January 21 Communiqué

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Jonathan

Dear Church Family,

Two days ago, I found myself walking the halls of the World War II museum in New Orleans. The museum is an impressive collection of artifacts. From the battlefield weapons, to the field surgeon’s first aid kit. From dress Navy whites to the foul-weather gear of a U-boat crew member. But more impressive than the artifacts was the way the story of the war was told.  Walking through the pacific theater, one could feel the uncertainty and complexity as the Americans island-hopped their way through the Pacific, fearing kamikaze pilots, and trying to maintain a supply line to care for the troops.
    In the European theater, the war was completely different yet just as difficult. One thing continued to resonate clearly in my mind: the sacrifice of the American people.  From front-line soldiers to merchant marines. From factory workers to stay-at-home civilians. Every American sacrificed against difficult odds to secure freedom and democracy in the world.
    We know the saying, “Freedom isn’t free.” Yet in coming face to face with hundreds of thousands of casualties, I was reminded in most shocking terms the cost of the gift of Freedom.  I find myself grateful to the “Greatest Generation” for the blood shed, the will exerted, to pass the gift of freedom to us.
    As I walked away from the museum, my thoughts were filled with solemn gratitude. But the focus of my gratitude shifted as i considered the cost of the gift of freedom given by our Savior. With His life, He insured our ability to live in freedom both today and for eternity. I am overwhelmed anew at the depth of love that Jesus demonstrated to us by giving His life to secure ours.
    Our world is as uncertain as ever. While we witnessed a peaceful transition of power in our US government this morning, it doesn’t insure smooth sailing. We all come from different political backgrounds. We have different ideas about “good politics.” Yet regardless of what we may think about this new President, we must be people of prayer for our nation and its future. Today, we can still say that we  stand on solid ground.  Not because of an elected official, but because we still serve a Savior and King who gave up everything to secure our freedom. Because we know the rest of the story.
    God’s blessings as you experience the Sabbath.  I hope to see you at Sunnyside for our worship together.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

 

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

Tom Kramer, Richards Zaversnuke, and Tom Stafford for shoveling snow and ice from our sidewalks and parking lot last week

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

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. The Pathfinders will present our Bible message titled “A Pathfinder Campout.”

This afternoon at 4:00 pm is the first meeting of our “Our Adventist Heritage” seminars. We will examine the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church with an eye towards strengthening our faith in Jesus, our Leader. Produced by Warren Rushold, David Schmidt, and Scott LeMert, there will be a variety of presenters and presentation styles. Check the Narthex table for a flyer.

Tomorrowits-a-girl, Sunday, January 15, 11:00 pm, there will be a baby shower for Erin and Ed Betz! They are registered at Target and  BabiesRUs. For more information contact Laura Pinto, 503-358-8942.

Life Together Groups are displayed in the Narthex today. Browse and sign up for a group(s) you would enjoy If there is an interest that you don’t see there, but feel should be there (!!!) perhaps the Lord is laying it on your heart to lead one yourself! If that is the case, feel free to contact Pastor Kara, and we can add you to the list.

Church Announcements

Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, there will be a baby shower / going away party for Jonathon and Allie Thorp. In lieu of baby gifts, we will have a money tree for them. For more information contact Brenda Siaw, 503-577-8883.

Sunnyside Church Business meeting will be on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm. Our agenda consists of: (1) Devotional (2) Past Business and Board Minutes (3) Membership Business (4) Finance Report and Budget Review (5) ReNew Report (6) Sunnyside 20/20. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Your input is vital to our church operations.

Children’s Church will be February 11, 10:00 am–12:30 pm, in the children’s wing. This service is designed for children ages 4-9. Our theme is “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”  2 Timothy 4:7. Plan now to bring your children, your grandchildren, and your neighbor’s children. We have a fun-filled, spiritual blessing in place for each child.

Romania for Christ 2017The Romanian Union plans for this project are under way. What is all about? Seminars, children ministries, evangelism, and much more. If all goes as planned,  this will be the biggest mission project ever in that part of the world. Between February 10-25, over 2,000 cities will receive God’s plan for salvation. For more information regarding how you can be a part of this effort, please contact Vasile Gramada or Arthur Tolan.

