March 21 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

Maybe you’ve heard the old adage, “The only thing that is constant is change.” This saying, sometimes attributed to the greek philosopher Heraclitus, rings true again in the life and future of Sunnyside. Many of you received an email from Pastor Scott yesterday, detailing his plans for retirement in 2015. Click here for letter.

 With Pastor Shirley moving to the conference office within the month and Pastor Scott slowing down a bit to care of his own health, the pastoral team that you’ve come to know is changing. As a result of Pastor Scott’s announcement, we will convene a business meeting on April 15 at 7 PM to begin the process of finding a new Senior Pastor for Sunnyside Church. Every member is encouraged to attend so that your voice can be heard in the process.

As unsettling as change can be, I have confidence that the best days of Sunnyside are yet to come. A church, at its best, is not dependent on the individual efforts of a pastor or a pastoral team. Instead, it is dependent on the faithful devotion to God, a passion borne of God to take the gospel into the world, and a commitment inspired by God to make sure the church is a community in which everyone can feel at home.

Sunnyside is a faithful, passionate, committed community, built on the foundation of the chief cornerstone, Jesus. So I have no fear for the future of this faith community. I’m reminded of a few words Peter wrote to a little flock of Christians:

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
(1 Pet. 2:9-10)

 God continues to call the people of Sunnyside forward to “proclaim the excellencies of God.” He has blessed us over the last five years with the leadership of Pastor Scott (who isn’t through yet.) By His grace, God will continue to lead His community forward with vision for the future.

 This Sabbath, like many at Sunnyside, will be a busy one. Pastor Scott will be preaching and leading us in our communion service.

Immediately following the worship service, we will screen the second video in our Millennial Matrix Series. The title: “Reaching the Millennials.” Please bring your lunch and eat while we watch and discuss the video. Two weeks ago, we had 25 people stay to watch the video after potluck. That was a good showing, but there are many more of us who would benefit from seeing it. Please consider bringing your lunch and joining in the conversation.

 Tomorrow evening, we will be blessed to host Christian Edition in concert at 7 PM. Plan to come and enjoy the music as we close the Sabbath together.

 May God grant each of you a rich Sabbath blessing! See you tomorrow!

 Pastor Jonathan

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our communion worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Scott LeMert will present our Bible message entitled Betrayed, Broken, Bruised, Risen.

Immediately following the second service the Millennial Matrix will be showing the video: “Reaching the Millennials” in the Youth Room. (Bring a sack lunch.)

 This evening at 7:00 pm, Christian Edition, directed by Calvin Knipschild, will be in concert here at Sunnyside. Bring a friend!

Tomorrow, Sunday, 5:30 pm, Nominating Committee will meet in the Bridal Room

Church Announcements

All women are invited to attend Sunnyside’s two-day Women of Faith – Unwrap the Bible event on Friday April 10 at 7:00 pm and on Sabbath April 11 at 2:00 pm.  There will be a women’s potluck on Sabbath, 1:00 pm, before the meeting begins. Suggested donation is $25. Please contact Heidi Hill 503-412-9600 Kathy Pruitt 360-241-1345 for more information.

In Your Church Library

     For Youth and Adults: Newly added to the library are two older, but oh-so-good books – “Captured by the Comanches” by Edmee Nystel Wieden and “Refined by Fire” by Brian and Mel Birdwell. Also we have a new book “The Prodigal Daughter” by Kay Rizzo.
     For Primary/Junior:  Read a true story of “Escape” by Sandy Zaugg or a Guide true story “Just Plane Crazy” by Melanie Scherencel Bockmann.
     For Preschool: We now have Volume 1 of the Eric B. Hare missionary stories on CD. Children will want to listen over and over to all 8 stories from the Master Storyteller! 

Lost and Found has a wide variety of items that have been left behind. Please check out the table in the lower hallway and retrieve any items you may be missing. If you are missing anything musical contact Kathy Rosenquist at 503-860-3976.

MW

Sunnyside Upcoming Events

March 28, 8:45 am Worship Service with Pastor Scott LeMert presenting Daniel’s Messiah.
     11:15 am: Worship Service with be a Hymn Fest with Dr. Melvin West.

April 4, 8:45 am, 11:15 am: Easter Worship Services
April 17, 7:00 pm: Sacramento Academy Concert, Bethani King, director
May 3, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 9, 4:00 pm: Organ Concert, Karl Helton, organist
May 17, 3:00 pm: Oregon Sinfonietta
May 23, 7:00 pm: Laura and Alison Concert
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 5:00 pm: Strawberry Festival
June 15-19,8:30 pm: Vacation Bible School

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Academy is sending more than 70 students and staff to four different countries around the world for mission work. Our annual dedication chapel happened this week. You can read more about where they’re going and what they’re doing at:  http://paasda.org/news/

 

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

YOU are Needed!
The Oregon Conference is requesting all who are willing and able to volunteer during Camp Meeting this year. We are seeking volunteers for both Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). We need volunteers for hospitality, shuttle drivers, safety and security, as well as licensed RNs and EMTs for 8-hour shifts. Whether you would like to work a shift daily or only have time for a single shift, your services would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503-850-3575.

