July 21 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

It has been great to remember this past week that we are part of a larger movement than just our Sunnyside church family.  There has been a great crowd that has congregated at the Gladstone Camp Meeting to listen to the different speakers from other areas of the United States (including many of our very own Sunnyside church family members).  I have heard good things from many people about the powerful and informative messages that have been presented.

Maybe you did not have the opportunity to come out and hear those messages in person.  It is also possible that you did make it out but could not be in two places at once so you missed a presentation you would like to hear.  There is good news for you.  The good news is that even if you could not personally attend you can still hear the messages delivered.  There will be recorded audio messages available free of charge on the Oregon Conference website at www.oregonconference.org/podcasts.  If you prefer you can also put in an order for a CD or DVD of a camp meeting presentation at the ABC.

I hope that whether you decided not to come out or could not come out, you will still hear some of these informative and powerful messages.  Take advantage of the technology at your disposal and be reminded that you and I are indeed part of a larger God ordained movement that still has work to do.

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

A special thank you to Scott LeMert, Shirley Schoepflin, David Schmidt,
Jim Robertson, Wilfred Geschke, 
Tom Kramer, and Lloyd Wescott for making our church grounds look beautiful after trimming trees and bushes, and pulling weeds! We appreciate their dedicated and hard work.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s services are at 10:00 for General Sabbath School Study and 11:05 am for Worship Service. Pastor Richard Lee Fenn, along with Karl Helton and Kimberly Goodwin-Helton will bring us our Bible message titled “Dialogues With the Master.”

Church Announcements

We need extra hands to help with our church landscaping needs. If you can help on a regular basis, please contact the church office 503-252-8080.

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: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Adventist Education

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

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

Area Events and Announcements

ABC Food and Book Camp Meeting Sale 2018: Prices effective July 17-29, 2018. You are invited to join us at the ABC for complimentary food tastings from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, daily during Camp Meeting. Download a flyer at abcflyer.org

The Healthy Heart Ministry is looking for retired or practicing medical professionals to take blood pressures at the Gateway Fred Meyer. The BP screening happens on the second Sunday of every month. Please contact Marjorie Schnibbe at 503-875.8311.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from
8 am to 4 pm.

Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers.
To Volunteer, go to volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

October 12-14 Women’s Retreat: “Up From the Ordinary.”
Women’s Retreat Early Bird Special is valid through August 1: Oregon’s 32nd Annual Women’s Retreat will be at the beautiful Eagle Crest Resort with Jean Boonstra, associate speaker from the Voice of Prophecy. Breakout speakers are Dr. Joyce Choe, MD, MPH, Pastor Jana Lee, and Deborah Turner. Special musical guests: Gary and Shelly Parks, and Katrina Koch. Teen speaker: Erica Jones, associate director of Women’s Ministries, NAD. Teens coming with a mom or mentor is priced at only $55.00. Register by going to AdventSource.org or by calling 800-732-7587. Hurry! Early bird registration ends August 1.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

HOUSING

Housing Needed: Newly married couple needing studio or small apartment at the end of July. The wife will be attending WWU School of Nursing in the fall and the husband will be working at Providence. Contact 503-252-8080.

 

 

 

 

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July 14 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

This morning the world woke up in relief to the news that the Thai soccer team and their assistant coach had been successfully rescued from the flooded caves. I, along with many others in the world it would seem, have been following their progress. It was a horrifying scenario. Yet there was also beauty. In the midst of the horror we saw the world come together in a mission for good. Countries that may often struggle to find things to agree on, were united in their determination to help these children.

Russia promised them tickets to the Soccer World Cup if they were out in time. USA, Canada, Australia and many others sent in experts to help. Navy SEALS risked, and sadly gave, their lives to do what it took. Local business owners in Thailand shut down diving businesses in order to provide full support to the mission.

In a world that often feels cold, that can seem chaotic and dangerous, the heartbeat of God was revealed, reminding me that He is closer than we think and at work in ways and people that sometimes surprise us.

In the words of John, “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)

Looking forward to worshipping with you in a few short days,

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Dave Allen will bring us our Bible message titled “Trust Joseph.”

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 and Johnson Sabbath School Classes will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

Church Announcements

Sunnyside Adventist Church has an opening for a Treasurer. Please forward your résumé not later than Monday, July 16, to info@SunnysideAdventist.org, or if you have questions prior to applying, contact Phyllis at 503-563-5122. This is a paid part-time position.

We need extra hands to help with our church landscaping needs. If you can help, please contact the church office 503-252-8080.

Camp Meeting at Sunnyside July 21! Gladstone Camp Meeting is in progress on
July 21. However, Sunnyside Church will also be open, offering services to those that enjoy the quietness of a smaller group and air-conditioned surroundings. If you cannot make it to Gladstone, please consider coming to Sunnyside for your Sabbath blessing. General Lesson Study will begin at 10:00 am, and Worship Service will begin at 11:05 am.

Are you attending the 2018 Oregon Conference Camp Meeting at Gladstone? Do you enjoy greeting and meeting new people? We are looking for 5-10 volunteers to staff our Info Booth during Camp Meeting. Volunteers distribute brochures, provide directions, manage lost and found items, and answer general questions. If you are interested in helping, please call the Oregon Conference Human Resources Department at 503-850-3510.

Save the date: Sunday, August 19. Sunnyside Church-wide corn feed and classic car show.

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: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Adventist Education

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

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

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at Camp Meeting. We would appreciate you passing along the word to your church members, especially those entering high school this fall. At camp meeting we’re giving families a chance to win a month of free tuition. We’ll have an ice cream social for incoming students on Friday night (July 20). You are more than welcome to stop by or bring some families! Hope you’re having a wonderful summer.

Area Events and Announcements

Plan now to attend Oregon Conference’s 88th annual Gladstone Camp Meeting in Gladstone, July 17th through the 21st with seminars, workshops, activities, for all ages as we focus on “Knowing Jesus and Others more.”