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488.

Life at Sunnyside
Arnold Petersen

Arnold Petersen

 

 

 

Raymond Baker

Raymond Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Schmidt, Warren Rushold

David Schmidt, Warren Rushold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Heiser

Sam Heiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Walla Walla University
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar
Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled “How to Pay for College”  on Wednesday, January 11, at 4:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services team and the Marketing and Enrollment Services team. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.

Area Events

January 25, 7-9 pm: Heart Help Presents: The Passenger – Women’s Group. Curriculum Authors: Drs. Ron & Nancy Rockey.
This is a 10-week group experience that focuses on your beginnings and how you develop your unique attachment style. You learn what the 4 styles of attachment are and how science has shown these factors dramatically impact your life today. You will discover your style of attachment and how that relates to those around you and ultimately how to have a secure attachment. The class is 100% confidential and limited to no more than eight women. For more info, contact Audrey: 503-957-0809.
Event Location: Healing Hope Church.

 June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

Living Hope International is looking for a 27 to 30-foot Class C recreational vehicle to replace our aging truck. Using an RV rather than a newer truck would save the cost and effort of installing a generator, water reservoir, and water heater, plus it would have plenty of room to store tables, stoves, and our other equipment.  If you have an RV you rarely use and would appreciate an end-of-year tax write-off, we would LOVE to hear from you. Help us to continue in our ministry to feed Sunday morning breakfast to the homeless and food-insecure in Portland.  lease call Maurice Kivitt at 503-708-8464 or contact him by email:  2mvett@gmail.com

Town House in Milwaukie available for rent. If interested, contact the church office, 503-252-8080.

Job Opportunity!
Project Patch is looking for a temporary Administrative Assistant. For more information e-mail wnichols@projectpatch.org.

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January 14 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

I have been thinking about our God’s analogy of the Wedding Feast this past week and it has taken on new meaning as I await mine! How much God must long for the day that we are united with him! And what a picture to look forward to; celebration, reunion with loved ones we may not have had the joy of seeing for a long time, a chance to make new friends, joy, memories, space in time to just enjoy… but unlike the wonderful weddings we enjoy here, this one will not end with everyone going their separate ways. This time, the joy will continue.

Our bridegroom assures us that he has gone to prepare a place for us and will come back. Where ever this message finds you today, I pray that you are encouraged with the promise of hope. In the words of Isaiah:

Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come.” Is 35:3-4

On a personal note, thank you family, for your kindness and encouragement over these past months. You have greatly added to the joy of our upcoming wedding, and we look forward to celebrating with you when we return.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Dale

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

Everyone who stayed late last week after the potluck to help the kitchen crew get home before the ice storm hit. Thank you!

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

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Reflections on Life: The Gift.”

Tomorrowits-a-girl, Sunday, January 15, 12:00 pm, there will be a baby shower for Erin and Ed Betz! They are registered at Target and  BabiesRUs. For more information contact Laura Pinto, 503-358-8942.

Life Together Groups are displayed in the Narthex today. Browse and sign up for a group(s) you would enjoy If there is an interest that you don’t see there, but feel should be there (!!!) perhaps the Lord is laying it on your heart to lead one yourself! If that is the case, feel free to contact Pastor Kara, and we can add you to the list.

Church Announcements

Sunnyside Church Business meeting will be on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm. Our agenda consists of: (1) Devotional (2) Past Business and Board Minutes (3) Membership Business (4) Finance Report and Budget Review (5) ReNew Report (6) Sunnyside 20/20. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Your input is vital to our church operations.

Coming to Sunnyside in January 2017: “Our Adventist Heritage.” This will be a seminar examining the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church with an eye towards strengthening our faith in Jesus, our Leader. Produced by Warren Rushold, David Schmidt, and Scott LeMert. This seminar will feature a variety of presenters and presentation styles. Sessions will start Sabbath, January 21, at 4:00 pm. Look for a flyer on the Narthex table.

