August 13 Communiqué

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Greetings church family!

Terrified.

The most terrifying moment in my life, to date, was the first time I had to sing a solo in front of a group of people I didn’t know.

I was in the academy select choir. Mrs. J handed out a slip of paper that said, “If you want an A in this class, you have to sing a solo.”

I don’t sing solos. At least I didn’t. I can speak in front of a million people and not get nervous. But at the time, to sing in front of anybody but friends absolutely frightened the daylights out of me. 

But to sing as a part of a group of people—a choir—that’s no problem at all. I love to blend with others and make beautiful music. 

I was assigned a song. I practiced in the practice rooms. And the day came for me to perform. We were touring and had a stop at the Morton SDA church in Washington. There were probably only 50 people there in that little church. But they were people that I didn’t know.

The service started. There were hymns. The choir sang. There was a testimony about the academy. And then it was my turn to sing.

I really don’t remember what happened during the song. All I know is what happened after. 

I went over to my friends and saw them either snickering or looking away. Finally, I went to Mrs. J, our choir teacher, and asked, “Well, I sang the solo. How did it go?”

She said, “Mark, you sounded fine. But you looked like a total moron.”

Evidently, I was so scared, that during the song, I spread my legs apart shoulder width, grabbed the side of my pants with one hand (which hiked my pant leg up past my sock line), held the mic with the other hand, and rocked back and forth like a person in the loonie house with a panicked look on my face. All while singing.

I prefer singing in a group. 

The book of Ecclesiastes agrees with me. At least in principle. This book of wisdom suggests this, “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down,

one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?

We need each other. We are designed to need each other, to help each other along. The books of Wisdom teach us this. And our lives bear witness to it.

This month’s pulpit teaching is all about wisdom and wisdom literature in the Bible. I pray that you’ll be blessed as we journey toward the Wisdom Giver and His plan for our lives.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to Sunnyside. We’re glad you’re here to join us for worship today. We extend a special welcome to our guest organist, Debbie Messinger, and her son, Roylan, who will be presenting our special music today.

Please pray for the following families:   
       Mary Ruth Janke who passed away June 21, 2022. A memorial service will be conducted for her here at Sunnyside Church in the Fellowship Hall this afternoon at 3:00 pm.
       John Kieper who passed away July 30. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church on Sunday, August 21 at 11:00 am.

Sunnyside Pathfinders invite all youth 10-17 to join them for the 2022-23 year. Registration is Monday, August 15 at 6:00 pm, in the fellowship hall. Parents/Guardians, please plan on staying for the registration and orientation meeting.

Tuesday evenings at 7:00, History class meets every week. We have an upcoming interesting topic you might enjoy! Beginning August 16, we will be starting a mini-series of viewing great performances beginning with “Now Hear This ‘Becoming Mozart.’” You won’t want to miss this series. Everyone is welcome.

Sunnyside Church Board will meet Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00 pm, via Zoom. Board members, we hope to see you all there! This is a new year with some new officers. If you receive a Zoom link invitation, that means you are a Board member. Please join in.

August 20, 4:00 pm, Evensong will feature Kraig Scott at the organ. This will be a time to pull away from the busy life we live and enjoy the meditative moments of this music.

Our church family is invited to join “The Great Controversy” outreach on Sabbath August 27 at 2:30 pm. Please bring a sack lunch with you. After eating lunch together, we will have a period of prayer and then go out to the community to distribute our books.

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19th Annual Bobby McGhee and Friends Vespers

  • Enjoy our worship services: general Sabbath School with Dr. John Brunt, church with Ed Keyes as our speaker, Keith Perrin as our storyteller, and the 3 Wisemen Quartet with Keith Perrin, Ruben Escalante, Ted Atwood, and Bobby McGhee.
  • A church potluck following the worship services.
  • Sabbath, September 3, at 6:00 pm, come and enjoy our Sabbath evening vesper service with Bobby McGhee and Friends.
  • Stark Street pizza follows vespers.
  • Sunday, September 4, beginning at 7:30 am, enjoy the Adventist Softball Tournament at Brush Prairie field. View map at:  http://www.gjhimages.com/softball/map.html
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The Sunnyside Choir is looking for an accompanist starting in September. Interested parties, please contact pollyannamoody@gmail.com.

Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Tuesday evenings at 7:00, History class meets every week. We have an upcoming interesting topic you might enjoy! Beginning August 16, we will be starting a mini-series of viewing great performances beginning with “Now Hear This ‘Becoming Mozart.’” You won’t want to miss this series. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday mornings at 10:00, FaithLift, a group for ladies, meets here at the church to study the Bible, share their stories, and pray together over many needs as well as for those that need extra prayers. If this sounds like something you would enjoy attending, please come and join us. If you cannot be here in person, there is a Zoom link available to be able to join remotely.

On the last Thursday of the month at noon, Seniors 60+ (others are welcome) will gather on our patio to enjoy lunch and fellowship together. Bring your own sack lunch and the church will provide dessert. This is weather-permitting — our umbrellas will be ready and up for shade! If the weather is messy, we’ll meet in the fellowship hall.

Pastor Wendy is starting a children’s choir in mid-September. If you have a child that would be interested in singing in the choir, please contact Pastor Wendy at wendy.witas@sunnysideadventist.org.

Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra has an opening for a first-chair flute player and a first-chair horn player. Check their website for the audition dates sunnysidesymphony.com.

Pastors Mark and Wendy Witas invite you to join them for the “2023 New Testament Alive” tour visiting Revelation’s seven churches (Turkey, Patmos, and Greece) from March 22 through April 2, 2023. For more information contact Pastor Mark at Mark.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

The Church Library is open! The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month. Hours are 10:45-11:15 am, and 12:30-1:00 pm. The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow, so please stop by.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Also, please let us know when you are sick or need other prayers. We want to be a part of your life and pray together with you. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

If you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Notice is hereby given that the 59th regular session of Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be held September 18, 2022, at the Portland Adventist Academy auditorium, located at 96th Avenue and SE Market Street in Portland, Oregon. The session will start at 9:00 am on Sunday. This regular session is called for the purpose of electing officers and members of appropriate committees for the ensuing term, and for transacting other business that may properly come before the Conference. Each organized church in the conference is entitled to one delegate. An additional 400 delegates shall be apportioned among the churches of the conference, prorated on the basis of the third quarter membership report of the preceding year.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Matthew Duong, Billy Hungate, Dane Petersen; Monday: Michael Cummings, Brand Katrina, Walter Murray, Tara Spiker, Lyra Tulipat; Tuesday: Robert Buller, Gregory Spiker; Wednesday: Ashley Brothers, Natalia Gramada, Beverly Merino; Thursday: Teresa Brower, Doris Gutsche, Paul Henry, Carol LeCarno, Svetlana Sidorenko; Friday: Lester Stannard

Area Events and Announcements

His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking to continue praising the Lord through music and fellowship. We invite all men in the Portland/Vancouver area to come and join us! We practice weekly and sing for churches in the region once a month or so. For more information, contact Charlie Drury at cd88sings@gmail.com, or 503-935-7995, or Jerry Irvine at jerrygirvine@gmail.com, or
206-261-6452.

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

School starts August 29, 2022!

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

School starts August 24, 2022!

AMAZON SMILE!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University

School starts September 25!
Freshman Orientation: September 18!

WWU Alumni Rosario Weekend
Walla Walla University’s annual Alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory will be held August 26-28, 2022. Come for Sabbath or the full weekend; meals and accommodations require registration. This year’s guest speaker is WWU alumnus, Ralph Perrin ’77. For details and registration, visit www.wallawalla.edu/Rosario-Sabbath or call (509) 527-2631.

Bright Future Scholarship is available! If you are graduating from a non-Adventist high school or transferring from a non-Adventist college/university for either this year or the next academic year, and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska contact the WWU Student Financial Services at 509-527-2815 to see if you are eligible. Scholarships range up to $6,000 and are based on need and will be renewable up to four years of the student’s attendance.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am, with an after-work option once a month from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm every third Thursday of the month. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food, please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN –Sun 11 am-4 pm, Mon-Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and needs your donations! Mon – Thurs 9:00-1:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm. If you have any questions about what items we accept, please give us a call at
503-252-8500.

Depending on volunteer availability, we offer pick-up service for a small fee. If you have furniture or larger items and no way to get rid of them, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic at PACS is OPEN
Gateway Grace Clinic at PACS is open and accepting uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment with us, please call
503-907-6768 or email dental@pacsonline.org.

Volunteers Needed at PACS
PACS’ thrift store, food pantry, and dental clinic all need volunteers. We have lots of fun and exciting jobs ranging from customer-facing cashiers and greeters to pricers and truck drivers behind the scenes. No experience or age requirements to volunteer, we’re happy to train you and welcome the entire family! If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer manager Gerelisa at gerelisa.eisele@pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 x1130. Thanks!

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank you in advance!

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore.

Portland Adventist Community Services is hiring! We have two crucial part-time positions available and are looking to interview immediately. If you or someone you know are interested in either of these part-time jobs, please email laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org. You can also visit www.pacsonline.org/jobs to learn more about the positions.

Thrift Store Assistant Manager: $18.50/hour, two days a week to start, training available as long as you are a kind and organized person, and a strong communicator. Your primary responsibility is to help the store manager support our volunteers as they are the engine behind everything PACS does.

Donor Experience Specialist: $17.50/hour12 hours/week to start, training also available as long as you have excellent customer service skills. This person will be the face of PACS to those who come to donate their items. You’ll accept their donations, and work in the back of the store sorting, organizing, pricing, and supervising small teams of volunteers as they stock the store with the items we receive.

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August 6 Communiqué

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Greetings church family!

One of the most delightful human experiences is collective worship.

Do you remember the feeling of being in a large group, united in a wholehearted response to an akin perception of reality?

You may think of a big stadium, a concert hallway, or maybe a camp meeting where hundreds or thousands of people are united in one accord. You can sense the energy. You can feel the collective heartbeat. You may feel tears in your eyes or goose bumps on your skin.

Those moments are the top experiences of created beings.

Imagine God, who can be everywhere in any single moment of time. He doesn’t need a big gathering or an inspirational praise leader to experience unity with us all. 

I can imagine our God on a Monday morning or a Thursday afternoon with tears in his eyes, overwhelmed with joy as his children in different corners of the earth unreservedly serve each other. A mother cooking a healthy meal for her kids. A counselor, compassionately listening to his client. A custodian, diligently cleaning the floor. A doctor, carefully listening to a patient’s lungs. All doing their part to make this world a better place. Enhancing the appreciation of the gift of life and the life-giver. 

When God sees a multitude of His children united in a wholehearted service of love – that is His top experience.

The time is coming—it has, in fact, come—when what you’re called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter. It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God.
John 4:23 MSG

Pastor Violeta Bilan

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to Sunnyside. We’re glad you’re here to join us for worship today.

Please pray for the following families:
    Mary Ruth Janke who passed away June 21, 2022. A memorial service will be conducted for her here at Sunnyside Church in the Fellowship Hall Sabbath, August 13 at 3:00 pm.
    John Kieper who passed away last Sabbath morning, July 30. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church on Sunday, August 21 at 11:00 am.
    Imer Henry, Norman Henry’s father, passed away recently. They will appreciate your prayers.
    Lois Smith, who was a former secretary here at Sunnyside Church when Charles White was a pastor here. She passed away July 18. A memorial service is being planned and scheduled for Sunday, September 18, time yet to be determined, at Lents Church.

Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org   

Tuesday evenings at 7:00, History class meets every week. We have an upcoming interesting topic you might enjoy! Beginning August 16, we will be starting a mini-series of viewing great performances beginning with “Now Hear This ‘Becoming Mozart.’” You won’t want to miss this series. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday mornings at 10:00, FaithLift, a group for ladies, meets here at the church to study the Bible, share their stories, and pray together over many needs as well as for those that need extra prayers. If this sounds like something you would enjoy attending, please come and join us. If you cannot be here in person, there is a Zoom link available to be able to join remotely.

