September 7 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

All my kids are back in school again! Portland Adventist Academy started up last week. Portland Adventist Elementary School started up this week. It has been interesting to see the hustle and bustle at the area schools as they have started the school year. There was also a multitude of pictures posted on social media showing kids everywhere going back to school. I always enjoyed going back to school when I was younger because I have always loved learning. I enjoyed learning so much that when I was younger, I would read encyclopedias for fun. As I have grown older, I have not always had that same desire in the hectic busy world in which we live.

This back to school time got me thinking about our efforts as adults to learn. We are told in the Bible that Jesus himself went through a learning process when He walked on this earth. It says, ”Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52, NASB). I love the way this verse is translated because it points out that Jesus continued to increase in wisdom. It also makes it clear that Jesus grew in the knowledge of God and His fellow men.

So we should ask ourselves a question. Are we still trying to learn and grow in knowledge? Are we still growing in wisdom with God and men? The Bible tells us, “Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights” (Proverbs 18:15, MSG). We should follow the example of Jesus. We should seek to try to learn more and more about God every day. We should seek to try and learn more and more about the people around us every day. Maybe it’s time for all of us to go back to school, starting today!

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

A special shout out to Roger Rosenquist who has so expertly assisted the technicians in the installation of our new lighting. Thank you, Roger!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath we will celebrate Communion together and have one Worship Service. It will begin at 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will be presenting our Bible message titled “Wise Man, Foolish Man.”

Please take note — there will not be a potluck today. We celebrated our monthly fellowship potluck last week.

Announcements

The Sunnyside Adventurer Club is starting a new year and invites everyone to an Open House featuring The Bug Chicks {We’ll learn about insects, arachnids and their relatives! Fun!} – Monday, September 9, 6:00 pm. The Adventurer Club is for families with children 4-10 years old and meets (almost) every Monday, 6:00-7:00 pm, September through May.

Thursday, September 12, 6:30 pm, Adventist Health features “A Plant-Powered Kitchen: Mediterranean Delights.” This is a free cooking class conducted in the Education Center at Adventist Medical Center. Register Online. https://tinyurl.com/y38xhz2l or call 503-251-6174.

 Sabbath, September 14, Dr. Joyce Choe, MD, MPH, will be joining us for a potluck immediately following the second service. After the potluck, she will give a presentation titled “Biblical Emotional Intelligence.” You will not want to miss this presentation. Please see the enclosed flyer.

Handbells for everyone! In mid-September rehearsals for handbell and handchime choirs will begin. Everyone is welcome, new ringers, experienced, and those without any experience. Working together as a team provides a very rewarding experience making music together to share with others. Invite 2 or 3 of your friends to try something new along with you. Tuesdays at 6:30 pm the handchimes will rehearse, and Thursdays at 6:30 pm, the handbells will rehearse. Explore the possibilities by calling Rosemayne at 503-730-5317, leave your name and phone number, and she will return your call. Those of you who have been a bell ringer previously, please confirm with Rosemayne your interest for this year.

Our neighborhood school, Cherry Park Elementary, is soliciting help in many areas. We, as a church, have taken this opportunity to become partners with Cherry Park and assist them in any way possible. If you would like to help, contact the church office, 503-252-8080.

The Heritage Singers will present a concert Saturday, September 28, 7:00 pm, here at Sunnyside Adventist Church. Join us for the brilliant vocal harmonies, inspired lyrical creativity, combined with powerful uncompromising testimonies. Come join the award-winning Heritage Singers for this special time of praise!

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

Area Events and Announcements

Doris Brooks, beloved middle school teacher, passed away Sunday, August 11, at the age of 99. A memorial service will be conducted at Healing Hope Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship on Sunday, September 8, at 2:00 pm.

Winston Lenz, a friend of many, passed away June 24. a Celebration of Life will be held on September 14. Please call his daughter, Lynnell Madson, 503-781-4140, for further details if you would like to attend.

September 8, 2019: BJ Christensen Memorial Golf Benefit.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament will go to Big Lake Youth Camp’s “Raise the Roof” campaign. Registration is open now at http://biglake.org/golf-benefit/. Last day to sign up is Tuesday, September 3! Contact the Portland Big Lake office with questions at
503-850-3585.
Event Location: The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club.

September 14, 2:30 pm: Christianity Under Attack in America.
Join us for a stimulating, exciting and eye-opening workshop where you’ll discover the truth about:
Who the real enemies of Christian freedoms in American are and
Why it matters to you.
How to stop them in their tracks and save your country before it is too late.
What your legal, moral and religious rights as an American really are.
How to defend and protect your freedoms, rights, and liberties.
Where the economy, climate change, social justice, and resilience fit into the picture.
How precious our nation is to God and how highly He regards American freedom.
Event Location: Your Bible Speaks SDA Church.

September 22-26: Deaf Christian Women’s Retreat.
In 2002, a group of deaf women decided to start a Women’s Retreat for deaf women in the Pacific Northwest. The deaf women are members of a completely different people group with their own rich language and culture. There is an average of 20 women attending the Deaf Women’s Retreat, and the deaf women who attend come from as far as the east coast. They enjoy gathering together – it’s like a family reunion. This year they are hoping to rent a bus to take the women to the coast for the day; however, they do not yet have the funds for this to happen. Also, this year, for the first time, they will be selling shirts with their logo on them to help raise funds for future events. They are hoping and praying they will be able to earn enough money so they can pay the expense for the weekend, and bring in a speaker from another state. If you would like to help sponsor the retreat, you can send a check made payable to “Tabernacle Adventist Church” and mark it for “Deaf Christian Women’s Ministries,” 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239.
Event Location: Camp Tilikum, 15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg.

September 28, 6:00 pm. Jaime Jorge in Concert.
Join us for a wonderful concert by Jaime Jorge. He is a world-class violinist, born in Cuba and raised in a communist country. Jaime has a passion for proclaiming the gospel through his music. His gift of musical interpretation brings new life and excitement to every song. You will be inspired by is music and blessed as he shares his testimony.
Event Location: Hood View Church.

October 4 & 5 Women’s Convention with Dr. Hyveth Williams.
Ladies don’t miss out on the Early Bird Special (ending 8/29/19)! “Rise UP – Daughter of the King”.  Breakout Speakers – Carrie White, LMHC, Pam Strachan-Proudfit, DMin, Rachel Griebel and Gary & Shelly Parks. Special appearances – PAA Gospel Choir, Shannon & Jeanine Goodwin and Janice Nelson. Go to https://www.adventsource.org/ or https://oregonconference.eventcalendarapp.com/u/9177/17629 for more information and to register.

