January 19 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

Reflect: Ephesians 5:1-2 says, “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

If love is anything, it is most certainly sacrificial.

I once heard somebody ask, “Why would two perfectly sane married people trade their freedom, their bodies, their finances, a great sex life, and eight hours of sleep per night for a baby? Why would they trade all that for poop-filled diapers, demanding midnight cries for food (or who knows what?), medical bills, stretch marks, interrupted intimacies, and the need for a minivan?”

The answer, of course, is love. Love, by its very nature, is sacrifice.

Paul’s definitive written expression of love is found in 1 Corinthians 13. It consists of what love is not and what love is. It is patient and kind. It is glad with truth revealed. It protects, it trusts, it hopes, and perseveres. In fact, it never fails (according to Paul).

Love does not envy, doesn’t boast, isn’t proud. Love doesn’t dishonor people (even if they deserve it), it doesn’t seek to put self first, it doesn’t get angry, and it doesn’t keep a tally of what other people have done wrong.

Looking at these things that describe the way of Jesus, it’s really easy to see that if a person were to truly love, it would require a huge sacrifice.

Yet, for the people for whom you sacrifice, this love is not a chore. This sacrifice is a privilege that is accompanied by unquenchable blessings. The love that parents have for their children is mixed with pain, worry, and strife – and joy, happiness, and satisfaction. These are the rewards that come along with love. Love is a mixed bag. But it’s worth it.

The way of love is the way of life. It’s the way of Christ. It’s the only way to eternal/ abundant/glory-filled life. It’s the way of the Cross. And we are called to walk in that way.

Pastor Mark Witas

 

 

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 Tom Stafford and Carl Buchanan for cleaning the fellowship hall so thoroughly after the Recipe Exchange last week. Thank you, Tom and Carl!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

We will have two worship services, 8:45 am and 11:15 am. Pastor Dave Allen will present our Bible message titled “God Writes a New Page.”

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside or visiting from out of town, we would like to invite you to get to know us better over lunch. Join us in the Willamette Room immediately after the second service.

This afternoon, 5:00 pm, Encounters With God will feature Vasile Gramada.

Announcements

Please pray for the family of Clifford Ortner – “Our beloved father, 93,  died November 15, 2018. A service celebrating his life will be held at Sunnyside Adventist Church January 27, at 1 pm. He had a passion for Christian education. In place of flowers, donations in Clifford Ortner’s name could be made to the Worthy Student fund.”

Sunday, January 20, 3:00 pm, the Oregon Sinfonietta, directed by Donald Appert will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted June 28 and 29. We are now looking for volunteers to help us this year. If you can help in any capacity please see Beverly Merino or call the church office 503-252-8080.

Next Sabbath, January 26, 11:15 am a special International program is being planned. We will have only one worship service featuring all the nationalities represented in our Sunnyside Church. In the evening at 6:00 pm come for an evening of fun, food, fellowship, and a ReNew fundraiser. Mark your calendar! This is a great way to celebrate the new year as a church family.

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. Immediate needs are: Living room/dining room set, kitchen items, and blankets — any house furnishings will help.

Church Library – The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow.  If one of your New Year’s resolutions involves your health, Easy Steps for Better Health is an easy-to-read book that can start you on the path to better health.

Life at Sunnyside

Elaine Bradshaw

Pastor Kara, Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, Jackee Duvall

 

 

Donna Mitchell

Jackee Duvall

Patrick Shima Elder Ordination

Patrick Shima Elder Ordination

Richard Gingrich

Isaac Nziacharo

Kathryn Schaffer, Lisa and Andre Wang

Pastor Mark Witas

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA IS HIRING!
Positions open now • Portland Adventist Academy.
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time bus driver as well as a part-time afternoon maintenance assistant. For job descriptions and application instructions visit https://paasda.org/news/new-job-postings-paa/.

Area Events and Announcements

 February 3: Big Lake Registration Opening February 3.
Get ready for a great summer by registering for summer camp at Big Lake Youth Camp! This year camp registration will open on Sunday, February 3 at 8:00 am! Camps fill fast, so if there is specific week or camp you want to attend, plan now to register. You can register online at http://www.BigLake.org or by calling 503-850-3583. 

February 9, 5:00: Jamie Jorge Concert
Join us for a free concert of inspirational, uplifting Christian music with violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge. Born in Cuba and raised in a communist country, Jaime has a passion for proclaiming the gospel through his music. His gift of musical interpretation brings new life and excitement to every song. You will be inspired by his music and blessed as he shares his testimony.
Event Location: Orchards Adventist Church.

