May 19 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

I confess that today as I write to you, I do so with a sense of anticipation and excitement because in just over a week’s time, I am flying to Australia. I will be doing a week of speaking at Sydney Adventist Hospital for their Week of Spiritual Emphasis and then spending a week with my Mom in Melbourne. It has been nearly two years since I touched Australian soil, ate Weetbix and hung out with the Kangaroos and Koalas! But when Terry asked me last night what I was looking forward to the most, I reflected that it was really the people that I was most excited about. To be able to sit down face to face with my Mom, to be able to hug and laugh with old friends; people are the treasure of life.

And as I reflect on our church here at Sunnyside, there are lots of things that keep us busy, that need our time and attention, that sometimes even give us stress! But in all of that, the real treasure of our church are its people – you. The building is amazing, the programs are lovely, but it is our people that makes it church, that makes it family. Thank you for choosing to be a part of our church family, for choosing to show up and encourage each other, for choosing to care and support each other.

Looking forward to seeing you this Sabbath as we reflect on the last chapter of Jonah.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Johnsson


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

Shout out to Dr. Rick Westermeyer for the beautiful landscape, especially the newly finished front Northwest corner of our parking lot. Nice job! 

Shout out to Cris Marin for being the unsung hero of our Children’s Ministries! He is always planning, checking, and filling in where needed. Thank you, Cris.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Johnsson will present our Bible message titled “The Reluctant Messenger.”

This evening, May 12, 7:00, the Portland Adventist String Orchestra will present a concert. Invite a friend and enjoy a special blessing tonight here at Sunnyside Church.


Church Announcements

It’s time to update our directory with current photos. Ben Dalusong will be taking photos in the Narthex today. Please take time to stop by and have your picture taken. Family portraits are also available.

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta will present their final concert of the season.

Please pray for the family of Raylene Sturges who passed away Thursday, May 17. A memorial service is being planned. 

We have an updated website! Take a look at www.SunnysideAdventist.org. We also have a new database app. There are links on our website as to where to download the app. We are using Elexio Community. The old app will not work with the updated information. You will need to go to your app store and look for Elexio Community with the big “E” on it. This app also has easy access for the children’s Sabbath School check-in.

▪ Summer is almost here! The Youth Group that meets on Friday night will discontinue meeting until fall. Have a happy summer! We’ll see you on Friday nights in the fall.

▪ Graduation time! We would like to give our congratulations to the graduates of 2018. If you have someone that is graduating or know of someone that is, please send their information to the church office: info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080. We would like to know their name, school, and if applicable, the degree they will be receiving.

Student Aid applications – It’s that time of year again! If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application which is available from the table in the Narthex or the church office 503-252-8080. Please return your application to the church office as soon as possible.

Sabbath, May 26, 12:45 pmJoin the Sunnyside Nature Walking Group for a walk up Beacon Rock, Washington. Meet in the Clackamas Room I after the second worship service and bring a sack lunch. Brochures are on the desk in the narthex. Let the leaders know if you are planning to go: Tom and Brooke Stafford: bstafford@q.com or 360-936-3373;
360-936-5782.

Sabbath June 16, 7:00 pm, we will enjoy the 37th annual Strawberry Vespers. Come and bring your friends to enjoy some of Portland’s finest musicians performing great religious music. After the program, please stay and enjoy some of Oregon’s finest strawberry shortcake!

 

SunnyCity is holding a drive to collect school supplies to be handed out at the July 1 event. We need Crayola crayons, broad-line felt tip markers, and glue sticks to share with our SunnyCity guests. Please bring your donations to the bin located in the church lobby.

SunnyCity Kids Fair is also happy to announce that Aaron Meyer, acclaimed concert rock violinist, will be closing the event with a free concert. Aaron is a local artist, internationally known for his mesmerizing performances and cutting-edge arrangements of timeless classics.
SunnyCity takes place on July 1 on the Portland Adventist Academy Campus from 1:00-3:45 pm.  The concert is at 4:00 pm.   Volunteers are needed – please contact Elise Holcombe.

Family Resource Network –Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current need: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Adventist Education

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

The annual Portland Adventist Elementary School Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 21, 7:00 pm, in the PAES music room.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news

On May 23, Portland Adventist Academy will hold our 9th Inside Out Service Day to blanket the city of Portland in service and ministry. Parents, pastors, and church members are a vital resource for this event. Here are three ways you can help.

  1. Nominate an organization we can partner with or support in ministry or service. Do you volunteer at a food bank? Do you work for a non-profit organization? How can we help these services and who can we contact?
  2. Help us financially. From T-shirts to sunscreen, water, snacks, work supplies and more, your financial support makes this day a success.
  3. Join the adventure! We begin the day with worship at 8:30. You’ll spend quality time with PAA students and teachers doing work that really makes a difference. We need drivers, supervisors, and sometimes unique skill sets. If you have an expertise, like landscaping, building maintenance, or are just great with people, your skills will help! We’ll be back to campus before 3:30 pm. All volunteers must complete a background check (available on our website: http://www.paasda.org.

Please email Pastor Monte (mtorkelsen@paasda.org) to volunteer, donate, or nominate an organization.

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
June 2, 2018, at 6:00 pm, there will be a special Farewell Vespers in the Rivergate School gym to celebrate Gary Blackwood and his 18 years of dedicated service to Rivergate Adventist Elementary School. Please join us to honor Mr. Blackwood, and help spread the word by inviting your friends and family.

Area Events and Announcements

Lillian Ringering passed away April 11. A memorial service will be conducted for her Monday, May 28, 11:00 am at Woodburn SDA Church, 1253 5th Street, Woodburn.

The Healthy Heart Ministry is looking for retired or practicing medical professionals to take blood pressures at the Gateway Fred Meyer. The BP screening happens on the second Sunday of every month. Please contact Marjorie Schnibbe at 503-875.8311.

Friday, June 1, 7:15 pm: First Friday, a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us.  The June First Friday program will feature praise and worship by the RoC Fellowship praise band and an inspirational thought from Dr. Ken Pak. Registration for the free June First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on May 21 and will run through Wednesday, May 30.  Be sure to reserve your spot!  Remember that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately.  Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, June 1.
Event Location: AMC Lower level Amphitheaters.

July 3-7: Light Bearers Annual Convocation.
The Minor Prophets—Major Salvation Promises in the Minor Prophets. They are called the Minor Prophets because of their size, not their spiritual depth. Hidden in these little books are found sublime pictures of God’s unrelenting love. That’s why we plan to plumb their depths to mine rich nuggets of God’s golden love that promises to keep our love alive in the coming crisis. We warmly invite you to join Light Bearers and our speakers, Ty Gibson, James Rafferty, David Asscherick, Jeffrey Rosario, Fred Bischoff, Nathan Renner, and Risë Rafferty for a Spirit-led journey that promises to build hope, faith, and love at our annual convocation. For more information, go to www.lightbearers.org, or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be part of the team! Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from 8 am to 4 pm. Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers. To Volunteer, go to volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Childcare provider needed: Part-time. Prefer someone who speaks French. Contact the church office for more information: 503-252-8080.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is seeking a part-time Assistant Thrift Store Manager. Experience preferred: experience in driving a box truck (no CDL required), lifting furniture, management skills, and customer service. Please send resume to Executive Director Mark Fulop at mark.fulop@pacsonline.org.

