August 27 Communiqué

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Picture3Dear Family,

I am continually amazed and blessed by the incredible commitment and generosity that I witness here in our family at Sunnyside.

On Wednesday morning, I was blessed to spend time with ladies who gather every week to pray for each other and study God’s word. At the same time a group of men also meet in another room of the church for the same purpose. As I write, others in our family are gathering to help a young single mom and her family get back on their feet. In the office across from me, Rosie is faithfully taking care of all the details that keep our church smoothly running and I can hear Tom’s voice, which means that he is here taking care of maintenance needs.

I am humbled by the selfless love expressed in this community. You truly are the body of Christ, his hands and feet, a bright light in an ever-darkening world. Thank you for your love, thank you for choosing to be a part of our family. It is a joy to serve with you.

In the words of Paul,

I thank my God every time I remember you. In every prayer for all of you, I always pray with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:3-6

Pastor Kara

News & Notes

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This Weekend
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Life at Sunnyside
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Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath, August 27, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Richard Hart, MD, DrPH will bring us our Bible message, Finding Meaning.

Church Announcements

Pray for comfort and peace for the family and friends of Nelliemae Taylor who passed away August 11.  A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Monday, August 29, 3:00 pm.

 

Bobby McGhee Friends and Family 14th annual weekend is coming September 3, 6:00 pm. Our worship services will feature guest speaker Buell Fogg, Union College associate chaplain. There will be a fellowship potluck immediately following the second service. After vespers we will meet at Stark Street Pizza for pizza together. Plan now to attend this remarkable weekend and meet up with current and former friends.

At 4:00 pm, September 3, there will be a special birthday/retirement party for Ron Cronk, a long time physical education teacher in the Northwest with many years at Portland Adventist Elementary School. Ron and his wife Pam are returning for this occasion and would love your attendance to celebrate some great times with wonderful friends in the fellowship hall. To the many students, teachers, and ball-playing buddies through the years, please mark this down and know for sure to connect with loving folks that need to be together more often in our lives. See you there and remember, no presents, just your presence.\


Adventuers
September 12, 6:00-7:00 pm, the Adventurer Club will have an open house. The age group for the Adventurer Club is Pre-K to 4th grade. Come, and bring your friends! We will have a special guest and fun activities.

Sunnyside has adopted a second family to move from a homeless shelter to their own apartment. Our team will help the family for six months to settle into their new environment and direct them to resources to help themselves. It’s a big step. Our adopted family is a single mom and two teenage children. They need everythAdopt Familying it takes to set up a “home.” We are working with the Family Resource Network to support this family, and to show what love looks like. Their specific requests are: basic items for kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, to a small chest freezer. All donations are welcome. If you can help, please call Kathy Pruitt 360-241-1345.Romans 12:10-12: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above ourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual favor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

HandbellHandbells – We will have open positions for the coming season which begins in September. Competing schedules have taken it’s toll on our ringers! Please call Rosemayne at 503-730-5317; or email rosemaynet@frontier.com.

 

Family Resource Network –  If you have a pickup truck, we have an occasional need for someone to help move furniture. Please call the church office, 503-252-8080, and let us know of your availability.Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” account number 488.

Life at Sunnyside

Sunnyside’s Annual Church Picnic and Classic Car Show

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Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Portland Adventist Academy’s Constituency meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00 pm. at the academy.

Summer Learning at PAA
Portland Adventist Academy continues learning opportunities all summer long: http://paasda.org/news/learning-never-stops-paa-even-summer-break/

Summer Camps at PAA
More than 150 elementary students swarmed PAA’s campus for summer camps. This provided work opportunity for PAA students, activity for younger students, and a chance to build relationships with potential future families. http://paasda.org/news/summer-camps-bring-future-cougars-campus/

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

Area Events

Men, do you enjoy singing? If you would like to sing gospel music with His Praise Men’s Chorus, come join us. Rehearsals are held at 7:00 pm on Monday evenings in the Sunnyside Adventist Church choir room. Contact Charlie Drury at (503) 935-7995 or cd88sings@gmail.com to confirm practice schedule and to receive access information as the church is secured at all times and requires the use of an access code to unlock the door.

October 28-30: Oregon’s 30th Annual Women’s Retreat.“Living a Long and Beautiful Life”, will host Loretta Bacchiocchi, NP of Creation Health, and special musical guest Lisa Marie Buster. Breakout speakers are Rise Rafferty, RD, Peggy Casebier, RN, MA, Rachel Griebel, PT. Teen speaker: Elise LeBlanc. Teens coming with a mom or mentor come for only $25! To attend, register by going to AdventSource.org or by calling 800-732-7587. Early bird special is good through September 8.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort , Redmond, Oregon.

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Two  positions:
Portland Adventist Academy is in need of a school bus driver, and a cook. If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact Sheldon Parris at 805-791-6159 or email Sparris@paasda.org.