March 25, 6:30 pm: “The Gathering” presents good food and Christian fellowship featuring special guest: 300 Watts String Trio. To register call 503-503-6018.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

March 29 and April 26, 10 am-4 pm: Two-Day “Hands-On” Gardening Workshop. Calling all gardeners! Beginners or experienced, children welcome. Learn how to grow the most nutritious, healthful healing and tasty produce ever!  We will have classroom instruction and we will plant the garden and a fruit tree using methods given by the Pen of Inspiration over 100 years ago. Cost: $15/person or $25/family. Includes handouts. Bring your own brown bag lunch, garden rake and shovel. Instructors: Lynn Hoag, SunCountryGardens.com and Jon Frank, International Ag Labs (via DVD) For information call Marilyn Puccinelli at 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Vancouver Adventist Church.

April 4, 3:00 pm: Easter Cantata entitled, At the Cross: Where Love and Mercy Meet, an inspirational musical. The message through song, narration, orchestration, and visuals directed by Richard Herington, will be a powerful witness to the love of God on Easter weekend.
Event Location: Hood View Church

April 10, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm and April 11, 9:30 am-7:30 pm: Vancouver Seeds Church Planting and Innovative Evangelism Conference. Special speakers and Josh Jamieson musical guest. Sponsored by the Oregon Conference NADEI.

April 12, 4:30 pm: Rivergate Adventist Elementary Auction. “A Night in Paris” is a catered, adult-only event held at the Tumwater Room in Oregon City. Silent auction with dinner and an oral auction following. Tickets $25/per person available at the school office. For more information call 503-656-0544 or email at office@rgsda.org.

April 12, 5:00 pm: NW Veg Gresham Area Vegan Community Potluck. Please join NW Veg in welcoming Paige Common, owner at Eatin’ Alive, as we hop into Spring with some delicious new ideas on how to use fresh greens to prepare wraps and sauces as well as a light decadent sweet treat. Please bring a Vegan (plant-based) dish with no animal products (including honey) and a card listing its ingredients. NW Veg strives for a zero waste event, so please bring your own plates and utensils. For more details go to: www.nwveg.org.

April 15, 6:30 pm, Healing Hope Church
April 22, 6:00 pm, Mt Tabor Church
April 25, 7:00 pm, Hood View Church
The Asante Children’s Choir, made up of children from Uganda, Rwanda, & Burundi, will be performing “The Jericho Tour.” The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope, and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums, and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform. This is a free performance.

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming.  A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!
Evemt Location: Hood View Church

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

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Letter from Pastor Scott LeMert

Dear Sunnyside Congregation,

There is something transpiring here at Sunnyside of which you need to be informed. It affects each of you as well as Dorothy and me. So let me cut right to the chase; I will be retiring in October of this year. My last official Sabbath to minister from the Sunnyside pulpit will be October 3.

At that time I will have passed my 66th birthday and will have served over 40 years of employment with this wonderful Adventist church family. Originally the Executive Board of Elders understood that I was targeting a retirement date of April 4, 2016. All of that suddenly changed about two weeks ago when I was standing outside of Rosie’s office and felt the onset of a swirling/dizzy feeling. Shortly thereafter I felt a numb tingling sensation overtaking the left side of my body. It was quickly determined that a visit to the Emergency Department at Adventist Medical Center would be in order. There I was met by Dorothy and Arnold Peterson.

I left Adventist Medical Center late the following afternoon after an MRI confirmed that I had experienced a small stroke. The surprise was that I was not considered a candidate for such an event since I consistently exhibit a good lipid profile, have virtually no other blood abnormalities, and show clean arteries, etc. However, low risk does not mean any risk, and it happened. The only smoking gun that could be suggested was that it was time to slow down, avoid the many hours of work time, and take a step back from the stresses that might be associated with the job. Now, having said that, I want all of you to understand that I don’t feel stressed. Our experience these past five years at Sunnyside has been wonderful. This truly is a wonderful church. We feel so good about, and blessed by, the many things we see happening here. But even fun can be stressful.

As the church elders and I have consulted together, we all desire that Sunnyside be allowed to engage in the search process for a senior pastor as soon as is practical. This course of action should not wait until I am no longer part of Sunnyside’s pastoral staff. In light of this, last night the church board voted to call for a church board/business meeting at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 15, for the purpose of selecting a pastoral search committee.

During this time the church will also be actively involved in the search to replace Pastor Shirley Allen. However, it has been previously noted that it is difficult to recruit associate pastors when the perspective candidates do not know with whom they will be working as their senior pastor.

In the meantime, I have been asked to concentrate my remaining months to the Sunnyside pulpit ministry. To facilitate this, the church board has voted to place Pastor Jonathan as the Sunnyside administrative pastor. This means that Pastor Jonathan will be handling the management of the everyday administrative details at Sunnyside. He will be the primary pastoral representative on many of Sunnyside’s committees and church board.

Your continued prayers are needed and appreciated. The outcome of this episode could have been so much worse. With this thought in mind I do not care to have a repeat experience. Therefore the doctors’ orders will be followed. I am recovering, with some lingering numbness in my left arm. But even that is fading day by day. The doctors say that in one to two months all feeling should return. I am of good courage. Sunnyside is such an awesome church with such rich ministries and sense of calling. The desire of all who have been part of this discussion has been that Sunnyside not lose any of its momentum while going through this transition.

With you in Christ,

Pastor Scott

Pastor Scott LeMert, Senior Pastor
Sunnyside Adventist Church
503-252-8080 • http://www.SunnysideAdventist.org
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Sunnyside exists to inspire
      a community of people toward
            a life transformed by Jesus.

