June 24 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

It has certainly been a very busy couple of weeks for our family as we have transitioned here to Sunnyside. The things that are required with any move can be very nerve wracking and hectic. There are so many things that require your time and energy such as packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking. As my family and I were going through the last stage of this process something occurred to me.

There is a big move coming that we will hopefully all take part in. Except that this move will not require us to pack, load, unload and unpack. This move will be one where we will not have to or get to take “stuff” with us. I am referring to the time when Jesus Christ returns to take us to heaven. As I thought about this several questions entered my mind. How attached am I to all this stuff? Would I be happy leaving it all behind? How attached am I to it? The reality of my situation was that in the midst of all that work I would have been happy to leave it all behind if I could have.

We are counseled in Matthew 6:19- 21:

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

I can honestly say that even though I have accumulated some stuff, it is not my treasure because my heart is NOT attached to it. I would happily leave it all behind with no second thoughts.

So what about you, are you ready for that big move? Where is your treasure being stored up? My prayer, hope, and challenge is that you can answer, “Yes, I am ready!” and that your treasure is being stored up in heaven.

Blessings to you and yours!

Pastor Juan

 

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

Shout out to all those who helped with the Strawberry Vespers – from presenting lovely music to the preparation of all the strawberries and shortcake, and especially taking time to help in the clean up afterwards. A very special thank you from Lloyd and Lorrie Wescott!

 

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

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 amPastor Juan Fresse will present our Bible message titled “What Do They Know?”

June 24, 5:00 pm, in the Youth Room, come and learn about our next 12-day journey to Israel and Jordan in March 2018. Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Bolotnikov is leading a group through Jerusalem, Mount Nebo, Nazareth, and Bethlehem. There is no better way to increase your knowledge of the Bible and to connect with places where events described in Scripture occurred then going and visiting them. It is an unforgettable life-time experience to walk in the footsteps of Moses, David, and Jesus. Note the date and come hear the details of our next trip! Dr. Bolotnikov will fill you in all the details, and answer any questions you might have.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the families of . . .     

David Petersen, brother of Dr. Arnold Petersen, who passed away May 26. An outdoor memorial service will be conducted for him June 25, 2:00 pm, at 10899 S. Wildcat Road, Molalla.

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be next week, July 1. Plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

The July 2 SunnyCity event and concert are fast approaching and we need YOU.

Volunteers are needed for set-up, clean-up, and everything in between. Free lunch tickets will be provided for all confirmed volunteers. The schedule for the event is as follows:

10:00 – set-up crew meets at church
11:00 – booth volunteers arrive & set-up
12:30 – free lunch for confirmed volunteers
1:30 – gates open
4:00 –  concert begins
5:30 (or after concert ends) – clean-up
SunnyCity Book Drive: Please help sponsor this booth so we have enough books to give one to each child who visits SunnyCity.  How can you do this? Donate new or used children’s books (ages 0-teen) to the bin in the lobby.

Our next First Friday will be held on July 7 from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center, Portland. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us. The July First Friday service will feature praise and worship by Oasis Praise and an inspirational thought from Mayson Ellis. Registration for the free

July 7 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on June 26 and will run through Wednesday, July 5. 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 p.m. on Friday, July 7. Registration link: https://www.adventisthealth.org/nw/event/first-friday-soup-and-salad-dinner

Sabbath, July 8, 6:00 pm, Evensong presenting Robert Schmidt, organist, and James Robertson, spoken word, here at Sunnyside Church. Come and join us for a Sabbath evening blessing.

Communion Towels – We are missing several. If you have taken towels home for laundering, please return them as soon as possible.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. 

M&Ms


Life at Sunnyside

Janine Hudkins

Shawn, Levi, and Matt Mandrones with Pastor Jonathan

Andre, Reagan, & Holland Wang

Tim Hill telling children’s story.

Handbell Choir

Young Adult Visioning

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Summer Camps for Kids
Portland Adventist Academy has summer camps for Kindergarten through 9th graders. Camps include soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Parents may register on our website at www.paasda.org. Look for a link on our homepage.

ASL Teacher Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.

We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security.  We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 12, 11:00 am-2:00 pm: Summer Festival Classic Car Show.
Summer is almost here and we want you! If you have a classic car, specialty car, truck, tractor, motorcycle, tricycle, vintage bicycle, etc., that you would like to enter in the car show for the Summer Festival please contact Audrey at woodsa1@ah.org.
Event Location: Adventist Medical Center.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

October 20-22—Save the date! Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat.
Pastor Jenniffer Ogden, of Walla Walla University Church, will be our main speaker. See https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org for more information.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort.