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August 20 Communiqué

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 JonathanGreetings Church Family,

On Wednesday night, the spiritual leaders of Sunnyside met together at our monthly board meeting. Among the agenda items, the board endorsed a proposal regarding our renovation project that is both challenging and exciting.

The proposal sets forth the timeline for completing the renovation of our four main restrooms. Demolition will begin near the end of September with the project complete by Thanksgiving. It appears that material, supplies, and contractors are aligned to make the plan a reality. That’s the exciting part. The challenging part is that our business meeting has previously decided that we would pursue this project on a cash basis, as funding allows.  This aggressive timeline makes that goal challenging. If you’ve been paying attention to our ReNew Sunnyside (renovation campaign) fundraising progress, you’ll notice that we are about $100,000 short of our Phase 2 fundraising goal. Recently, we received an estate gift, of which $50,000 will be allocated to the ReNew project. This means that to keep our pledge to do this project as cash comes in, our goal is to raise $50,000 in ReNew Sunnyside funding before Thanksgiving. That gives us about 12 weeks to reach our goal. We’re talking about a lot of money. In a short amount of time. Yet as we pull together to contribute as we are able, the Lord can use this faith community to do something amazing.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to welcome our guests in the Christmas season with repaired and refreshed restrooms that are more fully handicap-accessible? Absolutely. And with the participation of every member, the plan can become a reality.

You can participate by marking your gift ReNew Sunnyside.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

News & Notes

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath, August 20, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will bring us our Bible message, “Life Together: Connected. 

Alison Brook will be in concert this evening at 7:00 here at Sunnyside. She is a singer/songwriter from southwest Michigan. In her latest music, her contemporary folk style meets the timeless meaning of classic hymns. Her music inspires listeners as it explores issues of faith.  Learn more about Alison at Alisonbrook.com 

Tomorrow, Sunday, August 21, 3:00 pm, we will enjoy our annual Sunnysiwatermelon-sweet-cornde picnic featuring roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, and a classic car show. Bring your favorite veggie hotdogs for grilling and picnic foods: salads, finger foods, casseroles, entrees, or desserts. You mOld Caray want to bring some lawn chairs and if you have canopies for shade, bring those along. We will feature the “Classic Car Show.”

Church Announcements

Pray for comfort and peace for the family and friends of Nelliemae Taylor who passed away August 11. A graveside service will be conducted Monday, August 22, 12:00 pm, at Logan Pleasant View Cemetery, 15901 S. Springwater Road, Oregon City.  A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Monday, August 29, 3:00 pm.

The Sunnyside Children’s Ministry Team will be collecting school supplies for School SuppliesSunnyside families in need from August 13 to 27. There will be boxes located outside the sanctuary to drop your donations in. Crayons, colored pencils, pencils, markers, glue, glue sticks, paper, notebooks, rulers, scissors or back packs are just a few examples of supplies needed. Thank you for your continued support of Sunnyside families. Questions? Contact Jackee Duvall at 503-309-9400 or jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

On August 20, during our second service, we will be having a teacher dedicatory prayer. If you are a teacher, please plan to join us for a special dedication.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016 is a free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend with special worship services on Sabbath here at Sunnyside. We still need more of the following volunteers on Friday and Sunday: physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny, jenny@JinFamily.com, 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com, 971-803-2337.

Sunnyside has adopted a second family to move from a homeless shelter to their own apartment. Our team will help the family for six months to settle into their new environment and direct them to resources to help themselves. It’s a big step. Our adopted family is a single mom and two teenage children. They need everythAdopt Familying it takes to set up a “home.” We are working with the Family Resource Network to support this family, and to show what love looks like. Their specific requests are: basic items for kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, to a small chest freezer. All donations are welcome. If you can help, please call Kathy Pruitt 360-241-1345.Romans 12:10-12: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above ourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual favor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

Family Resource Network –  Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network”/act. #488.

Life at Sunnyside

Lou Wildman, Kris de Bruin

Lou Wildman, Kris de Bruin

Lloyd Wescott, Kathy, Pacific Hydroseed

Lloyd Wescott, Kathy, Pacific Hydroseed

Lawn planting

Lawn planting

Lawn planting

Lawn planting

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Summer Learning at PAA
Portland Adventist Academy continues learning opportunities all summer long: http://paasda.org/news/learning-never-stops-paa-even-summer-break/

Summer Camps at PAA
More than 150 elementary students swarmed PAA’s campus for summer camps. This provided work opportunity for PAA students, activity for younger students, and a chance to build relationships with potential future families. http://paasda.org/news/summer-camps-bring-future-cougars-campus/

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

Area Events

August 20: Filipino Rally.
Filipinos of Oregon and Washington! Let us all come together for a Filipino Rally with worship, fellowship and food, Sabbath, August 20. Services will begin with Sabbath School at 9:45 am and continue into the afternoon until 4:30 pm. Lunch will be potluck style, so bring your favorite entrée and salad or dessert for 12. Bring your friends, appetites – spiritual and physical. For information call Ardina Wang  at 503-255-0075.
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist School

August 26-28: Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally.
Come join motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the northwest for the 6th annual Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally hosted by the Oregon Conference. Beginning Friday with registration at 10:00 am, the weekend features fellowship, worship, inspiring messages, and of course, group rides on Friday and Sabbath afternoon. For more information call (503) 850-3507.
Event Location: Gladstone Campgrounds.

