January 20 Communiqué

 

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Greetings church family,

This past Tuesday night I had the opportunity to watch a great basketball game at Portland Adventist Academy.  It was a game that came down to the very last play.  It was a one-point game with .8 seconds on the clock.  Caitlin Gabel had the ball and was trying to steal a victory from the Portland Adventist Academy boy’s junior varsity basketball team.  The game was already in overtime thanks to one of our own Sunnyside freshman, Kort Petersen, scoring on a layup with little time on the clock in regulation.  Now with .8 seconds left in the overtime period, the Caitlin Gabel player inbounded the ball by whipping it down the court into waiting hands of his teammate.  His teammate caught the ball and put up a turnaround jumper that just barely clanged off the rim.  Portland Adventist Academy had finished up and sealed the victory.  As I looked at the faces of all these young men it was interesting to see their expressions.  There was a mixture of exuberance and exhaustion all at once on the faces of those victorious young men.

It is an interesting thing to think about all the time and energy that went into making that one game a success.  There was countless number of shots, passes, and plays that were practiced with a lot of energy expended.  The players also used up a lot of energy playing a game that included an overtime session.  We can learn a lot from those young men.  The Bible says, “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win” (1 Corinthians 9:24).  The runners race to win and the basketball players play to win.  This verse is not just talking about running a physical race or playing in a basketball game but it is talking about effort and energy.  We are instructed that we should put just as much energy and effort into our spiritual race as people put into sports.  So what does the effort in your spiritual race look like?

If you were to take a schedule and write down all the hours that we put into your spiritual weekly race what would the total be?  Would it be a total that you would be proud of?  It is important to understand that we are not talking about earning salvation.  Salvation is a free gift from God (Ephesians 2:8).  We receive that gift and seek to develop a relationship with the Giver of that gift.  Every relationship takes effort.  We must make sure that we are putting in the effort.  Those kids put so much time and energy into winning that game.  Can we say that we are doing the same thing in our spiritual race?  I invite you to take this opportunity to do a self-evaluation.  Learn from those young men and make sure that you are putting in all the time and effort you should be.  Run in such a way that you may win.

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse

 

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

 A special thank you to the team of ladies who put together such a lovely baby shower for Laura and Gabe Pinto

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Juan Fresse will present our Bible message titled “Heroes of Faith: Tabitha.”

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside or visiting from out of town, we would like to invite you to get to know our church better over lunch. The Rippey Sabbath School Class will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

Sabbath January 20, 3:00 pm, His Praise Men’s Chorus will present a concert. You will not want to miss this inspiring service.

Sunday, January 21, 3:00 pm, the Oregon Sinfonietta, directed by Donald Appert will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

Church Announcements

Congratulations to our own Dr. Terry Johnsson on receiving the prestigious Martin Luther King Junior Lifetime Achievement Award. Terry was selected from among more than 400 candidates throughout Oregon to receive the award.

As a child, he was told he would never succeed due to his severe dyslexia and inability to focus. Terry proved them wrong. He was the first African-American from Oregon to serve as a U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard at the White House for three United States Presidents. His passion for service and focus on whole-person care is changing the world. Today he serves as VP for Mission Integration at Adventist Health Pacific Northwest Region. Terry and his wife, Kara, are ministering to the needs of others and making this world a better place for generations to come.

There will be a memorial service for Verna Mae Dixon January 25, 2018, 1:00 pm, at the Cherrywood Village chapel. Sunnyside members who wish to attend are welcome. Earlier that day there will be a private interment at Willamette National Cemetery. Verna passed to her rest on Thanksgiving day 2017; she lived 98 years full of love for her blessed Jesus.

A special thank you to all who have provided flowers for our services. Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway. There are still a lot of blank dates available. Please choose a date to share flowers with our Sunnyside family for our worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like to place in the bulletin about the flowers.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current Needs: washer and dryer, refrigerator or freezer, dining room table, blankets, and a dresser. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

Adventist Education

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

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

PAA’s Lunch Revolution Needs You
Last Sabbath, Portland Adventist Academy’s Stephanie Torgerson (or “Chef Stef” as she’s known) did a short presentation about the school’s lunch revolution. “Healthy eating is part of our heritage as Adventists,” says Torgerson. “With urban farms cropping up all over our city, and vegan and vegetarian lifestyles trending, why shouldn’t we be leaders in this movement?” It is for this reason, PAA’s cafeteria provides students with non-processed lunches, with plenty of vegan choices, a bountiful colorful salad bar, and the invitation to return for vegetables and fruit as often as one wishes.

And there’s more!  PAA students can now harvest organic produce at school. New garden beds, brimming with vegetables in the fall and spring, give students the satisfaction of knowing they helped grow some of the food they get to eat at lunch.

Chef Stef is leading the way and there are many more goals to accomplish. If you are an avid gardener, a carpenter, or someone who simply loves food and cooking healthy meals, you could be a part of making a difference for current and future students. We would love to hear from you! Contact Chef Stef directly at 703.338.5747 or storgerson@paasda.org.

