park, a tram tour, and parking. See www.nwtrek.org for details on cost and what to expect. Bring your camera and appropriate clothes for the weather. To RSVP or if you have questions email WashingtonASAM@gmail.com or call 360-588-3179. We are not arranging carpooling.
Event Location: Northwest Trek, Tacoma.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

 

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May 28 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Family,

 

Recently, it was my turn to serve as an on-call chaplain at the hospital. As I stepped into one room, I asked someone how they were doing.  “Blessed,” they answered.  Over the next 10 minutes they recounted in detail every medical challenge they’d had over more than a decade, including really serious illnesses.  The litany was punctuated with, “I’m really blessed.” Sometimes you expect a statement like that to be tinged with irony or sarcasm.  Yet I couldn’t detect even a hint of either. From a sincere heart, this human could honestly look at their life and give thanks to God for His blessings. I was challenged and inspired. It reminded me that a heart devoted to God is a heart filled by His Spirit. This person was a living, breathing personification of Nehemiah’s statement that the “Joy of the Lord is my strength.”  I’m sure there are many others that have similar stories: joyful before God in spite of nearly impossible circumstances.

I walked into that room hoping to encourage a person in physical distress. In the end, they were the one to encourage me. That’s the way it goes when God’s people allow the joy, peace or love in their experience bubble over into the lives of people near them. Many think that “sharing my testimony” means sharing one’s entire faith journey, or pointing to a profound dir unbelievable “before and after” story. But on that day, a whole testimony consisted of, “I’m blessed.” As you go through this weekend of worship with fellow believers, find a way to share a brief testimony of what God has been doing with you this week. If He’s real to you, you have a story. If you have a story, sharing it will inspire somebody else.

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend and hearing the stories of what God has been doing in our midst.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

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Sabbath, May 28, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan will bring us our Bible message titled, In Memoriam.z

Church Announcements 

It’s almost graduation time! If you have a graduate or know of one, please cPicture2ontact the church office with their name, email a picture, list their grade and the school they are attending as soon as possible so we can extend our congratulations to them – email: info@SunnysideAdventist.org, phone 503-252-8080.

Student assistance applications are now available. For those families seeking aid in attending one of our Adventist schools for the 2016-2017 school year, contact the church office on how to receive assistance. Applications must be received by June 1.

Our Church Business meeting will be June 1, 7:00 pm in the Sandy Room. Our agenda is: (1) Devotional (2) Past Business and Board Minutes (3) Membership Business (4) Financial Report (5) 2016-2017 Budget (6) ReNew Report (7) 20/20 Vision. Place this date on your calendar and come join us for this very important meeting.

Elders will meet at 5:30 pm, June 1, for a light meal followed at 6:00 pm with an official Elders meeting. Elders please mark your calendar. We need you!

First Friday will be held June 3 from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship.

This month’s First Friday will feature praise and worship by Sunnyside’s praise team and an inspirational thought from Manny Taiblum who survived a German detention camp in WWII Poland. Flyers are available on the Narthex table.

Registration for soup and salad is currently open and runs through Tuesday, May 31. Reserve your spot now! Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately. Soup and salad will be served 5:30–6:30 pm, Friday, June 3. Register here: https://goo.gl/X4YzMq.

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be next week. Plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

 June 18, our Strawberry Vespers bStrawberry shortcakeegins at 5:30 pm, followed with strawberry shortcake. We will enjoy a brief break and gather to enjoy a concert by the Heritage Singers at 8:00 pm. Plan now to attend this very special evening!

Vacation Bible School is July 11-15. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, please give Emilie a call; if you have never helped, we have a place for you. Please contact Emilie Butler, 503-853-4264 or b.emilie@gmail.com,if you are available to help.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Our principal search is over, thanks to God’s incredible timing. He is good!  http://paasda.org/news/welcome-principal-parris/

Urgent announcement!
Portland Adventist Academy needs substitute teachers. Substitutes do not need a teaching certificate but must have a college degree. Please contact PAA at 503.255.8372 if you’re interested and have a few flexible hours a week to share.

Portland Adventist Elementary
http://www.paes.com

Area Events

Adventist Book Center Sale:
The Adventist Book Center’s Vegetarian Food and Book Sale is May 15 to June 5. A variety of new books are now available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.”
Event Location: ABC in Gladstone.