International Children’s Care is looking for someone who has experience in fundraising and public relations work. We currently have an opening in our development department for the right person who could fill this full-time, salaried position. Please contact Doug Congleton at our ICC office at 360-573-0429 for a possible interview.

Our neighbor, the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, is looking for someone for nursery care for infants, and small children during Sunday worship, Vacation Bible School, possible additional hours as needed for other meetings or special events. This is a paid position. Contact jasmine@glcportland.org or call 503-256-1835.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

HOUSING

House Share available: 2 small bedrooms, large living room, bath, half garage available to rent in a 3 bedroom house in Gresham. Seeking compatible single person or a couple. Available now. For more information please call 503-329-4801.

 

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May 12 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

I am thankful for the beautiful weather that we have had lately.  The improvement in the weather has made it a lot easier to be out and about.  It has also inspired me to get back into healthy patterns and habits.  This includes being more active and getting more exercise.  I have noticed that getting back into those habits has not been easy.  Jogging and biking distances that before were not arduous have become a lot more challenging.

There were several days when I couldn’t quite make the distance that I wanted in the time and speed that I wanted to.  After several times of having to stop and restart I remembered something from my previous experiences.  When I simply focused on a smaller or closer goal it allowed me to keep going without having to stop.  Sometimes the longer distance, the higher hill seemed like too big of a bite at once.  When I took smaller bites of the challenge it didn’t seem so big and unattainable.  As I was going through this process I realized that sometimes we struggle with these types of challenges in other areas of our lives.

Sometimes we have challenges at work, in our families, or even at church.  When those challenges get tough we might have the desire to give up and quit.  When we look at the goal it might seem too difficult to attain or reach.  But I want to encourage you to not give up but to continue to run the race.  Paul admonishes us with these words, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” (I Corinthians 9:24 NIV).  Running to win means that we continue even when the going gets tough.

Sometimes when those hills got really steep I just needed to focus on taking one stride at a time.  One stride after another was the only focus that I had.  After focusing on taking one stride after another for a few minutes I would notice that I was a lot closer to my goal.  Sometimes in life, we must focus on just continuing to take small steps towards our goal.  One “step” at a time with a continued effort to continue toward the goal.  I hope that no matter what “race” you are running that you will continue to run to win the race.  This is especially true of your own spiritual journey.  Run the race to win so that like Paul you will be able to say, “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14 NIV)

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse


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

Shout out to Dr. Arnold Petersen for the tireless commitment and work he does as Head Elder. Thank you, Arnold, for all that you do!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Johnsson will present our Bible message titled “The Unlikely Ones.”

This evening, May 12, 7:00, The Heritage Singers, live in concert! The Heritage Singers are a group of professional Christian musicians who have dedicated themselves to using their talents in service for Christ. Known and loved all over the world, these singers will thrill your hearts with their powerful testimony and unique vocal sound. Take this opportunity to invite your friends and family to join you in an unforgettable time of inspiration and praise. This is a free concert and takes place at Sunnyside Church.

 


Church Announcements


It’s time to update our directory
with current photos. 
Ben Dalusong will be taking photos in the Narthex today and next week, May 19. Please come prepared to have your picture taken. Family portraits are also available.

Sabbath, May 19, 7:00 pm: The Portland Adventist String Orchestra will present their spring concert at Sunnyside Church.

Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta will present their final concert of the season.

Sabbath, May 26, 12:45 pmJoin the Sunnyside Nature Walking Group for a walk up Beacon Rock, Washington. Meet in the Youth Room after the second worship service and bring a sack lunch. Brochures are on the desk in the narthex. Let the leaders know if you are planning to go: Tom and Brooke Stafford: bstafford@q.com or 360-936-3373;
360-936-5782.

SunnyCity is holding a drive to collect school supplies to be handed out at the July 1 event. We need Crayola crayons, broad-line felt tip markers, and glue sticks to share with our SunnyCity guests. Please bring your donations to the bin located in the church lobby.

SunnyCity Kids Fair is also happy to announce that Aaron Meyer, acclaimed concert rock violinist, will be closing the event with a free concert. Aaron is a local artist, internationally known for his mesmerizing performances and cutting-edge arrangements of timeless classics.
SunnyCity takes place on July 1 on the Portland Adventist Academy Campus from 1:00-3:45 pm.  The concert is at 4:00 pm.   Volunteers are needed – please contact Elise Holcombe.

Family Resource Network –Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current need: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news

This is to notify the constituency of Portland Adventist Academy that the February Constituency Meeting, which was canceled due to the weather, has been rescheduled on Tuesday, May 15, 2018,  7:00 pm at the academy.

On May 23, Portland Adventist Academy will hold our 9th Inside Out Service Day to blanket the city of Portland in service and ministry. Parents, pastors, and church members are a vital resource for this event. Here are three ways you can help.

  1. Nominate an organization we can partner with or support in ministry or service. Do you volunteer at a food bank? Do you work for a non-profit organization? How can we help these services and who can we contact?
  2. Help us financially. From T-shirts to sunscreen, water, snacks, work supplies and more, your financial support makes this day a success.
  3. Join the adventure! We begin the day with worship at 8:30. You’ll spend quality time with PAA students and teachers doing work that really makes a difference. We need drivers, supervisors, and sometimes unique skill sets. If you have an expertise, like landscaping, building maintenance, or are just great with people, your skills will help! We’ll be back to campus before 3:30 pm. All volunteers must complete a background check (available on our website: http://www.paasda.org.

Please email Pastor Monte (mtorkelsen@paasda.org) to volunteer, donate, or nominate an organization.

Area Events and Announcements

Lillian Ringering passed away April 11. A memorial service will be conducted for her Monday, May 28, 11:00 am at Woodburn SDA Church, 1253 5th Street, Woodburn.

The Healthy Heart Ministry is looking for retired or practicing medical professionals to take blood pressures at the Gateway Fred Meyer. The BP screening happens on the second Sunday of every month. Please contact Marjorie Schnibbe at 503-875.8311.

May 18, 7:00 pm: The Blackwood Quartet in concert.
This award-winning group is celebrating 85 years of gospel music. Hear songs such as How Great Thou Art, Sweet, Sweet Spirit and other gospel favorites. Music will be available for purchase before the program and a love offering will be taken.
Event Location: Hood View Church.

May 19, 9:30 am: Singles One-Day Event with Karl Haffner.  Singles Emphasis Sabbath, May 19, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.Karl will be speaking on the theme of “Created in Jesus to do Good Works.” Karl teaches, preaches, writes, and is crazy about his wife Cherié, and his daughters. He also loves good stories, frequent flier miles, and ice cream (he even orders broccoli, a la mode!) He serves as senior pastor of the Kettering Adventist Church and is an award-winning author of fourteen books. To register for this event go to https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Registration is $35.00 and includes Sabbath lunch. Register by May 15.
Event Location:  Holden Convention Center, Gladstone.

July 3-7: Light Bearers Annual Convocation.
The Minor Prophets—Major Salvation Promises in the Minor Prophets. They are called the Minor Prophets because of their size, not their spiritual depth. Hidden in these little books are found sublime pictures of God’s unrelenting love. That’s why we plan to plumb their depths to mine rich nuggets of God’s golden love that promises to keep our love alive in the coming crisis. We warmly invite you to join Light Bearers and our speakers, Ty Gibson, James Rafferty, David Asscherick, Jeffrey Rosario, Fred Bischoff, Nathan Renner, and Risë Rafferty for a Spirit-led journey that promises to build hope, faith, and love at our annual convocation. For more information, go to www.lightbearers.org, or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be part of the team! Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from 8 am to 4 pm. Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers. To Volunteer, go to volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Childcare provider needed: Part-time. Prefer someone who speaks French. Contact the church office for more information: 503-252-8080.