Jason Bibb Named Principal:
God is so good! We’ve been praying for the right man for the right time and our answer was clear. God brought Mr. Bibb to PAA four years ago to prepare for this new role as principal. We are blessed. And we thank you for the ongoing prayers and support you’ve shown PAA. Read and share the full news story here: http://paasda.org/news/paa-board-unanimously-votes-mr-bibb-principal/

PAA Day & Parent Night is February 6:
This is such a great way to encourage any of your public school or homeschool families to seek out Adventist education for those tender high school years. If taking a full day to attend isn’t possible, we offer personal tours and shadow days. http://paasda.org/news/february-6-paa-day-parent-night/

International Food Day: Home Cooks Wanted!
Share a favorite recipe and hang out in the kitchen for a day! Being a Guest Chef at PAA is a fun and rewarding way to get to know our school family and share your talent. Guest chefs are needed for February through May. Learn more here: http://paasda.org/news/international-food-day/

Area Events and Announcements

January 14-February 4: ABC January Clearance.
Download flyer at ABCflyer.com.

Friday, February 2, 7:15 pm: The February First Friday service will feature praise and worship by the Pleasant Valley Church worship band and an inspirational thought from Pastor Greg Phillips. Registration for the free, February 2, First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on January 22 and will run through Wednesday, January 31.  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, February 2.

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

JOB OPPORTUNITY
The Oregon Conference Legal, Planned Giving and Trust Services Department is hiring a full-time administrative assistant. For the job description, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home

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January 13 Communiqué

 

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Dear Family,

Just wanted to say thank you again for coming together for such a great start to the new year this past Sabbath. It is such a privilege and joy to be a part of our Sunnyside Family and to share worship together. I love that we are diverse; so many different backgrounds, so many different outlooks. It makes me think of the disciples; a more diverse group would have been hard to find! In fact, as I reflect on their different characters, occupations, political outlooks, and status, my hunch is that if given the choice, they would not have naturally chosen to hang out! There were times when they even had sharp disagreements. But they found their unity in their relationship with Jesus. That is church – real church. And I am thankful for the maturity and love that I see at work in our family at Sunnyside.

Looking forward to seeing you this Sabbath as we continue our series “Heroes of Faith.”

 In Him,

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

 

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

Shout out to Pauline and Tom Davis, and Judy and Gene Denis for their help with all of our extra programs. Thank you for a job well done!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara will present our Bible message titled “Heroes of Faith: Joshua.”

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside or visiting from out of town, we would like to invite you to get to know our church better over lunch. The Gingrich and Round Table Sabbath School Classes will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

Tomorrow, Sunday, January 14, 11:00 am, there will be a baby shower for Laura and Gabe Pinto. They are expecting a baby girl in March. Come and celebrate with us in the fellowship hall. Brunch will be served. They are registered at Target and Amazon.com. Everyone is welcome!

Church Announcements

Sunnyside Church Business meeting will be Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 pm. Our agenda consists of: 1) Fiscal Year Financial Review 2) Membership Review, 3) Pastoral Search Committee. Please take time to attend, your input is vital to our church operations.

Sabbath January 20, 3:00 pm, His Praise Men’s Chorus will present a concert. You will not want to miss this inspiring service.

Sunday, January 21, 3:00 pm, the Oregon Sinfonietta, directed by Donald Appert will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

There will be a memorial service for Verna Mae Dixon January 25, 2018, 1:00 pm, at the Cherrywood Village chapel. Sunnyside members who wish to attend are welcome. Earlier that day there will be a private interment at Willamette National Cemetery. Verna passed to her rest on Thanksgiving day 2017; she lived 98 years full of love for her blessed Jesus.

Our new flower calendar is now posted in the hallway. There are still a lot of blank dates available. Please choose a date to share flowers with our Sunnyside family for our worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like to place in the bulletin about the flowers.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current Needs: washer and dryer, refrigerator or freezer, dining room table, blankets, and a dresser. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

Adventist Education

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

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

PAA’s Lunch Revolution Needs You
Last Sabbath, Portland Adventist Academy’s Stephanie Torgerson (or “Chef Stef” as she’s known) did a short presentation about the school’s lunch revolution. “Healthy eating is part of our heritage as Adventists,” says Torgerson. “With urban farms cropping up all over our city, and vegan and vegetarian lifestyles trending, why shouldn’t we be leaders in this movement?” It is for this reason, PAA’s cafeteria provides students with non-processed lunches, with plenty of vegan choices, a bountiful colorful salad bar, and the invitation to return for vegetables and fruit as often as one wishes.

And there’s more!  PAA students can now harvest organic produce at school. New garden beds, brimming with vegetables in the fall and spring, give students the satisfaction of knowing they helped grow some of the food they get to eat at lunch.

Chef Stef is leading the way and there are many more goals to accomplish. If you are an avid gardener, a carpenter, or someone who simply loves food and cooking healthy meals, you could be a part of making a difference for current and future students. We would love to hear from you! Contact Chef Stef directly at 703.338.5747 or storgerson@paasda.org.

