July 22 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

As a teenager, I hated camp meeting. As an introverted kid, interacting with dozens of other kids in the midst of thousands of adults was way too much.  Whatever spiritual blessing could’ve happened was obliterated by the social terror.

Fast forward ten years from that point and I still couldn’t stand camp meeting.  This time as an employee, I associated camp meeting with open trailers upon which we would load hundreds of benches, picnic tables, and ministry props over four days.  The exhaustion of “assembling the campground” and “disassembling” it at the end of the week overshadowed any perceived benefits. My introverted self still could not imagine how all the thousands of people on the grounds could have any sort of positive experiences.

But over the last decade, my perspective has begun to change.  I’m still an introvert. The masses of humanity still extract a lot of energy from my being. At some moments in the week, I cross paths with people and can’t even muster the social energy to acknowledge them. (It’s not that I don’t like you or that I’m ignoring you. I’d look forward to grabbing a bagel or drink at a nice quiet café.  Call me next week.) But in the midst of the masses of humanity, there is still an inherent value in the camp meeting experience.  Many of the worship services and seminars are religiously valuable and spiritually uplifting. And there’s even more value in remembering that we are not alone as individuals of faith.  We are not alone as a local church. We are a part of a much larger tapestry of faith in which we share a rich heritage. Even with so many people in one place, introverts can still find a quiet corner of the campground in which to catch up with a friend for a meaningful conversation. 

Camp meeting is still almost as much work as it’s ever been for volunteers and staff.  It’s still a mighty challenge for my introverted heart. But it’s growing on me.

I hope that you’ll engage in the camp meeting festivities.  On Sabbath morning at the main tent, you’ll recognize some Sunnysiders as we lead the Oregon Conference community in worship. If you can’t make it to the campground, the event will live stream at OregonConference.org.  We also will have one service at Sunnyside for those who can’t face the uneven terrain, the heat, or overwhelming crowds.

However you find to worship this Sabbath, may God remind you of His blessing through our faith tradition.  May we be challenged to build on the foundation of the past to effectively fulfill the gospel commission in our time, in our place.

God’s blessings on each of you.

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.

 A special shout out to Don Reynolds for taking on the responsibility of assembling and leading the Sunnyside worship service on camp
meeting Sabbath!

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

This Weekend

Today’s services are: Sabbath School class at 10:00 am, and Worship Service at 11:15 am. Pastor Don Reynolds will lead Sabbath School, and Dr. Rex Edwards will present our Bible message titled “The Man Who Learned the Hard Way.”

This afternoon, 2:30 pm, there will be a memorial service here at Sunnyside Church for Thelma Winter who passed away July 6. She would have been 102 in August.

Sunday, July 23, 11:00 am, a memorial service for Bob Brooks will be conducted. He was known by many in the area, and a member of Healing Hope Church. He passed away July 12.

Sunday, July 23, 2:30 pm, there will be a bridal shower in the fellowship hall for Julie Betz.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the families of. . .

Ray Jacoshenk who passed away July 3. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church July 29 at 4:00 pm.

Vera Smith, a former member, Jeanine Linder’s mother, passed away July 10 in Avondale, Arizona. A memorial service will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, August 5.

Vacation Bible School will be August 25-27. Bring your children (ages 3-11), your neighbors’ children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren for a weekend of learning about God. All are welcome. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Shannon Christiansen, 503-367-0036.

Our annual corn feed and classic car show will immediately follow the last session of VBS, at 3:00 pm. Sunday, August 27. Mark the date, and plan to enjoy roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, and a classic car show. For more information or to enter your vehicle contact Lloyd Wescott 503-252-0165.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current Need: Wheelchair, walker, and newborn clothes for a baby boy. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

We are privileged to assist in filling a container to send to Pohnpei SDA School in Micronesia. We are asking you to bring any of the following to the church and we will prepare it for shipping. Deadline date: July 26.