On Wednesday evenings at 7:00, in the Fellowship Hall, there will be “Into the Word” Bible study with Pastor Mark Witas, continuing weekly. If you can’t be here in person here is a Zoom link you may join https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82076486404?pwd=NkFKd3NURUloQ0V2eFNEeHpmQXNIQT09  or Meeting ID: 820 7648 6404 Passcode: 666777 | One tap mobile: 1-253-215-8782.

On the last Thursday of the month at noon, Seniors 60+ (others are welcome) will gather on our patio to enjoy lunch and fellowship together. Bring your own sack lunch and the church will provide dessert. This is weather-permitting — our umbrellas will be ready and up for shade! If the weather is messy, we’ll meet in the fellowship hall.

Pastor Wendy is starting a children’s choir in mid-September. If you have a child that would be interested in singing in the choir, please contact Pastor Wendy at wendy.witas@sunnysideadventist.org.

Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra has an opening for a first-chair flute player and a first-chair horn player. Check their website for the audition dates sunnysidesymphony.com.

Pastors Mark and Wendy Witas invite you to join them for the “2023 New Testament Alive” tour visiting Revelation’s seven churches (Turkey, Patmos, and Greece) from March 22 through April 2, 2023. For more information contact Pastor Mark at Mark.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

The Church Library is open! The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month. Hours are 10:45-11:15 am, and 12:30-1:00 pm. The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow, so please stop by.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Also, please let us know when you are sick or need other prayers. We want to be a part of your life and pray together with you. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

If you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Wesley Clark, Alan Hurlbert, Rolland Royce, Hunter Wescott; Sunday: Merrily Rockwell, Jeff Ward; Monday: Wendy Witas; Tuesday: Emilie Butler, Jason Clark, Larry Ramey, Betsy White; Wednesday: Sharon Crosby, Esther Racasa; Thursday: Lauren Gregory, Barbara Gren, Conrad Gren; Friday: Adahley Dormus

Area Events and Announcements

His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking to continue praising the Lord through music and fellowship. We invite all men in the Portland/Vancouver area to come and join us! We practice weekly and sing for churches in the region once a month or so. For more information, contact Charlie Drury at cd88sings@gmail.com, or 503-935-7995, or Jerry Irvine at jerrygirvine@gmail.com, or
206-261-6452.

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

School starts August 29, 2022!

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

School starts August 24, 2022!

AMAZON SMILE!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University

School starts September 25!
Freshman Orientation: September 18!

WWU Alumni Rosario Weekend
Walla Walla University’s annual Alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory will be held August 26-28, 2022. Come for Sabbath or the full weekend; meals and accommodations require registration. This year’s guest speaker is WWU alumnus, Ralph Perrin ’77. For details and registration, visit www.wallawalla.edu/Rosario-Sabbath or call (509) 527-2631.

Bright Future Scholarship is available! If you are graduating from a non-Adventist high school or transferring from a non-Adventist college/university for either this year or the next academic year, and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska contact the WWU Student Financial Services at 509-527-2815 to see if you are eligible. Scholarships range up to $6,000 and are based on need and will be renewable up to four years of the student’s attendance.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am, with an after-work option once a month from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm every third Thursday of the month. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food, please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN –Sun 11 am-4 pm, Mon-Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and needs your donations! Mon – Thurs 9:00-1:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm. If you have any questions about what items we accept, please give us a call at
503-252-8500.

Depending on volunteer availability, we offer pick-up service for a small fee. If you have furniture or larger items and no way to get rid of them, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic at PACS is OPEN
Gateway Grace Clinic at PACS is open and accepting uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment with us, please call
503-907-6768 or email dental@pacsonline.org.

Volunteers Needed at PACS
PACS’ thrift store, food pantry, and dental clinic all need volunteers. We have lots of fun and exciting jobs ranging from customer-facing cashiers and greeters to pricers and truck drivers behind the scenes. No experience or age requirements to volunteer, we’re happy to train you and welcome the entire family! If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer manager Gerelisa at gerelisa.eisele@pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 x1130. Thanks!

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank you in advance!

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore.

Portland Adventist Community Services is hiring! We have two crucial part-time positions available and are looking to interview immediately. If you or someone you know are interested in either of these part-time jobs, please email laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org. You can also visit www.pacsonline.org/jobs to learn more about the positions.

Thrift Store Assistant Manager: $18.50/hour, two days a week to start, training available as long as you are a kind and organized person, and a strong communicator. Your primary responsibility is to help the store manager support our volunteers as they are the engine behind everything PACS does.

Donor Experience Specialist: $17.50/hour12 hours/week to start, training also available as long as you have excellent customer service skills. This person will be the face of PACS to those who come to donate their items. You’ll accept their donations, and work in the back of the store sorting, organizing, pricing, and supervising small teams of volunteers as they stock the store with the items we receive.

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July 30 Communiqué

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Hello church family!

It has been a while since Chelsea and I have seen your smiling faces, given hugs, talked about life and God, been in Sabbath School, and all the wonderful things that happen at Sunnyside. The first thing we both want to say is thank you!

Thank you to those who have lifted our family up in prayer. Thank you to those of you who have brought us food, given donations for our meal train, and helped in many other ways. We are so incredibly grateful for each and every one of you. We are also so grateful for your grace as well. We have been gone and will be gone for a little bit longer but we are grateful for your grace in these times for our family.

While this communiqué is not an update (you can check my Facebook page for those) we are moving in the right direction with our daughters. While we are moving in the right direction, that does not mean that we are out of the woods or that we will continue to go in the positive direction. God is in control and we thoroughly believe in that. With that being said, this journey has been full of ups and downs, and our faith has been tested. There was a good week there that the only words that I could pray to God were, “I believe LORD, help me overcome my unbelief.” This comes from Mark 9, where Jesus heals a boy and the father is speaking to Jesus when he says, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

I have consistently been reminded of a story in the Bible that I would like to share with you. In Luke 5, some men came to where Jesus was carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. When they couldn’t find a way to Jesus because the crowd was so large, they ended up going on the roof and lowering him, on his mat, through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”

I have been reminded of this story over and over again because each one of you represents one of our friends who have picked us up, put us on a mat, carried us onto the roof, and lowered us to the feet of Jesus. There are moments when Chelsea and I have had no faith. Hard to admit but it is true. We have gone through so many ups and downs, almost losing one of our daughters three times, multiple procedures, lots of waiting, tons of praying, and moments of anxiety and panic that include very little faith.

We are so grateful for you because when we had no faith, you lifted us up and lowered us to the feet of Jesus. Thank you for that! I know that God has so much grace and patience with all of us, that in the times when I had no faith and we were receiving text messages, phone calls, and emails from all over the world that would help us and lift us up. In the story in Luke 5, it says that Jesus saw their faith and He forgave the sins of the paralyzed man. I took such comfort knowing that in my times of little faith, God looked at me and then looked at everyone praying and He saw your faith, He heard your prayers, your petitions, your pleadings. Even while there were times when I may have been silent, you were not.

There is nothing more I can say than thank you! I cannot begin to express how incredibly grateful we are for all of you. There are times when we are down, times when we are suffering, and because of the faith and actions of our friends, we can be placed right at the feet of Jesus. That is what church is all about. Lifting each other up, picking up our mats, placing our friends and family on them, climbing to the roof, and lowering each other to the feet of Jesus.

We love our church!

Pastor Billy and Chelsea

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to Sunnyside. We’re glad you’re here to join us for worship today.

The floral tribute is presented by Oliver and Jackee Duvall in celebration of their 28 years of marriage. Congratulations Oliver and Jackee!

This evening at 6:00, Wintley Phipps, an internationally known baritone singer, will present a free, live concert here at Sunnyside Church. You will not want to miss this world-renowned singer with a booming, baritone-bass voice as he shares the gospel in song with us. He has been Grammy-nominated, recorded many successful albums, and has sung before many of our presidents and other dignitaries. Tickets are not required.

Sunday, July 31 is Youth Night — we’ll meet at Oaks Park for an evening of roller skating and fun. It will be from 7:00-9:30 pm. All youth are invited!

Please pray for the family of Mary Ruth Janke who passed away June 21, 2022. A memorial service will be conducted for her here at Sunnyside Church in the Fellowship Hall August 13 at 3:00 pm.

Urgent volunteer needs! Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org   

Pastors Mark and Wendy Witas invite you to join them for the “2023 New Testament Alive” tour visiting Revelation’s seven churches (Turkey, Patmos, and Greece) from March 22 through April 2, 2023. For more information contact Pastor Mark at Mark.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

The Church Library is open! The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month. Hours are 10:45-11:15 am, and 12:30-1:00 pm. The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow, so please stop by.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Also, please let us know when you are sick or need other prayers. We want to be a part of your life and pray together with you. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

If you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Rachel Chin, Trish Erickson, Jaclyn Russell; Sunday: Shirley Allen, Raymond Baker, Shawn Mandrones, Jerry Richardson, Gerald Schoepflin, Cindy Stewart; Tuesday: Arthur Tolan, Michael Vickroy; Wednesday: Marcella Gearhart, Richard Zaversnuke; Friday: Matthew Balance, Ron Blehm, Jonathan Nyamfura, Rachel Pierre-Paul, Marian Richardson

Area Events and Announcements

Adventist Book Center is having its Camp Meeting sale. Click here to view their flyer. Their sale is on until July 31.

Sabbath, July 30, 2:30 pm, at Stone Tower SDA Church, and 6:00 pm at Vancouver SDA Community Church two young Adventist Frontier Mission missionaries will share their experiences. Plan on attending this—you will be blessed.

Mt. Tabor Church is hosting a FREE Community Fun Day on July 31, 2-5pm. Come enjoy fair games, live music, food trucks, raffles, and more! Celebrate summer and community together at Mt. Tabor Church! Join us at 1001 SE 60th Ave. Portland, OR 97215.

His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking to continue praising the Lord through music and fellowship. We invite all men in the Portland/Vancouver area to come and join us! We practice weekly and sing for churches in the region once a month or so. For more information, contact Charlie Drury at cd88sings@gmail.com, or 503-935-7995, or Jerry Irvine at jerrygirvine@gmail.com, or
206-261-6452.

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

School starts August 29, 2022!

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

School starts August 24, 2022!

AMAZON SMILE!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University

School starts September 25!
Freshman Orientation: September 18!

WWU Alumni Rosario Weekend
Walla Walla University’s annual Alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory will be held August 26-28, 2022. Come for Sabbath or the full weekend; meals and accommodations require registration. This year’s guest speaker is WWU alumnus, Ralph Perrin ’77. For details and registration, visit www.wallawalla.edu/Rosario-Sabbath or call (509) 527-2631.

Bright Future Scholarship is available! If you are graduating from a non-Adventist high school or transferring from a non-Adventist college/university for either this year or the next academic year, and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska contact the WWU Student Financial Services at 509-527-2815 to see if you are eligible. Scholarships range up to $6,000 and are based on need and will be renewable up to four years of the student’s attendance.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am, with an after-work option once a month from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm every third Thursday of the month. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food, please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN –Sun 11 am-4 pm, Mon-Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and needs your donations! Mon – Thurs 9:00-1:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm. If you have any questions about what items we accept, please give us a call at
503-252-8500.

Depending on volunteer availability, we offer pick-up service for a small fee. If you have furniture or larger items and no way to get rid of them, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic at PACS is OPEN
Gateway Grace Clinic at PACS is open and accepting uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment with us, please call
503-907-6768 or email dental@pacsonline.org.

Volunteers Needed at PACS
PACS’ thrift store, food pantry, and dental clinic all need volunteers. We have lots of fun and exciting jobs ranging from customer-facing cashiers and greeters to pricers and truck drivers behind the scenes. No experience or age requirements to volunteer, we’re happy to train you and welcome the entire family! If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer manager Gerelisa at gerelisa.eisele@pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 x1130. Thanks!

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank you in advance!

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore.

Car Needed!

We have a member who is in need of a car. If you have one available or know of someone that does, please let us know. Call 503-252-8080.

Housing Needed!

We have former members moving back into the Portland area. They are looking for a suitable place for rent for a family of three. Please contact 503-252-8080, if you have anything available or know of someone that does.