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.

You’re invited to our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, September 9, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, at the Gateway Grace Clinic, a caring nonprofit dental clinic serving low-income uninsured adults, a program of Portland Adventist Community Services. Please come celebrate with us as we open the long-awaited dental clinic! You’ve helped make this clinic a reality with your generous support and prayers. Location: 1424 NE 109th Ave, Portland 97220 | Parking at PACS or side streets on 109th Ave | more information please call 503-907-6768. Join Us!

PACS 2019 Awards Dinner and Silent Auction.
Save The Date! October 13, 2019 • Presented by Generations Retirement Communities. We hope to see you at our annual event honoring the amazing work of PACS staff, volunteers, community partners and YOU! As a community, we celebrate our achievements and invest in the future. For sponsorship opportunities, individual ticket sales, or information please contact Katie Linfoot at 503-252-8500 x1130 or katie.linfoot@pacsonline.org.

You’re invited to our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, September 9, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, at the Gateway Grace Clinic, a caring nonprofit dental clinic serving low-income uninsured adults, a program of Portland Adventist Community Services. Please come celebrate with us as we open the long-awaited dental clinic! You’ve helped make this clinic a reality with your generous support and prayers. Location: 1424 NE 109th Ave, Portland 97220 | Parking at PACS or side streets on 109th Ave | more information please call 503-907-6768. Join Us!

 

 

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August 31 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

The above verses are the gold standard on how we are to live with each other as brothers and sisters in Christ.

This weekend we have the privilege of hosting the Bobby McGhee weekend. On this weekend long time friends and acquaintances will step into the Sunnyside Church that haven’t been in our sanctuary in years. They wouldn’t otherwise come to our church except for their friends. Friendships can do that. They can break down barriers, invite new and lively discussion and get people to think about what’s truly important in their lives.

I’m looking forward to greeting our guests this weekend as friends. I hope you are too.

Pastor Mark Witas

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to all the volunteers that helped with our wonderful picnic, corn feed, and classic car show last Sunday. Thank you to all of you for making this such a great event! The “bouncy houses” were a big hit!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our Worship Services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Fred Cornforth will be presenting our Bible message titled “G Rated World.”

There will be a general Sabbath School class in the Sanctuary for those that would like to attend featuring Dr. Matilda Fry.

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.

Join us at 6:00 pm tonight for the 17th annual Bobby McGhee and Friends Concert.

Announcements

Next Sabbath, September 7, there will be only one worship service. We will be celebrating Communion and will begin at 11:15 am. Bible study classes will begin at 10:00 am.

This afternoon, August 31, 3:30 pm, a memorial service will be held for Paul Howard who passed away on August 13 after courageously fighting cancer for almost six years. All are invited to come celebrate his life at Pleasant Valley Church.

Monday, September 2, 6:00 pm, Pathfinder registration for the new year will take place here at Sunnyside Church. The Pathfinder Club is an exciting group of 10-18 year-olds who want to learn about life skills, outdoor pursuits, and ultimately, about Jesus. Pathfinders meet each Monday evening during the school year here at the church. If you have a child in this age-group, come and register them for the new Pathfinder year.

First Friday, September 6, 7:15 pm, held in the Adventist Medical Center Amphitheaters, features music by the Ohana Praise Band and an inspirational thought from Shelly Trumbo. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship. Register at https://bit.ly/2TcSjad for the free soup and salad dinner served from 5:30-6:30 pm. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately.

Our neighborhood school, Cherry Park Elementary, is soliciting help in many areas. We, as a church, have taken this opportunity to become partners with Cherry Park and assist them in any way possible. If you would like to help, contact the church office, 503-252-8080.

The Heritage Singers will present a concert Saturday, September 28, 7:00 pm, here at Sunnyside Adventist Church. Join us for the brilliant vocal harmonies, inspired lyrical creativity, combined with powerful uncompromising testimonies. Come join the award-winning Heritage Singers for this special time of praise!

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

Life at Sunnyside

Worship Services and Sunday’s Church Picnic pictures

Dean Browning

Issac Nziacharo

Lily Baraka, Rae Stuart

Derrick Matongo

Pastor Mark Witas

 

 

 

 

 

Church Picnic

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for Substitute teachers for the 2019/2020 school year. Please contact the school at 503-665-4102 for more info or come by between the hours of 9-3 Monday-Thurs. for application.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

There will be a Special Constituency Meeting September 4, 7:00 pm, in the school Chapel. Sunnyside delegates, please plan to attend this very important meeting.

PAA Teacher is a Published Author 
We’re thrilled to report that one of our teachers has had a book published! The book tells the true story about a member of the Portland Spanish Church who also happens to be a long-time volunteer at PAA as well as a current parent.
https://paasda.org/news/paa-teacher-publishes-the-true-story-of-a-cuban-seeking-freedom/

PAA Introduces New Teachers
If you haven’t already shared about our new teachers, we hope you’ll do that, too. We’re excited to start the new year with an additional English teacher AND a full-time art teacher. Read more here:
https://paasda.org/news/paa-welcomes-new-teachers-3/

Area Events and Announcements

Doris Brooks, beloved middle school teacher, passed away Sunday, August 11, at the age of 99. A memorial service will be conducted at Healing Hope Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship on Sunday, September 8, at 2:00 pm.

Winston Lenz, a friend of many, passed away June 24. a Celebration of Life will be held on September 14. Please call his daughter, Lynnell Madson, 503-781-4140, for further details if you would like to attend.

September 6-7: Adventist Single Adult Ministries Convention.
Single adults 18 years and older join us for the annual convention titled “This is US” featuring Pastor James and Rise Rafferty. Special Breakout Session with Gary and Shelly Parks. Registration fee is $65 and includes two meals on Sabbath. Contact terrie.greibel@oc.npuc.org for more information. Follow our Facebook page to register: https://www.facebook.com/singlesoregon/notifications/
Or Oregon Conference Singles Website https://www.oregonadventist.org/ministries/relational#other-ministries
For more information contact Angelica Dull (360) 600-9212 or angela.whitbeck@gmail.com.

September 8, 2019: BJ Christensen Memorial Golf Benefit.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament will go to Big Lake Youth Camp’s “Raise the Roof” campaign. Registration is open now at http://biglake.org/golf-benefit/. Last day to sign up is Tuesday, September 3! Contact the Portland Big Lake office with questions at
503-850-3585.
Event Location: The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club.