The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is hiring a full-time Assistant Treasurer. For the job description, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to  oregonconference.org/employment-home.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is seeking a part-time Assistant Thrift Store Manager. Experience preferred: experience in driving a box truck (no CDL required), lifting furniture, management skills, and customer service. Please send resume to Executive Director Mark Fulop at mark.fulop@pacsonline.org.

International Children’s Care is looking for someone who has experience in fundraising and public relations work. We currently have an opening in our development department for the right person who could fill this full-time, salaried position. Please contact Doug Congleton at our ICC office at 360-573-0429 for a possible interview.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

HOUSING

House Share available: 2 small bedrooms, large living room, bath, half garage available to rent in a 3 bedroom house in Gresham. Seeking compatible single person or a couple. Available now. For more information please call 503-329-4801.

 

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May 5 Communiqué

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Greetings family,

Luke 5:1-11:

Tired. Defeated. There was possibly even a little fear nibbling at the edges of their hearts. These were seasoned fishermen and they had been up all night fishing a lake that they knew well. Yet, they are back on the shore with nothing to show and no guarantee that the next night would be better. There is a preacher just down from them, but they are too tired to listen. The little energy that they have left is focused on getting their nets cleaned — an arduous process at the best of times – and returning home for sleep’s welcome reprieve.

It is into this scenario that Jesus steps in, initially just asking to use their boat, but then suggesting they go back out and throw their nets in again. This is not a nice idea to a group of men who are tired, hungry, and who had just spent the last hour or so cleaning those nets! But suggest He did, and they have a choice: take Him at his word or go to bed. We don’t know what triggered their response – was it something they heard Him say as He was preaching from their boat? Perhaps it was sheer desperation for a break in their financial situation. Whatever the case was, they took Him at His word and were blessed. In such a way that overwhelmed their boats!

The path that He calls us to, is not always easy. Sometimes there does not seem to be a clear path ahead. Sometimes it feels like He is asking us to throw our newly cleaned nets into water that we are certain has no fish, yet we are presented with the same choice. Take Him at his word, or get some sleep. Different stories but the same choice, the same God.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Johnsson


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

Shout out to all our volunteers that helped us with our Spring Work Bee this last weekend. Our church is looking amazing. Thank you!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Juan Fresse will present our Bible message titled “Jonah: Soul from Sheol.”

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

This afternoon, 2:00, the Sunnyside Adventurers will be having their Investiture. This is a time when you can see what the Adventurer Club has been doing and the progress our kids have made. Please join us for this important event for our kids.

The Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will present their spring concert tomorrow, Sunday, May 6, 4:00 pm. They will be performing Finlandia, Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, and Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92.


Church Announcements


Norma Satterlee,
one of our members, passed away April 15. There will a memorial service at CherryWood chapel Wednesday, May 9, 3:00 pm.

It’s time to update our directory with current photos. Ben Dalusong will be taking photos in the Narthex the weekends of May 12 and May 19. Please come prepared to have your picture taken. Family portraits are also available.

May 12, 7:00 pm, The Heritage Singers, live in concert! The Heritage Singers are a group of professional Christian musicians who have dedicated themselves to using their talents in service for Christ. Known and loved all over the world, these singers will thrill your hearts with their powerful testimony and unique vocal sound. Take this opportunity to invite your friends and family to join you in an unforgettable time of inspiration and praise. This is a free concert and takes place at Sunnyside Church.

 

 

Sabbath, May 19, 7:00 pm: The Portland Adventist String Orchestra will present their spring concert at Sunnyside Church.

Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta will present their final concert of the season.

SunnyCity Sunday, July 1 on the Portland Adventist Academy campus. Interactive booths will be open from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm followed by a lawn concert.  Sponsors are needed to help cover costs of additional canopies and bottled water. Please send your gift by May 5 and mark it for “SunnyCity”. Contact Elise Holcombe with questions.

Family Resource Network –Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current need: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Life at Sunnyside

Harold Burden, Paul Dragulin, Lloyd Wescott, Scott LeMert

Tom Kramer

Tom Davis

Virlys Moller

Dianne Glovatsky & Ken Null

Brenda Siaw

Judy & Gene Denis

Pastors Juan & Kara

Fresse Kids

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news

This is to notify the constituency of Portland Adventist Academy that the February Constituency Meeting, which was canceled due to the weather, has been rescheduled on Tuesday, May 15, 2018,  7:00 pm at the academy.

Area Events and Announcements

Lillian Ringering passed away April 11. A memorial service will be conducted for her Monday, May 28, 11:00 am at Woodburn SDA Church, 1253 5th Street, Woodburn.

April 15 – May 6: ABC Spring Food and Book Sale. Download flyer at abcflyer.com.

May 4, 5: Oregon Young Adults Weekend.

Friday, 7:45 pm: “Night of Worship,” for Young adults and high school seniors. Worship Leader: Markis Zarate and Worship Guests: Joel Ortiz, Jr. and Terrell Davy.
Sabbath, 3:00-5:00 pm: “Leadership Mastermind.” Launching and growing successful small groups. Designed for Young adult ministry leaders.
Sabbath, 7:00 pm: “Community Concert” by Terell Davy. The concert is open to the community.
Event Location: Holden Center, Gladstone.

May 7-11, 7:00 pm: Stones That Cry Out. Speaker: Daegeuk Nam, professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

May 19, 9:30 am: Singles One-Day Event with Karl Haffner.  Singles Emphasis Sabbath, May 19, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.Karl will be speaking on the theme of “Created in Jesus to do Good Works.” Karl teaches, preaches, writes, and is crazy about his wife Cherié, and his daughters. He also loves good stories, frequent flier miles, and ice cream (he even orders broccoli, a la mode!) He serves as senior pastor of the Kettering Adventist Church and is an award-winning author of fourteen books. To register for this event go to https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Registration is $35.00 and includes Sabbath lunch. Register by May 15.
Event Location:  Holden Convention Center, Gladstone.

July 3-7: Light Bearers Annual Convocation.
The Minor Prophets—Major Salvation Promises in the Minor Prophets. They are called the Minor Prophets because of their size, not their spiritual depth. Hidden in these little books are found sublime pictures of God’s unrelenting love. That’s why we plan to plumb their depths to mine rich nuggets of God’s golden love that promises to keep our love alive in the coming crisis. We warmly invite you to join Light Bearers and our speakers, Ty Gibson, James Rafferty, David Asscherick, Jeffrey Rosario, Fred Bischoff, Nathan Renner, and Risë Rafferty for a Spirit-led journey that promises to build hope, faith, and love at our annual convocation. For more information, go to www.lightbearers.org, or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be part of the team! Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from 8 am to 4 pm.
Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers. To Volunteer, go to volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Childcare provider needed: Part-time. Prefer someone who speaks French. Contact the church office for more information: 503-252-8080.

The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is hiring a full-time Assistant Treasurer. For the job description, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to  oregonconference.org/employment-home.