October 28-30: Oregon’s 30th Annual Women’s Retreat.“Living a Long and Beautiful Life”, will host Loretta Bacchiocchi, NP of Creation Health, and special musical guest Lisa Marie Buster. Breakout speakers are Rise Rafferty, RD, Peggy Casebier, RN, MA, Rachel Griebel, PT. Teen speaker: Elise LeBlanc. Teens coming with a mom or mentor come for only $25! To attend, register by going to AdventSource.org or by calling 800-732-7587. Early bird special is good through September 8.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort , Redmond, Oregon.

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Two  positions:
Portland Adventist Academy is in need of a school bus driver, and a cook. If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact Sheldon Parris at 805-791-6159 or email Sparris@paasda.org.

 

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August 13 Communiqué

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Greetings,

When Paul wrote that God placed eternity in the hearts of men, he was not joking. It always amazes me how the grand themes of God’s story are found in so much literature, even movies. Yes, they are there in varying degrees, but they are definitely there! A favorite classic of mine is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. It is a musical set in the turbulent era of the French Revolution and at its core, traces the story of a downtrodden man’s salvation juxtaposed by a police inspector’s drive for penal justice.

Jean Valjean is a convict whose desperate hunger one cold winter night, leads him to steal from a priest. When captured by Inspector Javert, the priest chooses to give mercy to Jean Valjean rather than bring him to justice, and graciously sends him on his way. The story follows the two trajectories of the ideologies of grace and works, revealing how God’s mercy can save a life while striving for works will ultimately break you.

It reminds me of Jesus’ comments in regard to the sinful woman whose presence and interaction with Jesus invited condemnation from the ‘less sinful’ guests.

“I tell you, her sins–and they are many–have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” Luke 7:47

I pray that you are experiencing the incredible healing and freedom that comes from God’s grace. May we be a community committed to living this reality, this true identity, that God has given, and in doing so, sharing it with others.

I leave you with the lyrics of the final song, sung by the entire cast, inviting all to join in proclaiming the love and freedom of God.

Do you hear the people sing, lost in the valley of the night
It is the music of a people who are climbing to the light
For the wretched of the earth there is a flame that never dies
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

They will live again in freedom in the garden of the Lord
We will walk behind the plough-share, we will put away the sword
The chain will be broken and all men will have their reward!

Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see?
Do you hear the people sing? Say, do you hear the distant drums?
It is the future that we bring when tomorrow comes!

Pastor Kara Dale

News & Notes

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

This Weekend

Sabbath, August 13, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will bring us our Bible message, “Life Together: Angels on Earth.

Church Announcements

Attention Children’s Ministry Volunteers: Please join Pastor Cup of JoyKara for a special devotion this Sabbath in the Adventurer Room. Tea and treats begin at 9:00 am; the devotion is at 9:15 am. We hope you will join us for a Morning Cup of Joy!

The Sunnyside Children’s Ministry Team will be collecting school supplies for School SuppliesSunnyside families in need from August 13 to 27. There will be boxes located outside the sanctuary to drop your donations in. Crayons, colored pencils, pencils, markers, glue, glue sticks, paper, notebooks, rulers, scissors or back packs are just a few examples of supplies needed. Thank you for your continued support of Sunnyside families. Questions? Contact Jackee Duvall at 503-309-9400 or jackeeduvall@hotmail.com.

Sunnyside’s website needs a facelift! Now is your chance to speak upunnamed – the communication team is listening to your input. Please fill out the survey at http://bit.ly/SSWebSurvey, or click on the QR code, by August 18. If we receive 100 responses, the team will serve ice cream on August 20 following the church service!

On August 20, during our second service, we will be having a teacher dedicatory prayer. If you are a teacher, please plan to join us for a special dedication.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016 is a free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend with special worship services on Sabbath here at Sunnyside. We still need more of the following volunteers on Friday and Sunday: physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny, jenny@JinFamily.com, 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com, 971-803-2337.

 

Sunnyside has adopted a second family to move from a homeless shelter to their own apartment. Our team will help the family for six months to settle into their new environment and direct them to resources to help themselves. It’s a big step. Our adopted family is a single mom and two teenage children. They need everythAdopt Familying it takes to set up a “home.” We are working with the Family Resource Network to support this family, and to show what love looks like. Their specific requests are: basic items for kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, to a small chest freezer. All donations are welcome. If you can help, please call Kathy Pruitt 360-241-1345.Romans 12:10-12: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above ourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual favor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

Family Resource Network –  Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network”/act. #488.