  1. Copy paper (blank) (25 boxes)
  2. Duct tape for covering the textbooks (20 rolls)
  3. White dry eraser markers (50 total)
  4. Erasers for white board and chalk board (15)
  5. Posters for the classrooms (history, English, science, Bible, etc., both for high school and elementary.
  6. Wall clocks (15)
  7. Crayons – both for classrooms and outreach
  8. Electric Pencil Sharpeners (15)
  9. Construction paper
  10. Basketballs, volleyballs, volleyball net (5 of each)
  11. Light bulbs (preferably LED, but white day light not soft white).
  12. Mop buckets (2)
  13. Classroom dictionaries (40)
  14. Scissors for classrooms
  15. Glue for classrooms
  16. Bibles for students (40)
  17. Teacher’s desk (5) (could use some of the plastic rectangular folding tables)
  18. Peanut Butter (creamy) for kitchen
  19. Battery back-up (5)
  20. Books and educational CDs
  21. Pressure treated 1/2” plywood (50)
  22. Pressure treated 2x4x16 (50)
  23. Used work-out stuff, like bench press and cycling equipment.

Life at Sunnyside

Arlene Howard, Mary Penner, Ann Westermeyer & Orchestra

James Thorp and Lukas Reznicek Dedication with family.

Valeria Ursu telling children’s story.

Pastor Jonathan Russell

Daniel Howard, Kathy and Roger Rosenquist

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Summer Camps for Kids
Portland Adventist Academy has summer camps for Kindergarten through 9th graders. Camps include soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Parents may register on our website at www.paasda.org. Look for a link on our homepage.

ASL Teacher Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

Area Events

July 18-30, 2017: ABC Camp Meeting Sale.
Specials on food, books, Bibles, music CDs, and used books. Download our flyer at ABCflyer.com.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

October 20-22—Save the date! Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat.
Pastor Jenniffer Ogden, of Walla Walla University Church, will be our main speaker. See https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org for more information.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort

Job Opportunity
The Oregon Conference Administration Department is hiring an executive assistant. For more information, 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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July 15 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

The other day I once again reminded my children they should do their best.  Elizabeth and I have worked very hard to ingrain this idea in our children.  It is not always easy but we work at it.  I believe that all of us want our children to do their best and be the best they can be.  The best way to help any child learn something is to model that behavior to them.  This is true regardless of age even though the younger they are the more impressionable they will be.  If we want our children to do their best, we must do our best.

This line of thinking brought me to the question, “Are we doing the best we can for our children here at Sunnyside?”  This is especially true considering the recent arrest of a church deacon on charges of sexual assault against children in a Seventh-day Adventist church in Houston with about half the membership of Sunnyside.  Sometimes we want to believe that things like this cannot happen in our faith communities and churches.  We were warned, however, in

2 Timothy 3 that in the last days, “men will be lovers of self… unholy, unloving… without self-control… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.…”  Along with this warning we have been admonished that we must, “give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.  Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3, 4) Children can fit the description of “weak and needy” and we must make sure that we are “delivering them from the hand of the wicked.”

So I ask myself and you this question: are we doing our best to make sure we are protecting our children from the hands of the wicked?  I believe that just as we work hard with our children to make sure they are doing their best, we must make sure we work hard at doing our best to keep them safe and protected.  I pray and hope that together we can make this more of a reality.  In the meantime, 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 Jim Robertson and Robert Schmidt for giving us an amazing Evensong program. Thank you to both of you.

 

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

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 amPastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Faithful In the Fault Line.”

This afternoon, 3:00 pm, Karen Ferry will present “Happy Kids, Happy Families.” Karen is a featured speaker at Camp Meeting and has offered to give us a slight preview. Her seminar looks at growing happy, healthy kids with a love for God, the community, and themselves. It provides understandings of the brain and the neuroscience behind our need for secure attachments and connections, the need to experience a sense of orientation and control, the need for distress and pain avoidance and the need to feel valued and validated. Positive discipline approaches are also addressed with tips on fostering positive relationships, motivation strategies, and creating physical and emotional security for children.

This afternoon, 5:00 pm, Encounters With God features Gene Hamlin.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the families of. . .

Thelma Winter who passed away July 6, and would have been 102 in August. A memorial service will be conducted for her here at Sunnyside Church, July 22 at 2:30 pm.

Bob Brooks, known by many in the area, a member of Healing Hope Church, passed away July 12. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church July 23, 11:00 am.

Ray Jacoshenk who passed away July 3. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church July 29 at 4:00 pm.

Vera Smith, a former member, Jeanine Linder’s mother, passed away July 10 in Avondale, Arizona. A memorial service will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, August 5.

