February 17 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

As I am writing this there are a lot of gifts being given, cards being written up, plans being made for the evening and people dressed in red.  By the time you read this, another Valentine’s Day will have come and gone.  It is a day when a lot of money gets spent to show others how much love we have for them.  This year it is estimated that Americans will spend a near record high of $19.6 billion dollars on this holiday.  The only year that has been higher, since they began tracking this information 15 years ago, was 2016 during which Americans spent $19.7 billion dollars.  What does all that money get spent on?  The top five most given gifts on Valentine’s Day (allowing for multiple gifts) are cards (52% – 85% purchased by women) followed by candy (47.5%), dining/eating out (35%), flowers (34% – 73% purchased by men) and jewelry (17%).  So how much money did you add to that total?  What kind of things did you get for your loved ones?

Maybe some of you were part of the crowd that refuses to participate in this holiday.  I have heard a wide range of reasons why some don’t participate.  Some have claimed that it is simply a “made up” holiday.  The confectioners and publishing companies came up with an excuse to make us buy more candy and cards and thus increase their profitability.  There have been others who refuse to participate in the festivities of the day and they reference the history and origins of the day.  They reference names that most of us have never heard and traditions we don’t know while connecting them to some of the current items or things people do.  If you don’t celebrate the day, that is your prerogative.  I don’t believe that you need to celebrate Valentine’s day, but I do believe that you should always celebrate love.  God puts great emphasis on love and the Bible describes Him as being love.  First John 4:8 says, “But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

God is love and He has shown us love in action.  If you want to know what God would do, all you have to do is look at what Jesus did.  When asked by Philip to show the disciples the Father, Jesus replied, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father.”  If you want to know what “God is love” means in action, all you have to do is look at what Jesus did.  Jesus never failed to celebrate and exhibit love in His interactions with people.  So whether you choose to do it on a day in February or not, one thing is sure, we must celebrate and exhibit love.  My challenge to you is don’t just show love one day out of the year but show it every day.  We must show love consistently and persistently.  We could have all sorts of gifts and talents, but if we don’t show love we are missing the point of the gospel of Jesus.  The Bible puts it this way, “If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:2).  So as you continue to go through the rest of this year don’t forget to show love consistently and persistently every day.

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 Karen Davies for the magnificent bouquet of red roses and camellias. Thank you, Karen. We are truly blessed with this arrangement of flowers.

 Shout out and thank you to Jan Clayton for sharing your wide-range of talents as a long-time volunteer at Sunnyside!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Dr. Andrea Luxton, president of Andrews University, will present our Bible message titled “A Place at the Table.”  

Church Announcements

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.

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. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

February 18, 4:00 pm, join us for the  Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra concert!

February 24, 4:00 pm, we will enjoy Evensong, with the spoken word featuring Robert Schmidt at the organ and James Robertson with the spoken word. Plan now to attend this spiritually enriching event.

March 3, Walla Walla University’s Brass Choir will be with us for our worship services along with staff from the University’s Center for Bible Faith and Mission. This will be a weekend you will not want to miss! We are in need of “Bed and Breakfast” for the students on Friday, March 2, and Sabbath March 3 (breakfast and transportation). There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex to let us know if you can take care of some of the students. Thank you for your willingness to fill this need.

Save the date! March 10, 6:00 pm. LET THEM EAT CAKE! It’s back better than ever — get your ideas flowing. We will have a great time together.

 

Our database has changed! If you have been using the “My Church” app, it no longer is available. You may now access our Church Directory by going to our website: SunnysideAdventist.org and clicking on “Church Directory,” then “Sign up.” and follow the directions. Your email must match what we have in the database for you. If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to call the church office.

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 your 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.

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Elementary School is hosting our annual Kindergarten -1st Grade Round-Up, March 8, for all prospective Kindergarten and 1st-grade students for the 2018-2019 school year. This event is a meet and greet with teachers, a chance to learn more about our school programs, and to obtain registration packets and information. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the program begins at 5:30 pm. Children are welcome to attend with parents. Hope to see you there!