Jason Bibb Named Principal:
God is so good! We’ve been praying for the right man for the right time and our answer was clear. God brought Mr. Bibb to PAA four years ago to prepare for this new role as principal. We are blessed. And we thank you for the ongoing prayers and support you’ve shown PAA. Read and share the full news story here: http://paasda.org/news/paa-board-unanimously-votes-mr-bibb-principal/

PAA Day & Parent Night is February 6:
This is such a great way to encourage any of your public school or homeschool families to seek out Adventist education for those tender high school years. If taking a full day to attend isn’t possible, we offer personal tours and shadow days. http://paasda.org/news/february-6-paa-day-parent-night/

International Food Day: Home Cooks Wanted!
Share a favorite recipe and hang out in the kitchen for a day! Being a Guest Chef at PAA is a fun and rewarding way to get to know our school family and share your talent. Guest chefs are needed for February through May. Learn more here: http://paasda.org/news/international-food-day/

Area Events and Announcements

January 14-February 4: ABC January Clearance.
Download flyer at ABCflyer.com.

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

JOB OPPORTUNITY 

The Oregon Conference Legal, Planned Giving and Trust Services Department is hiring a full-time administrative assistant. For the job description, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home

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January 6, 2018

 

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Dear Church Family,

Let me ask you a few questions (and these are rhetorical questions so you actually aren’t really supposed to answer them out loud.)  Why do you go to church?  Why are you a Christian?  These questions, of course, assume that you do go to church and call yourself a Christian.  After all, some people say they are Christian but never go to church.  Some go to church but are not Christians. But really what is the point?  Is it just about seeing certain people?  Is it about meeting other people?  Would people that you see at school or work even know that you went to church or were a Christian?  Maybe your church friends wouldn’t even recognize you at school.  Is it is possible that they would even be tempted to think that you really weren’t a Christian at all?

What about when you are chatting or messaging online, do you use the same shorthand as everyone else?  You know those nice little abbreviations that allow you not to have to spell the whole phrase out … lol (laughing out loud), rofl (rolling on floor laughing), etc.  Of course, some of those abbreviations have some words that a lot of Christians would not use.  They might use a “veggie” version to fill in the space or use, but will anybody really know that you meant to use the “veggie” version of a shorthand.

Will anyone ever know that even though you are similar to them in many ways there are places where you draw the line, that there are things that you will not do!?  Will anyone ever know that you are different and won’t do those things because you are a Christian?  Maybe they wouldn’t because you act like them, talk like, even chat like them (lm _ _o) so they won’t know you are a little different.  You know I heard something the other day on the radio and it really made me think.  The person on the radio said, “If you have never shared anything about Jesus, if you have never had the desire to tell anyone about Jesus, if you have never done anything for Jesus, you probably aren’t a Christian.”  Now those are some strong words but he clarified by saying that when you accept Christ the Spirit works in your heart and you can’t help but at least feel you should share that experience or do something because of it.

Sometimes we are scared to share or do something because it will make us different.  Being different in any way at all is not something that most of us desire.  But there is one area that we should not be afraid or ashamed to be different and that is in believing in Christ and what that means with the way we live our lives.  “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…”(Romans 1:16).  Going to church and being called Christian is not just a name or a title.  Being a Christian should be about a lifestyle that is not ashamed of Jesus and not ashamed of standing out for Him.  So I come back to my two original questions.  Why do you go to church?  Why are you a Christian?

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse

 

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

Shout out to Bob Glass and Richard Zaversnuke for getting the much-needed repairs for our bus accomplished!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Friday, January 5, 6:00 pm, Communion Service will take place here at Sunnyside followed with an Agape Supper. All are welcome.

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Juan will present our Bible message titled “Heroes of Faith: Wise Woman.”

Church Board members, Deacons, and Deaconesses, their spouses, and families are invited to lunch today. We ask that you bring a salad or dessert to share along with the soup and bread that will be provided. This will be a time for us to vision and discuss any questions regarding responsibilities.

Church Announcements

There is a journal on the Narthex table for the Russell family. We invite you to stop by the table and write a message to the Russells for their memory book.

 Devotional books! The devotional books you ordered are here. If you haven’t picked  up your devotional book, please see Lorrie Wescott. Thank you.

 Our new flower calendar is now posted in the hallway. Please choose a date to share flowers with our Sunnyside family for our worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like to place in the bulletin about the flowers.

 There is a ladies’ Bible Study on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Adventurers Room. Join us as we study, discuss, share, and pray together to help us love and serve our Savior.

Sunday, January 14, 11:00 am, there will be a baby shower for Laura and Gabe Pinto. They are expecting a baby girl in March. Come and celebrate with us in the fellowship hall. Brunch will be served. They are registered at Target and Amazon.com. Everyone is welcome!

Sunnyside Church Business meeting will be Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 pm. Our agenda consists of  1) Fiscal Year Financial Review, 2) Membership Review. Please take time to attend, your input is vital to our church operations.

Sabbath January 20, 3:00 pm, His Praise Men’s Chorus will present a concert. You will not want to miss this inspiring service.

