February 18 Communiqué

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Jonathan

Dear Church Family,

Today, I’m thankful for this community of faith. In the last week, dozens of volunteers worked tireless hours to put on a first-class children’s church program that taught and inspired our children to follow Jesus more closely. Over the past few weeks, Sabbath School classes and other groups have come together for our Life Together Lunches to insure that every new guest on Sabbath has a community in which to eat lunch. Many church members have rallied to support families who have said goodbye to loved ones. Still others spent time together last weekend with WWU professors to think deeply about our faith and grow in spiritual maturity. Every day there is a group of believers meeting for one reason or another, experiencing life

This weekend, it continues as a dozen families have agreed to host some of the students from WWU who will be sharing music with us in our worship services.  Tomorrow afternoon, we gather with the Allens to mourn the loss of a precious family member.  And Sabbath evening, we will gather to celebrate God’s call to mission and prayerfully dedicate the Thorp family before they leave for Nepal.  Sunday, we will gather to share in the joy of impending birth and shower the Bradleys with gifts and support as they welcome their firstborn into the world.  Each of these events is a spiritual act as we experience the ups and downs of life in Christian community.

Everywhere we turn, faithful community exists. I’m excited to see how God will lead and draw even more people into meaningful community with God’s people. I’m reminded of
1 Peter 2 where Peter calls believers “living stones” who “are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” The Master Architect is at work at Sunnyside, building faithful individuals into a beautiful masterpiece of Christian community in which we fulfill His call together.

May each of you experience a rich Sabbath blessing as we live in community together this weekend.

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.

A very special thank you to Debbie Stanton and the Children’s Ministries team for all their time and effort they put in to preparing an amazing Children’s Church last week.

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This Weekend
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Life at Sunnyside
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This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Reflections on Life: Middle Way.”

A memorial service will be conducted for Bonner Allen at 3:00 pm, in the sanctuary.

This afternoon, 12:45 pm, join the Sunnyside Nature Walking Group for a walk on Mt Tabor, about 2 miles from Sunnyside Church. Meet in the Youth Room to eat your sack lunch, then carpool. Hosts: Tom & Brooke Stafford. For more information contact bstafford@q.com or 360-936-3373; 360-936-5782.

Mission Vespers this afternoon at 5:00  pm, in the Sunnyside Church sanctuary. Plan to attend this special program, dedicating Jonathon, Allie (nee Westermeyer), and baby James Thorp. The Thorps are beginning a 5-year medical mission service term at Scheer Memorial Hospital, Nepal. Please join the church in praying for this family.

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Tomorrow Sunday, February 19, 1:30 pm, there will be a baby shower for Karista and Dan Bradley. They are expecting a baby boy in March and are registered at Amazon.com.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the friends and families of. . .bonner-allen

Bonner Allen who passed away January 21. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sabbath, February 18, 2:30 pm.

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Ken Iverson who passed away January 16. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sunday, March 12, 11:00 am.

 

Pastor Kara is back! Plan now to attend a wedding reception celebrating the marriage of Pastor Kara and Terry Johnsson, Sunday, February 26, 2:00 pm, here at Sunnyside Church. Many have asked about a registry – they are not registered anywhere; however, a wishing well will be available to which you may contribute

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488. Urgently Needed: Small apartment for nursing student asap. Please contact the church office for information.
Also Needed: Washing machine for one of our refugee families.

Life at Sunnyside

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Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary

PAES wishes to invite all prospective kindergarteners, first-graders and their parents,
To: K/1st Round-up. Thursday, February 23.
Registration begins at 5:10 at the front door.
We look forward to seeing you here!!

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

Notice to constituents of Portland Adventist Academy: A Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 pm, at the academy.

Area Events

ABC Sale: The Adventist Book Center’s Case Food Sale is March 5-12. Deliveries are available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

Looking for teenage singers for a SDA Homeschool Christian Choir.  Practices will be Wednesdays at Rockwood Church (1910 SE 182nd Ave, Portland) approximately from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, starting March 1.  Auditions are on February 22.  Contact Brenda Zollbrecht for more info.  503-805-5407 or ivaluehealth@gmail.com.

A Mission Project for you! PACS is going to be starting construction on its new Medical/Dental/Ophthalmology Clinic in February as the weather permits. They are looking for skilled and some willing non-skilled volunteers to help. Please contact Paul Cole or Tim Zollbrecht at 503-252-8500. You will be a blessing and be blessed.

March 17-26: Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great religions – Islam and Christianity – is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world. Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East. But what happens next – and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds? After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, international speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapters 11 and 12, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Tim Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the growing holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word the Bible, and faith in the promises of Christ. Event Location: Healing Hope Adventist Fellowship.

 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.