September 14, 2:30 pm: Christianity Under Attack in America.
Join us for a stimulating, exciting and eye-opening workshop where you’ll discover the truth about:
Who the real enemies of Christian freedoms in American are and
Why it matters to you.
How to stop them in their tracks and save your country before it is too late.
What your legal, moral and religious rights as an American really are.
How to defend and protect your freedoms, rights, and liberties.
Where the economy, climate change, social justice, and resilience fit into the picture.
How precious our nation is to God and how highly He regards American freedom.
Event Location: Your Bible Speaks SDA Church.

September 22-26: Deaf Christian Women’s Retreat.
In 2002, a group of deaf women decided to start a Women’s Retreat for deaf women in the Pacific Northwest. The deaf women are members of a completely different people group with their own rich language and culture. There is an average of 20 women attending the Deaf Women’s Retreat, and the deaf women who attend come from as far as the east coast. They enjoy gathering together – it’s like a family reunion. This year they are hoping to rent a bus to take the women to the coast for the day; however, they do not yet have the funds for this to happen. Also, this year, for the first time, they will be selling shirts with their logo on them to help raise funds for future events. They are hoping and praying they will be able to earn enough money so they can pay the expense for the weekend, and bring in a speaker from another state. If you would like to help sponsor the retreat, you can send a check made payable to “Tabernacle Adventist Church” and mark it for “Deaf Christian Women’s Ministries,” 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239.
Event Location: Camp Tilikum, 15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg.

October 4 & 5 Women’s Convention with Dr. Hyveth Williams.
Ladies don’t miss out on the Early Bird Special (ending 8/29/19)! “Rise UP – Daughter of the King”.  Breakout Speakers – Carrie White, LMHC, Pam Strachan-Proudfit, DMin, Rachel Griebel and Gary & Shelly Parks. Special appearances – PAA Gospel Choir, Shannon & Jeanine Goodwin and Janice Nelson. Go to https://www.adventsource.org/ or https://oregonconference.eventcalendarapp.com/u/9177/17629 for more information and to register.

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.

PACS 2019 Awards Dinner and Silent Auction.
Save The Date! October 13, 2019 • Presented by Generations Retirement Communities. We hope to see you at our annual event honoring the amazing work of PACS staff, volunteers, community partners and YOU! As a community, we celebrate our achievements and invest in the future. For sponsorship opportunities, individual ticket sales, or information please contact Katie Linfoot at 503-252-8500 x1130 or katie.linfoot@pacsonline.org.

You’re invited to our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, September 9, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, at the Gateway Grace Clinic, a caring nonprofit dental clinic serving low-income uninsured adults, a program of Portland Adventist Community Services. Please come celebrate with us as we open the long-awaited dental clinic! You’ve helped make this clinic a reality with your generous support and prayers. Location: 1424 NE 109th Ave, Portland 97220 | Parking at PACS or side streets on 109th Ave | more information please call 503-907-6768. Join Us!

 

 

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August 24 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

 

We started with pill pockets from Costco and for a time, Gipper thought they were okay. He would dutifully accept his pill pocket three times a day as asked. And then one day he stopped. I reached out, palm extended, and he gingerly picked it up and then dropped it on the floor, looking at me as if I was clearly trying to poison him!  

I wasn’t.

 He needs his medication. It keeps his heart functioning, enabling him to enjoy sniffing and running and doing all the things a dog likes to do.

 What was I to do? I turned to the Greenie brand of pill poppers – peanut butter flavor. They worked for a while until the same thing happened.

 The chicken flavor then worked.

 After that, we turned to the chicory flavor.

 From there, Kraft cheese singles were a huge (and can I say MUCH CHEAPER) hit. For a while.

 Last week he suddenly realized that they were fake cheese.

And so now, I find myself buying dog log from the fridge section of the pet food aisle, buzzing it up in my food processor and then gingerly squashing a tablespoon of the smelly stuff around Gip’s pills, three times a day. And I have a fair idea that I will need to come up with another plan in about a month.

Does Gipper realize the immense amount of effort going into his welfare? No.

Does he even appreciate it? I’m not sure. For the most part, he is suspicious of those pills.

Do I for one minute regret being his person? Not a bit.

I love that dog. And I will keep finding ways to help him take his pills. Because that is what he needs.

It makes me think of God and the many ways he works to bring healing and wholeness in our lives. So often we don’t recognize it. We can be as stubborn as Gip. But he just keeps finding new ways to reach us. And he doesn’t give up. He won’t. He loves us more than I will ever love Gip.

 It makes me pause, thankful, at peace.

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to the many unnamed volunteers who keep our yard looking good, – trimming, weeding, mowing, and more!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our Worship Services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will be presenting our Bible message titled “The Road Less Travelled.”

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside or visiting from out of town, we would like to invite you to get to know our church better over lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

Announcements

We, as a church, have been partnering with the nearby Cherry Park School in giving support to their 500 students from preschool through the 5th grade. Thank you for the donations you have already given. Current needs are: winter coats, sweatpants or leggings sizes 4-10, glue sticks, crayons, pencils, colored pencils, dry erase markers, Kleenex, baby wipes, post-it notes, and shoes – kid sizes and adult sizes. You may bring these to the church and deposit them either at the office or place them in the baskets marked for donations. Thank you, again, for all of your support!

Thursday, August 22, 6:00 pm, there will be a Town Hall meeting in preparation for PAA’s constituency meeting scheduled for September 4 at 7:00 pm. We will share information about our building project, facilitate discussion, as well as answer questions. Our contractor will present detailed information about our possible building pathways moving forward, as well as the costs and benefits for each option. We will meet at Sunnyside Adventist Church in the fellowship hall.

Sunday, August 25, 3:00 pm, Sunnyside church-wide corn feed, picnic, and classic car show! The fun starts at 3:00 pm, right here on the Sunnyside Church campus!
Fire-roasted corn, watermelon, and drinks will be provided. Members and friends are invited to contribute favorite:
*  Salads  *  Finger foods  *  Casseroles  *  Entrees  *  Desserts
There will be a bouncy house for the kids!
Bring lawn chairs.
Special attraction: Classy classic car show!

 

Monday, August 26, 6:00 pm, Pathfinder registration for the new year will take place here at Sunnyside Church. The Pathfinder Club is an exciting group of 10-18 year-olds who want to learn about life skills, outdoor pursuits, and ultimately, about Jesus. Pathfinders meet each Monday evening during the school year here at the church. If you have a child in this age-group, come and register them for the new Pathfinder year.