Sunday, January 21, 3:00 pm, the Oregon Sinfonietta, directed by Donald Appert will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current Needs: washer and dryer, dining room table, blankets, and a dresser. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Juan

Donna Mitchell

Jason Chase

Marlan Glovatsky

Lorene Beaulieu

Adoniah Simon

Roy Murray

Pastor Jonathan and Jaclyn

Cake

Blessing on Russell Family

Adventist Education

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

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

PAA has much for which we are thankful! Our annual PAASS Auction was a huge success and we thank YOU for helping to spread the word to rally the support. More than $100,000 was raised for student scholarships and that is a record for this event! Here is the enews story we’d love for you to share in your digital communications: http://paasda.org/news/100000-raised-students/.

Walla Walla University
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar.
Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled How to Pay for College on Wednesday, November 8, at 4 pm and 7 pm This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services, and Marketing and Enrollment Services. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.

Area Events and Announcements

First Friday will be held on January 5 from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center, Portland. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us. The January First Friday service will feature praise and worship by Oasis Praise and an inspirational thought from Pam Strachan-Proudfit. Registration for the free January 5 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on December 22 and will run through Wednesday, January 3.  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, January 5.

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

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December 30 Communiqué

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Dear Church Family,

Over eight years ago, I walked into Sunnyside Church for the first time as a pastor. Tomorrow, I’ll leave the building for the last time as your pastor. I leave this place with a profound sense of gratitude for each of you and the experiences we’ve had together.

Fresh out of seminary, I came here knowing everything there was to know about ministry. (Yeah, right.) Thank you for your patience as I learned how much I didn’t know and tried to learn on the fly. Thank you for letting me into your lives. I’ll cherish the memories of journeys toward baptism and of celebrating marriages and new babies. I’ll also cherish the moments we grieved together, crying over life taken too soon. I’ll always remember the moments that we worked side by side to improve the lives of our neighbors through outreach events. I’m thankful for each time we had breakfast together or met at a coffee shop, or just bumped into each other at the store.  You have deeply enriched my life. And I hope that I’ve been able to do the same for you.

We came with a young bright-eyed family.  You were there as two of our children were born and dedicated. You’ve been with us through our success and failures in raising our kids.  Through it all you’ve demonstrated grace and patience to our kids, allowing them the opportunity to grow up loving the church and its people. Not every pastor receives that gift. Words are inadequate to express our gratitude for your generosity toward our family. In fact, you’ve become family. Thank you.

While God is calling us to a different ministry, we will continue to pray for God’s leading in your lives and in the church. We pray that you will continue to be champions for the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We pray that you will remain committed to fostering a multi-cultural, multi-generational community in which all people can feel at home. We pray that through your energy and influence, you will continue to invest in ministry to the youngest among us. Most of all, we pray that you will proclaim and anticipate the coming of our Lord until the day in which we see Him.

Today, we can relate to Paul’s words to the Thessalonians:

We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father.

As we close this note, we proclaim over you the blessing that spiritual leaders have proclaimed over their people for thousands of years:

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Love,

Pastor Jonathan & Jaclyn, Lucy Robby, and William

 

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

A special thank you to all our Interior Decorating crew. Our facility truly reflects the Christmas spirit. Thank you to each of you for your vision and beautifully placed décor arrangements.

Shout out to Pollyanna Moody and Matt Mandrones for providing us with such lovely music last week. Thank you!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship service is at 11:15. Pastor Jonathan will present our Bible message titled “Finding the Center.”

Today, we will have a farewell potluck for the Russell family immediately following the second service. You are invited to stay, enjoy great food, good friendships, and make new acquaintances. (Please note, this will replace the potluck we normally have on the first Sabbath of January.)

Church Announcements

Devotional books! Your devotional books are here. Please pick them up in the Narthex or see Lorrie Wescott. Thank you.

Our new flower calendar is now posted in the hallway. Please choose a date to share flowers with our Sunnyside family for our worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like to place in the bulletin about the flowers.

Friday, January 5, 6:00 pm, Communion Service will take place here at Sunnyside followed with an Agape Supper.

Sunday, January 14, 11:00 am, there will be a baby shower for Laura and Gabe Pinto. They are expecting a baby girl in March. Come and celebrate with us in the fellowship hall. Brunch will be served. They are registered at Target and Amazon.com. Everyone is welcome!

Sabbath January 20, 3:00 pm, His Praise Men’s Chorus will present a concert. You will not want to miss this inspiring service.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current Needs: washer and dryer, dining room table, blankets, and a dresser. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

Adventist Education

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

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

PAA has much for which we are thankful! Our annual PAASS Auction was a huge success and we thank YOU for helping to spread the word to rally the support. More than $100,000 was raised for student scholarships and that is a record for this event! Here is the enews story we’d love for you to share in your digital communications: http://paasda.org/news/100000-raised-students/.

Area Events and Announcements

December 1-30: Adventist Book Center Holiday Sale.
We will be open extended hours during the Follow The Star Program at the Conference Office grounds. Hours Saturday night, December 2 and 9, are 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Hours Sunday, December 3 and 10, are 4:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. For all the sale details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.
Location: Adventist Book Center, Gladstone.