On Tuesday, July 17, at 7:00 pm, we’ll kick off the English language programing with Elder Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division (NAD) in the Plaza Pavilion. In addition, you’ll find great presentations, seminars, and workshops throughout each day, with topics such as growing a dynamic church, starting a community service center, patterns in prophecy, avoiding memory decline, how to plan financially for your children, healthy grieving, and much more! Book your campsite, find presentation descriptions, speaker bios, and much more at http://www.OregonConference.org.

Online registration for the Gladstone Camp Meeting blood drive is currently open. Sign up now for your preferred time slot! It’s quick and easy, just go to www.redcrossblood.org enter sponsor code: SDAConference and follow the instructions, or follow the link on the Oregon Conference website Camp Meeting page. For help, please call 1-800-RED CROSS, or email Jeanie.Greisser@redcross.org. Eligibility Questions? Call 1-866-236-3276. A sign-up table will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17-18, from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm in the Plaza at Camp Meeting.

ABC Food and Book Camp Meeting Sale 2018: Prices effective July 17-29, 2018. You are invited to join us at the ABC for complimentary food tastings from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, daily during Camp Meeting. Download a flyer at abcflyer.org

Bring the culture of China to your home for one month this summer. Summit Academy, a private education LLC, is sponsoring students who come to visit America from July 15-August 13. You will receive $1,000 per child (up to two children per home) to share your culture with a child from China this summer. For more information, contact Kathy Larson at 503-522-0355. Visit www.summitacademy.education to fill out an online application.

PACS needs empty egg cartons – Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is in need of more clean/empty egg cartons (sizes: dozen or 18-count). If you have any, please bring to PACS’ Food Department or if you know someone who comes to PACS you can ask if they can bring them. We appreciate your help in providing empty egg cartons to help serve our Food Pantry shoppers!

The Healthy Heart Ministry is looking for retired or practicing medical professionals to take blood pressures at the Gateway Fred Meyer. The BP screening happens on the second Sunday of every month. Please contact Marjorie Schnibbe at 503-875.8311.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from
8 am to 4 pm.

Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers.
To Volunteer, go to volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for a
Part-time Art Teacher, and a
Part-time Technology Coordinator
for the 2018/2019 school year.
If interested, please contact Brandon O’Neal at 503-665-4102.

Childcare provider needed: Part-time. Prefer someone who speaks French. Contact the church office for more information: 503-252-8080.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is seeking a part-time Assistant Thrift Store Manager. Experience preferred: experience in driving a box truck (no CDL required), lifting furniture, management skills, and customer service. Please send resume to Executive Director Mark Fulop at mark.fulop@pacsonline.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

HOUSING

Housing Needed: Newly married couple needing studio or small apartment at the end of July. The wife will be attending WWU School of Nursing in the fall and the husband will be working at Providence. Contact 503-252-8080.

 

 

 

 

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July 7 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

This past week my family and I were watching “A Capitol Fourth” which is a program presented on the Fourth of July on public broadcasting stations.  The program presents different music including patriotic music and finishes with great fireworks over the national monuments of Washington DC.  As we celebrated the independence of the United States of America, I was struck with a thought.  Even though we often celebrate independence, there is at least one place where we should celebrate dependence.

There was a television program that aired before the 1988 Winter Olympics that featured blind skiers being trained for slalom skiing.  Each one of the blind skiers was paired with a sighted skier.  The blind skiers were taught on the flats how to make right and left turns.  When that was mastered they were taken to the slalom slope.  Their sighted partners skied beside them shouting, “left!” and “right!”  As they obeyed the commands, they were able to negotiate the course and cross the finish line, depending solely on the sighted skiers’ word.  It was either complete trust or catastrophe.  Total dependence!

What a vivid picture of the Christian life!  In this world, we are (in reality) blind as to what course to take.  We must rely solely on the Word of the only One who is truly sighted – God Himself.  His Word gives us the direction we need to finish the course.  We must declare once again that we will allow Him to lead us.  As we remembered to celebrate the independence of this great country that we live in let us also remember to celebrate something else.  You and I must celebrate our dependence on Christ.  Total dependence!

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to Del Colton of Colton Auto Body who graciously repaired our bus. He gave it many additional “years of life” Thank you, Del, for your top-notch work on our aging bus!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Juan Fresse will bring us our Bible message titled “The Life of a Joe: Denial.”

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.

 

Church Announcements

A big thank you to each person who volunteered for SunnyCity! Without you, it could not have happened; the gift of your time and energy was appreciated more than you will ever know. Thank you to those who contributed with donations and prayers. These were invaluable to us as well. Approximately 1,000 people attended, school supplies were given to 500 kids. and 40 kids signed up for Adventurers! If you volunteered for or attended SunnyCity please take a short anonymous survey by July 9. Your feedback is important as we make decisions for next year. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/32RH695.

Camp Meeting at Sunnyside July 21! Gladstone Camp Meeting is in progress on
July 21. However, Sunnyside Church will also be open, offering services to those that enjoy the quietness of a smaller group and air-conditioned surroundings. If you cannot make it to Gladstone, please consider coming to Sunnyside for your Sabbath blessing. General Lesson Study will begin at 10:00 am, and Worship Service will begin at 11:05 am.

Are you attending the 2018 Oregon Conference Camp Meeting at Gladstone? Do you enjoy greeting and meeting new people? We are looking for 5-10 volunteers to staff our Info Booth during Camp Meeting. Volunteers distribute brochures, provide directions, manage lost and found items, and answer general questions. If you are interested in helping, please call the Oregon Conference Human Resources Department at 503-850-3510.

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: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Life on the Sunnyside

Adventist Education

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

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

Area Events and Announcements

Plan now to attend Oregon Conference’s 88th annual Gladstone Camp Meeting in Gladstone, Ore. coming in July! Spanish language meetings will be held July 12-14, and English will go from July 17th through the 21st with seminars, workshops, activities, for all ages as we focus on “Knowing Jesus and Others more.”

Our Spanish-language presentations will be led by former Oregon Conference Hispanic Ministries director, Roger Hernández, and his wife, Kathy. Other speakers will include Enrique Baez, Dina Marin, Glúder Quispe, and Antonia Elenes. Young adult programs will be led by Cristian Sorto and Terry Johnson. In addition to the adult programing, you can expect great programs and activities for kids of all ages, including a special Sabbath morning program for ages 0-3!

