July 24 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

It is Camp Meeting time! As I go down memory lane of Camp Meetings in my past, I think of how Camp Meeting has shaped a lot of my own spiritual journey.  First it influenced my father. I have a Junior’s Camp Meeting bulletin from the Oregon Conference in 1941. My dad would have been 11 years old. As an adult, he became a missionary dentist to British Columbia committed to sharing God in any way he could with those in his sphere of influence. Perhaps those who were presenting in 1941 had no idea the impact of that young 11-year-old boy that year. The fact that he kept the bulletin must have meant that it was pivotal in his spiritual walk.

Then as you fast forward to my own growing up with Camp Meeting. Every year my family would take a 3-day journey from Terrace, B.C. to Hope Camp Meeting in British Columbia. We faithfully made that long journey every year. It was a 2-week commitment every year. My sister and cousins often sang at Camp Meeting from a young age. One Camp Meeting that impacted me spiritually, was with Dick Duerkson who spoke in the youth tent, weaving in parables with such skill that my own heart responded even more. It has been a privilege to work with him professionally now on several North American Division projects that have impacted the mission work globally. Who knew this would happen!

This week in 2021, we have been treated with a spiritual feast again, but with a different era where we have faced the Covid-19 pandemic and have come out weary, a bit frazzled, and gun shy of crowds. We have watched politics become a tool of the devil to make people hate each other. We need a God who brings us back together to learn to love each other and become community again. So, this year we have a hybrid Camp Meeting where Sunnyside Church has become one of the host churches. It is a new age of hybrid Camp Meetings. The beauty is that our God meets the needs that transcends all time, places, and strange circumstances. No matter what the era, God is our answer. He was the answer to a young boy called Wendell Danielson. He was the answer to my heart as a young girl, and as I lead with the Children’s division through Camp Meeting, He is still the answer. 

I have a prayer in my heart that the same God, who used the Camp Meetings of the past as a vehicle to reach the hearts of His people, will do so again. We need Him so much! He is our refuge and strength. He is our hope. He is our vaccination against the disease of sin. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 

Our prayer is that as you join us for Camp Meeting you will be enriched in your spiritual walk to know the loving, gracious God who is above all, and wants a relationship with you. He can’t wait to draw you closer and closer in a forever friendship with him. 

In His Service,

Pastor Wendy 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 Cotia Sanchez, Jacklyn, Lucy, Robby, and William Russell, Lauren Gregory, and Cesar Acosta for all the help with Sabbath School last week.

Shout out to Natalia Gramada and Karen Ulloth for your help in decorating the children’s room for Camp Meeting.

Another shout out to all of you that are helping to make sure our Sunnyside Church is Christ’s representative throughout all the services we provide in hosting our Oregon Conference Camp Meeting — It takes so many volunteers — you are appreciated! A special thank you to each of you for your willingness to serve!

News & Notes

THIS WEEKEND

Tonight, Friday, July 23, 6:00 pm, we will be serving food on our patio, and at 7:00 pm. we will watch together the streaming video of John Bradshaw, the evening speaker for Camp Meeting.

Camp Meeting Sabbath — Adults: Camp Meeting Sabbath School class with the Oregon Conference programming will be livestreamed from our Sanctuary beginning at 9:00 am. Some of our regular classes may also be meeting — check with your Sabbath School leader to see if your class is meeting. Our Worship Service will begin at 11:00 am, in the Sanctuary. Please note this time difference from our regular weekly services. We will be watching Dan Linrud, president of the Oregon Conference, on livestream, as he shares his Camp Meeting Sabbath message.

Camp Meeting Sabbath — Young Adults: Tired of cliches and small talk? Living through the pandemic has left many of us feeling isolated, disconnected, and searching for deep, meaningful human connection. Oregon Young Adults and Humans of Adventism are teaming up for a live social event on Sabbath morning (July 24), starting at 10:00 am. There will be a live “speed conversations” event here at Sunnyside Adventist Church. HOA founder, Kaleb Eisele, will serve as the host for this event to facilitate connection and share best practices for listening to each other’s stories. The conversation time will be followed by a gourmet-provided lunch.

Camp Meeting Sabbath — Children’s Sabbath School will begin at 9:30 am live in the Youth room. Children’s Church will be provided for our children, ages 4 and up, here at Sunnyside in the youth room. This will take place during our worship service starting at 11:00 am.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A special thank you from Pastor Wendy Witas to all those who attended her commissioning, and for the many prayers, cards, and gifts. She is humbled by the amazing and supportive group of people surrounding her.

Friday evening, July 30, “The Chosen” will be shown in the fellowship hall.

Impact Your Health will be holding their clinics August 6 and 8 at Portland Adventist Academy. They need volunteers. If you can help, please contact Brenda brendad@me.com or Jenny jenny@jinfamily.com.

July/August Sabbath Kids’ Activity Packets are available for pick up. Since we have returned to in-person Sabbath School, we have reduced the total number of packets. We hope that families not attending Sabbath School will continue to enjoy our activity packets at home.

The children’s division needs help! We are searching for teachers, schedulers/greeters, and helpers for arts and crafts. If you can help us, please contact Pastor Wendy at 503-252-8080 or Wendy.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Our flower calendar is now posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

Parents/Grandparents we would love to see pictures of your children/grandchildren working on the crafts from the activity packets. Please send them to jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

During this difficult time, if you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Jenelle Clinton, Bruce Dixon, Charlene Leno; Sunday: Karista Bradley, Wallace Do; Monday: Collin Delaney, Patrick Francisco, Dorothy Maguire; Tuesday: Melinda Donaldson, Bill Hohensee, Nicholas Manos; Wednesday: Terrill Allen, Sue Williams; Thursday: Wendy Ackerman, Lola Pogue; Friday: Raquel Cardona, Rachel Chin, Trisha Erickson, Debbie Golden, Jaclyn Russell

Last Week’s Service

Farewell to Kirk & Christine Betz, Ted and Charla Morford with Pastor Mark Witas

Charla Morford

Marlan Glovatsky

Ted Mackett

Raymond Baker

Saron Seblu

Dr. Jean Sheldon

Martha and Trevor Natiuk

Pastor Wendy Witas Commissioning

Pastor Wendy Witas

Dr. Jean Sheldon

Sunnyside String Quartet with Pastor Wendy Witas

Pastor Stan Beerman

Pastor Mark Witas,
Pastor Wendy Witas,
Pastor Chuck Burkeen

Pastor Mark Witas,
Pastor Wendy Witas,
Pastor Dave Schwinghammer

Pastor Wendy Witas,
Pastor Dave Schwinghammer

Pastor Mark Witas
Pastor Wendy Witas
Arnold Petersen

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

Book Your Personal Tour of PAA (https://paasda.org/news/find-out-more/)
If you or someone you know is looking for a Christ-centered and character-driven high school experience, now is the perfect time to book a personal tour of Portland Adventist Academy. Learn about our award-winning teachers certified in Project Based Learning, explore spiritual programs and service options, and find out what kind of scholarships are available to help with tuition. Click HERE to discover the many reasons PAA is the place parents want to send their children and students long to be! Book your tour HERE

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Area Events and Announcements

Adventist Book Center is having their Camp Meeting Sale.  Prices are effective
July 6-August 1. View their flyer: abcflyer.com.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN – we have temporary hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and we value your donations but due to a high volume of donations please call ahead to see if we are accepting, 503-252-8500. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank You In Advance!

Job Opportunity:

PACS is hiring!

Needed! A full-time Donor Experience Specialist.
Includes full benefits including health, vision, dental, PTO, and more.
For more information contact laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org

We are looking for a housekeeper who can work an average of about 2 days per month providing backup for our custodian when he’s on vacation and for certain holidays. Contact Shari Ferrier, 503-252-8500.

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July 17 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Snippets of Sunnyside’s Story

Our 43rd Avenue Home
After We Left

Soon after I arrived in Portland to pastor at Sunnyside in 2002, Dick Fenn, my predecessor as associate pastor, engaged me to assist him in preparing a historical background for the 2003 20th commemoration of our Market Street facility. It quickly became clear that he needed neither my brawn nor my brain but my camera and my company! I was happy to oblige. One of the special ways you get to know a new congregation is to delve into their past. This suited me well.

The search for this part of Sunnyside’s story took us to a number of sites around Portland, including the old church building on S. E. 43rd Avenue that a number of us still remember fondly.

In 2003 it was owned by the Mt. Hood Masonic Lodge. As we were browsing around the outside of the building taking pictures, a gentleman came over and introduced himself as the current lodge master asking us the nature of our interest. When we explained that we were researching the history of Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, the previous owners of their building, to our surprise, he opened the front door and invited is to enter and explore as we wished. On that day, as we looked around the inside, we were able to imagine what our Sunnyside church family must have experienced some two decades previously.

The most striking visuals were the beautiful stained glass windows, two of which were moved to Market Street and are installed in the main entrance and on one wall of the fellowship room.

Of course the main floor was furnished to suit the needs of the lodge. We did not expect it to look like a church.

We even went downstairs to the basement where some of our members might remember an open water drain! It was still there!

But my most precious memory of the day was a peep into the old baptistry. While on the day of our visit a large portrait of George Washington covered the main opening of the baptistery into the main hall, behind this was a mural of trees that some might remember.