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June 17 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

 The FaithLift Bible Study (which is an open study for any ladies who are interested) has been working their way through the book of Isaiah and it has been quite an incredible journey. This morning we were looking at the prophecies that point to Jerusalem being restored and discussing how for many in Jesus’ day this hope was strong in a very literal sense. A liberation from Rome, a physical restoration of the kingdom, perhaps as they had experienced in the past under King Solomon – so much so that they were going to anoint Jesus king by force!

It is so easy for us to expect God to act in certain ways, especially when it comes to anything to do with earthly kingdoms! We can hold so tightly to how He worked in our past that we miss what He may be doing right now, or in our future. The wonder and comfort, is that God holds us, and works, even as we may struggle to see and understand – He is that gracious!

This past week has been one filled with many concerning issues in our world. It makes us long for Jesus’ Second Coming, and it’s tempting to predict its imminent nearness. But we truly do not know when our God will return. In His counsel to the disciples in Matthew 24, He spoke of the importance of not getting alarmed at these things. Instead, we can be a people of hope and peace, a place where God’s light shines even as the darkness gathers (Isaiah 60:1-2). As we walk in the certainty that “greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4), we can push back against the temptation of fear and self-preservation. Our God is with us always, even to the end of the age.

 Pastor Kara Johnsson

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

A special thank you to our Cultural Navigation team for your commitment in providing transportation every Sabbath morning.

 

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

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Infused.”

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the families of . . .     

David Petersen, brother of Dr. Arnold Petersen, who passed away May 26. An outdoor memorial service will be conducted for him June 25, 2:00 pm, at 10899 S. Wildcat Road, Molalla.

Shirley and Dave Allen as they mourn the loss of Shirley’s mother, Eva May Giles (nee Wilson) on June 12.

VBS Volunteer sign-up party, June 17, 1:00 pm, in the Youth room. Food provided. For more details please contact Shannon at 503-367-0036 or studio@shannonchristensen.com.

Sunnyside’s Annual Strawberry Vespers will be on Sabbath, June 17, at 6:00 pm. This promises to be a great program for you to enjoy with your family and friends! There will be lots of great music from some of Portland’s finest musicians, plenty of good fellowship, and lots of strawberry shortcake! This is an evening you won’t want to miss. Come early for a good seat.

Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 pm, there will be a free piano trio concert here at Sunnyside. The performers are from the 21st Century Artist Initiative and members of the Oregon Symphony, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Manhattan Symphony. and are Ron Blessinger, violin, Jonathan Butler, cello, and Daniel Dickson on piano. Take advantage of this free concert and come enjoy some absolutely beautiful music.

July 24, 5:00 pm, in the Youth Room, come and learn about our next 12-day journey to Israel and Jordan in March 2018. Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Bolotnikov is leading a group through Jerusalem, Mount Nebo, Nazareth, and Bethlehem. There is no better way to increase your knowledge of the Bible and to connect with places where events described in Scripture occurred then going and visiting them. It is an unforgettable life-time experience to walk in the footsteps of Moses, David, and Jesus. Note the date and come hear the details of our next trip! Dr. Bolotnikov will fill you in all the details, and answer any questions you might have.

 

The SunnyCity event is happening on July 2, and we need YOU! We’re looking for 20-30 volunteers to help at the event. We also need to borrow 8-10 canopies and at least one generator for the day. If you can help with any of these items, please contact Elise Holcomb at 503-519-4790 or Lorraine Jacobs at\
503-490-7506.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. 

On Wednesday night, our business meeting approved the church budget for next year that would require $570,000, in donations over the next 12 months. As a faith community, we believe that this money is what is necessary for the ministry to which God calls us this year. Yet the decision was difficult because we haven’t met our giving goals for our current budget. If we are to meet the needs of the Sunnyside ministry, it will be because every member participates as a financial partner. By faith, we’ve embraced the ministry challenge before us. By faith, let’s partner financially to sustain and grow ministry through Church Budget.

M&Ms


Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Juan Fresse family with Pastors Jonathan, Kara, Dave and Shirley Allen

Elizabeth Fresse telling children’s story.

Judith Fouts

Erik Nielsen 

 

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Summer Camps for Kids
Portland Adventist Academy has summer camps for Kindergarten through 9th graders. Camps include soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Parents may register on our website at www.paasda.org. Look for a link on our homepage.

ASL Teacher Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.

We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security.  We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

June, Tuesdays and Thursday, 7-8:30 pm: Self-defense Class.
Beginning June 6, 7-8:30 pm, there will be free beginners self-defense classes offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June. Ages 5+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult). RSVP at the doors, or call 503-655-2614. Visit www.gladstonepark.org for more information.Event Location: Gladstone Park Church.

