May 21 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Family,

This week at Sunnyside has been a week to remember. Lee & Marji Venden have been our guests, faithfully proclaiming the centrality of Jesus in our religious experience. As I have mingled with people before and after meetings, I’ve heard words like “refreshing,” “Life-changing,” “enriching.” Consistently, the Vendens have reminded us of the simplicity of the gospel.  Just as importantly, they have reinforced the basic tactics by which we can daily connect with Jesus. But this simple, compelling message has re-focused and re-invigorated many to know Jesus as a friend and stay connected with Him throughout each day. If you’ve been unable to attend the meetings, you can still catch the content at allaboutjesusseminars.org.

I have been impressed that the “All About Jesus” message has been the right message for this time in the life of Sunnyside Church.  As we lock in on our vision for the future and discover how God will lead us to interact with our community, our connection to Jesus is vital as we become “living witnesses” for Him.  As we take steps to connect more meaningfully with each other, a vibrant spiritual life is the glue that connects us together.

I’m reminded of Ellen White’s perspective that before the latter rain would be poured out, “there will be among the people of the Lord such a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witnessed since apostolic times.” As Lee Venden has convincingly shared with us this week, “primitive godliness” has less to do with what we do and everything to do with Knowing Jesus.

May we answer the call as a community to know Jesus better, to love Him more deeply, to reflect Him more fully as we interact with each other and with those in our city.

“All About Jesus” continues tonight at 6:30 (complimentary supper beforehand) and tomorrow at 8:45 AM, 11:15 AM, 2 PM (complimentary lunch provided).  I hope you’ll plan to be here for a day full of inspiration.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

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Friday evening, 6:30 pm, Lee Venden continues his series with “Comforter and Friend. Just prior to the meeting at 5:30 pm, there will be a complimentary meal served in the fellowship hall. Come and join us!

We have been blessed to have Lee and Marji Venden with us this past weeVenden snapshotk. Today, Sabbath, they will finish their series, two different presentations for our worship services, and one this afternoon at 2:00 pm, Is Jesus Enough.” Lunch for attendees will be provided. Vendens work as a revivalist team for the Arizona Conference, offering seminars designed to deepen one’s spirituality by assisting in the development of a personal walk with Christ. The Vendens’ presentations are characterized by clear, practical suggestions on how to develop or deepen a meaningful relationship with Jesus.

This evening at 7:00, PASO Portland Adventist String Orchestra & Opus Strings will present a concert “Reunited for Heaven,” celebrating their 10th year of music. This will be their season finale reunion concert directed by Hunter Petty.

Pray for comfort and peace for the families and friends of…

Calvin Hartnell who passed away April 3. A memorial service will be conducted for him tomorrow, Sunday, May 22, 10:30 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

ReNew Sunnyside is quickly making a difference throughout our facility. It is time once again to do a carpet pull! We need volunteers to help pull carpet on tomorrow, Sunday, May 22, 2–4 pm. If you can help, please contact Carl Haggerty 917-374-6453.

Church Announcements 

 

It’s almost graduation time! If you have a graduate or know of one, please contact the church office with their name, email a picture, list their grade and the school they are attending as soon as possible so we can extend our congratulations to them – email: info@SunnysideAdventist.org, phone 503-252-8080.

Our Church Business meeting will be June 1, 7:00 pm in the Sandy Room. Our agenda is: (1) Devotional (2) Past Business and Board Minutes (3) Membership Business (4) Financial Report (5) 2016-2017 Budget (6) ReNew Report (7) 20/20 Vision. Place this date on your calendar and come join us for this very important meeting.

First Friday will be held on June 3 from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship. This First Friday will feature praise and worship by Sunnyside’s praise team and an inspirational thought from Manny Taiblum who survived a German detention camp in WWII Poland. We really hope you will be able to join us. Flyers are available on the Narthex table.

Vacation Bible School is July 11-15. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. We need volunteers in every area. If you have helped in years past, please give Emilie a call; if you have never helped, we have a place for you. Please contact Emilie Butler, 503-853-4264 or b.emilie@gmail.com,if you are available to help.

Student assistance applications are now available. For those families seeking aid in attending one of our Adventist schools for the 2016-2017 school year, contact the church office on how to receive assistance. Applications must be received by June 1.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your 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” or account number 488.

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SUNNYSIDE UPCOMING EVENTS

June 18, 5:30 pm: Strawberry Vespers
                  8:00 pm: Heritage Singers
July 11-15, 6:30 pm: Vacation Bible School
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Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Our principal search is over, thanks to God’s incredible timing. He is good!  http://paasda.org/news/welcome-principal-parris/

Urgent announcement!
Portland Adventist Academy needs substitute teachers. Substitutes do not need a teaching certificate but must have a college degree. Please contact PAA at 503.255.8372 if you’re interested and have a few flexible hours a week to share.

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

Area Events

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting 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 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) 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 to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

 

May 21, 4:00 pm: Multicultural Benefit Vespers with Esther Nakashima.
Join Esther Nakashima & friends for a wonderful evening of culture and music. A love offering will be taken to benefit the Nakashima family’s school in the Philippines. Invite a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

Job Opportunities:

His Praise Seeks a new Support Coordinator
His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking for someone who can devote their third Sabbath each month between September and May (except December) to helping the chorus move their equipment to the venue where they will be performing, set it up and run the sound for the chorus, put it all back in the trailer then move it to the next venue and do the same thing again. Members of the chorus help load/unload the equipment. A vehicle with a trailer hitch would be needed to haul the trailer full of equipment. Anyone interested in this position should contact the chorus president, Wes Wilbur at 360-936-1401 or cw9116@gmail.com for a complete job description.

PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking two part-time Goods Processing Supervisors to supervise volunteers and oversee processing of goods donated to the thrift store. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

The Oregon Conference Administration Department is hiring an executive assistant.For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home.

The Oregon Conference Trust and Treasury Department is hiring a senior accounting clerk. For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, , click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home.

 

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May 14 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Family,

I grew up in a little town in central Missouri. The town had around 10,000 residents. “Downtown” consisted of a few blocks of “mom & pop” shops. The big attractions in town were high school football and the junior college basketball team. The Adventist church had just over 100 members.  For us, it was clear that “church” meant the people. We met for Sabbath in the gymnasium of the school building that the church members built because they wanted to be sure their kids had Christian education. Maybe I look back on it with the rose-colored glasses of a 10-year-old.  Or maybe it was a different time.

