December 3 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

As we start this Christmas season together, I pause to reflect again on my favorite Christmas passage:

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

There is so much in this passage, but for now, I pause in my busyness, in my worries and cares, and acknowledge that the government is on His shoulders, not mine. And in that, I have rest.

Looking forward to sharing this joyful season with you,

Pastor Kara Dale

PS: If you are not involved in rehearsals this Friday night, I encourage you to join First Friday at AMC where Pastor Jonathan will be honored for his contribution there.

SHOUT OUTS

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

Gratefulness is extended to our loyal and dedicated Interior Decorating crew! Konnie Geschke, Pauline Davis, Karen Davies, Linda Olson, Marilyn Patchin, and Vivian Robertson — and their helpers, Jim Robertson, Tom Davis, Wilfred Geshke, and all the others that lent a hand. Our church looks amazing. Thank you!

News & Notes

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath, December 3, our worship service is at 10:45 am, the first in our Christmas series. Pastor Kara Dale will bring us our Bible message titled “Hope on a Silent Night.”

Sunday, 4:00 pm, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, directed by Travis Hatton, will present a Christmas concert here at Sunnyside Church featuring sopranos Kimberly Goodwin-Helton and Reinette Boshoff Wildman. Bring a friend and enjoy!

Church Announcements

First Friday, December 2: 7:15 pm: Come and join us in honoring Sunnyside’s Pastor Jonathan! First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us. December marks the one year anniversary of our First Friday services and we invite you to come help us celebrate. Praise and worship will be led by the Adventist Health Praise Band and Jon Davidson will be featured in concert. Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, December 2. Registration link: https://www.adventisthealth.org/nw/event/first-friday-soup-and-salad-dinner.

Please take note: Exercise class is canceled December 6, but will resume
December 13.

Holiday-Giving Toy Drive – Sunnyside Church and Cherry Park Elementary School are teaming together to provide Christmas gifts for all their children. We did this last year and successfully met the deadline of making sure each child had a Christmas gift. This year we have until December 10 so please bring a toy and drop it in the container in the Narthex. We’re excited to be able to work together to ensure a lovely Christmas for each child.

Family Resource Network – We have a special need for children’s car seats. Contact Dan Patchin – 503-593-7956. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” account number 488.

The Cultural Navigator Team
A description by Richard A. Gingrich
(Refugee Resettlement)

The Cultural Navigator Team (CNT) is a subcommittee of the Family Resource Network (FRN) that is charged with the support in the resettlement of SDA refugees. Most of the SDA refugees coming to Portland at this time are from the Congo in Africa, many of which escaped from the genocide 20 years ago and have been in a refugee camp in the Congo. Others have suffered physical or spiritual persecution in the Congo or neighboring states. There are also SDA refugees from Haiti.

All of the refugees have been vetted by the US before being brought to this country and are assigned to a contracted service. The services in Portland are Lutheran Community Services, Catholic Charities, and Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR) under the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. The refugees are sponsored with funds, educational programs, job training, and healthcare supervised by a case manager for a period of eight months.

The Sunnyside CNT is charged with supporting the services of the organizations noted above by assigning volunteers from the church membership to become acquainted with the family and help educate

them in the basic chores of life such as buying, storing, and preparing food, bus travel, and aid in learning English.

One of the major efforts of the CNT volunteer is helping them spiritually by providing transportation to church and providing Bibles and SS quarterlies  in their language. The church has organized a SS Class for the adults and the children attend the SS divisions. The church service is made more meaningful by providing simultaneous translation by one of our bilingual members.

The Sharon SDA Church is also serving refugees and we are looking forward to the involvement of other churches in the Portland area.

There have been questions about providing Christmas presents for the children. The support volunteers we call CNT mentors will buy small gifts for the children that they support and Bibles for adults that don’t have one, and then be reimbursed by the Family Resource Network. If you would like to participate in providing gifts for the refugee families designate your offering to Family Resource Network Christmas gifts. If you would like to provide a Bible and SS Quarterly in the Rwandan language, give $30 to the Family Resource Network, noted for Bible and SS Quarterly.

I never cease to be impressed and heartened by the reception of the Sunnyside family to our relatives from other countries and if you would like to become a member of the Cultural Navigator Team we would love to have you. Call or email (503) 252 9384, richardagingrich@aol.com.

Thank you Sunnyside for smiling, saying hello, your gifts, and your labor of love to these wonderful brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews of ours.

 

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Mark Your Calendar!

Christmas season, Sabbaths, December 3-24, our worship services will be combined. Sabbath School begins at 9:30 am; Worship Service begins at 10:45 am.

▪ December 3, 8:15 am: Christmas Breakfast Potluck
▪ December 4, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra
▪ December 9, 7:00 pm:  Portland Adventist Academy Christmas concert
▪ December 10, 10:45 am:  Church Service, Kids Alive
▪ December 10, 5:00 pm:  The King’s Herals concert

Life at Sunnyside
"Surprsie! Happy birthday, Daddy!"

“Surprise! Happy birthday, Daddy!”

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 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Area Events

December 1-30: ABC Sale.
The Adventist Book Center’s holiday sale is December 1-30, 2016. For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.
Event Location: Adventist Book Center, Gladstone.

December 3, 4:00 pm: Mission Benefit Concert.
Supporting Lilienne Stafford’s mission trip to the Philippines. There will be lots of music and a small mission talk, followed with a light supper. Come and support the Lord’s work!
Event Location: Hillsboro Church.

