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
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.

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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
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Life at Sunnyside
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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
http://www.paes.com

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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July 9 Communiqué

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Dear Church Family, 

Love has been on my mind a great deal this week, family, as the most amazing man in the world asked me to marry him last Monday! Of course, I said “yes” and we are now in the exciting journey of planning a wedding!

One of my all time favorite authors, C.S Lewis, wrote a most profound and challenging truth about love.

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” C.S Lewis, The Four Loves.

Being vulnerable does not come easily for a people born into a world where evil still has sway, where people can and do choose to hurt you, where promises can be broken. However, God asks us to choose love, to choose to follow him in laying down our lives (Matt 10:39, 1 John 3:16).

Sometimes we can view that particular text in quite dramatic terms such as martyrdom and make grand promises to ourselves that we will indeed choose to do that should the need arise.

However, I believe that when God asks us to lay down our lives for him, he is speaking to our day to day existence rather than just a dramatic moment in time. Vulnerability rather than self protection.

Helping others, even if it sometimes means we could get hurt in the process. Choosing to give, rather than store away.

Pastor Kara Dale

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

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, Transformed Life: Going for the Gold.

Church Announcements CaveQuestLogo_HR - Copy

Vacation Bible School begins Monday evening, 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. We are looking forward to a great week with our kids next week — bring your children, grandchildren, and neighborhood children! Please sign up on our website at www.SunnysideAdventist.org and come enjoy our week together.

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.

Handbells – if you have enjoyed hearing the handbells for worship services, perhaps you would enjoy even more ringing with the team. We will have several open positions for the coming season which begins in September and would like to learn of your interest now. 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 – 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 act. #488.

Life at Sunnyside

Harold Burden.

Harold Burden.

 

Potluck preparation.

Potluck preparation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny Jin and Arnold Petersen. Impact Your Health.

Jenny Jin and Arnold Petersen.
Impact Your Health.

Pastor Kara telling children's story.

Pastor Kara telling children’s story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karl Helton, organist.

Karl Helton, organist.

Lisa Riffel leading singing.

Lisa Riffel leading singing.

 

Pastor Kara Dale and Terry Johnson. Congratulations on your engagement!

Pastor Kara Dale and Terry Johnson.
Congratulations on your engagement!

FaithLift congratulating Pastor Kara.

FaithLift congratulating Pastor Kara.

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
http://www.paes.com

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 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 2 Communiqué

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Dear Church family & friends, 

Very soon we will be celebrating and commemorating the day of our national independence, July 4th, Independence Day. Although we can be proud to be residents and citizens (not all of us) of such a beautiful, free, and prosperous country, we must always bear in mind that we are also citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. The book of Hebrews words things perfectly, referring to the hopeful patriarchs of the past: “they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.” People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had the opportunity to return. Instead, “they were longing for a better country, a heavenly one” (Heb. 11:14-16).

I personally find great comfort in these words. As you look at the country you call home, as you look at the countries others may call home, one thing is clear: this world and this country is falling apart. It is falling apart because of sin, and it is falling apart because the Adversary has sown bad seed, and both the good seed and the bad seed must grow together until the time of the harvest, the second coming of Jesus Christ, when we will be taken to our final home.

Although I am grateful to live in the wonderful country of the United States of America, the Word of God reveals the superiority of the heavenly country awaiting us; one without pain, heart-ache and death. A country where, as Elsie Osborn puts it, “the tree of life is blooming, where the streets with gold are laid, and where the roses will never fade.” But in the meantime, we serve as ambassadors for Christ in this foreign land, and we seek to represent our heavenly Kingdom during our short time on this earth. Keep the end in mind as you sojourn in this world, always being “joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer,” but most importantly, hang on tight to Jesus Christ and the country that awaits you.

Blessings,

Colby's Sig

 

 

Pastor Colby F. Maier

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This Weekend
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Life at Sunnyside
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Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath, July 2, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Colby Maier will bring us our Bible message titled, Transformed Life: Gentleness.

Our monthly fellowship potluck is today immediately following the second service. We will be specializing in cold picnic foods since this is the hot time of year! You are invited to stay, enjoy great food, good friendships, and make new acquaintances.

Encounters With God this afternoon at 7:00, in the sanctuary, features
Warren Rushold.