Romania for Christ 2017The Romanian Union plans for this project are under way. What is all about? Seminars, children ministries, evangelism, and much more. If all goes as planned,  this will be the biggest mission project ever in that part of the world. Between February 10-25, over 2,000 cities will receive God’s plan for salvation. For more information regarding how you can be a part of this effort, please contact Vasile Gramada or Arthur Tolan.

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488.

Life at Sunnyside
Andy and Lisa Riffel, Bethani King

Andy and Lisa Riffel, Bethani King

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Walla Walla University
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar
Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled “How to Pay for College”  on Wednesday, January 11, at 4:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services team and the Marketing and Enrollment Services team. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.

Area Events

January 25, 7-9 pm: Heart Help Presents: The Passenger – Women’s Group. Curriculum Authors: Drs. Ron & Nancy Rockey.
This is a 10-week group experience that focuses on your beginnings and how you develop your unique attachment style. You learn what the 4 styles of attachment are and how science has shown these factors dramatically impact your life today. You will discover your style of attachment and how that relates to those around you and ultimately how to have a secure attachment. The class is 100% confidential and limited to no more than eight women. For more info, contact Audrey: 503-957-0809.
Event Location: Healing Hope Church.

 June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

Living Hope International is looking for a 27 to 30-foot Class C recreational vehicle to replace our aging truck. Using an RV rather than a newer truck would save the cost and effort of installing a generator, water reservoir, and water heater, plus it would have plenty of room to store tables, stoves, and our other equipment.  If you have an RV you rarely use and would appreciate an end-of-year tax write-off, we would LOVE to hear from you. Help us to continue in our ministry to feed Sunday morning breakfast to the homeless and food-insecure in Portland.  lease call Maurice Kivitt at 503-708-8464 or contact him by email:  2mvett@gmail.com

Town House in Milwaukie available for rent. If interested, contact the church office, 503-252-8080.

Job Opportunity!
Project Patch is looking for a temporary Administrative Assistant. For more information e-mail wnichols@projectpatch.org.

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Sunnyside’s Breaking News!

Sunnyside Church is pleased to announce our newest staff member, Pastor Juan Fresse.  Pastor Juan will serve as our Youth/Children’s pastor, providing leadership in our high school ministry and KidsAlive children’s ministry. He brings over a decade of pastoral experience, including stints as youth/children’s pastor, resident counselor to youth, and teacher at Palau Mission Academy. His love for Jesus and passion to reach God’s kids with the gospel make him an ideal fit with the Sunnyside Ministry team.

Juan and his wife Elizabeth, with their five children, come to us from Springdale, Arkansas where Juan is the pastor of Springdale Adventist Fellowship and Elizabeth is teacher/principal at the Bentonville Adventist School.

We don’t yet know the official transition date for Pastor Juan and his family.  We will share more information as we have it.  Please keep the Fresse family in your prayers as they make the transition to Portland.

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January 7 Communiqué

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Jonathan

Greetings Church Family,

I’m so excited about the new year!  Why?  Because God has amazing plans for His church in the coming year.  It all starts tomorrow with our Life Together sign up fair.  We look forward to 10 weeks  of activity in which we spend time together, enjoying the gift of fellowship and friendship. I hope you’ll plan to join in with a group and enjoy the company of other Christian friends.

As we look forward to the weekend, we are paying attention to the weather.  I know that we will have our regularly scheduled worship services Sabbath morning. We intend to enjoy potluck together and will keep an eye on the weather so as to get everyone home safely.  Stay tuned to our website for other Sabbath and Sunday events to get their status before you venture out in the cold.  As always, the highest priority is that you stay safe and healthy.

May you experience God’s richest blessings as we experience this first Sabbath of the new year.

Pastor Jonathan Russell

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

Pauline and Tom Davis for doing such a lovely job decorating for the Agape Feast. Thank you, Pauline and Tom!

 

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

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Dale will present our Bible message titled “God is an Artist.”

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.

The concert by David Shearer which was originally scheduled for Sabbath at 6:30 pm has been canceled due to the weather.