Job Opportunity:
The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is looking for two part-time Auditors. 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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February 11 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

In my devotions this morning, I was reading about Peter and his incredible experience with Jesus walking on the water. We know it well; while he trusted in Jesus to take care of his walking, all was well, but as soon as he looked down, his attention was taken by his own inability in the face of the waves, and he started to sink. I remember when I first started to learn to swim – floating was such a challenge! I would try and try to make myself float, thrashing about, splashing, and dog paddling. I made it to the surface, but was never able to stay there and my efforts would leave me exhausted. It was only when I relaxed, and trusted the water to hold me, that my body rose to the surface. As long as I stayed relaxed, allowing the water to hold me, I was fine. But then I would start to worry, wondering where I was, how far from the edge I was floating. I would lift my head to take a look and down I would go again!

God’s love is like that water. Our efforts to “stay afloat,” to earn His love, are exhausting and counterproductive. Like Peter, we begin to sink as we begin to worry about how our floating is going! We lift our heads to try to work out where we need to be, and down we go! But as we learn to trust God’s love to hold us, to do what needs to be done in our lives, we rise to the surface, and are carried.

It is my prayer that you are able to pause, and see the love of God that surrounds you this Sabbath, and rest in His presence.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

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.

Appreciation is sent to the Pathfinders and their leaders for doing such an amazing job last week on SunnyShine Day! Our building looks much better and shines with love. Thank you.

 Our “costume team,” Karen Davies and Karen Ulloth” have put in many hours to make sure all the costumes are cleaned, pressed, and ready to go for our next dramatic presentations. A special thank you to you, Karen, and Karen!

 A shout out to Barbara Gohl, Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, and Paul Dragulin. Responding to Warren Rushold’s interview questions, these three Sunnysiders did an outstanding job in our February 4 Adventist Heritage seminar session taking us back to the experience of October 22, 1844, the “Great Disappointment. 

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Alden Thompson, Ph. D. of Walla Walla University will present our Bible message titled “From 1844 to the Kingdom.”

Children’s Church will be from 10:00 am–12:30 pm, in the children’s wing. This service is designed for children ages 4-9. Our theme is “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”  2 Timothy 4:7. Plan now to bring your children, your grandchildren, and your neighbor’s children. We have a fun-filled, spiritual blessing in place for each child.

There will be a potluck for those staying for the Sabbath afternoon meetings.

The WWU CBFM weekend schedule is as follows and will be in the Fellowship Hall:

Friday, 7:00 pm: “The End from the Beginning: Understanding Eschatology in the Old Testament” – WWU Assistant Professor Brant Berglin

Sabbath, 12:30 pm: Sabbath potluck for those attending the afternoon session

Sabbath, 2:00 pm: “Building on the Past: Reading Revelation in Light of the Old Testament” – Brant Berglin, WWU Assistant Professor

Sabbath, 3:30 pm: Panel discussion with WWU professors.

Sabbath, 5:00 pm: Vespers with Dr. Dave Thomas, Dean of School of Theology.

Sabbath After Vespers: WWU School of Theology book sale. The School of Theology professors will have their most recent works available. A flyer of the books available is available from the Narthex table.

A memorial service will be conducted for Edith Moor at 3:00 pm, in the sanctuary.

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 12, 4:00 pm, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

Church Announcements

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

Edith Moor who passed away January 24. A memorial service will be held at Sunnyside Church, Sabbath, February 11, 3:00 pm.

Margarete Ward who passed away January 24. A memorial service will be conducted at Healing Hope Church Sunday, February 12, 1:00 pm.

Bonner Allen who passed away January 21. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sabbath, February 18, 2:30 pm.

Ken Iverson who passed away January 16. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sunday, March 12, 11:00 am.

Helen Lange, a long-time resident and musician in the Portland area, passed away on January 31. A memorial service is scheduled for Sabbath, February 11, 3:00 pm, at Pleasant Valley Church.

Sabbath, February 18, 12:45 pm, join the Sunnyside Nature Walking Group for a walk on Mt Tabor, about 2 miles from Sunnyside Church. Meet in the Youth Room to eat your sack lunch, then carpool. Hosts: Tom & Brooke Stafford. For more information contact bstafford@q.com or 360-936-3373; 360-936-5782.

Mission Vespers: February 18 at 5 pm, Sunnyside Church sanctuary. Plan to attend this special program, dedicating Jonathon, Allie (nee Westermeyer), & baby James Thorp. The Thorps are beginning a 5-year medical mission service term at Scheer Memorial Hospital, Nepal. Please join the church in praying for this family.

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488. Urgently Needed: Small apartment for nursing student asap. Please contact the church office for information.
Also Needed: Washing machine for one of our refugee families.