June 21-23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Free Sports Camp.
Join us for three exciting mornings full of sports, games, teamwork, and learning more about God! Ages 7-10. Limited to 50 kids. Register early at bit.ly/first50e. Questions? Call Aileen 503-780-1470. Campers will need to bring socks, closed-toe shoes, and a good attitude! Free snacks, Bible story books, and fun!
Event Location: Portland Adventist Elementary School.

June 23-25: Take Back Your Life weekend.
Dr. Joyce Choe will present Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is a free event and no registration is needed. She will focus on learning to make simple changes to make huge positive impacts on your life.  See www.beavertonsda.com for more information.
Event Location: Beaverton Adventist 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.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 12, 11:00 am-2:00 pm: Summer Festival Classic Car Show.
Summer is almost here and we want you! If you have a classic car, specialty car, truck, tractor, motorcycle, tricycle, vintage bicycle, etc., that you would like to enter in the car show for the Summer Festival please contact Audrey at woodsa1@ah.org.
Event Location: Adventist Medical Center.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

October 20-22—Save the date! Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat.
Pastor Jenniffer Ogden, of Walla Walla University Church will be our main speaker. See https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org for more information.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort.

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June 10 Communiqué

Don’t miss other Announcements  &  Week At a Glance in the Church Bulletin (Click here)

Greetings Family,

Just this week, I was pulling into our driveway when three precious, small humans came bounding out the front door.  “Daddy,” they shrieked, “the strawberries are almost ripe.” I emptied my hands and followed them to our little strawberry patch.  Sure enough, there were a few vaguely pink berries scattered throughout the leaves.  For a few precious moments together we scoured the leaves, looking for that first berry that was ripe enough to share between us. That night, we didn’t find it. But that didn’t matter. The moment of exuberant anticipation at the simple gift of fruitful agriculture was enough in that moment. For me, it was a welcome reminder of the joy God can bring at the simple things of life.

One need not look far to see the struggle, strain, and stress that life tends to bring. No matter our age or experience, the devil finds ways to needle us, distracting and discouraging us from experiencing God’s joy. Sometimes, we just need a quick reminder to stop and enjoy a strawberry.

Tonight when I get home, we’ll go check the strawberry patch again. If we’re lucky, we’ll enjoy the first fruit of the season together.  That is if they haven’t eaten them all before I get there.

Here’s hoping that as you experience the sweet bliss of local strawberries this season, you’ll be reminded to live in the joy of the Lord.

See you Sabbath,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

 

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

A special thank you to our Cultural Navigation team for your commitment in providing transportation every Sabbath morning.

 

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

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Indescribable: With Us.”

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the families of . . .     

David Petersen, brother of Dr. Arnold Petersen, who passed away May 26. An outdoor memorial service will be conducted for him June 25, 2:00 pm, at 10899 S. Wildcat Road, Molalla.

Ricky Best, father of four children, who was killed on the Max train last week. He and his family were friends and neighbors of Don and Trish Hall. If you would like to help the family, contact Trish Hall at trish.llh@gmail.com or
503-816-3084.

Wedding Shower! There will be a wedding shower for Megan Pritchard and Jeremy Gates Sunday, June 11, 2:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited. They are registered at Target and Amazon.com. If you have any questions contact Cassie Van Barriger at cjmiller264@gmail.com or 503-761-8483.

June 14, 7:00 pm, Sunnyside Church Business Meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Our agenda is: 1) 2017-2018 Budget, 2) ReNew Sunnyside.

VBS Volunteer sign-up party, June 17, 1:00 pm, in the Youth room. Food provided. For more details please contact Shannon at 503-367-0036 or studio@shannonchristensen.com.

Sunnyside’s Annual Strawberry Vespers will be on Sabbath, June 17, at 6:00 pm. This promises to be a great program for you to enjoy with your family and friends! There will be lots of great music from some of Portland’s finest musicians, plenty of good fellowship, and lots of strawberry shortcake! This is an evening you won’t want to miss. Come early for a good seat.

Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 pm, there will be a free piano trio concert here at Sunnyside. The performers are from the 21st Century Artist Initiative and members of the Oregon Symphony, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Manhattan Symphony. and are Ron Blessinger, violin, Jonathan Butler, cello, and Daniel Dickson on piano. Take advantage of this free concert and come enjoy some absolutely beautiful music.

The SunnyCity event is happening on July 2, and we need YOU! We’re looking for 20-30 volunteers to help at the event. We also need to borrow 8-10 canopies and at least one generator for the day. If you can help with any of these items, please contact Elise Holcomb at 503-519-4790 or Lorraine Jacobs at\
503-490-7506.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. 

M&Ms


Life at Sunnyside

Welcome Juan and Elizabeth, Fresse, and family!

 

First Friday

 

Polly Moody

 

Children’s Sign Choir

Jaclyn Russell

 

Pastor Jonathan

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Summer Camps for Kids
Portland Adventist Academy has summer camps for Kindergarten through 9th graders. Camps include soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Parents may register on our website at www.paasda.org. Look for a link on our homepage.