Camp Meeting at Sunnyside, July 22, 10:00 am. There will be a special service here at Sunnyside with a general Sabbath School class and church service. This will be during the Oregon Conference Camp Meeting in Gladstone. Everyone is welcome to worship with us.

Our special guest speaker next Sabbath at 11:15 am will be Dr. Rex Edwards, a New Zealander by birth, who has ministered on three continents– Australia, Europe, and North America. His sermon title is “The Man Who Learned the Hard Way.” He was educated at Canterbury, Andrews, and Vanderbilt Universities. His ministry includes pastor, evangelist, author of five books, and numerous articles in professional journals, director of ministerial continuing education for the General Conference, vice president of Griggs University and research assistant at the Biblical Research Institute

Vacation Bible School will be August 25-27. Bring your children (ages 3-11), your neighbors’ children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren for a weekend of learning about God. All are welcome. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Shannon Christiansen, 503-367-0036.

Our annual corn feed and classic car show will immediately follow the last session of VBS, at 3:00 pm. Sunday, August 27. Mark the date, and plan to enjoy roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, and a classic car show. For more information or to enter your vehicle contact Lloyd Wescott 503-252-0165.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Current Need: Wheelchair, walker, and newborn clothes for a baby boy. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

We are privileged to assist in filling a container to send to Pohnpei SDA School in Micronesia. We are asking you to bring any of the following to the church and we will prepare it for shipping. Deadline date: July 26.

  1. Copy paper (blank) (25 boxes)
  2. Duct tape for covering the textbooks (20 rolls)
  3. White dry eraser markers (50 total)
  4. Erasers for white board and chalk board (15)
  5. Posters for the classrooms (history, English, science, Bible, etc., both for high school and elementary.
  6. Wall clocks (15)
  7. Crayons – both for classrooms and outreach
  8. Electric Pencil Sharpeners (15)
  9. Construction paper
  10. Basketballs, volleyballs, volleyball net (5 of each)
  11. Light bulbs (preferably LED, but white day light not soft white).
  12. Mop buckets (2)
  13. Classroom dictionaries (40)
  14. Scissors for classrooms
  15. Glue for classrooms
  16. Bibles for students (40)
  17. Teacher’s desk (5) (could use some of the plastic rectangular folding tables)
  18. Peanut Butter (creamy) for kitchen
  19. Battery back-up (5)
  20. Books and educational CDs
  21. Pressure treated 1/2” plywood (50)
  22. Pressure treated 2x4x16 (50)
  23. Used work-out stuff, like bench press and cycling equipment.

Life at Sunnyside

Nielsen Baby Dedication

Stephen Lundquist, Kenzie, Heidi, and Brodie Nielsen

 

Ivonne Allen

Karl Helton, Donna Mitchell

Carmen Cafferky, Robert Schmidt

Young Adult Outdoor Church on the Mountain

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Summer Camps for Kids
Portland Adventist Academy has summer camps for Kindergarten through 9th graders. Camps include soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Parents may register on our website at www.paasda.org. Look for a link on our homepage.

ASL Teacher Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, 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 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) 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 tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

July 18-30, 2017: ABC Camp Meeting Sale.
Specials on food, books, Bibles, music CDs, and used books. Download our flyer at ABCflyer.com.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

October 20-22—Save the date! Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat.
Pastor Jenniffer Ogden, of Walla Walla University Church, will be our main speaker. See https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org for more information.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort

Job Opportunity
The Oregon Conference Administration Department is hiring an executive assistant. For more information, 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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July 8 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

Today, I’m full of gratitude. I’m grateful for the opportunity to live in a country such as this one.  I’m grateful to be able to live and serve in my chosen calling. I love Independence Day celebrations for all sorts of reasons. Good time with family. Good food. Fireworks. But every July 4, there’s a particular moment that turns me toward reflection and sometimes even causes me to choke up. When the music is playing and the playlist cues the classic patriotic anthem. “I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free…God bless the USA.”

It may be the only thing Lee Greenwood ever wrote that I appreciate. But there’s something about that song that reminds me: in spite of the immense challenges we face in our society, in spite of the partisan bickering in our government, in spite of the economic challenges that many families face, this is still a remarkable country in which we live. The hard-won freedoms of expression and assembly are still a cherished gift given by generations past. The freedom to worship the God of our choice, in public and without reprisal, is a reality in which not all Christians live.