Sunday, February 19, 1:30 pm, there will be a baby shower for Karista its-a-boyand Dan Bradley. They are expecting a baby boy in March and are registered at Amazon.com.

Pastor Kara is back! Plan now to attend a wedding reception celebrating the marriage of Pastor Kara and Terry Sunday, February 26, 2:00 pm, here at Sunnyside Church.

Life at Sunnyside

Phyllis Woods

Phyllis Woods

 

Prayer for Romanian mission.

Prayer for Romanian mission.

Paul Dragulin

Paul Dragulin

 

Donna Mitchell

Donna Mitchel

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary

PAES wishes to invite all prospective kindergarteners, first-graders and their parents,
To: K/1st Round-up. Thursday, February 23.
Registration begins at 5:10 at the front door.
We look forward to seeing you here!!

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

Rivergate Elementary
We are presently conducting preregistration for students who currently attend Rivergate. “In house” pregistration ends on February 15. We will then accept preregistration on a first-come, first-served bases. If your child does not currently attend Rivergate Adventist Elementary, and you are interested in preregistering them for the 2017-2018 school year, you may do so beginning February 16. If you would like more information about preregistration or have general inquires about the school, please phone 503-656-0544 or email office@rgsda.org.

Notice to constituents of Portland Adventist Academy: A Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 pm, at the academy.

Area Events

A Mission Project for you! PACS is going to be starting construction on its new Medical/Dental/Ophthalmology Clinic in February as the weather permits. They are looking for skilled and some willing non-skilled volunteers to help. Please contact Paul Cole or Tim Zollbrecht at 503-252-8500. You will be a blessing and be blessed.

February 12, Noon. Take Heart Ministries.
Join us for our 5th annual Valentine Luncheon — widowed, divorced, alone, hurting, and those willing to come to support those of us who are. Register by February 1, and your name will be entered in a special drawing. To register or for more information 541-367-4913 or tawnysusan@yahoo.com. Tawny Sportsman, 4913 Mimosa Circle, Sweet Home, OR 97386. Attn: Take Heart Ministry. Cost:$30.
Please note: New venue: Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial SE, Salem, Oregon.

March 17-26: Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great religions – Islam and Christianity – is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world. Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East. But what happens next – and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds? After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, international speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapters 11 and 12, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Tim Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the growing holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word the Bible, and faith in the promises of Christ. Event Location: Healing Hope Adventist Fellowship.

 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.

Job Opportunity:
The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is looking for two part-time Auditors. 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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February 4 Communiqué

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Jonathan

Greetings Church Family,

The other night I saw a disturbing video in which protesters exerted violence against each other at the Portland Airport. I’m sure many of you saw it too. It’s one expression of the angst that many in the world feel right now. As I reflected on our times, I realized how often we take for granted the incredible gift of faith in God through Jesus Christ. Because of Jesus, we can have a sense of certainty regarding our final destiny. Because of the Testimony of Jesus, we have rich prophetic understandings that anchor us in the midst of political storms, and remind us that the scope of this story is far larger than the good old Red, White and Blue.

In some corners of our country, we see sheer unbridled exuberance. In others, we see utter emotional devastation. It’s easy for us to get indignant at those whose responses are not like our own. “How dare they react that way,” we say. Yet I can’t help but think that both responses — exuberance and devastation —- are symptoms of a more basic condition: a lack of spiritual heritage.

The gospel of Jesus puts us in a challenging position as we hurdle through history. In John 17, Jesus says we are not of this world.  As such, it would seem we could look beyond the political drama to remain steadily anchored in the hope of our eternal home, recognizing that tenuous times are part of the journey.

In Matthew 5, Jesus calls us the light of the world.  This seems to suggest personal investment in illuminating the dark corners of this world: the pain, the injustice, the oppression, the evil. It requires a presence in the world to bring hope and healing to a doomed planet.

The gospel holds us in tension: reminding us not to get too caught up in the petty politics of a foreign land, while calling us to invest our energy and influence to bring hope and healing to those who are most pained. It holds us in tension, sensitizing us to the hearts and experiences of real people while insulating from the extreme reactions of the political landscape.

The gospel is radical in that it calls us back from the polar extremes into meaningful conversations and memorable experiences with children of God.

The gospel.  We take it for granted.  Sometimes we forget it completely. But my hope is that we will be gospel people, grounded in our eternal reality while working to bring hope and healing to those of every ideology who need a Savior.

May the Lord keep us grounded and focused on the things that matter most. May the Lord use us to bring hope and healing to 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.

A very special thank you to Dianne Glovatsky who has so faithfully taken up the slack and filled in at the office while Rosie is out. She has done a phenomenal job and is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dianne!

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

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Reflections on Life: Work.”

