March 28 Communiqué


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Dear Family,

This week in FaithLift, we started the book of Philippians. I thought it was a particularly appropriate choice given some of the similarities of our circumstances; Paul wrote it under house arrest! A we approach our third Sabbath services via livestream, I feel that his opening verses are particularly pertinent:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,  being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:2-6

We really do thank God for all of you! It has been so encouraging to witness the way you are looking out for each other: calling, encouraging, meeting needs, taking time to hold each other in prayer. The silver-lining of dark days is the beauty of seeing God shine through His family with greater clarity.

I also hold onto God’s promise, that He will carry on to completion, the good work that He is doing in us – in Kara’s version, God will have His way in our lives, even through the bumps and detours. He is sovereign still and I am so thankful to be able to rest in that certainty.

Praying with joy for you family,

Pastor Kara Johnsson, PhD

 

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

A special shout out to all of our dedicated pastors who are working diligently to stay connected during these challenging “stay-home, stay-safe” times. They have been making multiple phone calls, creating Facebook messages, sending emails and texts. Thank you, pastors, for being creative in staying connected and looking out for all of us! ~
Rosie Bixel

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic all services and meetings at the church have been canceled until further notice. Stay connected! Check out our Facebook page and website. If you are not receiving our emails, please forward your email address to info@SunnysideAdventist.org, so we can keep you informed of our activities.

This Weekend

Welcome to our worship service via streaming video at 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will present our Bible message titled “Marching to Zion.”

Announcements

Want to connect and get into the Bible with friends? Sunnyside is offering an online Bible study and prayer Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, on Facebook Live. You may connect by going Sunnyside’s page on Facebook, or go to our website, www.SunnysideAdvenitst.org—click on “Live Stream” on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

It’s time for a new Sabbath School quarter! Many have been asking “what about the new quarterlies — how do we get one?” We are encouraging as many as possible to go online for the quarterly at https://absg.adventist.org/next-quarter#lessons. There is no charge. If you are unable to do so, contact the church office at 503-252-8080, and we’ll make sure you get one.

Student Aid applications – It’s that time of year again! If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application. It can be emailed to you. Please contact Rosie at info@sunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080, for the application to be sent to you. Applications are due in the office not later than May 15. You may email, mail, or drop your completed application at the church office for processing.

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

The Family Resource Network thanks you for your donations. The current need is a dining room table. Please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754 if you can help.

This is to notify the constituency of Portland Adventist Academy that a Special Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 pm, at the academy. PAA constituent members, please mark your calendar and represent Sunnyside at this very important meeting.

PAA postpones all alumni weekend events until 2021 due to the Coronavirus. Read more details: https://paasda.org/news/alumni-weekend-postponed-for-2021/

New proposed dates for Impact your Health Portland 2020 are July 10 and 12 at Portland Adventist Academy. This is a FREE medical, dental, and vision clinic coming to Portland. If you would like to volunteer, please contact www.impactyourhealthpdx.com/ volunteer. Needed volunteers include dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, and in the foot-washing ministry area. Breakfast, lunch, and childcare are provided for volunteers. Background checks are required for all volunteers.

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA postpones all alumni weekend events until 2021 due to the Coronavirus.

Area Events and Announcements

ABC Notice: The Adventist Book Center is open with a modified  “Drive Through!” You will not be able to shop in the store. Call us at 503-850-3300 to order for pick-up outside the front doors. We can also ship your order.

Oregon Conference Planned Giving and Trust Services.
One of the benefits offered through the Planned Giving and Trust Services Department of the Oregon Conference is tax savings. Did you know that you can give all, or a portion of your required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA for your tithe and offerings, and not have to pay taxes on those funds? In the same way, you can give stocks directly through the Planned Giving and Trust Services Department as a donation, and avoid capital gains tax. Find out how it works by contacting Leslie Caims at the Planned Giving and Trust Services Department at 503-850-3570, or see us online at oregonadventist.org. We are here to help you provide for those you love, and also support God’s cause in the Oregon Conference.

Canceled!  Healing Foods Gardening Workshop by Lynn Hoag (SunCountryGardens.com)
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

April 2, POSTPONED – Fundraiser for PACS at Old Spaghetti Factory Clackamas. We want you, Old Spaghetti Factory, and PACS staff to stay well and healthy!

August 21-23: Motorcycle Camp Meeting 2020.
Mark your calendars with the dates for this year’s Motorcycle Camp Meeting, August 21-23, at Gladstone Park Conference Center in Gladstone, Oregon! This year’s speaker will be Tim Journey, pastor of the Boulder City, Nevada Adventist church. Camping/RV parking will be available on the property. Watch for more details!
Event Location: Gladstone Park Conference Center.

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

PACS is still operating as normal with social distancing and social responsibility. If you know people who are in need of food let them know the information below:

If you need food, PACS Food Pantry stands ready to help during normal hours: Monday–Friday 9 am–11 am. In order to keep everyone healthy, the experience will be a lot different from how we normally serve you.

1) We will distribute pre-made boxes and as much fresh/frozen food as possible.
2) Food will be given outside our food pantry doors. Watch for signs and volunteers to direct you. Please dress warm.
3) If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with a friend or neighbor and they can get it for you.

Any questions please call 503-252-8500 or email PACSFOOD2020@gmail.com

Welder needed — for a light one-time project. If you can help or know of someone that can, please call the church office at 503-252-8080.

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ALL SERVICES AND MEETINGS CANCELED THROUGH SABBATH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

From an abundance of caution and in consultation with Adventist Health and the Oregon Conference Office and in cooperation with the Governor of the State of Oregon, the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church will not be holding public gatherings for the next few weeks. This includes all committee meetings and group Bible studies.

The pastoral staff and administration of Sunnyside realize that many of our members fit the demographic of at-risk people in regards to COVID-19. Because of this, we believe the most loving thing to do is cancel services for now.

We encourage all our Sunnyside members to take advantage of this time to connect with each other in meaningful ways. Call friends that you know will miss our weekly fellowship the most. Enjoy Sabbath family time. And wash your hands!

Since we will not be collecting offerings for the next four Sabbaths, please remember your local church by giving online (click on our website link), drop your gifts in the door box at Rosie’s office, or send your gifts through the mail, marking your intent for each gift clearly.

Pastors and Rosie will still be on the clock and available via phone or email for appointments and visitation.

Please share word of this with all the folks you may know that do not frequent social media, have access to email or have limited communication in other ways.

Please join us each Sabbath on Live Stream for services. Watch for email and social media updates on what services Sunnyside will have to offer. These are uncharted waters for Sunnyside Church and the Oregon Conference. Please keep us all in your prayers as we attempt to navigate well.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Psalm 46

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March 21 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

The New C-Words

Not to be trite about the name of a world-threatening virus but Coronavirus and COVID-19 reports have totally overwhelmed all news reporting and, let’s face it, the consequences of this pandemic have suddenly changed the world as we know it. And these dynamics are changing by the hour!

As we are all cooperating with the best self-isolating protocols, I will admit to what I am sure is a common frustration — not being able to touch as I relate to others. After all Jesus modeled touching as an integral part of his ministry, especially His healing ministry! That said, I offer John’s greeting:

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. (3 John 2)


To name just a few of the many, many other realities that are so much a part of our Sunnyside Church Family life:

Church at Sunnyside – Closed! (Who would have thought?!)
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra concert – Cancelled (or Canceled, if you prefer.)Group Bible Studies at Church – Cancelled.
PAES and PAA – Closed.
Flights – Cancelled

And then,

Store shelves – Crazy!
NBA games – Cancelled.
Formula 1 events – Cancelled.