February 10, 11:30 am: Life is Like a Box of Chocolates.
Take Heart Ministry’s 6th annual Widows & Women Alone Valentine Luncheon. If you are widowed, divorced, alone or hurting or willing to come in support of those who are please join us February 10th at 11:30 am at the Gladstone Church. ! Register online at takeheartministry.info or call Tawny at 541-367-4913. $25.00 for catered lunch, keynote speaker, music, prizes, and resources.
Event Location: Gladstone Adventist Church.

May 3-5, Portland Adventist Academy Alumni Weekend.
We’re so excited to invite our alumni and friends back to campus for a full weekend of activities designed to reconnect friends, teachers, and community. For details, visit https://paasda.org/alumni/
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

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January 12 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

There is a joy and excitement that I appreciate about the start of a new year. It is a chance to pause and reflect, appreciating challenges met, growth and understanding developed, meaningful memories made, and at times, a chance to close the door on experiences that have been painful. More than anything though, it is an opportunity to reflect on how God has led, His faithfulness, His providence, His never-ceasing love.

In my reflection this year, I turn to Romans 8:

I am with you – even the hard things I will use for my glory.
I am with you – don’t worry about those who seek you harm.
I am with you – nothing will change that.
I am with you because I love you.

It is no small thing to be able to greet a new year with confidence, knowing that God is with us. And he truly is family.

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 Gene and Judy Denis for cleaning the carpets in the fellowship hall, and more! Thank you Gene and Judy!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

We will have two worship services, 8:45 am and 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will present our Bible message titled “What Saves Us.”

If you are a guest today, we invite you to our potluck immediately following the second service. It will be held in the fellowship hall and is hosted by the Moller and Sanctuary classes.

Church Announcements

Please pray for the families of:

  • Clifford Ortner – “Our beloved father, 93,  died November 15, 2018. A service celebrating his life will be held at Sunnyside Adventist Church January 27, at 1 pm. He had a passion for Christian education. In place of flowers, donations in Clifford Ortner’s name could be made to the Worthy Student fund.”
  • Darlene Blakely who passed away last week. A memorial service was held for her at Pleasant Valley Church last Sunday.

Selection Committee for 2019: Today a ballot has been included in your bulletin. On that ballot, you will find the names of persons nominated by the church membership last Sabbath to serve on the Selection Committee. Please circle eleven names. The eleven persons with the most votes will serve on the Selection Committee this year. You may place your completed ballot in the offering plate or hand it to one of the deacons/elders at the door as you leave. The Selection Committee will then be announced January 19.

Sunday, January 13, 1:00 pm, Recipe Exchange. Tired of the same thing to eat? How about some new recipes, and a fun time! Here’s the answer – “A Recipe Exchange.” Join us for a fun time – bring your prepared dish and your recipe to share. Families welcome. Sponsored by Women’s Ministries.

Sunnyside Church Business meeting will be Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm. Our agenda consists of 1) Financial Review 2) Membership Review 3) ReNew Project 4) Church Family Planning. Please take time to attend, your input is vital to our church operations.

Sabbath, January 19, 5:00 pm, Encounters With God will feature Vasile Gramada.

Sunday, January 20, 3:00 pm, the Oregon Sinfonietta, directed by Donald Appert will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

January 26, 11:15 am: A special International program is being planned for Sabbath, January 26. We will have only one worship service featuring all the nationalities represented in our Sunnyside Church. In the evening at 6:00 pm come for an evening of fun, food, fellowship, and a ReNew fundraiser. Mark your calendar! This is a great way to celebrate the new year as a church family.

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. Immediate needs are: Living room/dining room set, kitchen items, and blankets — any house furnishings will help.

Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Juan Fresse

Kimberly Goodwin-Helton

Arnold Petersen

Elizabeth Fresse

Joshua Fresse

Pastor Dave Schwinghammer

Installation of Pastor Mark Witas

Pastor Mark Witas

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA IS HIRING!
Positions open now • Portland Adventist Academy.
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time bus driver as well as a part-time afternoon maintenance assistant. For job descriptions and application instructions visit https://paasda.org/news/new-job-postings-paa/.