In 1983 Sunnyside Church Business Meeting had approved the sale of the old church building for $400,000 to the Mt. Hood Masonic Lodge who occupied it until 2005 when it was bought by the Mazama Mountaineering Center for $1,100,000.

From a church administration point of view, the building that is occupied by a church family is often managed by matters of finance, value, titles, maintenance, and so many decisions relating to the facility. But much more important than all this is the realization that our Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church is a place where the church family worships our Heavenly Father; a place where we each answer our call to be on mission with Him and where we dedicate that mission to Him. It is the people who serve in and from the pews. It is a place where your story and my story are recognized and where my story and your story become our story, the story of God’s message of grace in and through Sunnyside as we cluster around His Story.

Thank you for being church at Sunnyside, at home, at work and in your community. Thank you for allowing Jesus to occupy the temple of your heart, your mind, your life.

Blessings,

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.

Shout-out to Gary Kramer for his generous donation
of cups, plates, and napkins for the kitchen.
And to Kathy Kramer and her mother, Myrna,
for organizing the kitchen storage room. Thank you!

News & Notes

THIS WEEKEND

Tonight, Friday, July 16, 7:00 pm, we will be hosting a watch party for “The Chosen.” Come together tonight for a good time, a rich blessing, and continue worshiping with us tomorrow for both Sabbath School and church.

Pastor Wendy Witas will be commissioned by the Oregon Conference here at Sunnyside Church this afternoon at 3:00. Come and witness this very important event. This service will also be livestreamed.

Please pray for the family of Caroline Johnson who was recently involved in a car accident and passed away. She is the sister of Brenda Siaw, and a former member of Sunnyside Church. There will be a memorial service for Caroline at Sweet Home Seventh-day Adventist Church July 18, 1:00 pm.

You are invited to a baby shower for Wamucii Miriam to celebrate the birth of her daughter (2-months old) on Sunday, July 18, at 2:00 pm in the fellowship hall. They will be on Zoom, & we will meet in person to show her our gifts. Check out the registries for suggestions: amazonbabyregistry.com and target.com. Enter Wamucii Kareko. For additional information and a group gift, call Dianne at 503-706-5611. Hope you can join us to celebrate! 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Finance Committee will meet Monday, July 19, 6:30 pm. Members, watch for your Zoom invitation.

Oregon Camp Meeting — This week, Tuesday through Sabbath, July 20-24: “Sharing Jesus With Others.” John Bradshaw, from It Is Written, will be speaking each evening and Derek Morris, from Hope Channel will be leading Bible studies each morning. In addition, you’ll find seminars and programs of all kinds for all ages throughout each day! Watch from home https://www.oregonadventist.org/gladstone-camp-meetings or join others at one of the Partner Sites around the Conference.

Sunnyside Church is a partner church with the Oregon Conference for Camp Meeting. We will be serving a meal beginning at 6:00 pm, then watching the evening meeting at 7:00 pm, on our screen in the fellowship hall — come and join us for this event. It Is Written’s, John Bradshaw, will be the evening speaker. For those of you interested, here is the basic menu for our week: Tuesday: Pronto Pups; Wednesday: Vegeburgers, Macaroni Salad, Chips; Thursday: Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Beans, Potato Salad; Friday: Vege Hot Dogs, Chips; Salad; Saturday night: Haystacks. Come and join in on the socializing and spiritual blessing each evening. 

Camp Meeting Sabbath — Adults: Our Worship Service will begin at 11:00 am, in the Sanctuary. Please note this time difference from our regular weekly services. We will be watching Dan Linrud, president of the Oregon Conference, on livestream, as he gives his Camp Meeting Sabbath message.

Camp Meeting Sabbath — Young Adults: Tired of cliches and small talk? Living through the pandemic has left many of us feeling isolated, disconnected, and searching for deep, meaningful human connection. Oregon Young Adults and Humans of Adventism are teaming up for a live social event on Sabbath morning (July 24), starting at 10:00 am. There will be a live “speed conversations” event here at Sunnyside Adventist Church. HOA founder, Kaleb Eisele, will serve as the host for this event to facilitate connection and share best practices for listening to each other’s stories. The conversation time will be followed by a gourmet-provided lunch.

Camp Meeting Sabbath — Children’s Church will be provided for our children, ages 4 and up, here at Sunnyside in the youth room. This will take place during our worship service starting at 11:00 am.

Camp Meeting Week — Children: During the week, there will be children’s meetings in Sunnyside Church youth room. Bring your kids for an interactive, fun, and blessed time together during our Camp Meeting adult evening meetings. Also, please send offering with your kids so they can contribute to the ADRA fund. We will be accepting offerings each evening and want them to be able to participate.

Friday evening, July 23, “The Chosen” will not be shown. We will be viewing John Bradshaw’s message for us. Next week, July 30, we will resume the viewing of “The Chosen.

Impact Your Health will be holding their clinics August 6 and 8 at Portland Adventist Academy. They need volunteers. If you can help, please contact Brenda brendad@me.com or Jenny jenny@jinfamily.com.

July/August Sabbath Kids’ Activity Packets are available for pick up. Since we have returned to in-person Sabbath School, we have reduced the total number of packets. We hope that families not attending Sabbath School will continue to enjoy our activity packets at home.

The children’s division needs help! We are searching for teachers, schedulers/greeters, and helpers for arts and crafts. If you can help us, please contact Pastor Wendy at 503-252-8080 or Wendy.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Our flower calendar is now posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

Parents/Grandparents we would love to see pictures of your children/grandchildren working on the crafts from the activity packets. Please send them to jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

During this difficult time, if you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Tracey Belding, Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, Wes Hamlin; Monday: Pauline Mason; Tuesday: Velma Smith; Wednesday: Graziella Doro, Levis Dragulin, Sandra Eichner,
Becky Haggerty, Jan Karlen-Edmondson, Rose Sprenger; Thursday: Irina Chirkova;
Friday: Judith Martin

Last Week’s Service

Flowers from Sharon Brooks

Pastor Billy Hungate

Dave Schmidt

Conrad Gren

Lynn Rognsvoog

Jackee Duvall

Fernanda Rinza

John Carter

Gabriela Hutuleac

Pastor Mark Witas

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

Book Your Personal Tour of PAA (https://paasda.org/news/find-out-more/)
If you or someone you know is looking for a Christ-centered and character-driven high school experience, now is the perfect time to book a personal tour of Portland Adventist Academy. Learn about our award-winning teachers certified in Project Based Learning, explore spiritual programs and service options, and find out what kind of scholarships are available to help with tuition. Click HERE to discover the many reasons PAA is the place parents want to send their children and students long to be! Book your tour HERE

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Area Events and Announcements

2021 Camp Meeting Red Cross Blood Drive. Please consider signing up to donate blood. There is a severe shortage this summer and Red Cross would like us to participate – even though we’re virtual this year! Blood draws will take place at the Oregon Conference Center in Gladstone. The snack shack will be open on Thursday so plan on donating blood and then rewarding yourself with a corn dog, or two.

Friday is wide open for appointments.
Use the links below:
7/22– https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=SDAConference
7/23– https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=SDAConference

Adventist Book Center is having their Camp Meeting Sale.  Prices are effective
July 6-August 1. View their flyer: abcflyer.com.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN – we have temporary hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and we value your donations but due to a high volume of donations please call ahead to see if we are accepting, 503-252-8500. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank You In Advance!

Job Opportunity:

PACS is hiring!

Needed! A full-time Donor Experience Specialist.
Includes full benefits including health, vision, dental, PTO, and more.
For more information contact laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org

We are looking for a housekeeper who can work an average of about 2 days per month providing backup for our custodian when he’s on vacation and for certain holidays. Contact Shari Ferrier, 503-252-8500.

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July 10 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

There’s a song by a guy named Tom Petty called, “The waiting is the hardest part.” Never has there been a truer statement.

When I was a kid, my dad had this horrible practice of having me wait for a spanking. He’d tell me to go in my room, and after a while, he’d come in and give me my well-deserved spanking. Five minutes seemed like an hour. Thirty minutes seemed like an eternity. The waiting was often worse than the licking I received.

Whether it’s waiting for something good, or waiting for something bad, I don’t like waiting. I want what I want when I want it. And I want it NOW!

This, of course, is a problem. There is a psychological, and I’d argue spiritual, maturity that comes with learning how to wait. Finding joy in the wait is one of the things I’ve tried to teach myself over the years. In fact, I’ve come to see instant gratification as the weaker way.

In Genesis 25, we see that lack of maturity manifest itself in the story of Jacob and Esau. Neither of them seemed to have a clue about delayed gratification. Instead, they wanted what they wanted and they wanted it now!

Here’s a challenge for this week. When you go to the store, purposely choose the longer line. Then, take the time in that line to learn patience and use the time to chat with folks in line. Or pray for your family. Or look around and observe things that you hadn’t noticed before.

Looking forward to seeing you all this Sabbath. I can’t wait!