First Friday will be held on January 5 from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center, Portland. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us. The January First Friday service will feature praise and worship by Oasis Praise and an inspirational thought from Pam Strachan-Proudfit. Registration for the free January 5 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on December 22 and will run through Wednesday, January 3.  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, January 5.

PACS’ New Executive Director – Mark Fulop
PACS welcomes Mark Fulop as the new Executive Director as of December 1, 2017, as Paul L. Cole retires after nine years of service. Prior to Mark coming to PACS, he has been a consultant for many nonprofits leading strategic planning, board development, and leadership training projects. Mark is no stranger to PACS because in 2012 he was a volunteer in the Food Pantry and worked as a consultant with PACS helping to plan for the new medical and dental clinic. He believes in PACS’ mission and values and can’t wait to start building on PACS’ rich history. You can reach Mark at 503-252-8500 ext 113 or by email at Mark.Fulop@pacsonline.org. Come by PACS to meet and greet Mark!

Volunteer Positions Available:
Looking for a way to engage your heart, mind, and spirit? If so, please consider volunteering with Adventist Health Hospice. Adventist Health Hospice is looking for individuals who are willing to share just a little of their time visiting patients who are facing a life-limiting illness. No experience required – just a compassionate heart for people and the desire to make a patient’s remaining days as fulfilling as possible. It is about the gift of one’s presence and spending just a little of one’s time to sit with those who are facing the end of their lives. Sometimes, it’s just to talk or read or share stories and laughter…at other times…you could help record a life history, play music and sing, or play cards and board games. It’s as individual as you are.  A volunteer’s presence helps to lessen a patient’s loneliness by providing them with companionship. Our volunteers work in the field – in patient’s homes, adult family homes, or nursing homes, wherever a patient might call home. Volunteers determine when and how much time they can provide – some a few hours a week, others just a few hours a month. For more information, please contact Debby Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator by phone at 503-251-6192, ext. 56420 or 503-730-8378 or by email at murphydl@ah.org.

Happy New Year!
          2018

 

 

 

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December 23 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

As Christmas approaches this week, I am drawn to the story of Christ’s birth once again. I think of those young parents, given the awesome and daunting task of protecting the God in the flesh as a babe. A new baby for anyone is a daunting task, let alone a couple away from home, without great resources, and shadowed with the whispers of the strange nature of Jesus’ birth! If that was not enough, throw in the curveball of needing to suddenly flee to a foreign country with a foreign language! That does not sound remotely safe!

Very few of us like change, especially when it is sudden. And so it is inspiring to read about Mary and Joseph’s story. Because God provided. In fact, he had already provided in the most unlikely way; foreign wisemen, people from outside of their own culture, had followed God’s direction in their own lives and traveled long distances to resource the newborn king financially with Frankincense, Gold, and Myrrh. We are not given details, but it is my hunch that these resources would have come in very handy as they made their home in Egypt.

I am so thankful to follow a God who provides and who works all things for his glory. Change is not easy, but our God is with us family, and Pastor Juan and I are committed to serving you in the coming months.

Wishing you hope and joy in the coming week,

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

 

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

Shout out to Lloyd Wescott for organizing such an amazing Christmas concert. We have truly enjoyed 36 years of increasingly wonderful Christmas celebrations. Thank you, Lloyd, for all of your dedicated work.

 

Church Announcements
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Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship service is at 11:15 am. We are blessed today with the Christmas Festival Choir directed by Pollyanna Moody, and the Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra directed by Matt Mandrones, along with Reflections throughout the program by Pastor Jonathan Russell.

There will not be a guest potluck today.

Church Announcements

Next week, Sabbath, December 30, there will be a farewell potluck for the Russell family. Plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This will take the place of our normal first of the month potluck in January. Also next Sabbath we will be having only one worship service. Our Bible study classes will begin at 10:00 am, and our worship service will begin at 11:15 am.

Devotional books! Your devotional books are here. Please pick them up in the Narthex or see Lorrie Wescott. Thank you.

 

Our new flower calendar is now posted in the hallway. Please choose a date to share flowers with our Sunnyside family for our worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like to place in the bulletin about the flowers.

Friday, January 5, 6:00 pm, Communion Service will take place here at Sunnyside followed with an Agape Supper.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current Needs: washer and dryer, dining room table, blankets, and a dresser. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

Life At Sunnyside

Sunnyside Handbell Choir

Pastor Juan

Pastor Jonathan, Norman Henry

Rosemayne Thompson

Ivonne Allen

Warren Rushold

Lorraine Jacobs

Pastor Jonathan

Craig King

Advent Candle, Farfan family

 

Adventist Education

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

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

PAA has much for which we are thankful! Our annual PAASS Auction was a huge success and we thank YOU for helping to spread the word to rally the support. More than $100,000 was raised for student scholarships and that is a record for this event! Here is the enews story we’d love for you to share in your digital communications: http://paasda.org/news/100000-raised-students/.

Area Events and Announcements

December 1-30: Adventist Book Center Holiday Sale.
We will be open extended hours during the Follow The Star Program at the Conference Office grounds. Hours Saturday night, December 2 and 9, are 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Hours Sunday, December 3 and 10, are 4:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. For all the sale details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.
Location: Adventist Book Center, Gladstone.