PACS Job Openings!
Portland Adventist Community Services is hiring! We have two crucial part-time positions available and are looking to interview immediately. If you or someone you know is interested in either of these part-time jobs, please email laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org. You can also visit www.pacsonline.org/jobs to learn more about the positions.
Thrift Store Assistant Manager: $18.50/hour, two days a week to start with, training available as long as you are a kind and organized person and a strong communicator. Your primary responsibility is to help the store manager support our volunteers as they are the engine behind everything PACS does.
Donor Experience Specialist: $17.50/hour12 hours/week to start with, training is also available as long as you have excellent customer service skills. This person will be the face of PACS to those who come to donate their items. You’ll accept their donations, and work in the back of the store sorting, organizing, pricing, and supervising small teams of volunteers as they stock the store with the items we receive.

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July 23 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

It’s easy to fall into routines. This is no less true in spiritual matters than in the mundane. Most of us have fallen into a pattern of spiritual disciplines of prayer and Bible study. These two disciplines are foundational and enriching, but they are not all the Bible teaches about how we can connect better to God.

I believe that if we’re willing to explore a little deeper into the Bible’s teachings on spiritual practices, we will find ourselves in

much closer communion with our God. As a result, I’ve started using this space to share a few disciplines that I’ve found in the words of God. Last time, I talked about the spiritual discipline of stillness.

This week, breath.

In Hebrew life and language, the concepts of breath, life, and spirit are all muddled up together. If you’re the sort who enjoys a good word study, I encourage you to pull out a good Hebrew language concordance and take a look for yourself. But to give you a taste, take a look at Genesis 2:7.

“And the Lord God formed a man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living person” (NASB).

Notice how tied up those concepts are? Try Job 27:3-4a out:

“For as long as life is in me, and the breath of God is in my nostrils, my lips certainly will not speak unjustly, nor will my tongue mutter deceit” (NASB).

In Hebrew, repetition happens in each half of that sentence and is a common way to emphasize something; the writer says something, then uses different words to say it again. So in the latter half, ‘speak unjustly’ is the same as ‘mutter deceit.’ In the former half, ‘life is in me’ means the same thing as ‘the breath of God is in my nostrils.’

One more:

“His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish” (Ps. 146:4, NASB).

Some of you good Adventists may already be on top of this one: the word that’s translated here as ‘spirit’ also means ‘breath’ and ‘life.’ So that first bit just as accurately reads, “His life departs” or “His breath departs.”

In Hebrew thought, breath and life and spirit are all the same thing. That life that you breathe in and out and in and out, thoughtlessly, every moment of every day, is the very breath of God that He gave first to Adam; it is life and spirit moving in and out of you. It is a testament and support not only to your physical existence (life) but to your emotional and spiritual experience of living, as well (spirit).

This week’s spiritual discipline is learning to breathe well and with purpose.

Ellen White wrote, “But the teacher should impress upon students the importance of deep breathing….This not only refreshes the body, but soothes and tranquilizes the mind. Let exercises in deep breathing be given, and see that the habit becomes established” (True Education 119.2).

So I’m going to do just that.

We’ll start off simply. First, find a comfortable, erect posture, either standing or sitting.

Second, notice your breath. If you’re like most people, you’ll notice your shoulders rise and fall as you breathe in and out. This is actually a sign that you are not breathing properly. In order to give your lungs room to fully expand and fill completely with air, your stomach needs to expand when you breathe in, and press back in when you breathe out. So for step three…

Third, rest your hand on your stomach. When you breathe in, breathe from your stomach so that it pushes your hand up and out. When you breathe out, push your stomach in as part of exhalation, so that your hand comes back towards you. This is going to feel awkward and uncomfortable at first. It will feel strange breathing from your stomach because you’ve spent your entire life trying to be proper. But take a moment and watch how a newborn baby or a small child breathes; their stomachs are constantly pooching and retracting. It’s not until we get older and learn that we want to have perfectly flat bellies that we start to worry about not sticking them out when we breathe.

Keep at it for 5-10 breaths. Then give yourself a break, and go on with your day. Each day (or if you’re ambitious, maybe 2 or 3 times a day), breathe properly for 5-10 breaths. Let me know in a week how it goes! I suspect you might notice that as you do it, your body relaxes, your mind perks up, and your stress seems just a little more manageable.

May your Sabbath be full of life and living!

Pastor Jonathan Stephan

News & Notes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to Camp Meeting Sabbath at Sunnyside! We’re glad you’re here to join us for worship today.

The Santiam Room Sabbath School Class will meet today, Sabbath, July 23, 10:00 am, in the Sanctuary. Here’s an open invitation to join the discussion in person or on Zoom (Meeting ID: 765 907 7852. Passcode: 1234).

Urgent volunteer needs! Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org   

Beginning on the last Thursday of the month at noon, Seniors 60+ (others are welcome) will gather on our patio to enjoy lunch and fellowship together. Bring your own sack lunch and the church will provide dessert. This will be weather permitting — our umbrellas will be ready and up for shade! If the weather is messy, we’ll meet in the fellowship hall! (This month it will be this coming Thursday, July 28.)

July 30 at 6:00 pm, Wintley Phipps, an internationally known baritone singer, will present a free, live concert here at Sunnyside Church. You will not want to miss this world-renowned singer with a booming, baritone-bass voice as he shares the gospel in song with us. He has been Grammy-nominated, recorded many successful albums, and has sung before many of our presidents and other dignitaries. Tickets are not required.

Pastors Mark and Wendy Witas invite you to join them for the “2023 New Testament Alive” tour visiting Revelation’s seven churches (Turkey, Patmos, and Greece) from March 22 through April 2, 2023. For more information contact Pastor Mark at Mark.Witas@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

The Church Library is open! The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month. Hours are 10:45-11:15 am, and 12:30-1:00 pm. The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow, so please stop by.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Also, please let us know when you are sick or need other prayers. We want to be a part of your life and pray together with you. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

If you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Sunday: Jenelle Clinton, Bruce Dixon; Monday: Karista Bradley, Wallace Do, James Johnson; Tuesday: Collin Delaney, Megan Duong, Patrick Francisco; Wednesday: Andrea Gough,
Bill Hohensee, Constance Smith; Thursday: Terrill Allen, Sue Williams, Friday: Lola Pogue,
Chelsea Scholz-Jackson

Area Events and Announcements

2022 Gladstone Camp Meeting is happening next week, July 19-23. Come and join this year’s camp meeting.
Adult keynote speakers -Richie Halversen & Roscoe Shields, Jr.
Other speakers include: Kevin Wilfley, Randy Maxwell,
David Meinz, Linda Biswas, Andreas and Cassandre Beccai, and many more!
Download the Gladstone Camp Meeting guidebook.

Adventist Book Center is having its Camp Meeting sale. Click here to view their flyer.

Mt. Tabor Church is hosting a FREE Community Fun Day on July 31, 2-5pm. Come enjoy fair games, live music, food trucks, raffles, and more! Celebrate summer and community together at Mt. Tabor Church! Join us at 1001 SE 60th Ave. Portland, OR 97215.

His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking to continue praising the Lord through music and fellowship. We invite all men in the Portland/Vancouver area to come and join us! We practice weekly and sing for churches in the region once a month or so. For more information, contact Charlie Drury at cd88sings@gmail.com, or 503-935-7995, or Jerry Irvine at jerrygirvine@gmail.com, or
206-261-6452.

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

School starts August 29, 2022!

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

School starts August 24, 2022!

VISIT PAA’S BOOTH IN THE EDUCATION TENT AT OREGON CAMP MEETING 

Please plan to stop by Portland Adventist Academy’s table under the education tent during camp meeting. Come visit and learn about or catch up with PAA. Don’t forget to pick up the daily PAA giveaway! Enter daily drawings for PAA swag, enter to win a month’s tuition at Thursday’s 6:30 pm drawing, and come enjoy ice cream on Friday at 6:00 pm.

AMAZON SMILE!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University

School starts September 25!
Freshman Orientation: September 18!

WWU Alumni Rosario Weekend
Walla Walla University’s annual Alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory will be held August 26-28, 2022. Come for Sabbath or the full weekend; meals and accommodations require registration. This year’s guest speaker is WWU alumnus, Ralph Perrin ’77. For details and registration, visit www.wallawalla.edu/Rosario-Sabbath or call (509) 527-2631.

Bright Future Scholarship is available! If you are graduating from a non-Adventist high school or transferring from a non-Adventist college/university for either this year or the next academic year, and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska contact the WWU Student Financial Services at 509-527-2815 to see if you are eligible. Scholarships range up to $6,000 and are based on need and will be renewable up to four years of the student’s attendance.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am, with an after-work option once a month from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm every third Thursday of the month. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food, please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN –Sun 11 am-4 pm, Mon-Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and needs your donations! Mon – Thurs 9:00-1:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm. If you have any questions about what items we accept, please give us a call at
503-252-8500.

Depending on volunteer availability, we offer pick-up service for a small fee. If you have furniture or larger items and no way to get rid of them, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic at PACS is OPEN
Gateway Grace Clinic at PACS is open and accepting uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment with us, please call
503-907-6768 or email dental@pacsonline.org.

Volunteers Needed at PACS
PACS’ thrift store, food pantry, and dental clinic all need volunteers. We have lots of fun and exciting jobs ranging from customer-facing cashiers and greeters to pricers and truck drivers behind the scenes. No experience or age requirements to volunteer, we’re happy to train you and welcome the entire family! If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer manager Gerelisa at gerelisa.eisele@pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 x1130. Thanks!

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank you in advance!

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore.

Car Needed!

We have a member who is in need of a car. If you have one available or know of someone that does, please let us know. Call 503-252-8080.

Housing Needed!

We have former members moving back into the Portland area. They are looking for a suitable place for rent for a family of three. Please contact 503-252-8080, if you have anything available or know of someone that does.

PACS Job Openings!
Portland Adventist Community Services is hiring! We have two crucial part-time positions available and are looking to interview immediately. If you or someone you know is interested in either of these part-time jobs, please email laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org. You can also visit www.pacsonline.org/jobs to learn more about the positions.
Thrift Store Assistant Manager: $18.50/hour, two days a week to start with, training available as long as you are a kind and organized person and a strong communicator. Your primary responsibility is to help the store manager support our volunteers as they are the engine behind everything PACS does.
Donor Experience Specialist: $17.50/hour12 hours/week to start with, training is also available as long as you have excellent customer service skills. This person will be the face of PACS to those who come to donate their items. You’ll accept their donations, and work in the back of the store sorting, organizing, pricing, and supervising small teams of volunteers as they stock the store with the items we receive.

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July 16 Communiqué

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Greetings church family!

The heavens declare the glory of God.

I imagine most of us are in awe of the unfolding knowledge in our universe. Cameras are improved to take pictures that are clearer like my personal iPhone. I discovered that I could take a night picture on Mt Sinai that had me in awe while we awaited sunrise.  Of course, you can hardly see the millions of stars in this photo.

However, with the right lens, our vision can become so much clearer. I know this week a picture has taken the world by storm with a new Web telescope that captured an area of the universe like the grain of sand. It showed just how small and rather insignificant our little earth is in comparison to this vast universe that we are clueless about.

My dad and I had fun conversations about the universe, black holes, black matter, and how very little we know as humans.

God said to Job while he was discouraged by his circumstances.

Job 38:31 “Can’st thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Can’st thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or can’st thou guide Arcturus worth his sons?”

Pleiades is actually 250 suns. These suns are traveling together and scientists are seeing them travel together as a group or family. Now the most recent Web telescope has given us images that boggle our brains beyond anything we could even fathom. We should be humbled by how little we know.

Psalms 8:4-6

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

I don’t know about you, but the fact that the Creator of all the universes and galaxies, including what we can see and can’t see, loves and cares for each one of us. He gave up all to rescue us. He is big enough to cast our cares on and carry us through whatever challenge. He has the whole universe in His hands and He loves you. He won’t force you to acknowledge Him but he invites us to get a better lens to see with the eyes of faith what we may not fully know by sight.  He is truly amazing!!!! Let’s trust Him.