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The baby shower for Shawn and Matt Mandrones has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 10, 6: pm. They are registered at BabiesRUs. Their nursery theme is elephants in blue and gray. For more information contact Dianne Glovatsky,
503-706-5611.

Life Together Groups are displayed in the Narthex today. Browse and sign up for a group(s) you would enjoy If there is an interest that you don’t see there, but feel should be there (!!!) perhaps the Lord is laying it on your heart to lead one yourself! If that is the case, feel free to contact Pastor Kara, and we can add you to the list.

Church Announcements

Coming to Sunnyside in January 2017: “Our Adventist Heritage.” This will be a seminar examining the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church with an eye towards strengthening our faith in Jesus, our Leader. Produced by Warren Rushold, David Schmidt, and Scott LeMert. This seminar will feature a variety of presenters and presentation styles. Sessions will start Sabbath, January 21, at 4:00 pm. Look for a flyer on the Narthex table.

Romania for Christ 2017The Romanian Union plans for this project are under way. What is all about? Seminars, children ministries, evangelism, and much more. If all goes as planned,  this will be the biggest mission project ever in that part of the world. Between February 10-25, over 2,000 cities will receive God’s plan for salvation. For more information regarding how you can be a part of this effort, please contact Vasile Gramada or Arthur Tolan.

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488.

Life at Sunnyside
Bob Cafferky and Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

Bob Cafferky and Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

 

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Rosemayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roy Murray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

larry-ramey

Larry Ramey

 

 

 

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Walla Walla University
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar
Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled “How to Pay for College”  on Wednesday, January 11, at 4:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services team and the Marketing and Enrollment Services team. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.

Area Events

January 25, 7-9 pm: Heart Help Presents: The Passenger – Women’s Group. Curriculum Authors: Drs. Ron & Nancy Rockey.
This is a 10-week group experience that focuses on your beginnings and how you develop your unique attachment style. You learn what the 4 styles of attachment are and how science has shown these factors dramatically impact your life today. You will discover your style of attachment and how that relates to those around you and ultimately how to have a secure attachment. The class is 100% confidential and limited to no more than eight women. For more info, contact Audrey: 503-957-0809.
Event Location: Healing Hope Church.

 June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

Living Hope International is looking for a 27 to 30-foot Class C recreational vehicle to replace our aging truck. Using an RV rather than a newer truck would save the cost and effort of installing a generator, water reservoir, and water heater, plus it would have plenty of room to store tables, stoves, and our other equipment.  If you have an RV you rarely use and would appreciate an end-of-year tax write-off, we would LOVE to hear from you. Help us to continue in our ministry to feed Sunday morning breakfast to the homeless and food-insecure in Portland.  lease call Maurice Kivitt at 503-708-8464 or contact him by email:  2mvett@gmail.com

Town House in Milwaukie available for rent. If interested, contact the church office, 503-252-8080.

 

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December 31 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

As we come to the end of 2016, I want to thank you for the incredible year that it has been as a church family. You are a joy to know and lead! Thank you for sharing your lives not only with me, but with each other. That truly is what church is all about. As we look to the year ahead, we plan to build on that, to deepen those relationships, and to share that hospitality with those that God brings into our lives.

Coming up on the Sabbath of January 7, you will have the opportunity to join a Life Together Interest Group which will run for 10 weeks. These interest groups will range from restaurant appreciation, to hiking! There will be something for everyone. Not only will you have a chance of learning a new skill, but more importantly, you will be able to get to know church members that perhaps you would otherwise not have the chance of spending time with, and deepen the friendships that you already appreciate. Life is a gift. People are a gift. As we start the new year together, let’s choose to make both a priority.

Wishing you joy in 2017,

Pastor Kara Dale 

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

Gratefulness to Karl and Kimberly Helton for their dedicated time and creative` commitment to our musical programs. Thank you, Karl and Kimberly. You are appreciated!

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

This Weekend

Friday, December 30, 7:00 pm, we will enjoy Agape Communion service. We will celebrate in the fellowship hall. Come and share in this special blessing.

Our worship services return to their normal time. Our first worship service is at 8:45 am, Bible study classes at 10:00 am, and the second worship service at 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan will present our Bible message titled “Holding on to Christmas.”