First Friday will be held on January 5 from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center, Portland. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us. The January First Friday service will feature praise and worship by Oasis Praise and an inspirational thought from Pam Strachan-Proudfit. Registration for the free January 5 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on December 22 and will run through Wednesday, January 3.  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, January 5.

PACS’ New Executive Director – Mark Fulop
PACS welcomes Mark Fulop as the new Executive Director as of December 1, 2017, as Paul L. Cole retires after nine years of service. Prior to Mark coming to PACS, he has been a consultant for many nonprofits leading strategic planning, board development, and leadership training projects. Mark is no stranger to PACS because in 2012 he was a volunteer in the Food Pantry and worked as a consultant with PACS helping to plan for the new medical and dental clinic. He believes in PACS’ mission and values and can’t wait to start building on PACS’ rich history. You can reach Mark at 503-252-8500 ext 113 or by email at Mark.Fulop@pacsonline.org. Come by PACS to meet and greet Mark!

Volunteer Positions Available:
Looking for a way to engage your heart, mind, and spirit? If so, please consider volunteering with Adventist Health Hospice. Adventist Health Hospice is looking for individuals who are willing to share just a little of their time visiting patients who are facing a life-limiting illness. No experience required – just a compassionate heart for people and the desire to make a patient’s remaining days as fulfilling as possible. It is about the gift of one’s presence and spending just a little of one’s time to sit with those who are facing the end of their lives. Sometimes, it’s just to talk or read or share stories and laughter…at other times…you could help record a life history, play music and sing, or play cards and board games. It’s as individual as you are.  A volunteer’s presence helps to lessen a patient’s loneliness by providing them with companionship. Our volunteers work in the field – in patient’s homes, adult family homes, or nursing homes, wherever a patient might call home. Volunteers determine when and how much time they can provide – some a few hours a week, others just a few hours a month. For more information, please contact Debby Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator by phone at 503-251-6192, ext. 56420 or 503-730-8378 or by email at murphydl@ah.org.

 

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

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December 16 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Every week, Billboard magazine publishes the definitive list of what songs are popular in each genre. This week’s holiday top-100 was peppered with songs like, “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” “White Christmas,” “Mary did you know?” and other holiday classics. At #33 (previously #12) on the list is the classic Elvis Presley offering, “Blue Christmas.” At first, it’s counterintuitive that such a melancholy song would be so high on a list of popular holiday hits. Many of us are captivated by the lights and garland, the scented candles, and brightly-colored bows. We are caught up in the gift-giving, the holiday parties, the hopeful longing for a white Christmas.

Yet today, my heart is with those for whom the season represents something else. Those who long for the companionship of loved ones lost. Those who, for whatever reasons, cannot embrace any sense of hopeful optimism in the holiday season. Today, I think of those who are experiencing a blue Christmas. If you’re reading this, remember you’re not alone. You have a church family that desires to journey with you, to remind you of an ultimate hope that comes through the story of a Savior.

My prayer for us in the coming days: that the “eyes of our hearts may be opened” to see those people who need to be encouraged. That regardless of our personal experience of this season, we may have the eyes of Jesus to see those who feel invisible, to care for those among us who are in pain, to journey personally with survivors of this blue Christmas.

After all, I like to imagine those are the folks that Jesus would spend time with on His birthday.

May God bless each of us with His presence through this season.

Merry Christmas,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

 

 

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

Thank you to Kimberly Goodwin-Helton for all the planning, and execution of a wonderful children’s program last week. It was, indeed, a delight.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship service is at 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will be presenting our Bible message titled “Invasive Joy.” 

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside or visiting from out of town, we would like to invite you to get to know our church better over lunch. The Moller Sabbath School Class will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

Church Announcements

Please pray for the family of Verna M Dixon, stepmother of Evvalee Rushold. She passed away Thanksgiving Day. The family is thankful for her 98 years of life lived with a heart full of love for Jesus. There will be a private graveside service in January. A memorial service will be planned after the first of the year.

For the month of December, we will be having only one worship service. Our Bible study classes will begin at 10:00 am, and our worship service will begin at 11:15 am.

Devotional books! It’s time to order your new devotional book for 2018. Check the table in the Narthex to see available books, and sign up for the books you desire. By ordering through the church, you will receive special pricing. These make great Christmas gifts! They will be ready for pick up Sabbath, December 23. If you should need them sooner, please contact the office at 503-252-8080 or Lorrie Wescott.

Friday, December 22, 7:00 pm, we will celebrate Christmas with our 36th annual Family Christmas musical program. Invite your friends and enjoy an evening of Christmas music presented by some of Portland’s finest musicians. Bring your musical score and participate in the finale – Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from “Messiah.” An offering will be received to support feeding Portland’s homeless each Sunday morning in O’Bryant Square in downtown Portland. Refreshments will be served after the program.

Our new flower calendar is now posted in the hallway. Please choose a date to share flowers with our Sunnyside family for our worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like to place in the bulletin about the flowers.