Life at Sunnyside

Ladies FaithLift Wednesday Bible Study Group,

Ladies FaithLift Wednesday Bible Study Group

Our backyard is almost ready to plant grass!

Our backyard is almost ready to plant grass!

Backyard

_________, Tom Kramer, Scott Hill.

Brandon Hill, Tom Kramer, Scott Hill.

Tim Hill telling children's story.

Tim Hill telling children’s story.

Melvin West

Melvin West

Pastors Jonathan and Colby

Pastors Jonathan and Colby

Evie Blehm, Larry & Lorie Ramey

Evie Blehm, Larry & Lorie Ramey

Norm Schwisow

Norm Schwisow

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Summer Learning at PAA
Portland Adventist Academy continues learning opportunities all summer long: http://paasda.org/news/learning-never-stops-paa-even-summer-break/

Summer Camps at PAA
More than 150 elementary students swarmed PAA’s campus for summer camps. This provided work opportunity for PAA students, activity for younger students, and a chance to build relationships with potential future families. http://paasda.org/news/summer-camps-bring-future-cougars-campus/

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

Area Events

August 20: Filipino Rally.
Filipinos of Oregon and Washington! Let us all come together for a Filipino Rally with worship, fellowship and food, Sabbath, August 20. Services will begin with Sabbath School at 9:45 am and continue into the afternoon until 4:30 pm. Lunch will be potluck style, so bring your favorite entrée and salad or dessert for 12. Bring your friends, appetites – spiritual and physical. For information call Ardina Wang  at 503-255-0075.
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist School

August 26-28: Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally.
Come join motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the northwest for the 6th annual Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally hosted by the Oregon Conference. Beginning Friday with registration at 10:00 am, the weekend features fellowship, worship, inspiring messages, and of course, group rides on Friday and Sabbath afternoon. For more information call (503) 850-3507.
Event Location: Gladstone Campgrounds.

October 28-30: Oregon’s 30th Annual Women’s Retreat.“Living a Long and Beautiful Life”, will host Loretta Bacchiocchi, NP of Creation Health, and special musical guest Lisa Marie Buster. Breakout speakers are Rise Rafferty, RD, Peggy Casebier, RN, MA, Rachel Griebel, PT. Teen speaker: Elise LeBlanc. Teens coming with a mom or mentor come for only $25! To attend, register by going to AdventSource.org or by calling 800-732-7587. Early bird special is good through September 8.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort , Redmond, Oregon.

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Two  positions:
Portland Adventist Academy is in need of a school bus driver, and a cook. If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact Sheldon Parris at 805-791-6159 or email Sparris@paasda.org.

 

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August 6 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside Family,

Tomorrow will be a bittersweet day at Sunnyside.  It’ll be bitter because we will say goodbye to Pastor Colby as he makes his transition back to Andrews University. In just over 10 months, Colby has endeared himself to us.  We’ve been blessed by thoughtful preaching. We’ve seen him grow in his ministry. We’ve recognized that God has blessed Colby with a unique ability to connect with people quickly and make a difference.  Yet the result of that gift is that when he leaves, he leaves a noticeable gap.  There’s no question that Colby will be missed in this community. So it will be a bitter day.

And it will be a sweet day. It’ll be sweet because we go with confidence, knowing that God is leading Colby in this next phase of his life. I sat with him this week, reflecting on the months we’ve had together.  That day he spoke with conviction, “I still believe that I’ve made the right choice.  School is the right thing for me right now.” So we accept the separation, knowing that Colby is following the call of God to grow in his education, to more fully prepare for ministry in the kingdom of God. So even in our own sorrow and discomfort, we recognize it is sweet day because Colby has answered the call.

Tomorrow, we will send Colby off, asking God’s blessing as he packs his apartment, travels and begins his studies on Monday. On Sabbath, we will hear his farewell sermon and follow worship with a potluck lunch in which you can wish him well and let him know the impact that he’s made.  I hope you’ll join in as we wish Colby the very best.

Life at Sunnyside continues on.  I’ve already been working with Dan Linrud and the pastoral placement advisory committee to seek the third member of our pastoral team. In the meantime, your pastors are re-distributing responsibilities so as to continue caring for the needs and the vision of the Sunnyside community.

Transitions are tough. No doubt, we’ve had plenty of them over the past 18 months. Yet the work continues as we all partner together to answer God’s call to make a difference: to inspire this community toward a life transformed by Jesus.

Today I’m thankful that we’re together on the journey.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

News & Notes

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

This Weekend

Sabbath, August 6, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Colby Maier will bring us our Bible message titled, “Were You There?

Church Announcements

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.

Sunnyside’s website needs a facelift! Now is your chance to speak up – the communication team is listening to your input. There is a survey unnamedat http://bit.ly/SSWebSurvey, or click on the QR code. Please fill out this survey by August 18, and if we receive 100 responses, the team will serve ice cream on August 20 following the church service!

On August 20, during our second service, we will be having a teacher dedicatory prayer. If you are a teacher, please plan to join us for a special dedication for you and for the upcoming school year.