However, there are some parts of our Family life that are neither closed nor cancelled:

Access to the resources of heaven through prayer – NOT closed! Paul says:

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

Telephone calling and messaging – definitely NOT closed! We want to challenge each member to call another member. Let God direct you to message or call at least someone each day. Make this your special new ministry. What a wonderful way to keep in touch! Paul encourages us to encourage one another with words of hope (1 Thessalonians 4.)

Oh! And remember to keep in touch with Jesus. He says:

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)

We belong to Him and to one another!

Pastor Dave Allen

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to all of our team members who are diligently working to make sure our worship service is available and streamed each week. Thank you to each of you for your service!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Welcome to our worship service via streaming video at 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will present our Bible message titled “No More Sea.”

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic all services and meetings at the church have been canceled at least through April 4. Stay connected! Check out our Facebook page and website. If you are not receiving our emails, please forward your email address to info@SunnysideAdventist.org, so we can keep you informed of our activities.

This afternoon, March 21 at 3:00 pm, Religious Liberty will be hosting a special Facebook Live event to discuss the ramifications of the intersection between the COVID-19 response and religious liberty. To watch, you’ll need to be a part of the “Religious Liberty – ReligiousLiberty.TV” Facebook group which you can join for free at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/religiouslibertytv/.

Announcements


Want to connect and get into the Bible with friends? Sunnyside is offering an online Bible study and prayer Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, on Facebook Live.


Student Aid applications –
It’s that time of year again! If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application. It can be emailed to you. Please contact Rosie at info@sunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080, for the application to be sent to you. Applications are due in the office not later than May 15. You may email, mail, or drop your completed application at the church office for processing.

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

The Family Resource Network thanks you for your donations. The current need is a dining room table. Please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754 if you can help.

This is to notify the constituency of Portland Adventist Academy that a Special Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 pm, at the academy. PAA constituent members, please mark your calendar and represent Sunnyside at this very important meeting.

PAA postpones all alumni weekend events until 2021 due to the Coronavirus. Read more details: https://paasda.org/news/alumni-weekend-postponed-for-2021/

New proposed dates for Impact your Health Portland 2020 are July 10 and 12 at Portland Adventist Academy. This is a FREE medical, dental, and vision clinic coming to Portland. If you would like to volunteer, please contact www.impactyourhealthpdx.com/ volunteer. Needed volunteers include dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, and in the foot-washing ministry area. Breakfast, lunch, and childcare are provided for volunteers. Background checks are required for all volunteers.

Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA postpones all alumni weekend events until 2021 due to the Coronavirus.

Area Events and Announcements

Postponed! March 22-29: Healing Foods Gardening Workshop by Lynn Hoag (SunCountryGardens.com) Postponed…. Healthy Healing Foods Gardening Workshop…. for now…. watch for further notification.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

April 2, POSTPONED – Fundraiser for PACS at Old Spaghetti Factory Clackamas. We want you, Old Spaghetti Factory, and PACS staff to stay well and healthy!

August 21-23: Motorcycle Camp Meeting 2020.
Mark your calendars with the dates for this year’s Motorcycle Camp Meeting, August 21-23, at Gladstone Park Conference Center in Gladstone, Oregon! This year’s speaker will be Tim Journey, pastor of the Boulder City, Nevada Adventist church. Camping/RV parking will be available on the property. Watch for more details!
Event Location: Gladstone Park Conference Center.

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

PACS is still operating as normal with social distancing and social responsibility. If you know people who are in need of food let them know the information below:

If you need food, PACS Food Pantry stands ready to help during normal hours: Monday–Friday 9 am–11 am. In order to keep everyone healthy, the experience will be a lot different from how we normally serve you.

1) We will distribute pre-made boxes and as much fresh/frozen food as possible.
2) Food will be given outside our food pantry doors. Watch for signs and volunteers to direct you. Please dress warm.
If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with a friend or neighbor and they can get it for you.

Any questions please call 503-252-8500 or email PACSFOOD2020@gmail.com

Welder needed — for a light one-time project. If you can help or know of someone that can, please call the church office at 503-252-8080.

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ALL SERVICES AND MEETINGS CANCELED THROUGH SABBATH, APRIL 4.

From an abundance of caution and in consultation with Adventist Health and the Oregon Conference Office and in cooperation with the Governor of the State of Oregon, the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church will not be holding public gatherings for the next four weeks. This includes all committee meetings and group Bible studies.

The pastoral staff and administration of Sunnyside realize that many of our members fit the demographic of at-risk people in regards to COVID-19. Because of this, we believe the most loving thing to do is cancel services for now.

We encourage all our Sunnyside members to take advantage of this time to connect with each other in meaningful ways. Call friends that you know will miss our weekly fellowship the most. Enjoy Sabbath family time. And wash your hands!

Since we will not be collecting offerings for the next four Sabbaths, please remember your local church by giving online (click on our website link), drop your gifts in the door box at Rosie’s office, or send your gifts through the mail, marking your intent for each gift clearly.

Pastors and Rosie will still be on the clock and available via phone or email for appointments and visitation.

Please share word of this with all the folks you may know that do not frequent social media, have access to email or have limited communication in other ways.

Please join us each Sabbath on Live Stream for services. Watch for email and social media updates on what services Sunnyside will have to offer. These are uncharted waters for Sunnyside Church and the Oregon Conference. Please keep us all in your prayers as we attempt to navigate well.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Psalm 46

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March 14 Communiqué

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ALL SERVICES AND MEETINGS CANCELED THROUGH SABBATH, APRIL 4.

From an abundance of caution and in consultation with Adventist Health and the Oregon Conference Office and in cooperation with the Governor of the State of Oregon, the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church will not be holding public gatherings for the next four weeks. This includes all committee meetings and group Bible studies.

The pastoral staff and administration of Sunnyside realize that many of our members fit the demographic of at-risk people in regards to COVID-19. Because of this, we believe the most loving thing to do is cancel services for now.

We encourage all our Sunnyside members to take advantage of this time to connect with each other in meaningful ways. Call friends that you know will miss our weekly fellowship the most. Enjoy Sabbath family time. And wash your hands!

Since we will not be collecting offerings for the next four Sabbaths, please remember your local church by giving online (click on our website link), drop your gifts in the door box at Rosie’s office, or send your gifts through the mail, marking your intent for each gift clearly.

Pastors and Rosie will still be on the clock and available via phone or email for appointments and visitation.

Please share word of this with all the folks you may know that do not frequent social media, have access to email or have limited communication in other ways.

Please join us each Sabbath on Live Stream for services. Watch for email and social media updates on what services Sunnyside will have to offer. These are uncharted waters for Sunnyside Church and the Oregon Conference. Please keep us all in your prayers as we attempt to navigate well.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Psalm 46

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Greetings church family,

Elementary school students are not old enough to drive, work or vote. But that doesn’t stop them from managing businesses, operating banks, opening bank accounts and writing checks at JA BizTown! This past week I had the opportunity to go to JA BizTown with several of the local Adventist elementary schools. It is meant to blend in-class learning with a one-day economic simulation within an 8,500 square foot replica of an American city. The facility is set up to allow the students to have a 4.5-hour “workday” experience.