So today I’m grateful to God for preserving a nation in which we can practice faith as we choose. I’m grateful that in our city, we can live out our faith by serving our community and proclaiming Jesus.

I hope you’ll take advantage of our American freedom by joining the community in  worship tomorrow morning. As we worship, we will explore one story of Jesus’ disciples, their response to adversity, and it’s implications for our lives and times.

See you tomorrow!

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

 

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

Shout out to all the members of the VBS team who are working so hard to create an awesome program for our kids in August. Not many know the amount of work it takes to make such a successful event. Kudos to you!

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

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 amPastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Still Free.”

This afternoon, 6:00 pm, Evensong with Robert Schmidt, organ and James Robertson, spoken word.

Church Announcements

Sabbath, July 15, 3:00 pm, Karen Ferry, will present “Happy Kids, Happy Families.” Karen is a featured speaker at Camp Meeting and has offered to give us a slight preview. Her seminar looks at growing happy, healthy kids with a love for God, the community, and themselves. It provides understandings of the brain and the neuroscience behind our need for secure attachments and connections, the need to experience a sense of orientation and control, the need for distress and pain avoidance and the need to feel valued and validated. Positive discipline approaches are also addressed with tips on fostering positive relationships, motivation strategies and creating physical and emotional security for children.

 

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. 

M&Ms

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Summer Camps for Kids
Portland Adventist Academy has summer camps for Kindergarten through 9th graders. Camps include soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Parents may register on our website at www.paasda.org. Look for a link on our homepage.

ASL Teacher Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, 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 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) 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 tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

July 12, 11:00 am-2:00 pm: Summer Festival Classic Car Show.
Summer is almost here and we want you! If you have a classic car, specialty car, truck, tractor, motorcycle, tricycle, vintage bicycle, etc., that you would like to enter in the car show for the Summer Festival please contact Audrey at woodsa1@ah.org.
Event Location: Adventist Medical Center.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

October 20-22—Save the date! Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat.
Pastor Jenniffer Ogden, of Walla Walla University Church, will be our main speaker. See https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org for more information.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort.

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July 1 Communiqué

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But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Dear Family,

It is a simple message today. After a week of sitting in incredible classes, listening to ideas that stretch my mind, one particular professor brought it home with 1 Corinthians 13. She shared how so much has changed over the years, and with all that change, we are assured that more will come. Not just technological change either, but our understanding of the world, of who we are and even our understanding of God.

In the pursuit of understanding we are both cautioned and encouraged, that for all the certainty we may feel on any particular topic or issue, we still do not see the full picture, we only see in part. And the strategy of walking in the tension of partial understanding, partial sight, is to come back to love. Faith hope and love, but the most important, the one that will hold us sure in all our decisions, is love. When in doubt, love.

Looking forward to seeing you and sharing with you this Sabbath,

Pastor Kara

 

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 Lorraine Jacobs and Elise Holcombe for organizing our SunnyCity event.

Shout out: The new face of the weekly bulletin is eye-catching, innovative, a breath of fresh air, and just plain “cool.” It is easy to see and feel the message. Thanks to all who participated in the art, especially Krissy Barber!

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

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 amPastor Kara Johnsson will present our Bible message titled “Flags and Patriots.”

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

This afternoon, 5:00 pm, in the Youth Room, Encounters With God features an “Old-fashioned testimonial service – part 2.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SunnyCity and the FREE concert with Jericho Road 
are this Sunday – July 2! Set-up crew please meet at the church at 10:00 am. All other volunteers check in at Volunteer Central at PAA by 11:00 am. Please park along SE 96th Ave. on Sunday. Volunteers who will be getting t-shirts can pick them up immediately after second service in the Youth Room. We could still use a few more volunteers – if you’re available please check in with Volunteer Central before 11:00 am, Sunday morning.

Church Announcements

Our next First Friday will be held on July 7 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 July First Friday service will feature praise and worship by Oasis Praise and an inspirational thought from Mayson Ellis. Registration for the free July 7 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on June 26 and will run through Wednesday, July 5. 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 p.m. on Friday, July 7. Registration link: https://www.adventisthealth.org/nw/event/first-friday-soup-and-salad-dinner.