Pastor Wendy Witas

News & Notes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to Sunnyside. We’re glad you’re here to join us for worship today.

Please pray for the following families:
Stephen Brothers who passed away July 1. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church tomorrow, Sunday, July 17, at 10:30 am.
Verna Price who passed away May 3. A memorial service will be conducted for her today, Sabbath, July 16, at 3:30 pm in Orchards SDA Church, 6415 NE 102nd Ave., Vancouver, Wash.

Partial Nominating Committee Report
Second Reading: Jackee Duvall—Assistant Head Deaconess

Urgent volunteer needs! Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org   

Beginning on the last Thursday of the month at noon, Seniors 60+ (others are welcome) will gather on our patio to enjoy lunch and fellowship together. Bring your own sack lunch and the church will provide dessert. This will be weather-providing — our umbrellas will be ready and up for shade! If the weather is messy, we’ll meet in the fellowship hall! (This month it will be on July 28.)

Oregon Conference Camp Meeting will be at the Gladstone campgrounds beginning July 19. This is a very exciting time for many of us. However, there are also many that prefer to attend Sunnyside’s Camp Meeting Sabbath service on July 23, at 11:15 am, right here at Sunnyside Church. Pastor Mark Witas will be our speaker this year and we are looking forward to seeing you. We provide air conditioning and a sheltered building!

The Santiam Room Sabbath School Class will meet as usual next Sabbath, July 23, 10:00 am. Here’s an open invitation to join the discussion in person or on Zoom (Meeting ID: 765 907 7852. Passcode: 1234).

July 30 at 6:00 pm, Wintley Phipps, an internationally known baritone singer, will present a free, live concert here at Sunnyside Church. You will not want to miss this world-renowned singer with a booming, baritone-bass voice as he shares the gospel in song with us. He has been Grammy-nominated, recorded many successful albums, and has sung before many of our presidents and other dignitaries. Tickets are not required

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

The Church Library is open! The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month. Hours are 10:45-11:15 am, and 12:30-1:00 pm. The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow, so please stop by.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Also, please let us know when you are sick or need other prayers. We want to be a part of your life and pray together with you. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

If you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Laura Elmore, Sally Jorgenson, Ron Vaughan, Greg Wibe; Sunday: Tracey Belding, Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, Wes Hamlin; Monday: Christopher Kites, Nancy Mark, Joyce Shields-Goitein, Cherise Vick; Tuesday: Pauline Mason; Wednesday: Kathy Burghardt, Velma Smith; Thursday: Levis Dragulin, Sandra Eichner, Becky Haggerty, Jan Karlen-Edmondson, Rose Sprenger

Area Events and Announcements

2022 Gladstone Camp Meeting is happening next week, July 19-23. Come and join this year’s camp meeting.
Adult keynote speakers -Richie Halversen & Roscoe Shields, Jr.
Other speakers include: Kevin Wilfley, Randy Maxwell,
David Meinz, Linda Biswas, Andreas and Cassandre Beccai, and many more!
Download the Gladstone Camp Meeting guidebook.

Adventist Book Center is having its Camp Meeting sale. Click here to view their flyer.

Mt. Tabor Church is hosting a FREE Community Fun Day on July 31, 2-5pm. Come enjoy fair games, live music, food trucks, raffles, and more! Celebrate summer and community together at Mt. Tabor Church! Join us at 1001 SE 60th Ave. Portland, OR 97215.

His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking to continue praising the Lord through music and fellowship. We invite all men in the Portland/Vancouver area to come and join us! We practice weekly and sing for churches in the region once a month or so. For more information, contact Charlie Drury at cd88sings@gmail.com, or 503-935-7995, or Jerry Irvine at jerrygirvine@gmail.com, or
206-261-6452.

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

School starts August 29, 2022!

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

School starts August 24, 2022!

VISIT PAA’S BOOTH IN THE EDUCATION TENT AT OREGON CAMP MEETING 

Please plan to stop by Portland Adventist Academy’s table under the education tent during camp meeting. Come visit and learn about or catch up with PAA. Don’t forget to pick up the daily PAA giveaway! Enter daily drawings for PAA swag, enter to win a month’s tuition at Thursday’s 6:30 pm drawing, and come enjoy ice cream on Friday at 6:00 pm.

AMAZON SMILE!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University

School starts September 25!
Freshman Orientation: September 18!

WWU Alumni Rosario Weekend
Walla Walla University’s annual Alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory will be held August 26-28, 2022. Come for Sabbath or the full weekend; meals and accommodations require registration. This year’s guest speaker is WWU alumnus, Ralph Perrin ’77. For details and registration, visit www.wallawalla.edu/Rosario-Sabbath or call (509) 527-2631.

Bright Future Scholarship is available! If you are graduating from a non-Adventist high school or transferring from a non-Adventist college/university for either this year or the next academic year, and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska contact the WWU Student Financial Services at 509-527-2815 to see if you are eligible. Scholarships range up to $6,000 and are based on need and will be renewable up to four years of the student’s attendance.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am, with an after-work option once a month from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm every third Thursday of the month. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food, please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN –Sun 11 am-4 pm, Mon-Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and needs your donations! Mon – Thurs 9:00-1:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm. If you have any questions about what items we accept, please give us a call at
503-252-8500.

Depending on volunteer availability, we offer pick-up service for a small fee. If you have furniture or larger items and no way to get rid of them, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic at PACS is OPEN
Gateway Grace Clinic at PACS is open and accepting uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment with us, please call
503-907-6768 or email dental@pacsonline.org.

Volunteers Needed at PACS
PACS’ thrift store, food pantry, and dental clinic all need volunteers. We have lots of fun and exciting jobs ranging from customer-facing cashiers and greeters to pricers and truck drivers behind the scenes. No experience or age requirements to volunteer, we’re happy to train you and welcome the entire family! If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer manager Gerelisa at gerelisa.eisele@pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 x1130. Thanks!

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank you in advance!

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore.

Car Needed!

We have a member who is in need of a car. If you have one available or know of someone that does, please let us know. Call 503-252-8080.

PACS Job Openings!
Portland Adventist Community Services is hiring! We have two crucial part-time positions available and are looking to interview immediately. If you or someone you know is interested in either of these part-time jobs, please email laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org. You can also visit www.pacsonline.org/jobs to learn more about the positions.
Thrift Store Assistant Manager: $18.50/hour, two days a week to start with, training available as long as you are a kind and organized person and a strong communicator. Your primary responsibility is to help the store manager support our volunteers as they are the engine behind everything PACS does.
Donor Experience Specialist: $17.50/hour12 hours/week to start with, training is also available as long as you have excellent customer service skills. This person will be the face of PACS to those who come to donate their items. You’ll accept their donations, and work in the back of the store sorting, organizing, pricing, and supervising small teams of volunteers as they stock the store with the items we receive.

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July 9 Communiqué

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Greetings church family!

To me, freedom has a lot to do with self-determination. If that’s the case, there are a lot of things that can steal my freedom. Disease, addiction, debt, and a sedentary lifestyle can all potentially rob me of self-determination. Eventually, age will likely rob me of self-determination.

Our country decided that political and religious self-determination were important enough to fight for. To be free from the tyranny of the colonizers across the Atlantic was worth the spilled blood of our own sons and daughters.

It would seem that a good case could be made that the God of the Bible is quite interested in folks being self-determined. There are constant appeals for folks to look at the evidence of the goodness of God in the person of Jesus and determine how we want to live our lives to bless instead of curse, love instead of ignore, give instead of dwell in greed, and live a life of other-centered love vs. self-centered mirror gazing.

One of the great pieces of scripture that point to the value of self-determination is found in Exodus 20, in the fourth commandment. The Sabbath commandment does something remarkable in that it grants freedom (self-determination) to everybody–rich and poor, men and women, even animals. Sabbath is a day off from the empire push that boxes us into empire thought and behavior. The Sabbath commandment originates in the idea that the Hebrews used to be slaves in Egypt, and now are free. Free to self-determine.

May you be free to love lavishly, give generously, serve joyfully and bless abundantly. May you self determine your life into blessing the world around you.

Pastor Mark Witas

News & Notes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to Sunnyside. We’re glad you’re here to join us for worship today.

The floral tribute is presented by Jack and Jan Edmondson in celebration of their 10th anniversary. Congratulations Jack and Jan!

This afternoon we will enjoy fellowship together at Happy Valley Park between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Bring your own supper and chair. Kids can play in the sprinklers or playground. We’ll have a fun community fellowship for all. Canopies are provided for shade. See you there!

Please pray for the following families:

Stephen Brothers who passed away July 1. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sunday, July 17, at 10:30 am.

Verna Price who passed away May 3. A memorial service will be conducted for her on Sabbath, July 16, at 3:30 pm in Orchards SDA Church, 6415 NE 102nd Ave., Vancouver, Wash.

Partial Nominating Committee Report
Portland Adventist Academy has changed its governing body and has asked Sunnyside Church to provide two names to serve on their school board. Sunnyside Church Nominating Committee has approved the following names — Second Reading:
Lisa Wang—PAA Board Representative to serve a 3-year
school term
Ted Mackett—PAA Board Representative to serve a 3-year school term
First Reading: Jackee Duvall—Assistant Head Deaconess

Wednesday mornings at 10:00, FaithLift, a group for ladies, meets here at the church to study the Bible, share their stories, and pray together over many needs and for those that need extra prayers. If this sounds like something you would enjoy attending, please come and join us. If you cannot be here in person, there is a Zoom link available to be able to join remotely.

On Wednesday, at 7:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall, there will be “Into the Word” Bible study with Pastor Mark Witas, continuing weekly. If you can’t be there in person here is a Zoom link you may join:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82076486404?pwd=NkFKd3NURUloQ0V2eFNEeHpmQXNIQT09 or
Meeting ID: 820 7648 6404 Passcode: 666777 | One tap mobile: 1-253-215-8782.

Urgent volunteer needs! Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 pm, Bible Study Training will begin with Doreen Gatien, our Bible Worker, and Pastor Billy Hungate, and will continue each following Tuesday. Come and learn some great techniques for giving a Bible study.

     

Beginning on the last Thursday of the month at noon, Seniors 60+ (others are welcome) will gather on our patio to enjoy lunch and fellowship together. Bring your own sack lunch and the church will provide dessert. This is weather-providing — our umbrellas will be ready and up for shade! If the weather is messy, we’ll meet in the fellowship hall! (This month it will be on July 28.)

Oregon Conference Camp Meeting will be at the Gladstone campgrounds beginning July 19. This is a very exciting time for many of us. However, there are also many that prefer to attend Sunnyside’s Camp Meeting Sabbath service on July 23, at 11:15 am, right here at Sunnyside Church. Pastor Mark Witas will be our speaker this year and we are looking forward to seeing you. We provide air conditioning and a sheltered building!

July 30 at 6:00 pm, Wintley Phipps, an internationally known baritone singer, will present a free, live concert here at Sunnyside Church. You will not want to miss this world-renowned singer with a booming, baritone-bass voice as he shares the gospel in song with us. He has been Grammy-nominated, recorded many successful albums, and has sung before many of our presidents and other dignitaries. Tickets are not required

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

The Church Library is open! The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month. Hours are 10:45-11:15 am, and 12:30-1:00 pm. The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow, so please stop by.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Also, please let us know when you are sick or need other prayers. We want to be a part of your life and pray together with you. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

If you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Shirley Judd; Sunday: Darilynne Allen, Josephine Curtiss, Betty Woodland; Monday: Wilfred Geschke, Liga Tolan, Nancy Wagner; Tuesday: Janet Browning, Shannon Christenson, Darlene Manullang, Evvalee Rushold; Wednesday: Pollyanna Moody; Thursday: Jane MacApinlac; Friday: Lloyd Herr,
Elise Holcombe

Area Events and Announcements

We are planning an in-person 2022 Gladstone Camp Meeting! This year, Spanish language meetings will happen July 14-16, English July 19-23. What makes camp meeting work though is the volunteers! Children’s ministries, hospitality, InfoBooth, blood drive, kitchen/dining room, media center, safety, and many other places will need volunteers to make camp meeting happen! Learn about the positions available, what type of job you might have, and how to sign up at https://bit.ly/campmeetingvolunteering. The summer maintenance crew is also being hired. (Summer maintenance crew positions are paid.) If you are interested, please mail athena.gray@oc.npuc.orgor matthew.ballard@oc.npuc.org. Thank you for helping to make camp meeting happen this year!