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

Portland Adventist Academy Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 pm at the academy.

Rivergate Elementary School
Friday, March 9, 8:30 am-12:30 pm:  Discover Rivergate! You are invited to our annual Discovery Day. This is an opportunity for your child to participate in a classroom experience and “discover” what Rivergate is all about. Please RSVP to attend:
503-656-0544 or email: office@rgsda.org.

Area Events and Announcements

February 24 Elizabeth Talbot Spiritual Emphasis Weekend.
Save the date! Join us for a day of spiritual enrichment with Elizabeth Talbot, Director of Jesus 101 Institute. For more information call or email the church: info@pvcsda.org,
503-658-2248.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

March 2, 7:15 pm, First Friday will be held in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Health-Portland Medical Center. The March First Friday service will feature praise and worship by the Ohana Christian Center praise band and an inspirational thought from Roger O’Kane. Registration for the free March 2 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on February 19 and will run through Wednesday, February 28.  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, March 2.

Sunday, March 4, VBS Fun Day.
Oregon Conference Children’s Ministries will host VBS Fun Day again this year on March 4, 12:00-4:30 pm at the Holden Convention Center at Gladstone Park. Learn about new resources, get ideas, and network with other children’s ministries teams. Registration is $15 if you register by February 26, $20 after February 26. Go to http://bit.ly/VBSFunDay2018 to register. Call or email Shirley Allen with questions at 503-850-3537 or email shirley.allen@oc.npuc.org. Scholarships are available! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/219826608586858/ to learn more.

Sunday, March 4, 4:00 pm: Nedley Lifestyle Program.
A free information session will be conducted on a program that will assist in achieving optimal emotional and mental health. Whether you are struggling with depression and anxiety or simply want to learn how to deal with the northwest blues and feel good again, you will find something of value. For more information call 503-496-7145.
Event Location: Lents Activity Center.

March 30-April 1: Oregon Prayer Conference.
This is a weekend prayer event designed to bring you into a closer personal experience with Jesus your Savior. You will hear how others have experienced Jesus in their lives as our speaker shares insights in trusting God in all of life’s adversity. The speaker will be Kevin Wilfley. Pastor Wilfley is the senior pastor of the Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist Church and Prayer Ministry Director for the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. In addition to his conference and pastoral responsibilities, Pastor Wilfley is a life coach and author. For the past 35 years, he has served various churches in the Oregon, Upper Columbia, and Washington conferences. Pastor Wilfley has spoken at ministerial gatherings, revival weekends, prayer conferences and camp meetings all over North America and Scotland on the subjects of prayer, the Holy Spirit, spirituality, and evangelism. Find Out More Here.
Event Location: Twin Rocks Camp, Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

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.

HOUSING NEEDED
Moving to the area in June, looking for 1000-1500 sq ft house to rent. If you have one available or know of one please contact the church office, info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

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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February 10 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

It’s amazing how fast time flies. Not only are we now in February, but it was on this day, two years ago, that my feet touched the ground of my new home, Portland. It was no small thing to hop on that plane with the knowledge in my soul that it would be a very long-term, if not permanent, move. Many of you have experienced similar emotions as you too have left countries of origin and made the United States your home. As I sit here and reflect, I am reminded of God’s goodness and faithfulness in providing for our needs, and for the blessing of the community that we find in His Kingdom. You have been that community for Terry and I, embracing us and providing a place to call home. Thank you. And thank you in advance for the same spirit that you share with others who choose to call Sunnyside their spiritual home.

The month of February is an exciting one for Sunnyside with two very special guest speakers:

This Sabbath: Dr. Terry Johnsson
February 17: Dr. Andrea Luxton (President of Andrews University)

Looking forward to sharing these special Sabbaths with you.

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 Lloyd and Lorrie Wescott who tirelessly bring to life their multiplicity of talents, and love of Jesus to enhance Sunnyside Church. Thank you, Lloyd and Lorrie.