December 3, 5:30 pm. Screening of The Conscientious Objector.
This documentary explores the life of Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist and a US Army medic, who was the first Conscientious Objector to be awarded the congressional Medal of Honor. Admission is free and the event is family-friendly. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

December 8, 7:00 pm: Jamie Jorge Violin Concert.
Silent Night, Holy Night.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

December 10, 4:00-9:00 pm: Oregon/Washington Adventist Filipino Fellowship Christmas Event.
Highlights include, sundown worship, Christmas potluck dinner, games and parol contest, and grand marching (vegetarian dance). There will be a traditional “white elephant” gift exchange. Bring a unisex gift of $5.00 per person for this game. If inviting a guest, bring an extra gift. The criteria of the parol (Christmas lantern) contest is “best in originality.” You can submit several parols (lanterns). No limit. Come, enjoy the fellowship and bring your family and friends to our first OWAFF Christmas event. Contact Malyne Byram at 503-920-4701 or rhbyram@yahoo.com for more information.
Event Location: Lents Activity Center.

December 10, 7:00 pm:  Fountainview Academy Christmas Concert.
Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Singers will be coming from Canada to perform a live Christmas concert entitled “Birthday of a King.”
Event Location: Vancouver Adventist Community Church.

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

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November 26 Communiqué

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Jonathan

Dear Church family,

By now, I imagine that your (veggie) turkey has been consumed, the leftovers are in the fridge and many of you know someone who is braving frantic crowds in search of that one (or more) killer deal. I hope that you spent time on Thanksgiving to verbally express gratitude to those who are important to you, and about things you find significant.

The power of gratitude is amazing to me.  I can’t count the number of times that saying “thank you” has thawed an icy relationship or broken through a challenging situation. There’s something about expressions of thanks that help us feel better (here’s some research) and helps us to develop more meaningful relationships with those around us (the Gottman Institute is working on that one).

I imagine many of us had a mentor figure growing up that would remind us about an “attitude of gratitude.” Well, it turns out that Grandma was right and social scientists are quantifying just how right she was. I can’t help but think that if gratitude helps us feel better, if it makes relationships more meaningful, then maybe it can also deepen our relationship to God (more on that one tomorrow).

Here’s the punchline: Just because Thanksgiving is now behind us, don’t stop expressing gratitude to those around you.  When you’re looking for things for which to express appreciation, life is simply better.

Today, I’m thankful for a church family that is willing to connect, willing to journey together, and willing to make a difference in the lives of those who need to see a glimpse of Jesus. Every day, I wake up thankful that I have the privilege to serve this loving community and I can’t wait to see how God will lead us.

I hope to see you tomorrow as we reflect once more on Thanksgiving.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

 

SHOUT OUTS

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

Dr. Arnold Petersen and Karen work endlessly and silently in the background to assist in the smooth operation of our church. A special thank you goes out to both of them for all they do.

News & Notes

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath, November 26, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will give us our Bible message titled, “Level Up.”

Sunday, November 27, 4:00 pm, the Christmas Festival Choir will rehearse in the choir room.

Church Announcements

Holiday-Giving Toy Drive – Sunnyside Church and Cherry Park Elementary School are teaming together to provide Christmas gifts for all their children. We did this last year and successfully met the deadline of making sure each child had a Christmas gift. This year we have until December 10 so please bring a toy and drop it in the container in the Narthex. We’re excited to be able to work together to ensure a lovely Christmas for each child.

Frist Friday, December 2: 7:15 pm: First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us. December marks the one year anniversary of our First Friday services and we invite you to come help us celebrate. Praise and worship will be led by the Adventist Health Praise Band and Jon Davidson will be featured in concert. Registration for the free December 2, First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on November 21, and will run through Wednesday, November 30.  Be sure to reserve your spot!  Remember that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately.  Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, December 2.

Family Resource Network – We have a special need for children’s car seats. Contact Dan Patchin – 503-593-7956. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” account number 488.

The Family Resource Network has formed a Cultural Navigator Team to support the SDA refugees from the Congo that are being resettled in Portland. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to join us in supporting the needs of these people. For more information email Dick Gingrich, RichardAGingrich@aol.com.

 

Life at Sunnyside
Early morning prayer warriors

Early morning prayer warriors

 

Terry Johnsson (AMC Christmas Concert)

Terry Johnsson (AMC Christmas Concert)

 

Laura Story (AMC Christmas concert)

Laura Story (AMC Christmas concert)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Area Events

Looking for musicians / singers to give 30-minute Christmas music concerts at Gladstone for the Follow the Star nativity program, the first two weekend evenings (Friday-Sab-Sun) in December. Come to bless and be blessed. Call or text Craig Gorton for details: 360-571-7101.

November 27, 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm): Fourth Annual Chamber Music Concert.
Let’s continue in the spirit of thankfulness, and enjoy music presented by violinists Byron & Victoria, and friends from the Oregon Symphony, the PYP Quartet, and “I Ragazzi” Baroque with countertenor Michael Kepler Meo. All donations will benefit PACS, Human Solutions, Street Roots, and JOIN. Reception follows (cake, coffee, tea). Let’s make this Winter warmer and brighter for those in need.  Please come and bring your friends and family!
Event Location: Tabernacle Church.

December 3, 5:30 pm. Screening of The Conscientious Objector.
This documentary explores the life of Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist and a US Army medic, who was the first Conscientious Objector to be awarded the congressional Medal of Honor. Admission is free and the event is family-friendly. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

December 8, 7:00 pm: Jamie Jorge Violin Concert.
Silent Night, Holy Night.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

December 10, 4:00-9:00 pm: Oregon/Washington Adventist Filipino Fellowship Christmas Event.
Highlights include, sundown worship, Christmas potluck dinner, games and parol contest, and grand marching (vegetarian dance). There will be a traditional “white elephant” gift exchange. Bring a unisex gift of $5.00 per person for this game. If inviting a guest, bring an extra gift. The criteria of the parol (Christmas lantern) contest is “best in originality.” You can submit several parols (lanterns). No limit. Come, enjoy the fellowship and bring your family and friends to our first OWAFF Christmas event. Contact Malyne Byram at 503-920-4701 or rhbyram@yahoo.com for more information.
Event Location: Lents Activity Center.