Camp Meeting needs you! We could not run without you! With not having Camp Meeting for a couple years, it may have fallen off your radar for summer planning. This ministry largely happens because of the nearly 500-dedicated volunteers that give of their time to this ministry. Please sign up now by going to https://www.oregonadventist.org/gladstone-camp-meetings-volunteers. Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Kerry at 503-850-3350 or cm.reservations@oc.npuc.org. Thank you for your willingness to help make Camp Meeting happen!

Calling all volunteers!  We need help staffing our blood drive at Camp Meeting.  We need people for sign-ups (sit at a table in the plaza and recruit), Registration (checking people in for their appointment), and Canteen (give juice and cookies in the bloodmobile after donors are finished)  The dates are, Tuesday and Wednesday 7/19 & 20 for sign-ups; Thursday and Friday 7/21 & 22 for Registration and Canteen. Sign up online at www.oregonadventist.org under Camp Meeting volunteers.  All volunteers must have a current background check—remember that we haven’t had an in-person camp meeting in 2 years so your background check may have expired! 

His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking to continue praising the Lord through music and fellowship. We invite all men in the Portland/Vancouver area to come and join us! We practice weekly and sing for churches in the region once a month or so. For more information, contact Charlie Drury at cd88sings@gmail.com, or 503-935-7995, or Jerry Irvine at jerrygirvine@gmail.com, or
206-261-6452.

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

School starts August 29, 2022!

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

School starts August 24, 2022!

AMAZON SMILE!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University

School starts September 25!
Freshman Orientation: September 18!

Bright Future Scholarship is available! If you are graduating from a non-Adventist high school or transferring from a non-Adventist college/university for either this year or the next academic year, and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska contact the WWU Student Financial Services at 509-527-2815 to see if you are eligible. Scholarships range up to $6,000 and are based on need and will be renewable up to four years of the student’s attendance.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am, with an after-work option once a month from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm every third Thursday of the month. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food, please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN –Sun 11 am-4 pm, Mon-Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and needs your donations! Mon – Thurs 9:00-1:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm. If you have any questions about what items we accept, please give us a call at
503-252-8500.

Depending on volunteer availability, we offer pick-up service for a small fee. If you have furniture or larger items and no way to get rid of them, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic at PACS is OPEN
Gateway Grace Clinic at PACS is open and accepting uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment with us, please call
503-907-6768 or email dental@pacsonline.org.

Volunteers Needed at PACS
PACS’ thrift store, food pantry, and dental clinic all need volunteers. We have lots of fun and exciting jobs ranging from customer-facing cashiers and greeters to pricers and truck drivers behind the scenes. No experience or age requirements to volunteer, we’re happy to train you and welcome the entire family! If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer manager Gerelisa at gerelisa.eisele@pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 x1130. Thanks!

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank you in advance!

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore.

Car Needed!

We have a member who is in need of a car. If you have one available or know of someone that does, please let us know. Call 503-252-8080.

PACS Job Openings!
Portland Adventist Community Services is hiring! We have two crucial part-time positions available and are looking to interview immediately. If you or someone you know is interested in either of these part-time jobs, please email laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org. You can also visit www.pacsonline.org/jobs to learn more about the positions.
Thrift Store Assistant Manager: $18.50/hour, two days a week to start with, training available as long as you are a kind and organized person and a strong communicator. Your primary responsibility is to help the store manager support our volunteers as they are the engine behind everything PACS does.
Donor Experience Specialist: $17.50/hour12 hours/week to start with, training is also available as long as you have excellent customer service skills. This person will be the face of PACS to those who come to donate their items. You’ll accept their donations, and work in the back of the store sorting, organizing, pricing, and supervising small teams of volunteers as they stock the store with the items we receive.

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July 2 Communiqué

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Greetings church family!

In many cultures, there is a story that depicts a difference between hell and heaven. You’ve probably heard this story. It’s a parable of the long spoons.

In this parable, there is a banquet in hell where guests are trying to feed only themselves but can’t because the spoons are too long. While in heaven’s banquets, guests can enjoy food even with the long spoons because they feed each other.

This parable comes to my mind when I think about kids in our church. It doesn’t matter if they are 5 or 65. Each parent wants to see his or her child spiritually nurtured and socially thriving.

We do our best to invest time and resources in our own children. We want to see them growing “in favor with God and men.”

But the older kids become, the less adequate the spoons of their immediate family seem to be.

We need each other to nourish and love our kids well.

God knows this dynamic. He, who could pour all His time and recourses into the wellbeing of His Only-begotten Son, has chosen to dedicate all the treasures of heaven, including the Son, into all of us.

May His example inspire us to love generously! May our children fully enjoy life on the sunny side!

Pastor Violeta Bilan

News & Notes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Partial Nominating Committee Report

     Portland Adventist Academy has changed its governing body and has asked Sunnyside Church to provide two names to serve on their school board. Sunnyside Church Nominating Committee has approved the following names First Reading:
     Lisa Wang—PAA Board Representative to serve a 3-year school term
     Ted Mackett—PAA Board Representative to serve a 3-year school term

On Wednesday, at 7:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall, there will be “Into the Word” Bible study with Pastor Mark Witas, continuing weekly. If you can’t be there in person here is a Zoom link you may join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82076486404?pwd=NkFKd3NURUloQ0V2eFNEeHpmQXNIQT09 or
Meeting ID: 820 7648 6404 Passcode: 666777 | One tap mobile: 1-253-215-8782.

Urgent volunteer needs! Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Urgent volunteer needs! Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 pm, Bible Study Training will begin with Doreen Gatien, our Bible Worker, and Pastor Billy Hungate, and will continue each following Tuesday. Come and learn some great techniques for giving a Bible study.

     

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

The Church Library is open! The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month. Hours are 10:45-11:15 am, and 12:30-1:00 pm. The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow, so please stop by.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Also, please let us know when you are sick or need other prayers. We want to be a part of your life and pray together with you. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Thank you Doreen Gatien for your story!

God Has Many Ways:

“After the pandemic started I realized It would no longer be as easy for me to just stop and talk with people on the street, and even more difficult to knock on doors; worse still to have people who are willing to open doors to me. I really missed this. I love people, and just love what I learn from each person. I missed the social connection, and I missed the relationships I was able to form. I also missed going to church a lot. Bringing people home for Sabbath lunch, which we loved doing, was now totally out of the question.“Shortly after, the Lord showed me that nothing can ever stop Him in His tracks; when doors close, He opens others. The Holy Spirit placed it upon my heart to do a weekly “Live” Facebook public Bible study. I started doing this in 2020 and haven’t stopped since. Now though I have a lot more commitments, so instead of weekly I do it biweekly.

“I hope you will pray for Guy and me (I couldn’t do it without him) and join me at “Seeds of Truth” on alternate Thursdays at noon   facebook.com/dgatien.

“Church family, please feel free to send me a Facebook “friend” request. Also, please feel free to contact me if you or someone you know needs a Bible study.

“May God bless each of us as we await His coming in glory.”

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

If you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Sunday: Elly Blech, Karmen Tait; Monday: Jenny Dalusong; Tuesday:  Sharon Brooks; Wednesday: Jackee Duvall; Thursday: Robert McDonald, Jacenda Olson; Friday: Dale Beaulieu, Richard Cardona Jr., Gene Denis, David Schmidt

Area Events and Announcements

Stone Tower Church Rededication, July 2, 11:00 am, during our worship service. Join us as we rededicate Stone Tower Seventh-day Adventist Church to God’s mission to Seek and Save the Lost as an evangelism center in Portland.

Stone Tower Church hosts The King’s Heralds, July 2, 7:45 pm. Stone Tower SDA Church is located at 3010 NE Holladay St., Portland, OR 97232. Bring a friend and be blessed by the music they will share.

July 8-10, 2022 Impact Your Health Portland 2022 free clinics (dental, vision, medical) at Portland Adventist Academy, at 1500 SE 96th Ave. Clinic set-up will be on Thursday, July 7, and Volunteer Orientation Thursday evening, July 7 at 6 pm. Volunteers are needed for this community Ministry Outreach. Tell your friends and neighbors! Find more details and registration at the website www.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com.

Impact Your Health PDX 2022 needs student backpacks!  Most school districts give the students the supplies they need for school, but the family is expected to supply a backpack. We would like to help fill that need! Impact Your Health served over a hundred families with school supplies a couple of years ago. At our July 8 and 10, 2022 clinic, we would like any child who cannot afford a backpack to be able to receive one. Donations of a backpack or money to purchase backpacks are most appreciated. We’ll need small, medium, and large sizes. You may drop the backpacks off at the Oregon Conference office at 19800 Oatfield Road, Portland, or Hood View Church at 26775 SE Kelso Road, Boring, or at Portland Adventist Academy at 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland 97216.

We are planning an in-person 2022 Gladstone Camp Meeting! This year, Spanish language meetings will happen July 14-16, English July 19-23. What makes camp meeting work though is the volunteers! Children’s ministries, hospitality, InfoBooth, blood drive, kitchen/dining room, media center, safety, and many other places will need volunteers to make camp meeting happen! Learn about the positions available, what type of job you might have, and how to sign up at https://bit.ly/campmeetingvolunteering. The summer maintenance crew is also being hired. (Summer maintenance crew positions are paid.) If you are interested, please mail athena.gray@oc.npuc.orgor matthew.ballard@oc.npuc.org. Thank you for helping to make camp meeting happen this year!

Camp Meeting needs you! We could not run without you! With not having Camp Meeting for a couple years, it may have fallen off your radar for summer planning. This ministry largely happens because of the nearly 500-dedicated volunteers that give of their time to this ministry. Please sign up now by going to https://www.oregonadventist.org/gladstone-camp-meetings-volunteers. Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Kerry at 503-850-3350 or cm.reservations@oc.npuc.org. Thank you for your willingness to help make Camp Meeting happen!

Calling all volunteers!  We need help staffing our blood drive at Camp Meeting.  We need people for sign-ups (sit at a table in the plaza and recruit), Registration (checking people in for their appointment), and Canteen (give juice and cookies in the bloodmobile after donors are finished)  The dates are, Tuesday and Wednesday 7/19 & 20 for sign-ups; Thursday and Friday 7/21 & 22 for Registration and Canteen. Sign up online at www.oregonadventist.org under Camp Meeting volunteers.  All volunteers must have a current background check—remember that we haven’t had an in-person camp meeting in 2 years so your background check may have expired! 

His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking to continue praising the Lord through music and fellowship. We invite all men in the Portland/Vancouver area to come and join us! We practice weekly and sing for churches in the region once a month or so. For more information, contact Charlie Drury at cd88sings@gmail.com, or 503-935-7995, or Jerry Irvine at jerrygirvine@gmail.com, or
206-261-6452.

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

AMAZON SMILE!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University

Bright Future Scholarship is available! If you are graduating from a non-Adventist high school or transferring from a non-Adventist college/university for either this year or the next academic year, and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska contact the WWU Student Financial Services at 509-527-2815 to see if you are eligible. Scholarships range up to $6,000 and are based on need and will be renewable up to four years of the student’s attendance.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am, with an after-work option once a month from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm every third Thursday of the month. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food, please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN –Sun 11 am-4 pm, Mon-Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and needs your donations! Mon – Thurs 9:00-1:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm. If you have any questions about what items we accept, please give us a call at
503-252-8500.

Depending on volunteer availability, we offer pick-up service for a small fee. If you have furniture or larger items and no way to get rid of them, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic at PACS is OPEN
Gateway Grace Clinic at PACS is open and accepting uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment with us, please call
503-907-6768 or email dental@pacsonline.org.