Back then, there were two things that kept us together as a church family:  working together and worshipping together. The church members built that school a brick at a time together. We participated together in ingathering and evangelism. And we worshipped together in the gym with the concrete floor and the uncomfortable metal folding chairs.  But the work and worship held the church together.

And the more things change, the more things stay the same.  Even now, work and worship hold a church family together. That’s why I’m excited that this weekend, we get to experience both.

Friday night begins our revival series with Lee Venden.  Lee is arriving today (Thursday) and preparing to inspire us with his love for Jesus. Tomorrow, “All About Jesus” will continue with different presentations at 8:45 and 11:15 am.  IF ever there were a time to attend both worship services, this Sabbath is it!  You won’t be disappointed.  The series will continue each evening between now and next Sabbath.  Most nights, there will be some food available.  Check the website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, for the details.  We’ve done our best to create some great options that minimize the work for our volunteers and are affordable for each of us.

On Sunday morning, we will need the help of a few dozen people to prepare the children’s divisions for carpet-laying next week.  We’ll start early by removing all of chairs and props from each classroom, then remove the carpet so that everything is ready for Monday. We could use up to 75 people, so I hope that many will choose to join.  As they say, many hands make light work.

I hope you’ll join in wherever you can as we work and worship together this weekend.  God continues to lead our church family forward into His plan. And I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

See you Friday night for a light supper and the opening meeting of “All About Jesus.”

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

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Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 Venden snapshotam. Lee Venden will continue his series on “All About Jesus,” For our first worship service he will present the topic of “It’s Who You Know” and the second service topic is titled Born Twice.

At 6:30 pm today, we will enjoy another presentation by Lee Venden titled  “Blessed Assurance.”

Church Announcements 

Pray for comfort and peace for the families and friends of… 

Calvin Hartnell who passed away April 3. A memorial service will be conducted for him Sunday, May 22, 10:30 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

All About Jesus revival series with Lee Venden continues throughout this week at 6:30 pm. There will be nightly meetings with a light supper available for purchase on weeknights beginning at 5:30 pm (complimentary on Fridays) and meetings at 6:30 pm. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to share food and build community here at Sunnyside. Please check our website, www.SunnysideAdventist.org, for more details on food and presentations. Sabbath the presentations will be different at each worship service. As you experience this series, it is our prayer that you will come to see Jesus in a whole new light, and that fresh glimpse of Him will move you beyond religious theory into a deeper walk with God.

ReNew Sunnyside is quickly making a difference throughout our facility. It is time once again to do a carpet pull! We need volunteers to help pull carpet on May 15,10 am–noon and May 22, 2–4 pm. If you can help, please contact Carl Haggerty 917-374-6453.

It’s almost graduation time! If you have a graduate or know of one please let the office know so we can appropriately extend our congratulations to them.

Student assistance applications are now available. For those families seeking aid in attending one of our Adventist schools for the 2016-2017 school year, contact the church office on how to receive assistance. Applications must be received by June 1.

The Oregon Sinfonietta, directed by Donald Appert, will be in concert here at Sunnyside May 15, 3:00 pm, featuring Jonathan Liao, CMOS winner, playing Mozart.

May 21, 7:00 pm, PASO Portland Adventist String Orchestra & Opus Strings will present a concert “Reunited for Heaven,” celebrating their 10th year of music. This will be their season finale reunion concert directed by Hunter Petty.

Vacation Bible School is July 11-15. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. If you have helped in years past, please give Emilie a call; if you have never helped, we have a place for you. Please contact Emilie Butler, 503-853-4264 or b.emilie@gmail.com, if you are available to help.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your 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” or account number 488.

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SUNNYSIDE UPCOMING EVENTS
May 15, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta Concert
May 21, 7:00 pm: PASSO Concert (Portland Adventist String Orchestra)
June 18, 5:30 pm: Strawberry Vespers
                  8:00 pm: Heritage Singers
______________________________________________________

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news
Urgent announcement!
Portland Adventist Academy needs substitute teachers. Substitutes do not need a teaching certificate but must have a college degree. Please contact PAA at 503.255.8372 if you’re interested and have a few flexible hours a week to share.

Portland Adventist Elementary
http://www.paes.com
The annual Portland Adventist Elementary School Constituency is scheduled for May, 16, 2016, 7:00 pm. in the PAES Gymnasium. The agenda is a follows: (1) Worship/Prayer (2) Minutes for May 2015 meeting (3) Finance Report/ Budget 2016-2017 (4) Administrative Report (5) Dreams for our School (6) Closing Prayer.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting 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 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) 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 to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

May 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm: “Hands On” Gardening Workshop.
Learn from Lynn Hoag, in person, from SunCountryGardens.com  Learn how to grow even better than the best organic healthy, tasty fruits and veggies, using EGW methods and more…. Bring your lunch, garden rake, and shovel….A bargain at $25 per person/ couple…Free to previous attendees…bring someone new and get $5 credit. Contact Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

May 15, 10 am-5 pm: Pathfinder Fair.
The Oregon Conference Pathfinder Fair is an annual end-of-the-Pathfinder-year event. Pathfinders gather from around the Conference to share their accomplishments. The opening ceremony starts with a parade followed by a day filled with activities, exhibits, demonstrations, and good food. Closing prayer concludes the day.
Event Location: Oregon State Fair Expo Center, Salem, Oregon.

May 21, 7:00 pm: Multicultural Benefit Vespers with Esther Nakashima.
Join Esther Nakashima & friends for a wonderful evening of culture and music. A love offering will be taken to benefit the Nakashima family’s school in the Philippines. Invite a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

Job Opportunities:

PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking two part-time Goods Processing Supervisors to supervise volunteers and oversee processing of goods donated to the thrift store. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

The Oregon Conference Administration Department is hiring an executive assistant.For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home.

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May 7 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside Family,

One week from today, Lee Venden will arrive at Sunnyside and begin his “All About Jesus” revival series. A couple of weeks ago, Heidi Hill shared her spiritual journey which was revitalized by the ministry of Pastor Venden. Lee’s heart for Jesus and simple way of inspiring others to fall in love with Jesus again is sure to inspire our community of faith. Whether you’re brand-new to Adventism, or are a fifth-generation believer, this series will open your eyes again and encourage you toward a fresh experience with your Savior.