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

This afternoon at 4:00 pm our “Adventist Heritage” seminars continue in the Youth Room. We will examine the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church with an eye towards strengthening our faith in Jesus, our Leader. Produced by Warren Rushold, David Schmidt, and Scott LeMert, there will be a variety of presenters and presentation styles.

Church Announcements

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

Edith Moor who passed away January 24. A memorial service will be held at Sunnyside Church, Sabbath, February 11,3:00 pm.

Margarete Ward who passed away January 24. A memorial service will be conducted at Healing Hope Church Sunday, February 12, 1:00 pm.

Bonner Allen who passed away January 21. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sabbath, February 18, 2:30 pm.

Ken Iverson who passed away January 16. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sunday, March 12, 11:00 am.

Roger Gildersleeve who passed away January 20. A public memorial service is not planned.

Helen Lange, a long-time resident and musician in the Portland area, passed away on January 31. A memorial service is scheduled for Sabbath, February 11, 3:00 pm, at Pleasant Valley Church.

On February 10 and 11, Sunnyside Church is honored to host The Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission Scholarship weekend sponsored by Walla Walla University School of Theology: “Understanding Eschatology.”

Friday, 7:00 pm: “The End from the Beginning: Understanding Eschatology in the Old Testament” – WWU Assistant Professor Brant Berglin

Sabbath, 12:30 pm: Sabbath potluck for those attending the afternoon session

Sabbath, 2:00 pm: “Building on the Past: Reading Revelation in Light of the Old Testament” – Brant Berglin, WWU Assistant Professor

Sabbath, 3:30 pm: Panel discussion with WWU professors.

Sabbath, 5:00 pm: Vespers with Dr. Dave Thomas, Dean of School of Theology.

Sabbath After Vespers: WWU School of Theology book sale. The School of Theology professors will have their most recent works available.

Children’s Church will be February 11, 10:00 am–12:30 pm, in the children’s wing. This service is designed for children ages 4-9. Our theme is “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”  2 Timothy 4:7. Plan now to bring your children, your grandchildren, and your neighbor’s children. We have a fun-filled, spiritual blessing in place for each child.

Mission Vespers: February 18 at 5 pm, Sunnyside Church sanctuary. Plan to attend this special program, dedicating Jonathon, Allie (nee Westermeyer), & baby James Thorp. The Thorps are beginning a 5-year medical mission service term at Scheer Memorial Hospital, Nepal. Please join the church in praying for this family.

 Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488. Urgently Needed: Small apartment for nursing student asap. Please contact the church office for information.
Also Needed: Washing machine for one of our refugee families.

Romania for Christ 2017The Romanian Union plans for this project are under way. What is all about? Seminars, children ministries, evangelism, and much more. If all goes as planned,  this will be the biggest mission project ever in that part of the world. Between February 10-25, over 2,000 cities will receive God’s plan for salvation. For more information regarding how you can be a part of this effort, please contact Vasile Gramada or Arthur Tolan.

Life at Sunnyside

Dane and Kevin Petersen

Dane and Kevin Petersen

Russ Davidson

Russ Davidson

Shawnna Rentschler

Shawnna Rentschler

 

Pastor Jonathan

Pastor Jonathan


Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary

PAES wishes to invite all prospective kindergarteners, first graders and their parents,
To: K/1st Round-up. Thursday, February 23.
Registration begins at 5:10 at the front door.
We look forward to seeing you here!!

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

PAA Day / Parent Info Night: http://paasda.org/news/paa-day-parent-night/ PAA Day & Parent Night gives students and parents the chance to experience Portland Adventist Academy.

PAA Day starts at 9 am, February 7, with chapel and worship music led by PAA musicians. Students will tour departments, meet teachers, and visit academic departments as well as the computer labs, art studio, recording studio, and more. Lunch is free and students come away with a free t-shirt. All students are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a month of free tuition or to have application fees waived! Can you come? We’d like to know!  Please RSVP at 503.255.8372 x 210.

Parent Night is at 6 pm, February 7, in the PAA library and serves as an information meeting for any and all questions. Parents will meet our academic advisers, administrators, and chaplain, and get questions answered about finances, scholarships, academics, and spiritual opportunities. All parents attending will also be eligible for a month of free tuition or to have application fees waived. Can you come? We’d like to know!  Please RSVP at 503.255.8372 x 210.

Notice to constituents of Portland Adventist Academy: A Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 pm, at the academy.

Area Events

A Mission Project for you! PACS is going to be starting construction on its new Medical/Dental/Ophthalmology Clinic in February as the weather permits. They are looking for skilled and some willing non-skilled volunteers to help. Please contact Paul Cole or Tim Zollbrecht at 503-252-8500. You will be a blessing and be blessed.