It was interesting to see how exhilarated the students were when they first arrived at the facility. As soon as the workday got started, the excitement began to change to anxiety for some of them. Every single one of them had manuals that gave them step-by-step instructions on what to do. As they began to go through their individual manuals, it became clear that some of them were getting overwhelmed. It was the same look and emotions that I have experienced at times when attempting to follow the IRS tax instructions for some forms. It was the same look some recent college graduates get when they have to start “adulting.” As I attempted to aid them through the process, I was struck with gratitude.

An overwhelming sense of gratitude welled up in my heart for the clarity and simplicity of the gospel. There are no manuals or complicated booklets of instructions. Some make the gospel more complex because they are used to life in our society and culture. We sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that the gospel has to be more complicated because everything around us is that way. I do not believe that Jesus wants to complicate our lives or cause us anxiety. It is quite the opposite. He called us and said, “come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30, New International Version).

What feelings have “adulting” been stirring in your heart and life? Have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed and anxious at times? Has it made you think that the gospel must be complicated? Maybe it’s time to accept the invitation given by the Savior himself. Maybe it’s time to accept the call and invitation of Jesus. Accept his call, uncomplicate your life and accept the rest that He wants to give you.

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse

 

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to our dedicated Pathfinder leaders. You put on an awesome program last Sabbath. Thank you for mentoring this great group of kids! Your commitment to meeting on a weekly basis (and more) is admirable. Thank you, again!!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

EVENTS CANCELED!

Friday, 6:30 pm, Dr. David DeRose will continue his 3-part series on learning how to live sharper, leaner, longer, and better. 

This Sabbath our worship services are 8:45 and 11:15 am. Dr. David DeRose will present our Bible message titled “Healing Through the Beatitudes.”

Tonight, 6:30 pm, Dr. David DeRose will present the last of his series on how to live sharper, leaner, longer, and better, and present his latest book, “The Methuselah Factor.”

Tonight at 7:30 pm, Sunnyside Family Skate Night is happening at Mt. Scott Skating Rink. There is no cost to join us so get ready for fun! Everyone is welcome. If skatingisn’t for you, then join us and just spend time getting to know fellow Sunnyside family members.

Sunday, March 15, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta will be here in concert. They will present works from Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, and Dvořák featuring Hailey Kang.

Announcements

Impact your Health Portland 2020 is a FREE medical, dental, and vision clinic coming to Portland, March 27 and 29 at the Portland Adventist Academy gym. This year’s clinic is still in desperate need of volunteers. Needed volunteers include dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, and in the foot-washing ministry area. Breakfast, lunch, and childcare are provided for volunteers. Background checks are required for all volunteers. To learn more or to register to volunteer, visit www.impactyourhealthpdx.com/volunteer/ There are flyers available on the Narthex table.

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

The Family Resource Network thanks you for your donations. Their current need is a dining room table Please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754 if you can help.

We still have many dates available for you to choose from to share a floral arrangement with your church family during our worship services. The calendar is in the hall. Find an open date, and place your name on it and as the time gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like us to place in the bulletin.


Adventist Education

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

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA Alumni Choir 
Singers are needed for the newly formed Portland Adventist Academy Alumni Choir. The choir is being led by Linda Neel, a former 32-year PAA music director, and will perform a few songs at an Alumni Concert, May 2, 4:00 pm. Rehearsals will happen once a week through March and April. Join the open Facebook group to find out more: PAA Alumni Choir. Or email svigil@paasda.org.

PAA Alumni Weekend 
Calling all Portland Adventist Academy and Portland Union Academy alumni! Alumni Weekend is May 1-3, 2020. Special events happen all week long, including Sabbath worship with special speaker John McVay, Walla Walla University president. For information about a class reunion or to RSVP for a complimentary haystack lunch, contact Sam Vigil at svigil@paasda.org or 503.255.8372. For a full list of events visit www.paasda.org.

Area Events and Announcements

PLEASE CHECK WITH EACH CHURCH FOR EVENTS LISTED BELOW TO VERIFY  IF THEY ARE STILL BEING HELD. ALL MEETINGS AND SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

ABC Sale: The Adventist Book Center’s Case Food Sale is March 1-15. Deliveries are available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

March 14, 6:00 pm: Tiffany and Grant Steinweg in Concert.
Come enjoy an evening of sacred, instrumental and vocal music, a compilation of original compositions, arrangements, and classical selections! Tiffany and Grant are a brother and sister duo who specialize in violin, piano, and cello. They are both studying music at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and have recently released their first CD, A NEW SONG!! “He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3. Through their music, they desire to connect with people and share Jesus’ message of hope and healing.
**Light refreshments in the lobby following the concert.
For more information, please email sunrisehands@comcast.net.
Event Location: Vancouver Community SDA Church.

March 20, 7:00 pm, March 21, 11:00 am, 4:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. Transformed Brain is a seminar by Chad and Fadia Kreuzer of Anchor Point Films. They will present the cutting-edge science on how our habits can impact our brains. Don’t miss this transformative seminar. For more information and to RSVP, call 503-512-9055.
Event Location: Hood View Church.

March 22-29: Healing Foods Gardening Workshop by Lynn Hoag (SunCountryGardens.com) Learn first-hand how you can grow foods with 100% of the nutrients and minerals your body needs. Learn how to test your soil, balance it and grow the most nutritious and healing foods you have ever tasted! Plus much much more! It’s FREE, and kids will love it too! “Hands-On” learning for new and/or experienced gardeners. For the details email Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461. You can also visit SunCountryGardens.com. Register by March 15.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

April 2, 4:00 pm-9:00 pm:
Fundraiser for PACS at Old Spaghetti Factory Clackamas.
Join the PACS Team on Thursday, April 2 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm to have some fun with family and friends while supporting and strengthening PACS programs. The OSF will donate 15% of your dinner’s proceeds when you present the Let’s Eat Out Flyer. You can find flyers on PACS Facebook & Instagram pages, website (pacsonline.org), and on your church information table. We hope to see you there! You can come meet our new executive, Laura Pascoe, that night as well. Thank you for supporting us!
Event Location: Old Spaghetti Factory Clackamas.

May 29-31: Men’s Summit.
This year’s Men’s Summit will be held at beautiful Dorena Lake. The summit will happen May, the 29th through 31st at the Grove Christian Camp. A team of guys from all over the Oregon Conference are hard at work to make this the best Men’s Summit ever, with activities and events in the works to include: Excavating into the Bible, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, learning No-Spin Knife-Throwing, Survival Skills (both spiritually and worldly), Birding, Photography, Archery, Active Shooter Drills, Music, Campfires. Unled activities available: Mountain Biking, Gold Mines, Hiking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Hiking, Quads/Motorcycles! Register early to get the early-bird discount! Gary and Zack Parks will be this year’s speakers. We hope to see all men from teens to seasoned citizens at Grove Christian Camp near Cottage Grove! Learn more and/or register at http://bit.ly/2020menssummit!
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp, Dorena Lake.

August 21-23: Motorcycle Camp Meeting 2020.
Mark your calendars with the dates for this year’s Motorcycle Camp Meeting, August 21-23, at Gladstone Park Conference Center in Gladstone, Oregon! This year’s speaker will be Tim Journey, pastor of the Boulder City, Nevada Adventist church. Camping/RV parking will be available on the property. Watch for more details!
Event Location: Gladstone Park Conference Center.