This series is a bit different than others we’ve had at Sunnyside before.  Often, we will have separate children’s programming in conjunction with evening meetings.  We considered that for this meeting also. But as I talked with Lee, his experience is that between the children’s feature in each meeting and the stories that he tells in the main presentation, children are just as tuned in as adults. As a family-focused church, we want to make it easy for children and their parents to worship together. If you have kids, I hope that they’ll be there (and don’t forget to pick up an “All About Jesus” activity sheet). If you have grandkids, bring them along. If you know of other family members or former church members that would be blessed by this series, take a flyer or two and make sure that others know about it.

I know that a nine-day commitment is a big one for many of us. Nevertheless, I expect that when we commit to our corporate spiritual growth, we will grow together into a closer, more connected, more faithful, more energized community of faith. I hope that you will journey with us as we go.

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to live stream the evening meetings, but we will have a free shuttle running from Cherrywood each evening. Call the church office for reservations.

I can’t wait to see what God will do in our community through the ministry of Lee Venden.  Plan to be there!  You won’t be disappointed.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

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Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present the Bible message entitled “Transformed Life: Patient Saints.”

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.

Join us this afternoon, 2:00, for Adventurer Investiture. All are welcome.

Church Announcements 

Pray for comfort and peace for the families and friends of… 

Raymond and Marion Betz on the passing of Marion’s father who lived in Canada.

Rosemary Wanjiku whose mother in Kenya passed away this last week.

Calvin Hartnell who passed away April 3. A memorial service will be conducted for him Sunday, May 22, 10:30 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

Robert Hillberg who passed away April 6. A memorial service will be conducted for him Monday, May 9, 4:00 pm, here at Sunnyside Church.

All About Jesus revival series with Lee Venden will be here May 13-21. There will be nightly meetings with a light supper available for purchase on weeknights beginning aVenden snapshott 5:30 pm (complimentary on Fridays) and meetings at 6:30 pm. Please check our website, http://www.SunnysideAdventist.org, for more details on food and presentations. Sabbath the presentations will be different at each worship service. As you experience this series, it is our prayer that you will come to see Jesus in a whole new light, and that fresh glimpse of Him will move you beyond religious theory into a deeper walk with God.

ReNew Sunnyside is quickly making a difference throughout our facility. It is time once again to do a carpet pull! We need volunteers to help pull carpet on May 15,10 am–noon and May 22, 2–4 pm. If you can help, please contact Carl Haggerty 917-374-6453.

Student assistance applications are now available. For those families seeking aid in attending one of our Adventist schools for the 2016-2017 school year, contact the church office on how to receive assistance. Applications must be received by June 1.

The Oregon Sinfonietta, directed by Donald Appert, will be in concert here at Sunnyside May 15, 3:00 pm, featuring Jonathan Liao, cmso winner, playing Mozart.

May 21, 7:00 pm, PASO Portland Adventist String Orchestra & Opus Strings will present a concert “Reunited for Heaven,” celebrating their 10th year of music. This will be their season finale reunion concert directed by Hunter Petty.

Vacation Bible School is July 11-15. This year’s theme is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World. As always, we are soliciting volunteers. If you have helped in years past, please give Emilie a call; if you have never helped, we have a place for you. Please contact Emilie Butler at 503-853-4264 if you are available to help.

Family Resource Network – We currently have a request from a family to rent a 3-4 bedroom house. If you know of one available, please contact us at 503-252-8080. Thank you for your 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” or account number 488.

______________________________________________________

SUNNYSIDE UPCOMING EVENTS
May 15, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta Concert
May 21, 7:00 pm: PASSO Concert (Portland Adventist String Orchestra)
June 18, 5:30 pm: Strawberry Vespers
                  8:00 pm: Heritage Singers
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Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

PAA Remembers Tim Ellis
This Saturday (Alumni Sabbath), from 4-5:30 pm, we’re having a special event to remember our 20-year music teacher, Tim Ellis. https://www.facebook.com/events/1082039815190667/

Urgent announcement!
Portland Adventist Academy needs substitute teachers. Substitutes do not need a teaching certificate but must have a college degree. Please contact PAA at 503.255.8372 if you’re interested and have a few flexible hours a week to share.

Alumni Weekend, May 7, 2016! PAA/PUA welcomes all to Alumni Weekend 2016. Honored classes are: 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2006.  Everyon is invited to church at 10:30, in the PAA Gym for music, memories from alumni, and thoughts from Pastor Dustin Serns ‘ 06. Class picutres ofr honored classes immediately following church. Lunch is available in the cafeteria (donations accepted).

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

The annual Portland Adventist Elementary School Constituency is scheduled for May, 16, 2016, 7:00 pm. in the PAES Gymnasium. The agenda is a follows: (1) Worship/Prayer (2) Minutes for May 2015 meeting (3) Finance Report/ Budget 2016-2017 (4) Administrative Report (5) Dreams for our School (6) Closing Prayer.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting 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 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) 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 to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

May 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm: “Hands On” Gardening Workshop.
Learn from Lynn Hoag, in person, from SunCountryGardens.com  Learn how to grow even better than the best organic healthy, tasty fruits and veggies, using EGW methods and more…. Bring your lunch, garden rake, and shovel….A bargain at $25 per person/ couple…Free to previous attendees…bring someone new and get $5 credit. Contact Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

May 15, 10 am-5 pm: Pathfinder Fair.
The Oregon Conference Pathfinder Fair is an annual end-of-the-Pathfinder-year event. Pathfinders gather from around the Conference to share their accomplishments. The opening ceremony starts with a parade followed by a day filled with activities, exhibits, demonstrations, and good food. Closing prayer concludes the day.
Event Location: Oregon State Fair Expo Center, Salem, Oregon.

May 21, 7:00 pm: Multicultural Benefit Vespers with Esther Nakashima.
Join Esther Nakashima & friends for a wonderful evening of culture and music. A love offering will be taken to benefit the Nakashima family’s school in the Philippines. Invite a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

Job Opportunities:

PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking two part-time Goods Processing Supervisors to supervise volunteers and oversee processing of goods donated to the thrift store. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

The Oregon Conference Administration Department is hiring an executive assistant.For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home.