Church Announcements

Year-End Receipts – If you would like your contributions receipted in 2016, they must be postmarked by December 31, or you may drop them in the mail slot near the outside entrance door at the children’s wing of the church.

Next Sabbath, January 7, 6:30 pm, David Shearer will present a concert here at Sunnyside in the sanctuary.

Tomorrow, Sunday, January 8, 2:00 pm, there will be a baby shower for Shawn and Matt its-a-boyMandrones! They are registered at BabiesRUs. Their nursery theme is elephants in blue and gray. For more information contact Dianne Glovatsky, 503-706-5611.

giftSome may be interested in how they can give a Christmas gift to their church community. This year, our finance team has invited gifts to two priorities:  Church Budget and ReNew Sunnyside. Those who have been following budget giving this year recognize that, to this point, our local budget giving has trailed our budget by a significant margin. Our church budget is our agreement on how we wish to invest in the work of the gospel here in Portland. Our continued investment in ministry is dependent on everyone’s generosity. Thank you for considering this important ministry fund.

In addition, we are beginning the planning process for our ReNew Phase 3 project. While we don’t have final project budget numbers, we are hoping to get a good start on funding so that we can complete the work of renewing the sanctuary as soon as is reasonable.

If you’re considering a Christmas gift to your church family, please consider these two priorities.

Next Sabbath, January 7, 6:30 pm, David Shearer will present a concert here at Sunnyside in the sanctuary.

Coming to Sunnyside in January 2017: “Our Adventist Heritage.” This will be a seminar examining the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church with an eye towards strengthening our faith in Jesus, our Leader. Produced by Warren Rushold, David Schmidt, and Scott LeMert. This seminar will feature a variety of presenters and presentation styles. Sessions will start Sabbath, January 21, at 4:00 pm. A full schedule will be available in mid-January.

Family Resource Network –A Thank You!  by Richard Gingrich, Chair.
It has been quite a journey God has led us on over the past six years. This experience, the intentional reaching out to the members of our church family and to our community – has not been solely the province of our committee. Most of the members of our church family that are in need don’t request help, but you are our eyes and ears bringing, the needs to our attention. It may be someone who needs help with their rent or their light bill or maybe someone who needs a new roof. Before we even know about it, there has been a group organized to do the work, but needs money for the materials. Or maybe it is a young single woman who has to drive a car to her first job and then, when the car breaks down her repair is almost $2,000. You helped these people. You helped when fire destroyed their belongings. You have helped people obtain shelter during the recent cold spell. And you have helped the refugee children receive Christmas gifts, Bibles and winter clothing.

Though the recession is over, single mothers with young children often live from pay check to pay check to cover rising rent, and the cost of child care. When such an emergency arises, they need help and, thanks to you, we have always been able to supply that need.

Thank You, Thank You. Thank You!

Romania for Christ 2017The Romanian Union plans for this project are under way. What is all about? Seminars, children ministries, evangelism, and much more. If all goes as planned,  this will be the biggest mission project ever in that part of the world. Between February 10-25, over 2,000 cities will receive God’s plan for salvation. For more information regarding how you can be a part of this effort, please contact Vasile Gramada or Arthur Tolan.

A memorial service for Bonnie Calkins (who passed away November 6) will be held Friday, January 6, 6:45 pm,  at Somerset Lodge Chapel. Refreshments will follow at Somerset Lodge Activity Room.  Bonnie was an aunt of Bruce Dixon. She was a member at Gladstone Park, but also attended  Sunnyside.