Pastor Mark Witas

News & Notes

THIS WEEKEND

Tonight, Friday, July 3, 7:00 pm, we will be hosting a watch party for “The Chosen.” Come together tonight for a good time, a rich blessing, and continue worshiping with us tomorrow for both Sabbath School and church.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please pray for the family of Caroline Johnson who was recently involved in a car accident and passed away. She is the sister of Brenda Siaw, and a former member of Sunnyside Church. There will be a memorial service for Caroline at Sweet Home Seventh-day Adventist Church July 18, 1:00 pm.

July/August Sabbath Kids’ Activity Packets are available for pick up. Since we have returned to in-person Sabbath School, we have reduced the total number of packets. We hope that families not attending Sabbath School will continue to enjoy our activity packets at home.

Pastor Wendy Witas will be commissioned by the Oregon Conference here at Sunnyside Church July 17, 3:00 pm. Save the date and plan to witness this very important event.

You are invited to a baby shower for Wamucii Miriam to celebrate the birth of her daughter (2-months old) on Sunday, July 18, at 2:00 pm in the fellowship hall. They will be on Zoom, & we will meet in person to show her our gifts. Check out the registries for suggestions: amazonbabyregistry.com and target.com. Enter Wamucii Kareko. For additional information and a group gift, call Dianne at 503-706-5611. Hope you can join us to celebrate! 

Dates to remember: Oregon Camp Meeting — July 20-24: “Sharing Jesus With Others.” Sunnyside Church is a partner church with the Oregon Conference this year for Camp Meeting. We will be serving a meal beginning at 6:00 pm, then watching the evening meeting at 7:00 pm, on our screen in the Fellowship Hall — come and join us for this event. It Is Written’s, John Bradshaw, will be the evening speaker. For those of you interested, here is the basic menu for our week: Tuesday: Pronto Pups; Wednesday: Vege Burgers, Macaroni Salad, Chips; Thursday: Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Beans, Potato Salad; Friday: Vege Hot Dogs, Chips; Salad; Saturday night: Haystacks.

Join us every Friday night, 7:00 pm, for a viewing of “The Chosen,” a compelling video series about the life of Jesus. All are welcome.

The children’s division needs help! We are searching for teachers, schedulers/greeters, and helpers for arts and crafts. If you can help us, please contact Pastor Wendy at 503-252-8080 or Wendy.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Our flower calendar is now posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

Parents/Grandparents we would love to see pictures of your children/grandchildren working on the crafts from the activity packets. Please send them to jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

During this difficult time, if you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Darilynne Allen, Josephine Curtiss, Betty Woodland; Sunday: Wilfred Geschke,
Nancy Wagner; Monday: Janet Browning, Shannon Christenson, Donna Dufresne,
Darlene Manullang, Evvalee Rushold; Tuesday: Pollyanna Moody; Wednesday:
Jane MacApinlac; Thursday: Kendall Halverson, Lloyd Herr, Elise Holcombe;
Friday: Laura Elmore, Sally Jorgenson, Greg Wibe

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Academy

https://paasda.org

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Area Events and Announcements

Adventist Book Center is having their Camp Meeting Sale.  Prices are effective
July 6-August 1. View their flyer: abcflyer.com.

To better serve clients who have jobs during our regular hours, Portland Adventist Community Services is staying open an extra two hours on Thursday, July 15. We need volunteers willing to come and pack food boxes and restock shelves between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. If you are willing and able to donate your time, please contact Katie Linfoot at katie.linfoot@pacsonline.org or call our office at 503-252-8500. Thank you!

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN – we have temporary hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and we value your donations but due to a high volume of donations please call ahead to see if we are accepting, 503-252-8500. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank You In Advance!

Job Opportunity:

PACS is hiring!

Needed! A full-time Donor Experience Specialist.
Includes full benefits including health, vision, dental, PTO, and more.
For more information contact laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org

We are looking for a housekeeper who can work an average of about 2 days per month providing backup for our custodian when he’s on vacation and for certain holidays. Contact Shari Ferrier, 503-252-8500.

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July 3 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Matthew 5 is the beginning of the single greatest sermon ever preached. The “Sermon on the Mount” will always and forever, in my opinion, be the most Kingdom-driven words that have been and will ever be spoken. They are just as informative and relevant today as they were when they came from the precious lips of Jesus Christ, Himself. Tucked away in this sermon is a statement that I have just never understood, but I believe the Holy Spirit has given me a little glimpse into what Jesus is trying to say. In verse 30, Jesus is speaking on adultery and He says, “And if your hand—even your stronger hand—causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.” (New Living Translation used here).

I always thought this text was interesting. In many other translations outside of the NLT you will read instead of “even your stronger hand”, something like, “If your right hand causes you to sin.”  So, the NLT gives us a broader definition of “stronger hand”, for our left-handed brothers and sisters. We have to ask ourselves though, why would it be better for me to be without one hand? Also, haven’t we all sinned with both of our hands and both of our eyes? Shouldn’t all of us Christians be known as folks that stumble around with no eyes, and no hands?

Here is what I think is one of the points that the text, and ultimately Jesus, is getting at. If you are to look at the time you wake up until the time you go to bed, your “strong hand” is what helps you get through a majority of your day. You pour your morning beverage with your stronger hand, you open your door and lock your door with your stronger hand. You shake or fist bump with your stronger hand. You cut your vegetables with your stronger hand, you eat those vegetables with your stronger hand. You get the point. If you were to take a look at all of the things that you do on a daily basis, you rely on your dominant hand. As an example, right now as I type I am only using my right thumb to hit the space bar between every sentence. This sentence I only used my left hand to hit the space bar, and it is taking me significantly longer to write it.

Your right (or stronger hand) is one of the best things you have, but Jesus says that if it hinders you in following His precepts, then “cut it off”. The principle taught here is the strictest discipline or less that ever hit humankind.” (Oswald Chambers, www.utmost.org) So, what is hindering you from following Jesus? Here is what I know in my limited time in being a Christian. The very thing that you are the strongest at in this life is where you may be the weakest in your walk with Jesus. Not just your walk, but including Him into it. Where you are strongest, maybe work, or relationships for the extroverts, or reading and retaining a lot of information, is the place that you invite God into the least. Why? Because you have this.  ou don’t need His help here because you are more than proficient. 

Here is a great example.   know someone who, because of some trauma in their lives, does not sleep very well. It is incredibly difficult for them to go, and stay asleep every night. They pray every night to help them sleep and when they wake up in the middle of the night they ask God for help. I have never had this problem, except for about a week of my life. I always sleep, and 90% of the time I sleep well. This strength for me is not something I bring Jesus Christ into.  he only time I am grateful for my sleep is when I talk to this other person who struggles so much with it. 

Don’t let your strengths in this life go by without bringing them to Jesus as well.  There are many things in this life we are all gifted with and if those things are getting in the way of our walk with God, “it is better to be injured and lovely in God’s sight, than to appear lovely to man’s eyes but lame to God’s.” (Oswald Chambers). 

My challenge for you this week is to find three things that on a daily basis you do not bring God into because you are proficient at it. Thank Him for these gifts and ask Him how you can use these gifts to glorify Him. 

Love you church family!

Pastor Billy Hungate

News & Notes

THIS WEEKEND

Tonight, Friday, July 3, 7:00 pm, we will be hosting a watch party for “The Chosen.” Come together tonight for a good time, a rich blessing, and continue worshiping with us tomorrow for both Sabbath School and church.

The Sabbath School class which met in the Willamette Room (next to the kitchen) is now meeting in person once again with the start of this new quarter effective July 3. Everyone is welcome to participate in discussion of the Sabbath School Lesson Study Guide. Teachers for this class include Norman Henry, Del Colton, and Raymond Baker.

This week for worship we are singing a Patriotic song that you might be unfamiliar with unless you spend time listening to British formal services.  Below you will find a YouTube link to listen to it if you like. The words are a poem written by Sir Cecil Spring Rice in 1918 after serving as a diplomat for England during World War I. The first verse speaks of the love and sacrifice of so many for their country, while the second verse reminds of our commitment and dedication to the spirit of the Kingdom of Heaven. In 1921, Gustav Holst adapted the music from a section of Jupiter (God of War) from his suite The Planets to create a setting for the poem.  https://youtu.be/o6ZvylOSy5A

This afternoon, Sabbath, July 3, 2:00-3:30 pm, NAD Public Affairs and Religious Liberty will present a panel discussion on the following topics: 
    – Social media and free speech
    – COVID-19 vaccination requirements and exemptions
    – LGBTQ rights at Christian colleges and universities
The panel includes our very own Andre, Wang, Esq. View the live stream: at LibertyMagazineSDA You Tube Channel or Facebook page. https://tinyurl.com/svs2pj7w

ANNOUNCEMENTS

July/August Sabbath Kids’ Activity Packets are available for pick up. Since we have returned to in-person Sabbath School, we have reduced the total number of packets. We hope that families not attending Sabbath School will continue to enjoy our activity packets at home.

Pastor Wendy Witas will be commissioned by the Oregon Conference here at Sunnyside Church July 17, 3:00 pm. Save the date and plan to witness this very important event.

You are invited to a baby shower for Wamucii Miriam to celebrate the birth of her daughter (2-months old) on Sunday, July 18, at 2:00 pm in the fellowship hall. They will be on Zoom, & we will meet in person to show her our gifts. Check out the registries for suggestions: amazonbabyregistry.com and target.com. Enter Wamucii Kareko. For additional information and a group gift, call Dianne at 503-706-5611. Hope you can join us to celebrate! 