ASL Teacher Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

Rivergate School
June 10, 6:00 pm: Farewell Vespers.
It is with sadness in our hearts that we will be bidding “farewell” to two beloved teachers who are retiring this year. Mrs. Hamstra has been teaching Kindergarten at Rivergate for 17 years, and Mr. Smith has been teaching 1st & 2nd grade for 31 years. Please plan to join us for this occasion.

Congratulations Graduates!

COLLEGE
Southern Adventist University
Carina Ivonne Allen
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Cum Laude

Walla Walla University
Ashley Bynum
Chris Wagner
Jacob White
Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Haley Howard
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Accounting and Management

HIGH SCHOOL
Portland Adventist Academy
Madison Boskind
Jared Evans
Nate Gren

ELEMENTARY
Portland Adventist Elementary School
Jenine Dalusong
Annika Geschke
Janna Lian
Kort Petersen

Hood View Junior Academy
Kyler Kramer

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
Jonathan Caministeanu
Kalani Kramer
Alyssa Payne

 

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.

We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security.  We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

June, Tuesdays and Thursday, 7-8:30 pm: Self-defense Class.
Beginning June 6, 7-8:30 pm, there will be free beginners self-defense classes offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June. Ages 5+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult). RSVP at the doors, or call 503-655-2614. Visit www.gladstonepark.org for more information.Event Location: Gladstone Park 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.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

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June 3 Communiqué

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Greetings Family,

There are moments in life when you catch a glimpse of God, sometimes its almost expected, like hiking Mt Hood on a sunny afternoon, at other times, He catches you unexpectedly.

Wednesday night as I was tending my community garden, I met a women whose appearance marked her as someone on the fringe of society, one who was used to rejection, perhaps often placed in a category of fear/suspicion.

After saying “Hi” as I walked past, I didn’t push for more conversation; in many ways I was in my own thoughts that evening anyway. As I picked my harvest of three (!!!) slightly slug eaten strawberries, she came over and commented on them, asking me if they were the first I had picked. As I joked that the slugs were having more success in harvesting than myself, she hesitated, looking down at her bag of 15 or so freshly picked berries, and then slowly pulled out a handful, extending it to me. It’s hard to describe the moment, other than to say that it was more than strawberries that she was giving me. I sensed God touching humanity as she extended her hand, it felt holy. I carefully carried the strawberries home, and with me, a reminder that His grace is everywhere. 

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

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

To our church family who quickly responded to a medical emergency last Sabbath. Thank you!

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

This Weekend

Today’s worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Indescribable: Father.”

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.

Encounters With God this afternoon, 5:00 pm, features Terry Johnsson.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the families of . . .     

Romain Dixon who passed away May 3. A memorial service will be conducted at CherryWood Village Chapel this afternoon, 2:00 pm.

Mark O’Neal who passed away last weekend. Mark is a member of the family of Catherine Strobehn, and Richard and Donna Evanado. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Friday, June 9, 10:00 am.

David Petersen, brother of Dr. Arnold Petersen, who passed away May 26. An outdoor memorial service will be conducted for him June 25, 2:00 pm, at 10899 S. Wildcat Road, Molalla.

Ricky Best, father of four children, who was killed on the Max train last week. He and his family were friends and neighbors of Don and Trish Hall. If you would like to help the family, contact Trish Hall at trish.llh@gmail.com or
503-816-3084.

Megan and Beau Snyder will be having a baby in August (gender is a surprise)! Come and celebrate with us Sunday, June 4, 10:00 am, in the Columbia Room. Brunch will be served. They are registered at Target and Amazon.com. Everyone is welcome!

Wedding Shower! There will be a wedding shower for Megan Pritchard and Jeremy Gates Sunday, June 11, 2:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited. They are registered at Target and Amazon.com. If you have any questions contact Cassie Van Barriger at cjmiller264@gmail.com or 503-761-8483.

June 14, 7:00 pm, Sunnyside Church Business Meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Our agenda is: 1) 2017-2018 Budget, 2) ReNew Sunnyside.

VBS Volunteer sign-up party, June 17, 1:00 pm, in the Youth room. Food provided. For more details please contact Shannon at 503-367-0036 or studio@shannonchristensen.com.

Sunnyside’s Annual Strawberry Vespers will be on Sabbath, June 17, at 6:00 pm. This promises to be a great program for you to enjoy with your family and friends! There will be lots of great music from some of Portland’s finest musicians, plenty of good fellowship, and lots of strawberry shortcake! This is an evening you won’t want to miss. Come early for a good seat.