Job Opening: Gladstone Park Church is now searching for a quality church secretary. For a job description, contact Pastor Nate Hellman at pastorhellman@gmail.com or by calling 541-391-2543.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is seeking a part-time Assistant Thrift Store Manager. Experience preferred: experience in driving a box truck (no CDL required), lifting furniture, management skills, and customer service. Please send resume to Executive Director Mark Fulop at mark.fulop@pacsonline.org.

International Children’s Care is looking for someone who has experience in fundraising and public relations work. We currently have an opening in our development department for the right person who could fill this full-time, salaried position. Please contact Doug Congleton at our ICC office at 360-573-0429 for a possible interview.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

HOUSING

House Share available: 2 small bedrooms, large living room, bath, half garage available to rent in a 3 bedroom house in Gresham. Seeking compatible single person or a couple. Available now. For more information please call 503-329-4801.

 

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April 28 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Spring is a time of rebirth and beauty. It is a time when all of creation comes back to life and the power of the Creator is evident everywhere. I also love spring because it is a time when we can plant our gardens and grow some of our own food. One of the first things we did last year when we moved into our home was to plant some blueberry bushes and some fruit trees. These plants have always been a constant reminder and a lesson to me.

The first is that verse from Genesis 3:19, “By the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” If you have never tried to grow a garden you cannot fully appreciate the words of that verse. After all, there are some plants (weeds) that seem almost impossible to get rid of and/ or eliminate. Before I had ever grown a garden, I figured it would be easy once you got the thing started. The plants that are grown for food, however, are a totally different story than other plants. These plants require the right mixture of sun, water, and nutrients and if anyone of these is off just a bit the plant might not survive. It can be a struggle to make sure you get all of these right, and even when you do it doesn’t guarantee a bountiful harvest.

There is then a second area of concern when gardening or growing fruit trees. Even if you manage to get all the previously mentioned variables correct, there are then other concerns such as pests and diseases to deal with. These can be really devastating to any crop. I have had several times when my fruit trees were growing beautifully and loaded with fruit only to have a disease devastate it. These diseases can spread and infect every leaf and every fruit and can even cause that tree to die. Thankfully I have usually caught these before they have taken the whole tree.

Every spring as I contemplate these issues with my garden and my fruit trees I am reminded that in many ways they can teach us a spiritual lesson. The fact is that our spiritual health is like a plant in our garden or a fruit tree. The Bible tells us we are meant to bear fruit. However, we will have a hard time doing so if we are not getting the right amount of critical elements that will help us produce fruit. We must be getting the right spiritual nutrients in order to be productive members of the kingdom of God. Even when we are getting those elements, along can come a pest or disease that will begin small and grow unless we allow the Master Gardener to take care of it. Sometimes eliminating those diseases can require careful pruning and removal of leaves, but under His skillful hand, it can be done in the best way possible.

I love this time of year because of what I can grow, eat and learn. I love it also because of the lessons that I can glean from my experiences working by “the sweat of my face” that might help me understand what God is doing in my life. I challenge you to look at the things that you or others do in their gardens and find the spiritual lessons that help us to understand our Creator better.

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse


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

Shout out to our landscaping crew for keeping our grounds fresh and beautiful. Thank you for all you do!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. PastorJuan Fresse will present our Bible message titled “The Reluctant Messenger.” 

Spring Work Bee! Coming up tomorrow, Sunday, April 29, starting at 9:00 am, we will have a Spring Work Bee here at the church, both inside and out. The more hands we have the faster we will get done. To work outside, bring gloves, rakes, and brooms. Inside: bring cleaning rags, and your expert cleaning skills! This is an opportunity for all of you to volunteer and help our church look great!.


Church Announcements

First Friday will be held on May 4, 7:15 pm, in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. The May First Friday program will feature praise and worship by the Sharon Seventh-day Adventist Church praise team with an inspirational thought from Pastor Garth Dottin. First Friday soup and salad dinner registration will be open from April 23 to Wednesday May 2. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately. Soup and salad is served from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Family Resource Network –Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current need: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

The Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will present their spring concert Sunday, May 6, 4:00 pm. They will be performing Finlandia, Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, and Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92.

Save the date! May 12, 7:00 pm, The Heritage Singers, live in concert! The Heritage Singers are a group of professional Christian musicians who have dedicated themselves to using their talents in service for Christ. Known and loved all over the world, these singers will thrill your hearts with their powerful testimony and unique vocal sound. Take this opportunity to invite your friends and family to join you in an unforgettable time of inspiration and praise. This is a free concert and takes place at Sunnyside Church.

 


Sunday, May 19, 7:00
pm: The Portland Adventist String Orchestra will present their spring concert at Sunnyside Church.

Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta will present their final concert of the season.

SunnyCity Sunday, July 1 on the Portland Adventist Academy campus. Interactive booths will be open from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm followed by a lawn concert.  Sponsors are needed to help cover costs of additional canopies and bottled water. Please send your gift by May 5 and mark it for “SunnyCity”. Contact Elise Holcombe with questions.

Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Juan

Pastor Juan and Gerald Babanezhad

Charla Morford

Annika Geschke

Phyllis Woods

Elizabeth Fresse

Gerald Babanezhad

Gerald Babanezhad

 

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news

This is to notify the constituency of Portland Adventist Academy that the February Constituency Meeting, which was canceled due to the weather, has been rescheduled on Tuesday, May 15, 2018,  7:00 pm at the academy.

Area Events and Announcements

Lillian Ringering passed away April 11. A memorial service will be conducted for her Monday, May 28, 11:00 am at Woodburn SDA Church, 1253 5th Street, Woodburn.

April 15 – May 6: ABC Spring Food and Book Sale. Download flyer at abcflyer.com.

April 26-29: Alumni and friends of WWU are invited to Homecoming Weekend. We’ve planned more than 50 events especially for you, including a banquet celebrating our core theme of generosity in service, educational seminars, a special PRISM concert, a Bowers Hall open house, and an Alleluias and Meditations concert Sabbath evening. A full list of events and registration information is available at wallawalla.edu/homecoming or by calling (800) 377-2586.

April 28, 3:00 pm: International Children’s Care Anniversary.
International Children’s Care cordially invites you to attend a special 40th-year-anniversary program. This inspirational program will feature testimonies from ICC children, a special video presentation of ICC founders, Ken and Alcyon Fleck, as well as music and much more.
Event Location: Meadow Glade Church.

May 4, 5: Oregon Young Adults Weekend.

Friday, 7:45 pm: “Night of Worship,” for Young adults and high school seniors. Worship Leader: Markis Zarate and Worship Guests: Joel Ortiz, Jr. and Terrell Davy.
Sabbath, 3:00-5:00 pm: “Leadership Mastermind.” Launching and growing successful small groups. Designed for Young adult ministry leaders.
Sabbath, 7:00 pm: “Community Concert” by Terell Davy. Concert is open to the community.
Event Location: Holden Center, Gladstone.

May 7-11, 7:00 pm: Stones That Cry Out. Speaker: Daegeuk Nam, professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

May 19, 9:30 am: Singles One-Day Event with Karl Haffner.  Singles Emphasis Sabbath, May 19, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.Karl will be speaking on the theme of “Created in Jesus to do Good Works.” Karl teaches, preaches, writes, and is crazy about his wife Cherié, and his daughters. He also loves good stories, frequent flier miles, and ice cream (he even orders broccoli, a la mode!) He serves as senior pastor of the Kettering Adventist Church and is an award-winning author of fourteen books. To register for this event go to: https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Registration is $35.00 and includes Sabbath lunch. Register by May 15.
Event Location:  Holden Convention Center, Gladstone.