Alison Brook will be in concert August 20, 7:00 pm, here at Sunnyside. She is a singer/songwriter from southwest Michigan. In her latest music, her contemporary folk style meets the timeless meaning of classic hymns. Her music inspires listeners as it explores issues of faith.  Learn more about Alison at Alisonbrook.com.

August 21, 3:00 pm: Our Annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on the watermelon-sweet-corncob, watermelon, and a classic car show will be Sunday, August 21, 3:00 pm. Bring your favorite veggie hotdogs for grilling and picnic foods: salads, finger foods, casseroles, entrees, or desserts. You may want to bring some lawn chairs and if you have canopies for shade, bring those along. We will feature the “Classic Car Show.” If you have Old Carany old vehicles you would like to display, contact Lloyd Wescott at 503-252-0165.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016 is a free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend with special worship services on Sabbath here at Sunnyside. We still need more of the following volunteers on Friday and Sunday: physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny, jenny@JinFamily.com, 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com, 971-803-2337.

Bobby McGhee Friends and Family 14th annual weekend is coming September 3, 6:00 pm. Our worship services will feature guest speaker Buell Fogg, Union College associate chaplain. There will be a fellowship potluck immediately following the second service. After vespers we will meet at Stark Street Pizza for pizza together. Plan now to attend this remarkable weekend and meet up with current and former friends.

A medical student from Loma Linda University will be doing a rotation at OHSU September 26–October 22, and is looking for a room with kitchen privileges. Please contact Lorie Ramey at 503-632-7335 for details.

Family Resource Network – A special thank you to all of you who have helped us with the recent needs for the families from the Congo. They are settling in and now have what they need to set up their home. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network”/act. #488.

Life at Sunnyside

Marlane Heiser telling children's story.

Marlane Heiser telling children’s story.

Tommy Larson on the camera

Tommy Larson on the came

 

 

Pastor Jonathan

Pastor Jonathan

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Blehm reading scripture

Ron Blehm reading scripture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beau Snyder and Guy Dove

Beau Snyder and Guy Dove

 

Pastor Kara

Pastor Kara

Wellington Manullang in morning prayer.

Wellington Manullang in morning prayer.

Jim and Vivian Robertson leading praise service

Jim and Vivian Robertson leading praise service

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Summer Learning at PAA
Portland Adventist Academy continues learning opportunities all summer long: http://paasda.org/news/learning-never-stops-paa-even-summer-break/

Summer Camps at PAA
More than 150 elementary students swarmed PAA’s campus for summer camps. This provided work opportunity for PAA students, activity for younger students, and a chance to build relationships with potential future families. http://paasda.org/news/summer-camps-bring-future-cougars-campus/


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

Area Events

August 12, 7:00 pm:  Melissa Otto Concert.
Come welcome in the Sabbath hours with Melissa as she presents her restful music. She’s an international artist from Australia and will be stopping in Portland to share her ministry of Christian life through her music. All are invited, and a dessert bar reception will be hosted by Tabernacle SDA Church young adults afterward.
Event Location: Tabernacle Church, 26 SW Condor Way, Portland.

August 20: Filipino Rally.
Filipinos of Oregon and Washington! Let us all come together for a Filipino Rally with worship, fellowship and food, Sabbath, August 20. Services will begin with Sabbath School at 9:45 am and continue into the afternoon until 4:30 pm. Lunch will be potluck style, so bring your favorite entrée and salad or dessert for 12. Bring your friends, appetites – spiritual and physical. For information call Ardina Wang  at 503-255-0075.
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist School

August 26-28: Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally.
Come join motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the northwest for the 6th annual Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally hosted by the Oregon Conference. Beginning Friday with registration at 10:00 am, the weekend features fellowship, worship, inspiring messages, and of course, group rides on Friday and Sabbath afternoon. For more information call (503) 850-3507.
Event Location: Gladstone Campgrounds.

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July 30 Communiqué

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Dear Family, 

As I was reading again Jesus’ words to his disciples as he sent them out to share the good news of salvation, his message of courage stood out to me. There is a boldness that he calls them to – not in and of itself, but in the context of their relationship with him. Though the world they faced was thwart with its own terror and uncertainty, he called them to courage; do not fear those who can kill the body, rather, know your value in God, rest in the assurance that his  knowledge of and presence with you, is complete (Matthew 10). Love and fear do not dwell well together; one will cancel the other out, whichever is fed, will rule.

As we face more and more turmoil in our society, including the threat of terror attacks, let us not give in to fear, to suspicion and self-preservation. Rather, let us press in to our God who went before us, choosing to love rather than hate, and laying down his life, rather than seeking to preserve it. As we allow ourselves to be loved by him, fear will be starved. In this we experience true freedom, and can truly be the light and salt that we are born to be.

Pastor Kara Dale

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This Weekend

Sabbath, July 30 our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will bring us our Bible message titled, “Let Your Words Be Few.”