 

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March 14 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family!

Last Sunday evening, our fellowship hall was the setting for a beautiful event.  The lasagna was lovingly prepared by Lloyd and Lorrie.  The salad and breadsticks were thoughtfully donated by the local Olive Garden.  The desserts were handcrafted by Sunnyside’s men (and women).  Twenty-five tables were arrayed about the room as 200 expectant people gathered for the Moving Forward Benefit.  Gale Crosby, bedecked in a tuxedo, presided over the auction of hot air balloon rides and weekend car rentals, among other donations from kind-hearted benefactors.  By the time the lights had gone out and the room was quiet again, $40,000 had been raised for Sunnyside’s Family Resource Network. The night would have been impossible without the tireless effort and organization of Carl and Becky Haggerty.  It would have been improbable without the willing effort of more than a dozen volunteers, a variety of major sponsors, and the prayers of Sunnyside’s people.

And yet it happened.  A beautiful portrait of God’s people coming together to support an important cause.  A moment when the community pooled its resources and held up someone in need.  An instant when the church of God reflected the Image of God. In the first chapter of Isaiah, God calls out to His people: “Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.”

He reminds us that God’s people are those that stand up for those who can’t stand for themselves.  God’s people are those who help provide for those who can’t do it on their own.  God’s people are a community that inspire each other, hold each other up, and band together in pursuit of the kingdom of God.

Last Sunday that happened!

And it happens each day someone chooses to write a note of spiritual encouragement.  It happens each time someone mows the lawn of another who can’t or takes a bag of groceries to a family in need. It happens when hugs are shared, when deep conversations occur, when those who are grieving are enveloped in the presence of others who grieve with them.

These are the moments when we are truly church family.  These are the moments I’m thankful that I get to be a part of this family.

I’m looking forward to worshipping together with each of you tomorrow!  Happy Sabbath!

Pastor Jonathan

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This afternoon, 3:00 pm, there will be a memorial service for Milton Willoughby.

This evening at 6:00 pm, we will enjoy our annual Spring Concert featuring some of Portland’s finest musicians sharing their talents in praise to God. Refreshments will be served after the program. You will not want to miss this.

Tomorrow, Sunday, 8:30 am, there will be a special Elders Prayer Breakfast.

Church Announcements

The Family Resource Network thanks all of you who made the Benefit Dinner and Auction a huge success! And a special thank you to Carl and Becky Haggerty for their hard work in putting it all together. The night consisted of 220 guests, 45 volunteers, 25 table sponsors and hosts, and 1 fabulous auctioneer. We had a wonderful time of fellowship, giving, and good old-fashioned fun. In the end we raised $40,000 for the Family Resource Network. Thank you to everyone who gave, came, and supported the program.

Millennial Matrix Update: An important part of our Millennial Matrix Project is the local survey data we are able to utilize. Please help us get good information! If you were born iMMn the years 1980-2000, please take 15 minutes to take a brief survey regarding your experience with faith and church. You can take the survey on any web-connected device by using the QR code or navigating the following link: Hurry! The survey closes on Friday!   http://goo.gl/EyuWrE.

The Family Resource Network thanks all of you who made the Benefit Dinner and Auction a huge success! And a special thank you to Carl and Becky Haggerty for their hard work in putting it all together. The night consisted of 220 guests, 45 volunteers, 25 table sponsors and hosts, and 1 fabulous auctioneer. We had a wonderful time of fellowship, giving, and good old-fashioned fun. In the end we raised $40,000 for the Family Resource Network. Thank you to everyone who gave, came, and supported the program.

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If you can speak Kenyarwanda, or know of someone that can, we are looking for assistance with translation services. Please contact the church office at 503-252-8080.

Sunnyside Upcoming Events

March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert
March 28, 11:00 am: Hymn Fest with Melvin West
April 4, 8:45 am, 11:15 am: Easter Worship Services
April 17, 7:00 pm: Sacramento Academy Concert, Bethani King, director
May 3, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 9, 4:00 pm: Organ Concert, Karl Helton, organist
May 17, 3:00 pm: Oregon Sinfonietta
May 23, 7:00 pm: Laura and Alison Concert
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 5:00 pm: Strawberry Festival
June 15-19,8:30 pm: Vacation Bible School

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy

www.paasda.org/news

Five Portland Adventist Academy students were recently recognized for achievement in the Spanish language and inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, a national honor society for Spanish students.

Read more about PAA students who excel in Spanish here:

http://paasda.org/news/paa-students-excelling-spanish/

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

YOU are Needed!
The Oregon Conference is requesting all who are willing and able to volunteer during Camp Meeting this year. We are seeking volunteers for both Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). We need volunteers for hospitality, shuttle drivers, safety and security, as well as licensed RNs and EMTs for 8-hour shifts. Whether you would like to work a shift daily or only have time for a single shift, your services would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at
503-850-3575.

March 14, 4:00 pm: Vonda Beerman, Angel Award winner, presents an inspirational-style sacred Christian music combined with heart-touching testimony. Refreshments following.
Event Location: Lents Church

March 15 at 3:00 pm: Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director. They will be performing German Requiem by Brahms.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 15, 3:30 pm: Healthy Supper Club features a health presentation with a healthy plant based meal. Cooking Demonstration by Leslie Poulivaati. To register call 503-232-6018 or 503-893-9022.