Area Events and Announcements

January 12, 3:00 pm: Creating a Culture of Outreach Evangelism Rally. Bring a friend and come learn how to create a culture of outreach. Topics will include Why Adventists Churches Grow Differently, Myths of Adventist Evangelism, Creating a Culture of Outreach, Why Outreach Works, and How to Prepare for an Evangelistic Series. Q&A sessions will follow. Our featured speaker will be Roger Walter, lead pastor of the Adventist Community Church in Vancouver, Wash., one of the fastest growing churches in the NAD. He is also the Outreach director for the Oregon Conference. Author of the book, Evangelism Intelligence, he strives to help churches understand how to grow and thrive.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

January 15-19. Adventist Agriculture Association Conference.
The Adventist Agricultural Association’s (AdAgrA’s) 5th annual conference is coming to the Pacific Northwest! Through short courses, seminars, plenaries, and networking, the conference offers information and inspiration for how and why Adventists need to be in the garden. 

February 10, 11:30 am: Life is Like a Box of Chocolates.
Take Heart Ministry’s 6th annual Widows & Women Alone Valentine Luncheon. If you are widowed, divorced, alone or hurting or willing to come in support of those who are please join us February 10th at 11:30 am at the Gladstone Church. ! Register online at takeheartministry.info or call Tawny at 541-367-4913. $25.00 for catered lunch, keynote speaker, music, prizes, and resources.Event Location: Gladstone Adventist Church.

 February 3: Big Lake Registration Opening February 3.
Get ready for a great summer by registering for summer camp at Big Lake Youth Camp! This year camp registration will open on Sunday, February 3 at 8:00 am! Camps fill fast, so if there is specific week or camp you want to attend, plan now to register. You can register online at http://www.BigLake.org or by calling 503-850-3583. 

February 9, 5:00: Jamie Jorge Concert
Join us for a free concert of inspirational, uplifting Christian music with violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge. Born in Cuba and raised in a communist country, Jaime has a passion for proclaiming the gospel through his music. His gift of musical interpretation brings new life and excitement to every song. You will be inspired by his music and blessed as he shares his testimony.
Event Location: Orchards Adventist Church

 January 15-19. Adventist Agriculture Association Conference.
The Adventist Agricultural Association’s (AdAgrA’s) 5th annual conference is coming to the Pacific Northwest! Through short courses, seminars, plenaries, and networking, the conference offers information and inspiration for how and why Adventists need to be in the garden.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

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January 5 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

 Another year has come to an end, and another has just begun. There are things that we would like to forget from the past year and things we wish we could change.  Because of this some have a tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. I do believe that there is some value in wanting to improve oneself or one’s situation. Researchers claim that about 60% of us admit that we make New Year’s resolutions. According to a recent poll these were the top ten resolutions for 2019:

  1. Diet or eat healthier (71%)
  2. Exercise more (65%)
  3. Lose weight (54%)
  4. Save more and spend less (32%)
  5. Learn a new skill or hobby (26%)
  6. Quit smoking (21%)
  7. Read more (17%)
  8. Find another job (16%)
  9. Drink less alcohol (15%)
  10. Spend more time with family/ friends (13%)

Not sure if any of these made your list of things you want to change in the new year. There was one on there that caught my attention. I have always placed a high value on family. Having recently gone through the experience of losing my father has further solidified my desire to spend time with family and friends while I can. When we experience a loss like that it makes us remember that we shouldn’t put things off.

The reality is that when God impresses on our hearts to do something, we should follow through on it. Whether that has to do with lifestyle, social, economic, or spiritual issues, I would strongly recommend that we follow His prompting without delay. The Bible encourages us in the same way when it says, “don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do” (Proverbs 6:4, NLT). What has God put on your heart to do?  Just do it! Don’t put it off, don’t delay! Follow His will for you today.

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.

Thank you all who helped clean up after the holiday events.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

First Friday happens at 7:15 pm, Friday, January 4! Please support this group with your attendance since Sunnyside is one of their supporting churches. This is a time of music and spiritual fellowship. The January First Friday program will feature praise and worship by the Ohana praise band and an inspirational thought from Time Magazine Hero of the Year Chaplain Brad Brown. This is a free event.

Today we have only one worship service. It will be at 11:15 am featuring our new lead pastor, Mark Witas, presenting his testimony.

Church Announcements

Next Sabbath, January 12, we will return to two worship services. First service at 8:45 am, and the second service at 11:15 am.

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to “Pound the Pastor,” we will still have a table in the foyer for you to bring a pound of nonperishable goods tomorrow to greet our new pastor and his wife, Wendy.

Selection Committee for 2019. Today you will be given a ballot during the announcement period before worship service. On that ballot, if you are a Sunnyside member, you may nominate one member of Sunnyside Church to serve on the Committee to Select the Nominating Committee (Selection Committee) this year. Your ballot will be collected with the offering. The Selection Committee will then be announced on January 19, 2019.