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

NOW IS THE TIME TO VOLUNTEER AT PACS – Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please visit the volunteering section of our website, pacsonline.org, or call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org. Thank You!

Welder needed — for a light one-time project. If you can help or know of someone that can, please call the church office at 503-252-8080.

 

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March 7 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

I was once doing a presentation with a large group of youth on the topic of “The Body of Christ.” In this exercise I had them make different body parts with play dough. When all the body parts were made I had them put their bodies together. At first, the multi-colored bodies were comical to look at. Then, as everybody settled down, we read aloud 1 Corinthians 12, about all the parts of the body of Christ and how we all need each other. Then I asked, what part of the body do you think youth are?

The answers were interesting. Some said, “We are the feet because we are always running around.” Another said, “We are the hands, because we are always busy helping with stuff older people can’t do anymore.” Another said, “We are the blood, we flow through the body and give it life.” The one that really caught my attention though, was a young person who said, “We are the hair. We’re always getting brushed aside, and when people feel we are in the way, they tie us back or just cut us off.”

This Sabbath the Pathfinders are taking both our church services. Let’s do our best to let them know that they are a vital part of this local church body. Be verbally affirming and smile a lot while they are upfront to let them know they are indeed a part of our Sunnyside body.

Pastor Mark Witas

 

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to Guy Dove for the amazing work he does for our audio. He comes in at odd times for sound checks, makes sure everyone is set up so we all can hear them well, and arranges for others to work in the sound booth as well. Thank you for your good work, Guy!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our worship services are 8:45 and 11:15 am. Sunnyside Pathfinders are presenting our worship services.

Please Note: There will NOT be a potluck this week as was originally planned. Due to the increased risk of the flu virus, all potlucks are suspended until further notice.

Announcements

March 12-14, 6:30 pm, “The Methuselah Factor” will be presented by David DeRose, MD, MPH. Thursday, March 12, the meeting will be held at Adventist Health Portland; Friday, and Saturday, March 13 and 14, will be held here at Sunnyside Adventist Church. This is a 3-part series on learning how to live sharper, leaner, longer, and better. Dr. DeRose is a well-known author including his latest book, “The Methuselah Factor,” and a well-known TV/Radio host. You will not want to miss this series.

Sunnyside Family Skate Night, March 14, 7:30 pm, at Mt. Scott Skating Rink. There is no cost to join us so mark your calendars and get ready for fun! Everyone is welcome. If skating isn’t for you, then join us and just spend time getting to know fellow Sunnyside family members.


March 15, 3:00
pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta will be here in concert. They will present works from Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, and Dvořák featuring Hailey Kang.

Impact your Health Portland 2020 is a FREE medical, dental, and vision clinic coming to Portland, March 27 and 29 at the Portland Adventist Academy gym. This year’s clinic is still in desperate need of volunteers. Needed volunteers include dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, and in the foot-washing ministry area. Breakfast, lunch, and childcare are provided for volunteers. Background checks are required for all volunteers. To learn more or to register to volunteer, visit www.impactyourhealthpdx.com/volunteer/ There are flyers available on the Narthex table.

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

The Family Resource Network thanks you for your donations. Their current need is a dining room table Please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754 if you can help.

We still have many dates available for you to choose from to share a floral arrangement with your church family during our worship services. The calendar is in the hall. Find an open date, and place your name on it and as the time gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like us to place in the bulletin.


Adventist Education

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

PAES would like to invite all families of prospective kindergarteners and First Graders, for the 2020-21 school year, to Round-Up on March 12. Pre-session for “New” to PAES parents will be from 5-5:30 pm in the Library. The program for all prospective K/1st will start at 5:30. We are looking forward to meeting you!!

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA Alumni Choir 
Singers are needed for the newly formed Portland Adventist Academy Alumni Choir. The choir is being led by Linda Neel, a former 32-year PAA music director, and will perform a few songs at an Alumni Concert, May 2, 4:00 pm. Rehearsals will happen once a week through March and April. Join the open facebook group to find out more: PAA Alumni Choir. Or email svigil@paasda.org.

PAA Alumni Weekend 
Calling all Portland Adventist Academy and Portland Union Academy alumni! Alumni Weekend is May 1-3, 2020. Special events happen all week long, including Sabbath worship with special speaker John McVay, Walla Walla University president. For information about a class reunion or to RSVP for a complimentary haystack lunch, contact Sam Vigil at svigil@paasda.org or 503.255.8372. For a full list of events visit www.paasda.org.

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
Rivergate would like to invite you to our annual “Discovery Day” for the 2020-2021 school year. Discovery Day will be on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. This is an opportunity for children, who will be attending school in the fall of 2020, to “discover” Rivergate by participating in a classroom experience. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all visiting students. Please RSVP to attend. To RSVP or for questions, please phone 503-656-0544 or email: office@rgsda.org.

Area Events and Announcements

ABC Sale: The Adventist Book Center’s Case Food Sale is March 1-15. Deliveries are available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

March 7, 5:00 pm: Cowboy Church begins in Sandy Oregon!
Come and join us! We will have a group sing-a-long, guest musical artist, and a short spiritual talk.  Great food afterward!  Invite your friends and family!
Event Location: Sandy SDA Church, 18575 Langensand Rd. Sandy, Oregon.

March 14, 6:00 pm. Tiffany and Grant Steinweg in Concert.
Come enjoy an evening of sacred, instrumental and vocal music, a compilation of original compositions, arrangements, and classical selections! Tiffany and Grant are a brother and sister duo who specialize in violin, piano, and cello. They are both studying music at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and have recently released their first CD, A NEW SONG!! “He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3. Through their music, they desire to connect with people and share Jesus’ message of hope and healing.
**Light refreshments in lobby following concert.
For more information, please email sunrisehands@comcast.net.
Event Location: Vancouver Community SDA Church.

March 20, 7:00 pm, March 21, 11:00 am, 4:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. Transformed Brain is a seminar by Chad and Fadia Kreuzer of Anchor Point Films. They will present the cutting-edge science on how our habits can impact our brains. Don’t miss this transformative seminar. For more information and to RSVP, call 503-512-9055.
Event Location: Hood View Church.

March 22-29: Healing Foods Gardening Workshop by Lynn Hoag (SunCountryGardens.com) Learn first-hand how you can grow foods with 100% of the nutrients and minerals your body needs. Learn how to test your soil, balance it and grow the most nutritious and healing foods you have ever tasted! Plus much much more! It’s FREE, and kids will love it too! “Hands-On” learning for new and/or experienced gardeners. For the details email Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461. You can also visit SunCountryGardens.com. Register by March 15.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

April 2, 4:00 pm-9:00 pm:
Fundraiser for PACS at Old Spaghetti Factory Clackamas.
Join the PACS Team on Thursday, April 2 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm to have some fun with family and friends while supporting and strengthening PACS programs. The OSF will donate 15% of your dinner’s proceeds when you present the Let’s Eat Out Flyer. You can find flyers on PACS Facebook & Instagram pages, website (pacsonline.org), and on your church information table. We hope to see you there! You can come meet our new executive, Laura Pascoe, that night as well. Thank you for supporting us!
Event Location: Old Spaghetti Factory Clackamas.