Life at Sunnyside

Here is a preview of some of the exciting Life Together Groups that you will have a chance of joining on January 7! If there is an interest that you don’t see there, but feel should be there (!!!) perhaps the Lord is laying it on your heart to lead one yourself! If that is the case, feel free to contact me, and we can add you to the list! ~Pastor Kara

Keeping Fit in Gresham (Walking)
Knitting
Young Mom’s Group
Young Ladies Bible Study (Thursday Evenings)
History Class
Young Adult Hiking
History of Adventism
Sewing
Dining in Portland
Sudoku
Biblical Languages
Theatre Appreciation
Film Editing
Young Adult Board Games
Astronomy
Senior Exercise Class in Church
Faith lift Bible Study (Wednesday Mornings)
Men’s Bible Study (Wednesday Mornings)
Women’s Bible Study (Tuesday Evenings)
Exploring Nature

music

Tim, Annalise, and Heidi Hill

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Eli Makoko, Tracey Krueger, Andre Wang, Richard Fenn, Carl Buchanan

kids

Patrick, Ben, Lidia

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Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, Dianne Glovatsky

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news
PAASS Miracle Story:
http://paasda

.org/news/paass-provides-miracles/
PAASS Auction Goal Met!:
http://paasda.org/news/one-night-50000-raised-students/
Walla Walla University
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar
Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled “How to Pay for College”  on Wednesday, January 11, at 4:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services team and the Marketing and Enrollment Services team. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.

Area Events

 June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

Living Hope International is looking for a 27 to 30-foot Class C recreational vehicle to replace our aging truck. Using an RV rather than a newer truck would save the cost and effort of installing a generator, water reservoir, and water heater, plus it would have plenty of room to store tables, stoves, and our other equipment.  If you have an RV you rarely use and would appreciate an end-of-year tax write-off, we would LOVE to hear from you. Help us to continue in our ministry to feed Sunday morning breakfast to the homeless and food-insecure in Portland.  lease call Maurice Kivitt at 503-708-8464 or contact him by email:  2mvett@gmail.com

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December 24 Communiqué

Don’t miss other Announcements  &  Week At a Glance in the Church Bulletin (Click here)

Jonathan

Dear Church Family,

Merry Christmas!

We’re almost there!  It has been a month full of school music concerts, holiday get-togethers, brightly wrapped cookies or fudge, traffic nightmares, snow storms, Christmas services and concerts, and more. After all of that, Christmas has finally arrived!

For many of us, the next two days will be filled with the sweet chaos of holiday music and gifts under trees. In the midst of it all, I wish for you the hope and peace that comes as a gift from our Savior to each of us.

For some of us, Christmas will be a different experience. An empty house. An empty heart. No gifts or people to whom to give them. If that’s your reality, I wish for you the faith and love that comes through the Spirit of Christ. For each of us, “Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.”  May remembering the gift of the Anointed One add rich warmth to your holiday, wherever you may be.

God’s blessing to each of you this Christmas. I hope to see you at a concert on Friday or a worship service on Sabbath as we celebrate the gift of our Lord together.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

 

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

Marlane Heiser has spent a lot of time and done an amazing job of organizing and preparing the Beginner’s classroom for a great new program. Good job Marlane and thank you!

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This Weekend

Friday, December 23, 7:00 pm, the 35th Annual Family Christmas Vespers will take place. Invite your friends to enjoy an evening of Christmas music presented by some of Portland’s finest musicians. Bring your “Messiah” score and join in singing the program finale – the “Hallelujah Chorus.” An offering will be received to help feed the hungry homeless Sunday breakfast each week in O’Bryant Square.

This Sabbath, December 24, at 10:45 am, we will enjoy music and readings titled “A Service of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.”

Church Announcements

Ladies! December 28, 6:00 pm, a bridal shower will be conducted for Pastor Kara. Plan now to come and make this a memorable moment for her! A light dinner will be served. For more details, email or call Emilie b.emilie@gmail.com, 503-853-4264, or Dianne djglovatskay@yahoo.com.

Friday, December 30, we will celebrate Agape Communion Service together at 7:00 pm. Plan to experience again the “oneness” that our Lord prayed for in John 17. As a church family, we will be sharing communion and light refreshments.

Year-End Receipts – If you would like your contributions receipted in 2016, they must be postmarked by December 31, or you may drop them in the mail slot near the outside entrance door at the children’s wing of the church.

Church services next week, December 31, will resume their normal time. First worship service will be at 8:45 am, Bible study classes, 10:00 am, and second worship service will begin at 11:15 am.