February 12, Noon. Take Heart Ministries.
Join us for our 5th annual Valentine Luncheon — widowed, divorced, alone, hurting, and those willing to come to support those of us who are. Register by February 1, and your name will be entered in a special drawing. To register or for more information 541-367-4913 or tawnysusan@yahoo.com. Tawny Sportsman, 4913 Mimosa Circle, Sweet Home, OR 97386. Attn: Take Heart Ministry. Cost:$30.
Please note: New venue: Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial SE, Salem, Oregon.

March 17-26: Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great religions – Islam and Christianity – is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world. Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East. But what happens next – and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds? After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, international speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapters 11 and 12, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Tim Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the growing holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word the Bible, and faith in the promises of Christ. Event Location: Healing Hope Adventist Fellowship.

 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.

Job Opportunity:
The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is looking for two part-time Auditors. 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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January 28 Communiqué

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Jonathan

Greetings Church Family,

This past Wednesday night, we met for our January business meeting. In addition to approving membership transfers and getting updates on the ReNew project, we spent a lot of time talking about our church budget and ministry needs.  God has been faithful to us as we seek His will. And yet our finance committee shared the challenges that we face as a congregation.

 As you are aware, many Americans live from hand to mouth, paycheck to paycheck, hoping that everything works out.  Our finance committee shared that our church engages in the same practice, just barely covering the needs of ministry through our church budget offerings.

Two things complicate it a bit further:

Usually, December offerings are robust and generous, giving us reserves to carry through the traditionally lean times of the early year.  This year, we don’t have those reserves.

While our reserves are low, we voted to increase our spending budget by $1,000/mo to cover appropriate janitorial needs for our church building.

It’s not easy to choose to increase spending when reserves are so low. Yet we feel it necessary to care for and maintain the building in which so much ministry happens every day.

Yet where the needs of ministry exist, God always has plans to care for them. Someone made the observation that if each Sunnyside attendee contributed an additional $3/mo to Church Budget, we would cover the additional budget expense. I’m sure that not ever family could do $3/mo, yet for many of us it’s no big deal.

The vitality of a church depends on the generosity of its members through time, energy, talent, and finances. Many people have been incredibly generous with all of these things. God is calling some of us to be more generous in one or more of these areas. I hope that you’ll prayerfully consider your generosity toward this faith community.

By God’s grace, we will continue to do the ministry of God’s calling right here in southeast Portland.

I’m looking forward to worship with many of you tomorrow.  We will be back to the second part in our “Reflections on Life” series. I don’t think you’ll want to miss this thought-provoking message.

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.

Would like to send a big “shout-out” to everyone who participated in the Pathfinder Program last week. It was spectacular! Turning the lights up and down, the great music, the beautiful pictures on the screens, the terrific sound effects of crickets, birds, and owls with corresponding music, Pastor Jonathan’s “little” stories and the adorable hand puppets made the whole program absolutely perfect! “Kudos” to all of you — your hard work really paid off in a big, entertaining way! And, thank you Pastor Jonathan, for reminding us to always “TRUST GOD”!!    ~Donna Sitzman

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This Weekend
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This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Reflections on Life: The Journey.”

The Adventist Heritage seminars will continue this afternoon at 4:00. We will be examining the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church with an eye towards strengthening our faith in Jesus, our Leader. Produced by Warren Rushold, David Schmidt, and Scott LeMert. This seminar will feature a variety of presenters and presentation styles. [ Look for a flyer on the Narthex table.

Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, there will be a baby shower / going away party for Jonathon and Allie Thorp. In lieu of baby gifts, we will have a money tree for them. For more information contact Brenda Siaw, 503-577-8883.

Church Announcements

Mission Vespers: February 18 at 5 pm, Sunnyside Church sanctuary. Plan to attend this special program, dedicating Jonathon, Allie (nee Westermeyer), & baby James Thorp. The Thorps are beginning a 5-year medical mission service term at Scheer Memorial Hospital, Nepal. Please join the church in praying for this family.

 Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488. Urgently Needed: Small apartment for nursing student asap. Please contact the church office for information.

Children’s Church will be February 11, 10:00 am–12:30 pm, in the children’s wing. This service is designed for children ages 4-9. Our theme is “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”  2 Timothy 4:7. Plan now to bring your children, your grandchildren, and your neighbor’s children. We have a fun-filled, spiritual blessing in place for each child.

Romania for Christ 2017The Romanian Union plans for this project are under way. What is all about? Seminars, children ministries, evangelism, and much more. If all goes as planned,  this will be the biggest mission project ever in that part of the world. Between February 10-25, over 2,000 cities will receive God’s plan for salvation. For more information regarding how you can be a part of this effort, please contact Vasile Gramada or Arthur Tolan.

