Dear Sunnyside Church Family,
Forgive me if I talk about family. Family has been on the top of our list for the two Sabbath’s Dave and I were away spending rich time with our family and so when I refer to you as family it is with intent. Our Sunnyside Church Family is important to Pastor Scott, Pastor Jonathan and I as we devote ourselves to the spiritual nurture and care of all of our members.
On our way over to South Africa I was able to spend three hours with my sister and one of my nephews at Heathrow Airport in London. The day after we arrived in Cape Town our precious grandson, Ethan James Allen, was born to Michelle and Darren and little Kayla. The next day we flew to Durban to spend time with my sister and parents. My dad, James Giles, celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends and Sheldon, my eldest son, was able to fly in from Ghana for the occasion. We returned to Cape Town and to Michelle and Darren to spend time with our grandchildren. As ‘virtual’ grandparents the time together was wonderful.
As we spend time worshiping God together this Sabbath Pastor Scott will talk about what faith is during his sermon Faith is the Evidence. What is your faith quotient right now? Are you struggling with faith? I am looking forward to the encouragement we will receive from the Word.
A copy of the proposal that was voted by the Facilities Committee that outlines the different phases of the renovation plan for Sunnyside Church will be posted here shortly. Watch for Pastor Jonathan’s post. This will be one of the agenda items at the Church Business meeting that we encourage you to attend on November 30.
Next weekend Walla Walla University, Center of Bible, Faith and Mission will be presenting their annual fall seminar. This is something to which you will want to invite your family and friends. The schedule and topics are as follows:
Friday, 7 pm Understanding the Gift of Human Sexuality
Saturday, 3 pm The Sacred Nature of Sex
Sunday, 10 am Issues of Christian Sexuality In A Modern Secular Environment
Peace be with the whole community, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who have an undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 6:23 NRSV
Grace, love, peace and faith
Pastor Shirley Allen
Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church