December 10, 7:00 pm:  Fountainview Academy Christmas Concert.
Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Singers will be coming from Canada to perform a live Christmas concert entitled “Birthday of a King.”
Event Location: Vancouver Adventist Community Church.

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

 

 

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November 19 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

It has been a blessing, sharing the Week of Prayer with you. There is nothing quite like getting together with fellow brothers and sisters to pray. This Sabbath’s Week of Prayer reading featured an excerpt from Acts of the Apostles, tracing the development of the church and the many people whose experience of the gospel led them to devote their lives to sharing the good news with others. In her discourse, Ellen White stated that,

“There is nothing that the world needs so much as the manifestation through humanity of the Savior’s love.”

May that continue to be our mission. This world can be all consuming with both its pain and pleasure. I hope you can join me this Sabbath in taking time to pause, to wonder at the beauty that God has given us to enjoy now, to imagine the life that we have secure in God’s future chapter for this world, to experience anew God’s certain and complete love.

“By beholding, we are changed.”

 In Him,

 Pastor Kara Dale

SHOUT OUTS

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

To Marie Pierre. We went with her on new refugee visits last night. About 30 people living in two homes.  Marie has been our “boots on the ground” faithfully helping refugees. ~Carl Buchanan

News & Notes

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath, November 19, 7:00 am, we have our final Week of Prayer service. Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Sunnyside’s Youth will bring us a special Thanksgiving service.

This afternoon, 4:00, there will be a memorial service for William Taylor, MD. In lieu of flowers, he has requested donations be made to Walla Walla University. If you would like to share memories, please email them to pktp143@aol.com.

Church Announcements

As you know, Sunnyside Pathfinders and Adventurers have been doing a food drive to collect non-perishable foods for their annual Thanksgiving baskets. They will be giving out 65 food baskets this year. Thank you for all your help. If you would like to contribute monetarily, please place your donation in a tithe envelope marked “Family Resource Network.”

Holiday-Giving Toy Drive – Sunnyside Church and Cherry Park Elementary School are teaming together to provide Christmas gifts for all their children. We did this last year and successfully met the deadline of making sure each child had a Christmas gift. This year we have until December 10 so please bring a toy and drop it in the container in the Narthex. We’re excited to be able to work together to ensure a lovely Christmas for each child.

Frist Friday, December 2: 7:15 pm: First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us. December marks the one year anniversary of our First Friday services and we invite you to come help us celebrate. Praise and worship will be led by the Adventist Health Praise Band and Jon Davidson will be featured in concert. Registration for the free December 2, First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on November 21, and will run through Wednesday, November 30.  Be sure to reserve your spot!  Remember that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately.  Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, December 2.

Family Resource Network – We have a special need for children’s car seats. Contact Dan Patchin – 503-593-7956. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” account number 488.

The Family Resource Network has formed a Cultural Navigator Team to support the SDA refugees from the Congo that are being resettled in Portland. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to join us in supporting the needs of these people. For more information email Dick Gingrich, RichardAGingrich@aol.com.

Life at Sunnyside
Paul Dybdahl

Paul Dybdahl

Worship Team

Worship Team

Megan and Maria Duong

Megan and Maria Duong

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Area Events

Looking for musicians / singers to give 30-minute Christmas music concerts at Gladstone for the Follow the Star nativity program, the first two weekend evenings (Friday-Sab-Sun) in December. Come to bless and be blessed. Call or text Craig Gorton for details: 360-571-7101.

November 19, 7:00 pm: Celebration of Thanksgiving.
Adventist Health invites you to the annual community Thanksgiving concert, an expression of gratitude for your faith and support. Join us in celebrating the season with three-time Dove Award, Billboard Music Award and Grammy winner, Laura Story. Free admission with your tickets, a nonperishable food item for the Oregon Food Bank and a new pair of socks for the Portland Rescue Mission. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Limit of six tickets per family. Get your tickets now at Sunnyside Adventist Church office. For more information contact: AdventistHealth.org/NW/Thanksgiving, or 503-251-6174.
Event Location: New Hope Community Church.

November 27, 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm): Fourth Annual Chamber Music Concert.
Let’s continue in the spirit of thankfulness, and enjoy music presented by violinists Byron & Victoria, and friends from the Oregon Symphony, the PYP Quartet, and “I Ragazzi” Baroque with countertenor Michael Kepler Meo. All donations will benefit PACS, Human Solutions, Street Roots, and JOIN. Reception follows (cake, coffee, tea). Let’s make this Winter warmer and brighter for those in need.  Please come and bring your friends and family!
Event Location: Tabernacle Church.

December 10, 7:00 pm:  Fountainview Academy Christmas Concert.
Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Singers will be coming from Canada to perform a live Christmas concert entitled “Birthday of a King.”
Event Location: Vancouver Adventist Community Church.

December 10, 4:00-9:00 pm: Oregon/Washington Adventist Filipino Fellowship Christmas Event. Highlights include, sundown worship, Christmas potluck dinner, games and parol contest, and grand marching (vegetarian dance). There will be a traditional “white elephant” gift exchange. Bring a unisex gift of $5.00 per person for this game. If inviting a guest, bring an extra gift. The criteria of the parol (Christmas lantern) contest is “best in originality.” You can submit several parols (lanterns). No limit. Come, enjoy the fellowship and bring your family and friends to our first OWAFF Christmas event. Contact Malyne Byram at 503-920-4701 or rhbyram@yahoo.com for more information.
Event Location: Lents Activity Center.

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

 

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November 12 Communiqué

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JonathanGreetings Church Family,

This has been a difficult week for our country and for our city. As many of you, I was up late on Tuesday night, watching as returns came in and the nation did what few predicted. Then last night, my heart hurt as I saw protesters acting out their anger by destroying the city we love. This pastor’s message space is in not a political one, yet our external environment has a profound effect on our own faith community.

Sitting in our pews tomorrow, there will be some who are exultant at the opportunity to “Make America Great Again.” In the same pew, others will be hurt by the process, confused by what happened, and fearful of what the president-elect will do with our country.