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PAA Friends & Family Movie Night: 
http://paasda.org/news/paa-friends-family-movie-night/

PAA Friends & Family Movie Night: 
http://paasda.org/news/paa-friends-family-movie-night/

Join Portland Adventist Academy for our annual Friends & Family Movie Night! We’ll be showing “God’s Not Dead 2” on January 28, 6 pm in our chapel. This is a free event, but you must reserve a seat. RSVP with Jason Bibb at jbibb@paasda.org. Popcorn and drinks are also on us!

PAA Day / Parent Info Night: http://paasda.org/news/paa-day-parent-night/ PAA Day & Parent Night gives students and parents the chance to experience Portland Adventist Academy.

PAA Day starts at 9 am, February 7, with chapel and worship music led by PAA musicians. Students will tour departments, meet teachers, and visit academic departments as well as the computer labs, art studio, recording studio, and more. Lunch is free and students come away with a free t-shirt. All students are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a month of free tuition or to have application fees waived! Can you come? We’d like to know!  Please RSVP at 503.255.8372 x 210.

Parent Night is at 6 pm, February 7, in the PAA library and serves as an information meeting for any and all questions. Parents will meet our academic advisers, administrators, and chaplain, and get questions answered about finances, scholarships, academics, and spiritual opportunities. All parents attending will also be eligible for a month of free tuition or to have application fees waived. Can you come? We’d like to know!  Please RSVP at 503.255.8372 x 210.

Notice to constituents of Portland Adventist Academy: A Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 pm, at the academy.

Area Events

January 15  February 5: ABC Winter Clearance Sale.
The Adventist Book Center is having a “Winter Clearance Sale.” Please view their flyer here. Abcflyer.

A Mission Project for you! PACS is going to be starting construction on its new Medical/Dental/Ophthalmology Clinic in February as the weather permits. They are looking for skilled and some willing non-skilled volunteers to help. Please contact Paul Cole or Tim Zollbrecht at 503-252-8500. You will be a blessing and be blessed.

February 12, Noon. Take Heart Ministries.
Join us for our 5th annual Valentine Luncheon — widowed, divorced, alone, hurting, and those willing to come to support those of us who are. Register by February 1, and your name will be entered in a special drawing. To register or for more information 541-367-4913 or tawnysusan@yahoo.com. Tawny Sportsman, 4913 Mimosa Circle, Sweet Home, OR 97386. Attn: Take Heart Ministry. Cost:$30.
Please note: New venue: Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial SE, Salem, Oregon.

March 17-26: Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great religions – Islam and Christianity – is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world. Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East. But what happens next – and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds? After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, international speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapters 11 and 12, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Tim Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the growing holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word the Bible, and faith in the promises of Christ. Event Location: Healing Hope Adventist Fellowship.

 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.

Living Hope International is looking for a 27 to 30-foot Class C recreational vehicle to replace our aging truck. Using an RV rather than a newer truck would save the cost and effort of installing a generator, water reservoir, and water heater, plus it would have plenty of room to store tables, stoves, and our other equipment.  If you have an RV you rarely use and would appreciate an end-of-year tax write-off, we would LOVE to hear from you. Help us to continue in our ministry to feed Sunday morning breakfast to the homeless and food-insecure in Portland.  lease call Maurice Kivitt at 503-708-8464 or contact him by email:  2mvett@gmail.com

Town House in Milwaukie available for rent. If interested, contact the church office, 503-252-8080.

Job Opportunity!
Project Patch is looking for a temporary Administrative Assistant. For more information e-mail wnichols@projectpatch.org.

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January 21 Communiqué

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

Jonathan

Dear Church Family,

Two days ago, I found myself walking the halls of the World War II museum in New Orleans. The museum is an impressive collection of artifacts. From the battlefield weapons, to the field surgeon’s first aid kit. From dress Navy whites to the foul-weather gear of a U-boat crew member. But more impressive than the artifacts was the way the story of the war was told.  Walking through the pacific theater, one could feel the uncertainty and complexity as the Americans island-hopped their way through the Pacific, fearing kamikaze pilots, and trying to maintain a supply line to care for the troops.
    In the European theater, the war was completely different yet just as difficult. One thing continued to resonate clearly in my mind: the sacrifice of the American people.  From front-line soldiers to merchant marines. From factory workers to stay-at-home civilians. Every American sacrificed against difficult odds to secure freedom and democracy in the world.
    We know the saying, “Freedom isn’t free.” Yet in coming face to face with hundreds of thousands of casualties, I was reminded in most shocking terms the cost of the gift of Freedom.  I find myself grateful to the “Greatest Generation” for the blood shed, the will exerted, to pass the gift of freedom to us.
    As I walked away from the museum, my thoughts were filled with solemn gratitude. But the focus of my gratitude shifted as i considered the cost of the gift of freedom given by our Savior. With His life, He insured our ability to live in freedom both today and for eternity. I am overwhelmed anew at the depth of love that Jesus demonstrated to us by giving His life to secure ours.
    Our world is as uncertain as ever. While we witnessed a peaceful transition of power in our US government this morning, it doesn’t insure smooth sailing. We all come from different political backgrounds. We have different ideas about “good politics.” Yet regardless of what we may think about this new President, we must be people of prayer for our nation and its future. Today, we can still say that we  stand on solid ground.  Not because of an elected official, but because we still serve a Savior and King who gave up everything to secure our freedom. Because we know the rest of the story.
    God’s blessings as you experience the Sabbath.  I hope to see you at Sunnyside for our worship together.