May 29-31: Men’s Summit.
This year’s Men’s Summit will be held at beautiful Dorena Lake. The summit will happen May, the 29th through 31st at the Grove Christian Camp. A team of guys from all over the Oregon Conference are hard at work to make this the best Men’s Summit ever, with activities and events in the works to include: Excavating into the Bible, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, learning No-Spin Knife-Throwing, Survival Skills (both spiritually and worldly), Birding, Photography, Archery, Active Shooter Drills, Music, Campfires. Unled activities available: Mountain Biking, Gold Mines, Hiking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Hiking, Quads/Motorcycles! Register early to get the early-bird discount! Gary and Zack Parks will be this year’s speakers. We hope to see all men from teens to seasoned citizens at Grove Christian Camp near Cottage Grove! Learn more and/or register at http://bit.ly/2020menssummit!
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp, Dorena Lake.

August 21-23: Motorcycle Camp Meeting 2020.
Mark your calendars with the dates for this year’s Motorcycle Camp Meeting, August 21-23, at Gladstone Park Conference Center in Gladstone, Oregon! This year’s speaker will be Tim Journey, pastor of the Boulder City, Nevada Adventist church. Camping/RV parking will be available on the property. Watch for more details!
Event Location: Gladstone Park Conference Center.

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

NOW IS THE TIME TO VOLUNTEER AT PACS – Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please visit the volunteering section of our website, pacsonline.org, or call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org. Thank You!

 

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February 29 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

Over the last year or two, the riverfront of downtown Portland has been invaded by literally thousands of crows. It’s quite a spectacular sight to see! Around dusk, the sky darkens with thousands upon thousands of crows who fly in to nest in the trees, on buildings, light poles – everywhere! The downside of this awe-inspiring spectacle is that as they relax for their evening sleep, the benches, buildings, and sidewalks become covered with “white splotches.” Of course, there have been different attempts at discouraging the crows’ presence, the most successful of which, surprised me. Three hawks. These three hawks don’t attack the crows, they just fly around and perch on the occasional tree. But at their very presence, the crows disperse!

It’s amazing how powerful fear can be. I’m not an expert on birds, but I suspect that 3 hawks would be no match against 10,000 crows. However, the fear of the hawk is so strong, that they are immobilized.

How often do we allow the “hawks” in our life to control us?

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
Isaiah 43:1-2

Dr. Kara Johnsson

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

Shout out to Dr. Kara Johnsson for completing her doctorate studies with flying colors. Congratulations, Dr. Kara!

Shout out to Raymond and Ed Betz for changing out our lights in the parking lot. Thank you, Ray and Ed, for getting this done for us.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our worship services are 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will present the Bible message titled “Revelation of Jesus – The Nation is Us.”

Welcome to Pacific Union College string quartet, families, and staff in worshiping with us and providing our music this Sabbath. Immediately following the second service PUC president, Bob Cushman, and Kellie Lind, vice president for advancement, will host a catered lunch for PUC alumni and friends.

This afternoon at 4:00, we will be blessed with another Evensong. Robert Schmidt will be at the organ and Jim Robertson will present the written word.

Announcements

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

March 12-14, 6:30 pm, “The Methuselah Factor” will be presented by David DeRose, MD, MPH. Thursday, March 12, the meeting will be held at Adventist Health Portland; Friday, and Saturday, March 13 and 14, will be held here at Sunnyside Adventist Church. This is a 3-part series on learning how to live sharper, leaner, longer, and better. Dr. DeRose is a well-known author including his latest book, “The Methuselah Factor,” and a well-known TV/Radio host. You will not want to miss this series.

Sunnyside Family Skate Night, March 14, 7:30 pm, at Mt. Scott Skating Rink. There is no cost to join us so mark your calendars and get ready for fun! Everyone is welcome. If skating isn’t for you, then join us and just spend time getting to know fellow Sunnyside family members.


March 15, 3:00
pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta will be here in concert. They will present works from Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, and Dvořák featuring Hailey Kang.

Impact your Health Portland 2020 is a FREE medical, dental, and vision clinic coming to Portland, March 27 and 29 at the Portland Adventist Academy gym. This year’s clinic is still in desperate need of volunteers. Needed volunteers include dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, and in the foot-washing ministry area. Breakfast, lunch, and childcare are provided for volunteers. Background checks are required for all volunteers. To learn more or to register to volunteer, visit www.impactyourhealthpdx.com/volunteer/ There are flyers available on the Narthex table.

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

The Family Resource Network thanks you for your donations. Their current need is a dining room table Please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754 if you can help.

We still have many dates available for you to choose from to share a floral arrangement with your church family during our worship services. The calendar is in the hall. Find an open date, and place your name on it and as the time gets closer, we will contact you to see what you would like us to place in the bulletin.


Adventist Education

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

PAES would like to invite all families of prospective kindergarteners and First Graders, for the 2020-21 school year, to Round-Up on March 12. Pre-session for “New” to PAES parents will be from 5-5:30 pm in the Library. The program for all prospective K/1st will start at 5:30. We are looking forward to meeting you!!

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA Alumni Choir 
Singers are needed for the newly formed Portland Adventist Academy Alumni Choir. The choir is being led by Linda Neel, a former 32-year PAA music director, and will perform a few songs at an Alumni Concert, May 2, 4:00 pm. Rehearsals will happen once a week through March and April. Join the open facebook group to find out more: PAA Alumni Choir. Or email svigil@paasda.org.

PAA Alumni Weekend 
Calling all Portland Adventist Academy and Portland Union Academy alumni! Alumni Weekend is May 1-3, 2020. Special events happen all week long, including Sabbath worship with special speaker John McVay, Walla Walla University president. For information about a class reunion or to RSVP for a complimentary haystack lunch, contact Sam Vigil at svigil@paasda.org or 503.255.8372. For a full list of events visit www.paasda.org.

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
Rivergate would like to invite you to our annual “Discovery Day” for the 2020-2021 school year. Discovery Day will be on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. This is an opportunity for children, who will be attending school in the fall of 2020, to “discover” Rivergate by participating in a classroom experience. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all visiting students. Please RSVP to attend. To RSVP or for questions, please phone 503-656-0544 or email: office@rgsda.org.

Area Events and Announcements

ABC Sale: The Adventist Book Center’s Case Food Sale is March 1-15. Deliveries are available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

Planned Giving and Trust Services.
Did you know that nearly 60% of Americans don’t have a will? Not having a will can make it costly and difficult on your heirs to sort out and distribute your estate. If you are in need of an estate plan or just need to update the one you have, remember that the Planned Giving and Trust Services Department of the Oregon Conference is here to help. You can contact Tim Peterson, the representative for your area, at 503-850-3570, or check out our webpage on the Conference’s website in the “support” menu at the top of the page at oregonadventist.org. We are here to help you provide for those you love and support God’s cause in the Oregon Conference.

February 29, 6:00 pm: Lift Every Voice 2020 Concert.
20th annual choir workshop and concert featuring gospel recording artist Jonathan Nelson. Free workshops, Sunday, February 23, 4:00-6:00 pm, Monday, February 24, 6:00-9:00 pm, Tuesday, February 25, 6:00-9:00 pm, Thursday, February 27, 6:00-9:00 pm, and Friday, February 28, 6-10:00 pm. Concert: Sabbath, February 29, 6:00 pm.
Event Location: Sharon Adventist Church.

