Greetings church family,
I know in the United States we must distinguish between Memorial Day when we remember those who have died in service of our country and Veteran’s Day when we honor those who have or are doing military service. In some specific areas of the world, at this time of year, we remember by wearing poppies. This is the poem that comes to mind.
In Flanders Fields
By John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military — in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service.
To all Veterans connected with Sunnyside, Thank You!
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 Evie Blehm for your ministry to greet people each Sabbath welcoming them to church with your kind words and smiles. And for your beautiful bouquets you make and generously give to each new member. Thank you, Evie!
Shout out to Gene and Judy Denis for assisting with our baptisms — making sure the baptistery is ready, and assisting our new members through this process. Thank you, Gene and Judy!
Today’s services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am with John McVay, PhD presenting our Bible messaged titled “Facebook, Swearing, Archimedes, and Grace.”
This afternoon, November 10, 3:30 pm, the Walla Walla University nursing students will have their dedication here at Sunnyside. Everyone is invited to join in this solemn celebration.
Please pray for the families of:
– Stan Ochs who passed away Wednesday, October 24. Memorial plans are still being made.
– Nita Martin who passed away Thursday, October 25. A memorial service is planned for Sabbath, November 17, 3:30 pm.
A special International program is being planned for Sabbath, January 26. We want to feature all the nationalities represented in our Sunnyside Church. A comprehensive list can only be developed if you, our members, will contact Rosie, our secretary, with your country of birth. Call 503-252-8080 or email: info@SunnysideAdventist.org.
On Sabbath, November 24, 4:00 pm, we will enjoy Evensong, featuring Robert Schmidt at the organ and James Robertson with the spoken word. Plan now to attend this spiritually enriching event.
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.
During the month of December, we will be having only one worship service. Our Bible study classes will begin at 10:00 am and our worship service will begin at 11:15 am.
Portland Adventist Elementary School
Portland Adventist Academy
Chef Stef of Portland Adventist Academy is looking for volunteers to help with school lunches, Monday – Thursday between 9 am and 1 pm. If you can help any time during those hours, please contact Chef Stef at 703-338-5747.
PAA Student Scholarship Auction
The Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarship (PAASS) Auction happens November 11. The PAA Student Scholarship helps more than 100 PAA students continue to get a Christ-centered and character-driven education. Tickets are $30 per person or $200 to host a table of eight. Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. Read all about it HERE: http://paasda.org/news/paa-needs-fight-paass/
PAA Job Opportunities:
View at http://paasda.org/news/new-job-postings-paa/
November 10, 7:30 pm, WWU Alumni Dinner.
Portland-area Walla Walla University alumni are invited to a complimentary dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory (12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas) on Saturday, We’ll enjoy dinner together and hear an update about WWU. Seating is limited. RSVP by November 5 at wallawalla.edu/alumni-events or email email@example.com.
November 10, 6:00 pm, Revive Us Concert.
Revive Us is presenting a benefit concert. Donations will be accepted benefiting Riverside’s Meal of Hope program and the Community Closet clothing bank.
Event Location: Riverside Adventist Church.
November 11, 4:00 pm: Upper Columbia Academy “Circle of Friends.”
A Get-together to honor and promote Upper Columbia Academy! FoundationONE is hosting a “Circle of Friends” reception for alumni and friends of Upper Columbia Academy on Sunday, Nov 11, 4:00 pm The event will be held in the Board Room at CherryWood Village Retirement Community, 1417 SE 107th Avenue, Portland. All former faculty and students are invited, as well as parents, grandparents, and friends. Come, connect with your UCA family, enjoy a complimentary Mediterranean Supper, and hear current miracle stories from Upper Columbia Academy. RSVP to 509-939-1716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Location: CherryWood Board Room.
November 15, 6:30 pm, Something better to “Chew” on.
San Francisco Bay Area chef, GW Chew will be conducting a vegan cooking class. Learn how to use simple techniques and plant-based ingredients to enhance a variety of popular ethnic cuisines. Chef GW Chew is the founder of Something Better Foods, The VegHub Restaurant, and a host of the TV Show “Chew’s Challenge.” This event includes recipes and samples.
Event Location: Adventist Health Portland, Amphitheater C.
November 17, 7:00 pm: Celebration of Thanksgiving.
Sandi Patty will be featured in this years’ Celebration of Thanksgiving sponsored by Adventist Health Portland. Free admission with your ticket, a nonperishable food item, and a new pair of socks for our community. Space is limited – visit or call today! 503-251-6174, AdventistHealth.org/Portland/Thanksgiving.
Event Location: New Hope Community Church.
January 15-19. Adventist Agriculture Association Conference.
The Adventist Agricultural Association’s (AdAgrA’s) 5th annual conference is coming to the Pacific Northwest! Through short courses, seminars, plenaries, and networking, the conference offers information and inspiration for how and why Adventists need to be in the garden. This year’s conference will be held in Gladstone, Oregon, January 15-19. Registration is open now. Visit www.AdventistAg.org to learn more! Come, join us for a sweet time of learning and fellowship!
Event Location: Gladstone.
June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time
Volunteer positions open:
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, email@example.com, call or text 503-758-1892.
The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is hiring a full time Moving Van Driver. 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.
Sunnyside Church of the Nazarene, which has a rich history of loving children and enriching their lives, is actively recruiting for the position of Nursery Attendant for their Sunday morning services (9:00 am to 12:30 pm) and special events. If interested, please contact Pastor Chad Wintringham.
Sunnyside Church of the Nazarene
10401 SE 92nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086012
Office: (503) 771-3603