Dates to remember: Oregon Camp Meeting — July 20-24: “Sharing Jesus With Others.” Sunnyside Church is a partner church with the Oregon Conference this year for Camp Meeting. We will be serving a meal beginning at 6:00 pm, then watching the evening meeting at 7:00 pm, on our screen in the Fellowship Hall — come and join us for this event. It Is Written’s, John Bradshaw, will be the evening speaker.

Join us every Friday night, 7:00 pm, for a viewing of “The Chosen,” a compelling video series about the life of Jesus. All are welcome.

The children’s division needs help! We are searching for teachers, schedulers/greeters, and helpers for arts and crafts. If you can help us, please contact Pastor Wendy at 503-252-8080 or Wendy.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Our flower calendar is now posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

Parents/Grandparents we would love to see pictures of your children/grandchildren working on the crafts from the activity packets. Please send them to jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

During this difficult time, if you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Sunday: Jennu  Dalusong, Joyce Hughes; Monday: Sharon Brooks, Emily Lien; Tuesday: Jackee Duvall, Valeria Ursu; Wednesday: Robert McDonald, Jacenda Olson; Thursday: Dale Beaulieu,
Richard Cardona, Jr., Gene Denis, David Schmidt;
Friday: Shirley Judd

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Academy

https://paasda.org

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Area Events and Announcements

Adventist Book Center is having their Camp Meeting Sale.  Prices are effective
July 6-August 1. View their flyer: abcflyer.com

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN – we have temporary hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and we value your donations but due to a high volume of donations please call ahead to see if we are accepting, 503-252-8500. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank You In Advance!

Job Opportunity:

PACS is hiring!

Needed! A full-time Donor Experience Specialist.
Includes full benefits including health, vision, dental, PTO, and more.
For more information contact laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org

We are looking for a housekeeper who can work an average of about 2 days per month providing backup for our custodian when he’s on vacation and for certain holidays. Contact Shari Ferrier, 503-252-8500.

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June 26 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

This last Sabbath I learned much about my church family, Sunnyside. No one announced what was done, no one was publicly recognized for the good deeds. Sometimes the person being helped was awkward and even difficult! But…

I heard about a diverse team of at least six Sunnysiders who helped a lady move from her home into assisted living. 

I observed a gentle Sunnysider literally sit down on a curb in the church parking lot and accompany a very disturbed person, unknown to all of us, listening to her as she barely could speak her story, patiently bearing with her while she sang, sobbed, and even shouted. His wife bought the young lady lunch from a nearby food cart. Then he accompanied her quietly down Market Street as the rest of us sat in church listening to a good sermon.

I saw another Sunnysider listening to someone else’s story in the narthex after church and then accompanying her to her car. 

I realized that God works through the varied talents and abilities of different people. Someone takes time to patiently listen when I might want to call on some institutionalized care facility/service to solve a social problem or help someone in need. There is probably a need for both or even all ministries as we are each called by God to BE church in a needy community. 

I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God…

I am reminded of Bible messages like these:

Matthew 25:37-40 (Jesus speaks to sheep and goats at the end of time)

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.

James 1:27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Thank you, dear Sunnysider, for answering God’s call to be what He plans for you to be, going where He directs, giving as He has blessed you and caring as He cares for you.

Blessings,

Pastor Dave Allen

News & Notes

THIS WEEKEND

Tonight, Friday, June 25, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, we will enjoy Family Vespers on the patioThere will be Imaginative Active Stations and a scavenger hunt. All are welcome with fun active songs, activities, and fellowship.  Bring a chair and snack for your family.

At 7:00 pm, we will be hosting a watch party for “The Chosen.” Come together tonight for a good time, a rich blessing, and continue worshiping with us tomorrow for both Sabbath School and church.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to worship! Please wear your mask. Please note that for now, we are still required to wear a mask over the nose and mouth while in the building. Thank you for worshiping with us and helping us stay in compliance with the Covid regulations. However, we are getting closer to having “normal” services!

Please pray for the following families
Dave Myers
who passed away May 20, 2021. A Celebration of Life service is planned for this afternoon, 3:00 pm, here at Sunnyside Church.
Ralph Martin who passed away last Sabbath, June 19, A memorial service is the process of being planned.
Erik and Alice Nielsen: Alice’s father passed away on Sunday.

Sabbath School quarterlies for July-September are now available. There is a stack on the ledge next to the office window where you  may help yourself or if you need one mailed to you contact the office at 503-252-8080 or send an email, info@SunnysideAdvenetist.org. We’ll make sure you get what you need.

Come enjoy “The Chosen” watch party Friday nights, 7:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall.

Sabbath, July 3, 2:00-3:30 pm, NAD Public Affairs and Religious Liberty will present a panel discussion on the following topics:
                 – Social media and free speech
                 – COVID-19 vaccination requirements and exemptions
                 – LGBTQ rights at Christian colleges and universities
The panel includes our very own Andre, Wang, Esq. View the live stream: at LibertyMagazineSDA You Tube Channel or Facebook page. Register in advance to participate in the discussion: https://tinyurl.com/svs2pj7w

Pastor Wendy Witas will be commissioned by the Oregon Conference here at Sunnyside Church July 17, 3:00 pm. Save the date and plan to witness this very important event.

Dates to remember: Oregon Camp Meeting — July 20-24: “Sharing Jesus With Others.” Watch for more information soon. Sunnyside Adventist Church will be a partner site for Camp Meeting! We will be needing volunteers to help us at the church — so please keep this in mind. We will list specifics as we get closer to the date.

The children’s division needs help! We are searching for Kindergarten lead teachers and a scheduler. We also would like to have some help with arts and crafts. If you can help us, please contact Pastor Wendy at Wendy.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080.

The Family Resource Network is working with a a family that is in need of a 2- or 3-bedroom home for rent. If you know of one, please contact the church office, 502-252-8080.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Our flower calendar is now posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

Parents/Grandparents we would love to see pictures of your children/grandchildren working on the crafts from the activity packets. Please send them to jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

During this difficult time, if you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Jack Edmondson; Monday: Randy Cummings, Robert Gregory; Tuesday: Mark Taylor; Wednesday: Daleana Gilbride; Thursday: Barbara Harris

Last Sabbath’s Worship Service

Flowers from the Glovatsky family

Kirk Betz, Pastor Mark Witas

Arnold Petersen

Ted Mackett

Debra Seaver

Ammon Helton

Annika Geschke, Pastor Mark Witas

Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, Ammon Helton

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Academy

http://www/paasda.org
PAA Summer World History Class:
High school students can earn a year’s worth of history credit in just six-weeks at Portland Adventist Academy. This is an ideal course for incoming freshmen or any students hoping to free up room in their schedule for fun elective classes. The course begins June 21 and will meet weekday mornings through July 30. Register online HERE.  (https://paasda.org/news/summer-class/)

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Area Events and Announcements

First Friday, July 2! After over a year of the pandemic we are thrilled to announce that Adventist Health is bringing back First Friday on July 2! This will be an online only event and in the coming weeks we will send out further details about how you can join in.

Adventist Book Center is having their Camp Meeting Sale.  Prices are effective
July 6-August 1. View their flyer: abcflyer.com

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN – we have temporary hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and we value your donations but due to a high volume of donations please call ahead to see if we are accepting, 503-252-8500. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank You In Advance!

Job Opportunity:

PACS is hiring!

Needed! A full-time Donor Experience Specialist.
Includes full benefits including health, vision, dental, PTO, and more.
For more information contact laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org

We are looking for a housekeeper who can work an average of about 2 days per month providing backup for our custodian when he’s on vacation and for certain holidays. Contact Shari Ferrier, 503-252-8500.

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June 19 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Serving Outside Your Comfort Zone

Have you ever not wanted to do something? Like volunteer for something at church that seemed completely out of your wheelhouse that you really didn’t want to do but you felt reluctantly obliged to do. I have had moments and times that I have truly not wanted to do something. My stubborn side wants to dig in my heals and say absolutely not. I am not going to do that! However, I have found a strange thing that has happened to me when I have stepped out of my comfort zone and did the very thing that I felt the least equipped to do. These moments of stepping out have touched my heart in ways that nothing else could.

My husband, Pastor Mark, is as sanguine and outgoing as they come. He is energized by being with people. I like people but I can be drained of energy if I am constantly with people. I need time away for refueling. That may be the musical introvert side of me. So, at times living with a man with open hands and doors can be a challenge on my introverted side.

In our lives we have had an open-door policy that has made our home a place for wounded kids, young adults needing a place to stay, friends down on their luck or just a temporary place to sleep that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. So, in our married life of almost 36 years, I can count on one hand the years that we didn’t have someone living with us for all different reasons. The kids we took in became our sons’ siblings. There have been many times when every bedroom, couch, and floor space has been occupied as sleeping quarters.

This last year as Covid was just starting to rear its head, we had a family in need that came from our former church in Washington. The husband aged 30 something, had become ill and needed some specialized medical equipment that was not available where they were, so he was transferred to Portland from Seattle. His family, his wife, two children, and a grandmother were stranded in finding a place to stay while he was in the hospital.