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

May 29, 10:30 am. Join Washington Conference singles for a day at Northwest Trek. Meet us at the gate  Admission gives us access to the entire park, a tram tour, and parking. See www.nwtrek.org for details on cost and what to expect. Bring your camera and appropriate clothes for the weather. To RSVP or if you have questions email WashingtonASAM@gmail.com or call 360-588-3179. We are not arranging carpooling.
Event Location: Northwest Trek, Tacoma.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

Job Opportunities:

His Praise Seeks a new Support Coordinator
His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking for someone who can devote their third Sabbath each month between September and May (except December) to helping the chorus move their equipment to the venue where they will be performing, set it up and run the sound for the chorus, put it all back in the trailer then move it to the next venue and do the same thing again. Members of the chorus help load/unload the equipment. A vehicle with a trailer hitch would be needed to haul the trailer full of equipment. Anyone interested in this position should contact the chorus president, Wes Wilbur at 360-936-1401 or cw9116@gmail.com for a complete job description.

 

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May 21 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Family,

This week at Sunnyside has been a week to remember. Lee & Marji Venden have been our guests, faithfully proclaiming the centrality of Jesus in our religious experience. As I have mingled with people before and after meetings, I’ve heard words like “refreshing,” “Life-changing,” “enriching.” Consistently, the Vendens have reminded us of the simplicity of the gospel.  Just as importantly, they have reinforced the basic tactics by which we can daily connect with Jesus. But this simple, compelling message has re-focused and re-invigorated many to know Jesus as a friend and stay connected with Him throughout each day. If you’ve been unable to attend the meetings, you can still catch the content at allaboutjesusseminars.org.

I have been impressed that the “All About Jesus” message has been the right message for this time in the life of Sunnyside Church.  As we lock in on our vision for the future and discover how God will lead us to interact with our community, our connection to Jesus is vital as we become “living witnesses” for Him.  As we take steps to connect more meaningfully with each other, a vibrant spiritual life is the glue that connects us together.

I’m reminded of Ellen White’s perspective that before the latter rain would be poured out, “there will be among the people of the Lord such a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witnessed since apostolic times.” As Lee Venden has convincingly shared with us this week, “primitive godliness” has less to do with what we do and everything to do with Knowing Jesus.

May we answer the call as a community to know Jesus better, to love Him more deeply, to reflect Him more fully as we interact with each other and with those in our city.

“All About Jesus” continues tonight at 6:30 (complimentary supper beforehand) and tomorrow at 8:45 AM, 11:15 AM, 2 PM (complimentary lunch provided).  I hope you’ll plan to be here for a day full of inspiration.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

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Friday evening, 6:30 pm, Lee Venden continues his series with “Comforter and Friend. Just prior to the meeting at 5:30 pm, there will be a complimentary meal served in the fellowship hall. Come and join us!

We have been blessed to have Lee and Marji Venden with us this past weeVenden snapshotk. Today, Sabbath, they will finish their series, two different presentations for our worship services, and one this afternoon at 2:00 pm, Is Jesus Enough.” Lunch for attendees will be provided. Vendens work as a revivalist team for the Arizona Conference, offering seminars designed to deepen one’s spirituality by assisting in the development of a personal walk with Christ. The Vendens’ presentations are characterized by clear, practical suggestions on how to develop or deepen a meaningful relationship with Jesus.

This evening at 7:00, PASO Portland Adventist String Orchestra & Opus Strings will present a concert “Reunited for Heaven,” celebrating their 10th year of music. This will be their season finale reunion concert directed by Hunter Petty.

Pray for comfort and peace for the families and friends of…

Calvin Hartnell who passed away April 3. A memorial service will be conducted for him tomorrow, Sunday, May 22, 10:30 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

ReNew Sunnyside is quickly making a difference throughout our facility. It is time once again to do a carpet pull! We need volunteers to help pull carpet on tomorrow, Sunday, May 22, 2–4 pm. If you can help, please contact Carl Haggerty 917-374-6453.

Church Announcements 

 

It’s almost graduation time! If you have a graduate or know of one, please contact the church office with their name, email a picture, list their grade and the school they are attending as soon as possible so we can extend our congratulations to them – email: info@SunnysideAdventist.org, phone 503-252-8080.

Our Church Business meeting will be June 1, 7:00 pm in the Sandy Room. Our agenda is: (1) Devotional (2) Past Business and Board Minutes (3) Membership Business (4) Financial Report (5) 2016-2017 Budget (6) ReNew Report (7) 20/20 Vision. Place this date on your calendar and come join us for this very important meeting.