SunnyCity is back! This fun, interactive, kid-size city will appear at PAA on Sunday, July 2, from 1:30-3:30 pm.  Your help is needed, ahead of time and on the day of to present our “sunniest” side to the children and families in our community.  Please contact Elise Holcombe or sign up to volunteer in the narthex.

With the SunnyCity event rapidly approaching, we have a few very specific needs that we could use assistance with:
1. Generators – we need one or two generators to help keep the bouncy house up and running for the kids.
2. Trucks – on Sunday morning we need 2-3 pickups to haul canopies, tables, chairs, and music stands from the church to the venue.
3. Canopies – big enough to provide shade over at least one 8-foot table. We’re looking for at least 10 of these to borrow for the day.
If you can help with any of these needs, please contact Lorraine Jacobs at 503-490-7506 or jacololaw@gmail.com.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. 

M&Ms


Life at Sunnyside

Young Adults scouting for a location for church on the mountain.

 

Dean Browning

 

David Duffield

Francie Davidson

Duane Bietz

Town Hall

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Rivergate School
June 10, 6:00 pm: Farewell Vespers.
It is with sadness in our hearts that we will be bidding “farewell” to two beloved teachers who are retiring this year. Mrs. Hamstra has been teaching Kindergarten at Rivergate for 17 years, and Mr. Smith has been teaching 1st & 2nd grade for 31 years. Please plan to join us for this occasion.

Congratulations Graduates!

College
Southern Adventist University
Carina Ivonne Allen
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Cum Laude

Walla Walla University
Ashley Bynum
Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Haley Howard
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Accounting and Management

High School
Portland Adventist Academy
Madison Boskind
Jared Evans
Nate Gren

Elementary
Portland Adventist Elementary School
Jenine Dalusong
Annika Geschke
Janna Lian
Kort Petersen

Hood View Junior Academy
Kyler Kramer

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
Jonathan Caministeanu
Kalani Kramer

 

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.

We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security.  We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

May 15-June 4: ABC Spring Food and Book Sale.
Download a flyer at abcflyer.com.
Event Location: ABC in Gladstone.

June, Tuesdays and Thursday, 7-8:30 pm: Self-defense Class.
Beginning June 6, 7-8:30 pm, there will be free beginners self-defense classes offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ages 5+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult). RSVP at the doors, or call 503-655-2614. Visit www.gladstonepark.org for more information.Event Location: Gladstone Park 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.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

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May 27 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

Last week, we had a church board meeting in which we had lots to talk about. I’m thankful for our board members who are mission-driven and Spirit-filled as they process decisions that are important to our future. Among the decisions were two recommendations from our Communications team. The first will align our visual identity (logo & print materials) with new General Conference guidelines released last month. I think most will enjoy the look that focuses on Sunnyside as a community of people.

In addition, the board approved some work on a new website. In this decade, a website is akin to the front door of a building and I’m excited that we have some top-notch people working to make our digital front door functional and beautiful.

Finally, the board took a first peek at the proposed budget for the next budget cycle. If you’ve been following our financial progress as a community, you know that the past year has been challenging for us.  The budget acknowledges that and proposes a way forward for the next year.  Yet the challenges are significant enough that we believe it is important to talk together in a bit more depth about the budget priorities for the next year.  That’s why I want to personally invite you to Sunnyside’s town hall meeting at 6:30 PM on Thursday, June 1.  At the town hall, we will receive feedback from all members about our ministry priorities and our proposed budget levels.  I hope that many of you will join in the conversation as we work together to plot the path forward.  At that meeting, you’ll even get the first look at the new logo design that our communication has put together. Food will open at 5:30, with proceeds from the sale of the meal supporting Sunnyside ministry.

I hope we will have a full house as we talk together about our “M&M” priorities.

As a church family, we make difficult decisions together and we serve our community together.  That’s why I hope you’ll plan to join in with SunnyCity and our Lawn Concert on July 2.  We need dozens of volunteers to set up tents, to clean up the venue, to interact with kids and families throughout the day. We need others who will volunteer time and energy in preparing materials in the weeks preceding.  It takes a team effort to connect with our community.  I’m thankful for the partnership of Adventist Medical Center, Portland Adventist Academy and Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra in pulling this event together.  Yet we can’t do it without the volunteer energy of Sunnyside members.

Thanks to each of you for your part in being a great family in which we worship, work, and serve together for God’s glory.

Hoping to see many of you out and about for these great events as God leads us forward.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

 

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

Shout out to Debbie Stanton and her team in putting together such a great children’s church. We had nearly 100 children in attendance. Thank you, Debbie.

 To Arnold Petersen, Jim Newell, Carmen Cafferky, Dianne Glovatsky, Gingrich’s and Round Table Sabbath School classes for providing such good food for the WWVA Praise Ringers.

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

This Weekend

Today, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Becoming Giants.”