Friday evening, January 11, 7:00 pm, we will celebrate the Agape Feast. Come and enjoy this special communion blessing with us.

Sunnyside Church Business meeting will be Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm. Our agenda consists of 1) Financial Review, 2) Membership Review, 3) ReNew Project, 4) Church Family Planning. Please take time to attend, your input is vital to our church operations.

January 26, 11:15 am: A special International program is being planned for Sabbath, January 26. We will have only one worship service featuring all the nationalities represented in our Sunnyside Church. In the evening at 6:00 pm come for an evening of fun, food, fellowship, and a ReNew fundraiser. Mark your calendar! This is a great way to celebrate the new year as a church family.

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.

Life on the Sunnyside

Pastor Dave

Ann Westermeyer

Handbell Choir

Handbell Choir

Claire Doggett Dedication

Marlan Glovatsky

Story Teller

Kathy Rosenquist, Chris Doggett

Bonnie & Chris Doggett

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

Area Events and Announcements

January 6, 5:00 pm. Diabetes Undone.
Discover the little-known secrets to reversing pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, backed by scientific evidence. This 8-week program (Sundays at 5:00 pm, January 6-March 3 at the Sandy Adventist Church) developed by diabetes expert Dr. Wes Youngberg has helped many people increase their energy, focus! , and overall health and eliminate dependence on medications. To enroll contact Dick Hanson at 503-698-4622 or come to the first class. Cost $99.
Event Location: Sandy Adventist Church.

January 9, 7:00 pm: Heart Help – “The Passenger” Women’s Group.
There will be an Informational Session on Heart Health. Class begins January 16. This is a 10-week group experience that, focuses on your beginnings and how you develop your unique attachment style. You learn what the 4 styles of attachment are and how science has shown these factors dramatically impact your life today. You will discover your style of attachment and how that relates to those around you and ultimately how to have a secure attachment. You will read your chapter and answer the questions in your notebook at home prior to class each week. Class consists of a 30 min video with Drs. Ron & Nancy Rockey enriching the weekly chapter reading and self-study homework by adding their insightful and personal perspective to each lessons’ topic. After the video, we will share our answers to the questions with the group. Class is 100% confidential and limited to no more than 8 women. Cost: $49/workbook (these can be ordered together to save shipping if you contact Audrey by Jan. 2. For more info, contact Audrey: 503-957-0809.
Event Location: Healing Hope SDA Fellowship.

January 15-19. Adventist Agriculture Association Conference.
The Adventist Agricultural Association’s (AdAgrA’s) 5th annual conference is coming to the Pacific Northwest! Through short courses, seminars, plenaries, and networking, the conference offers information and inspiration for how and why Adventists need to be in the garden.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

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December 29 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

Regifting

There is a certain kind of regifting that is quite appropriate and even called for. As Christmas falls behind us and we face the new year, the gifts of this past Advent Season come to mind: In word, song, prayer, and drama, we unwrapped from Sabbath to Sabbath the treasured gifts of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. Normally we regift those things that we do not want and pass them on to someone else, who might or might not value them more. These Advent gifts, while they sustain us sufficiently as we receive them for ourselves, find their best use when we also pass them on to someone else. That is the miracle of all-sufficient grace. In fact, the gifts become even more valuable in our lives when we share them for the benefit of others.

As you face 2019, a new year with new experiences and dreams, you are challenged to cherish the gifts of this 2018 Advent Season. Make them your own in special ways as you let His grace make you more hopeful, more peaceful, more joyful, and more loving. And then, by His grace, let Him lead you in 2019 to share Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love in unique ways, special ways, that only you can wrap and present, re-giving what you have been given.

Don’t let the giving end in December 2018.

May your 2019 be blessed with a special kind of regifting.

Happy Sabbath and Happy New Year! 

Pastor Dave Allen

 

 

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 we have only one worship service. It will be at 11:15 am featuring Rick Westermeyer presenting the Bible message titled “Portrait of Grace.”

Church Announcements

Next Sabbath, January 5, we will be having only one worship service. Our Bible study classes will begin at 10:00 am and our worship service will begin at 11:15 am.

 A special International program is being planned for Sabbath, January 26. We want to feature all the nationalities represented in our Sunnyside Church. A comprehensive list can only be developed if you, our members, will contact Rosie, our secretary, with your country of birth. Call 503-252-8080 or email: info@SunnysideAdventist.org. 

Please sign up to bring one type of food that represents your country of origin to sell at the International Food Fair, January 26 (evening). Contact Lorie Ramey L2ramey@bctonline.com or Dianne Glovatsky 503-706-5611 with what item you would like to bring. This is an evening of fun, food, and fellowship.