On Tuesday, July 17, at 7:00 pm, we’ll kick off the English language programing with Elder Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division (NAD) in the Plaza Pavilion. In addition, you’ll find great presentations, seminars, and workshops throughout each day, with topics such as growing a dynamic church, starting a community service center, patterns in prophecy, avoiding memory decline, how to plan financially for your children, healthy grieving, and much more! Book your campsite, find presentation descriptions, speaker bios, and much more at http://www.OregonConference.org.

Online registration for the Gladstone Camp Meeting blood drive is currently open. Sign up now for your preferred time slot! It’s quick and easy, just go to www.redcrossblood.org enter sponsor code: SDAConference and follow the instructions, or follow the link on the Oregon Conference website Camp Meeting page. For help, please call 1-800-RED CROSS, or email Jeanie.Greisser@redcross.org. Eligibility Questions? Call 1-866-236-3276. A sign-up table will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17-18, from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm in the Plaza at Camp Meeting.

Bring the culture of China to your home for one month this summer. Summit Academy, a private education LLC, is sponsoring students who come to visit America from July 15-August 13. You will receive $1,000 per child (up to two children per home) to share your culture with a child from China this summer. For more information, contact Kathy Larson at 503-522-0355. Visit www.summitacademy.education to fill out an online application.

PACS needs empty egg cartons – Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is in need of more clean/empty egg cartons (sizes: dozen or 18-count). If you have any, please bring to PACS’ Food Department or if you know someone who comes to PACS you can ask if they can bring them. We appreciate your help in providing empty egg cartons to help serve our Food Pantry shoppers!

The Healthy Heart Ministry is looking for retired or practicing medical professionals to take blood pressures at the Gateway Fred Meyer. The BP screening happens on the second Sunday of every month. Please contact Marjorie Schnibbe at 503-875.8311.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from
8 am to 4 pm.

Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers.
To Volunteer, go to volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Sunnyside Adventist Church has an opening for a Treasurer. Please forward your résumé to info@SunnysideAdventist.org, or if you have questions prior to applying, contact Phyllis at 503-563-5122. This is a paid part-time position.

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for a
Part-time Art Teacher, and a
Part-time Technology Coordinator
for the 2018/2019 school year.
If interested, please contact Brandon O’Neal at 503-665-4102.

Childcare provider needed: Part-time. Prefer someone who speaks French. Contact the church office for more information: 503-252-8080.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is seeking a part-time Assistant Thrift Store Manager. Experience preferred: experience in driving a box truck (no CDL required), lifting furniture, management skills, and customer service. Please send resume to Executive Director Mark Fulop at mark.fulop@pacsonline.org.

Our neighbor, the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, is looking for someone for nursery care for infants, and small children during Sunday worship, Vacation Bible School, possible additional hours as needed for other meetings or special events. This is a paid position. Contact jasmine@glcportland.org or call 503-256-1835.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

HOUSING

House Share available: 1 small bedroom, large living room, bath, half garage available to rent in a 3 bedroom house in Gresham. Seeking compatible single person. Available now. For more information please call 503-329-4801.

 

 

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June 30 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

This Sabbath we will be sharing Communion together and so this week I have been reflecting on that last supper that Jesus shared with His disciples before facing the cross. As He took the wash bowl and towel in hand, He did so with the knowledge of not only who was already faltering of His betrayer’s actions during the past little while, but also what lay ahead. Who would remain at the foot of the cross and who would not. And in that awareness He loved. As He took Judas’ feet in His hands, as He knelt before John, He gave no differentiation in the care that He took. As He passed the bread to Peter, He did so with genuine love. He revealed to us a heart that sees beyond, that loves through the pain. He did so willingly. The love was not taken from Him, forced out of Him. No one bullied Him into it. He gave it willingly.

Father,
Thank you for that love that you continue to lavish on us.
We give you our hearts, asking for cleansing, healing and renewal.
Thank you for hearing our prayer.

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to the SunnyCity team who have spent countless hours putting together the amazing SunnyCity event. Thank you to each of you and a special thank you to Elise Holcombe for heading it up.

 

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 “Washed to Life.”

A new Collegiate Sabbath School (ages 18-25) begins today. We will meet in the Columbia Room at 10:00 am.

Friday, June 29, 7:00 pm, the 21st Century Artist Initiative presents “An Evening of Chamber Music” featuring Jonathan Butler, Jocelyn Zu, Laura Ha, Benjamin Dickson, Charles Noble, and Daniel Dickson. They will be performing works by Beethoven and Brahms.

Sunday, July 1, 7:00 pm, they will be in concert again presenting works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Both of these presentations are here at Sunnyside Church.

Tomorrow, Sunday, July 1, SunnyCity will be held on the PAA campus. This kid-oriented, family-friendly event is our gift to our neighbors and our only kid-based outreach this year. The free admission Kids’ Fair starts at 1:00 pm, and the event is topped off with a mesmerizing 4:00 pm concert by Aaron Meyer. See our information and volunteer sign-up booth in the narthex.

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.

July 6, 7:15 pm, First Friday will meet in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. This is a time of music and spiritual fellowship. The July First Friday will feature praise and worship by the Oasis praise band and an inspirational thought from Daniela Larson. Soup and salad dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. You must register for dinner and it is served on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at https://www.adventisthealth.org/Portland/event/soup-and-salad-dinner.

Camp Meeting at Sunnyside July 21! Gladstone Camp Meeting is in progress on
July 21. However, Sunnyside Church will also be open, offering services to those that enjoy the quietness of a smaller group and air-conditioned surroundings. If you cannot make it to Gladstone, please consider coming to Sunnyside for your Sabbath blessing. General Lesson Study will begin at 10:00 am, and Worship Service will begin at 11:05 am.