Church Announcements 

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VBS is July 11-15, 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, or would like to start this year, we have a place for you. Please sign up online at www.SunnysideAdventist.org, if you are available to help, or if you would like to attend register for our VBS on the same site.

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. Take time to sign up in the Narthex today. Contact Jenny, jenny@JinFamily.com, 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com, 971-803-2337.

Handbells – if you have enjoyed hearing the handbells for worship services, perhaps you would enjoy even more ringing with the team. We will have several open positions for the coming season which begins in September and would like to learn of your interest now. 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 – 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.

Children’s Ministries family picnic, Sabbath afternoon, July 3Mark Calendar0. Watch for more information to come!

 

Life at Sunnyside

Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

Donna Mitchell, Chorister

Donna Mitchell, Chorister

 

 

 

 

Handbell Quartet

Handbell Quartet

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Natiuk telling children's story.

Robert Natiuk telling children’s story.

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
http://www.paes.com

Area Events

Become a Hospice Volunteer!
Did you know that the word “companion” is not only a noun, but also a verb? “Companion” means “to accompany.” To be a companion volunteer is not only to be a friend and companion, but it also means to accompany someone on a journey. In the case of being a hospice companion volunteer, you are one who accompanies another on their journey at the end of life. This is not only a ministry to the dying, but also one of the most sacred journeys that you will ever take with another person. Many of us are called to such a ministry. When asked why we do this, we are often unsure of what the answer is other than that it is something that we must do. If this sounds like you, then perhaps you would like to learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer. Adventist Health Hospice is currently looking for people who feel called to serve in this capacity. There are many opportunities available. Give us a call today at 503-251-6192 and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator if this feels like an opportunity you would like to explore.

Great News about Big Lake!!
We have been given permission by the Forest Service to rebuild cabins in the Girl’s Village! They have lifted the moratorium on new building (after many decades of master plan negotiations). To fundraise for the new cabins we are working to find counselors that lived in cabins, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, or GV directors. We are hoping that they might be willing to share a positive, life-changing experience that they had while they were counseling in that particular cabin. If you fit this category or know of someone who does, please contact Les Zollbrecht, Director Big Lake Youth Camp 503-850-3578.

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

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 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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June 25 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

What a weekend we have had! Not only was I blessed through our special Communion Service, the music and food of Strawberry Vespers, and the Evening with Manny Taiblum, but I came away on cloud nine just witnessing our family pulling together to provide these special events for our community. So many people gave of their time and talents, turning up, setting up, cleaning up, practicing, planning, giving, cooking, serving, working together as the Body of Christ and it was such a blessing to behold. I praise God for such an incredibly loving and committed Family of God – you truly are special!

The beautiful thing about the Family of God is that with all our differences, there is a place for all. More than that, we need each other. It can be tempting to try to work and live in isolation – even in our areas of ministry. However, God calls us to be family, to work interconnectedly, for each person to take their part, and for all of us to have equal concern for each other (1 Cor 12:13, 14, 21, 25). Thank you for living this out atSunnyside!

Perhaps you are new to the family, and are still finding your place – don’t hesitate to contact one of our pastoral staff or elders for ways of getting involved. There is a place for you here.

As always, I am looking forward to worshipping with you all tomorrow.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Dale

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Sabbath, June 25, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Dale will bring us our Bible message titled, Nothing Wasted.

Church Announcements 

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Vacation Bible School: This afternoon immediately following our second worship service, a meal will be provided for all Vacation Bible School volunteers. We’ll gather together for a brief training, and then spread out through the neighborhood distributing flyers to our friends about our upcoming VBS.

 

Vacation Bible School is July 11-15, 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, or would like to start this year, we have a place for you. Please sign up online at www.SunnysideAdventist.org, if you are available to help, or if you would like to attend register for our VBS on the same site.

Encounters With God this afternoon at 5:00, features Pastor Kara Dale.

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. We will be specializing in cold picnic foods since this is the hot time of year! This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

Handbells – if you have enjoyed hearing the handbells for worship services, perhaps you would enjoy even more ringing with the team. We will have several open positions for the coming season which begins in September and would like to learn of your interest now. 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 – 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
act. #488.

First Friday will be held July 1, 7:15-8:30 pm, in the lower level amphitheater of Adventist Medical Center. This is a time of music and spiritual fellowship. This month Ohana praise and worship band will present the music; an inspirational thought will be from Alex and Liesl Geschke who have a miraculous story to share. Flyers are available on the Narthex table.