First Friday will be held on June 3 from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship. This First Friday will feature praise and worship by Sunnyside’s praise team and an inspirational thought from Manny Taiblum who survived a German detention camp in WWII Poland. We really hope you will be able to join us. Flyers are available on the Narthex table.

Vacation Bible School is July 11-15. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, please give Emilie a call; if you have never helped, we have a place for you. Please contact Emilie Butler, 503-853-4264 or b.emilie@gmail.com,if you are available to help.

Student assistance applications are now available. For those families seeking aid in attending one of our Adventist schools for the 2016-2017 school year, contact the church office on how to receive assistance. Applications must be received by June 1.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” or account number 488.

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SUNNYSIDE UPCOMING EVENTS

June 18, 5:30 pm: Strawberry Vespers
                  8:00 pm: Heritage Singers
July 11-15, 6:30 pm: Vacation Bible School
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Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Our principal search is over, thanks to God’s incredible timing. He is good!  http://paasda.org/news/welcome-principal-parris/

Urgent announcement!
Portland Adventist Academy needs substitute teachers. Substitutes do not need a teaching certificate but must have a college degree. Please contact PAA at 503.255.8372 if you’re interested and have a few flexible hours a week to share.

Portland Adventist Elementary
http://www.paes.com

Area Events

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

 

May 21, 4:00 pm: Multicultural Benefit Vespers with Esther Nakashima.
Join Esther Nakashima & friends for a wonderful evening of culture and music. A love offering will be taken to benefit the Nakashima family’s school in the Philippines. Invite a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

Job Opportunities:

His Praise Seeks a new Support Coordinator
His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking for someone who can devote their third Sabbath each month between September and May (except December) to helping the chorus move their equipment to the venue where they will be performing, set it up and run the sound for the chorus, put it all back in the trailer then move it to the next venue and do the same thing again. Members of the chorus help load/unload the equipment. A vehicle with a trailer hitch would be needed to haul the trailer full of equipment. Anyone interested in this position should contact the chorus president, Wes Wilbur at 360-936-1401 or cw9116@gmail.com for a complete job description.

PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking two part-time Goods Processing Supervisors to supervise volunteers and oversee processing of goods donated to the thrift store. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

The Oregon Conference Administration Department is hiring an executive assistant.For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home.

The Oregon Conference Trust and Treasury Department is hiring a senior accounting clerk. For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, , click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home.

 

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May 14 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Family,

I grew up in a little town in central Missouri. The town had around 10,000 residents. “Downtown” consisted of a few blocks of “mom & pop” shops. The big attractions in town were high school football and the junior college basketball team. The Adventist church had just over 100 members.  For us, it was clear that “church” meant the people. We met for Sabbath in the gymnasium of the school building that the church members built because they wanted to be sure their kids had Christian education. Maybe I look back on it with the rose-colored glasses of a 10-year-old.  Or maybe it was a different time.

Back then, there were two things that kept us together as a church family:  working together and worshipping together. The church members built that school a brick at a time together. We participated together in ingathering and evangelism. And we worshipped together in the gym with the concrete floor and the uncomfortable metal folding chairs.  But the work and worship held the church together.

And the more things change, the more things stay the same.  Even now, work and worship hold a church family together. That’s why I’m excited that this weekend, we get to experience both.

Friday night begins our revival series with Lee Venden.  Lee is arriving today (Thursday) and preparing to inspire us with his love for Jesus. Tomorrow, “All About Jesus” will continue with different presentations at 8:45 and 11:15 am.  IF ever there were a time to attend both worship services, this Sabbath is it!  You won’t be disappointed.  The series will continue each evening between now and next Sabbath.  Most nights, there will be some food available.  Check the website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, for the details.  We’ve done our best to create some great options that minimize the work for our volunteers and are affordable for each of us.

On Sunday morning, we will need the help of a few dozen people to prepare the children’s divisions for carpet-laying next week.  We’ll start early by removing all of chairs and props from each classroom, then remove the carpet so that everything is ready for Monday. We could use up to 75 people, so I hope that many will choose to join.  As they say, many hands make light work.

I hope you’ll join in wherever you can as we work and worship together this weekend.  God continues to lead our church family forward into His plan. And I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

See you Friday night for a light supper and the opening meeting of “All About Jesus.”