 

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April 30 Communiqué

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Dear Church Family,

I’m so thankful for the dozens of people that invest their time and energy into the Sunnyside community each week.  This week alone, Tom and Dean spent hours making sure our kitchen is safer and more accessible.  Gene and Judy spent hours setting up tables and preparing space for tonight’s event. A team of deaconesses has ben preparing food for over 200 people. Kathy and Konnie spent all day at the church preparing beautiful table coverings for future events. Organists and other musicians have spent hours rehearsing. Children’s ministries volunteers have developed programming for our Pathfinders, Adventurers and Sabbath Schools.  Everywhere one turns, people who care about the Sunnyside community are investing their lives in making it great!  Every time I see it, my heart overflows with gratitude.

Over the past year or so, Sunnyside has been developing our 2020 Vision priorities.  One of the top seven (of more than 50) is, “Children’s Ministries is thriving and well-supported.”  We have been privileged to have top-flight kids’ ministries over the past decade at Sunnyside and we look forward to many more years of life-changing ministry to our children. We have some of the most dedicated, caring people involved in our children’s ministries. Yet if our vision for the future is to become a reality, the Lord will call more people into service with our Kid’s Ministry team. Some events like Vacation Bible School or community outreach events are shorter-term commitments. Sabbath School is for a bit longer term. All of our volunteers work together to inspire our kids to love Jesus more.

If you’d like to invest your energy and skills into our community, I’d love to talk with you. Whether it be in KidMin or in personal ministries, technology support or kitchen support, there is a place for every person to make a difference.

God is calling us to a journey of transformation that will have an impact on our community, both inside and outside the walls of Sunnyside. As we each do our part in the family of God, the Lord will bless the journey.

I’m looking forward to serving with each of you as we discover how God will direct the future.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell  will present the Bible message entitled “Transformed Life: Peace Makers.”

This afternoon join us for a review of the Ethiopia Mission at 5:00 pm, in the Columbia Room.

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 1, 4:00 pm the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Spring Concert to be held in conjunction with its first annual fundraiser – a silent auction to take place following the concert with previews before the concert and during intermission. A preview of auction items and information on donating will also be posted to our website.  Please visit our Facebook page and invite your friends to “like us!” http://www.SunnysideSymphony.org;https: /www.facebook.com/sunnysidesymphony/
Event Location: Sunnyside Church.

Church Announcements 

Pray for comfort and peace for the families and friends of… 

Calvin Hartnell who passed away April 3. A memorial service will be conducted for him Sunday, May 22, 10:30 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

Robert Hillberg who passed away April 6. A memorial service will be conducted for him Monday, May 9, 10:00 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

May First Friday will be held on May 6 from 7:158:30 pm in the lower level amphitheaters of the Adventist Medical Center. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship. The May First Friday launches soup and supper dinner. First Friday attendees can come early and have dinner on us from 5:30-6:30 pm. Registration is required; please register each individual separately at https://goo.gl/SeuCEZ Our spiritual focus will feature praise and worship by Holy Hypertribe from City Sanctuary Church and an inspirational thought from Nelson of the Fish 104.1 morning show. We really hope you will be able to join us. Flyers are available on the Narthex table.

All About Jesus revival series with Lee Venden will be here May 13-21. There will be nightly meetings with a light supper available for purchase on weeknights beginning at 5:30 pm (complimentary on Fridays) and meetings at 6:30 pm. Please check our website, http://www.SunnysideAdventist.org, for more details on food and presentations. Sabbath the presentations will be different at each worship service. As you experience this series, it is our prayer that you will come to see Jesus in a whole new light, and that fresh glimpse of Him will move you beyond religious theory into a deeper walk with God.

ReNew Sunnyside is quickly making a difference throughout our facility. It is time once again to do a carpet pull! We need volunteers to help pull carpet on May 15,10 am–noon and May 22, 2–4 pm. If you can help, please contact Carl Haggerty 917-374-6453.

Family Resource Network – We currently have a request from a family to rent a 3-4 bedroom house. If you know of one available, please contact us at 503-252-8080. Thank you for your 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” or account number 488.

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SUNNYSIDE UPCOMING EVENTS
May 1, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 15, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta Concert
May 21, 7:00 pm: PASSO Concert (Portland Adventist String Orchestra)
June 18, 5:30 pm: Strawberry Vespers
                  8:00 pm: Heritage Singers
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Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news
Story:
PAA students visited a cadaver laboratory and got to hold, touch, and explore God’s incredible creations!
http://paasda.org/news/anatomy-class-impresses-professional-program-professor/
Feature Story:
Coos Bay SDA church gifted PAA athletes, students, and fans with a season finishing full of spiritual treasures!
http://paasda.org/news/basketball-season-spiritual-treasures/

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

The annual Portland Adventist Elementary School Constituency is scheduled for May, 16, 2016, 7:00 pm. in the PAES Gymnasium. The agenda is a follows: (1) Worship/Prayer (2) Minutes for May 2015 meeting (3) Finance Report/ Budget 2016-2017 (4) Administrative Report (5) Dreams for our School (6) Closing Prayer.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting 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 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) 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 to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

April 17-May 8: ABC Vegetarian Food and Book Sale.
The Adventist Book Center’s vegetarian food and book sale is featuring some exceptional super specials. For all the details, download the sale flyer at abcflyer.com
Event Location: Gladstone Adventist Book Center. 

May 10, 7:00 pm: Dr. Neil Nedley’s Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program.
Get your life back. Identify the causes of depression and anxiety, and overcome them through positive lifestyle changes. Achieve your peak mental performance and thrive in your faith, relationships, and work. Reserve your seat for the free introductory session, and receive a free gift when you attend (free gifts limited to the first 25 reservations). Call Jon Beaty at 503-567-2777.
Event Location: Sandy Adventist Church.

May 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm: “Hands On” Gardening Workshop.
Learn from Lynn Hoag, in person, from SunCountryGardens.com  Learn how to grow even better than the best organic healthy, tasty fruits and veggies, using EGW methods and more…. Bring your lunch, garden rake, and shovel….A bargain at $25 per person/ couple…Free to previous attendees…bring someone new and get $5 credit. Contact Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

May 15, 10 am-5 pm: Pathfinder Fair.
The Oregon Conference Pathfinder Fair is an annual end-of-the-Pathfinder-year event. Pathfinders gather from around the Conference to share their accomplishments. The opening ceremony starts with a parade followed by a day filled with activities, exhibits, demonstrations, and good food. Closing prayer concludes the day.
Event Location: Oregon State Fair Expo Center, Salem, Oregon.