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.

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

Area Events and Announcements

December 29, 2:00 pm: Les Chanticleers in concert.
Join us for the “Holidays” concert.
Event Location: Lents SDA Church.

January 6, 5:00 pm: Diabetes Undone.
Discover the little-known secrets to reversing pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, backed by scientific evidence. This 8-week program (Sundays at 5:00 pm, January 6-March 3 at the Sandy Adventist Church) developed by diabetes expert Dr. Wes Youngberg has helped many people increase their energy, focus! , and overall health and eliminate dependence on medications. To enroll contact Dick Hanson at 503-698-4622 or come to the first class. Cost $99.
Event Location: Sandy Adventist Church.

January 9, 7:00 pm: Heart Help – “The Passenger” Women’s Group.
There will be an Informational Session on Heart Health. Class begins January 16. This is a 10 week group experience that, focuses on your beginnings and how you develop your unique attachment style. You learn what the 4 styles of attachment are and how science has shown these factors dramatically impact your life today. You will discover your style of attachment and how that relates to those around you and ultimately how to have a secure attachment. You will read your chapter and answer the questions in your notebook at home prior to class each week. Class consists of a 30 min video with Drs. Ron & Nancy Rockey enriching the weekly chapter reading and self-study homework by adding their insightful and personal perspective to each lessons’ topic. After the video we will share our answers to the questions with the group. Class is 100% confidential and limited to no more than 8 women. Cost: $49/workbook (these can be ordered together to save shipping if you contact Audrey by Jan. 2. For more info, contact Audrey: 503-957-0809.
Event Location: Healing Hope SDA Fellowship.

January 15-19. Adventist Agriculture Association Conference.
The Adventist Agricultural Association’s (AdAgrA’s) 5th annual conference is coming to the Pacific Northwest! Through short courses, seminars, plenaries, and networking, the conference offers information and inspiration for how and why Adventists need to be in the garden. This year’s conference will be held in Gladstone, Oregon, January 15-19. Registration is open now. Visit www.AdventistAg.org to learn more! Come, join us for a sweet time of learning and fellowship!
Event Location: Gladstone.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

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December 22 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

This morning as I was driving to work, I passed a car with a bumper sticker on its window saying:

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then there will be peace on earth.”

It caused me to pause. Within the politically explosive world in which we live in, quoting any bumper sticker can be dangerous!

However, as I reflect on the Word that became flesh,

who didn’t consider His identity as God something to be used to His own advantage, who chose to take on human likeness, in a manger on that starry night, and finally who chose to lay down his life,

I see a love that did indeed overcome the love of power. The great I AM who has never grasped it. Love itself. And though this world continues to struggle in that battle, our God of Love is alive and well, and very present to all who call on Him. He gives freedom from slavery of the love of power, breathing peace into this world as each person allows him to.

May we be a family that commits to allowing His peace to flow through us.

Looking forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath – a Sabbath that you do not want to miss! We will be blessed with a phenomenal musical as well as a visit from Curly the Camel.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Johnsson

John 1; Philippians 2; John 10; 1 John

 

 

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 Matt Mandrones and Polly Moody for putting together such a lovely Christmas musical for our church service.

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Friday, December 21, 7:00 pm, the 37th Annual Family Christmas program will be here at Sunnyside. Invite your friends and enjoy an evening of Christmas music presented by some of Portland’s finest musicians. Bring your musical score and participate in the finale – Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah.” An offering will be received to support feeding Portland’s homeless each Sunday morning in downtown Portland. Refreshments will be served after the program.

Today we have only one worship service. It will be at 11:15 am featuring “Night of Wonder, Night of Joy” Christmas musical.

Church Announcements

A note from Pastor Juan: “We want to express our heartfelt appreciation for the many prayers and loving thoughts that have been shared with and for us over the past few days. I was able to preside over my father’s funeral and many people expressed gratitude and appreciation for such a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. \ It was the many prayers of our friends and family that allowed me the strength to be able to do something so difficult. As we continue on the journey of grieving and healing, we thank you for your continued prayers. Prayers for my step-mom and siblings would also be appreciated. May God continue to be with each of you in your various journeys over this holiday season as well. Blessings, Pastor Juan, Elizabeth, and family.”

The family of Jack Betz wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Sunnyside church family for many generous kindnesses expressed as they remembered and celebrated Jack’s life. We await the Great Resurrection Day with anticipation!