Volunteers Needed at PACS
PACS’ thrift store, food pantry, and dental clinic all need volunteers. We have lots of fun and exciting jobs ranging from customer-facing cashiers and greeters to pricers and truck drivers behind the scenes. No experience or age requirements to volunteer, we’re happy to train you and welcome the entire family! If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer manager Gerelisa at gerelisa.eisele@pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 x1130. Thanks!

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank you in advance!

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore.

Car Needed!

We have a member who is in need of a car. If you have one available or know of someone that does, please let us know. Call 503-252-8080.

Pacific Press Publishing Association (PPPA) is the official publishing and printing ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. PPPA is based in beautiful Nampa, Idaho, in the Boise metro area, which is home to Gem State Academy, three Adventist elementary schools, and nearly a dozen churches. We have a wide variety of jobs available for mission-minded church members. Come build your career in the publishing industry while sharing the good news of Jesus! Learn more at PacificPress.com/jobs.

PACS Job Openings!
Portland Adventist Community Services is hiring! We have two crucial part-time positions available and are looking to interview immediately. If you or someone you know is interested in either of these part-time jobs, please email laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org. You can also visit www.pacsonline.org/jobs to learn more about the positions.
Thrift Store Assistant Manager: $18.50/hour, two days a week to start with, training available as long as you are a kind and organized person and a strong communicator. Your primary responsibility is to help the store manager support our volunteers as they are the engine behind everything PACS does.
Donor Experience Specialist: $17.50/hour12 hours/week to start with, training is also available as long as you have excellent customer service skills. This person will be the face of PACS to those who come to donate their items. You’ll accept their donations, and work in the back of the store sorting, organizing, pricing, and supervising small teams of volunteers as they stock the store with the items we receive.

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June 25 Communiqué

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Greetings church family!

Making Dad Time A Priority

It’s easy to fall into routines. This is no less true in spiritual matters than in mundane. I would hazard a guess that most of you have heard of spiritual disciplines. I would risk a second guess that most of you practice some: two, to be exact. And a third guess: those two are prayer & Bible study. If so, I applaud you! Those are wonderful disciplines that are sure to enrich your life. And doing them regularly in routine ensures that you do the consistently.

But just like all habits and routines, a rigid spiritual routine can prevent you from experiencing the full range of what life (in this case, your spiritual life) has to offer.

So for the next few communiqués I write, I’m going to be taking you on a journey through some of the wonderful spiritual disciplines we often forget.

For this week? Stillness.

Scripture says, “Be still I know that I am God.” Note that it doesn’t say, “Know THINGS about God” or “Know WHO God IS;” it merely says, “Know that I AM God!’

So if you’re game to go on a journey with me this week, here’s how I go about it:

First, I set a timer for five minutes.

Second, I recognize that God exists. Usually, at this point, my brain gets really busy trying to list everything I know about God. If yours tries that trick, gently remind it not to.

Third, try to be still. Rest in the knowledge that God is.

Fourth, as you wait for the timer to beep, try not to wait for the timer to beep. Just rest. When you notice your thoughts have run away, gently remind them they can rest, and help them return to that task.  It’s a good practice of self-discipline.

Fifth, the timer will beep, & you’ll feel relieved. But if you keep at it each day this week, eventually you’ll find yourself being disappointed when it beeps, and that’s where the real fun starts.

But we’ll get into that next week.

May you and yours have a very peaceful and restful Sabbath!

Pastor Jonathan Stephan

News & Notes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please pray for the family of Mary Ruth Janke who passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022. A memorial service is being planned for August 13. Watch the bulletin for further details.

Membership Transfers — Second Reading:
    Joining: Karen Hamilton from Hood View Adventist Church
    Leaving: Don McConnell to the Village SDA Church

Next Sabbath, July 2 at 10:00 am, we will continue supporting our kids as Vacation Bible School continues in the Children’s Wing. Bring your kids, and grandkids, and invite your friends.

Urgent volunteer needs! Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Tomorrow, Sunday, June 26, 6:00 pm, is Youth Night. Youth, come to the fellowship hall and enjoy a movie, food, and time for sharing!

There will not be a mid-week service with Pastor Mark Witas this week. It will continue next week, July 6, at 7:00 pm.

On Wednesday, June 29, 7:00 pm, there will be a Church Business meeting at Sunnyside Adventist Church to ratify the 2022-2023 church budget, the only item on our agenda. We will meet in person in the Sanctuary.

Urgent volunteer needs! Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

 Thursday, June 30, 6:30 pm, you are invited to a baby shower for Pastor Billy and Chelsea Hungate’s twin girls! We will gather in the fellowship hall, and a light supper will be served. They are registered at buybuyBaby in Clackamas and Amazon.com. Everyone is welcome!

July 12, 6:00 pm, Bible Study Training will begin with Doreen Gatien, our Bible Worker, and Pastor Billy Hungate, and will continue each Tuesday. Come and learn some great techniques for giving a Bible study.

     

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

The Church Library is open! The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month. Hours are 10:45-11:15 am, and 12:30-1:00 pm. The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow, so please stop by.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Also, please let us know when you are sick or need other prayers. We want to be a part of your life and pray together with you. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

If you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Randy Greene; Sunday: Jack Edmondson; Monday: Randy Cummings; Tuesday: Jack Jorgenson, Cathy Sellards; Wednesday: Fred Kirkpatrick, Deborah Postlewait; Thursday: Christopher Nelson; Friday: Barbara Harris

Area Events and Announcements

Stone Tower Church Rededication, July 2, 11:00 am, during our worship service. Join us as we rededicate Stone Tower Seventh-day Adventist Church to God’s mission to Seek and Save the Lost as an evangelism center in Portland.

Stone Tower Church hosts The King’s Heralds, July 2, 7:45 pm. Stone Tower SDA Church is located at 3010 NE Holladay St., Portland, OR 97232. Bring a friend and be blessed by the music they will share.

July 8-10, 2022 — SAVE THE DATE!! for Impact Your Health Portland 2022 free clinics (dental, vision, medical) at Portland Adventist Academy, at 1500 SE 96th Ave. Clinic set-up will be on Thursday, July 7, and Volunteer Orientation Thursday evening, July 7 at 6 pm. Volunteers are needed for this community Ministry Outreach. Tell your friends and neighbors! Find more details and registration at the website www.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com.

Impact Your Health PDX 2022 needs student backpacks!  Most school districts give the students the supplies they need for school, but the family is expected to supply a backpack. We would like to help fill that need! Impact Your Health served over a hundred families with school supplies a couple of years ago. At our July 8 and 10, 2022 clinic, we would like any child who cannot afford a backpack to be able to receive one. Donations of a backpack or money to purchase backpacks are most appreciated. We’ll need small, medium, and large sizes. You may drop the backpacks off at the Oregon Conference office at 19800 Oatfield Road, Portland, or Hood View Church at 26775 SE Kelso Road, Boring, or at Portland Adventist Academy at 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland 97216.

We are planning an in-person 2022 Gladstone Camp Meeting! This year, Spanish language meetings will happen July 14-16, English July 19-23. What makes camp meeting work though is the volunteers! Children’s ministries, hospitality, InfoBooth, blood drive, kitchen/dining room, media center, safety, and many other places will need volunteers to make camp meeting happen! Learn about the positions available, what type of job you might have, and how to sign up at https://bit.ly/campmeetingvolunteering. The summer maintenance crew is also being hired. (Summer maintenance crew positions are paid.) If you are interested, please mail athena.gray@oc.npuc.orgor matthew.ballard@oc.npuc.org. Thank you for helping to make camp meeting happen this year!

Camp Meeting needs you! We could not run without you! With not having Camp Meeting for a couple years, it may have fallen off your radar for summer planning. This ministry largely happens because of the nearly 500-dedicated volunteers that give of their time to this ministry. Please sign up now by going to https://www.oregonadventist.org/gladstone-camp-meetings-volunteers. Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Kerry at 503-850-3350 or cm.reservations@oc.npuc.org. Thank you for your willingness to help make Camp Meeting happen!

Calling all volunteers!  We need help staffing our blood drive at Camp Meeting.  We need people for sign-ups (sit at a table in the plaza and recruit), Registration (checking people in for their appointment), and Canteen (give juice and cookies in the bloodmobile after donors are finished)  The dates are, Tuesday and Wednesday 7/19 & 20 for sign-ups; Thursday and Friday 7/21 & 22 for Registration and Canteen. Sign up online at www.oregonadventist.org under Camp Meeting volunteers.  All volunteers must have a current background check—remember that we haven’t had an in-person camp meeting in 2 years so your background check may have expired! 

His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking to continue praising the Lord through music and fellowship. We invite all men in the Portland/Vancouver area to come and join us! We practice weekly and sing for churches in the region once a month or so. For more information, contact Charlie Drury at cd88sings@gmail.com, or 503-935-7995, or Jerry Irvine at jerrygirvine@gmail.com, or
206-261-6452.

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

As we near our June 30 fiscal year-end here at PAA, would you consider a generous gift to help PAA’s students? When you support the PAA Student Scholarship program, you are providing the opportunity for students to experience PAA’s Christ-Centered, Character-Driven teachers and mission. We’ve set a goal to raise $30,000 by June 30. You may use the below link to give by midnight, June 30. https://paasda.org/development/donate-2/?blm_aid=35138

AMAZON SMILE!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University

Bright Future Scholarship is available! If you are graduating from a non-Adventist high school or transferring from a non-Adventist college/university for either this year or the next academic year, and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska contact the WWU Student Financial Services at 509-527-2815 to see if you are eligible. Scholarships range up to $6,000 and are based on need and will be renewable up to four years of the student’s attendance.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am, with an after-work option once a month from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm every third Thursday of the month. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food, please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN –Sun 11 am-4 pm, Mon-Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and needs your donations! Mon – Thurs 9:00-1:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm. If you have any questions about what items we accept, please give us a call at
503-252-8500.

Depending on volunteer availability, we offer pick-up service for a small fee. If you have furniture or larger items and no way to get rid of them, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic at PACS is OPEN
Gateway Grace Clinic at PACS is open and accepting uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment with us, please call
503-907-6768 or email dental@pacsonline.org.

Volunteers Needed at PACS
PACS’ thrift store, food pantry, and dental clinic all need volunteers. We have lots of fun and exciting jobs ranging from customer-facing cashiers and greeters to pricers and truck drivers behind the scenes. No experience or age requirements to volunteer, we’re happy to train you and welcome the entire family! If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer manager Gerelisa at gerelisa.eisele@pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 x1130. Thanks!

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank you in advance!

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore.

Car Needed!

We have a member who is in need of a car. If you have one available or know of someone that does, please let us know. Call 503-252-8080.

Pacific Press Publishing Association (PPPA) is the official publishing and printing ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. PPPA is based in beautiful Nampa, Idaho, in the Boise metro area, which is home to Gem State Academy, three Adventist elementary schools, and nearly a dozen churches. We have a wide variety of jobs available for mission-minded church members. Come build your career in the publishing industry while sharing the good news of Jesus! Learn more at PacificPress.com/jobs.

PACS Job Openings!
Portland Adventist Community Services is hiring! We have two crucial part-time positions available and are looking to interview immediately. If you or someone you know is interested in either of these part-time jobs, please email laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org. You can also visit www.pacsonline.org/jobs to learn more about the positions.
Thrift Store Assistant Manager: $18.50/hour, two days a week to start with, training available as long as you are a kind and organized person and a strong communicator. Your primary responsibility is to help the store manager support our volunteers as they are the engine behind everything PACS does.
Donor Experience Specialist: $17.50/hour12 hours/week to start with, training is also available as long as you have excellent customer service skills. This person will be the face of PACS to those who come to donate their items. You’ll accept their donations, and work in the back of the store sorting, organizing, pricing, and supervising small teams of volunteers as they stock the store with the items we receive.

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June 18 Communiqué

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Greetings church family!

Making Dad Time A Priority

How important is your Dad to you?  Do you have a great relationship, or is it full of distrust? Maybe there are past wrongs that are hard to forgive. We all have stories and relationships with our dads which are totally unique to each of us, even in the same family. 