Wanted: CD of the SDA Bible Commentary / 7 volumes: If you have this CD or know of someone that does, we have a request for someone to borrow it. Please call the church office if you have one to loan: 503-252-8080.

Children’s Ministries family picnic, Sabbath afternoon, July 30. Watch for more information to come!

Life at Sunnyside

Joanne & Barry

Joanne Dixon and Barry Fadness.

Ukulete players

Marya and Neema Nziacharo, Josie Kilmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Meisner

Ron Meisner helping in the kitchen.

Jan Clayton serving strawberry shortcake.

Jan Clayton serving strawberry shortcake.

Dean Browning leading Strawberry Vespers sing-a-long.

Dean Browning leading Strawberry Vespers sing-a-long.

Matt & Levis

Matt Mandrones and Levis Dragulin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reinette Wildman.

Reinette Wildman.

ReviveUs at Strawberry Vespers.

ReviveUs at Strawberry Vespers.

Jane; Manny Taiblum, holocaust survivor; and Pastor Kara.

Jane; Manny Taiblum, holocaust survivor; and Pastor Kara.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

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

Area Events

Become a Hospice Volunteer!
Did you know that the word “companion” is not only a noun, but also a verb? “Companion” means “to accompany.” To be a companion volunteer is not only to be a friend and companion, but it also means to accompany someone on a journey. In the case of being a hospice companion volunteer, you are one who accompanies another on their journey at the end of life. This is not only a ministry to the dying, but also one of the most sacred journeys that you will ever take with another person. Many of us are called to such a ministry. When asked why we do this, we are often unsure of what the answer is other than that it is something that we must do. If this sounds like you, then perhaps you would like to learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer. Adventist Health Hospice is currently looking for people who feel called to serve in this capacity. There are many opportunities available. Give us a call today at 503-251-6192 and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator if this feels like an opportunity you would like to explore.

Great News about Big Lake!!
We have been given permission by the Forest Service to rebuild cabins in the Girl’s Village! They have lifted the moratorium on new building (after many decades of master plan negotiations). To fundraise for the new cabins we are working to find counselors that lived in cabins, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, or GV directors. We are hoping that they might be willing to share a positive, life-changing experience that they had while they were counseling in that particular cabin. If you fit this category or know of someone who does, please contact Les Zollbrecht, Director Big Lake Youth Camp 503-850-3578.

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

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 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, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include 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 Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

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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June 18 Communiqué

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Greetings,

A Good Father

Most of us are born into families which fall into one of two categories. Some of us were fortunate enough to be born into homes where love, grace, and acceptance are the norm. While others are born into homes where abuse, scorn, and neglect are present. However, even the best of human families have their downfalls and even the “best” fathers are certainly anything but perfect. Although some of us take Father’s Day to appreciate the goodness of our dads, others may be thinking quite the opposite, those whom fall into that second category. Despite your upbringing and regardless of the benevolence of your biological dad, I have great news for you; our God is a good, good father!

The Bible often corresponds our relationship to God as to a child’s relationship to his or her father. For example, the Gospel tell us that “if you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him” (NIV, Matthew 7:11). The point here is from less to more. If sinful man is able to show any goodness to his children, then how much more so will God – who is our Father in heaven, who is perfect and complete in love, who is lacking nothing and who withholds no good thing from us – take care of us and provide for us thoroughly. Our Heavenly Father is the ultimate Dad! He gives us the best gifts and in his sovereignty provides those things which He knows we need, not necessarily want.

In sending His Son, Jesus Christ into the world, our Heavenly Father “proves His love for us in this: while we were yet sinners Christ died for us” (NIV, Romans 5:8). He gave us the most precious gift He could ever offer, namely, the death of His one and only Son on a stake so that we might enter into the family of God, so that Jesus might be our brother and we might be called His children. If God, our Father, is good enough to give us Jesus, most assuredly then we can say with great confidence that He is a good, good Father.

Blessings,

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Pastor Colby F. Maier

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

This Weekend

Sabbath, June 4, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 amPastor Jonathan Russell will bring us our Bible message titled, Broken.