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: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Life on the Sunnyside

Karl Helton

Isaac Nziacharo

Dan Linrud, Shirley and Dave Allen

Edson & Madelaine Simon

Gabe Pinto

Elaine Bradshaw, Levis Dragulin, Matt Mandrones

(Kevin Petersen) Dave Huckaby, Children’s Story

Kort & Josie Petersen

Pastor Kara

Adventist Education

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

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

Area Events and Announcements

Plan now to attend Oregon Conference’s 88th annual Gladstone Camp Meeting in Gladstone, Ore. coming in July! Spanish language meetings will be held July 12-14, and English will go from July 17th through the 21st with seminars, workshops, activities, for all ages as we focus on “Knowing Jesus and Others more.”

Our Spanish-language presentations will be led by former Oregon Conference Hispanic Ministries director, Roger Hernández, and his wife, Kathy. Other speakers will include Enrique Baez, Dina Marin, Glúder Quispe, and Antonia Elenes. Young adult programs will be led by Cristian Sorto and Terry Johnson. In addition to the adult programing, you can expect great programs and activities for kids of all ages, including a special Sabbath morning program for ages 0-3!

On Tuesday, July 17, at 7:00 pm, we’ll kick off the English language programing with Elder Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division (NAD) in the Plaza Pavilion. In addition, you’ll find great presentations, seminars, and workshops throughout each day, with topics such as growing a dynamic church, starting a community service center, patterns in prophecy, avoiding memory decline, how to plan financially for your children, healthy grieving, and much more! Book your campsite, find presentation descriptions, speaker bios, and much more at http://www.OregonConference.org.

Online registration for the Gladstone Camp Meeting blood drive is currently open. Sign up now for your preferred time slot! It’s quick and easy, just go to www.redcrossblood.org enter sponsor code: SDAConference and follow the instructions, or follow the link on the Oregon Conference website Camp Meeting page. For help, please call 1-800-RED CROSS, or email Jeanie.Greisser@redcross.org. Eligibility Questions? Call 1-866-236-3276. A sign-up table will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17-18, from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm in the Plaza at Camp Meeting.

Bring the culture of China to your home for one month this summer. Summit Academy, a private education LLC, is sponsoring students who come to visit America from July 15-August 13. You will receive $1,000 per child (up to two children per home) to share your culture with a child from China this summer. For more information, contact Kathy Larson at 503-522-0355. Visit www.summitacademy.education to fill out an online application.

PACS needs empty egg cartons – Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is in need of more clean/empty egg cartons (sizes: dozen or 18-count). If you have any, please bring to PACS’ Food Department or if you know someone who comes to PACS you can ask if they can bring them. We appreciate your help in providing empty egg cartons to help serve our Food Pantry shoppers!

The Healthy Heart Ministry is looking for retired or practicing medical professionals to take blood pressures at the Gateway Fred Meyer. The BP screening happens on the second Sunday of every month. Please contact Marjorie Schnibbe at 503-875.8311.

July 3-7: Light Bearers Annual Convocation.
The Minor Prophets—Major Salvation Promises in the Minor Prophets. They are called the Minor Prophets because of their size, not their spiritual depth. Hidden in these little books are found sublime pictures of God’s unrelenting love. That’s why we plan to plumb their depths to mine rich nuggets of God’s golden love that promises to keep our love alive in the coming crisis. We warmly invite you to join Light Bearers and our speakers, Ty Gibson, James Rafferty, David Asscherick, Jeffrey Rosario, Fred Bischoff, Nathan Renner, and Risë Rafferty for a Spirit-led journey that promises to build hope, faith, and love at our annual convocation. For more information, go to www.lightbearers.org, or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be 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, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

July 19-20: American Red Cross Blood Drive.
You can sign up now for the Gladstone Camp Meeting blood drive, July 19-20! Our online registration is currently open. It’s quick and easy, just go to www.RedCrossBlood.org enter sponsor code: SDAConference and follow the instructions. For help with online scheduling or for other questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS, or email Jeanie.Greisser@redcross.org. Eligibility questions? Call 1-866-236-3276. A Red Cross sign-up table will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday at camp meeting, July 17-18th from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, in the Plaza Pavilion.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from
8 am to 4 pm.

Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers.
To Volunteer, go to volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Sunnyside Adventist Church has an opening for a Treasurer. Please forward your résumé to info@SunnysideAdventist.org, or if you have questions prior to applying, contact Phyllis at 503-563-5122. This is a paid part-time position.

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for a
Part-time Art Teacher, and a
Part-time Technology Coordinator
for the 2018/2019 school year.
If interested, please contact Brandon O’Neal at 503-665-4102.

Childcare provider needed: Part-time. Prefer someone who speaks French. Contact the church office for more information: 503-252-8080.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is seeking a part-time Assistant Thrift Store Manager. Experience preferred: experience in driving a box truck (no CDL required), lifting furniture, management skills, and customer service. Please send resume to Executive Director Mark Fulop at mark.fulop@pacsonline.org.

Our neighbor, the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, is looking for someone for nursery care for infants, and small children during Sunday worship, Vacation Bible School, possible additional hours as needed for other meetings or special events. This is a paid position. Contact jasmine@glcportland.org or call 503-256-1835.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

HOUSING

House Share available: 1 small bedroom, large living room, bath, half garage available to rent in a 3 bedroom house in Gresham. Seeking compatible single person. Available now. For more information please call 503-329-4801.

 

 

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June 23 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Recently I was reading about something called the negativity bias or negativity effect.  This is the definition of this effect or bias, “the notion that, even when of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature (e.g. unpleasant thoughts, emotions, or social interactions; harmful/traumatic events) have a greater effect on one’s psychological state and processes than neutral or positive things.”  We allow the negative things to have a greater influence on us than the positive thing.  There is a serious problem with this.

The Bible has some things to say about negativity.  I believe that one of the most powerful verses about negativity can be found in the wisdom literature.  Proverbs 17:22 tells us that, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”  Recent studies are only proving what one of the wisest men on earth long ago told us.  The idea presented in this verse is that our state of being or thought can have an impact on our bodies.  The term “broken spirit” can just as easily be translated to be a stricken mind.  Science is proving that this negativity, broken spirit or stricken mind has a horrible impact on us.  The verse tells us on the other hand that a joyful heart is good medicine.  So how can we have that joyful heart?