Church Announcement

August 5, 7:15 pm: First Friday will feature the praise and worship team from our own Sunnyside church family, and is in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. Pastor Jonathan will give the inspirational thought. Flyers are available on the narthex table. Registration for the August 5 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open Monday, July 25 and run through August 2. 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, August 5. Registration link: https://www.adventisthealth.org/nw/event/first-friday-soup-and-salad-dinner.

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be next week. Plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

Pastor Colby is looking for a vehicle. As you may already know, Pastor Colby is leaving Sunnyside to go back to Seminary on August 7, and he is looking for a vehicle that he can take with him to Andrews University during his studies. His approximate price range is between $2,000–$4,000, and he would appreciate any help or leads on where he can find a good running vehicle that will get him through his seminary experience as he prepares himself for better service to the Lord. Please call or text him at 503-334-8095.

Sunnyside’s website needs a facelift! Now is your chance to speak up – thunnamede communication team is listening to your input. There is a survey at http://bit.ly/SSWebSurvey, or click on the QR code. Please fill out this survey by August 18, and if we receive 100 responses, the team will serve ice cream on August 20, following the church service!

On August 20, during our second service worship service, we will be having a teacher dedicatory prayer. If you are a teacher, please plan to join us for a special dedication for you, for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 3:00 pm: Our Annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on watermelon-sweet-cornthe cob, watermelon, and a classic car show will be Sunday, August 21, 3:00 pm. Bring your favorite veggie hotdogs for grilling and picnic foods: salads, finger foods, casseroles, entrees, or desserts. You may want to bring some lawn chairs and if you have canopies for shade, bring those along. We will feature Old Carthe “Classic Car Show.” If you have any old vehicles you would like to display, contact Lloyd Wescott at
503-252-0165.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016 is a free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. Please volunteer for this event. We need physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical & occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny, jenny@JinFamily.com, 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com, 971-803-2337.

Bobby McGhee Friends and Family 14th annual weekend is coming September 3. Make plans now to be here for this special time together!

A medical student from Loma Linda University will be doing a rotation at OHSU September 26–October 22, and is looking for a room with kitchen privileges. Please contact Lorie Ramey at503-632-7335 for details.

Family Resource Network – A special thank you to all of you who have helped us with the recent needs for the families from the Congo. They are settling in and now have what they need to set up their home. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” or act. #488.

Life at Sunnyside

Barbara Grignon resupplying the children's Sabbath boxes.

Barbara Grignon resupplying the children’s Sabbath boxes.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
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Summer is busy at PAA, especially with a new leader at the helm! We said goodbye to three staff members and welcomed Sheldon Parris as our new principal. The introduction of our new Principal is available here: http://paasda.org/news/getting-know-principal-parris/ . You can read all of our news stories on our news feed: www.paasda.org/news.


Portland Adventist Elementary
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Area Events

August 20: Filipino Rally.
Filipinos of Oregon and Washington! Let us all come together for a Filipino Rally with worship, fellowship and food, Sabbath, August 20. Services will begin with Sabbath School at 9:45 am and continue into the afternoon until 4:30 pm. Lunch will be potluck style, so bring your favorite entrée and salad or dessert for 12. Bring your friends, appetites – spiritual and physical. For information call Ardina Wang  at 503-255-0075.
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist School

August 26-28: Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally.
Come join motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the northwest for the 6th annual Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally hosted by the Oregon Conference. Beginning Friday with registration at 10:00 am, the weekend features fellowship, worship, inspiring messages, and of course, group rides on Friday and Sabbath afternoon. For more information call (503) 850-3507.
Event Location: Gladstone Campgrounds.

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July 23 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

Have you ever imagined what heaven will be like?

Since the start of time many have anticipated its arrival and the commencement of its splendor. After all, heaven is an indispensable hope of the Christian faith. Heaven is not simply an ideal or theological perspective of a type of world we wish to experience now, but on the contrary, it truly is a better world to come.

In recent years, speculation concerning heaven and what it entails has reached a startling peak. Books have been written, movies produced, stories told about what heaven is all about! Whether from a fictional perspective, or an all-to-true reality, it’s a topic that is on the hearts and minds of many.

The Bible shares with us in the book of Revelation the wonderful truth about heaven:

“And I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them.” -Revelation 21:3

Let me put it like this: if you can currently live in a world that is defined by sin, pain, and ultimately alienation from God, and yet in some way still experience the fruit of His Holy Spirit, then I want you to imagine what those same fruits will taste like in heaven! In a world governed by perfection, love, and reconciliation with God. And on that day, when you are standing in the very “presence” of God, you will experience something which you have never experienced before, that is, the fruits of the Spirit fully MAGNIFIED to the highest degree! These are the real rewards of heaven, the presence and power of the fruits of the Spirit.