Sabbath, July 8, 6:00 pm, Evensong presenting Robert Schmidt, organist, and James Robertson, spoken word, here at Sunnyside Church. Come and join us for a Sabbath evening blessing.

Communion Towels – We are missing several. If you have taken towels home for laundering, please return them as soon as possible.

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. 

M&Ms


Life at Sunnyside

Isaac Nziacharo

Jason Chase

Krissy Barber

Pastor Juan

Advent Trombone Choir

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Summer Camps for Kids
Portland Adventist Academy has summer camps for Kindergarten through 9th graders. Camps include soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Parents may register on our website at www.paasda.org. Look for a link on our homepage.

ASL Teacher Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, 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 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) 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 tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 12, 11:00 am-2:00 pm: Summer Festival Classic Car Show.
Summer is almost here and we want you! If you have a classic car, specialty car, truck, tractor, motorcycle, tricycle, vintage bicycle, etc., that you would like to enter in the car show for the Summer Festival please contact Audrey at woodsa1@ah.org.
Event Location: Adventist Medical Center.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

October 20-22—Save the date! Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat.
Pastor Jenniffer Ogden, of Walla Walla University Church, will be our main speaker. See https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org for more information.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort.

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June 24 Communiqué

Don’t miss other Announcements  &  Week At a Glance in the Church Bulletin (Click here)

Greetings Church Family,

It has certainly been a very busy couple of weeks for our family as we have transitioned here to Sunnyside. The things that are required with any move can be very nerve wracking and hectic. There are so many things that require your time and energy such as packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking. As my family and I were going through the last stage of this process something occurred to me.

There is a big move coming that we will hopefully all take part in. Except that this move will not require us to pack, load, unload and unpack. This move will be one where we will not have to or get to take “stuff” with us. I am referring to the time when Jesus Christ returns to take us to heaven. As I thought about this several questions entered my mind. How attached am I to all this stuff? Would I be happy leaving it all behind? How attached am I to it? The reality of my situation was that in the midst of all that work I would have been happy to leave it all behind if I could have.

We are counseled in Matthew 6:19- 21:

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

I can honestly say that even though I have accumulated some stuff, it is not my treasure because my heart is NOT attached to it. I would happily leave it all behind with no second thoughts.

So what about you, are you ready for that big move? Where is your treasure being stored up? My prayer, hope, and challenge is that you can answer, “Yes, I am ready!” and that your treasure is being stored up in heaven.

Blessings to you and yours!

Pastor Juan

 

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

Shout out to all those who helped with the Strawberry Vespers – from presenting lovely music to the preparation of all the strawberries and shortcake, and especially taking time to help in the clean up afterwards. A very special thank you from Lloyd and Lorrie Wescott!

 

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

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 amPastor Juan Fresse will present our Bible message titled “What Do They Know?”

June 24, 5:00 pm, in the Youth Room, come and learn about our next 12-day journey to Israel and Jordan in March 2018. Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Bolotnikov is leading a group through Jerusalem, Mount Nebo, Nazareth, and Bethlehem. There is no better way to increase your knowledge of the Bible and to connect with places where events described in Scripture occurred then going and visiting them. It is an unforgettable life-time experience to walk in the footsteps of Moses, David, and Jesus. Note the date and come hear the details of our next trip! Dr. Bolotnikov will fill you in all the details, and answer any questions you might have.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the families of . . .     

David Petersen, brother of Dr. Arnold Petersen, who passed away May 26. An outdoor memorial service will be conducted for him June 25, 2:00 pm, at 10899 S. Wildcat Road, Molalla.

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be next week, July 1. Plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

The July 2 SunnyCity event and concert are fast approaching and we need YOU.

Volunteers are needed for set-up, clean-up, and everything in between. Free lunch tickets will be provided for all confirmed volunteers. The schedule for the event is as follows:

10:00 – set-up crew meets at church
11:00 – booth volunteers arrive & set-up
12:30 – free lunch for confirmed volunteers
1:30 – gates open
4:00 –  concert begins
5:30 (or after concert ends) – clean-up
SunnyCity Book Drive: Please help sponsor this booth so we have enough books to give one to each child who visits SunnyCity.  How can you do this? Donate new or used children’s books (ages 0-teen) to the bin in the lobby.