This afternoon, 5:00 pm Encounters With God features Tom Stafford with “One Miracle After Another.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the family of . . .     

Romain Dixon who passed away May 5. A memorial service will be conducted at CherryWood Village Chapel June 3, 2:00 pm.

Our last exercise class was this week. It will begin again in the fall.

June 1, 6:30 pm, a Town Hall meeting will be held at Sunnyside Church. On the agenda is member input on our proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Your voice and perspective matter. There will be food available for purchase at 5:30 pm, supporting the local ministries of Sunnyside.

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

Megan and Beau Snyder will be having a baby in August (gender is a surprise)! Come and celebrate with us Sunday, June 4, 10:00 am, in the Columbia Room. Brunch will be served. They are registered at Target and Amazon.com. Everyone is welcome!

Student Aid applications – It’s that time of year again! If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application which is available on the table in the Narthex or the church office 503-252-8080. The deadline is June 1.

Graduation time! We would like to give our congratulations to the graduates of 2017. If you have someone that is graduating or know of someone that is, please send their information to the church office at info@SunnysideAdventist.org or
503-252-8080. We would like to know their name, the school, and if applicable, the degree they will be receiving.

Sunnyside’s Annual Strawberry Vespers will be on Sabbath, June 17, at 6:00 pm. This promises to be a great program for you to enjoy with your family and friends! There will be lots of great music from some of Portland’s finest musicians, plenty of good fellowship, and lots of strawberry shortcake! This is an evening you won’t want to miss. Come early for a good seat.

SunnyCity is back! This fun, interactive, kid-size city will appear at PAA on Sunday, July 2, from 1:30-3:30 pm.  Your help is needed, ahead of time and on the day of to present our “sunniest” side to the children and families in our community.  Please contact Elise Holcombe or sign up to volunteer in the narthex.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Thank you for filling our need for a car. A car has been received and our need is again satisfied thanks to your generosity.

 

M&Ms

Life At Sunnyside

 

 

 

 

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Mission Report: 
Our students returned from their mission trips safely and more inspired in service. You can read more about our students’ travels on our website (see links above). They journeyed to Cuba, Fiji, Thailand, the Bahamas, and a team also stayed here in Portland for mission project led by Hoodview SDA Church (thanks, Hoodview!).

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.

We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security.  We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

May 15-June 4: ABC Spring Food and Book Sale.
Download a flyer at abcflyer.com.
Event Location: ABC in Gladstone.

June 2, 7:15 pm: First Friday will be held on in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we invite you to attend. The June First Friday service will feature praise and worship by Sunnyside Praise and an inspirational thought from Adam Ristick.

Registration for the free June 2 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on
May 22, and will run through Wednesday, May 31. Be sure to reserve your spot! Remember that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately. Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, June 2. Registration link: https://www.adventisthealth.org/nw/event/firstfriday-soup-and-salad-dinner

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.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

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May 20 Communiqué

Don’t miss other Announcements  &  Week At a Glance in the Church Bulletin (Click here)

Dear Family,

One of God’s gifts that I appreciate so much, is the Sabbath. I remember as a child, going through Friday’s preparations, looking forward to that moment when I could finally put away the vacuum cleaner and enjoy our family’s tradition of soup and buns around the dinner table. There was such relief that came with the setting of the sun!

It’s easy to take familiar things for granted, and the Sabbath can sometimes become taken for granted, especially when we have grown up with it. Lately I have been studying it again, reading Sigve K. Tonstadt’s incredible book “The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day.” In it, he drew my attention to a facet that I had not spent much time on; the fact that humanity’s first experience was the Sabbath – not a work week leading up to a well earned rest, but a gift of life enjoyed with their Creator in celebration of all that He had done. Is this saying that work is not important? No, but what it is saying, is that it is not our primary purpose. Rather, our primary purpose is living life in relationship with our Creator. Tonstadt writes:

“Seeing that human time begins with a day of rest and not a day of work, the spiritual pursuit, living life in a relationship with the Creator that is mutually meaningful, stands out as the primary meaning of life….” Tonstadt, 37.

As always, I join Paul in the prayer that you will know more and more the love God has for you, the incredible value that you are as His child, and His power in your life.

Looking forward to seeing you all again this Sabbath,

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

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

Shout out to the members of the Interior Design Committee for all the work they have done relating to our ReNew project. Thank you, team. A job well done.

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

This Weekend

Today, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Johnsson will present our Bible message titled “Indescribable: God Is Healer.”

Today, 10:00 am to 12:45 pm, Children’s Church will be in the Fellowship Hall: An Olympic-themed event where kids can learn how to “run the race” of life with Jesus as their friend. Prizes given for bringing friends. Register at SunnysideAdventist.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This evening at 7:00 pm, Portland Adventist String Orchestra, PASO, will present their finale concert. Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of good music.