Think about it for a moment. For example, let’s talk about one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit which is peace. If you can experience God’s peace amid the distress and chaos of a world which has been separated from God, then what will it be like THEN, when the reality of heaven is already governed by peace and reconciliation with God? Right now you may be separated, but then you will be completely restored, completely reconciled, and at perfect peace! No more barriers, no more breaches, no more sin between YOU and GOD forever! Just imagine, what will heaven be like?

Pastor Colby

Colby's Sig
Colby F. Maier

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This Weekend

Camp Meeting Sabbath, July 23 at 10:00 am we will have a general Sabbath School lesson study, and at 11:15 our worship service. Pastor Don Reynolds will present our Bible message titled, “The Last Message of Mercy.”

Sunday, July 24, 2:00 pm there will be a memorial service for Jack Killinger here at Sunnyside, followed with light refreshments in the fellowship hall.

Church Announcements

August 5, 7:15 pm: First Friday will feature the praise and worship team from our own Sunnyside church family, and is in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. Pastor Jonathan will give the inspirational thought. Flyers are available on the Narthex table. Registration for the August 5 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open Monday, July 25 and run through August 2. 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, August 5. Registration link: https://www.adventisthealth.org/nw/event/first-friday-soup-and-salad-dinner

August 21, 3:00 pm: Our Annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, and a classic car show will be Sunday, August 21, 3:00 pm. Bring your favorite veggie hotdogs for grilling and picnic foods: salads, finger foods, casseroles, entrees, or desserts. You may want to bring some lawn chairs and if you have canopies for shade, bring those along. We will feature the “Classic Car Show.” If you have any old vehicles you would like to display, contact Lloyd Wescott at 503-252-0165.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016 is a free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. Please volunteer for this event. We need physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical & occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny, jenny@JinFamily.com, 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com, 971-803-2337.

Family Resource Network – We have another specific need! Two families have arrived from the Congo, and need everything to set up their home. If you can donate anything, please contact Marie at 503-998-3754. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” or account number 488.

Life at Sunnyside

Enjoy  our pictures of Vacation Bible School!

Barbara Grignon Camie Vickroy & Diane-2 Diane-3 Drummer Erin Green Shirt Green Shirt-Erin Jaci Russell Kids Last Miller Ross Ross-2 Ross-3 Sabbath VBS

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Summer is busy at PAA, especially with a new leader at the helm! We said goodbye to three staff members and welcomed Sheldon Parris as our new principal. The introduction of our new Principal is available here: http://paasda.org/news/getting-know-principal-parris/ . You can read all of our news stories on our news feed: www.paasda.org/news.


Portland Adventist Elementary
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Area Events

August 20: Filipino Rally.
Filipinos of Oregon and Washington! Let us all come together for a Filipino Rally with worship, fellowship and food, Sabbath, August 20. Services will begin with Sabbath School at 9:45 am and continue into the afternoon until 4:30 pm. Lunch will be potluck style, so bring your favorite entrée and salad or dessert for 12. Bring your friends, appetites – spiritual and physical. For information call Ardina Wang  at 503-255-0075.
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist School

August 26-28: Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally.
Come join motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the northwest for the 6th annual Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally hosted by the Oregon Conference. Beginning Friday with registration at 10:00 am, the weekend features fellowship, worship, inspiring messages, and of course, group rides on Friday and Sabbath afternoon. For more information call (503) 850-3507.
Event Location: Gladstone Campgrounds.

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July 16 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

This is my first full week back on the job at Sunnyside after spending a few weeks in Michigan studying. While it was refreshing for my mind to take extended time to study and think, I missed seeing Sunnysiders from day to day. I was so glad to be here this week to see the work of countless volunteers as they transformed the church into a cave system through which visiting children would experience Jesus. Behind the scenes dozens of hours have gone into set design, supply sourcing, volunteer recruitment, and program preparation. Each night, dozens of volunteers have come to lead kids through music, stories, games and activities. Every child I have talked to has demonstrated energetic excitement as they recount the activities of the day. But the thing that moves me the most is that each child has been able to recount and recite every lesson from the week.  In all the flash and glamor of stalactites and lava tubes, the kids have heard the indelible message of Jesus who gives hope, courage, and direction. They are really learning what Jesus can mean to them in their lives.

As I step back and look at everything that has happened over this week, I see Sunnyside at its best. I see volunteers partnering together to communicate our shared faith to the next generation. This week, it looks a bit different than normal. But It’s a visual representation of God’s call on our lives each day: to transmit faith to our children and to those for whom it is not yet real.

When we gather for worship tomorrow, we will experience it in our CaveQuest Cavern. Volunteers will be clad in their jeans and Cave Crew t-shirts as a visual reminder that the work of sharing faith with our kids and our community is an ongoing work. The worship service will be the culmination of a week of conversation and activity that has lifted up Jesus, the Light of the world. Feel free to fit in and come dressed for the cavern. Or come however you’re comfortable. One thing I know: We will continue to lift Jesus, the Light of the world. And in doing so, we’ll continue to share our faith with the next generation.

See you tomorrow!