Sabbath, August 31, 6:00 pm, the 17th Annual Bobby McGhee and Friends Vespers will take place here at Sunnyside Church featuring inspirational music and Dr. Matilda Fry! Plan now to come and enjoy the weekend together. Our worship services will feature Fred Cornforth and Dr. Matilda Fry will be leading our Sabbath School.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for Substitute teachers for the 2019/2020 school year. Please contact the school at 503-665-4102 for more info or come by between the hours of 9-3 Monday-Thurs. for application.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

There will be a Special Constituency Meeting September 4, 7:00 pm, in the school Chapel. Sunnyside delegates, please plan to attend this very important meeting.

PAA Teacher is a Published Author 
We’re thrilled to report that one of our teachers has had a book published! The book tells the true story about a member of the Portland Spanish Church who also happens to be a long-time volunteer at PAA as well as a current parent.
https://paasda.org/news/paa-teacher-publishes-the-true-story-of-a-cuban-seeking-freedom/

PAA Introduces New Teachers
If you haven’t already shared about our new teachers, we hope you’ll do that, too. We’re excited to start the new year with an additional English teacher AND a full-time art teacher. Read more here:
https://paasda.org/news/paa-welcomes-new-teachers-3/

Area Events and Announcements

Winston Lenz, a friend of many, passed away June 24. a Celebration of Life will be held on September 14. Please call his daughter, Lynnell Madson, 503-781-4140, for further details if you would like to attend.

August 23-25: 2019 Oregon Motorcycle Camp Meeting.
Join us for Oregon’s annual Motorcycle Camp Meeting at the Gladstone Conference Center in Gladstone, Oregon! This year’s featured speaker will be Greg Hamilton of the North Pacific Union Conference presenting three Sabbath messages about the times past, present, and future. Come – even if you do not ride as this event is open to the public and share in the fellowshipping. Camping will be available. Visit OregonAdventist.org, or call 503-850-3500 to learn more.
Event Location: Gladstone Conference Center

September 6-7: Adventist Single Adult Ministries Convention.
Single adults 18 years and older join us for the annual convention titled “This is US” featuring Pastor James and Rise Rafferty. Special Breakout Session with Gary and Shelly Parks. Registration fee is $65 and includes two meals on Sabbath. Contact terrie.greibel@oc.npuc.org for more information. Follow our Facebook page to register: https://www.facebook.com/singlesoregon/notifications/
Or Oregon Conference Singles Website https://www.oregonadventist.org/ministries/relational#other-ministries
For more information contact Angelica Dull (360) 600-9212 or angela.whitbeck@gmail.com.

September 8, 2019: BJ Christensen Memorial Golf Benefit.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament will go to Big Lake Youth Camp’s “Raise the Roof” campaign. Registration is open now at http://biglake.org/golf-benefit/. Last day to sign up is Tuesday, September 3! Contact the Portland Big Lake office with questions at
503-850-3585.
Event Location: The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club.

September 14, 2:30 pm: Christianity Under Attack in America.
Join us for a stimulating, exciting and eye-opening workshop where you’ll discover the truth about:
Who the real enemies of Christian freedoms in American are and
Why it matters to you.
How to stop them in their tracks and save your country before it is too late.
What your legal, moral and religious rights as an American really are.
How to defend and protect your freedoms, rights, and liberties.
Where the economy, climate change, social justice, and resilience fit into the picture.
How precious our nation is to God and how highly He regards American freedom.
Event Location: Your Bible Speaks SDA Church.

September 22-26: Deaf Christian Women’s Retreat.
In 2002, a group of deaf women decided to start a Women’s Retreat for deaf women in the Pacific Northwest. The deaf women are members of a completely different people group with their own rich language and culture. There is an average of 20 women attending the Deaf Women’s Retreat, and the deaf women who attend come from as far as the east coast. They enjoy gathering together – it’s like a family reunion. This year they are hoping to rent a bus to take the women to the coast for the day; however, they do not yet have the funds for this to happen. Also, this year, for the first time, they will be selling shirts with their logo on them to help raise funds for future events. They are hoping and praying they will be able to earn enough money so they can pay the expense for the weekend, and bring in a speaker from another state. If you would like to help sponsor the retreat, you can send a check made payable to “Tabernacle Adventist Church” and mark it for “Deaf Christian Women’s Ministries,” 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239.
Event Location: Camp Tilikum, 15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg.

October 4 & 5 Women’s Convention with Dr. Hyveth Williams.
Ladies don’t miss out on the Early Bird Special (ending 8/29/19)! “Rise UP – Daughter of the King”.  Breakout Speakers – Carrie White, LMHC, Pam Strachan-Proudfit, DMin, Rachel Griebel and Gary & Shelly Parks. Special appearances – PAA Gospel Choir, Shannon & Jeanine Goodwin and Janice Nelson. Go to https://www.adventsource.org/ or https://oregonconference.eventcalendarapp.com/u/9177/17629 for more information and to register.

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.

PACS 2019 Awards Dinner and Silent Auction.
Save The Date! October 13, 2019 • Presented by Generations Retirement Communities. We hope to see you at our annual event honoring the amazing work of PACS staff, volunteers, community partners and YOU! As a community, we celebrate our achievements and invest in the future. For sponsorship opportunities, individual ticket sales, or information please contact Katie Linfoot at 503-252-8500 x1130 or katie.linfoot@pacsonline.org.

You’re invited to our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, September 9, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, at the Gateway Grace Clinic, a caring nonprofit dental clinic serving low-income uninsured adults, a program of Portland Adventist Community Services. Please come celebrate with us as we open the long-awaited dental clinic! You’ve helped make this clinic a reality with your generous support and prayers. Location: 1424 NE 109th Ave, Portland 97220 | Parking at PACS or side streets on 109th Ave | more information please call 503-907-6768. Join Us!

Housing Needed:
Short-term housing is needed — prefer 2-bedroom. Contact the church office if you have something or know of something available: 503-252-8080.

 

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August 10 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

There is no doubt in my mind that the International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will leave an indelible mark on many people from Sunnyside. This is an event that occurs every five years and that has continued to grow. They are expecting to have over 50,000 Pathfinders at this event. The focused theme for the 2019 International Camporee is based on the incredible Biblical character of David, and how he was “Chosen” by God. Our hope and desire is that this will be a great spiritual experience for our Sunnyside Pathfinders.