One Bible verse tells us this about God, “Honor and majesty surround Him, strength and joy fill his dwelling” (1 Chronicles 16:27).  If we abide in the presence of God the “joy” that fills His dwelling will overflow into our lives.  One of the things that I like to do is bask in the glory and presence of His creation.  Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens are telling of the glory of God and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”  When I contemplate these glories, I am once again drawn to my Creator, Redeemer and Savior.  Don’t let the negativity bias or effect be the guiding principle of your life.  Draw near to God so that with the psalmist you too can say, “The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy” (Psalm 28:7).

So as we continue to enjoy the nicer weather, I challenge you to abide in the presence of the Almighty.  I will seek His presence in the wonderful creation He has made all around me and I hope that you will too.

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to all of our Worship Coordinators for doing such a good job in supporting and organizing our church worship services. Thank you to each of you!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am.
Pastor Kara Johnsson
will present our Bible message titled “The Life of Joe: You Will Dream Dreams.”

This afternoon, 3:30 pm, there will be a memorial service for Patric Harkins, here at Sunnyside Church. He passed away June 8.

 

Church Announcements

Friday, June 29, 7:00 pm, the 21st Century Artist Initiative presents “An Evening of Chamber Music” featuring Jonathan Butler, Jocelyn Zu, Laura Ha, Benjamin Dickson, Charles Noble, and Daniel Dickson. They will be performing works by Beethoven and Brahms.

Sunday, July 1, 7:00 pm, they will be in concert again presenting works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Both of these presentations are here at Sunnyside Church.

SunnyCity will be July 1, on the PAA campus. This kid-oriented, family-friendly event is our gift to our neighbors and our only kid-based outreach this year. The free admission Kids’ Fair starts at 1:00 pm, and the event is topped off with a mesmerizing 4:00 pm, concert by Aaron Meyer. See our information and volunteer sign-up booth in the narthex on June 2 and June 9.

SunnyCity is holding a drive to collect school supplies to be handed out at the July 1 event. We need Crayola crayons, broad-line felt tip markers, and glue sticks to share with our SunnyCity guests. Please bring your donations to the bin located in the church narthex.

July 6, 7:15 pm, First Friday will meet in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. This is a time of music and spiritual fellowship. The July First Friday will feature praise and worship by the Oasis praise band and an inspirational thought from Daniela Larson. Soup and salad dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. You must register for dinner and it is served on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at https://www.adventisthealth.org/Portland/event/soup-and-salad-dinner.

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: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Update on Alex Buchanan

 It has now been 5 years since Alex took that fateful bicycle ride just after graduation at Southern University. The crash that day changed his life from a buoyant young man planning to go on for his masters in social work to a man dependent on others for providing every necessity of life, adding to his identity quadriplegia.

Though his physical status has been changed, his mental attitude is one of hope, not of some pie-in-the-sky or chasing some weird treatment that offers fantastic benefit, but cannot produce. He is looking forward to the day when proven medical treatment or surgery such as stem cell transplant may help him walk again.

To maintain vigor and optimum strength of his muscles, bones, and joints he is undergoing therapy at a gym where especially skilled trainers work with him every week followed by vigorous exercises performed by his caregiver at home. He understands this therapy does not offer any miracles, but keeps him in optimum condition for stem cell surgery when it becomes available.

You have already been involved in Alex’s therapy through giving to the Family Resource Network, but he wants to become fully independent. He has been very successful in selling items donated to him or given to him on consignment through E-bay and Craig’s list, but is limited by the number of items he has received. He is able to sell a wide variety of goods, such as camera equipment, jewelry, hobby items such as stamps, and electronic equipment, but he can also sell more bulky items such as bicycles or furniture.

If you have a saleable item that you would like to give away or sell on consignment, please call or text at 503-572-9387, or email Alex at   Alexander.buchanan@live.com.

Thank you,

Richard Gingrich

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news
We have three staff departing later this month. But Monte Torkelsen, who has been a valuable part of PAA for five years with a total of 25 years working for OC youth, is leaving us all too soon. He’s taken a job at Kettering University Church. You can share that news here: http://paasda.org/news/thanks-pastor-monte/. We’ll share more about staff changes in next month’s update.

Area Events and Announcements

Bring the culture of China to your home for one month this summer. Summit Academy, a private education LLC, is sponsoring students who come to visit America from July 15-August 13. You will receive $1,000 per child (up to two children per home) to share your culture with a child from China this summer. For more information, contact Kathy Larson at 503-522-0355. Visit www.summitacademy.education to fill out an online application.

PACS needs empty egg cartons – Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is in need of more clean/empty egg cartons (sizes: dozen or 18-count). If you have any, please bring to PACS’ Food Department or if you know someone who comes to PACS you can ask if they can bring them. We appreciate your help in providing empty egg cartons to help serve our Food Pantry shoppers!

The Healthy Heart Ministry is looking for retired or practicing medical professionals to take blood pressures at the Gateway Fred Meyer. The BP screening happens on the second Sunday of every month. Please contact Marjorie Schnibbe at 503-875.8311.

July 3-7: Light Bearers Annual Convocation.
The Minor Prophets—Major Salvation Promises in the Minor Prophets. They are called the Minor Prophets because of their size, not their spiritual depth. Hidden in these little books are found sublime pictures of God’s unrelenting love. That’s why we plan to plumb their depths to mine rich nuggets of God’s golden love that promises to keep our love alive in the coming crisis. We warmly invite you to join Light Bearers and our speakers, Ty Gibson, James Rafferty, David Asscherick, Jeffrey Rosario, Fred Bischoff, Nathan Renner, and Risë Rafferty for a Spirit-led journey that promises to build hope, faith, and love at our annual convocation. For more information, go to www.lightbearers.org, or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be 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, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

July 19-20: American Red Cross Blood Drive.
You can sign up now for the Gladstone Camp Meeting blood drive, July 19-20! Our online registration is currently open. It’s quick and easy, just go to www.RedCrossBlood.org enter sponsor code: SDAConference and follow the instructions. For help with online scheduling or for other questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS, or email Jeanie.Greisser@redcross.org. Eligibility questions? Call 1-866-236-3276. A Red Cross sign-up table will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday at camp meeting, July 17-18th from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, in the Plaza Pavilion.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from
8 am to 4 pm.

Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers.
To Volunteer, go to volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Sunnyside Adventist Church has an opening for a Treasurer. Please forward your résumé to info@SunnysideAdventist.org, or if you have questions prior to applying, contact Phyllis at 503-563-5122. This is a paid part-time position.

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for a
Part-time Art Teacher, and a
Part-time Technology Coordinator
for the 2018/2019 school year.
If interested, please contact Brandon O’Neal at 503-665-4102.

Childcare provider needed: Part-time. Prefer someone who speaks French. Contact the church office for more information: 503-252-8080.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is seeking a part-time Assistant Thrift Store Manager. Experience preferred: experience in driving a box truck (no CDL required), lifting furniture, management skills, and customer service. Please send resume to Executive Director Mark Fulop at mark.fulop@pacsonline.org.

Our neighbor, the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, is looking for someone for nursery care for infants, and small children during Sunday worship, Vacation Bible School, possible additional hours as needed for other meetings or special events. This is a paid position. Contact jasmine@glcportland.org or call 503-256-1835.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

HOUSING

House Share available: 2 small bedrooms, large living room, bath, half garage available to rent in a 3 bedroom house in Gresham. Seeking compatible single person or a couple. Available now. For more information please call 503-329-4801.

 

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June 16 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

It is good to be back! Thank you for your prayers and well wishes as I travelled – God blessed greatly. It was good to touch home soil, hug family, and enjoy some of Australia’s blessings, but it was also good to return to my home here.

When I first heard about Sunnyside’s need for an additional pastor and the possibility of it being me, I prayed for guidance from God. He gave me Psalm 139:9 “If I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” It was quite a direct message! And He has been so faithful in doing that, in holding me fast here in Portland. He really is a faithful Father.

As we approach another weekend, with this one having an emphasis on fathers, may we take comfort and assurance from the certainty of our heavenly Father’s goodness and faithfulness.

Looking forward to sharing with you all on Sabbath!

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to our translators that so diligently translate our services every week. Thank you Graziella Doro and Patrick Shima!

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 “That Family.”

This afternoon at 7:00, we will enjoy the 37th annual Strawberry Vespers. Come and bring your friends to enjoy some of Portland’s finest musicians performing great religious music. After the program, please stay and enjoy some of Oregon’s finest strawberry shortcake!

Church Announcements

Please pray for the family of Patrick Harkins, one of our members, who passed away Friday, June, 8. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside, Sabbath, June 23, 3:30 pm.

Student Aid applications – It’s that time of year again! If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application which is available from the table in the Narthex or the church office 503-252-8080. Please return your application to the church office.

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 pm, there will be a Church Business meeting. The agenda is as follows: (1) Devotional (2) Membership (3) Pastoral Search Advisory Committee Report (4) Budget (5) Finance Taskforce Recommendation.

On Wednesday, June 20, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, there will be a free organ seminar here at Sunnyside. It is being presented in conjunction with the Washington and Oregon State Music Teachers yearly conference. Martha Natiuk and Joann Richardson are the presenters for this seminar and you are cordially invited.

Friday, June 29, 7:00 pm, the 21st Century Artist Initiative presents “An Evening of Chamber Music” featuring Jonathan Butler, Jocelyn Zu, Laura Ha, Benjamin Dickson, Charles Noble, and Daniel Dickson. They will be performing works by Beethoven and Brahms.

Sunday, July 1, 7:00 pm, they will be in concert again presenting works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Both of these presentations are here at Sunnyside Church.

SunnyCity will be July 1, on the PAA campus. This kid-oriented, family-friendly event is our gift to our neighbors and our only kid-based outreach this year. The free admission Kids’ Fair starts at 1:00 pm, and the event is topped off with a mesmerizing 4:00 pm, concert by Aaron Meyer. See our information and volunteer sign-up booth in the narthex on June 2 and June 9.

SunnyCity is holding a drive to collect school supplies to be handed out at the July 1 event. We need Crayola crayons, broad-line felt tip markers, and glue sticks to share with our SunnyCity guests. Please bring your donations to the bin located in the church narthex.

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: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news
We have three staff departing later this month. But Monte Torkelsen, who has been a valuable part of PAA for five years with a total of 25 years working for OC youth, is leaving us all too soon. He’s taken a job at Kettering University Church. You can share that news here: http://paasda.org/news/thanks-pastor-monte/. We’ll share more about staff changes in next month’s update.

Area Events and Announcements

Bring the culture of China to your home for one month this summer. Summit Academy, a private education LLC, is sponsoring students who come to visit America from July 15-August 13. You will receive $1,000 per child (up to two children per home) to share your culture with a child from China this summer. For more information, contact Kathy Larson at 503-522-0355. Visit www.summitacademy.education to fill out an online application.

PACS needs empty egg cartons – Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is in need of more clean/empty egg cartons (sizes: dozen or 18-count). If you have any, please bring to PACS’ Food Department or if you know someone who comes to PACS you can ask if they can bring them. We appreciate your help in providing empty egg cartons to help serve our Food Pantry shoppers!

The Healthy Heart Ministry is looking for retired or practicing medical professionals to take blood pressures at the Gateway Fred Meyer. The BP screening happens on the second Sunday of every month. Please contact Marjorie Schnibbe at 503-875.8311.

June 17-July 1: Milo Academy Mission Project.
Are you interested in a mission project in your home state that will have a lasting impact on the lives of young people? Come enjoy the opportunity of spending 2 weeks (June 17-July 1) on the beautiful campus of Milo Adventist Academy working on projects, such as painting, Camp Umpqua improvements, and campus security enhancements to name a few. For more information, call Randy Thornton, principal, at 541-915-2950. To register and download an info pack go to https://maranatha.org/projects/tgid2748/.