Friday, January 5, 6:00 pm, Communion Service will take place here at Sunnyside followed with an Agape Supper.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current Needs: washer and dryer, dining room table, blankets, and a dresser. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

Adventist Education

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

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

PAA has much for which we are thankful! Our annual PAASS Auction was a huge success and we thank YOU for helping to spread the word to rally the support. More than $100,000 was raised for student scholarships and that is a record for this event! Here is the enews story we’d love for you to share in your digital communications: http://paasda.org/news/100000-raised-students/.

Area Events and Announcements

December 1-30: Adventist Book Center Holiday Sale.
We will be open extended hours during the Follow The Star Program at the Conference Office grounds. Hours Saturday night, December 2 and 9, are 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Hours Sunday, December 3 and 10, are 4:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. For all the sale details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.
Location: Adventist Book Center, Gladstone.

PACS’ New Executive Director – Mark Fulop
PACS welcomes Mark Fulop as the new Executive Director as of December 1, 2017, as Paul L. Cole retires after nine years of service. Prior to Mark coming to PACS, he has been a consultant for many nonprofits leading strategic planning, board development, and leadership training projects. Mark is no stranger to PACS because in 2012 he was a volunteer in the Food Pantry and worked as a consultant with PACS helping to plan for the new medical and dental clinic. He believes in PACS’ mission and values and can’t wait to start building on PACS’ rich history. You can reach Mark at 503-252-8500 ext 113 or by email at Mark.Fulop@pacsonline.org. Come by PACS to meet and greet Mark!

Volunteer Positions Available:
Looking for a way to engage your heart, mind, and spirit? If so, please consider volunteering with Adventist Health Hospice. Adventist Health Hospice is looking for individuals who are willing to share just a little of their time visiting patients who are facing a life-limiting illness. No experience required – just a compassionate heart for people and the desire to make a patient’s remaining days as fulfilling as possible. It is about the gift of one’s presence and spending just a little of one’s time to sit with those who are facing the end of their lives. Sometimes, it’s just to talk or read or share stories and laughter…at other times…you could help record a life history, play music and sing, or play cards and board games. It’s as individual as you are.  A volunteer’s presence helps to lessen a patient’s loneliness by providing them with companionship. Our volunteers work in the field – in patient’s homes, adult family homes, or nursing homes, wherever a patient might call home. Volunteers determine when and how much time they can provide – some a few hours a week, others just a few hours a month. For more information, please contact Debby Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator by phone at 503-251-6192, ext. 56420 or 503-730-8378 or by email at murphydl@ah.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 9 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

The music has been playing on the different radio stations and in stores since just after Thanksgiving.  The programs at the schools and churches have been practiced, planned and some already performed.  The kids and some adults are bubbling with excitement and joy.  As I was in a store the other day I heard a song that said, “it’s the most wonderful time of year.”  The interesting part to me was the other lyrics of the song.  These lyrics were as follows:

“There’ll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There’ll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of the
Christmases long, long ago

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
There’ll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near
It’s the most wonderful time of the year”

Obviously, the writers/ singer of that song and I have a different idea of why the season is so special.  I believe that the joy and peace that people experience is NOT just based on parties, caroling, and scary ghost stories.  I believe that the joy and peace that people experience comes from the fact that in some corners of our society Christ is still in Christmas.  Even if all people do not choose to recognize Him, His power is still evident!  The joy that is in the air and the focus on the good things in life have the effect of bringing God and His peace into the hearts of men.

Paul wrote these words to the Philippians:

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! … And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:4- 9.

It makes it clear that there is a connection between rejoicing and focusing on the good and peace from God.  When we have that peace, it changes our lives.  There is one line in that song that I can totally agree with.  It usually is the most wonderful time of the year!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year because of the joy and peace of God that fills our hearts as we focus on the good and rejoice.

Enjoy the parties, marshmallows, caroling, and all else that happens during this time of year.  Do it knowing that you can always have this peace and joy if you so choose.  If you choose to focus on rejoicing and on the good things, then God and His peace will be with you.  When He and His peace are with you it will always be a wonderful time regardless of what season of the year you are in.

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse

 

 

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

A special shout out to all the different teams who prepare our Life Together Potlucks each week. What a nice job! Thank you!

 

Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
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This Weekend

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm, Portland Adventist Academy will present their Christmas concert here at Sunnyside.

Today’s worship service is at 11:15 am. Our service this week will feature our children. It is titled “A Child Is Born.”

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside or visiting from out of town, we would like to invite you to get to know our church better over lunch. The Seminar in the Sanctuary Sabbath School Class will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

Sunnyside Youth Christmas Party, Mystery Dinner and Games will happen tonight from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. These are the times to meet at the church. Youth in grades 9-12 are invited. Let us know if you are going to attend by texting or calling Paul at 971-533-4447.

Church Announcements

Please pray for the family of Sharron Iverson. She passed away Wednesday, December 6. A memorial service will be planned after the first of the year.

During the month of December, we will be having only one worship service. Our Bible study classes will begin at 10:00 am and our worship service will begin at 11:15 am.