July 3-7: Light Bearers Annual Convocation.
The Minor Prophets—Major Salvation Promises in the Minor Prophets. They are called the Minor Prophets because of their size not their spiritual depth. Hidden in these little books are found sublime pictures of God’s unrelenting love. That’s why we plan to plumb their depths to mine rich nuggets of God’s golden love that promises to keep our love alive in the coming crisis. We warmly invite you to join Light Bearers and our speakers, Ty Gibson, James Rafferty, David Asscherick, Jeffrey Rosario, Fred Bischoff, Nathan Renner, and Risë Rafferty for a Spirit-led journey that promises to build hope, faith and love at our annual convocation. For more information, go to www.lightbearers.org, or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be part of the team! Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from 8 am to 4 pm.
Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers. To Volunteer, go to: volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to: ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is hiring a full-time Assistant Treasurer. For the job description, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to  oregonconference.org/employment-home.

Job Opening: Gladstone Park Church is now searching for a quality church secretary. For a job description, contact Pastor Nate Hellman at pastorhellman@gmail.com or by calling 541-391-2543.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is seeking a part-time Assistant Thrift Store Manager. Experience preferred: experience in driving a box truck (no CDL required), lifting furniture, management skills, and customer service. Please send resume to Executive Director Mark Fulop at mark.fulop@pacsonline.org.

International Children’s Care is looking for someone who has experience in fundraising and public relations work. We currently have an opening in our development department for the right person who could fill this full-time, salaried position. Please contact Doug Congleton at our ICC office at 360-573-0429 for a possible interview.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

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April 21 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

 This morning I was reading of Paul’s ministry in Acts 18. You find him working in Corinth as a tent maker, spending his Sabbaths in the synagogue trying to share the hope of Jesus with those worshiping. Life is hard; they do not appreciate his presence and in the end, he gives them what they are asking for — his departure, and devotes his time to reaching the gentiles in that same city. He has a bit of a mountain-top experience, receiving a vision from God, affirming his call and promising to be with Him. And so he continues, but not without hardship. The Jews rise up again in accusation and bring him before governor Gallio, who in the end throws them all out of the court for wasting his time. Through all of this Paul shows incredible endurance; he knows his purpose and sticks to it.

Our walk with God can have similar ups and downs; life is challenging. There are times when we hear God affirming His call on our lives and there are times when we feel like we’re attacked on all sides. Like Paul, we need to know our purpose, remember God’s call on our lives and assurance of His faithfulness. He has a way of working things out and can provide help in the most unlikeliest of ways. Family, if you find yourself identifying with Paul’s story more than you would like, hang in there. Take time to remember the calling God placed on your heart and the purpose that you have been called to. God is faithful.

I will be away this Sabbath at a family funeral and so will miss you, but I wish you God’s blessings as you take time to encourage each other and worship together.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 


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

Shout out to Dr. Arnold Petersen for all he does to help keep the church organized and flowing smoothly. Thank you, Dr. Petersen, for all the visible and non-visible work you do!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Gerald Babanezhad from A Sure Harvest Ministry of the Pacific Union Conference and board member of NAD Adventist Muslim Relations will present our Bible message titled “His Other Sheep.” He will share the historical setting and perspective of Islam, and the role of the Adventist church in sharing the Three Angel’s Message with Muslims.

At 2:00 pm, there will be a mini piano concert by Gerald Babanezhad.
At 2:30 pm, Gerald Babanezhad will present a seminar titled “Seeing Jesus Through Muslim Eyes.

Encounters with God features Ewert Brown at 5:00 this afternoon in the Youth Room.


Church Announcements

 

Lois Rockwell passed away April 10. There will be a memorial service conducted for her at CherryWood Chapel, this afternoon, April 21, 3:00 pm.


Family Day at Sunnyside! 
We invite you to join us for a fun family experience on Sunday, April 22 from 4-7 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner is included but RSVP is needed to ensure we have enough food. RSVP to Debbie (503) 703-3070 or Evelyn (503) 560-9608. Please bring your favorite board game. Everyone is invited

Family Day at Sunnyside! We invite you to join us for a fun family experience on Sunday, April 22 from 4-7 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner is included but RSVP will be needed by April 15 to ensure we have enough food. RSVP to Debbie (503) 703-3070 or Evelyn (503) 560-9608. Please bring your favorite board game. Everyone is invited!

Bell Ringers – The 5-octave choir needs another ringer for the smaller handbells. Someone with either experience or a willingness to learn to ring 4-in-hand is our current need. Please call Rosemayne at 503-730-5317 and share your interest. Let’s discuss the possibilities.

Family Resource Network –Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current need: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Save the date! May 12, 7:00 pm, The Heritage Singers, live in concert! The Heritage Singers are a group of professional Christian musicians who have dedicated themselves to using their talents in service for Christ. Known and loved all over the world, these singers will thrill your hearts with their powerful testimony and unique vocal sound. Take this opportunity to invite your friends and family to join you in an unforgettable time of inspiration and praise. This is a free concert and takes place at Sunnyside Church.

 

 

SunnyCity Sunday, July 1 on the Portland Adventist Academy campus. Interactive booths will be open from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm followed by a lawn concert.  Sponsors are needed to help cover costs of additional canopies and bottled water. Please send your gift by May 5 and mark it for “SunnyCity”. Contact Elise Holcombe with questions.

Adventist Education

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

April 27, 1-2:30 pm: PAES would like to invite all prospective Kindergarteners and First Graders to “K/1st VISITATION.” Everyone attending needs to call 503-665-4102 or e-mail Krista at krista.lott@paes.com by 2:00 on Friday, April 13.  We look forward to seeing you!

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news

Snow Days are eLearning Days at PAA
Last year’s record number of weather-related school-closures prompted Oregon Conference educators to solve the problem of lost learning through a modern solution. Snow days are now eLearning days and PAA got to experience them officially for the first time last month. Read more here: http://paasda.org/news/education-survives-snow-storm/

Area Events and Announcements

Renee Geppert passed away March 13. A memorial service will be conducted for her, Sunday, April 22, 4:00 pm, in the Lents Church sanctuary. A light supper reception will follow in the Lents Activity Center.

Lillian Ringering passed away April 11. A memorial service will be conducted for her Monday, May 28, 11:00 am at Woodburn SDA Church, 1253 5th Street, Woodburn.

April 21, 5:00 pm: OAMC in Concert.Come and enjoy our 24th annual spring concert of the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus. Free tickets are now available at www.oamc.org or by calling 503-970-1693. Limited seating. Event Location: Adventist Community Church, Vancouver.

April 22, 9:00 am-5:00 pm: Hands-on Gardening Workshop.
Learn techniques guaranteed to grow a robust garden of healing foods, high in nutrients which are so lacking in today’s produce. Learn how to plant a tree using methods first introduced by Ellen White. Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com has made a lifetime study of these principles and will present a wealth of information so you too can grow your ideal garden! Bring a shovel, garden rake, brown bag lunch, and be prepared for a lot of fun! Kids welcome! Free if you bring a non-Adventist friend! For information and to register by April 8, email Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461. See you there!
Event Location: Vancouver Community Adventist Church.