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.

Tom Kramer, Richards Zaversnuke, and Tom Stafford for shoveling snow and ice from our sidewalks and parking lot last week

News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
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Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. The Pathfinders will present our Bible message titled “A Pathfinder Campout.”

This afternoon at 4:00 pm is the first meeting of our “Our Adventist Heritage” seminars. We will examine the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church with an eye towards strengthening our faith in Jesus, our Leader. Produced by Warren Rushold, David Schmidt, and Scott LeMert, there will be a variety of presenters and presentation styles. Check the Narthex table for a flyer.

Tomorrowits-a-girl, Sunday, January 15, 11:00 pm, there will be a baby shower for Erin and Ed Betz! They are registered at Target and  BabiesRUs. For more information contact Laura Pinto, 503-358-8942.

Life Together Groups are displayed in the Narthex today. Browse and sign up for a group(s) you would enjoy If there is an interest that you don’t see there, but feel should be there (!!!) perhaps the Lord is laying it on your heart to lead one yourself! If that is the case, feel free to contact Pastor Kara, and we can add you to the list.

Church Announcements

Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, there will be a baby shower / going away party for Jonathon and Allie Thorp. In lieu of baby gifts, we will have a money tree for them. For more information contact Brenda Siaw, 503-577-8883.

Sunnyside Church Business meeting will be on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm. Our agenda consists of: (1) Devotional (2) Past Business and Board Minutes (3) Membership Business (4) Finance Report and Budget Review (5) ReNew Report (6) Sunnyside 20/20. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Your input is vital to our church operations.

Children’s Church will be February 11, 10:00 am–12:30 pm, in the children’s wing. This service is designed for children ages 4-9. Our theme is “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”  2 Timothy 4:7. Plan now to bring your children, your grandchildren, and your neighbor’s children. We have a fun-filled, spiritual blessing in place for each child.

Romania for Christ 2017The Romanian Union plans for this project are under way. What is all about? Seminars, children ministries, evangelism, and much more. If all goes as planned,  this will be the biggest mission project ever in that part of the world. Between February 10-25, over 2,000 cities will receive God’s plan for salvation. For more information regarding how you can be a part of this effort, please contact Vasile Gramada or Arthur Tolan.

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488.

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

Walla Walla University
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar
Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled “How to Pay for College”  on Wednesday, January 11, at 4:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services team and the Marketing and Enrollment Services team. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.

Area Events

January 25, 7-9 pm: Heart Help Presents: The Passenger – Women’s Group. Curriculum Authors: Drs. Ron & Nancy Rockey.
This is a 10-week group experience that focuses on your beginnings and how you develop your unique attachment style. You learn what the 4 styles of attachment are and how science has shown these factors dramatically impact your life today. You will discover your style of attachment and how that relates to those around you and ultimately how to have a secure attachment. The class is 100% confidential and limited to no more than eight women. For more info, contact Audrey: 503-957-0809.
Event Location: Healing Hope 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.

Living Hope International is looking for a 27 to 30-foot Class C recreational vehicle to replace our aging truck. Using an RV rather than a newer truck would save the cost and effort of installing a generator, water reservoir, and water heater, plus it would have plenty of room to store tables, stoves, and our other equipment.  If you have an RV you rarely use and would appreciate an end-of-year tax write-off, we would LOVE to hear from you. Help us to continue in our ministry to feed Sunday morning breakfast to the homeless and food-insecure in Portland.  lease call Maurice Kivitt at 503-708-8464 or contact him by email:  2mvett@gmail.com

Town House in Milwaukie available for rent. If interested, contact the church office, 503-252-8080.

Job Opportunity!
Project Patch is looking for a temporary Administrative Assistant. For more information e-mail wnichols@projectpatch.org.

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January 14 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

I have been thinking about our God’s analogy of the Wedding Feast this past week and it has taken on new meaning as I await mine! How much God must long for the day that we are united with him! And what a picture to look forward to; celebration, reunion with loved ones we may not have had the joy of seeing for a long time, a chance to make new friends, joy, memories, space in time to just enjoy… but unlike the wonderful weddings we enjoy here, this one will not end with everyone going their separate ways. This time, the joy will continue.