Our next First Friday will be held on July 7 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 July First Friday service will feature praise and worship by Oasis Praise and an inspirational thought from Mayson Ellis. Registration for the free

July 7 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on June 26 and will run through Wednesday, July 5. 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 p.m. on Friday, July 7. Registration link: https://www.adventisthealth.org/nw/event/first-friday-soup-and-salad-dinner

Sabbath, July 8, 6:00 pm, Evensong presenting Robert Schmidt, organist, and James Robertson, spoken word, here at Sunnyside Church. Come and join us for a Sabbath evening blessing.

Communion Towels – We are missing several. If you have taken towels home for laundering, please return them as soon as possible.

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. 

M&Ms


Life at Sunnyside

Janine Hudkins

Shawn, Levi, and Matt Mandrones with Pastor Jonathan

Andre, Reagan, & Holland Wang

Tim Hill telling children’s story.

Handbell Choir

Young Adult Visioning

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Summer Camps for Kids
Portland Adventist Academy has summer camps for Kindergarten through 9th graders. Camps include soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Parents may register on our website at www.paasda.org. Look for a link on our homepage.

ASL Teacher Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, 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 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) 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 tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 12, 11:00 am-2:00 pm: Summer Festival Classic Car Show.
Summer is almost here and we want you! If you have a classic car, specialty car, truck, tractor, motorcycle, tricycle, vintage bicycle, etc., that you would like to enter in the car show for the Summer Festival please contact Audrey at woodsa1@ah.org.
Event Location: Adventist Medical Center.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

October 20-22—Save the date! Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat.
Pastor Jenniffer Ogden, of Walla Walla University Church, will be our main speaker. See https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org for more information.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort.

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June 17 Communiqué

Don’t miss other Announcements  &  Week At a Glance in the Church Bulletin (Click here)

Dear Family,

 The FaithLift Bible Study (which is an open study for any ladies who are interested) has been working their way through the book of Isaiah and it has been quite an incredible journey. This morning we were looking at the prophecies that point to Jerusalem being restored and discussing how for many in Jesus’ day this hope was strong in a very literal sense. A liberation from Rome, a physical restoration of the kingdom, perhaps as they had experienced in the past under King Solomon – so much so that they were going to anoint Jesus king by force!

It is so easy for us to expect God to act in certain ways, especially when it comes to anything to do with earthly kingdoms! We can hold so tightly to how He worked in our past that we miss what He may be doing right now, or in our future. The wonder and comfort, is that God holds us, and works, even as we may struggle to see and understand – He is that gracious!

This past week has been one filled with many concerning issues in our world. It makes us long for Jesus’ Second Coming, and it’s tempting to predict its imminent nearness. But we truly do not know when our God will return. In His counsel to the disciples in Matthew 24, He spoke of the importance of not getting alarmed at these things. Instead, we can be a people of hope and peace, a place where God’s light shines even as the darkness gathers (Isaiah 60:1-2). As we walk in the certainty that “greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4), we can push back against the temptation of fear and self-preservation. Our God is with us always, even to the end of the age.

 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.

A special thank you to our Cultural Navigation team for your commitment in providing transportation every Sabbath morning.

 

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

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Infused.”

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the families of . . .     

David Petersen, brother of Dr. Arnold Petersen, who passed away May 26. An outdoor memorial service will be conducted for him June 25, 2:00 pm, at 10899 S. Wildcat Road, Molalla.

Shirley and Dave Allen as they mourn the loss of Shirley’s mother, Eva May Giles (nee Wilson) on June 12.

VBS Volunteer sign-up party, June 17, 1:00 pm, in the Youth room. Food provided. For more details please contact Shannon at 503-367-0036 or studio@shannonchristensen.com.

Sunnyside’s Annual Strawberry Vespers will be on Sabbath, June 17, at 6:00 pm. This promises to be a great program for you to enjoy with your family and friends! There will be lots of great music from some of Portland’s finest musicians, plenty of good fellowship, and lots of strawberry shortcake! This is an evening you won’t want to miss. Come early for a good seat.

Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 pm, there will be a free piano trio concert here at Sunnyside. The performers are from the 21st Century Artist Initiative and members of the Oregon Symphony, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Manhattan Symphony. and are Ron Blessinger, violin, Jonathan Butler, cello, and Daniel Dickson on piano. Take advantage of this free concert and come enjoy some absolutely beautiful music.