Sunday, January 8, 2:00 pm, there will be a baby shower for Shawn and Matt its-a-boyMandrones! They are registered at BabiesRUs. Their nursery theme is elephants in blue and gray. For more information contact Dianne Glovatsky, 503-706-5611.

Coming to Sunnyside in January 2017: “Our Adventist Heritage.” This will be a seminar examining the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church with an eye towards strengthening our faith in Jesus, our Leader. Produced by Warren Rushold, David Schmidt, and Scott LeMert. This seminar will feature a variety of presenters and presentation styles. Sessions will start Sabbath, January 21, at 4:00 pm. A full schedule will be available in mid-January.

Family Resource Network –A Thank You!  by Richard Gingrich, Chair.
It has been quite a journey God has led us on over the past six years. This experience, the intentional reaching out to the members of our church family and to our community – has not been solely the province of our committee. Most of the members of our church family that are in need don’t request help, but you are our eyes and ears bringing, the needs to our attention. It may be someone who needs help with their rent or their light bill or maybe someone who needs a new roof. Before we even know about it, there has been a group organized to do the work, but needs money for the materials. Or maybe it is a young single woman who has to drive a car to her first job and then, when the car breaks down her repair is almost $2,000. You helped these people. You helped when fire destroyed their belongings. You have helped people obtain shelter during the recent cold spell. And you have helped the refugee children receive Christmas gifts, Bibles and winter clothing.

Though the recession is over, single mothers with young children often live from pay check to pay check to cover rising rent, and the cost of child care. When such an emergency arises, they need help and, thanks to you, we have always been able to supply that need.

Thank You, Thank You. Thank You!

Life at Sunnyside
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Tom Kramer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Zaversnuke

Richard Zaversnuke

George White

George White

Chelsea and Marlan Glovtasky

Chelsea and Marlan Glovtasky

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Matt Mandrones

 

Mickey Ye, Taylor and Crystal Kielman

Mickey Ye, Taylor and Crystal Kielman

Jan Clayton, Pastor Kara

Jan Clayton, Pastor Kara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news
PAASS Miracle Story:
http://paasda.org/news/paass-provides-miracles/
PAASS Auction Goal Met!:
http://paasda.org/news/one-night-50000-raised-students/
Is it too early to say “Merry Christmas”…?
Merry Christmas, anyway!

Walla Walla University
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar
Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled “How to Pay for College”  on Wednesday, January 11, at 4:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services team and the Marketing and Enrollment Services team. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.

Area Events

December 1-30: ABC Sale.
The Adventist Book Center’s holiday sale is December 1-30, 2016. For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com. 

 June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

Living Hope International is looking for a 27 to 30-foot Class C recreational vehicle to replace our aging truck. Using an RV rather than a newer truck would save the cost and effort of installing a generator, water reservoir, and water heater, plus it would have plenty of room to store tables, stoves, and our other equipment.  If you have an RV you rarely use and would appreciate an end-of-year tax write-off, we would LOVE to hear from you. Help us to continue in our ministry to feed Sunday morning breakfast to the homeless and food-insecure in Portland.  lease call Maurice Kivitt at 503-708-8464 or contact him by email:  2mvett@gmail.com

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December 17 Communiqué

Apologies for the Communique’ that went out earlier. Our system crashed and in the process, sent out last week’s Communique’ again. Here is our current one!

Don’t miss other Announcements  &  Week At a Glance in the Church Bulletin (Click here)

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Dear Church Family,

We are praying that you are safe and warm as you read this. It has been quite a week! Even the snow-excitement of this Aussie Pastor was tempered as we witnessed the difficulties that people faced as they tried to get home! However, alongside that immense frustration, shone God’s spirit of grace as people went out of their way to help each other; strangers that would otherwise never connect. Noble spirits that would possibly lay slightly dormant in the hectic pace of life. Dark times can be like that. They can allow, even facilitate, light to be seen that would otherwise go unnoticed.

I am reminded of John’s words in John 1:5: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” He wrote that during very dark times; life was hard, persecution real. However, God’s presence continued to be real, His Kingdom built, as His people chose to love, even in the darkness. Family, let us keep choosing to love, choosing to be the family that we are called to be.