March 15, 4:30 pm: Oregon Conference Jr. High Choir Festival 2015. Hear 7th and 8th graders from the Oregon Conference Adventist schools perform in this annual event.
Event Location: Rockwood Church

March 16, 6:30 pm: Naturally Gourmet Cooking Class #5. This is the last of this series. If you haven’t been able to attend any of the classes, come and bring a friend. Enjoy supper at 6:30 pm. You will be served from foods that will be demonstrated.
Event Location: Beaverton Church.

March 20, 7:30 pm: Christian Edition Men’s Chorus in concert. Christian Edition is directed by Pleasant Valley’s own Calvin Knipschild. Bring a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

March 29 and April 26, 10 am-4 pm: Two-Day “Hands-On” Gardening Workshop. Calling all gardeners! Beginners or experienced, children welcome. Learn how to grow the most nutritious, healthful healing and tasty produce ever!  We will have classroom instruction and we will plant the garden and a fruit tree using methods given by the Pen of Inspiration over 100 years ago. Cost: $15/person or $25/family. Includes handouts. Bring your own brown bag lunch, garden rake and shovel. Instructors: Lynn Hoag, SunCountryGardens.com and Jon Frank, International Ag Labs (via DVD) For information call Marilyn Puccinelli at 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Vancouver Adventist Church.

April 4,3:00 pm: Easter Cantata entitled, At the Cross: Where Love and Mercy Meet, an inspirational musical. The message through song, narration, orchestration, and visuals directed by Richard Herington, will be a powerful witness to the love of God on Easter weekend.
Event Location: Hood View Church

April 10, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm and April 11, 9:30 am-7:30 pm: Vancouver Seeds Church Planting and Innovative Evangelism Conference. Special speakers and Josh Jamieson musical guest. Sponsored by the Oregon Conference NADEI.

April 12, 4:30 pm: Rivergate Adventist Elementary Auction. “A Night in Paris” is a catered, adult-only event held at the Tumwater Room in Oregon City. Silent auction with dinner and an oral auction following. Tickets $25/per person available at the school office. For more information call 503-656-0544 or email at office@rgsda.org.

April 15, 6:30 pm, Healing Hope Church
April 22, 6:00 pm, Mt Tabor Church
April 25, 7:00 pm, Hood View Church
The Asante Children’s Choir, made up of children from Uganda, Rwanda, & Burundi, will be performing “The Jericho Tour.” The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope, and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums, and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform. This is a free performance.

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming.  A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!
Evemt Location: Hood View Church

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

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March 7 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Family,

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:4

It’s been a week ago since I was invited and accepted an invitation to serve as the Oregon Conference Children’s Ministry Director. Sunnyside has been my church and family ever since we arrived in the USA July 1, 2002. First Dave, and then both of us, and then I have had the opportunity to serve as a pastor at Sunnyside for the last thirteen years and for me, personally, seven and a half years. As I go through this month of transition from Sunnyside to the Oregon Conference it is with much thankfulness.

How can we be anything but thankful considering what Christ has done for us. Sarah Young writes. “Be awed by the vast dimensions of My Love for you: wider, longer, higher, and deeper than anything you know. Rejoice that this marvelous Love is yours forever!

The best response to this glorious gift is a life steeped in thankfulness. Every time you thank Me, you acknowledge that I am your Lord and Provider. This is the proper stance for a child of God: receiving with thanksgiving. Bring Me the sacrifice of gratitude, and watch me to see how much I bless you.”

Both Dave and I have been truly blessed to serve at Sunnyside. You took us into your hearts and blessed our lives and we are truly thankful. You allowed me the opportunity to serve the families of this church and being close to the children filled my heart with joy. I have had the opportunity to make friends with incredible women in this church who God uses to minister in so many ways. I don’t want to leave the men out knowing that I have depended on you for so much help in my ministry.

I have been blessed to pastor with my best friend and mentor, my husband Dave, and currently with Pastors Scott and Jonathan. Thank you for including me in your dream team as we each used our talents for the glory of God. Rosie, this church couldn’t function without you, thank you, thank you. We are thankful and blessed to have Kathy as part of the team.

Then to the wonderful friends and volunteers who God called to serve in this church and that I have personally ministered with, shoulder-to-shoulder, in committees, in the classes, in so many ways and so many places. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. May Sunnyside continue to exist to inspire a community of people toward a life transformed by Jesus.

May the Lord continue to bless and keep you and make His face to shine upon you.

Pastor Shirley

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Shirley Allen  will present our Bible message entitled Words to Live By. 

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, 5:00 pm, Archaeological Artifacts and Bible Stories will be presented by Drs. Larry Geraty, Doug Clark, and Kent Bramlett. This will be a show-and-tell program with several genuine artifacts from the Holy Lands.

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 8, 4:45 pm, we will enjoy the Moving Forward Benefit Dinner. If you would like to attend, we have seats available at no charge. Just contact Becky Haggerty at beckyisahaggerty@gmail.com or 503-804-1863, to let her know you would like to be there.

Church Announcements

If you can speak Kenyarwanda, or know of someone that can, we are looking for assistance with translation services. Please contact the church office at 503-252-8080.

The Family Resource Network is looking for storage space for household goods. If you can help, please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754.