At that time, we had a young girl already living with us, Gloriel Francis. The Grandmother took the one remaining room upstairs, the kids slept on the family room floor, and the mother on the couch. They lived with us for over a month while the father, husband, and son-in-law’s life hung in the balance at the hospital. I came home after a Children’s Ministry Conference back east to find my house full. I hate to admit it, but I was upset that I didn’t have any space in which to escape except my bedroom. I felt overwhelmed with so many people in our house. It was inconvenient, cramped, and sometimes frustrating.

This family was not wealthy and staying in a hotel was completely out of their ability, so our hospitality was a blessing to them. What I didn’t realize was how much their presence was a blessing to me. There is something that happens when you are put in a situation that confronts your own selfishness. I watched this family struggle with the up and down nature of illness in a loved one. We talked together, we prayed together, we cried together because this was a dark hour for this family who eventually lost the young father. At the time the doctors thought it was the H1N1 flu.

Watching the courage of this little family as they faced such tragedy  made me realize that opening my home for them was the least I could do. I still have my husband and my son. I can’t complain and if I was in the same situation, I would be grateful for people to open  their home to me through my darkest hour.

What is God asking you to do that maybe you don’t want to do? Could it be that He is helping you learn to love in a bigger way even if it is uncomfortable to you? Could He be asking you to confront some selfishness inside that is preventing you from loving more and truly learning to love as He loves? Ask God to take you to places and challenge your selfishness to truly learn to love as He loves. He is patient and kind, He is hospitable, going the extra mile for others even when it is not convenient or easy. That is what love does.

Pastor Wendy Witas

News & Notes

THIS WEEKEND

Friday, June 18, at 7:00 pm, we will be hosting a watch party for “The Chosen.” Come together tonight for a good time, and continue worshiping with us tomorrow for both Sabbath School and church.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to worship! Please wear your mask. Please note that for now, we are still required to wear a mask over the nose and mouth while in the building. Thank you for worshiping with us and helping us stay in compliance with the Covid regulations. However, we are getting closer to having “normal” services! Next week we will begin passing the offering plates during the worship service.

The Sanctuary Sabbath School will begin meeting in-person beginning this week. The Zoom meeting of this group will no longer be available.

Please pray for the family of Dave Myers who passed away
May 20, 2021. A Celebration of Life service is planned for
June 26, 3:00 pm.

Sabbath School quarterlies for July-September are now available. There is a stack on the ledge next to the office window where you  may help yourself or if you need one mailed to you contact the office at 503-252-8080 or send an email, info@SunnysideAdvenetist.org. We’ll make sure you get what you need.

Friday Family Vespers will be next Friday, June 25, 6:00 pm to
7:00 pm. 
There will be Imaginative Active Stations and a scavenger hunt. (weather permitting). All are welcome with fun active songs, activities, and fellowship.  Bring a chair and snack for your family. Be prepared to do some fun things with your kids and enjoy lots of fellowship. Then stay to watch “The Chosen” starting at 7:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall.

Pastor Wendy Witas will be commissioned by the Oregon Conference here at Sunnyside Church July 17, 3:00 pm. Save the date and plan to witness this very important event.

Dates to remember: Oregon Camp Meeting — July 20-24. Watch for more information soon. Sunnyside Adventist Church will be a partner site for Camp Meeting! We will be needing volunteers to help us at the church — so please keep this in mind. We will list specifics as we get closer to the date

The children’s division needs help! We are searching for Kindergarten lead teachers and a scheduler. We also would like to have some help with arts and crafts. If you can help us, please contact Pastor Wendy at Wendy.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080.

The Family Resource Network is working with a a family that is in need of a 2- or 3-bedroom home for rent. If you know of one, please contact the church office, 502-252-8080.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Our flower calendar is now posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

Parents/Grandparents we would love to see pictures of your children/grandchildren working on the crafts from the activity packets. Please send them to jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

During this difficult time, if you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Matthew Broadwater, Judith Johnson, Stephen Lundquist, Martha Zeleke;
Monday: Marie Pierre; Wednesday: Debra Chapman, Celia Stanton; Friday: Randy Greene

Last Sabbath’s Worship Service

Flowers from Ardina Wang

Pastor Wendy

Dave Schmidt

Conrad Gren

Reinette Wildman, Raymond Baker
Martha Natiuk, organist

Robbie Russell

Elise Holcombe

Kirk Betz

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Academy

http://www/paasda.org
PAA Summer World History Class:
High school students can earn a year’s worth of history credit in just six-weeks at Portland Adventist Academy. This is an ideal course for incoming freshmen or any students hoping to free up room in their schedule for fun elective classes. The course begins June 21 and will meet weekday mornings through July 30. Register online HERE.  (https://paasda.org/news/summer-class/)

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Area Events and Announcements

First Friday, July 2! After over a year of the pandemic we are thrilled to announce that Adventist Health is bringing back First Friday on July 2! This will be an online only event and in the coming weeks we will send out further details about how you can join in.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN – we have temporary hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and we value your donations but due to a high volume of donations please call ahead to see if we are accepting, 503-252-8500. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank You In Advance!

Job Opportunity:

PACS is hiring!

Needed! A full-time Donor Experience Specialist.
Includes full benefits including health, vision, dental, PTO, and more.
For more information contact laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org

We are looking for a housekeeper who can work an average of about 2 days per month providing backup for our custodian when he’s on vacation and for certain holidays. Contact Shari Ferrier, 503-252-8500.

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June 12 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Thank you,
Forest and Doris Truby
and
Maxine Michaud

Over the years, our Sunnyside congregation has been blessed by the kindness and involvement of many kinds of volunteers who bring their God-given talents and blessings to be a part of the numerous ministries in and from our church. These member ministries are highly valued in the here and now but also continue as a wonderful influence even after we are gone.

I take this opportunity to express appreciation for a particular way people have guaranteed a continuation of their influence and mention two such legacies as examples of a number of kind and generous people who have thought to include Sunnyside as beneficiaries in their estate planning over the years.

Forest and Doris Truby

Doris Truby had a long-term commitment to children’s ministry at Sunnyside. She and her brother, Forest, were directly involved in ministering to Sunnysiders’ children in the Primary division for decades. (Linda Henry remembers being in Doris’ Primary Sabbath School as a child herself! In later years Linda also lead out in the same Sabbath School division.) Both Doris and Forest were teachers by profession and he would bring his trumpet to play as part of a Sabbath morning program for children. On their passing they left a significant bequest to Sunnyside with very specific terms of how the funds were to be to be applied.

I well remember as senior pastor of the day, representing Sunnyside in the formal acceptance of the check from the Planned Giving and Trust Services Department of the Oregon Conference and for the many years since, we have received from time-to-time, much appreciated disbursements for Children’s Ministry at Sunnyside. Just recently we applied $57,605.82 to our local Truby Fund. Thank you! Thank you!

Maxine Michaud

Shortly after Doris and then Forest Truby passed away, we said goodbye to Maxine Michaud who had also left a sizable bequest to our congregation and, in a similar way to the Truby Fund, disbursements are made to Sunnyside from time-to-time that contribute to meeting our local expenses.

Last month we gratefully received $39,568.12 as disbursement from the Michaud Fund. Thank you! Thank you!

There have been numerous bequests in favor of the ministries of Sunnyside Church for which we are ever grateful. And thank YOU as you consider remembering Sunnyside in the way God has impressed you to be a blessing to the unique ministries in and from our church family.

Blessings,

Pastor Dave Allen

News & Notes

THIS WEEKEND

Friday, June 11, at 7:00 pm, we will be hosting a watch party for “The Chosen.” Come together tonight for a good time, and continue worshiping with us tomorrow for both Sabbath School and church.

We are so excited! We get to meet in-person again!
Sabbath School will begin at 10:00 am, and church starts at 11:15 am.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to worship! Please wear your mask. We are so excited to be able to hold services in person again! Please note that for now, we are still required to wear a mask over the nose and mouth while in the building. Thank you for worshiping with us and helping us stay in compliance with the Covid regulations.

The Sanctuary Sabbath School will begin meeting in-person beginning this week. The Zoom meeting of this group will no longer be available.

Please pray for the family of Dave Myers who passed away
May 20, 2021. A memorial service is planned for June 26, 4:00 pm.

Join us every Friday night, 7:00 pm, for a viewing of “The Chosen,” a compelling video series about the life of Jesus. Bring your own chairs and snacks! There will be multiple fire pits for roasting marshmallows, and some other surprises. All are welcome.

Finance Committee will meet via Zoom Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:30 pm.

Church Board meeting will be conducted via Zoom Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00 pm, with the church Elders meeting at 6:15 pm, just prior to Board meeting.

Dates to remember: Oregon Camp Meeting — July 20-24.
Watch for more information soon. Sunnyside Adventist Church will be a partner site for Camp Meeting!

The children’s division needs help! We are searching for Kindergarten lead teachers and a scheduler. We also would like to have some help with arts and crafts. If you can help us, please contact Pastor Wendy at Wendy.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080.

The Family Resource Network is working with a a family that is in need of a 2- or 3-bedroom home for rent. If you know of one, please contact the church office, 502-252-8080.

Congratulations graduates of 2021!