When I was 5 years old something was medically wrong with me.  I had horrible stomach aches. It got so bad that I was put in the hospital. I remember as a 5-year-old how

the separation from my family was quite traumatic. Parents were not allowed to stay with family back in 1966. Parents could only come during visiting hours.

My dad had his new Dental Practice in Terrace, B.C. He worked long hours in those early years to pay back student loans and help his growing family survive. After work, he would wearily make the trip to the hospital to see me, even before he went home. As a child, I had no clue about his sacrifice for me. When he came, I remember hugging him, but I had never seen a television before and they had a T.V. on with cartoons — a new wonder for me.

My dad was there after an exhausting day, but the cartoons totally captivated my attention. Rather than enjoying what little time I had with my dad, I was glued to the new excitement in front of me. When the program was over, I went to find my dad, but he had slipped away unnoticed by me. When I realized that my dad was gone and that it was my fault for ignoring him, I cried bitter agonizing tears that no nurse could console. They finally called my family and asked if they could come and comfort me. My dad came back to the hospital.  I flew into his arms, crying that I was sorry for ignoring him and that I loved him more than anything. He wiped my tears, hugged me, and told me that he loved me. It was only those words and the gentle hug of my dad that made it so that I could actually sleep.

I remember that event to this day with such clarity because of the guilt I felt for putting something ahead of my relationship with my dad. My challenge to you today is to think of what you may be putting in the way of letting your dad know what he means to you. Please, tell him you love him. Don’t let another day pass without his knowing you care.

Happy Father’s day to our dads, grandfathers, stepdads, dads-to-be, and men of God at our Sunnyside Church. You matter you are loved and we value our time with you.

Pastor Wendy Witas

News & Notes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today’s flower arrangement is presented by Ardina Wang in celebration of Reagan’s and Andre’s birthday and in memory of Newcomb.

We had a wonderful Strawberry Vespers last week and we have some people to thank! For years we received the berries READY TO BE SERVED. This time we had to wash and cut fourteen double trays of berries. About ten ladies did that on Friday. Thank you! The shortbread was always baked by Lloyd. This time, several ladies “volunteered” to do this. Thank you! The young pastor couples and other volunteers prepared the dishes, assembling the portions to be served. Thanks for your enthusiasm. Thank you also to the set-up crew, and for putting the furniture back for storage. Thank you, Pastor Mark, for being the motor behind the event. Thank you to the musicians for a good program. It was heartwarming to see the happiness of the guests, not only for the abundance of strawberries but because friends saw each other again after a long time. Our volunteers included: Jackee Duvall, Natalia Gramada, Brooke Stafford, Jan Clayton, Marcia Dunham, Jean Butler, Carol Lee Murray, Elly Blech, and her granddaughter Noella, Lillian Erich, Silvia Bokich, Ruby and Bill Hohensee, Raymond Baker, and Dianne Glovatsky. Pictures are at the end of the Communiqué.

Last week we had a wonderful toddler shower for the Conant and Thorn families. If you weren’t able to be here, you will enjoy the pictures at the end of the Communiqué..We had a really good time! Plan to come to our next baby shower!

Urgent volunteer needs! Video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. The Greeters need more volunteers. If you can help in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Marie Pierre and Manes Joseph will be married here at Sunnyside Church Sunday, June 19, 3:00 pm. Everyone is invited to come and be a witness to this blessed event!

Vacation Bible School will be the weekend of July 24-26. The theme is “ Monumental, celebrating God’s greatness!” Friday it will be from 6:00-8:00 pm; (Note time change) Saturday, 9:30-3:00 pm; and Sunday, 10:30  am-12:30 pm. Bring your children, grandchildren, and friends. Ask you neighbors to bring their kids. This will be a very exciting and fun-filled time for the kids to learn the love of God. Register here: https://vbspro.events/p/events/bcdfd0.

 Thursday, June 30, 6:30 pm, you are invited to a baby shower for Pastor Billy and Chelsea Hungate’s twin girls! We will gather in the fellowship hall, and a light supper will be served. They are registered at buybuyBaby in Clackamas and Amazon.com. Everyone is welcome!

Are you nervous about giving a Bible study? We can help! Doreen Gatien, Bible Worker/C.R.O.S.S. Trainer and Pastor Bill Hungate are beginning a class at the end of June on how to give a Bible study. Come and learn about:

  • Heart Preparation
  • What To Do For Your First/Next Bible Study
  • Paraphrasing and Summarizing
  • Tips On Responding In Active Listening
  • God’s Business Ethics
  • Conviction: The Most Essential Element
  • What To Do With Doubt
  • Gaining Decisions: Reasons To Lead People To Do So
  • Bible Promises
  • Empathy: Valuing Another’s Right To Own A Feeling

And so much more…
Please pray about coming…and bring your family and friends.

     

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

The Family Resource Network is helping several families. They currently have a need for all household items, queen bed, bedding, and winter clothes. Contact Marie Pierre for more information 503-998-3754.

The Church Library is open! The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month. Hours are 10:45-11:15 am, and 12:30-1:00 pm. The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow, so please stop by.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Also, please let us know when you are sick or need other prayers. We want to be a part of your life and pray together with you. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

If you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Jackueline Buroker, Victoria Siminel, Julie Wilson; Sunday: Judith Johnson; Tuesday: Marie Pierre; Thursday: Celia Stanton

Area Events and Announcements

July 8-10, 2022 — SAVE THE DATE!! for Impact Your Health Portland 2022 free clinics (dental, vision, medical) at Portland Adventist Academy, at 1500 SE 96th Ave. Clinic set-up will be on Thursday, July 7, and Volunteer Orientation Thursday evening, July 7 at 6 pm. Volunteers are needed for this community Ministry Outreach. Tell your friends and neighbors! Find more details and registration at the website www.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com.

Impact Your Health PDX 2022 needs student backpacks!  Most school districts give the students the supplies they need for school, but the family is expected to supply a backpack. We would like to help fill that need! Impact Your Health served over a hundred families with school supplies a couple of years ago. At our July 8 and 10, 2022 clinic, we would like any child who cannot afford a backpack to be able to receive one. Donations of a backpack or money to purchase backpacks are most appreciated. We’ll need small, medium, and large sizes. You may drop the backpacks off at the Oregon Conference office at 19800 Oatfield Road, Portland, or Hood View Church at 26775 SE Kelso Road, Boring, or at Portland Adventist Academy at 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland 97216.

Camp Meeting needs you! We could not run without you! With not having Camp Meeting for a couple years, it may have fallen off your radar for summer planning. This ministry largely happens because of the nearly 500-dedicated volunteers that give of their time to this ministry. Please sign up now by going to https://www.oregonadventist.org/gladstone-camp-meetings-volunteers. Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Kerry at 503-850-3350 or cm.reservations@oc.npuc.org. Thank you for your willingness to help make Camp Meeting happen! We are planning an in-person 2022 Gladstone Camp Meeting! This year, Spanish language meetings will happen July 14-16, English July 19-23. What makes camp meeting work though is the volunteers! Children’s ministries, hospitality, InfoBooth, blood drive, kitchen/dining room, media center, safety, and many other places will need volunteers to make camp meeting happen! Learn about the positions available, what type of job you might have, and how to sign up at https://bit.ly/campmeetingvolunteering. The summer maintenance crew is also being hired. (Summer maintenance crew positions are paid.) If you are interested, please mail athena.gray@oc.npuc.orgor matthew.ballard@oc.npuc.org. Thank you for helping to make camp meeting happen this year!

His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking to continue praising the Lord through music and fellowship. We invite all men in the Portland/Vancouver area to come and join us! We practice weekly and sing for churches in the region once a month or so. For more information, contact Charlie Drury at cd88sings@gmail.com, or 503-935-7995, or Jerry Irvine at jerrygirvine@gmail.com, or
206-261-6452.

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

AMAZON SMILE!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University

Bright Future Scholarship is available! If you are graduating from a non-Adventist high school or transferring from a non-Adventist college/university for either this year or the next academic year, and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska contact the WWU Student Financial Services at 509-527-2815 to see if you are eligible. Scholarships range up to $6,000 and are based on need and will be renewable up to four years of the student’s attendance.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am, with an after-work option once a month from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm every third Thursday of the month. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food, please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN –Sun 11 am-4 pm, Mon-Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and needs your donations! Mon – Thurs 9:00-1:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm. If you have any questions about what items we accept, please give us a call at
503-252-8500.

Depending on volunteer availability, we offer pick-up service for a small fee. If you have furniture or larger items and no way to get rid of them, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic at PACS is OPEN
Gateway Grace Clinic at PACS is open and accepting uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment with us, please call
503-907-6768 or email dental@pacsonline.org.

Volunteers Needed at PACS
PACS’ thrift store, food pantry, and dental clinic all need volunteers. We have lots of fun and exciting jobs ranging from customer-facing cashiers and greeters to pricers and truck drivers behind the scenes. No experience or age requirements to volunteer, we’re happy to train you and welcome the entire family! If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer manager Gerelisa at gerelisa.eisele@pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 x1130. Thanks!

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank you in advance!

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore.

Housing Needed!

If you have a house available (furnished) for June and July, we have someone that urgently needs a place — any size will be acceptable. Please call the office at 503-252-8080.

Car Needed!

We have a member who is in need of a car. If you have one available or know of someone that does, please let us know. Call 503-252-8080.

Big Lake Youth Camp has an opening for a Head Chef for their 2022 summer. If you are interested, please send a résumé and cover letter to: Big Lake 19800 Oatfield Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027.
“Level Up” by working at Big Lake Youth Camp! Big Lake is now taking applications for a variety of summer staff positions at https://biglake.org/employment/apply/ (or scan the QR code). Make a difference in the life of a child and make memories that will last your lifetime! Apply today!

Pacific Press Publishing Association (PPPA) is the official publishing and printing ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. PPPA is based in beautiful Nampa, Idaho, in the Boise metro area, which is home to Gem State Academy, three Adventist elementary schools, and nearly a dozen churches. We have a wide variety of jobs available for mission-minded church members. Come build your career in the publishing industry while sharing the good news of Jesus! Learn more at PacificPress.com/jobs.

PACS Job Openings!
Portland Adventist Community Services is hiring! We have two crucial part-time positions available and are looking to interview immediately. If you or someone you know is interested in either of these part-time jobs, please email laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org. You can also visit www.pacsonline.org/jobs to learn more about the positions.
Thrift Store Assistant Manager: $18.50/hour, two days a week to start with, training available as long as you are a kind and organized person and a strong communicator. Your primary responsibility is to help the store manager support our volunteers as they are the engine behind everything PACS does.
Donor Experience Specialist: $17.50/hour12 hours/week to start with, training is also available as long as you have excellent customer service skills. This person will be the face of PACS to those who come to donate their items. You’ll accept their donations, and work in the back of the store sorting, organizing, pricing, and supervising small teams of volunteers as they stock the store with the items we receive.

Photos from Last Week’s Events

Strawberry Vespers

Toddler Shower

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June 11 Communiqué

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Hello church family!

A thought crossed my mind the other day, “Once the sun starts to come out more things are going to get better.” I’m not sure what I was hoping to get “better” but I realized that I say that to myself a lot. If x happens then things will finally be better, yet that situation rarely happens. Do you do the same thing? If I

can finally have kids, or if I pass that test, or get the promotion, or finally retire, then things will finally get better. I wonder if we do this because we are fearful of failure. If only I get through this, I won’t feel like a failure anymore. We can restate it as “If x happens, then I will finally not feel like a failure anymore.” Better then becomes feeling better about ourselves. Is this ringing true to you?

The only problem is that when we have kids, pass the test, get the promotion, or retire we now find new things that we can fail at. We find even more things that may make us feel like failures. For the last few months, Chelsea and I have been reading Bob Goff’s daily devotional “Live in Grace, Walk in Love.” It has been fantastic! He speaks right into these fears in our lives. He says, “Failure isn’t part of life; it’s much of life. The rest is just learning how to grow from it.”