July 3-7: Light Bearers Annual Convocation.
The Minor Prophets—Major Salvation Promises in the Minor Prophets. They are called the Minor Prophets because of their size, not their spiritual depth. Hidden in these little books are found sublime pictures of God’s unrelenting love. That’s why we plan to plumb their depths to mine rich nuggets of God’s golden love that promises to keep our love alive in the coming crisis. We warmly invite you to join Light Bearers and our speakers, Ty Gibson, James Rafferty, David Asscherick, Jeffrey Rosario, Fred Bischoff, Nathan Renner, and Risë Rafferty for a Spirit-led journey that promises to build hope, faith, and love at our annual convocation. For more information, go to www.lightbearers.org, or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be 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, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

July 19-20: American Red Cross Blood Drive.
You can sign up now for the Gladstone Camp Meeting blood drive, July 19-20! Our online registration is currently open. It’s quick and easy, just go to www.RedCrossBlood.org enter sponsor code: SDAConference and follow the instructions. For help with online scheduling or for other questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS, or email Jeanie.Greisser@redcross.org. Eligibility questions? Call 1-866-236-3276. A Red Cross sign-up table will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday at camp meeting, July 17-18th from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, in the Plaza Pavilion.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from
8 am to 4 pm.

Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers.
To Volunteer, go to volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for a
Part-time Art Teacher, and a
Part-time Technology Coordinator
for the 2018/2019 school year.
If interested, please contact Brandon O’Neal at 503-665-4102.

Childcare provider needed: Part-time. Prefer someone who speaks French. Contact the church office for more information: 503-252-8080.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is seeking a part-time Assistant Thrift Store Manager. Experience preferred: experience in driving a box truck (no CDL required), lifting furniture, management skills, and customer service. Please send resume to Executive Director Mark Fulop at mark.fulop@pacsonline.org.

Our neighbor, the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, is looking for someone for nursery care for infants, and small children during Sunday worship, Vacation Bible School, possible additional hours as needed for other meetings or special events. This is a paid position. Contact jasmine@glcportland.org or call 503-256-1835.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

HOUSING

House Share available: 2 small bedrooms, large living room, bath, half garage available to rent in a 3 bedroom house in Gresham. Seeking compatible single person or a couple. Available now. For more information please call 503-329-4801.

 

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June 9 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Growing season is fully upon us.  The pictures of the “first fruits” from our gardens have begun to show up on the different forms of social media that people use.  I have already seen pictures of home grown strawberries, kale, lettuce, and horse radish shared by friends.  There is great joy in sharing with others what our gardens have produced.  The interesting thing about that is that God also feels great joy in the bearing of fruit.  Jesus says, “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.” (John 15:8)

Of course, this is not referring to “fruits” that come from our gardens but the spiritual fruit that comes from our spiritual journey.  The process, in a way, is really a lot simpler than growing something in a garden.  When we grow stuff in our gardens we have to add soil amendments and prepare the soil so the plants will have the nutrients they need.  After we have prepared the soil, then we must continue to make sure that the plants receive enough water and light.  Before those plants get to the point where they bear fruit, we must watch and make sure that no pests or diseases destroy or damage the plant before it produces.  Some might be thinking all that work is why we don’t grow a garden.  Some might be thinking if we can’t grow anything in a garden, how can we grow spiritual fruit?  What must we do to be able to bear this fruit?

Jesus describes it this way,

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:4, 5)

Jesus says that we must abide in Him.  It might be hard to understand what it means to “abide” in Him.  This word can also be translated to stay, to remain.  The idea is that if we stay in Jesus, remain with Jesus then we will just bear fruit.  So, to grow spiritual fruit we don’t have to amend soil, water, or watch for bugs or diseases.  When we abide with Jesus He takes care of all those things for us.  We simply must stay with Him and He will guide us and help us to bear “much fruit.”

As we continue to go through this growing season and see all the fruit, I would challenge us to ask ourselves some questions.  Are we bearing spiritual fruit?  If the answer to that question is no, then we should ask ourselves are we still abiding, remaining, and staying with Jesus.  Let’s get back to Jesus so that we can glorify God.  If the answer to that questions is yes, then we can take pleasure in the fact that we are glorifying God and proving to be His disciples.

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to our rose garden caretakers. The roses are beautiful and smell so good. Thank you for taking the time to make it such a lovely garden.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. John McVay, Ph.D. will present our Bible message titled “Risen-Ascended-Exalted.”

Church Announcements

Please pray for the family of Fedalma Ruhl who passed away Tuesday, June 5. Graveside services will be held in St. Helena, California, which was her home for over 55 years. There she will rest next to her husband, Dr. Milton Ruhl, and her parents, Elder and Mrs. George Taylor.

Student Aid applications – It’s that time of year again! If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application which is available from the table in the Narthex or the church office 503-252-8080. Please return your application to the church office not later than June 15.

Sabbath June 16, 7:00 pm, we will enjoy the 37th annual Strawberry Vespers. Come and bring your friends to enjoy some of Portland’s finest musicians performing great religious music. After the program, please stay and enjoy some of Oregon’s finest strawberry shortcake!


Friday, June 29, 7:00
pm, the 21st Century Artist Initiative presents “An Evening of Chamber Music” featuring Jonathan Butler, Jocelyn Zu, Laura Ha, Benjamin Dickson, Charles Noble, and Daniel Dickson. They will be performing works by Beethoven and Brahms.

Sunday, July 1, 7:00 pm, they will be in concert again presenting works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Both of these presentations are here at Sunnyside Church.

SunnyCity will be July 1, on the PAA campus. This kid-oriented, family-friendly event is our gift to our neighbors and our only kid-based outreach this year. The free admission Kids’ Fair starts at 1:00 pm, and the event is topped off with a mesmerizing 4:00 pm, concert by Aaron Meyer. See our information and volunteer sign-up booth in the narthex on June 2 and June 9.

SunnyCity is holding a drive to collect school supplies to be handed out at the July 1 event. We need Crayola crayons, broad-line felt tip markers, and glue sticks to share with our SunnyCity guests. Please bring your donations to the bin located in the church narthex.

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: Sofa and living room set (tables, etc.)

Life at Sunnyside

Some of our dedicated potluck workers.