April 26-29: Alumni and friends of WWU are invited to Homecoming Weekend. We’ve planned more than 50 events especially for you, including a banquet celebrating our core theme of generosity in service, educational seminars, a special PRISM concert, a Bowers Hall open house, and an Alleluias and Meditations concert Sabbath evening. A full list of events and registration information is available at wallawalla.edu/homecoming or by calling (800) 377-2586.

April 28, 3:00 pm: International Children’s Care Anniversary.
International Children’s Care cordially invites you to attend a special 40th-year-anniversary program. This inspirational program will feature testimonies from ICC children, a special video presentation of ICC founders, Ken and Alcyon Fleck, as well as music and much more.
Event Location: Meadow Glade Church.

May 7-11, 7:00 pm: Stones That Cry Out. Speaker: Daegeuk Nam, professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

May 19, 9:30 am: Singles One-Day Event with Karl Haffner.  Singles Emphasis Sabbath, May 19, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.Karl will be speaking on the theme of “Created in Jesus to do Good Works.” Karl teaches, preaches, writes, and is crazy about his wife Cherié, and his daughters. He also loves good stories, frequent flier miles, and ice cream (he even orders broccoli, a la mode!) He serves as senior pastor of the Kettering Adventist Church and is an award-winning author of fourteen books. To register for this event go to: https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Registration is $35.00 and includes Sabbath lunch. Register by May 15.
Event Location:  Holden Convention Center, Gladstone.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be part of the team! Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

October 15-26, 2018. Bible Exploration Tour – Israel and Jordan.
Explore Israel and Jordan with Alexander (Sasha) Bolotnikov, who has been leading Bible Exploration tours for 20 years. Born in Communist USSR Dr. Bolotnikov is a specialist in the Old Testament and Judaic studies. His tours have a unique flavor. You will be immersed not only in the world of the Old and New Testament but will also have a first-hand experience in reaching the Jewish and Middle Eastern culture and heritage. The tour starts on October 14 and ends October 26,  2018. The price is $1950 (excluding airfare). For the brochure, please contact Bob Glass at 541-261-2381 or robertstevenglass@aol.com.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is hiring a full-time Assistant Treasurer. For the job description, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to  oregonconference.org/employment-home.

International Children’s Care is looking for someone who has experience in fundraising and public relations work. We currently have an opening in our development department for the right person who could fill this full-time, salaried position. Please contact Doug Congleton at our ICC office at 360-573-0429 for a possible interview.

Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School has a job opening for a maintenance worker for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. Looking for an individual with prior experience in a large school or other large facilities. This individual must be a self-starter with prior general knowledge of electrical, plumbing, construction, and servicing and maintenance of buildings and fleet equipment. Please send resume and three references to Ric Peinado at rpeinado@mgaes.org, or contact the school at 360-687-5121 for a full job description.

Secretary needed at Gladstone Park Church. To be a good fit you must be supportive of local church leadership, mission, and vision, as well as a supportive member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; have an ability to exhibit clear, prompt, and positive communication; value punctuality, and be dedicated to meet project deadlines in a timely manner; have excellent organizational skills, and a willingness to take direction, and coaching. For a complete job description, contact Pastor Nate Hellman at pastorhellman@gmail.com or by calling 541-391-2543. Applications are available at the church office or at https://orgchr.netadvent.org/uploaded_assets/297467.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

 

 

 

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April 14 Communiqué

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Dear church family,

It was great to see all the young faces of the Portland Adventist Academy students leading us in worship last Sabbath.  The part I enjoyed the most was the music by the different choirs that sang.  There has been one song that has been ringing in my ears.  It has been a personal challenge that continues to bounce around my thoughts and mind.

Portland Adventist Academy’s Alegria group sang the song titled, “Who Will Be a Witness.”  If you have ever heard this song you know it begins with the question, “Who will be a witness for my Lord?” being sung.  Immediately after the question is asked another part of the choir sings in response, “Oh, I’ll be a witness for my Lord!”  As I sat there I could see the energy and enthusiasm that one particular young lady was singing with.  It struck me in that moment that maybe my energy and enthusiasm for being a witness for my Lord was not at the level it should be.  Sometimes the cares, concerns, and worries of this world detract from the call that God has given to us all.  We are called to “go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).  In order to make disciples and baptize people, we must be witnesses for our Lord as the disciples were.  Everywhere the disciples went people knew they were followers of Jesus Christ without them having to explicitly say so.  I believe that this byproduct of allowing the Holy Spirit to work through them is the same power available to us today.

Sometimes I think that we do not ask for or allow the power of the Holy Spirit to flow through us on a daily basis.  We get so caught up in the cares, concerns, and worries of this world that we put God in the back seat and forget we put Him there.  The problem with this is that we need that power to truly be witnesses and impact our world for Christ.  At the very beginning of the New Testament Jesus says the following to His disciples:

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere–in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8).

When I look at verse it would seem that once we receive that power and the Holy Spirit comes upon us we WILL BE witnesses.  It will not be something that we have to think about or process but something that will just happen.

I want to challenge you the way that I was challenged by that song.  I ask you, “Who will be a witness for my Lord?”  Really as long as we are receiving the power of the Holy Spirit this is something that should come as naturally as it did for the disciples.  After all, Jesus promised us that the Comforter would come and that when we received Him we would be witnesses.  My prayer and hope are that you are as enthused and energized as that young lady in the Alegria choir.  That you will reply, “I will be a witness for my Lord!”

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse


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

A special shout-out to our Pathfinder leaders who were able to change plans at a moments notice due to the inclement weather. The kids all had a good time, and they all accomplished what needed to be done. Thank you Pathfinder leaders for a job well done!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Johnsson will present our Bible message title “Raw Prayer.”

 

Betty Wicklund passed away March 15. There will be a memorial service conducted here at Sunnyside Church for her tomorrow, Sunday,
April 15, 2:00 pm.


Church Announcements

The Music Committee, on behalf of the Sunnyside members, expresses appreciation for the time James Newell served as the Director of Music Ministries. His diligent planning and implementing provided varied and quality music experiences that enhanced Sunnyside’s worship times. For your dedication, James, to serving this congregation, thank you.

Bell Ringers – The 5-octave choir needs another ringer for the smaller handbells. Someone with either experience or a willingness to learn to ring 4-in-hand is our current need. Please call Rosemayne at 503-730-5317 and share your interest. Let’s discuss the possibilities.

Sabbath, April 21, our worship service will be presented by Gerald Babanezhad, coordinator of Muslim Outreach at the Pacific Union Conference and board member of NAD Adventist Muslim Relations. He will share the historical setting and perspective of Islam, and the role of the Adventist church in sharing the Three Angel’s Message with Muslims. At 2:00 pm, there will be a mini piano concert by Gerald Babanezhad. At 2:30 pm, Gerald Babanezhad will present a seminar titled “Seeing Jesus Through Muslim Eyes.” Mark your calendar.

Family Resource Network –Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current need: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Family Day at Sunnyside! We invite you to join us for a fun family experience on Sunday, April 22 from 4-7 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner is included but RSVP will be needed by April 15 to ensure we have enough food. RSVP to Debbie (503) 703-3070 or Evelyn (503) 560-9608. Please bring your favorite board game. Everyone is invited!