There are few places in this country where people of such differing political views are called together for the same cause. It reinforces the necessity within our community of listening carefully to each other and believing the best about one another.

Beyond our differences in political philosophy, beyond the vast differences in the way we’ve experienced this election, beyond our various predictions about what this week means for our future and our children, we share the same calling to a life together through faith in Jesus. Together, we are a community called to follow Jesus and to demonstrate His character and compassion to a world in need of a Savior. Together, we are travelers whose true home is “across the Jordan.”

Since our true citizenship is elsewhere, I’m going to meddle a bit…

If you are exultant at the results this week, it’s important as a believer to dial back the zeal and dial up the humility. As important as this may feel, the president-elect isn’t the Savior.

If you’re discouraged, fearful, confused or hurting because of what transpired, don’t lose heart. The Lord our God is the Encourager of the discouraged, the Champion of the fearful, the Teacher to the confused, the Healer to the hurting. He hasn’t left you.  He will lead us through the next chapter of history.

God has called us into Life Together. Maybe it’s for such a time as this. To come together to pray for our leaders. To demonstrate unity through diversity. To be the hands and feet of Jesus in a broken, divided country.

I’m praying for this nation. For those who hurt and for those who celebrate.  I’m praying for those who have the monumental task of shepherding the peaceful transition of government that has been a hallmark of our republic for 240 years. I’m praying for our faith community that we may care for each other, journeying together until the Savior comes.

Can’t wait to see many of you tomorrow!

Pastor Jonathan Russell

SHOUT OUTS

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

Special thanks to Gene and Judy Denis for all their help in maintaining the facility during our recent concerts and memorial services.

News & Notes

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

Sabbath, November 12, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Dr. Paul Dybdahl of Walla Walla University will bring us our Bible message titled “Defending Legumes.”

This afternoon at 3:30, the Walla Walla University nursing students will have their dedication. Everyone is invited.

Week of Prayer, 7:00 pm, in the Youth Room, begins tonight. Come and enjoy the readings, discussion, and fellowship together each evening this week with the final reading on Sabbath morning at 7:00 in the Youth Room.

Church Announcements

Pray for the family of William Taylor, MD, who passed away October 31. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church November 19, 4:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, he has requested donations be made to Walla Walla University. If you would like to share memories, please email them to pktp143@aol.com.

Sunnyside Pathfinders and Adventurers are doing a food drive to collect non-perishable foods for their annual Thanksgiving baskets. They plan on giving out 55 food baskets this year. Your help is appreciated. You may leave your food donations on the table in the Narthex. Cash donations may be put in a tithe envelope and marked “Family Resource Network.” Our specific needs are:

Turkey/Tofurkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy mix, green beans, mushroom soup, fried onions, cranberries, pumpkin pie, whipped cream, sparkling cider, rolls, sweet potatoes/yams, apples, oranges, pears, carrots and other root vegetables, onions, celery, eggs, butter, dried beans, rice, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, and any nonperishable food items.

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Man of Mission—An Interview with Dr. Arnold Petersen” appeared in the most recent Loma Linda Alumni Journal. Follow this link  (goo.gl/7lx8jv) to read it.

 

Family Resource Network – We currently have a special need for children’s cars seats. If you can help contact Dan Patchin
503-593-7956. If you would like to help the families in Haiti that were affected by the recent hurricane. Contact Marie 503-998-3754. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” account number 488.

The Family Resource Network has formed a Cultural Navigator Team to support the SDA refugees from the Congo that are being resettled in Portland. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to join us in supporting the needs of these people. For more information contact Dick Gingrich, RichardAGingrich@aol.com.

Holiday-Giving Toy Drive.
Sunnyside Church and Cherry Park Elementary School are teaming together to provide Christmas gifts for all their children. We did this last year, and successfully met the deadline of making sure each child had a Christmas gift. This year, we have a little bit more time, so please bring a toy, drop in the containers in the Narthex. We’re excited to be able to work together to ensure a lovely Christmas for each child.

Life at Sunnyside
George White

George White

Pastor Jonathan

Pastor Jonathan

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Lydia Krueger-Blehm, Patrick Knapp

Megan Snyder, Children's Story

Megan Snyder, Children’s Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Town Hall

Youth Town Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Town Hall with Oregon Conference President, Al Reimche

Youth Town Hall with Oregon Conference President, Al Reimche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

PAA Welcomes Chef Steph:
http://paasda.org/news/welcome-chef-steph/
Moms in Prayer at PAA:
http://paasda.org/news/moms-prayer-paa/

http://paasda.org/news/open-house-find-paa/
Portland Adventist Academy’s annual Fall Open House happens November 17, 6:30 pm. This is an informational meeting that includes a campus tour, live music from our students, hands-on demonstrations, and time to ask questions about scholarships, spiritual opportunities, and academic highlights. RSVP for a chance to win a month of free tuition! www.paasda.org.

http://paasda.org/news/annual-paass-auction-investing-eternity/
PAASS Auction
Portland Adventist Academy invites you to help provide a miracle to a student and family. The Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarship (PAASS) is funded by individual givers and through the annual PAASS Auction. Our Auction happens November 13, 4:00 pm at PAA. Tickets are $30 per person or $200 to host a table of eight. Can’t attend? You can bid on three online items or make a direct contribution at www.paasda.org. You may also purchase your tickets online as well. Contact Savannah for details: 503.255.8372 x232.

Here is a powerful story about a family whose lives are being changed because the miracle of student scholarships (through the student’s church, through the Oregon Conference’s “Every Child Deserves to Know Christ” scholarship, and through our PAASS funds). Please share! http://paasda.org/news/paass-provides-miracles/

Portland Adventist Elementary School

PAES’ annual wreath & poinsettia sale is going on now.  Order your fresh quality wreaths and poinsettias by Friday, November 18. Pick-up at PAES on Wednesday, November 30, from 2:30-4:00 pm. See order forms in the Narthex.