Portland Adventist Elementary School
Jhody Dalusong, daughter of Ben & Jenny Dalusong
Isaac Lian, son of Richize & Ellen Lian
Dane Petersen, son of Kevin & Devi Petersen

Hoodview Adventist School
Holland Wang, daughter of Andre & Lisa Wang

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
Haylee Olson, daughter of James & Jacenda Olson

Classical Conversations High School
Ella Lincoln, granddaughter of Guy and Janis Dove

Portland Adventist Academy
Jonathan Caministeanu, son of Angelica & George Caministeanu
Kalani Kramer, granddaughter of Tom & Judy Kramer
Kort Petersen, son of Kevin & Devi Petersen

Upper Columbia Academy
Annika Geschke, daughter of Grant & Cecily Geschke
Kyler Kramer, grandson of Tom & Judy Kramer

COLLEGE

Amherst College
Zac Miller, BS in Biology, son of Dave & Sally Miller

Portland State University
Calvin Kramer, BS Applied Health and Fitness, grandson of
Tom & Judy Kramer

Southern Adventist University
Caitrin Kramer, BS Nursing, granddaughter of Tom & Judy Kramer

Union College
Heather Hallowell, Master of Physician Assistant, graduated with “High Distinction,” daughter of Manfred & Jerilyn Schosnig

Walla Walla University
Madison Boskind, 
BS in Biochemisty, Summa cum laude, daughter of Jeffrey & Deborah Boskind

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Our flower calendar is now posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

Parents/Grandparents we would love to see pictures of your children/grandchildren working on the crafts from the activity packets. Please send them to jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

Several of our classes are meeting during this challenging time via Zoom. We want to share these with you — if you see one that you would like to join, send your contact information to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080, and we will make sure you receive a Zoom invitation to join. Here is a list of Sabbath School classes: the Santiam class (Gingrich, Fenn, Hill, Martin & Westermeyer); the Reboot Bible study group (Glovatsky, Kielman, Dickerson, and Dragulin); Steffen Moller and his team of teachers, Jim’s Through-the-Bible study class, and a class led by Tom Stafford, Raymond Baker, and Dean Browning; the Faith Time group; and the Romanian group. On Wednesday morning there is Women’s FaithLift prayer ministry group; and a men’s Bible study group. Let us know if you would like to join in!

During this difficult time, if you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Carol Kempler, Cris Marin; Sunday: George Vonhoff; Monday: Lenore Grise, Kathy Larson, Richize Lian, Alaka Worana; Thursday: Emily Eng, Lauren Smith, Andre Wang; Friday: Victoria Siminel, Julie Wilson

Last Sabbath’s Worship Service

Flowers from Rich Kieper family

Children’s Sabbath School

Pastor Billy Hungate

Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

Matt Mandrones, Director

Marlan Glovatsky

Vasile Gramada

Pastor Wendy Witas

Pastor Wendy Witas blowing Shofar

Reinette Wildman

Travis Hatton, Conductor

Alexandra Duncan

Gene Denis, Pastor Mark Witas

300 Watts

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Academy

http://www/paasda.org
PAA Summer World History Class:
High school students can earn a year’s worth of history credit in just six-weeks at Portland Adventist Academy. This is an ideal course for incoming freshmen or any students hoping to free up room in their schedule for fun elective classes. The course begins June 21 and will meet weekday mornings through July 30. Register online HERE.  (https://paasda.org/news/summer-class/)

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Area Events and Announcements

Caroline Hansen, a friend of many in the area, passed away June 1. There will be a celebration of life service at the Adventist Community Church on St. Johns Road in Vancouver, Washington, Sunday, June 13 at 1:30 pm. It will be Livestreamed on Caroline’s Facebook page.

First Friday, July 2! After over a year of the pandemic we are thrilled to announce that Adventist Health is bringing back First Friday on July 2! This will be an online only event and in the coming weeks we will send out further details about how you can join in.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN – we have temporary hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and we value your donations but due to a high volume of donations please call ahead to see if we are accepting, 503-252-8500. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank You In Advance!

Job Opportunity:

PACS is hiring!

Needed! A full-time Donor Experience Specialist.
Includes full benefits including health, vision, dental, PTO, and more.
For more information contact laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org

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June 5 Communiqué

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Hello church family,

I hope you had a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. Chelsea and I had the pleasure of heading to Bend, Oregon, to be with some of our friends from the Seminary and one thing that Chelsea and I love to do is rock climb. There are many things that we enjoy about rock climbing but some of our favorites are that we can be with our friends outside and you can talk to others while you are being active. We enjoy the fact that we can talk with others about the moves and holds that are on the wall, also called “beta.” The other aspects of rock climbing we enjoy are being challenged, both mentally and physically, as well as overcoming failure (while still being safe), in community being supported by others.

This gets me thinking about our walk with God as well. Our relationship with Jesus Christ should be done in community, talking with others about Jesus, your walk, your struggles, and getting “God Beta.” Talking with others about their struggles in the Christian walk because it is hard. The Christian walk is hard because it should be so dramatically against the world that you would feel like your swimming upstream just to have a strong walk with Christ. Many times in my life when things seem “easy,” I look at my life to see where I am conforming to this world. I ask that because Jesus says, “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” (John 15:19). So, does the world hate you, or love you?

“God Beta” is important, especially when done in a community of believers, especially those that know you deeply. However, something that is interesting to me is that it seems like we do not challenge ourselves physically when it comes to our walk with God. Reading the Bible in a year, praying the Psalms every day, doing the Quarterly every day (or cramming on Friday for Sabbath School) are all great things; however, they are only half the story. What about the things we are learning and filling our brains with? When was the last time you stepped up to the “Rock,” put your hands and feet on a wall that you knew you would probably fail, but climbed anyway? 

As I climbed up “Hawks Nest” at Smith Rock (which I just learned was named after the section of the Seattle Seahawks’ stadium behind the goal post, which gives a birds eye view of the entire arena. This route was first ascended right after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl in 2014), there was a section about half way up that is called the “crux” of the route. The crux is the most difficult of the route. It had small holds, very few places to place your feet, and it is also super tall (hence the name) so there is a good bit of fear in this move. As I am making some of the moves I look down and see my harness and rope, which is being held by my friend, Eric, at the bottom. I fell on the hardest spot, but the rope and safety system had my back. I was encouraged by Chelsea and our friends, got back on the route, and finished to the top.

What are the “cruxes” in our lives that we are too afraid to get back on and try? Is it talking to your friends at work about Jesus? Is it bringing up God to your family members again? Is it getting on your knees and praying to God? What about picking up your Bible and reading some of the difficult texts in the Bible that say things that you don’t believe? Whatever it is, my prayer for you is that you get on that wall, and be prepared to fall. However, this time you will know that Jesus Christ, who died for all of our sins, was resurrected from the dead, and lived a life for us to emulate, is on the other end of that rope and He will not let go!

Psalm 24:16 tells us, “for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.” Want to know if you are righteous or not? Get up. Get back on the wall, and get a little further on the route. Jesus has you. Challenge yourself physically, as well as mentally. Get up and do the things you think God is calling you to do, and if you do not succeed in your own mind, God will make good out of anything you do. Psalm 24:17, the very next verse tells us, “Do not gloat when your enemy fails; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.”  A fascinating verse that we could spend a lot of time on, but here is my challenge for you, and especially for me. If our enemies fail, let’s not gloat or rejoice in their failures. Instead, let’s lift them up by telling them about what Jesus has done for us when we have stumbled.

I love you church family! Blessings, courage, and safety to you and your family!

Pastor Billy Hungate

News & Notes

THIS WEEKEND

We are so excited!
This weekend, we are beginning our Sabbath School classes again, in person, for both children and adults. (Some of the adult Sabbath Schools will be continuing with Zoom.) Sabbath School will begin at 10:00 am and church starts at 11:15 am. Masks are still required. Please remember, masks must be worn over both the nose and the mouth while in the building.

Friday, tonight, 6:30-7:30 pm, will be Family Vespers on the patio. Everyone is welcome.

Gathering at 7:30 and beginning at 7:45 will be socializing together and the showing of “The Chosen.” Please note this new time.

Come together tonight for a good time, and continue worshiping with us tomorrow for both Sabbath School and church

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to worship! Please wear your mask. Today we are restarting our Sabbath Schools. We are so excited to be able to hold services in person again! Please note that for now, we are still required to wear a mask over the nose and mouth while in the building. Thank you for worshiping with us and helping us stay in compliance.

Please pray for the family of Dave Myers who passed away
May 20, 2021. A memorial service is planned for June 26, 4:00 pm.

Join us on Friday night, 8:00 pm on our patio (or Fellowship Hall if it is raining) for a viewing of “The Chosen,” a compelling video series about the life of Jesus. Bring your own chairs and snacks! There will be multiple fire pits for roasting marshmallows, and some other surprises. All are welcome.

The children’s division needs help! We are searching for Kindergarten lead teachers and a scheduler. We also would like to have some help with arts and crafts. If you can help us, please contact Pastor Wendy at Wendy.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080.

The Family Resource Network is working with a a family that is in need of a 2- or 3-bedroom home for rent. If you know of one, please contact the church office, 502-252-8080.

Student Aid applications – If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application. It can be emailed to you. Please request one by calling 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@sunnysideAdventist.org. You may email, mail, or drop your completed application at the church office for processing..