Save the date! May 12, 7:00 pm, The Heritage Singers, live in concert! The Heritage Singers are a group of professional Christian musicians who have dedicated themselves to using their talents in service for Christ. Known and loved all over the world, these singers will thrill your hearts with their powerful testimony and unique vocal sound. Take this opportunity to invite your friends and family to join you in an unforgettable time of inspiration and praise. This is a free concert and takes place at Sunnyside Church.

 

 

SunnyCity Sunday, July 1 on the Portland Adventist Academy campus. Interactive booths will be open from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm followed by a lawn concert.  Sponsors are needed to help cover costs of additional canopies and bottled water. Please send your gift by May 5 and mark it for “SunnyCity”. Contact Elise Holcombe with questions.

Adventist Education

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

April 19, 5:30 pm: PAES would like to invite all of our church families to “STEAM NIGHT” on Thursday, April 19 starting with dinner in the Gym from 5:30-6:30, Book Fair opens at 5:30 in the Round, K-8 Classrooms open 6-7:15, Preschool is open 6-7.  Come Create-Explore-Build-Play.

April 27, 1-2:30 pm: PAES would like to invite all prospective Kindergarteners and First Graders to “K/1st VISITATION.” Everyone attending needs to call 503-665-4102 or e-mail Krista at krista.lott@paes.com by 2:00 on Friday, April 13.  We look forward to seeing you!

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news

Snow Days are eLearning Days at PAA
Last year’s record number of weather-related school-closures prompted Oregon Conference educators to solve the problem of lost learning through a modern solution. Snow days are now eLearning days and PAA got to experience them officially for the first time last month. Read more here: http://paasda.org/news/education-survives-snow-storm/

Area Events and Announcements

Renee Geppert passed away March 13. A memorial service will be conducted for her, Sunday, April 22, 4:00 pm, in the Lents Church sanctuary. A light supper reception will follow in the Lents Activity Center.

April 21, 5:00 pm: OAMC in Concert.Come and enjoy our 24th annual spring concert of the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus. Free tickets are now available at www.oamc.org or by calling 503-970-1693. Limited seating. Event Location: Adventist Community Church, Vancouver.

April 22, 9:00 am-5:00 pm: Hands-on Gardening Workshop.
Learn techniques guaranteed to grow a robust garden of healing foods, high in nutrients which are so lacking in today’s produce. Learn how to plant a tree using methods first introduced by Ellen White. Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com has made a lifetime study of these principles and will present a wealth of information so you too can grow your ideal garden! Bring a shovel, garden rake, brown bag lunch, and be prepared for a lot of fun! Kids welcome! Free if you bring a non-Adventist friend! For information and to register by April 8, email Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461. See you there!
Event Location: Vancouver Community Adventist Church.

April 26-29: Alumni and friends of WWU are invited to Homecoming Weekend. We’ve planned more than 50 events especially for you, including a banquet celebrating our core theme of generosity in service, educational seminars, a special PRISM concert, a Bowers Hall open house, and an Alleluias and Meditations concert Sabbath evening. A full list of events and registration information is available at wallawalla.edu/homecoming or by calling (800) 377-2586.

April 28, 3:00 pm: International Children’s Care Anniversary.
International Children’s Care cordially invites you to attend a special 40th-year-anniversary program. This inspirational program will feature testimonies from ICC children, a special video presentation of ICC founders, Ken and Alcyon Fleck, as well as music and much more.
Event Location: Meadow Glade Church.

May 7-11, 7:00 pm: Stones That Cry Out. Speaker: Daegeuk Nam, professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

May 19, 9:30 am: Singles One-Day Event with Karl Haffner.  Singles Emphasis Sabbath, May 19, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.Karl will be speaking on the theme of “Created in Jesus to do Good Works.” Karl teaches, preaches, writes, and is crazy about his wife Cherié, and his daughters. He also loves good stories, frequent flier miles, and ice cream (he even orders broccoli, a la mode!) He serves as senior pastor of the Kettering Adventist Church and is an award-winning author of fourteen books. To register for this event go to: https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Registration is $35.00 and includes Sabbath lunch. Register by May 15.
Event Location:  Holden Convention Center, Gladstone.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be part of the team! Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

October 15-26, 2018. Bible Exploration Tour – Israel and Jordan.
Explore Israel and Jordan with Alexander (Sasha) Bolotnikov, who has been leading Bible Exploration tours for 20 years. Born in Communist USSR Dr. Bolotnikov is a specialist in the Old Testament and Judaic studies. His tours have a unique flavor. You will be immersed not only in the world of the Old and New Testament but will also have a first-hand experience in reaching the Jewish and Middle Eastern culture and heritage. The tour starts on October 14 and ends October 26,  2018. The price is $1950 (excluding airfare). For the brochure, please contact Bob Glass at 541-261-2381 or robertstevenglass@aol.com.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is hiring a full-time Assistant Treasurer. For the job description, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to  oregonconference.org/employment-home

Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School has a job opening for a maintenance worker for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. Looking for an individual with prior experience in a large school or other large facilities. This individual must be a self-starter with prior general knowledge of electrical, plumbing, construction, and servicing and maintenance of buildings and fleet equipment. Please send resume and three references to Ric Peinado at rpeinado@mgaes.org, or contact the school at 360-687-5121 for a full job description.

Secretary needed at Gladstone Park Church. To be a good fit you must be supportive of local church leadership, mission, and vision, as well as a supportive member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; have an ability to exhibit clear, prompt, and positive communication; value punctuality, and be dedicated to meet project deadlines in a timely manner; have excellent organizational skills, and a willingness to take direction, and coaching. For a complete job description, contact Pastor Nate Hellman at pastorhellman@gmail.com or by calling 541-391-2543. Applications are available at the church office or at https://orgchr.netadvent.org/uploaded_assets/297467.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

 

 

 

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April 7 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

This past week I was reading through the story of the woman caught in adultery, found in the 8th chapter of John. It is a story that I have read and heard many times over the years. This past week though, it was the voices that stood out to me. There were many voices speaking. Voices of people we do not know much about; many were leaders, others perhaps were just along for the excitement and drama, perhaps others just needed someone else to throw stones at in order to mask their own failings. Very few, if any, would have truly known her. We know that their main purpose was to trap Jesus; she was collateral.  And then there was the lack of voice in regards to her. She was standing there at the mercy of those myriad of voices. She was one who had no voice in the situation, and most likely none within the community in general. And despite the attack against him, He provides her a voice. In this story, we see a God who gives voice to the voiceless, who stands up for someone on the margins.

And I am challenged as His follower, as one who belongs to His body; how am I using my voice? Am I speaking for those who have none?

Father, in the everyday demands of life, help me see, and give me the courage to speak.

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

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

Shout out to all those who participated in the Living Last Supper and a special thank you to Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, Matt Mandrones, Karl Helton, and the Video and Audio teams for sharing their abilities so well.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Portland Adventist Academy will be presenting our worship services.

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

Immediately following our potluck, there will be a Medical Alert Awareness meeting for the elders, deacons, and deaconesses in the Youth Room.

Sabbath at 5:00 pm Encounters With God features Vasile Gramada.

Church Announcements

Betty Wicklund passed away March 15. A memorial service will be conducted for her at Sunnyside Church Sunday, April 15, 2:00 pm.