We end up failing to be patient with the people we love, or we fail to find the right words to give to someone in their moment of need. We fail our friends because we are too busy, we feel like we fail God when we keep on sinning and tripping on that one thing we wish God would just take away from us. We fail in keeping commitments. Failure then transitions from a one-time event to an ongoing reality that will make us better if we’ll let it. Jesus continually showed kindness to people in the midst of their failures, and He always made a way for them to grow through them. Goff states, “there was always more grace then, and there is still more now.”

Psalm 73:26 says, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is my strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Next time we fail at something or if we fail someone, let’s take a minute, and instead of shaming or guilt-tripping ourselves let’s try to find lessons it can teach us. It will make us wiser and I promise you it will give you more grace. What has been your biggest failure? Bring it to Jesus. Let His abundant grace wash over you and teach you how to learn from it!

Love you, church family! This seems hard, and experiencing our biggest failures may not be something you want to do, but I promise you that God is with you and it will only help you and those closest to you!

Pastor Billy Hungate

News & Notes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today’s flower arrangement is to honor Helen Spechko. The memory of her remains strong in her daughter Jeanie, her son-in-law Rick and her granddaughters Stacy and Emilie. 

This afternoon, June 11, 6:00 pm. Strawberry Vespers will present a phenomenal musical program followed by strawberry shortcake served by our pastors!

Our video, audio, and projection departments urgently need some helpers. If you have an interest in any of these areas please contact the church office, 503-252-8080 / email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

We are also in need of more greeters. Let us know if you can help us out by contacting the church office, 503-252-8080 or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

A special shout out to, Dexter Hill, Robby and William Russell for helping us with audio and video production last week. Thank you!

Sunday, June 12, 2:00 pm, there will be toddler showers for Jack Thorn, son of Marita and Jacob Thorn, and Ella Conant, daughter of Nikki and Jeff Conant, who are daughters of Danilo and Celestti Reyes. Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating these toddlers! Nikki is registered at Target and Amazon.com, sizes 12-18, 1T, 2T. Marita is registered at https://www.babylist.com/baby-marita-thorn, shirt size 12-2T, pant size 12-14 months, and shoe size 5-6.

Jeff, Nikki, Ella Conant, and Jonah Jacob, Jack, and Marita Thorn

Portland Adventist Academy has a special Constituency meeting scheduled via Zoom on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm. We will be emailing constituent delegates the agenda, meeting minutes, documents, and Zoom link ahead of the meeting date.

Sunnyside Church Board will meet Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 pm, via Zoom. The Elders will meet just prior at 6:15 pm. Watch your email for your Zoom invitation and supporting documents. Please note: There will not be a regular mid-week Bible study this week.

Friday, June 17, 6:30 pm, we will celebrate Communion with an Agape Feast. Come and join us for this very inspiring moment where we will follow Jesus’ instruction: “This do in remembrance of me.”

Marie Pierre and Manes Joseph will be married here at Sunnyside Church Sunday, June 19, 3:00 pm. Everyone is invited to come and be a witness to this blessed event!

Are you nervous about giving a Bible study? We can help! Doreen Gatien, Bible Worker/C.R.O.S.S. Trainer and Pastor Bill Hungate are beginning a class at the end of June on how to give a Bible study. Come and learn about:

  • Heart Preparation
  • What To Do For Your First/Next Bible Study
  • Paraphrasing and Summarizing
  • Tips On Responding In Active Listening
  • God’s Business Ethics
  • Conviction: The Most Essential Element
  • What To Do With Doubt
  • Gaining Decisions: Reasons To Lead People To Do So
  • Bible Promises
  • Empathy: Valuing Another’s Right To Own A Feeling

And so much more…
Please pray about coming…and bring your family and friends.

 Thursday, June 30, 6:30 pm, you are invited to a baby shower for Pastor Billy and Chelsea Hungate’s twin girls! We will gather in the fellowship hall, and a light supper will be served. They are registered at buybuyBaby in Clackamas and Amazon.com. Everyone is welcome!

     

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway and online. (Go to our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, click on “Our Ministries.”) Please choose a date to share flowers with your Sunnyside family for worship services and place your name on it. As the date gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like in the bulletin about the flowers.

The Family Resource Network is helping several families. They currently have a need for all household items, queen bed, bedding, and winter clothes. Contact Marie Pierre for more information 503-998-3754.

The Church Library is open! The library is open on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month. Hours are 10:45-11:15 am, and 12:30-1:00 pm. The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow, so please stop by.

We would like to publicly recognize special milestones in your life. Please take a moment to share with us special birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. We are family and we would like to share with each other. Also, please let us know when you are sick or need other prayers. We want to be a part of your life and pray together with you. Send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call the office at 503-252-8080 and let us know the latest with your family!

Directory photos — just a reminder. We have a photo directory, but we are missing many photos or several need to be updated. Please help us know who you are by picture. Send a snapshot or professional picture and we will upload it to the directory for you. Thank you.

If you are in need of financial help for rent, utilities, or other needs, the Family Resource Network stands by to help. Or if you know of a fellow church member that may need help and is hesitant to ask, let us know. Call the church office at 503-252-8080 or send an email to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

LIFE AT SUNNYSIDE

Today: Erik Nielsen, Rhonda Rushold, Stan Wallace; Sunday: Carol Kempler, Cris Marin, Lori Wiberdink; Monday: George Vanhoff; Tuesday:  Lenore Grise, Richize Lian, Alaka Worana; Thursday: Jennifer Rippey; Friday: Emil Eng, Andre Wang

Area Events and Announcements

July 8-10, 2022 — SAVE THE DATE!! for Impact Your Health Portland 2022 free clinics (dental, vision, medical) at Portland Adventist Academy, at 1500 SE 96th Ave. Clinic set-up will be on Thursday, July 7, and Volunteer Orientation Thursday evening, July 7 at 6 pm. Volunteers are needed for this community Ministry Outreach. Tell your friends and neighbors! Find more details and registration at the website www.ImpactYourHealthPDX.com.

Impact Your Health PDX 2022 needs student backpacks!  Most school districts give the students the supplies they need for school, but the family is expected to supply a backpack. We would like to help fill that need! Impact Your Health served over a hundred families with school supplies a couple of years ago. At our July 8 and 10, 2022 clinic, we would like any child who cannot afford a backpack to be able to receive one. Donations of a backpack or money to purchase backpacks are most appreciated. We’ll need small, medium, and large sizes. You may drop the backpacks off at the Oregon Conference office at 19800 Oatfield Road, Portland, or Hood View Church at 26775 SE Kelso Road, Boring, or at Portland Adventist Academy at 1500 SE 96th Ave., Portland 97216.

Camp Meeting needs you! We could not run without you! With not having Camp Meeting for a couple years, it may have fallen off your radar for summer planning. This ministry largely happens because of the nearly 500-dedicated volunteers that give of their time to this ministry. Please sign up now by going to https://www.oregonadventist.org/gladstone-camp-meetings-volunteers. Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Kerry at 503-850-3350 or cm.reservations@oc.npuc.org. Thank you for your willingness to help make Camp Meeting happen! We are planning an in-person 2022 Gladstone Camp Meeting! This year, Spanish language meetings will happen July 14-16, English July 19-23. What makes camp meeting work though is the volunteers! Children’s ministries, hospitality, InfoBooth, blood drive, kitchen/dining room, media center, safety, and many other places will need volunteers to make camp meeting happen! Learn about the positions available, what type of job you might have, and how to sign up at https://bit.ly/campmeetingvolunteering. The summer maintenance crew is also being hired. (Summer maintenance crew positions are paid.) If you are interested, please mail athena.gray@oc.npuc.orgor matthew.ballard@oc.npuc.org. Thank you for helping to make camp meeting happen this year!

His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking to continue praising the Lord through music and fellowship. We invite all men in the Portland/Vancouver area to come and join us! We practice weekly and sing for churches in the region once a month or so. For more information, contact Charlie Drury at cd88sings@gmail.com, or 503-935-7995, or Jerry Irvine at jerrygirvine@gmail.com, or
206-261-6452.

ADVENTIST EDUCATION

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

Portland Adventist Academy
https://paasda.org

AMAZON SMILE!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, you can add Portland Adventist Academy as your AmazonSmile charitable organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you’re helping our students receive a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at www.smile.amazon.com. Search charitable organizations for Portland Adventist Academy. Link: https://paasda.org/news/amazon-smiles-at-portland-adventist-academy/.

Walla Walla University

Bright Future Scholarship is available! If you are graduating from a non-Adventist high school or transferring from a non-Adventist college/university for either this year or the next academic year, and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska contact the WWU Student Financial Services at 509-527-2815 to see if you are eligible. Scholarships range up to $6,000 and are based on need and will be renewable up to four years of the student’s attendance.

PACS Food Pantry Drive-thru OPEN Mon-Fri from 9:00-11:00 am, with an after-work option once a month from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm every third Thursday of the month. We are still operating with social distancing and social responsibility. If you or someone you know needs food, please tell them about us. If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with someone and they can get you food. Any questions please call PACS at 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com. Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

PACS Thrift Store is OPEN –Sun 11 am-4 pm, Mon-Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Friday 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Our donation drop-off center is open and needs your donations! Mon – Thurs 9:00-1:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm. If you have any questions about what items we accept, please give us a call at
503-252-8500.

Depending on volunteer availability, we offer pick-up service for a small fee. If you have furniture or larger items and no way to get rid of them, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! Located at 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

Gateway Grace Dental Clinic at PACS is OPEN
Gateway Grace Clinic at PACS is open and accepting uninsured patients for low-cost preventative dental care. If you or someone you know needs to schedule an appointment with us, please call
503-907-6768 or email dental@pacsonline.org.

Volunteers Needed at PACS
PACS’ thrift store, food pantry, and dental clinic all need volunteers. We have lots of fun and exciting jobs ranging from customer-facing cashiers and greeters to pricers and truck drivers behind the scenes. No experience or age requirements to volunteer, we’re happy to train you and welcome the entire family! If you’re interested, please contact our volunteer manager Gerelisa at gerelisa.eisele@pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 x1130. Thanks!

Empty Egg Cartons? PACS Needs Them!
If you have any 12-count empty egg cartons we would love to take them off your hands to use in our food pantry! Please drop them off at our Office or Donation Receiving. Thank you in advance!

PACS Thrift Store – At Home Shopping: www.facebook.com/groups/pacsthriftstore.

Housing Needed!

If you have a house available (furnished) for June and July, we have someone that urgently needs a place — any size will be acceptable. Please call the office at 503-252-8080.

Car Needed!

We have a member who is in need of a car. If you have one available or know of someone that does, please let us know. Call 503-252-8080.

Big Lake Youth Camp has an opening for a Head Chef for their 2022 summer. If you are interested, please send a résumé and cover letter to: Big Lake 19800 Oatfield Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027.
“Level Up” by working at Big Lake Youth Camp! Big Lake is now taking applications for a variety of summer staff positions at https://biglake.org/employment/apply/ (or scan the QR code). Make a difference in the life of a child and make memories that will last your lifetime! Apply today!

Pacific Press Publishing Association (PPPA) is the official publishing and printing ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. PPPA is based in beautiful Nampa, Idaho, in the Boise metro area, which is home to Gem State Academy, three Adventist elementary schools, and nearly a dozen churches. We have a wide variety of jobs available for mission-minded church members. Come build your career in the publishing industry while sharing the good news of Jesus! Learn more at PacificPress.com/jobs.

PACS Job Openings!
Portland Adventist Community Services is hiring! We have two crucial part-time positions available and are looking to interview immediately. If you or someone you know is interested in either of these part-time jobs, please email laura.pascoe@pacsonline.org. You can also visit www.pacsonline.org/jobs to learn more about the positions.
Thrift Store Assistant Manager: $18.50/hour, two days a week to start with, training available as long as you are a kind and organized person and a strong communicator. Your primary responsibility is to help the store manager support our volunteers as they are the engine behind everything PACS does.
Donor Experience Specialist: $17.50/hour12 hours/week to start with, training is also available as long as you have excellent customer service skills. This person will be the face of PACS to those who come to donate their items. You’ll accept their donations, and work in the back of the store sorting, organizing, pricing, and supervising small teams of volunteers as they stock the store with the items we receive.

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