Area Events

Looking for musicians / singers to give 30-minute Christmas music concerts at Gladstone for the Follow the Star nativity program, the first two weekend evenings (Friday-Sab-Sun) in December. Come to bless and be blessed. Call or text Craig Gorton for details: 360-571-7101.

November 12, 7:30 pm: WWU Alumni Dinner.
Join Walla Walla University President John McVay, and alumni and advancement staff for a complimentary alumni dinner. Seating is limited. Please RSVP no later than
November 9, at 800-377-2586 or alumni@wallawalla.edu.
Event Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory, Clackamas.

November 19, 7:00 pm: Celebration of Thanksgiving.
Adventist Health invites you to the annual community Thanksgiving concert, an expression of gratitude for your faith and support. Join us in celebrating the season with three-time Dove Award, Billboard Music Award and Grammy winner, Laura Story. Free admission with your tickets, a nonperishable food item for the Oregon Food Bank and a new pair of socks for the Portland Rescue Mission. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Limit of six tickets per family. Get your tickets now at Sunnyside Adventist Church office. For more information contact: AdventistHealth.org/NW/Thanksgiving, or 503-251-6174.
Event Location: New Hope Community Church.

December 10, 7:00 pm:  Fountainview Academy Christmas Concert.
Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Singers will be coming from Canada to perform a live Christmas concert entitled “Birthday of a King.”
Event Location: Vancouver Adventist Community Church

November 27, 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm): Fourth Annual Chamber Music Concert.
Let’s continue in the spirit of thankfulness, and enjoy music presented by violinists Byron & Victoria, and friends from the Oregon Symphony, the PYP Quartet, and “I Ragazzi” Baroque with countertenor Michael Kepler Meo. All donations will benefit PACS, Human Solutions, Street Roots, and JOIN. Reception follows (cake, coffee, tea). Let’s make this Winter warmer and brighter for those in need.  Please come and bring your friends and family!
Event Location: Tabernacle Church.

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

Volunteer Opportunity:
Volunteers urgently needed: PACS Portland Adventist Community Services  has an urgent need for morning truck drivers and riders, and general support volunteers in the food pantry. Apply online at pacsonline.org  or call 503-252-8500.

 Job Opportunity
International Children’s Care is looking for two part-time people that can really make a difference for the children of ICC. We need two people to help at our office, totally flexible with the hours and days needed. We are looking for one position for our building maintenance (approx. 6 hours per week). We are also needing someone to sort, box and catalogue all of the children’s clothing, school supplies, home items and other things that come into our office on a weekly basis (approx. 8 hours per week). If you have the time, you want to earn some extra money and you want to make a difference in the lives of children, please contact Doug Congleton at the ICC office at 360-573-0429.

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November 5 Communiqué

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Picture3Dear Church Family,

Order.
I like order. You may have already picked up that I tend to lean toward the Type A/Oldest Sibling personality. I put a great deal of effort into organization and accomplishing my well-thought out checklists and I don’t naturally like to have my space, my time, my schedule, messed up! But as I was reading again about Jesus’ life here on earth, particularly in the early chapters of Mark, I was struck by his priorities, so different than my own.

You would think that with a small evangelistic window of three or so years, one would want to do everything one could to maximize public evangelism. But when a leper, an untouchable, approaches Him for healing, He does not hesitate. Does He know that the leper will disregard His request of keeping it quiet, thus preventing further entry into any other towns? Perhaps… perhaps not. From the reading of the text, He is at least aware of the clear possibility, otherwise the request would not have been made. But despite the potential risk to His ministry, and life comfort in general, Jesus does not hesitate to heal him.

This is our God….

(Mark 1:40 – 45)

Pastor Kara Dale

SHOUT OUTS

We are beginning a new section in our Communiqué this week titled “Shout Outs.” This is a place you can recognize someone for doing good, or going beyond expectations. Send your comments to info@SunnysideAdventist.org, and we will include them in the next Communiqué.

Pastor Kara took time out of her busy schedule to do a pastoral visit at Sunnyside Kaiser this week on Tuesday (Sunnyside staff meeting day). I was hospitalized and very much appreciated her visit and prayer.” ~Warren Rushold

 

News & Notes

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

This Weekend

Sabbath, October 29, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Dale will bring us our Bible message titled “The Healing.”

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

This afternoon, 4:00 pm, there will be a memorial service here at Sunnyside for Ruby Griffin.

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

Church Announcements

Pray for the family of William Taylor, MD, who passed away October 31. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church November 19, 4:00 pm. 

Sunday, November 6, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, Director, will be in concert here at Sunnyside. Plan now to attend this outstanding concert.

Sunnyside Pathfinders and Adventurers are doing a food drive to collect non-perishable foods for their annual Thanksgiving baskets. They plan on giving out 55 food baskets this year. Your help is appreciated. You may leave your food donations on the table in the Narthex. Cash donations may be put in a tithe envelope and marked “Family Resource Network.” Our specific needs are:

Turkey/Tofurkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy mix, green beans, mushroom soup, fried onions, cranberries, pumpkin pie, whipped cream, sparkling cider, rolls, sweet potatoes/yams, apples, oranges, pears, carrots and other root vegetables, onions, celery, eggs, butter, dried beans, rice, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, and any nonperishable food items.

Sunday, November 6, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, Director, will be in concert here at Sunnyside. Plan now to attend this outstanding concert.

Family Resource Network
– We have a special need for families in Haiti that were affected by the recent hurricane. Contact Marie – 503-998-3754. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” account number 488.

The Family Resource Network has formed a Cultural Navigator Team to support the SDA refugees from the Congo that are being resettled in Portland. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to join us in supporting the needs of these people. For more information contact Dick Gingrich, RichardAGingrich@aol.com.