May 21, 7:00 pm: Multicultural Benefit Vespers with Esther Nakashima.
Join Esther Nakashima & friends for a wonderful evening of culture and music. A love offering will be taken to benefit the Nakashima family’s school in the Philippines. Invite a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.

Job Opportunity:
Now hiring! PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking two part-time Goods Processing Supervisors to supervise volunteers and oversee processing of goods donated to the thrift store. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

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April 23 Communiqué

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

Dear Church Family,

Sunnyside is a church community on mission. It’s easy to see when we send small teams of people across the world to serve the needs of the third world for two or three weeks.  It’s less obvious when a small group faithfully prepares meals week in and week out for hungry and overburdened college students.  Or when one or two people spend countless volunteer hours setting up chairs and tables for the endless study groups, ministry teams, and committees that happen in the life of Sunnyside.

This past week, our church board took a major concrete step toward more effective mission and ministry in our local community.  On August 26, 2016, the Adventist Medical Evangelism Network will set up shop at Portland Adventist Academy to provide free dental and vision care to the underprivileged of Portland.  Last Wednesday, Sunnyside officially signed on as a sponsor for the event.  We will partner with Adventist Medical Center and many Adventist churches in Portland to bring this vital service to our neighbors. In addition to committing local mission funding to this event, we took on the task of recruiting many volunteers to help make the weekend a success.  Before long, you’ll hear much more about the details of this event.  But for now, I affirm our board for taking the call of missions seriously and taking concrete steps to reach our neighborhood.  We fully intend that this will be the beginning of a fruitful relationship with AMC as we partner in various ways to bring hope and healing to Southeast Portland.

It is the fulfillment of our mission to inspire a community toward a life transformed by Jesus. And it’s one aspect of the vision we have identified to “be connected with our surrounding community.”  Wherever He went, Jesus had a reputation as one who would bring healing and hope to everyone He met.  May we develop the same reputation in this community.  Plan now to volunteer on August 26 and 28 as we work together to bring healing to our neighbors.

Pastor Jonathan

News & Notes

News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell  will present the Bible message entitled “Transformed Life: Unspeakable Joy.”

A “Sunnyside Spiritual Staycation” featuring inspirational speakers from the Oregon Conference Women’s Retreat and Women of Faith beginning Friday evening at 7:00, and continuing this afternoon at 1:00 pm. We will also meet Sunday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, with a brunch potluck. Everyone is welcome. It is reported, “this insight made scripture jump off the page and settle into my heart.” Come, enrich your spiritual journey and experience God’s blessings.

Church Announcements 

Pray for comfort and peace for the families and friends of… 

Margie Whitmore who passed away March 30. A memorial service will be conducted for her this Sabbath, April 23, 2:00 pm, at CherryWood Gabriel Chapel.

Calvin Hartnell who passed away April 3. A memorial service will be conducted for him Sunday, May 22, 10:00 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

Robert Hillberg who passed away April 6. A memorial service will be conducted for him Monday, May 9, 10:00 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

A “Sunnyside Spiritual Staycation” is coming on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 22-24, for both men and women, to be held in the fellowship hall, sponsored by Women’s Ministries. Join us for programming from the Oregon Conference Women’s Retreat and Women of Faith to enrich your spiritual journey and experience God’s blessings.

Seder1April 29, 6:00 pm: Join the Sunnyside Family for our Passover Seder event. In the hours before He died, Jesus led a Passover Seder with His disciples. Come and experience the Seder together to gain deeper insight into the Last Supper and our present-day communion service. Free tickets required. SunnysideAdventist.org/tickets.

Ethiopia Mission Review will be presented April 30, 5:00 pm, in the Sanctuary. Come and hear an exciting report of all the happenings on the recent mission trip.

ReNew Sunnyside is quickly making a difference throughout our facility. It is time once again to do a carpet pull! We need volunteers to help pull carpet on May 1 and May 15, from 10 am–noon. If you can help, please contact Carl Haggerty at 917-374-6453.

Lee Venden will be here May 13-21, presenting an All About Jesus Revival Seminar. There will be nightly meetings with a light supper beginning at 5:30 pm; meetings at 6:30. Sabbath, the presentations will be different at each worship service. As you experience this seminar, it is our prayer that you will come to see Jesus in a whole new light, and that fresh glimpse of Him will move you beyond religious theory into a deeper walk with God.

Family Resource Network – We currently have a request from a family to rent a 3-4 bedroom house. If you know of one available, please contact us at 503-252-8080. Thank you for your 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” or account number 488.

Update: As many of your know the Family Resource Network has been assisting Alex Buchanan with his recovery from the bicycle accident which left him paralyzed. Alex has been working hard to regain his motor skills. Some of his accomplishments include:

  • An increase range of motion in the hamstrings and ankles
  • Significant increases in shoulder structural integrity allowing him to sit independently with arms extended behind him
  • Increased function of his core – he can maintain balance for 15 seconds
  • Increased shoulder strength and endurance that enables him to lie on his stomach propped up on his elbows for an extended amount of time
  • Significant reduction in blood pressure issues

We are proud of Alex and his progress and we pray for God’s continued blessing as he continues to regain strength and motion.

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SUNNYSIDE UPCOMING EVENTS
April 23, 6:00 pm: Passover Seder
May 1, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 15, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta Concert
May 21, 7:00 pm: PASSO Concert (Portland Adventist String Orchestra)
June 18, 5:30 pm: Strawberry Vespers
                  8:00 pm: Heritage Singers
______________________________________________________

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news
Story:
PAA students visited a cadaver laboratory and got to hold, touch, and explore God’s incredible creations!
http://paasda.org/news/anatomy-class-impresses-professional-program-professor/
Feature Story:
Coos Bay SDA church gifted PAA athletes, students, and fans with a season finishing full of spiritual treasures!
http://paasda.org/news/basketball-season-spiritual-treasures/


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

Area Events

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting 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 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) 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 to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

April 17-May 8: ABC Vegetarian Food and Book Sale.
The Adventist Book Center’s vegetarian food and book sale is featuring some exceptional super specials. For all the details, download the sale flyer at abcflyer.com
Event Location: Gladstone Adventist Book Center. 