 A special International program is being planned for Sabbath, January 26. We want to feature all the nationalities represented in our Sunnyside Church. A comprehensive list can only be developed if you, our members, will contact Rosie, our secretary, with your country of birth. Call 503-252-8080 or email: info@SunnysideAdventist.org. 

Please sign up to bring one type of food that represents your country of origin to sell at the International Food Fair, January 26 (evening). Contact Lorie Ramey L2ramey@bctonline.com or Dianne Glovatsky 503-706-5611 with what item you would like to bring. This is an evening of fun, food, and fellowship.

Devotional books! If you ordered a devotional book, please see Lorrie Wescott to pick it up. Thank you.

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

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.

Life on the Sunnyside

Pastor Dave Allen

Michael, Lauren, Sage, and Cedar Gregory

Claire Schaffer, Kirsten Helton, Chloe Hull

Crystal Kielman, Dianne Glovatsky

Ross and Adlynn Eichele

Pastor Shirley Allen

Children’s Choir

Autumn Stallman

Annalise Hill

Lydia Yihedgo

Andrei Gramada

Celia Stanton

Ukelilies

Pastor Kara, Annalise Hill

 

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

Area Events and Announcements

December 1-31. Adventist Book Center Sale.
Download a flyer at abcflyer.com

December 29, 2:00 pm: Les Chanticleers in concert.
Join us for the “Holidays” concert.
Event Location: Lents SDA Church.

January 6, 5:00 pm: Diabetes Undone.
Discover the little-known secrets to reversing pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, backed by scientific evidence. This 8-week program (Sundays at 5:00 pm, January 6-March 3 at the Sandy Adventist Church) developed by diabetes expert Dr. Wes Youngberg has helped many people increase their energy, focus! , and overall health and eliminate dependence on medications. To enroll contact Dick Hanson at 503-698-4622 or come to the first class. Cost $99.
Event Location: Sandy Adventist Church.

January 15-19. Adventist Agriculture Association Conference.
The Adventist Agricultural Association’s (AdAgrA’s) 5th annual conference is coming to the Pacific Northwest! Through short courses, seminars, plenaries, and networking, the conference offers information and inspiration for how and why Adventists need to be in the garden. This year’s conference will be held in Gladstone, Oregon, January 15-19. Registration is open now. Visit www.AdventistAg.org to learn more! Come, join us for a sweet time of learning and fellowship!
Event Location: Gladstone.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

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December 15 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

Joy?
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Philippians 4:4
Really, Paul!
When I have just lost my job? Joy?
When my father has just passed away?
When my marriage and family are in trouble?
When my trusted friend has recently turned on me?
When the world around me seems so poisoned with the turmoil and rancor of international and domestic political rhetoric?
Rejoice?

And then, Paul, why do you have say it twice?!

How do we find joy in this kind of rejoicing?

Maybe Paul’s next lines give a hint: 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:5-7

Maybe James understands joy when he says, Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,… James 1:2

Maybe Jesus, in calling his disciples to love one another was showing Joy, 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15:11

Maybe real joy is in the coming of Jesus, Joy to the world

Petersen paraphrases Paul words, Philippians 4:4-7 The Message:

4-5 Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute! 6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Sabbath Joy to you, with Jesus reborn at the center of your life.

Pastor Dave Allen

 

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 Video, Audio, and Imag team that does so much work behind the scenes.

Shout out to the team who helped with our Christmas Card mailing: Dianne Glovatsky for organizing them, and Marcia Dunham, Marty Wolford, Donna and David Card, and Lillian Erich. Thank you to each of you!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today we have only one worship service. It will be at 11:15 am featuring Children’s Ministries and “Joy.”

Church Announcements

Please pray for the family of:

 Jack E. Betz who passed away October 20, at the age of 97, a life-long member of Sunnyside and principal contractor of Sunnyside Church. A Celebration of Life service will be held here at Sunnyside Sunday, December 16, 1:30 pm.

Pastor Juan Fresse whose father, Miguel Fresse, passed away unexpectedly, December 10. The family is now in Puerto Rico with Pastor Juan’s family.

 A special International program is being planned for Sabbath, January 26. We want to feature all the nationalities represented in our Sunnyside Church. A comprehensive list can only be developed if you, our members, will contact Rosie, our secretary, with your country of birth. Call 503-252-8080 or email: info@SunnysideAdventist.org. 

Please sign up to bring one type of food that represents your country of origin to sell at the International Food Fair, January 26 (evening). Contact Lorie Ramey L2ramey@bctonline.com or Dianne Glovatsky 503-706-5611 with what item you would like to bring. This is an evening of fun, food, and fellowship.