Holiday-Giving Toy Drive.
Sunnyside Church and Cherry Park Elementary School are teaming together to provide Christmas gifts for all their children. We did this last year, and successfully met the deadline of making sure each child had a Christmas gift. This year, we have a little bit more time, so please bring a toy, drop in the containers in the Narthex. We’re excited to be able to work together to ensure a lovely Christmas for the kids.

 

Life at Sunnyside
Pathfinders/Adventurers Food Collection

Pathfinders/Adventurers Food Collection

Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

Karl Helton

Karl Helton

Pastor Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation

Patrick and Amina Shima's Baby Shower

Patrick and Amina Shima’s Baby Shower


Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

PAA Welcomes Chef Steph:
http://paasda.org/news/welcome-chef-steph/
Moms in Prayer at PAA:
http://paasda.org/news/moms-prayer-paa/

http://paasda.org/news/open-house-find-paa/
Portland Adventist Academy’s annual Fall Open House happens November 17, 6:30 pm. This is an informational meeting that includes a campus tour, live music from our students, hands-on demonstrations, and time to ask questions about scholarships, spiritual opportunities, and academic highlights. RSVP for a chance to win a month of free tuition! www.paasda.org.

http://paasda.org/news/annual-paass-auction-investing-eternity/
PAASS Auction
Portland Adventist Academy invites you to help provide a miracle to a student and family. The Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarship (PAASS) is funded by individual givers and through the annual PAASS Auction. Our Auction happens November 13, 4:00 pm at PAA. Tickets are $30 per person or $200 to host a table of eight. Can’t attend? You can bid on three online items or make a direct contribution at www.paasda.org. You may also purchase your tickets online as well. Contact Savannah for details: 503.255.8372 x232.

Here is a powerful story about a family whose lives are being changed because the miracle of student scholarships (through the student’s church, through the Oregon Conference’s “Every Child Deserves to Know Christ” scholarship, and through our PAASS funds). Please share! http://paasda.org/news/paass-provides-miracles/

A Note from our new chef:

Dear PAA Friends & Family,

I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Chef Stef.  I’m a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, in St Helena, CA.  I’m happy to report that I have my dream job.  As a student, I did my internship with Chef Ann in Boulder, CO.  She is one of the leaders of The Farm to School Movement.  She makes healthy school lunches part of the curricula.  As you know, nutritious meals and the grow boxes that support them take time.  I am looking for two volunteers to help with daily meal preparation (M-Th).  We have fun in the kitchen and get the reward of visiting students as they enjoy nutritious, delicious food.

I’m also looking for carpenters and gardeners to build grow boxes.  If you or someone you know would like to come and join the excitement, as we educate our children on the delights of a good diet and the richness of our planet’s provisions I’m eager to hear from you.  If you have questions or would like to volunteer you can contact me by phone at (703) 338-5747 or by email me at Storgerson@paasda.org. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Stephanie

Portland Adventist Elementary School

PAES’ annual wreath & poinsettia sale is going on now.  Order your fresh quality wreaths and poinsettias by Friday, November 18. Pick-up at PAES on Wednesday, November 30, from 2:30-4:00 pm. See order forms in the Narthex.

Area Events

Looking for musicians / singers to give 30-minute Christmas music concerts at Gladstone for the Follow the Star nativity program, the first two weekend evenings (Friday-Sab-Sun) in December. Come to bless and be blessed. Call or text Craig Gorton for details: 360-571-7101.

November 6, 5:00 pm: NW Veg Potluck and Presentation.
Dr. Craig McDougall, a practicing physician in the Portland area, will lead an informational discussion on reinventing primary care and integrating lifestyle medicine into a medical practice. The potluck is at 5:00 pm and the presentation at 6:30 pm. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey, gelatin, etc.) main dish, salad, or dessert with a card listing its ingredients and your own tableware.
Event location: Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church.

November 10, 6:30 pm: PlantPure Nation, Movie Screening.
The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. There is no charge for admission but we do need you to Register as only 300 can be seated. For questions, you can contact the medical center at 503-256-4000 or ahnw@ah.org.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Medical Center Amphitheater C.

November 12, 7:30 pm: WWU Alumni Dinner.
Join Walla Walla University President John McVay, and alumni and advancement staff for a complimentary alumni dinner. Seating is limited. Please RSVP no later than
November 9, at 800-377-2586 or alumni@wallawalla.edu.
Event Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory, Clackamas.

November 19, 7:00 pm: Celebration of Thanksgiving.
Adventist Health invites you to the annual community Thanksgiving concert, an expression of gratitude for your faith and support. Join us in celebrating the season with three-time Dove Award, Billboard Music Award and Grammy winner, Laura Story. Free admission with your tickets, a nonperishable food item for the Oregon Food Bank and a new pair of socks for the Portland Rescue Mission. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Limit of six tickets per family. Get your tickets now at Sunnyside Adventist Church office. For more information contact: AdventistHealth.org/NW/Thanksgiving, or 503-251-6174.
Event Location: New Hope Community Church.

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

Volunteer Opportunity:
Volunteers urgently needed: PACS Portland Adventist Community Services  has an urgent need for morning truck drivers and riders, and general support volunteers in the food pantry. Apply online at pacsonline.org  or call 503-252-8500.

 Job Opportunity
International Children’s Care is looking for two part-time people that can really make a difference for the children of ICC. We need two people to help at our office, totally flexible with the hours and days needed. We are looking for one position for our building maintenance (approx. 6 hours per week). We are also needing someone to sort, box and catalogue all of the children’s clothing, school supplies, home items and other things that come into our office on a weekly basis (approx. 8 hours per week). If you have the time, you want to earn some extra money and you want to make a difference in the lives of children, please contact Doug Congleton at the ICC office at 360-573-0429.