Congratulations graduate of 2021!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Portland Adventist Elementary School

Jhody Dalusong, daughter of Ben & Jenny Dalusong
Isaac Lian, son of Richize & Ellen Lian
Dane Petersen, son of Kevin & Devi Petersen

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School

Haylee Olson, daughter of James & Jacenda Olson

HIGH SCHOOL

Classical Conversations High School
Ella Lincoln, granddaughter of Guy and Janis Dove

Portland Adventist Academy
Jonathan Caministeanu, son of Angelica & George Caministeanu
Kalani Kramer, granddaughter of Tom & Judy Kramer
Kort Petersen, son of Kevin & Devi Petersen

Upper Columbia Academy
Annika Geschke, daughter of Grant & Cecily Geschke
Kyler Kramer, grandson of Tom & Judy Kramer

COLLEGE

Amherst College
Zac Miller, BS in Biology, son of Dave & Sally Miller

Portland State University
Calvin Kramer, BS Applied Health and Fitness, grandson of
Tom & Judy Kramer

Southern Adventist University
Caitrin Kramer, BS Nursing, granddaughter of Tom & Judy Kramer

Union College
Heather Hallowell, Master of Physician Assistant, graduated with “High Distinction,” daughter of Manfred & Jerilyn Schosnig

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Our flower calendar is now posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

Parents/Grandparents we would love to see pictures of your children/grandchildren working on the crafts from the activity packets. Please send them to jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

Several of our classes are meeting during this challenging time via Zoom. We want to share these with you — if you see one that you would like to join, send your contact information to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080, and we will make sure you receive a Zoom invitation to join. Here is a list of Sabbath School classes: the Santiam class (Gingrich, Fenn, Hill, Martin & Westermeyer); the Reboot Bible study group (Glovatsky, Kielman, Dickerson, and Dragulin); Steffen Moller and his team of teachers, Jim’s Through-the-Bible study class, and a class led by Tom Stafford, Raymond Baker, and Dean Browning; the Faith Time group; and the Romanian group. On Wednesday morning there is Women’s FaithLift prayer ministry group; and a men’s Bible study group. Let us know if you would like to join in!

During this difficult time, if you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Ben Ruhl; Elena Tapu; Sunday: Sandra Hickey, David Liljengren, Judy Meier; Monday: Cesar Acosta, Carl Buchanan, Theresa Henry, Bianca Hutuleac, Sally Kirkpatrick, Lillian Moffitt, Linda Moore, Brooke Stafford; Tuesday: Stephanie Lorenson, Hilary Sanderson; Wednesday: Ellen Lian; Thursday: Lorie Ramey; Friday: Alicia Broadwater, Erik Nielsen, Rhonda Rushold, Stan Wallace

Worship Service Last Week

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Academy

http://www/paasda.org
PAA Summer World History Class:
High school students can earn a year’s worth of history credit in just six-weeks at Portland Adventist Academy. This is an ideal course for incoming freshmen or any students hoping to free up room in their schedule for fun elective classes. The course begins June 21 and will meet weekday mornings through July 30. Register online HERE.  (https://paasda.org/news/summer-class/)

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Area Events and Announcements

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN – we have temporary hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and we value your donations but due to a high volume of donations please call ahead to see if we are accepting, 503-252-8500. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank You In Advance!

Job Opportunity:

PACS is hiring!

Needed! A full-time Donor Experience Specialist.
Includes full benefits including health, vision, dental, PTO, and more.
For more information contact laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org

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May 29 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Last Sabbath, after church, my wife and I drove along the Washington side of the Columbia River and then North of Carson, Washington, to hike to a beautiful waterfall. We went with a family who doesn’t attend our church, but are friends through my association with PACS. When we got out of the car we were wondering if we were going to be rained on during the hike, but were blessed with overcast, but dry skies.

As we were hiking we took special notice of the little flowers blooming, the ferns unfurling after a snow covered winter, and the beauty of the trailside river cascading down toward its eventual and unknown destination. The river was running so strong we had to raise our voices to hear each other talking. It was a mix of rushing water and deep pools that made my mind wander back to packing trips, fishing poles, and fires on the beach.

As we continued our ascent there were places that moss covered rocks had little mini-waterfalls trickling down and over the trail. Everywhere we looked there was beauty to behold. It was truly a deep experience in God’s second book.

But it got better.

As we were enjoying our trip up the trail we looked up and saw two church members coming down from the waterfalls. Jeremy and Krissy were exuberant in their discovery that we were hiking up the hill, sweaty and red-faced, toward them. They were so excited about the waterfalls that they had just experienced they decided to turn around and walk back up the trail the rest of the way to see our expressions as we got to experience what they did.

As hoped, the waterfalls did not disappoint. They were huge and breathtaking and loud and reminiscent of what I imagine we will find on the earth made new.

On the way back down the hill, we met with two more church members, the Boltons, as they ascended the same trail we had just climbed.

As I reflect on my Sabbath experience from last week, I’m reminded of what a privilege it is to live in a world that God has created for our enjoyment. He gave us this world to remind Him of His creative wonder. He’s also given us the church (each other) to do life with and enjoy all that He’s provided. What a wonderful life Jesus has given us. Let’s do all we can to take advantage of it and embrace the good things that He’s provided.

Pastor Mark Witas

News & Notes

THIS WEEKEND

Welcome to worship! Please wear your mask. In light of the recent CDC announcements about masking and vaccinations, the Sunnyside Church Board has, in cooperation with the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, voted to require all who attend services at Sunnyside to continue to properly wear masks (over nose and mouth) and socially distance while in the church building. This vote was to 1) avoid separating people into groups of vaccinated and unvaccinated attenders and 2) to protect those who have not received a vaccine and/or are immunocompromised because of health complications. The Sunnyside Church Board believes this is the most loving thing we can do to protect each other from the virus that has caused the pandemic we are currently living through. Thank you for your participation and cooperation with the board vote. We pray that soon, as herd immunity is achieved in our state, that we can get back to worshiping together in a more “normal” and convenient fashion. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please pray for the following families:
Agnes Dahl who passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021. A memorial service is being planned for Sunday, May 30, 2021,11:00 am,  here at Sunnyside Church.

Dave Myers who passed away May 20, 2021. A memorial service is planned for June 26, 4:00pm.

June 4, 6:30-7:30 pm, there will be a Family Vespers featuring music, a puppet story, and fellowship. Plan now to attend! If the weather is nice, we’ll meet outside, if not, in the fellowship hall. You are welcome to bring blankets, chairs or a snack for your family.  You can RSVP http://evite.me/3QYJqrh61y.

Starting Friday night June 4, time TBD, we will be presenting “The Chosen”, a compelling video series about the life of Jesus. Bring your own chairs and snacks! There will be multiple fire pits for roasting marshmallows, and some other surprises. All are welcome.

The children’s division needs help! We are searching for Kindergarten lead teachers and a scheduler. We also would like to have some help with arts and crafts. If you can help us, please contact Pastor Wendy at Wendy.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080.

The Family Resource Network is working with a a family that is in need of a 2- or 3-bedroom home for rent. If you know of one, please contact the church office, 502-252-8080.

Student Aid applications – If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application. It can be emailed to you. Please request one by calling 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@sunnysideAdventist.org. You may email, mail, or drop your completed application at the church office for processing by June 1.

Congratulations graduates! If you are graduating this year, or know of someone graduating (8th grade, high school or college) we would like to include your name in our Communiqué. Please forward the name, the school name, and degree you will be receiving to the church office at info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Our flower calendar is now posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

Parents/Grandparents we would love to see pictures of your children/grandchildren working on the crafts from the activity packets. Please send them to jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

Several of our classes are meeting during this challenging time via Zoom. We want to share these with you — if you see one that you would like to join, send your contact information to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080, and we will make sure you receive a Zoom invitation to join. Here is a list of Sabbath School classes: the Santiam class (Gingrich, Fenn, Hill, Martin & Westermeyer); the Reboot Bible study group (Glovatsky, Kielman, Dickerson, and Dragulin); Steffen Moller and his team of teachers, Jim’s Through-the-Bible study class, and a class led by Tom Stafford, Raymond Baker, and Dean Browning; the Faith Time group; and the Romanian group. On Wednesday morning there is Women’s FaithLift prayer ministry group; and a men’s Bible study group. Let us know if you would like to join in!

During this difficult time, if you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Michael Carl; Sunday: Janine Hudkins; Monday: Ron Meisner; Tuesday: Mebrat Toffo; Wednesday: Ludmila Siminel; Thursday: Ben Dalusong, Jr., Alex Larson, Cindy Miner;
Friday: Michael Gregory, Pat Larson, Andrea McIntosh.

Congratulations

Jim and Vivian Robertson
and
Russ and Francie Davidson

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Academy

http://www/paasda.org
PAA Summer World History Class:
High school students can earn a year’s worth of history credit in just six-weeks at Portland Adventist Academy. This is an ideal course for incoming freshmen or any students hoping to free up room in their schedule for fun elective classes. The course begins June 21 and will meet weekday mornings through July 30. Register online HERE.  (https://paasda.org/news/summer-class/)

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University
https://wallawalla.edu

Walla Walla University is hiring both faculty and staff position right now! To see a list of available positions, job descriptions and to apply, please visit: jobs.wallawalla.edu.