In my family, there has been a lot of excitement and counting down to our own journey and experience. This will be a first time experience for everyone except for Alyssa and myself. Our family had even been anxiously awaiting the release of the camporee theme song as I had submitted a song. Even though my submission was one of the finalists, it was not selected as the theme song. We have nonetheless been learning and already singing the powerful lyrics written by two teenage Pathfinders from Tennessee. The song is already leaving its mark on our hearts and minds. Along with the expected spiritual blessings, we expect there will be other memories made as well.

It has already been quite the memory-making adventure for the Russell family. They decided that they would be our advance crew. This required them to help the Sunnyside Pathfinders by hauling the Pathfinder trailer (full of supplies) with the church van. The church van had faithfully transported the Pathfinders and their stuff to many campouts and camporees all over Oregon, Washington, and even Idaho. Based on these previous experiences, the decision was made to lower trip expenses by using our church van. Little did we know that it would add expenses and some unneeded drama to the Russell family’s Oshkosh adventure.

By the time you read this, our group will have embarked on its journey starting out from Portland International Airport on Wednesday morning at 5:00 am. Thank you for supporting this once in a lifetime experience for our kids. We would ask that the church would continue to pray that many more memories would be formed on this adventure. The hope is that the spiritual and positive memories would greatly outnumber all others.

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

A special shout out to Barbara Plubell and Jean Butler for pulling so many weeks, and planting more beautiful flowers at our entrances! Thank you.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our Worship Services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will be presenting our Bible message titled “Golden Rule Rules.”

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside or visiting from out of town, we would like to invite you to get to know our church better over lunch. The Geschke, Johnson, Gingrich, and Roundtable Sabbath School Classes will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

Please pray for the family and friends of:
Don Riebe who passed away Sabbath, July 31. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church this afternoon, 3:30 pm.

Announcements

Please pray for the family and friends of:
Nelson Mathiesen who passed away July 22. A memorial service will be conducted for him, August 17, 4:00 pm, at Pleasant Valley Church.

Last week our bus left Portland full of supplies to Oshkosh for the Pathfinder Camporee. On the way, the air conditioner quit, which was repaired, then not long after, the transmission failed, which in turn caused the need for renting transportation in order to complete the trip. These are expenses not in the budget. If you would like to help with these unexpected expenses, please mark your donation for Pathfinder bus repairs. Thank you for your generosity.

Sunday, August 25, 3:00 pm, Sunnyside church-wide corn feed, picnic, and classic car show! The fun starts at 3:00 pm, right here on the Sunnyside Church campus!
Fire-roasted corn, watermelon, and drinks will be provided. Members and friends are invited to contribute favorite:
*  Salads  *  Finger foods  *  Casseroles  *  Entrees  *  Desserts
There will be a bouncy house for the kids!
Bring lawn chairs.
Special attraction: Classy classic car show!

 

Sabbath, August 31, 6:00 pm, the 17th Annual Bobby McGhee and Friends Vespers will take place here at Sunnyside Church featuring inspirational music and Dr. Matilda Fry! Plan now to come and enjoy the weekend together. Our worship services will feature Fred Cornforth and Dr. Matilda Fry will be leading our Sabbath School.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

We, as a church are partnering with the nearby Cherry Park School in giving support to their 500 students, from preschool through the 5th grade. A large number of these children live below the poverty level.

Thank you!

The principal, Kate Barker, thanks all of you for the recent donations and has let us know they have enough travel-sized containers of shampoo, lotion, soap, etc., but they could use some full sizes of each. They still need underwear and socks and when school starts in September there will be a big need for sweat pants and sweatshirts (especially zip up) and especially sizes 8 and 10.

If we continue donating supplies throughout the summer, the needs will be filled by fall. Thank you for all of your wonderful participation. Baskets will be available in the lobby to place your donations in.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for Substitute teachers for the 2019/2020 school year. Please contact the school at 503-665-4102 for more info or come by between the hours of 9-3 Monday-Thurs. for application.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

August 12, 1:30 pm: PAA’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament
Stone Creek Golf Club | 14603 S Stoneridge Drive, Oregon City, Oregon. Join friends and family to support athletes at Portland Adventist Academy during the 20th annual Cougar Golf Tournament. Learn more HERE. (https://paasda.org/news/support-paa-athletes-at-the-20th-annual-cougar-golf-tournament/

Area Events and Announcements

August 23-25: 2019 Oregon Motorcycle Camp Meeting.
Join us for Oregon’s annual Motorcycle Camp Meeting at the Gladstone Conference Center in Gladstone, Oregon! This year’s featured speaker will be Greg Hamilton of the North Pacific Union Conference presenting three Sabbath messages about the times past, present, and future. Come – even if you do not ride as this event is open to the public and share in the fellowshipping. Camping will be available. Visit OregonAdventist.org, or call 503-850-3500 to learn more.
Event Location: Gladstone Conference Center

September 6-7: Adventist Single Adult Ministries Convention.
Single adults 18 years and older join us for the annual convention titled “This is US” featuring Pastor James and Rise Rafferty. Special Breakout Session with Gary and Shelly Parks. Registration fee is $65 and includes two meals on Sabbath. Contact terrie.greibel@oc.npuc.org for more information. Follow our Facebook page to register: https://www.facebook.com/singlesoregon/notifications/
Or Oregon Conference Singles Website https://www.oregonadventist.org/ministries/relational#other-ministries
For more information contact Angelica Dull (360) 600-9212 or angela.whitbeck@gmail.com.

September 22-26: Deaf Christian Women’s Retreat.
In 2002, a group of deaf women decided to start a Women’s Retreat for deaf women in the Pacific Northwest. The deaf women are members of a completely different people group with their own rich language and culture. There is an average of 20 women attending the Deaf Women’s Retreat, and the deaf women who attend come from as far as the east coast. They enjoy gathering together – it’s like a family reunion. This year they are hoping to rent a bus to take the women to the coast for the day; however, they do not yet have the funds for this to happen. Also, this year, for the first time, they will be selling shirts with their logo on them to help raise funds for future events. They are hoping and praying they will be able to earn enough money so they can pay the expense for the weekend, and bring in a speaker from another state. If you would like to help sponsor the retreat, you can send a check made payable to “Tabernacle Adventist Church” and mark it for “Deaf Christian Women’s Ministries,” 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239.
Event Location: Camp Tilikum, 15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

PACS DENTAL CLINIC GETTING CLOSE TO OPENING!
We are ready to hire our staff! We are looking for:
*Dental Front Office 3-4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $15-$18/hr DOE. Some dental front office experience is preferred.
*Dental Hygienist 4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $32-$40/hr DOE. New grads welcome.
For more information, contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Coordinator, at carol.james@pacsonline.org or 503/758-1892 (call or text).