April 29-May 1: Oregon Men’s Summit.
Join us for a weekend of spiritual food and fellowship. This year’s summit features
Ty Gibson, co-director of Light Bearers Ministry and pastor of the Storyline Church in Eugene. For more information on this year’s summit call 503-850-3559, or go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2016-men.
Event Location: Dorena Lake.

April 30, 2:00 pm : Seeing Jesus Through Muslim Eyes
Seeing Jesus Through Muslim Eyes is a presentation by A Sure Harvest Ministries – one of the very few Adventist ministries that are sharing the gospel with Muslims around the world. You are invited to the seminar that will equip attendees for reaching out to Muslims, helping to fulfill the gospel commission. Presenter pastor Gerald Babanezhad, coordinator of Muslim outreach at the Pacific Union Conference, will share the historical setting and perspective of Islam, the role of Adventist church in sharing the Three Angels’ Messages with Muslims, Muslims’ understanding of Seventh-day Adventists, testimonies, and much more followed by Q&A time.
Event Location: Hood View Church.

May 1, 4:00 pm: The Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Spring Concert to be held in conjunction with its first annual fundraiser – a silent auction to take place following the concert with previews before the concert and during intermission. A preview of auction items and information on donating will also be posted to our website.  Please visit our Facebook page and invite your friends to “like us!” http://www.SunnysideSymphony.org; https://www.facebook.com/sunnysidesymphony/
Event Location: Sunnyside Church.

May 10, 7:00 pm: Dr. Neil Nedley’s Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program.
Get your life back. Identify the causes of depression and anxiety, and overcome them through positive lifestyle changes. Achieve your peak mental performance and thrive in your faith, relationships, and work. Reserve your seat for the free introductory session, and receive a free gift when you attend (free gifts limited to the first 25 reservations). Call Jon Beaty at 503-567-2777.
Event Location: Sandy Adventist Church.

May 6, 7:15 pm:  First Friday.
The May First Friday will feature praise and worship by Holy Hypertribe from City Sanctuary Church, and an inspirational thought from Nelson of the Fish 104.1 morning show. We really hope you will be able to join us. This is a free event.
Event Location: AMC Amphitheater.

May 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm: “Hands On” Gardening Workshop.
Learn from Lynn Hoag, in person, from SunCountryGardens.com  Learn how to grow even better than the best organic healthy, tasty fruits and veggies, using EGW methods and more…. Bring your lunch, garden rake, and shovel….A bargain at $25 per person/ couple…Free to previous attendees…bring someone new and get $5 credit. Contact Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.


Housing Need:
La Sierra University pre-med student needs housing from June 15-August 19. She will be taking an MCAT Prep course at Portland State University and will be studying in her free time and be very quiet. (MCAT is the medical school entrance exam). She is willing to pay rent. If you have an extra room in your home that you would be willing to rent out for two months, please contact Hannah Garza at 979-492-0815 or hannamgarza@gmail.com.”

Job Opportunity:
Now hiring! PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking two part-time Goods Processing Supervisors to supervise volunteers and oversee processing of goods donated to the thrift store. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

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April 16 Communiqué

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

Dear Church Family,

This past week I was blessed to share in FaithLift’s study of Colossians. There Paul concludes his letter with the counsel to “let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone” (Col 4:6). It is quite amazing how much counsel the Bible has in regards to our words – both Old Testament and New. Proverbs states the case in no uncertain terms: “death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). And it made me pause and consider, how much life is imparted by my words? And sadly, how often do my words fail to impart life?

I personally found Paul’s analogy of salt as a seasoning in regards to my conversation, as both challenging and beautiful. Salt can be used in many ways; in larger doses it can be both a preserving agent and antiseptic. But when used as a seasoning, it enhances flavors already present. In fact, if you try to add more and more salt in order to combat unwanted flavors, the results are unpalatable! Salt as a seasoning can only enhance flavors already present and it must be used carefully.

I know that the people who have had the greatest impact in my life, are those that used their words to lift me up, affirming God’s work in my life, celebrating the good. And I am challenged to do the same. In a world where criticism often takes sway, may our words highlight God’s active presence in people’s lives, lifting them up, affirming the good, conversation full of grace, seasoned with salt.

Looking forward to worshipping with you tomorrow,

Pastor Kara

News & Notes

News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell  will present the Bible message entitled “Transformed Life: Love For No Reason.”

Encounters With God, this afternoon at 5:00 pm, features Eileen Robinson.

Church Announcements 

Pray for comfort and peace for the families and friends of… 

Pastor Shirley Allen whose father in South Africa passed away last week.

Margie Whitmore who passed away March 30. A memorial service will be conducted for her Sabbath, April 23, 2:00 pm, at CherryWood Gabriel Chapel.

Calvin Hartnell who passed away April 3. A memorial service will be conducted for him Sunday, May 22, 10:00 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

Robert Hillberg who passed away April 6. A memorial service will be conducted for him Monday, May 9, 10:00 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

A “Sunnyside Spiritual Staycation” is coming on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 22-24, for both men and women, to be held in the fellowship hall, sponsored by Women’s Ministries. Join us for programming from the Oregon Conference Women’s Retreat and Women of Faith to enrich your spiritual journey and experience God’s blessings.

Seder1April 29, 6:00 pm: Join the Sunnyside Family for our Passover seder event. In the hours before He died, Jesus led a Passover seder with His disciples. Come and experience the seder together to gain deeper insight into the Last Supper and our present-day communion service. Free tickets required. SunnysideAdventist.org/tickets.

Lee Venden will be here May 13-21, presenting an All About Jesus Revival Seminar. There will be nightly meetings with a light supper beginning at 5:30 pm; meetings at 6:30. Sabbath, the presentations will be different at each worship service. As you experience this seminar, it is our prayer that you will come to see Jesus in a whole new light, and that fresh glimpse of Him will move you beyond religious theory into a deeper walk with God.

There are a few devotional books that were ordered at the beginning of the year that have not yet been picked up. If you ordered a book and did not receive it, please contact the church office at 503-252-8080.