Sunday, May 21, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta, directed by Donald Appert, will present a concert here at Sunnyside.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the family of . . .     

David Bradshaw who passed away May 6. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church, Monday, May 22, 11:00 am.

Romain Dixon who passed away May 5. A memorial service will be conducted at CherryWood Village Chapel June 3, 2:00 pm.


May 30, 6:30
pm, a Town Hall meeting will be held at Sunnyside Church. On the agenda is member input on our proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Your voice and perspective matter. Pathfinders will be selling vegeburgers as a fundraiser starting at 5:30 pm.

Student Aid applications – It’s that time of year again! If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application which is available on the table in the Narthex or the church office 503-252-8080. The deadline is
June 1.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488.

Urgent Need: One of our members who is a single mother and who recently had surgery, has an urgent need for a car to drive to work. If anyone has or knows of someone that has a reliable used car for sale please notify Gene Denis at 360-892-6506 or 360-513-1014 or Richard Gingrich at 503-252-9384 or 971-400-1218.

Graduation time! We would like to give our congratulations to the graduates of 2017. If you have someone that is graduating or know of someone that is, please send their information to the church office at info@SunnysideAdventist.org or 503-252-8080. We would like to know their name, the school, and if applicable, the degree they will be receiving.

 

M&Ms

Life At Sunnyside

Marya and Naeema Nziacharo, Meadow and Rae Stuart

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Mission Report: 
Our students returned from their mission trips safely and more inspired in service. You can read more about our students’ travels on our website (see links above). They journeyed to Cuba, Fiji, Thailand, the Bahamas, and a team also stayed here in Portland for mission project led by Hoodview SDA Church (thanks, Hoodview!).

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.

We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security.  We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

Ministries Booth at Camp Meeting.
If you would enjoy working with Prison Ministries, they are looking for volunteers for their booth at Camp Meeting this year (July 18-22). During Camp Meeting, there will be a special workshop held by Prison Fellowship to teach us how to help inmates while inside, when they get out, as well as assisting their families. If you are interested, contact Karen Tait at karentait50@yahoo.com.

May 15-June 4: ABC Spring Food and Book Sale.
Download a flyer at abcflyer.com.

June 2, 7:15 pm: First Friday will be held on in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we invite you to attend. The June First Friday service will feature praise and worship by Sunnyside Praise and an inspirational thought from Adam Ristick.

Registration for the free June 2 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on
May 22, and will run through Wednesday, May 31. Be sure to reserve your spot! Remember that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately. Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, June 2. Registration link: https://www.adventisthealth.org/nw/event/firstfriday-soup-and-salad-dinner

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.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

Job Opportunities:

Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School, Battle Ground
Positions currently open:
Administrative Secretary
Teacher Aide
Bus Driver
Please submit resume with three references to Gail Roberts, Office Manager at groberts@mgaes.org, or contact the school at 360-687-5121 for a full job description.

Portland Adventist Academy
Part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services)
Full-time Development Associate to assist with fundraising/ communications. Ideal candidate has annual giving, story writing, grant writing experience; Microsoft Office/Adobe creative apps. Communications, marketing or related degree preferred. Send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org.

Housing Needed:
An Adventist couple is looking for a 4-bedroom home to rent. If you have one or know of anyone that does, please contact the church office at 503-252-8080.

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May 13 Communiqué

Don’t miss other Announcements  &  Week At a Glance in the Church Bulletin (Click here)

Dear Church Family,
The rumors are true! After a few years off, SunnyCity returns this summer on July 2. SunnyCity was our annual community outreach in which we set up a “mini-city” in the park to teach kids about civic life, community, and faith. This year the tradition continues. In its new form, SunnyCity will be a bit different. A bit smaller. A bit more focused. But it keeps the same heart: connecting with families in the local community to bless them and inspire them.

We’re excited to announce that Sunnyside is partnering with PAA, Adventist Medical Center, and Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra to put on an Independence Day weekend event that will be a great experience for the families of our community. We will host the event at PAA, beginning the afternoon with the SunnyCity experience. At 4:00 PM, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert on the lawn. Combine the elements, and the result will be a great opportunity for us to bless our neighbors and get acquainted with more of them.

Of course, anything we do depends on the dedicated and conscientious support of dozens of church members who volunteer their time to make great things happen. I hope that if you’re reading this, you’ll plan to set that date aside and participate in this fun event. We will need greeters, a first aid station, teams to help with setup and tear down, as well as the dozens of volunteers required to populate SunnyCity and host all of our guests. Soon, you’ll be hearing lots more. But for now, Save-the-Date and look forward to how God will use this event and others in the pipeline to connect us more meaningfully with our community.

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.