Devotional books! It’s time to order your new devotional book for 2018. Check the table in the Narthex to see available books, and sign up for the books you desire. By ordering through the church, you will receive special pricing. These make great Christmas gifts! They will be ready for pick up Sabbath, December 23. If you should need them sooner, please contact the office at 503-252-8080 or see Lorrie Wescott.

Friday, December 22, 7:00 pm, we will celebrate Christmas with our annual Family Christmas musical program. Invite your friends and enjoy an evening of Christmas music presented by some of Portland’s finest musicians. Bring your musical score and participate in the finale – Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from “Messiah.” An offering will be received to support feeding Portland’s homeless each Sunday morning in O’Bryant Square in downtown Portland. Refreshments will be served after the program.

Investment Labels! Remember when you collected and turned in labels from Worthington and Loma Linda cans for missions? The label collecting idea is not just a thing of the past. It is still alive and well and has increased in rewards for missions. Labels (including UPC code) from Worthington, Loma Linda, and Caroline’s will pay $.25 each. Cedar Lake, Heritage, Worthington frozen, Kim’s Simple Meals, are .05 each and Norpac Foods, Flav-R-Pac, Santiam, and Westpac are .05 each. Take the time now to save these labels and help build funds for missions. Bring them in, turn them in at children’s Sabbath School, or directly to the Sabbath School secretaries. Every nickel counts!

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current Needs: washer and dryer, blankets, and a dresser. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

A memorial service for Gilbert L Plubell, a long-time leader in Adventist education, will be Hood View Church in Boring on Sabbath, December 9, 2:30 pm.  Gil served as Oregon Conference superintendent of schools and North Pacific Union Conference director of education from 1976 to 1989.  He retired as Director of Education for the North American Division in 1996.  Upon their return to Oregon, he continued in a part-time capacity at the Oregon Conference for another 15 years as special assistant to the superintendent.  He is survived by his wife Winnie, and two sons, Robert, of Fresno, CA, and Dennis and Barbara Plubell, Sunnyside members.

Life at Sunnyside

Sunnyside Trombone Choir

Pastor Jonathan

Jackee Duvall

Tristan Manduku Dedication

Jim Newell

Phyllis Woods

Isaac Nziacharo

Jason Chase

Russ and Francie Davidson

Sunnyside Brass Choir

Annalise Hill

Pastor Juan

Adventist Education

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

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

PAA has much for which we are thankful! Our annual PAASS Auction was a huge success and we thank YOU for helping to spread the word to rally the support. More than $100,000 was raised for student scholarships and that is a record for this event! Here is the enews story we’d love for you to share in your digital communications: http://paasda.org/news/100000-raised-students/.

Rivergate Adventist Elementary
Rivergate Adventist Elementary invites you to join us for our annual all-school Christmas Program, “Christmas in our Hearts.” The program will be held in the school gym December 14 and will begin at 7:00 pm.

Area Events and Announcements

December 1-30: Adventist Book Center Holiday Sale.
We will be open extended hours during the Follow The Star Program at the Conference Office grounds. Hours Saturday night, December 2 and 9, are 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Hours Sunday, December 3 and 10, are 4:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. For all the sale details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.
Location: Adventist Book Center, Gladstone.

December 9, 7:00 pm: “Behold the Lamb of God”
will be presented by Matt and Josie Minikus. Join us on a musical journey through the ancient prophecies and genealogies in the unfolding of the true tall tale of the coming of Christ.
Event Location: Hood View Church.

 December 9, 7:00 pm: Fountainview Academy Orchestra & Choir.
Fountainview is returning to Bend to enrich, inspire, and remind us that the greatest Gift of the season, of life, is our Redeemer and King. Join us for an unforgettable evening of hope and glory as this prominent young group of musicians present “Come, Let Us Adore Him” during their annual Christmas tour. This is a complementary and non-ticketed event. All are welcome and early arrival is highly recommended as seating will be limited. For more information visit http://fountainviewacademy.ca/music/ or contact Jonathan and Janelle Kasabasic at jonathanandjanelle@hotmail.com.
Event Location: Bend First Presbyterian Church.

Volunteer Positions Available:
Looking for a way to engage your heart, mind, and spirit? If so, please consider volunteering with Adventist Health Hospice. Adventist Health Hospice is looking for individuals who are willing to share just a little of their time visiting patients who are facing a life-limiting illness. No experience required – just a compassionate heart for people and the desire to make a patient’s remaining days as fulfilling as possible. It is about the gift of one’s presence and spending just a little of one’s time to sit with those who are facing the end of their lives. Sometimes, it’s just to talk or read or share stories and laughter…at other times…you could help record a life history, play music and sing, or play cards and board games. It’s as individual as you are.  A volunteer’s presence helps to lessen a patient’s loneliness by providing them with companionship. Our volunteers work in the field – in patient’s homes, adult family homes, or nursing homes, wherever a patient might call home. Volunteers determine when and how much time they can provide – some a few hours a week, others just a few hours a month. For more information, please contact Debby Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator by phone at 503-251-6192, ext. 56420 or 503-730-8378 or by email at murphydl@ah.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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