Devotional books! It’s time to order your new devotional book for 2019. Check the table in the Narthex to see the available books, and sign up for the books you desire. This is the last Sabbath to get your order in. By ordering through the church, you will receive special pricing. These make great Christmas gifts! They will be ready for pick up Sabbath, December 22. If you should need them sooner, please contact the office at 503-252-8080 or Lorrie Wescott.

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

December 21, 7:00 pm, the 37th Annual Family Christmas program will be here at Sunnyside. Invite your friends and enjoy an evening of Christmas music presented by some of Portland’s finest musicians. Bring your musical score and participate in the finale – Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah.” An offering will be received to support feeding Portland’s homeless each Sunday morning in downtown Portland. Refreshments will be served after the program.

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.

December 22, 11:15 am Church service will be the “Night of Wonder, Night of Joy” Christmas musical with a living animal nativity, including a camel.

Church Library – The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow.  If you enjoy stories, this is the perfect time to read one of the many volumes of Christmas In My Heart.

Life on the Sunnyside

Elizabeth Fresse

Karl and Kimberly Helton

Marlan Glovatsky

Pastor Juan Fresse

Paul Dragulin, Dean Browning, Edson Simon, Andrew Chavez

Trombone Choir

Trombone Choir

Karen Ulloth

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

Area Events and Announcements

December 1-31. Adventist Book Center Sale.
Download a flyer at abcflyer.com

December 16: Tualatin Valley Academy is devastated by the loss of life and property due to the fire in the Paradise, CA community.  Our sister school, Paradise Adventist Academy suffered deeply.  We want to help our friends in Paradise by holding a fundraiser on December 16.  All the proceeds will go directly to Paradise Adventist Academy to help with tuition for the families who lost everything in this devastating fire. Or visit http://www.tualatinvalleyacademy.org  go to the announcement page to read more about this event.
Event Location: Tualatin Valley Academy.

December 16, 3:00 pm. Diabetes Undone.
Discover the little-known secrets to reversing pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, backed by scientific evidence. This 8-week program (Sundays at 5:00 pm, January 6-March 3) developed by diabetes expert Dr. Wes Youngberg has helped many people improve their health and eliminated dependence on medications. Attend the free info session on Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 pm for details and an early-bird discount. Contact Dick Hanson 503-698-2528 with questions.
Event Location: Sandy Adventist Church.

December 29, 2:00 pm: Les Chanticleers in concert.
Join us for the “Holidays” concert.
Event Location: Lents SDA Church.

January 15-19. Adventist Agriculture Association Conference.
The Adventist Agricultural Association’s (AdAgrA’s) 5th annual conference is coming to the Pacific Northwest! Through short courses, seminars, plenaries, and networking, the conference offers information and inspiration for how and why Adventists need to be in the garden. This year’s conference will be held in Gladstone, Oregon, January 15-19. Registration is open now. Visit www.AdventistAg.org to learn more! Come, join us for a sweet time of learning and fellowship!
Event Location: Gladstone.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

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December 8 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

 As I walked Gipper this morning, I was almost swept away by a draft of wind that came directly off the stunning snowy peak of Mt Hood! Its iciness took my breath away, but it also warmed my heart as its presence signals the Christmas season. A season of scarves and hats and gloves, hot drinks, and goodies, and most dearly, a time of sharing and connecting with those we love.

Connection, relationship, is at the heart of the gospel and one of the core reasons for church. God created us to be in a relationship with himself and each other. And so I am thankful for a church that values building relationships, taking time with each other, learning to be vulnerable and grow with each other.

Over the last two years, we have increased our potlucks, not only to provide hospitality for guests but also to provide time and space for us to grow in our relationships with each other. There is something powerful that happens when we share food together! And so I want to take this opportunity to thank the teams who have put so much time into making this happen.

We are continuing to work on improving this system. One of the challenges that we have found is the use of the kitchen; in having a guest potluck scheduled most Sabbaths, it has made it harder for other ministry groups to initiate their own potlucks as needed. And so for 2019, we have created a schedule that intentionally leaves the third Sabbath of each month free for others to be able to book the use of the kitchen. We hope this alleviates some of the scheduling challenges.

Not all of these third Sabbaths will be booked of course. And so in order to ensure that guests are looked after, a couple of leaders have stepped forward to lead a team that will host a guest potluck on those vacant Sabbaths. They are looking for some volunteers to join this team; if this is something that you would like to be a part of, please contact Darlene Manullang or myself.

Wishing you God’s blessing of peace and joy,

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 Lloyd Wescott and Tom Kramer for changing out our flowers for the beautiful flowering cabbage and kale.