International Children’s Care has a position available in our development department for a development associate that has the following qualifications:

  1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or prior equivalent development experience.
  2. Ability to travel in The U.S.
  3. Friendly personality.
  4. A passion for underprivileged children in need.
  5. Computer Skills

This is a position that would be raising funds and awareness for the children of ICC and it is important that this person has interpersonal relationship skills and experience and/or abilities to work closely with donors. Please call the ICC office at 360-573-0429 and speak with Doug Congleton about a possible interview for this position.

 

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August 3 Communiqué

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Dear Church Family,

 It was disgusting. Under my son’s bed was what I deduced used to be a cinnamon roll. At least what was left of one. Now, the life that it had taken, given time, would have had it stand up and walk out of his bedroom on its own. I was confused as to how it got there, so I asked Cole, “How in the world did you get a moldy cinnamon roll under your bed?” His answer confused me. “It was from a few weeks ago (that I knew). We had dessert after dinner and I wanted more. I figured you wouldn’t let me have more dessert, so I snuck down to the kitchen after dinner and took one.”

“Why did you feel you needed to sneak? If you would have asked I would have said yes!”

“I didn’t want to chance it. They were really good cinnamon rolls.”

I can’t think of very many times in my son’s young life that I said no to him. Honestly, if there wasn’t a solid reason, usually having to do with safety and well being, I almost always said yes to him. Why? Because I love doing things that make my son happy!

It’s kind of funny how believers project onto God the same things my son projected onto me. We think that in some weird way, God wants to hold things back from us. It was that way with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and it will be that way up until the Second Coming.

At the Second Coming, Jesus is coming back to get all His kids, but, according to Revelation 6, there will be a segment of them that run away from Him and cry out for rocks to fall on them. Why? Is it because Jesus is wrathful and angry and bent on violence against His children?

No.

It’s because they don’t know Him. They project onto Jesus the God that they have been duped into believing. And because of that, instead of running into His arms, they run into the arms of the one who looks like a lamb but speaks like a dragon.

Let’s remember, God is good. All the time. In fact, He’s better than we could ever imagine Him to be.

Pastor Mark Witas

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to our Sanctuary Cleaning crew for so diligently cleaning, straighten, and replacing supplies in the church pews every week. You keep us looking good! Thank you, team!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our Worship Services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Johnsson will be presenting our Bible message titled “Pictures of God.”

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.

Announcements

Please pray for the family and friends of:
Stan Sturges who passed away July 12, 2019. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside, Sunday, August 4, 2019, 1:00 pm. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Scheer Memorial Hospital, Banepa Nepal www.scheermemhosp.org or Portland Central City Concern www.centralcityconcern.org.

Sunday, August 25, 3:00 pm, Sunnyside church-wide corn feed, picnic, and classic car show! The fun starts at 3:00 pm, right here on the Sunnyside Church campus!
Fire-roasted corn, watermelon, and drinks will be provided. Members and friends are invited to contribute favorite:
*  Salads  *  Finger foods  *  Casseroles  *  Entrees  *  Desserts
There will be a bouncy house for the kids!
Bring lawn chairs.
Special attraction: Classy classic car show!


Church Library 
– The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow.  Gifted Hands is an inspiring story about overcoming incredible odds.

A special thank you to all who have provided flowers for our services. Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway. There are still a lot of blank dates available. Please choose a date to share flowers with our Sunnyside family for our worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like to place in the bulletin about the flowers.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

We, as a church are partnering with the nearby Cherry Park School in giving support to their 500 students, from preschool through the 5th grade. A large number of these children live below the poverty level.

Thank you!

The principal, Kate Barker, thanks all of you for the recent donations and has let us know they have enough travel-sized containers of shampoo, lotion, soap, etc., but they could use some full sizes of each. They still need underwear and socks and when school starts in September there will be a big need for sweat pants and sweatshirts (especially zip up) and especially sizes 8 and 10.

If we continue donating supplies throughout the summer, the needs will be filled by fall. Thank you for all of your wonderful participation. Baskets will be available in the lobby to place your donations in.

Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Mark, Terrill Allen

Elaine Bradshaw

Ivonne Allen

Pastor Kara

Joyce Newmyer

Bellery and Jhody

Dr. Terry Johnsson

Dr. Terry Johnsson

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for Substitute teachers for the 2019/2020 school year. Please contact the school at 503-665-4102 for more info or come by between the hours of 9-3 Monday-Thurs. for application.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

Area Events and Announcements

August 3, 7:00 pm: An Evening of Hymns & Praise.
Join us for An Evening of Hymns and Praise featuring Fernanda Rinza with special guest John Danilich and John Carter on August 3 at the Gladstone Park Adventist Church at 7:00 pm. This free concert is brought to you by Ultimate Mission, a Christian life empowerment group.
Event Location: Gladstone Park Church.

September 6-7: Adventist Single Adult Ministries Convention.
Single adults 18 years and older join us for the annual convention titled “This is US” featuring Pastor James and Rise Rafferty. Special Breakout Session with Gary and Shelly Parks. Registration fee is $65 and includes two meals on Sabbath. Contact terrie.greibel@oc.npuc.org for more information. Follow our Facebook page to register: https://www.facebook.com/singlesoregon/notifications/
Or Oregon Conference Singles Website https://www.oregonadventist.org/ministries/relational#other-ministries
For more information contact Angelica Dull (360) 600-9212 or angela.whitbeck@gmail.com.

September 22-26: Deaf Christian Women’s Retreat.
In 2002, a group of deaf women decided to start a Women’s Retreat for deaf women in the Pacific Northwest. The deaf women are members of a completely different people group with their own rich language and culture. There is an average of 20 women attending the Deaf Women’s Retreat, and the deaf women who attend come from as far as the east coast. They enjoy gathering together – it’s like a family reunion. This year they are hoping to rent a bus to take the women to the coast for the day; however, they do not yet have the funds for this to happen. Also, this year, for the first time, they will be selling shirts with their logo on them to help raise funds for future events. They are hoping and praying they will be able to earn enough money so they can pay the expense for the weekend, and bring in a speaker from another state. If you would like to help sponsor the retreat, you can send a check made payable to “Tabernacle Adventist Church” and mark it for “Deaf Christian Women’s Ministries,” 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239.
Event Location: Camp Tilikum, 15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

PACS DENTAL CLINIC GETTING CLOSE TO OPENING!
We are ready to hire our staff! We are looking for:
*Dental Front Office 3-4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $15-$18/hr DOE. Some dental front office experience is preferred.
*Dental Hygienist 4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $32-$40/hr DOE. New grads welcome.
For more information, contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Coordinator, at carol.james@pacsonline.org or 503/758-1892 (call or text).