 

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October 29 Communiqué

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Jonathan

Dear Church Family,

What is happening in this world? I, for one, am tired of social media feeds and news headlines shouting the latest scandal of some leader or another. I’m tired of the toxic environment in which any conversation about societal issues devolves into a he-said/she-said shouting match that serves to reinforce division. I’m tired of our collective inability to listen carefully and dialogue responsibly with those with whom we disagree. In every sphere, our public discourse gets progressively more banal, adding little to the conversation yet inciting violent response.

I’m tired. Then I remember that all of this division and chaos, all of the trouble we see, is straight out of the Devil’s play book. This is what he intended from the beginning. This is his method to bring chaos and destruction to the world.

So what do we do?

It seems the world doesn’t need more armchair quarterbacks or rhetorical loudmouths. If we are going to push back against the Devil’s plan, we must follow a different path.

When faced with the same dilemma, Jesus chose to listen carefully to those who were forgotten. He chose to touch the untouchable. He chose to demonstrate compassion to those who were in pain.

We could shout our message louder, we could criticize the “others” more incisively. But the world already has plenty of that spirit.

Maybe it’s time to affirm what is good, wherever it can be found. Maybe it’s time for us to reflect the presence of Jesus wherever we are. Online, at home, in the workplace, in the church, even as we interact on social issues of our day. I hope you will join in pushing back against the toxic environment. May we be known as people who are thoughtful, reasonable, and above all, filled with the Spirit of God.

God bless you,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

News & Notes

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

This Weekend

Sabbath, October 29, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will bring us our Bible message titled “Life Together: Influence.”

October 30, 1:30 pm, there will be a baby shower baby-shower
in the fellowship hall to celebrate Amina and Patrick Shima’s new baby boy to be born in November. Refreshments will be served. They are registered at Target. For further information contact Dianne 503-760-5611.

Church Announcements

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

Sunnyside Pathfinders and Adventurers are doing a food drive to collect non-perishable foods for their annual Thanksgiving baskets. They plan on giving out 55 food baskets this year. Your help is appreciated. You may leave your food donations on the table in the Narthex. Cash donations may be put in a tithe envelope and marked “Family Resource Network.” Our specific needs are:

Turkey/Tofurkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy mix, green beans, mushroom soup, fried onions, cranberries, pumpkin pie, whipped cream, sparkling cider, rolls, sweet potatoes/yams, apples, oranges, pears, carrots and other root vegetables, onions, celery, eggs, butter, dried beans, rice, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, and any nonperishable food items.

Sunday, November 6, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, Director, will be in concert here at Sunnyside. Plan now to attend this outstanding concert.

Family Resource Network
– We have a special need for families in Haiti that were affected by the recent hurricane. Contact Marie – 503-998-3754. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” account number 488.

The Family Resource Network has formed a Cultural Navigator Team to support the SDA refugees from the Congo that are being resettled in Portland. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to join us in supporting the needs of these people. For more information contact Dick Gingrich, RichardAGingrich@aol.com.

Help End Child Homelessness! On October 30, 9:00 am, New City Initiative is planning their 2nd annual “Race to End Child Homelessness” at Mt. Tabor Park. Come and enjoy participating in the race or contribute funds for the cause. Click for more information.

Life at Sunnyside
Erin Betz, Evelyn Hull

Erin Betz, Evelyn Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marya Nziacharo

Marya Nziacharo

Alyssa Payne, Crystal Kielman, Gracie Fultz

Alyssa Payne, Crystal Kielman, Gracie Fultz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alyssa Payne

Alyssa Payne

 

 

 

 

Adventurers

Adventurers

Howard Baby Dedication

Howard Baby Dedication

Jon Betlinski

Jon Betlinski

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Baby Dedication

Howard Baby Dedication

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

PAA Welcomes Chef Steph:
http://paasda.org/news/welcome-chef-steph/
Moms in Prayer at PAA:
http://paasda.org/news/moms-prayer-paa/

Area Events

October 16-November 6: Adventist Book Center’s Fall Sale.   Many of our food cases have significant discounts. Many Bibles, cookbooks, and other books are also on sale.  There will be samples of new vegetarian food October 16.  Download our sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.
Event Location: ABC, Gladstone, Oregon.

October 30, 1:00-5:00 pm: Annual Fall Festival.
Fun for the entire family! Festive games and activities! Fall inspired food and treats! Something for everyone. We will start our ticket presale on Thursday, October 13, and will sell tickets after school through October 28. Presale price is 100 tickets for $20. At the door tickets will cost $25/100. All are welcome! Plan to join us for a fun-filled time!
Event Location: Rivergate Elementary School.

November 4, 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm : First Friday.
First Friday will be take place in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center, Portland. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship. It will feature praise and worship by Seaside Traverse and an inspirational thought from Herb and Linda Gregg. Registration for the free soup and salad dinner will open on October 24 and run through Tuesday, November 1. Be sure to reserve your spot! Registration is a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately. Soup and salad will be served fro 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday November 4. Register here.

November 4, 5: Boring Bible Studies.
Hood View Seventh-day Adventist Church is presenting “Boring Bible Stories,” featuring the storytelling of Dick Stenbakken, Kris Widmer, Terry Johnsson, and Brendan and Dick Duerksen. This “Joyful Celebration of Grace begins at 7:00 pm, Friday, November 4. Eight stories over two days. Super challenging. Nice!
Event Location: Hood View Church.

November 6, 5:00 pm: NW Veg Potluck and Presentation.
Dr. Craig McDougall, a practicing physician in the Portland area, will lead an informational discussion on reinventing primary care and integrating lifestyle medicine into a medical practice. The potluck is at 5:00 pm and the presentation at 6:30 pm. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey, gelatin, etc.) main dish, salad, or dessert with a card listing its ingredients and your own tableware.
Event location: Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church.

November 12, 7:30 pm: WWU Alumni Dinner.
Join Walla Walla University President John McVay, and alumni and advancement staff for a complimentary alumni dinner. Seating is limited. Please RSVP no later than
November 9, at 800-377-2586 or alumni@wallawalla.edu.
Event Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory, Clackamas.