Marcia Dunhan

Gary Kramer


Adventist Education

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

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

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
June 2, 2018, at 6:00 pm, there will be a special Farewell Vespers in the Rivergate School gym to celebrate Gary Blackwood and his 18 years of dedicated service to Rivergate Adventist Elementary School. Please join us to honor Mr. Blackwood, and help spread the word by inviting your friends and family.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES OF 2018!

 

Elementary School:
Portland Adventist Elementary School:
Nathan Mebrat
   Son of Dr. Dekebo Yadeto and Eftu Wakjira

Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary
Kelsey Judd
   Niece of Devi and Kevin Petersen

Floyd Light Middle School
Mark Hull
   Son of Evelyn and Benny Hull

High School:
Portland Adventist Academy
Gabriela Hutuleac
   Daughter of Vasile and Lidia Hutuleac

River Neil
   Grandson of Ted and Linda Mackett

Adoniah Simon
   Son of Edson and Madelaine Simon

Alexander Tapu
   Son of Elena Tapu

David Douglas High School
Chloe Hull
   Daughter of Evelyn and Benny Hull

Hill High School
Matthew Hanchett
   Son of Grant and Bethany Hanchett; Grandson of Brenda and Caleb Siaw

College:
Mt. Hood Community College
Marlee Blair, Associates of Applied Science in Healthcare Management
   Daughter of Connie Stone; Granddaughter of Lloyd & Lorrie Wescott

Walla Walla University
William Johnson, Business Administration
Son of Dr. James Johnson and Merrily Rockwell 

Florida Medical School
Doug Baasch, Medical Degree, with residency in oral Maxilla-facial surgery
Son-in-Law of Ron and Joyce Benfield

Area Events and Announcements

PACS needs empty egg cartons – Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is in need of more clean/empty egg cartons (sizes: dozen or 18 count). If you have any please bring to PACS’ Food Department or if you know someone who comes to PACS you can ask if they can bring them. We appreciate your help in providing empty egg cartons to help serve our Food Pantry shoppers!

The Healthy Heart Ministry is looking for retired or practicing medical professionals to take blood pressures at the Gateway Fred Meyer. The BP screening happens on the second Sunday of every month. Please contact Marjorie Schnibbe at 503-875.8311.

June 17-July 1: Milo Academy Mission Project.
Are you interested in a mission project in your home state that will have a lasting impact on the lives of young people? Come enjoy the opportunity of spending 2 weeks (June 17-July 1) on the beautiful campus of Milo Adventist Academy working on projects, such as painting, Camp Umpqua improvements, and campus security enhancements to name a few. For more information, call Randy Thornton, principal, at 541-915-2950. To register and download an info pack go to https://maranatha.org/projects/tgid2748/.

July 3-7: Light Bearers Annual Convocation.
The Minor Prophets—Major Salvation Promises in the Minor Prophets. They are called the Minor Prophets because of their size, not their spiritual depth. Hidden in these little books are found sublime pictures of God’s unrelenting love. That’s why we plan to plumb their depths to mine rich nuggets of God’s golden love that promises to keep our love alive in the coming crisis. We warmly invite you to join Light Bearers and our speakers, Ty Gibson, James Rafferty, David Asscherick, Jeffrey Rosario, Fred Bischoff, Nathan Renner, and Risë Rafferty for a Spirit-led journey that promises to build hope, faith, and love at our annual convocation. For more information, go to www.lightbearers.org, or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.

July 12-14 and July 17-21: Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Come be 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, consider volunteering during camp meeting this year! We’re looking for hardworking individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 12-14) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 17-21) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs and EMTs/paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.oregonconference.org  or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

July 19-20: American Red Cross Blood Drive.
You can sign up now for the Gladstone Camp Meeting blood drive, July 19-20! Our online registration is currently open. It’s quick and easy, just go to www.RedCrossBlood.org enter sponsor code: SDAConference and follow the instructions. For help with online scheduling or for other questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS, or email Jeanie.Greisser@redcross.org. Eligibility questions? Call 1-866-236-3276. A Red Cross sign-up table will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday at camp meeting, July 17-18th from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, in the Plaza Pavilion.

Save the date! Volunteers Needed!
Portland Impact Your Health PDX is coming back to Portland in August! Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), along with local volunteers, will provide a free medical, dental and vision clinic in Portland connecting people to the resources and services they need and deserve. The clinics will be held at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland, on Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12, from 8 am to 4 pm.

Volunteers needed: Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, physicians, NP’s, PA’s, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, lifestyle counselors, food service, nurses, EMT’s, PT’s, RN foot care specialists/podiatrists, chiropractors, beauticians/barbers, massage therapists, child care attendants, students, general volunteers.
To Volunteer, go to volunteer.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com For more information, go to ImpactYourHealthPDX.com or contact Clinic Coordinator Brenda Duerksen at brendad@me.com; ImpactHealthPDX@gmail.com;
916-223-3896 or 971-202-9042.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Portland Adventist Elementary School is looking for a
Part-time Art Teacher, and a
Part-time Technology Coordinator
for the 2018/2019 school year.
If interested, please contact Brandon O’Neal at 503-665-4102.

Childcare provider needed: Part-time. Prefer someone who speaks French. Contact the church office for more information: 503-252-8080.

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) is seeking a part-time Assistant Thrift Store Manager. Experience preferred: experience in driving a box truck (no CDL required), lifting furniture, management skills, and customer service. Please send resume to Executive Director Mark Fulop at mark.fulop@pacsonline.org.

Our neighbor, the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, is looking for someone for nursery care for infants, and small children during Sunday worship, Vacation Bible School, possible additional hours as needed for other meetings or special events. This is a paid position. Contact jasmine@glcportland.org or call 503-256-1835.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities in the Food Pantry and Thrift Stores. We are currently in need of morning drivers/riders, cashiers, and goods processing. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

HOUSING

House Share available: 2 small bedrooms, large living room, bath, half garage available to rent in a 3 bedroom house in Gresham. Seeking compatible single person or a couple. Available now. For more information please call 503-329-4801.

 

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