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July 27 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

 I don’t know about you, but I can be easily sidetracked by clips involving animals that pop up on my screen. Cute pictures of dogs, those videos that involve unlikely species of animals playing together, etc. Last night I was captivated by this clip showing a baby bear being hunted by a cougar. I watched in helpless fascination and horror as the cougar relentlessly pursued the endearing ball of black fur. It was desperate in its flee, glancing worriedly back as it stumbled along, making its way terrifyingly towards the river. As a viewer, I could see the almost guaranteed dismal end playing out. It was clearly trapped! With the cougar just steps away, it made its way out onto a precarious log. Suddenly, the whole thing snapped, plunging the baby bear into the waters below! Amazingly it held on to its log and managed to keep afloat as it was swept downriver. I felt myself inwardly cheering for it, willing it to win. All the while the cougar continued its hot pursuit. Finally, the river slowed down and you could see large boulders emerging, enabling the cougar to catch the little bear as it helplessly floated into its reach. I was horrified! Willing myself to look away, yet unable. The cougar lashed out at the bear, its claws leaving bloody trails across its poor little face. I wanted to enter the screen myself and save the poor thing! All seemed lost until suddenly the cougar paused in its attack, clearly distracted. And then for no apparent reason, scrambled away in retreat. The camera then panned out and in the wider view provided, I could see the mother bear running towards the fray. As the cougar fled the scene, the little cub took one flying leap towards its mother who embraced it, licking away the blood from its face, clearly comforting its distraught cub. It was an incredibly moving scene to witness.

It made me think about our own journeys. How often do we feel like that little cub? Relentlessly pursued by the cougars of life. Sometimes the outlook can seem equally horrifying and dismal. Yet we too have witnesses, cheering us on, willing us not to give up. And like that mother bear, our God of Love is also there to take on those cougars. I am thankful for that.

Looking forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath,

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

A special shout out to Judy Denis who quietly in the background sews all the patches onto the Pathfinder uniforms. She makes it seem effortless! Also, Judy assists the Pathfinders with The Oregon Sinfonietta, by supplying all the treats for their receptions. Thank you, Judy!

 A special thank you to the Camp Meeting Sabbath team that put together such wonderful services last week for Sabbath School and Church. You are appreciated!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our Worship Services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am.
Dr. Terry Johnsson will be presenting our Bible message titled “Here Come ‘da Judge!

This afternoon, 5:30 pm, Carl Parker & Friends will present their final concert before Carl Parker makes his move East. You will not want to miss this event at Stone Tower Adventist Church.

Announcements

Please pray for the family and friends of:
Stan Sturges who passed away July 12, 2019. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, August 4, 2019, 1:00 pm. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Scheer Memorial Hospital, Nepal or Central City Concern, Portland.

Thank you for the many prayers, cards, and flowers over the loss of my mother, Eileen Robinson. ~Cynthia Glass.

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.

First Friday will be held on August 2 from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship. August’s Frist Friday will feature Jazz Theodore sharing her life stories of hope. Music will be provided by the Adventist Health Praise Band. Plan now to attend.

Registration for the free August First Friday soup and salad dinner will Be sure to reserve your spot!  Remember that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately.  Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 2.
Registration link: https://www.adventisthealth.org/nw/event/first-friday-soup-and-salad-dinner.

Event Location: Adventist Medical Center Amphitheaters.

Sunday, August 25, 3:00 pm, Sunnyside church-wide corn feed, picnic, and classic car show! The fun starts at 3:00 pm, right here on the Sunnyside Church campus!
Fire-roasted corn, watermelon, and drinks will be provided. Members and friends are invited to contribute favorite:
*  Salads  *  Finger foods  *  Casseroles  *  Entrees  *  Desserts
There will be a bouncy house for the kids!
Bring lawn chairs.
Special attraction: Classy classic car show!

A special thank you to all who have provided flowers for our services. Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway. There are still a lot of blank dates available. Please choose a date to share flowers with our Sunnyside family for our worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like to place in the bulletin about the flowers.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

We, as a church are partnering with the nearby Cherry Park School in giving support to their 500 students, from preschool through the 5th grade. A large number of these children live below the poverty level.

Thank you!

The principal, Kate Barker, thanks all of you for the recent donations and has let us know they have enough travel-sized containers of shampoo, lotion, soap, etc., but they could use some full sizes of each. They still need underwear and socks and when school starts in September there will be a big need for sweat pants and sweatshirts (especially zip up) and especially sizes 8 and 10.

If we continue donating supplies throughout the summer, the needs will be filled by fall. Thank you for all of your wonderful participation. Baskets will be available in the lobby to place your donations in.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for Substitute teachers for the 2019/2020 school year. Please contact the school at 503-665-4102 for more info or come by between the hours of 9-3 Monday-Thurs. for application.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

Area Events and Announcements

August 3, 7:00 pm: An Evening of Hymns & Praise.
Join us for An Evening of Hymns and Praise featuring Fernanda Rinza with special guest John Danilich and John Carter on August 3 at the Gladstone Park Adventist Church at 7:00 pm. This free concert is brought to you by Ultimate Mission, a Christian life empowerment group.
Event Location: Gladstone Park Church.

September 6-7: Adventist Single Adult Ministries Convention.
Single adults 18 years and older join us for the annual convention titled “This is US” featuring Pastor James and Rise Rafferty. Special Breakout Session with Gary and Shelly Parks. Registration fee is $65 and includes two meals on Sabbath. Contact terrie.greibel@oc.npuc.org for more information. Follow our Facebook page to register: https://www.facebook.com/singlesoregon/notifications/
Or Oregon Conference Singles Website https://www.oregonadventist.org/ministries/relational#other-ministries
For more information contact Angelica Dull (360) 600-9212 or angela.whitbeck@gmail.com.