The Youth Sabbath School class is heading out to help the community by handing out personal care kits to the homeless. You can help by donating any of the following travel-sized items by Saturday, April 21:  Men’s socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, hand lotion, deodorant, trail mix/granola bars. If you have questions, please text Josh Miller at 503-509-1029. Thank you.

We would welcome one or two more ringers for this 3-octave handchime choir. Ringing experience is not required, although an ability to read music at a beginning level is needed. The 5-octave choir needs another ringer for the smaller handbells. Someone with either experience or a willingness to learn to ring 4-in-hand is our current need. Please call Rosemayne at 503-730-5317 and share your interest. Let’s discuss the possibilities.

April 12, 7:00 pm: Oregon Conference Connect.
All Oregon Conference members are invited to participate in our annual “Conference Connect” town hall series this April. The Conference administrators and ministry leaders will be on hand to dialogue with members and share pertinent information from around our area. Attendees can expect to give feedback on administrative reports and to explore ways to optimize the blessings of the Gladstone Park campus. This event will be live-streamed, if for some reason you are unable to make it to the meeting, you can still tune in and have the opportunity to both watch and participate via chat. Tune in via the Oregon Conference Facebook page or the Oregon Conference homepage at 7:00 pm this coming Thursday, April 12. See you there!
Event Location: Sunnyside Adventist Church.

Sabbath, April 21, our worship service will be presented by Gerald Babanezhad, coordinator of Muslim Outreach at the Pacific Union Conference and board member of NAD Adventist Muslim Relations. He will share the historical setting and perspective of Islam, and the role of the Adventist church in sharing the Three Angel’s Message with Muslims. At 2:00 pm, there will be a mini piano concert by Gerald Babanezhad. At 2:30 pm, Gerald Babanezhad will present a seminar titled “Seeing Jesus Through Muslim Eyes.” Mark your calendar.

Family Resource Network –Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current need: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

New Adventist Giving Mobile App.
The North American Division (NAD) has released a new app for online giving. The mobile app allows you to give tithe and offering and is available on both Apple and Android devices. Search the Apple App Store or Android Play Store for “Adventist Giving.”  iTunes   Play Store

SunnyCity Sunday July 1 on the Portland Adventist Academy campus. Interactive booths will be open from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm  followed by a lawn concert.  Sponsors are needed to help cover costs of additional canopies and bottled water. Please send your gift by May 5 and mark it for “SunnyCity”. Contact Elise Holcombe with questions.

Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Kara

Donna Mitchell

Vasile Gramada

Dick Gingrich

Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

Living Last Supper Reenactment

Serving the Emblems

Adventist Education

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

April 19, 5:30 pm: PAES would like to invite all of our church families to “STEAM NIGHT” on Thursday, April 19 starting with dinner in the Gym from 5:30-6:30, Book Fair opens at 5:30 in the Round, K-8 Classrooms open 6-7:15, Preschool is open 6-7.  Come Create-Explore-Build-Play.

April 27, 1-2:30 pm: PAES would like to invite all prospective Kindergarteners and First Graders to “K/1st VISITATION.” Everyone attending needs to call 503-665-4102 or e-mail Krista at krista.lott@paes.com by 2:00 on Friday, April 13.  We look forward to seeing you!

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news

Snow Days are eLearning Days at PAA
Last year’s record number of weather-related school-closures prompted Oregon Conference educators to solve the problem of lost learning through a modern solution. Snow days are now eLearning days and PAA got to experience them officially for the first time last month. Read more here: http://paasda.org/news/education-survives-snow-storm/

Area Events and Announcements

Renee Geppert passed away March 13. A memorial service will be conducted for her, Sunday, April 22, 4:00 pm, in the Lents Church sanctuary. A light supper reception will follow in the Lents Activity Center.

April 7, 6:00 pm: Reflections Choir in Concert.
Reflections is a choir of Adventist homeschooled students who love to sing for the glory of God and directed by Calvin Knipschild. Join us!
Event Location: The Village Retirement Center in Gresham.

April 21, 5:00 pm: OAMC in Concert.Come and enjoy our 24th annual spring concert of the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus. Free tickets are now available at www.oamc.org or by calling 503-970-1693. Limited seating. Event Location: Adventist Community Church, Vancouver.

April 22, 9:00 am-5:00 pm: Hands-on Gardening Workshop.
Learn techniques guaranteed to grow a robust garden of healing foods, high in nutrients which are so lacking in today’s produce. Learn how to plant a tree using methods first introduced by Ellen White. Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com has made a lifetime study of these principles and will present a wealth of information so you too can grow your ideal garden! Bring a shovel, garden rake, brown bag lunch, and be prepared for a lot of fun! Kids welcome! Free if you bring a non-Adventist friend! For information and to register by April 8, email Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461. See you there!
Event Location: Vancouver Community Adventist Church.

April 26-29: Alumni and friends of WWU are invited to Homecoming Weekend. We’ve planned more than 50 events especially for you, including a banquet celebrating our core theme of generosity in service, educational seminars, a special PRISM concert, a Bowers Hall open house, and an Alleluias and Meditations concert Sabbath evening. A full list of events and registration information is available at wallawalla.edu/homecoming or by calling (800) 377-2586.

April 28, 3:00 pm: International Children’s Care Anniversary.
International Children’s Care cordially invites you to attend a special 40th-year-anniversary program. This inspirational program will feature testimonies from ICC children, a special video presentation of ICC founders, Ken and Alcyon Fleck, as well as music and much more.
Event Location: Meadow Glade Church.

May 7-11, 7:00 pm: Stones That Cry Out. Speaker: Daegeuk Nam, professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be part of the team! Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

October 15-26, 2018. Bible Exploration Tour – Israel and Jordan.
Explore Israel and Jordan with Alexander (Sasha) Bolotnikov, who has been leading Bible Exploration tours for 20 years. Born in Communist USSR Dr. Bolotnikov is a specialist in the Old Testament and Judaic studies. His tours have a unique flavor. You will be immersed not only in the world of the Old and New Testament but will also have a first-hand experience in reaching the Jewish and Middle Eastern culture and heritage. The tour starts on October 14 and ends October 26,  2018. The price is $1950 (excluding airfare). For the brochure, please contact Bob Glass at 541-261-2381 or robertstevenglass@aol.com.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Job Opening: Gladstone Park Church is now searching for a quality church secretary. For a job description, contact Pastor Nate Hellman at pastorhellman@gmail.com or by calling 541-391-2543.

Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School has a job opening for a maintenance worker for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. Looking for an individual with prior experience in a large school or other large facilities. This individual must be a self-starter with prior general knowledge of electrical, plumbing, construction, and servicing and maintenance of buildings and fleet equipment. Please send resume and three references to Ric Peinado at rpeinado@mgaes.org, or contact the school at 360-687-5121 for a full job description.

Secretary needed at Gladstone Park Church. To be a good fit you must be supportive of local church leadership, mission, and vision, as well as a supportive member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; have an ability to exhibit clear, prompt, and positive communication; value punctuality, and be dedicated to meet project deadlines in a timely manner; have excellent organizational skills, and a willingness to take direction, and coaching. For a complete job description, contact Pastor Nate Hellman at pastorhellman@gmail.com or by calling 541-391-2543. Applications are available at the church office or at https://orgchr.netadvent.org/uploaded_assets/297467.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

 

 

 

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