 Shout out to Kathy Rosenquist for keeping our connection with Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra strong and for the amazing Christmas concert Sunday.

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Today we have only one worship service. It will be at 11:15 am with Pastor Juan Fresse presenting our Bible message titled “Peace in the Storm.”

Church Announcements

Please pray for the family of:

 Jack E. Betz who passed away October 20, at the age of 97, a life-long member of Sunnyside and principal contractor of Sunnyside Church. A Celebration of Life service will be held here at Sunnyside Sunday, December 16, 1:30 pm.

Toy Drive – Please bring an unwrapped, new toy for ages 5-11, and place it in the box located in the foyer. We will collect toys until December 10 for students at Cherry Park School. (The students at Cherry Park live in our community.)

Children’s Ministry has placed tables in the children’s wing containing new and gently used clothing for babies and toddlers. Feel free to take what you need or if you know of someone who could use the clothing, please share with them. If you have any questions, contact Jackee Duvall at 503-309-9400 or jackeeduvall@hotmail.com

A special International program is being planned for Sabbath, January 26. We want to feature all the nationalities represented in our Sunnyside Church. A comprehensive list can only be developed if you, our members, will contact Rosie, our secretary, with your country of birth. Call 503-252-8080 or email: info@SunnysideAdventist.org. 

Please sign up to bring one type of food that represents your country of origin to sell at the International Food Fair, January 26 (evening). Contact Lorie Ramey L2ramey@bctonline.com or Dianne Glovatsky 503-706-5611 with what item you would like to bring. This is an evening of fun, food, and fellowship.

Devotional books! It’s time to order your new devotional book for 2019. Check the table in the Narthex to see the available books, and sign up for the books you desire. By ordering through the church, you will receive special pricing. These make great Christmas gifts! They will be ready for pick up Sabbath, December 22. If you should need them sooner, please contact the office at 503-252-8080 or Lorrie Wescott.

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

December 21, 7:00 pm, the 37th Annual Family Christmas program will be here at Sunnyside. Invite your friends and enjoy an evening of Christmas music presented by some of Portland’s finest musicians. Bring your musical score and participate in the finale – Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah.” An offering will be received to support feeding Portland’s homeless each Sunday morning in downtown Portland. Refreshments will be served after the program.

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.

December 22, 11:15 am Church service will be the “Night of Wonder, Night of Joy” Christmas musical with a living animal nativity, including a camel.

Church Library – The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow.  If you enjoy stories, this is the perfect time to read one of the many volumes of Christmas In My Heart.

Life on the Sunnyside

Christmas at Sunnyside

Christmas at Sunnyside

Men’s Quartet

Charla Morford

Pastor Dave Allen

Erik Nielsen

Advent Candle
Warren Rushold, Rosemayne Thompson

Arnold Petersen

Lydia Sequar

Pastor Kara Johnsson

Children’s Story / Tim Hill

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

Area Events and Announcements

December 1-31. Adventist Book Center Sale.
Download a flyer at abcflyer.com

December 8, 6:00 pm: Home and Heart Christmas Concert.
Make plans now to immerse yourself in the spirit of the Christmas season with bluegrass and traditional songs performed by local artists. Refreshments to follow. All are invited to enjoy a time of down-home Christmas fellowship. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors! Visit www.pvclife.com.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

December 16: Tualatin Valley Academy is devastated by the loss of life and property due to the fire in the Paradise, CA community.  Our sister school, Paradise Adventist Academy suffered deeply.  We want to help our friends in Paradise by holding a fundraiser on December 16.  All the proceeds will go directly to Paradise Adventist Academy to help with tuition for the families who lost everything in this devastating fire. Or visit http://www.tualatinvalleyacademy.org  go to the announcement page to read more about this event.
Event Location: Tualatin Valley Academy.

January 15-19. Adventist Agriculture Association Conference.
The Adventist Agricultural Association’s (AdAgrA’s) 5th annual conference is coming to the Pacific Northwest! Through short courses, seminars, plenaries, and networking, the conference offers information and inspiration for how and why Adventists need to be in the garden. This year’s conference will be held in Gladstone, Oregon, January 15-19. Registration is open now. Visit www.AdventistAg.org to learn more! Come, join us for a sweet time of learning and fellowship!
Event Location: Gladstone.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.

HOUSING NEEDED
One of our senior couples is in need of housing. They need just a small unit, room, or basement. If you know of anything available, please contact the church office at
503-252-8080.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is hiring a full time Moving Van Driver. 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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