September 22-26: Deaf Christian Women’s Retreat.
In 2002, a group of deaf women decided to start a Women’s Retreat for deaf women in the Pacific Northwest. The deaf women are members of a completely different people group with their own rich language and culture. There is an average of 20 women attending the Deaf Women’s Retreat, and the deaf women who attend come from as far as the east coast. They enjoy gathering together – it’s like a family reunion. This year they are hoping to rent a bus to take the women to the coast for the day; however, they do not yet have the funds for this to happen. Also, this year, for the first time, they will be selling shirts with their logo on them to help raise funds for future events. They are hoping and praying they will be able to earn enough money so they can pay the expense for the weekend, and bring in a speaker from another state. If you would like to help sponsor the retreat, you can send a check made payable to “Tabernacle Adventist Church” and mark it for “Deaf Christian Women’s Ministries,” 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239.
Event Location: Camp Tilikum, 15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

PACS DENTAL CLINIC GETTING CLOSE TO OPENING!
We are ready to hire our staff! We are looking for:
*Dental Front Office 3-4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $15-$18/hr DOE. Some dental front office experience is preferred.
*Dental Hygienist 4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $32-$40/hr DOE. New grads welcome.
For more information, contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Coordinator, at carol.james@pacsonline.org or 503/758-1892 (call or text).

 

 

 

 

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July 20 Communiqué

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Camp Meeting Sabbath!

Oregon Conference leadership have stated,

This year, Gladstone Camp Meeting will take us straight to the heart of the Christian journey:


Loving Jesus and Loving Others.

It’s part of our Oregon Conference mission statement.

 It’s All About Jesus!

 2018: KNOWING Jesus and others.
Intimately connecting in authentic relationships.

 2019: LOVING Jesus and others.
Passionately connecting in transformational community.

2020: SERVING Jesus and others.
Actively responding to Jesus’ call and peoples’ needs.

2021: SHARING Jesus and others.
Enthusiastically connecting others in a relationship with Jesus.

Sunnyside leadership are at the helm of proclaiming this mission and message. Our pastoral team has been preaching at Gladstone from morning to night, to young and old. A number of our members have been leading at seminars and many other serving ministries.

And, to top it all, Camp Meeting Sabbath is also happening at Sunnyside! Thank you to all involved in making Church happen at Sunnyside.

We have heard the joyful sound:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Indeed, It’s All About Jesus!

 Pastor Dave Allen

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath is Camp Meeting Sabbath at Sunnyside!

Sabbath School is at 10:00 am, with Ralph Martin.

Worship Service will be at 11:00 am. Richard L. Fenn will be presenting the Bible message “A Brief Anatomy of Salvation.”

Announcements

Please pray for the family and friends of:
Stan Sturges who passed away July 12, 2019. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, August 4, 2019.

Sunday, August 25, 3:00 pm, will be our annual church picnic and corn feed along with a classic car show. Be sure to plan on coming for a really good time together as a church family.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

We, as a church are partnering with the nearby Cherry Park School in giving support to their 500 students, from preschool through the 5th grade. A large number of these children live below the poverty level.

Thank you!

The principal, Kate Barker, thanks all of you for the recent donations and has let us know they have enough travel-sized containers of shampoo, lotion, soap, etc., but they could use some full sizes of each. They still need underwear and socks and when school starts in September there will be a big need for sweat pants and sweatshirts (especially zip up) and especially sizes 8 and 10.

If we continue donating supplies throughout the summer, the needs will be filled by fall. Thank you for all of your wonderful participation. Baskets will be available in the lobby to place your donations in.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for Substitute teachers for the 2019/2020 school year. Please contact the school at 503-665-4102 for more info or come by between the hours of 9-3 Monday-Thurs. for application.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

Area Events and Announcements

August 3, 7:00 pm: An Evening of Hymns & Praise.
Join us for An Evening of Hymns and Praise featuring Fernanda Rinza with special guest John Danilich and John Carter on August 3 at the Gladstone Park Adventist Church at 7:00 pm. This free concert is brought to you by Ultimate Mission, a Christian life empowerment group.
Event Location: Gladstone Park Church.

September 6-7: Adventist Single Adult Ministries Convention.
Single adults 18 years and older join us for the annual convention titled “This is US” featuring Pastor James and Rise Rafferty. Special Breakout Session with Gary and Shelly Parks. Registration fee is $65 and includes two meals on Sabbath. Contact terrie.greibel@oc.npuc.org for more information. Follow our Facebook page to register: https://www.facebook.com/singlesoregon/notifications/
Or Oregon Conference Singles Website https://www.oregonadventist.org/ministries/relational#other-ministries
For more information contact Angelica Dull (360) 600-9212 or angela.whitbeck@gmail.com.

September 22-26: Deaf Christian Women’s Retreat.
In 2002, a group of deaf women decided to start a Women’s Retreat for deaf women in the Pacific Northwest. The deaf women are members of a completely different people group with their own rich language and culture. There is an average of 20 women attending the Deaf Women’s Retreat, and the deaf women who attend come from as far as the east coast. They enjoy gathering together – it’s like a family reunion. This year they are hoping to rent a bus to take the women to the coast for the day; however, they do not yet have the funds for this to happen. Also, this year, for the first time, they will be selling shirts with their logo on them to help raise funds for future events. They are hoping and praying they will be able to earn enough money so they can pay the expense for the weekend, and bring in a speaker from another state. If you would like to help sponsor the retreat, you can send a check made payable to “Tabernacle Adventist Church” and mark it for “Deaf Christian Women’s Ministries,” 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239.
Event Location: Camp Tilikum, 15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 Starting in August 2019, International Children’s Care–Church Outreach & Donor Relations Associate is needed, located in Vancouver, Washington. Passionate about God and children, able to travel, good public speaker, and fundraiser, can move to SW Washington. ICC is prayerfully expanding its reach to minister to more children around the world. Contact William Hurtado at 800-422-7729 or email wah@forhiskids.org. Learn more at https://www.forhiskids.org/.

PACS Thrift Store Is Hiring
Part-time, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wed -Fri, Thrift Store Donation Receiving Supervisor – receive donations, pricing, and various other duties. For more information contact and/or send resume to Tim Zollbrecht, Thrift Store Manager, tim.zollbrecht@pacsonline.org.

PACS DENTAL CLINIC GETTING CLOSE TO OPENING!
We are ready to hire our staff! We are looking for:
*Dental Front Office 3-4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $15-$18/hr DOE. Some dental front office experience is preferred.
*Dental Hygienist 4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $32-$40/hr DOE. New grads welcome.
For more information, contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Coordinator, at carol.james@pacsonline.org or 503/758-1892 (call or text).

 

 

 

 

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