June 18, our Strawberry Vespers bStrawberry shortcakeegins at 5:30 pm, followed with strawberry shortcake. We will enjoy a brief break and gather to enjoy a concert by the Heritage Singers at 8:00 pm. Plan now to attend this very special evening!

Sunday, June, 19, 5:00 pm, we will enjoy a light supper together, and immediately following at 6:00 pm, we will spend an evening with Menachem (Manny) Taiblum. He is a Holocaust survivor and will tell us his story of God’s faithfulness and strength in the face of immense struggle. Register at www.SunnysideAdventist.org.

Church Announcements 

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Vacation Bible School is July 11-15, 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, or would like to start this year, we have a place for you. Please sign up online at www.SunnysideAdventist.org, if you are available to help, or if you would like to attend register for our VBS on the same site.

Sabbath, June 25, 12:45 pm, immediately following our second worship service, a meal will be provided for all volunteers. We’ll gather together for a brief training, and then spread out through the neighborhood distributing flyers to our friends about our VBS.

Handbells – if you have enjoyed hearing the handbells for worship services, perhaps you would enjoy even more ringing with the team. We will have several open positions for the coming season which begins in September and would like to learn of your interest now. 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 – 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
act. #488.

First Friday will be held July 1, 7:15-8:30 pm, in the lower level amphitheater of Adventist Medical Center. This is a time of music and spiritual fellowship. This month Ohana praise and worship band will present the music; an inspirational thought will be from Alex and Liesl Geschke who have a miraculous story to share. Flyers are available on the Narthex table.

Wanted: CD of E.G. White Bible Commentary / 7 volumes: If you have this CD or know of someone that does, we have a request for someone to borrow it. Please call the church office if you have one to loan: 503-252-8080.

Trinette Weber, a long-time friend of Sunnyside recently passed away. Many of you know her as co-owner of Trinette’s Floral. She prepared and delivered many flowers for us and many of you. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, June 21, 1:30 pm, at Abundant Life Church, 17241 SE Hemrich Road, Damascus. Flowers are welcome.

Life at Sunnyside

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

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

Area Events

Great News about Big Lake!!
We have been given permission by the Forest Service to rebuild cabins in the Girl’s Village! They have lifted the moratorium on new building (after many decades of master plan negotiations). To fundraise for the new cabins we are working to find counselors that lived in cabins, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, or GV directors. We are hoping that they might be willing to share a positive, life-changing experience that they had while they were counseling in that particular cabin. If you fit this category or know of someone who does, please contact Les Zollbrecht, Director Big Lake Youth Camp 503-850-3578.

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

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.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include 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 Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

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June 11 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

After recounting the story of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana, John notes that this was the first of the signs in which Jesus revealed His glory. From a human’s perspective, a very unusual choice in miracles to kick off any world-changing ministry; raising the dead would have been much more dramatic for a first! But of course, God knows best, and tomorrow we will be exploring the amazing glory of God that Jesus revealed in this particular trip to Cana.

I particularly love the fact that he was invited to go in the first place – Jesus, God in the flesh, was someone that people wanted to have at their parties. There was nothing about being God which made the common person pull back, or avoid Him – He brought life to a party! Joy! And secondly, He chose to go – He chose to walk all that way to attend a party. He valued people, he took time to celebrate life, demonstrating an integral part of the Christian life; having fun together!

As Summer starts, let’s take time to celebrate life together as a church family. Do you like hiking? Perhaps biking? Walking? Visiting restaurants? Picnicking? Invite a few people you know as well as people that you may have just met, and take time to enjoy the life that God has blessed us with.

ALSO!

Next weekend we have our annual STRAWBERRY VESPERS on Saturday night (with the Heritage Singers!!!) as well as an evening with Manny Taiblum on Sunday (dinner included), so if you haven’t done so already, mark it on your calendars!

Looking forward to worshipping our incredible God with you tomorrow, Family.

In Him,

Pastor Kara

News & Notes

News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath, June 4, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 amPastor Kara Dale will bring us our Bible message titled, Transformed Life: Better Than Good!