Family Resource Network – We currently have a request from a family to rent a 3-4 bedroom house. If you know of one available, please contact us at 503-252-8080. Thank you for your 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” or account number 488.1.

______________________________________________________

SUNNYSIDE UPCOMING EVENTS
April 23, 6:00 pm: Passover Seder
May 1, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 15, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta Concert
June 18, 5:30 pm: Strawberry Vespers
                  8:00 pm: Heritage Singers
______________________________________________________

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news
Story:
PAA students visited a cadaver laboratory and got to hold, touch, and explore God’s incredible creations!
http://paasda.org/news/anatomy-class-impresses-professional-program-professor/
Feature Story:
Coos Bay SDA church gifted PAA athletes, students, and fans with a season finishing full of spiritual treasures!
http://paasda.org/news/basketball-season-spiritual-treasures/


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

Robotics Team

Congratulations to Kort Petersen and the PAES Panther Robotics-First Lego League team! They performed very well at the North Pacific Union Conference sponsored North Pacific Regional Adventist Robotic League Challenge at Walla Walla Valley Academy in College Place this last weekend, April 10th. The PAES Panthers Robotic Team qualified and were invited to the North American Division Championship Tournament at Sacramento Adventist Academy on May 1, 2016. Wish us well! Francie and Russ Davidson, and Frank Jin (Korean SDA Church) are coaches of the PAES Panther Robotics-First Lego League team.

PAES would like to invite all church members to attend our Open House on Thursday April 21 from 5-7:30 pm:
5-6:30 Veggie Burger dinner with chips and drink, $5 in the gym
5-7:30 Scholastic Book Fair
5:30-7 K-8 classrooms open
6-7 Preschool open
6-7 Middle Wing Robotics room open
Come and bring the whole family and friends for a great evening of fellowship!

Area Events

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting 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 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) 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 to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

April 16, 3:00–6:00 pm: Addiction Recovery Ministries’ Spring Meeting.
Hear about lives being changed and even a baptism that came from an addiction recovery group! Resources featured at this meeting will be Cheri Peters’ True Step material (including a sampling of her video clips), and the Unhooked video series. A light supper will be served.
Event Location: Oregon Conference Office, Gladstone.

April 17-May 8: ABC Vegetarian Food and Book Sale.
The Adventist Book Center’s vegetarian food and book sale is featuring some exceptional super specials. For all the details, download the sale flyer at abcflyer.com
Event Location: Gladstone Adventist Book Center. 

April 18, 6:30 pm: Vegan Cooking Class.
Entrée dishes and salads will be served as a meal, followed with a demonstration.
Event Location: Beaverton Church Fellowship Hall.

April 22, 6:30 pm and April 23, 4:00 pm: God Against Cancer:
Join the Hillsboro Church for prayer to ask the Lord for healing and prevention from the horrible disease of cancer. Can’t join in person? Join us live online at: HillsboroSDAstream.yourstreamlive.com.

On Saturday, April 23rd from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm:  Health Fair. Learn what you can do in your own life to help fight cancer.
Event Location: Hillsboro Church.

April 21-24: NW ASI Annual Retreat and Conference.
Featured speakers include James Rafferty of Light Bearers, Dr. Rick Westermeyer, Oregon Conference VP Dave Allen, and many more! For more information about ASI or to register for the convention, please call the North Pacific Union Conference at 360-857-7000, email northwestasi@gmail.com or visit http://asinw.netasi.org.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond.

April 29-May 1: Oregon Men’s Summit.
Join us for a weekend of spiritual food and fellowship. This year’s summit features
Ty Gibson, co-director of Light Bearers Ministry and pastor of the Storyline Church in Eugene. For more information on this year’s summit call 503-850-3559, or go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2016-men.
Event Location: Dorena Lake.

May 10, 7:00 pm: Dr. Neil Nedley’s Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program.
Get your life back. Identify the causes of depression and anxiety, and overcome them through positive lifestyle changes. Achieve your peak mental performance and thrive in your faith, relationships, and work. Reserve your seat for the free introductory session, and receive a free gift when you attend (free gifts limited to the first 25 reservations). Call Jon Beaty at 503-567-2777.
Event Location: Sandy Adventist Church.

May 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm: “Hands On” Gardening Workshop.
Learn from Lynn Hoag, in person, from SunCountryGardens.com  Learn how to grow even better than the best organic healthy, tasty fruits and veggies, using EGW methods and more…. Bring your lunch, garden rake, and shovel….A bargain at $25 per person/ couple…Free to previous attendees…bring someone new and get $5 credit. Contact Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

August 26-28, 2016: Impact Your Health Portland 2016.
A free medical, dental, and vision clinic weekend. You can volunteer for this event by visiting www.AmenSDA.org/mission/info/Portland-OR. Needed volunteers include physicians, nurses, EMTs, lifestyle counselors, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, translators, greeters, registration clerks, barbers/hair stylists, massage therapists, food coordinators, security, and prayer warriors. Contact Jenny Jin at jenny@JinFamily.com or 408-805-5864, or Carl Parker at PeopleMinistries@gmail.com or 971-803-2337. This special event is being sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network – AMEN.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy Gym.


Housing Need:
La Sierra University pre-med student needs housing from June 15-August 19. She will be taking an MCAT Prep course at Portland State University and will be studying in her free time and be very quiet. (MCAT is the medical school entrance exam). She is willing to pay rent. If you have an extra room in your home that you would be willing to rent out for two months, please contact Hannah Garza at 979-492-0815 or hannamgarza@gmail.com.”

Job Opportunity:
Now hiring! PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking two part-time Goods Processing Supervisors to supervise volunteers and oversee processing of goods donated to the thrift store. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

 

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April 9 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

It seems like forever since I last wrote a message to the church. Since you’ve last heard from me, I’ve been blessed to travel with 30-something people to Ethiopia to connect with local Adventists and inspire the community of faith. For two weeks, we experienced a flurry of activity as Sunnysiders (and friends) served in medical clinics, oversaw construction, taught sewing, and played with local children. We saw hippos, ostriches and museums. We experienced health and illness, joy and heartache, energy and exhaustion. As with most any mission experience, it didn’t go as planned. And yet we saw God at work. When the rain fell so loudly on the church’s metal roof that preaching was impossible, God was still at work as we sang and prayed at the top of our lungs. When the crowds pressed in at the clinic doors demanding to be seen, God was at work to help calmer spirits prevail and allow the sickest to get through. When missionaries were pressed at every side by children expecting a gift, God was at work to share the stories of His presence. Too many things happened to recount them all. But there is one enduring truth: In every circumstance, God was at work. I’m thankful for the moments of intense mission focus because it reminds us what Scripture consistently teaches: God is consistently at work on this planet for the redemption of humanity. It’s a message that rang true for two weeks in Ethiopia and it’s a message the rings true in Portland today. God invites us to be on mission for Him wherever we are. He invites us to participate in His effort to redeem humanity. I’m glad to be a part of the Sunnyside family where we accept the call to make a difference in other parts of the world, and right here at home.