March 1, 9:30 am-4:00 pm: VBS Fun Day.
Plan to join us for VBS Fun Day this year on March 1 from 9:30 am-4:00 pm at the Holden Convention Center. You are invited to come learn how to get great volunteers. Reach out to kids through loving relationships and utilize the 2020 VBS programs to reach kids for the Kingdom of Heaven. To learn more, visit www.OregonAdventist.org/ministries/childrens or http://bit.ly/VBSFunDay2020 to register for this event.
Event Location: Holden Convention Center, Gladstone.

March 7, 5:00 pm: Cowboy Church begins in Sandy Oregon!
Come and join us! We will have a group sing-a-long, guest musical artist, and a short spiritual talk.  Great food afterward!  Invite your friends and family!
Event Location: Sandy SDA Church, 18575 Langensand Rd. Sandy, Oregon.

March 22-29: Healing Foods Gardening Workshop by Lynn Hoag (SunCountryGardens.com) Learn first-hand how you can grow foods with 100% of the nutrients and minerals your body needs. Learn how to test your soil, balance it and grow the most nutritious and healing foods you have ever tasted! Plus much much more! It’s FREE, and kids will love it too! “Hands-On” learning for new and/or experienced gardeners. For the details email Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461. You can also visit SunCountryGardens.com. Register by March 15.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

May 29-31: Men’s Summit.
This year’s Men’s Summit will be held at beautiful Dorena Lake. The summit will happen May, the 29th through 31st at the Grove Christian Camp. A team of guys from all over the Oregon Conference are hard at work to make this the best Men’s Summit ever, with activities and events in the works to include: Excavating into the Bible, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, learning No-Spin Knife-Throwing, Survival Skills (both spiritually and worldly), Birding, Photography, Archery, Active Shooter Drills, Music, Campfires. Unled activities available: Mountain Biking, Gold Mines, Hiking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Hiking, Quads/Motorcycles! Register early to get the early-bird discount! Gary and Zack Parks will be this year’s speakers. We hope to see all men from teens to seasoned citizens at Grove Christian Camp near Cottage Grove! Learn more and/or register at http://bit.ly/2020menssummit!
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp, Dorena Lake.

August 21-23: Motorcycle Camp Meeting 2020.
Mark your calendars with the dates for this year’s Motorcycle Camp Meeting, August 21-23, at Gladstone Park Conference Center in Gladstone, Oregon! This year’s speaker will be Tim Journey, pastor of the Boulder City, Nevada Adventist church. Camping/RV parking will be available on the property. Watch for more details!
Event Location: Gladstone Park Conference Center.

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.
Below are some of the more urgent volunteer positions that are needed.

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February 22 Communiqué

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Our time to flower

I love this time of year – early spring and the sequence of flowering seasons leading into and through the summer to come. In my garden, it seems to start with early hellebores and crocuses. Then daffodils start up, one sort after the other. Tulips and iris’s, rhododendrons and daylilies to name a few. Each flowering at their time guaranteeing that there will be something to enjoy and share at any one season ahead.

It reminds me of the Bible texts referring to how a tree of righteousness and especially a tree of life gives a range of fruit each for a particular season.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1-2

Thank you for your part in ministering to the healing of the nations by flowering when it is your season or growing where you are planted.

Blessings,

Pastor Dave Allen

 

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to Gene Denis and Richard Zaversnuke for cleaning up some of our challenges last week. You are so appreciated! Thank you.

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Friday, 7:00 pm, Brant Berglin from Walla Walla University’s Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission will present “Studies in Revelation.”

This Sabbath our worship services are 8:45 and 11:15 am. Paul Dybdahl, Ph.D., will present the Bible message titled “Revelation 14 – Last Day Deception.”

We welcome Walla Walla University’s representatives of the Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission in worshiping with us this Sabbath. Brant Berglin and Paul Dybdahl, Ph.D., will be presenting various studies in revelation.

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside or visiting from out of town, we would like to invite you to get to know our church better over lunch. The Moller and Sanctuary Sabbath School classes will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

This afternoon at 3:00, Brant Berglin from Walla Walla University’s Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission will continue his “Studies in Revelation.”

Announcements

Our Selection Committee has finished choosing new members for the Nominating Committee. The following members will serve from 2020-2022: Cesar Acosta, Raymond Baker, Evie Blehm, Jean Butler, David Drake, Jackee Duvall, Gustavo Farfan, Ruby Hohensee, Vasile Hutuleac, and Isaac Nziacharo. The following members will serve one year from 2020-2021: Kirk Betz, Alin Dragulin, Claire Hull, and Linda Olsen. Continuing members are Ron Blehm, Kathy Kramer, Brenda Siaw, Tom Stafford, Alex Tapu, and Miriam Wamucci.

Next Sabbath, February 29, Pacific Union College String Quartet will present music for our worship services. Immediately following the second service PUC president, Bob Cushman, and Kellie Lind, vice president for advancement, will host a lunch for PUC alumni and friends.

February 29, 4:00 pm, we will be blessed with another Evensong. Robert Schmidt will be at the organ and Jim Robertson will present the written word.

March 12-14, 6:30 pm, “The Methuselah Factor” will be presented by David DeRose, MD, MPH. Thursday, March 12, the meeting will be held at Adventist Health Portland; Friday, and Saturday, March 12 and 13, will be held here at Sunnyside Adventist Church. This is a 3-part series on learning how to live sharper, leaner, longer, and better. Dr. DeRose is a well-known author including his latest book, “The Methuselah Factor,” and a well-known TV/Radio host. You will not want to miss this series.

Sunnyside Family Skate Night, March 14, 7:30 pm, at Mt. Scott Skating Rink. There is no cost to join us so mark your calendars and get ready for fun! Everyone is welcome. If skating isn’t for you, then join us and just spend time getting know fellow Sunnyside family members.

March 15, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta will be here in concert. They will present works from Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, and Dvořák featuring Hailey Kang.

Save the date: Impact Your Health free clinics will be March 27 and 29, 2020.  Volunteers are needed. There are flyers available on the Narthex table.

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

The Family Resource Network thanks you for your donations. Their current need is a dining room table Please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754 if you can help.

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway. There are many available dates. Please choose a date to share flowers with our Sunnyside family for our worship services and place your name on it. We will contact you for information for the bulletin.

Life at Sunnyside

Highlights from Valentine’s Day
Soup, Salad, and Sharing

Adventist Education

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

PAES would like to invite all families of prospective kindergarteners and First Graders, for the 2020-21 school year, to Round-Up on March 12. Pre-session for “New” to PAES parents will be from 5-5:30 pm in the Library. The program for all prospective K/1st will start at 5:30. We are looking forward to meeting you!!

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

“This is to notify the constituency of Portland Adventist Academy that a Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 7:00 pm, at the academy.”

This month only, families enrolling or re-enrolling at Portland Adventist Academy will save $125! But this discount ends February 28. On February 29, the price goes back up to $200. Enroll online at www.paasda.org. Share the news here:  https://paasda.org/news/save-125-enrollment-sale-this-month-only/

Rivergate Adventist  Elementary School
Rivergate would like to invite you to our annual “Discovery Day” for the 2020-2021 school year. Discovery Day will be on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. This is an opportunity for children, who will be attending school in the fall of 2020, to “discover” Rivergate by participating in a classroom experience. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all visiting students. Please RSVP to attend. To RSVP or for questions, please phone 503-656-0544 or email: office@rgsda.org.