Area Events and Announcements

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN – we have temporary hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and we value your donations but due to a high volume of donations please call ahead to see if we are accepting, 503-252-8500. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank You In Advance!

Job Opportunity:

PACS is hiring!

Needed! A full-time Donor Experience Specialist.
Includes full benefits including health, vision, dental, PTO, and more.
For more information contact laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org

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May 22 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Language Matters

I recently completed my first round of intensives for my Doctorate of Ministry at Andrews University. While I learned a lot of different things that were impactful, practical, and useful for ministry here at Sunnyside something that completely shocked me was a quote by one of my professors. “Seventh-day Adventists are the only denomination which calls individuals outside of their denomination non-Adventists.”

I remember the last time I did this. I was in a group of fellow Seventh-day Adventists, talking about my family. I told them that I have two sisters, my parents are divorced and I have a step-dad and step-mom and they are all non-Adventists. While it just rolled off of my tongue it felt incredibly awkward to say it. In what way do we ever describe anyone else as a non-anything. “Oh hey, this is my friend John, he’s a non-meat eater, a non-republican, a non-exerciser, and a non-Adventist.” 

As I write this I become more horrified of the fact that what my teacher was saying, and how I was acting, confirm that we are the only denomination that calls believers and non-believers outside of our own denomination non-Adventists. Methodists do not call other believers non-Methodists, Baptists do not call others outside of their denomination non-Baptists, yet we do. Why?

I do believe there is something in our nature of being Seventh-day Adventists, the soon coming of Jesus, and the bloodline of being the remnant church that runs through this separation of people as Adventist or non-Adventists, but our language matters and it matters even more when it comes to the Kingdom of God.

There are common phrases within many church systems that go as follows: believe, become, belong. This is a process seen very well within our Seventh-day Adventist culture. Think of GLOW tracts, or a traditional evangelistic series. The process is handing someone some literature, or doing a presentation to someone who can then make the decision for themselves to believe in God. Once they profess their belief in God, then the church who is holding the evangelistic series can baptize them and then they can become a Seventh-day Adventist. Finally, once they believe and become, then they belong to one of our churches and they can belong to our community. While this process has its place, it is my opinion that if we look at the life of Jesus he actually flips this process upside down.

In the book of John, Jesus is recorded in the tenth chapter as saying, “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” Notice here Jesus did not call those who do not currently believe in Jesus non-sheep. He says, “other sheep”. When Jesus speaks, when He teaches, when He acts, and the way He lives His life you can see that the process is not believe, become, belong. The way that Jesus teaches and practices is: belong, believe, become.

When the word non-Adventist comes out of our mouths, we immediately are telling people that you are not a part of our group, even if we have good intentions. Why? Because language matters. The way that we talk about people matters because when we say you are a non-this or a non-that, you immediately begin to treat them the way that you speak about them, I know that I do. This includes folks outside of Adventism as well. If you label someone as a right-wing, non-mask wearing, un-Christian individual. Do you think you have the will power to love them like Jesus does but say those things about them? I don’t.

Belong. Believe. Become. It is the way of Jesus. Time after time, Jesus was getting called out for hanging out with the non’s. Making them feel special, loved, and cared for. I pray that we can do a little bit more of that today as well.

Here is a little challenge for you. Find someone who belongs to a group that you know wouldn’t belong with you and your group. Make them feel special. Give them a positive word or two of affirmation. Do something nice for them, something small. Something to make them feel as though they belong. “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.” (Zechariah 4:10)

Pastor Billy Hungate

News & Notes

THIS WEEKEND

Welcome to worship! Please wear your mask. In light of the recent CDC announcements about masking and vaccinations, the Sunnyside Church Board has, in cooperation with the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, voted to require all who attend services at Sunnyside to continue to properly wear masks (over nose and mouth) and socially distance while in the church building. This vote was to 1) avoid separating people into groups of vaccinated and unvaccinated attenders and 2) to protect those who have not received a vaccine and/or are immunocompromised because of health complications. The Sunnyside Church Board believes this is the most loving thing we can do to protect each other from the virus that has caused the pandemic we are currently living through. Thank you for your participation and cooperation with the board vote. We pray that soon, as herd immunity is achieved in our state, that we can get back to worshiping together in a more “normal” and convenient fashion. 

A special welcome to Cherie Hughes and her sister Heather as they bless us with the ministry of music. Cherie and Heather are the daughters of Betty and Dennis Woodland. Dr. Cherie Woodland Hughes is the Director of Vocal Studies at Seattle Pacific University. This afternoon at 5:00, Cherie will be the vocalist for Evensong with Betty Woodland on the organ and James Robertson presenting the spoken word. You will not want to miss this special event!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please pray for the family of Agnes Dahl who passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021. A memorial service is being planned for Sunday, May 30, 2021,11:00 am,  here at Sunnyside Church.

Starting Friday night June 4, time TBD, we will be presenting “The Chosen”, a compelling video series about the life of Jesus. Bring your own chairs and snacks! There will be multiple fire pits for roasting marshmallows, and some other surprises. All are welcome.

June 4, 6:30-7:30 pm, there will be a Family Vespers featuring music, a puppet story, and fellowship. Plan now to attend! If the weather is nice, we’ll meet outside, if not, in the fellowship hall. You are welcome to bring blankets, chairs or a snack for your family.  You can RSVP http://evite.me/3QYJqrh61y.

Portland Adventist Elementary school will conduct their annual Constituency Monday, May 24, 7:00 pm at Rockwood SDA Church. Sunnyside delegates, please attend this important meeting. Thank you.

The Family Resource Network is working with a a family that is in need of a 2- or 3-bedroom home for rent. If you know of one, please contact the church office, 502-252-8080.

Cherry Park Elementary School is having a Suds and Duds event that the Sunnyside Church is invited to participate in. We are looking for new shoes for girls and boys, kids sizes 8-12 and adult sizes 4-8. They are also needing “suds,” which would be soap, shampoo, conditioner, laundry soap, dish soap, and dish washer liquid. We will have receptacles in the church lobby to receive donations. Thank you in advance for blessing the families in our community with your generosity.

Student Aid applications – If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application. It can be emailed to you. Please request one by calling 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@sunnysideAdventist.org. You may email, mail, or drop your completed application at the church office for processing by June 1.

Congratulations graduates! If you are graduating this year, or know of someone graduating (8th grade, high school or college) we would like to include your name in our Communiqué. Please forward the name, the school name, and degree you will be receiving to the church office at info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Our flower calendar is now posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

Parents/Grandparents we would love to see pictures of your children/grandchildren working on the crafts from the activity packets. Please send them to jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

Several of our classes are meeting during this challenging time via Zoom. We want to share these with you — if you see one that you would like to join, send your contact information to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080, and we will make sure you receive a Zoom invitation to join. Here is a list of Sabbath School classes: the Santiam class (Gingrich, Fenn, Hill, Martin & Westermeyer); the Reboot Bible study group (Glovatsky, Kielman, Dickerson, and Dragulin); Steffen Moller and his team of teachers, Jim’s Through-the-Bible study class, and a class led by Tom Stafford, Raymond Baker, and Dean Browning; the Faith Time group; and the Romanian group. On Wednesday morning there is Women’s FaithLift prayer ministry group; and a men’s Bible study group. Let us know if you would like to join in!

During this difficult time, if you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Elena Tapu; Sunday: Cecily Geschke, Rayan Morford; Monday: Craig Anderson, Betty Burns; Tuesday: Moyata Anotta, Charlotte Hiebert, Jaba Mebrat; Wednesday: Carol Lee Murray; Thursday: Michele Molstead, Tiffany Shields; Friday: Olivian Gramada, Viorel Gramada.

Congratulations to Tom and Judy Kramer
who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 14!
and
Congratulations to Scott and Dorothy LeMert
who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Academy

http://www/paasda.org
PAA Summer World History Class:
High school students can earn a year’s worth of history credit in just six-weeks at Portland Adventist Academy. This is an ideal course for incoming freshmen or any students hoping to free up room in their schedule for fun elective classes. The course begins June 21 and will meet weekday mornings through July 30. Register online HERE.  (https://paasda.org/news/summer-class/)

If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University
https://wallawalla.edu

Walla Walla University is hiring both faculty and staff position right now! To see a list of available positions, job descriptions and to apply, please visit: jobs.wallawalla.edu.

Area Events and Announcements

THRIVE AGAIN is a two-evening digital conference for young adults about mental health coming this weekend on May 21 & 22. The conversation will be hopeful, honest, and highly practical, aimed at providing young adults with a deeper understanding of mental health, practical tools and strategies for strengthening their own mental health, and a vision for supporting and empowering those who have been struggling over the last year. Oregon Young Adults and the Adventist Christian Fellowship Club at Oregon State University are co-sponsoring the conference, and are inviting all young adults to attend in Oregon and beyond.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN – we have temporary hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and we value your donations but due to a high volume of donations please call ahead to see if we are accepting, 503-252-8500. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank You In Advance!

Job Opportunity:

PACS is hiring!

Needed! A full-time Donor Experience Specialist.
Includes full benefits including health, vision, dental, PTO, and more.
For more information contact laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org

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