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Dr. Terry Johnsson will present our Bible message titled “Unsung Hero.”  He serves as the executive director for mission integration at Adventist Health.

Church Announcements

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 Geschke, Johnson, and Young Adult  Sabbath School Classes will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second 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, refrigerator or freezer, dining room table, blankets, and a dresser. Contact: Marie 503-998-3754.

February 18, 6:00 pm, join us for the  Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra fundraiser dinner at Sunnyside Church in the Fireside Room immediately following the regular winter concert.  Tickets are $30 per person.  It will be hosted by our own Andre Wang, and music will be provided by oboist Fred Korman and pianist Rob Fishel.  Visit sunnysidesymphony.org for more information and to purchase tickets. Come and support your Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra!

February 24, 4:00 pm, we will enjoy Evensong, with the spoken word featuring Robert Schmidt at the organ and James Robertson with the spoken word. Plan now to attend this spiritually enriching event.

Save the date! March 10, 6:00 pm. LET THEM EAT CAKE! It’s back better than ever — get your ideas flowing. We will have a great time together.

 

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 your 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.

 

Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Kara

Dean Browning

Shirley Allen

Shirley Allen, Debbie Stanton

Pastor Juan

Heidi Kill, Marlane Heiser, Kathy Freund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy Rosenquist

Alyssa Fresse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventist Education

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

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

Portland Adventist Academy Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 pm at the academy.

Area Events and Announcements

Sunday, February 11, 11:30 am: Take Heart Ministry.
The sixth annual Valentine Luncheon and Program for widows, women alone, divorced, alone, hurting, and for all other women willing to come in support of those of us who are. There will be a catered lunch, music, and a special program, so go to takehearetministry.info or call Tawny Sportsman, 541-367-4913 to register – $25 each. It’s a great time to practice friendship evangelism and bring someone that could use a boost. Don’t let money be the reason you’re not there – contact your church and ask if they will help you attend. This event is open to everyone.
Event Location: Salem Convention Center

Thursday, February 15, 6:00 pm. Are you an Andrews University alum? Or are you a student considering attending Andrews University? Join us for a complimentary dinner at our Portland regional event at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, Oregon, 97015. Network with Andrews alums, enjoy a delicious meal and hear the latest news from Andrews University. Reserve your spot (it’s free!) at alumni.andrews.edu/rsvp or by contacting us at (269) 471-3591, alumni@andrews.edu. We hope to see you there!

February 24 Elizabeth Talbot Spiritual Emphasis Weekend.
Save the date! Join us for a day of spiritual enrichment with Elizabeth Talbot, Director of Jesus 101 Institute. For more information call or email the church: info@pvcsda.org,
503-658-2248.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

Sunday, March 4, 4:00 pm: Nedley Lifestyle Program.
A free information session will be conducted on a program that will assist in achieving optimal emotional and mental health. Whether you are struggling with depression and anxiety or simply want to learn how to deal with the northwest blues and feel good again, you will find something of value. For more information call 503-496-7145.
Event Location: Lents Activity Center.

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.

HOUSING NEEDED
Moving to the area in June, looking for 1000-1500 sq ft house to rent. If you have one available or know of one please contact the church office, info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

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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February 3 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

You know I’ve been looking around lately and there sure seem to be a lot of people walking around with gloomy faces.  I don’t know what it is in everyone’s case.  Some are probably just wishing there was more sunshine while others might be wishing for snow.  I do know, however, that for some it is something much more sinister that has them feeling gloomy.  When I hear of people who feel like there is a dark pit I cannot help but think of a song by the band Avalon.  The title of the song is, “You Were There” and if you haven’t heard it, you should go out and listen to it.  The entire song really speaks to me in a special way but there is one part in particular that is always really impactful to me.  It says,

“So haven’t I learned that my ways
Aren’t as high as Yours are
And You alone keep the universe
From crumbling into dust
You are God and though we would
Not have understood You
There You were

Hanging blameless on a cross
You would rather die than leave us in the dark
Every moment, every planned coincidence
Just all makes sense
With Your last breath

You were there, You were there
During history’s darkest hour.”