Pastor Jonathan

 

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This Weekend

Sabbath, July 9, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will bring us our Bible message titled, Walk Towards the Light.

VBS clean up and tear down will begin Sunday at 10:00 am. We need as many volunteers as possible. Many hands make light work! Thank you for your support.

Church Announcements

Sabbath, July 23, is Sunnyside’s camp meeting Sabbath! Gladstone will be concluding its week of camp meeting. However, as usual, Sunnyside will open our doors for Sabbath worship services. Pastor Don Reynolds will be leading in our worship service and Pastor Dick Fenn will conduct a general Sabbath School study. Sabbath School is at 10:00 am and the worship service will begin at 11:15 am. (There will be only one worship service this week.) Feel free to join us and invite others who may want to enjoy an air-conditioned building in which to worship.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016 is a free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. Please volunteer for this event. We need physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical & occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny, jenny@JinFamily.com, 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com, 971-803-2337.

Family Resource Network – We have another specific need! Two families have arrived from the Congo, and need everything to set up their home. If you can donate anything, please contact Marie at 503-998-3754. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” or account number 488.

Life at Sunnyside

Prayer with Rachel Stanton and family following her baptism.

Prayer with Rachel Stanton and family following her baptism.

Barbara Plubell telling children's story.

Barbara Plubell telling children’s story.

Jeanine Linder reading scripture.

Jeanine Linder reading scripture.

Polly Moody, Julie Wernham, and Debbie Stanton singing.

Polly Moody, Julie Wernham, and Debbie Stanton singing.

Pastor Jonathan Russell.

Pastor Jonathan Russell.

Kimberly Goodwin-Helton leading singing.

Kimberly Goodwin-Helton leading singing.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Summer is busy at PAA, especially with a new leader at the helm! We said goodbye to three staff members and welcomed Sheldon Parris as our new principal. The introduction of our new Principal is available here: http://paasda.org/news/getting-know-principal-parris/ . You can read all of our news stories on our news feed: www.paasda.org/news.


Portland Adventist Elementary
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Area Events

2016 Gladstone Camp Meeting
July 19-23 ~ Called Together…Members in Ministry
Join us for camp meeting! There is a special blessing that God gives as we fellowship, worship, and work together, and this becomes even more significant as we move closer to the return of Christ.
Morning Devotionals: Review the early church just after Jesus retuned to heaven. Find the powerful parallels found in those chapters from the book of Acts that are still significant for us today.
9:00 am: Carl Cosaert will give you a whole new insight into mentoring, modeling, and ministry of Paul and Timothy.
Workshops: Many from which to choose!
Evenings: Mike Tucker unpacks the Bible stories of salvation.
Birth-Age 10: Experience adventures of living in God’s family.
Kids in grades 5-8: Listen to stories by Dick Duerksen as well as play, serve, and worship together!
Youth: 7 am: Devotions with Pastor Michael; fun afternoon activities; Evenings: with Paddy McCoy.
Collegiate/Young Adult:  “This Is My Story!” Every night hear powerful testimonies from young adults who have found real hope, strength, and life change in Jesus. Featured speaker: Manny Arteaga. View the entire camp meeting booklet by clicking on: http://orgccampmeeting.adventistnw.org/uploaded_assets/288364. Event Location: Adventist Campgrounds, Gladstone.

July 10, 5-7:45 pm: Vegan Potluck and the Power of Raw Foods:
Join Northwest VEG in welcoming  Kathy Peterman, RN as she shares her journey in raw food, detoxifying, juicing, and trying out various ways to lose weight. It’s a journey that got her to now do a raw cleanse three times as a way to enhance her health and focus on caring for her body, mind, and spirit. Come learn more about her journey and how it might be helpful to you. Recipe and samples of a raw smoothie will be provided. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. NW VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. Questions? Email Jeanne at upcyclingcreations@gmail.com or call the Healing Hope Church office 503-253-8595.
Event Location: Healing Hope SDA Fellowship.

July 23, after Church: Camp Meeting Lunch.
Filipinos of Oregon and Washington! You are invited to camp meeting July 19-23 in Gladstone. Please plan to have lunch, potluck style, following the Sabbath morning service.
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist School.

August 20: Filipino Rally.
Filipinos of Oregon and Washington! Let us all come together for a Filipino Rally with worship, fellowship and food, Sabbath, August 20. Services will begin with Sabbath School at 9:45 am and continue into the afternoo

n until 4:30 pm. Lunch will be potluck style, so bring your favorite entrée and salad or dessert for 12. Bring your friends, appetites – spiritual and physical. For information call Ardina Wang  at 503-255-0075.
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist School

August 26-28: Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally.
Come join motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the northwest for the 6th annual Northwest Christian Motorcycle Rally hosted by the Oregon Conference. Beginning Friday with registration at 10:00 am, the weekend features fellowship, worship, inspiring messages, and of course, group rides on Friday and Sabbath afternoon. For more information call (503) 850-3507.
Event Location: Gladstone Campgrounds.

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