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

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Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 Venden snapshotam. Lee Venden will continue his series on “All About Jesus,” For our first worship service he will present the topic of “It’s Who You Know” and the second service topic is titled Born Twice.

At 6:30 pm today, we will enjoy another presentation by Lee Venden titled  “Blessed Assurance.”

Church Announcements 

Pray for comfort and peace for the families and friends of… 

Calvin Hartnell who passed away April 3. A memorial service will be conducted for him Sunday, May 22, 10:30 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

All About Jesus revival series with Lee Venden continues throughout this week at 6:30 pm. There will be nightly meetings with a light supper available for purchase on weeknights beginning at 5:30 pm (complimentary on Fridays) and meetings at 6:30 pm. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to share food and build community here at Sunnyside. Please check our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, for more details on food and presentations. Sabbath the presentations will be different at each worship service. As you experience this series, it is our prayer that you will come to see Jesus in a whole new light, and that fresh glimpse of Him will move you beyond religious theory into a deeper walk with God.

ReNew Sunnyside is quickly making a difference throughout our facility. It is time once again to do a carpet pull! We need volunteers to help pull carpet on May 15,10 am–noon and May 22, 2–4 pm. If you can help, please contact Carl Haggerty 917-374-6453.

It’s almost graduation time! If you have a graduate or know of one please let the office know so we can appropriately extend our congratulations to them.

Student assistance applications are now available. For those families seeking aid in attending one of our Adventist schools for the 2016-2017 school year, contact the church office on how to receive assistance. Applications must be received by June 1.

The Oregon Sinfonietta, directed by Donald Appert, will be in concert here at Sunnyside May 15, 3:00 pm, featuring Jonathan Liao, CMOS winner, playing Mozart.

May 21, 7:00 pm, PASO Portland Adventist String Orchestra & Opus Strings will present a concert “Reunited for Heaven,” celebrating their 10th year of music. This will be their season finale reunion concert directed by Hunter Petty.

Vacation Bible School is July 11-15. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. If you have helped in years past, please give Emilie a call; if you have never helped, we have a place for you. Please contact Emilie Butler, 503-853-4264 or b.emilie@gmail.com, if you are available to help.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” or account number 488.

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SUNNYSIDE UPCOMING EVENTS
May 15, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta Concert
May 21, 7:00 pm: PASSO Concert (Portland Adventist String Orchestra)
June 18, 5:30 pm: Strawberry Vespers
                  8:00 pm: Heritage Singers
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Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news
Urgent announcement!
Portland Adventist Academy needs substitute teachers. Substitutes do not need a teaching certificate but must have a college degree. Please contact PAA at 503.255.8372 if you’re interested and have a few flexible hours a week to share.

Portland Adventist Elementary
http://www.paes.com
The annual Portland Adventist Elementary School Constituency is scheduled for May, 16, 2016, 7:00 pm. in the PAES Gymnasium. The agenda is a follows: (1) Worship/Prayer (2) Minutes for May 2015 meeting (3) Finance Report/ Budget 2016-2017 (4) Administrative Report (5) Dreams for our School (6) Closing Prayer.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

May 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm: “Hands On” Gardening Workshop.
Learn from Lynn Hoag, in person, from SunCountryGardens.com  Learn how to grow even better than the best organic healthy, tasty fruits and veggies, using EGW methods and more…. Bring your lunch, garden rake, and shovel….A bargain at $25 per person/ couple…Free to previous attendees…bring someone new and get $5 credit. Contact Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

May 15, 10 am-5 pm: Pathfinder Fair.
The Oregon Conference Pathfinder Fair is an annual end-of-the-Pathfinder-year event. Pathfinders gather from around the Conference to share their accomplishments. The opening ceremony starts with a parade followed by a day filled with activities, exhibits, demonstrations, and good food. Closing prayer concludes the day.
Event Location: Oregon State Fair Expo Center, Salem, Oregon.

May 21, 7:00 pm: Multicultural Benefit Vespers with Esther Nakashima.
Join Esther Nakashima & friends for a wonderful evening of culture and music. A love offering will be taken to benefit the Nakashima family’s school in the Philippines. Invite a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

Job Opportunities:

PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking two part-time Goods Processing Supervisors to supervise volunteers and oversee processing of goods donated to the thrift store. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

The Oregon Conference Administration Department is hiring an executive assistant.For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home.

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