Area Events and Announcements

ABC Sale: The Adventist Book Center’s Case Food Sale is March 1-15. Deliveries are available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

Planned Giving and Trust Services.
Did you know that nearly 60% of Americans don’t have a will? Not having a will can make it costly and difficult on your heirs to sort out and distribute your estate. If you are in need of an estate plan or just need to update the one you have, remember that the Planned Giving and Trust Services Department of the Oregon Conference is here to help. You can contact Tim Peterson, the representative for your area, at 503-850-3570, or check out our webpage on the Conference’s website in the “support” menu at the top of the page at oregonadventist.org. We are here to help you provide for those you love and support God’s cause in the Oregon Conference.

February 29, 6:00 pm: Lift Every Voice 2020 Concert.
20th annual choir workshop and concert featuring gospel recording artist Jonathan Nelson. Free workshops, Sunday, February 23, 4:00-6:00 pm, Monday, February 24, 6:00-9:00 pm, Tuesday, February 25, 6:00-9:00 pm, Thursday, February 27, 6:00-9:00 pm, and Friday, February 28, 6-10:00 pm. Concert: Sabbath, February 29, 6:00 pm.
Event Location: Sharon Adventist Church.

March 1, 9:30 am-4:00 pm: VBS Fun Day.
Plan to join us for VBS Fun Day this year on March 1 from 9:30 am-4:00 pm at the Holden Convention Center. You are invited to come learn how to get great volunteers. Reach out to kids through loving relationships and utilize the 2020 VBS programs to reach kids for the Kingdom of Heaven. To learn more, visit www.OregonAdventist.org/ministries/childrens or http://bit.ly/VBSFunDay2020 to register for this event.
Event Location: Holden Convention Center, Gladstone.

March 7, 5:00 pm: Cowboy Church begins in Sandy Oregon!
Come and join us! We will have a group sing-a-long, guest musical artist, and a short spiritual talk.  Great food afterward!  Invite your friends and family!
Event Location: Sandy SDA Church, 18575 Langensand Rd. Sandy, Oregon.

March 12, 13, 14, 6:30 pm: The Methuselah Factor.
Join us for a three-part series, March 12, 6:30 pm, at Adventist Medical Center, and March 13 and 14, 6:30 pm, at Sunnyside Adventist Church, looking into dramatically restoring your overall health and longevity by understanding and applying lessons from the cutting-edge science of hemorheology, or blood fluidity, and other lifestyle-related research. Our presenter, Dr. David De Rose, MD, MPH, is a board-certified physician (internal medicine, preventive medicine), peer-reviewed author, and radio host specializing in lifestyle medicine and applying natural therapies. He is the author of the 2019 book, The Methuselah Factor. No charge but donations will be accepted to defray expenses. For further information call  503-251-6201 (Adventist Health). If leaving a message, please note if you are interested in all three sessions, or in a specific evening.
Event Locations: Adventist Medical Center, Portland, and Sunnyside Adventist Church.

March 22-29: Healing Foods Gardening Workshop by Lynn Hoag (SunCountryGardens.com) Learn first-hand how you can grow foods with 100% of the nutrients and minerals your body needs. Learn how to test your soil, balance it and grow the most nutritious and healing foods you have ever tasted! Plus much much more! It’s FREE, and kids will love it too! “Hands-On” learning for new and/or experienced gardeners. For the details email Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461. You can also visit SunCountryGardens.com. Register by March 15.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

May 29-31: Men’s Summit.
This year’s Men’s Summit will be held at beautiful Dorena Lake. The summit will happen May, the 29th through 31st at the Grove Christian Camp. A team of guys from all over the Oregon Conference are hard at work to make this the best Men’s Summit ever, with activities and events in the works to include: Excavating into the Bible, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, learning No-Spin Knife-Throwing, Survival Skills (both spiritually and worldly), Birding, Photography, Archery, Active Shooter Drills, Music, Campfires. Unled activities available: Mountain Biking, Gold Mines, Hiking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Hiking, Quads/Motorcycles! Register early to get the early-bird discount! Gary and Zack Parks will be this year’s speakers. We hope to see all men from teens to seasoned citizens at Grove Christian Camp near Cottage Grove! Learn more and/or register at http://bit.ly/2020menssummit!
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp, Dorena Lake.

August 21-23: Motorcycle Camp Meeting 2020.
Mark your calendars with the dates for this year’s Motorcycle Camp Meeting, August 21-23, at Gladstone Park Conference Center in Gladstone, Oregon! This year’s speaker will be Tim Journey, pastor of the Boulder City, Nevada Adventist church. Camping/RV parking will be available on the property. Watch for more details!
Event Location: Gladstone Park Conference Center.

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.
Below are some of the more urgent volunteer positions that are needed.

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February 15 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

It was such a great experience getting to see the traditional dress and taste the traditional foods of all the different cultures represented at Sunnyside. The current political climate in our country seems to want to use most differences to divide and cause conflict. The celebration of Sunnyside’s diversity was a great reminder that in spite of the different nationalities, cultures, and races we can unite under the banner of Christ. We are all reminded in the Bible, “in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26-29, New International Version). The most important thing becomes the fact that we are all children of God through faith in Jesus.

In the case of the story I shared in church about Dona Alisa, it meant loving and helping her to feel comfortable as part of the church family. This did not require us to know her legal or immigration status but simply to love her as a sister in Christ. Some have asked how that story ended so I will briefly share. The Spanish Sabbath School class became the largest in the church. The translation of the church service (into Spanish) brought so many people into the church that it filled up. The interesting thing was that more English and French speaking people came as well. Some people are drawn to the love of Christ lived out in His body. There were so many people that eventually a separate Spanish service had to be planned. The service grew so much that it was decided to formalize the group into its own church so they could continue to minister to other Spanish speaking people in the city.

I pray and hope that we will continue to allow the Spirit of God to bring us all together. Jesus said, “a new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34, 35). We are all, first and foremost, children of God through faith in Jesus and should love one another regardless of nationality, culture or race. Let’s allow the love of Christ to shine through us and our church community so that others can see it and be drawn to Him.

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse

 

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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to all those who assisted in our International Day last week. Everything was well done and went smoothly. A special shout out to Cris Marin, Beau Snyder, Donna Schmidt, Jan Clayton, Lorraine Jacobs, Natalia and Olivian Gramada, Krissy and Jeremy Barber. Thank you to all of you for a job well done!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Friday, February 14, 6:30 pm, “Because He Loves Us,” an evening of soup, salad, and sharing will take place sponsored by Sunnyside Women’s Ministries. Please fill out the registration form or call the church office, 503-252-8080, to register by Sunday,
February 9. Donations accepted.

This Sabbath our worship services are 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will present the Bible message titled “Revelation of Jesus—Four Horses and Jesus’ Warning.”

This afternoon at 4:00, His Praise Men’s Chorus will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church. With over twenty years’ of singing together, this group of about 25 members from Portland and Vancouver invites you to join in praising God.

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 16, 11:00 am, a Celebration of Life Memorial Evensong will take place here at Sunnyside Adventist Church, preceded at 10:30 am by an audiovisual presentation of music and photos Dr. West requested. Doors will open at 10:00 am. An additional service will take place in College Place, Washington, at the Walla Walla University Church Sunday, February 23, 4:00 pm.