I’ll be excited to share in worship with many of you tomorrow at Sunnyside. Tomorrow, we begin a sermon series entitled, “The Transformed Life.” Over the coming weeks, we will be delving into the teachings of Scripture to understand God’s plan for changing the lives of human beings. I heard someone say this week, “God loves you just the way you are, and He doesn’t want to leave you that way.” In the coming weeks, we will explore the transformation in the lives of believers and seek to understand God’s plan for us and our community. I hope to see you tomorrow to begin the journey.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

News & Notes

News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 amPastor Jonathan Russell will present the Bible message entitled “The Transformed Life: Life in the Spirit.”

Encounters With God is this afternoon at 5:00 pm. Warren Rushold, will present “You Can’t Go Home – Why Not?”

Church Announcements 

Pray for comfort and peace for the families and friends of…

Margie Whitmore who passed away March 30. A memorial service will be conducted for her April 23, 2:00 pm, at CherryWood Gabriel Chapel.

Calvin Hartnell who passed away April 3. A memorial service will be conducted for him May 22, 10:00 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

The Landscape Committee is soliciting your assistance. They need more help in keeping our grounds looking good. There is a lot of ground to care for, and the weeds just keeping growing! If you can help, please call Shirley Schoepflin at 503-740-7567. 

Seniors: Tuesday, April 12, and Thursday, April 14, we’re planning a day trip to the tulip gardens sponsored by Sunnyside Senior Ministries. We will use the church bus. If you would like to go, please RSVP to 503-252-8080.

A “Sunnyside Spiritual Staycation” is coming on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 22-24, for both men and women, to be held in the fellowship hall, sponsored by Women’s Ministries. Join us for programming from the Oregon Conference Women’s Retreat and Women of Faith to enrich your spiritual journey and experience God’s blessings.

April 29 is the date to learn more about the Passover Seder. This family-friendly event will help us more fully understand the Lord’s Supper. Come prepared to receive a very special blessing as you remember the freedom of the Israelites. Free tickets available at SunnysideAdventist.org/tickets. More details to follow.

Lee Venden will be here May 13-21, presenting an All About Jesus Revival Seminar. There will be nightly meetings with a light supper beginning at 5:30 pm, and meetings at 6:30. Sabbath, the presentations will be different at each worship service. As you experience this seminar, it is our prayer that you will come to see Jesus in a whole new light, and that fresh glimpse of Him will move you beyond religious theory into a deeper walk with God.

Family Resource Network – We currently have a request from a family to rent a 3-4 bedroom house. If you know of one available, please contact us at 503-252-8080. Thank you for your 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” or account number 488.1.

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SUNNYSIDE UPCOMING EVENTS
May 1, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 15, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta Concert
June 18, 5:30 pm: Strawberry Vespers
                  8:00 pm: Heritage Singers
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Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news
Story:
PAA students visited a cadaver laboratory and got to hold, touch, and explore God’s incredible creations!
http://paasda.org/news/anatomy-class-impresses-professional-program-professor/
Feature Story:
Coos Bay SDA church gifted PAA athletes, students, and fans with a season finishing full of spiritual treasures!
http://paasda.org/news/basketball-season-spiritual-treasures/


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

Rivergate Adventist Elementary
Get ready for some fun and join us at Rivergate’s Big Fat Greek Auction on Sunday evening April 10!  Enjoy a delicious Greek dinner including falafels, hummus and more from The Falafel Chef for only $15 per person, and bid on some great baskets and weekend getaways! Childcare for potty-trained children ages 3 and up is available across the parking lot in the Rivergate gym.

Area Events

Come be a part of the team – Camp Meeting 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 14 – 16) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 19 – 23) 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 to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503- 850-3575.

April 15-17: Northwest Youth Conference.
We’ll learn from God’s word, praise Him in song, and spend time with Him in prayer. Plan to grow deeper in your walk with God, connect with old friends, and create new friends! See www.nwyc.org for more details and to register.
Event Location: Stateline Church, Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

April 21-24: NW ASI Annual Retreat and Conference.
Featured speakers include James Rafferty of Light Bearers, Dr. Rick Westermeyer, Oregon Conference VP Dave Allen, and many more! For more information about ASI or to register for the convention, please call the North Pacific Union Conference at 360-857-7000, email northwestasi@gmail.com or visit http://asinw.netasi.org.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond.

April 29-May 1: Oregon Men’s Summit.
Join us for a weekend of spiritual food and fellowship. This year’s summit features Ty Gibson, co-director of Light Bearers Ministry and pastor of the Storyline Church in Eugene. For more information on this year’s summit call 503-850-3559, or go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2016-men.
Event Location: Dorena Lake.

May 10, 7:00 pm: Dr. Neil Nedley’s Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program.
Get your life back. Identify the causes of depression and anxiety, and overcome them through positive lifestyle changes. Achieve your peak mental performance and thrive in your faith, relationships, and work. Reserve your seat for the free introductory session, and receive a free gift when you attend (free gifts limited to the first 25 reservations). Call Jon Beaty at 503-567-2777.
Event Location: Sandy Adventist Church.

May 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm: “Hands On” Gardening Workshop.
Learn from Lynn Hoag, in person, from SunCountryGardens.com  Learn how to grow even better than the best organic healthy, tasty fruits and veggies, using EGW methods and more…. Bring your lunch, garden rake and shovel….A bargain at $25 per person/couple…Free to previous attendees…bring someone new and get $5 credit. Contact Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

Job Opportunity:
The Oregon Conference has two job openings. They are hiring an administrative assistant for the Adventist Risk Management Department; and another one for the Youth Ministries Department. For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home.

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