Church Announcements 

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College:
 Andrews University:
 Laura Gren Taylor, B.A. in Religion, daughter of Conrad and Barbara Gren
 Timothy Taylor, MDiv, son-in-law of Conrad and Barbara Gren
 Portland State University:
Jane Evanado, B.S. in Business Administration in Business Supply Chain and             Logistics Management; daughter of Richard and Donna Evanado
Southern Adventist University:
Cassie (Miller) Van Barriger, Bachelor of Social Work, daughter of
David and Sally Miller
 Walla Walla University:
Jonathan Stephan, B.A. in Theology; son of Jon and Donna Stephan

High School:
 Centennial High
Kila Gebeyessa, daughter of Genemo Wariyo and Zewiditu Hinsen
Edatu Gebeyessa, daughter  of Genemo Wariyo and Zewiditu Hinsene
Columbia Adventist Academy:
Kara Hatton, granddaughter of Melvin & Betty West;
daughter of Travis and Lynelle Hatton
Corbett High:
Zac Miller, son of David and Sally Miller
David Douglas High
 Sabinna Pierre daughter of Marie Pierre
Home School:
Caitrin Kramer, granddaughter of Tom and Judy Kramer
Portland Adventist Academy:
Taina Allen, daughter of Terrill and Ivonne Allen,
granddaughter of Margie Allen
Christopher Green, grandson of Dick and Arlene Thompson
Bianca Hutuleac, daughter of Vasile and Lidia Hutuleac
Calvin Kramer, grandson of Tom and Judy Kramer
Lydia Krueger-Blehm, daughter of Ron Blehm and Tracey Krueger,
granddaughter of Angie Krueger, and Shirley Blehm-Hartnell
Genevra Lorenson, daughter of Ron and Stephanie Lorenson
Salem Christian Academy:
AnneMarie Chavez, daughter of Carolyn Akerman;
granddaughter of Dick and Joan Fenn 

June 18, our Strawberry Vespers bStrawberry shortcakeegins at 5:30 pm, followed with strawberry shortcake. We will enjoy a brief break and gather to enjoy a concert by the Heritage Singers at 8:00 pm. Plan now to attend this very special evening!

Sunday, June, 19, 5:00 pm, we will enjoy a light supper together, and immediately following at 6:00 pm, we will spend an evening with Menachem (Manny) Taiblum. He is a Holocaust survivor and will tell us his story of God’s faithfulness and strength in the face of immense struggle. Register at www.SunnysideAdventist.org.

 

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Vacation Bible School is July 11-15, 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, or would like to start this year, we have a place for you. Please sign up online at www.SunnysideAdventist.org, if you are available to help, or if you would like to attend register for our VBS on the same site.

Sabbath, June 25, 12:45 pm, immediately following our second worship service, a meal will be provided for all volunteers. We’ll gather together for a brief training, and then spread out through the neighborhood distributing flyers to our friends about our VBS.

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
act. #488.

Thank you!
 Dear Church Family,
Thank you for all your support with getting me physical therapy training hours at     ADAPT. It’s going well over there with each week of training. Your donations of sellable items for eBay to be used for ADAPT hours are also going well. I enjoy listing items because it helps me feel as though I have a part in raising money for my ongoing recovery. I greatly appreciate all the help everyone has contributed and am ready to take on more sellable items for eBay for those who wish to donate them. Thank you. ~Alex Buchanan

ReNew Projects: It has been another busy week at church – we have been regrading and installing drainage and sprinkler systems in order to facilitate greater use of our grounds. Meanwhile, continued Sunnyside Renew progress is taking place inside! Thank you to everyone who has been busily making this happen!

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Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

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

Area Events

Great News about Big Lake!!
We have been given permission by the Forest Service to rebuild cabins in the Girl’s Village! They have lifted the moratorium on new building (after many decades of master plan negotiations). To fundraise for the new cabins we are working to find counselors that lived in cabins, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, or GV directors. We are hoping that they might be willing to share a positive, life-changing experience that they had while they were counseling in that particular cabin. If you fit this category or know of someone who does, please contact Les Zollbrecht, Director Big Lake Youth Camp 503-850-3578.

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting Team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during camp meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.  We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety and security. We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

May 29, 10:30 am. Join Washington Conference singles for a day at Northwest Trek. Meet us at the gate  Admission gives us access to the entire park, a tram tour, and parking. See www.nwtrek.org for details on cost and what to expect. Bring your camera and appropriate clothes for the weather. To RSVP or if you have questions email WashingtonASAM@gmail.com or call 360-588-3179. We are not arranging carpooling.
Event Location: Northwest Trek, Tacoma.

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.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include 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 Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

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