It reminds me that I can be hardheaded and miss the point.  It reminds me that I don’t know as much as God and I don’t need to.  It reminds me that He indeed does have the universe in His hands.   It reminds me that I am nothing but dust as is everything around me.  It reminds me that even though it did not make sense, God Himself came down in the form of Jesus and died on the cross.  It reminds me that every coincidence is indeed planned.  It reminds me that everything makes more sense in the light of the cross of Calvary.

If God was there during history’s darkest hour, don’t you think he can be there for you in your darkest hour?  If God brought His Son back to life don’t you think He can bring you back to the joy?  Let me tell you, this song reminds me that God is big enough to help me with everything from final exams and quadratic equations to tears, fears and pain.  It really puts things in perspective for me.  In the light of the cross, in the light of eternity, the darkness of this world does not seem so dark.  So if you are one of those people who have been feeling a bit gloomy, I pray that you have something that can help you see the Light that chases away all darkness, the Son that chases away the clouds.  If not, try listening to this song and maybe it can help you the way it helps me.

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 Stanley Kirk and Tom Kramer for changing out some of our lights. Thank you, Stan and Tom!

Church Announcements
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 “Hero of Faith.”

Church Announcements

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


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.

February 18, 6:00 pm, join us for the  Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra fundraiser dinner at Sunnyside Church in the Fireside Room immediately following the regular winter concert.  Tickets are $30 per person.  It will be hosted by our own Andre Wang, and music will be provided by oboist Fred Korman and pianist Rob Fishel.  Visit sunnysidesymphony.org for more information and to purchase tickets. Come and support your Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra!

Life at Sunnyside

 

Pastor Juan

Ray Betz

Benjamin Smith Dedication

Arnold Petersen

Elizabeth Fresse

Kimberly & Karl Helton

Ted Mackett

Donna & David Duffield

Pastor Kara

Flowers

Adventist Education

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

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

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/.

Portland Adventist Academy Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 pm at the academy.

Area Events and Announcements

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

Sunday, February 11, 11:30 am: Take Heart Ministry.
The sixth annual Valentine Luncheon and Program for widows, women alone, divorced, alone, hurting, and for all other women willing to come in support of those of us who are. There will be a catered lunch, music, and a special program, so go to takehearetministry.info or call Tawny Sportsman, 541-367-4913 to register – $25 each. It’s a great time to practice friendship evangelism and bring someone that could use a boost. Don’t let money be the reason you’re not there – contact your church and ask if they will help you attend. This event is open to everyone.
Event Location: Salem Convention Center

Thursday, February 15, 6:00 pm. Are you an Andrews University alum? Or are you a student considering attending Andrews University? Join us for a complimentary dinner at our Portland regional event at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, Oregon, 97015. Network with Andrews alums, enjoy a delicious meal and hear the latest news from Andrews University. Reserve your spot (it’s free!) at alumni.andrews.edu/rsvp or by contacting us at (269) 471-3591, alumni@andrews.edu. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 4, 4:00 pm: Nedley Lifestyle Program.
A free information session will be conducted on a program that will assist in achieving optimal emotional and mental health. Whether you are struggling with depression and anxiety or simply want to learn how to deal with the northwest blues and feel good again, you will find something of value. For more information call 503-496-7145.
Event Location: Lents Activity Center.

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.

HOUSING NEEDED
Moving to the area in June, looking for 1000-1500 sq ft house to rent. If you have one available or know of one please contact the church office, info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

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 27 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

 Many of you will know that Terry and I took a few days vacation this past week for our first year anniversary (thank you for being gracious in giving me that time!) and we spent those days in New Orleans. It was lovely to retrace our steps, this time in a much more relaxed way, through that beautiful old city. Some have asked, “Why New Orleans?” and one of the reasons is the history. There is something soul-enriching about walking through streets and buildings that have witnessed so much that has gone before. The trees too have seen a great deal, in fact, there is a grove of Oaks in City Park which is thought to be the oldest in the world – 900 years old! They reminded me of the promise in Isaiah:

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
Isaiah 61:1- 3

As I read these verses again, I am reminded that God’s people, Oaks of Righteousness,  have not had it easy; they have experienced struggle in life, they have seen a great deal. But they have also endured. They have endured not in their own strength, but in God’s redemption. And as they have allowed him to release them, heal them, provide for them, they have become a witness, able to bless others who walk by them.