Sunnyside Upcoming Events

March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert
March 28, 11:00 am: Hymn Fest with Melvin West
April 4, 8:45 am, 11:15 am: Easter Worship Services
April 17, 7:00 pm: Sacramento Academy Concert, Bethani King, director
May 3, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 9, 4:00 pm: Organ Concert, Karl Helton, organist
May 17, 3:00 pm: Oregon Sinfonietta
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 5:00 pm: Strawberry Festival
June 15-19,8:30 pm: Vacation Bible School

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy

www.paasda.org/news

Five Portland Adventist Academy students were recently recognized for achievement in the Spanish language and inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, a national honor society for Spanish students.

Read more about PAA students who excel in Spanish here:

http://paasda.org/news/paa-students-excelling-spanish/

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

YOU are Needed!
The Oregon Conference is requesting all who are willing and able to volunteer during Camp Meeting this year. We are seeking volunteers for both Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). We need volunteers for hospitality, shuttle drivers, safety and security, as well as licensed RNs and EMTs for 8-hour shifts. Whether you would like to work a shift daily or only have time for a single shift, your services would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at
503-850-3575.

March 7, 2:00 pm: Lincoln Steed, Editor of Liberty magazine will present “The Road to Freedom.”
Event Location: Rockwood Adventist Church

March 11, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm: Cherry Park Elementary School Fundraiser. Join us at the 122nd and Stark Burgerville. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to Cherry Park Elementary SUN Program which offers a variety of free programs to the Cherry Park community including an extended day program, free events, workshops, and resources.
Event Location: Burgerville – 122nd and Stark

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm: Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 15, 4:30 pm: Oregon Conference Jr. High Choir Festival 2015. Hear 7th and 8th graders from the Oregon Conference Adventist schools perform in this annual event.
Event Location: Rockwood Church

March 20, 7:30 pm: Christian Edition Men’s Chorus in concert. Christian Edition is directed by Pleasant Valley’s own Calvin Knipschild. Bring a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

April 25, 7:00 pm: The Asante Children’s Choir, made up of children from Uganda, Rwanda, & Burundi, will be performing “The Jericho Tour.” The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope, and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums, and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform. This is a free performance.
Event Location: Hood View Church

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming.  A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!
Evemt Location: Hood View Church

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

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February 28 Communiqué

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Greetings from your Church!

This Sabbath is the last Sabbath and day of February; we are only a week away from the spring time change!  This has been a great winter, not only weather wise but also for the wonderful blessings we have experienced.  And, we say this with a little bitter sweetness in our hearts for we have on our calendar three memorial services planned:

Russell Pesterfield: This Sunday, at 3:00.
Milton Wiloughby: Sabbath, March 14, at 3:00.
Dr. Bob Manley: Sabbath, March 28, at 4:00.

This is all happening while I am being told to expect a large crop of newborns at Sunnyside this spring, summer, and fall.  We will experience both laughter and tears!  In all of this, we’ll celebrate the promises of God.

This Sabbath’s sermon title has some wondering if they are looking at a misprint?  “Goodness Without Godness.”  Makes you look twice, right?  I know, Godness is not really a word.  However, in this worship program we are going to be looking at an age-old question, “Will not good people be deserving of a life in the hereafter just as much as those who claim to be “Christians?”  Hence, you see the choice of words.  I think you will find this time together very helpful and encouraging.

Don’t forget Sabbath’s young families potluck, and later at 4:00, Polly Moody and Friends special concert, and then on Sunday, March 8, the Moving Forward Benefit Dinner.  For this dinner we have a lot of tables sponsored but we need to have people to attend and make use of the spaces already provided.

See you Sabbath,

Pastor Scott and Staff

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Scott LeMert will present our Bible message entitled Goodness Without Godness.

Young Families potluck is immediately following the second service. It’ll be a time to eat, chat, and make friends. Child care will be provided for children birth to primary age.

Sunday, March 1, 8:30 am, Elder’s Breakfast will meet in the fellowship Hall.

A memorial service for Russ Pesterfield will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 1.

Church Announcements

March 7, 5:00 pm: Archaeological Artifacts and Bible Stories will be presented by Drs. Larry Geraty, Doug Clark, and Kent Bramlett. Drawing on more than a combined century of archaeological teaching, fieldwork, research, and publication, Drs. Geraty, Clark, and Bramlett will put on a show-and-tell program with several genuine artifacts from the Holy Lands in hand. Artifacts from the nearly 20,000 now in the possession of the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology at La Sierra University come from all areas of ancient life. They will be used to illustrate daily life and survival, religion, and writing in Bible times.

Sunday, March 8, 4:45 pm, The Moving Forward Benefit Dinner is rapidly approaching! We have limited sponsored seats Auctionavailable at no charge for those who would like to attend. Just let Becky know you would like to attend. To make the evening an exciting success, please help with the following: donations for the silent and/or live auction, helpers for the auction, table servers, helpers for child care, and at least 10 men to bake a cake for the Dessert Dash! Contact Becky Haggerty at beckyisahaggerty@gmail.com or 503-804-1863.


If you can speak Swahili
, or know of someone that can, we are looking for assistance with translation services. Please contact the church office at 503-252-8080.

The Family Resource Network is looking for storage space for household goods. If you can help, please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754.