On a practical note, snow is forecast for this Sabbath, and though Church will continue, we encourage you to stay safe and join us via live-streaming if travel is questionable. 

In Him, 

Pastor Kara Dale

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

Special appreciation to Lloyd and Lorrie Wescott for all the work they silently do around the church — keeping the flowers gorgeous, fixing food whenever we need it, being there whenever and wherever we need them, and so much more. Thank you Lloyd and Lorrie. We appreciate you!

News & Notes

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This Weekend
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This Weekend

This Sabbath, December 17, our worship service is at 10:45 am, the third in our Christmas series. Pastor Jonathan will bring us our Bible Message titled “Joy on a Silent Night”. The handbell choir and instrumentalists will join in providing our music.”

This afternoon, December 17, 5:00 pm, there will be a reception and carols honoring Melvin and Betty West. At the end of the month, they will be moving to Walla Walla. Invite your friends and family and join us in this special time together. Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall.

Church Announcements

Friday, December 23, 7:00 pm, the 35th annual Family Christmas concert will be here at Sunnyside. Invite your friends to enjoy an evening of Christmas music presented by some of Portland’s finest musicians. Bring your “Messiah” score and join in singing the program finale – the “Hallelujah Chorus.” An offering will be received to help feed the hungry homeless Sunday breakfast each week in O’Bryant Square.

Our exercise class is canceled. It will resume on January 10. Please watch the bulletin for dates and times, depending on weather conditions.

Ladies! December 28, 6:00 pm, a bridal shower will be conducted for Pastor Kara. Plan now to come and make this a memorable moment for her! A light dinner will be served. For more details email or call Emilie b.emilie@gmail.com, 503-83-4265 or Dianne djglovatskay@yahoo.com.

 Friday, December 30, we will celebrate Agape Communion Service together at 7:00 pm. Plan to experience again the “oneness” that our Lord prayed for in John 17. We will be sharing as a family, Communion and light refreshments.

Family Resource Network –Christmas gifts / Bibles: If you would like to make Christmas a happy day for the children of the refugee families, mark your gift “Family Resource Network, Christmas gifts.” For those that can read some English, we will give children’s Bibles, teen Bibles, and for the adults, a Bible in their native tongue. We have a special need for children’s car seats. Contact Dan Patchin – 503-593-7956. 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 enve

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Mark Your Calendar!

Christmas season, Sabbaths, December 3-24, our worship services will be combined. Sabbath School begins at 9:30 am; Worship Service begins at 10:45 am.
▪ December 17, 5:00 pm: Reception and carols with Melvin & Betty West
▪ December 23, 7:00 pm: 35th Annual Family Christmas Vespers
▪ December 24, 10:45 am: Sunnyside Festival Choir
▪ December 30, 6:00 pm: Communion Service – Agape

Life at Sunnyside
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“Sweet Dog Captures Heart of Foster Boy.”

 

 

“Sweet Dog Captures Heart of Foster Boy.”

 

Toys collected for Cherrypark Elementary students. Thank you for your generosity!

Toys collected for Cherrypark Elementary students. Thank you for your generosity!

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news
PAASS Miracle Story:
http://paasda.org/news/paass-provides-miracles/
PAASS Auction Goal Met!:
http://paasda.org/news/one-night-50000-raised-students/
Is it too early to say “Merry Christmas”…?
Merry Christmas, anyway!

Area Events

December 1-30: ABC Sale.
The Adventist Book Center’s holiday sale is December 1-30, 2016. For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com. 

 June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

Living Hope International is looking for a 27 to 30-foot Class C recreational vehicle to replace our aging truck. Using an RV rather than a newer truck would save the cost and effort of installing a generator, water reservoir, and water heater, plus it would have plenty of room to store tables, stoves, and our other equipment.  If you have an RV you rarely use and would appreciate an end-of-year tax write-off, we would LOVE to hear from you. Help us to continue in our ministry to feed Sunday morning breakfast to the homeless and food-insecure in Portland.  lease call Maurice Kivitt at 503-708-8464 or contact him by email:  2mvett@gmail.com

 

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