July 24, 5:00 pm, in the Youth Room, come and learn about our next 12-day journey to Israel and Jordan in March 2018. Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Bolotnikov is leading a group through Jerusalem, Mount Nebo, Nazareth, and Bethlehem. There is no better way to increase your knowledge of the Bible and to connect with places where events described in Scripture occurred then going and visiting them. It is an unforgettable life-time experience to walk in the footsteps of Moses, David, and Jesus. Note the date and come hear the details of our next trip! Dr. Bolotnikov will fill you in all the details, and answer any questions you might have.

 

The SunnyCity event is happening on July 2, and we need YOU! We’re looking for 20-30 volunteers to help at the event. We also need to borrow 8-10 canopies and at least one generator for the day. If you can help with any of these items, please contact Elise Holcomb at 503-519-4790 or Lorraine Jacobs at\
503-490-7506.

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. 

On Wednesday night, our business meeting approved the church budget for next year that would require $570,000, in donations over the next 12 months. As a faith community, we believe that this money is what is necessary for the ministry to which God calls us this year. Yet the decision was difficult because we haven’t met our giving goals for our current budget. If we are to meet the needs of the Sunnyside ministry, it will be because every member participates as a financial partner. By faith, we’ve embraced the ministry challenge before us. By faith, let’s partner financially to sustain and grow ministry through Church Budget.

M&Ms


Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Juan Fresse family with Pastors Jonathan, Kara, Dave and Shirley Allen

Elizabeth Fresse telling children’s story.

Judith Fouts

Erik Nielsen 

 

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Summer Camps for Kids
Portland Adventist Academy has summer camps for Kindergarten through 9th graders. Camps include soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Parents may register on our website at www.paasda.org. Look for a link on our homepage.

ASL Teacher Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, 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 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) 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 tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

June, Tuesdays and Thursday, 7-8:30 pm: Self-defense Class.
Beginning June 6, 7-8:30 pm, there will be free beginners self-defense classes offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June. Ages 5+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult). RSVP at the doors, or call 503-655-2614. Visit www.gladstonepark.org for more information.Event Location: Gladstone Park Church.

June 21-23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Free Sports Camp.
Join us for three exciting mornings full of sports, games, teamwork, and learning more about God! Ages 7-10. Limited to 50 kids. Register early at bit.ly/first50e. Questions? Call Aileen 503-780-1470. Campers will need to bring socks, closed-toe shoes, and a good attitude! Free snacks, Bible story books, and fun!
Event Location: Portland Adventist Elementary School.

June 23-25: Take Back Your Life weekend.
Dr. Joyce Choe will present Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is a free event and no registration is needed. She will focus on learning to make simple changes to make huge positive impacts on your life.  See www.beavertonsda.com for more information.
Event Location: Beaverton Adventist Church.

June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 12, 11:00 am-2:00 pm: Summer Festival Classic Car Show.
Summer is almost here and we want you! If you have a classic car, specialty car, truck, tractor, motorcycle, tricycle, vintage bicycle, etc., that you would like to enter in the car show for the Summer Festival please contact Audrey at woodsa1@ah.org.
Event Location: Adventist Medical Center.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

October 20-22—Save the date! Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat.
Pastor Jenniffer Ogden, of Walla Walla University Church will be our main speaker. See https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org for more information.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort.

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June 10 Communiqué

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Greetings Family,

Just this week, I was pulling into our driveway when three precious, small humans came bounding out the front door.  “Daddy,” they shrieked, “the strawberries are almost ripe.” I emptied my hands and followed them to our little strawberry patch.  Sure enough, there were a few vaguely pink berries scattered throughout the leaves.  For a few precious moments together we scoured the leaves, looking for that first berry that was ripe enough to share between us. That night, we didn’t find it. But that didn’t matter. The moment of exuberant anticipation at the simple gift of fruitful agriculture was enough in that moment. For me, it was a welcome reminder of the joy God can bring at the simple things of life.

One need not look far to see the struggle, strain, and stress that life tends to bring. No matter our age or experience, the devil finds ways to needle us, distracting and discouraging us from experiencing God’s joy. Sometimes, we just need a quick reminder to stop and enjoy a strawberry.