Sunnyside Upcoming Events

February 28, 4:00 pm: Pollyanna Moody and Friends Concert
March 7, 5:00 pm: Archaeological Artifacts and Bible Stories
March 8, 4:45 pm: Moving Forward Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert
March 28, 11:00 am: Hymn Fest with Melvin West
April 4, 8:45 am, 11:15 am: Easter Worship Services
April 17, 7:00 pm: Sacramento Academy Concert, Bethani King, director
May 3, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 9, 4:00 pm: Organ Concert, Karl Helton, organist
May 17, 3:00 pm: Oregon Sinfonietta
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 5:00 pm: Strawberry Festival
June 15-19,8:30 pm: Vacation Bible School

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
paasda.org/news

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

YOU are Needed!
The Oregon Conference is requesting all who are willing and able to volunteer during Camp Meeting this year. We are seeking volunteers for both Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). We need volunteers for hospitality, shuttle drivers, safety and security, as well as licensed RNs and EMTs for 8-hour shifts. Whether you would like to work a shift daily or only have time for a single shift, your services would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email atlisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at
503-850-3575.

February 28, 6:00 pm: “Let Every Voice” Choir Concert. For more information on the event visit: www.sharonsda.net or call 503-287-7649.
Event Location: Sharon Seventh-day Adventist Church

March 7, 2:00 pm: Lincoln Steed, Editor of Liberty magazine will present “The Road to Freedom.”
Event Location: Rockwood Adventist Church

March 6, 7:00 pm: Evening vespers concert featuring Matt and Josie Minikus. Singer/songwriters, their concert will be a special time to connect together to reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of God. Please join us!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm: Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 15, 4:30 pm: Oregon Conference Jr. High Choir Festival 2015. Hear 7th and 8th graders from the Oregon Conference Adventist schools perform in this annual event.
Event Location: Rockwood Church

March 20, 7:30 pm: Christian Edition Men’s Chorus in concert. Christian Edition is directed by Pleasant Valley’s own Calvin Knipschild. Bring a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming.  A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!
Evemt Location: Hood View Church

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

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February 21 Communiqué

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Sunnyside Family,

This Sabbath Sunnyside Church embarks on a discussion on the future of our mission as a church family.  Many times over the years we have spoken of foreign missions and home missions.  But this will be on church family mission.  The 99One Conference this weekend will be very pivotal in examining who we really are as a church family, and who we might wish to become.

The Millennial Matrix, as it has been labeled, is a rich body of research telling us a lot about ourselves, some good and some, well, not as good as maybe we would like.  In fact, some of it is rather arresting when we look at it.  It has to do with the church’s mission to our young adults, our children, and our grandchildren.  It is information that we cannot afford to ignore.

As you can see (and probably already know), this weekend is going to be a family fireside chat.  This is a time to come and ask your questions, hear from others, and share your thoughts.  This is a time to share where you want to see Sunnyside go in the years to come.  This conference, (or family symposium or powwow) must have all of us in attendance to accomplish its goals.  The genius of this time together is that no one is coming to us and saying, “This is who Sunnyside needs to become.”  It is for all of us to decide together.  The only future is the one which we create for ourselves.

In this newsletter you will see the agenda for the day.  Please note the timing.  This day is going to be historic and it needs your attendance for the day.  Please, join us at 9:15 a.m. for a potluck continental breakfast of fresh fruits, rolls, muffins, or whatever you would like to bring.  Please, bring it ready to serve.  Bring your whole family!  Lunch will be genuine Adventist haystacks provided.  (Some things change not!)

See you Sabbath,

Pastor Scott and Staff

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Welcome to Sunnyside’s 99One Conference. Today’s conference has been coordinated by the Millennial Matrix Team. After the service, plan to stay for lunch (provided) and join in our afternoon sessions. Welcome to our music leaders:

Elise LeBlanc: Lead vocal, banjo uke, piano99One
Jeremy Barber: Guitar, vocal
Jason Chase: Guitar, vocal
Sara Johnson: Vocal
Emilie Butler: Cello & vocal
Adoniah Simon: Vocal
Gabe Pinto: Percussion

Today’s schedule:
9:15 am  Continental Breakfast Potluck (bring your favorite fruit, pastries, etc. to share)
10:00 am General Sabbath School: “Listening to a Generation” Panel Discussion
11:30 am Worship Service
12:45 pm  Lunch (Provided)
1:45 pm-4 pm General Sessions
Session 1: “Understanding the Environment: Growing up in Digital Babylon
– Jeremy Barber
Session 2: “What’s the Goal Here? And What Isn’t?  Making Space for Millennials Church”
– Pastor Jonathan Russell
Session 3: What’s Next? Q & A with Millennial Matrix Team

 

Church Announcements

BIRDERS! Local Bird Watching Trip this Sabbath afternoon, February 21 – possible locations are: Sauvie Island, Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Crystal Springs, and Westmoreland Park (suggestions welcome). Support your Pathfinder staff as they mentor 10 Pathfinders learn to identify birds for their BIRD Honor. Contact: Russ Davidson randfdavidson@gmail.com, (503) 622-1825 or leave a voice mail, or Jeremy Gates
(760) 495-2470, text or voice mail.

Attention Adventurers! Roller Skating, Sunday, February 22, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. At Mt. Scott Community Center (in the basement). Water bottles provided, parents may bring snacks (no food provided).

Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 pm, Portland Adventist Academy has scheduled a constituency meeting. All constituent delegates for PAA, please take note of this date and time. We need your support for this very important meeting.

Sunday, March 8, 4:45 pm, The Moving Forward Benefit Dinner is Auctionrapidly approaching! We have limited sponsored seats available at no charge for those who would like to attend. Just let Becky know you would like to attend. To make the evening an exciting success, please help with the following: donations for the silent and/or live auction, helpers for the auction, table servers, helpers for child care, and at least 10 men to bake a cake for the Dessert Dash! Contact Becky Haggerty at beckyisahaggerty@gmail.com or
503-804-1863.

Sunnyside Upcoming Events

February 28, 4:00 pm: Pollyanna Moody and Friends Concert
March 8, 5:30 pm: Moving Forward Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert
March 28, 11:00 am: Hymn Fest with Melvin West
April 4, 8:45 am, 11:15 am: Easter Worship Services
April 17, 7:00 pm: Sacramento Academy Concert, Bethani King, director
May 3, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 9, 4:00 pm: Organ Concert, Karl Helton, organist
May 17, 3:00 pm: Oregon Sinfonietta
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 5:00 pm: Strawberry Festival

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
paasda.org/news

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Elementary School Kindergarten/1st Grade Round-Up. PAES would like to invite all prospective 2015/2016 Kindergartners, First Graders and their parents,to a fun filled K/1st Round-Up on Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015.  Registration starts at
5:10 pm.

Area Events

February 21-22: Adventist Community Services are doing things that matter in their communities: community gardens, medical clinics, mobile food banks, free clothing shops, and more. Special guest presenter, Dr. Sung Kwon, has dramatically broadened the course of Adventist Community Services for the Adventist Church in North America. Training and activities begin at 2:00 pm, February 21.  Sunday, February 22, “Ministering to the Homeless” will be the focus with feeding the homeless at 7:30 am, then returning to the church at 1030 am for interactive training until 3:00 pm. Sunday’s lunch will be free. Sponsored by the Oregon Conference. For more information call Cheri Corder at
503-850-3558.
Event Location: Tabernacle Church

February 22-28: “Let Every Voice” Choir Workshop and Concert.
To register for the workshop or for more information on the event visit: www.sharonsda.net or call 503-287-7649. Concert: Saturday, February 28, 6:00 pm.
Event Location: Sharon Seventh-day Adventist Church

March 6, 7:00 pm: Evening vespers concert featuring Matt and Josie Minikus. Singer/songwriters, their concert will be a special time to connect together to reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of God. Please join us!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm: Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 15, 4:30 pm: Oregon Conference Jr. High Choir Festival 2015. Hear 7th and 8th graders from the Oregon Conference Adventist schools perform in this annual event.
Event Location: Rockwood Church

March 20, 7:30 pm: Christian Edition Men’s Chorus in concert. Christian Edition is directed by Pleasant Valley’s own Calvin Knipschild. Bring a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming.  A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!
Evemt Location: Hood View Church.

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

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February 14 Communiqué

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Happy Valentine’s Day Sabbath!

No the two are not mutually exclusive.  God is love! Love is not God, rather, God is the source of love.  The human capacity for affection, let’s even say, the human need for love and affection, is our strongest drive.  Hunger and thirst might become momentarily all encompassing, but our drive to want to live in the first place, comes from having a personal sense of value in the hearts of God and other human beings.

And speaking of Valentines?!?  Have you loved a young adult today, called them, or sent a card to them?  I ask because 2015 at Sunnyside is going to be the year of the young adult.  Sabbath’s sermon title, “This Can Be Our Finest Hour!” is all about the challenge we all face.  Never before has there been a more pressing need than to create real family community within the walls of our church, and that includes becoming a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and multi-socioeconomic church.

Young adults feel that the “church” has done more than anything in society to build walls separating people, because people want to worship with “only like me” people.  This is one of several reasons that the “church” in America is paying a heavy price that it cannot afford.  We cannot go backwards; we must move forward.  Don’t worry, if God be for us, who can be against us?

See you tomorrow and remember Children’ Church starts at 10:00 in the children’s classroom area.

Pastor Scott and Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

We welcome Pollyanna Moody, accompanied by Levis Dragulin and Martha Natiuk, as she provides special music for our worship services. “Let the Bright Seraphim” is from Handel’s “Samson.” This was sung by an Israelite woman singing joyfully about the angels united in their praise to God in using Samson to pull down the Philistine Temple. Pollyanna will, also, be presenting a concert here at Sunnyside on February 28, 4:00 pm, that you will not want to miss (see announcement below). She is an instructor for voice and piano, and is on staff at Marylhurst University and Portland Community College.

At the end of today’s service, children will be at the back doors to collect our Little Lamb’s offering.  This offering is used to support Christian Education.  Thanks for helping keep kids in Adventist schools.

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 15, 4:00 pm, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will be in concert playing “In the Steppes of Central Asia” by Alexander Borodin, “Printemps” by Claude Debussy, and “Symphony #3, ‘Scottish’, Op. 56, a minor” by Felix Mendelssohn. Plan now to come and support our orchestra.