Our bridegroom assures us that he has gone to prepare a place for us and will come back. Where ever this message finds you today, I pray that you are encouraged with the promise of hope. In the words of Isaiah:

Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come.” Is 35:3-4

On a personal note, thank you family, for your kindness and encouragement over these past months. You have greatly added to the joy of our upcoming wedding, and we look forward to celebrating with you when we return.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Dale

SHOUT OUTS

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

Everyone who stayed late last week after the potluck to help the kitchen crew get home before the ice storm hit. Thank you!

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

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Reflections on Life: The Gift.”

Tomorrowits-a-girl, Sunday, January 15, 12:00 pm, there will be a baby shower for Erin and Ed Betz! They are registered at Target and  BabiesRUs. For more information contact Laura Pinto, 503-358-8942.

Life Together Groups are displayed in the Narthex today. Browse and sign up for a group(s) you would enjoy If there is an interest that you don’t see there, but feel should be there (!!!) perhaps the Lord is laying it on your heart to lead one yourself! If that is the case, feel free to contact Pastor Kara, and we can add you to the list.

Church Announcements

Sunnyside Church Business meeting will be on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm. Our agenda consists of: (1) Devotional (2) Past Business and Board Minutes (3) Membership Business (4) Finance Report and Budget Review (5) ReNew Report (6) Sunnyside 20/20. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Your input is vital to our church operations.

Coming to Sunnyside in January 2017: “Our Adventist Heritage.” This will be a seminar examining the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church with an eye towards strengthening our faith in Jesus, our Leader. Produced by Warren Rushold, David Schmidt, and Scott LeMert. This seminar will feature a variety of presenters and presentation styles. Sessions will start Sabbath, January 21, at 4:00 pm. Look for a flyer on the Narthex table.

Romania for Christ 2017The Romanian Union plans for this project are under way. What is all about? Seminars, children ministries, evangelism, and much more. If all goes as planned,  this will be the biggest mission project ever in that part of the world. Between February 10-25, over 2,000 cities will receive God’s plan for salvation. For more information regarding how you can be a part of this effort, please contact Vasile Gramada or Arthur Tolan.

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488.

Life at Sunnyside
Andy and Lisa Riffel, Bethani King

Andy and Lisa Riffel, Bethani King

Adventist Education

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

Walla Walla University
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar
Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled “How to Pay for College”  on Wednesday, January 11, at 4:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services team and the Marketing and Enrollment Services team. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.

Area Events

January 25, 7-9 pm: Heart Help Presents: The Passenger – Women’s Group. Curriculum Authors: Drs. Ron & Nancy Rockey.
This is a 10-week group experience that focuses on your beginnings and how you develop your unique attachment style. You learn what the 4 styles of attachment are and how science has shown these factors dramatically impact your life today. You will discover your style of attachment and how that relates to those around you and ultimately how to have a secure attachment. The class is 100% confidential and limited to no more than eight women. For more info, contact Audrey: 503-957-0809.
Event Location: Healing Hope 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.

Living Hope International is looking for a 27 to 30-foot Class C recreational vehicle to replace our aging truck. Using an RV rather than a newer truck would save the cost and effort of installing a generator, water reservoir, and water heater, plus it would have plenty of room to store tables, stoves, and our other equipment.  If you have an RV you rarely use and would appreciate an end-of-year tax write-off, we would LOVE to hear from you. Help us to continue in our ministry to feed Sunday morning breakfast to the homeless and food-insecure in Portland.  lease call Maurice Kivitt at 503-708-8464 or contact him by email:  2mvett@gmail.com

Town House in Milwaukie available for rent. If interested, contact the church office, 503-252-8080.

Job Opportunity!
Project Patch is looking for a temporary Administrative Assistant. For more information e-mail wnichols@projectpatch.org.

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Sunnyside’s Breaking News!

Sunnyside Church is pleased to announce our newest staff member, Pastor Juan Fresse.  Pastor Juan will serve as our Youth/Children’s pastor, providing leadership in our high school ministry and KidsAlive children’s ministry. He brings over a decade of pastoral experience, including stints as youth/children’s pastor, resident counselor to youth, and teacher at Palau Mission Academy. His love for Jesus and passion to reach God’s kids with the gospel make him an ideal fit with the Sunnyside Ministry team.

Juan and his wife Elizabeth, with their five children, come to us from Springdale, Arkansas where Juan is the pastor of Springdale Adventist Fellowship and Elizabeth is teacher/principal at the Bentonville Adventist School.

We don’t yet know the official transition date for Pastor Juan and his family.  We will share more information as we have it.  Please keep the Fresse family in your prayers as they make the transition to Portland.

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