 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 all of you for such a great attendance at our recent Business Meeting. We are grateful for your support and input. Thank you!

Shout out to our deacons who handle the church’s safety and emergency needs so efficiently.

Church Announcements
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 “Hero of Faith.”

Church Announcements

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

At our recent business meeting the following members were voted to be on the Pastoral Search Advisory Committee:

Krissy Barber                  Jackee Duvall            Ted Mackett               Donna Schmidt
Ben Krueger-Blehm      Dianne Glovatsky      Isaac Nziacharo        Andre Wang
Paul Dragulin                 Olivian Gramada       Arnold Petersen        Phyllis Woods

If you have a suggestion of someone you would like to see come to Sunnyside Church as a pastor, feel free to contact one of these members or stop by the church office or Elders’ office to fill out a “Pastoral Candidate Recommendation Form.”

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.

February 18, 6:00 pm, join us for the  Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra fundraiser dinner at Sunnyside Church  in the Fireside Room immediately following the regular winter concert.  Tickets are $30 per person.  It will be hosted by our own Andre Wang and music will be provided by oboist Fred Korman and pianist Rob Fishel.  Visit sunnysidesymphony.org for more information and to purchase tickets. Come and support your Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra!

Pray for the families of. . .

Cheryl Youker, daughter of Gerald and Nancy Youker, who passed away last Sabbath, January 20. There will be a memorial service for her this afternoon, 3:00, at Tabernacle Church.

Grace Cafferky, Carmen and Bob Cafferky’s mother, who passed away January 16 in College Place, Washington. A memorial service will be conducted February 3, 4:00 pm, at the Village Church in College Place.

Life at Sunnyside

Arnold Petersen

Blessing on Romanian Mission Trip

Tom Stafford

Dianne Glovatsky

Sam Heiser

Annalise Hill

Brooke Stafford

Juan Fresse II

Pastor Juan

Adventist Education

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

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

PAA’s Lunch Revolution Needs You
Portland Adventist Academy’s Stephanie Torgerson (or “Chef Stef” as she’s known) recently 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 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.

Sunday, February 11, 11:30 am: Take Heart Ministry.
The sixth annual Valentine Luncheon and Program for widows, women alone, divorced, alone, hurting and for all other women willing to come in support of those of us who are. There will be a catered lunch, music, and a special program, so go to takehearetministry.info or call Tawny Sportsman, 541-367-4913 to register – $25 each. It’s a great time to practice friendship evangelism and bring someone that could use a boost. Don’t let money be the reason you’re not there – contact your church and ask if they will help you attend. This event is open to everyone.
Event Location: Salem Convention Center

Thursday, February 15, 6:00 pm. Are you an Andrews University alum? Or are you a student considering attending Andrews University? Join us for a complimentary dinner at our Portland regional event at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, Oregon, 97015. Network with Andrews alums, enjoy a delicious meal and hear the latest news from Andrews University. Reserve your spot (it’s free!) at alumni.andrews.edu/rsvp or by contacting us at (269) 471-3591, alumni@andrews.edu. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 4, 4:00 pm: Nedley Lifestyle Program.
A free information session will be conducted on a program that will assist in achieving optimal emotional and mental health. Whether you are struggling with depression and anxiety or simply want to learn how to deal with the northwest blues and feel good again, you will find something of value. For more information call 503-496-7145.
Event Location: Lents Activity Center.

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.

HOUSING NEEDED
Moving to the area in June, looking for 1000-1500 sq ft house to rent. If you have one available or know of one please contact the church office, info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

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 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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