Church Announcements

BIRDERS! Local Bird Watching Trip on Sabbath afternoon February 21st, – Possible locations are; Sauvie Island, Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Crystal Springs & Westmoreland Park (suggestions welcome). Support your Pathfinder staff as they mentor 10 Pathfinders learn to identify birds for their BIRD Honor. Contact: Russ Davidson, randfdavidson@gmail.com, (503) 622-1825 or voice mail. Jeremy Gates, (760) 495-247, text or voice mail.

A special thank you to all the Pathfinders (and leaders) that donated their time last Sunday and cleaned the church. They did all the extra cleaning that is not normally done on a weekly basis. Thank you, Pathfinders!

Another big thank you to all the kitchen volunteers who cleaned, scrubbed, and painted the kitchen this week!

The American Guild of Organists extends its thanks for sharing our beautiful organ with world-renowned Felix Hell, and for Sunnyside’s great hospitality. Felix stated “that he wished he was treated at all of his engagements the way he was treated in Portland.”

99One
99One Conference: The Millennial Matrix Project officially kicks off with the 99One Conference on February 21.
Throughout the day, we will learn together, listen together, eat together and become more inspired to connect with those on the fringes of our faith.

Sabbath, February 21, schedule at Sunnyside Church:

9:15 am  Continental Breakfast Potluck (bring your favorite fruit, pastries, etc. to share)
10:00 am General Sabbath School: “Listening to a  Generation” Panel Discussion
11:30 am Worship Service
12:45 pm Lunch (Provided)
1:45 pm-4 pm Breakout Sessions
Session 1: “Understanding the Environment: Growing up in Digital Babylon”- Jeremy Barber
Session 2: “What’s the Goal Here? And What Isn’t?  Making Space for Millennials Church” – Pastor Jonathan Russell
Session 3: What’s Next? Q & A with Millennial Matrix Team

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm, Portland Adventist Academy has scheduled a constituency meeting. All constituent delegates for PAA, please take note of this date and time. We need your support for this very important meeting.

Sunday, March 8, 4:45 pm, the Moving Forward Benefit Dinner and Auction will take place in the Fellowship Hall. Donations will benefit the Family Resource Network. They provide assistance for those in need. Some of those needs have included: vehicles, medical, physical therapy, food, housing, electricity, and much more. If you have sponsored a table, please e-mail your guest list to Becky Haggerty as soon as possible. Payments for the tables are requested by February 20, with checks made payable to Sunnyside Adventist Church, memo: Family Resource Network, account #9387. To make the evening an exciting success, we need the following:Auction
* donations for the silent and/or live auction
* helpers for the auction
* table servers
* helpers for child care
* at least 10 men to bake a cake for the Dessert Dash!
For more information, to volunteer, or for ticket purchase contact Becky Haggerty at beckyisahaggerty@gmail.com or 503-804-1863. For table sponsorship contact Carl Haggerty at jchaggerty@gmail.com or 917-374-6453. If you are not able to attend, your donation of a silent auction item will be greatly appreciated.

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
February 14, 10:00 am: Children’s Church – Galactic Quest
February 15, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra
February 21: 99 One Conference
March 8, 5:30 pm: Moving Forward Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
paasda.org/news

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Elementary School Kindergarten/1st Grade Round-Up. PAES would like to invite all prospective 2015/2016 Kindergartners, First Graders and their parents,to a fun filled K/1st Round-Up on Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015.  Registration starts at 5:10 pm.

Area Events

February 15, 3:00 pm: Healthy Supper Club featuring a health presentation with a healthy plant-based meal by Barbara Harrison.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

February 17, 18, 7:00 pm: It’s January, which means it’s time for Oregon Conference Town Hall Meetings. This year however, you won’t see “Town Hall Meetings” on any conference calendar. Instead, you will see this annual time sharing time aptly named “Conference Connect.”  The format will give the chance for church members and conference personnel to share. In fact, this year an important question will be asked: Why do our congregations exsist? What is our reason for being? And we’ll discuss those questions both in a general sense, from the “Members in Ministry” point of view, and also in breakout groups, including those focused on Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Elders, Children’s Ministry, and Member Ministries.

Another important item to note is that this year the February 18 Conference Connect gathering will be live streamed, and then will follow each of the focus groups in a separate stream, allowing you to choose the discussion you want to follow. Chat participation will also be included, so even if you can’t make it in person, you can be there virtually.
Event Locations: February 17: Meadow Glade Church
February 18: Beaverton Church
February 18: Live streamed at www.OregonConference.org

February 21-22: Adventist Community Services are doing things that matter in their communities: community gardens, medical clinics, mobile food banks, free clothing shops, and more. Special guest presenter, Dr. Sung Kwon, has dramatically broadened the course of Adventist Community Services for the Adventist Church in North America. Training and activities begin at 2:00 pm, February 21.  Sunday, February 22, “Ministering to the Homeless” will be the focus with feeding the homeless at 7:30 am, then returning to the church at 1030 am for interactive training until 3:00 pm. Sunday’s lunch will be free. Sponsored by the Oregon Conference. For more information call Cheri Corder at
503-850-3558.
Event Location: Tabernacle Church

March 6, 7:00 pm: Evening vespers concert featuring Matt and Josie Minikus. Singer/songwriters, their concert will be a special time to connect together to reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of God. Please join us!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm: Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the Corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 20, 7:30 pm: Christian Edition Men’s Chorus in concert. Christian Edition is directed by Pleasant Valley’s own Calvin Knipschild. Bring a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming. A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!Evemt Location: Hood View Church.

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

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