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 16, 4:00 pm, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church featuring works from Mozart and Brahms with Susan Smith at the piano.

Announcements

Elders – There will be an Elders meeting at 5:30 pm, Wednesday, February 19, just prior to the Church Business Meeting. Spouses and children are invited to come and join in at the Elders meeting. A light supper will be provided.

Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 pm, there will be a Church Business Meeting. Plan to attend this important meeting to help direct the vision of our church. Our agenda is 1) Membership 2) Finance 3 ) Evangelistic plans for 2020.

February 22 weekend, the Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission of Walla Walla University will be here for the weekend. Paul Dybdahl, Ph.D., will be presenting our worship services.

Our weekend schedule is as follows:
Friday, 7:00 pm: Brant Berglin: – “Studies in Revelation”
Sabbath, 8:45 and 11:15 am: Paul Dybdahl, Ph.D. – “Revelation 14 – Last Day Deflection”
Sabbath, 3:00 pm: “Studies in Revelation”

Don’t miss out on this inspiring weekend. Plan now to attend and invite a friend! Flyers are available in the Narthex.

Impact Your Health free clinics will be March 27 and 29, 2020.

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

The Family Resource Network thanks you for your donations. Their current need is a dining room table Please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754 if you can help.

Our flower calendar is posted in the hallway. There are many available dates. Please choose a date to share flowers with our Sunnyside family for our worship services and place your name on it. We will contact you for information for the bulletin.

Life at Sunnyside

Highlights from our International Day
Worship Service

Highlights from our International Food Festival

Adventist Education

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

PAES would like to invite all families of prospective kindergarteners and First Graders, for the 2020-21 school year, to Round-Up on March 12. Pre-session for “New” to PAES parents will be from 5-5:30 pm in the Library. The program for all prospective K/1st will start at 5:30. We are looking forward to meeting you!!

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

“This is to notify the constituency of Portland Adventist Academy that a Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 7:00 pm, at the academy.”

This month only, families enrolling or re-enrolling at Portland Adventist Academy will save $125! But this discount ends February 28. On February 29, the price goes back up to $200. Enroll online at www.paasda.org. Share the news here:  https://paasda.org/news/save-125-enrollment-sale-this-month-only/

Rivergate Adventist  Elementary School
Rivergate would like to invite you to our annual “Discovery Day” for the 2020-2021 school year. Discovery Day will be on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. This is an opportunity for children, who will be attending school in the fall of 2020, to “discover” Rivergate by participating in a classroom experience. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all visiting students. Please RSVP to attend. To RSVP or for questions, please phone 503-656-0544 or email: office@rgsda.org.

Area Events and Announcements

ABC Sale: The Adventist Book Center’s Case Food Sale is March 1-15. Deliveries are available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

Planned Giving and Trust Services.
Did you know that nearly 60% of Americans don’t have a will? Not having a will can make it costly and difficult on your heirs to sort out and distribute your estate. If you are in need of an estate plan or just need to update the one you have, remember that the Planned Giving and Trust Services Department of the Oregon Conference is here to help. You can contact Tim Peterson, the representative for your area, at 503-850-3570, or check out our webpage on the Conference’s website in the “support” menu at the top of the page at oregonadventist.org. We are here to help you provide for those you love and support God’s cause in the Oregon Conference.

February 16, 9:00 am-3:00 pm: Annual SNOW (Spiritual Needs of Women) Party.
Continental breakfast and lunch provided. We will have a book exchange and a photo booth available. Price: $10/person, with a $5 gift exchange. Come for a wonderful fellowship and a spiritual celebration. Limited seating; registration required. For more information and to register call Linda at 503-577-1285.
Event Location: Lents Seventh-day Adventist Church.

March 1, 9:30 am-4:00 pm: VBS Fun Day.
Plan to join us for VBS Fun Day this year on March 1 from 9:30 am-4:00 pm at the Holden Convention Center. You are invited to come learn how to get great volunteers. Reach out to kids through loving relationships and utilize the 2020 VBS programs to reach kids for the Kingdom of Heaven. To learn more, visit www.OregonAdventist.org/ministries/childrens or http://bit.ly/VBSFunDay2020 to register for this event.
Event Location: Holden Convention Center, Gladstone.

March 7, 5:00 pm: Cowboy Church begins in Sandy Oregon!
Come and join us! We will have a group sing-a-long, guest musical artist, and a short spiritual talk.  Great food afterward!  Invite your friends and family!
Event Location: Sandy SDA Church, 18575 Langensand Rd. Sandy, Oregon.

March 12, 13, 14, 6:30 pm: The Methuselah Factor.
Join us for a three-part series, March 12, 6:30 pm, at Adventist Medical Center, and March 13 and 14, 6:30 pm, at Sunnyside Adventist Church, looking into dramatically restoring your overall health and longevity by understanding and applying lessons from the cutting-edge science of hemorheology, or blood fluidity, and other lifestyle-related research. Our presenter, Dr. David De Rose, MD, MPH, is a board-certified physician (internal medicine, preventive medicine), peer-reviewed author, and radio host specializing in lifestyle medicine and applying natural therapies. He is the author of the 2019 book, The Methuselah Factor. No charge but donations will be accepted to defray expenses. For further information call  503-251-6201 (Adventist Health). If leaving a message, please note if you are interested in all three sessions, or in a specific evening.
Event Locations: Adventist Medical Center, Portland, and Sunnyside Adventist Church.

March 22-29: Healing Foods Gardening Workshop by Lynn Hoag (SunCountryGardens.com) Learn first-hand how you can grow foods with 100% of the nutrients and minerals your body needs. Learn how to test your soil, balance it and grow the most nutritious and healing foods you have ever tasted! Plus much much more! It’s FREE, and kids will love it too! “Hands-On” learning for new and/or experienced gardeners. For the details email Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461. You can also visit SunCountryGardens.com. Register by March 15.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

May 29-31: Men’s Summit.
This year’s Men’s Summit will be held at beautiful Dorena Lake. The summit will happen May, the 29th through 31st at the Grove Christian Camp. A team of guys from all over the Oregon Conference are hard at work to make this the best Men’s Summit ever, with activities and events in the works to include: Excavating into the Bible, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, learning No-Spin Knife-Throwing, Survival Skills (both spiritually and worldly), Birding, Photography, Archery, Active Shooter Drills, Music, Campfires. Unled activities available: Mountain Biking, Gold Mines, Hiking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Hiking, Quads/Motorcycles! Register early to get the early-bird discount! Gary and Zack Parks will be this year’s speakers. We hope to see all men from teens to seasoned citizens at Grove Christian Camp near Cottage Grove! Learn more and/or register at http://bit.ly/2020menssummit!
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp, Dorena Lake.

August 21-23: Motorcycle Camp Meeting 2020.
Mark your calendars with the dates for this year’s Motorcycle Camp Meeting, August 21-23, at Gladstone Park Conference Center in Gladstone, Oregon! This year’s speaker will be Tim Journey, pastor of the Boulder City, Nevada Adventist church. Camping/RV parking will be available on the property. Watch for more details!
Event Location: Gladstone Park Conference Center.

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.
Below are some of the more urgent volunteer positions that are needed.

 

 

 

 

 

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