Shout out to Krissy and Jeremy Barber. Krissy for keeping our visual design on point. And Jeremy for keeping our networks humming and computers up and working. Thank you to both of you for your continued, dedicated commitment.

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

This Weekend

Today, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Indescribable: Prince of Peace.”

This afternoon at 5:00 pm, there will be a vespers featuring Dr. Khamsay Phetchareun, Lao attached field supervisor/trainer, and Elizabeth Negrete, office manager of CPL Ministries. They will present a story of resistance, miracles, and perseverance of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the communist country of Laos.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the family of . . .     

David Bradshaw who passed away May 6. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church, Monday, May 22, 11:00 am.

May 20, 10:00 am to 12:45 pm, Children’s Church: An Olympic-themed event where kids can learn how to “run the race” of life with Jesus as their friend. Prizes given for bringing friends. Register: SunnysideAdventist.org.

May 20, 6:30 pm, the Portland Adventist String Orchestra (PASO) will present their finale concert here at Sunnyside. Invite a friend, come and enjoy this great time of music.

Sunday, May 21, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta, directed by Donald Appert, will present a concert here at Sunnyside.

Student Aid applications – It’s that time of year again! If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application which is available on the table in the Narthex or the church office 503-252-8080. The deadline is June 1.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488.

Urgent Need: One of our members who is a single mother and who recently had surgery, has an urgent need for a car to drive to work. If anyone has or knows of someone that  has a reliable used car for sale please notify Gene Denis at 360-892-6506 or 360-513-1014 or Richard Gingrich at 503-252-9384 or 971-400-1218.

 

M&Ms

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Mission Report: 
Our students returned from their mission trips safely and more inspired in service. You can read more about our students’ travels on our website (see links above). They journeyed to Cuba, Fiji, Thailand, the Bahamas, and a team also stayed here in Portland for mission project led by Hoodview SDA Church (thanks, Hoodview!).

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.

We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security.  We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

May 13, 5:00 pm: Special Mothers’ Day weekend event.
Attend the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus Annual Spring Concert. Free tickets are required, available at www.oamc.org or call 503-970-1693 if you do not have internet access. Register early as seating is limited.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 4:30 pm: Music for Michael, a benefit concert.
Michael Garbi is a sweet, energetic, young boy. Shortly after his 6th birthday, he was diagnosed with metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma. His family is in great need of support. This concert will be hosted by Josh and Jaron Garbi for their cousin, Michael. To support go to:https://www.gofundme.com/help-michaels-mom.
Event Location: Tabernacle Church.

May 16, 6:00 pm: Chef Mark Anthony: Free Dinner and Message.
Live vegetarian performing arts cooking show! One night only – Don’t miss this exciting event. Chef Mark Anthony has done these events in every single state in the country. For free! He has been on ABC, NBC, ESPN, and appears regularly on 3ABN Worldwide television. Learn about plant-based health and nutrition with the following topics: Weight Loss – Lower Cholesterol – Increased Energy. Seating is limited – reserve your seat today for the May 16 event, 503-658-2248.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley 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.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

July 22: Singles at Camp Meeting.
There will be a singles potluck after the noon service at Camp Meeting and it will be held under the trees below the Snack Shack. Following the evening meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social at Zull Hull.
Event Location: Oregon Camp Meeting, Gladstone.

August 18, 20, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Two-Day Free Clinic.
Calling all medical professionals! We are partnering with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network once again to provide a two-day free clinic which will include: Medical – hypertension/diabetes screenings, diagnoses, and referrals; Health education; Dental: fillings, extractions, cleanings, and restorations; Vision: Comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses. If you are a professional in any of these areas, there is a place for you to serve either or both days of this clinic. Visit http://volunteer.impacthealthpdx.com to sign up or call Dr. Bob Hessong at 503-475-6816 if you have questions.

August 25-27, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at  https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701.
Event Location: Bend, Oregon

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

Job Opportunities:

Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School, Battle Ground
Positions currently open:
Administrative Secretary
Teacher Aide
Bus Driver
Please submit resume with three references to Gail Roberts, Office Manager at groberts@mgaes.org, or contact the school at 360-687-5121 for a full job description.

Portland Adventist Academy
Part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking for someone who is fluent in ASL, values Adventist education, loves kids, and is excited about teaching.  If you are interested, please email any questions and your resume to Sheldon Parris at sparris@paasda.org, or call him at 503-255-8372, ext. 212.

PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services)
Full-time Development Associate to assist with fundraising/ communications. Ideal candidate has annual giving, story writing, grant writing experience; Microsoft Office/Adobe creative apps. Communications, marketing or related degree preferred. Send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org.

Housing Needed:
An Adventist couple is looking for a 4-bedroom home to rent. If you have one or know of anyone that does, please contact the church office at 503-252-8080.

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