November 19, 7:00 pm: Celebration of Thanksgiving.
Adventist Health invites you to the annual community Thanksgiving concert, an expression of gratitude for your faith and support. Join us in celebrating the season with three-time Dove Award, Billboard Music Award and Grammy winner, Laura Story. Free admission with your tickets, a nonperishable food item for the Oregon Food Bank and a new pair of socks for the Portland Rescue Mission. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Limit of six tickets per family. Get your tickets now at Sunnyside Adventist Church office. For more information contact: AdventistHealth.org/NW/Thanksgiving, or 503-251-6174.
Event Location: New Hope Community Church.

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

Volunteer Opportunity:
Volunteers urgently needed: PACS Portland Adventist Community Services  has an urgent need for morning truck drivers and riders, and general support volunteers in the food pantry. Apply online at pacsonline.org  or call 503-252-8500.

 

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October 22 Communiqué

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Picture3Dear Family,

This past week as I was reading through the news, I was captivated and inspired by an article in the Washington Post “The White Flight of Derek Black.” It is essentially the story of how a young man, groomed to be the next leader for the united white supremacist movement, was liberated to understand the dignity and equality of all human beings. It would be a story that people would scoff the probability of; how does the godchild of David Duke, homeschooled in the inner communities of the Ku Klux Klan and White Supremacists, hosting his own white supremacist radio show by age 19, completely revise his entire understanding of life?

Well-convincing arguments? No.

Ostracism? No.

Two words: food & fellowship!

One young fellow college student, an Orthodox Jew, took the risk of extending fellowship and inviting him to his small Friday evening Shabbat meals. They were not overly spiritual in nature; he just invited different friends from different theological and cultural backgrounds to enjoy food together. Derek’s extreme views had led to most students at the Liberal Arts College fearfully, and sometimes hatefully, avoiding him, and so this being one of the only social invitations extended to him, he attended. He kept on attending. There were no heavy arguments or debates, just conversation. Friendships were eventually forged, and as Derek got to know the different members of the group, his own experience eventually challenged his views to the point that he was forced to research, study, and reevaluate his deeply held prejudices and beliefs.

This story reminded me of Jesus’ own words to us:

“Love one another and by this, all men will know that you are my disciples.”
(John 13:34-35)

So simple. So true.

We can get very caught up in our different views on God, and trying to convince each other of the correctness of our own positions. But I am reminded of the Apostle John’s words “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” (1 John 4:12)

May we love well.

Pastor Kara Dale

News & Notes

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

This Weekend

Sabbath, October 22, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will bring us our Bible message titled “Part of the Tribe.”

This afternoon, Sabbath, at 5:00 pm, Evensong honors William Holmes Taylor, MD, FRCS. Come and enjoy this evening of music, scripture, and prayers.
evensong

Church Announcements

Sunday, October 30, 1:30 pm, there will be a baby shower baby-shower
in the fellowship hall to celebrate Amina and Patrick Shima’s new baby boy to be born in November. Refreshments will be served. They are registered at Target. For further information contact Dianne 503-760-5611.

Sunday, November 6, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, Director, will be in concert here at Sunnyside. Plan now to attend this outstanding concert.

Family Resource Network
– We have a special need for families in Haiti that were affected by the recent hurricane. Contact Marie – 503-998-3754. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” account number 488.Sunday, November 6, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, Director, will be in concert here at Sunnyside. Plan now to attend this outstanding concert.

The Family Resource Network has formed a Cultural Navigator Team to support the SDA refugees from the Congo that are being resettled in Portland. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to join us in supporting the needs of these people. For more information contact Dick Gingrich, RichardAGingrich@aol.com.

Help End Child Homelessness! On October 30, 9:00 am, New City Initiative is planning their 2nd annual “Race to End Child Homelessness” at Mt. Tabor Park. Come and enjoy participating in the race or contribute funds for the cause. Click for more information.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

PAA Welcomes Chef Steph:
http://paasda.org/news/welcome-chef-steph/
Moms in Prayer at PAA:
http://paasda.org/news/moms-prayer-paa/

Area Events

October 16-November 6: Adventist Book Center’s Fall Sale.   Many of our food cases have significant discounts. Many Bibles, cookbooks, and other books are also on sale.  There will be samples of new vegetarian food October 16.  Download our sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.
Event Location: ABC, Gladstone, Oregon.

October 28-30: Oregon’s 30th Annual Women’s Retreat.
“Living a Long and Beautiful Life”, will host Loretta Bacchiocchi, NP of Creation Health, and special musical guest Lisa Marie Buster. Breakout speakers are Rise Rafferty, RD, Peggy Casebier, RN, MA, Rachel Griebel, PT. Teen speaker: Elise LeBlanc. Teens coming with a mom or mentor come for only $25! To attend, register by going to AdventSource.org or by calling 800-732-7587.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort , Redmond, Oregon.

October 30, 1:00-5:00 pm: |Annual Fall Festival.
Fun for the entire family! Festive games and activities! Fall inspired food and treats! Something for everyone. We will start our ticket presale on Thursday, October 13, and will sell tickets after school through October 28. Presale price is 100 tickets for $20. At the door tickets will cost $25/100. All are welcome! Plan to join us for a fun-filled time!
Event Location: Rivergate Elementary School.

November 19, 7:00 pm: Celebration of Thanksgiving.
Adventist Health invites you to the annual community Thanksgiving concert, an expression of gratitude for your faith and support. Join us in celebrating the season with three-time Dove Award, Billboard Music Award and Grammy winner, Laura Story. Free admission with your tickets, a nonperishable food item for the Oregon Food Bank and a new pair of socks for the Portland Rescue Mission. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Limit of six tickets per family. Get your tickets now at Sunnyside Adventist Church office. For more information contact: AdventistHealth.org/NW/Thanksgiving, or 503-251-6174.
Event Location: New Hope Community Church.

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

 

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