Tonight when I get home, we’ll go check the strawberry patch again. If we’re lucky, we’ll enjoy the first fruit of the season together.  That is if they haven’t eaten them all before I get there.

Here’s hoping that as you experience the sweet bliss of local strawberries this season, you’ll be reminded to live in the joy of the Lord.

See you Sabbath,

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.

A special thank you to our Cultural Navigation team for your commitment in providing transportation every Sabbath morning.

 

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

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Indescribable: With Us.”

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the families of . . .     

David Petersen, brother of Dr. Arnold Petersen, who passed away May 26. An outdoor memorial service will be conducted for him June 25, 2:00 pm, at 10899 S. Wildcat Road, Molalla.

Ricky Best, father of four children, who was killed on the Max train last week. He and his family were friends and neighbors of Don and Trish Hall. If you would like to help the family, contact Trish Hall at trish.llh@gmail.com or
503-816-3084.

Wedding Shower! There will be a wedding shower for Megan Pritchard and Jeremy Gates Sunday, June 11, 2:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited. They are registered at Target and Amazon.com. If you have any questions contact Cassie Van Barriger at cjmiller264@gmail.com or 503-761-8483.

June 14, 7:00 pm, Sunnyside Church Business Meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Our agenda is: 1) 2017-2018 Budget, 2) ReNew Sunnyside.

VBS Volunteer sign-up party, June 17, 1:00 pm, in the Youth room. Food provided. For more details please contact Shannon at 503-367-0036 or studio@shannonchristensen.com.

Sunnyside’s Annual Strawberry Vespers will be on Sabbath, June 17, at 6:00 pm. This promises to be a great program for you to enjoy with your family and friends! There will be lots of great music from some of Portland’s finest musicians, plenty of good fellowship, and lots of strawberry shortcake! This is an evening you won’t want to miss. Come early for a good seat.

Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 pm, there will be a free piano trio concert here at Sunnyside. The performers are from the 21st Century Artist Initiative and members of the Oregon Symphony, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Manhattan Symphony. and are Ron Blessinger, violin, Jonathan Butler, cello, and Daniel Dickson on piano. Take advantage of this free concert and come enjoy some absolutely beautiful music.

The SunnyCity event is happening on July 2, and we need YOU! We’re looking for 20-30 volunteers to help at the event. We also need to borrow 8-10 canopies and at least one generator for the day. If you can help with any of these items, please contact Elise Holcomb at 503-519-4790 or Lorraine Jacobs at\
503-490-7506.

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. 

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Life at Sunnyside

Welcome Juan and Elizabeth, Fresse, and family!

 

First Friday

 

Polly Moody

 

Children’s Sign Choir

Jaclyn Russell

 

Pastor Jonathan

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Summer Camps for Kids
Portland Adventist Academy has summer camps for Kindergarten through 9th graders. Camps include soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Parents may register on our website at www.paasda.org. Look for a link on our homepage.

ASL Teacher Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

Rivergate School
June 10, 6:00 pm: Farewell Vespers.
It is with sadness in our hearts that we will be bidding “farewell” to two beloved teachers who are retiring this year. Mrs. Hamstra has been teaching Kindergarten at Rivergate for 17 years, and Mr. Smith has been teaching 1st & 2nd grade for 31 years. Please plan to join us for this occasion.

Congratulations Graduates!

COLLEGE
Southern Adventist University
Carina Ivonne Allen
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Cum Laude

Walla Walla University
Ashley Bynum
Chris Wagner
Jacob White
Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Haley Howard
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Accounting and Management

HIGH SCHOOL
Portland Adventist Academy
Madison Boskind
Jared Evans
Nate Gren

ELEMENTARY
Portland Adventist Elementary School
Jenine Dalusong
Annika Geschke
Janna Lian
Kort Petersen

Hood View Junior Academy
Kyler Kramer

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
Jonathan Caministeanu
Kalani Kramer
Alyssa Payne

 

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, 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 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) 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 tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

June, Tuesdays and Thursday, 7-8:30 pm: Self-defense Class.
Beginning June 6, 7-8:30 pm, there will be free beginners self-defense classes offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June. Ages 5+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult). RSVP at the doors, or call 503-655-2614. Visit www.gladstonepark.org for more information.Event Location: Gladstone Park Church.

June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

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